Riu Palace Las Americas Hotel

This five-star, luxury hotel is adults-only. It’s brimming with indulgent features to make your holiday in Cancun feel like a tropical dream. The pool terrace takes centre stage and it’s huge. You have two ornately decorated infinity pools looking out to sea, complete with whirlpool features and sunken sunbeds. Beyond the pools lie the white beach and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Try snorkelling and kayaking, chilling out on a lounger and topping up your tan on the beach. Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas also provides a gym, spa and beauty salon. Dinner is served across six restaurants, including an international buffet and five a la carte options.

Overview of Cancun

Cancun is a fantastic for action-packed, sun-drenched holidays to Mexico. This high-energy resort is found on the north-west tip of the Yucatan Peninsula and, despite its reputation for nightlife and beach parties, the wildlife here is extraordinary, both in the jungle and beneath the sea. There are also ancient Mayan temples waiting for those wishing to learn more about Mexico’s ancient civilisations. Modern-day Cancun has extended its appeal in the form of a sand bar around 24km long, which is known as Hotel Zone. This is where you’ll find Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas, lively bars, restaurants and water sports centres.

Things to do in Cancun

Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas sits in a prime location on Cancun’s waterfront and Hotel Zone, but if you want to explore Downtown Cancun, El Centro is only few minutes away by taxi. Check out the snorkelling with whale sharks from V&V Marina or join hotel-run volunteer groups, helping to conserve and protect Cancun’s beaches as vital breeding areas for turtles. For Mayan temples, a trip to Chichen Itza is a must. The journey there takes around three hours, but as it’s one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s well worth it. There is so much to do in Cancun that you definitely won’t get bored! From visiting the Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas spa or gym to snorkelling, helping with conservation and exploring Mayan temples, your holiday to Mexico will be packed full of exciting experiences and memories that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

Resort Summary

Cancun has approximately 24 kilometres of beaches, strung along an S-shaped strip of land. The sand here has a unique property – no matter how hot the temperature, it’s always cool on your feet, to the extent locals joke that it is air-conditioned.

Swim, relax and take part in watersports at Playa Las Perlas, Playa Langosta, Playa Tortugas and other beaches on the northern side of the peninsula. Among the popular beaches on the eastern side are Playa Ballenas, Chac Mool and Playa Delfines. Playa Delfines is also a good beach for surfing.

Cancun’s waters are warm enough for swimming throughout the year, even in January and February. During late August and early September you’ll feel like you’re slipping into a warm bath.