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 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.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - 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 9620 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Family Holiday

    Great fantastic hotel, rooms are comfortable and cleaned daily with well stocked fridge. Lovely walk in shower with his and hers bathroom sinks. Entertainment is varied but also really good and the Friday night parties are some of the best we've been to. So much fun!! Halloween was incredible and such an effort made - a special mention to the staff of this hotel from the bar, restaurant waiters, groundskeeper, maids, cleaners, reception, management and the RIU staff in general. Simply the best we have met, everybody works so hard and is so friendly. We will be back. You can use the facilities of the RIU hotels closer to the beach however the pools and bars are more than ample at the tequila. To be honest we enjoyed the variety of all 3 hotels and the beach is literally an 8minute walk. Playacar is a gated development with lots of other hotels and villas and very safe and comfortable. There is a shopping area next to the hotel with various shops and markets - a little bit more pricey than the town but nowhere near as busy. Perfect holiday and we will be back.

    Nov 13, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Hotel!

    Currently here at the moment (November 11th) and this hotel is amazing! We came in 2017 and I was a bit worried about the new refurb the hotel has had and hoped it wouldn’t of lost its charm, but it hasn’t the charm is still there! The check in was very quick and was greeted with a lovely welcome drink. We have a lovely room in Villa 7 (room 714) and it’s perfect. Very quiet and our balcony looks over the gardens. Our room attendant Norma is lovely and does an excellent job. The grounds haven’t changed much apart from The 3 pools, addition of the Italian restaurant and the stage being in a different place, the whole hotel feels so much more open. The food here is amazing with something for everyone from the main buffet to the steakhouse, Italian, Asian and Mexican. All are fantastic and the waiting staff work so hard to make sure you have a fantastic meal. The bar staff all work hard too, especially in the pool bar. If you ask them they will make any drink you like. The iced coffee with baileys is definitely one to have. The entertainment staff are brilliant, and always there to chat to you and make sure you have a great time. The white and neon parties are a great new addition, so much fun and such a great atmosphere. Definitely will return again, maybe even next year 😊

    Nov 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Saving up to return!

    Riu Tequila was wonderful. We had access to 4 different restaurants a Bamboo Asian restaurant, Italian buffet restaurant with main meal waitered service, a fully waitered steak restaurant and the main buffet; you are spoilt for choice. Also having the option to access two other hotels and make use of their Mexican themed restaurant. The hotel was immaculate, the staff were friendly and attentive. The rooms were well presented and maintained. The pools were accessible and offered choice. There is a pool bar and they are all within reach of a daily BBQ. There is an on-site shop offering basic essentials and more. In addition less than a 5 minute walk are more shops outside the premises to the left. The evening entertainment offers choice, with a really wild white or neon party every Friday. There is an on-site nightclub of Pascha which continues serving all inclusive drinks until 3am! The beach is within walking distance or can have a shuttle for transfers. The beach offers lots of water sports activities, body boarding, jet skis, parasailing, canoeing, snorkelling, catamaran and banana boat rides. Mostly free with some exceptions. With the beach being on the doorstep of Yucatan, all inclusive drinks are readily available. The transfer takes an hour from Cancun airport and offers easy access. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and can see why many return. Will start saving now!

    Nov 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Anniversary holiday

    Here at time of writing 8th November 2019 cannot praise this hotel enough from the team at the front to those we see in passing they are courteous in every way nothing is too much for them the restaurants have something for everyone the catering staff from head chef down make you dining experience a joy I would like to highlight one member of the restaurant for special praise for his assistance and attentive attention to his clientele for there every need is Eduardo I cannot give his second name but he likes to just press on without any care ,his only interest is making you enjoy the experience so I thank him and hope others see him as a essential part of a great team once again I cant praise this hotel enough as I said I am still here at time of writing this many thanks adam oldham England

    Nov 08, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing holiday!

    Halfway through our two weeks here and it’s been exceptional. Hotel looks amazing after its refurbishment and works so well. Staff have been really good, special mention to David and Avimel (May have spelt that one wrong) at the pool bar. These two are a credit to the hotel and you need to give them a pat on the back for the great service they provide. Thanks so much Hotel Tequila for so many great memories. Vik and Jim in room 714

    Nov 07, 2019
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