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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.
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 and Resorts
Valid from Jan. 2, 2019 — Dec. 23, 2019
At every Renova Spa Center, guests can now receive a 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.

Honeymooners Offer
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.

Groups Deal
Discount on spa services for groups (10 room min.) or 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

Connecting Rooms

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.

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

Environmental Sanitation Tax

Hotels in the municipality of Solidaridad will collect a new environmental sanitation tax. It will be payable directly to the hotel upon check in.

Student Group / Spring Breaker Policy
RIU Hotels and Resorts will allow these “Supervised Family Student Groups”, as an exception to its RIU Student/Spring Breaker Group Policy, always on an on-request basis and; if and only if they fit the following criteria:

*Students are traveling in the company of a parent/s or Legal Guardian/s.
*Each room booked has at least 1 (one) responsible parent or guardian sharing with their underage children (18 or younger) up to the maximum of occupants permitted in the specific room category.
*Parent/s or guardian/s must be willing to sign a responsibility agreement.

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