Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive

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On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels, scuba diving
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels, scuba diving
4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive

Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive

4.5 star property
Adults-only beachfront property with free water park, near Medano Beach

8.6/10 Fabulous

2,556 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
Map
Camino Viejo a San José, Km 3.5, Col. El Medano, Cabo San Lucas, BCS, 4990
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 6 restaurants and 6 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Free water park
  • Nightclub
  • Health club
  • Steam room
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Spa tub
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout curtains

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Medano Beach - 7 min walk
  • Marina Cabo San Lucas - 33 min walk
  • The Arch - 18 min drive
  • Lover's Beach - 18 min drive
  • Santa Maria Beach - 13 min drive
  • Chileno Beach - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur (SJD-Los Cabos Intl.) - 38 min drive

About this property

Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive

4.5-star luxury property by the ocean
Near Medano Beach, Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive provides a free breakfast buffet, 18 holes of golf and free water park access. With a beachfront location, sunloungers and beach towels, this property is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Indulge in a manicure/pedicure, a body treatment and aromatherapy at the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 6 on-site restaurants, which feature Indian cuisine and more. Aerobics classes are offered at the health club; other things to do include scuba diving. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a nightclub and a swim-up bar.
Additional perks include:
  • 4 outdoor pools with a waterslide, sunloungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self-parking
  • Limo/town car service, 2 meeting rooms and a 24-hour front desk
  • Massage treatment rooms, a TV in the lobby and a computer station
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff, overall condition and location
Room features
All guest rooms at Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive have comforts, such as 24-hour room service and climate-controlled air conditioning, in addition to amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the cleanliness rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with separate baths/showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • LED light bulbs, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans

All-inclusive

This property is all-inclusive. On-site food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

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

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorised water sports are included.

Land activities

Fitness facilities
Tennis

Lessons/classes/games

Aerobics

Entertainment

On-site entertainment and activities
On-site live performances
Theme parties

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of National Guidelines for reopening Tourism (Mexico)
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 602 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21

Children

  • Children (17 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7 AM–11 AM
  • 6 restaurants
  • 6 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Free water park access
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Fitness classes
  • Scuba diving
  • Golf lessons nearby

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2018
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Health club
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Free water park
  • Full-service spa
  • Nightclub
  • Hot tub
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room
  • Water slide

Accessibility

  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • LED light bulbs

Special features

All-inclusive

This property is all-inclusive. On-site food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

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

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorised water sports are included.

Land activities

Fitness facilities
Tennis

Lessons/classes/games

Aerobics

Entertainment

On-site entertainment and activities
On-site live performances
Theme parties

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 2 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Promenade – This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Taj Mahal – This restaurant specialises in Indian cuisine and only serves dinner. Open daily.
Yu Hi – This restaurant specialises in Japanese cuisine and only serves dinner. Open daily.
Krystal – This restaurant specialises in Fusion cuisine and only serves dinner. Open daily.
Sofia – This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and only serves dinner. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Sanitation services: MXN 33.68 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of National Guidelines for reopening Tourism (Mexico) and Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU) guidelines.

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Frequently asked questions

Does Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive?
Yes, there are 4 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as scuba-diving. Additional recreation on-site includes aerobics . Indulge in a treatment at the spa, soothe your senses in the hot tub or go for a swim in one of the 4 outdoor swimming pools. Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive also has 6 bars, a nightclub and a water slide, as well as a steam room and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive?
Yes, there are 6 on-site restaurants, featuring Indian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include La Casona (14-min walk), El Patron (15-min walk) and The Cabo Bakery (2 mi).
What's the area around Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive like?
Riu Palace Baja California - Adults Only - All Inclusive is a short 7-minute walk from Medano Beach and 7 minutes' walk from San Lucas Bay. Travellers say that this property is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

8.6

Fabulous

9.2/10

Cleanliness

9.0/10

Staff & service

8.6/10

Amenities

9.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.7/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

40th birthday girls trip
Overall we had a great stay at this resort. The buffet food is excellent! Lots of good quality and variety. The restaurants are ok. I would definitely venture off the resort more for dinner food, as the restaurants in Cabo are excellent. The pools are awesome as are the drinks and bars there. Negatives are that you don’t get a free airport transfer if you book through Hotels.com, the hotel is very slow to respond and assist if you have questions before your trip, and the double beds are very small. Also, they do not stick to the activities schedule very well, so don’t depend on that solely for entertainment. Otherwise, the rooms are nice and you can see both the water and the mountains from the exterior rooms. The hotel is a 10 minute taxi from everything, which is great. I would definitely stay here again.
Rachel, 4-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Awesome experience
This is a great facility. New buildings. Friendly staff all over the resort and beautiful view. There is always something fun to do. If you need to work, there is that option too.
Doaa, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

Construction Noise and fire alarms
Construction being done while on our stay. Extremely loud every 8am. Fire alarms went off 10 times one night for 2 hours.
Taylor, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

just ok, nothing special
they threw out my wife's pills during cleaning!!! they said they would show us a couple of rooms to choose from, they didn't They didn't let uber come in, so made us walk all the way to the street
Danial, 5-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

Just returned from a 5 day stay at this resort. In comparison to the Riu Palace that we’ve stayed at in Cancun, this one was by far our least favorite. As a result, we ended up heading downtown to the marina three out of the five days during our stay. Pros: We had an ocean view room with a King side bed. The AC worked great and bed was very comfortable. Food was great, especially the steakhouse. Please note that just about all restaurants including the buffet are eat outside options only. Cons: No bar service in the lobby upon check in - we had to wait 2 hours for our room to be ready. I asked if there was bar service while we waited and was told no. No bar service around the pool nor the beach either. If you want a drink, you must head to the pool bars. Again, not the type of service that we are accustomed to for a Riu Palace resort. Lobby and room hallways are not air conditioned, just an FYI. Room housekeeping service was not the greatest, we were skipped twice. Room service menu is highly limited. This hotel is suppose to offer premium liquor options however, they were out of a lot! The Patron shots were watered down and they did not have Don Julio available. Two of the three treadmills in the fitness center were out of service. Our biggest complaint is the customer service of the employees at the resort. We did notice that a lot of guests do not tip, perhaps that’s why?! We loved Cabo and will definitely be back howe
4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great all inclusive hotel !
The hotel is upgraded and always kept cleaned . The cleaning crew was the best . The food at the hotel was amazing ! Very nice hotel .
Virginia, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Haley, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The best in Cabo
Great atmosphere, fun and great food. Cleaning all around all day. Love it.
Troy, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Solid all-inclusive in Cabo San Lucas
The Riu Palace is a great choice if you're looking for an all-inclusive resort near Cabo San Lucas. I would rate the resort a 4 out of 5. I thought the Riu did a lot of things really well, but there were a few misses keeping it from getting a perfect score. Let's start with the good things: check in/out was smooth, a large majority of the staff spoke English, facilities and the room were clean, staff was always visibly cleaning the resort throughout the day, there are two large pools and 2-3 smaller pools (2 of which has a swim up bar), food is plentiful (24 hour lounge with a few drinks/snacks, pepe's which serves snacks during lunch time near the pools, 4 restaurants servicing different types of food for dinner, 1 breakfast/lunch/dinner buffet, a coffee bar, and 2 alcohol bars), access to the beach, views of the ocean and marina, close proximity to the marina (10 min cab ride), access to Riu Santa Fe resort next door if you want to use the water park or party/dance (the Santa Fe resort has an open air night club with themed parties on M/W/F/Sa), evening entertainment at the onsite theater, and clean fitness center. The things we didn't like about the resort were: we booked a King bedroom, but they didn't have any so we slept in a 2 double bedroom for the first 2 nights. Food is plentiful, but everything was just okay. Customer service was hit or miss. Some staff were extremely friendly and some were just neutral. Riu Palace is worth your consideration.
Kenneth, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nice resort but the food was terrible and the resort was small, and didn’t fit the area, almost seemed like a hospital. I wouldn’t go back. Pay a little more for better food not just a Buffett.
4-night trip with friends
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