Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

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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
  • Bryella V :
Great Stay in Cabo

Visited this resort in May with our 11 month old at the time and it was a great resort. The service was impeccable and the resort itself was beautiful. There was great selection on resort for food and the rooms were a great size. We had a view of the pool and the mazing ocean. Cabo itself is just a gorgeous place. This resort certainly reflected that. The nice thing about staying at the Palace is that you also gain access to the Riu Sante Fe next door. If you stay at Sante Fe though you do not gain access to the Palace so theres more to roam and explore. The Palace is a fun atmosphere yet being still quiet and relaxed. Santa Fe next door is more your Spring Breakers, young party crowd as we observed each time we ventured over to that resort. The pools at the Palace are large with swim up bars and each day they host a different event or barbecue poolside so you never have to go far from the pool for food or entertainment. The staff is great and very accommodating. The decor and common areas in the resort boast gorgeous tropical decor. The outside patio of the main buffet is charming and romantic you're looking for a spot outside the buffet style dining. In terms of travelling with young children, this resort also has the kids clubs and on resort babysitters that can stay in room with your child[ren] for an hourly fee. All in all this was a great stay. We would definitely stay here again with our family or even with friends or couples. This resort had something for everyone. *****Little tip: There is an incredible massage place on the beach just to the left of the hotel when you exit down to the sand near the pool. It is essentially a booth with a curtain beachside but this is a hidden gem and DEFINITELY worth it.

  • Marcy P : Lehi, Utah
Fun in the sun

This is shuch a fun place we can be as relaxed or on the go just when we want helpful staff and friendly we travel here twice a year and keep coming back because of the way were treated for the price and the atmosphere you can't get much better so this is our sixth time and will keep coming back for more

  • mel2462016 : Buffalo, New York
how my wife was lied to when I had a Heart attack concerning our Riu class points

We were visiting the Riu Palace for the 3rd time for a 10 day trip and after the 3rd night I had a heart attack and the resort doctor sent me to the hospital in an ambulance to be operated on. I spent 3 night in a Mexican hospital and was released to go right home so I lost the remaining 7 nights at the resort which I'm sure they sold the remaining days of our stay so they doubled their money.The problem is the resort manager gave my wife permission to use the phone without charge due to what happened and was very nice to her.Once we get home I wrote the Riu Class people why they took over 800+points from our account for calls my wife made to our credit card companies to up the limits to pay for the hospital which was over $43,000. Now get this....they took over 800 points for calls and sold the remaining days of our trip and for the nights we stayed they gave us some points only for the nights we stayed and not for the 10 nights we paid for. I wrote no less than 5-6 time to the Riu Class people and they couldn't care less what happened to me or give back the points as we told them what happened and we had the approval of the resort manager to make those calls.The points to them are meaningless so why burn a loyal client that went on (7) Riu trips in a row.....this is mind blowing. In addition Riu didn't even give us a credit for the days we couldn't stay. Totally unreal.

  • ginnyoco : Milan, Illinois
Cabo SAN Lucas

Hotel was modern, clean, friendly, food was wonderful. Lots of fresh fruit and veggies, desert were over the top. Bar tenders were generous with their pour. Only two things upset me. We ran out of sun block. Note to self bring extra next time. The price for one spray can of sunblock was over 350.00 peso. With the USA dollar exchange my bill was 26.00 bucks. I did the math once I was back in our room to find out the girl cheated me out of about 5 bucks. My fault I should have done the math earlier. Second was the bell boy did not get our luggage into a transfer van from the hotel back to the airport. I guess I should have paid more attention. Good news I was able to get a taxi back to the hotel retrieve my luggage and still make my flight. Bad news the taxi cost us 125.00 US dollars. I still enjoyed our stay. I would go back just would make sure to bring extra sunblock. Stand at the back of the van and watch our luggage till I was sure it was on the bus.

  • TAMMIE O : Lizana
just short of spectacular

we were there in 2012, the Riu is an all-inclusive resort, its beautiful check in, is open air, you feel the breezes, as you check in, you smell the buffet aromas and cannot wait to jump in! The infinity pools are breath taking, the wade pool is great for little kids, there are fancy dining restaurants and not so fancy ones, you need reservations for the fine dining ahead so make sure you reserve those before you get there. The rooms are great, with safes, make sure you ask for an ocean view! Everything is back to normal after the last hurricane a year ago. Sammy Hagar's eatery is still hopping!

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 w/reservations
  • 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, Pizzeria, Grill & Steakhouse, dress code & reservations required
  • 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 WiFi
  • 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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