ClubHotel Riu Tequila  

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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Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners receive a bottle of rum and fruit basket on arrival.

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

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 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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Lovely Mexican Decor

We were very happy with our spacious room, which was always kept clean and fresh for us. The verandah at the back overlooked the perimeter and we could watch so much wildlife. The staff everywhere were friendly and cheerful. The public areas are beautiful and airy. There was so much choice of quality food I could have stayed another week and not tried everything. The animation team worked really hard to please everyone and produced fun shows. Lovely place to stay all the other hotels were just modern characterless places that could have been in any country, at least we felt we were staying in Mexico.More

Angela T,

Our honeymoon

It was nice to feel like I was actually in Mexico with the decor. I understand that they are holding off on the refurbishment because of the feedback from tourists who don't want it to go all modern and cold looking like it's sister hotels, however why can't they invest in a refurbishment that keeps to this style? I say this because the rooms could do with some tlc and for me that is why I can't give 5 stars. Lovely food in the main restaurant and so much choice. Friendly staff. Service tended to be a bit slow in the steakhouse as one night we were booked for 9pm sitting but didn't get our main until 10pm. Wasn't so impressed by the Mexican speciality restaurant but wanted to go for its location right by the beach. The food here is more or less what you can get at the main restaurant. Pool bar could sometimes get a bit loud as the day goes on and people get drunker. I do wonder though how many people must wee in that pool and drinks get split so I didn't always feel like going in there especially after the pool got evacuated one day as a lady was dragged out after I think she vomited. The other downside was finding a sun bed as so many people were putting towels on so early in the day but we'd just go down to the beach if we couldn't find anywhere. The staff working on the towel hut by the pool were always quite reluctant to swap our towels for fresh and this was after a third day of having the same ones. We also had a bit of trouble when we exchanged right at the end of the day after a trip out as they ran out of the standard peach ones and gave us brown towels. When we went back to exchange the next evening they said no as these were our hotel room towels. In a nutshell unless we didn't return peach towels we would have ended up being charged. Was all sorted in the end but didn't appreciate made to feel like we were trying to pull a fast one on them! This post may sound quite negative but I think many of the reviews cover all the best bits but I wanted to justify why I can't give it full marks.More

melbeanie2011, 504115

Superb Accommodation

This is our second stay we have had at Hotel Riu Tequila. Absolutely love it here. We will be back. Great service, staff happy and cheerful. Love the all inclusive and that you can eat in the other two RIU hotels and use their facilities, pool etc. We loved going Catamaranning too. After a broken foot the staff happily changed us to a ground floor the night we requested and the use of the Resort wheelchair. Nothing was ever a problem to help with your stay. Eduardo in the restaurant very smiling and happy and offered excellent service. Breakfast buffet great choice of food and yummy fresh juices. Located a short walk from a gorgeous beach or you can take the free long golf cart mobile. We will be back !!!More

Pam B,

Hard to beat.

When I told my sister-in-law that the Riu "Tequila" looked good she gave me that kind of look that you don't want to get. As soon as we arrived all that changed. This resort has at times been rated a three star because it is across the road from the ocean. All a person has to do is look at the reviews. A very solid 4 1/2 star rating year after year...after yet another year. My son and wife left an Oasis resort a week early and came to the Tequila. They got to the pool mid afternoon and we were deciding on dinner. They said that they had just eaten at the lunch buffet and would probably skip dinner. I informed them that they had eaten at the snack bar! They said it was much better that the main dinner buffet at the Oasis. I have found that some hotels put the emphasis on specialty restaurants and can often offer 6, 7, or more choices. Not here. There are three and while they are good the buffet is great. Always! Everyone that I know that has been to the Tequila agrees on one thing....they want to return. Service, staff, food, cleanliness, beach and you can even walk into town. Great place.....just book it!More


Fantastic Hotel

Been twice to the Tequila, 2008 and 2010. Loved it both times. Always a good choice of food, great drinks and friendly entertainment team. Grounds are beautiful and love the wildlife. Hoping our visit in a few weeks will be as good as it was in the past 😊More

Maria C,

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