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Riu Caribe

Mexico - Cancun

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1-833-293-8785
3 Nights with Air from $669 All-Inclusive
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In and around this striking, Mayan-esque pyramid surrounded by luscious palms is where you'll find a bevy of beach aahh- ... More

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"Don't let the negative reviews stop you from booking this resort. We had a wonderful time. The hotel was nice and clean with excellent service." – Beachlover37
229 out of 276 (83%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.1 out of 5
"Don't let the negative reviews stop you from booking this resort. We had a wonderful time. The hotel was nice and clean with excellent service." – Beachlover37
229 out of 276 (83%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
looking down the beach Cancun's Beach my new background picture Beach view at Chichen Itza.....( fun but u cant run up the stairs so i was mad) Our first morning in Cancun View from the balcony of my room First room we checked in to. Relaxing Pool party Mega volleyball! The view from our room! beach day Steak restaurant view from our room view from my room...its beautiful Pool area Evening View Cooler holding the ginebra View from our room View from our room Beach and pool view Mini Bar Room Enjoying the view from our room! Beach view Black mold ceiling Cool drinks! view from room
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March 27, 2018
Totally go!

As far as dollars and cents are concerned, this trip was totally worth every penny. By far the easiest vacation I’ve ever taken (as are all cheapcaribbean trips to be honest). If you’ve never been to Cancun, go! It’s not as scary/sketchy as many say, and almost everyone speaks English (which is a big deal for me). There are 4 RIU resorts in the Cancun area, and the Caribe is probably at the lower end of the “nice” scale. It hasn’t been updated inside in a while, and the rooms aren’t super amazing, but whatever! It’s Mexico, and freaking beautiful so you don’t spend any time inside unless you plan on sleeping a bunch. The buffet food is pretty good (none of the 4 of us ever got sick at any point), and we only tried the Mexican ala carte restaurant and weren’t super impressed, so we just stuck to the buffet for the duration of our stay. If you’re looking for a more “high class” resort, definitely spring for the RIU Cancun or one of the Palaces, they seemed nicer overall (we explored). However, the Caribe definitely has the better beach/pool situation over the Cancun in my opinion. If you want to have the full Cancun nightlife experience definitely splurge on the bar crawl excursion!!! I cannot stress this enough: you will not survive any of the Cancun clubs without the help of a tour guide/chaperone. It’s nuts!! Nuts in a good way, but when you book a bar crawl you have a hired guy to get you in and out of the clubs safely and get your drinks for you. He will also make sure you have a good spot to stand/sit/dance at all of the 3 clubs he takes you to. Totally worth it’s weight in gold!!!! Have fun!!


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From: Endicott, NY
Age: 25-34

March 20, 2018
Loved it!

The hotel was clean and well taken care of. The staff was friendly and helpful. The pool and beach were clean. The food was amazing. We will be visiting again.


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From: Salt Lake City, UT
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 13, 2018

Do: taxi service there was amazing, well organized and safe getting to the clubs and shops. Liquor dispense in the room was a plus. Everything was basically buffet style but lots of options, fresh food and drinks. Pina colada was to die for! Service, ppl were really nice., definitely tip in pesos it's easier for them. So convert before you get there. Don't: we had a a water problem twice, on the right side of the hotel. The first time was at check in I didn't mind cause my other room mates next good had water and it came back like in an hour. Worst was us coming from the club at 3am wanting to shower off the sweat and spilled liquor on me and my room has no water. I was very upset with that. Was told it won't be back till 6am. Again was lucky to have my roommate that did have running water. I wish they had more activities at night for the younger crowd


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From: Florida
Age: 19-24
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 9, 2018
Cheap Stay

We recently visited Riu Caribe for a weekend with a large group. The beaches, pools and staff were excellent. I would highly recommend this resort for that. The food on the other hand was horrible. None of the restaurants were good and the buffet was sub-par. I have stayed at other all inclusive and this was the worst food of all of them. The rooms were also not great. You could hear everything through the walls. We had a baby down the hall from us that we could always hear. The beds were awful. I didn't sleep at all when I was there. If this resort focused on quality food and beds it would be top notch.


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From: Kansas
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

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

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

The liquor dispensers in the rooms. The party starts and ends when you say it does.

The stress-chasing-away massages and facials at the spa. Prepare to melt.

You're near the sizzling nightlife of Cancun. Any time you want to amp it up, you can.

The city buses only costs $1. Yes, you read that right.

The heart-stopping view at night of the enchanting Nichupte Lagoon.

RiuLand, where your kids can be happily occupied for hours while you are busing chillaxin'.

 

What We'd Change

A la carte restaurants are on a first come, first serve basis, but when you plan early, you won't have to wait long.

 

Why You Should Go

The always fascinating Mayan ruins are near - Tulum or Chicen Itza.

If you want to surprise someone with a birthday cake, they'll be on it.

Don't miss a trip to Isla Mujeres - scuba there and visit the underwater art museum.

Also at Isla Mujeres, the Garrafon Nature Reserve has flora & fauna to fawn over.

Golfers, there are 18-hole golf courses that are near. Bring your A game.

You can snorkel at Nizuc water park and swim with coral, sharks and rays. Dive in.

There are oceans of water sports - catamarans, windsurfing, water skiing and more.

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: All-Inclusive Beach Eden in Mexico

In and around this striking, Mayan-esque pyramid surrounded by luscious palms is where you'll find a bevy of beach aahh-some: unlimited cocktails, food, sea creatures, a spa and water sports. But that's just the tip of the beachberg. Everything you could ever imagine is here, maybe even some things you never knew you liked. The memories you make here will resonate long after you've left this escape-haven.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

Influenced by Mesoamerican and European traditions, you'll want to prime your taste buds for this array of gourmet flavors that include Asian, a steakhouse, an international buffet (with a full American breakfast), pizza and Mexican, (of course). Here, you'll nosh on and on.

Albatros
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.

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

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

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

All hours are subject to change.

BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Even though the crazy wild Cancun nightlife is near, here you can revel in some raucously good times. Plant yourself at the swim-up bar. Grab a game at the sports bar. Get gussied up and hit the nightclub. It's a Party Buffet, but it won't start without you.

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.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Situated on the north side of Cancun Island, the resort is hugged by an epic 300-yard beach with turquoise water on one side and Nichupte Lagoon on the other. For more fun, there are three shimmering, freshwater pools, one that's a splash zone aka children's section. Soak it all in.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

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

Land

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

Golf
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.



INTERNET

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.

SPA SERVICES

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


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

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

CHILD CARE

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


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
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.

MIN CHECK-In AGE/SPRING BREAK POLICY: At least one person of 21 years or older is required in every room. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests to show passport or official ID to proof age. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring-break groups are strictly on request. Unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.

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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