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 5805 reviews

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


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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

Double room with sea view sleeps up to three adults or two adults and two children up to 12 years, with a king-size or two double beds - can be sold as a single - with walk-in shower, liquor dispenser and flatscreen satellite TV.

double room with sea view

Double room with sea view sleeps up to three adults or two adults and two children up to 12 years, with a king-size or two double beds. You'll have a walk-in shower, liquor dispenser and flatscreen satellite TV.

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Nice hotel but we were expecting more

Myself and my family stayed at the riu caribe for 10 days and have to say we had a lovely stay coz the hotel is nice and the staff absolutely lovely but still little bit overrated in our opinion as we didn't think was a five stars but a four ones. The hotel has 5 different restaurants to choose from but most of them serve buffet food anyway and also when was a la carte the quality of food was not very high but average. It is definitely a good family resort but in terms of facilities and food we had better experience in other resorts in cancun where the quality was excellent and the food fine dining standard. More


Nice Hotel

Traveled to this sister hotel of Riu Cancun to check it out. The show that night was a Micheal Jackson Tribute and it was pretty good. The layout of this hotel was nice. Overall the feel of this hotel was good but not as nice as the Riu Cancun. The pool bar and beach were a lot smaller and they did not have a infinity pool to overlook the ocean. Did not get to see the rooms.More

JCB0787, Endicott, New York

fantastic place

The riu caribe is a fantastic place. food was out of this world,everythink you could wish for, staff are really friend and the rooms are spotless.cleaners were in every day. The beach was beautiful with white sands and crystal blue sea.More

susan d, Coventry, United Kingdom

Great Holiday

From the moment my family arrived at the Riu Caribe, we had a very warm welcome and a lovely Pina Colada cocktail waiting for us at reception. As we didn't arrive until late at night, we went straight to the room and what a pleasurable room it was, very clean and a beautiful view we found out the next morning overlooking two of the three pools with the beach and sea. location is about 15 minutes bus ride from coco bongo and the other bars with a few shops mixed inbetween. The bus stops are just outside the hotel and cost 10.5 pesos each way per person.The restaurant has a varied selection and was very good but repetetive,the steakhouse is the best for steaks as i found the buffet was either too hard or very chewy.Trips are a plenty but i found them to be quite expensive however we did go on a catamaran to Isla Mujeres and swim with the dolphins and a whale and manatees. The only problem with this trip was the fact that you cannot take a camera into the dolphins area as they take their own photo,s of you and they are very very expensive to buy and if there are two of you in a photo you both have to pay for that photo which i thought was disgusting.As there were 7 people in our group, it would have cost us a fortune just for that 1 photo so even though we wanted some,we walked away in disgust.More

greybrummie, birmingham

Muy bien, gracias

Haven't been to an all inclusive for quite a while but just returned from a week here with a friend. In short: beautiful beach, good food, great staff. This resort will not provide five start elegance, but doesn't come with a five star price tag either - excellent value for the price. Rooms: We originally were put up on the 9th floor which is the top of the hotel. The room is only accessible by climbing a 35 stair, narrow, steep spiral stair case. Not unexpected if you're in Europe, but a big surprise for a Mexican hotel. This was an issue for us since my friend was transporting a huge box containing her road bike (for an extended trip). The view from the room was great, but the room was in terrible condition. We made it one night - woken regularly from the sound of the mechanical equipment on the roof and during heavy rain there was water getting into the room (yikes!). We talked to the staff at the front desk and they moved us to an upgraded room on the 6th floor without any issues. Service: The service was exemplary. From the front desk staff to the bartenders and servers. No complaints at all. Food: Excellent food for an all inclusive (buffet was outstanding). The steak place gets rave reviews, but we went twice and didn't find it all that great (although the location near the water for that restaurant is gorgeous.) We liked the food at the Mexican restaurant the best. I'd give the Asian one a pass if I returned. Pool: The noise from the speakers and music at the main pool is almost unbearable for people (like me!) who prefer peace and quiet. The activities start at about 10 in the morning and run all day till around 4:00, so we kept almost entirely to the quiet pool and the beach. With a little effort, you can find a relatively peaceful place to spend the day, but this resort is definitely more suited to the party crowd than introverted vacation hermits like myself. Spa: We each had a great massage and got my toes done. Unfortunately, the hostess who checked us in and who was supposed to show us around seemed to be very confused by our arrival and really had no idea what to do with us (no, it wasn't a language barrier). She sent us back to the steam room, but it was still being cleaned. Someone in the back had to take us back out for locker keys since she hadn't given us any....and so on. The spa and services are functional, but this is not a "spa experience." A lot of the little extras you'd normally find at a spa were missing (tea, beverages, robes, relaxing chairs etc.) If you want a great massage, go for it, but If you're looking for a spa experience, this isn't the place for you. Drinks: Appreciated that the use refillable plastic, good-sized cups outside (not little, disposable ones). Good drink selections. Wine was pretty awful, but it always is at Mexican resorts :) Location: Not far from the airport, so a good location. For 10.5 pesos, we easily took the Number 1 bus into Cancun during a rainy afternoon (it runs every five minutes or so and stops right in front of the hotel) Guests: Many European and South American guests so quite a varied crowd. Lots of families with young children - great if you have kids, not great if you want to stay away from crying toddlers :)More

Wendy N, Calgary, Canada

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Riu Caribe
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 5805 customer reviews
from £686.40