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


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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, 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. You'll have a 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 - can be sold as a single - with walk-in shower, liquor dispenser and flatscreen satellite TV. Wi-Fi is at a charge.

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Just back from my honeymoon at Roy caribe and it is honestly the best hotel I've ever stayed in. I can't fault it whatsoever. The locations great as ur in between both sides of cancun so whichever way u go ur only 5 mins on the bus which runs 24 hours a day and only costs like 50p. Staff are excellent and friendly especially entertainment staff and there's constantly something to keep u entertained day and night. Cocktails were amazing as was the mini bar in room if u want a drink before goin out. Food never got boring thanks to the 3 other restraints aswell as main buffet one. Everything was clean and rooms cleaned every day. Good TV channels for when ur hungover which is unusual for hotels. Plenty of sunbeds at pools and beach aswell. Wish I could have stayed an extra couple weeks xMore

hhahahhahahah, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Awesome stay at Riu Caribe

Had the best time away with the girls, this was my second time to cancun but stayed in Riu Cancun before. We stayed at Riu Caribe for 11 nights and it was great especially with the entertainment team Carlos, Lewes, Raul etc who always got you involved around the pool with activities. At the end of the night they would always invite you out to the main strip. Our first night out was senior frogs jus for dinner as the buffet food in the hotel was repetitive a lot, senior frogs was definitely unforgettable and the memories will stay with us. It was a crazy bar and staff get everyone involved doing shots and even dancing on stage. They cling filmed my friend to a chair lol! We went to senior frogs glow party which was about 60 dollars with the entrainment team from the hotel, all drinks included, entry to bar also had like a VIP area for other riu hotels and transfer there. They give you glow paint when your in there. Would definitely recommend this. Also wear old clothes as they get ruined! Coca Bongo - show and disco. An amazing show. This about 70 dollars we went with the entrainment team, we had drinks included, entry and section for us to stand. Great music and awesome atmosphere , we even got pulled up on the stage to dance ! We had 3 a la carte restaurants in Riu Caribe - steakhouse, Mexican and Asian. You have to book a day before in the morning. Steakhouse was far the best as they cook the steak how you like it. Mexican wasn't that good, but we knew that from previous reviews what to expect. Would definitely recommend this hotel, as they are very friendly and like to have a lot of fun and want to make your stay great.More

Sarah-Lou0707, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Great hotel

Me and my 4 friends booked this holiday in January. Two rooms. One was a deluxe Seaview and other was standard with two double beds. When we arrived we got greeted with cocktails ☺ but didn't get the rooms we should have been given as we paid for them. Seaview we did not get. And two doubles we did not get. We got a king size bed. No other rooms available they said. Buffet food was lovely. Mexican was the WORST food ever. Steak house was beautiful. Enough sun loungers by the pool which was great and on the beach. The staff are amazing. Made the holiday much more enjoyable. Always coming to you with drinks. We did the parasailing on the beach which was amazing! I'd recommend. Also did the chichen itza and xcaret. Also good tours but at times unbarable because was so hot. Maybe change entertain at the pool every few days. It got a bit repetitive :) Met loads of lovely people there, really enjoyed it :)More

sinead b,

My Favorite

The Riu Caribe is by far my favorite hotel in the world. I have been staying at this hotel for almost 10 years. I will never stray from it. They have so many fun adult activities throughout the day (water polo, tequila volleyball, drinking contest, water aerobics, nightly shows. The recreation team is the best by far, they will drag you into the pool to get you to join and it is so much fun. The pool is huge and the bar is amazing. They have a delicious pizzaria and they have a scuda diving tank for lessons. The rooms have liquor bottles in them (awesome). I HIGHLY recommend Riu, still in hotel zone and very safe. Also the GIANT Mexican flag is out front.More

Mackenzie C, Brunswick, Georgia, United States


I have visit Cancun several times each time I have stayed somewhere different. Riu Caribe I will be back. My sister and son also enjoyed themselves. Our rooms were great especially with the bar and full frig at your fingertip in the room. Staff was amazing. I commend the hotel on having enough lounge chairs by the pool and on the beach. Food was great. My only problem is that if you choose to enjoy the buffet by the pool you have to endure the crows (not just this hotel). Cannot leave plate for a second on table they will swoop down and crab something off your plate. Also they should have a waiter who take drink orders for the beach area. If you are looking for a party hotel this is not the place but if you just want to relax and enjoy your time in Cancun this is the place. There is a bus that takes you to the nitelife every evening.More

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