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Hotel overview

Get exclusive perks during your getaway at Riu Santa Fe - All-Inclusive. Travel now through December 21, 2022 and receive:
• Complimentary shared roundtrip airport transfers

Valid for Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View room categories. Valid for contracted groups.

From specialty restaurants and first-class facilities to the exciting discotheque, relaxing spa, fun-filled kid’s club and sparkling swimming pools featuring the water park Splash Water World, this sprawling Mexican getaway provides family-friendly relaxation just a short drive from Cabo San Lucas. Fronting the famous Land’s End arches and one of Baja California’s most beautiful beaches, guests of all ages enjoy unforgettable vacation experiences at this inviting retreat.Please note: In-room mini bar and dispenser are temporarily not available due to safety protocols.


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

Property information

Year Built: 2007
Last Renovation: 2018
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 1190


Hotel details


Dining options are available for this property.
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Multiple amenities are available at this hotel.
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This property offers numerous activities.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory Student groups/spring breakers (either groups or individuals) 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.
Advisory We are pleased to inform you the specific closure dates for the Riu Santa Fe, renovation starting on August 22nd, re-opening on December 17th, 2022. Please be advised that the Riu Pool Party area and Splash Water World will also be closed during the renovation.

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.

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

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

3.5 10746 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu santa fe

    This riu santa fe is the worst. Save your money and go to a better resort. Customer service is the worst. There are no waiters to serve you it's an all inclusive but they just treat customers like if you are begging them for a drink. Everything is cheap. I have been to all inclusives in cancun. Don't come to cabo it's really a terrible experience all around. We were sent to 2 different restaurants for the steakhouse experience and both places were closes mind you we walked a good distance in hot weather and both were closed. Save your time and go somewhere else. Cooks kept getting mad at customers for getting a ketchup by the meat area and it belonged in the condiment area..Rooms are hot and floors were full of sand when we got here. Also it has to say ocean front view not just ocean view. We were looking at a pool lmao..

    Aug 10, 2022
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Enjoyable as always. I was surprised how expensive was massage prices and hair salon services! Also, same food everyday

    The massage service prices are outrageous as well as hair salon! That’s why I haven’t seen a single customer in the salon during whole week. Food needs to be improved, less sugar and carbs, more better meat and fats!

    Aug 10, 2022
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Celebrated 50th Birthday.

    Room was a little outdated but it was cleaned very well daily. We were in Building 4 (4301). The AC did not cool like I wanted but it was ok. The fridge was stocked daily. Had clean towels daily. This is resort is not for families, this is a party resort; we were ok with that cause that is what we went to do. The food was not bad, breakfast by the infinity pool was great, street tacos were legit, steakhouse was decent. (Make sure to get yourself on the list early) The pools are busy and can get a little dirty, they try hard to clean as much as they can. If you are looking for peace and quite, this is not for you. You will be up half the night listening to the party crowds. The bartenders and waiters worked hard to please all, be grateful and tip. If you are going for a good party time, you will not be disappointed.

    Aug 09, 2022
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fun, Friendly, Fantastic!

    My friends and I enjoyed our stay so much! The staff was super friendly and attentive, the drinks were good, the pool party was so fun, the vibe and atmosphere were great, and we will definitely return!

    Aug 08, 2022
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Don’t recommend

    Check in was quick and friendly enough. We received a brief explanation of the resort. Went to our villa # 4, second floor, no elevator but we only had 1 checked bag. Room needs some repair but it was fine and our fridge was stocked with drinks and one bottle of tequila. There were also mosquitos in the room. One day the toilet stopped working and it took 3 hours to get fixed after sending messages through the app and calling twice. One day our room wasn’t cleaned by 3 pm and we didn’t have any toweled, and again no one brought them so I asked one of the housekeepers that was outside our room. Pools were good but some areas do need repair and there is a lot of sand in the pool. Also, we left prescription glasses with our towels while we went in the pool and they were STOLEN, I had read about theft at this resort so we’re trying to be careful with our valuables and never thought that someone would steal prescription glasses but they didn’t. I didn’t report this because i had a feeling nothing would be done based on other reviews. The food was not great. I liked some foods at breakfast and lunch but dinner was pretty bad. We were able to book tours at the hotel and that went well. Check out was fast. We would stay at a different resort next time we are in Cabo.

    Aug 07, 2022