Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

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Our Opinion

Stunning grounds, impeccable service, and top-rate facilites make the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas a splendid 5 star resort. Two large infinity pools offer great views of Los Arcos. The beach here is expansive, but swimming in the ocean is not recommend because of strong currents. This popular resort is a great getaway for couples and families. Singles and might prefer the more active and lively setting of the Riu Santa Fe next door. Guest of the Riu Palace can use the facilities of the Riu Santa Fe next door, which is a good feature as the gym and spa are larger at the Santa Fe. There is free wifi in the lobby area.


This luxury, beachfront resort located on the Southern Baja California peninsula, has all the amenities, facilities and service that make Riu resorts so popular. Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas is the place to be in Cabo. The Riu Palace Resort of Cabo San Lucas a striking resort complete with well manicured grounds, two stunning infinity pools, and awe inspiring facilities. This superior all inclusive resorts pampers guest with is luxurious facilities, outstanding service and unmatched amenities. Luxury is universal throughout the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas, a feature that enables vacationers to experience Cabo San Lucas in an entirely new way.

Location: Beachfront on the Southern Baja California peninsula, 4.5 kms to the town of Cabo San Lucas, 40 km from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • THSmart : Bakersfield, California
Riu Palace Stepped it up!

The last time we stayed at this resort was in April 2014. It was a solid 3.5 in my mind at that time. After extensive renovations, Riu Palace definitely has moved up! Excellent staff, clean resort, great food choices! Family vacation with three generations including grandchildren 10 yrs, 9 yrs and 7 yrs. They LOVED this resort. They loved the food choices, the pools, the Riu Kids Club. I would have given the resort a solid 5 but there were a few times during the entertainment at night when it delved into material that was inappropriate for young children (ie during one game, asking participants to get people in the audience to take off pants and underwear...we took the children and left). Other than that if Riu sticks to their formula of great dancing and shows, I think it would be better for all families. Also, great beach parties...only other thing was most nights we were all ready to continue dancing, but the music was cut off at 10:30 or 11:00pm. It would have been nice to at least have a DJ on board until midnight. Other than those few discreet items, we had an amazing family vacation and will definitely go back!

  • adwin604 : Vancouver, Canada
2nd Visit To Cabo, First time at Riu Palace

Booked with Sunwing Vacations. From the start everything went pretty smoothly, we checked in easily and swiftly... The Flight attendant upgraded us to extra leg room & gave us extra Champaign Met the bus at the terminal, one thing to note... the bus only waits for an hour if you they will leave it you don't get there on time Took about 45 minutes to get to the Resort They check you in pretty quickly, one thing I noticed... They are always cleaning and washing the floorsWe stayed in a Junior Suite, it was ok would be nicer if they had a pullout couch too. Room had 4 bottles of booze. Rum, Tequila, Vodka and Brandy... fridge is always stocked with water and Pop TV with some english channels and Free Wi Fi are available as wellFor the most part staff were really nice, friendly and helpful. Noticed some places are not as attentive to the drinks though, like parts of the pool Nice they have a loud pool and a quiet pool... one side has all the activities, where the other side is more chill Lots of places to eat, one place for breaky... it's a buffet. Breaky staff are rally good and attentive Lunch you have Buffet, Italian Restaurant and they have BBQ by the pool, burgers, hot dogs. they Also have pineapple drinks, Mango on a stick and popsicles (While supplies last haha) Dinner tons of options, For A La Carte they have: Mexican Restaurant (surprisingly not the best meal I had there), Misaki Asian Cuisine, Bombay Indian Cuisine, Steak House (get there early or your waiting 40 minutes), Krystal Restaurant (Fine Dining, only place you gotta wear pants) ... There is also a Buffet Overall the food was OK, nothing over the top... to be honest the first two days I didn't love the food at all.. then we discovered some good places to eat Misaki, Krystal and the Italian Restuarant at lunch, also the Buffet for all meals breaky, lunch and dinner were really good. Tons of options and lots of desserts For you late nighters, there is a 24 hour snack bar, with Burgers, Hot Dogs. Nachos with the 7 - 11 Cheese .... Desserts, Buns, Muffins ... Pop , Booze Beer & wine They also have room service, where you can order snacks and stuff .. nothing special ... but if your hung over and want some breaky it's a nice touch.For entertainment, they have nightly shows and there is a beach bar down below... you also get access to Riu Santa Fe .... but they don't get access to the Palace... over there they have pools and nightly shows as well... Shows are outdoor and under the stars There is also a night club over there Pachas don't think it's affiliated with the real one hahaSmall and kinda smells like puke There is also a 24 hour sports bar there, where you can play pool and video games and get drinks, 7 - 11 Nachos, Burgers and Hot Dogs. All in all had a really good trip lots of fun, nice to not have to worry about Cooking and cleaning One tip, for you Canadians, They don't take US money at the hotel... Just bring your Canadian with you and they will exchange it for you Final thing I went in July it's HOT!!!! Air Conditioned Rooms where Top Notch .... BUT read the sign clearly ... they turn off if you have the Patio Door open... don't make that mistake and come back to a hot room haha

  • mbcampol : Osoyoos, Canada
Excellent service!

This place understands how to staff for a busy, high end resort. Service was quick and friendly in all areas. Room with patio Jacuzzi was amazing. Pool service was frequent and restaurants were decent overall.

  • SamSamSam8000 : Boston, Massachusetts
RUN .... as fast as you can far far away!

Worst resort I have ever stayed at, we didnt have AC for the 4 days we were there. We waited for them to put us in a new room and we kept being told "Yes, we are on it" but nothing was ever done. Bugs were found in the sheets. Talking to the front desk at check out and all we were told was "We cant handle the issue here, you need to email our customer service department in Spain". That made me realize the scam they are running. Hoping on the plane home was the highlight of my trip.

  • Katalynnia : Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Safety concerns, bad service, food stale, toilets flush poorly--"Luxury Hotel"

Too many safety issues around the Hotel, bad service, rude staff, bad coffee, same buffet choices every day, no change in the food menu for breakfast, after a while the food tastes the same, too crowded due to huge Hotel chain. Took too long when ordering a coffee or a drink due to being overcrowded with hotel guests. Desserts were stale, dry & hard, food taste old from days ago. 2 choices for Red or White Wine only! Felt like a commercialized corporate feel & a number person. The tile floor around the pools were too slippery as I almost fell several times. The tile was too smooth when wet. The bridge was too high & with the tile being too smooth when wearing heels, I slipped almost falling. The tile floor inside the shower & bathroom too slippery. Their public bathrooms flush poorly, slow or not at all at times. Tile inside the pools were breaking off. Entertainment was boring, not exciting! Can clearly hear sound coming from your neighbor room. Spa fee is $400 for a couple for one hour. The staff workers were not friendly, overworked, don't smile, rude at times. When check out took the bracelet off to continue to "enjoy the all inclusive services", then staff continuously asked for your bracelet (annoying)! For the price fees of this "Luxury Hotel" not worth it at all being a supposedly high end Luxury Hotel!.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet made to order food stations for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • 24 hr snacks
  • Specialty restaurants for dinner; no reservations required
  • Domestic & Imported beverages
  • In-room mini-bar & liquor dispenser (replenished regularly)
  • Kayaking
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Gym
  • Sauna and Jacuzzi
  • Towels in the pool area
  • Pool loungers and sun umbrellas
  • Live music & theme shows
  • Daily activities for adults (6 days a week)
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Entrance to disco, drinks included 7 days a week
  • Restaurants including Mexican, Japanese, indian and Steakhouse
  • Bars including Lobby bar
  • Disco
  • 2 swimming pools w/adjoining Jacuzzi
  • 2 children's swimming pools
  • Terrace-solarium
  • Children's playground
  • Volleyball court
  • Tennis court
  • Gift shop
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Gym, sauna & Jacuzzi
  • Spa w/different treatments, beauty salon & massage (fee)

All accommodations include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini bar & liquor dispenser (replenished regularly)
  • In room safe
  • WiFi internet access
  • Balcony or terrace

Junior Suites include:

  • Beautifully decorated
  • 2 doubles or 1 king bed
  • Small sitting area with sofa
  • Full bathroom with hairdryer
  • Max occ. 3 adults & 1 child

Suites include:

  • 1 king bed
  • Separate living area including sofa
  • Larger full bathroom
  • Walk-in closet
  • Larger balcony
  • Max occ. 4, up to 3 adults

Kids Deal - Children under 2 years stay and eat free. Child's age must be specified on the rooming list. Children sleep in existing bedding and must share the room with two (2) full paying adults in order to receive the discount. If one adult is traveling with 1 child, the child will be considered an adult. If an adult is traveling with 2 children, the 1st child will be invoiced as an adult and the 2nd pays the child rates.

Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas
    Los Cabos,Mexico

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Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas
Av. Camino Viejo a San Jose Del Cabo KM 4.5 El Medano Ejidal, Cabo San Lucas 23410 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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