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Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

Mexico - Los Cabos

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3 Nights with Air from $939 All-Inclusive
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Your thirst for the good life is about to be real at this laid-back, luxury lovin' Riu - they've got it all. You won't n ... More

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4.4
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4.6
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4.4
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4.0
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4.2
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"Top notch service from checking in to checking out! We were greeted with a drink while waiting to check in and were waited on all day long every day! The bed was huge. It was two queen sized beds put t..." – Riverside
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"Top notch service from checking in to checking out! We were greeted with a drink while waiting to check in and were waited on all day long every day! The bed was huge. It was two queen sized beds put t..." – Riverside
421 out of 464 (91%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Our second favoite spot! The view from the Loung area! We loved the infinity swim up bar! atv ride! Jaymes 50th! So sad to leave... Inside the hotel lobby. Beautiful architecture! Our view from our 3rd floor terrace! Amazing views None-activities pool Beach in front of hotel view from our balcony Paradise Beautiful view! view from our room Our first night at Riu Palace Our favorite spot! Small Marlin catch Just a fun collage The Palace at night!!! View from our room #4114 lovers beach! view:pool,beach Our morning latte!! From our balcony View from our room was beautiful! Front Entry to Resort Patio view of El Arco View from our Jr. Stuite Beautiful sunsets every evening View from our room View from our room:)) Palace breakfast area Room View Private swim out pool. Waves in front if hotel
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June 24, 2017
2nd time at this Riu palace Cabo !!

This is a awesome resort!! It's our second time here. The renovation was nice. A modern feel!! The coffee shop was nice with treats. We love the area where the main bar is. Overlooks ocean view and arches. Great drinks great service. Nice rooms. The only thing is there could have been a little more night entertainment for adults. That's the only thing I would fix. Beautiful quiet resort !!


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From: Athens ga
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

June 24, 2017
Great time

The resort was beautiful! Food and drinks were great!


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: San Diego, Ca
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 24, 2017
Great honeymoon

The view was beautiful. Unfortunately while it's a beach front hotel the water there is not deemed safe to swim in which no one informed us of ahead of time.And the boat taxi ride to the swim able beaches-Lovers Beach is soendy. $20 each way depending on your negotiating skills. Plus Tips! The hotel beach was very choppy with high tide and strong under toe. Also a lot of sting ray in the beach area and thru out. Beautiful to see but not the best to be slamming around with in the waves. Also. The pools-1 for relaxing and 1 for partying are great. Close by 7 which is a little early but for cleaning so understandable. The swim up bar is awesome. The rooms were cleaned and laundered everyday. Spacious with comfy beds and huge showers. The water is not drinkable-agan something not told to you. The area is very touristy so no need for pesos really they accept and prefer dollars. Also, everyone in the city works for tips and they are VERY Strongly encouraged. So be prepared. The drivers are terrible and traffic terrifying otherwise a beautiful area. The activities were great. The hustlers at the airport will suck you in for a time share speal by offering you reduced price activities. Worth it if you're strong willed. They will not give you a ride back to your hotel if you tell them no tho so be prepared with cab fare lol. The parasailing in the morning was beautiful. Snorkeling is best the final day due to a high chance of getting very unknowingly sunburned but an amazing experience to see. Also the cactus atv tour is a blast. Ask for Vidal he's a great guide. All in all a beautiful honeymoon experience to remember. And bring plenty of $$ for souveniers! They're expensive!


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From: Iowa
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 21, 2017
Overall decent stay

I'll begin with the negatives. We were on the southeast (?) side of the resort which has the entertainment at night. Hard to even hear the TV while the shows are going on. The safe did not work (batteries...not a huge deal). The ceiling fan made clicking noises during the evening. The sliding glass door did not close all the way preventing the A.C. from working...(We propped the coffee table in the doorway to keep the door closed. The positives. The staff is extremely nice. The resort is very clean. The pools are nice. The views are wonderful. Location to town is good (14.00 cab ride). The beaches are ok but really cannot get in due to the undertow. With all the little flaws I still enjoyed my time and would return to this resort.


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From: KS
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas features 642 guest rooms in a four-story, pale-yellow building with a Spanish castle design. Wood-paddle ceiling fans provide cooling in addition to suites' air conditioning. Decor features tile floors, dark-wood furniture, orange-tone fabrics, and white walls, ceilings, and crown molding. All rooms come with either a sofa or sofa bed.

Room Details

Junior Suite Garden View (SJSB)
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Junior Suite Partial Ocean View (SJLB)
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Double Ocean View (DBMB) (available beginning 12/24/17)
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Swim Out Junior Suite (SJSP) (available beginning 12/24/17)
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Junior Suite Ocean View (SJMB) (available beginning...
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What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

Blue sparkling pools with dynamo ocean views. Pic opp moments, for sure.

Within walking distance to Cabo's El Medano Beach - you can swim, jet ski or bar hop along the shores.

Swoon-worthy views from your balcony - ocean or resort, either way - it's stunning.

Freshly made guacamole for your morning, afternoon, or late night snack. It's delish.

Resort is geared for families and mature adults - not your rowdy spring break revelers.

The Entertainment Team keeps things lively and when you want to let loose, Pacha disco is open at night.

Staying in your room and dining with 24-hour room service. Because you're a rock star.

 

What We'd Change

The beach out front isn't swimmable - the undercurrent is strong, but you can the pool is gorgeous and has the best ocean view.

 

Why You Should Go

Perfect location in Cabo - a short trip from the airport to the resort and close to Cabo's nightlife.

Riu's commitment to top notch service will win you over the moment your flip flops hit the resort.

Whale watching is epic here. Best time to see these awe-inspiring creatures - mid-Dec thru mid-April.

Stay sporty - tennis, volleyball, ping pong are included, and for a fee, ride horses on the beach.

See the famous El Arco (meaning "Land's End") from the resort. (Go there and take a Selfie).

RiuLand keeps the kiddos entertained. And, you? Book time in the spa. You deserve it.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Business Center ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Poolside Bar
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Jet Skis ($)
  • Parasailing ($)
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 6 Bars/Lounges
  • Shopping
  • Elevators
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Sailing ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Beach - non-swimmable
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • Banquet Facilities ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Marina
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Shopping

Map of Local Area

Here, at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, land ends and the Sea of Cortez wrestles with Pacific Ocean. Breathtaking beaches line the resort area of Los Cabos, making it the trendiest of the west coast destinations.

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

San Lucas Km. 4.5, El Medano

+52 624 146 7160

Hotel Description

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas: All-Inclusive Dreams Do Come True

Your thirst for the good life is about to be real at this laid-back, luxury lovin' Riu- they've got it all. And, the resort reopened Dec 2016 with a fresh new look. You won't need to go further than your lounge chair to discover that service in these swanky new duds is top-of-the-sand-castle important here. With everything you've absolutely ever wanted on a beachy vacay, you'll be set for a seriously good time. And, Cabo is a favorite with its sparkling ocean water, great food, fun adventurers and lots of nightlife. Remember: life is short. Find your happy place at the beach.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

The cuisine selections are varied, with a great combo of those tried and true foods you never pass up, plus made-to-order steaks, Italian favorites, Asian cuisine, Mexican and plenty of jaw-dropping views to go with all these delectable treats. Taste buds, you have been forewarned.

El Medano
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Continental breakfast - daily, 10:30am-noon; Lunch - daily, noon-4pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Breakfast and dinner buffets daily. Themed dinner buffets twice weekly.

San Jose
Type: Mexican
Hours: Lunch - daily, 12:30-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: A beachfront, freestanding, open-air restaurant constructed from traditional adobe with a beamed ceiling.
Dress code: Long pants; no T-shirts or sandals for men.

Misaki
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Fine dining facing an enclosed, bamboo-lined, open-air courtyard surrounding a pond.
Dress code: Long pants; no T-shirts or sandals for men.

Mar de Cortes
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: This open-air, A la carte restaurant includes buffet starters and desserts.
Dress code: Long pants; no T-shirts or sandals for men.

Krystal
Type: Fusion
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Presenting an a la carte menu in fusion cuisine, blending local ingredients, regional flavors and international techniques.
Dress code: Long pants; no T-shirts or sandals for men.

Indian Restaurant
Type: Indian
Hours: Opening when resort reopens.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Cheers, fellow vacationers, the Riu bartenders are ready to mix up a fresh margarita, bring you an ice cold Mexican beer, or pour you a wine. Cocktails with an ocean view? You got it.

Lobby Bar
Open 24-hours a day.

Chill Out
Open daily.

Cappuccino Corner
Open 24-hours a day.

La Ventana
Lobby bar/lounge with terrace providing panoramic view of Sea of Cortez and Land's End rock formations. Open 24 hours.

Los Cabos
Open-air theater bar. Daily, 8pm-midnight.

La Plaza
Open-air theater bar. Open early evening to late night.

Baja Norte
Pool bar with swim-up side under cupola. Daily, 10am-7pm.

Naja Sur
Pool bar with swim-up side under cupola. Daily, 7am-10pm.

Pacha
Air-conditioned disco with bar open late night to after midnight. Complimentary entrance to nightclub and drinks (open six nights a week). Daily, 10pm-2am.

Night Life
The resort offers live music, shows or an evening program daily.



BEACHES AND POOLS

That delicious-looking pool, with the most mesmerizing view of the Sea of Cortez, is your beach-haven. In-pool loungers and drinks delivered - you might crave swimming around in it more than a Mojito. Good news for beach-loving folks, El Medano, with its swim-friendly shores, is a short walk away.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Dive shop
Available for an additional charge:
  • Water skiing
  • Water scooters

Land

  • Table tennis
  • Gym
  • Volleyball court
  • Beach volleyball


INTERNET

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas offers complementary WiFi Service in room & common areas. An Internet game room/business center contains four computers with high-speed connections (surcharges), table games and coin-operated video games.

SPA SERVICES

Renova Spa, a health-and-beauty spa with five twin-bedded treatment rooms, includes women's and men's saunas and two, open-air spa tubs accommodating up to six guests. Beauty salon, massages and treatments are available (additional charge).

WEDDING/HONEYMOON

The Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas offers three services; Civil, Religious and Renewal of Vows. Three wedding packages are available; Classic, Royal and Caprice. Please contact the hotel directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

During the day, entertainment is offered for children ages 4-7 and ages 8-12 at RiuLand (daily). There are two swimming pools and a playground for children.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Location
The Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas is located 25 miles from San Jose Del Cabo (SJD) and 2.8 miles from Cabo San Lucas.

Check In/Check Out
Check in: 3pm. Check out: noon

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort.

Smoke-Free Policy
Under Mexican legislation, smoking is not permitted in the public areas of the hotel, except in specifically designated areas.

Currency Policy
Please note that as of Jun 1, 2011, Riu Resorts in Mexico no longer accept or exchange U.S. dollars at the front desk. ATMs are available in the lobby of each resort for withdrawals in Mexican currency.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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