Riu Tequila, January 2020
We loved this Hotel and the location. The beach was a 10 minute walk or we can take the shuttle. Travelled as a Family,9 year old and 14 year old. The Rooms were clean and the staff was Friendly and helpful! Everywhere you look someone is cleaning and making sure the Hotel is kept in order. Their standards are certainly to par. This hotel is in the middle of natural vegetation and wildlife as there is still much surrounding jungle. The "Coati" are friendly but not to be pet or fed. They don't bother you as long as you don't bug them. Food was awesome in the buffet, a wide variety and I found every night to have a different theme. The Mexican restaurant ironically was lacking in quality. Stick to the Buffet, the Mexican food in the Buffet was awesome. Everything was FRESH! EveryDay from Breakfast to dinner you can't go wrong. As a Riu partner Hotel you can enjoy the amenities at the Neighbouring Riu Hotels, the Yucatan and Palace. Which we did! Lunch and shows! The Shows at the Tequila were fun. The Neon party is all ages as with all shows, my 9 year old danced away! The bars were well stocked in the room complete with 4 one litre bottles of water per day a six pack of beer, soft drinks and vodka, rum , gin ,and Tequila! The drinks at the bar were typical of a Mexican all inclusive watered down, due to the lack of Governing agency as we have in Canada when it comes to liquor control Boards. This is typical of an all inclusive, keep this in mind and expect nothing more! If you want a strong drink go into town! Town was a 6 minute cab ride and $6 US. Or $7 US depends on the driver. You can also safely walk into town, about 30 minutes! We did both and felt very safe. The Hotel Riu Tequila is part of a Gated Complex so again, Very safe! One bit of advise, do not book your excursions or day trips with your vacation reps ! There is a lot of people on the beach that are selling the same excursion with the same waivers and insurances for less! The rep is actually a third party sending you to the same place with that same person on the beach running your excursion! If renting a car to the neighbouring Island OF Cozumel, rent on the Island Not in Town. It is cheaper on the Island and you get the same car! Overall Great trip, Great Food, Great People, Very Safe, Kid Friendly, Adult Friendly, Lots to do, Very Clean. Visit the town , go Snorkelling! ENJOY! You are on Vacation!!