Riu Palace Peninsula

The Riu Palace Peninsula Hotel is located in the midst of Cancun’s Hotel Zone. Surrounded by exciting hotel life and nestled against the sandy shoreline, it’s in a beautiful location. Part of the shoreline is for the exclusive use of hotel guests, and is a great spot to relax before venturing into downtown Cancun, which is just a five-minute drive away. The Riu Palace Peninsula boasts four pools, one of which has a swim-up bar. Food here is a notable experience and guests have the choice of six eateries, one being a buffet restaurant, as well as a steak house and Japanese restaurant. There is also a kids’ activity programme, a gym and a spa.

Overview of Cancun

Cancun is a diverse city with a lively, colourful nightlife. There is so much to do within the immediate vicinity, which is packed with shops, eateries, entertaining shows and world-famous bars. Under the heat of the Mexican sun, one of the best things to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the rays, and the best place to do this is on the beach. Fret not as there are plenty of sandy shorelines to enjoy here. Also, beyond the central city area, there are one-of-a-kind parks, water parks and more to be enjoyed by the entire family on wonderful <ahref=”https://www.holidayhypermarket.co.uk/destinations/mexico”>holidays to Mexico.

Things to do in Cancun

If you’re holidaying as a family, Captain Hook’s Dinner Adventure is an absolute must. This is an immersive dinner experience on an actual pirate ship! Imagine cannon fodder, pirates, sword fights, dancing and lobster dinners. A fun night for all. Not far from the hotel, there is an outdoor shopping complex that features a variety of boutiques and souvenir shops. For a more authentic shopping experience, guests should head to one of the many nearby markets. If you want to venture further afield, Xplor Park will let you embrace your inner adventurer as you zipline your way around and explore unusual underground rivers. Or, for even more family fun, try Xcarat, a nature park with more than 50 attractions. Cancun is packed full of things to do and places to see. The whole family will be occupied and entertained thanks to the wide variety of activities available nearby. You’ll love spending time together at Riu Palace Peninsula Hotel, and you can make lots of memories by exploring the parks, beaches and markets.

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.