Located just outside of downtown Cabo San Lucas at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, this resort is situated on the expansive Playa El Medano beach. The resort offers all the luxuries of it’s neighboring RIU Resorts, and provides stunning views of the ocean from the luxurious infinity pools in the center of the property. Your RIU Santa Fe wedding will be as beautiful as you could have ever hoped, with stunning ocean views from both venues offered.
The beach in front of the resort is not swimmable, but there is a swimmable beach 10-15 minutes from the resort.
Take a short water taxi ride to the nearby famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas, or the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park.
There is a limited liquor selection with the all-inclusive deal, so certain premium liquors may come with additional costs.
The RIU Sante Fe free wedding package welcomes up to 10 guests, including the couple, and allows more at an additional cost. The free package is subject to mandatory payment of documentation, administrative fees, and taxes which are pre-established by local government; this payment will be made at the reception of the RIU Hotel. The Classic package allows up to 18 guests and begins at $1399. Symbolic and civil ceremonies are available with each package. Additional guests will include extra costs. Upgraded packages, additional guests, and add-ons are available for an additional cost for any RIU Santa Fe wedding.
Rooms range from $110 – $150 per person per night. Every room includes a minibar with snacks and a liquor dispenser. The suite ocean view and suite jacuzzi ocean view room categories also include a hydromassage bathtub. Children ages 2 and younger stay free.
Access to RIU Sante Fe wedding coordinator | Symbolic ceremony | Recorded music during the ceremony | 1 bouquet and 1 boutonnière | RIU Santa Fe wedding cake | Sparkling wine toast | Semi private dinner at a specialty restaurant | Special decoration in guest room | Witnesses if required | Minister/Judge service | Spa surprise gift | 10% discount all spa treatments (couple only)
There are 1190 total guest rooms with views of the ocean or garden. There are multiple buildings on the property, with the tallest being 4 stories high.
Beach – 100 guests max, Gazebo – 100 guests max
All rooms allow up to 2 adults and 2 children max, or 3 adults. There are adults only rooms available as well, with 2 adults max. Children are ages 12 and younger.
RIU Santa Fe weddings will host no more than 2 weddings per day, Monday thru Saturday. Ceremonies can be held at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and sometimes 6pm. Same-sex and LGBT marriages are available at this resort.
High-season months typically include April, May, June, October, November, and December. It is always encouraged to have your RIU Santa Fe wedding guests book their stay 6 – 12 months in advance.
The RIU Santa Fe wedding coordinators typically respond within 24 – 48 hours. During the resort’s busy season, they may take longer.
RIU Santa Fe is located 25 miles from the SJD airport. The resort is about 10 minutes outside of downtown Cabo San Lucas.
Q: What compliments do brides typically give about RIU Santa Fe?
A: They always compliment the wedding coordinators, and say that we have a lot of patient to help them make a beautiful wedding and surpass their expectations.
Q: What is your favorite part of a destination wedding?
A: To see the happiness on the couples face and receive a big hug from them for exceeding their expectations!
Q: What are the challenges brides face when planning their destination wedding at RIU Santa Fe?
A: The dates they want are not available due the resort selling out.
“I just came back from a week at Riu Santa Fe and wish I had booked 2 weeks. The food is great, staff are attentive and polite, and the location can not be beat. I also give this hotel 5 stars because I suffer from asthma triggered by scents and chemicals and did not have 1 attack the whole time I was there. The resort is very clean. It is spread out quite a bit so expect a 10 minute walk to get to different areas but I actually enjoy the excercise especially after enjoying unlimited food and drinks.Thank you Riu Santa Fe for giving me a fun, enjoyable and restful holiday.” – Sarah H. 3/20
“The staff of this place are so attentive and friendly we had an awesome experience staying with Riu. The entertainment team is also phenomenal and seems like they work endless hours. They were always by the pool and starting off fun games with the guests in the morning and then in the main plaza doing different activities at night. It was truly awesome and interactive on all fronts it felt like you were on a cruise. Definitely worth the price and loved all features of the all inclusive package!” – Sarah V. 2/20
“Had a great vacation here. Nice resort, with lots to do. We went during spring break so there was lots of college students. It was a little crazy but the resort is so big that you can avoid them and have a quiet pool to stay at. The pool parties are so much fun. Lots of adults attend them and have just as much fun as the college students do. Food was good and fresh and staff are great. This was my first time here and I will be returning again in the future.” – Sean L. 3/19
“Food wasn’t bad, pools were fantastic, and the drinks kept coming. Staff was super friendly. Great hotel and value for what you pay.” – Phuoc T. 7/17
“After reading mixed reviews, I was sceptical about the Santa Fe. Upon arrival and throughout the stay, I was pleasantly surprised. We stayed in building 7 with an ocean view room. I highly recommend this! Good food, good drinks, great staff. I would certainly come back.” – Josh G. 6/17
“This hotel is amazing, friendly staff, good food, great rooms, beach and pools are amazing, the view from our hotel room was incredible! Entertainment is really fun. Definitely would go back!” – Alina R. 4/17