Riu Palace Las Americas  

This elegant beachfront hotel doesn’t just look the part – it delivers a pair of sea-view pools, a stylish spa and a collection of speciality à la carte restaurants.

This place is just steps away from a stretch of gently shelving white sand, just a few minutes from lively Cancun. It’s got a pair of pools to its name, plus a dining scene that includes 5 speciality restaurants.

The hotel has twin turrets, each with a cupola and statue atop. Interiors are equally impressive – suites come with regal red and gold colour schemes, while the lobby features painted ceilings and crystal chandeliers.

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Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners will receive a complimentary fruit basket and an extra bottle of tequila in their room the day after arrival.

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  24-hour drinks.  24-hour snacks.

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Outdoor pool

A good-sized pool with plenty of space to relax, plus there's an adjoining whirlpool bath too.

Buffet restaurant

Offering breakfast lunch and dinner with on-the-spot show cooking, and twice-weekly themed evenings.

Evening entertainment programme

Live music and shows.

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junior suite

Junior suite sleeps up to 4 with 1 king-size or 2 double beds. Air-conditioning, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, phone, liquor dispenser restocked every 2 days, coffee-maker, iron and board, hairdryer, 24-hour room service, turndown service and toiletries.

junior suite

Junior suite sleeps up to 4 with 1 king-size or 2 double beds, air-conditioning, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, phone, liquor dispenser restocked every 2 days, coffee-maker, iron and board, hairdryer, 24-hour room service, turndown service and toiletries. Can be sold as a single.

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Just returned from Paradise!

What a wonderful, Hotel, professional and friendly from them porter opening the door! Quick and efficient check in with a drink offered as we did this! Soooo clean everywhere, rooms very large with everything you could possibly need. Food great and service and entertainment very good. Would definitely returnMore

bonesytrev, Sunderland, England, United Kingdom

Suenos hecho en Mexico,

This was my second time staying at this hotel having been previously in 2005. Having read some of the reviews prior to going I was a little worried that the hotel had fallen into decline but I needn't have worried. Upon arrival we were treated like royalty, comp upgrade to a sea view, welcome drink while checking in which after a 10hr flight was a welcome treat. I really do hope they don't revamp the old girl too much, yeah the rooms could do with an update, new furniture and refurbished bathrooms etc, but I really hope they don't rip the public spaces and restaurants apart. Throwing up purple plastic chairs and cheap cheap shiny stuff over the place will ruin it. The Riu Cancun next door now looks like a shopping mall when you walk in. RPLA still has the jaw dropping wow factor :) Room was spotlessly clean and was kept that way throughout our stay as was all the public areas. Restaurants were fine, always plenty on offer in the buffet, we ate in the Steakhouse, Italian, Mexican and Krystal. Didn't have an issue getting a reservation. Staff as always are the jewel in the crown of this place. They all work so hard and always have a smile on their faces, Juan kept us hydrated by the pool during the day, Watch out for Dennis running about like a manic in the buffet restaurant and Ernesto in the terrace bar by the showtime serving up Scooby Doo shots like they're going out of fashion, great guy. Plenty to do near by close to the strip with Coco Bongo a 10 min walk away. Bus stop outside the Riu Cancun costs 10.5 pesos single trip worth it if your heading into downtown or along to La Isla shopping centre. Loved it hear and can't wait to come back.More

Karenb1873, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Great time in Cancun at the RPLA

We arrived and were greeted by Daniel at the desk, he was great. Very friendly and eager to get our vacation off to a great start. The hotel was just what we hoped for, very clean but not too modern. It had Caribbean charm. The food was good to very good, there were some items that weren't great but the buffet had enough options to keep everyone happy.We did try most of the restaurants and they were good as well. The pools were very nice, Juan our server at the pool always kept us with fresh drinks and great service. We also spent time in the lobby bar with our bartender Abu who also gave us great service. The room was clean and was kept that way our entire stay. we did notice the musty smell some mentioned when we first got there but being in a humid climate next to the ocean, not sure how any hotel would not have it. You really don't notice after a couple days. the location was good walking distance to a couple of the local nightclubs. We would definitely go back. We did visit the other RIU next store but it had been updated and we didn't like the more modern look and preferred our hotel. The beach was great, smaller like some have said but very nice and better than the beach at some of the hotels next store. Room had a mini bar and fridge that they kept stocked. The view from the room was excellent we were on the 5th floor. We stayed for 8 nights and the only negative thing would have been the ice machine in the hall was noisy, they did fix it the day before we left :) There are souvenir shops within walking distance and there is a bus stop in front of the hotel next store so it can be easy to get around.More

Snoviper, Syracuse, New York

Great Hotel!!! Loved This All Inclusive

Long and short of it, WOULD DEFINITELY GO BACK!!! I really had a great experience at Riu Palace Las Americas. I will recommend it to all my friends. A few people said it needed to be updated and I disagree. I loved the old world charm of it. I was talking to a lot of people that had stayed next door, prior to it being renovated and they said they didn't do a renovation they did a ruination. So I went next door and it was way to modern for me. I like the one we stayed at. I took my son for his graduation present. It was like spending 7 days in paradise. I did not smell mold or mildew and I thought the place was absolutely beautiful. I loved all the wood. The buffet was great, all the time. The restaurants were nice, the drinks were great, food was great and the people that waited on us were out of this world fantastic. You could not want for a drink or for our table to be cleared. They were the most attentive, friendly people I've ever dealt with. They were also cleaning all the time. The resort was so clean and so well taken care of. Next time I go to Cancun, I will definitely go back.More

scrapvixen, shorewood, IL

Can't go wrong w/ Riu!

Clean, relaxing, beautiful pool area, and excellent service in the restaurants! Buffet was more than enough and we enjoyed the specialty restaurants. We have stayed at several Riu resorts in the past and, as always, this was a great value!More

Cord2011, New York City, New York

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