Riu Tequila

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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 availablity and upon request), $40 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), per adult, per person, per stay. This discount 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 Piρata 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:
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:
Beach Club - Snack restaurant by day and Mexican restaurant for dinner.
Lupita - Poolside restaurant and steakhouse.
Bamboo - Asian style cuisine served a la carte.
Jalisco - Gourmet restaurant with a terrace.
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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Best holiday ever
Tony C, Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
Tue Feb 21 11:31:04 EST 2017
Starting with our much needed welcome drink on arrival to our cases carted from our room to reception the staff at this hotel could not do enough to make the guests happy ;-) Mike and his entertainment team kept us all happy and full of fun Kieran Georgia and the rest of the Tui team were always on hand to help with advice and nothing was problem room's food and pool just out of this world can't wait To go back ;-)

Great vacation at a great resort
Rick O, Golden Lake, Canada
Mon Feb 20 13:05:51 EST 2017
Once again we stayed at Riu Tequila. It is still an outstanding resort with great food, excellent staff and great accommodations. Nothing has really changed since our 1st visit in 2005, and we are looking forward to future changes whenever that happens. Visits to the nearby Riu Playacar and Riu Tequila for lunch took place several times - they have have excellent facilities and great food also. Our vacations will continue at Playa del Carmen with yearly visits to the Riu resorts. We will be visiting the newly opened Ocean Riviera Paradise for a one week vacation next week and will be comparing it to the Riu Tequila. We will let you know the results.

K_H0210, Reigate, United Kingdom
Mon Feb 20 11:06:11 EST 2017
I booked this hotel for our trip in November, after knowing a lot about the RIU hotels, I chose this one and was NOT disappointed. The hotel didn't fault in anyway at all. The food was amazing, and there was plenty of choice to choose from every night. The staff are incredible and remember you, especially if you sat in the same area in the evenings in the restaurants. We tipped them every over night or so (we didn't feel we had to, but we really did appreciate what they did for us ) and our service was faultless. The whole hotel itself was lovely, and the very small walk to the beach was not an issue at all. The beach is amazing - pure white sand and looks stunning. Within the hotel ,they offer day time activities and the RIU team are a great lot of staff who work endlessly to try and make your holiday as good as it can be. We loved the traditional look of the hotel, didnt have any problems with our room, and the coati (animals ) were not a big problem - yes they do come around the beds, but they're really not a big pest. The pools were very clean, and there are plenty of sunbeds on offer. Drinks at all bars and service around the hotel was amazing. I honestly cannot fault this hotel, and would 100% return here, I would come back tomorrow if I could.

very good value
William N,
Mon Feb 20 10:31:07 EST 2017
I have been to this hotel 5 times and was not disappointed services was top notch workers always had a smile and greeted u with a friendly hello food was top notch breakfast pool side barbeque every day never had any complaints.

Playa del Carmen /Riviera Maya
Steffen G, Banbury, England, United Kingdom
Mon Feb 20 02:44:10 EST 2017
A long planned family holiday for 11 Nights. Booked through Thomson as an all inclusive.The Riu Tequila is the older one of the Riu group hotels along that road and not directly at the beach. Easy access to the beach however with a dedicated pathway accross the road and the lazy one can have the use of a shuttle. Great Hotel with a Mexican Theme in rooms and throughout.Rooms are dated especially the bathroom part,yet clean, very efficient and friendly staff and the choice & quality of food was very good,with different themed meals during the time we spent there,plus good entertainment each night with two bars at the theatre. Pool facilities and pool restaurant are in need of a facelift ,with the Jacuzzi only partially working and deckchairs are certainly of the old style white pvc and some of the covers with bird droppings are not a pretty sight. The Tequila is unique to the wildlife as it is the closest to the trees and bushes,so the visitors are Coaties (see one picture) Like a meerkat but more related to the American Racoon. They are not shy and invade the pool area and pool restaurant. They come close and even take your cocktail if you are not looking und drink it. The bins in the complex are open so they climb into them and take out any cups or plates with traces of food and leave a mess in the borders. There are signs to say not to feed them and you get also told that during your welcome meeting,but after that it is not enforced by staff and parents let kids give them coke and food is taken from the restaurant to feed them,with no intervention. The Coaties are cute but after a while and with the daily battle by the pool in large numbers,the fun fades. Overall a nice holiday with good value,but I rate the hotel nearer a 4 and not a 5 star as it was sold to us. πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰

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