Things to See and Do While Staying at Hotel Riu Playacar

During your time in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, there are a number of activities you can include on your itinerary. The Hotel Riu Playacar can provide everything necessary to have fun and relax in the surrounding coastal region. This location boasts an impressive selection of recreational opportunities, meaning you will have lots of enjoyable activities to pick from throughout your trip.

This property has 2 swimming pools, so don't worry about not being able to find unoccupied lounge chairs. This accommodation is situated next to the ocean, so there will be a lot of ways to enjoy the water through the course of your stay. Another relaxing feature at this property is its whirlpool.


Tennis fanatics should definitely consider booking this property, since the tennis facilities — located on-site — allow guests to stay active and have fun, too. You will find 2 courts on the property. Evening matches are also a possibility here, since you have the option of using a lit court.

If you're interested in more accommodation options that offer tennis, you may want to compare Hotel Riu Playacar to similar sites with this activity, like Occidental Allegro Playacar and Sandos Playacar Beach Resort.


Though Hotel Riu Playacar does not have a golf course, 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. The lot of them are within 13 and a half miles and the most proximate of the collection, Playacar Golf Course, is only a quick interval off from the lodging, so you can plan on a quick trip for a few rounds of golf. There are 18 total holes at this golf course. This par 72 course is 6269 yards long. For those who would like to find out more information, you can call the course at 811-52-987-306-24.


A trip to Mexico can be the perfect opportunity to try your hand at a new recreational sport. There are several options available, so you will be sure to find a watersport that you can enjoy, regardless of your style. Check out the following list, which provides the watersports that are offered by Hotel Riu Playacar:

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

Family Activities

If you're traveling with kids, you should certainly consider making reservations at Hotel Riu Playacar, because it has your choice of several family-friendly amenities.

This vacation destination does have a game room, where both kids and grown-ups can pass hours of downtime. There's a playground on the property too, where where your kids can safely expend some of their energy outdoors. This destination offers an organized children's program as well. At times, you may find yourself wanting to relax without the kids. The front desk can arrange for a sitter, so parents will have a chance to take some time out for themselves.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Many people take advantage of the exciting live entertainment available on-site, proving that staying inside for the night can be as satisfying as an expensive night out. Typically, live entertainment is offered 7 days per week. Needless to say, the frequency can vary with the season. If you want to obtain additional details, contact the resort at (984) 877-2300.

There are also a couple of bars on the property, so guests never have to go far to try island cocktails before the show, or before hitting Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's nightlife scene.

Crave variety in your nighttime activities? You can visit some of the other accommodations in the area to find out what they have to offer, such as listed in the following table:

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 -- 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 2 check
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 --
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 5 --
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 6 check

The lodging also features a casino, so gambling is yet another way to stay entertained after dark.


Not every property in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has a spa of their own, but Hotel Riu Playacar is one of a few that does offer its patrons an unbeatable way to unwind during their stay. The list below provides a sample of the available services:

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


The front desk also arranges horseback rides. This activity is popular among guests, so contact the front desk if you're interested in giving it a try.

Another way to spend time at Hotel Riu Playacar is to play shuffleboard. Though relaxing and quiet, shuffleboard can be a challenging sport.

On top of all the activities found on the property, travelers who like exploring will appreciate the multitude of interesting things to see and do in Mexico. No matter if you're looking to hang out on the beach or play a few rounds of golf, you'll encounter plenty of other opportunities for recreation in and around the area. Check out these articles to learn more with regard to snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, shopping, renting a bike or scooter, sightseeing, and other activities.


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