Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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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