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Riviera Maya hotel, near golf
On the Riviera Maya
Set along a beach on the Riviera Maya, this family-friendly resort includes meals, snacks, and drinks in the room rate.
2 swimming pools
Riu Playacar amenities include two swimming pools, a children's pool and playground, day-long activities, and nightly entertainment.
Balconies or terraces
Air-conditioned guestrooms at Riu Playacar come with a terrace or balcony, satellite TV, and both minibars and liquor dispensers. High-speed Internet access is available.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
- All-Inclusive Details
This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.
Food and beverages
- All meals, snacks, and beverages included
- In-room minibar (all beverages included)
- In-room liquor dispensers
- Surcharges for bottled wine and bottled liquor
Activities and facilities/equipment
- Surfing/boogie boarding
- Fitness facilities
- Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old
- Access to offsite clubs
- Onsite live performances
- Airport transfers
- Laundry/dry cleaning services
- Motorized water sports
- Scuba-diving certification
- Scuba-diving excursions
- Scuba-diving lessons
- Snorkeling excursions
- Spa/beauty facilities and services
- Offsite tours
- Transportation to offsite activities
The majority of amenities, activities, and gratuities at this resort are included in the room rate; guests will not be charged extra for the majority of amenities and activities (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).
Just 3 km (2 miles) from the town of Playa del Carmen, this resort offers both beachfront relaxation and a tropical retreat into 1.6 hectares (4 acres) of lush garden. The resort has a Caribbean flavor with buildings painted tropical colors of yellow, pink, and green. Its friendly ambience and slightly smaller scale attracts mostly families.
After enjoying the two pools and children's pool, guests can stroll the 100 meters (330 feet) to Mexican Street, in front of sister resort, Riu Yucatan. Mexican Street houses a fitness center for guests of all four Riu resorts in the area, along with massage (reservations required), manicure/pedicures, hair treatments, and spa/beauty services (surcharge). The street also hosts jewelry, photo, handcrafted items, and souvenir shops.
Guests can take advantage of 90 minutes complimentary wireless internet in the lobby. Additional internet access is available throughout the hotel at a surcharge.
- Wireless Internet access - surcharge
- Poolside bar
- Swim-up bar
- Swimming pool - children's
- Use of nearby fitness center (complimentary)
- Free parking
- Computer rental
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Security guard
- Medical assistance available
- Beauty services
- Babysitting or childcare
- Hair salon
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Number of floors - 3
- Tennis on site
- Wedding services
- Supervised childcare/activities
- Total number of rooms - 386
- Laundry facilities
- Luggage storage
- Tour assistance
- Health club
- Beach/pool umbrellas
- Number of outdoor pools - 2
- Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
- Massage - spa treatment room(s)
- Number of restaurants - 3
- Shopping on site
Available in all rooms: Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
Available in some public areas: Wireless Internet access - surcharge, Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
- Room Amenities
- Ceiling fan
- Air conditioning
- Direct-dial phone
- Complimentary bottled water
- Turndown service
- Private bathroom
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Shower only
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- In-room safe
- Satellite TV service
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Climate control
- Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
- Daily housekeeping
El Porche - The resort's main restaurant is located at the center of the complex. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets are served, with international and different theme dinners served twice a week.
The majority of meals and beverages, plus all gratuities, at the following restaurants, snack spots, and bars are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).
Turquesa - In the beach area, this open-air restaurant opens for lunch and dinner. Dinner selections are from either a Mediterranean or steakhouse menu.
Sample menu for Turquesa
- Avocado stuffed with Seafood
- Crab Cream soup
- Fried appetizers with Roquefort cheese dressing
- Smoked barbecue ribs
- Boquinete with lemon sauce
- Baked salmon
- Baked Alaska
Jade - Buffet-style Asian cuisine. Open daily for dinner.
La Cumbia Bar - A lounge area with comfortable sofas and easy chairs, this bar is located off the lobby and is open from late morning.
Las Olas - This swim-up bar is open from late morning.
Lobby Bar - Located next to the front desk.
The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).
Children have their own swimming pool and playground to enjoy at Riu Playacar. Two large pools, two lighted, hard-surface tennis courts, and gear for various water sports provide plenty of recreational opportunities. For workouts, guests can head to the fitness center on Mexican Street at Riu Yucatan.
Playacar Club de Golf is a par 72, 18-hole course in Playa del Carmen, 1 km (less than a mile) away. The Riviera Maya is famous for water activities, horseback riding, biking, and hiking. All off-site sports incur surcharges.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golf - driving range nearby
- Rowing or canoeing nearby
- Water skiing nearby
- Motor boating nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Ecotours nearby
- Golf lessons available nearby
- Aerobics on site
- Kayaking on site
- Parasailing on site
- Playground on site
- Sailing on site
- Scuba diving on site
- Snorkeling on site
- Surfing/boogie boarding on site
- Swimming on site
- Volleyball on site
- Windsurfing on site
- Manicures and pedicures
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible bathroom
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
Policies & Fees
Check-in time ends at noon
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Special check-in instructions:
Due to Mexican government regulations, Riu Hotels and Resorts will no longer exchange US dollars for Mexican pesos at their properties located in Mexico.
- Payment types
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- Additional Details
Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.