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.


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 Student/Spring Breaker Groups (21 years of age or older) will be accepted at Riu Santa Fe only for the month of March.

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 9711 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great place for friends

    Stayed last year and regretted not posting anything on here. Perfect place to go with your friends although if you wanted something more romantic or subtle maybe try the RIU next door or go elsewhere. Also wouldn't recommend if you love to swim in the ocean. Food - great! had no issues. Service - loved that nobody bothered you much, but when you did ask for something you got it Beach - was beautiful but sadly I enjoy swimming in the ocean and could not swim all week due to strong currents and waves (i wouldn't recommend trying either as both friends lost their Ray Bans) Marina - was beautiful. nice area to walk around in and lots of places to eat! Mango Deck - fun time!! food was excellent and showed current sports games. very much a party vibe Rooms - clean although lots of construction going on outside when we were there Overall i enjoyed my time!

    Dec 04, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Milestone Birthday and Thanksgiving Celebration

    We stayed here because we were celebrating my mother in law’s milestone birthday and Thanksgiving. Some of our family stayed here before and recommended this resort. We visit Cabo regularly and even had our destination wedding in San Jose del Cabo. This was our first time at a Riu property. The property itself is huge which explains the lack of quality in key aspects - food and service. The food is churned out for the masses of people who stay here so quality is not high on the list, especially during breakfast where you see food that’s been sitting out being mixed in with newly made food. A member of our family got food poisoning from the fruit she ate during breakfast. The service also leaves a lot to be desired, especially during breakfast where cooking staff at the Torote Steakhouse can be rude and refuse to make eye contact when they sense you requesting something of them. The best part of our stay was the views from our room and the infinity pool as well as the great service from the Torote Steakhouse management Alejandra, the capitan Juan, and staff during our family birthday and thanksgiving celebration. We also liked the outdoor plaza setting and the quality of the shows. The rooms at the resort are very outdated and feel cavernous. The shower tub combination was dark and we nearly slipped trying to get in and out because of the height of the tub. The towels are a dreary brown color. Overall, we would not return to this resort as the negatives outweighed the positives during our stay.

    Dec 02, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful and fun hotel

    We were saying in this hotel for 1week and we had great fun at the pool parties. Hotel grounds are very beautiful and neat. Our room was spacious with comfortable king size bed. Hotel staff working hard to make sure everyone taken care off. We get caught by tropical storm one day with non stop rain and hotel staff cleaned all the time to make sure hotel look spotless. I have readed so many bad reviews about this place but after came and experienced yself i was glad to choose this hotel for my trip :)

    Dec 02, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel if you want to party!

    5 of us girls went for a birthday week and it was fantastic! The food was just okay but the activities and entertainment was great! Themed foam parties 4 times a week was so much fun. 2 were afternoon parties and 2 were 8pm parties. The staff everywhere in the resort were so great! We especially loved our pool bartender Nazar that went out of his way for us every day!!! Rooms were clean and well taken care of. Would def go back!!

    Nov 29, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Mixed feelings about the resort

    Definately a resort for anyone that wants a party atmosphere! Girls week away and they initially put us in rooms with 1 bed... when we tried to change it up we didn’t all end up together but close enough so still acceptable. I found the workers friendly but few seemed to be enjoying their job. HUGE shout out to NAZAR... he was the sunshine around the pool!!! They only had one pool bar open so without Nazar, getting a drink would have been frustrating to say the least. Clean, well stocked rooms but needed extra pillows as they were so small with very little filling. Food was average but the a la carte restaurants were disappointing & the service in the buffets was nonexistent. If you want a decent coffee in the morning you have to go to the sports bar! Overall decent place but not my first choice.

    Nov 29, 2019

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