Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added 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.

Apple Vacations Exceptional Values - valid now through 2020!

Includes complimentary shared transfers when booking an Ocean-view Jacuzzi Suite. 

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas is ideally located within three miles of downtown Cabo San Lucas. This exciting town is known best for its phenomenal deep sea fishing and exciting nightlife. Land lovers will enjoy fabulous shopping, marvelous restaurants, and outstanding nightlife. Breathtaking architecture, elegant restaurants, and luxurious accommodations are all surrounded by splendid tropical gardens.

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas boasts a variety of exceptional restaurants which provide a superb selection of buffet and à la cartedinner choices. Recently revamped menus now offer a wide range of cuisine and finer ingredients at the à la carte restaurants, as well as the incorporation of a vegetarian menu in all restaurants. The buffet restaurant has a special theme twice per week, and à la carte choices include Fusion, Japanese, a Grill Steakhouse, and Mexican. The five bars, including two swim-up bars, serve unlimited drinks and pool area beverage service is available throughout the day. You can even enjoy free unlimited access to Splash Water World at Riu Santa Fe!

In the evening, be entertained by a live show or dance to your favorite tunes at the disco, open six nights a week. Children ages 4-12 can enjoy activities and a playground at RiuLand Mini-Club. Non-motorized watersports are available nearby for a fee and golf is just a short distance away.

Guests looking to be pampered need to look no further than Renova Spa. This full-service Spa boasts a variety of massages, a beauty salon, and a wide array of treatments in a soothing, calming atmosphere. To get your heart racing, the gym, sauna, and Jacuzzi are free of charge. Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas offers a wide array of services, sure to please every traveler!


Cabo San Lucas-Beach
Los Cabos, San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico - Los Cabos Intl Airport (SJD) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2004
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 642


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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 Policies - At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room February through April. Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any RIU property, at any time during the year. RIU Hotels & Resorts, reserves the right to withhold admission to any Spring Breaker. The hotel reserves the right of admission and may request clients to show passport or official ID to prove full identification. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring break groups or unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.

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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating 8032 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing TIme & the RIU Palace Cabo!!!!

    We just returned from an 8-night stay at the RIU Palace Cabo and can't think we could have spent it any better anywhere else! I cannot comprehend some of the poor reviews about the food!!!! We ate at three of the specialty restaurants and neither was the least bit disappointing! The food was very nicely prepared and tasty. and, the buffet.... not sure what else can be included! Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the variety was out-of-this world. Plenty of seafood, meats, salads, fruits. Amazing! Rooms were very clean as was the entire hotel. The entertainment was alot better than other inclusive hotels we've stayed at. Games and exercise at the pool were very nice. Even though were are in our late 50's we enjoyed the RIU Pool parties (4 per week) at the sister hotel! Although it gets a bit crazy, there were many hotel staff and security ensuring everyone's behavior! We really enjoyed them!! There is not enough I can say about the staff throughout the hotel. Everyone is so warm and welcoming and always happy to serve! Make sure you bring dollars to'll feel bad if you don't when they treat you like royalty! The beach behind that hotel is not really swimable because of the rough wave/current. We would Uber into the marina area and go to the beach there or to a couple other nearby beaches which were amazing! Uber works great, but you'll have to walk about one block outside of the hotel, as they are not allowed by government regulations in the hotel (during certain hours when there is an inspector outside). It is very safe though and it saved us lots of money on transportation!! We truly enjoyed Los Cabos and look forward to returning...not sure I would look to stay anywhere else other than at the RIU Palace Cabo.

    Nov 14, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Drunks fighting in rooms, swearing in the bars, now a drunk has vomitted in the pool

    Im disgusted at the behaviour of certain guests at this hotel, the management seem unable to control the drinking, so far we have had drunken americans hammering on our room door late at night, witness paraletic guests swearing in the bars and pools at the top of their voices and now to top it off someone has vomitted in the pool bar, ive never seen anything like this hotel, the management have no control.

    Nov 13, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Publish a show then a football game no idea if show will happen thought they had a sports bar for sports fans looks like the show performers are not happy either as they keep coming to the wings and asking when can they perform

    Nov 11, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beach is dangerous

    Weather was very nice Food is good but a bit salty Resort is spacious and clean Didnt get to enjoy beach because it was dangerous Kid club geared towards younger kids... If you like the beach choose another resort Overall nice resort...

    Nov 11, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Just Wonderful

    We were there for a few days back in October. I had a Suite all to myself. We were a group of 10 and I wanted a place for all of us to be able to hang out. My room was ready as soon as we arrived. We all got to hang out there until the other rooms were ready. I've been here before and they've changed a few things. If you want to party, you have to go over to the Riu Santa Fe. I made that trek a couple of times for the pool party, which was a blast. The pools were clean even though we were in them just about all day long. We met some awesome people in those pools. One is even going to join our group in 2021 when we travel to Riu Aruba. The food is ok (just ok) but there's plenty. You can't go hungry. We didn't get to try the steak house. Next time (2122). The drinks don't seem to have much booze in them, so I normally drink wine or champagne. The staff were awesome as always. Always with a smile and an Hola. I'd tell you more, but I have to get back to work. We enjoyed our stay and I was just recently with our group and all want to return. See you in 2022.

    Nov 07, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air: PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 102319