ClubHotel Riu Garopa

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Winter 2016 is set to welcome a brand-new look for this property. It'll have a new name, too - ClubHotel Riu Funana. As for the interiors, you can expect to bed down in stylish, ... Continue reading

Winter 2016 is set to welcome a brand-new look for this property. It’ll have a new name, too – ClubHotel Riu Funana.

As for the interiors, you can expect to bed down in stylish, contemporary rooms, while the rest of the place will look just as modern.


The activity line-up has Cape Verde written all over it, so there are plenty of beach-based watersports like snorkelling and kayaking.

Aqua aerobics


Multi-sports court

For tennis, mini-football and basketball



Beach volleyball


For beginners, provided by Scuba Caribe.


PADI scuba diving*

An introductory lesson's included, it takes place in the pool. Use of the diving school and equipment is at a charge.


Professional surf school and equipment, provided by Surfzone.






Air gun shooting

Table tennis


Activities at RiuArt several times a week.

Other facilities

Shared with the neighbouring hotel, ClubHotel Riu Funana, there’s a Moroccan-inspired spa. As well as a massage menu, it serves up a sauna and a mosaiced open-air hot tub.


A small gym is available with limited equipment.

Renova Wellness Spa*

The Renova Wellness Spa is found at the neighbouring hotel, ClubHotel Riu Funana. With beauty treatments and massage to enjoy.


Whirlpool bath


Beauty treatments*

Beauty treatments are available at our sister hotel, ClubHotel Riu Funana.


Swimming Pool

A huge lagoon pool nestles in a colossal terrace dotted with palms, sunloungers and parasols. It’s crowned by a swim-up bar that serves cocktails under a Sydney Opera House-esque roof.

Pool towels

Children's pool

There are sunbeds within the water and loungers on the terrace. Pool towels are complimentary.

2 outdoor pools

The outdoor pools have an adjoining whirlpool bath cocooned in a peaceful Moroccan-style hideaway. Sunbeds, parasols and towels are on the terrace and beach.

Food and Drink

On top of the three restaurants at this place, you can try out the eateries at neighbouring ClubHotel Riu Funana. Barbecue, Cape Verdian, Asian and African themes are all accounted for.

Espargos international buffet restaurant

The buffet restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The specialist show cooking station is the main draw for this restaurant.

Mandalay Asian restaurant

Mambana African poolside restaurant

Themed restaurant with African cuisine for dinner.

Lobby bar

Plaza Bar

Swim-up bar

Themed restaurants

You'll find themed restaurants at the neighbouring ClubHotel Riu Funana.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the ClubHotel Riu Garopa in Santa Maria (Cape Verde). Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at ClubHotel Riu Garopa in Santa Maria (Cape Verde) easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book ClubHotel Riu Garopa with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above. Package holidays to ClubHotel Riu Garopa are available from Thomson .

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Portuguese,
Currency: Cape Verde Escudo (CVE)

This week's weather forecast

32°C Low 26°C
Today: Thu 20 Oct
30°C Low 26°C
Fri 21 Oct
Partly cloudy
31°C Low 26°C
Sat 22 Oct
Partly cloudy
30°C Low 25°C
Sun 23 Oct

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Questions and Answers about ClubHotel Riu Garopa

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or if you have a question about this specific hotel, please get in touch via the Add a Question button below. Our knowledgeable team will aim to respond to your question within 72 hours. In the meantime, previously asked questions can be found below and answers to some of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page.

5 Questions | 4 Answers

Hi the transfer from Sal airport is approx 15 minutes in a taxi

Added 3 weeks, 3 days ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, team member

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HI Emma

The sandcastle-shaped Riu Garopa pairs an activity-filled beach with a great pool scene. And it's getting a new look for November 2016.

This place is all set for an upgrade for winter 2016. After the refurbishment the property will be called Riu Palace Cabo Verde. The refurbs are due for completion end if October 2016


Added 3 weeks, 5 days ago.

By Karen.Blackburn, team member

Rate Answer:


Single sessions:

15 mins = 3 Euros

30 mins = 5 Euros

60 mins = 7 Euros

Multiple Sessions:

2 hours for two days = 14 Euros

5 hours for 7 days = 30 Euros

10 hours for 2 weeks = 50 Euros

24 hours for 2 weeks = 100 Euros

Added 2 years, 2 months ago.

By Jodi, team member

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Hi, the bathrooms have an enclosed shower and toilet. There is no bath unfortunately.

Added 2 years, 3 months ago.

By Lauren

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