Los Cabos

Riu Santa Fe


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All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon:
Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min) per adult. (This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts)
Family: Kids 12 and under Stay and Eat Free, max 2 kids (valid 6/1-12/23/18).

The exciting Riu Santa Fe is located alongside the luxurious Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas on a prime beach location and boasts amazing views of the famous arches. The Riu Santa Fe is less than three miles from the marvelous town of Cabo San Lucas. This 24-hour all-inclusive resort contains first-class facilities such as specialty restaurants, bars, a disco, and Renova Spa. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).

The two pools are the perfect spot to relax, and the adjoining Jacuzzi is a perfect place to mingle with new friends. Children have their own pool to enjoy activities. Non-motorized watersports are available nearby for a fee, or spend your time walking along the miles of beautiful beach. Exciting bars are lined up on the beach just a mile or two away!

Comfortable rooms feature a stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser and a balcony or terrace. Ocean-view rooms are suites are also available. Children ages 4-12 can spend their days playing at RiuLand Mini-Club.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Beachfront property located in the southern Baja California peninsula, less than three miles from Cabo San Lucas.
Address: CAMINO VIEJO A SAN JOSE DEL CABO
CABO SAN LUCAS, BAJA CALIFORNIA


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Local Phone: 011-52-624-163-6
Fax: 011-52-624-146-7161
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
Three swimming pools with swim-up bars & adjoining jacuzzis.
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 0
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Kayaks,
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Riu Santa Fe features five restaurants, seven bars, two pools, disco, splash water world and spa. Beach:
Total Rooms: 902
Year Opened: 2007 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Student/Spring Break groups are strictly on request & will be reviewed by hotel. The hotel will request proof of age & a signed liability agreement. Unruly or disruptive guests may be removed from the property at their own expense.
ROOM TYPES
STD GARDEN VIEW CONNECTING AI
Connecting rooms are two rooms being sold as one unit. Please review the description for the Standard Garden View.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Satellite
STANDARD GARDEN VIEW CHARTER
Other Amenities -
SUITE OCEAN VIEW AI W/JACUZZI
One king bed. Split-level living room area with sofa. Regularly replenished minibar and liquor dispenser. Hydromassage tub in bathroom. Balcony or terrace with ocean view and private Jacuzzi.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Satellite
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW AI
Two double beds or one king. Regularly replenished minibar and liquor dispenser. Bath amenities. Balcony or terrace with ocean view.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Satellite
STANDARD GARDEN VIEW AI
Two double beds or one king. Regularly replenished minibar and liquor dispenser. Bath amenities. Balcony or terrace with garden view.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Satellite
SUITE OCEAN VIEW AI
One king bed and split-level living room with sofa. Regularly replenished minibar and liquor dispenser. Hydromassage tub in bathroom. Balcony or terrace with ocean view.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Satellite
DINING
Riu Santa Fe features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Santa Fe:
Torote - Lunch and snacks during the day. By night a Grill steakhouse specialty restaurant for dinner.
Zashila - Asian specialty restaurant. Open for dinner.
Carusso - Italian specialty restaurant. Open for dinner.
La Baja California - Buffet style with show cooking, serving Internationa and local specialties
La Mision - Lunch and snacks during the day. By night a Mexican specialty restaurant for dinner.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Volleyball, Waterpolo, Ping Pong, Billards, Parasaililng, Table Tennis, Water sports, water slides are available nearby. Outdoor stage with dance floor.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Daily entertaiment for adults and children, live music, variety show, theme shows andPacha disco,
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Mini-club with daily activities, children's pool with slides.

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: Fees Vary
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
3558 Recommend
3558 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Santa Fe to their friends and family



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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 8372reviews
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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
For families and young adults
ANNA S.
Apr 25 2018
This is definitely a party atmosphere where there are many young singles and lots of families with small children, You will not receive any service from the bar staff around the pool areas. The 4 specialty restaurants were almost impossible to get into, We were not advised how to make reservations from the front desk. If you want to do things on your own, ie getting drinks going to the buffet this is the place for you.
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Tour purchased at hotel problem
QUI H.
Apr 16 2018
We bought Amstar tour per apple vacation referrals. Our credit card number was used 2 days later. It's fraud by some one associate with Amstar sale person Samuel or himself. Credit card number was used to purchase item from Neiman Marcus. We know for sure because we only used credit card to purchase the tour. It's very disappointed and lost of trust.
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JOANNE S.
Apr 12 2018
We trust Apple rating when choosing a hotel. This is by no means a 5 apple hotel. unhappy with front desk staff at check in and check out. Rooms are clean but very old. Food is just okay. Facility is beautiful and well kept.
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Good except...
JEFFREY L.
Apr 07 2018
I would not recommend this resort during spring break!
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JANE L.
Apr 05 2018
My only complaint is your hotel policy states NO SPRING BREAKERS. I wouldn't have chosen this hotel knowing there would be 200 Spring Breakers from ONE college there! Other then that the hotel was very clean. Hotel staff very friendly, outgoing & hard working. The food was the best we've ever had compared to Iberostars, Secrets & other Riu Hotels. Kudos Riu Sante Fe, you were amazing!
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Spring breakers
TAMMY S.
Mar 30 2018
I would not have gone to this hotel knowing there would be thousands of teenagers. Although the hotel was as described, it could not prepare me for the drunkenness, rudeness, vomiting, broken glass, noise, disruption, no sleep, and so on. Your website showed this hotel listed as “absolutely no spring breakers”. Very disappointed in this trip!
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LYNMOORE H.
Mar 05 2018
Excellent stay with a staff that was very attentive. We have stayed there several times and plan to in the future.
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Worst trip ever
MICHAEL D.
Feb 22 2018
We stayed at Riu Santa fe as we have stayed at Rius before. We have used applevacations for 30 plus years and have taken 20 plus trips with apple. The Riu santa fe is by far the worst we have stayed. The rating is way off. We have stayed at many different ratings low to high. Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.
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Disappointment in Cabo
CHARLENE C.
Feb 20 2018
Positive first: The Asian restaurant had the best sushi!! Big Negatives: Requested king bed - got 2 full beds pushed together; We arrived at 1:00 and no towels for the pool were available until 5:00; No pool service - you have to get your own drinks; Beach has very rough brown sand and is at a steep incline so very hard to walk; Horses walking the beach and leaving poo behind everywhere; WIFI did not work at the gym. This was so disappointing, we will not be returning.
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Fantastic Cabo vacation
APRIL M.
Feb 17 2018
Let's put it this way, Cabo at the Riu Santa Fe was fantastic!
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This was our honeymoon...
COREY M.
Feb 16 2018
Two days before we left we were notified of construction going on at the hotel. The jack hammering was deafening, if forced us to say off the resort most of the time. The constant "cat - calling" of the women from the construction workers made them very uncomfortable. And to top it off we signed up for the honeymoon package which was denied at check in because we did not have our marriage license. This WAS our honeymoon, my wife had a "Bride" shirt on for heavens sake!
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
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dantgerald, Greenwood, Indiana
Thu Apr 26 01:03:47 EDT 2018
we had a really great person Ale help us with our hotel she did an outstanding job we had problems with getting and ocean view and then our lock on our room broke -- she was located at the hotel desk and she went over and above to get things done for us. thank you for all your help Ale

Wonderful week, just before the expansion...
Wendy H, Kingston, Canada
Wed Apr 25 18:54:12 EDT 2018
The resort is quite large and will be even bigger now as an entire new section plus waterpark was set to open on the weekend. We were lucky to always find seats together (for 6) in the restaurants and by the pool, but I imagine that will change. The restaurants will be busier now, but there is another pool and entertainment area in the new section. There are 4 a la carte restaurants and a buffet. No reservations are needed, but you may have to wait if any are busy. Food was great. Building 7 is the only building right on the ocean (and costs more) but it isn't too far to walk there from the rest of the resort. We were way at the back in Building 1, although we had requested not to be at the back of the resort. At least we were close to the "quiet" pool. Most of the action is on the oceanfront, in front of Building 7. There is a huge infinity pool and two smaller pools with bars. These got very crowded and murky by afternoon. It was an easy cab ride to town ($10 US) to try the restaurants or bars there. We also did a boat tour out to the arch with Scuba Caribe, a tour group with a desk at the resort. There was a mix of all ages, but the predominant guest age was probably 20's or 30's. Although it was quite a party spot, there were quiet places to go as well. The resort was beautifully maintained, even in the midst of construction. The resort staff were always pleasant and happy to help. We especially enjoyed being served by Hilario at the buffet for breakfast and the Asian restaurant at night. I hope the resort can retain the level of service we experienced when there are so many more guests.

Worst vacation ever
Akbar K,
Wed Apr 25 14:30:49 EDT 2018
Horrible customer service, Check in time is 3 so why are we getting a room at 4? We eventually got a room the a/c didn't work so we had to go back to reception and then they switched us to a room on the top floor (no elevators) And the a/c in this room also doesn't work. This is the worst place for a vacation. If your debating to stay here take your business else where. Food also was just mediocre. No music No party scene in this hotel. STAY AWAY

Wonderful Stay
Diana H, Houston, Texas
Wed Apr 25 09:56:26 EDT 2018
Let me start off by saying that this hotel is HUGE and very beautiful. The bedrooms need major upgrades, the food is good, the pools are nice and clean. The staff is amazing and it's about a 15 mins drive to downtown/marina.

Great vacation
brittanydstone, Houston, Texas
Wed Apr 25 09:01:11 EDT 2018
My friend and I stayed here at the end of April and had a great time. The hotel definitely has a party atmosphere which we didn’t mind at all, probably not the best for families with kids though. Originally I tried to “upgrade” to the Riu Palace but was actually happy we stayed at Santa Fe because it’s new and very nice and clean. The weather was great, food was very good, staff was friendly and professional, and pool parties were fun! One pool just opened that had fun themed parties with dancers, a DJ, and foam! We stayed in building 8 which is brand new and the rooms were great and stocked with liquor, beer, and soft drinks. We had pretty flowers put in our room by the maid which was a nice touch. The service at the pool bar by the ocean was a little slow. The on-site club was fun and worth going to a few nights to avoid a taxi ride to the city but we did venture off site a couple of nights too. Overall we had a blast and met some awesome new friends!!



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