Cancun

Riu Caribe


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2019 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon:
Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availability at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request), $35 spa credit on a selected couples massage for two (120 min). This discount applies per couple, per stay and 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.

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. Exchange privileges with Riu Cancun. Beach: Check-in: 4:00pm
Check-out: 11:00am
Total Rooms: 506
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
ROOM TYPES
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
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
DINING
Riu Caribe features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at Riu Caribe:
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.
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)
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

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
3889 Recommend
3889 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Caribe to their friends and family



Latest Apple Vacations Review >>
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Spring Break 2019
JENNIFER B.
Apr 09 2019
Hotel staff was very good. We've stayed at many 5 golden apple resorts, and we don't feel this deserved that rating. All restaurants except one are BUFFET....we much prefer sit down dinner being served while on our vacation. Maid service was spectacular...a $5.00 daily tip made a world of difference on promptness, thorough cleaning, extra special touch, worth every penny. Spectacular beach.....this was not a RIU when we visited 4 years ago....a bit disappointed in the high golden? apple rating from our years of past experience.
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DAVID S.
Apr 05 2019
The hotel was very clean and the room was nice. The bed was too hard.
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Cancun vacation
STEVEN M.
Apr 01 2019
This was a very nice hotel, however, food quality could be improved. Majority is self-serve buffet. They do not offer sit down service with waiters except for evening restaurants. Could use wait staff on beach and at pool to serve drinks and food. All is self-serve. Excellent beach and pool facilities. Staff is friendly.
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JEFFREY B.
Mar 31 2019
Would have liked a swim up bar that you could sit and see eye to eye with bartenders. Sometimes it took awhile to get a drink at the pool bar.
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Very good trip with apple vacations and RIU Carribe Cancun
DENNIS S.
Mar 27 2019
Had a great trip. Took Viva Aeorbus airlines, kind of nervous but the flight was good and the staff was great. Cancun airport was crazy. There was no staff to help you with the immigration and they had 3 or 4 planes land at once and had a cluster in the airport. Apple vacations had a transport waiting and were great getting us to our hotel. Check in was easy and they RIU staff was great. Our rooms were fantastic. All of them had a balcony and overlooked the pool and Ocean. All of these rooms faced the ocean, the hotel is set up great. Pools and beach were clean and comfortable. RIU entertainment staff kept coming around to get you to engage in activities and just talk to the visitors. Marisalle and Sara were our favorites. Marisalle "Peanut" as I called her, was very happy everyday, even when she had a bad cold she went out of her way to talk to us and make us feel welcome. Rafael was another entertainer that took the time to talk to us and ask us our names and everytime he seen us he would ask how our vacation was. Great entertainment staff. Food was ok. Steak house had some tough steak. My dad is 85 and had a hard time chewing most of the steak at the RIU. Most of the time there wasn't enough food made up on the buffet to eat. We had to wait so long we decided to go the sports bar for a cold sandwich. There didn't seem to be enough cooks making food during the busy times. We tried the Chinese restaurant at 830 pm one night, which was a buffet style, and there wasn't any fried rice or white rice made up. There wasn't any entre food available. Very disappointing. The food they had made was good, just had to wait a while for it. I don't want to say it ruined our trip, but if your a picky eater it could cause a problem. The lunch area was by the pool. Great location. Had a lot of choices and great food. Drinks were plentiful and bartenders did a great job keeping up with the vacationers. I highly recommend this hotel. For the 1100 I spent, great time and terrific atmosphere. Rooms were clean and comfy. Pool and beach great. No one hounded you to buy anything or take excursions. Very relaxing. Would definetly go again to RIU Carribe Cancun. I have been to 3 RIUs and all have been great. This is my second trip with Apple vacations and would recommend using them. Online support was very helpful.
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food poisoning
JESSICA C.
Mar 26 2019
the food at the hotel was not satisfactory. me and my boyfriend along with other guests we spoke to experienced food poisoning. very unhappy with the quality of this resort
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Ho-Hum Food
WILLIAM L.
Mar 05 2019
Buffets for lunch and breakfast were just fine. Most food was "food service" quality and ho-hum. What they called the "steakhouse" was very mediocre and way short of staff. But we liked this resort a lot and went out for dinner two of the nights,
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average Hotel
TYLER H.
Mar 01 2019
The food at the Hotel was poor cold , not cooked and had plastic in the food.
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Restaurants closed
SHIRLEY G.
Feb 07 2019
Hotel advertises 4 restaurants including the buffet. We stayed 9 nights and the Mexican and Asian restaurants were closed half of the time. Apparently, the hotel was only at 48% capacity.
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Room had the best view!
DAVID K.
Jan 20 2019
We enjoyed everything, the pool was nice, place, the drinks kept coming and the view from our room was unbelievable.
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Our vist to the Riu Caribe
JOHN D.
Jan 14 2019
Stayed her the first week of January and truly enjoyed it. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, the resort is well maintained and the pool and beach area was the best, especially the beach. We actually enjoyed the Buffet restaurant the best, very good food and a large selection. Our only complaint is this place does not offer room service and there is no coffee maker in the rooms. We stayed in room 889, very nice but if you want to sit on the deck inthe morning and enjoy a cup of coffe you must go down 8 floors, make your own cup of coffee and then return back up the 8 floors. This is a minor complaint but to wake up to a great view it's nice to set and relax for a few moments. Overall we loved our stay and do recommend the Riu Caribe.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
A Little Disappointed
Bishopnyc23, Mount Vernon, New York
Thu Apr 11 16:56:10 EDT 2019
Spring Break With The Family And Was Disappointed With My Stay. The Room Was Very Basic. The Shower Kept Over Flowing. The Drinks A The Worst, Feels Like Your Drinking Medicine. I Know Your Not Suppose To Tip But It Felt Like Everyone Wanted You To. The Food Was The Only Bright Part.

Great Time!!
Daydream60777689958,
Thu Apr 11 07:18:56 EDT 2019
We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation and once again the Riu chain did not disappoint!! Friendly, helpful staff, beautifully kept beaches, wonderful service and absolutely amazing food. All of the restaurants provide delicious food, but their al a carte's, especially the Mexican one, were absolutely top notch!! Well done Riu Caribe!!

Riu caribe mexico
123shazbat, Croatia
Thu Apr 11 04:29:53 EDT 2019
Hotel billed as 5* more like 3* Hotel is looking very tired rooms are spacious clean and acceptable. Plus side stocked fridge with soft drinks and water also optics above all included. My main concern is the food...main restaurant is as you expect buffet style but food lacks flavour and is like school canteen smash and grab. Plates are not on display and it’s like a game to find them .need to be put by the food and held in hot serving trolleys. Some food cooked from fresh in view which is the best. Speciality restaurants a joke it’s the same food as the main restaurant but presented differently went to the Asian one and walked out mix of Chinese and Indian sort off. Food cold and bland. Coffee here in the hotel has a very distinct flavour you either love or hate it tea ok though.main brand drinks included but you have to ask for them as hidden under the bar. The beach is cleaned every day and is one of the best on the strip. Inside the hotel the soft furnishings are basic no sofas to sit on just rattan chairs and the acoustics are shocking very loud and echoey. Staff are friendly and great at their job.

Awesome place
licence2cool, Ironshore, Jamaica
Wed Apr 10 14:04:21 EDT 2019
Don’t go for just a week as we did to much to see and do ! Hotel and it’s many staff were absolutely fantastic! Food was good too always something to hand even in the small hours as it’s 24-7 all inc Rooms cleaned to perfection every day Loved it , will I return........yes I will

Great stay and excellent beach!
VladislavP4,
Wed Apr 10 05:06:12 EDT 2019
After reading a few negative reviews I was a bit hesitant about booking this hotel but it turned out to be such an amazing resort! We booked through TUI and we stayed 11 nights. We stayed on the 8th floor. Better try to get a higher floor for better views of the ocean! The hotel itself was probably about 90% full I think during our stay but there was no issues getting drinks or finding a sunbed on the beach or pool. The beach was amazing and much wider than the ones in the other hotels. One day we went to RIU Canun to check it out but we rather prefer the atmosphere in RIU Caribe. RIU Caribe has a bit more space I think. The location is fine. There is a bus 24/7 running every minute and it takes you almost everyone. It costs only 12 pesos per person. Regarding the trips - we booked almost all of them with Amstar - reasonable prices and they are located in the lobby area. The food was great. There are four restaurants at the resort - Asian, Mexican, Stake house and Main Buffet. I tried them all and I have no complaints at all. There are plenty of activities throughout the day - beach volleyball, pool volleyball, table tennis, dancing, a great show every night, etc. Every Thursday there is a foam party and every tuesday there is a beach party at night which were both great fun! The drinks at the bars were decent and coctails were great! The have some imported alcohol as well such as Beefeater gin, Red label wiskey and more.



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