Now Open: Riu Palace Baja California

(Photo by Riu Hotels & Resorts)

Riu Hotels & Resorts reports it has officially opened the new Riu Palace Baja California, the company’s third hotel in Los Cabos and its twentieth in Mexico.

The new, all-inclusive resort is based around a similar design to the recently opened Riu Palace Costa Mujeres, which puts the resort’s communal areas, restaurants and daytime bars on the top level, offering guests a view out over the ocean. Thirty-two of the resort’s rooms have also been elevated, allowing it to have a total of 82 rooms with sea views. The resort also has a raised bridge covering the plaza, a seafront façade with a striking entrance, and a tiered water feature with infinity pools.

The newbuild hotel has a total of 602 guestrooms with a design emphasizing pale hues and wood. Rooms have 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a complete spirits dispenser and a minibar.

The resort is adults-only, with a number of romantic amenities aimed at couples: a welcome cava cocktail, bathrobes in the bedrooms and the option to book a candlelit dinner on the beach.

There are four pools on property, two of which have swim-up bars. Dining venues include the main restaurant, Promenade, which offers show cooking demonstrations. There are also five themed restaurants: the Indian Taj Mahal, the Japanese Yu Hi, the Italian Sofia, the Guacamole steakhouse, the fusion Krystal and the grill Pepe’s Food. Rounding out the food and beverage options are a lounge bar and a patisserie and ice cream parlor called Capuchino.

Other amenities include a Renova Spa and two fully equipped conference rooms for meetings and events.

The hotel is located in El Médano, along with RIU’s two other hotels in Baja California: the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas and the Riu Santa Fe, the latter of which hosts pool parties that guests at the Riu Palace Baja California can attend for free. Also nearby is Los Cabos’ famous El Arco, as well as humpbacks and grey whales during migration season.

With this new launch, RIU now has twenty hotels in Mexico, offering a total of almost 12,000 rooms across Playa del Carmen (6), Cancún (4), Costa Mujeres (2), Los Cabos (3), Riviera Nayarit (3), Mazatlán (1) and Guadalajara (1).

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