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.
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.
LocationCabo San Lucas-Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
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.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating8275 reviews
Our second time to this resort and still a winner. The restaurants have a nice atmosphere with great food and the views from the upper buffet restaurant is breathtaking. Most rooms have an ocean or partial ocean view however this time we has a view of the Santa fe which was not nice. At all. The pool areas are nice with lots of trees and foliage and everything is kept clean and tidy. The surrounding property has really been developed since our last stay and as a negative they were really pushing the pool parties at the Santa fe section. On the evenings they were holding a party they really didn’t bother to have any entertainment at the palace. One of the party nights the entertainment was a harpist. Yawn. (She was really good but not exactly entertainment) This wouldn’t stop us from returning, however, as everything else was amazing.
This resort is truly beautiful! The hotel is big, but not too big. Easy five minute walk from your room to the pool/beach. The Riu Palace is a very clean hotel. I literally witnessed the staff cleaning the hotel from head to toe daily. Room service was great! Very friendly staff! The food all around the resort was delicious. Lots of variety, however the only disappointment is that the à la carte dining were often closed in the evening when we wanted to go for dinner. The days that they were open, they were fantastic! Also the room service directly to your hotel room was pretty neat! The ocean was beautiful. Views were great! You could see a lot sitting in the sand, from manatees jumping out of the water, whales and fish! The water is very rough at the resort (unswimmable) unfortunately. The excursions around the area were pretty cool! Again, lots of variety! We did snorkelling (I don’t really recommend it due to the rough water), camel riding (yes, Los Cabos has camels!), and whale shark diving! Shopping is great around the area in town. We chose to walk along the beachfront each time we went, but you can take a taxi/uber. Lots of neat little shops for souvenirs and such to bring home with you at the end of your trip. Overall great experience at the Riu Palace, Cabos San Lucas.
Rui Palace Cabo San Lucas
Great place, great service, very clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. So great to have all inclusive. No one ever had a hand out or bugging you to buy something. So nice especially since you go off site and there are hawkers everywhere. The people are great. Any time we needed anything we called front desk and promptly were taken care of. Beautiful grounds and so well maintained. We enjoyed the restaurants as well as the well stocked buffets. We hope to get back for winter sunshine next year.
Really enjoyed this resort, it was very clean, excellent food, staff very friendly, and pools were really nice. Lots of things to do. It was a big resort, but it did not feel that way, very personable and enjoyable.
Riu Palace Cabo
Service was very good and as always very clean....one needs to be aware there is a vast amount of stairs with this property....everything is up or down! Elevators are located to the back of the property. Having been to other Riu properties....after hours entertainment needs some updating...Vegas and Micheal Jackson shows are getting ho hum...People at the pool do an outstanding job of trying keep people entertained ...Food quality was fine but not outstanding in my humble opinion (better in Cancun) But a nice stay and will probably be back at some point.