Riu Caribe

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Our Opinion

Family oriented with a good location right on a calm beach. The great kids club is what makes this such a family friendly resort. Good food and 24 hour sports bar. Riu Caribe is also popular with a younger crowd of couples and singles. The large pool here is quite amazing. Rooms on the 4th floor and higher have the best view of the beach and lagoon. An excellent choice for anyone who wants to experience Cancun.


The magnificent Riu Caribe delivers the comfort you seek in a luxurious decor of marble floors and stained glass windows reminiscent of Mexican haciendas. Immerse yourself in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea... Take a walk along a path of softly lit tropical gardens or explore nearby cultural attractions. The Riu Caribe, thoroughly a blissful and friendly resort that will surely please your needs.

Location: Beachfront in Cancun's hotel zone, 10 min to downtown, 45 min from the airport.

  • All inclusive 24 hours
  • Three swimming pools
  • Access to all facilities at Riu Cancun
  • Kids club
  • "Renova Spa"

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Gina S : Stirling, United Kingdom
greatest holiday ever

this hotel 5 star treatment is the best we have been too. from the room pools food entertainment nothing can be faulted about it. so looking forward to a return trip.we had our ruby wedding there and came back from pool and they had done our room up was realy good of themwe loved that we could pick up clean beach towels every day

  • lucyt15 :
Last minute bookin

Our 1st time stopping in a riu and it was great.. room and view was lovely, the food was good, was very busy tho. Beach was great not the best ive seen but still very nice. Staff worked really hard adrian was the best waiter. Will definitely stop in a riu again.

  • lesvoyag :
From Canada

My boyfriend and I visited this resort at the end of July, I found it to be the perfect relaxing vacation ( I needed it after having been very ill) I loved the beach and view, the water is literally turquoise. The food was amazzzing so much choice and so fresh. Went on boat trip to las Islas mujeres and visited las palapas a neighbouring town for authentic elotes (Mexican corn with mayo and cheese) and went to rigo taqueria a famous eatery and it was delish!!! The drinks are great at the hotel and the pizzeria overlooking the sea serves tasty fare! My only comment is to renovate the lobby, it is dated and sooooo hot in the evening , it's like an oven unless you find a spot in an open area. In all I loved it and have to say the staff and Mexicans are lovely and very friendly people. I can't say the same for the patrons since I m used to Canadians whom are open and friendly ready to make friends easily...I found the ambiance a bit stick in the mud.

  • shazla55 : Cardiff, United Kingdom
50th Birthday Treat at Riu Caribe.

Stayed here from 22nd July for 2 weeks. Absolutely fantastic hotel, from food,drinks,cleanliness and the beautiful people who work here.Never met such lovely people, nothing was ever too much Our room was decorated not once but twice for my birthday, and that goes a long way.Big shout out to Jorge in the lobby bar and Vincente and Franky in the Sports bar.If you are thinking of booking this hotel, DO IT,,, you won't be disappointed..

  • Aysia M : Baltimore, Maryland

Ok, I chose this hotel for my group of 12 for my 30th birthday. Overall I had an amazing birthday. BUT the hotel itself needs lots of improvements. So here's the list. the Lobby LOOKS nice, but is extremely hot. the room was clean, but very outdated. I stayed at the Hyatt Zilara my 1st time in cancun. I did choose a more budget friendly hotel since I was coming with the group so maybe Im expecting more. The food was literally AVERAGE, honestly borderline just not good. The drinks were bad also, it took much more to drink to even feel anything at all. the mixed drinks were like juice. The hotel basically SHUTS down at like 6pm.. So if you are expecting late swimming you can forget it. The daytime is exciting..dancing on the beach, pool area, and pool games. I will give this hotel a thumbs up for that. And also all of the actual hotel staff were super nice.Fast fwd to the day my group is leaving. Our flight wasn't departing until 4:00pm. check out is at 12pm. My husband, friends and I decided we would get up to eat breakfast and go the the beach, and then go back to the rooms to shower and check out about 45 min prior. we got back to the room, and they had turned off our hot water! even though it wasn't check out time. When my group all met in the lobby, we quickly realized that it had happened to all of us. Showered in cold water straight from the beach. LASTLY, my sister stayed in a room with my friend. my friend's flight was early, so she left around 9am. she told the front desk that she was leaving but that one other person was still in the room until check out. INSTEAD, they locked my sister out of her room, and then security came and demanded that she had 5 min to leave. They stood at the door while she showered and waited for her to pack all BEFORE check out. They had to have known 1 other guest still occupied the room because they cut your wristband off at checkout! they know exactly how many people are in each room. Only my friend had hers cut off when she left, which clearly means my sister was still there! I had already not planned to stay here again but THIS was the last straw. definitely unacceptable.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • Inclusive club open 24 hours with self service daily for snacks, cocktails, sodas and juices
  • A la carte dining without reservations including fine cuts and shrimp (surcharge for lobster)
  • Unlimited Domestic and select Imported drinks
  • In-room mini-bar stocked w/bottled water, soft drinks and beer (restocked regularly)
  • Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
  • Pedal boats
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in professional dive pool
  • Day and night tennis
  • Paddle tennis
  • Pool table & ping-pong
  • Use of gym and sauna
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment & live music
  • 506 deluxe rooms in one 9-storey building
  • 4 restaurants and 1 pizzeria
  • 24 hr club w/self-serve snacks & drinks
  • 4 bars including Swim-up bar
  • Three swimming pools
  • 2 (lit) tennis courts
  • Gift shop & boutique
  • Fitness centre w/sauna, steambath & jacuzzi
  • Full service Spa w/massage treatments & beauty salon (fee)
  • WiFi in lobby
  • Car rental

Double Rooms

  • 1 king bed or 2 double beds
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Central air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini-bar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Satellite TV (flat screen)
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Iron and ironing table
  • Electronic in-room safe  
  • Balcony or terrace available
  • Ocean view or oceanside rooms
  • Inter-connecting rooms available
  • Maximum occupancy 4 people (maximum 2 children or maximum 3 adults)

Junior Suites

  • 1 king bed or 2 double beds
  • Spacious
  • Bathroom with bathtub and shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Central air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini-bar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Satellite TV (flat screen)
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Iron and ironing table
  • Electronic in-room safe  
  • Large balcony or terrace 
  • Ocean view or oceanside rooms
  • Inter-connecting rooms available
  • Maximum occupancy 4 people (maximum 2 children or maximum 3 adults)



  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International
  • Formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Maria Margarita

  • A la carte for dinner
  • Mexican
  • Formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)


  • Buffet for dinner
  • Asian cuisine
  • Formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)


  • Buffet for lunch, A la carte for dinner
  • Steakhouse
  • Formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)


  • Pizzeria


  • Lobby bar 
  • Sports bar
  • Outdoor theatre bar
  • Poolside bar 

Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE offer is available at select times. Savings will be reflected in online prices automatically.

Riu Caribe offers the following Renova Spa facilities and treatments:


  • Massage rooms
  • Beauty salon
  • Gym
  • Whirlpool bath
  • Sauna


  • Swedish massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Renova Spa combination massage
  • Back, neck and shoulder massage
  • Hot Stone massage
  • Massage for two
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Aromatherapy massage

Facial treatments

  • ''Flash'' facial treament
  • Sensitive skin treatment
  • Deep cleansing
  • Collagen facial


  • Mango and passion fruit wrap
  • Mud body wrap

Other treaments

  • Manicure, pedicure
  • Hair removal
  • Body exfoliation
  • Make up

Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.

Golf Specials - Also available. Inquire for details.

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Hotel Riu Caribe
Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 5.5, Lote 6-C Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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