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Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

Mexico - Los Cabos

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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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"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
564 out of 631 (89%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Beachin' View from our room was beautiful! The Palace at night!!! Beautiful View lovers beach! The Beach Beautiful view! View from our room View from our room #4114 view from our balcony Just a fun collage We loved the infinity swim up bar! Room with a view!! Our morning latte!! Palace breakfast area Front Entry to Resort The view from the Loung area! View from our room None-activities pool Patio view of El Arco Our favorite spot! View from our room Horse rides on the beach View from room Beautiful sunsets every evening Paradise Double Ocean View-- quiet side atv ride! Our first night at Riu Palace Beach in front of hotel So sad to leave... View from our room:)) Baby bump pic at Riu Palace view:pool,beach Jaymes 50th! View from our Jr. Stuite View from balcony view from our room pool Inside the hotel lobby. Beautiful architecture! Room View Our view from our 3rd floor terrace! Amazing views Girls having fun at Riu Palace Resort Balcony View Waves in front if hotel Private swim out pool. Our second favoite spot! Pool time! From our balcony Small Marlin catch sunrise
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October 17, 2018
Very poor quality

I would like to start off by saying that the location of the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas and the beachfront and pools are fantastic. I have no complaints with the resort itself. The pools are well maintained, the beach is beautiful but they discourage swimming due to the rip currents. We stayed in a double oceanview room. The room itself was a modest size but perfectly acceptable. Bathroom was new and updated and included toiletries and a hair dryer. I took many of the reviews that I read with a grain of salt when it came to the food and alcohol. Here are the problems we encountered. -The food in the buffet and specialty restaurants were utterly terrible. There was a decent amount of variety, but the flavor and quality were absolutely horrid. I was assuming the quality of the food here would be comparable to a mainstream cruise line, but it was far from it. Everything tasted fake or had horrible after-tastes (from the questionably bright orange eggs to the rubbery chicken and the pizza that had pungent smelling and tasting cheese). Most of the people in our group are well traveled around the world and have been to Mexico multiple times without problem, but everybody in our group of 8 was experiencing between mild and moderate gastrointestinal issues by day 3 after only drinking bottled water and eating on site, which is consistent with prior reviews. The only restaurant we had an edible dining experience was at Steakhouse. -Something is going on with the drinks at this resort. We are regular drinkers and stuck with what we generally drink at home (and yes I did check the alcohol content in the bottles at the resort compared to what we drink at home). I feel a nice buzz after 3-4 shots at home. At the Riu, it took 3-5 orders of drinks with double shots to feel a buzz. They are clearly watering down the liquor bottles at the bars. After 3 days, we bought our own liquor bottles downtown and brought them to the resort so that we would know what we were drinking. You also will not find a decent glass or wine or champagne at this resort. We spoke to a few people who were very disappointed that they could not get a decent glass of wine. Overall, I would very much avoid this resort in the future. It is not a relaxing vacation when the safety of the food and drinks are questionable and not even tasty. Also-- we were fortunate, but there seems to be a big issue with theft at this resort from what we encountered with people complaining at the front desk. Peoples phones and wallets were even stolen from locked safes.


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Overall Rating: 2
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2.0
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2.0
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From: Dallas, TX
Age: 35-44
Travel: 7+ trips/year

October 17, 2018
Good deal ever

The food was excellent in all restaurants and in buffets. Good quality and plentiful. All inclusive package was good, specially for unlimited drinks. The staff was very friendly but could use some extra coaching in English. The front desk staff could not offer much information on outside amenities like snorkeling, spa, massages etc. Kept saying NO Se !!!! The resort could use closed front doors, to keep humidity out Could not enjoy the beach because there were red flags everywhere.


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
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From: Chicago, IL
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

October 14, 2018

Could not get into the restaurants we wanted to as they don't take reservations and are full most of the time we went. We were 13 in our group. Other than that everything was fine.


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From: Chicago
Age: Over 65
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

October 1, 2018
Great time, great place!

Food, service, cleanliness were all top notch! Our favorite for dining was the buffet, as it changed offerings but was always so very good. And endless desserts. What we didn't realize till we were there, is that Riu has a sister resort right next door called Santa Fe, which you can use, visit, & enjoy as well. We enjoyed going next door in the evenings to see the shows they put on each night. Riu Palace also has shows each night, which were just as good, but we were able to see more by going to both places each night. Also loved that the Palace has two amazing pool setups. They are identical so it is hard to tell from the photos just how big and beautiful they really are. One was designated as the 'entertainment' side, and one the 'relaxation' side. The Entertainment pool offered games & fun & fitness activities. While the Relaxation pool was very mellow and quiet. Both have swim up bars though! We preferred the tranquility of the relaxation side, since it looks right out at the beach & water it was a perfect spot to chill in a chair for many afternoons. Location was good too. A short cab ride to downtown Cabo. Don't think you could walk to anything, but didn't seem any of the resorts are set up for walking to destinations, unless you are staying directly in downtown Cabo by/top of the marina. We would definitely love to go back, or visit another Riu location.


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From: Marietta, GA
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 (SJSB)
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Double Ocean View (DBMB)
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Junior Suite Partial Ocean View (SJLB)
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Junior Suite Ocean View (SJMB)
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Swim Out Junior Suite (SJSP) (Adults-Only)
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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 (lunch) / Italian (dinner)
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.

Bombay
Type: Indian
Hours: Open daily.
Description: The first Indian restaurant offered at a Riu resort. Here you'll enjoy a la carte Indian specialties.

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.

MIN CHECK-IN AGE/SPRING BREAK POLICY: Student/Spring Break groups or individuals, regardless of age are not allowed at this hotel at any time. The hotel reserves the right to use reasonable means to identify suspected student/spring break groups. At least one person of 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel may request guests to show passport or official ID to proof age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu Resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

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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