Riu Lupita Hotel

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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.

Bike hire*

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.


Table tennis


Aqua aerobics

Dance lessons

Giant chess

Multipurpose sports pitch





Daytime activity programme

Other facilities

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.

Renova Spa*

Choose from a range of massages and beauty treatments for a spot of indulgence, or pamper yourself at the hairdressers.

Beauty salon*


Whirlpool bath*

Swimming Pool

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's pool

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.

Pool towels

Outdoor pool

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.

Buffet restaurant

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.

Poolside bar

Opening Times: [10.30-24.00]

If you've worked up a thirst, head to the poolside bar Tequila for a refreshing drink.

Snack bar

Opening Times: [10.30-18.00]

If you're feeling peckish, visit Panchito snack bar for a bite to eat.

A la carte dining

Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers to use a credit or debit card.

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

Essential Information

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Plug Type

Voltage 127V 60Hz
Language: Spanish,

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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 1 year, 1 month ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello Jessie
No the rooms do not feature a kettle sorry

Added 2 years, 2 months ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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Hello, Rooms at this hotel do not feature a kettle. Regards

Added 2 years, 2 months ago.

By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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