28 Jun Riu Palace Baja California: Brandi’s Review 2022
Our travel advisor Brandi recently traveled to Cabo San Lucas with a group of friends, where they stayed at Hotel Riu Palace Baja California. They loved this adults-only, all-inclusive property and it was perfect for a group!
We are big fans of the Riu brand so we were anxious to see photos and share more details with you all! Read on for her review of the beach, food, views & more.
Riu Palace Baja California is great for adult groups.
Riu Palace Baja California is great for adult groups for many reasons. Firstly, guests of Riu Palace Baja California have access to neighboring Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas and Riu Santa Fe. You will find that Riu Santa Fe has more of a party atmosphere relative to the other 2 properties. They are famous for their Riu Pool Parties and they also have an on-site nightclub. Again, you have access to all of this as a guest of the Baja California property!
Riu Palace Baja California has 4 main pool areas of its own and 2 of these have swim-up pool bars. You also have access to all of the pools at Riu Santa Fe and Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas!
“I loved the resort and would highly recommend it for social groups looking for a fun, upbeat atmosphere,” Brandi told us.
Delicious, fresh food at Riu Palace Baja California
The main restaurant, Promenade, offers authentic American buffet breakfasts with show cooking, and buffet options for lunch and dinner as well.
“I thought the variety was great and the food was always fresh. One of my favorite options for dinner was the Guacamole Steakhouse which is located poolside (pictured above). Some of the others in our group really enjoyed the Yu Hi Japanese Restaurant.”
The resort also has a Fusion, Indian, and an Italian Restaurant in the evenings. A popular spot for a quick lunch during the day is Pepe’s which had street tacos, hamburgers, nachos, etc. There are also a number of bars/lounges at the resort. The Gold Bar is located near the theater area where there was nightly entertainment.
The rooms also offer 24-hour room service with a limited menu.
Amazing Views of Cabo San Lucas
“Cabo is one of my favorite destinations due to the beautiful scenery. The views of the rock formations from the RIU Resorts are amazing,” Brandi noted.
We also love Cabo because there is so much to do and Riu Palace Baja California really gives you easy access to it all!
“Our group booked a water taxi at the resort which took us on a tour where we got great pictures of El Arco, the Pacific Window, and Scooby-Doo Rock. We also stopped at the famous Lover’s Beach, one of the best swimmable beaches in Cabo. We were then able to walk around town for a while to experience the shops and bars in town around the Marina.”