Riu Playacar is still scheduled to open this Saturday on Oct. 10. Reportedly there have been many more workers hired to finish the renovation on time–as of a few days ago, the lobby was still being worked on. The entire resort will not be finished by the 10th, however, they will still be working on one of the larger guest room buildings by the beach according to the most recent news.
Hopefully, Riu will be posting a video onto YouTube for the Playacar just like they did for the Riu Cancun renovation. As soon as I see it I will post it. For those who would like more up-to-date pics in the next few days and have a Facebook account, check out Riu Playacar Mexico (it is a closed group) and ask to join–this is the place for the most updated information.