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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.

Exceptional Values!
Family: Kids 12 and under Stay and Eat Free, max 2 kids (valid 5/112/23/16).

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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
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
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
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

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2887 Recommend
2887 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Santa Fe to their friends and family

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Quick Getaway
websta', Bristol, CT
Thu May 19 14:51:39 EDT 2016
We needed a getaway, found a good deal Friday 9PM, booked it and were gone by Sunday 7AM. Our 2nd trip to Riu Santa Fe. Found the food to be very good. Our room adequate but TV old. The employees all very nice and very hard workers. Something nobody seemed to know is that the spa has hot/cool jacuzzi, sauna & steam rooms available for free. A good way to sweat out the poisons from the night before. :) All you need to do is sign in a block of time. Walked to Walmart to get sunscreen the first day then continued on to the marina. Traffic can be a little scary when crossing the highway but not a difficult walk. Used the white public transportation bus for a dollar the rest of the time. Our biggest concern was a little too much party hardy.... yeah, I know, it's Cabo but there needs to be a cut off when someone is dangerously drunk. They dont evacuate the pool when drunks throw up in them.... Witnessed a girl going behind the bar and pouring into peoples mouth to see who could take most. Then she did a little "dance" on some guys face. (Her momma would be proud!) One guy was so wasted that he fell down and knocked his front teeth out! Had to have some hangover the next day!! Heard some other stories of risky behavior. Maybe a little better control at the pool bars? More>

Budget Friendly
145brentk, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Thu May 19 10:55:31 EDT 2016
This place was expected for the price we paid. Check in took quite a while and a pain to then be transferred to our “building check-in” The concierge was great, asked where to eat authentic Mexican in town and also where to parasail. Got great prices and great food. A taxi to cabo is very cheap and we went multiple days into town. Food is nothing special, but plenty of places to eat and find food. Drinks were fine, have to ask for high end or name brand liquor otherwise just cheap alcohol. I do wish they had more beer selection. Huge resort with plenty of pool space and seats. Very different crowds at the "Drunk Pool" the "Hangover Pool" and what we called the "Buzzed Middle Aged Pool" The night life was lacking. Food after 10 is scarce and zero room service. Rooms were fine, dated but comfortable. You can hear everything through the door to the hallway. Would return possibly, but not worth paying that much money for. More>

Travelling on a Budget
ebux9, Vancouver, Canada
Thu May 19 10:10:07 EDT 2016
We stayed here for a family trip in Jan 2016. There was 27 people including 3 children between the ages on 3 and 5 and 1 baby ( under 6 months ) We arrived New Years Day for 1 week. The majority of the people in our group had booked in building 7 as most of my siblings and their spouses are in the 21 - 35 range and wanted to be in the party building. However upon arrival the people who were not booked into building 7 were upgraded to ocean view rooms in the same building so we could all be together. The staff was wonderful and none of us had issues with our room cleanliness nor with theft ( which I had heard was an issue in previous reviews ) Food was alright, not 5 star for sure but was perfectly edible and plenty of selection even for the picky kids. I didn't notice to much noise at night but that could have just been me. My only complaint was the kids center, it was out dated and under staffed. Luckily my daughter and my nieces and nephews had no real interest in staying there and had plenty of fun on the beach and in the pools. We did parasailing ( amazing ) and also took water taxis to Lovers/Divorce beach 3 separate times. All the girls in our family also had massages in the spa there. The grounds were spectacular and they had people doing maintenance constantly. We had to pay for wifi as it is only free in the lobby and even after paying for it the connection was spotty Considering the price we paid though no real complaints. We would and will stay here again. More>

NOT for solo travel
memsbehavin, Edmonton, Canada
Wed May 18 18:54:44 EDT 2016
I have to start by saying how dissapointed I am with the Riu Santa Fe. I have never written a poor review or complained about travel but this is an exception. I'm still here on a solo vacation. Which I do all the time by the way. The food selection is good, the pools,are amazing as are the grounds and views of the ocean. Now my complaint. IF you want good service or to feel like part of the experience you won't get it unless you are between 18-35 years old. I always participate in the poolside games etc it's a fun way to meet others etc. not once have I been asked to participate. Today for example as I was sitting in my lounger the young ladies setting up beach horseshoes asked the sleeping young woman beside me if she wanted to play and the young couple on the other side of me, she didn't even so mU h as consider asking me and NO this is not an oversight because it's happened several times where I have been completely ignored. I guess many readers may say step up and ask to play and I would mostly agree BUT why do ppl on each side of me get asked and I'm ignored? I also volunteered to play another game a couple days ago to be told they had no more room.mas I watched the girl walk away to approach a younger girl. I'm NOT old, impaired, challenged etc. I'm a young 46 yr old adventurous woman who clearly Is not fitting into the entertainment staffs preffered demographic of 18-35 couple. That makes me sad... Furthermore, to add insult to injury when i arrived upon checking in we were assembled into a lineup to get our wristbands on. While in line there was a young woman probably mid to late 20's in front of me. The man going person to person confirmed both her and I were travelling g alone. He was very quick to grab her luggage for her and usher help for her while I stood with my luggage as he asked her how she could possibly be travelling alone lol... Needless to say, I took my luggage myself to my room as she was usher with help to hers. I'm a big girl and don't need help but really? First time when travelling I feel like i am experiencing total ageism. And lastly, when it comes to eating, if I seat myself in the 3meals a day I have had only 3 times have I been asked if I wanted something to drink. I have been here for 4 days. Im feeling quite dissapointed in the staff.. I haven't experienced this type of treatment in all my travels, it's a shame because last times checked I am the demographic that consistently spends my hard earned money on travel. I will absolutely look to hotels in the future that have an inclusive vibe for the solo woman traveller because I don't get treated like this when I travel with my spouse OR when I was a little younger.. Kinda looking forward to leaving in Saturday. I have been sitting st the lounge area typing this out and not once has the staff asked if I wanted a drink despite having nothing in front of me lol though the tables with 2 or more are eagerly waited on. More>

Fantastic Girls Trip - we will return.
Jennifer L,
Wed May 18 12:38:49 EDT 2016
I travelled to the Riu Santa Fe in early May 2016 with four other girls. Each of us had a BLAST. GETTING THERE: - We travelled with Sunwing from Toronto - flight was on time. They gave us a meal, champagne and wine. Option to purchase additional food/drinks. - Arriving at the airport in Cabo was a breeze. - The entire bus were guests going to the Riu. Beer sold on the bus. - Check in was easy. ROOMS: - clean, two beds. Having two sinks in the washroom was convenient. - we stayed in building 7 (stay here), floor 2. - We enjoyed the mini fridge and the bottles that were a part of the mini bar. Note: Building 7 is closest to the beach and pools and has its own concierge and buffet (also the steakhouse at night). This building is known to be a bit loud, but very fun. There are people in and out of their rooms all day and night, listening to music in their rooms and on their balcony (including ourselves - we were on vacation!). If you're searching for quiet, choose another building. - Being on floor 2, we had a very large balcony which we enjoyed. We spent some time out there after the pool or late night - entertaining, having drinks, chatting, listening to music. POOLS: - We spent most of our time in the pool bar to the left of the middle pool. Nothing but fun in this pool! We were down there most days by 11am and was able to score a table in the pool each day. I've seen reviews that this pool looks "like spring break for kids in their 20's". In my option, if you get close up, there are all ages in there having a good time. We are not in our 20's and spent time with all ages up into their 60's. Loosen up, get in there and enjoy yourself. You're on vacation! - They could use another bartender in this pool but it has nothing to do with the service, the staff work very hard. Just be patient, or order more than one. - Spent a few hours at the middle pool one day - more quite. Was nice but I prefer more action. - There is another pool bar to the right of the middle pool, which looked like an older crowd and less busy then the one on the right but I can't comment as I did not get in that pool. - The views from all the pools is spectacular. FOOD: - Two breakfast options. Fairly similar at each (building 7 and main lobby). They have eggs, bacon, hash browns, pancakes, lots of random food. - Lunch - two places (building 7 and close to the lobby). Meats and cheese, nachos, pizza, lots of choices. - Dinner - mostly ate at the buffet in the main lobby. We tried the steakhouse one night, it was good. If you don't make dinner by 10:30pm or are hungry late night, they have the 24 hour Sports Bar with burger, hot dogs, sandwiches, nachos. Not great, but does the job. ENTERTAINMENT/LOBBY/DISCO: - At night, the lobby area (three bars) is fun, great outdoor space. Closes at 11pm - from there most people head into Cabo or the disco. - We didn't really check out any shows. - We went to the disco a few times, it was okay. GOING INTO CABO: - Do it! More than once - it's fun both in the day and at night. - Go to Mango Deck during an afternoon one day. It's on the beach and a lot of entertainment. - Go to El Squid Roe - we went a few times. VERY fun. - We also went to Cabo Wabo and Mandello which were great. Note: it's sometimes cheaper to do bottle service at these places if you have a group of people - it's cheaper than order drink by drink. OVERALL: I recommend the Riu Santa Fe and would go again. Lots of single people, couples, bachelor parties and we saw a few families. The hotel is large - whether or not you want to relax or party, there is something for everyone. I look forward to going back! Stayed April 30-May 7, 2016. Myself plus four girls. More>

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