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Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

Mexico - Los Cabos

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4 Nights with Air from $1,179 All-Inclusive
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4.4 out of 5
"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
575 out of 642 (90%) 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 Lobby Bar Sunset Pool at sunset 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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December 12, 2018
Great Deal

So we stayed at a Riu in Cancun in January and fell in love, so we thought that we would book our next vacation at another Riu. I beleive that the layout at this resort was a little awkward to get around to places, felt like it was stairs or walking through a restaurant to get to the other side. But service was good, food was good, pools were fun! You can't swim at the beach beacause of the undertow but we knew that going in. Overall a great experience and perfect weather! We would go back :)

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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Grand Rapids, MI
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 27, 2018
2nd time, still love it!

This is my second visit here. This time I stayed at the Palace which is a bit nicer, but almost loses some of its Mexican charm. It is well appointed, clean, and the bed was so comfy! Keep in mind that any beach in the Cabo area will have rough ocean don't hold this against the resort. My only complaint here...they watered down the wine! but the beer and cocktails were great! Overall, it was great, and we are already planning on coming back!

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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Sacramento, CA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

November 25, 2018
Great time at the Riu Palace!

We had a great time at the Riu Palace! It was my first stay there and I was impressed. For those who were last there before the renovation in 2016, you definitely need to check it out! Checking in is a breeze and we had full access to all the amenities even though our room wasn’t ready for a few more hours. Pack your swimsuit and hit the pool while you wait. It is a large resort but it never felt crowded, maybe because it has 2 identical sides with a large pool and pool bar on each side. The adult pool bars are truly adults only and have amazing views. If you have kids, the larger pools are steps away! We met lots of great people and pretty much spent our days at the pool. Breakfast, pool, lunch, pool, dinner, etc. Repeat. And a few adult never throughout the day as well! The new beach club is great if you prefer that to the pools. The beach is immaculate and well maintained and while you can check out a few nearby vendors, they aren’t crowding the beach either. And no one comes on the property to harass you. We stayed on the “loud side” and it was never really loud.By the time we Got back to the room there was never an issue with noise. And the views from that side are down Medano Beach toward the Arch and Marina. It is definitely the side you want for the best view. The lobby lounge is a great place to hang out and perfect for sunsets! The buffets are great and we had unlimited lobster on Thanksgiving Night! They never felt crowded and the selection was incredible! The a la carte restaurants are nice too and we really enjoyed the two we tried. No reservation required. The “loud side” had a daily bbq at lunch and that was awesome. There were also specialty drink demonstrations too. If you want more of a party, the Riu Palace is literally a short walk from the lobby and you have full privileges. The Office at the Beach is within walking distance and a cab ride to the marina and town is only $14. The staff is amazing and the resort is immaculate! Yes, the rooms have coffee pots and irons. Mini bar too and a fridge stocked with beer, soda, water, etc. No robes! That would be a welcome addition. We had a great time and will definitely stay there again!

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From: San Diego
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 20, 2018
A decent resort

The resort itself for the price was decent. The room was fine, nothing wowing about it. There were still stains on some of the bath towels in the room.them. Which makes me feel the towels are not clean. The waiters/waitresses were attentive. The drinks however were very watered down. Food selections were good as there were at least 4-5 different Cusine to choose from. The best was the Krystal restaurant. And they had 2 very big pool because the beach is not safe to be near. And it’s rwally true, as the waves comes up extremely high through out the day. Overall, the experience was good.

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From: New York, NY
Age: 25-34

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.


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.

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.

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.


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

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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