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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.

Exceptional Values!
Family: Kids 12 and under Stay and Eat Free, max 2 kids (valid 5/112/23/16).

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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
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
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
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.
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

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2887 Recommend
2887 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Santa Fe to their friends and family

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Great Trip!
kdk42016, Dallas, Texas
Thu Jun 23 08:39:17 EDT 2016
This was a fantastic introduction to Cabo. I have been traveling to the Caribbean side of Mexico for years, but this was my first trip to the west side. All Ways Cabo transportation services provided our transfers between airport and hotel. I will do a separate review of them later, but let me just say that they are the most efficient and professional company I have ever dealt with. My family required two rooms and the gentleman at the check in desk made sure that they were side by side. He even moved us into building 7 (closer to ocean) in order to put us closer to friends who were traveling with us. These simple request were met without hesitation and did not require the usual display of a twenty dollar bill. So I tipped him generously anyway! Here's a hint for all of you frequently get bad service in other countries.....Be nice....Be respectful....and Tip when good service is provided! The folks that work their butts off in these resorts to make sure we have a great vacation, rely heavily on tips to put food on their tables. So treat everyone with the same respect that you expect and be generous. The entire resort was perfectly manicured and quite beautiful. Trash was picked up the minute it hit the ground. Our room appeared to have been recently remodeled, with nice tile work on the floors and a very modern bathroom. I read a review criticizing the resort because the tv was outdated...so for the record...the tv in our room was a brand new, large, flat screen....which we did not turn on at all. The bed was very firm, which I prefer, but if you like a super soft mattress, this might be a minor issue. Our morning entertainment consisted of drinking coffee on the beach while staring at the spectacular rock formations that protrude from the ocean, and watching the flying manta rays jump from the waves. An absolute must-do is a boat ride out to the rock formations. Seals, birds, manta rays, marlins and other sea life are abundant. Venders begin setting up on the public part of the beach early in the morning. If your bargaining skills are sharp you can get some pretty good deals on the usual souvenirs, but if you want them to leave you alone, a firm "no gracias" will do the trick. The outdoor venders will usually come down in price to less than half of their starting price. The buffet food at the resort was very good and the buffets were easily accessible from either pool area. The more formal restaurants were good, with the Asian being our favorite. I like the fact that we did not have to make reservations. The drinks were very good, although the glasses were a bit smaller than those at other resorts and required more frequent refills. A solution to this is to take your own large insulated mug. The nightly entertainment was fun, lively and well done. We especially enjoyed the Michael Jackson show, and I'm not even a Michael Jackson fan. The town of Cabo San Lucas is an exciting place, packed with great shopping, food and entertainment. If you walk all the way to the end of the rocks, that jut out into the water, you will find some excellent photo ops. Cab fare into downtown from the Riu Santa Fe was $3.00 per person each way. Now for a couple of things that did not bother us in the least, but might disturb other folks. And let me be clear...none of these issues are the fault or any reflection on the Riu Santa Fe resort. Hard Partiers...It appears that a lot of people come down to Cabo from the U.S. and Canada for the sole purpose of partying until they puke. Much to our amusement, we saw several examples of this. To their credit, the resort staff was very patient and efficient in calming and controlling the rowdiest of the hard partiers. After witnessing a few college age kids make spectacles of themselves, my teenage boys stated that they never wanted to look that rediculous...so it was a good learning experience. The cigar vendors on the beach will occasionally offer to sell weed. It's probably as fake as their "Cuban" cigars, but regardless, a firm "No" will send them away. Be warned...the water on the Pacific side of Mexico is much colder than the Caribbean side and the strong surf can be dangerous. There are still plenty of places you can go to snorkel or scuba dive, just be careful. We never felt unsafe during our trip. Just remember that this is not the U.S.A. or Canada. If you do stupid things and exhibit an arrogant attitude, you just might end up in a Mexican jail....but if you use common sense, stay in the main tourist areas and treat people with respect, you should be fine. Overall, this was a great vacation and we will definitely return. Thanks to the staff of the Riu Santa Fe for your hard work and professionalism. More>

Fantastic property. Rooms not so much!
2travelnuts, Birmingham, Alabama
Wed Jun 22 18:41:51 EDT 2016
Went for a week in April 2016 with group of 10. The property is fantastic! The shows each night were great and we all enjoyed them. The views from pools are spectacular! The food is the equivalent of what you get on a cruise. The wait staff were very attentive as were the bartenders. The property is spotlessly clean, the pools and the grounds are perfectly manicured. Our only complaints were with the rooms. Not sure if there are renovated rooms on the property but I would recommend asking if you plan to stay here. We had 2 queen beds pushed together to make a "king" in front of a king headboard! Made no sense! The mattresses were horribly lumpy and the were pillows flat. Also we could never get the room temp right - it was either too hot or too cold - no in between. We just decided to tough it out since we weren't in room much anyway. However, by the end of our stay our backs were not happy! Another major problem we had was housekeeping. There were times we had to ask more than once for wash cloths because they had not brought us clean ones or only brought us 1. Another time we had to find them to get toilet tissue after we had gone a day using kleenex. They had been in the rooms and made beds but never seemed to check the bathroom. Also one sink was stopped up the entire time even though we asked to have it fixed. There was also a problem with the free WiFi for several days. Keep in mind this is a huge spring break resort so if you aren't into that you need to book before or after. We were not there during spring break but heard stories about it. I would definitely recommend this resort just make sure you get a good mattress! More>

First time to all inclusive
Nick B, Denver, Colorado
Wed Jun 22 18:13:10 EDT 2016
This was our first visit to Cabo and wanted to stay near Medano beach after talking to co workers and friends. The Riu Santa Fe and neighboring Riu Palace are massive resorts directly on the beach which is wonderful however the beach isnt very swimmable as the waves are quite rough. If you want a swimmable beach stay closer to the harbor as the waves are much smaller and suitable for watersports. We stayed in a garden view room in building 3 specifically and were quite pleased with its location as its directly in the middle of the resort and its less than 100 meters to a huge swimming pool with swim up bar. It was also a very close walk, 200-300 meters to the restaurants and main reception area. All of the talk about being in building 7....sure its cool to be near the "adult pool" but there are truly 3 swim up bars, 2 of them on oceanfront playing loud music and plenty of fun that makes the whole staying in building 7 irrelevant. The food at the hotel is decent, its definitely not a fine dining at any of the a la carte restaurants and their policies have been updated to where they do not accept reservations, you simply go up they give you a pager and in 30 mins youre eating. We ate at the "Asian" and "Italian" a la carte restaurants and like I said, theyre decent. all apps and salads are buffet style and the entrees are ordered. You definitely feel kind of rushed while being sat and ordering but I get it with all of the guests they need to move for turnover. Breakfast and lunches are actually pretty good, huge variety of food and not just the pizza and nacho bars that some reviews talk about. We had really good fresh fish tacos that rival some taquerias on the beach itself. If you need food early in the AM you have to visit the sports bar, we grabbed a quick sandwich there, that was about it. The Riu has alot of entertainment for families and adults but in the 20-30 age crowd youre going to want to wander off resort in the evenings for good music and entertainment. Getting a cab is easy its 10-14 USD to the marina. Overall we had fun at the resort, it was a bargain, would we visit the same property again??? Maybe, depends on the bargain, we had a great time there though for sure. More>

Cabo Fun
Dideedi, West Bend, WI
Wed Jun 22 14:31:57 EDT 2016
We went to Cabo with another couple to relax and unwind. They had stayed at other Riu resorts. The resort was beautiful, good food, great pools and even the entertainment was good. BUT, they booked us on the first floor, by the pool. It was VERY noisy, especially in the open hallways. The sound just echoed. The final straw was on day 3, when there was a wedding right outside our room. The noise lasted until midnight. My husband went to the office that night to complain, and was told to come back in the am to speak with the manager, Sonia. She was just wonderful, gave us a different room, she saved the vacation. I would go back to this resort, but make sure my room is away from the action. More>

Apparently this place is a den of thieves!
evrgreen, Calgary
Tue Jun 21 21:44:30 EDT 2016
Stayed here with our daughter (separate rooms). Her suitcase was stolen the second day and found under a bush by another building two days later with most of the contents missing. They moved us to the Riu Palace and the very next day the replacement money I gave her was stolen out of her locked safe. It was obviously done by employees because there was no sign of a break in. Management would offer her no restitution and excused themselves with the same form letter you see printed on these pages for all the other complaints about stolen belongings from rooms. And there are hundreds of these accounts! More>

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