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Riu Santa Fe

Mexico - Los Cabos

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4 Nights with Air from $789 All-Inclusive
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We know you're ready to escape the everyday and head to Cabo's sunny shores. Can't you just picture your day lounging by ... More

Customer Rating 508 Reviews
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4.2
Service
 
4.2
Beaches & Pools
 
4.3
Dining Options
 
3.4
Room Comfort
 
3.8
4 out of 5
"Hotel was good, had lots to do. Food was terrible. They served the same food the whole time and it was poor quality. My friends and I had a bad stomach experience because of it." – daquan
507 out of 614 (83%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.2
Service
 
4.2
Beaches & Pools
 
4.3
Dining Options
 
3.4
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3.8
4 out of 5
"Hotel was good, had lots to do. Food was terrible. They served the same food the whole time and it was poor quality. My friends and I had a bad stomach experience because of it." – daquan
507 out of 614 (83%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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January 5, 2017
Not my 1st choice

The actual resort is beautiful, the staff is very friendly and accommodating, however, the layout of the resort is not ideal. The distance from the checkin lobby to the rooms is far and requires a lot of walking., The actual walkways are large, however, once you check in and out you are walking a long distance with your luggage. The restaurants are close to the lobby and do not take reservations which require you to walk again and arrive at opening time and hope you get in. We went during Christmas and is was evident that they had not adequately planned for a large crowd, The pool ran out of towels daily, the eating area ran out of plates, ran out of food, there was also very little security and at times the pool area became very rowdy with people that drank way to much and even got sick. With regards to our room, at first glance it was beautiful, Ocean View, however, the air conditioner didn't work and we reported it 3x's before someone was sent out to fix it, the safe didn't work because it had a low battery alert and that took reporting it 2x's before it was fixed. The bed was extremely hard which caused back aches, finally after 2 days of complaining they brought extra blankets to be placed under the sheet to provide some comfort. The room also had a very bad odor, very musty and even moldy. The pictures of this resort are beautiful and they don't lie, however, the details of the rooms, the restaurants, the pools can't be seen from a picture. I would not stay here again.


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
1.0
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5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
2.0
Dining Options
 
1.0
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From: California
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

January 3, 2017
Fun but Not Luxurious

This resort is great in that it's close to downtown (not that we left haha), has lots of dining options, offers lots of daily and nightly entertainment, and has a pools and swim up bars with killer views. There are liquor dispensers as well as fully stocked fridges in the rooms. All alcohol and food is included, no additional fees which is nice. Bottled water is also available at the front desk and stocked in the bars. I believe the water glasses served at the bar are also filled with bottled water. Food is only 3/5. Breakfast buffet at La Baja is excellent, and lunch buffet at Torote is pretty good too. Dinner at La Baja is okay, very hit or miss. The Italian restaurant Caruso is pretty decent and a nice change from buffet style dining. I didn't try the Mexican, Asian, or Steak House a la cart options because we only stayed 3 nights. Note that even though the a la cart restaurants are by order, they offer a hot and cold appetizer buffet and dessert buffet, so no need to worry about not getting enough food. We were here during a holiday week, so there was a taco cart in the middle of the courtyard every night until 10pm, which was really tasty. Pay attention to the map and list of times when everything opens. If you want to try an a la cart restaurant, stand in line 20-30 minutes before it opens. Again, we were here during a holiday week so it might not always be so busy. Something that is lacking is service and comfort. There is no poolside/beachside ordering service or room service. The only 24-hour food option after 10pm is the Sports Bar. The bar itself is nice but only food options are refrigerated hamburgers, sandwiches, salad, and fruit, nacho bar with average cheese, hot dogs with hard hot dog buns, and some pastries that also seemed to be stale. Comfort-wise, rooms are very average but still nice and clean. Nothing at all luxurious about the rooms. Towels were not extremely soft, but they were changed every day. Did not have any issues with the safe or security. Our room was not extremely dated, aside from the tv. We stayed in building 6 on the third floor. There are no elevators in that building so we did lots of stair climbing. We were close to the main plaza/dining/lobby, so that was convenient. Wifi is only in the lobby (also somewhat extends to the plaza and sports bar) so staying in building 6 was ideal. The view from building 7 is gorgeous but it is also about a 10 minute walk from the main plaza and dining. The only dining option near building 7 is Torote (steak house) that is a buffet during lunch. Note that the beach and main pools are by building 7. The resort in general seemed very safe. I did not worry that any of my belongings would be stolen poolside or beachside, which was wonderful. We spent most of our time on the beach, half-wading in the water (it was too choppy to actually swim in) and at the pool overlooking the beach. Pool activities seemed fun but I definitely wouldn't come back during Spring Break. Seems like the resort could go from family friend to frat central really quickly. Definitely book transportation when booking your hotel. Amstar was great and the 30-40 minute drive from the airport was not bad at all.

Main plaza. You can find the Asian restaurant, Italian restaurant, main buffet, sports bar, lobby, entertainment stage, and club all nearby jhere. Pool with beach view
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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
Service
 
3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
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From: Bay Area, CA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

January 3, 2017
Not good for families, Good for partgoers!

A note: They claim to be 5 stars in Google but I cant find them in Michelin, Forbes, or AAA This hotel is located next to Medano beach making it a great location if you want to explore downtown Cabo. The property is well maintained and the most of the staff is extremely hard working and friendly. However, The front desk staff does not have the right attitude for their positions. I wasn't the only one that felt being "shoved" to my room. I was in line with many people with various complaints, where most of them left unsatisfied. I can't understand why such a big hotel doesn't keep a concierge staff in the lobby. They don't tell you that the restaurants do not actually let guests in up until closing time. In 4 out of 5 of their restaurants, the guest has to come when it opens and make reservations or they're stuck with the same restaurant every night. They don't tell you that you have to stand in line at 8am to get your pool towels or you won't have them for the rest of the day. They also don't tell you that you can't really swim on their part of the beach as there are strong undercurrents. Furthermore, the "ocean view" rooms, that you pay extra for don't actually face the ocean. You have to stick your neck out of your balcony to really view the ocean. The worst is when I saw 2 waiters handling 19 tables at La Mision, the Mexican cuisine restaurant. We waited an hour at the table just to see the poor waiters move at lightning speed and apologizing the entire night for delays. The final reason for my poor rating is when its time for a guest to go home, the guest has to check out. I was told that there would be a charge because I failed to bring the towel cards, room keys, and wrist bands to the front desk. After staying 7 nights, I don't think I should be treated as such for items that don't even amount to .50CENTS. When I asked them for the manager, the front desk clerk said he was in the back working and I would have to stand in line again.


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1.0
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4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
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4.0
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From: Houston, TX
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 2, 2017
Best for post pubescent part goers

This hotel is located next to Medano beach making it a great location if you want to explore downtown cabo. The property is well maintained and the most of the staff is extremely hard working and friendly. However, The front desk staff does not have the right attitude for their positions. I wasn't the only one that felt being "shoved" to my room. I was in line with many people with various complaints, where most of them left unsatisfied. I can't understand why such a big hotel doesn't keep a concierge staff in the lobby. They don't tell you that the restaurants do not actually let guests in until closing time. In 4 out of 5 of their restaurants, the guest has to come when it opens and make reservations or they're stuck with the same restaurant every night. They don't tell you that you have to stand in line at 8am to get your pool towels or you won't have them for the rest of the day. They also don't tell you that you can't really swim on their part of the beach as there are strong undercurrents. Furthermore, the "ocean view" rooms, that you pay extra for don't actually face the ocean. You have to stick your neck out of your balcony to really view the ocean. The worst is when I saw 2 waiters handling 19 tables at La Mision, the Mexican cuisine restaurant. We waited an hour at the table just to see the poor waiters move at lightning speed and apologizing the entire night for delays. Come to think of it that's probably why the front desk staff can't satisfy their guests properly as they are understaffed also.

Free entertainment guys and gals It's like spring break in the winter
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From: Houston, TX
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Riu Santa Fe features 902 guestrooms that are luxuriously equipped with air conditioning, Satellite TV, 110V outlets, mini-bar and liquor dispenser (replenished regularly), electronic in-room safe, bathroom and balcony or terrace. Inter-connecting rooms are also available for your convenience.

Room Details

Double Room Garden View (DBSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Double Room Ocean View (DBMB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

Cabo's breath-stealing views from the patio of the resort that are picture-worthy.

Mojitos are legendary and de-lish. Order up as many as you want.

RiuFit is ready to buff you up. Weights. Cardio. Stretching. Catch it every morning & afternoon.

The impressive nightly entertainment. Especially fun for the little ones.

RiuLand, where the kiddos can play & craft the day away while you melt into stress extraction at the spa.

Dipping into the Jacuzzi for bubbly relaxation. (Plus always a fun mingling spot.)

 

What We'd Change

You can't swim in the ocean, but the views from the pools, the sunsets and sunrises and walks a long the beach are stunning.

 

Why You Should Go

It's close to the heart of Cabo San Lucas' shopping, nosh & drinking spots and the marina.

Whale watching here is epic. Best time to see these awe-inspiring creatures - mid-Dec thru mid-April.

Cabo's famous "El Arco" is in the backdrop. Grab your camera and snap, snap away.

You can dance your heart out at Pacha nightclub. Put on your disco shoes and get to it.

Invigorating crowds keep the party going at the pool, around the resort and at night.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Kids Club
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Ping Pong
  • Scuba Lessons
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 7 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Nightclub
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Elevators
  • Spa ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Free Parking
  • Handicap Facilities/Wheelchair Accessible
  • Beach - non-swimmable
  • Wireless Internet in lobby


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Water-Skiing
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

Here, at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, land ends and the Sea of Cortez wrestles with Pacific Ocean. Breathtaking beaches line the resort area of Los Cabos, making it the trendiest of the west coast destinations.

Riu Santa Fe

Camino Viejo a San Jose

+52 62 41 63 6150

Hotel Description

Riu Santa Fe: All-Inclusive Cabo Getaway

We know you're ready to escape the everyday and head to Cabo's sunny shores. Can't you just picture your day lounging by that big, bright blue pool? Good news - there is a swim-up bar for convenient cocktail-loading. Ah, day drinking just got a little more lively. Of course, Riu goes all out with unlimited food and drink, entertainment day and night, everything you want, and tops it off with a stress-smashing spa. But wait, it gets better. This little resort-gem is located close to Cabo's restaurants, bars, nightlife and shopping. And it's all waiting for you.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

You know Riu has you covered with a buffet full of anything and everything you want, plus "live" cooking stations that let you order up exactly what you're craving. At night, reserve your spot at an a la carte restaurant - Asian, Italian, steakhouse and a fan fav - Mexican. Beach appetit.

La Baja California
Type: International
Hours: Hours vary
Description: The hotel's main restaurant features outdoor dining on the terrace.
Dress code: Long trousers and shirts with sleeves for men.

Zashila
Type: Asian
Hours: Open for dinner
Description: Asian buffet restaurant.
Dress code: Long trousers and shirts with sleeves for men.

Carusso
Type: Italian
Hours: Hours vary
Description: Serving buffet starters and dessert, with an A la carte main menu.
Dress code: Long trousers and shirts with sleeves for men.

La Mision:
Type: Mexican
Hours: Hours vary
Description: Poolside A la carte restaurant.
Dress code: Long trousers and shirts with sleeves for men.

Torote
Type: Grill
Hours: Hours vary
Description: Poolside A la carte restaurant.
Dress code: Long trousers and shirts with sleeves for men.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

The bartenders are ready to create that perfect pool-side, sippin' cocktail. Margarita? Mai Tai? Mojito? Hey - anything you want. And, don't forget, your room includes Riu's liquor dispenser so you can mix up your own tasty concoction. Cheers.

La Monumental
Lounge bar with terrace. Daily, hours vary.

Sports Bar
Sports and drinks. Daily, hours vary.

Bravo
Pavilion bar. Daily, hours vary.

Ole
Pavilion bar. Daily, hours vary.

Three poolside bars
Includes a swim-up bar. Daily, hours vary.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Two cool blue pools with ocean views make this the resort's main party hub. The sandy shores are great for strolling, but not for swimming. Good news, beach lovers, El Medano, Cabo's swimmable beach, is within walking distance. Time to dive into all this awesome.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Introductory scuba diving lesson

For an additional charge:

  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving school
  • Jet ski
  • Parasailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaks

Land

  • Gym
  • Table tennis
  • Two floodlit hard-surface tennis courts
  • Beach volleyball court
  • Sauna, steam bath and Jacuzzi

For an additional charge:

  • Horseback riding
  • Golf course


INTERNET

Guests can use Wi-Fi in the lobby area for 90 consecutive minutes, daily. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Renova Spa features a beauty salon, massages and treatments. All services available for an additional charge.

WEDDING/HONEYMOON SERVICES

The resort offers a variety of wedding services and packages. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

Daytime entertainment program for children ages 4-12 at RiuLand kid's club.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
The resort is located in the southern part of the Baja California peninsula, 2.8 mi from downtown Cabo San Lucas and 25 miles from San Jose Del Cabo Airport (SJD) and 1650 ft from a bus stop.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: 11am.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort with the following exceptions:
A 5-night minimum stay is required for travel Feb 11 and 17-25, 2017 and Mar 12-15, 2017.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Room Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room, all year long.

Smoke-Free Policy
Under Mexican legislation smoking is not permitted in the public areas of the hotel except in specifically designated areas.

Currency Policy
Please note that as of June 1, 2011, Riu Resorts in Mexico no longer accept or exchange U.S. Dollars at the front desk. ATMs are available in the lobby of each resort for withdrawals in Mexican currency.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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