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A seaside Palace
Less than 3 miles from Cabo San Lucas downtown and marine, this 642-room resort faces Médano Beach with views of the Arch and Lover’s Beach. Exceptional service and courteous staff.
The Ultimate All-Inclusive
A Main Buffet Restaurant, 4 specialty restaurants, 5 bars and a 24 Hour Sport Bar. Day/night activities, a children's and adults' disco, and a children's club are among amenities included in the room rate.
Guest suites contain furnished balconies or ground-floor terraces with views of the Sea of Cortez and include minibars with soft drinks, water, and beer, and four-bottle liquor dispensers.
- Good location
- Helpful staff
- Clean guestrooms
- Beds could've been more comfortable
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.
Food and beverages
- All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
- 24-hour room service
- In-room minibar (all beverages included)
Activities and facilities/equipment
- Fitness facilities
- Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old
- Onsite entertainment and activities
- Access to onsite clubs
- Onsite live performances
- Theme parties
- Motorized water sports
- Scuba-diving excursions
- Scuba-diving lessons
- Snorkeling excursions
- Airport transfers
- Laundry/dry cleaning services
- Spa/beauty facilities and services
- Wireless Internet access
- Offsite tours
The Cabo San Lucas Hotel has a health club with five twin-bed treatment rooms includes women's and men's saunas. Services include massage, reflexology, body wraps and scrubs, facials, henna tattooing, hair braiding, waxing, and hair and nail care (surcharges). An Internet/game room offers four computers and free wireless Internet access, table games, and coin-operated video games. An ocean-view fitness center contains cardio and weight machines.
Free parking is available on site, and nearby street parking is also complimentary (limited availability).
The Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas and its 642 deluxe guestrooms are set on the beach at the southern end of the Baja California peninsula, in front of the famous Cabo San Lucas stone arches. Downtown Cabo San Lucas is 4.5 km (2.5 miles) away.
Unique amenities include mini-bar and liquor dispenser, while some suites boast hydro-massage bathtubs and a jacuzzi on the terrace. This All-Inclusive resort offers luxurious facilities and a full range of sports and leisure alternatives, not to mention gourmet food, elegant furnishings, and personal, exclusive service. All-inclusive amenities include the use of kayaks, body boards, swimming pools, beach access, one introductory scuba class in the pool, towel service, tennis, beach volleyball, beach soccer, ping pong, and basketball.
This Cabo San Lucas Resort features five restaurants serving Asian, Italian, and American cuisine. Both buffet and à la carte options are available. Snacks and drinks are available 24 hours a day. Guests benefit with free entrance to Pacha night club and drinks (open six nights a week).
In addition to 2 outdoor pools, the Cabo San Luc hotel has a pool designed especially for children. The swim-up pool bar serves drinks to swimmers and sun-worshippers. Registered guests benefit with “The Exchange Privileges Program”, allowing them to enjoy 5 swimming pools, the beach area, all 5 restaurants and 7 bars located at the next door property Riu Santa Fe.
Saunas, massages and beauty services are available on site. The hotel also offers a kids' club with supervised activities for children. Business amenities include computer rental, three meeting rooms, audio-visual equipment, and banquet facilities are also available. Guests can take advantage of complimentary wireless Internet in the lobby.
- Children's pool
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Children's club (free)
- Supervised childcare/activities (free)
- Multilingual staff
- Total number of rooms - 642
- 24-hour front desk
- Hair salon
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Shopping on site
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Babysitting or childcare
- Number of bars/lounges - 5
- Number of poolside bars - 2
- Number of swim-up bars - 2
- Wedding services
- Coffee/tea in common areas
- Free breakfast
- Conference space
- Express check-in
- Express check-out
- Full-service spa
- Billiards or pool table
- Grocery/convenience store
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Free WiFi
- Children's club
- Number of floors - 5
- Parking (limited spaces)
- Rooftop terrace
- Luggage storage
- Local Expert Concierge
- Beach umbrellas
- Beach sun loungers
- Pool sun loungers
- Free parking nearby
- Beach towels
- Free self parking
- Year Built 2005
- Outdoor tennis courts - 2
- Snack bar/deli
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Spa services on site
- Spa tub
- Steam room
- Health club
- Number of outdoor pools - 2
- Pool umbrellas
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Tennis on site
- Number of restaurants - 5
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces), Free parking nearby
- Free WiFi
- Premium TV channels
- Separate sitting area
- Furnished balcony or patio
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling fan
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free bottled water
- Turndown service
- Designer toiletries
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Partially open bathroom
- Daily housekeeping
- Room service (24 hours)
- Pillowtop mattress
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Satellite TV service
Where to Eat
All meals and beverages, plus all gratuities, at the following restaurants, snack spots, and bars are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).
El Médano - Air-conditioned dining room with high, decoratively painted ceilings, draped windows, arches, wrought-iron chandeliers, dark-wood trim, white table linens. Also, open-air terrace seating with garden view. Breakfast and dinner buffets daily. Themed dinner buffets twice weekly.
San José - Freestanding, beachfront, orange-adobe, open-air theme restaurant with raw-log ceiling beams, white table linens. Italian buffet lunch, Mexican à la carte dinner. Late-night snacks such as burgers and nachos. Dinner dress code: Long pants, no T-shirts or sandals for men. Garden, ocean, and pool views.
Sample dinner menu for San José
Misaki - Japanese, fine-dining, air-conditioned restaurant with high ceiling, polished-wood floor facing enclosed, bamboo-lined, open-air courtyard around running-water pond. Open for à la carte dinners only. Dress code: Long pants, no T-shirts or sandals for men. Garden view.
Sample menu for Misaki
Mar de Cortés - Open-air spot serving buffet lunch and snack foods in late afternoon. À la carte steakhouse at night. Dinner dress code: Long pants, no T-shirts or sandals for men. Garden, ocean, and pool views.
Sample menu for Mar de Cortés
Krystal - A la carte fine-dining restaurant specializing in fusion cuisine that blends local ingredients, regional flavors, and international techniques. Menu developed by Michelin-star Spanish chefs. Garden view.
Sample menu for Krystal
La Ventana - Lobby bar/lounge with terrace providing panoramic view of Sea of Cortez and Land's End rock formations. Red-brick domed ceiling. Sports on plasma TVs. Coin-operated pool tables. Pianist nightly. Open 21 hours for drinks. Open midnight to 5 AM (hours subject to change) for snack foods such as burgers and nachos.
Los Cabos - Open-air theater bar. Open early evening to late night.
La Plaza - Open-air theater bar. Open early evening to late night.
Baja Norte - Pool bar with swim-up side under cupola. Open mid-morning to late evening.
Baja Sur - Pool bar with swim-up side under cupola. Open mid-morning to late evening.
Pacha - Air-conditioned disco with bar open late night to after midnight.
Nearby Things to Do
The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).
Two identical complexes contain heated, 49-meter-long (160-ft) freeform swimming pools with infinity edges, semicircular jetted sections, and in-water lounges. One pool is for activities; the other is a "quiet" pool. Each complex also includes a heated, 12-meter-wide (40-ft) swim-up-bar pool with infinity edges, semi-circular jetted sections, tables, and stools.
While ideal for strolling and sunbathing, the beach in front of the Riu Palace is not safe for swimming due to powerful undertows. Safe swimming and water sports rentals for personal watercraft, parasailing, and banana-boating are available on Médano Beach 3 km (1.75 mi) south of the resort by road and 400 meters (437 yds) by beach. The resort provides kayaks and body boards, but discourages all but strong swimmers from using them.
Distances to Los Cabos's principal golf courses are: The Raven Golf Club 1.75 km (1 mi); Cabo del Sol golf courses 6.5 km (4 mi); Cabo Real Golf Course 16.5 km (10.25 mi); Palmilla Golf Course 22.5 km (14 mi).
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Snorkeling nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Scuba diving nearby
- Water skiing nearby
- Personal motorized watercraft on site
- Scooter/moped rentals nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Mountain biking nearby
- Skydiving nearby
- Parasailing nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Rafting nearby
- Fitness classes on site
- Basketball on site
- Ecotours on site
- Kayaking on site
- Playground on site
- Surfing/boogie boarding on site
- Volleyball on site
- Yoga classes/instruction on site
The onsite full-service Renova Spa, with its beachfront location, offers guests a wide selection of treatments. Aromatherapy, thalassotherapy, massages, scrubs, wraps, manicures and pedicures are among the spa services.
Renova Spa features a café, a mud bath, sauna, a spa tub, and four treatment rooms. Outdoor and couple treatment rooms are also available. Advanced reservations are required for treatments and massages.
- Number of treatment rooms 4
- Outdoor treatment areas
- Couples treatment rooms
- Massages on beach
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Thalassotherapy treatments
- Mud bath in spa
- Sauna in spa
- Spa tub in spa
- Hot springs/mineral springs in spa
- Minimum age to access spa is 18
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
- Roll-in shower
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
- No pets or service animals allowed
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No pets or service animals allowed
Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
Due to Mexican government regulations, Riu Hotels and Resorts will no longer exchange US dollars for Mexican pesos at their properties located in Mexico.
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We should mention
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.
Awards & Affiliations
All honeymooners will receive a fruit basket and a surprise gift in their rooms upon arrival.
Marriage certificate is required upon check-in. Guests must notify the property in advance that they are on their honeymoon. Offer valid for all booking and travel dates. Other restrictions may apply.