Riu Tequila

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All Inclusive    

2018 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 availability and upon request), 35 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min) per adult. (This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts).

*Please note, this hotel will be closed for renovations until June 30, 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 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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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, 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
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 8 Restaurants at Riu Tequila:
Beach Club - Snack restaurant by day and Mexican restaurant for dinner.
Sports Bar - Open 24 hours
Lupita - Poolside restaurant and steakhouse.
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
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
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
894 Recommend
894 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Tequila to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 8674reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Not as good as last year
Lesley C,
Mon Sep 24 10:49:17 EDT 2018
We got back Saturday after spending 10 days here. We came back as last year had the best time ever. Dislikes... pool area like sardines in a tin all on top on each other and the 2 pools are now split into 4 pools. Food much nicer last year. Positives... entertainment team work so hard and always with a smile on there face likewise the bar staff. The maid kept our room spotless. The refurb is so much nicer now especially the rooms although could do with tea and coffeee making facilities. Overall though still had a lovely time here.

The best hotel and service around
Natalie M,
Mon Sep 24 05:54:54 EDT 2018
I travelled to Mexico with my best friend and the two of us spent 10 nights at the Riu Tequila. We weren’t really sure what to expect as usually there are good and bad aspects of every hotel but I can honestly say neither of us had a bad word to say about the hotel, food, staff, etc. we loved every minute of it and I will definitely be back! Upon arrival we received a welcome mocktail and were checked in quickly, bags taken to our room for us and given all the information we needed. We met with our TUI rep the following morning (Kev) and he was brilliant too.. gave us lots of top tips and tricks. I’ve never booked excursions through a rep before (due to lack of trust) but we booked 3 with Kev as he had lots of knowledge and great deals! The food and drinks were amazing.. lots of choice you’d never go hungry.. I’m very fussy and my best friend is pescatarian and we still managed to eat so much. The drinks are fab well worth the money we paid for all inclusive! The staff at the Riu Tequila are absolutely world class - they really made the holiday amazing. I dealt with the bar staff and entertainment team the most and they are fantastic! Always smiling, laughing and making everyone else laugh and smile. Everyone in the hotel worked exceptionally hard including cooks, waiters, receptionists, maids, etc. I don’t know how much they earn but they need a pay rise! The hotel had lots going on throughout the day games, water aerobics/fitness, ping pong, Spanish lessons and loads more and the evening entertainment was unbelievably good. We watched it all nights bar one (when we went to Coco Bongos) and I was genuinely gutted to have to miss it! We also went to the inclusive nightclub a few nights Pacha although quite small it’s a very fun night and really good that all inclusive doesn’t stop at 11pm like most other hotels.. drinks all night! We really loved the private beach that is just for the Riu hotel guests, so beautiful and peaceful. The entertainment team also pop down to play games and hold competitions which is nice too. Our room was beautiful.. I hear it was refurbed earlier this year and the rooms are so stylish now with a free mini bar that’s restocked every 2 days, lovely facilities and the air con is an absolute godsend. I heard a few people moaning about the coatis that roam around the place but personally we thought they were very cute and not much of a nuisance at all. You’re warned not to feed/touch them as they are wild animals - they can and will bite. They do like to steal your food and drinks if left unattended but again, they’re wild animals! Not a bad word to say about the hotel and I’ll definitely be back next year. Thank you Riu Tequila for an amazing stay in Mexico.

Still a great hotel
nick d, Bristol, United Kingdom
Mon Sep 24 05:13:10 EDT 2018
Got back on Sunday from having 2 weeks in the new refurbished Tequila and it was better than before it was refurbished. The staff are great and can’t do enough for you the food was great and with the new themed restaurant and drinks just keeped coming. The entertainment at night was good especially the entertainment on Friday nights which was neon party and white night and will be back to the Tequila and will have no problems recommending this hotel to my friends.

Our 2 wks in riu tequilla
Julie C, Walsall, United Kingdom
Sun Sep 23 06:21:50 EDT 2018
We stayed at hotel riu tequilla in playa del carmen mexico from 29th aug to 10th sept. Having never done all inclusive or mexico before we we'rnt sure what to expect. So as far as the apartments we could not fault them at all beautiful rooms spotlessly clean n fresh. A well stocked bar and fridge. The only thing we would change is we would request a villa closer to the complex due to persons with mobility difficulties. Also a front facing apt facing pools areas and not a rear facing 1 as there was nothing to look at and there was lots of bugs n things on the balcony. The al a carte rest was amazing if you cant find anything to eat id be very shocked all food was fabulously presented, and the service was very good too.the steak rest was also superb. We didnt try the asian rest bamboo due to bad feedback from other customers. But everywhere else was amazing.the entertainment was great something for everyone highly recommend the michael jackson tribute and the mama mia show. We stayed in the area of the quieter pool but you could freely go into other areas and enjoy the foam party and pool parties goin on. The only bad thing for me is we were soo looking forward to being in a swimup pool bar but after seeing the amount of people in it and the amount of drinks being consumed and no one appearing to leave the pool at any time to use the toilets we thought better of it. I will leave that right there. The staff couldnt be more helpful always aknowledge you wherever you are what eva ur doing. We did venture out into playa to eat at an indian rest called curry omm. Again amazing people and fantastic food very much recommend you try.the beach was so beautiful i described it as being in heaven. The only thing for us oldies our 1st visit was uncomfortable due to having to move under different trees for shade but our second visit was better we found a more shady area as it was very very hot which also is a reason we would not go there in august again far too hot by 3pm it was unbearable but it wont stop us we.ll be going back but in feb march time when the temp is more bearable. It didnt spoil our adventure and would most certainly recommend riu tequilla to anyone and we look forward to returning in 2020 with 3 more younger members of our family as were sure they would love it too as much as we did.

Four Star, Not Five Star
Val B, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Sat Sep 22 11:25:19 EDT 2018
Lovely hotel, recently refurbished, but definitely has some teething problems. Several guests had to move rooms due to maintenance problems. One couple had to move twice! The rooms are spacious and well equipped, mini bar, soap, iron and board, umbrella and safe included. I would have greatly appreciated a kettle and tea/coffee in the room - but they are catering more to American tourists. The staff are a true credit and work extremely hard. Tipping is the norm and I found myself feeling quite unsettled when the "bell boy", waited for the tip and apparently, I had not tipped enough and he stood waiting in my room, until I gave more money. The complex was very, very clean. The food was typical "canteen" food, catering to American and European tastes. There appeared to be no dress code for the main eating area. Other restaurant's on the site, appeared to have a stricter dress code. The beach is a five minute walk away and there is a bar close by - the beach is absolutely stunning. The evening entertainment can only be likened to "Butlins, Mexican style".

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