Hotel Overview

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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.


Cabo San Lucas-Beach
Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2007
Last Renovation: 2022
Accessible rooms: 6
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 1288


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly On Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. Guest disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not allowed. If a Student/Spring Breaker Group is accepted a. Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. b. Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID
Advisory The state of Quintana Roo will be charging a sanitation tax of a minimum $38.00 Mexican Pesos (approx. $3.00 USD), per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. This fee is subject to change at any time without notice by the hotel.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Deposits or credit/debit card hold authorizations are not requested at check-in. "Minimum age of 18 is required for check-in, an ID/Passport will be requested upon arrival.

Convention Policy : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

Spring Break Policies - 

1. Student / Spring Breaker Groups (21 years of age or older) will be accepted ONLY at Riu Santa Fé hotel.  

2. All Student / Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly On Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.   

3. If a Student / Spring Breaker Group is accepted: 

a. The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments 

b. Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. 

c. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID 

d. Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.  

4. At all other RIU properties Student Groups / Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year.  

5. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. a. Parties in rooms are not permitted 

6. Student / Spring Breaker Groups must comply with any protocols (hotel and government) in place at the time of stay at the hotel. 

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 11544 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Stay at Riu Santa Fe!

    We had a wonderful time at the Riu! We were a little hesitant at first, since we found out that this is a "party hotel", and we're older than your usual party crowd, but were not disrupted by any noise. The rooms seem to be very well insulated, and it probably helped that our room was not near the Riu Party Area. Our room was on the 4th floor in building 7 with a beautiful partial ocean view and beautiful view of the infinity pool! We couldn't have asked for a better room! The staff was great, especially Pablo (front desk), Magda (El Torode), Mario (La Mision) and Oliver (Baja). The weather was amazing, there were always enough chairs by the pools, we never had to wait at any of the restaurants, and the food was above what we expected! All the food was delicious, at the restaurants and at the buffets! We had such a wonderful time! We will come back!

    May 28, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A beautiful all-inclusive

    Ten of our family recently spent 5 days (Monday-Friday) at the RIU Santa Fe. This is the second "all-inclusive" we stayed at. The first one was a RIU property in Jamaica. The Santa Fe is a beautiful property. We had a garden view room on the second floor of Villa 1. The nice thing about this location is the close proximity to the pools and dining and shops. There wasn't a real wide selection of liquor or beers, but there was plenty for us, and the service was great. There are daylight food vendors sprinkled around the property offering a wide variety of dishes. After checking most of them out, our favorite daylight eatery was the American, located between the buffet and the Italian restaurant. It looks like a retro diner and along with standard burger and fries fare, you can get a rack of barbecued pork ribs that are fantastic. There are beautiful pools in the main area along with a pool bar, but the crown jewel of the resort is the beach area with bars, pools that go right up to the edge of the wall and a spectacular view of the Arch out in the bay. One drawback to the property is because of the bad riptides, no swimming is allowed on the beach. What I did like about it was all the evening restaurants were "first come-first served" with no reservations required. If you are a young person, you will love all the parties. The one thing I didn't like about it is all the eateries, including the nice restaurants are buffet style. My wife and I are senior citizens, and we prefer to be served from a menu, because it limits how much we eat. We just pigged out terrible during our stay. Our room was large and comfortable, with a large walk-in shower (no shampoo), and well stocked with liquor, beer, pop and water. Bed was very comfortable, and the staff was just great. We are cruisers, and the evening shows at the Santa Fe were sub-par to cruise ship shows. Just because cruising is our thing, we probably won't go back to the Santa Fe, but if we were into all-inclusives, the Santa Fe would be our little piece of heaven.

    May 25, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Checking in was easy room was clean food and drinks were very good. The service was nice and I had a nice time.

    May 25, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Mother/Daughter Birthday Trip

    Went for a Mother/Daughter birthday trip. Had a great time. Already planning a trip to return with my man.

    May 25, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best Stay Yet

    Love the employees and the all inclusive experience. We have been here 2 times and will Def make a 3rd trip!

    May 25, 2024

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