What We Love

  • No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.
  • Whale watching is epic here. The best time to see these awe-inspiring creatures is mid-December through mid-April.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture of the area.

Things to Know

  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.
  • Riu's commitment to top notch service will win you over the moment your flip flops hit the resort.
  • The resort is only 45 minutes from the airport. 
Your thirst for the good life is about to be quenched at this laid-back, luxury resort. You won't need to go further than your lounge chair to discover that service in these swanky 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!

All-inclusive means stress-free getaways: drinks, food and activities at your resort are included in the price of your vacay!

Get MORE from your getaway to Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas. Now through the end of 2020, Riu guests staying in a Jacuzzi Oceanview Suite will get this additional perk exclusive to CheapCaribbean customers:

  • Complimentary shared roundtrip airport transfers.

Location

Cabo San Lucas-Beach
Los Cabos, San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico - Los Cabos Intl Airport (SJD) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2004
Last Renovation: 2016
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 692

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Resort Details

Dining

At Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas, a global array of cuisine is just a short stroll away.
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Amenities

Enjoy 24-hour room service, laundry / valet service, daily housekeeping and more!
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Activities

Onsite activities are perfectly suited for adults and children alike!
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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.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Spring Break Policies - At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room February through April. Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any RIU property, at any time during the year. RIU Hotels & Resorts, reserves the right to withhold admission to any Spring Breaker. The hotel reserves the right of admission and may request clients to show passport or official ID to prove full identification. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring break groups or unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.

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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 8282 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice hotel but needs to get it's act together regarding ceoliacs

    The hotel was nice and in a good setting with good views. It's a bit out of town but you can get the local bus or a taxi. The hotel was always being cleaned. The staff on the whole were very friendly (big shout out to Margarita at the top floor your an asset to this hotel, hope they reward her for her hard work. My only complaint was the catering for ceoliacs in the ala carte restaurants. i was given a prawn salad without the prawns as the only option as starter in the Krystal. LOL come on Riu get your act together. The head chef in the main buffet was much better at advising on gluten free options would advise you speak to him if your coeliac (sorry can't remember his name). Drinks were good but you need to ask for premium spirits if you want them. Rooms are a bit musty or fousty as we say in Scotland we needed to wash clothes twice that hadn't been worn but stored in the drawers and wardrobe. Leave the balcony doors open to freshen the room. Went whale watching with Whale Watch Cabo and a trip to Playa Balandra and a stop at TodoSantos on the way back both trips were excellent and Whale Watch cabo include the pics of the trip for free. You cannot swim in front of the hotel but if you walk along the beach towards town there is a safe space for swimming and the water was very nice If I was going back to Cabo I would still consider the Riu Palace as a base.

    Jun 02, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    We got engaged in Los Cabos!

    Visited Los Cabos and stayed at Riu with my boyfriend at the time. While we were there, he proposed and I said yes. Los Cabos and Riu holds a lot of charm, infinity pool, relaxing coast, very friendly staff and excellent food. We look forward to visiting Los Cabos and Riu again post Covid.

    May 21, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Honeymoon of Dreams

    My wife and I spent two weeks here for our honeymoon. The weather was amazing. We stayed in the Suite Jacuzzi Sea View, and it exceeded out expectations. The room and the resort had views for days. You can see all the cruise ships as the come and go from the port. You can also see the lovers arch. The room had a jacuzzi on the the balcony, as well as a large soaker tub in the room. The room had a fully stocked mini bar, with top shelf liquor on poor spouts. There were several bars around this resort, all with great service, and top shelf liquor. It does have two identical swim up bars with more of a party atmosphere. The service at all the bars was very fast, with not much waiting. The resort has two large main pools with more of a relaxed vibe. The one pool hosts the water aerobics daily. The service around the pool is amazing. This resort, has two gyms one for cardio, and one for weights which is attached to the spa. These gyms were both fairly small, so depending on what you like to do for a work out these may or may not work for you. The spa is ok, I have been to better. It has two jacuzzi pools, neither are very warm. They served us stale sparkling wine. It does have a large selection of massage options. So if you want to relax with a massage that may work for you. The food at the resort is mediocre. It has a large buffet, however there are minimal changes between each day of meals. The À la carte restaurants are first come first serve. The Mexican, and Steak house were the best of what they have, but I have had better food at other resorts. Staff at this resort, is super friendly. The maids did an amazing job, and were always smiling, and cleaning. Check in was easy and fast, and the front desk was helpful with any issues that arose. The staff in the buffet was noticeably better when the management was at the resort, but not as much when they left. There were shows nightly at the theatre. If you want something a little more wild, the Riu Sante Fe next door hosted 4 Vegas Style Pool parties a week. Two in the day, and two at night. I highly recommend checking them out. The daily activities, are virtually non existent. The only even was water aerobics in the mornings. This resort for the most part was very clean. I never felt dirty touching any surface. There is a lot of walking at this resort, which is good for burning off the food, and liquor. If you have a hard time with stairs, or walking, there are several elevators at the resort. I do however recommend that you find them when you get to the resort, so you aren't searching when you need them the most. All around I would highly recommend this resort, nd would gladly travel here again.

    May 02, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wow it’s big

    We went as a group of 25 was blown away by the resort. Check-in was fast but took awhile for our luggage to get to our room but I get it as this place is huge. Has countless pools all are awesome. The party pool has a theme every day but one. Has its own water world park which is so cool.Even one for children. The entertainment was spectacular every night. There is 7 different themed restaurants all which are great. The rooms are clean and the mini bar is kept full. You will get lots of walking in if in tower nine have a open lunch with burgers fries and hotdogs by the main pool which are great. Drinks were plentiful and not watered down for sure. Love the place and highly recommend it to all.

    Apr 14, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu Palace treats you like royalty

    From the moment we arrived, the staff couldn’t do enough for us. The property was beautiful, clean, and massive. Housekeeping came in the morning while at breakfast, and came back every evening to leave even more fresh towels. The dining options were plentiful-even a poolside bbq! The view of the sea of Cortez, arch rock, humpback whales....was incredible. For reference, our room was 4020. That allowed us an amazing sunrise from the balcony with the same view! As beautiful as the view was of what nature provided, And the sparkling resort.....it really was the incredible staff that made it such a great vacation. From the transportation concierge, bar and wait staff, to the entertainment-I should mention names but there are too many. We will return, hopefully when the Corona virus is gone.

    Apr 13, 2020