Family Vacation Day 3 Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

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Day three in Cabo and we woke up to this view at our host resort, Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas Hotel

coffee shop

Of course, we headed straight to the coffee bar for lattes…

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And enjoyed them overlooking this view…

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We decided to get some exercise after that so we went for a walk on the beach and then it was soon lunch time.


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Then we spent the afternoon poolside. 

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The day flew by. Who knew relaxing could make the day pass so quickly?

international buffet dinner night

For people that didn’t do THAT much… we sure were hungry! Dinner was at the buffet and the theme for the evening was international cuisine. We all had Mexican food on our minds, especially after Emmy was serenaded! 


Cheers to a wonderful day! Pete’s favorite selection of the night was the cheese enchiladas! The chef asked if he could make this especially for Pete and then she personally walked it back to our table. Everyone here has been so lovely and warm.

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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • I’ve never been to Cabo but it certainly looks like a place I’d enjoy!!! The water is so blue not to mention the food at the resort looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your lovely pics!!

  • This looks amazing!! I’ve only been to Cancun and this June we are taking a family vacation to Cancun. My hubby and sons haven’t been so I am very excited to show them! It’s such a beautiful country!

  • What a fun trip! I’ve never been to Mexico, but your photos sure make me want to go now. At least it’s not too far for us. Definitely on the bucket list.

  • Wow! Cabo looks like a great place to spend your vacation in! I love the beach, it’s so beautiful. The pool is very lovely as well. It looks like you were pampered really during your stay there!

  • The cheese enchiladas made me drool! I’m partial to places that have a great food aspect when I’m visiting and Cabo looks like it would be right up my alley!

  • Oh man look at those photos, absolutely stunning! Looks like you’ve had a wonderful time too – gives me proper wanderlust to go travelling to a seaside! xx

  • This looks like a lovely place & the pool is amazing, and looks like it opens right up to the ocean. It was fun when you said you headed to the coffee bar first thing in the morning … so nice to enjoy something different each day.

  • I want to go to Cabo next year for my 30th birthday!! I think the views and the beaches there look so lovely!!

  • Beautiful place! You smiles say it all! It’s definitely worth going to, especially with the clear waters and the good customer service!

  • awesome looking holiday makes me want to drop everything and go the water looks amazing.

  • Looks so amazing. What an absolute gorgeous place to go and relax. I would love to visit Cabo, but who knows if I ever will let there. One can dream.

  • I do hope that I can go on a trip like this with my family. What an awesome place to go!

  • This looks like quite the vacation! It’s been many years since I’ve been to Cabo San Lucas and now your post is making me want to go back!

  • This looks like a beautiful and relaxing holiday! It’s so grey and rainy here right now that I’m wishing I was on the beach like you!

  • What a beautiful vacation you all are enjoying. It’s been hard for me to plan any vacations like this because I am not married to the father’s of my children. We co-parent, so this Summer we finally are trying to plan something a little road trip for a week long fun – fingers crossed the co-parents are okay with this 😉 I Guess a resort some day has to be part of our planning too!

  • Everything looks amazing! I love reading about other peoples vacations.

  • Family vacations are really worthy. I loved all the pictures. I hope that you guys had fun. I use to go on vacations with my parents every year and we enjoy alot. Your trip reminds me of that.

  • What’s a vacation without great food and great views. Looks like you guys are having an amazing time. I’ll have to add Cabo to my next list of destinations.

  • This sounds like a great vacation full of fun. I know you guys had a great time!

  • This is such a gorgeous destination. I love all the beach views and the fact that it is so family friendly. I’m sure you guys had a great time.

  • Look at those views and that pool! I would love to go to Cabo San Lucas, it looks gorgeous and a great place to spend time with the family.

  • This place is absolutely breath taking! I look forward to checking this place out someday with my family. I especially love the beach. Thank you for sharing this amazing vacation experience. xx

  • Cano is actually on our list of places to vacation thanks for sharing your experience this is good insight. I love the scenic photos.

  • What an amazing place for a family getaway. I would love to go there, too!

  • Never been there, but wow it’s gorgeous. I feel like I’m being tortured with these images! I hope I get to see this place soon….hopefully in the near future. I need a relaxing beach vacation.

  • That pool is gorgeous! I can’t believe how empty the pool area looks. I”ve never been to Cabo, but we did spend some time in another area at a Grand Paladium. I loved the experience, and this looks like a place I may need to check.

  • I usually dont do summer vacations…my 3 younger kids are homeschooled and the older 2 dont go on all of our roadtrips and vacations so I try to plan them in the off seasons when they are less busy.
    We are planning a short roadtrip to Georgia this weekend and then after that a few days at Disney for my youngest sons birthday week.
    Looks like you guys are having a great time!

  • Awesome pictures and the resort looks like a wonderful place. I’m thinking about a resort vacation just before winter and Mexico is top on the list. A lot of my friends speak highly of Cabo so I’ll def put this Riu Palace on my list for further research. Thanks.

  • Although we don’t have any vacations planned this summer, it is nice to know that we live in a state that has the most beautiful beaches all throughout. We’re always traveling to different beaches and parks.

  • Can this be any more perfect? I would love to go here someday and experience all of these beautiful things personally. Riu Palace is a paradise!

  • Cabo San Lucas is so beautiful . I always relate it to celebrities because that is their go to destination. I’m happy to see that it’s a family destination as well. Enjoy and have fun.

  • Looks like you’re having a lovely time!!! We stayed at the Riu Palace in Cabo last year and loved every moment of it!

  • I almost booed RP last week for a trip in early winter this year. But somehow I was stuck on going to this place. After reading and watching your video I think a decision has been made to visit RP Cabo San Lucas in Nov this year.

  • It looks like you all had a fantastic time in Cabo. We would love to visit here some day. The view from the room is amazing and something wonderful to wake up too. The video summed up how much fun you all had Thanks for sharing your amazing vacation.

  • Omg, Such a beautiful place to spend a vacation, I love to go there and really looks relaxing. I bet my family would love to go there

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