Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos

Join us for a Thanksgiving week of fun under the sun.   (And take advantage of the holiday week, by only taking three days off of work to enjoy this 7 day holiday vacation!)

We are heading the beaches of Cabo San Lucas, (also called los Cabos, or sometimes just plain Cabo), the always popular resort paradise in Mexico, located in the Baja California region.

We will enjoy 7 nights in ocean view rooms at the 5 star all inclusive Riu Palace resort, with all meals, all drinks, nightly shows and much more, all included.

Our vacation package also includes three exciting excursions featuring:

  • A snorkeling tour at popular Pelican Rock where you will enjoy some of the best snorkeling anywhere, plus a chance to enjoy visiting a colony of sea lions and sea turtles at the famous Cabo Arch.  Also included is lunch on the tour, a stop for a relaxing beach break and a stop for shopping in trendy downtown Cabo.
  • A thrilling zip line tour over unique and fascinating scenery
  • A unique camel ride on the beach, taking you to a traditional Mexican hacienda, where you will enjoy an authentic Mexican buffet lunch, Tequila tasting and more.


The Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas overlooks a stunning white sand beach ensuring your vacation will be an unforgettable one. This hotel in Los Cabos offers all-inclusive 24-hour-a-day service and has a wide array of culinary options, the best entertainment and fully-equipped facilities so that you can enjoy an exclusive RIU hotel in Los Cabos.

In the more than 600 rooms at the Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas you will find the best amenities, including free Wi-Fi, a drink dispenser, minibar and a balcony or terrace so you can enjoy the hotel's beautiful surroundings in Los Cabos.

Our group will all enjoy ocean view rooms for our 7 night holiday vacation.

Thanks to the warm Mexican weather you're sure to enjoy during your stay, you can cool off in the hotel's 6 pools, relax on the hammocks or enjoy fabulous beverages at the swim-up bars. In addition, you can access the beach directly from the hotel and have fun in the crystalline water.

The facilities of this all-inclusive hotel in Los Cabos offering 24-hour-a-day service include an endless array of services to ensure that all guests enjoy their stay. At the hotel RIU Palace Cabo San Lucas you can take advantage of the Renova Spa equipped with a gym, sauna, hydro-massage bathtub and beauty area, as well as the hotel's two conference rooms and the best entertainment program for all ages. In addition, if you want you can partake in sports such as tennis or take scuba diving lessons or perhaps join the Riu Fit program which offers innumerable fitness activities.

The Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas has a wide array of culinary options which are varied and exquisite. At this hotel in Los Cabos you will can enjoy the best Mexican, Japanese and Indian cuisine, incredible buffets with show cooking stations, or savor the best steak at the steakhouse located by the pool. In addition, at the hotel's seven bars and the new bakery and ice cream shop, Capuchino you can get great snacks and beverages.  You can also choose to dine at its sister property Riu Santa Fe, located next door.

Our group will have a nightly group dinner in one restaurant at a designated time each night to sample the different varieties of the different restaurants and our passengers can choose to dine with us at that time each night or choose to make a reservation on their own to dine at any time at any of the restaurants or be flexible and dine in the buffet at any time you wish. 

Los Cabos is one of the most beautiful and exclusive destinations in Mexico. On your vacation, we have included three exciting excursions to go snorkeling, ziplining and camel riding to a Mexican hacienda and we have given you three free days to relax at the resort or take optional excursions to delight in the spectacular natural scenery, discover places like San Jose del Cabo or visit the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

You can also join us for an optional Sunset Sailing excursion on a luxury catamaran yacht mid week.

Your days can be laid-back or full of non-stop action at the all-inclusive Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas. In addition to a spectacular beachside setting facing the world famous Los Arcos and two beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. pools with swim-up bars, (six pools all together), a Jacuzzi and palm shaded sunning terraces, resort activities include poolside daytime activities programs for adults and children (who have their own pools), use of the fully equipped fitness center, floodlit hard surface tennis and volleyball courts, table tennis and of course sightseeing and exploring one of the most dramatic and unique locations in the world!

All Inclusive

  • All Meals and Snacks * Unlimited Domestic Beverages * Stocked In-Room Mini-Bar
  •  Gym/Fitness Center Tennis Court(s) * Daily Organized Activities *
  • Nightly Entertainment * Hotel Taxes and Gratuities * Free Wi-Fi

All meals and snacks


  • Varied buffet, live cooking stations, fruit, juices and Cava
  • Continental breakfast / snacks


  • Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
  • Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts

Dinner: 7 dining options

  • Buffets with some dishes prepared live including Special themed buffets (3 times a week)


Krystal - Fusion restaurant

  • Misaki - Japanese restaurant
  • Bombay - Indian restaurant
  • El Medano - steakhouse
  • San José - Mexican Restaurant (buffet starters and dessert)
  • International dining

Dress required for dinner. Main restaurant: gentlemen no sleeveless T-shirts.
Theme restaurants: gentlemen no sleeveless T-shirts, long trousers

Snacks 24 hours a day


  • Local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day
  • Drinks service at pool
  • Regularly restocked minibar and liquor dispenser

Room service 24 hours a day

In-room safe

Sports and activities:

  • 2 gyms
  • RiuFit, group fitness activities (daily)
  • Floodlit hard surface tennis court, volleyball court
  • Sauna and whirlpool bath
  • 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool


  • Daytime entertainment program for adults (daily)
  • Daytime entertainment program for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily)
  • Live music shows or specialty Riu evening program (nightly)


Services & Facilities


Beauty Salon * Tour Desk * Money Exchange * Gift Shop(s)  *6 Pools 
* Swim-Up Bar  * Outdoor Jacuzzi  * Beach/Pool Service  * Fitness Center
* Laundry/Dry Cleaning

Daily itinerary

Saturday November 17th – Arrive on your own flight arrangement into Los Cabos ,Mexico (airport code SJD).  Transfers are included from the airport to the resort.  The remainder of the day is at your leisure to relax and enjoy the many wonders of this resort in our Mexican tropical paradise.  This evening we will have an orientation get together followed by the first of our nightly group dinners at one of the many restaurants this resort offers.  We also have access to its sister property next door, the Riu Santa Fe for more dining options.

Sunday Nov. 18th – Today we will enjoy the first of our three included excursions

You don't have to fly to the Sahara to experience life on camelback, because you can take a camel safari on the shores of Baja California, right here in Cabo!  Here, you'll get to see huge, ancient cacti and varied wildlife as you explore this unique sea-side desert.

Our unique caravan of camels will ride through Rancho San Cristobal's paths leading to a typical Mexican desert house to sample authentic Mexican cuisine. And before you head back, you'll have the opportunity to take part in an authentic tequila tasting to really get a feel for the region.

Activity Level: Moderate

Meeting Point: Pick up from hotel lobby.  Time will be provided at the group orientation on the arrival evening Saturday.

Tour Duration: Approximately 3 hours.
Includes: Transportation to/from hotel, Mexican buffet, bottled water, open bar (beer, soft drinks and tequila), camel ride (20 minutes) and a short hike.

Not Included: Optional photos, souvenirs and tips.

Recommendations: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, sunglasses, cap or hat. Bring sunscreen and cash for tips, souvenirs or additional expenses.


Monday Nov. 19th – Today is a free day to relax and enjoy the pools, beach and other amenities of our resort, or taken an optional excursion from our resort’s tour desk.

One of the luxurious pools with swim up bar at Riu Palace
Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos


Tuesday Nov. 20th – Today we will enjoy our 2nd included excursion.

On this excursion you will enjoy all of those great activities in one great day.
Just try to imagine the incredible array of marine species diversity you could find in what Jacques Cousteau called 'The World’s Aquarium.' Start at Pelican Rock on this amazing journey that’ll leave you breathless in the face of all the wonders in its depths.

We will be picked up at our hotel and taken to our glass bottom boat where we will enjoy a leisurely ride viewing many types of sea life below.

As we begin our guided snorkeling tour,  pay attention to the innumerable schools of fish, corals, sponges, stingrays and crustaceans among the variety of species that abound in this area.

We will also enjoy the sight of sea turtles and a whole colony of sea lions by The Cabo Arch on your way to a gorgeous beach where you will have free time to relax on the sand.

Make sure that you have perfected your tan since next stop will be downtown Cabo San Lucas to do some shopping before we are taken back to the resort.

Activity Level: Moderate

Meeting Point: Pick up from hotel lobby (time varies by hotel. Exact time will be advised to all passengers at the orientation on the first evening of the trip.
Tour Duration: Approximately 5 hours for activities; approx.. 6 hours total duration.

Includes: Transportation, certified bilingual guide, glass bottom boat tour, snorkeling gear and guided snorkeling adventure, box lunch, bottled water, beach time, shopping time in Cabo San Lucas.

Recommendations: Wear beach clothing and swimsuit, sunglasses, cap or hat. Bring towel, camera, biodegradable sunscreen and cash for Dock Fee (payable locally at the dock), souvenirs or additional expenses.

Wed. November 21st – Today is a free day to relax and enjoy the pools, beach and other amenities of our resort, or taken an optional excursion from our resort’s tour desk.

This evening, if you wish, join us for an optional Sunset Party Cruise.

Aboard the sensational Sunset Party Cruise, you'll get to let the good times roll while sailing on the Pacific Ocean aboard a beautiful, relaxing catamaran. Some of the views you'll see during your evening aboard include the Cabo Arch, Lovers' Beach and, of course, the dazzling Pacific Ocean sunset.

The fun music will set the mood for a fantastic night at sea as you take in all the unforgettable views that the Los Cabos bay area provides. Dance into the night on this electrifying cruise!

Activity Level: Moderate

Meeting Point: This tour departs from the Main Dock Gate No. 4, Cabo San Lucas Marina, in front of Hotel Finisterra, Transportation to/from hotel is not included.  Those wishing to sign up for this optional excursion can do so any time until 14 days before the trip.  You will be given the meeting time for this tour at the group orientation on the first evening of the trip and those signed up will meet in the front lobby of our resort at the designated meeting time and share the cost of taxis to go to and back from the Cabo San Lucas Marina for this entertaining and fun evening adventure. The cost of this optional excursion is $68 per person, not including the shared transportation to and from the marina.

Tour Duration: Approximately 2 hours sailing on the catamaran sunset cruise.
Includes: Catamaran ride with domestic open bar on board (beer, tequila, vodka, rum, juices, mixers, sodas and purified water) and Mexican snacks (chips and sauce).

Recommendations: Bring a camera and cash for tips, souvenirs

Bird’s eye view of Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos


Thursday November 22nd – Happy Thanksgiving

Today we will enjoy the last of our included activities – Monster Zipline
Monster Ziplines is an exciting adventure that will whisk you over 328 feet (100 meters) above the Baja desert through an eight zip-line circuit measuring over 2670 feet (814 meters) in length. Enjoy the fascinating semi-arid sceneries of Los Cabos, passing through ancient rock formations.

This zip-line circuit has been built using Swedish steel cables that can support more than 16 tons and its harnesses can carry over 2 tons at one time. Discover the intriguing landscapes of this region from up above through an unforgettable and totally secure experience accompanied by experienced guides. Fly above the Baja desert with the best zip-line tour in Los Cabos, where you will only have to let go and enjoy an adventure full packed with adrenaline and fun.

Meeting Point: Hotel lobby (time varies by hotel) and our exact pickup time will be advised at the orientation meeting on the first evening.

Tour Duration: Approx 3.5 hours for activity, approx 4.5 hours total duration.
Activity Level: Active

Includes: Round trip transportation, bottled water and professional gear including helmet and gloves.

Not Included: Park's access fee (approx.. $10-$15 per person, paid in cash by each person, upon entering the park on the day of this tour), meals, beverages, photos/souvenirs. )

Recommendations: Wear comfortable clothes, sneakers, sunglasses and hat or cap. It is recommended that those with long hair tie it back. Bring sunscreen and cash for Park's access fee, souvenirs, photos/videos, tips or additional expenses. Minimum age: 8 years. Minimum weight: 55 lbs. Maximum weight: 300 lbs. Participants must be able to walk for 45 minutes (in intervals of 5-10 minutes) on a sloping and rough area. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or participants with problems with their back, neck, heart, dizziness or osteoporosis.


Friday November 23rd - Today is a final free day to relax and enjoy the pools, beach and other amenities of our resort, or taken an optional excursion from our resort’s tour desk.

Saturday November 24th – Transportation from the resort to the airport is included today


Trip includes

* 7 nights accommodations at the five star Riu Palace in Ocean View Room
* All meals, all drinks, nightly shows, access to the 6 pools, at the resort, Jacuzzis, fitness center and other resort amenities
* Access to the sister property Riu Santa Fe next door, its amenities and restaurants
* Three excursions, one every other day Nov. 18,20 and 22 as listed in the trip itinerary
* Round trip airport transportation from the airport to the resort and back to the airport  

Trip cost: $1999 with a roommate assigned in the same gender and non smoking or smoking choice

Optional Single room supplement:  $470

A deposit of $400 is due within 7 days of booking.  The balance is due Sept. 5th.

Cancelation policy:  if you have traveled with us before you are part of our “Ohana” , a Hawaiian term for family.  As part of our travel family, you may cancel for a refund of your deposit until the cancel deadline which for this trip is July 17th.  After that date all payments are non refundable. 

For first time travelers with us, you may cancel until the same cancel date July 17th and your deposit would be transferrable to any singles trip we offer within 2 years of the date of your cancelation.  After July 17th all payments are non refundable.