4.2 out of 5

"This was hands down my best vacation ever!!! I have no complaints this resort did everything to make your stay enjoyable. The staff waited on us hand ... " More

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront property near Medano Beach

On the beach

Within 6 miles (10 km) of this property, you'll find Medano Beach and Marina Cabo San Lucas. The Arch and Land's End are also within 6 miles (10 km).


This all-inclusive property features a full-service spa, a nightclub, and 5 restaurants. Dine at the beachfront restaurant and relax with sun loungers. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a children's pool, and free childcare is an added bonus.

Free WiFi, satellite TV

Featuring conveniences like sitting areas and coffee/tea makers, the 692 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. 24-hour room service, minibars, and free bottled water are also available.

Junior Suite, Oceanfront (B2C)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, Ocean View (B2C)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, Jetted Tub, Ocean View (B2C)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite (B2C)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room Mexico

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive ratings based on 350 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive

Everyone (62) Couples (2) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Beautiful hotel. Food and restaurants were wonderful. Love that we didn’t need to make reservations for restaurants. Staff were always helpful and always cleaning. One downfall is that the rooms (especially doors) are not insulated so you hear every noise! I could hear people coughing and talking in the room above and next door. The loudest was the cleaning carts clanking down the hall early in the morning! People are on vacation, stay up late and like to sleep in.

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018

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5 out of 5
Beautiful ocean view room great amenities and food if there were any minor complaint it would be the Palace had fewer English speaking employees than other resorts we have experienced in the Cabo region

Posted by , from Texas on Nov 19, 2018

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4 out of 5
Beautiful location with amazing views. Resort grounds were immaculate. Everything was very clean and well maintained. Staff was friendly. Room was clean and comfortable. Pool water was too cold. There are no hot tubs to be found. Food quality was not great. Did not like the speciality restaurants. Very best food was the breakfast buffet. Restaurants did NOT offer full bar menu, just beer and wine. Poolside drinks were just OK. The best drinks were at La Ventana lobby/piano bar. Great espresso martinis. Cigarette and cigar smoking is allowed everywhere. It was disguisting to have secondhand smoke all over us while relaxing at the pool. There should be designated, secluded smoking areas. Did not care for the "contempo vibe" design. A cosmetic upgrade would go a long way. It did not feel like a 4-star beach resort. All in all, we had a nice stay at this resort. However would not return for another "all inclusive" stay. The resort would be wise to offer an "ala carte" option.

Posted by , from Tampa FL on Nov 16, 2018

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5 out of 5
VERY nice lots.of fun,the staff was super.i have great time

Posted by , from Las vegas on Nov 13, 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018

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5 out of 5
Only disappointment was the 24hr lounge. Very unprofessional staff person at nite. Back to back nites the condiment containers were empty and I mentioned it to him, but he put the blame on someone else and said it wasn’t his problem. I wasn’t being confrontational, it was just a comment. Our stay at the Riu was beyond our expectations. Hotel and food was amazing. Staff throughout the property were nothing but there for us. We will be back !! Promise ! Thank You

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018

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4 out of 5
The hotel was exceptionally clean and the staff went out of their way to be helpful. The food was excellent and lots of choices. Hotel RIU PALACE is very lovely and the pools were clean. The bars and the entertainment was right on. My wife and I enjoyed our stay. The red flag was flying during our complete stay so we could not swim in the ocean. The cardio room had five treadmill that was very noisy , a little bearing grease would have helped. The elevator near our room 2014 was noisy.

Posted by , from Green Valley, Arizona on Oct 7, 2018

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4 out of 5
It was great and pleasant hotel thank you again We will come back for more fun soon

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018

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5 out of 5
The hotel and staff were wonderful. The food was amazing! We will definitely stay there again!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2018

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All-inclusive Details

This property 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)
  • In-room liquor dispensers
  • Meals and beverages at companion properties

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

  • Access to onsite clubs included
  • Taxes included
  • 24-hour room service
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Wireless Internet access not included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • All food and beverages included
  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers
  • Meals and drinks at companion properties included
  • Onsite live performances included
  • Theme parties included

Property Features

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive offers its guests a full-service spa, 6 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a health club. There are 5 restaurants on site, as well as a snack bar/deli and a grocery/convenience store. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 2 swim-up bars and 5 bars/lounges. Free breakfast is served daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A children's pool, a nightclub, and a steam room are also featured at the family-friendly Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A complete renovation of Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive was completed in August 2016. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Cabo San Lucas property.

  • 1 building
  • 692 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 5 dining venues
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 2 swim-up bars
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2005
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur (SJD-Los Cabos Intl.) (46.7 km / 29 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive offers 692 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Televisions come with premium satellite channels. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

El Medano - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

San Jose - This beachfront theme restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Mar de Cortes - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this steakhouse serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Krystal - Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Misaki - Overlooking the garden, this theme restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

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

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

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive


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.

Due to Mexican government regulations, Riu Hotels and Resorts will no longer exchange US dollars for Mexican pesos at their properties located in Mexico.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No pets or service animals allowed

Hotel Names

  • 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 Cabo San Lucas All Inclusive All-inclusive property
  • Riu Palace

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.