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 5 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 5-minute drive away.
Based on 4497 reviews
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- 90% customer scores
- Platinum Villas available
- Platinum Cruises available
- 20kg luggage allowance
- 4T and 5T hotels
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. There are 2 sittings for dinner, the first 7pm to 8.30pm, and the second 9pm to 10.30pm. 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 grill and steakhouse, with 2 sittings for dinner. The first is 7pm to 8.30pm and the second is 9pm to 10.30pm. There's a dress code for dinner, and you'll need to book your table in advance.
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Double room sleeps up to 4, 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years. With ceiling fan, minibar restocked every 2 days, liquor dispenser and complimentary toiletries. Wi-Fi at a charge.
Double room sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years - can be sold as a single. With ceiling fan, minibar restocked every 2 days, liquor dispenser and complimentary toiletries. Wi-Fi at a charge
TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »
Such a lovely place
Me and my boyfriend visited here in June and had the nicest time. We are 23 and we're worried about the age range within the hotel, but when we arrived we found everyone very lovely and made some brilliant friends. The whole hotel has such a lovely safe feel and is very clean and well maintained. He beach is a nice stroll away and the streets surrounding are very nice. Been able to visit the other hotels is a bonus, however we definitely found our hotel to be the nicest! The room was nice, very quite and not too hot! The cleaner was amazing and left lots of towel animals (a tip really does make a difference). The entertainment was as you'd expect in an all inclusive, night time a bit cheesey, but the entertainment staff were unreal and worked so hard!! My boyfriend and our friends enjoyed all the games through the day! The beach is gorgeous! The sea is so lovely, but quite choppy (don't wear your sunglasses). There's a constant breeze which is lovely, but makes it very easy to get burnt. The food was amazing!! Buffet had so much choice and was very fresh! The BBQ on Sunday was amazing and the hot puddings, that changed every night, we're very worth saving room for! The Asian restaurant is nice if you like sushi. The Mexican is nice but nothing special. However, the steak house is amazing and we are here a few times as it was nice to be served, and the food was amazing and so much of it. Again, if you have the same waiter in the buffet, tip every now and again and he will look after you so much! Visit playa del Carmen, it's really nice. You can walk alone the beach there, but taxi back as it's a long way to walk there and back (we made that mistake!) Go to coco bongos! Such an incredible experience! We also did a speed boat trip that is half a day and well worth it, loads of fun! I can't big this place up enough! It's well worth giving it a go! I hope to return some day. More
BCS91, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1st Time in Mexico and could not be happier
1st time in Mexico and very impressed with hotel and the overall experience, travelled with wife and for my fiftieth birthday with Thomson and the Dreamliner, from arriving at Manchester airport to arriving at the hotel was a great experience, travelled premium with Thompson's and the staff could not do enough, arrived at hotel cases taken in to lobby then transported to my room by the hotel staff. All the staff were great, the food was great, the entertainment was a one step up from what I'm used too in an all inclusive. The drinks were fist class as long as you knew what to ask for(international brands). Done 2 trips, the 1st was the Thomson pub crawl, do it!!! the 2nd was Chichen, the tour was great at chichen and the coach service was outstanding but the lunch was poor and the sinkhole was overcrowded and in a bad state of repair, and the tour to Valladolid was a waste of time. But chichen and the bus made it worth it. The rooms are dated but served a purpose We were at the beach every day with plenty of beds and plenty of shade as the pool got a bit crowded with people reserving 2 beds each one in the sun and one in the shade. Sports bar a blessing with the air-con and the rest from the mosquitos! with the staff working extremely hard and putting up with some extremely bad customers. Overall the 10 hour flight, the humidity would be the only thing that would put me off but loved everything else. Any questions don't hesitate.More
ryhopeman, Sunderland, United Kingdom
2nd Visit - Still Brilliant
Just returned from our second visit to the Riu Tequilla. Once again, we had a brilliant holiday. The staff are really friendly and very helpful and could not do enough for us. The entertainment team work none stop and put on some really good shows (we particularly enjoyed the 70's & 80's Disco Show). The rooms are spotlessly clean and if there is anything that you need you only have to ask and it is there for you. We are hoping to make a third visit next year (something that we have never done before at any other hotel). Once again thanks to all the staff for making our visit such a memorable one.More
george c, St Helens, United Kingdom
We have stayed here twice both times we have had a fantastic time the staff are great the food can't be faulted entertainment staff & shows were great rooms were very clean drink topped up each day cocktails were great just can't fault it will go back one day.More
Mark S, Jersey, United Kingdom
Stayed here for two weeks, August 2014, with my wife and two daughters, aged 15 and 17, and we had a great holiday. The check in procedure was quick and easy and the basics explained as we checked in. The all inclusive was really good, with the buffet restaurant serving so much choice for breakfasts and evening meals. There is also a steak restaurant, with a choice of chicken or fish as well as the yummy steaks and an Asian, (chinnese style food) restaurant which can be booked at the buffet restaurant on the morning of the day you wish to eat, and was never problem getting a table, as we did several times. The hotel staff were fantastic, nothing was a problem and always with a smile. The evening entertainment was great! as were the day time activities at the pool and at the beach. We also tried the two sister hotels for the entertainment but the entertainment at the Tequila is better. We used the other two hotels for lunch times and again the food was faultless with a great selection. (The sister hotels were on the beach and more convenient when using the beach) . A short five minute walk takes you to the beach, or a little seven seater buggy would run up and down to the beach and back, but by the time you waited you might as well take the pleasant walk. The communal areas of the hotel had a nice atmosphere, and the lobby area was nice to chill out in whilst waiting for wives and daughters to appear, although the internet was slow, as per my daughters and you had to use your free 90 mins in one go (didn't bother me, came here to get away from all that). Cleanliness was to a very high standard, our two rooms were kept spotless by our friendly maid. We requested a preference for two adjacent rooms, on the top floor by contacting the hotel by e-mail back in March and they e-mailed us to confirm our request within the hour and the request was carried out as asked. Having had the experience at this Riu hotel, will more than likely go for another Riu hotel next year!More
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