Riu Caribe Hotel

Found on the gorgeous beach, with three huge pools and two lovely restaurants, the five-star Riu Caribe Hotel is a contemporary, well-decorated property, perfect for a beach wedding. The white sands are impossibly soft and inviting, and the hammocks lining the terraces are ideal for settling in with a good book. There are a number of sports on offer at the Riu Caribe Hotel, with kayaking and body-boarding available down on the beach. When the sun sets, there’s a full schedule of live entertainment, and all the local bars and eateries are just a five-minute drive away.

Overview of Cancun

It’s all happening in Cancun, always high-up on any list of potential holidays to Mexico. It’s tailor-made for entertainment, boasting buzzing nightlife and world-class, all inclusive properties like the Riu Caribe Hotel. In fact, the Hotel Zone is where it’s at, and there’s so much to keep you occupied. The cuisine available is top notch, and there’s so much variety, while the white-sand beaches synonymous with Yucatan are simply idyllic. There’s history here, too, and it doesn’t take long to drive to the Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza or Coba.

Things to do in Cancun

The beaches in Cancun are amazing, with so many water sports to get involved in. If you like indulging in some retail therapy when you’re away, the Hotel Zone has some top malls to explore. If you want a change of scene, there’s some incredible jazz going on downtown. Elsewhere, you can spend the day with dolphins on Isla Mujeres, which is a 20-minute ferry ride from the Riu Caribe Hotel. What’s more, every July, the locals celebrate Revolution Day with an army parade, live music, dancing and seriously good food. In short, a trip to Cancun can be many things. There’s non-stop entertainment and vibrant nightlife if you want it. Or simply relax on inviting beaches and enjoy drinks in swanky, laid-back hotel bars. The shopping is great, the water is warm and many of the hotels are simply stunning.

Resort Summary

Cancun has approximately 24 kilometres of beaches, strung along an S-shaped strip of land. The sand here has a unique property – no matter how hot the temperature, it’s always cool on your feet, to the extent locals joke that it is air-conditioned.

Swim, relax and take part in watersports at Playa Las Perlas, Playa Langosta, Playa Tortugas and other beaches on the northern side of the peninsula. Among the popular beaches on the eastern side are Playa Ballenas, Chac Mool and Playa Delfines. Playa Delfines is also a good beach for surfing.

Cancun’s waters are warm enough for swimming throughout the year, even in January and February. During late August and early September you’ll feel like you’re slipping into a warm bath.