RIU Resort Cabo

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
532 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I went to this resort back in 2008 and it was an enjoyable vacation. We actually saw a really casual wedding (of about 10 people) in one of the restaurants.

I liked the food, alcohol, and pool but I didn’t think the indoor grounds were that beautiful. I also thought the entertainment was a little cheesy, but I’m picky because I LOVE Mexican resorts so I’ve been to many over the years.

Overall it was a decent resort but not my favourite.


Post # 4
236 posts
Helper bee

I’ve been here too, in 2011.  It was a good resort for sure, but we did attend a wedding there and my only advice would be to find out WHERE the wedding is going to be.

There was a gazebo that looks out at the beach, but it is literally RIGHT next to a pool/ bar.  During the ceremony people were walking up, standing with drinks, jumping in the pool, blasting rock music ect.  It kind of took away from the experience in my opinion. 

I think they have other locations to hold weddings though.

Post # 5
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Last year I went to the RIU Sante Fe, which is right next door to the palace. Now the Sante Fe is a huge party resort. I remember seeing one wedding while we were there and thinking who the heck would want to get married here. However, the resort itself was beautiful, great service, great meals, etc. Just not the right environment for a wedding. The Palace, I think is pretty much the exact same as the Sante Fe except it’s more upscale. It’s more expensive therefore it doesn’t pull the party crowd in. So I think it would probably be an excellent choice for the wedding.

And in terms of the two resorts. Some guests may choose to stay at the Sante Fe because its quite a bit cheaper. I know that the palace guests are allowed to go the sante fe, but sante fe guests are not allowed to go the palace.



Post # 6
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Was there last January. . be careful on what days your out there because it was winter break for the American  kids and omg… loud, puking, annoying people every where! There were kids getting wheel chaired out of rooms/random places almost daily (they arrived 3 days before we were leaving).The resort was okay, I like a bigger pool area and the whole place just seemed cramped. Water was very rough and loud at night, food was good though, huge buffet and good theme restaurants! Wasnt a fan of the bed though.. and if you have a big belcony consider yourself lucky! Lots of walking! The wedding itself was on the pergola, if im spelling it right. It was right beside a pool and bar so it didn’t feel intimate at all, the music actually cut out and random people starting singing here comes the bride!

Post # 7
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m having my wedding in Cabo, and probably requested prices from every resort in Cabo. Let me know if you have any questions! I didn’t like the RIO as I didn’t want a beach wedding, and I found most of their stuff to beachy for my taste. They do have a beautiful terrace though, it’s just close to the pool. 

Post # 8
1055 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Loft

I’ve been here. It’s a beautiful resort, but the sister resort next store is quite noisy. 

Post # 8
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

We’re planning on having ours at the RIU Palace – I found a lot of good information at bestdestinationwedding.com. There’s a thread from a bride and her mom with a thorough review, if I can find it again I’ll send you the link. I’ve stayed at a RIU resort in Cancun and it was great, their resorts are pretty consistent so I’m expecting it to be the same or better. If you find any additional information let me know!! 

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