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Get an overview of this hotelLuxurious oceanfront resort, the ultimate all-inclusive experience with 4 specialty restaurants, children's club

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Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Grocery/convenience store
Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

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.

Sea-view suites

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.

Languages Spoken

Resort Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

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

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Volleyball

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Offsite tours

Resort Amenities

The Cabo San Lucas Hotel has a fitness center with 4 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 4 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

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 6 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.

  • Express check-in 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 6 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Children's club 
  • Local Expert Concierge 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Hair salon 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Total number of rooms - 642 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 5 
  • Number of poolside bars - 2 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Number of swim-up bars - 2 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Conference space 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 2005 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Health club 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Nightclub 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Number of restaurants - 5 
  • Beach towels 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces), Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Furnished balcony or patio 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • 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


  • Salad bar
  • Mexican delicatessen selections
  • Mexican soup-of-the-day

    Main courses:

  • Tykynchik-style fish with annato sauce
  • Garlic shrimp
  • Beef-fillet steak with chipotle sauce, roasted prickly pears
  • Dried-fruit-stuffed pork loin with mashed sweet potatoes
  • Pumpkin-flower-stuffed chicken breast with black-bean tamales
  • Bean burritos with guacamole and pastilla sauce


  • Chef's-choice buffet
  • Mayan-style coffee

    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


  • Sushi and niguiri
  • Shrimp, vegetable tempura
  • Tuna, salmon sashimi
  • Udon noodles with meat, octopus, oyster sauce


  • Soybean with tofu
  • Chicken with spinach, egg, shitake

    Main courses:

  • Beef teppanyaki
  • Shrimp with spicy tamarind sauce
  • Chicken yakitori
  • Grilled salmon with balsamic-shitake vinegar


  • Fried ice cream with strawberry sauce
  • Cream-cheese gelatin with fruit, peach liqueur
  • Lychee with green-tea ice cream
  • Tropical fruit with ice cream

    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


  • Cold buffet
  • Soup buffet

    Main courses:

  • Grilled ribeye or tenderloin steak
  • Grilled seafood skewer
  • Grilled chicken
  • Grilled pork tenderloin
  • Fried onions, baked potato, corn on cob
  • Barbecue, chimichurri, and pepper sauces


  • Chef's-choice buffet

    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

  • Smoked salmon with avocado mousse and herb mayonnaise
  • Vegetable ravioli with shrimp in a Chardonnay wine sauce
  • Loin of lamb
  • Chilean sea bass with stewed tomato and basil foam
  • 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.

    • Water skiing nearby 
    • Golfing nearby 
    • Surfing/boogie boarding on site 
    • Snorkeling nearby 
    • Parasailing nearby 
    • Volleyball on site 
    • Kayaking on site 
    • Windsurfing nearby 
    • Playground on site 
    • Rafting nearby 
    • Fitness classes on site 
    • Basketball on site 
    • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
    • Sailing nearby 
    • Scuba diving nearby 

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    Spa Services

    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, and 4 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 treatments 
    • Body scrubs 
    • Facial treatments 
    • Aromatherapy treatments 
    • Thalassotherapy treatments 
    • Mud bath in spa 
    • Sauna in spa 
    • Spa tub in spa 
    • Minimum age to access spa is 18 
    • Hot springs/mineral springs in spa 
    • Massages 


    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

    • Accessible bathroom 
    • Roll-in shower 
    • In-room accessibility 

    Resort Policies


    Check-in time starts at 3 PM

    Minimum check-in age is 21

    Special check-in instructions:

    There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.


    Check-out time is noon

    Payment types

    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.
    • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
    No rollaway/extra beds available
    Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
    No pets or service animals allowed
    Due to Mexican government regulations, Riu Hotels and Resorts will no longer exchange US dollars for Mexican pesos at their properties located in Mexico.

    Resort Name

    • All Inclusive Riu Cabo San Lucas
    • Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive Riu
    • Cabo San Lucas Palace
    • Cabo San Lucas Riu All Inclusive
    • Palace Cabo San Lucas
    • Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
    • Riu Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
    • Riu Palace All Inclusive Cabo San Lucas
    • Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas
    • Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive
    • Riu Palace All Inclusive
    • Riu Palace

    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

    Green / Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

    Honeymooner's Special

    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.

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