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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.

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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Nice Hotel but wouldn't go back
Helen C,
Mon Nov 30 16:02:11 EST 2015
This was my first time in Mexico and I would return to Mexico. The positives about this hotel is it is spotless and the staff work very hard and are extremely friendly. I didn't like the all inclusive (this was my first time too) the food was ok though. The worst thing for me was I couldn't enjoy my meals because the tables were so close together, it made me quite uncomfortable. I can see how an all inclusive would be great for families though. More>

yet again GREAT
lucyjack, england
Sun Nov 29 10:07:05 EST 2015
back again for the 7th time, and still as good as ever, people say it's a little tired and is true, but the staff in all areas are the best, didn't see one glum face. The rooms are cleaned to a great standard, and the entertainment staff work so hard. many places you can go to that don't even have entertainment. thanks to Gerry and leo and our lovely waiter Louis who kept us topped up with wine. You can always find something to eat, considering the volume of people and different nationalities. Must say that Cancum airport was a complete nightmare, three flights checking in at the same time, Thompson reps were not helpful at all, should have been more of them showing you were to go, only 4 check in desks and two premier for three flights which in mine opinion was unacceptable. Please Thompson sort it out, afew on the plane said they never come back again because of this. Please tequila don't change to much just revamp a little. More>

Lovely place
Sugarcheeks01, England, United Kingdom
Sun Nov 29 06:18:34 EST 2015
We visited last month for two weeks. The hotel is very clean and service was as expected for a Riu Hotel. The food was fab with a large variety to choose from. We stay in blocked 31 front facing which was an ideal location for the reception, lobby and the pools. We got wifi around the lobby and the pool all the time but couldn't quite get it in our room. We did have five days of solid heavy rain and unfortunately because the hotel is situated away from the beach and as it is a little dated it did feel a little dark and gloomy when sat around with nothing to do (but drink!). I love Riu hotels but don't think this one is for me as a like to be beach front and not feel so away from it all. Many will love this idea tho. We spent quite some time at around yucatan and did like it here. The local area is lovely and we walked the beach to pdc in 40mins and got a taxi back for 90 peso. More>

just the same
hoilday1945, wigan
Sat Nov 28 15:34:33 EST 2015
Just got back from 2 weeks at the tequela, we stayed here 2 years ago and loved the place, not as grand as some but everything works. The food is good not great, but this is holiday buffet food, but there is always something to satisfy anyone's taste. The rooms are in small blocks of about 8 on 2 floors with balcony or terrace, you have no view to speak of as the gardens are full of palms and trees. There are 2 pools either side of a restaurant the serves lunch and is the steak house in the evening,the pool nearest to the reception is the games pool and has a sloping entrance and some steps, the other pool has the swim up bar but only one set of steps, these on the far side from the reception,(both pools have ladders around the pool )the toilets are on the far side centrally but the only ones, The rooms have 2 double beds pushed together, as seems to be way,a shower with a curtain but no light, it has a wall mounted dispenser with shampoo/shower gel but there are no more lotions or anything. Plenty of towels and the hair dryer work well,the toilet has it's door and the bathroom area has curtains, but not very private if this is something you need. The safe is in wardrobe in the bathroom area, also in here are an iron and ironing board for people that get bored. The ac and the ceiling fan work well, and we needed them. Wi fi is free only for 90mins per 24 hrs and the you have to wait till next day. it would not work with Facetime, you can pay to up grade for 640 mex pesos for 7 days and this works fine around the pool and in the room, We had some problems with the safe, wnen we arrived the safe would not work,I walked back to reception, leaving the wife to unpack, reception said they would get it sorted, and when I returned to the man was there to fix it. We left the safe open one day ( it is nearly on the floor in a cupboard ) we came back to a closed safe and a note to contact security, this we did and a time was agreed for them to come and unlock it, which they did. PLEASE NOTE WE LOTS NOTHING FROM OUR SAFE OR ROOM. We have stayed in 5 Riu hotels and thou this is the smallest and least grand we prefer the Tequela to the others and that includes the Palace Peninsula. I would recommend this hotel to any one , More>

Great staff
Mark H, Rothwell, null, United Kingdom
Sat Nov 28 11:58:36 EST 2015
We went with a group of friends, had a great time at this resort, the food was very good the staff were very attentive and friendly? The facilities were as expected but no tea or coffee facilities in the rooms. During our stay we had much rain and the resort seemed to hold the dampness more than the surrounding resorts as it has many trees that restrict airflow and sunlight. Not for the beach lovers as it is not beachside, although there is a golf cart that takes you through the sister resort to the beach,will stay at one of the beach resorts if we return. More>

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