"The hotel staff was extremely wonderful!! Cleanliness was impeccable! Variety of food was good as well. We will return again. Thank you to Reyn ... " More

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Hotel Description

An all-inclusive stay in Cabo San Lucas awaits you at Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive. You'll be 4.7 km (2.9 mi) from The Arch and 4.8 km (3 mi) from Land's End. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 5 restaurants, 5 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 902 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies or patios, and in-room childcare. Minibars, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also available.

A day of pampering at Renova Spa can include beachside massages, aromatherapy, and mani/pedis along with access to the hot springs/mineral springs and mud bath. The buffet restaurant, La Baja California, is open for lunch and dinner. With 3 poolside bars and 7 bars/lounges to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the resort. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find sun loungers, and enjoy the onsite nightclub and free kids' club. 28594 square feet (2656.46 square meters) of event facilities include a conference center, and other business amenities include a business center. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a health club, and an outdoor tennis court. Free buffet breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this 3.5-star Cabo San Lucas resort include Cabo del Sol Golf Club and Lover's Beach.

Standard Room, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Habitacion Estandar

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive ratings based on 294 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 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 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

VERY Good Place to stay

Pros: the staff was the best! & cleanliness for sure
Cons: towels for the room, were EXTREMELY rough
Location: whale watching, swim with the dolphins, camel riding on the beach,
The hotel staff was extremely wonderful!! Cleanliness was impeccable! Variety of food was good as well. We will return again. Thank you to Reyna & Rosenburg for your kindness & friendship.

Posted by , from TEXAS on Jan 16, 2018

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4 out of 5

Great stray. No room service though. Recommend

Great. Will stray at RIU palace adults only next door next time. Visit the town. Only one swim up bar though and there, and it is the smallest pool on property with a lot of people in it, water was not clear. The rest of pool s were fantastic though. Great night shows and activities for kids.

Posted by , from Peoria il on Jan 8, 2018

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2 out of 5

View of construction site

We were supposed to have a garden View, but instead had a view of construction site. Got eaten alive by mosquitoes every night. Ask for new room but they wouldn't change us out to a garden View room. Very disappointing

Posted by , from vancouver WA on Dec 20, 2017

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3 out of 5

Riu Sante Fe

Well from the outside the hotel is decent it kind of reminds me of a ranch with a New Mexico type of vibe. But there is a ton of construction going on from the outside streets and it also looks like they are building another building within the resort. As far as the all inclusive part the food was horrible I hardly ate anything on the resort and surprisingly being in Mexico there wasn’t much Mexican food! The sit down restaurant we attempted to go the Steak House filled up almost immediately so even though we got there 2 hrs before closing there was no space so we couldn’t even eat there so I guess you have to go right at opening to get a spot. The one positive thing about this resort is the staff the bartenders are on point the make u as many drinks as u want and and are super cool but the only have House liquor no specialty stuff at all. For night life we didn’t really hang out at the resort we went downtown to clubs which were pretty cool Squid Row, Crush, and Mandala were all good day the stag for the hotel have a kind of private shuttle tour were they take you and bring you back and also provide drinks while you are there for only 40$ so we did this the first night to get a sense of things but then took our on taxi downtown following that. Well I hope this helps!

Posted by , from Oakland, CA on Dec 12, 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful clean reasort.

The reasort is clean and has helpful staff. The most helpful staff member I met was Laura. I believe she was from the entertainment group. My 11 month old baby was fussy and Laura worked her magic to calm her down. The reasort is wonderful and the food is great. The evening restaurants are great. We especially liked the steak house. My family never had an issue getting in on time. The buffet has many options with an omelet and pancake station for breakfast. The theater had great shows starting at 930pm. The drinks were hit and miss. Overall, we would stay again.

Posted by , from Ca on Aug 17, 2017

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3 out of 5

Beautiful Hotel - Wish I slept more

Beautiful hotel, excellent staff & friendly, very clean and super comfy beds. Just wish I could of slept more. It was hard due to the construction going on early morning and into the evening. If there was some kind of notice on Travelocity's web page stating if staying at this hotel on this side of the resort there's heavy construction going on that would of been different because I would of had a choice. But I didn't. The hotel offered to move me but at additional cost. This wasn't part of my first stay and getaway to Cabo at all.

Posted by , from Dublin CA on Jul 29, 2017

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5 out of 5


Pros: The hotel very clean, the grounds were very keep up. It was very beautiful. The pool were so nice and the staff made it fun with activities.
We stayed at the Riu Sante Fe and the staff and hotel were awesome, excellent food. Everything was perfect the staff went out of there way to help us and give us tips on where to go. I would high recommend staying here

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

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2 out of 5

Did not meet expectations

Pros: The only good things were the size of the pools and the amount of lounge chairs available.
Cons: Better customer service/friendlier staff, allow reservations at restaurants, nice plush white towels in room with separte beds.
Location: Good location, close enough to take a quick taxi to popular spots like Mango Deck, The Office or Marina.
We've stayed in Cabo 3 other times at various all inclusive resorts and unfortunately trying out the RIU Sante Fe was a dissapointment. The staff was not very friendly or accomidating. A majority were unfriendly and when we tried the restaurants the servers seemed frustrated that they had to wait on tables (the staff delivering the food had much better customer service). Food throughout the hotel was decent however not being able to make reservations meant we ate buffet 90% of the time which gets old after a week. The room itself was odd. We had two beds yet they were pushed together to make one large bed. The towels were hard and stiff. The drinks were weak and super sugary (I watched the bartenders poor spoonfuls of sugar in most). They rarely gave out straws so we had to ask everytime. Overall it just wasn't what we were expecting. We were ready to leave mid-week which has NEVER been the case when visiting Cabo. Not suprisingly they didn't even ask whether we enjoyed our stay when we checked out.

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice affordable all inclusive

Pros: Pretty nice rooms with built in bar. Just don't expect to swim in the ocean by the hotel.
Cons: Toilet kept backing up. I paid for ocean view and we could barely see it because we were roomed on the side of the building. Staff needs to be nicer
Location: Marina was close. We did the party boat to the arch and snorkeling
Nice hotel for cost near beach. Swimming is not recommended in the ocean. Tides are extremely high. Hotel is massive huge.

Posted by , from Dallas Texas on Jul 17, 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice welcoming

Overall I rate it good besides the first night we went to an asain restaurant and staff was rude. The rest of the stay went ok. People were friendly and place was clean. Wished there wasn't so much construction going on because it did get loud.

Posted by , from LA on Jun 30, 2017

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All-inclusive Details

This resort 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.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and local beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • Dining availability limited at one or more venues

Activities and facilities/equipment
Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Dancing

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


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

Not included

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

Property Features

Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. 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. Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. At Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive you can cool off in one of the 5 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is served. There are 5 restaurants on site, as well as a snack bar/deli and a grocery/convenience store. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 3 swim-up bars and 7 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This all-inclusive resort also offers a complimentary children's club, a children's pool, and an outdoor tennis court. Free self parking is available.

  • 902 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 7 buildings
  • 5 dining venues
  • 3 bars by the pool
  • 3 swim-up bars
  • 7 bars or lounges
  • 3 conference rooms
  • 28594 sq ft of conference space
  • 2656.46 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2007
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 5
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Children's club (free)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Playground on site


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 902 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Cabo San Lucas resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Minibar
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

La Baja California - Overlooking the garden, this buffet restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Zashila - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in sushi and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Carusso - Overlooking the garden, this theme restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.


Daytime entertainment programme for adults: daily.

Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at RiuLand: daily.

Live music, shows or Riu evening programme: daily.

Complimentary entrance to Pacha; night club and drinks: open six nights a week.

Billiards available (surcharge).

Nearby Activities

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

Guests also have access to a complimentary fitness facility, sauna, and steam bath. Volleyball and 2 tennis courts are also on-site.

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

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

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

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

  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • 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 need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • 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.

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

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

Hotel Names

  • All Inclusive Riu Santa Fe
  • Riu Fe
  • Riu Fe All Inclusive
  • Riu Santa
  • Riu Santa Fe
  • Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive
  • Santa Fe All Inclusive
  • Santa Fe Riu
  • Hotel Riu Santa Fe Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos
  • Riu Santa Fe Cabo San Lucas
  • Riu Santa Fe Los Cabos
  • Riu Sante Fe
  • Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive Cabo San Lucas

You should know

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

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.