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
  • Shaneen W :
don't book with apple

This hotel was great. Service and food was wonderful. Our mistake was booking with Apple Vacations who told us we were getting a "Deluxe Oceanview" room. If you stood at the balcony railing...there was the oceanview. If you looked from the room you say an empty lot that had a makeshift horse shelter. Disappointing, very disappointing. Apple gave us a $100 certificate for out next vacation...generous huh?

  • olidar2 : Lexington, South Carolina
Another great vacation at this fantastic property

I returned to Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas for a vacation in August 2017, after my last trip there about 6 years ago. Make no mistake, this is a gorgeous property. Spacious, well maintained, with unbelievable views of land’s end. I am a frequent traveler to Riu properties, and this one is one my favorites. I was impressed with the results of their recent renovations to the lobby, restaurants and guest room bathrooms. I found the food to be very good and a lot of variety. I just can’t understand how some people can criticize the food here for the price you pay. I guess some people are just too picky and should just spend substantially more to go somewhere else. I truly enjoyed the taste of almost everything I sampled. The drinks were delicious. I drink mostly margaritas, and Don Julio was my primary choice for tequila. The bartenders were very friendly and made great drinks, most ensuring real lime juice was squeezed into the drinks. The entertainment staff was very friendly, spent time talking to us, and made the stay enjoyable. The restaurant wait staff were friendly and attentive, always trying to please you and ensure all your needs were taken care of. I could go on and on, but really I thoroughly enjoyed my vacation here and can’t wait to return. Please remember to tip as appropriate, these people work hard to make your stay a memorable one.

  • Roldan P :
Stolen Cash

The staff stole $180 out of $480 from inside of a luggage bag (the money was covered by clothes so they must have dug inside). The receptionist had us fill out a security report to document the incident and their manager came to our room to see what was stolen and where the bag was when it happened. What a waste of an afternoon. I'll change the rating of this review if the hotel decide to resolve the issue or credit us the amount stolen. The safes are a joke as the hotel staff have access to them so not like it would have done us much use here if they were digging around for things to take. We weren't provided a DND tag until after we reported the issue. I recommend putting up a do not disturb sign so the same things doesn't happen to you if you stay at this hotel.

  • JullesBee : Houston, Texas
We will return

My hubby gift for Valentine's. Our first visit to hotel in Cabo and it will not be our last. The staff was quite friendly. The food was decadent, with a vast variety of food options. Everyday the culinary staff out did themselves. On valentines the culinary staff created a feast that dazzled the eyes, nurtured the body and soothe the soul. At that moment I realised how great life can be, and felt the guilt it should be shared with all.Our rooms were clean and the landscapes were well beautifully manicured.The drinks offered were a bit weak, but you were specific with the staff your desires it was met.There is coffee bar on the main entrance floor with a beautiful view of the Pacific. It was our way to end the evenings. I highly recommend this hotel. It is certainly will not be our last visit.

  • dwill4real : Los Angeles, California
Beautiful Resort, but Vacationer Beware...

On 08/09/17, my bff and I stayed at this resort and we both are suffering from stomach viruses!! I can barely hold any food down. My stomach feels super weird. Sour. Queasy. And strangely, BOTH of our cycle came super early on the same day!!! While the room was nice and clean, it had a potent mildew stench and the smell was embedded in everything we own...including our hair!! The food was plenty, but bland...nasty...and I can tell that the produce (especially) was not through a reputable supplier. I even spit out the fresh squeezed apple juice!! (the beginning of our illness)Waist-down, my bff broke out in a rash/tiny bumps after she had gotten out the pool!!! We stayed at this hotel because we thought it was a "5 star" hotel! Sooooo not the case! I was sorry to give this hotel a bad review, but it left me sick as a dog (still).

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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