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Ever since it opened as the original RIU Resort in Riviera Maya, Riu Yucatan has been a leading choice for families and couples! Themed in an early Mexican Colonial style, the resort features a lobby modeled after an authentic Mexican town with hand-painted frescos of flowers, angels, and clouds. Relax beneath one of the many palm trees sprinkled along the white sand beach, or enjoy the array of watersports in the clear waters of the Caribbean.

Four restaurants feature a variety of dining choices. The Hacienda Restaurant extends to a terrace amidst jungle greenery, offering a great variety of tantalizing buffets and on-the-spot cooking. Guests are sure to enjoy the informal atmosphere of Margarita's specialty restaurant, as they dine alongside the large pool area and take part in the delightful theme nights. Shanghai, the Asian restaurant, serves amazing buffets. Snacks are available 24-hours a day and the five bars, including two swim-up bars, serve unlimited drinks.

Activities abound at this non-stop resort! Play tennis on one of three lit courts, partake in kayaking or body boarding, or venture over to the 18-hole golf course nearby! For a soothing experience, sip a sunset cocktail in one of four bars or pamper yourself at Renova Spa. Every evening, live entertainment, and music provide the perfect show right before heading off to bed. Riu Yucatan has exchange privileges with Riu Tequila and Riu Playacar (dinner dining excluded), so entertainment is never in short supply!

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HOTEL LOCATION
The resort is located beachfront in the Playacar resort development, 3 km from the picturesque town of Playa del Carmen. The sea, gardens and natural surroundings are a haven of peace and tranquility,forming an ideal location for rest and relaxation.
Address: CALLE CHACA, 33 SUPER MANZANA, 23
PLAYA DEL CARMEN
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Local Phone: 011-52-984-87...
Fax: 011-52-984-873-1266 or 873-0304
E-mail Address: /sapmnt/P01/transfer/MM/out
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (5 km)
Pools
Number of Pools: 3

Swim-up Bar
Recently rennovated, Riu Yucatan offers three freshwater pools!
Golf: NEARBY
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
Tennis
Number of Courts: 3
Outdoor Courts: 3
Lighted Courts: 3
Court Fee: Complimentary.
Water Sports on Site
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Snorkeling: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Riu Yucatan is a deluxe beachfront All-Inclusive resort with a Mexican Hacienda architectural style & a privileged location in the exclusive Playacar complex. Air-conditioned rooms feature a balcony or terrace in a relaxed, easy going environment. The Mexican Street offers a vast array of shops, services and boutiques. Guests can also enjoy food and beverage service until 2am, free entrance and drinks at two discos, and the use of all bars within the Riu complex (except those at Riu Palace). Beach: The resort is nestled along a beautiful stretch of pristine white sand beach dotted with tropical palms and comfortable lounge chairs. There is complimentary towel service, and guests will enjoy a variety of non-motorized watersports. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 507
Year Opened: 1997 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
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).
ROOM TYPES
SUITE
Junior Suite, King or 2 dbl beds, Balcony or terrace, Living room area, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Phone, Mini bar, Liquor dispenser, In room safe, Hairdryer,
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD ROOM
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Yucatan features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Yucatan:
The Hacienda Restaurant - An International buffet restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Hacienda offers terrace dining in an enchanting atmosphere enclosed in jungle greenery. Men are required to wear long pants for dinner.
Sicilia - An Italian a la carte offering buffet-style starters. Men must wear long pants, and reservations are required.
Shanghai - Serving fine Asian cuisine buffet-style. Men are required to wear long pants for dinner, and reservations are required.
La Margarita - An informal specialty restaurant situated by the pool area, guests are sure to enjoy delightful theme nights. Men are required to wear long pants for diner, reservations required.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily activities by the pool and beach areas, with Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaks, Boogie Boards and Snorkel-Equipment.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live music several times a week, and Two Discos (on-site and at Riu Tequila).
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The property offers an integrated children`s swimming pool, Mini-club and playground,and several times a week there is entertainment for children from 4 to 12 years.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Game Room

Babysitting Fee: $8.00 per hour

Cribs available on request basis for a small fee.

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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579 Recommend
579 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Yucatan to their friends and family



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MICHAEL M.
Oct 27 2014
We stayed at the Yucatan in 2009. We loves I then. Decided to go back and wish we would have just kept our good memories. We didn't like the renovations. It was not friendly and homey. The pool chairs were placed in every available spot. No room to move..no tables. I did like the covers ove .. More>
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Great Getaway
JAMES K.
Aug 29 2014
The resort was excellent in almost every way. One thing that was lacking was night time entertainment, however, that is resolved by visiting some of the other resorts in the area. .. More>
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FANTASTIC beach! FANTASTIC entertainment staff! FANTASTIC jungle feel!
SUZANNE R.
Aug 27 2014
FANTASTIC beach! FANTASTIC entertainment staff! FANTASTIC jungle feel! the drinks tasted watered down. the towels were very rough on the skin like they did not use fabric softeners. lunch buffet was loud and crowded. dinner was much nicer and quieter with somany less people. when we got up for .. More>
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Overall a great vacation spot
CHRISTOPHER S.
Jul 23 2014
The food at the sit down restaurants could be much better, the food in the buffets were very good. The hotel pool bar needs extra attention to cleaning. I understand that there is a lot of traffic which causes extra debri floating around. Also no kids should be playing/swimming in the pool bar. Thi .. More>
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Front desk
SCOTT H.
Jul 01 2014
The front desk team wasn't as friendly as visits in the past. When we checked in, we werent greeted with a warm and friendly hello. our bags were not delivered to our room and my husband had to go get them. we saved tip money! When checking out, we weren't thanked or asked how our stay was. .. More>
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The beautiful area makes it worth it
KIMBERLY S.
May 21 2014
Stayed here in early May 2014. The hotel had recently been renovated, and the decor is now very modern with bright pink accents. The room was comfortable enough, but know that in place of shampoo and conditioner they provide a body wash dispenser in the shower that you also use for washing your hai .. More>
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Wonderful Vacation
CATHY P.
May 19 2014
The staff at this hotel were among the friendliest I've ever encountered. The hotel was very clean inside and out and very well maintained. I personally did not use the pool because I love the beach, but the pool was gorgeous. The staff held pool activities, beach activities, and there was a qualit .. More>
  APPLE RATINGS:    Exceptional Standard of Service & Quality;    Luxurious;
    Superior First Class;    First Class;    Comfortable;    Modest
    Superior to other hotels with the same rating;    Superior to other hotels with the same rating