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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: 2022
Accessible rooms: 6
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 1288


Hotel details


Dining options are available for this property.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory 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. Guest 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. If a Student/Spring Breaker Group is accepted a. Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. b. Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID

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.

Convention Policy : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

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 11265 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu Hotels Suck Santa Fe Cabo is Terrible

    This was our worst experience staying at a resort. Save your money and peace of mind and DO NOT stay at a Riu hotel. There was construction going on throughout our entire stay . Drilling started at 7am above our room and continued all day. They would not stop despite our complaints. The fire alarms went off at 5:00am three mornings in a row. My boyfriend was assaulted at their pool party as well. They also put us in a garden view room when we booked ocean view and would not refund the difference in price. I met a lady who was crying one night because her stay was so bad. They don’t care about their guests at all. This was the worst resort stay I’ve ever had and I’ve travelled for decades. Riu Hotels suck!!!

    Dec 05, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic Hotel, location

    The hotel was great, staff was very attentive and always there. Location was perfect. The parties in the resort was very good, so overall great. The only downside was the food options were many but for a vegetarian was not great.

    Dec 04, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Freshly renovated, modern decor, with lots of fun and entertainment

    After a fresh whole-resort renovation the property is greatly improved. Our group of friends has come to the Santa Fe annually since 2016, and with the new decor, new food offerings, and overall fresh look and feel of the resort we were very happy to be back. Similar to other Riu hotels we've been to there is a focus on fun and entertainment, with a dedicated party pool for several events per week (white party, neon party, jungle party). Admittedly going to three parties in a week becomes a bit repetitive (and hard on your liver), but being able to attend big events like that without having to leave the resort is nice. As with many resorts we've been to the a la carte restaurants varied in quality and occasionally we'd go to a buffet later in the evening - buffets were consistently good. The taco stands are a great way to have a snack that doesn't include hot dogs/hamburgers. It is important to note in seven years there has only been one opportunity (this year) to swim in the ocean. Frequently the waves are imposing and the undertow very dangerous - the view of the ocean from the infinity pools is lovely and walking on the beach is nice but there is generally no beach seating available. Cabo itself is a heavily Americanized town - the night life is a lot of fun as long as you don't stray far from the touristy areas. A suggestion....Nowhere Bar down on the marina is always a nice change from Squid Row. Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo Cantina didn't disappoint, with a superb cover band playing for more than three hours.

    Dec 03, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    RIU Sante Fe better than expected

    First of all I joined several facebook groups to read information and tips on this hotel. You will read some good and some bad but take that with a grain of salt. We booked a trip for my adult daughter’s birthday. The price was the initial selling point. Many non all inclusive resorts charge as much or considerably more in the Cabo San Lucas area. We booked through RIU and that included transportation to/from airport. Destination’s was the transportation we were assigned but we didn’t know the name until we asked some of the other tour groups outside airport. Do not stop inside airport everyone trying to sell you a timeshares. We taken on a bus that was exclusively for RIUs three resort’s. It was approximately 45 minute trip. We were greeted outside by Ramon the bellman who was extremely nice and pleasant. He remembered our names throughout our stay and this is a massive resort. He told us he had worked there for 14 years. Everyone around the resort for bartenders to servers were all very friendly. The buffets were all we experienced because we were only there three nights and had other excursions. We stayed in building 7 in room 7446 a sea view was how listed. We had a sound machine so never heard any noise and had a beautiful view. We would definitely return as this a very pleasant stay. If you party there is plenty of that and if you stay to yourself no one bothers you. It’s as fun or low key as you want it be.

    Dec 02, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    10/10 Would go back again in a heartbeat!

    The hard working staff works around the clock to cater to their guests!!! We had an absolute blast all day everyday. The amenities, food, and entertainment were stellar. We’re actually planning a larger family trip next year :)

    Dec 01, 2023