Inspired by Mayan pyramid design, the Riu Caribe Art Deco All Inclusive resort rises between a powdery white-sandy beach and Nichupté Lagoon along the northern edge of Cancún, Mexico. Cancún Convention Center is located three kilometers away.
Albatros is a glass-walled, sea-view restaurant that serves international breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets while Maria Margarita presents colonial décor and elegantly prepared Mexican cuisine. The resort, renovated in 2012, provides eight dining venues, including some open-air accommodations. Free WiFi is available throughout the property, and an Internet center contains multiple computers with high-speed Internet access. The resort offers a terrace, a fireplace in the lobby, and an outdoor pool with a children's section, accessed by crossing two bridges. A health spa and fitness center offers work-out equipment, massage and body treatment rooms, Roman baths and a 10-person spa tub. The Resort features after-dark shows, Spanish and salsa lessons, beach soccer and pool volleyball. Complimentary supervised children's programs offer youth recreation while parents explore life on the island. Babysitting service is available for a surcharge. Other on-site services include medical assistance, ATM/banking, and porter/bellhop.
The 9-story Riu Caribe offers 506 air-conditioned guestrooms and suites with small balconies or patios that afford pool and beach views, as well as partial views of the Caribbean Sea. Spacious junior suites boast larger balconies that directly face the sea. Décor elements include light-gray marble floors and charcoal marble-accented bathrooms. Cream walls provide the backdrop for warm wood furnishings detailed with thin bands of carved, wooden strips, wrought-iron light fixtures, dining sets, and tropical-print fabrics. Room amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge).