Riu Tequila

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Exceptional Values!
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), once per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.

*Please note, this hotel will be closed for renovations from April 2 - July 6, 2018, and will reopen on July 7, 2018.

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. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).

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:
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
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
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, kayaks, 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
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 four restaurants, four bars, nightly entertainment, two pools, and a beach shuttle to and from the reso rt and exchange privileges with Riu Yucatan layacar (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
Men must wear long pants at the a la carte restaurants. Dinner dining is not included in the exchange privileges. No spring breakers. From February to May each room must have one guest at least 21 years old & 18 years old for
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
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the Standard Room description.
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 8 Restaurants at Riu Tequila:
La Lupita Bar - Poolside bar/swim-up bar
Bamboo - Asian style cuisine served a la carte.
Maguey - Lounge bar
Jalisco - Gourmet restaurant with a terrace.
El Kiosko - Pavillion bar
Beach Club - Snack restaurant by day and Mexican restaurant for dinner.
Sports Bar - Open 24 hours
Lupita - Poolside restaurant and steakhouse.
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

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894 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Tequila to their friends and family

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Mrs Bedford
bella223344, York, United Kingdom
Thu Sep 14 04:30:27 EDT 2017
Well looked forward to this holiday after hearing good reports. We stayed at tequila hotel and it was very dull and drowdy you only got Sun half of the day due to trees shading it all .We were never told about these animals that was all over .they were like raccoons and big guinea pigs they were in bins .in ur drinks. Pinching food. On tables in restaurants wasn't very nice .We spent most of our holiday at another hotel which we could use was a better atmosphere. Nothing for children either .nobody seemed friendy. Would not go back again ever .

Fantastic holiday
johnglenysosullivan, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Wed Sep 13 13:03:29 EDT 2017
We have just returned from a fantastic holiday at the riu tequila Mexico. We couldn't have asked for more.although a bit dated it had a lot of character and was much more traditional than the other hotels we could use. All staff were very pleasant and accommodating and always happy to help The food was delicious and there was something for everyone although we were not too keen on the baked beans they were much too sweet for us. It is due to be refurbished early next year which it does need but we hope they don't ruin it by making it too modern. We would not hesitate to holiday there again in the future as we really did have a lovely time there. Glad we took the mozzie repellent though as they love the humid conditions. Well done to all management and staff for helping us enjoy our first holiday in Mexico

Our 3rd Visit
Mitchy1957, London, United Kingdom
Wed Sep 13 11:10:10 EDT 2017
Just returned from our 3rd visit to the Tequila. Excellent stay as usual but have got to say it does need some TLC .... maybe because its 2 years since we last visited we noticed it more but its definitely time for the refurb which is happening next year. Flight from Gatwick took 9.30 hours and the arrivals hall at Cancun has been updated since 2015. Was much quicker and easier than in the past. We arranged a private taxi transfer this time via Thomson when we booked the holiday and apart from the fact that when we got to the taxi area it was rammed and took some time for them to get through the queue, it was worth the money to arrive before the coach did. Check in was as simple as it has been in the past and bags were delivered within 10 minutes. We had requested the room we have stayed in previously but was given one in the next block along which wasn't a problem but they did give us the extra pillows I requested. Hotel will always try and provide you with your preferences. Rooms looking tired but spotlessly clean (Asid was our cleaner) with bed linen changed regularly and clean towels every day. One problem we encountered this year that has happened in previous visits, the complimentary beach towels ..... you are lucky to be able to change them of an evening; the guy always says there aren't any even when there is a pile in the cabinet behind him. When you ask why you cannot have one of them, he just says because you can't !!! Something that needs addressing - they are usually available in the morning but we actually had the same ones for 3 days during our stay. Not acceptable. Restaurant - as before, we always go to the back of the restaurant to Jerimiah and again, excellent service from him and his assistant. Food is always piping hot and plentiful. You have to be very hard pushed not to find anything to eat. Bars - we tend to use the bar at the back of the entertainment area where Cruz and Rey are usually in attendance. They are second to none and very atentative - don't even have to ask for another drink its there before you finish your last one. 24 hour bar had a different server than in previous visits ( the normal girl has changed to days) but the guy who was on most evenings was again top notch. Beach - we only used the Tequila beach twice during our stay as we have booked the Playacar for next year and wanted to see what it was like there and basically was so good, we went there every day !!! Like the idea that the lunchtime buffet restaurant was behind closed doors so although you were still pestered by the birds on the outside eating terrace, they wasn't able to get anywhere near the food which is a problem in the Yucatan at lunchtime. We are beach people and have never used the pools at the Tequila so cannot comment on them. Entertainment - we saw 98% of the same shows as we have seen in the previous 4 years; they need to change it as its now become very dated and "samey". Again, personal preference but didn't think the performers were as good as those from before. Couple were the same but some of the newer dancers were very amateurish. Overall, we had an excellent holiday as previously but do feel that our choice of the Playacar for next summer is the right one. Obviously we shall pop across to the Tequila to see what the refurb has done to it but cannot see us staying here again although if you have booked to go, you will have a great time.

Amazing again :)
Carol H, Norfolk, England
Mon Sep 11 05:28:24 EDT 2017
Just returned from here after our 3rd visit and once again it has been amazing...The staff, the reps, the caotis and the cats are all as friendly as before....yes, it is in need of a spruce up which it is getting next year but hopefully they will keep a lot of its true Mexican charm...Hope to return again very soon :) Special thanks to Samuel on reception and the brilliant TUI reps who helped with all our needs :)

Lovely hotel, friendly staff, loving the South American Coatis running around the hotel
Tiffus22, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Sun Sep 10 09:40:30 EDT 2017
I've stayed at this hotel twice now - New Year 2014 and Feb 2017 and wouldn't hesitate to go back ago. Improvements are being made to the hotel whilst guests are staying, please don't let it put you off. I love Mexico and the Tequila, food, staff and entertainment are fantastic.

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