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This hotel comes with a trio of pools, the main one flanked by gardens. There's the same tally of restaurants, including a Mexican à la carte and a steakhouse. Plus, live shows are ... Continue reading
This hotel comes with a trio of pools, the main one flanked by gardens. There’s the same tally of restaurants, including a Mexican à la carte and a steakhouse. Plus, live shows are on most nights. The hotel is surrounded by tropical gardens, and there’s a free 5-minute shuttle bus to the sandy beach. Plus, it’s just 15 minutes’ walk to the shops along 5 th Avenue in Playa del Carmen.
There’s a hard-surface tennis court with floodlights. Plus there are courts for basketball and volleyball. The hotel also puts on watersports at the beach, including windsurfing and kayaking.
PADI scuba diving school*
A PADI scuba diving school operates from the hotel, giving you the chance to gain a full PADI diving certificate – a qualification that's accepted worldwide. For the more experienced divers, there’s a boat that can take you out to a private reef. It's just 15 minutes away, and is reserved for RIU customers only. And if you're a complete beginner and just want to give it a go, you can take advantage of the free introductory session. This takes place daily in the hotel swimming pool.
Floodlit tennis court.
Multipurpose sports pitch
Daytime activity programme
At the Renova Spa there’s a big menu of treatments and massages. And the beauty salon is on hand to get your hair and nails done.
Choose from a range of massages and beauty treatments for a spot of indulgence, or pamper yourself at the hairdressers.
There are 3 pools here. The big main one comes with partially submerged sunloungers, or you can relax on the hammocks in the surrounding gardens. A circular pool is just around the corner and the third is down by the beach.
Children have their own section of the pool.
2 outdoor pools
Dive into the rectangular number, which has partially-submerged sunbeds, or try the smaller circular pool. One of the pools also has a children's section. There's a spacious sun terrace with plenty of space to relax and cool off under a parasol.
There's another pool down by the beach, which is easy to get to thanks to the hotel's 5-minute shuttle bus.
Food and Drink
A trio of restaurants makes up the dining scene. The main buffet place has Continental breakfasts in the mornings and theme nights three times a week. Or you could try local dishes at the Mexican à la carte.
Opening Times: [07.00-10.30, 12.00-15.00, 19.00-22.30]
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sample the specialities and watch dishes being prepared right in front of you. You can choose to dine indoors or out on the terrace, and there are special themed evenings twice a week. There's a dress code for dinner, it's long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for men.
Mexican à la carte restaurant
Opening Times: [19.00-20.30, 21.00-22.30]
Maria Bonita dishes up traditional Mexican cuisine. You can pick from 2 sittings for dinner - the first is 7pm to 8.30pm and the second is 9pm to 10.30pm. There's a dress code for dinner, it's long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for men. Don't forget to book a table in advance.
Cozumel beach restaurant
This place is set on the beachfront, a 5-minute shuttle bus ride away. It offers a buffet lunch and a selection of snacks. In the evenings it offers up meats and fish fresh off the grill.
Opening Times: [10.30-24.00]
If you've worked up a thirst, head to the poolside bar Tequila for a refreshing drink.
Opening Times: [10.30-18.00]
If you're feeling peckish, visit Panchito snack bar for a bite to eat.
A la carte dining
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Does this hotel have access to the golf course? 1 Answer
The Hotel Riu Lupita (All Inclusive) is a beautiful hotel that is surrounded by 25,000 sq.m. of tropical gardens and adjoins a golf course.
Added 7 months, 1 week ago.
By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member
Do rooms have a kettle 2 Answers
No the rooms do not feature a kettle sorry
Added 1 year, 8 months ago.
By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member
Hello, Rooms at this hotel do not feature a kettle. Regards
Added 1 year, 8 months ago.
By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member