What We Love

  • The modern design of this hotel will have you feeling like beach-royalty in no time at all!
  • Having access to Riu Santa Fe next door and Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas makes for triple the fun.

Things to Know

  • Say hello to a kid-free vacation, this resort is adults-only!
  • You can't beat the location! Right next to Riu Santa Fe, you get twice the amenities!
This pristine, adults-only resort gives guests everything they've dreamed of and more. From the moment you're handed your glass of welcome champagne, you'll know you've made the right decision with this resort. With Riu Santa Fe and Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas nearby, you'll have access to both! You'll never run out of fun things to do! Enjoy an afternoon at the nearby Riu Santa Fe where you can let your inner kid out and hang at the waterpark. Whether it's the food, the beach, or just the peace and quiet you're after, Riu Palace Baja California is the place for you.

Property Information

Year Built: 2018
Total rooms and suites: 602


Resort Details


You don’t have to go far for delicious food and drinks, these options have you covered.
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Treat yourself to everything that this resort has to offer and more.
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Whether a land lover or a water sports fanatic, you’ll always have something fun to do.
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.
Advisory Please be informed that, as of November 13th, 2023, the "Taj Mahal" Indian restaurant at Riu Palace Baja California will no longer be available.
Advisory The state of Baja California Sur will be charging a sanitation tax of a minimum $38.00 Mexican Pesos (approx. $3.00 USD), per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. This fee is subject to change at any time without notice by the hotel.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Deposits or credit/debit card hold authorizations are not requested at check-in. "Minimum age of 18 is required for check-in, an ID/Passport will be requested upon arrival.

Convention Policy : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

Spring Break Policy - Student / Spring Breaker Groups (21 years of age or older) will be accepted ONLY at Riu Santa Fe hotel.  

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 2145 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    To be honest the buffet was not as good as in the past. Not sure why, just didn't seem to have the quality this year as to past years. Had dinner twice at Guacamole Restaurant. Each time my meal was very well cooked to my order but both times my wife's was not. First time steak was under-cooked to her order and the 2nd time it was not the steak that she ordered. Bartender Angel in Gold Bar was amazing again this year. Would be nice if we could get the type of alcohol we drink in our room bar dispenser

    Jun 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Can't wait to go back!

    The RIU Palace Baja California exceeded my expectations. My wife and I thought the service was great, the food was great, and so we're the drinks. I've stayed at higher end places like Le Blanc, but for my money, I'll be going back to a RIU! Love the 24 hour lounge as well where I can grab a quick snack or a drink any time of day. Well worth every dollar, and we'll definitely be back, hopefully next year!

    Jun 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A great getaway

    We (my wife an I) visited RIU Baja California in Cabo in June 2024. We went as part of a music festival that was taking place at the resort. Our experience was super positive. Upon arrival the staff was on spot with getting us welcomed, and even though we ewer early and our room was not ready, we got our wrist bands and offered a place to change to beach attire. Our room was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Pools were great (we especially utilized the 2 swim up bar pools), We did breakfast each day at the buffet where we were warmly greeted and had a ton tasty food options (based on the 5# I gained perhaps too many food options!). We did lunches at Pepe's grill by the pool and had dinner at each of the sit-down to order restaurants that are available. Every meal was delightful and the staff was friendly and helpful. As for drinks - they were plentiful and as strong or weak as you requested. The liquors were higher end, we've been to all inclusive that only had very low end alcohol). We did visit each of the other 2 RIU resorts that are adjacent to ours and found the same level of care and attention. The grounds are spotless and there was always someone cleaning and taking care of the general areas. If/when we go back to Cabo there is no doubt we will stay at hte RIU Baja resort.

    Jun 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Cabo 2024

    We have been to Cabo several times, but this was by far the best experience thus far. Starting from check in to check out, the staff was amazing, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere was beautiful.

    Jun 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Hotel

    Loved staying at this hotel. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

    Jun 20, 2024