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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 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: 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
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, 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, 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

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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Excellent location , gorgeous resort !
Wed Aug 24 20:35:20 EDT 2016
Close to everything ! You can walk one block to a strip mall where you can get souvenirs and practice your bargaining skills ! It takes 5- 7 minutes to walk to the beach and it takes 10 minutes by taxi to 5th Avenue .Taxi ( sedan ) is very cheap ( $80 peso one way from Riu to 5th Avenue ) . Jalisco buffet serves excellent varieties food ! Bamboo restaurant (serves Asian cuisine )is terrible ! There were more European and U K vacationers stayed at Riu than the Americans . Overall, the resort is clean , the food is fairly decency , the mini bar in room is filled every two days , the Michael Jackson show is amusing and the beach is awesome ! Kudos to all the staffs at Riu who work very hard to please everyone ! More>

Summer hols
Wed Aug 24 12:27:09 EDT 2016
We have recently returned from our holiday to the Rui tequila, and we had a fantastic time. The hotel wasn't the most modern and in need of a revamp, but it exudes charm with its bright colours and Mexican theme. The staff were the friendliest staff we have ever had the pleasure to meet, and all in all made the hotel one of the best I have ever visited. The food was so good in the main buffet we only visited the steak restaurant once even though we had a choice of restaurants. The rooms we had were cleaned everyday to a very high standard and our janitor was very friendly and made us lots of towel animals, making the return to our rooms a great experience. We also took full advantage of the little train that transferred you to the beach, the gentleman who drove the train was always happy and friendly. My only concern about this hotel is that I heard a rumour that Riu is changing the decor to white, please don't, please leave this lovely hotel its own individuality with it bright colours and colourful personalities to match. More>

Very pleasant vacation
Kyle W, Laval, Canada
Wed Aug 24 11:11:04 EDT 2016
Great vacation, the room was clean and comfortable. All inclusive was great. Restaurant choice was a bit limited. But the food was very good. Pool was to small and the water way to hot. Kids enjoy it a lot. But is was to hot for me, It's like swimming in a hot tub. Overall the experience was great. More>

Mixed views
Maria C,
Wed Aug 24 10:28:14 EDT 2016
Just returned from a family holiday and our 3rd visit to the Tequila. Overall we enjoyed our stay but the hotel is getting tired as others have mentioned and drinks are not as strong as they used to be. The pool with the swim up bar is dirty, it has green algae tide mark! The sunbeds and their covers have seen better days, they are dirty and many of the beds are broken and you need to be up early if you want a chance of having one in the sun. The Thomson reps, Mark and Becky are the best we have ever encountered and we've had a few holidays in our time, nothing is too much trouble. We booked a trip to Xel-ha (a beautiful Eco park that we have been to twice before) but the weather forecast was awful for the day we had planned to go, we spoke to Mark and he rearranged to another day for us. I also forgot to take my travel kettle, asked if there was anywhere near by I could buy one and Becky went to the cupboard and lent us one! They also have a box of toiletries and sun creams etc that guests leave on their departure , we ran out of a high factor sun screen so we took some from the box, on our last day I put all our surplus stuff in there for future guests to use, brilliant idea. The animation team at the hotel are also amazing especially Rubén and Danny, they really made our holiday and looked out for our 18 and 20 year old girls on a night clubbing arranged by the hotel for guests. They all work hard and put on some brilliant shows working hard from 10 in the morning until late at night, another reason why we love the Tequila. The buffet restaurant has a good selection of food to suit all tastes and on the whole is the best we have ever had at an all inclusive hotel although we did get bored after the first week. Didn't go much on the food at the steakhouse and the Asian restaurant. Most of the waiters are lovely but one of the restaurant managers was rude to my daughter saying her clothes were too small but watched him let other girls in that wore clothes that were far more revealing! Rooms are dated but quite adequate and most importantly are clean. Minibar is stocked daily. Drinks at the bars were hit and miss although the bar staff were all friendly and smiley. Spirits are now measured, before they were just poured in. We always tipped a few dollars throughout the day and they really try and look after you. We payed £100 for 4 of us to use the vip lounge at the airport, it's really not worth bothering with. You get express check in but another couple from the hotel that were on our flight and didn't pay for the vip lounge got through just as quickly. We had less than an hour before boarding and by the time we had done our duty free shopping we had approximately 30 minutes in the lounge. You could have unlimited drinks and there were a few cold snacks like rolls and Greek salads, but no hot food like we were lead to believe. Don't bother with it. The beach at the Yucatan is lovely, it's approximately 10 minutes walk under cover or there is a little beach buggy that takes you there. There's a great little man made reef that you can snorkel at.... if you turn right when you get to the Yucatan beach, go past the last hotel and carry on walking, it takes between 10 and 15 minutes to get there. We saw parrot fish, stingrays and many more, we took our own snorkelling gear but I believe you can hire from scuba caribe...the excursion company on the beach. Overall we enjoyed our stay but a few improvements here and there would make all the difference. Not sure I would want to go back until I could be certain that things were back to how they used to be. More>

Lovely colonial style hotel with great staff
Nuria H,
Wed Aug 24 05:25:00 EDT 2016
The first thing that caught my attention were the colonial decoration and the true mexican Hacienda entrance. Clean rooms, wonderful both food and beverages and above all, super friendly, professional, and helpful staff. More>

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