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 8058 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu palace November 2019

    I had been to cabo before with my husband several years ago. This time I came alone. It was my first time at this resort. The day I arrived, it was before check-in. I was overwhelmed with how big this resort was. Now I'm no stranger to big resorts (I stayed at Moon Palace in Cancun back in 2015). The next day I was able to find my away around and got the lay of the land. Once you figure it out, it feels so obvious and I felt stupid for not understanding how easy it was. Now, please know if you can't handle stairs, this isn't the resort for you. There aren't alot, but you cant navigate the resort easily without taking the stairs. So, elderly and families with strollers beware. I found the food at the buffet the best, although the only specialty restaurant I tried was the steakhouse. I ordered the salmon at the steakhouse (considering I'm from the Pacific northwest and I know good salmon, that was not a good choice) but the steaks at the buffets were amazing. I also enjoyed the wraps/burritos they had poolside. The pools were amazing, all with infinity edges. I found the water was kinda cold considering the weather, but the day I checked out they turned on the heat and it felt much better. My room was amazing. I stayed in room 4014 which butts up against the Riu Santafe. I didn't attend any of the pool parties, but i wish i did. I heard they were pretty awesome. I met alot of people while I was there, and they were all very nice. I would definitely stay there again

    Dec 04, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Couples getaway

    Just came back after spending a week at this resort and I must say it was excellent! The staff go out of their way to help and are so friendly. The food was great. Lots at the buffet to choose from and really nice selection of restaurants. They do everything they can at this hotel to keep you entertained, fed, and happy. My boyfriend and I would definitely go back. If you’re looking for a nice, classy, clean hotel this is the one! Thanks for a great holiday Riu Palace!

    Dec 03, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    1 week getaway to Cabo

    Hotel is really nice, lots of pools and bars Room and all ares were always clean Specialty restaurant selection was limited when we went, with rotating closures Buffet in Mar de Cortez and Medano were consistent with lots of choices and reasonable quality Highlight for me was the Lamb in the San Jose restaurant Staff were all friendly and helpful Blanca in the Cortez and Medano buffet was a positive for our experience, with her welcoming attitude and warm smile

    Dec 01, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family Holiday at Rui, good fishing & beautiful views.

    Hotel was fantastic, staff couldn’t be more helpful. Quality of alcohol really good for all inclusive, food also nice but could maybe be slightly improved. Family went fishing 3 times in the week and had amazing experiences clutching marlin and dorado, restaurant by the marina cooked the dorado that evening for our dinner. Breathtaking beach and coastal features. Alfredo ‘white gloves’ on Riu beach just outside the hotel sold me a beautiful sterling silver ring and bracelet, good price and quality.

    Nov 29, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Lovely resort Definitely 4+ stars!!!

    The views at this resort are definitely picturesque! The sun comes up over the beautiful pool area and with the palm trees, it is just so pretty. The buffet always had so much variety of foods to choose from. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. I found the the Japanese restaurant was closed the 2-3 nights we tried to access it. The one night we tried to go to the Indian restaurant and was told we couldn't get in... We were a step away from the Santa Fe resort...where the wild pool parties are. And a few more steps away from the adult only..Baja resort! If I head back to a Riu in Cabo I'll definitely stay at the Baja! Overall my experience was pleasant and I loved it!!

    Nov 28, 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 operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, 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 120319