Hotel Riu Yucatan - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Located on one of the best beaches in Mexico's Caribbean coastline, the Riu Yucatan Hotel emerges from a canopy of palms and tropical foliage in a warm welcome to vacationers worldwide. With a backdrop of painted Caribbean skies and a vivid turquoise surf lapping the beautiful white sand shores, the setting is almost surreal - truly a dream vacation in the making! As the original Riu among all the Riu hotels to grace the Mayan Riviera, the Riu Yucatan is still breaking new ground in levels of customer service, comfort, value, and vacationing pleasure.
Flanked by palm groves and tropical greenery, the all-inclusive Riu Yucatan resort offers several three-story colonial-style buildings that house 507 air-conditioned rooms and suites. Warm colors, arched doorways, rich Spanish tile, and bright and festive decor characterize the guestrooms. The spacious lobby area features polished marble floors, iron chandeliers, and artwork that invite conversation and social interaction. The Riu Yucatan is designed to be comfortable and to make you feel right at home; evenso, the wonderful service and first-class hospitality from experienced employees and staff will remind you that you are a special guest...and assure that your vacation is fun, relaxing, and totally worry-free.
There is so much you can do at the Riu Yucatan, and so little you have to do, depending on your mood. Cool off in the refreshing pool; take in all the beauty of indigenous flora and fauna -- hobnob with the iguanas, lizards, and monkeys on your short walk to the beach! Stretch out in hammocks set up in a small shady palm grove and listen to the ocean waves. What's more, when you arrive at the beach, you can take off your footwear -- the sand is very clean and free from rocks, coral, seaweed, and other debris. Swimming and body surfing is superb at this beach.
Minutes offshore lies the Great Maya Reef, the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in the world. The reef is home to more than 600 species of fish, almost 100 types of hard coral, and 4 species of sea turtles, and consists of a chain of shallow patch reefs, drop offs and coral gardens. In some parts, the reef is fairly deep, since the transparency of the water lets in so much light, which is essential to coral growth. Burst of colors and shapes sway to the rhythms of the ocean currents. There are many specialized dive shops along the coast. Most offer diving courses for all levels of expertise, whether you're planning to dive the reef, the cenotes (sink holes in the jungles filled with clear, cool water), or the underground caverns. For the amateur or professional diver and snorkeler, it simply doesn't get any better than this!
Staying at the Riu Yucatan places you close to many organized tours and day trips to several exciting places of interest on the Yucatan peninsula. Should you need any planning assistance, the knowledgeable hotel staff is ready to help you get the most out of your vacation. Enjoy the fitness center, spa, gym, jacuzzis, and 18-hole championship golf. Nearby Mexican Street offers many shops and boutiques for your shopping enjoyment.
Guests staying at the Riu Yucatan may also enjoy the use of facilities and restaurants at the nearby sister hotels of Riu Tequila and Riu Playacar (excluding dinner), so you can stay at one and play at three! Indulge your taste buds at any of the excellent restaurants or friendly bars and nightclub.
With so much variety in accommodations, activities, touring and exploration opportunities, and fabulous cuisine, the Riu Yucatan is a great choice for families and couples. Come and drink in golden sunrises, and sip maroon sunsets...you'll enjoy yourself from dawn to dusk. Mmmm...Aaaah...Perfect! Where else but at the Riu?