Riu Playacar

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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).
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
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

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:
The Palms - Restaurant with terrace.
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.
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Sun Jan 22 04:08:25 EST 2017
Fantastic and modern resort. Rooms and pools were very clean. They have a private beach and there is a little shopping center just in front of the main entrance. What a amazing holiday from Rome and we wanna thank the staff for it.

Excellent Holiday
stemma6, northumberland
Sun Jan 22 00:09:47 EST 2017
Decided on a long haul holiday as our usual holiday of Sharm el Sheikh wasn't going to happen. Thought we'd treat ourselves as it might be the only time we go to Mexico so upgraded to Premium Club. You get executive lounge included UK side which was good. Faster check in and security. Express boarding was also included. On board we got a pamper kit, magazine and newspaper with larger seats with better recline. Pre flight drinks were available too. Meals were of a better quality too served in china dishes and glasses for drinks, proper knives and forks instead of plastic. Express disembarkation and the other end too. We had also booked a private transfer so we're straight into a private mini bus and taken straight to the hotel. The hotel is very open plan so therefore doesn't have air conditioning in the public areas, got quite hot at times. Check in was very quick and we were quickly shown to our room in block 8. The rooms are fresh and spacious but we did notice a damp smell on entering. We thought we would see how it went overnight in case it just. Ended the air con running for a few hours. The next day it was still very obvious so told reception we would prefer another room if possible. They were very good and asked us to give them a chance to sort it, which they did. The mini bar is included in your All Inclusive. The food here is amazing. We are used to going to Egypt where the food is very hot and miss but this was outstanding. We were never bored and never felt the need to eat out at all. We used the steak and Chinese a la carte. We used the Italian at lunch time but never had an evening meal there. The drinks are of an excellent standard and are all imported branded drinks. The pools were clean but we spent our days down on the beautiful beach and cooled off in the sea. The waiters came around with drinks down on the beach so you never really had to leave the beach area for your drinks. The surrounding area is perfect for strolling around and is very safe indeed. There's a few shops over the road and 5th avenue is about a half hour walk away and is well worth a visit. You can use the facilities at the Yucatan and the Tequila but you must have your breakfast and evening meal at your own hotel. This holiday was meant to be a once in a lifetime holiday but it was so good we are going back in October. Once you've been , you'll find it very hard to find anywhere better.

Beach Getaway
Jenn S, Richmond, Canada
Fri Jan 20 18:20:07 EST 2017
We loved Riu Playacar! This is a fun, family resort and all the staff work so hard to make sure all guests have everything they need. The staff were wonderful, rooms were very clean, pools & beach were fantastic and the food and drinks were good! The entertainment staff were so much fun...they worked from early morning to late night every day!

Great family vacation
BeachBum41365, Salisbury, Maryland
Fri Jan 20 15:41:32 EST 2017
Nice modern look to the whole hotel. Rooms were very clean and nice. Pools were also clean, pool bar really nice. Lots of tables and chairs in the water. Beach was big and plenty of chairs, so you don't have to worry about not finding a spot. Activities all day long to keep everyone busy. Food was great, only downside some of the restaurants are actually buffets. The main buffet was the best food and had great variety. It's in playacar neighborhood so it's really safe to walk around, but not far from town. We had a lot of fun here.

Awesome place
Lorraine T, Chatham, United Kingdom
Wed Jan 18 09:50:07 EST 2017
Loved this place, can't think of anything to complain about. Rooms are modern and spacious, i was in block 5 which was perfect, halfway between beach and main reception where the buffet restaurant is situated. Room was cleaned everyday and clean towels replaced daily too. Food was very good, lots of choice, there are 4 al a carte restaurants also, the Steakhouse was my favourite. Found the staff to be friendly and polite, animation team were great, not too pushy if your not that keen to join in. Pool area's were spotless, plenty of sun loungers, the pool bar is quite big and a great place to enjoy a few drinks. The beach is awesome, very clean and again plenty of sun loungers, lots of lovely palm tree's aswell if you fancy a bit of shade. You will see lots of locals selling all sorts on the beach but a polite 'no thankyou' and they move on without pestering you so it wasn't a problem. Any Brits wishing to change £'s at the reception for peso's please be warned that if the notes have any marks or writing on them they will not accept them, but a bureau de change didn't have a problem with these notes. Overall this place is amazing, loved every minute of the two weeks i was there and i will definately be revisiting.

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