Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added 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. àla 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. 

Location

Cancun - Beach
Cancun, Mexico (CUN) : 13 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1997
Last Renovation: 2003
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 9
Total rooms: 506

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted
Advisory At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during the months of February through May. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 years or older is required in every room. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request a guest present his/her passport or official ID as proof of age. Guests can and will be removed from the property, at their own expense, if any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff arises.
Advisory The Municipal Government of Benito Juarez will be charging all guests in the area of Cancun and Puerto Morelos an Environmental Sanitation Tax of a minimum $30.00 Mexican Pesos (approx. $1.60 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the extraordinary beauty of the area.
Current Renovations: Description: As of May 31st, 2011, RIU Hotels & Resorts will no longer exchange US Dollars for Mexican pesos in its properties located in Mexico due to measures the Mexican Government has taken to regularize the flow of US Dollars (cash) in the country.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Spring Break Policies: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during the months of February through May. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 years or older is required in every room.
The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request a guest present his/her passport or official ID as proof of age. Guests can and will be removed from the property, at their own expense, if any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff arises.

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information: 

Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.


Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 8574 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great holiday

    First visit to Mexico stayed 10 nights at the Riu caribe and first time all inclusive. Fantastic hotel, staff really friendly and professional, entertainment team great with shows every night and all day entertainment even on the beach. Food was the best, buffet restaurant different every day, the best one I’ve used, plus 3 other restaurants on site which were all equally as good plus a pizzeria by the quiet pool which cooked them fresh to order, brilliant. Rooms big and airy with great views, and kept really clean, fridge restocked regularly. There were two pools the larger one had swim up bar, plus activities and the quiet pool around the back of the restaurant which was absolutely lovely. Loads of sun loungers, always some free at the pool and on the beach, no towels left on them, hooray. Staff always around the get you drinks and always polite. Absolutely loads to do and a beautiful place. On the beach you have kayaks, body boarding, jets skis and snorkelling. There are some really good excursions too. Cannot recommend the hotel enough.

    Jun 20, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic holiday.

    We are so sad to leave, stayed in room 835 the view was amazing. Staff are very friendly and very hard working. Rooms are big and clean, bed was comfy, fridge re stocked every other day. Food is nice something to suit everyone.The drinks can be weak but this is s family hotel & they’ll make them strong if you ask. Rondolf our waiter in the restaurant for most of our 2 week stay couldn’t do enough for us. The entertainment team are brilliant, well done guys you made our holiday. Mexico is beautiful we will definitely be back.

    Jun 18, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good trip

    1st time trip to Cancun with partner. If your planning a trip and want to go on a budget then this is defenently the resort. We spent two weeks at the hotel and had a wicked time, the service from all the staff is really good who work so hard day and night. The food in the restaurants are livable, best one is the thai restaurant on the resort. The hotel is in a good location and close to everything. For a £2000 holiday I cannot complain, and can make this holiday a great one. Dont read to much into the really bad reviews, 3 to 4*

    Jun 18, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing Time At An Amazing Resort!

    My girlfriend and I had such a great time at this resort! They have lots of activities to do and the staff is very professional and courteous. The trip was for my birthday and they even delivered a free bottle of tequila to our room for our birthday without me having to mention that it was my birthday. I will definetly be returning in the future!

    Jun 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfect holiday

    Last year, we traveled to Cancun for our couple holiday. We wanted a big holiday before I need to go under the knife (I’m having open heart surgery later this year) 😐 and chose Cancun as my partner has always wanted to visit. Perfect choice. The hotel was perfect. The staff were great, perfect, nothing was ever too much! It looked unreal, the activities were great and the entertainment team were amazing too! The food was to die for! 100% recommend!

    Jun 16, 2019
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