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 4912 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.

TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »

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

Great vacation

Just came back from here on 10/21. I cant say enough about this resort. The staff was amazing. They went out of their way to make sure you were taken care of. Beach was clean and they were constantly cleaning in the hotel. Our rooms were always done early in the day. If you like the tropical drinks they are available all day long. They even serve you on the beach. There were tons of activities to participate in. We used the hobie cats every afternoon. Food was good. Plenty of it. Steakhouse was the best. We were a group of 7 and none of us had any complaints. Just a great time!!More

dbfull, Rochester, New York

Cancun Experience

A group of about 8 of us stayed here for 6 days and nights and each one of us would probably give a different review. I absolutely loved the grounds and the service here. When we went to check in the gentleman at the front desk was very informative. Gave us a little speech on how the restaurants work, free wifi rules (90 mins free daily), towels, activities, etc. The waiters are amazing and always on top of your needs. Our room was spacious but our restroom shower was the worst! Every time we went to shower the restroom would flood! We had to roll up towels to create a barrier so that the water wouldn't go everywhere. Santa did a great job cleaning for us though! She went above and beyond she even laid out rose petals on our bed!. We were on the third floor and it was a bit noisy and it didn't have much of a view. I would suggest staying on a higher floor for a better view and quieter stay. The hotel offers daily activities for all ages. We took advantage of the clubs that the hotel would drive us to at night. I would suggest going with the hotel since the clubs themselves can be a bit shady if you aren't careful. Take lots of dollars since there will be many people to tip and these people mainly survive off tips. The food at the buffets were okay. Nothing amazing but it was fairly good. I would recommend the Asian restaurant but not the Mexican restaurant, the food was awful. Overall we had a great stay and I would definitely come back to this hotel!More

V1964, Los Angeles, CA

Just Ok

I was disappointed with hotel ......from the out dated rooms, the food was terrible, the entertainment was lacking, no internet in the rooms ( just 90 minutes in the lobby only...per day) and the drinks was low grade. Apple Vacations advertise this resort as 5 golden Apple resort, but it was a step above a hourly rate hotel. Now it was the worst experience, but I doubt if I will ever stay there again.More

joyce j,


We stayed at the hotel Riu Caribe with my parents. We had a brilliant time. The hotel was great, the food very good and plentiful and the staff very friendly and attentive. Both of our rooms were on the 9th floor so we had brilliant views. Rooms were large with 2 double beds and the biggest walk in shower and we had a sink each. The maid came every day and the free bar/fridge was re-stocked every day. Our only gripe was the beds were a bit on the hard side. The weather was fantastic and they had a quite pool away from the activity and children's one which we used. All in all fantastic. Would definitely go again!More

Sonia M,

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