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.
Riu Tequila was created with attention to decor, beautiful gardens, and wonderful pool areas, and takes the limelight when it comes to affordability and family-friendly concepts! Located across the road from the Riu Yucatan and Riu Playacar, it shares exchange facilities so guests can also enjoy the non-stop entertainment at two more RIU Resorts. Just a short distance from the beach, a trolley winds through gardens past a raised gazebo bar to the beach club.
Old Mexico is featured throughout Riu Tequila. The lobby mimics a small village with grand pillars, arches, iron lanterns, and ceilings painted in swirls and decorated with mosaics. A trolley winds through lush tropical gardens past a raised gazebo bar in a courtyard and down to the beach club. The pool area is Hawaiian-style with boulders and waterfalls. Great carved doors open to the main restaurant, Jalisco, in early Mexican style with international buffets. The informal Lupita Restaurant offers poolside snacks.
This family-friendly resort offers a great vacation value, from live entertainment to an array of sports including non-motorized watersports. Kids will be entertained in the RiuLand Mini-Club and enjoy the playground and supervised activities. Adults can enjoy the nightlife at the popular La Pinata Disco with guests of the other Riviera Maya Riu Resorts. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).
Accommodations are comfortable and have features such as a fully stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser. Junior suites with a living area are available, perfect for a little extra room.
LocationPlaya del Carmen - Off Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
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: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room February through April. Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any RIU property, at any time during the year. RIU Hotels & Resorts, reserves the right to withhold admission to any Spring Breaker. The hotel reserves the right of admission and may request clients to show passport or official ID to prove full identification. 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. Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring break groups or unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
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.
One person of 18 years or over in every room. No student groups under 21 all year long
Minimum check in age is 18 (Jan. - Feb.) (May - Dec.)
Minimum check in age is 21 (Mar. - Apr.)
Please be aware that due to changing weather and ocean conditions, beach shapes and characteristics may vary.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 9237 reviews
Wedding and holiday
we have just got back today from an amazing 2weeks at the tequila, 18 of us went there for our wedding, we got married on the beach Jacqueline was our co ordinator and she was lovely, can't fault anything from the beach setting, flowers, evening meal everything was just beautiful, the staff at the hotel were so polite and the activities team was really good that helped my grandchildren to have a great holiday. An amazing holiday and can't wait to return. Thanks to everyone at the tequila for making our holiday one to remember
We stayed for 2 weeks at the Riu Tequila, we absolutely loved the hotel. Rooms are a great size, fantastic aircon (which you'll need after a day of scorching heat) the optics and mini are a great touch especially, if like us, you're not a fan of the entertainment. Shower us good and the room is immaculately cleaned daily with fresh towels. Be careful of sitting out on the balcony, this is where the mosquitos will eat you alive. Speaking of which, I usually react really badly to bites but not this time, I took Avon skin so soft dry oil and put it in after each shower, I swear by this now! Food was fab. It would be good if you could book the restaurants, we ended up foregoing the steakhouse because you had to start queuing at 6.30pm and that interfered with beer o clock! The italian was nice though and to be honest the buffet restaurant was fantastic with loads to chose from. Great cocktails and beer is fine. We didn't get any tummy upsets whilst here which was my biggest fear. The staff are amazing, Nancy at the towrl hut was especially lovely and everyone is so hardworking. We will return to this hotel for definate
birthday and anniversary
Visited 4th may 19 for 11nts, had a fantastic time, all staff constantly smiling, very friendly, food good, steak house was very good, bar staff very attentive to our needs. only downside was the racoon type things, coming into bar area and drinking out of glasses, and pinching food. didnt like that at all. other than that it was amazing. rooms cleaned to a high standard.
Aircon is a waste of time
Just arrived & given rooms 1113 & 1114. Even though rooms are nice the aircon is virtually non-existant. Told by reception that in upper floor rooms the aircon doesnt work as well as downstairs cos of the pipes which is ludicrous considering its just been refurbished. You cannot adjust the aircon up or down. Now cant unpack as hopefully moving tomorrow so a day wasted messing about & living out of suitcases not happy at all, not a good start. Moral of the story is dont accept upper floor rooms as aircon crap.
2nd vacay here even better
Stayed at Riu Tequila first time in 2016 had an awesome time. Hotel was renovated in 2018 so we decided to return. Another great vacation. Staff is exceptional, updated rooms are clean and comfortable, food is excellent. More pools and seating. 10 minute walk to the beach which we like after eating so much! Will return again :)