My wife and I stayed here with friends, April 11-18th. Our group consisted of 13 adults from the Midwest and Florida. Last year our friends stayed here and told us we must come along this year.
We decided not to upgrade our room, but the gave us a great room, which was located on the four floor overlooking the main pool in building number 3. The room was so clean you would have thought it was new. *Note only building number 7 has an elevator, number 7 is closest to the ocean.
The staff was all very friendly and if you needed any thing, all you had to do was ask.
The pools were all very cold, unless you are from the far north, you were not in the pool. Even our friends from the Midwest avoided getting in the pools.
We found the food to be very good at the buffets and you could always find something good to eat. Lots of fish, steaks, pork and my favorite guacamole. The beer on tap is Dos Equis, which gets pretty old after three or four days. Also the white wine is really bad and I decided to skip all together.
We did try out three their restaurants that needed reservations. The ones we tried were Mexican, Chinese and Italian. Let me say I have been at many all Inclusive resorts and normally I would say make reservations and you will enjoy it. But these were the worst meals we ate the whole time we were at the resort. Really bad food, bad service, eat at the buffet.
The free internet is a joke, you cannot even spend and receive email. I tried to run a speedtest and it failed to run at all. After fighting trying to get email for a few days, I broke down and bought the paid version. It costs $15.00 for one day, $39.00 for three days or $70.00 for the week. The speed was fast and it would work in your room or at the pool.
After a few days I decided to venture out and for just $1.00 you can take a ride on a bus to Walmart. Normally I would not be seen in Walmart, but we needed a few supplies, so what the heck.
What I found was a great selection of wine and beer. I bought some light beer for my friends and a nice bottle of wine for myself.
For adventure we went to lovers beach and on my last day I went paralleling.
Normally I like to snorkel, but the ocean water this time of year is just cold. Also unless you go north a couple of hours, you will not find good snorkeling.
To be honest if you are looking to lay by the pool and drink and eat, great place. If you are looking for adventure and things to do, it is really not the place to go.
I will upload some photos in a few days.
- 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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- 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