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. 

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 nonstop 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. 


Playa del Carmen - Off Beach
Cancun, Mexico (CUN) : 34 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1998
Last Renovation: 2008
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 2
Total rooms: 664


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

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
Current Renovations: Description: As of May 31st, 2011, RIU Hotels & Resorts will no longer exchange US Dollars for Mexican pesos in its properties located in Mexico due to measures the Mexican Government has taken to regularize the flow of US Dollars (cash) in the country.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
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: 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.

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer 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.

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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 9426 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We had a fantastic holiday the hotel is lovely, the food was very nice, the service is brilliant. The Guys who work the pool bar are absolutely fabulous so hard working they don’t stop for a minute. The only issue we had was there’s only one toilet block for all the pools and we didn’t seem to see many people use them. Our room was clean and modern the maid service is top notch. There’s plenty of wildlife, family’s of coatis patrol the hotel grounds what opportunistic creatures they are it was very entertaining watching them take advantage of a free meal. The beach is a ten minute walk you can catch the cart if you don’t want to walk there. Up the road on the left is a real ale bar it’s only small but well worth a visit. Thank you Riu Tequila we had a blast.

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Don't want to go home

    Currently into our last day at the Riu Tequila and honestly none of us want to go home, place is fabulous. The friendly, attentive staff want to go that extra mile to make sure you have a great holiday. The white party last night was rocking and my head is doing the same this morning. Food was fantastic, so much choice and with the added bonus of 4 alternative restaurants if a change is fancied. The entertainment staff work exceptionally hard to make sure there is always something going off. My 1 slight criticism would be the lack of hand sanitising stations at the buffet entrance, something more visible and encouraged would be a good idea. Finally I'd like to take this opportunity to thank ALL the hotel staff for a holiday that ranks as 1 of our best ever. Home now to book again for next year.

    Aug 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best holiday ever

    Just returned from a 11 night stay at Riu Tequila, Me and my wife (both in our late 50's) my daughter and partner in their 30's and my 18 month old grandson, and I must say it was the best holiday experience we have ever had. The staff were all amazing, especially in the dining rooms, they were chatty always smiling and nothing was too much trouble for them. I would recommend this hotel to anyone 100% Thanks.

    Aug 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Another Fabulous Holiday

    We visited your hotel again in May 2019 having been several times before and the first since refurbishment. As usual all the staff were very polite, helpful, accommodating and always happy. We were very impressed with the refurbishment and had a wonderful holiday. A point of note, the old system of booking the the a la carte restaurants seemed to work better for us than the present system, especially the very popular steakhouse as it seems the only way to guarantee a seat is to arrive at 6.30pm which although may be suitable for young families doesn’t work very well for us! Friday Night laser show is a must and saves paying for Coco Bongo, it comes to Riu Tequila! All in all, yet another fabulous holiday, thank you for our nice room and look forward to seeing you again soon. Please pass on Thank You to all your staff.

    Aug 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel. Am going to book again! 10/10!

    What a brilliant hotel. Easy to walk around, reasonably clean, fantastic staff very friendly. Was so easy from the minute we arrived. Check in was simple even gave us a drink on arrival. Someone took our bags to the room so they arrived a couple of minutes after we did. Fantastic hotel. Would highly recommend. Room was reasonably sized for 3 people. Clean and fresh bedding daily. Fridge was full of beers and soft drinks and restocked every couple of days Food was ok. What we expected for all inclusive but was a vast variety everyday. In the afternoon and evening-a selection included: Mexican, pastas, pizzas, fish, chips and nuggets for the kids, huge salad bar, bread, vegetarian In the morning- eggs,bacon, sausages,cereals, toast, pasties, fruits -so much selection you could never go hungry. Drinks- Only had xxx beer but lots of cocktails , spirits, tea coffee, soft drinks and cool mineral water available. Bbq by pool in afternoon had nachos, bbq chicken, burgers salad. Lots of great activities throughout the day. Pool party, water polo, aqua aerobics, circuit training, darts, beach volleyball, tour around kitchen the list goes on. There is a kids club and separate kids pool that is fenced off so the kids are pretty safe. There are 4 other pools. One with bar and seating in,one large pool and 3 meduim pools. One is used for all the pool activities. Never struggled finding a lounger. There were people who reserved theirs with a towel in the morning usually under one of the shelters but there were still beds avavilable even after this. Sometimes we wouldnt get the the pool until after lunch and still find somewhere to sit. Easy to get the the beach. A free golf buggy comes every 10 mins or so or its a 10 minute walk- its all covered so you avoid the sun which is nice. 10 minute taxi ride into town that cost us about £5. They do harass you in the town to go into look at thier shops but to be honest there is a shop a short walk away and one on site so not necessary to go into town if you want a souvenir as you can get the same in either of the shops near by. Cocktails are nice. You can purchase reusable straws from your rep. Pools were nice and clean and also cleaned through the day. White party and neon party alternate every friday. All the rui hotels nearby come. It was amazing such a good vibe. The place is decorated brilliantly. Free wifi for 3 devices. Atm machine. There are 4 al a carte resturants too. Steak house, asian, italian and mexican (which is by the beach) You have to book the mexican but the other 3 have 2 different sittings that you just turn up to on at the time stated. You get everything on the menu, 2 starters, a choice of meat / steaks, burger or chicken burger and all the sides and a choice of pudding These were nice too. Weather was great. Had 2 hours of rain in 12 days. Lots of mosquitos in evening so would take lots of repellent or cover up as much as you can at night but it is still hot at night. Sports bar showed main sporting events and had a help your self food station. This was nice and air conditioned. Pool table that cost about 80 pesos. Would highly recommend this hotel and will be coming back in the future. The staff are so friendly and will help you if you need it.

    Aug 09, 2019
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