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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
  • Keith M :
Overall Descent experience

Have been to Riu Caribe twice. The food is average with a lot of different choices to choose from. Did not care for the food at the restaurant's. Definitely stick to the buffet style. Alcohol was extremely strong for no reason. (It was all you tasted) in any mixed drink. Shows were excellent. When booking the vacation I made sure the room was a king size bed ocean view. Upon arrival I had to wait 3 hours for my room to be ready. While others were put in rooms before me. Finally we were sent to a room, which had two double beds. Back to the lobby to tell them I purchased a king size bed. Gave me a hard time before sending me to a room in the corner of the hotel with a horrible view that had a maid cleaning it with trash all over the floor. Back downstairs again where I complained. Not a single apology. Finally sent to a clean room, with a partial view, with a king bed. The front desk was rude and no help at all.Other than the first long day of traveling and room hassle, I had a good time. Most likely wont go back.

  • Jan R : Raunds, United Kingdom
Another fantastic holiday

Back to Riu Caribe for the 3rd time - 8 of us this time, ages ranged from 12 to 62. Something for everyone at this resort. Great entertainment team who work unbelievable long hours and lovely staff in every area. Special mention for David ( mini me) and Ysrael, the nicest guys ever! Food was even better than last year ( if that is possible !). We had never returned to any hotel before despite having great holidays but we love this place so much as it ticks all our boxes. Could it be trip number 4 for 2018?

  • Thomson14 :
Amazing Holiiday, Amazing Value

Arrived Tuesday 29 August 2017, on arrival greeted by a huge, spotless, air conned lobby with friendly staff and a welcome fruit cocktail. Our cases were taken off us immediately and check in was an easy process. Our room was on 7th floor, good lift service. Breathtaking views from hallway windows. Our room was immaculate and fully air conned with a gorgeous view of carribean sea. The bed was extremely comfy and the room was spacious, I was sharing a with my friend both of us girls who need plenty space to get ready lol! The bathroom was huge and the shower pressure was perfect. The maids done a great job of cleaning out room every day, the place was always spotless. The mini bar and fridge was stocked up everyday if not every second day. Girls the rooms have good hairdryer and iron no need to pack. I cant fault the room at all. The pool area is great we spent all our time at the main pool, lots of room and lovely staff serving drinks to you rather than having to go to bar but please note staff doing this expect tipped. You have to be up early to get a lounger but the beds in the pool were our favourite spot anyway. Huge variety of drinks on offer, if you want branded vodka it is available just make sure you ask for smirnoff when ordering drinks. The food wase enjoyable at caribe, breakfast was always good as long as your down before 10.30am (closes at 11) it doesn't seem to be as fresh the later you go down however on the whole very good. Lunch and dinner were alwaya good with plenty choice. There is a poolside bbq a few times a week and which is soo tasty!! The japanese and Mexican restaurants are good worth a visit. The steakhouse was my least favourite simply because there was no fillet steak on offer and the twice we did visit my steak wasn't cooked how I asked and the meat was quite fatty however some of my friends loved their steak so please dont let my experience put you off. I was with friends so we we t out to the big clubs most nights. Best to go out with hotel rep as transport is provided and you are guaranteed a better area in the club nightlife is insane so much fun!! We also done jet skis and xplore excursion both amazing xplore great value as you get zip linning, water rafting, jungle buggies, transport to river miya and a beautiful meal. Best to do at night time as cooler and less busy. Over all I had an amazing holiday. I will 100% be back to caribe, great service from hard working staff who value your custom!! I have came home totally in love with Mexico:)

Anniversary Holiday

Checked in to riu caribe on saturday 9th september, on check in we was asked if there was any special dates and we told them it was our anniversary on 12th. After reading reviews from other travellers to this resort we thought we might get a token gift on this our 8th anniversary but no nothing. Very disappointed especially after we have made a point of tipping well all the staff who have looked after us. Oh well the tips budget has run dry i will use it to go buy my wife a bottle of wine and box of chocs others seem to have been given by the hotel. Back to tenerife next year i think where the last 2 years our room has had flowers and champagne left by the cleaner for our day ūüė¶

  • Vickyblue82 :
Girls holiday!

From the moment we arrived at the Caribe we had an amazing time. Zam on reception was so helpful and always smiling when we saw him, he made the start of our holiday a great one. All the staff we met were friendly, helpful and always happy to see us, but some stood out more than any for me. Zam on reception, Eva in the morning restaurant who always had a smile and a nice chat with us and worked so hard to make us happy and Fernando in the cocktail bar who was a wizz at cocktails and worked so efficiently and always with a smile. These people really made you feel like they were happy to see you and it made my holiday to see them. Such a beautiful hotel, always clean and maintained well. Will definitely go back. Miss you already x

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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.