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Riu Santa Fe

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Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $40 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), per adult, per person, per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.
Family: Kids 12 and under Stay and Eat Free, max 2 kids (valid 5/112/23/17).

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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Learn more about Los Cabos.
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:
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

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
3558 Recommend
3558 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Santa Fe to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Fun Resort, Great Service, Will Be Back!
chriskeehn96, Surrey, Canada
Thu May 25 10:40:37 EDT 2017
This was my first time to Mexico but I definitely will be back and had an amazing time at the Riu Santa Fe. Right from the beginning when we were offered margaritas while waiting in line to check-in I could tell this was a great place to stay. We ended up staying in Building 3, but were lucky enough to have a room that overlooked the pool area. We didn't end up spending too much time in the room, aside from sleeping, so I wasn't too picky on the views, but I will say it was a nice view nonetheless. The room decor seems a bit dated, but again, you're in the room to sleep so it doesn't really matter too much. Bed was a bit hard but I didn't have any trouble sleeping. Plug outlets on both sides of the bed were nice for phone charging. I also loved the in room mini bar and alcohol dispenser. The service throughout the resort was great. Zero complaints from my end. Anything we needed was provided with a friendly smile, bartenders served drinks very quickly (in fact, I would say the bartenders at the resort worked faster than most bars/nightclubs I've been to elsewhere). The drinks were good...a nice blend of strength and taste. The pool bars are open from 10:30am to 6pm, but once they close there are two more bars in the main square area where everyone tends to congregate. There's also another bar to the side of the show lounge, and another in the sports bar. We stayed for 4 nights so only got to experience some of the shows, and I will say they were great! We saw the Mexican Dancing Show, a lip syncing music show, the Il Divo 3 Tenors show, and the Michael Jackson show. My only complaint would be that they were only 1 hour long and I enjoyed the shows so much that I wanted them to go longer. I would highly recommend checking them out. Pre-show and after the show they had a live band out in the main square area too which set a great vibe. Located in between the two outdoor bars, and with lots of seating around it was quite relaxing to just kick back, relax with a drink and listen to some good music. I've read through a lot of reviews where people complain about the food, and after experiencing it myself I have to seriously question what those people were expecting. I found the food to be excellent (though I didn't have time to try every restaurant). I went to the buffet for breakfast and a dinner, as well as the Mexican restaurant and the Italian restaurant. First, the service everywhere was great. And the food options and taste was really good. Understand that you're not going to a restaurant with a world renowned chef like Gordon Ramsay or Bobby Flay. If you're expecting the type of meal that you would normally pay $300/plate for then you're going to be disappointed. But if you go in expecting good tasting food, and plenty of options, then like us you will be happy. I also don't understand the reviews suggesting that if you don't get to a restaurant by 6:30 that you won't get in, because there were a couple nights we ended up showing up after 7 and had no problem getting a table. I will also give huge credit to the staff at the Mexican restaurant. On our first night he really went above and beyond the call of duty. Unfortunately I didn't get his name, but he asked if there was anything we wanted to drink and my girlfriend and I both wanted a margarita. We saw him leave the restaurant area to go over to one of the bars and get us each a margarita. I was very impressed and very pleased with the service! The pool areas were beautiful, and I tried to spend an equal amount of time at the infinity pool and the other main pool area. Both had bars (the infinity pool area had two bars) and neither felt overly crowded. The infinity pool had the most people, but there was plenty of room to set up on a lounge chair and grab a drink. The staff also set-up activities which keeps things fun. I really enjoyed the water volleyball, and I like how the staff walk around asking people if they want to participate in different things they have set-up. They really try to make sure everyone is included and is informed of the activity options. They also have water aerobics, Zumba, beach volleyball, horseshoes, a dancing/mini-surfing challenge game in the pool, darts, and bingo. At night (just before the show) they announce the winners of some of the events and you get a certificate as well as a cool souvenir. The pool areas also have some decent shaded areas (especially by the bar) which is nice so you don't end up having to sit out in the hot sun for several hours where you'll end up with a bad burn. As mentioned, we stayed in building 3 and also found it was maybe a 5 minute walk to the infinity pool, or to the lobby. Building 3 is pretty central to everything so it was quite convenient. We didn't use the spa so I can't comment on that. But we did use the gym once. Honestly it had more equipment than some of the gyms at other hotels I've stayed at, which was nice, but did lack a bench press (or smith military press which some hotels use in place of a bench press), and some of the equipment seemed a bit older/used. It was also boiling hot in the gym, and could probably stand to have an air conditioning upgrade. Either way though, it was good enough for a quick morning workout (for us about 1 hour), and had a solid variety of weight machines to cover your upper body, legs, as well as cardio. The overall vibe around the resort was fun. There was usually something going on after 10am, and prior to that it was nice and calm. The biggest disappointment for me was the disco. Having been to a nightclub in Barcelona that shares the same name (Pacha) I was probably unfairly comparing the two. It did get busy at around midnight, and people were having fun, but being someone who has run his own pub crawl business and having been to several night clubs the layout fell a bit short for me. Still a cool option if you want to drink and party at night, but want to stay on the resort. The sportsbar itself was okay. Being from Canada I was again comparing it to what we have at home, and was looking for more big screen TV's. The bar area was also a bit small, and it just felt like there could have been a bit more done with the layout. I did like the pool tables and air hockey tables, as well as the mini arcade in there. The food in the fridge, which included burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, and fruit, was nice. When everything else on the resort is closed in the middle of the night this is a nice thing to have if you want a mid-night snack or drink (as the sports bar is open all night). It was also nicely air conditioned so if you want to escape some of the heat this is a good place to go. I saw a mixture of groups at the resort: couples, families, and friends groups from all ages. I didn't get the sense that it was a big "spring break" party atmosphere, though I did stay there from May 20-24 which was a Saturday-Wednesday. Were there drunk people? Of course. Were there families having a good time without over indulging in the alcohol atmosphere? Absolutely. For the most part guests were respectful of one another and I didn't see any problems. Overall I was very impressed and very happy to stay at the Riu Santa Fe. I would recommend people always make sure you tip either your bartenders or servers or house maids as even a small tip goes a long way. I spent 4 nights at the resort and probably averaged about $25-40/day (Canadian dollars) in tips. You get good service even if you don't tip, but you can tell the staff are very appreciative, and it does go a long way, and when they do go the extra mile for you it's something they deserve. If you can afford to travel down to Cabo and stay at a nice resort like this then you can afford to spend a few extra dollars to tip the staff and show your appreciation for the hard work they put in to make your trip as great as it can be. Also, I tipped in Mexican Pesos. Another thing I want to comment on is how great the wifi is. Prior to my trip I spent $95 with my cell phone company purchasing a talk, text, and data travel pack, and I regret that now because while on the resort (which was most of my time) I was constantly connected to the wifi and didn't need to use any of my data package. If you're trying to stream a sports game or something like that it may cut out, but for the most part it was excellent, and available throughout the resort. When I return to Cabo I would definitely stay at the Riu Santa Fe, or perhaps even check out the Riu Palace as you are granted access to the Santa Fe if you're staying at the Palace.

Girls trip
Tracie Lynn S,
Thu May 25 10:35:33 EDT 2017
We had a great girl's trip to Riu Santa Fe! The best restaurant was the Italian one. The service overall was good. We had massages at the spa, that was nice! We spent most of our time at the pool by the bar down at the beach. Drinks were good, no beer except Dos Equis! I would like to have seen more a beer selection.

Absolutely wonderful!
Hayden H,
Thu May 25 08:39:15 EDT 2017
The resort almost seems separated into two sections. The first section, which is where I spent most of my time, is mostly calm and there are fewer people. This area has a huge pool with a swim up bar. The other section of the resort is near the beach and also has a huge pool with two more swim up bars. This area is more party oriented with mostly college age people. Overall the resort is beautiful and the food is comparable to any other resort I've stayed at. The entertainment crew is wonderful, although they spend the majority of their time in the party area of the resort. All staff have been so friendly and welcoming. I would definitely return for another stay.

Sabir S, Toronto, Canada
Wed May 24 08:11:07 EDT 2017
While staying in RIU PALACE CABO SAN LUCAS, we had the added privilege to enjoy the hospitality of RIU SANTA FE, architecturally different and nice atmosphere with different shopping experience. Pools are quieter and placed under shady trees with loungers around. We were told that RIU Santa Fe have a good Chef but missed trying

First and Last at Hotel RIU Santa Fe
Princess K,
Wed May 24 07:30:57 EDT 2017
This was my first time at a RIU property for a bachelorette weekend and it was definitely my last stay at Hotel RIU Santa fe. By far the worst experience with check in and management to date. We arrived early for check in ..around one. While standing in line, we were instructed to leave our bags (with no name tags), and follow a staff member to a seating area to "check in". We were instructed to give over our id's and complete a form. The staff member leaves and never returns. An hour later, I go back to the counter where the staff member is working with another customer! It then takes another hour to process payment. We wait to speak to the manager (Cato George) who was unapologetic, told us " Check in begins at 3 anyway so i don't know what to tell you", he blamed everything on the other staff member who was "new 3 days", and offered no form of compensation for our time. When he realized we weren't pleased with his response, he came back to say he would "upgrade" us from building 6 to building 7 free of additional charges but we would need to come back the following day for the keys. The following day, i learn that i was charged $680 in pesos and not $680 USD so my card had to be ran again. This day we dealt with another manager (Daniel) who was much better, apologetic, and professional. He even offered to send over a bottle of champagne. The rooms were not upgraded; in building 6, the TV was a box set, and there was no remote. In building 7, there was a flat screen. I also walked in on a staff member sleeping in the bed while housekeeping was servicing the room. Food: The restaurant locations were good, however when we attempted to eat at the Italian location around 8:15 we were turned away because they were "full", and closed at 9pm. There were no after hours food options other than gas station style hot dogs, cold sandwiches, and cold nacho cheese sauce located in the sports bar. I was just overall disappointed in the quality of the resort, lack of efficiency of the check in process, and management (George Cato). I definitely will not return to RIU Santa Fe.

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