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The Riu Playacar is steps away from a white-sand beach. And a 15-minute taxi ride gets you to the bars, clubs and shops along Playa del Carmen's famous 5th Avenue. The hotel mixes ... Continue reading
The Riu Playacar is steps away from a white-sand beach. And a 15-minute taxi ride gets you to the bars, clubs and shops along Playa del Carmen’s famous 5th Avenue.
The hotel mixes authentic looks with international touches like Asian cooking. As for pools, there’s one with a swim-up bar.
There are watersports down at the beach, with windsurfing, catamarans and kayaks on offer. Or you could take advantage of the introductory scuba diving lesson back at the pool. Tennis, boules and volleyball are also available.
Let the children burn off some of their holiday excitement in the playground.
Enjoy a game on either of the 2 floodlit hard surface tennis courts.
There’s a variety of watersports to keep you busy. Take your pick from windsurfing, catamarans, kayaking, body boarding and snorkelling.
Scuba - additional info*
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. You can also have a free introductory taster session in the hotel pool.
Daytime activity programme
Held daily for adults.
There’s a well-equipped gym and a sauna here. Beauty treatments and massages are available at the Renova Spa*.
Visit the spa at Mexican Street and choose from a variety of beauty treatments. Relax in the sauna or unwind with a massage. If you'd like to treat yourself, the hairdresser has a range of services on offer. You need to be over 18 to use the sauna.
If you're over 18 you'll be able to take advantage of the complimentary gym at Mexican Street. Don't forget your sport shoes as you'll need these if you'd like to use the equipment.
Two pools are fringed with palm trees, exotic plants and big classical fountains. Plus there’s a swim-up bar at one of them. Children get their own little circular pool, too.
2 outdoor pools
Surrounded by palm trees, exotic plants and fountains with loads of sunbeds to pick from and soak up the sun.
Food and Drink
Four restaurants make up the dining scene here. Special mention goes to the Mexican, which serves local favourites like enchiladas and fajitas, and the grill restaurant, which does great steaks.
El Porche buffet restaurant
For breakfast and dinner with on the spot cooking stations, where you’ll be able to watch dishes being prepared right in front of your very eyes. You can decide if you'd like to dine indoors or out on the terrace. Sample one of the special themed buffets offered three times a week.
A la carte dining
Additional bars and restaurants
You can use the lunchtime bar and restaurant at ClubHotel Riu Tequila and Riu Yucatan, but you'll need to take dinner at Riu Playacar.
If you've worked up a thirst, head to the swim-up pool bar Las Olas.
The poolside grill and restaurant offers cold and hot starters, meats, fish and snacks throughout the day, with special à la carte dinners during the evening. You'll need to make a reservation.
Sample the succulent Mexican specialities for dinner, with buffet starters and desserts. You'll need to make a reservation.
Head to the Asian-themed eatery Jade, for buffet dinner and sample the succulent cuisine. You'll need to make a reservation.
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is th riu playacar mexico closing for refurbishment this summer 1 Answer
Hello, Yes the hotel will be closed during summer 2015 and is planned to re-open mid October 2015. Regards
Added 2 years ago.
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