4.6 out of 5

"When reading reviews, I used to think that most complaints are pety. Like the drinks did not have much achohol, noisy, food was not good enough, & not ... " More

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Hotel Description

An all-inclusive stay in Cancun awaits you at Riu Palace Las Americas All Inclusive - Adults Only. Within steps you'll find Cancun Convention Center and Plaza Caracol Mall. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 6 restaurants, 3 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 372 rooms feature free WiFi, balconies, and sitting areas. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. Additionally, coffee/tea makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are available.

A day of pampering at Renova Spa can include massages, facials, and body treatments along with aromatherapy and mani/pedis. The restaurant, Los Arcos, serves Italian cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. With 6 bars/lounges and a poolside bar to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the resort. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite fitness center and sauna. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. Free buffet breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Avenida Kukulkan resort include La Isla Shopping Mall and El Rey Ruins.

Riu Palace Las Americas All Inclusive - Adults Only ratings based on 365 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5


Pros: best food & drinks, convient to get around, & activities.
Cons: Every think I can imagine has already been implimented here, Even the noon check out. You would not believe me if I described how good the food is.
Location: So mush sightseeing, parks, activities, night life, & things to do that I will be comming back for many years.
When reading reviews, I used to think that most complaints are pety. Like the drinks did not have much achohol, noisy, food was not good enough, & not enough food at the buffet. Well I have found that these reviews should not be overlooked. These hotels I stayed at with these reviews WERE lacking in many ways. The Riu Palas las Americas is the BEST of everything! The food was the best I have had anywhere. All of the little common anoyances and issues I run across and have to pay to upgrade this and that, well thats not the case here. I felt like royality at a palace. The drinks were amazing. Always available at all the bars. Coffie shop with pastries. Where is the catch, Price? No, it was no more expensive than the other places I go to and much less than the expensive places. People there said their travel agent recomended this hotel. and I can see why. Shopping across the street and beach out the back door. Very convient in every room, central locations and shape of resort and building mad everything accessable. many places require a lot of walking and RESERVATIONS for dinner. NOT here. Eat anywhere you want. I was not asked to see a time share. A M A Z I N G

Posted by , from Philadelphia, PA on Sep 17, 2017

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5 out of 5
Everything went well as I expected. Room was beautiful, the view was excellent, great staff, food was awesome too

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017

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5 out of 5

5 star everything!!

We loved our stay at Riu Palace Las Americas. From the moment we set foot in the lobby to the moment we checked out nothing but amazing service, smiles and more amazing service. The facility is super clean and beautiful. The staff was friendly and welcoming, making us feel like royalty the whole time. Front desk clerk Felix was awesome, security guard Delfino helped us out a lot. Our favorite bartenders Luis and Julian were amazing, they even remembered our favorite drinks. Definitely will be coming back next year!! Stay here you won't regret it!

Posted by , from El Paso, Texas on Jul 28, 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel

Riu Palace is a terrific adult only resort right on the beach. It's so clean and the staff is so helpful. We can't wait to go again.

Posted by , from Oklahoma on Jul 22, 2017

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5 out of 5

Riu Palace is a must try!

Pros: The workers are what make this place so pleasant. We had great interactions with them as welcomed guests. The pools and bars are fun as well.
Cons: Possibly more restrooms by the pool areas.
Location: This hotel is in the "zona hotelera".. Where downtown is only 20 min away and you're in walking distance from the infamous Coco Bongo and then some.
Our 9 day stay couldn't have been better. There is always something going on that will keep you entertained. From beach/pool volleyball, open bar, live shows, to the nearby bars and club that are in the area. The hotel is always nice and clean. The workers are very attentive and pleasant. And of course the view to the beach is a must see. We are extremely satisfied and look forward to coming back! A special thanks to Felix who was very helpful during our entire stay and Alicia for making our breakfast just a little better every single morning!

Posted by , from Cd Juarez/Texas on Jul 21, 2017

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5 out of 5

hotel was great

Are stay at the hotel was great was treated like I was there only guest and the place was busy. The reviews about the smell of the rooms are a lil off its an ocean front hotel it's going to to have humidity but the rooms are cleaned very well and have no smell the hotel is older but you can't tell they are constantly cleaning and making updates but you can't even tell there there to keep the hotel up would stay again and will tell others well worth it

Posted by on Jul 9, 2017

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3 out of 5

Mildew and awful smell

The front desk staff were awful. Some of the waiters in the restaurants and bartenders were extremely accommodating. Overall the facility is nice but the bedrooms were horrible. We switched rooms three times trying to escape the foul odor and dampness. After the 3rd changed we just accepted that we couldn't escape the smell. The rooms were so damp that the floors and sheets were wet we saw mold in the room as well.

Posted by , from cancun, mexico on Jul 2, 2017

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2 out of 5

First Cancun Trip Ruined

We arrived at the "resort" and our room was not ready. We took the first available room and it was horribble. There was mold everywhere in the room and the room smelled as if it was watered damaged. We requested another room and was placed in a room that can be described as a little better but still sub-standard. The other people in our travel group had a similar situation so we just settled and decided to spend as little time in the room as humanly possible. The humidity inside the room was rediculous. Imagine sleeping in a swimming pool. My wife could not sleep at night. I am having significant respiratory issues and it is directly related to my stay. Will never choose Riu again.

Posted by , from New Orleans on Jul 2, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel but beach is limited

Pros: The lobby bar ambiance, the buffet restaurant, the food, and the service. All inclusive. Adults only....no kids running around acting silly.
Cons: For extensive beach walking, you simply have to stay somewhere else. The odor in the hallways.
Location: A Starbucks two blocks away (we have finally given up on Mexican coffee, regardless of the restaurant, in-room, or at the lobby coffee bar).
The hotel is very nice. We enjoyed the AC'd lobby as well as the lobby size (large) and staff who were quick to say hello and smile. The lobby bar was especially nice to sit and enjoy a cocktail, altho the premium liquor did not go all the way to the high end (for example, no Grey Goose or Ketel One). The food is very good to outstanding. We tried all 5 restaurants, and were happy with each - nice change of pace every night. The breakfast and lunch buffet was outstanding. Service was outstanding. As people who enjoy long beach walks, we were disappointed that the beach extended only 1/3 mile in one direction. To continue down the beach it was required to go out to the main street, down a few blocks, and sneak back thru another hotel. Then you have to reverse the track on the way back. The hallway of the floor we were on occasionally had the slight smell of a sewer, which did raise a yellow flag to us (I have seen other comments about this hotel reflecting this, with others calling it 'musty'). The maid service was outstanding and thorough.

Posted by , from Chicago on Jun 27, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great vacation spot

Pros: Everything. The room was great (except for our balcony view but we had the cheapest room available). The pools, the restaurants, and the staff.
Cons: I would have prefer to see more shows that featured the Mexican culture. the shows were too Ameircan.
Location: We only went off the hotel once, we went across the street to do some shopping.
From the arrival the atmosphere was that of beauty and smiles. The hotel was so beautiful and the staff so friendly. The pools were great. For being all inclusive the food and drinks were pretty good. We especially enjoyed eating at the Japanese and Steak House. The inclusion of on the spot shows made it more enjoyable; eventhough, I would have preferred shows featuring the Mexican and Mayan cultures instead of American. We were glad we picked the Adults Only hotel. It was so nice not to have the pools and eating area overrun by loud kids.

Posted by , from San Antonio, Tx. on Jun 25, 2017

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About the Riu Palace Las Americas All Inclusive - Adults Only

Location Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 8.5, Cancun, QROO 77500

All-inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities are included.

Food and beverages

  • All meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to offsite clubs

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Offsite tours

Property Features

Riu Palace Las Americas All Inclusive - Adults Only is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Riu Palace Las Americas All Inclusive - Adults Only offers its guests a full-service spa, 3 outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, and a fitness center. There are 6 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 6 bars/lounges and a swim-up bar. Free breakfast is available. WiFi is free in public spaces. Spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the eco-friendly Riu Palace Las Americas All Inclusive - Adults Only. Free self parking is available.

  • 1 building
  • 372 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 6 dining venues
  • 6 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Free WiFi


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.) (24.1 km / 15 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riu Palace Las Americas All Inclusive - Adults Only offers 372 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Private balcony
  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Los Arcos - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Sakura - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only.

Fiesta Mexicana - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves dinner only.

Krystal - This restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves dinner only.

Black & White - This steakhouse serves dinner only.

24-hour room service is available.


Located at the shore of the Playa de Cancún, this complex offers fantastic views of the ocean and a perfect area to participate in different activities and aquatic sports. Guests travelling with family, couples, or friends, can enjoy the All Inclusive benefits, which include sporting activities such as table tennis, volleyball, bike riding, golfing, windsurfing, sailing in a catamaran, and snorkeling among others.

At night, the resort offers an array of exciting entertainment, including live music/shows, karaoke, and disco dancing at the "Pacha" discotheque.

Nearby Activities

Fronting one wing of the U-shaped hotel is a 23-meter-long (25-yard) irregularly shaped activity pool with a 16-person jetted section, shallow-water tile lounges, a swim-up bar, and an infinity edge. A 12-person spa tub sheltered by a cupola fronts the other wing and in between, a formal fountain garden contains a geometric, infinity-edge "quiet pool" measuring roughly 23 by 23 meters (25 by 25 yards) that contains bronze statues and is flanked by 2-person lounging beds and padded lounge chairs.

Lapped by water that remains calm in most weather, the resort's beach frontage extends 200 meters (219 yards) along Cancún Island's north side, where it is protected from open-sea swells.

The resort offers snorkeling gear, boogie boards, kayaks, windsurfs, and small sailboats. Introductory scuba-diving lessons are offered in the pool without charge, and beginner, refresher, and certification instruction and excursions (surcharges for all) are also available. Independent operators on the beach or on nearby beaches rent Jet Skis or offer banana-boat rides. The resort includes 2 lighted tennis courts.

Pok-Ta-Pok Golf Club is 1 km (0.75 mi) from the resort. Other golf courses and driving ranges are 8.5 km (5.25 mi).

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

As expected of a luxurious hotel, guests receive high quality spa services at Riu Palace Las Americas All Inclusive. The hotel’s wellness center, Renova Spa, offers a variety of treatments and massages, including Aromatherapy treatments. Additionally, visitors can enjoy excellent amenities such as the freshwater swimming pool, spa tub, gym, and sauna.

Guests under 18 are not allowed in the spa.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests booking Junior Suite Mexico, Standard Mexico, or Standard Vista al Mar Mexico should note that cancellations made 72 hours prior to arrival will incur a 2-night penalty for stays from now – April 30, 2017 and 1-night penalty for stays from May 1 – December 23, 2017. In both situations (1 or 2 night penalty) RIU will charge the rate of the first or first 2 nights of stay. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in your confirmation email.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Due to Mexican government regulations, Riu Hotels and Resorts will no longer exchange US dollars for Mexican pesos at their properties located in Mexico.

A full stay penalty applies year round for early departures and no-shows for all room types with the exception of Junior Suite Mexico, Standard Mexico, or Standard Vista al Mar Mexico. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

  • Riu Americas
  • Riu Las
  • Riu Las Americas
  • Riu Las Americas All Inclusive
  • Riu Las Americas Palace
  • Riu Palace Las
  • Riu Palace Las Americas
  • Riu Palace Las Americas All Inclusive Adults Cancun
  • Riu Palace Las Americas All Inclusive Cancun
  • Riu Palace Las Americas Cancun
  • Riu Palace Las Americas All Inclusive Adults
  • Riu Palace Las Americas Adults Cancun
  • Riu Palace Las Americas Adults
  • Riu Palace Las Americas All Inclusive
  • Riu Palace Las Americas All Inclusive Adults Only

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.