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Políticas de boda Generales

The couple and 80% of their guests must stay at the same resort where the wedding will be performed. Guests staying in other hotels must purchase a day pass to attend the ceremony and dinner reception.
  
For weddings at Riu Palace Riviera Maya, the guests staying at a sister hotel of lower category they will have to purchase a day pass that cost $45.00 USD per person. 
Guests staying in other hotels will have to pay a day pass of $120.00 USD per person. *Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
 
Couples must respect the arrival date, they have to arrive at least two (2) full business days for a symbolic ceremony and three (3) full business days for a civil ceremony, prior the wedding date (not counting weekends, National Holidays and the arrival day). 
Weddings are not performed on Sundays & National holidays.
 
Confirmed weddings cancelled within a month of the ceremony date or upon arrival to the hotel will be charged a cancellation fee of $250.00 USD.
 
Maximum capacity of the Riu Palace Riviera Maya: 100 persons.

External vendors are allowed if they pay a Vendor's Fee of $200.00 USD per person (maximum 2 people for vendor).
Restrictions apply in the vendor's allowance & is subject to on site coordinator approval.

Documentation (Only for Civil/Legal ceremonies)

  • Regular Copies of Passports(Bride, Groom and 4 witnesses)
  • Regular Copies of Tourist Cards, provided at your arrival to Mexico(Bride, Groom and 4 witnesses)
  • Blood Test (Must be done only at the resort)
  • Couple under 18 years parents must be witnesses.


    If apply:
  • Divorce Decree (Regular Copy)
  • Death Certificate of previous partner (Not needed)
  • Please notice that we require 4 witnesses that must have at least 18 years old. They would have to arrive three full business days prior the ceremony as well as the couple.
  • All documents must present the same names or have a legal document that states that the name has been changed.
  • Last names must match with the parent's last name.
  • The couple have to bring all the documents upon arrival to the on site wedding coordinator. The couple do not have to send anything in advance.
  • Translation into Spanish: The required documents must be translated into Spanish by a certified translation office/bureau in Mexico country. This process must be done at your arrival to the hotel; please take in consideration that original documents must be present with an apostille and there are extra charges that must be cover by the couple for translations.
  • Apostille: Is a certified seal that authenticates the signature of the public official who has signed the document. An apostille certificate confirms the person who signed a document has the authority to do so and that the document should therefore be recognized as legal without further evidence in another member state of the Hague Convention. The Apostille must be required in the State where the document was made. The Foreign Offices of each state and country can provide the apostille. In fact, you should apostille the documents before arrive to the hotel.
  • Blood Test: Are required for legal weddings in Mexico. HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes and all the STD´s are tested. Tests must be performed in Mexico by a certified doctor (for the medical certificate).
    The onsite coordinator will arrange the doctor appointment in your hotel room. It is very important to mention that If one of the tests appears positive the ceremony cannot be performed.
  • Important:

    If the bride or the groom own the Nationality of the country where the wedding will be performed, they need to notify this information in advance to the Sales Executive due that these type of marriages need to follow different legal requirements.

Marriage certificate

We kindly ask you to verify the procedure that you will have to follow in order to legalize your marriage in your country, as sometimes an apostille is required. If you need to Apostille your Marriage Certificate, please be advised that you will have to cover the amount of this service.
  • For Civil weddings: The newlyweds will receive the original marriage certificate at the end of the ceremony in Spanish  When you receive this document in Spanish, you should translate them into English and verify with  your local City Hall the procedure to legalize the marriage in your country. 


  • Important:
    We kindly ask you to verify the procedure that you will have to follow in order to legalize your marriage in your country, as sometimes an apostille is required. If you need to Apostille your Marriage Certificate, please be advised that you will have to cover the amount of this service. *Riu Hotels & Resorts is not responsible for this legal procedure. 

    Please be aware that at Playa del Carmen; every event performed on the Beach is subject to a Beach tax of $250.00 USD this is established by law from Solidaridad Government, the payment of it will be made at front desk in the local currency (MXN, Mexican Pesos) **Price is subject to change year by year.
  • Symbolic Ceremonies or Renewal of Vows: The couple will receive a symbolic marriage certificate without legal bearing on the wedding day.
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Services

  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • "Don Manolo" restaurant with terrace
  • "Botafogo" Brazilian restaurant
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant
  • "Yashima" Japanese restaurant
  • "Agave" Mexican restaurant
  • "Chilis" poolside restaurant / grill and steakhouse
  • "La Habana" lobby bar
  • "Lírico" lounge bar with terrace
  • Sports bar (open 24 hrs, All Inclusive service)
  • "La Plaza" terrace
  • "Daiquirí" poolside bar with swim-up bar
  • Swimming pool with adjoining whirlpool bath (1,257 m²)

  • Children's swimming pool (7 m²)
  • Free sun loungers, towels and parasols by pool area
  • Sun terrace
  • Children's playground
  • "Renova Spa" with a variety of treatments, beauty salon and massages (additional charge)
  • Free gym, sauna and whirlpool bath
  • Use of the gym, whirlpool bath and sauna is restricted to guests over 18 years old. Sports shoes are compulsory when using the gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Kiosk / gifts, boutique
  • Use of computers with Internet access (additional charge)
  • Free WiFi throughout hotel
  • In accordance with Mexican law smoking is not permitted inside the hotel: guests may only smoke outdoors
  • Riu Playa del Carmen Resort Conference Centre (next to ClubHotel Riu Tequila):
  • 5 conference rooms with capacities for up to 785 persons. Total 7,836 sq ft (728 m²)

Rooms
  • 400 guest rooms
  • Junior suites with:
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom with hydromassage bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • 110 V
  • Telephone
  • Free WiFi
  • Central air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Coffee maker
  • Satellite TV (flat screen)
  • Integrated lounge area with 2 steps between levels
  • Electronic in-room safe (Laptop size. Interior dimensions: H 18 cm / 7.0 in x W 42 cm / 16.5 in x D 34 cm / 13.3 in)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Inter-connecting rooms available
  • Suites with:
  • Bathroom with hydromassage bathtub, shower cabin, bidet and bathrobe
  • Integrated lounge area with 2 steps between levels
  • Dressing room
  • Whirlpool bath suites with:
  • Whirlpool bath on upper terrace
Gastronomy
  • All Inclusive 24 hours
  • All meals and snacks
  • Breakfast:
  • Full American breakfast buffet, live cooking stations, fruit, juices and Cava
  • Continental breakfast / snacks
  • Lunch:
  • Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
  • Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts
  • Dinner ("Don Manolo" restaurant):
  • Buffets and live cooking stations
  • Special evenings: themed buffet (three times a week)
  • Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
  • Brazilian Rodizio (main course with table service; buffet starters and dessert)
  • "Agave" Mexican restaurant (à la carte; buffet starters and dessert)
  • À la carte:
  • Grill and steakhouse
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant
  • "Yashima" Japanese restaurant
  • Formal dress required for dinner. Main restaurant: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts. Theme restaurants: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts, long trousers
  • Snacks 24 hours a day
  • For additional lunches and snacks, free choice from a selection of restaurants at all the Riu hotels in Playacar
  • Beverages:
  • Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day
  • Drinks service at pool
  • Access to all bars at the Riu hotels in Playacar
  • Regularly restocked minibar and liquor dispenser
  • Room service 24 hours a day
Sport
  • All Inclusive features
  • Sports and activities:
  • Floodlit hard surface tennis court
  • Table tennis, workout, volleyball, 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
  • Windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, body board and snorkelling equipment
  • Sauna, whirlpool bath and gym
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily)
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Live music, shows or Riu evening programme (daily)
  • Free entry to "La Piñata" discotheque and drinks (Riu Tequila, open every night)
  • Other sports in hotel (additional charge):
  • Billiards
  • Sports and facilities nearby (additional charge):
  • Various water sports available
  • Tennis lessons
  • 18-hole golf course
  • The RIU Group has no direct or indirect relationship with external services (especially PARASAILING) and does not assume any liability for them, any contract between them being the exclusive responsibility of the clients themselves.
All Inclusive
  • All meals and snacks:
  • Breakfast:
  • Full American breakfast buffet, live cooking stations, fruit, juices and Cava
  • Continental breakfast / snacks
  • Lunch:
  • Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
  • Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts
  • Dinner ("Don Manolo" restaurant):
  • Buffets and live cooking stations
  • Special evenings: themed buffet (three times a week)
  • Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
  • Brazilian Rodizio (main course with table service; buffet starters and dessert)
  • "Agave" Mexican restaurant (à la carte; buffet starters and dessert)
  • À la carte:
  • Grill and steakhouse
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant
  • "Yashima" Japanese restaurant
  • Formal dress required for dinner. Main restaurant: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts. Theme restaurants: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts, long trousers
  • Snacks 24 hours a day
  • For additional lunches and snacks, free choice from a selection of restaurants at all the Riu hotels in Playacar
  • Beverages:
  • Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day
  • Drinks service at pool
  • Access to all bars at the Riu hotels in Playacar
  • Regularly restocked minibar and liquor dispenser
  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • In-room safe
  • Sports and activities:
  • Floodlit hard surface tennis court
  • Table tennis, workout, volleyball, 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, body boarding and snorkelling equipment
  • Sauna, whirlpool bath and gym
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily)
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Live music, shows or Riu evening programme (daily)
  • Free entry to "La Piñata" discotheque and drinks (Riu Tequila, open every night)
  • All accommodation, taxes and tips included
  • All hotel guests are required to wear an "All Inclusive" wristband for identification purposes
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AV Xaman-Ha Mza 9 Y 10 Lote 1 INT. FRACC. Fase II Solidaridad
Playa del Carmen - Quintana Roo - 77710
Tel: (+52) 9848772280

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