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Políticas de boda Generales

The couple and 80% of their guests must stay at the same resort where the wedding will be performed. Only 20% of the total group can stay at another hotel chain.

For weddings at Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas; guests staying at a Riu Santa Fe will have to purchase a day pass with a cost established by the hotel, please contact your assigned on site wedding coordinator for day pass price and information. Guests staying in other hotels will have to pay a day pass per person.
*Prices are subject to change year by year, please contact our on site team for information regarding day pass cost.
 
Wedding couple must respect the arrival date, they have to arrive at least two (2) full business days for symbolic/renewal ceremony and three (3) full business days for a civil ceremony, prior the wedding date (not counting weekends, National Holidays and the arrival day). Weddings and events are not performed on Sundays & National holidays.
IMPORTANT: Take in consideration that our established policies are a must therefore no exceptions are allowed. 

Confirmed weddings canceled within a month of the ceremony date or upon arrival to the hotel will be charged a cancellation fee of $250.00 USD.

Maximum capacity of the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas:  100 people.

Outside Vendors are allowed to work in Riu Resorts paying a vendor's fee of $300.00 USD. If the vendor is not Mexican he/she must have a proper work Visa.
Items offered on wedding packages are not exchangeable or discounted if any of them are not use by the couple. 
Wedding couple that requires to change their type of ceremony need to notify at least one month prior the wedding date. (Constant changes on dates and times are always subject on Ministers or Judges Agenda availability)

Documentation (Only for Civil/Legal Ceremonies)

  1. Valid Couple's Passport.
  2. Couple's Birth Certificate.
  3. Divorce Decree (Need to have at least one year divorced)
  4. Tourist Card (Obtain at the airport in Mexico)
  5. Blood test (Can be done only at the hotel)
  6. Passport or ID of your witnesses (Requires 4 people and they must be at least 18 years old or more)
  7. Legal Information Form (will be provided by the wedding planner) (Note: for the ages of the witnesses please write the age that they should have by the day of your wedding)
  8. Apostilled and translated (Apostille does not need to be translated)

It is not necessary to send the original documents, please scan them and send them to the onsite wedding coordinator by e-mail at least 30 days prior the wedding date.

Please bring your documents with the apostille or notarized seal with you.

IMPORTANT: If the bride or the groom own the Nationality of the country where the wedding will be performed, they need to notify this information in advance to the Wedding Sales Executive due that these type of marriages need to follow different legal requirements.

  • Translation into Spanish: The required documents must be translated into Spanish by a certified translation office/bureau in your country. This process must be done before your arrival to the hotel.
  • Apostille: Is a certified seal that authenticates the signature of the public official who has signed the document. An apostille certificate confirms the person who signed a document has the authority to do so and that the document should therefore be recognized as legal without further evidence in another member state of the Hague Convention. The Apostille must be required in the State where the document was made. The Foreign Offices of each state and country can provide the apostille. In fact, you should apostille the documents before arrive to the hotel.
  • Blood Tests: Are required for legal weddings in Mexico. HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes and all the STD´s are tested. Tests must be performed in Mexico by a certified doctor (for the medical certificate). The onsite wedding coordinator will arrange the doctor appointment in your hotel room. It is very important to mention that If one of the tests appears positive the ceremony cannot be performed.
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  • Important: For couples traveling from Canada, please take into consideration that flights to the Pacific area in Mexico normally arrive on Thursday only, therefore if you wish to perform your wedding on a Saturday, the day of arrival for a Civil/ Legal ceremony must be Tuesday, three full business days (3) or Wednesday, two (2) full business days to perform a symbolic wedding on Saturday, bear in mind that no exceptions are allowed.

Marriage certificate

  • Civil Ceremonies: Are performed by a Judge and are legally recognized. Paperwork as well as blood tests are required (HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea and all STD's are tested). The newlyweds will receive a legal marriage certificate in Spanish Language.
  • Important:

    Civil weddings are legally recognized in the country where the wedding will be performed. As each country has specific requirements, we would recommend you to contact your respective Embassy or Consulate in order to get the complete information regarding the procedure that you have to follow in order to legalize your Marriage Certificate in your country. *Riu Hotels and Resorts is not responsible of this legal procedure.

  • Symbolic & Renewal of Vows Ceremonies
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    Are Blessing Ceremonies performed by a Non-denominational Minister and are not legally recognized. No paper work, blood tests and witnesses are required. After the ceremony, wedding couple will receive a “symbolic” marriage certificate.
  • Important: For symbolic and renewal of vows ceremonies, please consider that if you cancel the minister service within 60 business days before your wedding date there will be a charge as cancellation fee of $ 250.00 USD which must be paid at front desk upon arrival.

    Riu Hotels & Resorts prides itself on the reliability of our properties which always welcomes cultural diversity, please note that our Riu properties in Mexico performs symbolic same-sex weddings.

    In order to apply for a renewal of vows ceremony is a must to send a photocopy from the legal marriage certificate of your home country.

    Couples are allowed to bring their own Minister if he/she is part of the wedding group. They must advise of this at least a 60 days before the ceremony date in order to avoid penalizations. $250.00 USD modification penalty charge. Once the wedding couple is in contact via email with the Minister provide by Riu Hotels & Resorts and in the event that decide to cancel his services a penalty of $250.00 USD will apply.
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Services

  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • "El Médano" restaurant with terrace
  • "Misaki" Japanese restaurant
  • "San José" Mexican restaurant / Italian lunch buffet
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant
  • "Mar de Cortés" poolside restaurant, grill and steakhouse
  • "La Ventana" lobby bar with terrace
  • "Los Cabos" lounge bar with terrace
  • "La Plaza" bar
  • 2 poolside bars with swim-up bar
  • Two swimming pools (867 m2 each) with adjoining whirlpool bath (heated in winter)
  • Two small pools (with swim-up bar), 137 / 137 m2
  • Two children's swimming pools, 14 / 14 m2

  • Free sun loungers, towels and parasols by pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Children's playground
  • "Renova Spa" with beauty salon, massages and treatments (additional charge)
  • Free gym, sauna and whirlpool bath
  • Use of the gym, whirlpool bath and sauna is restricted to guests over 18 years old. Sports shoes are compulsory when using the gym
  • Hairdresser
  • "Pacha" discotheque
  • 2 conference & meeting rooms
  • Gift shop
  • Use of computers with Internet access (additional charge)
  • Free WiFi throughout hotel
  • In accordance with Mexican law smoking is not permitted inside the hotel: guests may only smoke outdoors

Rooms
  • 642 guest rooms
  • All guest rooms have:
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • 110 V
  • Telephone
  • Free WiFi
  • Central air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Coffee maker
  • Satellite TV (flat screen)
  • Sofa or sofa bed
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view rooms available
  • Inter-connecting rooms available
  • Double rooms with:
  • 1 king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
  • Junior Suites with:
  • 2 beds (125 x 200 cm) or 1 king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
  • Integrated lounge area with 2 steps between levels
  • Suites with:
  • 1 king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
  • Integrated lounge area with 2 steps between levels
  • Bathroom with hydromassage bathtub, shower cabin, bidet and bathrobe
  • Whirlpool bath suites with:
  • 1 king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
  • Integrated lounge area with 2 steps between levels
  • Bathroom with hydromassage bathtub, shower cabin, bidet and bathrobe
  • Whirlpool bath on upper terrace
Gastronomy
  • All Inclusive 24 hours
  • All meals and snacks
  • Breakfast:
  • Full American breakfast buffet, live cooking stations, fruit, juices and Cava
  • Continental breakfast / snacks
  • Lunch:
  • Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
  • Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts
  • Light meals à la carte at the "Misaki" Japanese restaurant
  • Dinner:
  • Buffets and dishes prepared live
  • Special evenings: themed buffet (three times a week)
  • Optional dining (à la carte, reservations required in advance):
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant
  • "Misaki" Japanese restaurant (without reservation)
  • "Mar de Cortés" grill and steakhouse
  • "San José" Mexican Restaurant (buffet starters and dessert)
  • Formal dress required for dinner. Main restaurant: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts. Theme restaurants: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts, long trousers
  • Snacks 24 hours a day
  • Beverages:
  • Local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day
  • Drinks service at pool
  • Regularly restocked minibar and liquor dispenser
  • Room service 24 hours a day
Sport
  • All Inclusive features
  • Sports and activities:
  • Gym, table tennis
  • Floodlit hard surface tennis court, volleyball court
  • Sauna and whirlpool bath
  • 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily)
  • Live music, shows or Riu evening programme (daily)
  • Free entry to "Pacha" discotheque and drinks (open every night)
  • Sports and facilities nearby (additional charge):
  • Sailing, scuba diving school, jet ski (2 km)
  • Golf course
  • Horse riding
  • The RIU Group has no direct or indirect relationship with external services (especially PARASAILING) and does not assume any liability for them, any contract between them being the exclusive responsibility of the clients themselves.
All Inclusive
  • All meals and snacks
  • Breakfast:
  • Full American breakfast buffet, live cooking stations, fruit, juices and Cava
  • Continental breakfast / snacks
  • Lunch:
  • Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
  • Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts
  • Light meals à la carte at the "Misaki" Japanese restaurant
  • Dinner:
  • Buffets and dishes prepared live
  • Special evenings: themed buffet (three times a week)
  • Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant
  • "Misaki" Japanese restaurant (without reservation)
  • "Mar de Cortés" grill and steakhouse
  • "San José" Mexican restaurant (buffet starters and dessert)
  • Formal dress required for dinner. Main restaurant: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts. Theme restaurants: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts, long trousers
  • Snacks 24 hours a day
  • Beverages:
  • Local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day
  • Drinks service at pool
  • Regularly restocked minibar and liquor dispenser
  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • In-room safe
  • Sports and activities:
  • Gym, table tennis
  • 1 floodlit hard surface tennis court, 1 volleyball court
  • Sauna and whirlpool bath
  • 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily)
  • Live music, shows or Riu evening programme (daily)
  • Free entry to "Pacha" discotheque and drinks (open every night)
  • All accommodation, taxes and tips included
  • All hotel guests are required to wear an "All Inclusive" wristband for identification purposes
Map and location
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Camino Viejo a San Jose
Cabo San Lucas B.C.S. - Baja California Sur - 23453
Tel: (+52) 62 41 46 71 60

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