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, 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
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 -
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
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
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
Hotel
Mary A.
Aug 06 2018
Hotel was good. No complaints
Customer Rating: 

Beautiful Property Without a Lot of Flavor
Christina J.
Aug 02 2018
The hotel property was massive, the grounds were well kept, and staff were friendly. The food however was not good, lacked flavor and options. The 24 hour snack bar had old sandwiches on white bread that didn't look eatable. We found ourselves ordering Dominos pizza and went downtown to eat on several occasions. The absolute best part of the stay was the pool party. That was REALLY fun! I can honestly say on my next trip to Cabo I will not be staying at this resort.
Customer Rating: 

Family Hotel
VINCENT R.
Jul 23 2018
I was disappointed that the hotel was advertised as a family hotel and it was more of a spring break atmosphere, had i known I would not have taken my children there. Not to much for my children to do in the hotel but swim.
Customer Rating: 

UPGRADED!
EMINA R.
Jul 02 2018
We were supposed to stay at the Riu Santa Fe but got upgraded to the Palace once we arrived. It was quite a suprise but a generous one, the Palace was amazing five star service and food. We didnt originally book the Palace because it was quite a lot more money for the trip. Now have stayed there, would have been worth the money we needed to pay to stay there. We also ventured out to the Santa Fe and it was also amazing, lots to do and fun. For our very first tropical vacation, it was all a success and we even have great tan's to show for now! The APPLE agents at the hotel also were very friendly and helped us out in any way needed.
Customer Rating: 

Great Bars Crappy Food
TODD F.
Jul 01 2018
Over all dissatisfied with the trip. As for the bars and pools they were fun and awesome. Every single place we ate at the Riu Santa Fe was absolutely horrible. The front desk staff and management are rude and have no customer service skills what so ever but the bar staff and the house keeping staff were amazing. Will definitely return to Cabo soon but will NEVER stay at the Riu Santa Fe again
Customer Rating: 

My Cabos Experience
MARTHA C.
Jun 27 2018
This hotel is amazing...beautiful, perfect for families and mini vacation with friends. Staff is excllent..from cleaning staff, restaurant employees and bar service...always willing to help. Great place to stay in.
Customer Rating: 

MARK E.
Jun 27 2018
Pools are dirty, every morning we found shot glasses in the bottom that where leftover from previous day. There is was always trash in them. Check in service was terrible took abou 45 minutes to get checked in. Got to room and tv didn’t work I called the front desk repairman showed up at or room at 10:30 at night
Customer Rating: 

Unmemorable Vacation
JULIEN O.
Jun 22 2018
This was the first time I booked through Apple Vacations and my overall experience was poor. We stayed at Riu Santa Fe in Cabo San Lucas. We had two room which both were infested with mosquitos and moths. There were no mosquitos outside. Someone in another room kept smoking which went through the ventilation and into our room. Its a non smoking room resort. We eventually got moved but the hotel didn't fix the problems for the next victim. The food was average and understaffed. Bird droppings were all over the chairs, birds ate off peoples plates as the went to get more food, and birds ate out of the buffet containers with no attempt by the resort to resolve this issue. A tropical storm blew in and our flight home with United Airlines got cancelled until the next day. The airlines made no attempt to provide transportation to a hotel, no attempt to find a hotel for everyone on the flight, or provide any other type of accommodations for its customers. Delta offered free shuttle service and hotel vouchers. When dealing with the United Airlines receptionist at the airport, we asked what should we do. She said she didn't know and added that the airport closed at 1:00 am. We would have to leave but had no where to go. Make that everyone on our airlines. When we asked for a solution from United Airlines, we were told this is not the United States so sleep on the street. Are you kidding me. When we finally found a hotel, the price gouged us by doubling their prices due to the predicament we were in. That's Mexico's way of saying "Please Come Again."
Customer Rating: 

BILLY W.
Jun 12 2018
We read all the reviews and alot of them were negative so we were leary of this hotel, but the price was right and our friends had stayed there before so we went with it and were VERY pleasantly surprised. We already knew what to expect from a RIU chain and it really delivered. The hotel, grounds, beach and pool were all very beautiful. Check in was easy and all employees were very friendly and helpful. Food was exactly as expected. I liked the way the restaurants did not take reservations and were set up a little different than we were used, because at the ala carte they had 4-5 menu choices but had a small buffet complementing the main course. Italian, Mexican, and Asian were all good- we did not try the Steakhouse because it did not get very good reviews from guests and they also served steaks at that buffet during lunch anyway. I have to say something about the safety of the beach- while we were there the waves went from being big in the beginning of the week to enormous by the end of the week and on our last day there my parents were on the top of the beach and got swept up in a wave and lifeguards for the resort and local vendors IMMEDIATELY went to their rescue without a thought. I am forever grateful that they have such attentive staff. I would highly recommend this hotel and would not hesitate to return. I have stayed at higher hotels that are nicer in certain ways but you get what you pay for and we got an amazing deal and couldn't be happier. We traveled with a group of 12 people ranging in age from 16-18 and it was great for everyone.
Customer Rating: 

Awsome Vaca
ALPHA H.
Jun 07 2018
We usually go to all adult hotels; however, this RIU was Awsome! Had three party pools for Adults and huge family pools for others. The only disappointment was the beach was not swim-able (;< but you could walk all the way down to town on it. Oh, there was also no room food service. Guess that is how they keep good control of bugs. The place is super well maintained and the staff seem to like their work even before we tipped and those we tipped remembered all of us by name and received extra special attention. With the great pricing Apple provided we will most likely go back again.
Customer Rating: 

What an amazing hotel! Pools were amazing. Food was just ok
CONNIE M.
Jun 05 2018
Great hotel, I would definitely go back
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
PHYSICALLY HARASSED BY RIU SECURITY ON PUBLIC ACCESS PATH !
A F,
Tue Aug 14 09:22:02 EDT 2018
We purchased a condo directly behind this hotel. Many, many more people are coming soon. The security for RIU have absolutely zero authority over the public beach access path. The one authority of the beach access path is SOFEMAT (Sr. Manuel Olvera 624-128-3802) Several times these guards have pretended to have authority of the public path and we always told them that unfortunately even if your boss tells you to harass people on the public path that does not justify doing so nor does being told to harass the public by your boss make it a legal activity. One day we went without my husband and the two men at the gate lied at 4:45PM telling us the beach was closed. We pushed past these screaming RIU security guards as they physically pushed against our bodies to try to block us from getting to the beach and seeing the hundreds of people on this "closed beach". Tired of the lies and harassment by these savages. We reported them and have photos of their faces and name tags. Those men got a third guard to grab my arm at the gate and try to stop me from walking onto the sand. These people are breaking the law. Make it clear to them they do not work on the public access path and have ZERO authority over the public access path. You do not have to speak to them. Call the police immediately if they harass you. Call Sr. Olvera from SOFEMAT 6241283802. File reports with both. All calls to RIU were left on hold, messages not returned, all employees refused to name the manager and when the manager would be on the line they would pretend not to be the manager (this is a shamefully common practice here). The security guards will threaten to call the police- if they do - insist that they follow through. They will not call the police because they have zero authority over the public beach access path. Videotape them if they even begin speaking to you. Deleting more relevant reviews reporting lack of safety and harassment of women? I have recorded this review and if deleted a second time I will have to bring awareness to the shameful practice of deleting reviews pertinent to the safety of female travelers.

Family vacations
Christian N,
Tue Aug 14 08:33:27 EDT 2018
This is our second experience with All Inclusives. It was a good and fun one, but we saw sevearl things that could be improved:1. Beds were extremely small2. Some pools and bars close at 5PM3. If, for some reason, you need to have dinner after 10PM (for instance because you staid watching at the show), the only option you have is a hot dog with nachos in one of the bars. I understand that restaurants need to close some time, but in our previous experience, the bar that was open at night had much better options4. Some restaurants didn't have sodas for several days5. The buffet is great, the other restaurants are average.Having said that, we had a great time and a lot of fun. The kids club and the girl that works in it is great, buffet is awesome with a lot of options and the italian restaurant at noon has really good options

Riu Santa Fe Los cabos
Mom1973, Richmond
Sun Aug 12 18:28:47 EDT 2018
Resort is nicely done, clean , well maintained. Lots of bars , pools. But - extremely boring! It caters only to the young crowd, so if you are young and planning to party - then it is for you . But otherwise- nothing to do! The most upsetting part - evening show ! They don’t even have them every day ,only couple times a week . Rest of the days they have pool party’s, but they are only for adults so if you here with the child who is under 18- you screwed. For teens- nothing at all to do .we had to pay to play airhockey !! 20 Pessoa a game and you all know how long the game lasts : maybe 5 minutes - ridiculous. It should be free like in every other resort . Any way - not impresses. Food - lots of food but to say anything exiting ? No , nothing I would be drooling over. Deserts- awful, the worst I had in all my years coming to all inclusive resort, disgrace. Needless to say I will not recommend this resort and will not come back .

Fun Resort
Sandy M, Merced, California
Sun Aug 12 09:23:18 EDT 2018
If your looking for a fun time this is the resort to go to. There is always something fun going on. They have activities at the pools, waterslides for adults and for small kids, pool party that is very fun. The resort is very large so you have to do a lot of walking witch it didn’t bother us. The food is average and something to eat for everyone. Resort is kept very clean. Staff is very friendly and nice. I would say this is only 4 star resort.

Go elsewhere
Choco D,
Sat Aug 11 08:48:16 EDT 2018
This is our second all inclusive resort experience, so we automatically had a good point of reference. Going to start with the parts that needed improvement. Some of the food was not the best. Some lacked flavor and presentation. Also, it would have been nice if there were more adult activities during the day...more than just having a thousand pools. To add to that, the few activities scheduled were located on a touchscreen in the lobby and on a board in front of a restaurant near there. Would be better if itineraries were more readily available, either on the resort TV channels, hotel room entrances, restaurants, etc. Also, it would have been most helpful if reservations could be made for themed dining. We waited about 2 hours for the steakhouse and it wasn't even all that. The atmosphere was beautiful, but the steak itself was rubbery. Shrimp cocktail, cheese sticks and dessert were tasty. We learned the hard way that if we didn't make it to a restaurant before a certain time, they tell you they are full and turn you away. No bueno. Another thing, we were already skeptical of going to this resort because we wanted one that did not allow children. Despite this, this place seemed like it was all about partying. One night they cancelled an evening show to have a pool party. I've outgrown MTV Spring Break stuff. Also most of the buildings have no elevators...I repeat, NO ELEVATORS! This is problematic for many reasons. Imagine having to tote up luggage multiple flights!!! We saw families straining getting their kid's strollers to their hotel rooms. Elevators in all buildings are essential!! Finally, there weren't locks on the sliding glass doors in the hotel rooms. If your next door neighbor had sticky fingers, it wasn't too difficult for them to climb over the wall for easy access to your valuables. Despite all I said, we had a nice trip, but primarily because we made the best of things. So hear are some pluses. For the most part, staff was friendly. I loved the afternoon zumba classes. Enjoyed Monica most!! Give her a raise! She was so enthusiastic, it was contagious!! The grounds were constantly kept clean. We also enjoyed room service for bottled water. The evening street tacos were a hit! Next time, we'll stick with Sandals Resort



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