Riu Tequila

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2019 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availability at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request), $35 spa credit on a selected couples massage for two (120 min). This discount applies per couple, per stay and 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 Pinata 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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Learn more about Riviera Maya.
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. Exchange privileges with Riu Yucatan and Riu Playacar. 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.
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

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

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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
5th time and still happy....
Mar 18 2019
We returned for our 5th visit to the Tequila and were not disappointed. We were excited to see the changes made and a bit concerned but we love it! The staff remember us and are so wonderful. A huge shout out to the following people who made our visit special once again. Rangel and Jeremiah in the main buffet, Leonardo at the beach bar, Manuel at the pool bar and a variety of other places and finally Felix at the lobby bar. The cleaning staff in our room 510 was absolutely wonderful and accommodating. The new pool layout is wonderful and the activity staff made sure we had fun and if we just wanted to watch, they were okay with that as well. My wife especially enjoyed the aqua aerobics and the instructor. Anyone that finds fault with this resort for the price paid, has a very flawed sense of comfort and generosity of the staff and the Mexican people. Looking to hopefully come back for Thanksgiving but will for sure be back next year!
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Love it!
Feb 19 2019
New upgrades are so nice and they still have that excellent staff that REALLY makes it an excellent place to visit!
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Barbie and Dan's get away vacation
Jan 15 2019
We have been at this hotel several times in the past but this is the first time since its renovation. The old world charm has been eliminated and replaced with a newly designed lobby and updated facilities. The major change and my biggest complaint is the quality of the food. Previously the quality of the food was on par with the RUI Palace, which we have been to on several other occasions. The food at the Tequila sub par and their presentation lacking. They appear to have comprised the food to make up for the expense of the renovation.
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Amazing Vacations
Aug 21 2018
The hotel has been remodeled and it looks amazing! It is so much bigger and classy now. The entertainers are great! There was always something to do and I never ever got bored I was always up and going but I also had time to relax. I love the entertainers they were so kind, fun and up to beat!! The food was great because it was a little bit of everything-very international! All I can say is that everything was AMAZING!
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Riu Taquila 2018
Mar 06 2018
Lovely place. Very old Mexican flair. Lots of wood, plaster and iron. Tons of lush grounds to stole. Beautiful happy staff.
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Secluded with access to everything you want to do.
Mar 03 2018
Tequila is across the street from the hotels on the beach, so there is minimal foot traffic to disturb you. It is restful, has pool activities and an assortment of restaurants to choose from. Being a family of resorts, you have access to the amenities of the other properties in walking distance, with shuttle service if needed. We spent hours relaxing at the beach in the sun and shade as well as walking to town for shopping and taking excursions for fun.
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Improvements Needed
Feb 15 2018
This hotel is awesome, although they need to add more power outlets in the rooms for electronic devices and the wi-fi was quite horrible, I never was able to post to Facebook about family events.
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Riu Tequila Hotel review
Jan 01 2018
We did not receive maid service one day. The room was very outdated and they brought in roll away beds to accomodate 4 adults in one room. The air conditioner went out one night as well and it was hard to maintain the temperature in the room. It was either really cold or really hot. Disappointed in the pool atmosphere. We visited other resorts that had more upbeat activities and more update facilities.
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Good, yet far from excellent
Dec 28 2017
The entertainment and general hospitality services are nothing short of excellent. The food quality was favorable but on the bland side, which is somewhat understandable, considering the large number of guests that they are trying to cater to. This hotel is not close to the beach and has no beach access except for walking through one of Riu's sister hotels (Riu Palace). This property has one pool on two sides of a center "cantina" but it was very nice with plenty of seating. There was an unexpected, and somewhat irritating, fee that was charged to us upon check in. It amounted to about $10 USD and we were told it was some sort of governmental tax that needed to be collected from all guests. While I understand the need to collect required taxes, this is something that Apple should have taken care of prior to our arrival instead of dropping it on us immediately upon arrival. The rooms were clean, well maintained and had very good water pressure. If I were to complain of anything (and I'm not), I would say the restaurant employees could be both a bit friendlier and a little more understanding of the guests' individual needs.
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Dec 01 2017
Great time to relax with the all inclusive deal.
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Needs upgrade
Nov 25 2017
The hotel, especially the pool area needs upgraded, cleaned. They need an actual hot tub since they advertise it.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Riu Tequila
caerfelin39aimpe, South Wales, United Kingdom
Thu Mar 21 15:31:38 EDT 2019
We have just returned from a fortnight at Riu Tequila.We have been there a few times. The new look Tequila certainly works, smart , 21st century hotel.We have nothing but praise for this wonderful hotel.It ticks all the boxes. The staff in all departments are just so friendly and cheerful. It has such a lovely feeling around all areas of the hotel. Great choice of food, entertainment improved so much ,excellent service at the bar and everywhere is so clean .Added to this ,such gorgeous weather and a great beach. Yes , we will certainly return. Thank you Tequila Hugh & Wendy Morris

JAMIE R, Leamington, Canada
Thu Mar 21 08:33:05 EDT 2019
We recently returned from a 7 night vacation in the newly remodeled Tequila resort and wish we could have stayed longer. The renovations are fantastic (we stayed in March 2018 prior to renovations) from the lobby to the room. No more sharing a key now with the card system that also controls lighting (great idea). The staff make you feel like family that care about your vacation needs. When they say hello you get the feeling that they wanted to say “hello” to you and not that management has told them that they have to say hello to all the guests! The entertainment was very good and the bar staff did an excellent job satisfying the varied needs of all the guests. OFF THE SCALE rating also applies to the food in all the restaurants including the buffet. Everyone gained a few pounds indulging in all of the magnificent choices so we will be staying off the scale for a little while!

bml93, Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Wed Mar 20 07:59:42 EDT 2019
Absolutely one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. Perfect all around from staff, service, food and entertainment! Literally couldn’t ask for more. No job wastio big for anyone member of staff in the hotel. Great for kids too! I have an 8yr old who loved the entertainment in the evenings and the pools! And a 1 ur old who loedyhe pools and the food! Brilliant atmosphere, fantastic service on top of a beautiful country and amazing views. Will definitely be back in the future.

Heavenly R&R
21cindy780, Edmonton, Canada
Tue Mar 19 14:11:43 EDT 2019
The Riu Tequila has exceeded and surpassed my expectations. The service, food and activities is top notch and the entertainment is very engaging. A wonderful choice for an all inclusive vacation and I will always stay with this chain going forward.

Anniversary Trip
juliemH9001WM, Peoria, Illinois
Tue Mar 19 12:52:03 EDT 2019
The hotel found out my husband and I were celebrating our anniversary while there. They had our room decorated and gave us very nice service. The hotel is not on the beach. We did get a room on the second floor overlooking the pool area as we had requested. The place was nice and the specialty restaurants were OK. I liked the Asian one the best. There are a lot of animals on the grounds. They are similar to raccoons. They don't bother you at all. Close to a shopping area that was really nice. We had use of the RIU Playa Car which we went to every day and hung out in the swim up bar/pool. Had a beautiful view of the water. Beach vendors are low profile but they are there for whatever you might be wanting to buy....seaweed was terrible while we were there so beach walking was not at a premium but still doable. All in all a great trip. Walked in to Playa a couple of times. Took about 20-30 minutes. Beautiful homes to look at along the way!

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