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Playa Arena Gorda  
Punta Cana  

3.5 of 5 stars TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 2853 reviews
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Set amidst exotic gardens and a white-sand beach, this inviting, tropical resort is ideal for families, spa-lovers and diving and gaming-enthusiasts alike. With a lively atmosphere appealing to every vacation style, guests of the resort enjoy bungalow-style accommodations featuring Riu’s signature mini-bar and liquor dispenser; a pampering menu of spa services; nightly outdoor entertainment, a night club and a casino; 24-hour, all-inclusive services and child-friendly amenities including the "RiuLand" kids' club, a playground and a kid’s pool and waterpark.

Please note: In-room mini bar and dispenser are temporarily not available due to safety protocols
Location: Punta Cana - Beach
  • Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.
† Fees may apply
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Accessible facilities
  • Babysitting, Offsite†
  • Baggage hold
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Children programs
  • Children welcome
  • Children's play area
  • Elevators Not Available
  • Exercise gym
† Fees may apply


Occupancy limit:3 adults,1 child, 3 total.


Occupancy limit: 3 adults,1 child total, 3 total

Junior Suite

Occupancy limit: 2 adults,0 child total, 2 total

Family Deluxe

Occupancy limit:4 adults,2 child,4 total.

Family Room

Occupancy limit:4 adults,2 child, 5 total.

2 Bedroom Deluxe

Occupancy limit:6 adults,2 child, 6 total.

† Fees may apply
Various Lounges/Bars

- Unlimited local beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks) available 24 hours a day
- Minibar and regularly restocked liquor dispenser
- Azúcar Lounge Bar
- La Plaza Bar
- La Arena Poolside and Swim-up Bar
- Sports bar (open 24 hours, All-inclusive service)

  • Type: Bar/lounge

Various Restaurants

- Breakfast - Full American breakfast buffet and live cooking stations. Continental breakfast / snacks.

- Lunch - Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations. Snacks, pizzas, pasta, fresh fruit and salads.

- Dinner (Colonial restaurant) - Buffets and live cooking stations.
Themed buffets on special evenings.


- Hibachi Asian restaurant

- Kulinarium

- Mama Juana poolside / Mexican restaurant 

- Ole Spanish restaurant

- Palm Beach Steakhouse

- San Angelo Italian restaurant

  • Children's pool
    There is 1 children's pool on-site.
  • Children's program, onsite

    Daytime entertainment program for children.

  • Direct access to a beach
  • Fitness center on-site
  • Hot tub
    The resort has an outdoor hot tub.
  • Motorized Water Sports†
    Deep sea fishing
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
    Snorkel gear
    Paddle boats
  • Pool
    There are 3 swimming pools, one with adjoining whirlpool bath.
† Fees may apply


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