Riu Caribe

Mexico - Cancun

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4 Nights with Air from $629 All-Inclusive
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Room Information

Riu Caribe features 500 deluxe ocean view rooms and ocean front junior suites, all with balcony or terrace. Amenities include air-conditioning, minibars and liquor dispensers, satellite TV, in-room safes, and ceiling fans. Decor includes gray marble floors and bathrooms accented with charcoal marble.

Room Details

Deluxe Ocean View (DBMB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite Ocean View (SUMB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

The glistening white beach in front of the Cancun Riu Caribe is stunning, and the enormous pool is enticing. Best of all, they're seldom crowded.


What We'd Change

Sometimes it's difficult to get a seating at one of the a la carte restaurants. So, ask about reservations at check-in.


Why You Should Go

With a great location and a very accommodating staff, there isn't much to complain about when it comes to Riu Caribe

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Roll-Away Bed (on request)
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Ping Pong
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 3 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Massage ($)
  • Elevators
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling ($)
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Watersports Center ($)
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Handicap Facilities/Wheelchair Accessible
  • Internet Access

Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Museum(s)
  • Nightlife
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Water-Skiing
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

Cancun is definitely Mexico's showcase resort. Built in a location that was named by Mayan people, Cancun has been carefully groomed into one of the most polished resorts anywhere.

Riu Caribe

Blvd Kukulcan, Km 5.5, Lote 6-C, Zona Hotelera

+52 99 88 48 7850

Hotel Description

Riu Caribe Cancun: Make Your Cancun Dreams Come True

If you've been wanting to get away without being too far, set your sights on the beautiful, all-inclusive Riu Caribe in Cancun. With a great seafront location, two freshwater pools, a diving pool and Riu's popular "Renova Spa," you'll be ready to soak up the sun, sand and waves in no time!

Once you've maxed out on the serene beauty of the deep, you'll need a place to chill. There's no better place to take it easy than the lounge chairs at the main pool. This monster body of water stretches 125 yards--longer than a football field! And when you want to wet your whistle, nearby poolside and swim-up bars put a cold hurricane or margarita within easy reach.

If you're up for some action, head out to the 300-yard sparkling, white beach, where you'll find everything from banana boats to catamarans. And if you want to gain a little altitude, how about a parasailing trip? Don't forget to hang on tight to that tow line while enjoying the high-flying view of Cancun's turquoise waters below.

After you've descended from the roaring wind above, you might hear another familiar roaring. It's your empty tummy, and you know just where to go--Maria Margarita. An incredibly tender grilled top sirloin ought to do the trick, especially if it's followed by the pomp and show of baked Alaska flambee. As you finish dinner, keep an eye out for what's in store tonight at the outdoor theater. The colorful costumes and exhilarating music are spectacular here.

Of course, minutes from the Riu Caribe sits the lure of Cancun and its sizzling nightlife. In Cancun, discos and bars are more than simply places to drink. They're also unforgettable experiences, filled with everything from ticker tape and bubble balloons to mimes and circus acts. Don't worry if you sleep in a little late the next morning. the incredible ancient Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza and Tulum will still be waiting, just a short drive from the resort.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • Unlimited meals, snacks and beverages
  • Specialty restaurants
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages
  • Unlimited use of in-room mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Various water and land sports
  • Daily activities
  • Live nightly entertainment


This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Full American breakfast buffet and on-the-spot cooking stations; pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts for lunch. Dinner offers buffets and dishes prepared on the spot.

Maria Margarita
Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Mexican cuisine with a la carte, buffet starters and dessert.
Dress code: Casual elegance. Long pants for men. Reservations are required.

Type: Casual
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: A la carte dinners are served at this poolside restaurant. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Casual elegance. Long pants for men.

Shangri La
Type: Asian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Buffet restaurant serving Asian cuisine. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Casual elegance. Long pants for men.

Type: Pizza
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Description: Open-air spot above beach serving pizza and drinks.

All hours are subject to change.


Sports Bar
Serving snacks and drinks. Open 24 hours a day

Swim-up Bar
Daily, 10am-midnight.

Lobby Bar
Daily, 10am-midnight.

Night Life
Live music, shows and fantastic Riu evening programs. Don't miss the Pacha Nightclub.


Riu Caribe is a beachfront resort. The pyramid-inspired Riu Caribe sits on north Cancun Island between a 300 yard, white-sand beach and Nichupte Lagoon. Complimentary sun loungers, towels and parasols are available by the the beach.


Riu Caribe offers three swimming pools including one kid's pool and a scuba diving pool. Complimentary sun loungers, towels and parasols are also located by the pool.



  • Dive lessons
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran
  • Kayaking
  • Body surfing
  • Snorkeling equipment


  • Tennis
  • Fitness center
  • Table tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Airgun range

Guests receive 50% off of green fees at the 18-hole Mayan Palace Golf Riviera Maya golf course, located about an hour's drive from Riu Caribe. Guests also receive 25% off of green fees at the beautiful par 72, 18-hole course at the Hilton Cancun Golf Club, located about a 15-minute drive from Riu Caribe.


Guests can use Wi-Fi in the lobby area for 90 consecutive minutes, daily. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional charge.


Renova Spa, coupled with the relaxing setting of Cancun, provides the ideal retreat from your daily routine. The programs are designed to provide splendid comfort and rest through treatments, therapy and advanced body care. Renova Spa offers full salon services, massages, body treatments, and packages to renew the body and spirit.
The facilities provide the following services:
  • Steam
  • Sauna
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Special treatments
  • Pedicure & manicure
  • Wedding packages


Riu Caribe offers wedding and honeymoon packages. Please contact the resort directly for more information.


  • Children's swimming pool
  • Children's playground
  • Daytime entertainment program for children ages 4-12
  • Baby sitters available (24 hour advanced notice required)


Riu Caribe is located 14.5 miles from Cancun International Airport (CUN), 3.7 miles from downtown Cancun and 2.5 miles from the Convention Center.

Check In/Check Out
Check-In: 3pm. Check-Out: 11am.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Smoke-free Policy
Under Mexican legislation smoking is not permitted in the public areas of the hotel except in specifically designated areas.

Currency Policy
Please note that as of June 1, 2011, Riu Resorts in Mexico no longer accept or exchange U.S. Dollars at the front desk. ATM's are available in the lobby of each resort for withdrawals in Mexican currency.

All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.

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Room 1 Details:
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  • Deluxe Ocean View Room
  • Travel: August 18 - October 26
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