Cancun

Riu Caribe


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Exceptional Values!
Honeymooners: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), once per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.

The impressive Riu Caribe, with its Mayan-style architecture overlooking the crystal-blue waters of the Mexican Caribbean, is the perfect site for a fantastic vacation. Riu Caribe features 506 luxurious ocean-view guestrooms with unique RIU amenities such as a mini-bar and liquor dispenser.

The 24-hour all-inclusive feature includes a wide array of restaurants, bars, snacks, and beverages, as well as a fun and relaxing atmosphere created by the large swimming pool and a spectacular beach. Facilities include two freshwater swimming pools, a diving pool, a solarium-terrace, a gym, sauna, a steam bath, Jacuzzi, and the Renova Spa. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).

All meals and snacks are included at Riu Caribe. A hot and cold buffet is served for lunch as well as pizzas, pasta, salads, and assorted desserts. Dinners include buffets and dishes prepared on the spot with a theme buffet twice a week. la carte choices include Mexican, Asian, and a Grill and Steakhouse. Each room boasts a minibar and liquor dispenser that is replenished regularly.

The fun, exciting atmosphere of Cancun is just steps away. There is also a plethora of activities in resort. Daytime activities include table tennis, volleyball, windsurfing, catamaran, snorkeling, and more. At night there are shows, live music, and the Pacha discotheque. The sports bar is open 24-hours!

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property has implemented a sustainability system that has met criteria and has been approved by Travelife. All 10 Riu hotels in Cancun and Riviera Maya, Including Riu Caribe, have obtained a Travelife rating of Gold. This is the highest rating in the Travelife Sustainability System implantation.

The resort has also installed energy-efficient CFL Downlight outdoor lighting on 70% of its property, and has gradually replaced all refrigerants containing HCFCs throughout 2013-2014.

Aside from the use of biodegradable cleaning products, the resort uses environmentally-friendly fabrics and recycles organic waste to generate compost conditions. A waste management plan has also been approved by local authorities. This includes replacing small, one-portion packages with bulk products to create less waste and use less trash bags, and appointing a hazardous waste manager who is in charge of collecting printer, toner, and photocopiers. Vegetable oil is also recycled and reused.

An awareness campaign has been started by placing posters of good environmental practices in different areas of the hotel. A Green Book has also been developed, where guests are invited to participate in caring for the environment through the development of sustainable activities.

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HOTEL LOCATION
The hotel is 13.1 miles (21 kms) from Cancun International Airport (CUN), 2.5 miles ( 4 kms) to Convention Center & 2.5 miles (4 kms) to downtown Cancun.
Address:



MX
Local Phone: 998-848-7850
Fax: 52-998-848-7851
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Disco / Nightclub
Meeting Rooms
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 2     
With sun terraces, one with swim-up
Golf: CLOSEBY
Holes: 0
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Complimentary
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
The impressive Riu Caribe, with its Mayan style architecture overlooking blue waters features 506 guestrooms with a wide array of restaurants, bars and facilities. Riu Caribe features five restaurants, four bars (Lobby, Theatre, Sports & Pool), two swimming pools, spa, tennis courts and children's mini-club. Beach: Check-in: 4:00pm
Check-out: 11:00am
Total Rooms: 506
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during from February to May and 18 years or older during the remainder of the year.
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN FRONT
Junior Suite with living area and larger balcony. Two double beds or one king. Liquor dispenser and regularly-replenished minibar. Oceanfront view.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the Junior Suite Ocean View description.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW
Two double beds or one king. Ocean view from balcony. WiFi ($). Connecting rooms available. Liquor dispenser.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW
Junior Suite with living area and larger balcony. Two double beds or one king. Liquor dispenser and regularly-replenished minibar. Ocean view.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the Standard Ocean View description.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Caribe features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at Riu Caribe:
La Pizzeria - Serves snacks. Open during the day.
Gaviotas - Open for breakfast, lunch and snacks. Grill steakhouse for dinner. Reservations required.
Albatros - Main restaurant. Buffet style with show cooking serving International and local specialties.
Bars - Frida (lobby bar), Kahlo Bar, Calypso Bar & Sports Bar (open 24 hours)
Shangri-la - A la carte restaurant serving Asian cuisine.. Open for dinner. Reservations required.
Maria Margarita - A la carte restaurant serving Mexican cuisine. Open for dinner. Reservations required.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Volleyball, waterpolo, ping pong, kayaking, catamaran, body boarding and rifle range.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live music, variety shows and Riu theme shows.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Daytime entertainment program for children ages 4 to 12 at RiuLand (daily)

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

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3889 Recommend
3889 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Caribe to their friends and family



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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
greatest holiday ever
Gina S, Stirling, United Kingdom
Wed Aug 16 10:17:00 EDT 2017
this hotel 5 star treatment is the best we have been too. from the room pools food entertainment nothing can be faulted about it. so looking forward to a return trip. we had our ruby wedding there and came back from pool and they had done our room up was realy good of them we loved that we could pick up clean beach towels every day

Last minute bookin
lucyt15,
Tue Aug 15 14:56:53 EDT 2017
Our 1st time stopping in a riu and it was great.. room and view was lovely, the food was good, was very busy tho. Beach was great not the best ive seen but still very nice. Staff worked really hard adrian was the best waiter. Will definitely stop in a riu again.

From Canada
lesvoyag,
Wed Aug 09 17:13:29 EDT 2017
My boyfriend and I visited this resort at the end of July, I found it to be the perfect relaxing vacation ( I needed it after having been very ill) I loved the beach and view, the water is literally turquoise. The food was amazzzing so much choice and so fresh. Went on boat trip to las Islas mujeres and visited las palapas a neighbouring town for authentic elotes (Mexican corn with mayo and cheese) and went to rigo taqueria a famous eatery and it was delish!!! The drinks are great at the hotel and the pizzeria overlooking the sea serves tasty fare! My only comment is to renovate the lobby, it is dated and sooooo hot in the evening , it's like an oven unless you find a spot in an open area. In all I loved it and have to say the staff and Mexicans are lovely and very friendly people. I can't say the same for the patrons since I m used to Canadians whom are open and friendly ready to make friends easily...I found the ambiance a bit stick in the mud.

50th Birthday Treat at Riu Caribe.
shazla55, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Wed Aug 09 13:04:01 EDT 2017
Stayed here from 22nd July for 2 weeks. Absolutely fantastic hotel, from food,drinks,cleanliness and the beautiful people who work here.Never met such lovely people, nothing was ever too much Our room was decorated not once but twice for my birthday, and that goes a long way.Big shout out to Jorge in the lobby bar and Vincente and Franky in the Sports bar.If you are thinking of booking this hotel, DO IT,,, you won't be disappointed..

ONLY AVERAGE
Aysia M, Baltimore, Maryland
Wed Aug 09 11:51:28 EDT 2017
Ok, I chose this hotel for my group of 12 for my 30th birthday. Overall I had an amazing birthday. BUT the hotel itself needs lots of improvements. So here's the list. the Lobby LOOKS nice, but is extremely hot. the room was clean, but very outdated. I stayed at the Hyatt Zilara my 1st time in cancun. I did choose a more budget friendly hotel since I was coming with the group so maybe Im expecting more. The food was literally AVERAGE, honestly borderline just not good. The drinks were bad also, it took much more to drink to even feel anything at all. the mixed drinks were like juice. The hotel basically SHUTS down at like 6pm.. So if you are expecting late swimming you can forget it. The daytime is exciting..dancing on the beach, pool area, and pool games. I will give this hotel a thumbs up for that. And also all of the actual hotel staff were super nice. Fast fwd to the day my group is leaving. Our flight wasn't departing until 4:00pm. check out is at 12pm. My husband, friends and I decided we would get up to eat breakfast and go the the beach, and then go back to the rooms to shower and check out about 45 min prior. we got back to the room, and they had turned off our hot water! even though it wasn't check out time. When my group all met in the lobby, we quickly realized that it had happened to all of us. Showered in cold water straight from the beach. LASTLY, my sister stayed in a room with my friend. my friend's flight was early, so she left around 9am. she told the front desk that she was leaving but that one other person was still in the room until check out. INSTEAD, they locked my sister out of her room, and then security came and demanded that she had 5 min to leave. They stood at the door while she showered and waited for her to pack all BEFORE check out. They had to have known 1 other guest still occupied the room because they cut your wristband off at checkout! they know exactly how many people are in each room. Only my friend had hers cut off when she left, which clearly means my sister was still there! I had already not planned to stay here again but THIS was the last straw. definitely unacceptable.



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