Riu Playacar

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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.


Aqua aerobics


Enjoy a game on either of the 2 floodlit hard surface tennis courts.



Table tennis


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.

Other facilities

There’s a well-equipped gym and a sauna here. Beauty treatments and massages are available at the Renova Spa*.

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.

Whirlpool bath


Swimming Pool

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.

Pool towels

Children's pool

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.

Lounge bar

Lobby bar

Swim-up bar

If you've worked up a thirst, head to the swim-up pool bar Las Olas.

Turquesa restaurant

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.

Mexican restaurant

Sample the succulent Mexican specialities for dinner, with buffet starters and desserts. You'll need to make a reservation.

Asian restaurant

Head to the Asian-themed eatery Jade, for buffet dinner and sample the succulent cuisine. You'll need to make a reservation.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Riu Playacar in Playacar. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Avg. Daily Temp (°C) 31 29 29 28 30 31 32 34 32 32 32 32
Avg. Evening Temp (°C) 20 18 18 16 17 18 19 22 23 22 22 21

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

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 127V 60Hz
Language: Spanish,
Currency: Mexico Peso (MXN)

This week's weather forecast

Light rain shower
29°C Low 23°C
Today: Fri 28 Oct
Moderate or heavy rain shower
29°C Low 25°C
Sat 29 Oct
Moderate or heavy rain with thunder
27°C Low 25°C
Sun 30 Oct
Moderate or heavy rain with thunder
27°C Low 25°C
Mon 31 Oct

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Questions and Answers about Riu Playacar

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1 Questions | 1 Answers

Hello, Yes the hotel will be closed during summer 2015 and is planned to re-open mid October 2015. Regards

Added 1 year, 7 months ago.

By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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