Hotel Overview

The 24-hour all-inclusive Riu Palace Peninsula is located at the heart of Cancun. The resort is situated on a dazzling stretch of white sand beach and framed by tropical vegetation and crystal clear turquoise water.

Enjoy a day of relaxing by taking care of your body in the Renova Spa. There are a variety of treatments to choose from to relax the mind, body and soul. The gym, steam bath, and Jacuzzi are free of charge. Get your heart pumping with daily activities including volleyball, RiuLand Mini-Club, and watersports, including windsurfing, kayaking, and snorkeling. 

Whatever your taste buds desire, you are sure to be satisfied with a huge variety of cuisine, from local to international recipes. Buffets and on-the-spot cooking stations are available nightly and feature a theme buffet three times a week, and à la carterestaurants include Japanese, Fusion, Italian, Mexican, and a Grill and steakhouse. 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. Enjoy a buffet breakfast every day with fresh, tropical juice. 

Live shows, music, and other entertainment keep adults entertained all day and night. Non-stop fun awaits at the other three RIU Hotels in Cancun! Guests staying at Riu Palace Peninsula have exchange privileges at Riu Caribe, Riu Cancun, and Riu Palace Las Americas (dinner dining excluded).


Cancun - Beach
Cancun, Mexico (CUN) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2011
Floors: 20
Total rooms: 562


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory ***Important Information For Our Guests*** Please be aware that due to changing weather and ocean conditions, beach shapes and characteristics may vary.
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.
Advisory The state of Quintana Roo will be charging a sanitation tax of $76.00 MXN (approx. $5 USD) per night per room occupied. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. This fee is subject to change at any time without notice by the hotel.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Deposits or credit/debit card hold authorizations are not requested at check-in. "Minimum age of 18 is required for check-in, an ID/Passport will be requested upon arrival.

Convention Policy : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

Spring Break Policies - 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.

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.

Service Charges
Maid: Included in vacation price.
Bellman: Included in vacation price.

*Please be aware that due to changing weather and ocean conditions, beach shapes and characteristics may vary.*

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 8575 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A beautiful hotel and as always Mexico has our Hearts

    So this was our 7th time to Mexico over the past 20 years and our 2nd at this particular hotel. We have stayed at the Riu Cancun and visited the Caribe and America’s and love them all. It’s better at this one now than it was when it first opened…. The Coffee Shop and The RIU party’s are an incredible additions and at no extra cost I think it’s absolutely brilliant. All of The staff here work so unbelievably hard to keep the place clean and tidy and all of the staff from, Reception, waiters, Spa, Pool Bars & Waiters every single one is friendly. The food offers such a wide variety and even Gluten Free Options. There are plenty of options of restaurants to choose from and we have eaten out a few times here and it’s been a lovely change away from the hotel. All Inclusive anywhere you go will start to feel repetitive after 7/10/14 nights as lovely as it is. So Personally, we like to go out and explore and find different restaurants… Elefant’e is the most beautiful food….. pricey a Indian curry meal for 2 with a couple of drinks each is around £130 GBP bur worth every penny. It’s clean and lovely food at the hotel. I have no cons at all… except Mexico In general seems to have increased in prices all round… from the on site shops which are absolutely crazily over priced to the gift shops down in La Isla….. however it’s all worth it when you’re on holiday. I noticed that the TUI trips have gone up over what we have paid previously but there’s inflation everywhere so I guess it’s as expected. All in all RIU hotels are amazing value for money and Mexico as always we will be back. We would like to mention to the hotel manger that the evening bar man at the bar in the corner Theatre next to the Specialty restaurant ( we feel awful for not remembering his name we are forgetful ) he was the most welcoming and conversational hard working guy…. Always remembering our order every evening.. Baileys with a Little ice. Also the manager David at the Steakhouse and the Japanese Restaurant sometimes too, he was very friendly. Upon check out I left lots of things for the maids… some nice shoes, bag, hats, cups, even a travel kettle along with the usual toiletries. They work so hard and I never bring home what I won’t use again. They appreciate everything and of course tips where you can afford to. Going out and about is as safe as anywhere else… we used the bus and got the ferry to Isla Mujeries. Yes there are police & Miltary going along the beach… bits it’s Not intimidating and it’s only for the safety so please don’t be put off by it. Mexico, see you again soon as always you have our hearts

    May 28, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Most Relaxed

    Was the first trip out of country and at a Resort. I was very impressed with the overall service and the experience of being in a beautiful place like Cancun. I can’t wait to stay at Riu Palace again.

    May 27, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A low value resort…

    All the reviews that say the food is good here are lying! Still here and I’m soooooo hungry because the food here is not edible. The buffet has tons of options but everything is nasty. The meat does not taste like real meat. Every restaurant will make you sick, just don’t eat here. We will be eating off the resort for the rest of our stay. The hotel pools and beach area are beautiful! Views from the superior sea view room are superb. The rooms are big and clean but super outdated. Please renovate this hotel. We had to continuously put in maintenance requests for plumbing leaks. If you enjoy relaxing in your room and watching tv after a long day…do not book this hotel. TVs are really small only 36 inches and very old (no smart TVs), only local channels (mostly in spanish). We watched Netflix on our iPad’s mostly. A/C in rooms are terrible. No A/C in elevators or hallways. Only the lobby. So a packed elevator + the walk back to the room can be brutal depending on how hot it is outside. If your flight arrives early, you still cannot check in until 3pm. We arrived around 12:30 and our room wasn’t ready until 4. RIU Land for kids was just OK. The kids club is not open all day only for a few hours during the day. The schedules for RIU Land and other kid activities are confusing and not completely accurate on the app so always check with the front desk. Overall RIU Peninsula was a low value resort and I will not be returning.

    May 26, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Budget 5 star resort with limited food and activities

    My experience with the Riu palace peninsula went from good to below average. The resort seems very budget friendly and doesn’t feel like a five star resort. There are not many food options throughout the day and food is only available during certain hours. Room service is only cold foods such as sandwiches and salad which can take a while to get to you. The room itself wasn’t the best overall. Throughout the day and night the ac was not blowing well and didn’t get cold at all during the short stay. Both jacuzzis in the room were dirty and the water did not come out as fast. Me and my wife called maintenance several times regarding this and it took a while to even get someone to come to the room and even then they proclaimed everything is fine and the room is cold. The adults only villas are outside and there’s no elevator to commute to and from the rooms. This resort is mainly for someone that just wants to sit around and drink alcohol all day. Another issue at the resort is the soliciting from taxis to many other services. This was my first time staying at Riu resort and I definitely will not be coming back.

    May 26, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Great service and amazing food. We had a lot of fun at the parties. It was my birthday and staff made sure I had amazing day. They did say that we were gonna get Champagne in the room, but we never received it.

    May 23, 2024

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