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Riu Caribe

Mexico - Cancun

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4 Nights with Air from $569 All-Inclusive
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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
260 out of 318 (82%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Pool area Pool Foam Fun! View from our room at Chichen Itza.....( fun but u cant run up the stairs so i was mad) Steak restaurant view from room View from the balcony of my room Enjoying the view from our room! Cancun's Beach Beach and pool view Room Relaxing Pool party Evening View view from my room...its beautiful view from our room First room we checked in to. Cooler holding the ginebra my new background picture beach day Our first morning in Cancun Mega volleyball! Beach view The view from our room! view from our deck looking down the beach Mini Bar Cool drinks! Black mold ceiling Beach view View from our room pool before dark View from Dock
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October 5, 2019
Excellent location

Great value for a well located top class hotel. All rooms have a ocean view! Personnel was excellent--very pleasant. Dining was good and varied. This was our second visit to this location and will probably go again.

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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Southern Callifornia
Age: Over 65
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 22, 2019
Vacation !

I truly enjoyed the 14 days I spent here. It is a great to rest and relax The warm water, the calming ocean waves I am going to miss It. The food is excellent and dining options are available, room is clean and comfortable, the view from the balcony is so freaking relaxing. The entertainment is good as well. Staff are nice and helpful. The gym sucks! The equipments are outdated and dangerous to use . Overhaul I had a blast here. I would recommend if I may an excursion to Chichen Itza it is one of the new seven Wonders in the World! I purchased a silver picture frame made by the Mayan people in a certified store recommended by the tour guide! Unique piece of art.

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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 15, 2019

For the price it was good. Wish we had a longer time pd in the pool, but it closes at 6p.m. =/ Open buffet for dining also has open and closing time it's not available 24:7. Staff was very friendly though and rooms were clean. Nice view and not too far from the airport.

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Overall Rating: 3
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From: Washington,DC
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 16, 2019

This has to be the worst resort I have ever stayed at in my 34 years on this earth. Shame on them for not having room service, AC in lobby or restaurants, charging $25 for lost room keys, needing a towel card to get a towel by the pool or beach, having to wear a wristband all week like a spring breaker, and the food being absolutely awful. I cannot believe how much they charged us for this resort - NOT WORTH IT. Will never ever recommend this place to anyone or stay here again!!! BEWARE OF THE LIES!

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From: CA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 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: 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.

Sister Property Exchange Privileges
Guests staying at Riu Caribe enjoy exchange privileges at Riu Cancun! Privileges include access to all of the sister resort's facilities, dining and bars/lounges.


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.

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.

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.

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

All hours are subject to change.


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.


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.



  • 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.

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: Student/Spring Break groups or individuals, regardless of age are not allowed at this hotel at any time. The hotel reserves the right to use reasonable means to identify suspected student/spring break groups. At least one person of 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel may request guests to show passport or official ID to proof 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.

Sanitation Tax
Effective March 1, 2019, guests are required to pay a sanitation tax of $25.35 Mexican pesos per room, per night (approx. $1.33 USD), designated for environmental purposes. Please be mindful of the fluctuation of exchange rates, as this exact dollar amount may vary.

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

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