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Get an overview of this hotelBeachfront all-inclusive hotel with health spa, close to downtown Cancun

Calm-water beach

This pyramid-inspired Art Deco Riu Caribe sits between a 300-yard, white-sand beach and Nichupté Lagoon, on north Cancún Island; a huge pool stretches 125 yards along the beach.

All-Inclusive resort

The room rate at the Riu Caribe All Inclusive covers meals, snacks, drinks, use of fitness center, sports gear, plus day and night activities and entertainment.

Caribbean-view rooms

Air-conditioned guestrooms all include balconies or patios with full or partial Caribbean views. Amenities include minibars and liquor dispensers, satellite TV, in-room safes, and ceiling fans.

Hotel Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment

All land activities and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities

  • Bicycling
  • Fitness facilities
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing
  • Language

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Bottled wine
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours

Hotel Amenities

This hotel, renovated in 2012, offers a health spa with various massage techniques, including shiatsu and Swedish. Other services include aromatherapy, reflexology, body treatments, facials, waxing, and Roman baths for one person or two (surcharges for all spa services and treatments). The spa includes men's and women's saunas and steam rooms and features a relaxation lounge with a 10-person spa tub. Poolside and beachside massage are also available (surcharge). An air-conditioned fitness center contains cardio and weight machines in addition to free weights. A salon offers hair and nail care, and a hair-braiding station is next to the pool (surcharges for all services).

An Internet center contains several computers with high-speed Internet access (surcharge). Guests can enjoy complimentary WiFi. A 24-hour lounge contains a self-service bar, snacks, pool and game tables, a television, and video games (surcharge for video games). Other video game consoles as well as a pool table and a fireplace are located in the lobby. Guests of this all-inclusive Cancun resort can leave children age 4–12 in a supervised, air-conditioned kids' clubhouse with a shaded playground. Supervised child care/activities are complimentary. Babysitting service is available for a surcharge.

Activities and entertainment include after-dark shows produced by the staff in an open-air theater with amphitheater seating under canvas roofs, Spanish and salsa lessons, poolside fashion shows, beach soccer and volleyball, and pool volleyball.

Local artisans, including a cigar roller, occasionally set up tables on the marble floors of the four-story-atrium lobby so that guests can browse and shop. Also in the lobby are gardens, a parakeet cage, games area, and expansive lounge. A shop off the lobby sells gifts, clothing, snacks, and sundries. A terrace is also available. The resort purifies its water.

Other services available on-site include medical assistance, ATM/banking, and porter/bellhop.

  • Poolside bar 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Children's pool 
  • Spa tub 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 5 
  • Wedding services 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Total number of rooms - 506 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free self parking 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Health club 
  • Number of restaurants - 5 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( MXN 110 per night )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Albatros - Located in the center of the complex. Glass-walled, sea-view restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets. International cuisine.

Gaviotas - Casual, open-air, beachfront restaurant/bar under soaring thatch roof. Lunch buffet. Afternoon snacks. A la carte dinner. Dinner reservations required. Dress code: long pants for men.

Shangri-la Restaurant: Japanese food, buffet for dinner.

Sample menu for Gaviotas

Appetizers:

  • Salad Bar
  • Soup of the day

    Main courses:

  • Surf and Turf
  • Seafood Zazuela
  • Boguinet with Lemon Sauce

    Beverages:

  • Sodas
  • Wine
  • Beer

    Desserts:

  • Sweet buffet bar selections

    Maria Margarita - Air-conditioned, linen-service restaurant featuring colonial decor, pool-view glass wall, Mexican cuisine. Dinner only. Reservations required. Dress code: long pants for men.

    Pizzeria - Open-air spot above beach serving pizza and drinks.

    Lobby Bar - Open from mid-morning to midnight, with outdoor terrace. Live music on occasional evenings.

    Swim-up bar - Open from late morning.

    Theater bar - Near the beach, this bar offers refreshments during evening theatre performances.

    Snack bar

    Sample menu for Maria Margarita

    Appetizers:

  • Salad bar
  • Soup of the day

    Main courses:

  • Grilled Top Sirloin
  • Half-chicken with Mustard
  • BBQ Smoked Ribs

    Beverages:

  • Sodas
  • Wine
  • Beer

    Desserts:

  • Baked Alaska flambé

  • Nearby Things to Do

    Kayaks, small sailboats, and snorkeling gear are available along with an introductory scuba diving lesson in the resort's dive tank. Jet Skiing and parasailing are available on the beach (surcharges for both). Also available are snorkeling trips and beginner and certified diver packages that include reef, wall, and/or cave dives (surcharges for all).

    Cancún has two 18-hole golf courses—Cancún Golf Club, 2 km (a mi) away, and Hilton Cancún Golf Club, 11.5 km (7 mi) away.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

    • Golfing nearby 
    • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
    • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
    • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
    • Fitness classes on site 
    • Parasailing on site 
    • Playground on site 
    • Sailing on site 
    • Snorkeling on site 
    • Volleyball on site 
    • Windsurfing on site 
    • Beach volleyball on site 

    Spa Services

    • Massages on beach 
    • Manicures and pedicures 
    • Sauna in spa 
    • Spa tub in spa 
    • Massages 
    • Body treatments 
    • Facial treatments 

    Accessibility

    To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

    • Accessible bathroom 
    • In-room accessibility 

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in

    Minimum check-in age is 18

    Check-in time starts at 3 PM

    Special check-in instructions:

    Guests booking Junior Suite Mexico, Standard Mexico, or Standard Vista al Mar Mexico should note that cancellations made 72 hours prior to arrival will incur a 2-night penalty for stays from now – April 30, 2016 and 1-night penalty for stays from May 1 – December 23, 2016. In both situations (1 or 2 night penalty) RIU will charge the rate of the first or first 2 nights of stay. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in your confirmation email.

    Check-out

    Check-out time is noon

    Payment types

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

    Due to Mexican government regulations, Riu Hotels and Resorts will no longer exchange US dollars for Mexican pesos at their properties located in Mexico.

    A full stay penalty applies year round for early departures and no-shows for all room types with the exception of Junior Suite Mexico, Standard Mexico, or Standard Vista al Mar Mexico. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

    Fees

    The charges below are included in your overall room price:
    • Resort fee
    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
    • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: MXN 110 per night (rates may vary)
    • A late check-out fee will be charged
    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Hotel Name

    • All Inclusive Caribe
    • All Inclusive Riu Caribe
    • Caribe All Inclusive
    • Caribe Riu
    • Riu Caribe
    • Riu Caribe All Inclusive
    • Riu Caribe All Inclusive Cancun
    • Riu Caribe Cancun
    • Gran Caribe Real Cancun
    • Grand Caribe Cancun
    • Grand Caribe Real Cancun
    • Riu Caribe Cancun Mexico
    • Riu Caribe Mexico
    • Riu Caribe Resort Cancun

    We should mention

    A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

    Awards & Affiliations

    Green / Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

    USD 35 Spa Credit Offer

    Book a stay in any room type now - December 31, 2016 for travel during the same period and receive the following:

    • USD 35 spa credit valid towards an 80-minute Renova Combination massage per adult/stay at the Renova Spa
    Full details at check-in. Spa credit valid for all adults in room. Not combinable with any other promotions or discounts. Spa reservation may be required; taxes and gratuity may not be included. Credit can be redeemed directly with the spa. Other restrictions may apply.


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