"My wife and I celebrated outr 24th anniversary at the RIU Santa Fe, we could not be any happier for the wonderful time we experienced there, the staf ... " More

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront property near Medano Beach

On the beach

Within 6 miles (10 km) of this Cabo San Lucas property, you'll find Medano Beach and Marina Cabo San Lucas. The Arch and Land's End are also within 6 miles (10 km).


This all-inclusive property features free water park access, a full-service spa, and a nightclub. Enjoy a day at the beach scuba diving, or relax with sun loungers. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and a children's pool, and barbecue grills are available on site.

Free WiFi, sofa beds

The 1190 guestrooms have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and offer free WiFi and sofa beds. Other amenities include minibars, free bottled water, and ceiling fans.

Standard Room, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$244 per night

Double Standard Ocean View Mexico

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite Ocean View Mexico

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View Mexico

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room (Splash & Pool Party Zone B2C)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room (Splash & Pool Party Zone B2C)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive ratings based on 326 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive

Everyone (83) Students (2) Family (3)
5 out of 5
everything was great, other than a cool front that moved through at that time.

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019

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4 out of 5
The Hotel was good. At night the rooms got very cold. The food at the Italian restaurant was the best... Did not care for the Mexican food. We stayed in the 7000 building only one with an elevator, definitely a plus since we were on the 4th floor. Bars didn't seem to be opened early enough... Had fun at the pool parties... If you are close it can be loud....

Posted by on Feb 2, 2019

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3 out of 5
Rooms stayed so wet and humid after showering and never seemed to dry out Needed bathroom fans Thought the food was aweful was not happy at all with the food

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019

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1 out of 5
it was worst vacation I ever had. Food was awful, service was zero, they didn’t have elevator for three story building and we were in third floor we took our luggage’s by ourselves to third floor. I will never ever go to this hotel .

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018

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5 out of 5
Hotel rooms was great nearby beach the food was ok.the people were very nice.

Posted by on Dec 1, 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice hotel with an excellent beach front view of Land’s End rock formations. Hotel was extremely relaxing during the day with numerous pools, areas for sun bathing, and plenty of drinks. The hotel staff was accommodating and friendly. The pool parties were definitely a highlight of the stay, however if you’re not about the party scene or traveling with young kids, this isn’t for you. We did not get a chance to experience the water slides but they looked fun! Con: The food was absolutely TERRIBLE—the buffet and specialty restaurants served the worst hotel food ever!! The only edible meal was breakfast so fill up then! Also, the grilled food by the Mezcal bar and infinity pool was good during lunch time. The specialty restaurants had limited seating that was first come first serve so had you waiting for up to 45 min (even though plenty of seats visibly available) and then the food was horrendous. After a long day and night of drinking all you want is some good food or at least a snack, but what was offered you can even chew and swallow without gagging... Besides the food, I would definitely recommend this resort. Last thing, if taking a day trip to downtown Cabo Lucas, take the city bus (versus taxi) for only $1 USD. It’s takes you right down to the main area and only takes about 10 min.

Posted by , from Oakland, Ca on Oct 24, 2018

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5 out of 5
Fun , good food and clean and will return !! I have no complaints at all...I was with friends this trip but I would have been disappointed when I realized there are no evening shows if I had brought my kids this trip ... Or else Loved it !!!

Posted by , from Vancouver, Canada on Oct 13, 2018

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3 out of 5
The hotel food could have been better. The grand buffet had many sushi items that were not cold. Also, the staff was very bland as they seemed uninterested in assisting the tables. Many times, we ended up getting our own glasses of water because no one would come over to our table. The food was often cold and seemed like it was microwavable food. The Mexican restaurant food was horrible. I did think the Italian restaurant was pretty good. The hotel entrance was not nice at all. It was very dirty and seemed like it was under construction. Not pleasant.

Posted by , from San Diego, CA/ on Aug 20, 2018

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4 out of 5

great vacation!

My wife and I celebrated outr 24th anniversary at the RIU Santa Fe, we could not be any happier for the wonderful time we experienced there, the staff was great, food was great, the pool parties were amazing, highlight of our stay there. The only negatives would be the beach, although beautiful looking beach, most times it wasn’t swimable, the waves were just too strong and powerful and last, the drinks could be better, hopefully premium drinks would be offer as well on their packages.

Posted by , from yonkers, NY on Aug 20, 2018

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2 out of 5
PLEASE DO NOT BOOK THIS HOTEL UNLESS YOU WANT HORRIBLE SERVICE AND FOOD POISONING!!!!!! Initially the front desk was welcoming until we entered our room. The room had a terrible odor that was overwhelming. The tv looked like it was from the early 90's and did not work properly. After settling in the room we called the front desk for extra towels, however we did not recieved them until 5 hours after requesting them. The next day we woke up to the ceiling leaking water and big puddles of water on the floor which damaged clothing that was in luggage. I called the front desk four times and no one answered. I had to leave my room and go to the front desk and wait for the manager to arrive. My room was changed after discussing the situation. It takes them several hours to replace the room's mini bar after several request they would lie and say they're on there way but would never show up. The hotel states that it is 24 hr service but in reality restaurants close at 10pm and they have one bar that is 24 hrs in the main area of the hotel. The front desk is very rude and could care less about any of your concern. The hotel left a sour taste that i would never visit any of their other chain hotels. Please book somewhere else.

Posted by on Aug 14, 2018

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All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers

Activities and facilities/equipment
Water activities

  • Scuba-diving lessons

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics
  • Water fitness

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours

  • Access to onsite clubs included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Water fitness classes/lessons included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All food and beverages included
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • Scuba lessons included
  • In-room liquor dispensers
  • Onsite live performances included
  • Theme parties included

Property Features

Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. As a guest of Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive, you'll find a full-service spa, a complimentary water park, and 7 outdoor swimming pools. There are 6 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 3 swim-up bars and 10 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. A children's pool, a health club, and a nightclub are also featured at the family-friendly Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Cabo San Lucas property.

  • 1190 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 11 buildings
  • 6 dining venues
  • 5 bars by the pool
  • 3 swim-up bars
  • 10 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2007
  • Nightclub
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free water park access
  • Number of outdoor pools - 7
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Sofa bed


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur (SJD-Los Cabos Intl.) (46.7 km / 29 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive offers 1190 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Cabo San Lucas property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

La Baja California - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Open daily.

El Médano - Onsite buffet restaurant. Open daily.

Zashila - This theme restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine. Open daily.

Carusso - This theme restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine. Open daily.

La Misión - Onsite buffet restaurant. Open daily.


Daytime entertainment, live music, shows, and a Riu evening program are available daily.

Guest also receive complimentary entry to Pacha, a night club offering drinks, open 6 nights a week.Billiards are available for a surcharge.

Nearby Activities

The Mexico hotel has 7 swimming pools. There is also a pool especially for children.

Guests also have access to a complimentary fitness facility.

Whale-watching trips are available near to the hotel. Other activities on offer nearby include water sports and horse riding.

The recreational activities listed below are either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby

Spa Services

Renova Spa offers a mud bath, as well as aromatherapy treatments, body scrubs, body wraps, manicures, pedicure, and massages.

  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Mud bath in spa
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Hot springs/mineral springs in spa
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Due to Mexican government regulations, Riu Hotels and Resorts will no longer exchange US dollars for Mexican pesos at their properties located in Mexico.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

Hotel Names

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  • Hotel Riu Santa Fe Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos
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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.


USD 150 Tour Credit

Book a stay November 19-December 20, 2018 for travel November 19, 2018-April 30, 2019 in a rate plan displaying the “USD 150 tour credit” tag and receive USD 150 tour credit per room.

Full details at check-in. Coupon must be redeemed with Local Expert Concierge.Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.