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!
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.
CALLE CHACA, 33 SUPER MANZANA, 23
PLAYA DEL CARMEN
011-52-984-873-1266 or 873-0304
Barber / Beauty Salon
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby
Number of Pools: 3
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.
Number of Courts: 3
Outdoor Courts: 3
Lighted Courts: 3
Court Fee: Complimentary.
Water Sports on Site
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
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
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 -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
Riu Yucatan features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Yucatan:
An Italian a la carte offering buffet-style starters. Men must wear long pants, and reservations are required.
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.
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.
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).
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
Babysitting Fee: $8.00 per hour
Cribs available on request basis for a small fee.
Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
579 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Yucatan to their friends and family
Loved the hotel loved the food rooms wer basic ... The shower is nxt to the kitchen with a see through door ... Absolutely no privatsey ... Staff wer fab ... Weekends wer a bit mad when the locals...
Loved the hotel loved the food rooms wer basic ... The shower is nxt to the kitchen with a see through door ... Absolutely no privatsey ... Staff wer fab ... Weekends wer a bit mad when the locals arive lol xxx beach was fab I took my small fold up fishing rod was told by staff don't even try it ... I will loose rod n have a large on the spot fine by the local police even if you buy a £50 licence b4 you go xxx
Amazing yucatan!! Best holiday ever
Thu Feb 26 13:46:34 EST 2015
I stayed here with my mum in the middle of January for two weeks. We flew out for her birthday on the 5th. I have been to Cuba, Jamaica, Australia, America and by far my two weeks all inclusive at...
I stayed here with my mum in the middle of January for two weeks. We flew out for her birthday on the 5th. I have been to Cuba, Jamaica, Australia, America and by far my two weeks all inclusive at this hotel has been my most favourite. The hotel layout and pools are fantastic, all the staff are so kind and friendly and caring. From the gardeners to the cleaners and chefs and bar staff, hotel reception. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The food was fantastic a choice of everything you could want and cocktails galore! Mention to the Thomson reps Dan and Emma. (Or Amy) sorry I am rubbish with names. Fantastic reps, helpful. Kind. Always there if you needed them and always with a smile. Cheers you guys!! Ishya our tour guide on the canal boat party trip. And Sergio who took us on the tour of chichen itza.The whole two week Holiday was just fantastic. Loved everything! I would recommend this hotel to everyone. It's only a ten minute walk to local shops and small market stools. Ten min taxi ride into main playa del Carmen. Do it. You will have the time of your life!!! Thanks Mexico, thanks RIU YUCATAN. See you again one day.
Mac K, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Thu Feb 26 12:00:54 EST 2015
Our first impression of the hotel was positive as we arrived, the safe that welcomed us were very polite and helpful. On venturing into the reception, which was very bright and lively things just got...
Our first impression of the hotel was positive as we arrived, the safe that welcomed us were very polite and helpful. On venturing into the reception, which was very bright and lively things just got better. The room which was on the ground floor was bright, clean and spacious everything you could ask for after a ten hour flight. During our two week stay we were never disappointed by the food, drink or entertainment and would recommend the hotel and staff to anyone.
952happy, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Thu Feb 26 04:51:01 EST 2015
hotel amazing, checkin so quick, food so much choice and very good quality, ate mostly in main buffet restaurant, italian was great for lunch no need to book lunch time, steak restaurant great with...
hotel amazing, checkin so quick, food so much choice and very good quality, ate mostly in main buffet restaurant, italian was great for lunch no need to book lunch time, steak restaurant great with excellent service as were all the bars and restaurants, staff were so friendly and some of the nicest people you will ever meet and so hard working, entertainment team brilliant and most of the shows 930pm to 1030pm very good, lots of fun around the main pool and beach area and in afternoon we went to quiet pool with plenty of sun and shade if you want, 4 hammocks and 4 beds plus loads of sun beds, tried sports bar in tequila for the football which was great, all told a brilliant holiday hope to save enough to go again in the next year or two
Another great vacation
JakiMaria, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Wed Feb 25 13:18:11 EST 2015
This was our second time visiting and we were worried that the hotel wouldn't live up to our first visit. Our first visit was before the renovation of the hotel and I have to say I love the changes...
This was our second time visiting and we were worried that the hotel wouldn't live up to our first visit. Our first visit was before the renovation of the hotel and I have to say I love the changes and additions made to the property. Prior to arriving I emailed the hotel with room requests as we had 5 rooms and they honoured all of them.
The food was as good or better than we remembered. The only restaurant we didnt eat at was Mexican, all others were really good as was the buffet.
Service everywhere was really great but at times we wished there was pool/beach service. The servers that did come around periodically with trays of different drinks was a nice touch.
The entertainment team was really good but it seemed that there was a long lull in the afternoon.
The beach is glorious and if you are worried about getting a chair, don't be. The beach staff work tirelessly ensuring everyone has chairs.
The rooms are just fine for vacationing and maid service is really spot on. Use the door marker to have your room made up when you leave for the day and it is done quickly.
We walked the beach into playa del carmen one day and it took about 30 minutes, not a bad walk at all. There are some beautiful properties to see along the way.
One evening we all took a cab into town as we do each year and are noticing way too much commercialization year over year. Who wants to see American Eagle and Forever 21 in Playa?
Other than that, we had no complaints. We would definitely return.
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