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Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive

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Minibar, in-room safe, laptop workspace, blackout curtains
Snack bar
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Overview of Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive

Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive

3.5 star property
Suburban property in Playacar with 5 restaurants and spa

8.2/10 Very good

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
Ave Xaman-ha, Manzana 3, Lote 19, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710

Guests rated this location 8.4/10 - Very good

Main amenities
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • 5 restaurants and 5 bars/lounges
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Free children's club
  • Full-service spa
  • Health club
  • Near the beach
  • Nightclub
  • Sauna
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Children's pool
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Playacar
  • Playa del Carmen Main Beach - 38 min walk
  • Playacar Golf Club - 3 min drive
  • Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal - 6 min drive
  • Mamitas Beach - 18 min drive
  • Quinta Avenida - 9 min drive
  • Xplor Theme Park - 10 min drive
  • Xcaret Eco Theme Park - 12 min drive
  • Ferry to Cozumel - 13 min drive
  • Gran Coyote Golf - 12 min drive
  • El Camaleon Mayakoba Golf Course - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Cozumel, Quintana Roo (CZM-Cozumel Intl.) - 12.5 miles/20 km
  • Free beach shuttle


  • Desayuno Don Juan - 5 min walk
  • Festival Grand Buffet - 11 min walk
  • Rosa Roja - 1 min walk
  • Turquesa - 7 min walk
  • Starbucks - 3 min walk

About this property

Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive

Placing you within a 10-minute drive of Playa del Carmen Main Beach, Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive features a nightclub and a free kids' club. You can visit the spa to be pampered with beachside massages, body wraps or manicures and pedicures, and Rosa Roja, one of 5 restaurants, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this all-inclusive property include 4 outdoor pools, a poolside bar and a health club. The helpful staff and overall property condition get good marks from fellow travellers.


This property is all-inclusive. On-site food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities are included and additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks and beverages included
In-room minibar (all beverages included)
In-room liquor dispensers

Activities and facilities/equipment

All on-site activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities


Land activities

Fitness facilities


Water fitness


On-site entertainment and activities
Access to on-site nightclubs
On-site live performances


English, French, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of National Guidelines for reopening Tourism (Mexico)
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 630 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property does not permit name changes on reservations. The name on the booking must match the name of the guest who is checking in and staying at the property; photo ID is required.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21


  • Babysitting*
  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking


  • Free beach shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • 5 restaurants
  • 5 bars/lounges
  • BBQs
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Poolside bar
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free children's club
  • Playground

What to do

  • Free beach shuttle
  • Fitness classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Windsurfing
  • Shopping
  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Hair salon
  • Limo or town car service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • 18 holes of golf
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • ATM/banking
  • Banquet hall
  • Full-service spa
  • Garden
  • Health club
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Nightclub
  • Reception hall
  • Sauna
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Lift
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided
  • Blackout curtains
  • Free cot/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


The on-site spa has 2 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa. Other services include facials, body wraps and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Rosa Roja – This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Bamboo – This restaurant specialises in Asian cuisine and only serves dinner. Open daily.
Rinascita – This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and only serves dinner. Open daily.
Black Cow – On-site steakhouse. Open daily.
Beach Club – This buffet restaurant serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: MXN 31.12 per accommodation, per night

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of National Guidelines for reopening Tourism (Mexico) and Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU) guidelines.


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p> <p>This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival. </p>
Due to Mexican government regulations, Riu Hotels and Resorts will no longer exchange US dollars for Mexican pesos at their properties located in Mexico.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive?
Yes, there are 4 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. Additional recreation on-site includes aerobics . Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 4 outdoor swimming pools. Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive also has 5 bars, a nightclub and a sauna, as well as a health club and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive?
Yes, there are 5 on-site restaurants, featuring Asian cuisine.
Does Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive like?
Hotel Riu Tequila - All Inclusive is a short 1-minute walk from Piste Cyclable sur Paseo Xaman-Ha and 20 minutes' walk from Mahi Golf Course. The local area is central and popular for its beaches.



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4/10 Fair

This was our third trip to an all inclusive in Mexico. The Riu Tequila was by far the worst of the three. The good… the beach and pools were nice, and the property was clean. The bad… Almost everything else. Without getting into too much detail…Our room while being clean, stunk of mildew. Our room phone didn’t work and never got fixed. We didn’t have an umbrella and after multiple requests never got one. The service on a scale of 1 to 10 was about a 3. The food was just average and my wife and I both came down with terrible cases of traveler’s diarrhea. The drink choices were limited, if you like beer, you had better like Dos Equis because it is your only choice. No top shelf liquor, in fact the famous in room liquor dispenser had brands of liquor we have never seen and tasted absolutely horrible. No beach or pool drink service. If you’ve never been anywhere else I’m sure you’d think this place was awesome. Take my advice, spend the extra money and go somewhere else.
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6/10 Good

The people that work here were fantastic! Very nice and helpful any time my wife and I had questions or asked for recommendations. We were just so disappointed with the food. I've been to other all inclusive resorts in Mexico and the food here was subpar. They had the same choices during breakfast, but changed the menu for lunch and dinner. I really appreciated the different types of juices served during breakfast as I love fresh guanabana and drank it quite often. The food just had no strong flavor to them which was quite surprising. They had a special Christmas Eve dinner that was spectacular and even had an ice sculpture that said Feliz Navidad. That meal was great, so the other days fell short of that expectation.
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6/10 Good

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8/10 Very good

We enjoyed our stay at Riu Tequila. We liked that you did not have to make reservations for dinner at the al-cart restaurants. The buffet had lots of food options. Plenty of chairs by the pool if you get there before 10 am. It is a little harder to find them together if you have more than 2 people traveling in your group after that time. The pool area does not have staff walking around taking drink orders, so you will need to use the swim up bar or walk to the bar if you would like a refill on your beverage while at the pool area. The beach access was a nice walk down a covered pathway or you could choose to ride the shuttle, that runs about every 10/15 mins. You are able to dine while at the beach. The buffet has a nice selection. The only down side to the beach area is there is no bar for mixed drinks. They do have beer on tap, water, coffee and pop in the buffet area at the beach, but if you are wanting that mixed drink I would suggest to bring one with you from the lobby bar. Our room was in unit 6 and for the most part quite and easy walking distance from the restaurants and pools. One down side is you can hear your neighbors through the wall/shower ventilation system if they are loud or they just like to sing in the shower:) The room is spacious and offers, coffee, water, beer, hard liquor, club soda, ice bucket and pop in the mini bar area of your room. The shower does have shampoo and soap available but no lotion or conditioner in case you forgot yours.
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10/10 Exceptional

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8/10 Very good

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6/10 Good

La propiedad está muy bonita y grande, pero de igual forma me sorprende que con tanto dinero que ganan, las habitaciones y pasillos estén tan outdated… quiero pensar que es por el rango en el que este resort se encuentra, pero siendo que es de la familia Riu, todos tendrían que estar por el mismo nivel. El personal es crudo, no te brindan ese calor familiar que esperas recibir, (no generalizo) hay personas como Rey el bartended, el fue super nice y atento. Front desk personal is rude.
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10/10 Exceptional

Carlos L, 5-night family trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Food, entertainment and staff were great.
Helena, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Giovanna, 10-night trip
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