Riu Lupita Hotel

Avda. Xaman-Ha, Manzana 20, Lote 1, Condominio Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, 77710, Mexico | 3 star resort
Prices starting from $141.00
 

Travel Blogs from Playa del Carmen

Day #1 - Tuesday

A travel blog entry by bmjvacation

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With only 90 minutes of free Wifi per day and the slowest upload speed of all time... its been a struggle to try and keep my blog up to date. Its the end of day #1 in Mexico and it was a pretty great day!! Slept in due to the late night and hangovers but hey we are on vacation nothing wrong with that!! Met with our Sunwing rep Nicolas and picked …

Day #6 - Sunday

A travel blog entry by bmjvacation

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Our last full day at the resort was spent at the pool side sipping frozen drinks and developing a sun burn by the end of the day Marshall looked as though he may be Mexican and I resembled a cooked lobster! The nights entertainment was very good, Michael Jackson was resurrected and performed an awesome show! (Mexicans sure like MJ)

Day #4 - Friday

A travel blog entry by bmjvacation

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Well as you can imagine it was a very late start to the day for all of us... :(
After finding some much needed coffee and a light breakfast we made our way to the Beach Club where we recovered from our hangovers in the sun loungers and taking a refreshing swim in the ocean. Later we had a buffet supper and watched some of the entertainment but …

Vancouver to Cancun 'n couti mundis

A travel blog entry by goriusp

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We took the 7 a.m. airport shuttle from Richmond, Vancouver, for the 9:40 a.m. flight to Cancun. After 5.5 hours flying time, we arrived at 5:30 p.m. Cancun time. It was dark already; we paid $30 US each for the airport shuttle to the Riu Lupita all-inclusive resort in Playa Cara (one of the built-up tourist sections on the Mayan Riviera), which is …

Dolphin swimming with Seeq 'n Helca

A travel blog entry by goriusp

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On our second morning in Cancun, Cindy arrived at the Riu Lupita sans family. Randy hung out at the resort while we three gals hopped the 9:30 a.m. shuttle to Delphinus at the Riviera Maya to participate in the dolphin swim. We had decided to do the middle-lux activity, which meant four people to one dolphin ($159 US), as opposed to twelve people …

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This 3 star resort, located on Avda. Xaman-Ha, Manzana 20, Lote 1, Condominio Playacar, Playa del Carmen, is near The Jungle Place, Veronica's Massage, Mexico Blue Dream, and Scuba Libre Dive Shop.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsRiu Lupita Hotel Playa del Carmen

    Reviewed by goriusp

    January 2, 2012

    Reviewed Jan 2, 2012
    by (3 reviews) Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada , Canada Flag of Canada

    Jan 2
    We took the 7 a.m. airport shuttle for the 9:40 a.m. flight to Cancun. After 5.5 hours flying time, we arrived at 5:30 p.m. Cancun time. It was dark already; we paid $30 US each for the airport shuttle to the Riu Lupita all-inclusive resort in Playa Car (one of the built-up tourist sections on the Mayan Rivieria), which is a short drive from downtown Playa del Carmen (a quaint seaside Mexican town). The resort was decorated with festive Christmas lights, and a 10- or 12-foot high electric "Blue" Christmas tree. After a meal which included Mexican cerviche (Randy's recipe is better!), we enjoyed watching a group of lithe, young, beautifully-costumed, and very talented modern dancers.
    While we were enjoying the entertainment, we watched the couti mundi, a nocturnal animal of the racoon family, run wild around the resort. These animals have long snouts, long furry tails, and appear to be about the size of a small dog. They run rapidly around the tops of walls, come up to the steps of the restaurant (we even saw one jump up on a dining room table at the Mexican speciality restaurant), rustle through the bushes and run through the resort site in the dark.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Riu Lupita Hotel Playa del Carmen

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent