Riu Caribe  

This beachside hotel has all the traits of a luxury bolthole – a beachfront location, a 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 5-minute taxi ride from the centre of Cancun, with all its shops, bars and restaurants.

The rooms at the hotel have recently had a make-over to make them contemporary spaces. Each one has a balcony with either a full or partial view of the sea.

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Based on 4926 reviews

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


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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
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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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.

Grill and Steakhouse themed restaurant

Offering lunch, snacks and dinner. The buffet is open between 12pm and 5.30pm, snacks are available from 3pm to 5.30pm and the à la carte service for dinner runs between 6pm to 10pm. You'll need to make a reservation.

Buffet restaurant

For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Themed dinners are provided throughout the week and there's an outdoor smoking section.

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double room with sea view

Double room with sea view sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years, with a king-size or 2 double beds - can be sold as a single - with walk-in shower, liquor dispenser and flatscreen satellite TV. Wi-Fi is at a charge.

double room with sea view

Double room with sea view sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years, with a king-size or 2 double beds. You'll have a walk-in shower, liquor dispenser and flatscreen satellite TV. Wi-Fi is at a charge.

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Excellent hotel!

Me and my girlfriend went here at the end of September and i have to say the hotel was fantastic! The only thing i would say is that on our first day, our room flooded, we phoned reception who moved us to the penthouse on the 9th floor straightaway so i cant complain! The weather was fantastic except for one day which it rained all day. Food was delicious and drinks were spot on! Staff were very helpful and were always up for abit of fun, i would definitely go back!More


second time lucky

returned from Caribe on 21st October after 2nd holiday.there. Had misgivings about re visiting hotel as it might be disappointing after such a great holiday last year...BUT NO! Every bit as good food still great in all restaurants entertainment still great.entertainment team stiil work their socks off.Plenty of sun beds sunshine/ drinks.Service great. Looks like we may go back again after making so many new friends. Not happy with Dreamliner. Service not so hot inPremium class .After spending a ridiculous inflated price we only had 3 drinks each on outbound flight before bar closed despite our complaints. second meal pathetic.staff definitely not up to it.Return flight totally different cabin crew great.But next time we go economy.More

70Dave, Newcastle, United Kingdom


Fantastic holiday just returned from. Riu Caribe in Cancun was great, rooms spacious and modern, special thanks to Juanita for keeping our room so lovely. all staff friendly and always very happy in their work.especially Benjamin who did the drinks rounds on the beach, he never stopped and always remembered your drinks choice. also paco and Miguel and reuben in the albatross restaurant always happy and friendly at every mealtime, nothing was too much trouble. Meals always an excellent choice, always fresh and hot. steakhouse is a must, perfect steaks and great service. A fantastic welcome from the reception team manager Angel on arrival, thanks to him for our surprise for our anniversary. hotel is so clean at all times. The only downside was the evening entertainment finished at 10.45 , this could be better and go on for longer. very lively around the pool area.great holiday overallMore

andrew l, Peterborough, United Kingdom

hotel in heaven

lovley hotel quick check in with lovely cool drink every one so freindly, rooms and veiws to die for.food realy nice something for everyone think the main buffet the best for choice.staff always cleaning rooms and hotel very clean everywhere.the beach is realy nice sand so white and soft blue water amazeing.the staff go out of there way to make sure you have a good time have stayed here twice now and love every minute try scubacarribe on the beach for a try dive you wiil love it.big thank you to angel on front desk nice guy stayed april 2013 and april 2014 would i return oh for sure am going back april 2015 realy cant waitMore

Russell P, Beccles, United Kingdom

Great place

Nothing but positive things to say about the place was there for 2 weeks loved every day.. Staff couldn't do enough for us , entertainment team we're brilliant food was excellent....steak house was fantastic we will definitely be back at some point in the future don't listen to bad reviews go with a open mind and I'm sure you will love it..... Downtown cancun was brilliant as well 10 pesos use bus instead of taxi very safe and very easy to use .... Want to go back now as I write this....More

Ally K, Dunfer

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