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.

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 All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties 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 Based on 7919 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Those with Allergies..BEWARE

    Came here with a large group of friends for a birthday celebration - it was fun and easy to get around the resort, and very affordable as well. We took advantage of the pool bar most days and were able to relax on and off the resort. The pool parties at night were really neat as well. The food however was off putting. I guess that's to be expected at an all-inclusive resort, however the fact that we told the front desk and every waiter that there was a severe allergy at the table and it was totally disregarded is unacceptable. I was served vegetables that was lightly covered in pesto (containing tree nuts) despite warning them multiple times the severity of the allergy. The waiter assured that the meal was okay. Seconds after taking a bite (on my birthday nevertheless) my throat began to swell and I began to break out in hives. I was forced to use an EpiPen on my birthday and came near to anaphylaxis and all the hotel did was have the chef apologize. We have reached out to Riu multiple times to find a resolution, and there is none, therefore this review is well constituted. Simple apologies and putting it off like it was no big deal. If this was a child who did not know how to voice their reaction, or if I was not quick enough with my medicine, there could have been death involved. Reevaluate your meal situation Riu. Won't be back.

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Another fantastic stay at Riu resort in a gorgeous location! . Everyone from the entertainment team to the cleaning staff helped to make this an amazing stay. WiFi in the rooms and in fact all around the hotel was amazing, super fast and didn’t lose connection. Mini bar was stocked every day. The food presentation and taste was always excellent. This is a hotel I would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks so much for everything!

    Aug 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    RIU Palace is Definitely a Palatial Experience

    My wife and I stayed at the RUI Palace from 7-30 through 8-2-19 to attend my niece's wedding being held there. It was all-inclusive and well worth it. They had a variety of food alternatives. The pools and views were amazing. The staff was attentive, friendly and cordial. Drinks and food were all great and very accessible. In the middle of the night, it was a little harder to find something to eat but what do you expect at 3 am. This would be the only negative if you could call it one. I would come back in an instant.

    Aug 09, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worth it but...

    I’ve got nothing but good things to say about the resort. Very friendly. Very clean and modern. Food was plenty and good quality. Nice pools. I would definitely repeat. For the money, I might take a hard look at Riu Santa Fe next time because it looked pretty solid too for less. However. We went into town a bunch of times and the good news is uber works in Cabo and it’s super easy and super affordable. It’s ~3x cheaper than the taxi racket in town with no upselling. The bad news is the Riu won’t let uber drivers get within several blocks of the property and the guests have to hike 10 minutes to and from. The poor drivers said the Riu will actually impound their car and fine them $1000 pesos. The only exception is at night when they will let them drop us off probably for our safety. It’s kinda lame for an otherwise great deal.

    Aug 08, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Place to Celebrate our Anniversary!

    Had a great stay and awesome experience at RIU Palace. North a million-dollar majestic view of the arch, superb accommodation, lively entertainment that people in all ages can enjoy, excellent food & drinks, fantastic customer service from the friendly hotel staff and I loved the swim up bars and water sports at day time. I would highly recommended to book your holiday here for an all-inclusive stay, no regrets. All Thumbs up, Riu!!!

    Aug 07, 2019
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