Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico - Rio Rico, AZ

1- or 2-Night Stay with Optional Dining Credit and Golf at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico in Rio Rico, AZ

76% of 29 customers recommend

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Top Reasons to Stay at Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico

  • The resort has a number of family-friendly amenities, including an Olympic-size outdoor pool with a jacuzzi and four lighted tennis courts.
  • Guest rooms feature southwestern decor and have private balconies or patios with views of the San Cayetano Mountains or the Santa Cruz River Valley.
  • Guests can rent clubs for free from the hotel and play a round of golf at the Rio Rico Golf Club, an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones. (A round of golf is included with Option 3 of this getaway.)
  • If you opt for a getaway with a dining credit, you can use it toward baby-back ribs, shrimp-and-scallop carbonara, and other continental dishes at San Cayetano Restaurant.
  • The resort is just an hour south of Tucson, where you can visit historic Spanish missions and feast on chiles rellenos and other southwestern dishes.

Santa Cruz County, Arizona: Scenic Desert Terrain Minutes from Mexican Border

Esplendor Resort's desert locale in Santa Cruz County is near tons of outdoor recreational opportunities. Numerous state and national parks are scattered throughout the region, attracting hikers, bird watchers, and cacti impersonators. Fertile soil and a fruitful monsoon season nurture juicy red and white grapes at a bevy of vineyards in the Sonoita-Elgin wine region, located about 30 miles northeast of Rio Rico.

About 10 miles south of the resort, authentic Mexican cuisine and crafts spill over from Mexico to Nogales, a border town full of restaurants and shopping. Pedestrian access to Mexico from Nogales makes transnational travel a breeze (so long as you have your passport).

What You Get

Stay for two in a resort king or resort double room

  • Option 1: $65 for 1 night (up to a $109 value)
  • Option 2: $135 for 2 nights with a $20 dining credit (up to a $238 value)
  • Option 3: $159 for 2 nights with a $20 dining credit and one round of golf (up to a $263 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 11/22/13
Travel by: 12/31/13

  • Blackout dates: not valid 10/4, 10/5, 11/8, or 11/9
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee of 1-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 6.6% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • 18-hole golf course
  • Olympic-size outdoor pool and jacuzzi
  • Four lighted tennis courts
  • Two restaurants and a saloon
  • Fitness center


76% of 29 customers recommend

  • “Lovely old resort. Excellent dinner in the dining room.”

  • “Very nice setting, vintage Mexican style decor, clean rooms, nice, warm pool and hot jacuzzi--perfect for cool evenings. Friendly staff, the food was good, we really enjoyed our stay.”

  • “The staff was so kind and helpful. It is also a beautiful location and very clean!”

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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 11/22/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/31/13
  • Not valid 10/4, 10/5, 11/8, or 11/9
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 6.6% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Resort King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Resort Double Room

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional adult; kids 17 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: up to two pets may be added for an additional $25 per stay.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 53 miles from Tucson International Airport (TUS)
  • By car: about 60 miles from Tucson, AZ

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