What's Near Hotel Riu Playacar

The sparkling beaches in Mexico are the most enticing outdoor sights that you'll find in the region.

If you or your group are big beach fans, Hotel Riu Playacar is just what you are looking for. This site is situated right on the water, so guests can spend all day every day soaking up the sun if they want. There are plenty of other visitors who enjoy this popular section of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, setting up an active beach scene; keep in mind, though, it is known to get full with tourists very quickly.

Nearby Beaches

Playa del Carmen

Obviously, since Hotel Riu Playacar is located directly on Playa del Carmen, laying out in the sun is popular with guests staying at this property. Set in a resort town of the same name, Playa del Carmen is one of the most popular beaches in the Maya Riviera. Just south of Cancun, the beach is not only known for its gorgeous tropical scenery, but the wealth of activities than guests can partake in, such as snorkeling and other water sports, fishing, beach volleyball, sunbathing, and more.

Nearby Areas

Travelers seeking to learn a bit more about what's in the surrounding area may be wondering how close (or far) the neighboring town or city is from their accommodations. Hotel Riu Playacar can be found along the southwestern outskirts of Playa del Carmen.

The areas found closest to Hotel Riu Playacar are listed below.

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
downtown Playa del Carmen, Mexico 1.8 NE
La Gloria, Mexico 11.2 SW
downtown San Miguel, Cozumel 11.3 SE
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico 11.4 SW
Northern Cozumel, Cozumel 12.0 ESE
San Miguel, Cozumel 12.1 SE
Xpu Ha, Mexico 14.5 SW
Cozumel 15.8 SE

Nearby Attractions

El Faro Lighthouse

Hotel Riu Playacar makes for an excellent place to stay for active tourists. There are an abundance of active pursuits to be enjoyed when starting at this lodging. In fact, this area is simply full of different attractions to try, such as Plaza 28 De Julio Park, El Faro Lighthouse, and Xcaret Maya Ruins. The closest of the three is Plaza 28 De Julio Park.

When it comes to finding area attractions that are just right for your family, it's best to know all your options, like those listed in the table below.

Attractions Near Riu Playacar
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Plaza 28 De Julio Park Park 1.7 NE Downtown Playa del Carmen
El Faro Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.7 NE Downtown Playa del Carmen
Xcaret Maya Ruins Historical Site 1.1 NE 1.4 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen
Xaman-Ha Aviary Zoo 0.9 NE 1.6 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen
Puetra del Cielo Historical Site 0.6 N 2.2 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen
Chac Tun Cave Tour/ Paintball City Cave -- -- 3.7 mi. Northwest of Playa del Carmen
Dolphin Discovery Zoo 11.5 SW Puerto Aventuras
Cedam Museum Museum 11.6 SW Puerto Aventuras
Jardin Del Eden Cenote Cave 13.0 SW The vicinity of La Gloria
Cristalino Maya Cenote Cave 13.0 SW The vicinity of La Gloria
Kantun Chi Eco Park Park 13.1 SW The vicinity of La Gloria
Tajmahal Cenote Park 14.4 SW 1.2 mi. Northwest of Xpu Ha

If you're looking for a place where you can while away some free time, El Faro Lighthouse might be worth a visit. Located in Marina Vallartas is the 110-foot tall lighthouse called "El Faro," which translates to "the Lighthouse." This spot is popular amongst tourists because the trek to the top of the tower results in an opportunity to listen to live music and gab a few drinks in a circular lounge.

Nearby Accommodations

When choosing a location to stay in, it's sometimes worthwhile to find out about nearby accommodations as a means to get a feel for the area. Readers can find no shortage of additional destinations to think about prior to reaching a decision, as this portion of Mexico plays host to a terrific variety of hotel and resort options. Find out what you need to know about all of the surrounding area's booking options by reviewing the table below.

Accommodations near Riu Playacar
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Royal Hideaway Playacar by Occidental 0.1 ENE 2.4 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Hotel Riu Palace Mexico 0.1 SW 2.6 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
ClubHotel Riu Tequila 0.2 W 2.6 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Occidental Allegro Playacar 0.2 NE 2.3 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Hotel Riu Yucatan 0.2 SSW 2.7 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Riu Lupita All Inclusive 0.3 NNW 2.4 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Iberostar Quetzal 0.3 SW 2.8 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya 0.4 NE 2.1 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Iberostar Tucan 0.4 SSW 2.9 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Reef Playacar 0.4 NE 2.0 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen, Mexico
 

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