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


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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: 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 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.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 1614 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great resort!

    What a great time we had. We traveled with a group of friends and this place was great! Lots of good food options, fun yummy drink options, great friendly helpful staff, and well kept clean, safe resort. We sat in Aldo's section several times because he was very attentive and johnny on the spot. He made my birthday very special! And when we weren't in his section, all the others did a fabulous job as well. The pools and bars are fun with good vibes and atmosphere. And the entertainment had great energy and super friendly. Sarah went the extra mile to help us a few times and suggested lots of fun things. Rooms were clean and comfy. We'll be back for sure. Thank you!!

    Feb 06, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Oh Ya at the Baja

    1st trip to Cabo. I have been to many places in Mexico and decided to give the Riu Palace Baja California a try. Staff: Every single staff member I came across was very personable and kind. Super helpful. I know many will say because they work for tips or they have to. But isn't that what you want to provide to have a profitable business? Food: Restaurants at the Palace were definitely above what is usually offered at other resorts or non Palace Riu's. Buffet has a good variety and fresh offerings. There were no theme nights so it was usually the same but with so many a la carte restaurants it didn't need to mix it up. Rooms: clean, and seemed to have lots of space. The bathtub in the middle was actually kinda cool. It is an adult's only hotel so it just made sense. If you were traveling with a friend and not a lover there is a seperate shower. Always had something going on during the day from morning till the night time. Cappuccino bar has great coffees and pastries. Would definitely stay again.

    Feb 04, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Returned A second Time In 12 Months

    This was our second time going to this resort in a year. Jan 2022 and Jan 2023, resort does not disappoint. We are in our mid 30’s so enjoy the vibe of relaxed but also some atmosphere/music when wanted. If you were 60+ and looking for quite it may not be quite enough/cater to you. The service is always first class, met some really nice servers who were excited to see you each day which was nice. Food is good, don’t expect the steak house for example to be equivalent to an American steak house but it’s still decent. Enjoyed the stay, it gets cool/windy at night at least end ofJan so pack a warm item or two.

    Feb 01, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Jan 14- 21 2023 Highly recommended

    I am impressed with this property, excellent in all departments. One disappoint was the drinks seem to be watered down and high in mix. They don't use top shelf alcohol. - Rooms were cleaned daily, very good job -Food was outstanding and fresh in the buffet, steakhouse the not as good. -pool and bar staff awesome -front desk staff amazing, great service. - views and location of property was excellent. -easy walk to the Marina and town via Beach walk about one mile

    Jan 29, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Highly recommend

    Very nice resort. Good was good at all restaurants, but I actually preferred the buffet. It was fresh, and the choices were plentiful. The numerous pools were refreshing and limited the crowding. Close enough to town that you could walk to the marina along the beach. The staff was amazing, and the resort was clean. If i were to return to Cabo, I would book here again.

    Jan 29, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319