Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas is an all-inclusive resort located on the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico. This resort is less than three miles from downtown Cabo San Lucas, a resort-full city famous for golfing and sport fishing. The Land’s End rock formation is only 1.5 miles from Riu Palace, which is where the Sea of Cortes meets the Pacific Ocean. Lover’s Beach is also close, which is a popular place for snorkeling. This city is also known for its nightclubs. Some other attractions that are close to this resort include Marina Cabo San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas Country Club, The Point and Playa de Amor.
Visitors who wish to fly into this area and stay at Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas should book tickets to the nearest airport, Los Cabos International. It is located about 21 miles from the resort, in San Jose de Cabo.
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas is a beachfront resort that is designed like a Spanish castle. This property features twin pool complexes, five restaurants and a health club that offers men’s and women’s saunas. A children’s and adults’ disco are also provided for guests. There is also an internet/game room with four computers (free internet usage), table games and coin-operated video games. This resort also contains a fitness center. They offer shuttle vans and cars of various prices.
Additional resort amenities include children’s pool, beach/pool umbrellas, poolside bar, swim-up bar, barbecue grills, air-conditioned public areas, computer rental, on-site tennis, children’s club, tour assistance, concierge desk, security guard, bellhop, multilingual staff, 24-hour front help desk, free parking, elevator, beauty services, on-site shopping, wedding services, room service (limited hours), event catering, multiple small meeting rooms, available medical assistance, gift shop/newsstand and hair salon.
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas hosts a total of 642 guestrooms and suites, which are set up in a four-story, pale-yellow building modeled after a Spanish castle. These rooms come with satellite television, along with furnished balconies or terraces that provide views of the sea. The guestroom minibars offer soft drinks, water and beer, and the in-room liquor dispensers are full of tequila, rum, vodka and brandy. The rooms contain separate sitting areas with sofa beds or love seats. The bathrooms come with twin-sink granite vanities, make-up/shaving mirrors, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries.
These guestrooms also feature air conditioning, blackout drapes, ceiling fan, phone, wake-up calls, turn down service, clock radio, daily housekeeping, electronic/magnetic keys, iron, ironing board and available in-room childcare. Cribs can be provided as well.
When guests pay the room rate at Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas, many of their dining options will also be covered. For breakfast, they have access to the full American breakfast buffet, on-the-spot cooking stations, fruit juices, Cava, continental breakfast and snacks. As for all-inclusive lunch, there is a hot and cold buffet, on-the-spot cooking stations, pizza, pasta, salads and assorted desserts. In terms of dinner, there are buffets and made-to-order dishes nightly, as well as a themed buffet offered twice a week.
Guests also may dine at the à la carte restaurants, but reservations are required (formal dress is required for dinner). Snacks and beverages are available 24 hours a day, and guests may also take advantage of the poolside beverage service, 24-hour room service and in-room minibar and liquor dispenser under the all-inclusive rate. Taxes and gratuities are already paid for.
As for the all-inclusive sports and leisure options, there is table tennis, a tennis court, volleyball court, gym, sauna and spa tub. Guests are entitled to one introductory diving lesson in the pool. They may also rent kayaks or body boards. Towel service is included in the rate.
For no extra cost, there are daily activity programs for adults, as well as live music, shows and the Riu evening program. Parents who bring their children 4-12 may send them to the children’s club for activities. Adults may enter the Pacha nightclub for free, which is open six nights a week.
What’s not included
Massage and beauty services must be paid for separately.