Things to See and Do While Staying at Hotel Riu Yucatan

During your time in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, there are a number of activities you can include on your itinerary. The Hotel Riu Yucatan can provide everything necessary to have fun and relax in their delightful coastal location. This location offers vacationers an impressive variety of recreational opportunities, which means you'll have plenty of intriguing activities to pick from throughout your trip.

Hotel Riu Yucatan has 2 pools, so each guest will have a better chance of finding a prime poolside spot. This property is also found right next to the shore, so there are many ways to play in the water during your stay. After a long day of walking, it might also be nice to ease into their whirlpool.

While there's no guarantee you won't overload on Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's delicious cuisine, Hotel Riu Yucatan makes it easier to stay healthy; a fitness facility is available on the grounds.


Anyone who likes tennis should definitely consider staying at this location, since its on-site tennis facilites make for a pleasant afternoon activity, or sweat-breaking challenge. There are 2 tennis courts on the property. Fortunately, the lighting at their tennis facilities means you can keep your match going past sunset.

If you're interested in other places to stay like this, you can compare Hotel Riu Yucatan to nearby hotels with this activity, including Gala Beach Resort Playacar and Occidental Allegro Playacar.


Although Hotel Riu Yucatan doesn't have a golf course on the property, you might be able to schedule a tee time. The area's closest courses include 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 closest of the group, Playacar Golf Course, is just a small hike off from the lodging, so you can plan stopping in for some rounds on the links. You'll find a total of 18 holes at this course. This 6269 yard course has been rated a par 72. If you're considering reserving a tee time, you can call the course at 811-52-987-306-24.


Visitors that enjoy a wide variety of watersports will have a great experience during their visit Hotel Riu Yucatan. The list below details the water activities available on the property.

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

Family Activities

Planning to vacation with your children? Then you will like your options at Hotel Riu Yucatan, which has your choice of several family-friendly offerings.

Kids will be especially pleased to find a playground on the property. It is a great place to let kids have some daily playtime while parents enjoy a bit of downtime. Hotel Riu Yucatan offers an organized children's program too, so kids can enjoy some fun activities of their own. During your stay, you may find yourself wanting to have some fun on your own, without worrying about the kids. The property can provide a babysitting service, so parents can have a chance for some peace and quiet, or a night out by themselves.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Many people take advantage of the exciting live entertainment available on-site, which proves that staying in for the night can be as thrilling as a night on the town. Live entertainment is typically available 7 days per week. Needless to say, the frequency may vary. If you want to learn more details, call the hotel at (984) 873-1300.

Plus, at this destination you'll also find many different bars, which provide the perfect excuse to explore all areas of the property.

Immediately surrounding your accommodations are a few others that offer a small amount of other nightlife options. These are in the following table:

Accommodations near the Hotel Riu Yucatan with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Hotel Riu Palace Mexico 1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 --
Iberostar Quetzal Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 4 check
ClubHotel Riu Tequila 1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 check
Iberostar Tucan Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 5 check
Hotel Riu Playacar 1.8 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
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
Royal Hideaway Playacar by Occidental 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
Occidental Allegro Playacar 1.6 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 check
Riu Lupita All Inclusive 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen -- --
Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya 1.4 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
Reef Playacar 1.3 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 --


Not every property in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has a spa of their own, but Hotel Riu Yucatan is one of the limited number of properties that does offer its patrons a convenient, calming way to enjoy a brief moment of utter relaxation. The following list provides a sample of the available services:

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


The salon on-site offers both a convenient and calming place to start looking and feeling your best for a dinner date or special night.

Beyond the activities available on the grounds of this property, vacationers looking to do some exploring will find a multitude of exciting recreational opportunities in Mexico. No matter if you're looking to lay out on the beach or play a round or two on the golf course, you'll find plenty of other opportunities for recreation in this area. Check out these pages to learn more about fishing, riding a bike or scooter, sightseeing, scuba diving, snorkeling, shopping, and other activities.


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