Los Cabos

Riu Santa Fe

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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 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
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
Riu Santa Fe features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Santa Fe:
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.
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
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
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2887 Recommend
2887 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Santa Fe to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Party hotel, a great price, so close to Cabo!
SarahL12345, Calgary, Canada
Wed Jan 18 16:50:20 EST 2017
My family of six (four in their 20's and parents over 50) just returned from RIU Santa Fe. I would go back to the RIU santa fe simply for the price and the location of Cabo. It was my first time travelling to Cabo, and absolutely loved it. I have been to Puerto Vallarta and Mayan Riviera before, but Cabo is now the only place I want to ever return to in Mexico. We went off the resort almost every day into Cabo San Lucas, and felt safe every time. The RIU Santa Fe was definitely the party hotel. The first few days we enjoyed the party atmosphere and had a great time in the swim up bar infinity pools, while watching whales in the ocean. After a of couple days, we were no longer joining the drunks in the pool, and wanted to get away from the noise at the main pools, so we spent all day in Cabo, or found an umbrella on the beach. There are more than a usual amount of vendors on the beach, trying to sell their usual trinkets as well as "Cigars? Weed? Coke?" But all were respectful after saying no. Many reviews say that you are not able to swim at the beach, but there were three days that were fine to swim right in front of the hotel. On the days that the waves were too big, if you walk 10 minutes down the beach, the waves are much smaller and it is swimmable. Everything is self serve at the RIU Santa Fe, which we expected as we had read reviews prior. The bartenders were so over worked and under staffed, it often took forever to get drinks, even though they were moving at lightening fast speed. I wouldn't say the bartenders were the friendliest, I didn't learn a single one of their names, just because they were too busy, which more feels like management's fault. The 24 hour sports bar felt like a cafeteria, with bright lights and no music. I have read quite a few reviews that say to not waste your money on ocean view rooms, because you don't get an ocean view. We booked directly through the hotel, instead of a vacation company, and had an amazing view. We were in the middle looking directly at the ocean on the second floor. Make sure to bring sweaters! It got quite cold in the evenings. Not a big deal, it would have been fine if we knew to bring warmer clothes for night time. One afternoon the entertainment staff had everyone who wanted to, release baby turtles into the ocean. That was a huge highlight! We took a glass bottom boat over to Lovers Beach. Going to Lovers Beach is definitely worth doing, the beach was beautiful, and nice to swim at. You can walk a very short distance to Divorce Beach that looks onto the Pacific Ocean with giant waves. The glass bottom boat was barely glass bottom, it was so dirty you couldn't see out of it. Just take a water taxi, it's cheaper. We took a dinner cruise on the Eco Cat for my dad's birthday. We had an amazing time on the boat, because how could you not have a really good time on a catamaran on the Sea of Cortez. I wish we had chosen a different dinner cruise package. The "dinner" was burgers with only mustard, ketchup and pickles and cold spaghetti. We were told there would be shrimp and chicken shish kabobs, which there was not. The staff were very lively and fun for the first hour (the cruise was supposed to be from 5:00pm-7:30pm). At 6:30 they stopped serving drinks, and we were docked by 7pm. All in all, I would stay at the RIU Santa Fe again. The price was great, and a great location. It is so close to town (only $14 USD to cab or $75 pesos for 6 people to bus into town), or just a half hour walk down the beach. Cabo was what really sold me. Great restaurants along the beach (Hacienda Cocina y Cantina was a BEAUTIFUL restaurant over looking the water, with delicious mexican seafood). Fun and lively night life (El Squid Roe is a must!). There were lots of shops to poke around in, plenty of beach bars (Mango Deck!), and the beach was gorgeous. All around, a great place to go on vacation, as you don't have to stay on your resort the whole time, and that is why I would stay at the RIU Santa Fe, because it's an inexpensive resort to stay in Cabo.

Don't Do It!
Tia C, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Wed Jan 18 16:18:38 EST 2017
This hotel had mold all on the curtains. Instead of trying to put me in another room they offered to only change the curtains when the smell of mold was already in the room. I was also told the mold was not unhealthy because the buildings are not built with wood! The room decorations were a blast from the past. Brown towels, curtains and not even a flat screen tv. The food was not at all good. For any of the specialty restaurants if you did not arrive early and stand in line you could not eat there. The shows in the theater were ever so crappy. The whole hotel was boring and a drag. The only good thing about this resort is the pool and the beach. I would not ever go back to this resort ever again.

Great party hotel
Sunshyne31, Chicago, Illinois
Tue Jan 17 14:56:47 EST 2017
I have been to this hotel three times and will always go back. It has a great party pool, but if you want quiet there is a lot of that! It's massive and suits everyone! Building 7 is the best for being close to beach and part pool! Not best room service.

Tue Jan 17 12:57:24 EST 2017
Just had a "girls trip" with 3 of my besties and as a travel agent I know where the good resorts are! This is a great choice for families and friends! It is quite large so lots of exercise! The beach is perfect one of the best with a great view of the famous arch food was Good not great but definitely enough choices to find something you like! rooms clean and staff very helpful! I will continue to sell this and return here myself someday!

Amazing, beautiful pools
KNDC3, Washington DC, District of Columbia
Tue Jan 17 11:20:50 EST 2017
Location: located in Cabo you need a taxi or shuttle to get to the hotel. We reserved a shuttle at a great price on the hotel website when making our reservation. I highly recommend it. Rooms: big, clean, and comfortable. Food: they have many specialty restaurants which require a reservation but are included. The main buffet is in a beautiful room, with lots and lots of delicious options and the staff is marvelous. Drinks are also included so pace yourself, I don't like alcohol so they prepared something called a banana mama with fresh fruit and it was so delicious. Most of the hotel is behind the most luxurious Palace so only a small part of the hotel rooms have an ocean view. For us it was so perfect because you get an amazing hotel at a very good price. The side that opens to the ocean has an incredible, huge infinity pool. On the other side there is another large pool but more private and quiet. It is built on a New Mexico style and the hotel occupies a large area, I liked walking from one side to the other, from pool to pool, or the tennis courts especially when eating all you can eat buffets all day. There's a gym, sports bar with a small arcade, spa, shows every night; that is, there's no shortage of fun. I highly recommend this hotel, especially if you don't mind a non ocean view room, it offers great deals. After all, you can relax by the pool in front of the ocean, the room is for sleeping, at least for us. Highly recommended and amazing service.

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