Riu Palace Riviera Maya

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This deluxe beachfront hotel is about a five-minute drive from Playa del Carmen's stylish 5 th Avenue. Talking of style, the pool scene gets extra points on this front, thanks to a ... Continue reading

This deluxe beachfront hotel is about a five-minute drive from Playa del Carmen’s stylish 5 th Avenue. Talking of style, the pool scene gets extra points on this front, thanks to a swim-up bar, a whirlpool and in-water sunloungers. Inside, the Riu Palace Riviera Maya goes all out to impress. You get a Junior Suite as standard, with free Wi-Fi. And when it comes to dining, there are five speciality restaurants to choose from.


There’s a great portfolio of watersports here, including windsurfing, kayaking, bodyboarding and catamarans. You can use the snorkelling equipment, too, or get a scuba diving taster in the pool.


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.


18-hole golf course*

Spend a day trying to get a hole in one with a round or two of golf.



Tennis court

Table tennis




Try something a bit different while you're away. There's plenty to choose from with catamarans, kayaks, bodyboards and windsurfing.




Daytime activity programme

Other facilities

The hotel is geared up for fitness and pampering in equal measures. There’s a gym, plus a sauna and whirlpool bath. Renova Spa* has the full list of treatments, and there’s a hairdresser* and beauty salon*, too.


Treat yourself with a massage, treatment or a visit to the beauty salon at Renova Spa.

Beauty salon*



Whirlpool bath



Swimming Pool

The pool here is big and comes with luxe touches like a swim-up bar and partially-submerged sunloungers. A poolside restaurant takes care of lunch and, in the evenings, it becomes the à la carte steakhouse.

Outdoor pool

Spend your day relaxing in the huge pool, or lie back on a sunbed. There are parasols to give you a bit of shade, and pool towels are provided. The pool has whirlpool baths and pool loungers, for that extra bit of comfort and relaxation.

Pool towels

Children's pool

Sun terrace


Just foot steps away from the hotel there's a sandy beach with sunbeds and hammocks to soak up the sun.

Food and Drink

There’s a main buffet place, but it’s the 5-strong line-up of speciality restaurants that sets this hotel apart. At the Brazilian, waiters slice grilled speciality meats on to your plate from fire-seared spears.

Lobby bar

Relax with a drink in La Habana.

Swim-up bar

There's no need to get out of the pool here, just swim up to order a drink.

Lounge bar

Sit back and relax with a drink, you'll be able to take it outside too as this place has an outdoor terrace.

Sports bar

Open 24 hours for drinks.

La Pinata nightclub

Open every night at Riu Tequila.

Additional bars

Japanese à la carte restaurant

You'll need to reserve a table here.

Don Manolo buffet restaurant

Start your day at Don Manolo with a full American breakfast buffet, or opt for the lighter Continental option. For lunch you can expect a hot and cold buffet, with pizza, pasta and salads. There's a show cooking station where your meal will be freshly cooked for your order. And there's also a themed dinner buffet 3 times a week.

Rodizio Brazilian restaurant

You'll need to reserve a table here.

Krystal fusion restaurant

You'll need to book a table here.

Grill and steakhouse

Enjoy a meal at the steakhouse overlooking the pool.

A la carte dining

At the Japanese and grill restaurant.

Agave Mexican restaurant

You'll need to reserve a table here.

Price Overview

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Riu Palace Riviera Maya in Playacar easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Riu Palace Riviera Maya with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above. Package holidays to Riu Palace Riviera Maya are available from Thomson .

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 127V 60Hz
Language: Spanish,

This week's weather forecast

Patchy rain possible
30°C Low 21°C
Today: Fri 26 May
Partly cloudy
30°C Low 25°C
Sat 27 May
30°C Low 25°C
Sun 28 May
30°C Low 27°C
Mon 29 May
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Questions and Answers about Riu Palace Riviera Maya

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Hi there
The Riu hotels are an excellent standard and will cater well for vegetarians in the buffet restaurants and in the a la carte too

Added 1 year, 4 months ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hi bobby, the hotel offers a variety of dishes suitable for vegetarians. Kind Regards

Added 1 year, 4 months ago.

By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:

Hi Bobby
The hotel offers a good choice of meals for vegetarians
REgards Sally

Added 1 year, 4 months ago.

By Sally.Dademo, loveholidays.com team member

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