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 4833 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 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, 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.

TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »

Lovely hotel!

Stayed in this hotel last year, first time in Cancun and really glad we chose this hotel! Went with a group of friends, all in our late twenties and we found this hotel to be perfect. Staff can't do enough for you, all the entertainment staff work really hard and are so friendly. Rooms were cleaned every day and fridge re-stocked. Food was good although we weren't that fussed on the Mexican restaurant in the hotel. Only a short drive from the main strip where the bars/clubs are and they are in walking distance also. Swim up bar in the main pool and entertainment around this area in the day, also a quieter pool available. Beach behind the hotel is amazing and we had a lovely view of it from our balcony. Good air conditioning throughout the hotel. Staff constantly checking if you need another drink by the pool, never really had to get up and go to the bar! No complaints at all, would definitely go back!More

Lauren B, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Great basic resort

I have been to this resort 5 times with my family. Great basic resort! Great beach, pools, service, accommodations. You won't find fancy restaurants in this resort, but the food is good, and plentiful. Kids enjoy this resort too, they have a good kids club. Great bars. No top shelf liquor. I would recommend staying above the 5th floor if you want nice views and quite sleep. My travel agent, always gets me the best rates for any trip we go on. Check Tana out on Grand Turizmo Travel. (not sure I can post her info here, but you can message me if interested).More

MexTrav2014, NY


The hotel was brilliant staff could not do enough we were checked in by angel the receptionist he was so nice very very freindly we had great bar staff one called obed he was nice all very freindly helpful and allways smiling,really clean,well presented, food was amazing loads to pick from good choices and plenty of it they thought of everything poolside was great allways a sunbed n had a great beach lots 2 do and see we had a great holiday in mexico it was hot the only thing was the tax on way out was expensive but over all great holidayMore

agnes s,


I have just returned from Riu Caribe with my boyfriend. We had the most amazing time at this hotel, everything was amazing. The staff were always friendly and happy to help. I would like to thank the entertainment team for making our holiday so fun and enjoyable they work so hard all day and all night... We was so impressed by the constant joy and smiles they brought to the resort. They work so hard to please everyone and make such an effort to talk to you, making sure your ok and having an amazing time. The hotel was so clean and tidy. Overall we had the most amazing time in Cancun Riu Caribe and will return in the future to this resort absolutely amazing! Could not say a bad word about this place worth every penny x x xMore



My boyfriend and I are just back from the Riu Caribe today and absolutely loved it! The hotel and rooms were spotless and the staff were so friendly and helpful. A special hats off to the entertainment staff who were amazing, they are a great team and honestly made our holiday! One critique I have is that the Mexican restaurant wasn't very good, other than that the food was amazing! Another is that after 10.30 the hotel went really quiet, nights when we just stayed in would have been better if there was some music playing at one of the bars. Other than that FANTASTIC holiday!! More


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