Los Cabos

Riu Santa Fe


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All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon:
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), $35 spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min) per adult. (This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts)
Family: Kids 12 and under Stay and Eat Free, max 2 kids (valid 6/1-12/23/18).

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 and spa. Beach:
Total Rooms: 902
Year Opened: 2007 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
ROOM TYPES
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
STANDARD GARDEN VIEW CHARTER
Other Amenities -
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
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
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, 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,
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
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
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
3558 Recommend
3558 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Santa Fe to their friends and family



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Not that Great!
ALLEN S.
Oct 25 2017
I've stayed here twice before. We were promised a bottle of tequila for my wife's birthday but they didn't deliver, even after I tipped $20 to the concierge. Elevators were dirty and stunk. There was no bar service by the pool like there always has been in the past. Half the bars were closed all of the time. The food was horrible and not always available, also, not all restaurants were open. Beware, if you go down to the beach you will be swarmed and constantly pestered by people trying to sell you things - worse than previous stays. Our stqay was not as enjoyable as we had hoped.
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Life threatening
DEBORAH G.
Sep 06 2017
The pools were dirty, black mold on the tile, very concerning. The biggest issue is that the staff put peoples life's at risk. We endured the flood, they tied down plants and ceiling fans but did not bother to protect the guest. We made it to the sister resort and refused to leave. NO ONE from the Santa Fe checked on the lives of the guest. We complained for two days about the water in our floor prior to the flood, I slipped and feel. They did not care. Once we were at the Palace, we helped the other guest. I asked for a manager - I was told they would take my comments???? Are you serious? Can you imagine Americans treating anyone in that manner? Attorneys would be crawling all over the facility. They have no shame.
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We loved it!
LESLIE B.
Aug 14 2017
It was our second stay in 3 years at the Riu Santa Fe. We are in our mid fifties and our aim was to relax and see the area a little bit. Even though you can't swim in the ocean at this resort the huge waves are so much fun to watch and listen too. You can see them from the pool area. If I had to find one complaint it would only be to get new bed pillows. They were very flat. Otherwise, we were happy with everything. Our Apple Vacations agent helped us book a couple of excursions and they were very enjoyable. Tour guide Danny was exceptional. There are sloppy people everywhere so sure there was trash left around the resort but it happens. The employees work super hard to keep the grounds beautiful and clean. We would go back!
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MICHELE V.
Aug 07 2017
This was our first trip to Cabo and we loved it. The hotel was nice and clean. All the staff were very friendly. The pools were very clean. There are several choices of restaurants and the food is amazing! My only complaint was that you couldn't get into the water off the beach but it was still beautiful! We will definitely go back!
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Better than we hoped!
BENJAMIN S.
Jul 31 2017
The hotel was fantastic. We read reviews both ways and we were a little worried, but in the end we figured we would try it and it worked out great. We have been to all inclusives in Cancun and other areas and this was much better. The airport was great, there weren't people constantly approaching you begging etc (in fact none). The city of Cabo was very Americanized and we walked over including a great couples massage at Eden's Massage for1/4 the price that was the best deep tissue massage we have ever had. The resort was big enough that families stayed up top in the main pool with their own swim up bar which couple and singles came down to the oceanfront pools with 2 swim-up bars. The theme restaurants were great! The buffet food was better than expected. The resort was increasingly well manicured. Everything about it. We would definitely come again, and many of the people there said they had been to other resorts in Cabo before (including the Riu Palace) and they now come once a year to the Riu Santa Fe because it is so much better.
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MARK D.
Jul 20 2017
2nd time here, and the hotel is becoming a little dated. The service is good as we arrived about 11am and they let us check in. Thats a plus! The crowd is younger, but friendly. Maid service so/so we had to find the maid and tip her before she cleaned the room (we are pretty clean so we don't need maid service daily however we were running low on supplies) The room supplies are marginal shampoo, lotion etc., and the liquor at the hotel is budget at best. I guess thats how they keep it reasonable cost wise. That being said the food and service at restaurant were top notch. The grounds are impeccable and the pools are great. Location is good as you can beach walk to cabo (it will wear you out, just sayin) The room liquor replaced every 2 days only if you call. Our safe battery was out and it took maintenance an hour after we called twice. (the hotel told us safe is very important) we error on the side of caution! We consider the plus side outweighs the minus with this hotel, but will probably only choose it again if the price is low.
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RAAFAT M.
Jul 17 2017
Me and my family stayed in RIU resorts through out Mexico lots of times, we always get great service and accommodations. we always recommend it all of our friends
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Good time in paradise
BERNARD D.
Jul 13 2017
Had a good time and staff was very helpful and accommodating
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After 5 previous great trips, now we'll never go back
MONICA H.
Jul 05 2017
We used to be huge fans of this resort. We went 5 years in a row but had not been back for 6 years. We brought our parents and a friend and were very excited. We would have given the resort previously an 8 or 8.5 out of 10. After our last trip we'd give it a 6 at best. Hotel front desk staff were not accommodating to put us together. They told us it was VIP check in but it felt the opposite. They literally put us in 3 separate corners of the resort. Our parent's room had no AC for almost two days and their ceiling fan made terrible noises. We tried multiple times to call Customer Service from our room and it would continuously ring with no answer. Finally we had to go down to the front desk and after THREE requests it was finally fixed. The overall service level has gone down significantly. The servers in the restaurants were the highlight. However the reservations process was not smooth at all and the staff were rude and not helpful. There needs to be a list for making later reservations than just "now". The bartenders used to be the best in the business, and were grateful for tips. Now, to get timely service it feels like you're EXPECTED to tip. And they are understaffed at the pool bars. One server for 200 people is not a good customer experience. We often waited 5-10 minutes to get a drink. The resort used to be immaculate. Now there are tiles missing from the pool, and the pool was filthy with debris. The anticipation of this vacation was high, but now we're embarrassed that we recommended it to anyone. We will definitely not return to this resort and will be looking for an alternate location to visit Cabo.
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ALAN R.
Jul 05 2017
Most of the staff went above and beyond. The front desk...not so much! We felt like a bother anytime we went to the front desk and we never got what we needed from them! Our room smelled like a musty old basement! This is the second Riu that we have been to and probably our last!! There were WAY too many children running loose without supervision at this location! The entertainment staff at the pool was great, but they need to change up the music! The same music played on a loop every day!
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Disappointed
KENNETH Y.
Jun 20 2017
This has been our fourth Apple vacation and by far this was the most disappointing of the bunch. The food in was mediocre at best. Pools were OK if you stayed away from the infinity pools. Service at the restaurants and for room service was fine. All the employees were pleasant. The big mess was the comfort of the room, the bed specifically, horrible. We will NOT be back to Mexico!
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GREAT family vacation!
Dinkystmpr, Kansas
Sat Nov 11 13:10:50 EST 2017
In reading some of the other reviews I was a little skeptical of what we would find BUT this was an awesome place to stay! I don't know what the others were expecting but it was amazing. Everyone was so nice even if you didn't speak the language. The rooms were clean and very large. We stayed in Bldg 7 with oceanview and the weather was perfect during our entire stay. There was some construction going on but only during the day when we were out at the pool or at the marina anyway. I didn't rate it a 5 only because of the dining options. It was very confusing unless you always wanted to go to the California Buffet. We were lucky enough to stand in line 45 minutes and get into the "steak house" one night but it was really confusing. We were told you had to make reservations but then you had to stand in line to do that but then we were just seated instead......so the next night we tried the Italian one but it was closed for a private party and then the next night it was closed. We tried the Mission but were told it would be 1 1/2 hours before we could get in.....easier to just go to the buffet.

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Nadiya4, Washington DC, District of Columbia
Thu Nov 09 15:35:06 EST 2017
I loved Cabo San Lucas and I really enjoyed the Riu Santa Fe. The pools were fantastic, the weather was even better. The drinks were great, they never skimped on alcohol. The food was decent, I don't really care for buffets and we had the buffet most nights. The beach was nice. Claudia who worked in the restaurants was a really big sweet heart and remembered my name. Every staff member I met was kind and seemed to be concerned about my stay. The room was fine, I travel to islands and other countries that are not western often, so it was just an average room, the tv was big and old school, but I wasn't there for tv. I wish the rest of the group wanted to be in the sun as much as I did, that was the only downfall, other than that it was nice. I also really liked the steak house. Not far from the city and nightlife, only a 5 minute cab ride away. Great place, great staff, fantastic vacation with people I love. I would go again easily!

Fabulous!
Vic-Vero G,
Thu Nov 09 14:18:22 EST 2017
Very clean! Restaurants had a lot of variety of food- rooms very clean each day- fabulous check in n check out- only hiccup- shows never start on time! Usually 30-45 minutes late- highly recommended Rius- my 4th Time at these hotels and will continue staying

Good choice for all inclusive stay
InternationalMomager, Phoenix, Arizona
Thu Nov 09 12:46:59 EST 2017
Located on the beach, this resort has everything you need. It was clean, spacious, and offered great food. Many pools, including swim up bar, are located around the grounds and right on the beach. Always a wide variety of food available inside or out. Nightly shows were entertaining too. We never had to leave the resort if we didn't want to!

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TanMan2121, Colorado
Wed Nov 08 12:43:59 EST 2017
I returned last night from a 4 night stay with my wife and mom and dad. We were there to celebrate my mom's birthday and to relax. To be quite honest I was fearful after reading recent reviews. Although there have been some legitimate concerns posted, we found the majority of them to be ridiculous. We ate delicious meals in the Italian Restaurant, the steakhouse was good, not great, breakfast in the buffet was fantastic, and lunch prepared poolside barbeque style was also tasty. We did not go hungry but we didn't book this hotel for 5 star restaurants. You will not starve at the RIU SANTA FE. The bartenders could not have been friendlier or more approachable. They worked extremely hard to make drinks as quickly as possible, tip or no tip! The staff was professional and worked extremely hard on a daily basis to ensure everything was up to speed. c Check-in was flawless, poolside entertainers work hard and are constantly coming up with activities. You can participate or not, completely up to you. Lastly I sent an email in advance to the hotel requesting a room close to the pool and my mother does not walk we'll and the request was honored with an excellent location for her to get to the pool and restaurants without much trouble. It was a family trip that we will not forget thanks to everyone employed at this hotel.



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