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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
WOW!! What a wonderful trip and great location!!
Thu Jul 14 08:50:57 EDT 2016
My husband and I visited Rui Tequila from 7/3-7/10. I am a BIG fan of reading reviews, and appreciate everyone who takes the time to write them. My husband and I enjoy traveling to different locations (Antigua, Turks & Caicos, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Aruba, DR...) and have both been to Mexico before. We were very impressed with this resort and enjoyed using the other two properties - Yucatan and Playacar. We absolutely love the atmosphere of the Tequila and hope that any future renovations don't change the Mexican feel. The other two properties are set at great locations, but they are recently updated and feel a bit too modern to us. We typically stay at Sandals and/or Beaches properties, so we are used to their resorts/food choices/entertainment etc, but I can't express enough how thrilled we were with these Rui resorts. The food selections were endless and were delicious. The staff is extremely accommodating and nothing was too much to ask. Housekeeping did a wonderful job in keeping our room clean and tidy. We would ABSOLUTELY stay at this resort again!!! More>

Family wedding and holiday
julie h, Manchester, United Kingdom
Thu Jul 14 06:06:26 EDT 2016
Had an amazing time in mexico the hotel was very traditional, the all inclusive was excellent the staff was very nice and was always glad to help you in anyway they could . Your room was cleaned every day with fresh towels, and your bedding was changed every other day.You also had towels for the pool areas and for the beach you can use any of the other riu hotels aswell, the restaurant's where all day so much good food.Also the drinks where free flowing and cocktails in abundance, I personally can not fault this place.The trips seem abit expensive at first glance but for me they was worth it when you go on the trips towels and equipment, transport and food and drink is all included so all in all loved this holiday. More>

Just wonderful !
Linda F, Maidstone, United Kingdom
Wed Jul 13 07:16:21 EDT 2016
We stayed at the Riu Tequila in June for 2 weeks. What an amazing place to stay ! It was our first trip to Mexico and this hotel was brilliant . Yes it is looking a bit tired in places but it really isn't a problem and just goes to show how many people it has had through its doors over the years and who have returned time and time again . It adds to the Mexican charm of the place . The food here is of a very high standard and caters for everyone. Even those who have food intolerances are well catered for. Banana fritters are delicious ! Waiters are so friendly . Ask for Rangel he is lovely and will look after you . About tipping ..... We did tip the waiter very evening but you really don't have to . Some were tipping some not its not a huge issue . You choose . You are not treated any differently either way. We had a ground floor room which was fine .The rooms are a little dated but are large and air con is great as well as the ceiling fan . By the way the fan switch is by the left hand side of the bed ..... We found out after searching for a couple of days for it . Rooms cleaned every day and nice fresh towels daily . We tipped the cleaner at the end of our stay . There are free safes in the room . Don't forget to press the # when you lock the safe and wait until it tells you that it is locked . So easy to forget and leave it not quite locked properly . Be prepared to wake up early every day as the cleaners arrive early with their trollies in the corridor and wake everyone up ! It's fine though the resort is so lovely that it's nice to be up and about to catch the early morning light . Entertainment is a bit hit and miss really . Depends what you like . Some shows were really good . Michael Jackson . Mumma Mia and Hollywood night were brilliant so don't miss them . There isn't really a quiet area to just sit and have a cocktail or two which we thought would have been nice for those who don't like loud music . But hey that's not to say it's a problem . Pools are lovely but didn't use them much as the beach is out of this world and the sea is so warm you just want to stay in it all day . Sand is fine and white and amazingly hot under foot so beware ! Beach bar and food at the Riu Yakatan is superb ! Barbecues on the beach ..... Burgers are delicious . There's a little golf type buggy to run you to the beach if you need it . We used it a few times when it was hot . The beautiful beach is only about 5 minutes walk through a nice shaded walk way . You can spot the wildlife on the way as well as around the hotel . All in all a wonderful holiday that I would recommend to anyone . Go .... Enjoy and have fun ! We did ! More>

Another fab holiday
1961graham5354, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Tue Jul 12 10:39:11 EDT 2016
Just had two fab weeks at this brilliant hotel, i would be really hard pressed to find a fault, all the staff are really genuinely friendly and can not do enough for you, the food is always excellent with plenty of variety, the bar staff never stop and you don,t have to wait long for service, we were here two years ago when you only got an hour,s free wi-fi so we were delighted to find that now it is free all day and even works in the pool area, the entertainment was excellent with a mixture of the animation team and professional performers.All in all i would highly recommend this to hotel to any one who wants to have one hell of a holiday More>

Superb hotel
Tue Jul 12 07:18:15 EDT 2016
Had a 1st class holiday in the riu tequila! Can't fault a single thing-- staff/food/facilities all fantastic, a true taste of Mexico. Yes it needs a bit of tlc but I hope they don't lose the Mexican character of the hotel the way they have in the playacar and Yucatan! 2 weeks of total bliss! A great big thank you to all the hardworking staff who bend over backwards to make sure you have a holiday of a lifetime More>

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