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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.
Advisory Please be informed that, as of November 13th, 2023, the "Taj Mahal" Indian restaurant at Riu Palace Baja California will no longer be available.
Advisory The state of Baja California Sur will be charging a sanitation tax of a minimum $38.00 Mexican Pesos (approx. $3.00 USD), per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. This fee is subject to change at any time without notice by the hotel.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Deposits or credit/debit card hold authorizations are not requested at check-in. "Minimum age of 18 is required for check-in, an ID/Passport will be requested upon arrival.

Convention Policy : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

Spring Break Policy - Student / Spring Breaker Groups (21 years of age or older) will be accepted ONLY at Riu Santa Fe hotel.  

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 2145 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great, Adults-Only All Inclusive

    This resort provides a lot more convenience than glamour. It's the smallest of the 3 RIU hotels (all located alongside each other), the rooms are decently sized (we found the bathtubs in the middle of the room pointless) and the restaurants all deliver satisfactory quality. I would choose this resort for family reunions, bachelor/bachelorette parties or a simpler couples getaway.

    Jun 23, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent stay!

    Riu Palace was wonderful. The rooms were clean, service was amazing. Javier at the pool and Caesar at the restaurant provided the best service. My only dislike was the hotel guest were very loud. Often, the swim up bar was consumed with the same group which prevented anyone else from going to the bar. Breakfast was loud. Not a complaint of the hotel just people can be so unaware and rude.

    Jun 23, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    To be honest the buffet was not as good as in the past. Not sure why, just didn't seem to have the quality this year as to past years. Had dinner twice at Guacamole Restaurant. Each time my meal was very well cooked to my order but both times my wife's was not. First time steak was under-cooked to her order and the 2nd time it was not the steak that she ordered. Bartender Angel in Gold Bar was amazing again this year. Would be nice if we could get the type of alcohol we drink in our room bar dispenser

    Jun 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Can't wait to go back!

    The RIU Palace Baja California exceeded my expectations. My wife and I thought the service was great, the food was great, and so we're the drinks. I've stayed at higher end places like Le Blanc, but for my money, I'll be going back to a RIU! Love the 24 hour lounge as well where I can grab a quick snack or a drink any time of day. Well worth every dollar, and we'll definitely be back, hopefully next year!

    Jun 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A great getaway

    We (my wife an I) visited RIU Baja California in Cabo in June 2024. We went as part of a music festival that was taking place at the resort. Our experience was super positive. Upon arrival the staff was on spot with getting us welcomed, and even though we ewer early and our room was not ready, we got our wrist bands and offered a place to change to beach attire. Our room was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Pools were great (we especially utilized the 2 swim up bar pools), We did breakfast each day at the buffet where we were warmly greeted and had a ton tasty food options (based on the 5# I gained perhaps too many food options!). We did lunches at Pepe's grill by the pool and had dinner at each of the sit-down to order restaurants that are available. Every meal was delightful and the staff was friendly and helpful. As for drinks - they were plentiful and as strong or weak as you requested. The liquors were higher end, we've been to all inclusive that only had very low end alcohol). We did visit each of the other 2 RIU resorts that are adjacent to ours and found the same level of care and attention. The grounds are spotless and there was always someone cleaning and taking care of the general areas. If/when we go back to Cabo there is no doubt we will stay at hte RIU Baja resort.

    Jun 20, 2024