RIU Emerald Bay Mazatlan

Riu Emerald Bay Mazatlan is located along a prime stretch of Pacific coastline—a golden sand beach underneath bright blue skies. The 20-story hotel tower is surrounded by lush gardens, an expansive pool complex, just eight miles from the town center and minutes from Mazatlan’s chic shops and restaurants.

With so much to offer on-site, you’ll find plenty of things to do once you arrive, all included in the packaged price. The perks of all-inclusive resort are readily available at the Riu Emerald Bay—after making your arrangements to visit, all you need to do is get to the beach and start having fun. Packages include overnight accommodations as well as outdoor activities, time at the pool, and dining; it covers everything you need for beach vacations.

Riu Emerald Bay Rooms

Riu Mazatlan Rooms
Riu Mazatlan Rooms

In its twenty stories, the Riu Emerald Bay Mazatlan has 716 guestrooms and suites, all with ocean views. From the double rooms to the biggest suites, the Riu’s rooms are well-equipped and comfortable. Rooms have flat-screen TVs and safes big enough to accommodate laptops. Internet access is available in the lobby for free and for a small daily fee in the room. The rooms also feature mini-bars and liquor in the room, which can be restocked throughout the day and patios or terraces perfect for enjoying the views. Upgrading to the suites means more room and more amenities, including whirlpool tubs and sitting areas that overlook the Pacific Ocean.

Riu Restaurants

Riu Restaurants
Riu Restaurants

The all-inclusive package also includes 24-hour access to all meals, cocktails and snacks. The main restaurant—complete with ocean views and air conditioning—hosts three buffets daily. Breakfast features continental favorites as well as American-style hot breakfasts. At lunch, the buffet is stocked with sandwiches and pastas, while dinner brings themed buffets. The Riu Emerald Bay also has three themed restaurants, which are included but reservations are required. Bamboo, pictured above, features an Asian-style buffet, and Tabasco, the Mexican restaurant, has a buffet for appetizers and desserts, while its entrees are ordered off a menu. The resort’s grill, Las Gaviotas, also has menu service featuring steaks, ribs and chicken. Several bars are included in the mix, including the poolside bar.

Riu Pool

Riu Mazatlan Pool
Riu Mazatlan Pool

The resort, and Mazatlan as a whole, enjoys pleasant weather year-round and abundant sunshine. The pool complex is an inviting place to enjoy the sun. With three free-form pools and a kids’ pool, there’s plenty of room for everyone to go for a swim. There are plenty of deck chairs where you can lounge in the sun and enjoy views of the palm trees and the ocean just beyond. Or perhaps you want to relax in the hot tub or grab a cocktail to really the relax. Throughout the day, resort staff hosts games and activities for adults and kids. Live music fills the air after dark, just as the nightclub opens for business.

Riu Beach

Riu Mazatlan Beach
Riu Mazatlan Beach

Just steps away from the pool complex is the beach, where you’ll find Playa Las Brujas, one of the most enchanting beaches in northern Mexico. The waves are big and perfect for surfing or water sports. Many of the activities are included in the all-inclusive package like kayaking, catamaran, and kayaking. You’ll also find beach volleyball courts and plenty of open soft sand where you can go for a stroll or spread out a blanket for a nap in the sun, which somehow seems even more beautiful in Mazatlan.

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