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Riu Playacar All Inclusive

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On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach towels
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Riu Playacar All Inclusive

Riu Playacar All Inclusive

4.0 star property

8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning
Avenida Xaman Ha Manzana Lote, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPiste Cyclable sur Paseo Xaman-Ha3 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlayacar Golf Club2 min drive
  • Popular LocationMahi Golf Course4 min drive
  • AirportPlaya Del Carmen, Quintana Roo (PCM)10 min drive

Room options

About this area

Playa del Carmen

Riu Playacar All Inclusive is located in Playacar, a neighbourhood in Playa del Carmen, and is next to a golf course and on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Playa del Carmen Main Beach and popular attractions include Xplor Theme Park and Xcaret Eco Theme Park. Travelling with kids? Consider Xaman Ha Aviary and Xenses Park. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golf lessons, waterskiing and golfing.

What's nearby

  • Piste Cyclable sur Paseo Xaman-Ha - 3 min walk
  • Xaman Ha Aviary - 19 min walk
  • Paseo del Carmen - 25 min walk
  • Playacar Golf Club - 2 min drive
  • Mahi Golf Course - 4 min drive


  • Desayuno Don Juan - 8 min walk
  • Rosa Roja - 4 min walk
  • Turquesa - 4 min walk
  • Starbucks - 2 min walk
  • Steakhouse Riu Tequila - 20 min walk

About this property

Riu Playacar All Inclusive

4-star all-inclusive property located in Playacar
A free breakfast buffet, 18 holes of golf and a swim-up bar are just a few of the amenities provided at Riu Playacar All Inclusive. This property is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach, sunloungers and beach towels. Treat yourself to a massage or a manicure/pedicure at Renova Spa, the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 4 on-site restaurants, which feature Asian cuisine and a poolside location. Aerobics classes are offered at the health club; other things to do include sailing, windsurfing and snorkelling. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a poolside bar and shopping on site.
Other perks at this property include:
  • 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with sunloungers, pool umbrellas and a swim-up bar
  • Free self-parking
  • Limo/town car service, a porter/bellboy and tour/ticket information
  • A TV in reception, wedding services and concierge services
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All 396 rooms have comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches such as free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews say good things about the clean rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 22-inch TVs with satellite channels
  • Ceiling fans, daily housekeeping and electrical adapters/chargers

All-inclusive details

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

Water activities

Surfing/body boarding

Land activities

Fitness facilities




Access to off-site nightclubs
On-site live performances

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.


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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–11:30 AM
  • 4 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges, 1 swim-up bar and 1 poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Restaurants on site

  • The Palms
  • Jade
  • Turquesa
  • Traviata
  • Anana

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Aerobics classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Playground
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkelling
  • Windsurfing

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli


  • ATM/banking services
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • Beach loungers
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower


  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 22-inch TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar


  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: MXN 31.12 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Due to Mexican government regulations, Riu Hotels and Resorts will no longer exchange US dollars for Mexican pesos at their properties located in Mexico.

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Riu Playacar All Inclusive have a pool?

Yes, this property has 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.

Is Riu Playacar All Inclusive pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Riu Playacar All Inclusive?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Riu Playacar All Inclusive?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 11 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Riu Playacar All Inclusive?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Are there all-inclusive benefits at Riu Playacar All Inclusive?

Yes, the property is all-inclusive. All food and drinks are included, and activities include windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaking and more.

Where is Riu Playacar All Inclusive located?

Located in Playacar, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Piste Cyclable sur Paseo Xaman-Ha, Quinta Avenida and Playa del Carmen Main Beach. Mahi Golf Course and Xaman Ha Aviary are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Riu Playacar All Inclusive and receive a full refund?

Yes, Riu Playacar All Inclusive offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Riu Playacar All Inclusive cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Rating 2 - Terrible. 25 out of 1000 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Riu properties have been my favorite properties to stay at by far. The drive to Playa Del Carmen was the worst part about it because you just want to get to where you’re going when you arrive. Once you arrive you drive in a gated area which immediately makes it feel safe. At Riu they have the best buffets and dinners. Eat at as many places as you want and whenever you want never having to wait or make any reservations for dinner. You can grab a plate for lunch and take it back to the beach to enjoy. They have servers on the beach and every where at all times, which is so convenient especially during their evening shows. The evening entertainment is the best at Riu all in one place where you can find it with comfortable seating. They have the best coffee machines making it so quick and convenient to get your coffee at anytime. You can also take it with you wherever you please. There is a small shopping center across from the resort making souvenir shopping convenient and easy to get to.

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The common areas for this property were nice and well-kept. However, the room we were in was very old and needed some updating.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Beautiful!! The entire was outstanding!! Great food! Great time! Would definitely return!
Stayed 9 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Esta muy bonita la playa. el hotel esta bien solo que tuvimos problemas con el aire acondicionado no estaba funcionando bien solo en ratos comida muy rica en todos los restaurants.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

Steven L, Oelwein

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We spent 8 days at the RIU and had a wonderful time. We have stayed at a number of resorts in Cancun/Playa Del Carmen area and were very pleased with this resort. Pros- Food had lots of variety and tasted excellent. Rooms were simple but comfortable. Pools were nice with plenty of loungers for everyone although you need to place on a towel on a lounger earlier in the morning to secure a prime spot. Drinks were always flowing and bartenders were great at entertaining guests. Nightly entertainment was good with great seating options. No reservations were required for any of the dining options which was great! Cons- Alcohol was not top shelf but still mixed well. At the breakfast buffet omelet station they were always out of ingredients for making them other than ham and cheese. There is a language barrier with some staff but it was easily overcome. We speak English as did many quests. There was a lot of seaweed on the beach and in the ocean for most of our stay but it did get better the last day at the resort. Overall we would definitely go back to this RIU.
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

William John

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I keep coming back for one reason.
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

John, Glencoe

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was our 11th year coming here, and the reason is because of the staff. They are very extremely friendly and they remember you.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The food was not great and the choices were limited. No elevators. Friendly staff.
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great service
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

Patrick, Superior

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice property with great beaches and food. Nice palm trees on the sand convenient to the nearby pools. Would definitely go back.
Stayed 12 nights in Feb 2023