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Hotel overview

The Hotel Riu Palace Baja California is located in front of the heavenly El Medano beach, on the south of the Baja California peninsula. This adults-only hotel in Cabo San Lucas offers an All-Inclusive 24-hour service, free Wi-Fi, an extensive culinary selection and the best relaxation and entertainment options for you to enjoy an unforgettable holiday at RIU Hotels & Resorts.

Property information

Year Built: 2018
Total rooms and suites: 602


Hotel details


Dining options are available for this property.
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Multiple amenities are available at this hotel.
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This property offers numerous activities.
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Hotel advisories

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.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Spring Break Policy - Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year.

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.

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 1052 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    You couldn't pay me to stay here again.

    This place is cross between a summer camp that you get sent to as a kid that you resent the second you get there and a low-end cruise line -- where you get sub-par food, forced activities with people that you'd never want to be seen with again, and poor accommodations. I'm actually shocked that this place got a 5 star rating and whoever rates these places needs to get their license taken away. I would rate it a 2 star at best - the rooms look like the designer at Motel 6 designed it. They don't have any privacy-- there's no separate door to enter the bathrooms, you feel like you're showering in the toilet, the air conditioning didn't work, and we felt dirty right after showering. Our clothes and beds were damp, and the beds were uncomfortable. The double rooms didn't even have beds that were separated which makes it awkward when you're traveling with a friend. When we checked in, we were forced to wait 3 hours for our room to be ready even though the guy at the front desk said that the hotel was at 47% capacity. We went to the pool to have a drink while we were waiting for our room and the drinks were made with their own branded alcohol and horrible sugar mixers-- pretty much undrinkable. They made you wear a mask for covid everywhere around the property but then had a buffet where there was communal silver wear to serve yourself? Literally nothing made sense here. I could keep going but I'll spare your time-- I'd just highly recommend staying somewhere else. You couldn't pay me to ever stay at this place again.

    Jun 13, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Cabo Vacation

    Booked this trip hoping to find a good value and good service. Both expectations were met and the vacation was the best. The wait staff was attentive and professional. The food was amazing. The activity staff was tremendous. Everyone was personable and took pride in what they were doing. Everyone talked with us and we engaged them and was helpful in assisting us to ensure we had a good time while there.

    Jun 13, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    great stay!!

    my first visit to cabo, and my partner and I decided to stay at the riu palace baja california and it did not disappoint! we chose an oceanfront jr suit and the views were phenomenal from the balcony! all of the staff were so friendly and attentive. Nancy, Jose, and Jesus helped us make our trip very easy and super enjoyable. definitely will be staying there again

    Jun 07, 2021
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent time!!

    The grounds were super clean. The staff was so nice and accommodating. There was always something to do and the staff there was so knowledgeable in the activities going on guiding you to where you needed to be and when. Would recommend this resort over and over again. I had such a great time.

    Jun 05, 2021
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great service just not our crowd

    We chose an adult-only all inclusive to avoid screaming kids and complaining teens but didn't realize this adult only was more of a party scene then relaxation scene. Loud music and partying until early in the morning. The first few days us "50 somethings" found it entertaining just watching but the loudness got old, especially at 2-3 in the morning. The facility was clean, staff was amazing, just not our crowd. In the future we will choose a high end or spa/golf adult only or just stay at the family resort and save some money. (I've stayed at a Secrets before as well as a Family Resort and both were much quieter and enjoyable as a whole.

    Jun 02, 2021