Riu Santa Fe

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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
  • Tara E :
Nov to Dec

Great resort with amazing food. No reservations at the restaurants is advertised but we found unless you were first in line for the first dinner seating the food and service was not as good. Our room had no screen door so you couldn't really sleep with the sound of the ocean. Town is a fairly short walk down the beach and further down are some great spots to swim.Cabo Adventures is fantastic - zip line is a must do but factor in travel time and it's a day long excursion.

  • Maheen Q :
Lots of Sun and Fun

This resort was gorgeous, the view on the beach was fantastic, and the rooms were great as well.I'm going to start off with the Negative, because theres really only ONE, PLEASE have a proper Snack bar after hours, because we were starving, and the burgers were HORRIBLE, i couldnt even eat it, it was like cardboard and sand. No variety, cheese was very watery. Thats the only bad thing, I HATED the snack food available once the buffet closed.But Resort is hugeee and the buffet is overlooking the beach which i loved, there were also two buffets. A la Cartes were Yummy as wellFood- Lots of options, never went hungry, honestly the variety here was amazing.Entertainment- Best staff ever Luigi and Deigo were awsome!!!!Rooms- Comfy and clean, maid staff was good too, always cleaned rooms and had fresh towels and water. The BEDS were great here, very comfortablePool- Infinity pool was amazing, there was also a smaller pool with pool bar and that was great too. I think pool wise, this is probably the best pool ive seen.Beach- Ok so the beach is Mother nature and mysel to blame, the waves in Cabo are very high and the current is strong, which has nothing to do with the resort, I cannot swim so I did not even step a foot in the water, current was way too strong, we saw someone fall off a jetski too. But Very CLEAN beach, not a single piece of garbage was found. Super clean resort, security was always there.Big shout out to CESAR the bartender, he LINED up those shots like a True Professional!I don't recommend the bar hopping excursion, i recommend you make some friends at the resort which shouldnt be hard as its HUGE and people are friendly and plenty, and take a cab. EL Squid Roe was the BEST!Will RETURN for sure. we Actually loved this Riu resort so much, I specifically booked RIU again in Punta Cana.

  • Donna042 : Markham, Ontario
Excellent vacation

It was my first time at a RIU hotel, and I definitely would go RIU from now on. RIU Santa Fe was a great place to stay. Comfortable and clean rooms. A huge resort, but tons of lounge chairs so you were never scrambling to find a place to sit in the shade. The most beautiful swimming pools. Great service and friendly staff. The only downfall for me is that you can't swim in the ocean because of the dangers, but the pools were so awesome that I really didn't miss the beach as much as I thought I would. The only complaint I would have is that the main pool by the beach was really noisy all afternoon--great for people who want to party hard, but not so great for people who want to relax. But the fix for that was to move to the other, more quiet poolside in mid-resort--which was just as nice, with it's own bar and buffet restaurant right there.There's been talk about problems with room safes, but we used our room safe and had no problems at all. Cabo San Lucas is a nice little town to visit. Only $1 to take the local bus from the hotel, which drops you right mid-town by the marina. It was fun walking around, checking out the shops, the marina, and the huge mall by the marina.In all, it was a wonderful trip and we were sad to leave at the end of our week. Would most definitely go back there again, and would like to check out RIUs in other locations too.

  • Justin N :
Great resort and great value

This resort is fantastic. I have been there twice now and no complaints other than the beds could be a bit comfier but that's about it. The staff are great especially in the main buffet. Entertainment at night is pretty good as well and the Riu staff are always getting people involved. Taxi service is a scam but that's not the hotels fault. The taxi companies won't leave the resort for less that $14 US!

  • Vivek B : New York City, New York
Really Just okay

So out of all the reviews we read I have to say that this hotel isn't the devil.9 of us guys stayed here for a bachelor party. Everyone says its super unsafe but to be honest with you, if you just stay vigilant and tip well you will be fine. I think I personally spent $35 on tips for 5 days which equated to 140 in pesos.Rooms are subpar for sure. Beds were pretty hard and pillows have been worn to kingdom come. They have liquor on tap in the rooms but didn't try it because the only thing name brand was jose cuervo tequila. At the bars, they had red label which I thought was the best for what we were paying. Be careful of the guys on the beach, "beach rovers." Those guys are predators and really can get on your case. Pacha sucked. Don't even think about going there. Mendala was pretty good surprisingly. Mango deck was pretty awesome and cheap. 9 guys had dinner, had two bottles of jameson and shots for about $350 total! $40 is not bad for all that.

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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
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  • Buffet made to order food stations for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • 24 hr snacks
  • Specialty restaurants for dinner with reservations
  • 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 (buffet) and Grill Steakhouse (a la carte)
  • 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 www.ravengolf.com 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.

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