Hotel Overview

2019 Exceptional Values

Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availability at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request), $35 spa credit on a selected couples massage for two (120 min). This discount applies per couple, per stay and does not apply with other promotions and discounts. 

Enjoy a stay at the beautiful Riu Baja California Adults Only 18+ in Los Cabos! This amazing all-inclusive resort, with its modern and elegant design, features amazing views of the bay, pool area, and the famous Arch at Cabo San Lucas, along with a variety of amenities that are prefect for singles, couples, and friends! 

While in Los Cabos, you'll certainly want to soak up the sun. That's why you'll love having access to four swimming pools, two swim-up bars, complimentary sun loungers, parasols, and towels. You'll even have free unlimited access to Splash Water World at Riu Santa Fe! 

After working up an appetite, dine at the six mouth-watering restaurants, each offering different flavors that will make your taste buds sing. A coffee shop, patisserie, and ice cream parlor are also available to satisfy that after dinner sweet tooth. Don't want to leave your room? Not a problem! 24-hour room service is available for your convenience. 

Five bars, each serving local and international beverages, are available when you're looking for a refreshing drink. And if you find yourself out and about during the wee hours of the morning, the 24-hour lounge will have everything you need for a relaxing drink with friends. 

On days when you simply want to release stress and tension, head over to the Renova Spa ($) and enjoy a pampering treatment or massage. You'll also receive complimentary access to the gym, steam bath, and whirlpool. 

Property Information

Total rooms and suites: 602


Hotel Details

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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

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 Policy - Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year.

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 Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 348 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not What We Expected

    Let me start off by saying I have never put a bad review on Trip Advisor but wanted to point out some things about this resort. I will say the resort is very clean and well maintained. The staff at the resort were great and very helpful. The pools and bars were great. The location to Cabo was close and was easy to get transportation to town. Now the 2 things that would make us pick a different resort next time we go to Cabo. The first is not huge but wifi was very hard to use at the hotel. The wifi seem to be blocking everything expect for Facebook. The second thing and biggest issue for us was the restaurants. They have a buffet which is not very good basically a cafeteria. The a la carte restaurants were 5 in total. However those were not open every night having a random schedule with only 3 open on each day. The menus at these restaurants were very limited having only 4 entrees and some of these were not even available. That did not change for the 12 days we were there. We ended up eating off resort 5-6 times as we didn’t want the same meal again or having to wait over an hour to get in to the restaurant. The restaurants were the same at the other 2 Rius as well having the same issues. It’s too bad the the dinning will keep us from booking this resort chain again.

    Jun 02, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    really nice

    overall we had a great time at riu palace baja. the food was unremarkable, but plentiful . you should know that the hotel thinks walking outside onto your balcony to see part of the ocean, is a "partial ocean view", i don't, still a very nice balcony just the same. the room was large, clean, comfortable. the room had all we needed, free bottled water, and 4 kinds of hard liquor, reg. and light beer, great king size bed, ac and ceiling fan. the grounds are beautiful. the pools are large and in great condition . included free drinks,coffee, snacks were everywhere. staff was always happy, friendly, helpful. you have access to the other 2 riu hotels by walking a short distance. try the buffet at the palace, its really large and beautiful. we would loved to stay longer, and would return to this hotel. we also found the riu hotel in new york to be wonderful.

    Jun 01, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Kim’s review

    My hubby and I had a great time. We really enjoyed the pool and restaurants. This was our second time at a Riu resort and are looking forward to checking out another Riu in Jamaica next year with a few of our friends

    Jun 01, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful location with breathtaking view!

    This was the 6th stay at a Riu Palace and the 1st time here. It was incredibly clean with great service and food. We were slightly disappointed that they could not supply lobster but that was because of high US tariffs. I have a gluten allergy and they worked with me as best they could. We never lacked for excellent meals. After day one, we requested a table with Yesinia for all our breakfast and luncheon meals for the full 8 days. She was attentive and remembered what all 7 of us liked. When she had a day off, her sister Soledad took great care of us also. The buffet had very misleading allery signs on all of the food. They listed most everything that had NO gluten as containing gluten. I brought this to their attention a few times. Avacados, cheese, eggs, all said gluten, and maybe another dozen or more signs. I know what I cannot have so I stayed healthy. Other than that, it was great. Entertainment was very nice and we particularly loved the piano music every night after dinner. We are an older group so the very loud parties at their Riu Santa Fe next door were not for us but they either ran from 2 to 7pm or 7 to 11pm. I would recommend a room as far from that hotel as possible if you go to bed at 9-10pm like me. There is an abundances of chairs at all four pools so you never had to save any! Ubaldo at the Daiquiri Bar made the best martinis. We always bring lots of extra money for tipping everyone every day. Our housekeeper Mariela kept our room spotless.

    May 28, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The food is aweful!!

    Terrible horrible meals at all the restaurants. Customer service sucks, they could care less about your feelings. The only good thing about this resort is they party, they party hard. So it's truly your choice. The breakfast buffet was the only meal i enjoyed.

    May 28, 2019
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