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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
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:
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Amazing resort!
Jennifer M, Montreal, Canada
Thu Jul 14 10:36:23 EDT 2016
The resort is very nice! The rooms have a safe, mini bar, fridge. There is a few pools on the resort and some have infinity pool beachside. The food was very good, lots of choices at the buffet. The crowd is great, all ages, from teenagers to elderly persons. We where there at spring break so the site was very crowded but pleasant. Alot of animation during the day the pool beachside. Lots of bars on the resort. More>

Good place to stay
pilot21, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Wed Jul 13 14:01:56 EDT 2016
This hotel was just as good as the RIU Palace and they share the same entrance. The Sante Fe is a larger campus than the palace so you'll be walking more from buildings, the beach, the places to eat and so on. It's clean and safe. The pay Internet works great and the A/C was cold. The folks were very helpful and nice. I didn't stay very long but didn't have a language barrier. In the picture below the Santa Fe is the buildings that are tan in color and the Palace is the white buildings. More>

Theft, Horrific Management - Overall Disappointment
MountainGetawayGirl, Lake Tahoe, CA
Wed Jul 13 11:27:58 EDT 2016
Where to begin….This is my finance and my second visit to the Riu Santa Fe. The first was about 2 years ago. We had a magical experience here. Exceptional staff, dated but very clean property, good food, adequate drinks and overall exceptional value. Fast forward to today, as I sit here and write this review on our last day on the property, and let me advise this has taken a 180 direction. En route to the hotel, via the shuttle service that was included, we sat next to this sweet family who was visiting Cabo for the first time, and also staying at the Riu. We were happy to give our rave review of the property based upon our last experience and gave them affirmation they would have a stellar time. She shared with me that she read numerous reviews about theft on the property from the hotel room direct, stealing from safes and other horrific stories. I was shocked to hear this, and actually strongly defended the Riu during this conversation in a demonstration of complete shock and disbelief. Day one at the resort was awesome, headed into the city - explored the marina, walked along the beach, epic lunch at The Office, cheap massages - and returned back to the hotel to enjoy the beach front pool. This is the first strike - we redeemed our pool card towel keys in exchange for towels - they were out of the regular pool towels so gave us bath towels - no biggie, just happy to have towels by the pool. Bellied up to the pool, to be met with a group of couples that were in their 40’s - but would have thought they were in their 20’s on a crazed spring break excursion. Drunk rude, loud music, smoking in the pool, horrible language and ZERO regard for anyone else around them. Being there is no smoking in the pool area, I am disappointed that the hotel never addressed this - an actually kept clearing their cigarette ladened empty cocktails glasses and encouraged the whole thing. Disguest. When we go to return the towels at the end of our day, were were told that we brought those towels from the room, they would not be giving our pool towel keys back in return - and would be liable for cost of pool towels. - i mean really?!? We had management come so we could alert them to the fact that we got those towels from them as they were out earlier. The manager pretty much called us a liar too, and the conversation got oddly heated. Strange. Day 2, we went exploring in the city again, and as we departed in the cab, we realized we were missing 3 - $100 USA bills, to total $300. His wallet was in the safe earlier that day while we were at breakfast and at the pool for a couple hours. Immediately, my head went back to the conversation we had with the gal from the shuttle, and realized we too were victim of hotel room theft. We cut our day in the city short, and proceeded go direct to the front desk to file a complaint. The hotel front desk guy, Martin seemed truly concerned. He summoned security to file a report and for a second I felt like they were ON IT! We completed an internal hotel report. On the report, there was a signature line for us, security and hotel management to all sign to acknowledge - we signed it, then security followed us to our room to search the safe, our belongings and room. Assumed a matter of protocol. They, he took the report said that was going to be it. Case closed? No resolve? We asked him to return with signatures of security head and hotel management - which would have given us reassurance that maybe we could have some recourse with local authorities, or our credit card company. Salvador, the security guy said he would be back to our room with signatures. Much to our not-surprise - he never returned. After a long while, we went to the front desk to speak to the manager (who we were told previously was not on duty, only for management to confirm he was there all day). Cota, the hotel general manager met us only to tell us there is nothing they were going to do, he REFUSED to give us a copy of the report, and said we could come back later to speak to the ‘public relations’ contact at 7pm. I asked if he was overall in charge of everything and everyone, he said yes - but then could not give us any answers, was not accountable for any of his staff, and pretty much told us there was NOTHING he was going to do - not even assist with a police report. Thankfully we had the insight to take a photo of this report earlier, before the security guy left to go ‘get signatures’. When we returned, the ‘public relations’ gal, Sonia Vicente Gomez - the one who the general manager said would help guide us to resolve this - in the end only gave us a customer service email address to wage a complaint against. This place is a scam, a racket of crime, and theft ring disguised as happy family resort. If you are currently here, hide your belongings, DO NOT use the safe, use extreme caution, protect yourself. If you are booked to come here - don’t bring anything of value. If you are planning to come here - don’t. More>

Lovely RIU Getaway
CARL M, Brooklyn, New York
Wed Jul 13 11:08:07 EDT 2016
This Hotel was very good. The staff was friendly and the food was very good. Tons to choose from for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Asian and Steakhouse restaurant were my favorites. There was selection from local delights to Peking duck and BBQ ribs. Mmmmmm. There are two large pools and you couldn't go wrong. The pool overlooking the beach seem to be more lively. The swim up bar was very convenient. This was one of the larger RIU hotels I have visited. I have stayed at RIU in Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Aruba. The taco stand in the courtyard was a hit and they tasted delicious. Me and My group felt safe the entire time and we didn't have any issues with our room. More>

Breathless view
Glacier2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wed Jul 13 10:42:04 EDT 2016
We stayed at the Riu for 6 nights and there are some wonderful things and not so wonderful things. Let's start with the cons because the pros outweigh the cons! 😀 The performances they put on are mediocre at best. Don't sacrifice doing something in the city because you want to see one of the shows. Just go do what you're planning. The front desk folks are rude, and truly not helpful at all. We had soooo many small issues with our room that it took four days to get them fixed like the refrigerator (important) and a ceiling fan (important) the other not so much. I had to call every single day even though I scheduled an appt to get my things fixed, they didn't show. They are always running out of beach towels and ice. The food at Le Mision was awful (one of the five restaurants). The food at the Asain place very average but all the other places it was quite good!! However if you're looking for ice cream, well good-luck as the machine was not working properly the entire trip. Pros: Room size is fabulous! At least our room. We had three people sharing and we brought in a third bed and still had plenty of room. They did a great job keeping the room clean but don't ask them any questions as none of them speak a lick of English. There are 4 pools and I have to say if you view this hotel online it looks exactly like the pictures. It truly was a beautiful sight from the Infiniti pools looking at the rock formations every morning and the waves crashing in on shore. Even though it's very hot, the hungry is very low so it's quite enjoyable. The pool is always cool which is so refreshing and for the most part very clean considering. What I mean by that is that the pool bars ...well... With the amount of people in there I'm sure people don't go to the bathroom in the restroom all the time and the water appears cloudy once it's full with people. But those pools are separate from the bigger pools. Bring your own cup for drinks as they give you these tiny cups and they are a pain. Bring a insulated cup trust me!! A few things they don't tell you .... You get beverages replenished every ther day however you can dial 9 and they will bring you water at no charge in very large bottles. You can also buy water for $2 (USD) in one of the stores which I did because sometimes they run out of cold water. I suggest drinking about 4-6 of these a day to stay hydrated especially if you're drinking. The weather is quite hot and you can easily dehydrate. Bring lots of skin lotion and tanning lotion and I recommend a 30 for the first 2 days no matter how tan you THINK you are. It's for your own protection. Then after that drop to 15-10. I was in the sun about 8 hours a day and didn't burn all but one day simply because I didn't reapply the last 2 hours I was in the sun on day 4. Other than that, I managed to get a fabulous tan. If you want a chair in prime location around the pool get your towels out very early. You don't have to lay out early just put your towels out and remember which chairs are yours with some type of other towel maybe or a cover-up. People claim their chairs by 10ish, especially the good ones so make sure you claim yours. Go do am excursion etc and you'll stil have your spots when you get back. People are not rude and take your spots. At least they didn't for us. So mark your spots by like 8:30-9:00am. They have activities throughout the day ... Some enjoyable and some annoying as they just repeat and repeat. Gets old after day 5! Lol I, personally, did the dancing one day and it's the same each day so that's just annoying and depending on which person is the announcer they say, well you'll get my drift. The voice!!! Ugh. But anyway they don't really take the time to make sure you get the steps they just rush through it and have no patience really. Plus they have helpers and they all face the same way and atabd in front of you like leaders instead of trying to help you by facing you. It's very frustrating as you are trying to learn the moves and participate but they don't make it easy! Also, thru come around and let's say... Teach you some Spanish. They ask you what do you want to know? Well I think they should have some phrase already in mind first to get you going and maybe have out a laminated card to carry around to help you in respond like "good morning", "how are you" respond "very good" or "terrific", "where is the restroom or how to get a taxi" ... You get where I'm going. It's "ok" how they do it but lots of ways to improve. Anyway I do think they try their best but they really need to change things up Brady should have a months worth of things that they can keep switching up not constantly repeat things because if you're at the pool a lot it loses interest. Good thing people are funny because that's the saving grace ... When different people from before get up and do some of these things it's quite entertaining... On a good note ... Not making fun of people they are drawing the crowd in kinda funny note if you get my point. They sell things on the beach and all I can say is barter! There are so many spots along the beach that sell the same things so if in front of the RUI they are high take a walk on the beach to the next group. Also if you plan on bartering have the right money don't say "ok I'll take it for $16 as that's all I have and give them a $20" it won't work. So keep your money separated or turn your back lol. I paid $16 for this beautiful blanket that fits a king size bed when they wanted $28. My girlfriend wanted one but didn't want to walk the beach and paid $34 at the airport. Just saying :) some of the things are quite beautiful. Also walking in the sand is not easy per say, you sink a bit and really get a workout for your legs. It's not super hard but it's worth pointing out that you will get a workout just walking through the sand. The water in the ocean was freezing the first couple of days due to a cold front but after that it was beautiful. The waves are pretty strong along with the pressure and current of the waves so be careful when walking into the ocean and/or TRYING to try out lol. Good exercise. Lol. If you want a massage on the beach look for Louis he will do it for $20 an hour. Others range in price from $30-$50. You can barter for a lot of things on the beach even the Hlas bottom boat to Lovers Beach which I highly recommend. They will tell you $30 but you can get as low as $10 and atabd firm. If they say no walk away. Someone will give it to for that price. As you are walking here is the Mambo Deck which is very popular so you may want to stop and listen to the music or have a refreshing drink while meeting new people. Everyone that appears to visit Cabo is very friendly or it's simple the place that brings out the best in people. Either way you will have some new friends along the way. Muy Bien!! Lol I'm giving this place only 3 stars simple because they can be rude, don't care about anything but money so if you're sick or have some ailments they don't care to help you out at all!!! They told me "we have a business to run" so basically your ailments while traveling with your medical card and all means nothing to me. They said the GM, Daniel would get in touch with me but that NEVER happened and each time I called 4 of the 6 nights I just couldn't seem to get him and I will be sending a letter for sure. Also they don't give you a tour per say even just an overview of the map so you truly know how big the resort really is. You don't learn how to get extra water or beverages you think you may have to wait for the every other day resigning but you don't, you just call by dialing 9. If you want internet access you pay for either 3 days or 7 so if you're there 6 nights like is well we pay firs night we aren't there ... Anything to get money from you because remember they have a business to run!!!! They tell you the price in Pesos so when you ask for the conversion rate or what it is in USD I was lucky enough to get someone to tell me to go call the people I booked my trip through or my local bank back home for that information. Are you for real???? That one phone call would cost me $50( USD) joking but you get where I'm going. Like I said MOST of the front desk people are rude and even other employees will tell you the same thing. It was quite crazy. Most upscale hotels/resorts post this information for you so another reason I'm giving this a 3 star. One thing I really need to share are the bugs .... Bring lotion with bug repellent in it as they don't sell it anywhere in the area and you will probably get bites throughout the night at some point. Lots of bees near the pool as well so keep fruity drinks covered and don't sit next to the bar. Avoid bright pink or bright melon colored swimsuits as well as at least for me I drew out the bees 24/7. Had to switch to my other suit so those rascals would bitter someone else 😀. Now just so you know if you need something that you would or could get from Walmart well then go to Walmart ... Don't buy in gift shops especially suntan lotion. Walmart is a 10-12 minute walk and it's super easy. Plus there are a couple other shops near Walmart that were nice to browse through. While in Walmart there is a guy selling some excursions he was the cheapest I found. Like a Sunset Dinner Cruise for only $45 (USD) where others charge up to $72(USD). Just thought I'd share :) Taxis are $5 one way per person so use them wisely. Plan your days accordingly. I recommend if you're doing an excursion at the Marina you may want to also check out the shops that day. Some excursions have shuttles and very specific times they run so lots of times you have an hour or hour and a half to waste before the next shuttle. The shuttles are free but like I said you're on their dime. So if this happens to you go do some shopping. There are places to have a drink and to eat if interested as well. You can also take the glass bottom boat ride from here as well for about $10(USD) per person so you have options. Capitalize on the time as much as possible so you are throwing money at taxis every single day. Best advice I can give is to simply plan your week once you get there. Makes it that much easier, well at least for us it did! More>

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