What We Love

  • The resort is approximately 30 minutes away from the airport. 
  • You're located in the heart of Cancun, only minutes away from outstanding restaurants, entertainment and more!
  • The city buses only cost $1.

Things to Know

  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.
  • The always fascinating Mayan ruins are near in Tulum or Chicen Itza.
  • The Garrafon Nature Reserve at Isla Mujeres has flora & fauna to fawn over.
Escape to the vacay of your dreams at Riu Caribe. This all-inclusive resort offers food, entertainment and fun in the heart of Cancun, the perfect place for a memorable getaway.

All-inclusive means a stress-free getaway: drinks, food and activities are included in the price of your vacation. Tee off at the 18-hole golf course nearby or visit the underwater art museum in Isla Mujeres. Don’t forget to stop by the spa for a relaxing massage or facial. Enjoy the best cuisine at all of the resort’s restaurants and bars then retreat to your oceanfront room and chill on the balcony. Everything you could ever imagine is at Riu Caribe, maybe even some things you never knew you liked. The memories you make here will resonate long after you've left this escape-haven. 

Location

Cancun - Beach
Cancun, Mexico (CUN) : 13 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1997
Last Renovation: 2003
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 9
Total rooms: 506

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Resort Details

Dining

Various restaurants, bars and lounges serve a variety of cuisines.
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Amenities

Housekeeping, an exercise gym, babysitting and other amenities are available to meet guests' needs.
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Activities

Nearby golf, water sports, direct access to the beach and more fun activities are available.
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during the months of February through May. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 years or older is required in every room. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request a guest present his/her passport or official ID as proof of age. Guests can and will be removed from the property, at their own expense, if any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff arises.
Advisory The Municipal Government of Benito Juarez will be charging all guests in the area of Cancun and Puerto Morelos an Environmental Sanitation Tax of a minimum $30.00 Mexican Pesos (approx. $1.60 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the extraordinary beauty of the area.
Advisory Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.
Current Renovations: Description: As of May 31st, 2011, RIU Hotels & Resorts will no longer exchange US Dollars for Mexican pesos in its properties located in Mexico due to measures the Mexican Government has taken to regularize the flow of US Dollars (cash) in the country.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Spring Break Policies - At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during the months of February through May. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 years or older is required in every room.

The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request a guest present his/her passport or official ID as proof of age. Guests can and will be removed from the property, at their own expense, if any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff arises.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.


Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 9008 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A fun time at the Caribe

    We just spent a weekend (3 nights) in an oceanview room at the Riu Caribe in Cancun. We have stayed at several different Rius before and they put out a really decent product, so we didn't expect any surprises. We were only there 2 days ago, so unfortunately, it was during this scary Coronavirus time so the occupancy was way lower than a normal stay at the resort. This resort is casual and on the lower end of the Riu chain, but I wouldn't let that deter you. It was perfect for what we were looking for and the price point worked as well. The hotel is older, but even so, we found it was kept clean and the grounds were kept very nice. The staff was nice and the entertainment team kept morale up and the pool games / fitness classes running, even with so few people. There are several restaurants at this resort, though unfortunately, they had to close all the restaurants due to lack of guests and so only the buffet was open. The buffet had a large variety of foods and the food was decent. The beach at this resort is beautiful (though a very short beach so if you are a runner, you will have to keep turning around) but it was clean and as beautiful as you imagine when thinking of the beach in Cancun!, and the pool was also very nice. The walk from the beach to the pool was also fairly close so we had a great time hopping back and forth between the 2! The drinks were strong, and overall, it was a really fun time. I would recommend this hotel for a fun, casual beach getaway! **Just a side note - UBER is NOT available in Cancun. We had heard that it was similiar to Puerto Vallerta where Uber can't pick you up from the airport but can drop you off (due to taxi laws) but it is not available. I tried on the day we were leaving to book it, looked like it went through and once the ride was to arrive, the app notified me that it was canceled, so just be aware of that.

    Mar 25, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great stay

    The only complaint was the hard beds and the old pillows.......didn’t enjoy the sleeps there but the room was perfect, other than the beds. The service was great in all the restaurants. The employees were extremely friendly and polite. Our view from the Hotel room (939) was incredible.

    Mar 23, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Getaway!

    Staff was wonderful, from the front desk with a warm welcome and remembering us throughout our visit. The facilities were good, restaurants, rooms and pools. The beach was good, plenty of room and access for all. The only downfall was beach cleanliness, not from the waitstaff, but others leaving trash on the beach. Can’t wait to come back!

    Mar 23, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great place

    Overall a great place to go relax and enjoy all the hotel has to offer. The food is very good and so is the variety. If you have allergies to any type of fish stay away from the Asian restaurant cause everything is fried in fish oil. The rooms are very clean and the beds are comfortable. There is a lack of lighting at the stairs in the evening when you go to have dinner at the steak house. Myself and my daughter in law would definitely go back. We have already recommended others to go.

    Mar 21, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfecy vacations.

    Had the best time in Cancun, Riu gives a really great service !!!! I’ll b there again next year loved the view from my balcony :) I really recommend Rui I would go there again and again had a great experience

    Mar 21, 2020