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Los Cabos

Riu Santa Fe

40 minutes from airport
All Inclusive
Top Strengths
On-Site COVID-19 Testing
Pool Quality
Interactive / Social
Swim-Up Bar(s)
Resort Profile

The lower-priced side of the huge Riu resort complex in Cabo, the Riu Santa Fe has slightly more basic rooms than the Riu Palace next door, but its recently refurbished accommodations also have a more modern feel. Because the resort experience is basically the same otherwise, the lower-priced Santa Fe is usually the better deal, especially for families. The food is just so-so and poolside lounge chairs can be difficult to reserve; but the beach is swimmable most of the time (which is somewhat rare in Los Cabos because of a strong undertow). However, swimmers should be cautious; the water at Medano Beach a little farther west is generally calmer. The resort also offers 24-hour room service, in-room liquor dispensers, a very nice beachfront, an entertainment staff that keeps activities going throughout the day, themed pool parties for adults, beach volleyball, and above average dining variety. Like most Riu beach properties, the expansive swimming pools and lively swim-up bars are highlights; this particular property also has impressive water slides for kids and teens. The on-site water sports center offers sailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling; horseback riding can also be arranged. Other water sports are offered at the downtown marina nearby. Downtown Cabo isn’t far, but it isn’t within easy walking distance; a water taxi is available to the downtown marina.

Guests returning to the U.S. can take the COVID-19 antigen test on-site. There is no additional cost for all adults and children. This service is available at all Riu resorts in Mexico (except Riu Plaza Guadalajara), Jamaica, Aruba, and Punta Cana and is provided by an accredited medical testing lab that complies with the requirements of the CDC. Test results are received within 72 hours prior to departure, as required by the CDC. In the event of a positive test, Riu Hotels will provide an extension of up to 10 days at no cost.

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