Hotel Riu Playacar

Hotel Riu Playacar - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Riu Playacar

In the heart of the Playacar region along Mexico's Caribbean coast, an area renowned for exciting vacation resorts, lies the Riu Playacar, an all-inclusive beachfront hotel and resort that inherits its namesake from this unique region. A relatively small and more intimate resort compared to others in the area, the 386-room Riu Playacar is large on quality, friendliness, and making sure guests have a wonderful vacation. Drenched in sun, tempered by shady palm groves and jungle greenery, and caressed by a cooling ocean breeze, the resort offers an enviable climate; with a year-round average high of 84F (29C) by day and 74F (23C) by night, there is no better weather on the planet!

Guests arrive at the resort entrance along a bricked circular driveway and get their first glimpse of the beautiful landscaping and pastel-colored two and three story villas. The main lobby is European and Spanish decor with polished tile flooring, artwork, vivid tropical colors and trim, dark woods, and iron chandeliers. The bright and cheery atmosphere within the lobby spills out onto the resort surroundings where vacationers discover two swimming pools, a children's pool, thatched-roof restaurants serving wonderful cuisine, entertainment in the outdoor amphitheatre, tennis courts, manicured grounds, and a nearby 18-hole par 72 golf course.

Pool Area

Inside each villa the pastel colors heat up! Periwinkle blue, sea-spray green, and delicate pink building exteriors give way to vibrant interior hues of banana yellow, fuchsia, poppy red, parrot green, and indigo. The entire color scheme is a fun touch that coordinates everything from sailboats on the beach to natural foliage around the resort.

Guests will enjoy first-class amenities and star treatment from the most capable and friendly staff anywhere. A concierge desk is conveniently located in the lobby to provide guests with assistance and information on local attractions.

There really is something for everyone at the Riu Playacar, from deep-sea fishing to live amphitheatre entertainment to shopping on Mexican Street to a relaxing massage in the spa.


Explore the surroundings on land and sea in a myriad of ways: on foot, bicycle, jet ski, automobile, kayak, canoe, and more. Consider the Riu Playacar your home base as you launch off to explore fascinating sites, a few of which include: Cozumel Island, home of spectacular diving and snorkeling, giant turtles, exotic migratory birds, iguanas, and other wildlife; Tres Rios Nature Park, a delightful tropical reserve offering nature exploration, kayaking, snorkeling, horseback riding, and canoeing; and Xaman-Ha Aviary, which houses hundreds of birds in a tropical forest setting. Come see beautiful and endangered birds, including storks, flamingos, ibis, pelicans, macaws, parrots, and toucans.

Snorkeling and scuba diving are extremely popular in this area. The Great Maya Reef is only minutes by boat, where you can see what amateur and professional divers from all over the globe have known for a long time...that the Reef plays out some of the best underwater drama anywhere. Experience galleries of stunning color, shimmering shapes, and if you're in real luck, stumble upon the mysterious encrusted skeleton of a centuries-old shipwreck.

Resort Grounds

Riu Playacar guests enjoy delicious food and beverages at the in-hotel restaurants and bars and at nearby sister hotels Riu Yucatan and Riu Tequila (excluding dinner). Stay at one resort, enjoy all three! The Riu resorts offer extensive menus and serve international and local dishes, sure to please any palate. Bon apetit!

Perfect weather, friendly staff, exotic wildlife, surf and sun, modern conveniences, ancient history. Sounds like it's all awaiting your arrival. Let your next vacation fiesta and tropical siesta be at the Riu Playacar!

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