What We Love

  • Keep your tastebuds engaged with delicious global cuisine from one of several onsite restaurants. 
  • Stay on top of your fitness with complementary access to the onsite fitness center. 
  • Enjoy a variety of nightly entertainment options, including shows that are perfectly suited for children.  

Things to Know

  • You can take advantage of complementary 24-hour room service throughout your stay. 
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers. 
  • Hotel expansions were initiated in Spring 2018.

When it comes to planning the vacation of your dreams, Los Cabos should find its way to the top of your "must-visit" destination list. Not only does this unique Mexican resort town features gorgeous beaches and vibrant local culture, it also is filled with luxurious resorts and unrivaled amenities for travelers. 

At Riu Santa Fe, guests are treated to an exceptional collection of food, festivities and fun that is perfectly suited for adult travelers and families alike. Break the ice with fellow travelers at one of the many bars or the disco, and keep the night alive at one of the exciting performances taking place at the resort. All-inclusive amenities help make for stress-free getaways: drinks, food and activities at your resort are included in the price of your vacay!

If you're looking for an adventure "off the beaten path", Riu Santa Fe is located close to several popular nature parks and historic attractions. After a day out trekking, you can cool off at one of the resort's seven pools. At this all-inclusive Mexican resort, an amazing vacation is right at your fingertips. 

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

Property Information

Year Built: 2007
Last Renovation: 2022
Accessible rooms: 6
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 1288


Resort Details


Enjoy delicious drinks and cuisine at the resort's various restaurants and bars.
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Enjoy a variety of luxury amenities, including a game room, exercise gym, and complimentary Wi-Fi!
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Guests can enjoy direct access to the beach along with water sports, golf and more!
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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. Guest disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not allowed. If a Student/Spring Breaker Group is accepted a. Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. b. Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID
Advisory The state of Quintana Roo will be charging a sanitation tax of a minimum $38.00 Mexican Pesos (approx. $3.00 USD), per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. This fee is subject to change at any time without notice by the hotel.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Deposits or credit/debit card hold authorizations are not requested at check-in. "Minimum age of 18 is required for check-in, an ID/Passport will be requested upon arrival.

Convention Policy : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

Spring Break Policies - 

1. Student / Spring Breaker Groups (21 years of age or older) will be accepted ONLY at Riu Santa Fé hotel.  

2. 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.   

3. If a Student / Spring Breaker Group is accepted: 

a. The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments 

b. Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. 

c. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID 

d. Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.  

4. 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.  

5. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. a. Parties in rooms are not permitted 

6. Student / Spring Breaker Groups must comply with any protocols (hotel and government) in place at the time of stay at the hotel. 

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 11576 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great getaway

    Great overall experience. Main things you’re looking for in an all inclusive hotel are provided or exceed expectations.

    Jun 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Stay

    This place is great. The room had been recently redone and was in great shape, I would have liked a king size bed but they pushed together the 2 beds and it was okay. The food was good, I would say don't get on the later side of breakfast or lunch the food starts to dwindle. You cannot miss the exercise at the pool with Edna, even if you don't exercise it is so much fun. The nighttime shows at the main stage are also a great time. My transfer back(Destinations) to the airport didn't happed even though I check-in like they told me too and they didn't show up. I took an Uber that cost $90.

    Jun 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice property, good staff, and fun resort

    There are some mixed reviews so here's my take. We spent six nights here with our two kids (20 and 17) in two different rooms. The property - the property is in great shape. Usually at beachside resorts they're a bit beat up. This place was immaculate. I could not find anything scratched, chipped or dirty in the rooms or anywhere on the property. I commented to my wife how nice everything was, even chairs outside showed no signs of wear or damage. Staff is constantly cleaning everywhere. Drinks - yes, the alcohol is mostly well liquor. This is an all-inclusive with an extremely reasonable price - if you're going to be a liquor snob go to a more expensive resort. Food - meets expectations of an all-inclusive. It's similar to cruise food, some good stuff, some so-so stuff, but it's not getting any Michelin stars. Again, for a reasonably priced all-inclusive, everyone was happy with the food. Plenty of options and always something available. We went into town a couple of nights and got food there too. I will say, Mexico is not like it used to be, everything is quite expensive now. Staff - great staff, from the front-desk to housekeeping. The only downside is the pricing says all inclusive, including tips. But everyone has a tip jar or hand out. The point of an all-inclusive is I don't have to carry a wallet or anything. The service didn't suffer without tipping all the time, but I could definitely see bartenders treat people differently. No tip - you didn't even get a smile and minimum pour. Tip, and you got laughs, heavy pours, etc. Not the end of the world, I would either ask for an extra float of booze or an additional shot. On-site store is well stocked, but pricey as expected in a resort store. It would be nice if they had a kiosk or small store by the pool near the beach so if you need some extra sunscreen or something you don't have to walk all the way across the resort to purchase it. Noise/Party - Yes this is a party resort. But, two of the parties during the week are in the afternoon and only two are at night, shutting down promptly at 11:30. Yes, there are intoxicated people walking around. Not much different than most resorts. It was not overwhelming and unless you were in the building next to the party, you could hear it, but it's not ridiculous. Buildings further from the party were no issue. Outside of the party times, the resort is pretty quiet and peaceful, just people having fun in the pool or having a good time at the swim up bar. You're on vacation people, relax. Enjoy the party or at least the people watching. The staff was very accommodating with room requests - if you have kids or are concerned about the noise, let them know when checking in and I'll bet they do their best to put you in a room far from it. We never had a problem getting pool or beach chairs - perhaps there are times that are busier, but we didn't have any issues. There are several pools with lots of deck space and lots of chairs. A bar is always close by too. Cons - nothing happens fast. We needed some stuff to our room a couple of times and also our safe malfunctioned. It takes 1-2 hours to get anything brought to you. So don't wait until you're going to bed to request an extra blanket or towels. Only food complaint is the burgers in the snack huts by the pools. They're disgusting - frozen patties that are cooked in bulk at set in a warming pan to dry out. People selling stuff on the beach - now this is expected at any beach resort. However, I have never been to a resort that allows them to come into the resorts roped off area. The beach chairs were hardly used, I am guessing because you're constantly bombarded with solicitations for bracelets, hats, blankets, drugs, and more. I expect it in a public area - but put some boundaries in place so I can relax peacefully. In general - I am not a fan of vacations in Mexico and haven't been in 18 years. I prefer the Carribean, but this was a last-minute trip. The service is typically better, with or without tips, pricing is better on most shopping and restaurants, and they genuinely seem to appreciate our business in the Carribean island resorts. When the resorts in the Carribean say tips included, they mean it and most staff won't even accept a tip. If you are heading to Cabo and want a reasonable all inclusive, on the beach and close to town, check out Riu Santa Fe or the other Riu Properties.

    Jun 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Overview: Staying at this resort was actually so fun. The resort was beautiful, the drinks felt watered down, but they tasted amazing. My favorite was the mango daiquiri. The workers were really nice, and they were very patient whenever I would practice my Spanish with them. It's always a good idea to tip, but it didn't necessarily influence how much alcohol they put in my drinks. If you ask for more shots, they'll give you more. We met some really cool people and a few D9 folks. The party hosts were really fun and my friends and I heavily enjoyed the water polo and volleyball matches. SAFETY: - I never had any fear there. I mean, as a young Black woman I was a little nervous initially, but I had no issue. I walked back to my room after coming back from a different resort (took a taxi) at like 5 in the morning, and I had no issue. Someone else staying at the resort even offered to walk me to the front desk because my card didn't work when I went up to the room. Nonetheless, just be cautious and aware of your surroundings. Be able to read people and trust your intuition. - I was a little nervous being in a taxi by myself (mainly because this was my first time outside of the US, and even in the US I get nervous to uber by myself), but I had no issue. - You can't get into Riu Santa Fe without a wristband. My friend who was staying at another resort (that wasn't a Riu Hotel) had to wait for me at the gate. I appreciated this aspect, but it was a bit sad I couldn't bring my friend in with me. - I had no issues with safety RIU FOOD - Pretty good! I mean it was an open buffet most of the time. For one of our dinners, we went to the steak house and it was freezing in there. They also ran out of some food options, but I still liked my meal. - There was an Asian Buffett that my friends dressed up really fancy for and the waiter was so nice. Always made sure my wine glass was fill, haha. - The taco bar hits (means it's really good). - They threw down on the pasta as well - I'd give the food like a 7.5/10 overall and the Service a 9/10 RIU PARTIES - literally only went to one and it was the All White (in reference to clothes, lol) party/the foam party. It was a vibe. Some of the dancers were wearing afro wigs--which I found kinda weird because no one had 4c hair???--but get it I guess? Uh idk. No one treated me differently or anything, so I appreciated that. Everyone had such a good vibe. - the chicken nuggets and the mozarella sticks were fire bruh. The ones they had at the buffet at the party. Or maybe I was just drunk and hungry. I'm not sure...But anyway: still a vibe. Be sure to try them. - Don't stand on the tables or the platforms the dancers stand on. I helped a lady stand on a platform, but she had to come down 2 seconds afterwards. It's for your own safety. RIU POOLS - always clean. they have people cleaning during the day. the water is super pretty at night too. RIU BEACHES - the first time I tried to walk on the sand: it was so hot on my feet bruh - the third day i was there, it was much better. There will be a lot of people trying to sell you stuff on the beach. I bought two bracelets and two necklaces. They also have D9 bracelets (if you're not D9, please don't be a perp) but I didn't get anything. I can only buy stuff from approved vendors anyway. They will def throw up your sign and do your call, so be prepared for that. It's not really worth fighting anybody over it tbh. Juh vibe twin, juh vibe. RIU SANTA FE VS THE OTHER RIU RESORTS - bro, everybody wanted to be at Riu Santa Fe, no kizzy. the other resorts don't have parties. If you want to be lit, fun, crazy, and turnt: go to Riu Santa Fe. - Riu Palace is actually gorgeous, I'm not even gonna hold you. My friend and I did get lost trying to get back to our resort though. NEGATIVE REVIEWS: - I don't really have many, but I had to get a new card quite a few times which was kinda inconvienent. - I do wish they had a night where you could swim after the sun goes down because it was so grogeous in one of the areas where the pools are lit up. DRINK RECOMMEDATIONS: - the pina colada was buss (that means really good in case anyone reading this isn't a part of gen z lol). - strawberry or mango daquiri - scooby doo shots - I mixed all of the alcohol together (they give you bottles in your hotel room and you don't have to pay extra for it.) I would recommend it. But I like living life on the edge, lmao. It just depends on your tolerance I guess. I didn't go too crazy with the drinking because I wanted to remember everything. - I'm also not very good at ordering drinks because I just turned 21 and I never ordered drinks prior to this trip. So, I did my best with what I know. WEATHER WARNINGS: My friends and I went from June 4-June 11th. In the mornings and at night it would get pretty chilly, so if you go during that time: be sure to bring a light jacket, or maybe even a crewneck sweatshirt. Bring sunscreen too. GOING OFF THE RESORT: - It's such a vibe. I went off the resort to go downtown 3 nights in a row. Sunday night was a kinda dead (meaning not bumping/not as fun, lit, turnt, and crazy as the prior nights), but every other night was a vibe. I met some really great people, but everyone I met was also traveling either from Canada or the United States. I wish I had an opportunity to meet more locals - Just be prepared to be bombarded with people trying to sell you things. I bought a headband for the memories (it was 5 US dollars), but don't feel inclined. You'll definitely need to be prepared to say no a lot. Even kids will try to sell you things. - I am a wanderer, but I did not wander. I really did want to though. I walked from crush to the marina with a friend and we had no issue. The further you walk away from the main clubs, the more sketch it looks, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's dangerous. I met someone at my resort who said the smaller bars just had a more intimate/chill vibe. If I go back, I would definitely give it a try and go with some friends. CLUBS DOWNTOWN: - Bro, Mandala tried to charge my friends and I $300 USD for a table because the club was full. I was turning 21, so my homies and I were definitely not trying to spend that type of bread. If you got it like that: go for it. I heard it was fun though. But I personally didn't get to experience it. - CRUSH WAS SUCH A VIBEEEEE. We went there every night. Third night was dead (the Sunday), but FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WAS LIIIIIT. UBER vs. TAXI - I always ubered off the resort if it wasn't for an excursion or getting to the airport. Some friends we met took a taxi and it was mad expensive. - I always ask for the uber's name first before getting in the car. I don't say my name or anything yet, but if they say my name, then it's all good. Better safe than sorry. I will definitely look for other RIU Hotels to stay at in the future!

    Jun 18, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family vac

    Spent most time at the main pool since the infinity pool was way too packed all the time, which seemed more like a party pool than a family pool. Kids loved the slides and kiddie pool. Very disappointed on the restaurant Torote tried going twice while our stay and both times got turned away because it was supposedly full but when they offered the host a tip she said ok let Me try to accommodate you. Had a good time with our family but definitely will not be returning to the one in Cabo too much drunks and always so loud around the rooms.

    Jun 17, 2024