Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values

Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availability at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request), $35 spa credit on a selected couples massage for two (120 min). This discount applies per couple, per stay and does not apply with other promotions and discounts.

Just steps from the shops and nightlife in Cancun, the adults-only (18+) Riu Palace Las Americas is the perfect place for an all-inclusive Cancun vacation. Step into a lobby that is beyond extravagant, with great columns rising to hand-painted domes in gold leaf and floral designs, a stained glass ceiling, Edwardian furniture in rich satin and extraordinary chandeliers.

All amenities are offered for the first-class traveler: a spa with a rooftop solarium and Jacuzzi, a lavish nightclub with live shows and entertainment, and high-end suites with luxurious furnishings. An infinity pool appears to flow into the turquoise sea framing a white sand beach. Activities include table tennis, volleyball, windsurfing, snorkeling, and more. 

Hailed for excellent dining, there is a selection of five à la carteor grand buffet restaurants. Recently revamped menus now offer a wide range of cuisine and finer ingredients at the  à la carte restaurants, as well as the incorporation of a vegetarian menu in all restaurants. Fine cuisine is served at Los Arcos Italian restaurant, Sakura Japanese restaurant, Tio Pepe Mexican restaurant, Krystal Fusion restaurant, and a Grill and steakhouse. Domestic and imported drinks are served 24-hours a day and the mini-bar and liquor dispenser in the rooms are restocked regularly.


Cancun - Beach
Cancun, Mexico (CUN) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2004
Accessible rooms: 3
Floors: 8
Total rooms: 372


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.
Advisory The Municipality of Solidaridad will be charging an Eco Tax of 20.00 Mexico Pesos (approx. $1.10 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the natural beauty of the destination the area and its surroundings.
Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted
Advisory The Municipal Government of Benito Juarez will be charging all guests in the area of Cancun and Puerto Morelos an Environmental Sanitation Tax of a minimum $30.00 Mexican Pesos (approx. $1.60 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the extraordinary beauty of the area.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
Minimum Guest Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Spring Break Policies: Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during February thru May. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfers to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Please be aware that due to changing weather and ocean conditions, beach shapes and characteristics may vary.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 2247 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent hotel & stay

    Just returned from 10 nights at the hotel, and had a superb holiday, hotel, staff, and facilities are the best, full 5 star status. The beach is a heaven, and rooms of a very high standard. Great food selection, and variety of restaurants, will return next year, well impressed with all at the Riu Palace Las America's

    Aug 13, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Property, watch out for the spiked drinks at the swim up bar.

    Beautiful hotel, the staff was always helpful and the place was kept sparkling clean. The food was very good and well prepared. Loved the Japanese, buffet, Italian and the Black and White steakhouse. The service for drinks at the beach and in the bars was excellent. The only problem we had was at the swim up bar at the pool. Drinks(beer) came fast and without ordering. I was given spiked beer with Tequila in them after my first few beers. I asked for bottled beer and when not looking was given spiked beer. I learned the next day from a new friend from Australia that she saw one of the bartenders add booze to beer and hand it off to me and others. If they think it is funny to ruin a vacation by making a patron sick and pass out, they need to be dealt with immediately! This happened Thursday August 8th, 2019. I lost a day and a half of my vacation due to this practice. So fair warning to anyone going to this or any other all inclusive resort, watch what you are being served, ask to have the bottle of beer or wine to be opened in front of you, and do not drink from the open bottles in your room.

    Aug 13, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Second time... coming back for the third!

    My sister and I visited last December for a quick sisters getaway, it was our second trip to this Riu and it was like coming home! Beautiful views from the second you walk in, check in a breeze and we received a free upgrade to a wrap around balcony room. Things we love: the location, the service, the views, the food, free room service, and easy access to the Riu next door. It is an easy and safe walk to nearby shops. We are coming back this year and sharing our special place with our husbands this year... looking forward to another great visit. Riu never lets us down!

    Aug 13, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great times

    This was our second time visiting this fabulous location, and by far the best one yet, nothing but a great things, will definitely comeback and enjoy ourselves once again, till then C’Ya save me a nice spot on that gorgeous beach.

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    What a shame!!

    We were so excited to be visiting this place after hearing raved reviews. Check in is where it went downhill. We came here to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I booked a package which indicated we would get a balcony ocean view suite. When we checked in we were told we had to pay to "upgrade" The manager was called over and told us we have to pay almost $300 more. We did just because we were tired and did not want to ruin our getaway. We also asked for late checkout again (after emailing them several times) and were promised they would handle it. We get to our room and the smell of mildew was so strong. We packed damprid, kept the ac and fan on at all times and still had so much moisture that we did daily splits slipping all over the floors. Three damp rids were filled in a week!! We tried to make the best of it and enjoy the pools, beaches and restaruants. The food was great and the service from all the servers was amazing. We tipped very very well. Abu at the bar was funny and quick. All the staff (aside from the front desk) were amazing. They accommodated my dietary issues with no problems whatsoever. We enjoyed the quiet pool because it wasn't filled with rowdy young people who drank all day and never left the pool to use the restroom. While hanging near the infinity pool we noticed alot of drug dealing activiy near the beach and on property. They came right up to the pools which was a bit unnerving. They also allow smoking everywhere. People were smoking at the buffet, in the pools, corriders etc. It was disgusting. The pools also close at 6:30PM!! We have never been to any resort where the pool closes so early. This was the dealbreaker for us for sure!! The shows were amazing but nothing else to do other than that. The beach is small but kept very clean. There was always someone cleaning everywhere we went. The 24 lounge was convieneint for bottle water but smelled so bad. I don't know how anyone would eat the garbage in there. The coffee place was great and had excellent service. We chose this place because it was adults only but there were many many drunk young people. We were awoken several nights to people screaming, yelling, blasting music up/down the halls/slamming doors etc. There was also vomit all over the beach. The day of checkout we asked for a 2 hour later checkout and was told they could do it-just come to the front desk. We go to the front desk and they say it will be $50 for late checkout!! I almost lost it at this point. We love to travel and have been repeat customers at a bunch of places. This place will not be one of them!!

    Aug 10, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519