Enjoyed my stay. The rooms were large and very clean, the grounds were very well kept. The staff... See full review
kat miss smiley
Jan 14, 2015
Great place to stay
We went for a week.and had a great time. Hotel is walking distance to town. It is a very clean... See full review
Nov 23, 2014
The all-inclusive RIU Playacar is 35 minutes from Cancun's International Airport and 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen. The resort is surrounded by stretches of white sand beaches and tropical vegetation. RIU Playacar features three international restaurants, three bars -- including the Las Olas swim-up bar -- two swimming pools, a separate children's swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sun loungers, sun terrace and children's playground.
There is a daily full American buffet with cooking stations for breakfast. Lunch includes hot and cold starters, assorted meats, fish and snacks. There are four restaurants. El Porche has special theme evenings, a buffet and on-the-spot cooking stations. Dinner reservations are required for the Mexican cuisine, grill and steakhouse, and Asian cuisine buffet restaurants.
The 386 guestrooms at RIU Playacar feature colonial-style furnishings and dark wood. Amenities include central air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini-bar, liquor dispenser, satellite TV, in-room safe, and private balcony or terrace. Junior suites include a living area and dressing room. Guestrooms with connecting doors are available upon request. Wi-Fi Internet access is available for a fee.
Sports and activities at the RIU Playacar include table tennis, hard surface tennis, windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, body boarding, snorkeling, complimentary scuba diving lesson in the pool, and volleyball. A full gym and workout facility is available for motivated guests. A sauna and Jacuzzi are also available for full relaxation for those over 18.
Kids at RIU enjoy the RIULand kids club while parents lounge by the pool, enjoying the daytime entertainment. For a fee, motorized water sports and an 18-hole golf course are available. Complimentary access to La Pinata night club is standard.
Three international restaurants and three bars -- including a swim-up bar
A separate children's pool and kids club at RIU Playacar
Many sports and activities including tennis, windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, body boarding and snorkeling
Playa del Carmen (2 mi/3.5 km)
Tulum (39 mi/64 km)
Wi-Fi Internet is available (fees may apply)
Cancun International Airport (35 minutes)
There must be at least one person of 21 years old in every room at RIU Playacar.
No spring breakers or student groups are accepted at the RIU Playacar.
This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.
RIU Playacar All Inclusive Rooms
Standard Room with two double beds, color satellite TV, safe deposit box, air conditioning and ceiling fan, balcony or terrace, private bathroom with bath, shower and hairdryer, stocked mini bar, liquor dispenser and telephone.
Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds, separate living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, walk-in closet. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, bidet, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.
Doctor on call
Free wireless Internet access lobby area
Pool snack bar and restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Enjoy delightful tropical drinks in pool bar/swim-up bar
Lounge Bar, share a drink with friends in this popular spot.
Main restaurant with buffet dinning and on the spot cooking stations. Theme dinners served twice a week, reservation required. Serving local and continental cuisine. Open from 7am - 10:30 am and from 12pm - 3pm and from 6:30pm - 10pm.
Cocktails and drinks, meets friends in lobby bar featuring live piano music.
Aisan style restaurante for dinner. Previous reservation is required
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.
Great service, friendly staff, the food was spectacular. Hotel is right on the beach.
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Review of RIU Playacar All Inclusive
Jun 23, 2009
Really liked this place!
I really enjoyed the resort. It wasn't too big. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the food was plentiful and much of it, very good. I'm a picky eater but found plenty of salad, fruit and fish to eat. There were families with kids and
just adults as well - the balance was good. It wasn't crazy noisy with lots of drunk young people being too loud.
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Short drive from hotel
Make sure and drive down to Tulum. It's beautiful and then drive a bit farther south. It's quiet and gorgeous!