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Camino Viejo a San Jose, Cabo San Lucas 23453 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#61 of 99 in Cabo San Lucas
The 24h All Inclusive Hotel Riu Santa Fe opens all year round and is situated in the south of the Baja California Peninsula and borders the lovely, sandy El Médano beach. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal due to its proximity to Los Cabos Airport SJD (40 km) and Cabo San Lucas (4.5 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 902 comfortably furnished rooms and offers many amenities. Relax in the spa area or get in shape in the gym. 4 outdoor pools, 1 children's pool. RiuLand Kids Club (ages 4-7 & 8-12 years) and for adults, day and evening entertainment, as well as our Pacha Discotheque. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main restaurant, Italian, Mexican, Asian specialty restaurants, Steakhouse, and 7 bars.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
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Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Car hire
Conference facilities
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Couples massage
Facial treatments
Head massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Oakville89 wrote a review 23 May
Grimsby, Canada210 contributions111 helpful votes
I am alway amused by the "one star" ratings. I assume they had one bad experience in their stay. This is a great resort in a collection of adjacent Rui's. There are two main pool areas. The one on the beach is an infinity pool, and noisier with loud music and activities. There is a huge multi-lobed pool in the middle of the resort with "spa" music and less activities. Both pool areas have huge swim-up bars. Finally, there is a Club Rui are that opens up for Crazy Loud music (Packed Water-Disco) and a different theme once a day. The food is very good. My normal food description is "fine", so this is a step up. There are two true a-la-carte restaurants. The Italian and Asian are Themed Buffets with seating. All are "no reservation". The Steakhouse over looking the water is great. For day trips the Glass Bottom boats to El Arco (Lands End) are the top choice. You also get a ride into town and flexible returns. The beach is huge and you look across the bay at Cabo San Lucas and Lands End. The down side is it is "Red Flag" daily. You need to go futher toward town to get safe ocean swiming. You can walk to town by the beach and can see town the whole time (judge the ~2km distance). The Sunwing Rep said they used to have 12 flights a week, but were presently 3. The resort is not crowded and hence the price reasonable.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Free Wi-Fi everywhere. Free Taco Stand in the main area till midnight. Very good shows (we have...
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Momofboys wrote a review Jun 2021
Romulus, Michigan34 contributions47 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Very nice staff! Everyone is very helpful and friendly! You must really see all of the resort because it is really big! All the pools are very nice! You find which is to your comfort level! You have the young party crowd at one pool. Couples at another and family friendly pools! There is food and bars all around the resort. They have for dinner a Steakhouse. Asian and Mexican and Italian and something for everyone! I had a picky eater but each place made something he would like! The kid staff are great with the kids! Just a tip if your going into town take a Uber! It is $6. Water taxis at the beach is $5 per person each way. And it is a long hard walk in the sand to access the water taxis! We look forward to another trip here!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
4 Helpful votes
Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Santa Fe
Responded 3 Jun 2021
Dear guest, Thank you so much for the compliments! It is truly amazing to hear that you have enjoyed your recent stay and we are pleased that our delicious food and friendly staff were to your liking. Your recommendation and feedback mean a lot to us and we hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again soon! With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Santa Fe Online Reputation Manager
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Char Jae 4433 wrote a review 22 May
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Place was nice and huge. Loved the how close the resort was to the water and near places. Service was amazing. I would not stay here again because the food was not good considering you had many options, no room service. Felt like spring break throughout the break. But if you’re looking for a party place this is it.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Colleen C wrote a review 22 May
Fernley, Nevada154 contributions80 helpful votes
All of the restaurants were buffets no ala carte. The music at the pool was techno which only appeals to 20 year olds the food was not good. The only edible food was breakfast. The shower did not drain.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Santa Fe
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Dear Colleen, Thank you for choosing Hotel Riu Santa Fe us and taking the time to leave your remarks. We are sorry to read that we inconvenienced you during your stay by not providing the services you are accustomed to receiving. The mentioned concerns do not reflect the high level of service that we pride ourselves on. For this reason, our colleagues are reviewing their departments' processes in case there is room for improvement. It is our hope you give us another chance to welcome you back for a more memorable stay. Best Regards, Hotel Riu Santa Fe Online Reputation Manager
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Boymom0503 wrote a review 22 May
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
Great place overall, but unfortunately beds were too soft for my liking. Felt when partner moved every time. Buffets could be better stocked and cleaned more frequently. Clean throughout. Family friendly. Amazing views and good amount of pools.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
US$177 - US$232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Santa Fe
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Santa Fe?
Nearby attractions include City Tours in Los Cabos (0.5 km), Latitude 22+ Ocean View Roadhouse Bar (0.8 km), and Plaza San Lucas (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Santa Fe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Santa Fe?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Santa Fe?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Santa Fe?
Conveniently located restaurants include Carbon Grill Restaurant, La Casona, and Metate Cabo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Santa Fe?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Santa Fe have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Riu Santa Fe offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Santa Fe?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Riu Santa Fe offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Santa Fe?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of Saint Luke (3.1 km).
Does Hotel Riu Santa Fe have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.