Los Cabos

Riu Santa Fe


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2019 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availability at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request), $35 spa credit on a selected couples massage for two (120 min). This discount applies per couple, per stay and does not apply with other promotions and discounts.
Family: Two kids 12 & under Stay & Eat Free (valid 5/01-12/23/19).

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


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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
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 -
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
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
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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
To big and loud for us
MICHAEL K.
Feb 16 2019
The hotel and staff were very good. Security at night could be better. Allowing guests to hang in the common areas that are also in the sleeping areas is not good. We were near the pool and had very loud guests laughing and talking until 4:30 am.
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Lovely Hotel but Food needs work
ANN M.
Jan 14 2019
We have stayed at many Riu Resorts. This one had very nice grounds, very nice pools and the rooms were very comfortable and clean. No complaints there. Our only problem was with the food. Perhaps we have stayed at too many all inclusive resorts and are tired of the food. There is plenty of food but in general it is mediocre. Fortunately, it was a short ride to down town Cabo so we went out for dinner a few times.
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Riu Santa Fe
KYLA D.
Dec 24 2018
The service was good but the food was awful. It sat out too long if you didn’t get to the restaurant when it opened. That meant it was cold and picked over. It was tasty either. The fountain drinks were flat and watered down. The room itself was clean but the bed sheets had stains on them and the towels were hard. One of the fixtures of the mini bar broke when we were trying to get a drink. Overall our stay was alright.
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Vacations in the south
JACEK J.
Dec 23 2018
Wish the waiters in restaurants are better organized/managed. Quite often they run as "headless chicken" and some help in managing these resources would be of a great benefit. Also, nightly parties are too loud and last too late.
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if you are Single , Couple , Married, Family, Friends ... this place has it all for everyone.
SAMUEL P.
Nov 16 2018
I have been here 4 times now. That says a lot as I can stay anywhere I want to but this place has some of the best Customer Service and the Staff is GREAT. The grounds are extremely well kept and super clean. The choice of food is Great . The Bars are everywhere you look. And you have access to the beachfront pool and the one swim-able beach in Cabo. It is a short cab ride ( 5 min tops ) or you can walk all the way into town via the beach (20-30 min). Try it once you cant go wrong. One word of advice if you are a fisherman and want to bring home your fish they DO NOT have freezers for you to keep your fish frozen in.
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23 years to Cabo
PHILLIP F.
Nov 14 2018
we have been going to cabo for the last 23 years and find that the RIU Santa Fe hotel has been the best all inclusive hotel.
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GORDON M.
Nov 12 2018
Good place to vacation but staff need to stop asking for tips
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Hotel was nice, the rep on apple vacations was not.
ANA S.
Oct 27 2018
In the beginning when I first called to book the flight and the room, the rep was really rude to me. It took me 3 more calls to actuallly yet someone who was willingly to help me. Originally asked for a room with the jacuzzi inside and outside the room . Rep told me that it was the one we had paid for however whenever we got to the hotel room, it was not the one that was paid for. Also, rep told us we had a complimentary spa and that was also a lie. When provided information on the flight, rep spoke to fast and then hung up on me again. The hotel was really nice and I enjoyed my stay; however , I don’t plan on using apple vacations again.
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Hotel
Mary A.
Aug 06 2018
Hotel was good. No complaints
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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.
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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.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Theft overshadowed fun
Justin S, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sun Feb 17 11:23:23 EST 2019
My wife and I stayed 6 nights with 3 other couples. Overall, we had a great time. We relaxed by the pool and beach, played sand volleyball, and enjoyed the water slides. The place was clean and the hotel staff were friendly. The entertainment was good, where we took a salsa lesson and danced at the pool parties. I thought the food was really good considering what we paid for the trip and that it was all served buffet style. There did appear to be some staffing issues. For example, there were often fairly long lines at the bars with no servers at the pool or beach and a few times I was searching for a clean plate and silverware at the buffets. I would have rated the stay 4 or 5 stars but didnt because one of the couples in our party had all their cash stolen out of their room's locked safe on second day of our stay. The hotel at first seemed to give them the run-a-round and offered insulting gifts for their troubles, like a message or restuarant reservations. It wasn't until after some hold out on signing a waiver of guilt that the hotel offed a room upgrade. I realize they can only do so much but it just didnt seem like they initially made an honest effort to make my friends feel comfortable. This place is great for drinking and relaxing and offers good entertainment and food but be wary.

Nothing to write home about....
Mike S, Portland, Oregon
Sun Feb 17 08:03:38 EST 2019
We had a group of 4 people and two rooms. The best thing about this week long trip was the weather, the hotel food was ok but redundant, the rooms were basic, the entertainment was marginal, and the service was ok. This was our 2nd stay at a Riu property but will probably be the last. Biggest disappointment was the "$150 per room tour credit" which appeared to be nothing more than a ploy to get you to buy wildly overpriced services.

3rd Time! Still amazing resort.
kris54201, Algoma, Wisconsin
Sun Feb 17 06:59:45 EST 2019
Just home from our week stay. This is our 3rd time staying here and I would have to admit some of the reviews worried us.......but no need, we had a great time! Stayed in building 7, garden view next to the walkway that goes over the infinity pool. Great location and quiet. Food was excellent at the Italian restaurant but just so,so at the steak restaurant. Breakfast buffet was great. Plenty of bacon and fresh fruit. Lunch buffet had fresh guacamole which I love. Pool side burgers and bbq ribs were nice. At the dinner buffet for valentines we had tenderloin and lobster! Very clean resort, eating areas and rooms. Had an issue with our safe and they were quick to fix it. Yes, you do have to stand in line sometimes for a drink, yes sometimes you have to find your own silverware, but these things did not bother us. The new pool parties looked fun for the younger crowd and they seemed to really enjoy it. Loud at times for those in building 8 & 9. We did not use the water slides and when we checked them out no one was on them, not sure why. They have live Bands in the main square on the nights the pool parties are from 7-11 due to the entertainment staff is at them so no shows on those nights. Overall a great trip and would return for a 4th stay!

Last Minute Trip and LOVED IT
Brittany M,
Sat Feb 16 06:57:06 EST 2019
The staff was incredible and very friendly. The resort is clean and you always see the staff cleaning up. We were worried about theft since we read about it so many times on here but most times they wouldn't even take our cleaning tip that we left on the bed. We ended up having to leave a few days worth of tips the day we left. The food was great, there were so many options to choose from and we didn't really need to wait for the a la cartes and they all had fabulous food. The buffet was delicious and the waiters usually remembered us and had our drink orders ready before we even took a seat. At night there was always something to do. They regularly had live bands and so many couples and families would come out to dance. They had entertainment at the theatre some nights as well. We were worried about the PARTY aspect of the resort but we honestly didn't have a hard time finding quiet spaces at all. The pool parties were a blast and a really diverse group of people go check this out but when we were feeling like more of a relaxing night that was an option as well. We stayed in the villa 3 and it was very quiet and overlooked one of the pools. It was central to everything and we really enjoyed it. We heard from others that the villa's close to the infinity pool were quite loud. All in all we were impressed with this resort. We met amazing people who have made this resort a regular place. Lots of older couples and families but yes you do get your younger party crowd like anywhere else. One night there were people arguing and very aggressive and the resort was quick to intervene and they were no longer allowed to stay at the resort. We felt that if things ever got out of hand the resort would step in. We would definitely return.

Winter Getaway
Agatha G, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Sat Feb 16 05:01:08 EST 2019
First time to Los Cabos and staying in a Riu Hotel and was more than expected. Stayed in Building 7 and received our requested ocean view room and was not disappointed. Food and service was very good. No waitress service at pools but wasn’t a problem. Los Cabos weather in February did not disappoint



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