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Riu Tequila was created with attention to decor, beautiful gardens, and wonderful pool areas, and takes the limelight when it comes to affordability and family-friendly concepts! Located across the road from the Riu Yucatan and Riu Playacar, it shares exchange facilities so guests can also enjoy the non-stop entertainment at two more RIU Resorts. Just a short distance from the beach, a trolley winds through gardens past a raised gazebo bar to the beach club.

Old Mexico is featured throughout Riu Tequila. The lobby mimics a small village with grand pillars, arches, iron lanterns, and ceilings painted in swirls and decorated with mosaics. A trolley winds through lush tropical gardens past a raised gazebo bar in a courtyard and down to the beach club. The pool area is Hawaiian-style with boulders and waterfalls. Great carved doors open to the main restaurant, Jalisco, in early Mexican style with international buffets. The informal Lupita Restaurant offers poolside snacks.

This family-friendly resort offers a great vacation value, from live entertainment to an array of sports including non-motorized watersports. Kids will be entertained in the RiuLand Mini-Club and enjoy the playground and supervised activities. Adults can enjoy the nightlife at the popular La Piñata Disco with guests of the other Riviera Maya Riu Resorts.

Accommodations are comfortable and have features such as a fully stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser. Junior suites with a living area are available, perfect for a little extra room.

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Riu Tequila is just 3 km from the small town of Playa del Carmen with its restaurants, shops, bars and nightlife. It's also within close proximity to the local beach

Local Phone: 011-52-984-873-4
Fax: 011-52-984-873-2201
Website Address: www.riu.com
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (2 miles)
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Swim-up Bar
The beautiful gardens surround a fresh water pool area of 1,500 square meters, with an artificial beach, a separate pool for children, and jacuzzi. There are also free towels, loungers and sun umbrellas.
Cancun Hilton Golf Course- Mayan palace Golf Course- Mayakoba Golf Course-
Playacar's 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
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Complimentary.
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
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
Other Sports: Gym
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
This Hacienda-style resort is surrounded by an incredibly beautiful natural landscape and forms part of an exceptional Golf Resort. Each air-conditioned room features a hair dryer, mini-bar, in-room safe, ceiling fan, balcony or terrace. This resort features two restaurants offering 4 dining options, four bars, nightly entertainment, wo pools, two tennis courts, beach shuttle to & from hotel and exchange privileges with Riu Yucatan DINING Playacar (restrictions apply). Beach: The Riu Tequila shares the same beach as The Riu Yucatan, which is just 400 meters away (5 minutes walking distance). The resort does provide shuttle service to the beach, where guests will find Nightly Activities & Entertainment: Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 664
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).
2 double beds, Balcony or terrace, Small sitting area, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Mini bar, In room liquor dispenser, In room safe, Hairdryer
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
2 double beds, Balcony or terrace, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Mini bar, In room liquor dispenser, In room safe, Hairdryer
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer

Cribs available on request basis at no charge.
Riu Tequila features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL
There are 3 Restaurants at Riu Tequila:
Restaurant Jalisco - An air-conditioned buffet restaurant serving delicious selections for breakfast and dinner, featuring show cooking and terrace seating. There is a non-smoking area. Dress Code: Casual Formal
Beach Club - A snack bar and restaurant located on the beach offering buffet service andon the spot cooking.
La Lupita - A poolside snack bar and restaurant serving cold and hot starters, meats, fish and snacks thought the day, featuring a specialty menu for dinner (reservations are required for dinner). Dress Code: Casual Formal
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily activities by pool and beach areas, with Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaks, Boogie Boards and Snorkel-Equipment (opposite Yucatan)
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Evening entertainment for adults and children at Lounge Bar, Theme Nights, Two Discos(on-site and at Riu Yucatan).
The Mini Club is available to children from the ages of 4 to 12 years old.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old.

Children's Facilities
Teen Disco
Children's Pool

Babysitting Fee: $8.00 per hr(approx)

Cribs available on request basis at no cost

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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What to expect
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618 Recommend
618 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Tequila to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Brilliant Hotel
LindaMurgi, Bradford, United Kingdom
Thu Oct 08 12:37:04 EDT 2015
A top class act ! Rooms kept spotlessly clean; two double beds fridge/mini bar and 4 named spirits in your room too; clean towels every day - bedding changed most days too; comfortable beds; TV with many film channels, news, sports (mainly American) etc. A bonus to the air conditioning was a ceiling fan - kept the room cool and air flowing. All staff are friendly and will give advice when asked - reception staff very helpful (if they couldn't answer a question they found someone who could, multilingual too. Three speciality restaurants as well as main one called Jaliscos - where varied food of a high quality served at breakfast and most evenings (a roast meat or salmon, prawns, mussels in addition to chicken and pork composite type dishes eg. sweet & sour pork). If you don't enjoy desserts (?) there was always fresh fruit or cheese & biscuits available. Mexican restaurant near the beach (shared facilities with RiuYucatan Hotel) served tasty food; Steakhouse near pool was waiter service - huge 'melt in your mouth' steaks were served (in daytime this is the Lupita restaurant for snack type foods & meals) - the Asian restaurant called Bamboo we found a bit of a let down, only because it serves far east Asian food (including sushi and Chinese type dishes) and as we live in Bradford we wanted an Asian Indian type curry ! All bars served named spirits, non-alcoholic & alcoholic cocktails as well as beers or juices - good personal service too. In the sports bar - many TV screens with football/rugby/boxing etc showing, could request certain channels if you wished. Here there was also snooker/pool tables and air hockey and games machines, computer consoles (to pay) - generally we found this bar quieter compared to the outdoor theatre bars. Every evening different shows such as 70's & 80's music/Michael Jackson/Moulin Rouge etc - our only criticism was that it finished at around 10.30ish - however there was a disco after. Daytime activities were plentiful - the animation team left you alone if you didn't want to join in - dancing classes to water polo to volleyball to a tour of the kitchens or learning to make towels into animal shapes ! The beach was fantastic - plenty of sunbeds, refreshments available at the beach club (and you could go onto the Riu Yucatan complex to use their facilities). The sea was warm & clear, a few fish swimming around. Lifeguards were on duty on our stretch of beach too. It's safe to walk along the beach (or road) into Playa Del Carmen - where there's tourist type shopping on the main 5th Avenue - but there's also some air conditioned, more modern shopping areas too - can walk it in 30 minutes or leisurely stroll in 45 mins. Next to the hotel there's a few shops in the Playacar Plaza - new shops are being built there too. I'd definitely go back to Mexico - the locals are very warm, friendly people and everywhere felt safe (eg one day I jumped in a taxi to Walmart on the outskirts of Playa, then walked back through the tourist area & along the beach back to our hotel alone). The Rui Tequila was a good choice - quite traditionally but tastefully decorated - our trip was our first time and hopefully not our last ! More>

Fun in the Sun in October
Angiemf33, Austin, Texas
Thu Oct 08 11:51:55 EDT 2015
We arrived to Riu Tequila on Saturday afternoon and Eva at the front desk was very helpful and nice. We were given wristbands to wear which indicated the hotel we were staying at for the all inclusive. Our room was clean! They have the entertainment crew that always have something planned from water polo to stretching to dance lessons. There is really something for everyone. This hotel is not "on" the beach, but only a short distance away. There is a golf cart that will take you down to the beach or you can walk the short distance which is covered. The staff was always so attentive and willing to help with anything you may have needed. The hotel's night shows were always very entertaining. My personal favorite was Moulin Rouge followed by the "comedy show." The "nightclub" at the hotel was probably my least favorite part of the hotel. It's smelly and small. The DJ was making out with a girl in his booth while the music was cut off every song. The walls are covered with this blue carpet which doesn't help with the smell of the place. Other than that, I would go back in a heart beat. More>

Great holiday
Sarah M, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Thu Oct 08 07:19:21 EDT 2015
Stayed a couple of weeks ago- had a fabulous holiday. Food, drinks and facilities all great. The beach is amazing with crystal clear water- seaweed was present on a couple of days but wasn't bothersome at all as they work hard to clear it up. Weather was fab- one day of rain but the rest of time mostly sunny! Being fussy the main faults of this hotel are: 1. the rooms are very damp- request an upstairs room (we were swiftly moved from downstairs after complaining about damp). Second room was much better although all our clothes were very smelly by the time we left. I think its mainly due to inadequate dehumidifying systems, particularly at this time of year! 2. rubber mattress protectors on the bed which are very uncomfortable if you are bothered by these things. 3. Pool was a bit crowded at times but that's to be expected- more of a beach person anyway- definitely worth the very short walk. Didn't spoil the enjoyment of the holiday- we will definitely return. Hopefully they will sort these issues but retain the charm of the hotel when they do the refurb. Hotel is by no means five star- more three and a half (as is the official trip advisor rating) but perfectly adequate if you are not looking for a luxury resort. The location and value for money definitely makes it worth it and definitely preferable to the Yucatan which was manic and overly modern. This was my first time on all inclusive and although I found it a bit hectic and busy to begin with you soon get used to it! More>

Excellent Hotel
sarah_rory, London, United Kingdom
Wed Oct 07 02:28:40 EDT 2015
his is our 5th visit to Riu Tequila over the years and I am always a little anxious when I go back to a place - will it be as good as before? It was BRILLIANT!!! We were greeted with the usual warm Mexican welcome and better still staff recognised us. This hotel has great food, entertainment and, of course the staff! The kind and wonderful staff will make any hotel great! Seriously the choice of food is excellent, my only criticism is when you go to the Steak House the portion sizes are, for me too big! Leo the Restaurant Manager is wonderful and greeted us as part of the family, along with many of the excellent waiting staff - Edgar, Luis, Felix (our favourite at the Steak house) and sooooo many others. Entertainment is great lots to do in the day if you decide to stay on the complex and the evening shows are great - Hilario is wonderful and holds a great stretching/yoga class in the morning. Gym at the sister hotel across the road is great and the Spa is excellent too! The beach is beautiful with crystal clear waters. Cancun airport seems more efficient now and check in was quick as well as boarding the plane. Overall this is a great value for money and wonderful place to go. If booking any trips nip down to the local plaza and save a fortune!!!! More>

Better than the 5 star I stayed at last time I went.
Allen63b, newport
Tue Oct 06 18:01:51 EDT 2015
The staff really make this place. From the concierge to the maids and barmen they all love making your stay a pleasure. The entertainment can be a bit samey but it is what it is and you always have a laugh. £5 dollars to 5th ave so if you fancy a change it's not much. More>

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