Riu Yucatan

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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.

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! Enjoy watersports such as 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. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).

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
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).
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
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:
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.
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
Cribs available on request basis for a small fee.

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
678 Recommend
678 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Yucatan to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Feb 06 2017
Really liked this hotel.. The grounds were nice especially for a somewhat older facility. There were plenty of vegetation around so didn't seem too commercial. Beach was nice and a very good location from the pools, bars and restaurant. Food was just okay... Must get up really early to get a re .. More>
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Jan 18 2017
We had a wonderful time. Everything was of very high quality. Will definitely go back again in the future. .. More>
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Need attention
Jan 16 2017
On our first day the shower was broke .. More>
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Jan 05 2017
Staff were amazing, food ok, hotel clean abd nice grounds .. More>
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Thank you Apple Vacations
Dec 29 2016
We have used Apple for the past eight years. Your service is great and you are responsive. We would suggest that you really evaluate the hotel rating and stay on the hotel grounds to offer a transparent level of expectations for our stay. We really trust the Riu brand of hotels and this Riu Yucatαn .. More>
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Riu Yucatan our 2nd visit
Nov 23 2016
First time we were alone Jan 2014, second time Nov 2016 we were with our 18 month daughter. It was great, staff was wonderful although I had a feeling the night shows were a little bit boring this time. It also lacks activities for really small children like our daughter, but they did have balls an .. More>
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Jul 05 2016
Horrible food, service and overall quality. I will be writing a detailed letter, but I've stayed at many resorts in Mexico and this is by far the worst. .. More>
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Staff and service is outstanding!
Jun 29 2016
First time staying at a RIU resort and loved every minute of it. They truly are service oriented, everyone says hello (Ola), the food is mind blowing with all the choices and the beauty of it all. Clean and beautiful, well maintained and we even went to another property and had the same experienc .. More>
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Jun 18 2016
Disappointed in the early closing of pool .. More>
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Jun 02 2016
Apple Vacation Representative – Pamela Sec: • Was not competent in her job. She could not tell us when the transfer from our resort to the airport would happen. • She was not available at the resort per schedule. • She was not answering her phone when resort staff attempted to call her. • She was .. More>
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RIU Yucatan
Jun 01 2016
We had an excellent time, the beach was the best. We did have an issue with diarrhea and stomach issues in 4 out 5 people. Not sure if it was from the water or food. .. More>
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Fabulous holiday at the yucatan😎😎😎😎
bigstudz, pontypridd
Tue Feb 21 13:02:34 EST 2017
This hotel has it all, our holiday was absolutely perfect, from the beach, pools, rooms, food and drink everything was amazing, the staff especially anabel hernandez on the omellette station are so friendly and welcoming, we met loads of friends and loved it so much we have booked our wedding here january 2018, i really cant wait to return to this wonderful place😎😎😎❀❀

gavandstaceyland, barry
Mon Feb 20 05:38:57 EST 2017
Arrived 26th Jan for 2 weeks. Check in quick and easy and cases in room in minutes. I had previously emailed the hotel asking for a nice room as it was our wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed. Had room 1052 overlooking the Ibiza chill out pool with a bottle of champagne on ice and strawberries dipped in chocolate waiting for us. Room was great with everything you could need. Spent mornings on the beach and afternoons at the Ibiza pool where Erika the bar girl made the best cocktails The beach is stunning with lots of space and never had a problem getting sun beds. That said we were early birds always on beach by 8.30 The main pool we never used or the swim up bar as we preferred the quieter pool. As far as food is concerned you will never go hungry!!! Firstly the buffet restaurant had everything you could imagine for breakfast and good quality food but we didn't eat there in evenings as we preferred the a la cart restaurants and being served The Italian was our favourite help yourself to buffet for starter and main served at your table the prawn linguine was amazing and the staff especially David and Alex are great. You can also eat here lunchtime if you don't fancy the very busy buffet restaurant by the pool The Asian was pretty good too we ate there 3 times but once the food was not that good I think it depends on the chef and if the lady chef was working it meant cold food!! Steak house amazing rib eye steak and lots of other choices all served at your table. Mexican was probably the worse and for some reason this place has to be booked at breakfast We tried it for a second time as first wasn't to cleaver just in case we ordered the wrong thing however we ended up walking out it was that bad!! All the bar staff were great and more than happy to serve you the delicious cocktails or the famous boom boom tequila which was really nice Evening entertainment was a bit hit and miss but we enjoyed MJ El Divo and pop stars night but too many cheesy shows Visited the night club twice across the road at the tequila and that was good Didn't do any trips with Thomson but booked catamaran with the boys on beach which was a great day out over to the island of women but us and the couple we went with all were ill the next day which was a shame as it was great food at the time Overall we had a perfect holiday and ate and drank far too much but that's what holidays are for aren't they???? Met some lovely people too so thank you for a great holiday Riu Yucatan I would definitely return

Fantastic Holiday
pspeakman, Manchester, United Kingdom
Mon Feb 20 03:05:58 EST 2017
We have just got home from spending 11 nights at the Hotel Yucatan Mexico. I have no worries recommending this hotel to anyone, food was really good and a good variety steaks cooked to perfection in the main buffet. there was three restaurants a Mexican which we did not visit, but the Steak and the Italian restaurants was both of a high quality really enjoyed both, also there was a BBQ near the beach was also really good. The room we had was near to the quiet Pool, which was lovely and quiet. the only thing I would say is that the pools are not as clean as you would find in Europe, there was no shower near the quiet pool so people was getting in and out with sun cream on and this was not cleaned so it had a film on top. The sea was quite rough, so swimming was out of the question if you did not feel confident enough to cope with the waves.

Sun, sand and the Caribbean!
Travellingsince1962, Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Mon Feb 20 02:59:33 EST 2017
Very large hotel but with plenty of space and lots of sun beds. Very nice food, good cocktails, large rooms and very friendly staff. Not a quiet hotel - although the small pool area was quiet so we could read. We also enjoyed being able to have drinks and lunch at the two neighbouring Riu hotels. Playacar is a large, enclosed and gated enclave with about ten five star hotels and some lovely houses. We found it much better than staying in Playa del Carmen and felt very relaxed and safe.

Big resort with great food
Tamara S,
Sun Feb 19 18:14:49 EST 2017
We went there for a wedding in January 2015 and we're pleasantly surprised with the wide range of food which offered something a bit different everyday and a chef to cook your eggs in the morning, meat/fish/pasta for lunch/dinner. Try a tequila bangbang shot they're awesome. The beach has lots of chairs but can get full really fast so put your towel on the ones you want right after breakfast in order to have them when you decide to enjoy the beach. Seeweed is a problem but the crew work really had to get rid of it throughout the day. Long beach to walk or run in the morning and a 15 min walk to the main shops. They do the wedding ceremony on the beach where everyone is so not very private but nice.

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