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Hotel overview

Get exclusive perks during your getaway at Riu Santa Fe - All-Inclusive. Travel now through December 22, 2021 and receive:

• Complimentary shared roundtrip airport transfers.
Valid for  Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View room cateogires. 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


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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.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates 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 10377 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Oct ‘21 Vacation

    Oct7-16, ‘21. Weather was fabulous for all days except one that was stormy, but that made for an awesome day in the pool watching the surf. We were fortunate to get a room with the pool view at building 7. This is by far the best building in the resort, and the only one w an elevator. It also has a concierge there 9am-11pm who can do everything u want, from room changes to ordering Covid tests to ordering more stock for the bar fridge to checkout. Super fabulous and convenient service! The rooms were a bit dated, but very comfortable and kept very clean daily. Speaking of cleaning, I saw people cleaning everywhere all day long - in the buildings, at the pool at the bars. It was amazing. Many ppl complained of poor a/c, but ours was so good we needed blankets! The pools were also a bit weathered with many tiles missing, but kept very clean and each day workers tried to install new tiles. It was great never having to pre-reserve pool chairs which were super comfortable and always available. Food was ok, not great but not at all bad either. We didn’t have any meals we didn’t enjoy. It was nice that everything was open, except for the pacha’s nightclub and the foam party pool which I understand will reopen Oct 24 - they were prepping it up while we were there. The bars were well staffed w very friendly ppl who have u whatever drink u could think of. Having extra mobile drink and food carts at the pool Thursday’s thru saturdays was a treat! All in all, it was a great trip!!!

    Oct 23, 2021
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worst experience ever

    We are extremely disappointed with the pool facilities. On the weekend of oct 8-oct 11 We went to celebrate mi bday, we were 20+ people. On Monday oct 11 one of my friends, hotel guest, has a terrible accident in the water slides which led her going to ER and getting an emergency surgery I really hope these slides are taken care of so this doesn’t happened to anyone else Its sad that no one from the hotel followed up to see how she was. She had a really bad injury that lost a lot of blood. She was seen by the hotel Dr. I will never go back to this hotel specially if I know the facilities can put your life in danger,

    Oct 19, 2021
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Would not return

    My toilet didn’t flush properly 2/4 days. They came to fix it once, it happened again on the day I checked out I called 3 hours before checkout and no one came to fix it. On my last morning I couldn’t shower before heading to airport because brown water was coming up from the bathtub drain. I didn’t want to stand in it. Also would avoid the liquor it is low quality and caused me to get sick like I haven’t been since my 20s. Stick to wine and beer here. Food was bland, the “steak house” served a gritty piece of meat. Would not return here. They also will charge you if u forget to bring your key/pool towel cards from room. This is not near a swimmable beach either which is the icing on the awful cake .

    Oct 19, 2021
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Weekend In Cabo

    Amazing staff, views and experiences while here for 3 nights. Plenty of restaurants to choose from and all are great. The taco stand in the middle of the resort square open until 1 am is a real gem! Covid testing on site and the results were sent by email the same day, be sure to make the appointment at least a day before. Air conditioning in the rooms could have been colder even though we were barely in them.

    Oct 18, 2021
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    RIU Santa Fe Cabo

    Disappointed, it is a old resort that needs repairs. Hose for the shower head pinches closed when adjusting it to your height. A/C was out for 3 days. Elevator worked part of the time. We were in Villa 7. The door handle on the sliding glass door was about to fall off literally. 2 seconds with a screw driver would have fixed it. Can't believe housekeeping didn't report this or fix it themselves. Rooms were clean and resort was clean. Torote Restaurant has the same 3 entree options everyday. The salmon was very good though. The road leading to the resort property is terrible. The staff are friendly. It wasn't awful but it wasn't great either.

    Oct 16, 2021