Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added 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).

Apple Vacations Exceptional Values - valid now through 2020!


Includes complimentary shared transfers when booking an Ocean-view Jacuzzi Suite. 


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.

Location

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

Property Information

Year Built: 2007
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 902

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Hotel Advisories

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
Advisory Student/Spring Breaker Groups (21 years of age or older) will be accepted only during the month of March. 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. If a Student/Spring Breaker Group is accepted: Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older.
Advisory 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. 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.   

 Please note: Student/Spring Breaker Groups (21 years of age or older) will be accepted at this resort only for the month of March!
- 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. The resort reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
- 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.
- 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.

The resort will allow these “Supervised Family Student Groups” as an exception to its Student/Spring Breaker Group Policy, always on an on-request basis and; if and only if they fit the following criteria:
- Students are traveling in the company of a parent/s or Legal Guardian/s.
- Each room booked has at least 1 (one) responsible parent or guardian sharing with their underage children (18 or younger) up to the maximum of occupants permitted in the specific room category.
- Parent/s or guardian/s must be willing to sign a responsibility agreement.

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 9678 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    sante fe

    very nice ,big, good staff ,food could be better, the weather was awesome and the entertainment was good and lots of choices for activities to take part in I found the pool parties a lot of fun but the noise from the one at night boomed through the walls

    Nov 18, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Horrible!

    Rude and unaccomadating staff. It stunk like alcohol, broken glass all over bar. Beds extremely uncomfortable, door to our room took a lot of effort to close, broken glass table. We were in the new area and there was no elevator had to carry luggage on slippery wet floors up to room. Horrible experience only spent 1 night! Expected so much more from this resort. Seems like a cheap party place

    Nov 18, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Everything under one roof

    We came to Los Cabos as a group of 4 friends, first flight from the uk to here and we were welcomed with a Mexican band the hotel staff lined up to greet us and wait staff with lots of appetisers and Champagne, we felt like VIPs. The hotel is absolutely massive and spotlessly clean. The rooms were stocked with mini bar and fridge with juice, beer and water, an iron and a really decent hairdryer as well as air con and a fan. We only sampled the buffet restaurants which had plenty of choice for everyone and the staff were very attentive. The only thing which was off putting was the amount of flies which managed to get in to closed cabinets due to people not closing them properly or leaving them slightly open. This hotel is advertised as 24hour all inclusive...this is only the sports bar which does have snacks like hot dogs, nachos, sandwiches and burger however this was never very well stocked and could do with someone making sure it is. When we were there there was a couple of shows including a Michael Jackson show which was exceptional. I did feel between 9 & 11pm there was nothing to do as the entertainment seems to stop and the on site disco doesn’t open until 11. The nightclub is ok, kept cool and decent music open until 2am. I like that there was a square just outside of reception that all the entertainment was it felt very safe and village like. While there we went to 3 pool parties....wow, they were great fun and the music and drinks were all great. There was a lot of younger people at this hotel but it’s not hard to see why, although there was families I would not take my family here but I wouldn’t hesitate to come here to party again with my friends. All the pools were lovely and in the main infinity pool there was activities all through the day (we tried the aerobics) the entertainment staff work tirelessly and I hope the hotel management give them the recognition they deserve because they really give it there all. There was never a shortage of sun beds and overall the wether was in the early 30s most days. This Hotel is right on the beach but unfortunately it is not a safe beach for swimming, there is a very strong undertow as my friend found out, a wave literally came up to where we were stood and dragged her back into the water, very dangerous. We booked a couple of trips through TUI which I’m hindsight we should have booked direct and saved a fortune. Having said that the trips we did book were fabulous. We went to Coco Bongos and took the premium drink package, what a night, none of my group had ever experienced anything like it, an amazing night not to be missed. We also went on a luxury sailing yacht (Cabo adventures ran this) we had the most beautiful day snorkelling, paddle boarding being looked after by Angel and Daniel with a stunning lunch and endless drinks and even got to see a humpback whale. We walked along the beach and got a water taxi to a beach where it was safe to swim the man who took us gave us a guided tour which was so informative. Went into Cabo for shopping but found it very expensive and to be honest the hotel shops were actually not any more expensive. All in all a brilliant hotel, the hotel is the place to be to party and the staff are really lovely and so polite a real credit to the hotel and Mexican people.

    Nov 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Emma and Steve

    We read the reviews and as always you can't please everyone. For myself and my husband we couldn't have asked for more. The beach front setting is stunning. The whole complex is spotlessly tidy. Our room was spacious and kept clean everyday. (great mini bar) Food was good, plenty of options and the speciality restaurants were included in the all inclusive option. Every single person we met on site smiled or said hello. Entertainment team worked really hard to include everyone and were brilliant. The complex is large so if you wanna find a quiet space you can or go join the pool party's... We did the white one and it was a superb night... All ages there too and everyone so friendly. Beach on the front is kept clean... There are a few people who try to sell their goods as you walk down but if you just say no... There's no pressure....not like Africa where they continually nag you. Overall a fantastic holiday, we would definitely go again. I can't believe all the negative comments.... This place ticks so many boxes. ❤️

    Nov 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    We will 100% be back!

    My partner and I just stayed at the Riu Santa Fe. We were handed a margarita as soon as we got to the resort, before we had even checked in! Check in process was super easy. The room was spacious, and had all amenities you could need + minibar was fully stocked and free to enjoy at leisure! We have never experience an all inclusive so we were quite impressed! There are multiple pools and they are all HUGE. Two with swim up bars. Some days they even had poolside service so you didn't even have to get off your lounge chair. They hold pool parties 4 times a week (this pool is further from the rooms so its not too disturbing) you can hear the noise but nothing bad. Plus we were always at the parties anyway. They are worth going to & people of all ages attended (18+). The staff are lovely and do their best to speak English or to understand your requests. They are quick to clear your plates from the buffet and ask if everything is ok. We have read so many reviews complaining about the food but my Partner and I thought the food was great! Lots of variety and the food changes slightly every night so you don't get sick of the food. Breakfast is super yummy too with lots of options and omelettes cooked in front of you to your liking. They also will blend up a fresh juice of your choice on request. We were very happy with the quality of food. Drinks are yum and although there is a little wait for drinks it was nothing bad. We normally got 2 at a time to save us lining up again shortly. They have daily activities and the staff do their best to get everyone involved. Seemed very kid friendly. We had a great time at the Riu Santa Fe and will be recommending this hotel to family & friends. We will 100% be back! Thanks for a great stay.

    Nov 16, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air: PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 102319