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


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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 8143 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    3rd time is NOT the charm

    3rd time staying at Riu Palace cabo. 1st was January 2019, Jacuzzi suite, 2nd August 2019, swim out. Nice facility, always clean. But the food quality has gone down a bit. Enjoyed the beach side meican lunches, but now it's only Italian (pizza, lasagna and pasta). The Mexican food was sooooo good last August. Sever told us that it was changed to only Italian months ago. Fridge and liquor dispensers not filled regularly, even after calling 3x to have it replenished. Originally requested a swim out on the busy side. Sequestered to the back side which has limited sun, from about 9am til noon. Got moved to the sunny side on day 3. Buffet seemed to be the best option. Asked for a late check out, leaving at 330pm. Told to come back day before leaving, then was told to come back morning of departure... Then told that the computers are down.. come back. Called after 830am and told late check is not available. Ask why... Given lame excuse that rooms aren't available. I know for a fact that 4 of the 10 rooms on our swim out side are currently empty. Check in isn't til after can we not have a late check out?? I am willing to pay and Riu account members. Anyways... Just irritating. Last trip to Riu Palace Cabo

    Jan 23, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Food is So So

    We stayed at the RIU Palance from 1/7/20 to 1/14/20 with two other couples. The hotel and all facilities are really nice and the place always has people cleaning, doing upkeep and landscaping work- very well kept! The rooms were very nice, well stocked bar, great view, comfy king size bed and vice nice bathroom. The one shortcoming of the place was the food. Food was just so so. The daily buffet was probably the best, the individual themed restaurants were disappointing and steak night was terrible! The steaks were pittiful ! Poor excused for steak! Golden corral would have been better! And all they offered was french fries- not even a baked potato to go with the steak. Breakfast was always good but even there items on the steam tables were often dry. Overall a good experience but next time I'll look elsewhere in Cabo.

    Jan 21, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best Hotel

    The hotel was beautiful and fabulous. Its very clean. the food was great . the romantic dinner on the beach was amazing. the service was on point. there was nothing they would get or do for you. if you want it they can assistance you

    Jan 21, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family 8

    Amazing trip Amazing view Cabo is beautiful Lots to do and see Resort food is expected alacarts were not the best Great location Close to airport and town Beach is beautiful be-careful if your not a great swimmer ocean cN take you for a ride Hit marine up for great food and fun and have look at beautiful boats Can never go Wrong with glass bottom boat over to lovers beach

    Jan 20, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Food quality has declined

    We just returned from our Riu Palace vacation. We were there in Jan of 2016 just before the big renovation of the hotel. We loved our stay then and gave them an excellent review. We were especially impressed with the food quality and variety. So we returned this Jan with high expectations. I would give the hotel another excellent review in every area except food. It was very average this time. A much smaller evening buffet now, with little change in the menu from day to day. We missed the festive theme nights they used to have. And the quality was inconsistent. Often dishes were not hot and even cold at times. Or undercooked or over cooked. We appreciated the variety of salad fixings and veggies and all the fresh fruit and breads. Breakfast was always pretty good. And the lunch buffet on the lower level was good generally too. We really loved the new outdoor patio off the main dining room. Great addition to the hotel! We would have gone to the a la carte dining to change things up but in talking to others around the resort the consensus was disappointment. We found this the first time we were there too. We don’t find a la carte dining at all inclusive hotels great. The renovations have been a nice improvement. Didn’t care for the decorating in the lobby. We thought the old lobby was more impressive. Our room was good, beds comfortable, AC worked great, fridge well stocked, nice bathroom with big shower. And very good housekeeping. Rooms not soundproof so you hear your neighbours and lots of hall noise. The Palace is very clean everywhere and service staff are very good. We like the pool area (and guys were working on cleaning and repairs all week), beach, views and close proximity to Cabo. And very happy with the good free wifi the hotel has now. The evening shows seemed redundant of many all inclusive resorts we’ve seen before so we skipped them. We took a water taxi through Scuba Caribe (by the towel hut) to go out around Los Arcos. Very reasonably priced and was well worth doing. We would say overall this is a great place to stay but we probably will try somewhere different next time based on our disappointment with the food repetition and quality.

    Jan 19, 2020

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