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.
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
AVN. XAMAN-HA, MANZANA 25 LOTE 19
PLAYA DEL CARMEN
Barber / Beauty Salon
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2
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.
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
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Other Sports: Gym
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
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, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Mini bar, In room liquor dispenser, In room safe, Hairdryer
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
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 -
Balcony or Terrace
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:
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
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
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
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.
Babysitting Fee: $8.00 per hr(approx)
Cribs available on request basis at no cost
Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
618 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Tequila to their friends and family
We loved our two weeks here-lovely food, excellent variety-my eyes nearly popped out when we first entered the restaurant for breakfast!! Amazing staff-great entertainment-beautiful pools and beach. Never too crowded even if we went to the pool later there were always beds for us!
Booked with Thomson and were over the moon with what we got!
Wish I was still there-will definitely go again...
Thu Sep 03 14:45:56 EDT 2015
This hotel has many advantages over other surrounding Riu. AquictetÃ³nica whole structure is based on a Mexican farm, everything is there. The colors remind us the films of Zorro ... How is a 5-minute walk from the beach, helps make digestion after a good breakfast or after an invigorating lunch. The staff was for me an incredible surprise, are extremely nice, quick in their tasks and well organized. 100% recommend to anyone who wants to feel Mexico.
Julie P, Miami, Florida
Sat Sep 05 14:45:56 EDT 2015
Room was clean, 2 double beds, TV,fridge containing water, beer, Pepsi, 7up and tonic water. Above the fridge there were optics containing vodka,gin,tequila and whisky all unbranded but I was told if you drink a certain brand that they would change it for you. I was hoping for a kettle with tea, coffee facilities that's what I missed especially in the morning but it was only a short walk away to go and get one. Food was very good but by the second week your a bit fed up with the food. Steak restaurant was amazing which we visited twice. The second time was for our 25th wedding anniversary, they really made it extra special by dressing up the table and being serenaded, giving us a extra course too. The staff are amazing very friendly, helpful and willing to help you when you need it. You could use the Rui Yucatan facilities as well . All they ask is that you have your breakfast and evening meal in your own hotel. The Rui Tequila is traditional and there are lots of greenery in the grounds. The Rui Yucatan is very modern and has been refurbished we couldn't go into the Rui Playacar as this hotel was being refurbished. We were told that the Rui Tequila is also going to have a make over within the next 2 years. The beach was lovely but there's been some trouble with seaweed, the staff work very hard to clear it. Playa Del Carmen is near a 30 minute walk along the beach or you can catch a taxi to take you there costing 90 peso about Â£4. Free wifi was only in the lobby, sometimes connection was poor. We went on two trips costing about Â£165 for the two of us for each trip, the Captain Hook trip it was amazing and children would love it, also Coco Bongo show and club absolutely brilliant. The trips were quite expensive but worth it.
Mexico amazing as always
Mon Sep 07 14:45:56 EDT 2015
Went here a few weeks ago and was really impressed, the quality of the food and drink is fantastic, as is the service the staff provide.
If you are hoping to just relax by the pool and indulge in the all inclusive you will not be disappointed as there are many imported brands to chose from, including Absolute / Finlandia vodka and Balantines / Johnnie walker whiskey to name a few.
If you are keen to keep active as I was, the hotel is situated in a great spot, giving access to a lot of excursions with short transfer times. Playa Del Carmen is also just a walk away down the beach. Upon reaching the town you are greeted with Senior Frogs, a lively bar on the sea front where I ended up buying a litre's for of beer served in a single glass known as 'the mug'...
It is a traditional style hotel for Mexico, unlike the Yucatan hotel (a modern, more flashy design) which you also have access too.
The best aspect of the hotel is its vibe, being both relaxed and welcoming. Of course there is the night club on site if you want to party.
Great Holiday, In need of updating
Wed Sep 09 14:45:56 EDT 2015
This is our second visit to the resort and the Riu Tequila, we stayed here back in 2000 and it has not changed, the resort is in need of updating with the times, The rooms are the same as they were 15 years ago, The hotel is immaculate and kept in great condition and is clean. The rooms are spacious but the air conditioning isn't the best, the decoration is dated along with all the furniture & fittings. The pool is nice and the water is warm, so you wont be cooling off when you jump in. The staff are excellent, and the food and drink is to a very good standard. After 7 days I was a little bored of the food, as it never really changed, and I do prefer to order from a menu but this is an all inclusive resort, so buffet style is what I was expecting and is what we got. We tried the steak restaurant, this was very poor and served at the pool side, so no AC and there was no choice just a set menu.
The beach is a short walk across the road which is great to walk off the breakfast, there are plenty of sun-beds and you can also use the Yucatan hotel, which has been updated and I would say is now better than Tequila.
The free Wi-fi is weak unless your in the lobby, so my advice is to purchase the wi-fi if its needed or take a left out of the main gate and pop to Starbucks as the wi-fi is free and good.
Swimming with the dolphins was superb and the caves are great too, The quad biking trip we done wasn't very good, as just on a gravel road but advertised as a jungle tour.
All in all we had a pleasant stay and the staff were great, the hotel needs an update and I'm sure when done, will be back on top. Its pretty good value for money BUT I will not be returning.
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