ClubHotel Riu Tequila - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Tucked away a few hundred yards from a beautiful stretch of an exquisite white-sand beach in Mexico's Mayan Riviera, the Riu Tequila Golf and Beach Resort stands in the midst of colorful subtropical foliage and borders one of the best golf courses in the region. The resort enjoys a partial seclusion by being a short distance from the beach. The peace and calm is welcoming to vacationers looking for relaxation and quiet enjoyment; however, your more active side will soon discover that there's a lot going on under the hood -- an incredible amount of activity, fun, and excitement that fill each day at the Riu Tequila. The resort is a balanced blend of laid-back and lively.
The Riu Tequila features beautiful rooms in two-story buildings all set within tropical gardens and bordering an 18-hole championship golf course. There is a beautiful open-air lobby with pillars, arches, paintings, and a comfortable sitting area. Guest room furnishings and decor have a Spanish colonial flair and feature full-service amenities and first-class treatment. The resort grounds are open, spacious, and filled with many exotic trees, shrubs, and flowers. Bricked paths and walkways lead to the various areas of the resort, including the beach. A complimentary shuttle to the beach is provided.
Outside are two winding pools which converge around a large palapa (round thatch-covered pavilion and swim-up bar), a perfect place to swim, play water volleyball, soak up some sun, and then get out of the sun for some shade and a refreshing drink. The pool area also contains an artificial children's beach, letting the little ones splash in the waves and water even when they aren't at the beach!
There's plenty happening at the Riu Tequila, so make your vacation as relaxing or as active as you wish. Enjoy walks, explore the surroundings on ATVs, and take a few laps in the refreshing pool. Admire the lush tropical setting, where sunrises and sunsets continually compete in a natural beauty pageant. See some strange and interesting creatures up close, like iguanas, lizards, and monkeys. Recline in a hammock stretched between palm trees. Burrow your feet into luxurious white sand, which extends far out into the surf. The water's incredible clarity lets you see your toes even when you are 100 feet or more from the shore! The sand is clean and free from rocks, seaweed, and other objects. The waves are gentle, so swimming, wading, walking, and body surfing for all ages is perfect at this beach.
The Riu Tequila is close to the charming and growing village of Playa del Carmen. Referred to locally as just "Playa", the area offers a beach vacation atmosphere without all the hustle and bustle of Cancun. Quaint shops can be found where local artisans create excellent products and offer you the opportunity to buy something memorable to take home.
The Great Maya Reef is within minutes by boat where you can snorkel and scuba dive and experience the glorious artistry of the underwater ocean world. There are several specialized dive shops along the coast, many offering diving courses for all levels of expertise. You will find many places to dive including the Reef, cenotes (sink holes in the jungles filled with clear, cool water), and the watery caverns.
The fun doesn't stop there. Do you like fishing? Go deep-sea fishing and have an unforgettable time fighting a blue marlin, tuna, or barracuda on the end of your line! How about live entertainment? A wonderful amphitheater, considered one of the best in the area, is the venue for hosting several local artists and performers. Stay in vacationing shape at the fitness center, spa, gym, jacuzzis, and 18-hole championship golf course. Go shopping at Mexican Street.
Riu Tequila guests are treated to great food and beverages at the in-hotel restaurants and bars and at nearby sister hotels Riu Yucatan and Riu Playacar (excluding dinner), so your dining options just tripled! With such a wide selection, you are sure to satisfy any culinary craving! Known for some of the best buffets in the Yucatan, the Riu resorts deliver on that reputation. The friendly staff will help you enjoy yourself at any of the excellent restaurants, bars and nightclubs, and discos.
So what are you looking for in a vacation? Beautiful surroundings, superior service, relaxation, exciting activities, and real value and affordability? No need to look any further...two words say it all: Riu Tequila!