Cabo San Lucas & Riu Palace


Cabo San Lucas (popularly known as just Cabo) is a small city at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in the municipality of Los Cabos in the state of Baja California Sur, Mexico. As of the 2005 census, the population was 56,811 people. It is the largest community in Los Cabos municipality, and the second-largest in Baja California Sur, after La Paz. Cabo San Lucas has become an important vacation and spa destination, with a great variety of sites of interest, and timeshares that have been built on the coast between San Lucas and San José del Cabo. The distinctive El Arco de Cabo San Lucas is a local landmark. In the winter, pods of whales can be observed in the ocean. In 1990, California based Rocker Sammy Hagar of Van Halen and Montrose fame, opened his own nightclub and restaurant, The Cabo Wabo Cantina with the three other members of Van Halen.

Riu Palace is a hotel chain jointly owned by tour operator TUI AG and the Riu family. The business was founded in 1953 by the Riu family when they bought a modest 80-bed hotel in Majorca. The company, in 2007, is Spain’s second largest hotel chain with 45,000 beds in 110 hotels in 18 countries. There are RIU Hotels in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Islands, Europe and Africa, including Cabo San Lucas.

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