Riu Playacar

Riu Playacar is another arm of the luxurious Riu hotel chain where all inclusive holidays are on another level. There are three huge ocean facing pools, all marvellously framed by rows of palm trees. Beside the pools, there are sun beds and a swim-up bar. There are additional bars around the resort, and there are even more at the nearby Riu sister hotels. For any visiting foodies, there is no need to venture far to discover mouth-watering dishes as there are four options onsite. There is a buffet restaurant and two a la carte venues, one Asian and one Italian.

Overview of Playacar, Mexico

Situated on Mexico’s northeast coast, gently lapped by the Caribbean ocean is Riu Playacar. There is a stunning stretch of sand located immediately on the doorstep of this resort. It’s possible to go from pool to ocean in just a matter of steps. Temperatures here average a steamy 28°C over the summer months although they do frequently hit more. Its proximity to the ocean makes the breeze all that more appealing, especially during those balmy afternoons. Riu Playacar is well situated for families, couples and individuals to really make the most of their holidays to Mexico.

Things to do in Playacar

Playacar is an upmarket coastal resort below the lively city of Cancun. It offers a striking balance between luxury and fun, adrenaline-fuelled activities. From here, it’s easy to get to the neighbouring parks of Xel-Há, Xplor and Xcaret with the latter two offering some wild choices including zip-lining and underground river walks. Chichen Itza is a brilliant day-trip but for something a little closer to home, the nearby ruins of Xaman Ha or the Tulum Ruins offer an authentic insight into Mayan life. Playacar ticks all the boxes when it comes to relaxing, yet exciting holidays to Mexico.


Resort Summary

Playacar is essentially an exclusive suburb of Playa del Carmen – a haven of luxury resorts that boasts some of the finest All Inclusive Mexico hotels that the country has to offer. The highlight of the Mayan Riviera, holidaymakers head here for indulgence and relaxation. Benefitting from year-round warmth and direct access to the Caribbean Sea, more and more Brits are cottoning on to the fact that there’s lots of holidays to Mexico that are affordable yet dripping in luxury.

Everything you need is on your doorstep here, with Playa del Carmen easily accessible for nightlife, shopping and international dining. Whether you’re travelling to Mexico to soak up the Mayan culture or go snorkelling in the tropical water, a holiday to Playacar is sure to send you home rejuvenated and planning your return trip.