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Riu Playacar, Playa del CarmenRiu Playacar, Playa del CarmenRiu Playacar, Playa del Carmen

Riu Playacar, Playa del Carmen

Beachfront locationSupervised Kids ClubHighly recommended by past Vacation Express travelers
Variety of room types and locationsKids Stay, Play and Eat FREE dealsSpacious rooms [some catering for three or more children]

Riu Playacar is a modern, sleek and all-inclusive, Caribbean style resort, located on the gorgeous, white-sand beaches of Playa del Carmen. Filled with lush, tropical gardens and boasting deluxe, four-star accommodations, Riu Playacar is the perfect vacation spot for those seeking a fun and chic tropical experience. Featuring a full range of amenities, including a mini-bar, RIU’s signature in-room liquor dispenser, a variety of dining venues, sports and entertainment options, as well as privileges at sister hotels within the expansive RIU Resort complex, this resort is sure to surpass even the most selective guests expectations.


All-Inclusive PlanBeachfront386 Rooms2 Floors4 Restaurants4 BarsFamily FriendlyActiveCasual3 Pools


The new Riu Playacar has been entirely re-designed with new restaurants, pools, guest rooms, lobby, wellness center, kids club and free Wi-Fi in select public areas and in the rooms. As a guest of the Riu Playacar, you may take advantage of RIU's generous exchange privileges and enjoy the facilities, restaurants, bars, shows and entertainment at the Riu Tequila, Riu Lupita and Riu Yucatan properties adjacent to the resort. Within walking distance or a 5 minute cab ride you will find the charming and eclectic town of Playa del Carmen. Explore the shops on the famous Fifth Avenue, experience the nightlife, or catch a ferry for a day trip to Cozumel from this lively town that is the true hub of the Mayan corridor. With RiuLand, kids ages 4-7 and 8-12 enjoy age-specific entertainment daily, promoting fun learning through outdoor physical activities including group games and sports, cultural games and swimming pool recreation.
Please Note: RIU does not allow guests exchange privileges for dinner.

Current Promotions

Special Golf Rates
Booking/Travel Window: Now — December 31, 2019
Riu Playacar provides preferential conditions and additional value to their guests when contacting, booking and paying directly at Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya.

Special Spa Inclusions at RIU Hotels & Resorts
Valid from Jan. 2, 2019 — Dec. 23, 2019
At every Renova Spa Center, guests can now receive a $35 spa credit toward the 80-minute Renova Combination treatment. Credits are per adult guest per stay, and do not apply with other promotions or discounts.

$35 Credit for 50 minute Ocean Harmony massage for two
Per couple, per stay; Does not apply with other promotions or discounts; min. age is 18.

10% off all spa services for groups (10 room min.) or 20% discount on all spa services when booking online in advance with minimum 72-hour notice.
Per adult, per stay; not combinable with other promotions; min. age is 18.
Complimentary 25-minute relaxing massage for the group leader.*
One per stay. Tour leader should claim by email. *No complementary massages will be offered directly at the spa without the vouvher.

Hotel Updates

RIU is now offering confirmed connecting rooms at all resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, as well as group packages for anniversaries, honeymoons, birthdays and bachelor parties.

Please Note:
Free Wi-Fi in select public areas and in the rooms.

RIU Student Groups Policy
  • Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year.
  • Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted

Please note: Effective for stays starting October 2017, hotels in the municipality of Solidaridad will collect a new environmental sanitation tax. The tax is 20.00 pesos per room per night (approximately $1USD pending exchange rate). It will be payable directly to the hotel upon check in.

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