Hotel Santa Fe

Located in Puerto Escondido on the coast of Oaxaca, four-star hotel, designed in colonial style and located between Zicatela and Marinero Beaches. In our restaurant you can enjoy fantastic seafood, vegetarian an vegan cuisine.

Our rooms

The Hotel Santa Fe offers fifty Standard Rooms, six Junior Suites, two Master Suites, two Presidential Suites, eight Bungalows, four pools and a superb restaurant.There are lush tropical gardens and pleasant courtyards interspersed throughout the colonial style buildings, and four separate pools grace our courtyards. Each room is a unique and airy hideaway, and comes equipped with air-conditioning, satellite television and a private balcony. We can accommodate groups of up to 40 rooms (inquire for special rates) and offer a conference center for weddings, workshops and group gatherings.

Standard Rooms

Our Standard Rooms are typical of the understated elegance of the Hotel Santa Fe. All are delightful, light-filled spaces with natural wood trim and saltillo tile floors. Each is unique and tastefully furnished with locally made Mexican furniture, hand woven drapes and bedspreads, and lovely hand-painted tile bathrooms. The rooms are furnished with either a king size bed, or two and three double beds. All rooms have satellite television and air-conditioning, and nearly all have balconies looking out on the beautiful hotel gardens.

Junior Suites

The hotel has six Junior Suites that are larger and more gracious spaces than our standard rooms. Each has a comfortable sitting area with a fridge and wet-bar, and at least one balcony overlooking our lovely gardens. Our Junior Suites are available with either a king-size bed or two double beds, depending on your preference. These are some of our most popular rooms, and a reservation made well in advance is highly recommended.

Master Suites

The Hotel Santa Fe has two luxurious Master Suites. Each has a large living room furnished with Mexican antiques and original works of Mexican contemporary art.

Each suite has fabulous ocean views in three directions, multiple balconies, a master bedroom with a king sized bed and a large bathroom with a whirlpool bath.

Bungalows Santa Cruz

The Bungalows are adjacent to, and under the management of the Hotel Santa Fe.

There are 8 bungalows, each with a kitchen and living area (with 2 couches that convert into single beds), wireless and a large bedroom with 2 double beds.

All bungalows have a porch area overlooking the beach. There are also lovely gardens, palm trees and a central pool area.

The Bungalows are a spacious and comfortable choice for families.

Presidential Suites

The Presidential Suites enjoy a private world of their own with large verandas and a luxurious living area with a tiled full kitchen, guest bedroom, two bathrooms and a private master bedroom suite.

The living area blends seamlessly with the veranda. The two Presidential Suites share their own semiprivate pool.

The suite includes refrigerator, coffee maker, telephone, cable TV, wireless and bathroom.

Enjoy room service on the veranda for sunsets and sunrises.

Our restaurant

The beautiful open air restaurant of the Hotel Santa Fe, set under a huge palapa, and overlooking the endless expanse of the Pacific Ocean, is well known for outstanding, delicious food, prepared with great care and expertise by our superb chef, Nicolas Rojas, and his staff. Our menu includes the finest, freshest seafood, wonderful Mexican and international dishes, many kinds of salads, excellent desserts and baked goods and daily specials. We are especially proud of our outstanding vegetarian menu and have many vegan offerings as well.

“The restaurant is one of the best on the southern Pacific coast” – Frommer’s Mexico

“Even non guests should treat themselves to a meal in the restaurant at the Santa Fe” – Fodor’s Mexico

“The restaurant at the Santa Fe is a wonderful place to eat a meal” –Berlitz Mexico

Our services & amenities

Our friendly staff, nearly all of whom speak English, do their best to provide our guests with excellent service and quality hospitality. We are here to serve you in a variety of ways, to make your time in the hotel as wonderful as you had anticipated, to recommend interesting local places to visit, to arrange tours, reservations and other services and to help solve any travel problems you may have encountered.

The Hotel Santa Fe can assist with your every want and need. We offer Eco tours and a car rental service for your convenience.

We have an internet room with several computers and wireless access throughout most of the grounds and many of the rooms.

Puerto Escondido offers something for everyone. Favored things to do include horseback riding on the beach, surf fishing, boogie boarding, surfing, eco tours, kayacking, bird watching or just relaxing with massage.

Weddings & Special events

The Hotel Santa Fe can help with all details for your wedding or special event including food service, flowers, photography and transportation. Please complete our Wedding Information form so that we may be better prepared to answer your questions.

We can accommodate groups of up to 40 rooms and now offer a new conference center for weddings, family reunions and group gatherings.

Many find it easier to obtain your wedding license in your country or state of origin and simply performing the ceremony in Mexico. Please review our summary of Mexico marriage laws below for obtaining your marriage license in Mexico.

About us

My name is Robin Cleaver and I hope I will soon be welcoming you to the lovely Hotel Santa Fe. As you are using this website to explore the hotel I thought I would give you a brief history of how our how our extraordinary Hotel Santa Fe came to be.

In 1974, on one of my many visits to Oaxaca for business, a friend suggested I visit Puerto Escondido and I immediately fell in love with this beautiful location. At that time Puerto Escondido had only 2000 people, the road in front of the hotel was a burro track, and there was no development along the Zicatela, which was wild and open.

Soon after that first visit, I came back with my wife Barbara and we bought the land where the hotel now sits and set in motion the development of this wonderful spot. It has been a fascinating and difficult project and it has changed our lives. Barbara’s enthusiasm and support have been important in this project, and my children, Miles, Bram and Zoila, have grown up with the hotel. Each of them deeply loves Puerto Escondido and Mexico.

As it grew, our project became more than just a family project. It has been a group effort. I could not have built the hotel without the contributions of a core group of friends including my dear friend Dr. Victor Lepe, the late Dr. Irny Kasle, Richard Elmore, and my brother Paul Cleaver. All four of these people have been critical in the realization and success of the hotel.

It has been our good fortune that, from the very first days of opening, we have had the most delightful and fascinating guests. Our guests are a large part of what makes our hotel an interesting place to stay.

Critical to the success of the hotel has been the wonderful staff, some of whom have been with us from the very start. They are truly the gracious heart of the Hotel Santa Fe. They look forward to serving our guests. Our guests who return year after year consider them like family and when you come you will soon feel that way as well.

We look forward to having you visit the Hotel Santa Fe. All of us are sure that you will find the hotel to be as delightful as the many guests who have preceded you have found it. If I happen to be in the hotel when you are here be sure to stop and say hello. I am not here as much as I used to be as we now have a new generation of management.