Things to See and Do While Staying at Hotel Riu Playacar

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean provides many intriguing sites to explore, particularly if you plan to stay at a beachside vacation spot like this one. Hotel Riu Playacar is an excellent property for those who want to stay as active as possible and try their hand at new activities.

Because the resort has a total of 2 pools on-site, you should have no problem claiming enough space for your group. This property is built next to the ocean, meaning that there will be many ways to play in the water when you stay here. Another relaxing feature at this property is its whirlpool.

Tennis

This resort is an especially fitting place for tennis fanatics, considering guests can choose to play a match or two on the property. Guests will find 2 tennis courts on-site. Plus, the courts here are equipped with lighting so you'll never have to cut your match short.

Looking for more options where on-site tennis is a possibility? You can take a look at other tennis properties, like Occidental Allegro Playacar and Gala Beach Resort Playacar.

Golf

While there isn't a golf course at Hotel Riu Playacar, it may be possible to arrange for a tee time nearby. Nearby courses are Playacar Golf Course, Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club, and El Camaleon Mayakoba. Each is within 13 and a half miles and the most nearby of the bunch, Playacar Golf Course, is only a quick interval away from the lodging, so it won't be a bother to plan on stopping in for a few rounds of golf. Players will find 18 challenging holes at this nearby course. It's a total of 6269 yards long, and is a par 72. If you're considering reserving a tee time, the course can be reached at 811-52-987-306-24.

Watersports

Travelers that like a wide variety of aquatic adventures will have a wonderful experience during their visit Hotel Riu Playacar. The list below shows the water activities that the property has.

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Watercraft
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing

Family Activities

Families with children should seriously consider staying here at Hotel Riu Playacar, which has your choice of several family-friendly amenities.

There is a game room on-site, where both kids and their parents can blow off some steam. Plus, there's a playground where parents can relax on the sidelines as their kids play. The location offers an organized kids' program, too. Some parents understand the value of some time spent sans kids. Here, they give parents the opportunity to spend some time alone, since they have a babysitting service.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Hotel Riu Playacar offers live enterainment, so even when visitors stay "in" for the night they'll still have the opportunity to see a show. Generally, vacationers can enjoy live entertainment 7 days per week. However, the frequency may vary. If you'd like to find out more about the entertainment schedule, call the resort at (984) 877-2300.

There are also a couple of bars on the property, so it's extremely easy for guests to have a drink or meet up with others before the show.

There are other accommodations in the area that offer a limited amount of additional nightlife options. Check out those listed in the chart below:

Accommodations near the Hotel Riu Playacar with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Royal Hideaway Playacar by Occidental 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
Hotel Riu Palace Mexico 1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 --
ClubHotel Riu Tequila 1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 check
Occidental Allegro Playacar 1.6 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 check
Hotel Riu Yucatan 2.0 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
Riu Lupita All Inclusive 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen -- --
Iberostar Quetzal Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 4 check
Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya 1.4 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
Iberostar Tucan Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 5 check
Reef Playacar 1.3 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 --
Gala Beach Resort Playacar Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 3 --
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 6 check

Since there is a casino on the property, you can spend the night placing a few bets and enjoying some cocktails.

Spa

Visitors will really appreciate the relaxing amenities here, considering this destination has enjoyable spa facilities. The following list provides some of the services available at the spa:

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool

Other

Horseback riding is another activity that is available through Hotel Riu Playacar. Since Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's weather is beautiful year-round, riding is a popular pastime.

Another pastime to consider during your stay is shuffleboard. It's a good way to spend time with the family, meet other guests, or try something new.

Though you'll find plenty to do right on this property, those who enjoy exploring shouldn't ever find a lack of interesting things to do and see in Mexico. No matter if you are looking to hang out on the beach or enjoy a round on the golf course, you will encounter plenty of other opportunities for recreation close at hand. Check out these articles to learn more about snorkeling, scuba diving, sightseeing, fishing, shopping, renting a bike or scooter, and other activities you might enjoy.

 

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