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Hotel Riu Palace Cabo Verde (ex Clubhotel Riu Funana)

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This spectacular beachfront property is a real favourite in friendly Santa Maria, not least for its outstanding 24-hour All Inclusive service. Just steps away from miles of powder-soft sands, it’s a great choice for a get-away-from-it all break – with loads of activities on offer if you feel like picking up the pace.

How far is the nearest beach?

The hotel overlooks the beach.

Distance from Airport

The hotel is 17km from Sal’s Amilcar Cabral Airport.


The property’s colourful and contemporary Double Standard rooms are fully air-conditioned, and feature an en-suite bathroom, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi access, minibar/fridge, safe, and tea/coffee making facilities. There’s also a cosy sofa in the lounge area, and a private balcony or terrace – perfect for enjoying a moment of relaxation.

Food & Drink

With four restaurants and six bars to explore, you can certainly put the 24 hour service to good use at the Riu Palace Cabo Verde. From a contemporary main restaurant, to a poolside steakhouse, Italian ristorante and patisserie, there’s something that every tastebud will love – and with a swim-up bar, poolside bar and sports bar also on offer, you can enjoy your favourite soft drinks or tipples in style.

Please note that gentlemen are not permitted to wear sleeveless tops in any of the restaurants, and must wear long trousers in the a la carte restaurants.

All Inclusive Food & Drink

The hotel’s superb All Inclusive programme includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, with great extra touches such as live show cooking and twice-weekly themed evenings. The three a la carte restaurants can also be enjoyed free of charge with prior reservation, and there’s a range of mouth-watering snacks on offer throughout the day and night. For drinks, a great choice of domestic and imported alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages are served 24 hours a day, with the in-room minibar also restocked on a regular basis.

Sports & Entertainment

In the chilled-out outdoor complex, you’ll discover two sparkling swimming pools, one of which is heated in winter. There’s also a dedicated pool for little ones, along with a spacious sun terrace stocked with complimentary loungers, parasols and towels. Those who like to keep active will love the hotel’s beach volleyball court and wide range of watersports, from windsurfing to scuba diving – whilst wellness fans will be right at home at the sister hotel, Riu Funana, which features daily RiuFit workouts, a gym, steam bath and whirlpool. The sister hotel also features a kids club, RiuLand, which offers bags of fun for children aged 4-7 and 8-12. Plus, back at the Riu Palace Cabo Verde, there’s a great daytime entertainment programme several times per week, offering activities exclusively for grown-ups – and Wi-Fi is free of charge throughout the complex.


  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Beach Bar
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Pool
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Lounge
  • Minibar
  • Pool Bar
  • Recently refurbished
  • Reception
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shops
  • Sports Facilities
  • Steam Bath
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports
  • Whirlpool
  • Wifi