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Exceptional Values!
Family: Kids 12 and under Stay and Eat Free (valid 5/1/15-12/23/15).

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.

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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Beachfront property located in the southern Baja California peninsula, less than three miles from Cabo San Lucas.

Local Phone: 011-52-624-16...
Fax: 011-52-624-146-7161
E-mail Address: /sapmnt/P01/transfer/MM/out
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
Three swimming pools with swim-up bars & adjoining jacuzzis.
Holes: 0
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
Riu Santa Fe features five restaurants, seven bars, two pools, disco and spa. Beach:
Total Rooms: 902
Year Opened: 2007 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
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
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Two double beds or one king. Regularly replenished minibar and liquor dispenser. Bath amenities. Balcony or terrace with ocean view.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Two double beds or one king. Regularly replenished minibar and liquor dispenser. Bath amenities. Balcony or terrace with garden view.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
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
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Riu Santa Fe features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Santa Fe:
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.
Torote - Lunch and snacks during the day. By night a Grill steakhouse specialty restaurant for dinner.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Volleyball, Waterpolo, Ping Pong, Billards, Parasaililng, Table Tennis, Water sports are available nearby.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Daily entertaiment for adults and children, live music, variety show, theme shows andPacha disco,
Mini-club with daily activities.

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
2376 Recommend
2376 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Santa Fe to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 5632 reviews
What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Relaxing, Friendly, Sparlking Clean
Debbie R, Streamwood, Illinois, United States
Wed Sep 30 17:05:51 EDT 2015
My husband and I went here for our 30th Anniversary and we had a great time. I had read the reviews and have been to several all-inclusives, so I knew pretty much what to expect. At first hubby was pretty intimidated by the map and the walk to the room. We were in Building 2, which really was fairly centrally located and quiet (But this was Sept- not peak season). And the walk walking was fine, between the banana daiquiris and all the food- who couldn’t use some extra steps? So first the room: immaculate! King size bed, asked for extra pillows. Mattress firm- not hard in my opinion as others wrote and it was fine. Shower was good, towels a bit scratchy. Booze in the room- mediocre at best- but plenty of soda and bottled water! Bars: VERY good service almost always! Found my new substitute for a Bloody Mary- Micheladas. Basically a Bloody Mary made with ½ beer instead of vodka. Also- the complaints about Dos Equis? Well I am an amber ale person- and they have Dos Equis Amber at the Sports Bar and the large pool bar-which made me very happy. Also had some nice cocktails. We did enjoy the air-conditioned sports bar quite often! Food: OK not fabulous- but fine. Breakfasts were very good- could always get an omelet, nice variety of breads and bacon. Lunch buffet usually had a decent variety as well- always something tasty in the Mexican offerings. Dinner buffet- eh ok- Baja buffet- we went right after the doors opened. Probably should have waited- I think so much time is spent getting prepped all the food doesn’t stay hot. Better to go later. We only ate at the Mexican restaurant for sit-down and it was good- the grouper was great, fajitas good. Note- some people we met were able to bring a Mahi back and have the hotel cook it- so we got fresh Mahi Tacos one night- delicious- so if you go fishing this could be an option. Our favorite spot was the buffet by the ocean. Pools: 3 pools with swim-up bars and seating areas- all very nice. The large main pool- 2 drawbacks for us- kids and too far to the bathroom. The “party pool” was our preferred spot- but we were out by 1 PM. We loved the view and the party atmosphere. We never went in the 3rd pool- next to the party pool. Shows: They were fine- I liked the Broadway one. They also had a good house band that played in the square before the show. Never made the Disco. Grounds- Always clean! We got hit several times with rain the first 2 days- and the squeegee brigade was always on the job! And they had lovely vegetation. Tips: Bring an insulated mug for drinks. Wear grippy shoes. Even with the squeegees- the tile floors can get slippery. We DID tip our bartenders- they were appreciative and we always got good service. We definitely would go back here- the price was right for us and we loved the view and the atmosphere. We even had Riu Palace folks say they liked it better- friendlier and more fun. More>

Negative Reviews Not True
kenny p, Prince George, Canada
Wed Sep 30 16:12:52 EDT 2015
Went with my wife and a fellow that I work with and his wife.Great bang for the buck resort.The food was good,something for everyone,Room was clean,Bars everywhere even a 24 hour sports bar with snacks.There were staff allover ,cleanning staff,Entertainment staff,Maintenance Etc.They were all friendly and helpful.Two swim up bars,The one close to the Beach/Building 7 was the party pool,The one by the main pool a little more quite.Nightly entertainment started out for the children then went on for the adults.Got reservations for the four restaurants on site.We will be going back for sure.Depending on the number of people it was a $.14 taxi ride to the town/marina that was minutes away.So its 14 each way the more people the cheaper it is each.All in all great vacation great time great resort.Tips not required but they go along way. More>

Run, very, very fast away from this hotel
Gene B, British Columbia, Canada
Wed Sep 30 12:29:38 EDT 2015
Everything to do with this property is a complete cluster. Worst staff ever. Dirty pools. What food doesn't get eaten gets re-processed for tomorrow, after sitting out for four hours. So many other better choices. More>

One of the best
Ryan R,
Wed Sep 30 08:06:20 EDT 2015
Man I had such a great time at this hotel! The staff was amazing ! The entertainment crew was amazing! Every where in this hotel I was treated with respect..I can't say any bad about my experience at riu Santa fe. But what I will say is I will go back hopefully sooner then later🍻🌴👍👍🌞💪💃 More>

Nice facilities, but watch out for your valuables in the safe!
jf&ep, Cupertino CA
Tue Sep 29 01:21:24 EDT 2015
This is my second time in two years at Riu Santa Fe in Cabo. The most recent time was 9/24-9/28/2015. The first was Nov 2013. Starting with the positives first: Clean rooms. Facilities well kept. Inclusive mini-bar well stocked. Buffet restaurants had decent food. Mostly friendly & helpful staff. First visit in 2013 was satisfactory so I returned. Now comes the big negative: Security. On this recent visit, $500 cash was stolen from my room safe. I placed my valuables (computer, passport, extra cash) in the room safe. Upon returning from dinner on the second night, we found the safe was closed but not locked. We are 100% sure it was locked earlier. The $500 cash in an envelope was missing (thankfully the passport and computer were still there). After writing a report at the front desk and having the security guy visit my room, they went through their "investigation". Of course none of the staff confessed in taking the cash (which is untraceable). Then speaking with the hotel manager the next day, he claims that only 3 people in the entire hotel can open a locked safe - himself, and the two directors. This is flatly untrue. After checking in to our room upon arrival, the safe was locked shut by the previous inhabitants, making it inoperable for us. I called the operator and a maintenance person immediately came to the room and opened it. This maintenance person was certainly not the hotel manager or directors. I wonder how many people in the staff can open the safe. Then when I checked out on the last day, I spoke with the hotel manager again. He said they went through their investigation and found nothing. He stuck with his story and again reiterated that only three people can open a locked safe. His only suggestion was to contact the hotel HQ in Spain with a email address intended for generic comments. Disappointing. At this second meeting, this was the only time he (or anyone else apologized) -- five minutes before departed the hotel. Though I am not sure what exactly he was apologizing for - just a sorry. Doubly disappointing. I travel extensively. I have flown 1.5 million miles and stayed at high end and local hotels. This is the very first time I have anything stolen from my room or safe. I am not asking for any remuneration. A little empathy would have sufficed. As such, I feel I should warn my fellow travelers about this hotel. I am giving it a 2 stars instead of 1 because fortunately I did enjoy myself, rooms were clean and comfortable, and most of the staff are genuinely helpful. If you do stay at Riu Santa Fe, be careful with valuables. Please do not think the safe is really "safe". In my case, I would have been better off hiding my valuable in my shoes. The safe in the room only give a false sense of security. More>

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