ClubHotel Riu Funana  

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. Until then, it’ll still be known as the ClubHotel Riu Funana. After the refurbishment, however, 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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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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Week in the sun

Just returned from a week in the Garopa and really enjoyed it. Yes, the rooms are tired but cant complain as I know a refurb is pencilled in. Also for a place where everything is imported the options on the buffet are above standards. Lovely pool and beach! Really enjoyed walks down the beach and in to Santa Maria - you will get burned so take strong sun cream - trust me! Not a lot on this island and isn't touristy which I really liked.. Really want to return once the refurb is completed to see the difference.More


Great holiday

Just returned from a weeks hols here, hotel is in a great position, just off the beach, the hotel kept very clean, and the staff are always friendly and helpful. There are a number of bars throughout the complex so you don't have to walk far for a rest and a drink, however the beach bar only serves beer and soft drinks. Towels are provided for and you can change them any time you want. Room blocks 4 & 5 are nearest the beach entrance and swimming pools, room blocks 1,2 & 3 are nearest the reception and restaurants. The beach is a sandy beach but can have strong waves on some occasions.More

Bob F,

Stay at Hotel Riu Funana

Just returned from a one weel stay at hotel Riu Funana on the Island of Sal in Cape Verde and want to give a special thanks to all staff at the hotel. They were all extremely friendly, helpful and i was really impressed by their ability to switch between multiple languages to accommodate the various foreign customers. The hotel was probably one of the best if not the best on the island. We particularly enjoyed the beach and the waves that kept our kids entertained for hours every day. The food was also delicious and varied and we particularly recommend the various separate restaurants that you need to book in advance. Enjoyed all of them! We also really enjoyed the tour we did with Ola and Dilan (to book directly with Dilan or Ola as you go to the beach). Very enjoyable and thanks again to Francisco for keeping our 6 year old entertained for the whole trip. Beyond the call of duty! we would happily return at hotel Riu Funana!More

Estelle M, 1459396

Great Hotel on the beach

Went here in April 16 with son 7, son 24, and girlfriend. We had a great week. We could not fault the hotel at all. SOme people say the hotel is a bit tired. This is true but then this is Africa, so what do you expect ? SOme people have complained about the guys selling trips on your way to the beach. There is a short run of approx 12 guys who are trying to sell excursions, quads, etc. We just listening to them and eventually went back to book when we were ready. I have no issues with this as these guys are trying to make a living. We booked with Fidrel who runs his own business and he took us round the island. He was very knowledgeable and was flexible. We didn't get back until 5:30pm which shows just how good he was. I can highly recommend him. Take extra money with you and help the locals. They are poor and a little generosity goes a long way when out and about. Hotel entertainment was great, the dancers were amazing. We really enjoyed the holidayMore

martin b, 187069

If you don't look for dissatisfaction you won't find any!

This hotel is perfectly fine in my opininion it doesn't currently have ultra modern rooms but what it does have has a nice holiday feel and is spotless and in good working order. Minor issue for us as friends travelling together was the only room thats private is the loo! The grounds are continually maintained, the standard of food and drink are good, the bookable restaurants are a waste of time with the exception of the asian (which was lovely) its all the same food as in the main restaurant just less choice. Unfortunately every good hotel has a let down this one is the main event entertainment its terrible especially the tribute band they sound like they've swallowed the resident cats! We had fab weather so enjoyed the pool which is freezing and the beach which is FAR FAR too rough for kids and a lot of adults wouldn't go near it. The continuous wind and sand blasting gets a little tiresome. We popped to the town in a taxi (3 euro) on a need to see basis, waste of time nothing to buy most shops you can't get past the door without being persecuted we got constantly followed "come see my mamas shop" etc etc if you like wood carvings you'll love it. Sadly the town had not much going for it although the change of scenery would have been nice for a wander about if it wasn't such hard work! All in all a safe holiday bet!More

Claire H,

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