A land of contrast and colour, Mexico is pure magic. Renowned for its pristine beaches, crystal waters, and sublime weather all year round, Mexico is a wonderland for all ages, offering visitors more than they could ever dream of. Known for its warm and friendly culture, the people of Mexico have always welcomed travellers with open arms and hearts. A country steeped in history and traditions, Mexico offers a plethora of relics and treasures to discover. Visit ancient Mayan and Aztec ruins, explore charming old towns and villages, be inspired by beautiful handicrafts and works of art, and sample the sensational cuisine. When the sun goes down, Mexico comes alive with fantastic evening entertainment, fiestas, live shows, and more. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation, an action packed adventure, a cultural journey, or a fun-filled holiday, Mexico will be sure to delight you in infinite ways.
RIU Hotels and Resorts can be found all throughout the gorgeous country of Mexico and span from the white sand beaches and eastern shores off the Gulf of Mexico to the western golden sands that grace the Pacific Ocean. Each area has its own distinct features and charm, offering visitors unique vacations in each destination.
Cancun is known for its exciting nightlife, a medley of activities, and endless entertainment. Shoppers will delight in the fabulous shops and boutiques that line the streets, while gourmands will appreciate the world class restaurants and excellent cuisine. Galleries abound for art lovers and activities are plentiful for thrill seekers and adventure lovers. Cancun is also a perfect base for discovering nearby Mayan ruins like Ek Balam and Chichen Itza and exploring smaller towns and villages to experience the authentic Mexican lifestyle and culture. Four outstanding RIU properties offer the perfect base when visiting Cancun and the surrounding areas. RIU’s newest Cancun resort, the 5 star plus Riu Palace Peninsula features stylish, modern, and elegant designs in a 16 storey property that offers the best views in the area. The 5 star plus Riu Palace Las Americas exudes luxury and offers world class amenities and services sure to please the most discerning of travellers. Added Palace Collection features enhance vacations with superior service and extra perks. The 5 star Riu Cancun is just minutes away from the city’s buzzing nightlife and entertainment and only a few steps away from shopping. It also offers ocean views from every room so visitors can soak up the stunning natural scenes as well. The 4 star plus Riu Caribe allows vacationers to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere on the resort, while being situated in an ideal location to experience an abundance of activities off site. Each of these fine 24 hour all inclusive resorts is located directly on stunning white sand beaches that open up to crystal clear waters.
Mexico’s Riviera Maya, or Mayan Riviera as it is also known, stretches from Puerto Morelos, just south of Cancun, to Punta Allen, just south of Tulum, and is renowned for its unspoiled beauty and spectacular beaches. Offering a quieter and more relaxed beach scene, the area is home to fabulous cultural and historical sites as well as many natural wonders. Learn about the Mayan culture while exploring the ancient ruins of Tulum, Coba, and Muyil, discover the amazing flora and fauna at the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, be enchanted by the mystery of ancient Mayan caves in Aktun Chen, spend a fun-filled day at Xcaret and Xel-ha, swim in gorgeous cenotes, and lounge around on pristine white sand beaches.
The beachside city of Playa del Carmen, or Playa as the locals call it, is located near the northern part of the Rivera Maya half way between Cancun and Tulum. Just an hour away from the Cancun airport, Playa del Carmen offers visitors the opportunity to experience the best of both worlds, such as the buzzing city life and entertainment in Cancun along with the natural wonders in the Riviera Maya, while offering its own unique Mexican flair. Considered one of the hippest cities in the Yucatan Peninsula, visitors here will be amazed by the popular 5th Avenue (Quinta Avenida), the main avenue and pedestrian zone that offers fine dining, excellent shopping, cool beach clubs and bars, and a chic art scene. A tropical haven with a laid back atmosphere, Playa del Carmen is simply paradise.
Just a few minutes from Playa del Carmen, RIU offers 6 spectacular 24 hour all inclusive resorts on a sprawling complex within the gated community of Playacar. An upscale and private oasis, Playacar is home to a fantastic 18 hole golf course, stunning beaches, and a small shopping area. RIU resorts found here include the lavish and elegant 5 star plus Riu Palace Rivera Maya, the palatial and exquisite 5 star plus Riu Palace Mexico, the laidback and classic 5 star Riu Playacar, the luxurious hacienda style 5 star Riu Yucatan, the quiet and secluded 5 star Riu Tequila, and the intimate and tranquil 4 star Riu Lupita. Each property is easily accessible to Playa del Carmen and is the perfect base to explore the Cancun-Tulum corridor and all that it has to offer.
Heading west to Puerto Vallarta, visitors can indulge in world class shopping, gourmet restaurants, and a posh and sophisticated scene surrounded by beautiful beaches, calm bay waters, lush jungles, and glistening waterfalls. Walk along the Malecón, a boardwalk that extends along the shore, to enjoy the shops, restaurants, and live entertainers, or head to Old Town Vallarta to experience a more authentic Mexican scene.
Just north of Puerto Vallara, Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit spans along the stunning Pacific coast and rests at the foot of the majestic Sierra Madre mountain range. Home to almost 200 miles of sandy beaches, this ocean playground offers an abundance of activities and adventures to be enjoyed such as whale watching, deep sea fishing, sailing, diving, surfing, and more. RIU’s 3 resorts in Riviera Nayarit are situated perfectly to explore the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the area, as well as being close enough to Puerto Vallarta to take in all the sights and sounds of the city. The 5 star plus Riu Palace Pacifico on Banderas Bay is a palatial gem that offers first class features enveloped by impressive views. The 5 star Riu Vallarta is the perfect resort for all ages offering family-friendly activities with superior services and amenities. The 4 star plus Riu Jalisco is an oasis enveloped by palms, resting on the golden beach of Playa de Flamingos.
Mazatlan, known as the “Pearl of the Pacific” boasts long stretches of palm-lined beaches, blue lagoons, and spectacular sunsets. Set along Mexico’s Gold Coast, Mazatlan is the perfect place for active travellers seeking adventure on land and in water. Close to several historic and picturesque towns, Mazatlan also allows visitors to experience the beautiful contrast between the past and present and learn about old traditions. The 5 star Riu Emerald Bay is the perfect home for travellers to Mazatlan. Enjoy glorious ocean and sunset views and the gloriously golden Las Brujas Beach, while enjoying all the fine amenities and services RIU is famous for.
Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos captivates visitors with unsurpassed natural splendour and 360 days of sunshine per year. An ocean playground, visitors can revel in and endless array of water activities such as surfing, kayaking, snorkelling, diving and more. Both of RIU’s properties are located in Cabo San Lucas, one of the area’s primary towns. Renowned for its vibrant nightlife, entertainment, and variety of attractions, Cabo San Lucas is the perfect destination to explore the wonders of the Baja Peninsula. RIU’s fabulous all inclusive resort, the 5 star plus Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas allows guests to enjoy regal elegance and a prime beachfront setting on the pristine Medano Beach, while the 4 star plus Riu Sante Fe charms guests with a traditional and eye-catching Santa Fe look and a unique artistic flair.
Mexico is truly a magical land filled with natural wonders, ancient ruins, exciting cities, charming towns, and a vibrant culture. Let the warmth of the country and the passion of the people inspire you as you revel in all the overwhelming gifts this extraordinary destination has to offer. Book your dream Mexico vacation with Signature Vacations and make one of RIU’s remarkable all inclusive resorts your home. With so much to do, see, and experience, Mexico will call you back time and time again.