Riu Palace Cabo Verde

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A tip-to-toe makeover is planned for this hotel. In fact, RIU are bumping it up to their top tier of properties, so, come November 2016, it'll debut a swanky new look and name - ... Continue reading

A tip-to-toe makeover is planned for this hotel. In fact, RIU are bumping it up to their top tier of properties, so, come November 2016, it’ll debut a swanky new look and name – Riu Palace Cabo Verde.

This beachfront property tallies up a pair of pools and four globe-hopping restaurants, as well as a long list of activities that crosses off things like scuba diving and volleyball.


The beach stages a tick-list of sports – kayaking, boogie boarding and volleyball games kick-start right on the sands. Fork out extra, and you’ll get access to the professional surf and scuba diving schools.


Held at the multi-sports court.


SurfZone professional surf school*


For experienced surfers, choose between wind-surfing and kite-surfing. Windsurf materials for beginners are provided for free by Scuba Caribe.



Boogie boards



Snorkelling equipment

Table tennis

Beach volleyball

Airgun shooting

Opening Times: [16.0]


The playground is the perfect place for your little ones to let their energy out.

PADI scuba diving school*

An introductory scuba diving lesson is included. If you'd like to gain more experience in diving, head to the scuba diving school.

RiuArt activities programme

RiuArt activities are provided several times a week.


Games room

There's a pool table, air hockey, football table and an arcade machine to play on.

Air hockey

Pool table

Arcade machines

Other facilities

The sister hotel, ClubHotel Riu Garopa, offers a spa* with a Moroccan vibe. Highlights include an open-air whirlpool bath and a massage list.


Opening Times: [08.00-20.00]

The spa has a luxurious sauna and a Jacuzzi® for your use. Adults only.


Aqua gym

Opening Times: [12.0]

The Aqua gym is a great way to get fit and keep cool at the same time, running most days except Friday.


Opening Times: [08.00-20.00]

The gym is for adult use only.


Opening Times: [08.00-20.00]

The onsite hairdresser offers a range of cuts, styling and colours.


Opening Times: [08.00-19.00]

Relax in the whirlpool and take in your holiday surroundings. You'll find this next to the pool.

Swimming Pool

Twin lake-sized pools come with a swim-up cocktail bar and whirlpool. Kids get their own splash pool, too.

Pool towels

2 outdoor pools

Pool towels, parasols and sunbeds are available for your use.

Children's pool

Opening Times: [08.00-19.00]

Food and Drink

With 5 restaurants on the cards, everything from a Cape Verdian à la carte to a poolside barbecue is on offer. And a please-all buffet spread is laid out at the main restaurant.

ClubHotel Riu Garopa

Opening Times: [07.30-10.30, 18.30-22.00]

If you fancy a change for breakfast and dinner pop over to the neighbouring ClubHotel Riu Garopa.

Barbecue themed restaurant

Opening Times: [19.00-21.00]

This barbecue themed restaurant offers African style cuisine, in the Garopa side of the hotel. Reservation is required.

Ponta Preta main restaurant

Opening Times: [07.30-10.30, 13.00-15.00, 18.30-22.00]

The main restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the terrace.

Cabo Verde seafood restaurant

Opening Times: [19.00-21.00]

Cabo Verde offers fresh fish and other dishes straight from the grill. Reservation is required.

Santa Maria grill restaurant

Join us at the pool for grilled food dishes. Reservation is required.

New Year gala dinner

A special gala that has been created for the occasion.

Mandalay Asian restaurant

Opening Times: [19.00-21.00]

A reservation is required if you'd like to dine at the Mandalay Asian restaurant.

Beach bar

Opening Times: [10.30-18.00]

The Beach bar offers a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Swim-up bar

Opening Times: [10.30-18.00]

The Swim-up bar serves a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

A la carte dining

A la carte dining is available at the seafood, Asian and African barbecue restaurants.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Riu Palace Cabo Verde 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 Riu Palace Cabo Verde in Santa Maria (Cape Verde) easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Riu Palace Cabo Verde with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above. Package holidays to Riu Palace Cabo Verde 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

29°C Low 25°C
Today: Wed 07 Dec
29°C Low 25°C
Thu 08 Dec
30°C Low 25°C
Fri 09 Dec
30°C Low 24°C
Sat 10 Dec

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Questions and Answers about Riu Palace Cabo Verde

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3 Questions | 3 Answers

Hello clare
Riu state renovations will be finished in November but don’t give any specific date and assure us any renovations would not impact your holiday

Added 1 month, 4 weeks ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:


Hi Carol, a lot of the rooms have walk in showers as standard. Cape Verde is still a developing destination and there isnt much by the way of bars, restaurants etc outside of the complexes. It is more of a holiday suited to those who prefer a complex based holiday with bookable excursions for trips out. Santa Maria, the local town is only 1.5km away where you will find a market and a small number of shops, cafes and restaurants as well as surf shops. Kind Regards

Added 9 months ago.

By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:


Hello mandy
The hotel is situated on the beachfront just 1.5km from the resort of Santa Maria. The airport is 30 minutes away from sal airport

Added 1 year, 5 months ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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