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Riu Santa Fe

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Our Opinion

Located alongside the Riu Palace Los Cabos, this resort is excellent for couples, families and singles alike. Not too far from the shopping and nightlife of Cabo San Lucas. The beach in front of the resort stretches right into town, but swimming in the ocean here is limited due to strong ocean currents. However, a swim-able area is just a short walk down the beach towards Cabo San Lucas. As a clean, well maintained resort with great service, the Riu Santa Fe is a definite recommendation. Over the years it has been one of our most popular resorts in Cabo.


Located alongside the exciting Riu Palace Cabos San Lucas, the magnificent Riu Santa Fe is a stunning piece of the Riu Resorts portfolio. The finest details went into creating this extravagant resort, including first rate restaurants, beautiful pool areas and tropical grounds.

Location: Beachfront property, located in the southern Baja California peninsula, 40 km from the airport and 4.5 kms from the town of Cabo San Lucas.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Carol P : Richmond
Retirement celebration!

This resort impressed us in every way. From ease of check-in/check-out to friendly staff, it was great! The grounds were immaculate, people constantly cleaning and doing landscaping. We tried all the restaurants and buffets and they were all good. We particularly like the Asian restaurant. The rooms were clean and well maintained, right down to cute towel art! We never had any problem finding chairs at any of the pools. In fact we usually changed pools in the afternoon and were always able to find sun or shade, whatever we needed. The shows were about the same as at other resorts, we enjoyed the Broadway show. The Michael Jackson show was supposed to be the best, but we missed it. All in all a great holiday!

  • Julie G : Huron, Ohio
Beautiful place

Just returned from 7 nights stay. The grounds are beautiful. The beach view is incredible with the rocks in the near distance. There are a lot of vendors waiting on the beach for you, but a simple no to each stopped the selling. The rooms are clean and spacious. Not the best sheets and pillows, but certainly wouldn't keep us from returning. We were in building 4. Building 7 definitely had the best view (water front), but the area was much more crowded and the swim up bar pools very densely packed. I'm not sure if I would have been as happy staying in that area. The pool near building 4 was never overly crowded and bar service at the swim up with quick. The lunch and breakfast buffet got a little old by week's end, but certainly there were plenty of choices. We tried all the ala carte restaurants--the steakhouse was the very best (we ate there 3 nights!!!) and the Italian was our least favorite. Shout out to Fernando at the main lobby bar area---he made the BEST blanc martinis! The water taxi is definitely a must do!

  • Sheila R :

I was at this hotel in mid-February 2017 for my friend's bachelorette weekend. The service is bad, the staff is rude, food is bad/cold, the wait for restaurants are horrendous, some restaurants close 30 minutes later, and I had money stolen from my purse while staff cleaned the room. I just now finally received the "investigation" report . . . two months later, and it took me constantly emailing them about my claim. The only thing good about this property are the vegetable and fruit juices and spa service. I will never return here to this property!!!

  • StephanieSalas : Houston, Texas
Good Value: but it depends on what you are looking for

Depending on what you look for, this hotel may be a hit or miss. Pros: good price for all inclusive hotel in Cabo San Lucas; gorgeous views & several pools, two infinity pools; staff is friendly and helpful; plenty of places to rest at the pools; comfortable rooms; no need to leave the resort, which is quite large, unless you want to do water activities or sight seeing: travel agencies can make arrangements for you right at the hotel; alcohol is available in the room and at the bars all the time.Cons: you get what you pay for and the food is not very good; I heard from other guests drinks were watered down but I only had a couple of shots of cheap tequila; i.e.: the guacamole and fruit juices were watered down for sure; the beach right there is pretty but were not allowed to get in by lifeguard and the sand was rough. Medano, a pretty and accessible beach is only a 10-minute walk away. You can swim in that one. We were on building 7 next to a loud pool and supposedly had "ocean view" and we paid extra for it but it was a "partial view" room; Pepsi drinks only.

  • LaciMartinez :

We spent 5 days here for our 10 year anniversary, we thought this resort was very nice. We loved the staff- very friendly and accommodating, the food was good it's not a 5 star Vegas restaurant but hey for all you eat buffet and drinks and nice dinner restaurant it was nice. Pros- the resort really has it all, don't need to leave except for any excursion and they help you set it all up there at the hotel. However, cons we're the bath towels are like drying off with card board , the dinner restaurants if ur not there in line waiting by 630 then u don't get in to eat for a few hours so then ur stuck eating at the buffets instead and my major negative is that there is no direct beach access at this resort, water is too rough you can drown, you either don't swim or you take a taxi to the marina for the day. But overall nice resort for the $ we spent.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet made to order food stations for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • 24 hr snacks
  • Specialty restaurants for dinner; no reservations required
  • Domestic & Imported beverages
  • In-room mini-bar & liquor dispenser (replenished regularly)
  • Kayaking
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Gym
  • Sauna and Jacuzzi
  • Towels in the pool area
  • Pool loungers and sun umbrellas
  • Live music & theme shows
  • Daily activities for adults (6 days a week)
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Entrance to disco, drinks included 7 days a week 
  • Restaurants including Italian, Asian, Mexican and Grill Steakhouse 
  • Bars including Lobby bar
  • Disco
  • 2 swimming pools with adjoining Jacuzzi
  • 1 children's swimming pools
  • Terrace-solarium
  • Children's playground
  • Volleyball court
  • Tennis court
  • Gift shop
  • Internet access (fee)
  • WiFi in lobby
  • Gym, sauna & Jacuzzi
  • Spa with different treatments, beauty salon & massage (fee)

All accommodations include:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini bar & liquor dispenser (replenished regularly)
  • In room safe
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max. occupancy 3 adults & 1 child or 2 adults & 2 children
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 2 double beds
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with tub & shower
Suites include:
  • Larger and beautifully decorated
  • 2 doubles or 1 king bed
  • Small sitting area with sofa
  • Full bathroom with hydro-massage tub
  • Separate shower and bidet
  • Hairdryer
  • Walk-in closet
  • Larger balcony or terrace with Ocean view
Suites with Jacuzzis include:
  • Same as Suites
  • Balcony with private jacuzzi
Kids Deal - Two kids 12 years & under stay and eat free. Limited availability.

Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.

Golf Special - From US$55. Cabo San Lucas Golf at its finest. Challenging 18-hole golf course with expansive fairways in spectacular Cabo San Lucas surroundings at Raven Golf Course. Includes: 18 hole green fee, shared cart, practice golf balls & bottle of water. Local taxes (10%), caddy service, tips and other incidentals are extra. Shuttle service available to & from hotel & golf course (extra charge). For further information about pre-booking tee times call the toll free 1-888-328-8501 from Canada or via email at or locally once you arrive in the destination (first come first served) with a Raven Club agent who is located in the lobby of the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas. Book & pay locally.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Riu Santa Fe
    Los Cabos,Mexico

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Hotel Riu Santa Fe
Camino Viejo a San Jose Cabo San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas 23410 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.