Things to See and Do While Staying at Riu Caribe

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If you're looking to book an accommodation in Mexico that has a leisurely attitude as well as lots of recreational opportunities, then Riu Caribe might be just what you're looking for. Your choices at this location include many enjoyable forms of recreation, so you certainly won't run out of ways to spend your days.

Considering the resort has a total of 3 pools on-site, you probably won't have any trouble finding a great spot to soak up some sun. This accommodation is found right next to the ocean, so there will be a lot of ways to spend time in the water throughout your stay. Another relaxing feature at this property is its whirlpool.

While there's no guarantee you won't overload on Cancun's delicious cuisine, Riu Caribe makes it easier to stay healthy; the exercise facility on-site includes the equipment you need to keep it going.


Those of you who play tennis will find an extra perk when booking this property, since its tennis facilities — located on-site — make for a pleasant afternoon activity, or sweat-breaking challenge. You will find 2 tennis courts on the property.

Where else can you stay and play on-site tennis? You may wish to compare this property to similar accommodations, like The Royal Islander and JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa.


Although Riu Caribe doesn't have a golf course on the property, you can always ask the property's staff about trying to arrange a tee time nearby. The area's closest courses include Puerto Cancun Golf Course, Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok, and Melia Cancun Golf Club. The lot of them are within four miles and the most nearby of the bunch is Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok. It has a total of 18 holes. The course has a total length of 6473 yards, and it is rated as a par 72. For those who would like to find out more information, the course can be reached at (998) 883-1230.


The hotel features numerous ways for guests to get out on the beautiful Caribbean sea. Guests can take an introductory scuba lesson, rent windsurfing catamaran, bodyboarding, canoeing, and snorkeling equipment, or just relax in the onsite jacuzzi.

A vacation to Mexico can be a good time to try out a new recreational sport. There are a variety of different options available here, so you will be sure to find a watersport to enjoy, even if you're a novice. This list names the watersports offered at Riu Caribe:

  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Wind Surfing

Family Activities

Activities and Recreation at Riu Caribe

Riu Caribe encourages families to stay with them, but you might not come across a wide selection of amenities and activities specifically intended for children. If you want somewhere to lodge at with more features that are tailored specifically for children, you might want to consider properties rated best for family vacations.

Families with busy vacation agendas will appreciate the organized kids' program at this location. It ensures that parents can have some time to themselves, while the little ones meet up with other guests their own age.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Despite the absence of live entertainment, this location has more than a few watering holes where guests can sip their favorite cocktails.

You'll also find a few nearby accommodations with after-dark activities of their own. None of the lodgings immediately surrounding your property have significantly high ratings with regards to nightlife, but they will offer you a bit of variety. Check out those listed in the chart below:

Accommodations near the Riu Caribe with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Cancun Sunset Lagoon Hotel & Marina 3.3 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 3 check
Villas Tacul Boutique Hotel 3.3 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 2 --
Hotel Casa Maya 3.6 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 2 --
Dos Playas Cancun 3.2 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 1 --
Imperial Laguna Hotel 3.1 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone -- --
Royal Resorts - The Royal Cancun 3.6 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 5 check
Hotel Be Live Palm Beach 3.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 4 check
Oasis Palm Beach 3.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 4 --
Gran Caribe Real Resort and Suites 3.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 8 check
Barcelo Costa Cancun 3.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 4 check
Elan Resort And Spa All Inclusive 3.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone -- --
Aquamarina Beach Hotel 3.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 3 check

If you're in the mood to gamble, visit the nearest casino, Playboy Club Cancun. You will find Playboy Club Cancun just a small interval away from Riu Caribe.


Guests will be able to relax as much as they want, since this destination features enjoyable spa facilities. This list provides some of the available services:

  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool

The Renova Spa promises guests the highest levels of relaxation, with steam rooms, a sauna, facials, massages, body treatments, pedicures and manicures, and more. The full salon services will add another level of rejuvenation to your already relaxing vacation.


Besides all the activities available right on-location, travelers who enjoy exploring will not find a lack of exciting sites to see and things to do in Mexico. Whether you're looking to spend time on a sunny beach or enjoy a round on the golf course, you'll encounter plenty of other opportunities for recreation close-by. Check out these pages to learn more with regard to sightseeing, riding a scooter or bicycle, fishing, scuba diving, shopping, going snorkeling, and other activities.


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