What's Near Hotel Riu Playacar

The gorgeous beaches in Mexico are undoubtedly the most enticing outdoor sights that the region has to offer. If you or your group are big beach fans, Hotel Riu Playacar is the right spot for you. This property is located along the water, so tourists can spend every day under the sun if they want. Several guests every year frequent this popular spot in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, creating a fun setting for water activities and being social; however, it gets a bit crowded at times.

Nearby Beaches

Playa del Carmen

Naturally, since Hotel Riu Playacar is located directly on Playa del Carmen, hanging out at the beach is one of the main attractions here. 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

Hopping over to a town or community that neighbors your resort can add a little variety to your vacation schedule, no matter if you're just experiencing a night out in the area, or sampling some of the region's most amazing cuisine. Hotel Riu Playacar is located in the southwestern outskirts of Playa del Carmen.

The following table contains a listing of areas near Hotel Riu Playacar:

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

Vacationers who crave an exciting itinerary while vacationing in Mexico will quickly learn that Hotel Riu Playacar makes an excellent place to start your daily adventures. In fact, this particular part of Playa Del Carmen claims a number of exciting attractions, like Plaza 28 De Julio Park, El Faro Lighthouse, and Xcaret Maya Ruins. The closest of the three is Plaza 28 De Julio Park.

These attractions are just a sample of what's in the area; find more 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 on the lookout for somewhere interesting to go, El Faro Lighthouse may be just what you're looking for. 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

Learning more about nearby hotel booking options is sometimes an easy means of getting a better feel for the area. Readers can find lots of other places to think about before making a decision, as this part of Mexico plays host to an exceptional selection of hotels and resorts to choose from. The table that follows lists all of the hotel booking possibilities you'll find nearby.

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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