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Hotel Riu Santa Fe

3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Camino Viejo a San Jose | Cabo San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
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Ranked #35 of 66 hotels in Cabo San Lucas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So I read the reviews and decided the hotel would be suitable for what we were looking for (social scene during the day and night, fun atmosphere with enough variety of food and drink). We definitely were satisfied with our choice. A couple things I wasn't aware of: if you don't want to spring the extra $$ on building 7... More

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just returned from a Labor Day 2014 birthday party trip. We had a party of 8 (25-40 year olds, 2 guys, 6 women). TRIP DETAILS- booked 3 months in advance, about $600/per person thru a Apple Vacations travel agent. Included 4 days/3 nights (Friday thru Monday on Labor Day weekend), round trip flight from San Diego to Cabo on Alaska... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here the first week of March 2014. Grounds are beautiful but very big. Those with disabilities or difficulty walking should take this into consideration. Our room was close to the lobby so it was a hike to get to the beach. The view from the resort's beach looks out to Lover's beach and it's absolutely gorgeous. The water is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice resort with decent food, great bartenders, and good crowd of people. Definitely a younger crowd looking to party but friendly overall. Staff are so friendly; we seldom had a staff member not say hi while walking by. Pool lifeguards/staff run group games and events at the pool everyday, making it a very fun experience. Check-in was a breeze... More

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently stayed at the RIU Santa Fe with my significant other and would describe our stay as pleasant. We are a couple in our early-mid thirties. We were able to take advantage of a great promotion and stayed during a period that not many college students were there, therefore because if this our experience could be slightly better than... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best thing about this place is that the grounds are kept beautifully. So it appears like heaven. The only reason I don't rate it terrible is because the grounds are kept so well. When we arrived, we were greeted with some sort of cheap cocktail with cheap liquor. Now, we have done all-inclusive before, but never RIU brand. And... More

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Fountain Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the resort mid-August for a friend's sons wedding. Had read many reviews, including the "terrible", and just can't see how those folks got so upset over such minor issues. Flew down on Alaska from LAX, no problems at all there (actually very nice flight, had the TSA pre-screen, so no shoes off, got an exit row window seat with... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall, it was a great value and in a great location. Our transportation took us directly to the gated hotel, and we never left...The food was mediocre, but the pools and beach were well maintained and room service was excellent. We went sailing one day, but it was very easy to take a water taxi to town and hop on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed here August 23, 2014 - August 27, 2014. The resort is well kept and very clean. The food is horrible. We made reservations for the Asian and Steakhouse restaurants. The Asian was a buffet which was not much of a buffet. The steakhouse gave appetizers, your choice of meat, and your choice of dessert. We... More

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Victoria, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the Riu Sante fe for our "babymoon". It was a nice resort, we were there in April and the days were warm but evenings got a little chilly. The pools were really nice and people did use them but I found they were still a bit too cold to use, they are a few swim up bars.... More

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Address: Camino Viejo a San Jose | Cabo San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas 23410, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > Cabo San Lucas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Riu Santa Fe 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Riu Santa Fe Cabo San Lucas
Riu Santa Fe Los Cabos
Riu Sante Fe
Hotel Riu Santa Fe Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos

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* Located in the southern Baja California peninsula, 4.5 km/2.8 miles from Cabo San Lucas * Opened winter 2007/8 * 1-story main building and 3-story and 4-story annexes * On the beachfront * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 3.5 km/2.2 miles from downtown Cabo San Lucas * 40 km/25 miles from the airport * 500 m/1650 ft from a bus stop ... more   less 
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