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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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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.

Local Phone: 011-52-984-87...
Fax: 011-52-984-873-1266 or 873-0304
E-mail Address: /sapmnt/P01/transfer/MM/out
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (5 km)
Number of Pools: 3

Swim-up Bar
Recently rennovated, Riu Yucatan offers three freshwater pools!
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: 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
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
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).
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
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
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Riu Yucatan features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Yucatan:
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.
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.
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).
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
Game Room

Babysitting Fee: $8.00 per hour

Cribs available on request basis for a small fee.

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579 Recommend
579 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Yucatan to their friends and family

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September 15 loobeys
Patricia L, Woking, United Kingdom
Mon Oct 05 14:50:06 EDT 2015
This is one of the best hotels we have stayed at the rooms are clean and comfortable The staff are friendly and welcoming they have a wonderful and fun loving entertainment Staff excellent food had a wonderful holiday. More>

Recommend to friends
Kevin F, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Sun Oct 04 13:19:20 EDT 2015
Hotel and food was excellent good entertainment , ,staff was friendly rooms nice and clean. We could not fault anything about this hotel.Only 15 mins from local shops, The entertainment staff kept you involved in anything what was going on it was up to you if you join in. Beach was clean. More>

Excellent hotel and holiday
Gary P, Oxford, United Kingdom
Sun Oct 04 04:55:51 EDT 2015
The hotel was recommended to us and are we glad we listened. The hotel was clean and tidy with staff always friendly and always greeted you with a hola no matter what time of day. The reception staff were always helpful and nothing was ever to much for them. The entertainment staff never stopped from 1000 in the morning until the end of the nights entertainment. They again were always polite and would always stop and have a chat with you. Tried to get everyone involved in all activities which they always did and you could guarantee that fun would be had. The food was never boring as the variations never stopped. Apart from going to the steak and Thai restaurants twice I don't think I had the same meal twice. Again the waitering staff were always friendly and would facilitate any request with a smile and excellent service. The Thompson reps(mark,tammy) were brilliant and gave good advice with the welcoming brief be very helpful. Again always on hand to solve any requests throughout the day. All I all a really great holiday and would honestly go bak again. More>

Wonderful Holiday
tel61, Telford, United Kingdom
Sat Oct 03 16:34:07 EDT 2015
One of the best holidays I've had, the hotel is very modern, the rooms are clean and spacious. Plenty of food choices, I dined in all the specialist, would not recommend the steak and Mexican restaurants, steak though massive was very tough, and I found the Mexican food very bland, this was not the case in the main restaurants. All bar areas were great, but I would agree with other reviews the lobby bar can be very hot so air conditioning would be a welcome addition. Never had a problem finding a bed round the pool, preferred the main pool area due to the sea breeze. Beach was lovely and yes there was seaweed, but why that's a problem is beyond me. The entertainment staff work very hard and the evening shows were much better than expected. Yes they do finish by about 11 o'clock but for me that was perfect. We did several trips, both day and night, one tip if you are going to do an evening trip it must by Captain Hook, we had some much fun, the only drawback is the journey to and returning from Cancun, because of other pick ups it can take 2 hours there and 2 hours back. Would I go back, like a shot, my other half always says he would never go to the same place twice, but the day after we got home he was looking for next year. More>

Faith A, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Fri Oct 02 16:35:49 EDT 2015
Hotel was lovely. Food was good. Staff were great especially the animation team, they work so hard. A special thank you to the Thompson Team, Mark n Tammie, they were very lovelyl. Another thank you to our cleaner, Juan Carlos. He was great. The downside was the room itself, there was no privacy, bathroom was too open, we were husband n wife sharing a room with a relative. There was no single bed just a camp bed which is unfair considering that the relative was paying adult single fare for a single bed which was a camp bed?? More>

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