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Reopening October 10, 2015!

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!

Three restaurants offer five dining options including an International buffet, Grill Steakhouse, Mexican, Asian, and tasty snacks. The active traveler will always have something to do! There are two tennis courts on-site, 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.

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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.

Local Phone: 011-52-984-877-2
Fax: 011-52-984-877-2310
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: 5
Outdoor Pools: 5     
The lovely outdoor fresh-water pool area features a comfortable poolside sun terrace with lounge chairs, sun-umbrellas and towel service, as well as a separate area for kids. Three new infinty pools are also available next to the beach.
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
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Complimentary.
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).
King or 2 double beds, Balcony or terrace, Living area, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Mini bar, In room liquor dispenser, In room safe, Hairdryer
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
King or 2 double beds, Balcony or terrace, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Mini bar, In room liquor dispenser, In room safe, Hairdryer
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 2 Restaurants at Riu Playacar:
Turquesa Restaurant - A poolside grill and restaurant, the Turquesa offers cold and hot starters,meats, fish and snacks throughout the day, with special a la carte dinners during the evening (advance reservations for dinner are required). Men are required to wear long pants.
El Porche - The main dining room, offering delicious buffet meals and on-the-spot cooking. Sample one of the special theme buffets offered twice a week, or enjoy exclusive terrace seating overlooking the lovely landscaped grounds. There is a non-smoking area.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Aerobics, Gym, Two Floodlit Hard Surface Tennis Courts, 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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Hotel Riu Playacar
kristyleey, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Sat Sep 05 08:49:05 EDT 2015
The hotel wasn't the greatest. Limited choices for food choices from the restaraunts. Pools were wonderful and resort wasn't too big that it was difficult to navigate. Rooms needed updating and I'm told that is currently happening. Staff was very helpful and sweet!! More>

Broon1385, Peterhead, United Kingdom
Tue Aug 25 18:44:28 EDT 2015
We had a great time here a few years ago for our honeymoon. From the minute we arrived we were really looked after. Cleaners amazing and leave a special surprise on the beds after each clean be it a towel of swans or a towel turtle a very nice little touch. The food was amazing so much variety. You'll gain weight! Loved the drinks and the bartenders were really friendly. Reps also very good and arrange trips to clubs and other nightlife if required. We went to an ace beach nightclub but can't remeber the name of it. Overall 5 star holiday and hope to return one day. More>

Great food beautiful beach
Karina G, Caracas
Fri Aug 07 08:42:42 EDT 2015
We had a great time here a few years ago. The food was amazing so much variety and the dulce de leche waffles were great. Five minutes away from town by taxi and 20min walking. Warning, You'll gain weight! Loved the drinks and the bartenders were really fun. I would go back but I'm not doing all inclusives anymore I have a hard time loosing that extra weight and a hard time saying no to great food! More>

Good holiday
Ian M,
Sat Aug 01 09:52:35 EDT 2015
This was our second visit to Mexico we stayed in the riu taqela last time, this was just as good if not better because you are straight onto the beach we have stayed in 5 riu hotels before and find them very good More>

Lovely little place
janette l., pelham
Wed Jul 22 17:56:39 EDT 2015
the rooms were typical caribean room older, a little tired but it had all you could need and was kept clean it was in a convienient location close to lobby second floor nice balcony. staff is kind and caring we were there in november 2013 for two weeks and it felt like home and didn't want to come home heard they would be making alot of changes to this resort seemed a shame, to me it just needed some updating. I am interested to see what they have done to the place but worried it won't be the same More>

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