Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya Playa del Carmen
I stayed here for 8 nights for my 30th Birthday trip! It was a great experience, although we did end up going to the Riu Tequila after the hotel slowed down for the night! The pool was fantastic, very big, there were only a couple of times that it got crowded. It is a nice 15-20 minute walk into Playa Del Carmen (5th Avenue shopping and nightlife). The resort is in a guarded residential community with the entrance 2 minutes from 5th Avenue.
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... We invented a new game (which we haven’t named yet) where one person would read a Spanish word from our phrase book, reveal a small clue and the other person has to guess the word. Whoever loses has to drink. It’s a great way to learn spanish and then forget it all by getting drunk! It’s fair to say our head-sized pina coladas didn’t last long, nor Lani asking if it was time for a cheeseburger from McDonalds…. Which we eventually got.
... look after us and keep us well fed and hydrated all day.
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