Riu Hotels & Resorts has opened a new property in Mexico’s emerging Costa Mujeres. The new Riu Palace Costa Mujeres is the company’s nineteenth hotel in Mexico and its second in Costa Mujeres, following the opening of the Riu Dunamar in December 2017.
According to Riu CEO Luis Riu, the new resort is laid out so that all of its restaurants, bars and square are on the upper floors of the complex, providing them with direct views over the sea, the hotel’s pools and gardens, and its beach. Riu described the design as a break from the traditional resort layout that places all shared areas and services on the ground floor.
As part of the Riu Palace brand, the new property provides Riu with a luxury property in the destination. The Riu Palace Costa Mujeres offers all-inclusive service with 24-hour room service, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The resort has 670 guest rooms.
In terms of dining, the resort’s main restaurant, Spaces, has breakfast buffets and show-cooking stations. The poolside Tastes restaurant serves up a menu of grilled meats, and, elsewhere, Mexican, Japanese, Italian and fusion cuisine are available in the themed restaurants Carape, Japan, Roma and Krystal.
The new hotel has five pools, two of which have swim-up bars, and a reserved area on the beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas. The newly built hotel also offers entertainment programs for adults, sports activities with RiuFit and art with RiuArt, as well as live shows, a gym and a spa. Its location next to Riu Dunamar means guests can enjoy the Pacha nightclub, RiuLand kids’ club and the Splash Water World water park.
The new resort is by the Bahia de Mujeres, approximately 19 miles north of Cancun’s hotel zone. The property is also near to the Isla Mujeres turtle conservation center, the pre-Mayan ruins of El Meco and the archaeological remains found at El Rey.
Looking ahead, the company’s next property in Mexico will be the Riu Palace Baja California, which opens December 1.