Surrounded by tropical greenery, the Riu Tequila has a secluded setting and a great pool scene.
Tucked inside a palm grove in the quiet resort of Playacar, the Riu Tequila is a retreat. It only takes five minutes to walk to a peaceful platinum-shine beach from here.
This hotel is in a relaxed part of the Caribbean Coast. When you want to up the tempo, the colourful resort of Playa del Carmen is a five-minute drive away.
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Honeymooners receive a bottle of rum and fruit basket on arrival.
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Minibar and liquor dispenser in room. Snacks at set times.
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2 outdoor pools
With tonnes of sunbeds and thatched umbrellas dotted around the sun terrace, there's plenty of space to relax and soak up the sun.
Jalisco buffet restaurant
For breakfast and dinner. Jalisco offers buffet and on the spot cooking stations, where you’ll be able to watch dishes being prepared right in front of your very eyes. Themed buffet evenings are held three times a week. And there's a dress code for dinner.
La Lupita restaurant
If you'd like a late Continental breakfast, you'll be able to pick this up from the poolside restaurant and swim-up bar, La Lupita. There's a buffet lunch and an à la carte dinner in the way of a steakhouse. There's a dress code for dinner, and you'll need to book your table in advance.
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double room with balcony
Classic in style, these spacious double rooms all feature a balcony allowing in lots of natural light. Inside you'll find a ceiling fan, air-conditioning and satellite TV. These sleep 4 in 2 US queen-sized beds.
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Cannot fault this hotel
Riu don't disappoint...clean rooms great food gardens well tended. Loved watching the koatis running around the grounds. Superb weather and enjoyed the clean beach and the turquoise sea. Add a visit to chichen itza and you can't go wrong. Visited March 2017.More
Mike R, 186220
4Th time and just gets better
Fourth time here and the staff and service are amazing. 2 years since our last visit and remembered by reception staff,bar staff,and restaurant staff,even the porter. The location is excellent and you could walk to Playa Del Carmen town in 30 mins or Taxi for 90 Pesos.Read my past reviews. We are going back in SeptemberMore
Authentic Mexican Hotel
Stayed at the Riu Tequila in January - what a great place. Although not on the beach it is only approx. a 5 or 6 minute walk if you don't take the shuttle. The shuttle is very often full but the walk is pleasant. The beach is beautiful and it is where we spent most of our time. Although the pool area is attractive it is a bit crowded and hard to get a lounger. Preferred the lunch buffet at the beach to the one at the pool area. The buffet at the main restaurant is amazing for breakfast and dinner. So much selection and catering to so many tastes. I really appreciated the vegetarian section which offered a huge variety of food at dinner time. I would go back to the Tequila in a heartbeat. It is a little dated in someways but far more authentic than some of the other hotels along the beach strip. There is talk of the hotel being renovated ..... I say don't please! The only renovations should be fresh paint. A good priced hotel with great food, a fantastic beach and lovely grounds around the resort, along with perfect weather, what more do you want!!More
Wendy H, 154984
What a beautiful traditional hotel. Everything spotlessly clean, and staff so helpful and friendly. 3 minute walk from beach, lots of animals around local if you like them. Perfect for couples or families. We went on honeymoon but would certainly take our children here. Plenty of choice of food and drinks and also have access to other hotels for drinks and food. Highly recommendedMore
Nice position Needs work Food repetitive but ok Hard working staff Dirty around the pool Booked a room for 2 adults and one child No extra bed for 3 days of stay Ignorant smokers every where Entertainment very goodMore
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