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A smaller, more intimate resort, Riu Playacar offers pastel colored villa-style blocks of rooms immersed in tropical gardens. This resort is colorfully decorated with tropical treasures of the Caribbean, including hand painted murals of birds and banana trees. Ideal for the free-spirited traveler who values beach, casual appealing surroundings, and relaxation, this playful hotel is truly a tropical paradise!

Four restaurants include traditional Italian and Asian cuisine, and a steakhouse. The active traveler will always have something to do! With activities such as pool volleyball, windsurfing, body boards, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba lesson in the pool - the fun never stops!

The staff at Riu Playacar is outstanding, catering to guests' every need. Just lie down, relax, and enjoy the warm weather and stunning atmosphere of Playa del Carmen. Guests staying at Riu Playacar have exchange privileges with Riu Tequila and Riu Yucatán (dinner dining excluded). Be sure to explore all these hotels have to offer!

There have also been several renovations to the resort, including changes to both indoor and outdoor areas, refurbished guest rooms that evoke a modern touch, three new infinity pools that sit next to the beach, and a new children's pool with water slides and a redesigned mini-club. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).

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Set within the exclusive Playacar development near the 18-hole Playacar Golf Club, Riu Playacar is situated beachfront only 3km from the small town of Playa del Carmen. A commercial center with a Kawachi - Japanese restaurant. Reservations required.
Address: Avenida Xaman-Ha, Manzana 6, Lote 6
Condominio Playacar, PLAYA DEL CARM

Local Phone: +52-984-877-2300
Fax: 011-52-984-877-2310
E-mail Address: /sapmnt/P01/transfer/MM/out
Website Address: www.riucom
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (100 m)
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
Three pools and a children's pool with slides.
Cancun Hilton Golf Course- Mayan Palace Golf Course- Mayakoba Golf Course-
Playacars championship-level golf course was carved right out of the jungle by the Robert Von Hagge Associates. This 7,202 yard course is rated 73.1 and has plenty of tee boxes for every level of play. It is situated next to Playa del Carmen.
Holes: 18
Caddy: Mandatory
Water Sports on Site
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Riu Playacar is a comfortable beachfront All-Inclusive resort with a main building surrounded by 2-3story bungalows and 15,000 square meters of tropical garden area. Each air-conditioned room featuresa ceiling fan, mini-bar, private balcony or terrace. The Mexican Street offers a vast array of shops, services and boutiques. Guests can also enjoy food nd beverage service until 2am, free entrance and drinks at two discos, and the use of all bars DINING the Riu complex (except those at Riu Palace). Beach: Riu Playacar is situated on a white sandy beachfront dotted with lounge chairs, perfect for relaxingbeneath the warm Caribbean sun. Enjoy complimentary towel service, and explore the crystalline wNightly Activities & Entertainment: atersports. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 396
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express, nt program for child
Men are required to wear longs pants at the a-la-carte restaurants. Dinner dining is not included in the exchange privileges. No spring breakers; during Mar-Apr each room must have one guest at least 21 years old to check in (May-Feb 18).
Room includes two double beds, a living room area with a sofa, and a private balcony or terrace. Additional features include a stocke minibar, a walk-in closet, a bathroom with a shower and bidet, and more.
2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Guestroom includes one king bed, a full bathroom, and a private balcony or terrace wiith ocean views. Room also includes a stocke minibar, a liquor dispenser, and more.
1 King Bed Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a full bathroom, and a private balcony or terrace. Room also features a stocked minibar, a liquor dispenser, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe

Cribs available on request basis at no charge.
Riu Playacar features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-El Porche, Turquesa Restaurant
There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Playacar:
Turquesa - Poolside restaurant and steakhouse.
Traviata - Italian cuisine served a la carte. Open for dinner only.
Jade - Asian cuisine served a la carte. Open for dinner only.
The Palms - Restaurant with terrace.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Aerobics, Gym, Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaks,Boogie Boards and Snorkel Equipment
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly Entertainment, free entrance and drinks at the lively discos Piñata (Hotel Tequila) and the Espuela (Riu Yucatan).
Entertainment program for ages of 4 to 12 years old several times a week. A children's pool with water slides and a re-designed miniclub is also available.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old.

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

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2177 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Playacar to their friends and family

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Hotel Rui Playacar
David A,
Thu Sep 29 10:57:53 EDT 2016
Brilliant hotel with very helpful staff. Nothing is a problem for the staff. Not the largest resort, but that suits us. Good choice of food and resturants. The resort never feels as though it is busy. Will return in the future More>

John C
Wed Sep 28 18:01:17 EDT 2016
Spent two brilliant weeks here, couldnt find a fault at all. All the staff work so hard to make your holiday as best as it can be.They are so polite and friendly . Special thanks must go to the entertainment team, how they get through their long days with their enthusiasm i dont know how they do it. Our room was cleaned daily unless requested not to,and was spotlessly clean as was the whole hotel. The beach and pool areas have so many sunbeds you will never have to get up early to find one.The beach itself is much better in my opinion than Cancun. The food was always fresh,tasty and well presented by the chefs in the main buffet restaurant, the 3 other speciality restaurants were all worth visiting a couple of times each, during your stay. Special mention to alberto and froy who work in the bar by reception, best bar staff on site, always smiling, happy and excellant at making an assortment of drinks for your pleasure. Would recommend this hotel to anyone, we had a fantastic time. More>

JB0122, Hamilton, New Jersey
Wed Sep 28 14:09:16 EDT 2016
Stayed here 6 yrs ago and the place has changed in style not the way the staff treat you the food at the buffet is awesome with the steakhouse being good also. The pools are a little small with a quiet pool and activity pool and a swim up bar pool. Lots of sun beds at any time of day. Don't look at weather forecast because it will say rain everyday but will get nothing. This place is well worth the money. The ocean is fantastic with no seaweed only thing u have to worry about is what tequila your gonna drink More>

Awesome Holiday
allardj412, Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Wed Sep 28 06:13:03 EDT 2016
This was our first visit to playacar. When arriving, we swiftly got checked in and bags taken to our room. The room was perfect with everything you need, including the optics.... Food was fantastic. Me and my partner enjoyed the Mexican and Asian restaurant. Drinks were good with premium alcohol used. The pools and beach were fantastic. Entertainment was ok but im not one for hotel entertainment. The staff worked sososo hard. Pedro (The DJ) and Emmanuel were a great laugh and are defiantly worth a mention. The reason i did not give the hotel a 5 star review was due to our room (3203). Not necessarily the room itself but where it is positioned. We could not enjoy the balcony due to the immense noise coming fro the hotel next door. The aircon units were running 24/7 and drowned out any sort of conversation we attempted to make on the balcony. I've read a few things regarding these are the rooms that are allocated to Thompson but im not holding that against them. Overall the holiday was brilliant. Would defiantly return, just in another room. *Excursions, visit the guys in the green by the theater and i would recommend the swimming with turtles and cenotes visit. Our guide was absolutely brilliant and wish i had bought some money along to tip him.* More>

sunholidays_11, London, United Kingdom
Wed Sep 28 05:51:02 EDT 2016
Lovely hotel in many ways beautiful staff all round along with basic rooms very clean , pleasant excellent air conditioning and bright lovely maids although slight down side we had noisy neighbours and an interconnecting door . We were in block 8 near to the pool and beach , if you like to watch the sunrise and set then request block seven equally as nice , Although block 1&2 are near the evening noises and blocks 3&5 very noisy as there are power plants behind these blocks from the hotel behind and although Riu have screened them still very noisy. The food very enjoyable and drinks great too , all around a lovely stay , we went to the Riu Yucatan a few times for the day for a change just as nice maybe sightlier younger crowd but not by much .. beaches are awesome.. staff work very hard we think maybe Riviera maya a little more Spanish than Cancun as last year we stayed in Cancun in the Riu Peninsula Palace and we preferred this but it was a little more expensive but there appears to be slightly less Spanish here . We much preferred our massages in Cancun as the staff were much better , more professional too , as in the Riu Playacar they kept whispering, shouting PST to each other and sniggering and along with the location on the beach the massages were right behind the speakers at the busier pool so there for no relaxation was experienced or pressure from the massages very poor and no effort by the Spa staff sadly .. but the rest as mentioned very enjoyable.. Riu entertainment work very hard too . Our room was away from the stairs on the top floor in room 8303 block 8 . Very happy with it . One mention , the only air conditioning is back at your room or when your in the restaurant and rest room so it does get very hot .. mosquitoes Agh ! Very painful and sand tics too sea amazing and plenty to do hope you find this helpful. Thank you Riu for another pleasant stay More>

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