Hotel Overview

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. 


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

Property Information

Year Built: 2007
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 902


Hotel Details

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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. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory 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. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Spring Break Policies:   Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during February thru May. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.                 

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 star tripadvisor rating Based on 9357 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Absolutely incredible

    While we have nothing to compare to as we have not been to an all inclusive before, we could not imagine wanting or needing anything more for the price we paid especially. The staff was incredibly hospitable. The entertainment staff did great at trying to get people involved in activities. The wait staff was so sweet and quick to fulfil any needs. The housekeeping was thorough. The front desk was quick to send someone when we asked for more pillows and needed help with our toilet. We had read reviews that said the food sucked. Ok...i have no idea why they said that. There was literally a little of everything and something for even the pickiest eaters. Now, it is buffet food so it may not always be super piping hot, or the absolute best quality, but especially for the price, I'm not expecting fine dining. Although they did an excellent job at making it look extremely appetizing. Never had something I didn't like. I also read complaints about the grounds bring dirty. Again, no idea what they're talking about. There were gardners constantly out there raking the sand, trimming trees, picking up trash. They could have done a bit better job about keeping up with all the cups around the pools when it gets busy but otherwise it was great. We talked to several people who said this was a way better resort then several other way more expensive places (particularly the friendliness of the staff) including placesbin Cancun. We can not wait to return!!

    May 31, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good time!!

    So in my opinion do your research well, I give it five because I knew exactly what we purchased! Cabo offers many options and choices! Ask yourself how much money can you afford and how important is your vacation? It’s a big resort and with that comes many pros and cons... The staff at all levels does a great job! My wife and I had an awesome time, We met great people of all walks of life and ages!! It’s your vacation have fun!!!and when you get there and it’s still not what you expected make the best of it :)

    May 31, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Positives outweigh the negatives

    First off check in was quick, resort is large with no shuttle so be prepared to walk with your luggage. If you have limited mobility this will be an issue. There are porters if needed for luggage and elevators only in 1 of the buildings. This hotel has a party vibe. We do not drink at all but enjoyed the music, dancing and entertainment. 4 themed pool parties/ per week. If that's your thing you will love it, if not just find another pool to hang out. We enjoyed evening shows and live music. There is always lots of activities and music. There's a water slide park which looked fun. You might be disappointed if you are looking for a quiet vacation. Food was good. Some was great, others ok. Lots of fruit, salad ok, omelette station, pasta station, crepe station, pizza was quite good. I'm vegetarian so If your vegan it will be hard (I think no matter where you go though it is a challenge). Taco cart was a nice touch and I think the hubby hoped it was coming home with us. Italian was our favourite restaurant. Loved the view from Tecote for breakfast or lunch. Best time is 6 for dinner as restaurants don't take reservations and we didn't have a problem getting in then. It is repetitive but hey I eat toast everyday for breakfast with no ocean view. Yes you must wear a cover up or clothing to dinner. Wifi free throughout resort and beach and was good signal. Rooms were clean, modern and bed was a medium, we've had softer and harder. Pillows a bit high for me but good for hubby. We only needed the fan. Shoutout to Damaris who cleaned our room. We left our safe wide open when we were gone for the day, I remembered halfway to Todos Santos. Everything was there. We have been victims of theft in the past at different resorts so this was amazing!! Beach was beautiful. There are vendors so you will say no gracias quite a bit. You can't swim in ocean in front of hotel but you can go to Medano, lovers beach or Chilleno beach if you want. Watching the guys fishing with just a string a bit down the beach was pretty cool. You can always find a lounger at a pool or the beach, with umbrellas available on the beach by asking the guy. Excursions booked in the theatre in the mornings with your tour company or can try the guys on the beach. We rented a car from the guy in the lobby super convenient. Price was reasonable but it still took 1 hour to complete the checkout. We had a reservation so plan accordingly if your trying to get somewhere by a certain time. Our biggest complaint is with guests who do not know their limits for alcohol and all the noise etc that comes with that. We did find that here quite a bit.

    May 31, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    NASTIEST FOOD YOU WILL EVER EAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Food = SUCKS!! Drinks = SUCK TOO!! This place is a good All-inclusive value until you get there and eat! We went as a group of eight girls, 4 rooms, and it was all the way hit or miss. Two rooms were located in the "Party Zone" they were descent with no complaints or issues. However, the other two pairs of girls paid extra to upgrade to "Oceanview" rooms and they had nothing but issues. Views sucked in both rooms, and they were both moved twice. Apparently the Ocean front rooms only have one big bed and no options for two separate beds so that sucked but wasn't major. Nothing sucked worse than the terrible FOOD AND ALCOHOL. Being form the States we didn't recognize ANY of the names on the bottles there. The alcohol was beyond trash. The alcohol was so crappy we literally refused to drink there on the last two days. We choose to go Downtown Cabo and pay for drinks....major improvement in the quality and selection. The food is NOT edible. I don't care which one of the restaurants we went to ALL of the food was ALWAYS the exact same....crappy, unrecognizable Buffet style crap. I've been on numerous cruises with various cruise lines and I have never experienced cruise ship food nearly as bad as the food on this "resort". I WOULDN'T EAT HERE IF IT WERE FREE! YUCK!! Just like the drinks we did not eat here again after the second of our four day stay. It was so bad we didn't even grab breakfast at the resort on our last morning...we were all willing to pay for Airport food instead. The parties are great! The music was nice and the staff keeps the parties exciting but that's really it. No music by the pools so people bring their own speakers and that's hit or miss. This place would be a great place if it weren't for the terrible food and drinks. What's the point of going All-Inclusive if the food ABSOLUTELY SUCKS and the DRINKS are trash?????? Don't stay here. Go somewhere else (or pack a lunch and bring a bottle of alcohol).

    May 30, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I stayed in this resort from 05/18/19-05/23/19. It was great and beautifu! I had seen pictures before booking,however the pictures don’t do justice to this beautiful resort. It has so many pools that they were never packed. The resort is huge so be prepared to walk a little. The room was nice and clean. There was always something to do in the resort from water aerobics to water balloon fights. We didn’t want to leave the resort when going to the different activities we had planned in Cabo! I would absolutely return to this resort!

    May 30, 2019
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