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 6120 reviews

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


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  • Direct flights from 7 UK airports
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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
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 and balcony

These bright and spacious double rooms come with a balcony that overlooks the sea. They have 2 US queen-size beds. Plus, you'll also find essentials such as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi*, and a flatscreen TV included.

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The hotel is in a very good position both for the beach and getting out and about. The staff are all excellent and can't do enough for you. Our room was on the 4th floor and could be a little noisy up until midnight but apart from that was good. The room itself was spacious with a beautiful view over the pool and beach. The choice of food in the restaurants was very good and not as I'd read before too repetitive. The restaurant staff are all brilliant, especially Paco & Antonio who, every day made us feel special. Service at the bars is very quick and the staff are all very friendly and their knowledge of cocktails is amazing! A special mention for Aida, who is the cocktail queen of Cancun and Franky who comes a very close second. All in all I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone who wants a perfect holidayMore

Penny S, 187061


If you decide to go at the Riu Caribe make sure you get a room at least on the second floor. The first night we had a room in the basement of front of the hotel, on the main street. We could hear trucks and busses passing all night. The music of the lobby was also very clear in our room. It looked like a curtesy room, very old and pretty basic.... It did not start very well! The front desk staff was very nice and we changed room the following night to be on the second floor with a view of the palms. A lot better than a street view with no balcony or patio door! The beach volleyball is inexistent! The net is way to high and the kayak are in the middle of the court. It was very windy and the sea is right beside so the ball is always going in the water. Food was great, rooms very clean except for our first night in the new room, our predecessor vomitted in the cracks of the patio door so we had to endure the smell the second night through! Sonia cleaned the following morning, after that we could enjoy our stay! For the price we paid, we could have stayed at the Riu Palace right beside where they have a great beach volleyball installation, the hotel is newer and seemed a lot better. You do not have access to the Palace at all, they were checking us every time we were getting money at the automatic teller. Ours was working half the time! We went on the Captain Hook boat, it was good ! Not the greatest adventure but it was good for the price we paid. Since it is their anniversary it was 1/2 price. I would have probably been disappointed if I would have paid full price.More



Brilliant great friendly staff rooms spotless food was great facilities in the rooms great would recommend this hotel to everyone been 6 times and will go back again.when there we took the helicopter ride well worth the money. Take the Captain Hook boat trip at night amazing .More

cooper343, 499509

exellent hotel 10 out of 10

I have taken my family here for the last 4 years kids club and entertainment seem to take care of the kids all day and night suba diving for all skills thing great team of instructors three large pools fantastic food pool bars waiter service and all shops just a 15 min walk awayMore

Gary H, 635915

Excellent Holiday

Staff very friendly, good food,clean rooms beach beautiful. Excellent holiday. I would visit this hotel again it is good value for money. Very clean and decoration good.Not too far from the airport . Local buses stop outside the hotel and run every 5 to 10 minutes to each end of Cancun .More

176diane, 186310

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