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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
  • Kelly H :
Excellent Stay. Wish it could be longer.

Had the opportunity to go with a very good friend on a "girls getaway". When we arrived they seemed to have lost our reservation, which they corrected by upgrading us to a room with a balcony and a pool view. Nice Upgrade from what we would have had. All the restaurants were excellent with great variety & service. The resort has great amenities, and offers breathtaking views. Would highly recommend, and will return.

  • ATXglobal : Austin, Texas
When in Cabo, stay here

I travel a lot and usually "All Inclusive" resorts skimp on the alcohol, and the quality brands, and your ability to get a drink. NOT SO HERE! An abundance of bars, servers at every pool and dining location as well as liquor taps in ea room dn a stocked fridge w/bottled water & soft drinks. Lg restaurants w/a great variety, VERY friendly and accommodating staff & all employees, super clean grounds/rooms/hallways/everywhere on property. Lastly, but most important- the COST to stay her room, food & liquor is ridic cheap per day! We had a ocean front view room w/2 dbl beds for $268nt ($134each) and that's incl any & all taxes! I'll be back there some time this year for sure

  • jaybean1 : San Diego
Good deal for the price

I was very skeptical before I arrived at the Riu Santa Fe after reading all the reviews but I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Was it the most fabulous place I've stayed? No but for what I paid it was worth it. We were in building 1 which happened to be the furthest away from the beach and the "adultish" infinity pool but it was very quiet and peaceful. The grounds of the resort are very well kept. The rooms could use some updating but for the most part they were clean and comfortable well besides the bed which by the last night I was counting the hours till I'd be back in my own bed. The food wasn't bad but wasn't great, what I would expect from an affordable all inclusive resort. I do think they need to change the system for the restaurants, we were not able to eat at the restaurants bc they don't take reservations and when we showed up they said they had no availability. A bit frustrating so we were stuck with the buffet for most of our meals. I was a bit disappointed in the options for alcohol. The only beer they had was Dos XX and the best Tequila they had was El Jimador. It would have been nice to have a couple other options for alcohol beverages specifically beer. The staff overall were very nice and helpful. The beach right out in front of the hotel isn't great for swimming due to the crazy shore break but a short walk down the beach and you are at beach that you could enjoy the water. I did not find this place to be rowdy and filled with party people. I thought it was the perfect mix of party and relaxation. If you want good food, soft beds and updated interior then spend the big bucks and go somewhere else. If you want a fun affordable vacation then I think Riu Santa Fe meets that need. I'd go back.

  • Joejam2014 : Calgary, Canada
Good resort but would stay at Riu Palace next time

My cousin and I went here June 8,2017 to June 15, 2017 for my birthday. We booked through Sunwing and paid $895 Canadian dollars each. Check In: Sunwing was very organized, We did not even have to go to the front desk to check in. They had a table set up right when we got off our bus and we got our luggage and room keys instantly and headed to our room. The downside is nobody explained where the room was so we got lost along the way and lots of the buildings did not have elevators so we had to carry our luggage up the stairs (no big deal though).Rooms: We got a room with 2 beds and they were very small and uncomfortable. The room was clean when we entered. The safe was not reset from when the last guest left so we had to wait over an hour for them to come reset it so we could put our valuables inside it. Our A/C did not work so The guy that fixed the safe called another guy to come fix it. He was there much quicker but he suggested that we keep the ceiling fan on the entire time to help the struggling A/C. The cleaning staff was good except one day we got sick and there was some vomit on the floor and the blanket was hanging off the edge of the bed and got some on it. They Demanded $500 pesos to the front desk before they would clean it. This annoyed us a little because the blanket that they wanted $500 pesos for already had cigarette burns in it.Pools: Were great!! they had a a lot of options. at the front of the resort they had a quitter area for families and kids and by the ocean they had the party pools with loud music and swim up bars. The lay out gave lots of options for pool and the set up was great. The Entertainment staff was awesome!Restaurants: Food was great, all restaurants and the buffets were great!Staff: they were all amazing!! TIP the staff they work so hard for so little to make sure you feel like royalty!!!The quality of alcohol was very poor 2 of the days my stomach hurt from it.**Overall The resort was great I would go back BUT due to the uncomfortable beds, no room service, and poor alcohol quality. I would stay at the Riu Palace next time (which is right next door) but I would spend most my time at the Sante Fe pool.I have been to other Riu properties and this one was outdated compared to the others. Please Riu update your rooms and the beds.Other tips: the beach on the resort has a very strong undertow. If you walk to your right about 20 mins you can go swim out front Mango Deck.

  • Maria G :
Birthday Fun!

Due to reading other reviews I must say I was completely terrified before my first trip to Cabo and an all inclusive resort. So if this is you, DO NOT WORRY! I was absolutely pleased. Sure there are a few things that need work but overall awesome place..Food: Loveddd the buffets, Breakfast is the best hands down. We tried the steak house and the Italian restaurant. If you're trying to eat at the restaurants make sure you're there by 6 if you get there late chances are you won't be seated quickly. If all else fails the taco cart in the courtyard in the evenings never disappointed. (Also the buffet has a cereal station and serves cold chocolate milk that could make kids the happiest campers before bed.)Bars: Some were good others were ok. We asked for doubles, and recommendations. The bartenders were all very nice and helpful, we switched up drinks & tried everything.. they also asked if we weren't happy with something they would quickly replace it! Pools: Awesome!! With amazing views.. the infinity pools with the swim up bars could have used a bit of TLC but it was windy so it was close to impossible to keep clean around the clock.Room: Outdated yes, it was no Ritz Carlton, but the restroom and room itself were very clean. Tv was old (tube tv)We were there 4 nights and not once turned on it on, in such a beautiful place we took advantage of the resort and all it had to offer.. the courtyard in the evening, a stroll on the beach, or a night on the town! So if your going to be disappointed and rate a place on the tv. Just do your self a favor and stay home! Overall: We went as a couple and had an amazing time and were treated extremely well, but we did miss the little ones and can't wait to take them.

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.