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Riu Santa Fe

Mexico - Los Cabos

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3 Nights with Air from $739 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 561 Reviews
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4.2
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4.2
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3.4
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4 out of 5
"We loved the Riu Santa Fe. The staff was fabulous, the rooms clean and the views were beautiful. The food was excellent. We expected food such as we have gotten before on cruises. We were very happily ..." – Mjasja
555 out of 674 (82%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4 out of 5
"We loved the Riu Santa Fe. The staff was fabulous, the rooms clean and the views were beautiful. The food was excellent. We expected food such as we have gotten before on cruises. We were very happily ..." – Mjasja
555 out of 674 (82%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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April 25, 2017
One of my favorite hotels

I great experience, awesome people, roomservice. Delicious food.

One of my favorite hotels One of my favorite hotels
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Overall Rating: 5
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From: New york, NY
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 24, 2017
It was ok, but I will not be back

My husband and I spent 4 days at the Riu Santa Fe, last week. I must say that we were excited to have a little break and rest. The hotel is pretty big. It has indeed, many options to eat (although the quality of the food and drinks is pretty "meh") and the service is good. Nevertheless, there were some things that we really didn't like: The mattress was TERRIBLE. Both my husband and I woke up with back pain every single day we were there. It had like a "hole" in the middle... It was very bad, and having in mind that I am having a vacation and that I am not resting because of that... Is a big fail. We complained, they did something to try to fix it... but noup. It didn't help. The shower was broken. It was old and broken. I wonder if they check the rooms and that everything is working before a guest is arriving. The towels in the rooms are the WORST thing ever. They are old, very very far from being soft... probably the first ones they bought when the hotel first opened... I found a plastic band in the food (in one of their restaurants called El Torote). I am a small business owner and I really try to be super empathetic every time someone provides me with a service because I know how hard it is and understand that there can be mistakes, but seriously, the lack of attention to details like the mattress at a hotel where you are not paying 50 dollars per night, is very annoying. Honestly what saved our trip was the beach and our attitude, but I would never come back or recommend people to stay there. I always stay at Villa del Palmar, which is a mexican hotel and totally staying with them again in my future visits. We wanted to try something different this time. I left a note for the manager and haven't heard back.


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From: San Jose, CA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 24, 2017
Nice Resort, Good staff, nice view

The resort is very nice. We had fun at the back pool. Front pool more relaxing and older crowd. The beach water, my friend don't advise people to get in the Beach behind the Hotel because the water current and the water seem deep. So go to the other beach end by Marine side, if you want to get in the beach. I enjoyed the food but my 4 friends didn't, but it's like most Resort food. Oh but they loved the STEAKHOUSE there! The steakhouse had the Best food but be sure to reserved your spot, the lady didn't let us in like for 3 nights said it was Booked! But overall I loved our stay. They called Taxi each night and told us where we should go like El Squid club. Each Excusion company came to get us and called to wake us up. We paid for Excursion for cheap price with that time Share company at the Villas. My cell worked in front with the Hotel wifi, but not in the Room.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Houston, Texas
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 24, 2017

We had a very good time. All service workers welcomed us with big smiles. I have a couple complaints. Our (garden view) room overlooked vacant acreage of dirt and heavy equipment. More restrooms are needed around the main pool area. We tried to visit the riu palace for future trips and were told that we could stay in the lobby for 5 minutes and then to leave. They were not very friendly.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: NEVADA
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 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.

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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