Riu Tequila

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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), $40 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), per adult, per person, per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.

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 Piata 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: 011-52-984-87...
Fax: 011-52-984-873-2201
E-mail Address: /sapmnt/P01/transfer/MM/out
Website Address:
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
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 four restaurants, four bars, nightly entertainment, two pools, and a beach shuttle to and from the reso rt 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 4 Restaurants at Riu Tequila:
Lupita - Poolside restaurant and steakhouse.
Bamboo - Asian style cuisine served a la carte.
Jalisco - Gourmet restaurant with a terrace.
Beach Club - Snack restaurant by day and Mexican restaurant for dinner.
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Jen L,
Sun Apr 23 12:38:20 EDT 2017
Treated like a Queen from arrival to check out , couldn't want anything that wasn't easily available already. Buffet choices for each meal were incredible - selection of fresh fruit every morning amazing. Front desk staff ( Alex) so friendly and full of local information , Restaurant staff so sweet and kind - set our table with swan napkins fresh flowers & champagne(Carlos) - Buffet dining room staff always had smiles on , singing while they cleared tables . Sad to leave. Will definitely be back with family and friends.

Great location, lovely hotel
Sat Apr 22 04:54:39 EDT 2017
Just returned from spending two weeks here,lovely hotel food was great staff where great, entertainment staff worked hard to keep guests entertained and always had a smile on there face funny too, I don't normal join in with activities however joined in with aqua aerobics with Marco what a laugh. Beach is a 5 min walk and beautiful, rooms nice and spacey and very clean as is the complex, would definitely recommend this hotel

Home away from home
Tanya F,
Fri Apr 21 19:35:51 EDT 2017
We have been to riu tequila twice so far. We would go back in a heartbeat. We have such great memories here. The staff is what makes this place what it is. They are the best from front desk to the groundskeepers and the bartenders too! The best swim up bar ever and if you get there at the right time a great show! The rooms are clean and has a big shower in the bathroom. We have never had a complaint about the rooms. The food is great. Lots of variety and meat free options. Every restaurant is great in its own way and I recommend you try all of them. The waitstaff in the buffet and at the restaurants are top notch. So helpful and friendly. The shows and drinks after dinner is where it's at. It is such a great energy and try to get a taxi to 5 ave for dinner and a couple drinks one night. You won't be disappointed. We felt safe and secure the whole time. The pools are warm and the seating at the swim up bar is a fantastic way to spend a day. If you stay at this resort you have access to two other resorts on the ocean. It is a short walk or a golf cart ride away. Both places are recently renovated and are a great way to see new things and meet new people you never know what can happen. The beach is beautiful and the water is 5 shades of blue and green. Lots of places to sunbathe on the warm sand. Overall this resort is the best around we will continue to come back here for years to come.

Family trip for a wedding.
Fri Apr 21 14:25:07 EDT 2017
Tequila was an ok hotel but needs a refurbish, it's very dated. I liked the Mexican feel but there are ways of modernising without taking away the character! The rooms were awful although very clean & we were left with towel animals everyday which was a nice touch. When we arrived after travelling for over 16 hours our daughters bed wasn't made up!! She was exhausted and just wanted to go to sleep but couldn't!! We went down to reception to be told *if* we have a bed we would put one up!!! I was very angry at this comment as I had previously emailed prior to our arrival to make sure her bed would be made and ready!!!! Apart from the reception staff I can't say a bad word about the other staff they were lovely & always greeted us with a smile!! Tequilas night entertainment was good & many of the other Riu guests from the other hotels came across in the evenings. The cocktails were fab not made cheaply! The playa car was a lovely hotel & I think if I had the choice again I would of stayed there. Beautifully located on the beach & several things going on in the day i.e. Foam party, ice sculpture making. If your going for a wedding don't bother staying in lupita we had a nightmare accessing their hotel even though Thomson had said we could go in as it's part of Riu!! The lady that was doing our hair for the wedding was staying here; we went the night before the wedding to be told we couldn't access unless we paid the equivalent of £20 each!!! They were rude & not accommodating at all considering how much the bride & groom had spent on their wedding & guests had paid on their accommodation!!! A must for your holiday... * swim with turtles * coco bongos was amazing we went on a hen do all ages 18 upwards would enjoy the show!!! Over all great hol & I would return to Mexico.

Happy RIU Tequila Anniversary to us!!!!!
MySally32, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Thu Apr 20 15:53:14 EDT 2017
Once again we visited the RIU Tequila 4/12-4/19/17, this time for our 29th wedding anniversary. This is our 3rd trip within 18 months and once again, we were completely and totally satisfied with our visit. The resort was aware that this trip was for our anniversary and we were welcomed to our room with a bottle of champagne and 2 flutes, a beautiful letter from the staff as well as an invitation for a romantic dinner for us on a night of our choosing (which we did not do only because these people already work so hard for their customers and we ABSOLUTELY LOVE the buffets), a traditional Mexican knickknack and the night of our actual anniversary, our wonderful waiter, Rangel had our table set with flower pedals, wine flutes with swans made out of napkins forming a heart with their necks and then at the end of our meal, we were met with a group of waiters singing to us while supplying a wonderful cake that we were able to share with new friends that we had made on this trip as well as some other surrounding tables. We also spent some great times with Rosie at our lobby bar for my nightly chocolate martini and my hubby’s beers. The only negative that we found was that parts of the resort need some TLC such as a new coat of paint, some lampshades to be replaced and some other structural repairs but we were not there to sit in our room or look at the walls of the buildings so compared to the rest of the resort such as staff, food, beach, etc. we love the resort and are already preparing for trip 4 later this year! And the one “staff member” that we completely love is the “welcome cat” we have named Pedro! We brought small bags of dry cat food to him each day of our stay and it was our daily pre-breakfast duty to let him smell these small bags and “talk” to us each and every step out of the lobby to where someone else had provided him some stainless steel food/water dishes and watch him truly enjoy the food. If you are looking for a traditional Mexican resort with great, wonderful staff, stupendous food and availability to a great beach, this is the place for you! You do have to walk (or you can catch the trolley) to get to the beach but the way we look at it, we are on vacation and time is not an issue. We enjoy walking and talking and taking in the beautiful landscaping and sharing “hellos” with the guard watching our private walkway and the staff members who maintain the grounds impeccably.

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