This was our first time at these resorts in Cabo. We visited 5 years ago and stayed at another time share location, this was a little older and rooms as others have said are dated, but perfect for Mexico. This was an RCI exchange and a sale exchange at that, so we did not know what to expect.
Yes there is not a lot to do, unless you are motivated to pre arrange activities before arriving or take a chance and try the vendors selling banana boat rides, parasailing, kyacking, etc. right from the beach. We were looking for a relaxing week, after spending a very hectic Thanksgiving and that is what we got at Pueblo Bonito.
We were in the Blanco part of the resort, which is a 25 years old, but still well kept. The pool was clean, chaises abundant, around the pool and on the beach, and I found food service for breakfast and lunch very good. We never waited long for our meals or drinks either at the outdoor dining/bar area, or the patio bar.
We did make the mistake of purchasing the all inclusive plan. DON'T !!!!! Unless you want to be sloshed the whole trip and drink your money with cheap wine, watered down cocktails and low end beers it is not worth it. The buffet breakfast was very good, lots of fresh fruit, breads, pastries, eggs, omelets and breakfast meats, as well as cereals, yogurt, and smoothies. Lunches were fine, great Guacamole!!!!, Dinners were drab, unappetizing, boring, and service in the evening was just not up to par and not as good as the day service.
Aside from the food plan, which we would not purchase again, I felt the hotel was a great break before the rest of the holiday season.
Suggestions: If you stay in Blanco, us the health club in the Rose building, much nicer once I found it, also the pool at Rose is larger, so take your pick.
The beach was clean, clean clean, so you can comfortably enjoy. The beach vendors are outside a separating roped area, so they will not bother you unless you are interested in engaging them. If you say no that you are not interested, they will not bother you.
I firmly said no in reference to time share issues. The hardest sell was at the airport...but once I said no and my husband backed me up on the NO, there was no problem. The time share vendors in the hotel asked us once, again we said no, took our towel cards and that was that.
Take the $6. cab to Walmart, purchase breakfast and snack food and dinnner food for a couple of nights. Downtown is an easy, safe walk to enjoy dinner or lunch out. There was also another hotel, a short distance from Blanco, that had a similar breakfast buffet for $10, instead of the $19.99 the hotel charges.
I found rooms spotlessly cleaned by house keeping, with little extras left, such as flowers in our table and in our bathroom. These ladies left gratuity envelopes, which I filled, as they deserved the tip, they did an excellent job.
All in all one of the nicest RCI places I have stayed and will return.
The value of average was for the all inclusive food plan, value of the hotel is hard to decide, since I do not know what other hotels are charging, but this was a shoulder season and a sale from RCI, so probably the hotel was a good value.
Gave the rooms an average rating because they are dated, but were very clean, plenty of hat water, no bugs, and sufficient for what we were "spending".
Gave the spa a very good, which was second hand from people told me. The health club in the spa was excellent, with lots of very high end exercise equipment, cardio, resistence, as well as spining classes and zumba classes. These classes were $15 per class which I feel is a fair price for a resort, although I did not take any so can not attest to the quality of the instruction. The facility was spotless with towels and water availalbe.