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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
  • Barbora S :
Mine and mum's getaway

We visited this resort for an all-inclusive getaway at the end of April and I must say, it had far exceeded our expectations. The hotel was a dream, from architecture, to staff, to programs and the food, it could not have been any better. Typically, I like to be more thorough with my reviews-include the good and the bad but I honestly cannot think of anything that would have put a damper on our experience. Our hotel room was clean and updated with everything functioning as it should. The food at the restaurants was excellent. True to its 5 star ratings and the food at the buffet was also very, very good. I would always be satisfied when finished eating. The coffee was also super tasty and mum and I especially loved going for Americanos in the afternoon to take in all the views. The beach was kept very clean, however, the only downfall was that we couldn't swim, which is our of the resort's control, seeing as the waves are much more aggressive in that particular part of the coast. No biggie though :) we had an epic time regardless. I would absolutely recommend this resort to my friends and other travellers.

  • Meaghan B :
Buy your jewelry from Alfredo white gloves!

It was a pleasure to buy my jewelry for my friends and family from Alfredo with the white gloves. He was very patient with how picky I am, kind, and helpful. His English was perfect and had a beautiful selection of silver. He wasn't aggressive or pushy. Great guy to buy your souvenirs from!

  • Becky L : San Diego, California
Stay somewhere else

Not even close to being worth the price. At first we thought maybe we were expecting too much. We stayed at the Rui in Nuevo Puerto, and it was awesome. But after speaking with other guests, we all agreed that this "palace" was lacking in all areas. We got a jr suite ocean view. We paid $185 per person per day, stayed 6 nights. The room was "unkept". There were squished bugs all over the walls and ceilings. The grout and bathroom floors didn't seem like they were ever really cleaned. We went 3 days before having our fridge restocked, eventhough we called and requested service on the 2nd day. The room service food was generic, basic food with very minimal options and poorly made. Every palm tree on the property was over grown with dead frons and berries everywhere. There just didnt seem to be any pride. The wifi was a joke, didn't work anywhere. And again, many guests had the same problems we did. The pools were nice and were well kept, but keeping your cup full in these areas was difficult. The service over all was not friendly. The emloyees seemed to be unhappy. Not just 1 or 2, but the majority. The bars were understaffed and there was nothing open after midnight. There was also no where to just walk up and get a cup of coffee or a decent snack. The is a 24 hour "self serve area" but it had the same food as the room service, either fried junk, or finger sandwiches. The A/C was "on the fritz" we were told, for the first 4 days we were there. We finally went to speak with a manager after an issue with being treated poorly by one of the bartenders. We witnessed him treating other women the same way. We went over all of these issues, plus some with the desk supervisor. We were supposed to get a call from the Public relations manager the following day, however that never happened either. This place is not horrible, the food is good in the restaurants, but we had more fun and had better food when we went into town. The cabs are very expensive. $14 regardless of where we went. Due to dirt roads and no sidewalks there wasn't really another option. One day we walked 50 mins along the beach to the Mango Deck where they had all the water activities and awesome bar, and of course 50 mins back. Wow.... what a walk. The beaches there are beauitfull, but unless u are a fairly strong swimmer, this is not the place for family beach time. We truly believe that the issue was more of a lack of concern of the managment for both the employees and guests of this establishment. For almost $400 a night, we truly expected more. We have stayed in several all inclusive resorts in Mexico, this was by far the most expensive, and worst experience we have had. Next time, here in Cabo we will stay in the Marina area and not go all inclusive.

  • LiznScotty : Wall NJ
Fantastic second honeymoon in 2006

Loved this place - stayed here when it first opened and had a almost perfect experience - just a bit of confusion with our room but they fixed it and gave a beautiful place .... lots to do .... great property - it was brand new when we stayed there

  • john t :
Awesome Birthday Weekend. Go ahead and book already

Thank you Alberto Barcelona, Jorge Ramirez, Manuel Romero, and Stephanie Weffer for your attention to detail and kindness as I celebrated my 55th Birthday. We had been to the hotel since the renovation and what a difference! The food and beverage outlets were fabulous and plentiful. Our swim up room was fabulous, had an awesome rain shower, very cool with the AC, great housekeeping and responsive minibar.... and so well located. Definitely worth the extra few dollars. Views from the infinity pool gorgeous.On my last day I dove into the pool with about $100 in my pocket. Eventually they all floated out, and a nice gentleman helped my dive and retrieve them. I learned that he was a Riu associate on vacation, and his words to me were "my pleasure, I care about my guests. " Pretty much sums up the hotel excellent experience. If you are considering Cabo, I highly recommend the Riu Palace.

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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.