Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

Mexico - Los Cabos

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3 Nights with Air from $869 All-Inclusive
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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
366 out of 408 (90%) 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 Beautiful view! view from our room Our favorite spot! Small Marlin catch Just a fun collage The Palace at night!!! View from our room #4114 lovers beach! view:pool,beach 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 Palace breakfast area Room View Waves in front if hotel
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March 19, 2017
Nice hotel with great views

Very clean nice resort. Good pool area and swim up bars. The food was not impressive. Beautiful views, however a walk from the marina

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

March 16, 2017

We Love the Riu Palace in Cabo.....It is our Happy place!! This Was our 5th time there and we are certainly planning on returning soon!! The staff is amazing and the resort is very very clean!!! Love seeing so many employees year after year!! Everyone should try a Riu Palace, it doesn't disappoint!!

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From: chicago ilinois
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 15, 2017
Great Value! Upscale Resort

We had a great time at Riu Palace. Everything, including the room, was very clean. It seemed that the employees were constantly sweeping, mopping, etc. Our room was nice, with an updated bathroom. The only complaint I have is that there was no fan in the bathroom, so it got very steamy from the shower. We were greeted by the stocked mini bar, with water, soft drinks, etc. They restocked this every day, Above the mini bar was a liquor dispenser with four different types of liquor (vodka, whiskey, rum, etc). The a la cart restaurants were good, and reservations were not needed. The buffet was huge - something for everyone - but some items were not hot or seemed old. Overall, it is a great buffet. The pools are nice, but the one I used had a film over the water and seemed a bit murky. I didn't acquire any diseases, so I think the pools are safe. The small beach is nice, but not swimmable, which is disappointing. That goes for many of the Cabo beaches. Overall, I would rate this as one of the best all-inclusives I've stayed at. I strongly recommend!

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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Chicago
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 13, 2017
Riu Palace Vacation

Riu Palace was a very nice resort. Great mix of fun and relaxation. Lots of pool options and exceptional service. The rooms was very comfortable in itself. I'd say the one improvement on the room could have been that all the outlets worked and more of them... had to move things around and charge one phone at a time as some didn't work. The one thing that may make me consider choosing another resort is that we really wanted to sit in the hot tub at night, but the jaccusis were not hot, they were the same temp as the pool... and we heard a lot of people talking about this. The pools were exceptional the only reason I rated a 3 was because a hot tub was a really big deal to us. The food was good and plenty of options, we never got to eat at the two nicer restaurants though as we got there at 7 and even though it opened at 6:30 they were full for the evening and did not take reservations.. (each night) Still all in all a great vacation, and there were not a bunch of "sharks" there trying to sell us a time share which made it very nice... everyone was very east and pleasant to deal with.

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From: Roseville CA
Age: 35-44
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)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite Ocean View (SJLB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.



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


  • Table tennis
  • Gym
  • Volleyball court
  • Beach volleyball


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.


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).


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.


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.


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 with the following exception:
A 5-night minimum stay is required February 1-12, 16-25, March 3, 13-15, 2017.

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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