Los Cabos

Riu Santa Fe


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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
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
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
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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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Riu Santa Fe Dissapointment
JEFFREY M.
Jan 18 2018
Upon our arrival we had paid for a ocean view room and received a partial view room. If you stood in the corner of the balcony, you could see as glimpse of the ocean. My wife spoke to the manager Coto about our disapproval who was very rude to her while telling her if you can see the ocean, its ocean view. We had stayed here in May and had paid extra the ocean view and received an ocean view room. The staff at the breakfast buffet Tortega were very poor. We daily had to get our own coffee, tableware, and too often were out of food. The dinner buffets continuously ran out of food although the service from the staff was good. We had three people in our room ,but we only had 2 double beds pushed together. One of us had to sleep on the split beds which was very uncomfortable. Beds were very hard. The staff around the pool was virtually nonexistent. We had to pick up our own cups and trash. It appeared the entire hotel was under staffed. I would not recommend this hotel and we will NEVER stay here again. We have been going to Mexico the last 10 years spending over $50,000 thru Apple and have never had such a bad experience. This is a poor hotel and the service was not what we expected. I would appreciate some compensation from Apple Vacations for our experience. Thanks in advance
Customer Rating: 

Amazing place!
MARTA S.
Jan 18 2018
My family and I stayed here this past week. This was the most beautiful resort Ive stayed at yet. The staff is great, the pools are beautiful, the view is amazing. The only complaint was that one of the three rooms we had had ants and it was next to construction. Still the staff kept the rooms clean and fresh everyday. Would not recommend the Italian or Chinese restaurants but the steak house was AMAZING! I will definetly refer this resort to fiends and family! Thank you Apple vacation for making it so easy to get to the resort and to check in!
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Noises next to Riu Santa Fe Cabo
NORMA M.
Dec 28 2017
There is new resort construction next door. We now understand why the ocean facing rooms were at a discount, as we were in the building next to construction site. Tiles were loose in the hallways and many broken light bulbs were not replaced.
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We very much enjoyed ourselves and thought the food was excellent!
ANN E.
Dec 18 2017
We very much enjoyed ourselves and thought the food was excellent! Could've used a couple of more options of wine.
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APRIL B.
Dec 07 2017
Had issues with the rooms put us in the wrong rooms air didn't work made us change rooms because put us In the wrong rooms had to go down to front desk to fix rooms the first day thought it was fix but not the other room had a broken fridge and closet door couldn't put medicine in it had to put it in family rooms then they still had problems with the rooms they put us in a front deck person came to the room at 11:30 at night to ask what room we were in then had accident in the room and we put towels and blankets outside the door someone put them back in the room and didn't clean the room and then worst of all they left TWO of our rooms open doors open 4005 and 4001 and we were gone all day didn't go back to room till later that evening . Thank you April
Customer Rating: 

Great staff and fun place to vacation overall!
JANELLE V.
Dec 07 2017
Stephano the Apple rep at the hotel was great and Hilario, one of the wait staff at the buffet restaurant for breakfast was a wonderful employee so accommodating and friendly! Pools are awesome and the views of the ocean fabulous.
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Room Condition
DANIEL J.
Dec 02 2017
There was mold in the bathroom as well as water dripping from the ceiling light fixtures in the bathroom. Toiletries set on the bathroom countertop got all wet, as there was dripping on the countertop as well as the sinks - Danger of electrocution. Although it was mentioned to staff and at checkout, they did not seem to care much, or really see the danger to the clients. They were rather passive about it.
Customer Rating: 

Thanksgiving Vacation
JESUS B.
Nov 30 2017
I had really high expectations for this hotel. It started for the check in process. I did not understand why we had to wait so long for check in while the desk was completely empty. If we were treated as a bigger group coming in I felt like all our rooms could have been prekeyed. It was very disorganized and took a long time. Room Condition - very dirty floors, safe was low battery and we didn't end up using it. Fridge was cold one day and then warm the other. Food service - the process to make reservations at the private restaurants is terrible. Why would it be first come first serve? Every other hotel we've ever been to has a sign up sheet at 9 am every morning. That way the kitchen knows how many people are coming and then can plan ahead. I think its ridiculous to stop what your doing at 6 pm then potentially get a seat. They told us they open at 6 pm then we can write our names down. Unfortunately we did that and it did not go as planned. Drinks - they were always too sweet other than that the pool and people were awesome. I just think the processes needs to be fixed and room condition.
Customer Rating: 

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.
Customer Rating: 

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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Worth the $$
ChristopherMcGrath, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Thu Jan 18 10:25:43 EST 2018
Worth the $$. Lives up to a 4-star resort. Weather was fantastic, resort itself is clean and not crazy big. Pools are nice and the ocean access is perfect. Construction really only around one building but it didn't bother us much. No frills in the a-la-cartes and the buffets are OK. This is the second time we stayed at this resort. If you are looking for a quick getaway at a decent price, go here. Spring Break last year was nuts and was a bit much but even still, you can get away from the noise.

Spectacular weather
Lorie A,
Wed Jan 17 12:46:05 EST 2018
Just came back Jan 11 2018 , I have been to about 10 Riu's and this by far was the worst , never had I had to get up and get my own drinks , or cutlery and the food was nothing to talk about either half or over cooked , the bartending staff is slow this is an understatement to say the least , I usually stay at the palaces but had stayed stayed in other they come and collect your dirty glasses and walk away , rooms were very clean , TV hardly any English channels , I would not return to this Riu but the grounds and scenery r something to see .

Great Resort for the Money
Holly N,
Wed Jan 17 11:24:13 EST 2018
I stayed at the Riu Santa Fe with my husband and 2 teenage children. Check-in was very easy and friendly. The rooms were nice (we had 2 rooms - 1 with a King Bed and 1 with two beds) the rooms were clean and we had no odors. We stayed in Building 1. The beach was nice, you are hounded a little by the vendors but politely telling them know and they leave you alone. We loved hanging at the beach. The pools by the beach are like party central, they were very crowded and loud. We hung by the pool in the middle of the resort which was by our building and it was a much calmer area to hang out. The bars were all wonderful they make the drinks nice and strong and were always very helpful. Our favorite bar was probably the sports bar, really enjoyed the staff in there. The food was good for "resort" food. Breakfast you could get fresh made eggs, the coffee was delicious and service was wonderful. Lunch was kinda hit or miss sometimes it felt fresh other times you felt like it had been sitting out for a while. Dinner at the buffet was always delicious. We only ate at one restaurant which was the Mexican restaurant and it was absolutely wonderful. The standing in line to make a reservation was not fun which is why we only did it once. My teenage children loved the taco stand which was there every night and it was good as well. I would recommend staying at the Riu and would stay there again.

Vacation of a lifetimw
takemetoitaly28,
Wed Jan 17 07:58:25 EST 2018
My best friend and I visited this resort for a week, and it is by far our favourite all-inclusive vacation ever. The resort itself is stunning, and the food is above average. However, the best part about it was how entertaining and fun it was at all times. We really enjoyed how we could safely and confidently leave the resort whenever we wanted to - and got to enjoy some meals and activities in the town (which I highly recommend doing when visit Cabo). Cabo is definitely on the top of my list for favourite destinations visited.

Fantastic Resort
S T, Toronto, Canada
Tue Jan 16 10:09:39 EST 2018
We stayed at the RIU Santa Fe in Jan 6-13/18. View is breathtaking. Resort was well kept. Washrooms were at a minimum in public areas - like the pool area and out side courtyard. Resort is large 900+ rooms and I was a bit nervous that it might be packed after reading other reviews. Stayed in building 7 - it was loud during the evening sometimes. Lots of young partying groups - all having fun so you just had to laugh it off when you heard people talking loud. It wasn't overly busy at all and the resort was full. No lines to wait for drinks or food. Food was great there is no way you could go hungry. Staff was all very friendly. I would highly recommend this resort. Great value. Perfect getaway for couples and friends - kids are welcome but there isn't much for them to do. I wouldn't bring my kids to this resort.



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