Hotel Riu Lupita is hidden in leafy tropical gardens just a mile outside the resort town of Playa Del Carmen. The 300 room hotel consists of two and three story villas surrounded by an 18 hole golf course and is about 2 miles from the beach. There is a complimentary bus service that ferries guests to and from the beach.
The Hotel Riu Lupita is an all inclusive resort meaning that its guests get to enjoy all the accommodations, the three restaurants (one at the beach), the Riu Land children’s club and playground and all the other on property features and activities for one price. Guests can also pamper themselves in the Renova Spa wellness center.
Even though the Hotel Riu Lupita isn’t situated directly on a beach its guests can still take part in beach and water activities. The complimentary shuttle service takes guests to and from the beach. At the beach guests will find the Riu’s beach side restaurant and plenty water sports equipment available for their enjoyment. For those that are interested in diving they offer beginner lessons in their pool.
Hotel Riu Lupita – Playa Del Carmen
Playa Del Carmen was a small fishing town that is named for the patron saint of Cancun, Our Lady of Mount Carmen. It first gained notice as a possible tourist destination because of the ferry service that was taking divers to the Cozumel.
Before long visiting tourists began to realize it was much more laid back then crowded Cancun and the beaches were just as nice if not nicer and the turquoise waters were un-crowded.
Guests of the Hotel Riu Lupita can easily enjoy all that Playa Del Carmen has to offer. A trip into “Playa” should include a visit to one of the coolest main streets in Latin America. Officially known as Avenida Quinta (Fifth Avenue) it is a pedestrian only street that stretches for 2 miles. It is lined with restaurants, bars, shops and hotels that can keep any intrepid shopper busy for most of the day. Or time can be split between the beach, just a couple of blocks away, and the Avenida Quinta.
For families staying at Hotel Riu Lupita a visit to the Xcaret Eco Park to the south of Playa Del Carmen is the perfect choice for the kids. It is an eco-archaeological water park where you can swim with dolphins; enjoy white sand beaches, natural pools and underground rivers along with countless other theme park type attractions.
For those interested in ancient civilizations of the Americas the Hotel Riu Lupita is a great home base for exploring the history of the region. It is known that the Mayans first came to this region around 300 to 600 A.D. Much like it was before the tourist industry gained hold Playa Del Carmen was a stop for people traveling from Mayan cities to Cozumel. The remains of their great cities still exist in these coastal regions. Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza and Xel Ha are all an easy day trip away.
Hotel Riu Lupita – Memories on the Riviera Maya
Vacationing on the Mayan Riviera will create a lasting memory. It may be that visiting just once is not enough to take in all the area has to offer. It is truly a unique cultural and historical experience. Let the Hotel Riu Lupita be your gateway to a magical vacation.