Riu Caribe  

This beachside hotel is a tropical bolthole, offering a beachfront location, varied dining scene and great entertainment.

The Riu Caribe is right on the edge of a sugar-white beach. Plus, it’s less than a five-minute taxi ride from the centre of Cancun, with all its shops, bars and restaurants.

The modern rooms all have a balcony, with either a full or partial view of the sea.

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Based On 6104 reviews

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  • 1Building
  • 9Floors
  • 506Rooms
  • 4Lifts


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Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners receive a bottle of tequila and a fruit basket. Please contact us when you've booked your holiday to qualify.

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  24-hour selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee at self-service bar.  24-hour snacks at self-service bar.

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Outdoor pool

With sunbeds and parasols.

RiuLand Kids' Club

Open daily. Available for children aged 4-7 and 8-12.

Daytime activity programme

For all those adrenalin junkies out there, there's a wide range of activities to get stuck into. Expect windsurfing, body boarding, scuba diving* and catamarans. If you're interested in scuba diving, then there's an introductory lesson which takes place in the pool.

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double room with sea view and balcony

These bright and spacious double rooms come with a balcony that overlooks the sea. They have 2 US queen-size beds. Plus, you'll also find essentials such as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi*, and a flatscreen TV included.

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Stress is GONE!!!

We have always been hesitant to hit the all inclusives and to hit Mexico more than once in a 12 month period...but we are so GLAD we decided to do this trip!! What a great trip and what a fantastic price!! The Riu Caribe sits on the narrow section where the bay in on one side (front of hotel) and the ocean is on the back and from what we could tell, there was not a bad view from any room...it was all turquoise water and palm trees from every balcony. The building itself still needs some TLC, but it looks like some "upgrades" (paint and chairs) were added recently to the rooms...which quite frankly was enough. I mean you are suppose to be on the beach, at the pool or on some excursion anyway!! The pools were well maintained (the built in chairs, need a little scrubbing) but the vibe was great and there were a lot of chairs...when your there, see Mary at the pool bar, she was AWESOME! The beach was spectacular, and not a bad spot...there were enough, but not to many chairs and people could easily get around and/or move there chairs to be human sun dials and tan! Now, I will say, you have to play the game...and by that, I mean you have to have some poor soul go put towels on chairs as early at 0700, because by 0830 you are not getting anything decent. I don't like it much either, but don't hate it, just learn how to play it. When you arrive, each person in your party gets a card and that they exchange for a towel...now once you get a towel, just exchange it for a fresh one at the end of your sun tanning (not the card) and that way you have a towel to save a chair before the pool/beach attendants are even there. The buffet was good...it was a buffet. There is a lot to choose from and they do shake things up a little each day/each meal...but you can always find the basics. As to the restaurants, we didn't travel to Mexico for Japanese food, but heard it was good; we felt the Mexican restaurant was okay (buffet was excellent) but the steak house was not one I would repeat...if you go, get the ribs, but we hit the dinner buffet after...sorry!! The sports bar is okay, but you have to visit Vicente and ask for a Scooby-Doo!! Now we didn't take the kids on this one...parents need that alone time! There were activities and the kids we saw, looked to enjoy themselves. There is not a water slide or anything, so parents had to keep the kids occupied, but overall, there were not a lot of kids around. Overall this place was great, all of the Riu's employees we met were great and always had a smile! I would stay here over the Riu Palace which was right next door, even though it is supposedly nicer, the beach is not good and they didn't have a pizza place (which was surprisingly good...have the Mexican pizza!!). Now the folks from the Riu Palace can use the Caribe, but now vice versa, so for less money, a better beach and pizza (you know you have that craving!) stay at the Riu Caribe. We would stay there again!!More

Todd T, 33388


I came back from this hotel at the end of January, myself and my husband went with another couple and loved it. The whole holiday experience was great....bonus was that you could use the Riu Cancun facilities as well. It was a half hour stroll up to Cancun and we also got a bus downtown to the bars down there which was about fifteen minutes away,hopefully going back next year.More

Tania W, 186451

Absolutely fantastic

The hospitality , the entertainment team, and the best of all the service I give you guys 10 stars u guys really made my holiday experience amazing i have been to many places in my whole life but I have never had a great service like you guys have given to us very hard working well done and thank you . one very happy customer here , I would definitely recommend riu caribe for an amazing experience More

Nites C,

Third Visit

Hi All As the title says this was our third visit to the Riu Caribe and we are looking to book again. Everything is just the same as when I reviewed this hotel before, ergo they are doing the job right. Got to mention the staff again though - AMAZING - everyone is so helpful. We did have a little problem when we arrived, however a good sign of quality is how problems are dealt with, swiftly and courtiously, is what I found, so well done front of house. If you are staying at the Riu Caribe soon I am jealous, lol have a great stay, I am sure you will. If you like a lemony type of alcoholic drink, keep an eye out for a lady called Aide in the lobby bar and please say Mark from the UK says Hi and can I please have a Lemonaide, they are delicious and refreshing. So look forward to your stay and be confident of having a good holiday at the Riu Caribe. All the best MarkMore


Great Stay!

Stayed here last year after staying at the RIU Palace next door before. The staff is very accommodating and always quick to fix any issues. Max in the main buffet was awesome and immediately greeted us each night we ate there. Love the mini bar in the room which had a liquor dispenser of Vodka, Rum, Whiskey, and Tequila. Mini fridge was restocked daily with water, soda, and beer. Tiny beach but was fine. I love staying in the area of this property as the water is flat and calm. No waves! Top shelf alcohol which was nice and not cheap water downed alcohol which I have encountered at other cheaper resorts. I like that their entertainment theater is inside and its not so hot. I did love that there are plenty of chairs and you never had to fight to find one. I would definitely recommend this place to others. Lots of fun and really enjoyed it.More


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