Overview of Riu Palace Cabo Verde

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2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, snorkeling
On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, snorkeling
On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, snorkeling
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSanta Maria Beach5 min drive
    Popular LocationSanta Maria Pier5 min drive
    Popular LocationPonta Preta5 min drive
    AirportSal Island (SID-Amilcar Cabral Intl.)17 min drive
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About this area


Located in Sal, Riu Palace Cabo Verde is on the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Santa Maria Beach and Shark Bay Beach. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving and surfing/boogie boarding adventures can be found near the property.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Santa Maria Town Square - 4 min drive
  • Santa Maria Beach - 5 min drive
  • Santa Maria Pier - 5 min drive
  • Ponta Preta - 5 min drive
  • Nazarene Church - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportSal Island (SID-Amilcar Cabral Intl.) - 17 min drive


  • Promenade — 1 min walk
  • Kulinarium — 1 min walk
  • Da Valeria — 13 min walk
  • Restaurante Ponta Preta — 19 min walk
  • Criolo — 3 min drive

About this property

Riu Palace Cabo Verde

Adults-only beachfront property
Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at Riu Palace Cabo Verde's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the property's 4 restaurants. All 500 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies, and TVs with satellite channels. Minibars (stocked with some free items), electric kettles, and ceiling fans are among the other amenities available to guests.
Riu Palace Cabo Verde offers 500 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars (stocked with some free items) and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Satellite television is provided.

Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. This Sal property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the property's full-service spa, Renova Spa. Services include massages. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

All-inclusive details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Taxes are included.

Food and beverages

All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
In-room minibar (all beverages included)
In-room liquor dispensers

Activities and facilities/equipment

All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

Surfing/boogie boarding

Land activities

Fitness facilities
Spa facilities

Kids' club

Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


Onsite entertainment and activities
Access to onsite clubs
Onsite live performances

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows standard sanitization guidelines of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking

Food and drink

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 4 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 4 bars/lounges, 1 beach bar, 1 swim-up bar and 1 poolside bar

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Aerobics classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Concerts/live shows
  • Evening entertainment
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Nightclub
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Dry cleaning service


  • ATM/banking services
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Massages
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens


  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free minibar (some items)

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from March 17 2020 to December 2 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CVE 220 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

ClubHotel Riu Garopa
Riu Palace Cabo Verde Resort Sal
ClubHotel Riu Garopa All Inclusive Santa Maria
ClubHotel Riu Garopa All Inclusive Sal
ClubHotel Riu Garopa Sal
Riu Palace Cabo Verde Resort
Riu Palace Cabo Verde Sal
Riu Palace Cabo Verde All-inclusive property Sal
Riu Palace Cabo Verde All-inclusive property
Riu Palace Cabo Verde Sal
Riu Palace Cabo Verde All-inclusive property
Riu Palace Cabo Verde All-inclusive property Sal

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Riu Palace Cabo Verde and receive a full refund?
Yes, Riu Palace Cabo Verde offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Riu Palace Cabo Verde cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Riu Palace Cabo Verde?
As of Nov 30, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Riu Palace Cabo Verde on Dec 11, 2020 start from CA $191, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Riu Palace Cabo Verde have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.
Is Riu Palace Cabo Verde pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Riu Palace Cabo Verde?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Riu Palace Cabo Verde?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Riu Palace Cabo Verde?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Riu Palace Cabo Verde?
Yes, the property is all-inclusive. All food and beverages are included, and activities include windsurfing, snorkeling, kayaking, and more.
Where is Riu Palace Cabo Verde located?
Nestled on the beach, this Sal property is within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Maria Pier, Santa Maria Beach, and Shark Bay Beach. Ponta Preta and Nazarene Church are also within 2 mi (3 km).
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Better WI-FI and more chairs at the beach. Better TV, with Portuguese channels.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good place to rest, beach and pools nearby
The food and drinks are average but there are no limits. The food variety is better tan the drink selection.overall it's worth the money

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
Not worth it.
Nice landscaping is just about all that can be said. Although on first glance there is lots to choose from, the food is bland and boring at best and the poolside cafe is gross. There is almost nothing to do on the island. Go somewhere else.

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Fine for a night's rest for a Sal stopover
Excellent value for money, a great place to stay if you just want to disengage your brain for a night. Food is excellent, and there's lots going on... but remember it's an institutionalised environment with everyone behind a fence (it's hard to even glimpse the beach), so can feel a bit like boarding school rather than a hotel at times. Very friendly staff, lovely entrance area and nice pool (even if a little crowded).

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not Like Other Rius
I think the stay would have been fine if I had not been to other Riu properties which are all much better. There is no in room mini-bar which is normal Riu operation. The Garopa side of the hotel is actually a little hike to the beach. I am used to Rius being truly beach front. At the beach there is a bar but no food and no bathrooms. The staff were great. The nightly shows were very good. I just feel this is not like other Rius in Jamaica or even Boa Vista in Cape Verde.

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