Cancun

Riu Cancun All Inclusive

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Beachfront all-inclusive has its own dance club and is a 10-minute walk from Cancun’s infamous “Party Zone”
  • Earned a AAA 4-Diamond Award after a 2014 total renovation gave the hotel an ultra-contemporary look
  • Spend hours relaxing in the infinity pool, which has a swim-up bar and partially submerged stools and tables
  • Try a complimentary scuba diving lesson or use the resort’s catamaran, canoe or snorkel equipment to explore the crystal-blue ocean waters

"Refined, upscale accommodations" -- Travel + Leisure

Map & Directions

The Riu Cancun All Inclusive is approximately 30 minutes from Cancun International Airport. A taxi costs approximately $45USD plus tip. A Cancun Airport shuttle starts at $12 per person plus tip one way.

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Overview

Hoping to attract a more upscale customer base with its 2014 complete overhaul, the Riu Cancun’s designers gave the hotel an entirely new look. The sleek interiors are mostly in black, white and shades of grey with pops of color in the lighting and artwork.

The spaceship-like lobby will transport you to your room through shiny silver columns, polished onyx and matte grey floors, and subdued crimson lighting leading the way. Once there, the mood lightens up with bright tropical orange, fuchsia or aqua whimsically accenting each room like the little umbrellas on your beach drink.

As expected, the hotel has the usual mix of buffets and themed restaurants, including a Brazilian steakhouse and a Japanese eatery. There’s free access to the gym, but since it’s a vacation, head outside and use one of the free catamarans, canoes or snorkel equipment. Or take underwater investigation up a notch and try the hotel’s free introductory scuba lesson.

For landlubbers, two freshwater pools flank a third infinity pool, which has a swim-up bar and partially submerged seating to keep your drinks dry without getting out of the water. Some complain about the hotel’s shadow blocking the afternoon sun, but perhaps that gives you an excuse to take a nap and rest up for Cancun’s notorious nightlife. There’s a popular on-site club, Pacha, with free entry and drinks for hotel guests. Or check out the infamous “Party Zone,” an area filled with clubs and bars that’s a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

From the press:
  • “A perfect choice for Spring Breakers who want to enjoy all the craziness of nearby Party Center while retiring to more refined, upscale accommodations” -- Travel + Leisure

Amenities

General

  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Pool bar
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Spa

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • 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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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