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Riu Santa Fe


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2019 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availability at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request), $35 spa credit on a selected couples massage for two (120 min). This discount applies per couple, per stay and does not apply with other promotions and discounts.
Family: Two kids 12 & under Stay & Eat Free (valid 5/01-12/23/19).

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


MX
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
STANDARD GARDEN VIEW CHARTER
Other Amenities -
DOUBLE ROOM GRANDE
New rooms built in 2018, located in Splash and Entertainment Zone, with balcony or terrace. Free wifi service available in room. Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds, sofa bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Satellite
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
DOUBLE ROOM SUPERIOR
New rooms built in 2018, located in Splash and Entertainment Zone with balcony or terrace. Free wifi service available in room. Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds, sofa bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
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
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
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, Parasailing, 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 and Pacha 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
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3558 Recommend
3558 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Santa Fe to their friends and family



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Couples 30th anniversary getaway
SCOTT S.
Mar 24 2019
Considering it was college spring break, which we were aware of when booking, we had an awesome time and were very happy with the resort and everything!
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Maintenance in room
SARA G.
Mar 15 2019
The day we arrived, one sink in the bathroom was very slow (filled up 1/3 of the way with water), and the toilet would not work. We had to call the front desk 4 or 5 times, and the receptionist was VERY rude - at one point, she hung up on us. It was 4-6 hours before both sink and toilet were fixed.
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The food was the major disappointment and probably the number one factor I would not return to thu
ALEXANDRIA M.
Mar 14 2019
The food was the major factor of not returning to this resort. It was extremely disappointing and found it difficult to eat many types of food. I felt sick from the food for a couple days.
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Spring Break
BRITNEY T.
Mar 13 2019
The only problem I had was that they had opened it up to College Spring breakers since the last time we had been there(3 yrs). A lot of drunk kids walking around and then leaving plates and trash laying around. The staff worked very hard each morning to clean it up and make it look like the clean the resort it is known to be.
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Loved Riu Santa Fe but would avoid spring break time
LINDSEY M.
Mar 13 2019
This was our second time at the Riu Santa Fe in Cabo and it was just as nice as the first time. The key difference was the hotel was sold out with about 90% of the guests being college kids on spring break. The guests were loud, inconsiderate and drunk by 9:00 a.m. The hotel did a fantastic job of cleaning the entire property but the noise of the students echoed the hallways. I would caution going during the month of March but would absolutely recommend the hotel for any other time of the year. It is close to downtown Cabo and is about a $14 cab ride. The staff is great, food is good and drinks are well made.
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Spring breakers were great kids with lots of excitement all around
ALBERT V.
Mar 12 2019
The bathroom was reported as moldy and that was handled quickly. I do not feel that the air conditioning was cleaned or mold spores and I have a sinus issue. It might be the flu and just coincidence. Will never know.
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Poor food choices...
CATHERINE C.
Mar 05 2019
the first 2 days were okay then they closed half of the restaurants and half of the breakfast in on restaurant. They couldn't keep up and not enough choices. 2 of the Al a Carte restaurants were closed for the week.
Customer Rating: 

Amazing Resort
BRITTANY F.
Mar 05 2019
This was our second time to the Riu Santa Fe and it is just amazing. The staff will go out of their way to make sure that you feel at home and that you are taken care of. We had several issues with our room when we arrived and were upgraded at no charge the very next day. We will continue to stay at the Riu resorts for the customer service that we receive. The food is average.. both my husband and myself did get sick one night off of something that we ate but other than that our experience was GREAT!
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Problems with reservations/seat assignments---Overall trip GREAT
ROBERT V.
Mar 01 2019
Had problems with reservations. When we got to airport, we found out that our middle names were left off--created problems leaving Mexico. On return flight airline attempted to give away out assigned(paid for) seats. We got that straightened out. One of our party (different reservation) had a problem with departure--wrong last name on reservations. After several minutes of waiting (45) we finally got it corrected. Overall vacation was GREAT!!!! Hotel and location top notch. Would recommend this trip to others (Santa Fe resort great location). Food not bad, but cool (needed to be a bit warmer).
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HORRIBE experience
TRACY G.
Feb 25 2019
This hotel was HORRIBLE from the staff who was very unfriendly, the food was horrible, and the excessive party was obnoxious. There was urine in our hall, vomit on the sidewalk, and we saw security with a group of young adults where two girls claimed they were Sexually assaulted. I would NEVER recommend this hotel and we have put a claim in to get our money back. We stayed at this property less than 48 hours and bought our own one way ticket home because Apple Vacations would not help us. I will never recommend Apple Vacations unless this is rectified by giving us a full refund as requested.
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Riu Santa a Fe
ALAN B.
Feb 25 2019
Our 3rd stay. Staff is friendly. Large resort so depending on which building your room is in, there is a lot of walking.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
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adcish40,
Tue Apr 09 09:37:54 EDT 2019
I must say after reading all the comments you have to go and experience it for your own. Riu Santa Fe is a party hotel but I did enjoy myself and got rest. I'm glad there was no spring breakers at the time I was there. The food was average and the entertainment was a blast. The hotel was clean and everybody was very helpful. I will return to Riu hotels in the future. Just remember when booking don't do it during March during college spring break. The hotel also have family entertainment and the water splash for children. It was an enjoyable time.

Pleasantly surprised
LilaL121, Surrey, Canada
Tue Apr 09 08:37:13 EDT 2019
We booked our vacation last minute and then read the reviews. I was almost dreading our holiday after reading some of the horror stories of spring break. We arrived on March 30th and there were still some overzealous young partiers but I never saw anyone puking all over the place as had been mentioned before. Security was quick to step in if anyone got out of hand at the pool parties, and from what I saw, handled everything efficiently and with respect. The resort itself is beautiful and the staff work very hard to keep everything clean. The entertainment was okay but the highlight was the band with the lady lead singer that they had in the square at night, great music and lots of fun dancing. The Mexican fiesta was very pretty and people young and old had a great time on the mechanical bull. The food was actually pretty good but I think they need to have extra people to clean up the stations as things can get pretty messy at times. The food in the Italian restaurant was amazing. Overall I would say that the resort is beautiful, the staff is friendly and helpful, and I would stay here again; just not at spring break.

Riu Santa Fe- A Vacation to Remember
KellyY819,
Mon Apr 08 15:39:33 EDT 2019
The Riu Santa Fe was the place to be if you like partying 24/7. Pros: -The pool parties are great -The music is good if you like electronic music -The entertainment was frequent -You can walk downtown in 45 minutes -The people were friendly -The staff were nice and for the most part spoke more English than other resorts -Not a lot of young children. For the most part everyone wanted to party -Fresh BBQ served daily at the main pool in addition to the buffet Cons: -Bathrooms were dirty and scare (only 4 stalls by the main pools) -Ocean is too rough to swim in -The 24/7 Sports bar doesn't have a lot of food (besides nachos and hotdogs) -Poolbar service is slow unless you tip well (people were tipping $10 US per round of drinks) -The Riu Palace and Baja California have full access to the resort even though you cant go on their resorts (ATM ran out of money, bathrooms quickly ran out of toilet paper etc.) -Self-serve for drinks. No waiters come around and take your drink orders

A good place to stay
Kimmykimmy1722, Andover, Minnesota
Mon Apr 08 13:13:31 EDT 2019
I was nervous to stay here based on some reviews I saw online. Sounds like spring break went on for about three weeks and was somewhat disastrous. I have to say that we didn’t encounter very much about it all. We stayed March 30 to April 6 and for the most part this place was very good. The buffet food is average for breakfast and lunch but the dinner places were amazing and the food was incredibly flavorful! This resort is much bigger than the places we normally stay at when we go to Cabo. That being said, I’m not sure it’s a great place for the elderly or people with young kids because there is a lot of walking. Didn’t bother us though. We did see some binge drinking and kids being taken back to their rooms in wheelchairs but it wasn’t excessive or super noisy at night when people are trying to sleep. At least in the building we were in. We were in building 7. We are pretty low maintenance travelers and we met some great people. I would stay at the RIU Santa Fe again but I would make sure I timed it properly for what we would be looking for.

TK 2019 Cabo San Lucas travel tips from Rio Santa Fe
Tracy K,
Mon Apr 08 10:17:29 EDT 2019
Don't bother taking the sea taxi (10usd each) 1 way, or a taxi (14usd 1way)to go downtown when you can use local transportation for the staff at the front gate at the first turnabout at the median the bus waits there and it's a dollar each way per person. And that's Canadian. Walmart is about a 15 minute walk if you want to head up there to get your tequila and other items, my favourite Centenario was $15.50 Canadian per bottle. Patron (12 min. ) to Costco was $42 Canadian. Of course you need a Costco card to participate. Forget about Duty free...Patron $72 USD. Best buffet to eat at is the California Baja or rather Baja California. The rest of them feel like you're at the cafeteria at lunchtime at the University. Also don't forget that you can take food on the Plane as long as it's consumed prior to landing. Great weather great prices, we prefer smaller resorts but this was just fine although it's spread out quite a distance it kind of feels like walking to 5R at the Celanese plant about six times a day and then climb three flights of stairs each way as well. This is a party place so you're probably drink more liquor than you'll consume food, but it's usually shut down by 11 PM. I saw some pretty good wipeouts, entertaining. They do have water slides for the kids as well. We are definitely coming back next year at April after Spring Break.



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