Riu Yucatan  

From its trio of pools to its luxury spa, the beachside Riu Yucatan has a lot going for it.

Sandwiched between jungle-like greenery and a white ribbon of sand, the Riu Yucatan has a tropical setting. Still, the vibrant town of Puerto Del Carmen is only a 5-minute drive away.

The hotel was recently refurbished, so bedrooms are really fresh. The makeover gave them modern new colour schemes and big new flatscreen TVs.

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Food & Drink

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

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected imported and local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Snacks at set times.

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Outdoor pool

This large pool is ideal for activities with plenty of space for everyone.

Buffet restaurant

Each evening has a themed night, expect Mexican, Asian and Caribbean foods or simply enjoy fresh meat or fish from the grill - breakfast, lunch and dinner.

RiuLand Kids' Club

For 4-7 and 8-12 years.

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double room - single occupancy

Double rooms have space for three adults or two adults and two children - can be sold as a single. Includes ceiling fan, liquor dispenser, iron, ironing board on request and complimentary toiletries. Cots are available.

double room

Double rooms have space for three adults or two adults and two children. Includes ceiling fan, liquor dispenser, iron, ironing board on request and complimentary toiletries. Cots are available.

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Perfect!! But one word of advice!

Visited the yucatan from 9th - 19th March. Would deffinitly reccomend the taxi transfers from the airport as it saves sitting on a coach for over an hour!! First impressions of the hotel are amazing, and it kept getting better. Rooms are spacious and clean, bathroom area is near enough spotless! The air conditioning is super, not noisy so you can leave it on all night! The food halls have the best spread of food I've ever seen! Yes, it's pretty much the same every day, but people need to be adventurous, or go out for a meal of an evening maybe?? Anyway, breakfast is good, although a bit of a mad rush at times, but the waiters will always offer you coffee or a drink of your choice, lunch is a mad rush, but a small meal is usually just what you want so it's fine, and evening meal, again is superb!! We tried the Italian and Mexican ala carte, and we only rated the Italian 'ok' and actually walked out of the Mexican it was that bad. The beach is lovely! Although there was a lot of sea weed the breeze was welcome! And the sand won't burn your feet!! The staff through the whole hotel are super! Always seems happy to say hola and they employ a lot of cleaners and ground keepers to make the hotel as clean as possible!! Would highly reccomend venturing outside the hotel a couple days and evenings, turn right and carry on walking, and you'll end up on 5th avenue (40 mins max) and there are lots of amazing restaurants and shops, still with a Mexican feel! Pools are clean and perfect temperature, but we chose the chill out pool every time, with the bar close by for a cold fruit drink, it was perfect for us! The word of advice - avoid going during Americas spring break. As soon as they arrived, there was sort of an atmosphere of the hotel trying to cater for it's guests, and then cater for the fun lovers! Me and my partner are both in our early 20's and I've visited magaluf for a lads holiday, we understand what it's all about, and respect that, and it's the Americans equivalent of us going there, but for a relaxing holiday which isn't cheap, surely you don't want the roudyness going on around you, but that might just be us! All in all, a perfect holiday and would reccomend doing the akamul trip!! More

Ross B, Somerset

Good hotel

Stayed at Yucatan from 5th -12th March 2015, previously stayed at the Palace Riviera Maya. Whilst this is not a palace everything is much the same except for the lack of a drinks waiter but hey I've got legs and i can get my own drinks. Staff are very helpful and always cheerful, food gets a bit repetitive but thats the same in all riu hotels i think. Beach was good, more seaweed this time than our last visit but could just be time of year. overall good holiday apart from the 4 and a half hour delay at Cancun on the way home due to system failure, chaos ! would stay here again in future.More

Brotherlouis8, Woking, United Kingdom


We've stayed here 5 times now the best holiday we have ever had the hotel 10/10 food plenty full 10/10 all the staff 10/01 bar staff 100/100 this won't be our lat visit don't believe the band reviews it's a fantastic place to stay we met people who visit every year without fail if it was they and us would not returnMore


Amazon holiday

Where do I start. Travelled with thomson ion the Dreamliner, very nice food and drink included plenty of legroom in standard seats. Make sure you take a pen as you need to fill in visa forms when laded Transfer was not to long and check in was quick. When we got to our room someone had used the showder???? Rang reception and they sent maid around who completely cleaned the room again. The hotel is very clean staff pleasant and very helpful. The food is to die for. You will never Stugge to find something to eat. The bookable restaurants are also good the American one we had rib eye steak which was cooked to perfection. You do have to book early but this was not a problem for us as with the time difference we found we were up around 630 every day. You can have any drink that you want, just ask and the staff will make you it up. Sailing and kiyaking on the bech was free and you can also use several other Rui hotels nearby. We had a fantastic time and the weather was an erly pleasant 25 ish every dy hitch is great for January. I would say take some mozzarella repellant / wristbands with you. I dontnormally gt to it had bout 5 bits but some people were bit to pieces. If I had to pick a fault I would say it was that there is no bathroom door so it is open plan and the shower doors is clear glass we overcame this by covering the glass with a beach towel secured by pegs on the top of the door. I new about this before we went so took the towel and pegs withe me. If you go here yo I'll not e dissapointed.More

Wolvogirl, Cannock, United Kingdom

RIU Yucatan Beautifully Renovated

March 19 through 23, 2015 was our first visit since they renovated. We had been here at least four times prior. We have always had a great experience and this was no exception. And the renovations are wonderful. New furniture, new decor, and some expanded facilities, all excellent quality and taste. The service continues to be top notch, from the proficient bartenders to the restaurant wait staff. Check in and check out was also easy and efficient. The beach is one of the best in the area. There was a problem of seaweed which we did not have in the past, but they raked it up everyday, all through the day, so it was not as bad as it could have been. The food was not gourmet, but it was very good and there was always a wide variety of freshly prepared dishes. The rooms were clean and airy and well stocked with bottled water, beer, soft drinks, and booze. Entertainment was energetic and well intended, but a bit weak. One exception was the Grease production, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.More

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