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Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront property near Medano Beach

On the beach

With a stay at this well-placed property, you'll be half a mile (1 km) from Medano Beach and within 2 miles (3 km) of Cabo San Lucas Country Club. Marina Cabo San Lucas and Lover's Beach are also within 3 miles (5 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.

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

Superior Double Room (Splash and Pool Party Zone)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Riu Santa Fe All Inclusive ratings based on 338 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 (88) Couples (1) Students (2) Family (7)
4 out of 5
The food and service was excellent. The staff were very friend and met our needs. The noice at night was too much. But over all we had a great time and would come back.

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019

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3 out of 5
This was definitely not my first choice, went there for a wedding. If your 20 it’s fine. The food ? Horrible. This property is so large it’s impossible to cook good food. Never would we return.

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

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5 out of 5
This was a great property went with 15 friends and family great pools great restaurants and for parties a pink party or white party a jungle party and a neon party right on the beach 25 minute walk to the office bar which was awesome!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2019

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3 out of 5
It was a nice property but way too big for my liking. In addition it seems that the hotel caters to a younger crowd. Too many drunk, loud kids.

Posted by on Apr 6, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019

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5 out of 5
It was amazing . Everything was well kept and clean . Staff was friendly and would do anything to make you feel like a king. Food was amazing and too many choices . Pools were nice as well. I would definitely go back.

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019

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1 out of 5
When we went into our room it wasn’t clean at all. Empty mini bar and no towels

Posted by , from San Francisco on Mar 14, 2019

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3 out of 5
The property is nice and the pools were pretty and inviting, but the buildings are old and in need of renovation. The building we stayed in did not have an elevator. Arriving at midnight after a long day of travel, and then having to carry all of our luggage up 3 flights of stairs (68 stair steps) was not how I wanted to start my vacation. The air conditioning in the room was very minimal, so the room was constantly humid and "muggy". The food was the same every day with very little variety. There is a lack of staff at the Santa Fe, so people waited in buffet lines for food to be replenished. There is also a lack of bartenders and waitstaff in the pool areas, so you had to wait in lines at the pool bars to get a drink. Some of the swim up bars were completely closed. All in all, our trip was okay and I enjoyed the sun, lounging in the pool, and walking on the beach. The weather was perfect, so we were mostly outside and not in the musty room.

Posted by , from US on Mar 7, 2019

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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
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Volleyball 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
  • Scuba lessons included
  • Minibar (all beverages 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
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Volleyball 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, debit 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, credit card, or debit 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

  • All Inclusive Riu Santa Fe
  • Riu Fe
  • Riu Fe All Inclusive
  • Riu Santa
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  • 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
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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.