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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 holidays.
Riu Caribe features 506 luxurious oceanview guestrooms with unique Riu amenities such as a mini-bar and liquor dispenser. There is a wide array of restaurants, bars and facilities to enjoy, including 24-hour All Inclusive (snacks and beverages), as well as a fun and relaxing atmosphere created by the large swimming pool and spectacular beach.
This warm and charming resort ensures memorable holidays to suit all tastes!
Located thirteen miles from the Cancun International Airport
Barber / Beauty Salon Boutique Shops Car Rental Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service Meeting Rooms
Pools: Number of Pools: 2 Outdoor Pools: 2 Two swimming pool one with children's section.
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
Credit Cards: • Visa • Master Card • American Express
HONEYMOONERS: BOTTLE OF SPARKLING WINE OR SURPRISE GIFT AND SMALL BOTTLE OF TEQUILA, MEZCAL OR WINE.
Standard ocean view room have French balconies.
OCEANVIEW JUNIOR SUITE Features king or 2 double beds, A/C, ceiling fan, min-bar with liquor dispenser, satellite TV, room safe, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, bathroom with bathtub & shower and large balcony or terrace with ocean view. Other Amenities: Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone
OCEANFRONT JUNIOR SUITE Features king or 2 double beds, A/C, ceiling fan, min-bar with liquor dispenser, satellite TV, room safe, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, bathroom with bathtub & shower, balcony or terrace and ocean front.
OCEANVIEW FAMILY JUNIOR SUITE Features king or 2 double beds, A/C, ceiling fan, min-bar with liquor dispenser, satellite TV, room safe, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, bathroom with bathtub & shower and large balcony or terrace with ocean view.
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW Features king or 2 double beds, A/C, ceiling fan, mini-bar with liquor dispenser, satellite TV, room safe, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, bathroom with bathtub & shower and French balcony with ocean view. Other Amenities: Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone
Other Information: • Cribs available on request basis at no charge.
Riu Caribe features 1 meal plan option:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Caribe: 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. Shangri-la - A la carte restaurant serving Asian 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 Facilities PlayGround
Babysitting Fee: Fee required Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes
Our Average Customer Ratings (based on 53 reviews)
Pool: The pool was nice, but the sun was only on half the pool area most of the day.
Beach: The beach was nice but we couldn't go out very far beyond the hotel.
Food/Drink: Plenty to choose from and we found something we liked everyday.
Accommodations: We had a very nice room with a great view.
Overall: Overall we had a very nice vacation.
Food/Drink: Excellent assortment and always fresh.
Service: Superb!!!! All staff were simply superb.
Entertainment: Lack of night life
Entertainment: Entertainment was all inside...wanted to be outside.
Sandy said, 'Riu Caribe in Cancun is an amazing resort.'
Entertainment: So So
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Pool: Nice "Quiet Pool" area.
Beach: Good for Cancun hotel zone.
Food/Drink: Average All Inclusive.
Accommodations: Nice, new renovations.
Pool: Very clean!
Beach: Very nice!
Food/Drink: Excellent and good variety!
Entertainment: Plenty of it!
Service: Very accommodating and quick!
Overall: Couldn't have been better!
Ricky said, 'The vacation was wonderful! Beautiful beach'
Pool: very clean and nice
Accommodations: Very clean
Service: The staff was wonderful
George & donna
Pool: lots of them and clean
Food/Drink: lots of drinks and good food
Entertainment: every evening
Accommodations: clean and nice
Overall: great time
Teri said, 'Awesome vacation and we would definitely go there again. Beautiful aqua blue waters & white sandy beach.'
Beach: Beautiful aqua blue waters & white sandy beach
Food/Drink: Lots of choices and you could always find something
Entertainment: Lots of fun @ poolside
Accommodations: Very nice
Overall: Very relaxing
Tommy said, 'We were very impressed with the Apple Staff. Since it was our first time out of the country, we were a bit uneasy about getting around and knowing who to ask. The Apple Reps were there before we boarded, when we landed and at our hotel. They took all the stress out of our trip.'
Pool: Clean and beautiful
Food/Drink: Everything was plentiful and delicious.
Entertainment: Not really any entertainment, but that was just fine.
Accommodations: Very neat, clean, and beautifully decorated
Service: They couldn't have been nicer.
Jim said, 'I really liked flying direct from Rockford to Cancun - we would do it again. The room was excellent and clean & all staff were cheerful.'
Pool: Very clean
Beach: Well groomed
Food/Drink: Good and plentiful
Accommodations: Excellent and clean
Overall: Would do it again
Pool: Very nice
Accommodations: Very comfortable
Pool: Very clean
Entertainment: Good job
Overall: Had fun
Lauren said, 'Superb trip w/no hassles - the pool was pristine, clean, and clear - there was basically never a speck of dirt anywhere at this resort. The sushi here made my day and the Michael Jackson show was awesome.'
Pool: Pristine clean and clear
Food/Drink: Sushi made my day
Entertainment: Michael Jackson show was awesome
Accommodations: Never a speck of dirt anywhere
Service: Forever smiling
Pool: Pool was really awesome.
Food/Drink: Drinks were great
Entertainment: The entertainment was good something different every night. But if you get a chance the party hopper tour was our favorite thing in Cancun!
Accommodations: Room was nice good view, was kept very clean.
Service: Service was good.
Overall: We had a blast in Cancun we will def be returning - maybe next time.
Beach: Was good
Entertainment: Was good
Accommodations: Nice rooms
Service: Great service
Overall: Was good
Linda said, 'I believe the Riu Caribe was a great value and would go there again'
Pool: Gorgeous pool area
Accommodations: Immaculate and all rooms had great views
Service: The staff were all extremely pleasant and accomodating
Overall: We enjoyed the property and would definately return
Anne m said, 'The pool was very big and fun - the staff really out does themselves - wonderful for the price!'
Pool: Very big and fun
Beach: Small but clean
Food/Drink: The steak house was the best
Entertainment: The staff really out does themselves
Service: Staff was great
Overall: Wonderful for the price
Jelka said, 'Excellent extertainment team and the beach was nice. I would go again to the same resort and book thru Dream Vacations.'
Beach: Was nice
Food/Drink: Was good
Entertainment: Excellent extertainment team
Accommodations: Room ok
Overall: Would go again
Martin said, 'Good quality food that was very delicious. One the best trip I have ever had. People and service were the best.'
Beach: Very nice
Food/Drink: Good quality and very delicious
Overall: Its a great place to stay
Jennifer said, 'Cool sandy beach with warm water. Food was fresh and delicious. Will do it again. Thanks for a stress free vacation.'
Pool: Nice and warm
Beach: Cool sand, warm water
Food/Drink: Fresh and delicious
Entertainment: Beautiful dancers
Accommodations: Nice bed, good side view
Service: Clean towels very good
Overall: Will do it again
Food/Drink: drinks great. food ok
Entertainment: would have liked more music
Pool: Very roomy
Beach: Very clean,plenty of chairs
Food/Drink: Did not like having to make reservations to have dinner at either of the 3 restaurants they had. Did not have our favorite drinks at bar
Entertainment: Low key
Accommodations: Our door key would not work about 5 different times
Service: Very nice staff
Overall: Ok...but would not recomend
Service: Beyond wonderful
Pool: Water was pretty hot
Beach: Plenty of seating and nice sand
Food/Drink: Good but only got buffets
Accommodations: Stayed in jr. suite, very nice balcony
Overall: Good experience
Pool: Most people were never getting out of the pool to use restroom. Pool restrooms were also not clean.
Beach: Very nice setup
Food/Drink: Food was pretty good at all restaurants
Entertainment: Very little music was heard during the day by the pool. There was only one speaker in the entire pool area
Accommodations: Lots of noise from hallway at all hours of the night
Service: Only encountered one grouchy bartender
Overall: Probably wouldn't stay at this hotel again
Pool: Water was warm
Food/Drink: Need a varity of daytime restaurants, not just the buffets
Entertainment: Did not attend
Accommodations: Very Nice
Service: Staff Friendly
Overall: Good would return
Ronald r. said, 'Our room was nice with a great view. It was nice and easy. We had fun.'
Pool: Not enough chairs
Beach: Never went down too the beach
Food/Drink: Too hard to make reservations buffet food is just okay after two days it gets old