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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
  • hollyfergusonxxx : East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Most amazing holiday!

The Riu Caribe is by far the most amazing hotel I have ever been too! The quality of everything was exceptional from the hotel room and staff to the food and amenities- staying here allowed me to enjoy Mexico to the highest level! If thinking of Mexico look no further than the Riu Caribe ! I will definitely be coming back.

  • Janet S :
Awesome resort!

Great resort for all ages! Activities for daytime, evening, family, kids, great food, staff and service. Clean and overall a fantastic stay. Would absolutely go back. Easy to book an additional excursion to scuba dive, snorkel, parasail, or visit the nearby island of Isla Mujeres. Beautiful beach, and many amenities. 3 restaurants in house, and 2 fabulous buffets. Also an on site pizzaria. Great unlimited drinks 24 hours also! Clean rooms and wonderful balcony views.

  • Apollo5861 : Washington DC, District of Columbia
The pool and beach save this place!!

I stayed at the Riu Caribe for my 30th birthday last summer. We had a great time! I really wanted to love the Caribe, but there were a few things that were just lacking. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. I loved the open air feel of the lobby space; a fun yet relaxing energy. The lobby renovation is excellent. The pool and beach really did it for me! The main pool is really long with a nice tropical feel. Although its one pool, it is “separated” by a bridge. So it felt like there was one side which was the more party side with the activities and volleyball and the other side that was more relaxing. There is also a second pool further over by the pizza bar which is even quieter and more serene. However, by the end of the week, the main pool was noticeably cloudy. We weren’t sure what that meant, but we happily spent the rest of the trip at the beach. The beach is amazing! Calm, clear blue waters. They keep it very clean and we could always find chairs on the beach. I think it is much better than the more expensive Rius in Cancun! The Caribe gets points for customer service also! Everyone was so kind and friendly; wanting you to have a great time. It was my birthday and one evening I came back and housekeeping decorated the room with balloons and streamers as well as a plate of chocolate covered marshmallows. Nice touch! Now, where the Caribe has to improve: rooms and food. I notice that Riu is going with this all white with an accent color type of modern tropical look in many of their properties. The pictures of the rooms generally look great, but when you get close up, you realize that all of that white is really not a great idea. It looked cheap in our room and appeared to stain easily. My cousin and I kept remarking that the furniture in our room all looked as if it needed a few coats of a good quality paint. You could see the wood color coming through the white paint! In addition, the marble floors and furnishings all looked aged and dated. The beds weren’t that comfortable either. But of course, great balcony views! Now the food. It wasn’t terrible. But it was just..meh. I find that breakfast at Riu’s is great, but after that you’ll be lucky to have a really good lunch or dinner…other than the steakhouse which was delicious! The Asian restaurant as with everything else was just ok… but make sure you get the fried ice cream. We didn’t get to try the Italian place. Leaving the Riu really made me consider trying a Caribbean vacation without going AI because our best dining experiences were off-resort. But if you do get a chance, go eat at the Riu Cancun at some point…much better food! We were almost jealous that we didn’t stay there, but then realized that Caribe still had a much nicer beach Even though you’re not spending all day in your room, with all the money Riu makes they could at least step up their game in these two areas. It didn’t ruin my trip at all though! We had a blast in Cancun. Would I return? Idk, if the price was right maybe. The pool and beach alone would draw me back. This is a good inexpensive option with great customer service, a slamming pool and beach, and a nice energy that isn’t wild and crazy. But if you’re looking for a well-designed, comfortable room and great food, you may want to look elsewhere.

  • Lindsey Y :
Good vacation!

We visited this resort in January 2016. We had requested the 6th floor or higher and got our request. There was problems during arriving and receiving our rooms. It didn't seem like the staff knew what was going on as the rooms apparently weren't ready for us, but then all of a sudden they were. We did receive alcohol upon arrival though.The food was okay. Our favorite place was the pizza place. We had that for lunch most days. We also enjoyed the breakfast buffet in the morning. At dinner, the buffet wasn't as good, but it is a buffet. We only ate dinner at one of the restaurants once as it took a few days to make a reservation in advance. Make sure to book all the days when you get there! The steak house was amazing though, we wish we would have went more than once!My fiancé and I spent almost all of our time by the beach. The beach service was great, and they would continue to come back. We also would tip. The water was normally calm so we were able to swim and have fun in the ocean We didn't not use the pool except the one time we went to the swim up bar. All of the bars were nice and the people were very good at catering to us. We went to the sports bar, and they had snacks you could take back to your room. Room service was done every day by a good time. We would tip them every day as well too. We loved our balcony in our room, and would spent time there every day looking at the ocean. Overall, our experience was a good one and I would definitely recommend the hotel to someone!

  • ely33234 : Syracuse, New York

Coming into this resort, I was a little worried because of some of the bad reviews i've read, but after being there for 6 nights, I can assure you there is nothing to worry about. The rooms were nice and got cleaned very well every morning. There was lots of good food and drinks to chose from. Staff was very friendly and entertainment was good. The only downfall was having wifi only in the lobby but we payed somewhere around 45$ for wifi in our rooms so not to bad. Not a luxury hotel but I give it 4 stars.

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.