Just returned from a 5 night stay at the RIU Santa Fe. Overall the trip was great. There were only a few gripes that I had with the resort.
The first is the bed. They push together 2 very firm full size beds to make a king size which basically meant that two people were sleeping one full size mattress.
The second is the drinks. Not strong and made with cheap alcohol. Considering that the place is all inclusive I'm not sure if this is a valid gripe.
The third is scheduling dinner at the restaurants. This is kind of a pain considering you have to do it in person the morning if you want to eat there that evening. Also, you cannot make reservations for your whole group if you are under separate reservations.
My final complaint was the Television. I know that on vacation you are supposed to not worry about watching television but it would have been nice to at least look at something at night before bed. Most of the stations were fuzzy with only a couple in English.(I know it's Mexico but still) the resort should really consider offering something that you can pay for in order to have satellite in your room.
Very good value. Much better than I expected.
Lots of activities for the guests.
All you can eat so you are never hungry. Lots of veggies for healthy eaters.
Staff was very friendly.
Pools were very nice. (Avoid the swim up bar overlooking the ocean, no one ever gets out to use the restroom.)
Leave the resort at least one day.
Definitely take the snorkeling excursion. boat staff was awesome!
Definitely eat at a restaurant called the office or (la oficina) in town. the best seafood platter ever.
If you have a favorite drink, buy your own bottle(s) to keep in your room. That way you don't have to worry about the strength of the drinks at the bar.
If you have an iPad bring it and make sure you you have a Apple MC748ZM/A Composite AV Cable. This will allow you to connect your IPad to the pretty outdated television. If you have netflix it will give you something to watch.
And last but not least make sure to break some US dollars into smaller bills. 5's and 1's that way you can tip the hotel staff. They say tips are included but leave something.
- Also Known As:
- Riu Santa Fe
- Riu Santa Fe Cabo San Lucas
- Riu Santa Fe Los Cabos
- Riu Sante Fe
- Riu Santa Fe Cabo
- Hotel Riu Santa Fe Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * 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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