Riu Playacar sits on the soft, white, beautiful Playacar beaches. The 386-room accommodation isn't the most impressive all-inclusive in town. The rooms are outdated to say the least, with unattractive furniture and tube TVs. But the property is charming and quaint, inspired by traditional Mexican architecture and painted with popping blues, yellows, and reds. And lush lawns, tall palm trees, and crystal clear lagoons make up the lovely landscaping. The main pool is fantastic -- very large and lagoon style. As far as food goes, guests can choose from a number of options (inclusive and a la carte, casual and upscale), such as Jade, which serves Asian dishes and El Porche, which offers Mexican cuisine. There are tons of activities here, but guests looking for something not available on-site can probably find it at one of the other Riu properties in the area -- which they are entitled to enjoy too.