Riu Palace Cabo Verde  

The sandcastle-shaped Riu Palace Cabo Verde 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 bigger the better is the theme here, so stylish suite rooms have plush lounge areas. You’ll also have access to the neighbouring hotel’s restaurants – giving you an extra four eateries – and spa.

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  • 500Rooms


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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Snacks at set times.

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2 outdoor pools

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

Barbecue themed restaurant

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


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

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double room with balcony or terrace

Double rooms come with a flatscreen TV, ceiling fan, mini-fridge and tea and coffee facilities. For some outside space, you'll have a balcony or terrace.

twin room with balcony or terrace

Twin rooms come with a flatscreen TV, ceiling fan, mini-fridge and tea and coffee facilities. For some outside space, you'll have a balcony or terrace.

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I have staid at the hotel next door and other Riu hotels and never had a problem but was very disappointed with this one . We wear there the week before they closed for refurbishment and the hotel just didn't care about the fact it was our holiday . Rooms wear being stripped around us corridors blocked with furniture and bin bags, patio tables and chairs' stacked up around our doors toilets and sinks removed from the rooms vacated and caused flooding in the corridors, The food and selections wear poor as it was almost lets use up what we have and not order new things in . the staff wear not very helpful as they wear going to be loosing there work. I took pictures to the rep and reported the issue but never herd back from him I filled in forms as we left the hotel for the manager along with other people who experienced worse problems but iv never herd back from them. As we sat at the pool ot bar all you could see and hear was lorries and people removing old tatty matrasses, tvs, and the contents of the rooms we began to feel like we wear in the way and holding them up people wear waiting outside for our room to become vacant we wear the only people left in our block for the last few days we kept finding people visiting our room during our stay , I wont to return but maybe look for another hotel.More

Janet C, 190737

Cape Verde Secret Paradise

Great on all levels. Hotel was fantastic with a variety of foods daily. Tried all three themed restaurant and they were really good. We got upgraded to a Junior Suite and the hotel staff could not do enough for us. They checked in on us nearly every day. Although windy it was hot and I have never experienced sand like that before; soft and silk like.More


Week vacation

Friendly personal, absolutelly incredible chooice of food. Service in restaurants was fast. Always clean tables, always full plates of food. Amazing long beach with white sand and beautiful waves. Cheap taxi to near town. Definitelly come back again!More

Dennie K,

The African Carribean

We just spent 2 fabulous weeks in the Funana in June. This was our first time in Cape Verde, and the hotel did not dissapoint, Ok, at this stage it is only fair to point out that like many other guests, I would have to say the Hotel was in need of a makeover, as it was very tired looking, and in places, was showing a lot of wear and tear. The good news is that it is currently closed until November this year for some serious reovations, and i cant wait to return to see the result. I hope they retain some of the character as it was really nice. Moving on to the review. The Place was spotless. Room thoroughly cleaned every day. There is a safe in the room, and the wardrobe is an open plan one, with just beads in front, There is no Wi Fi in the rooms. It is only available in the lobby area and is intermittent. Frustrating, but you can stil manage. The pools are really good, and the pool bars are a great way to sit and enjoy the sun. All the various outsite toilets were also cleaned several times a day,. The food was surprisingly very good. Loads to choose from, and "live" cooking stations where the food is cooked in front of you. Some of the deserts are just fabulous. There are 4 "themed" restaurants to choose from, but you need to book them 3 days in advance.The food is also very good in these restaurants. Being all inclusive you get to eat and drink whenever you want to all day long. The drink however, needs some work The wine was awfu,l and the beer takes a little getting used to,but its ok. Cocktails were of the usual "milkshake" variety, and there were only 4 or 5 to choose from. I cant speak for most of the spirits as i didnt drink them. For those of you who like port, then this is a great choice as it is a well known brand name and very good. The staff here are amazing, nothing is too much trouble. A special mention to the "entertainment team". They work tirelessly during the day, and then manage a 45 minute show every night. The show is not up to west end standards, but they really do try their best. Some of them are brilliant dancers . The best trip to do is the round the island tour, and if you choose to do this full day trip, go to the walkway leading to the beach and ask for Elvis. You wont go wrong letting him show you around. The Beach has plenty of sunbeds and beautiful blue water, although there are strong currents there so beware. The beach bar is old and tired so hopfully this will be sorted in the refurb. A €3n taxi ride away is the magnificent beach of Santa Maria, a much safer place to swim, with a breathtaking beach.There are many restaurants and shops there.The locals will pester you to come into their shops. A firm but polite No is what you need if you do not wish to go in. Sal is a windy Island nearly all year round, but I am told that in June and July the wind dies down, and it gets very hot. Keep the sunscreen on especially on any cloudy days There is not much to do on Sal, so if you are looking for a place to chill and relax then this is it. . I hope this review is helpful to fellow travellers, but again, it applies to the "old Funana". We await the bright new hotel in November. I am sure standard will be improved further. We will return next year.More


sun sea sand

room was very clean with plenty of room all staff were very helpful and could not do enough for you you always felt that it was a very family orrentated food very good always there is something that you will like the extra resteraunts are a must . so if you want a good holiday you will not be dissapointedMore

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Riu Palace Cabo Verde
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 2939 customer reviews
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