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
Early Departure Policy:
  • Early Departure Penalty: 1 Night Applies: Sunday - Saturday 04Jul24 - 23Dec26
  • Early Departure Penalty: 2 Nights Applies: Sunday - Saturday 24Dec24 - 30Apr25
  • Early Departure Penalty: 2 Nights Applies: Sunday - Saturday 24Dec25 - 30Apr25

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 11627 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good Resort with Issues…

    Let me start up by saying that I have been to several RIU resorts since 2015 and I am a class member. In March went to RIU Santa Fe and had a great time as well as a beautiful partial ocean view room . In May we went to RIU palace in Puerto Vallarta and had a great time and a great partial ocean view room. We are here again at RIU Santa Fe in July. Unfortunately, I cannot say that we are having a great time or a beautiful partial ocean view room. This resort has gone down since visiting in March. POSITIVE: Restaurants: all the restaurants/buffets are very good with exception of the steakhouse (way overcooked meat). Service: all the service workers inside the resort are wonderful and helpful with the exception of the front lobby desk. Rooms: they are clean and spacious. However, if you book a partial ocean view room you lack a view for some of the rooms. (See negative comments) Pools: beautiful and large on the resort. There are plenty of lounge chairs, huts and umbrellas. However, at the infinity pool, the umbrellas need replacement as they are broken, damaged and do not cover the sun. Entertainment: shows or bands every night. Some shows are better than others, but the staff does a very good job and work hard. Bars: all the bartenders at these bars are very hard-working and appreciate tips. If you want any type of better liquor, you need to ask for it or you get the house brand. NEGATIVE: Room: I booked and paid for a partial ocean view room and did not receive it at check-in. I was given room 7435 and was told there was a view. I should’ve taken a picture but I didn’t because the only view we had was a large tree trunk. I went to the check-in by Villa 7 to ask for a different room and was told she couldn’t help me, that I had to go to the lobby and see a manager. Went to the lobby, stood online with the massive crowd of people checking in. When I asked for the manager, I was told by the check-in person that I had already received a partial lotion view room and told her I did not and if she wanted to come look at the view, she could see for herself. She then proceeded to get a manager who never acknowledged me at all. Instead, Paolo ((manager)) and the check-in girl spoke Spanish and totally ignored me. I was given room 7264 and told it had a good view of the ocean. Again, no partial ocean view.(see my photo of this room). After wasting two hours going back-and-forth and waiting in lines, we decided we weren’t going to wait any longer and just stayed in the room. I will make sure at check out that I voice my issues as continuing to change rooms is wasting my vacation time.. Smoking: this resort is supposed to be non-smoking except in designated areas away from guests and children. This is. NOT followed by guests and there are no personnel to stop this. There is constant vaping and smoking at all pool areas and at night in the entertainment area. Sunday night we experienced a cigar smoker, cigarette smoker and people vaping . When I went to the lobby on Monday morning to air my grievance, I was told“ people don’t listen.“ I asked why there wasn’t more employees and or security preventing this from happening, but I got no answer. Pool Area: there is a lack of supervision and or personnel at any of the pool areas. There were children eating inside the pool, plates of food all around the pool deck as well as drinking cups and at times you had to walk around them to get to the pool. There was one employee who comes in late afternoon to pick up drinking cups, but not throughout the day. I am sad to see this resort go down hill and hope that corporate management as well as this resort management consider these issues and resolve them. I don’t know that I would be back at this particular resort in the future. I’m hoping that the resort management will rectify my situation as I paid extra for a partial ocean view and haven’t received it.

    Jul 22, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family reunion

    The resort is huge. So much to do. It’s like a Cruise ship, but without the crowding and lines for everything. Had a blast.

    Jul 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fun but needs improvement

    Hotel was fun for adults and kids! Shampoo was low and AC went out on our last night. Yes, I would recommend.

    Jul 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    My favorite place

    I love the Riu Santa Fe so much! This was my 8th time here! It makes my birthday so special every year!

    Jul 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    THE BEST!!!

    I went with my girls and I honestly met so many amazing people, the staff was amazing, the parties, the food, EVERYTHING

    Jul 20, 2024