Own its own, the Hotel is 4-5 star but the relentless timeshare and attraction sales hustle really took away from the overall potential. From the second you get your luggage until the day you leave someone is trying to sell you something. Once you have your bags at SJD airport you have a choice to exit the airport as a local resident (to the left) or as a tourist (to the right). GO LEFT! You can get all transportation options either way. If you go right you walk into the teeth of money hungry sales people.
You will need $30 cash for two people to get to the hotel via shared shuttle or $70 cash for 1-4 people to go by private taxi. When I say "cash" I mean cash. Their credit card machines mysteriously won't process. In fact, even though many places claim to take credit cards most places only want cash.
All local attractions are very negotiable! Never pay posted prices. Negotiate with attraction directly to save 20-30%. They all pay commissions to street sales people. The only attraction we paid for was a sunset sailing cruise that was very fun and relaxing. Although you are technically on a sail boat, do not expect to see the sails being used.
I have an AT&T iPhone and added an international plan for voice, text and data. The total upgrade for the trip cost me $50 to insure no surprises. I paid $5.00 to get .59 a min instead of $1.00 per min, plus $10.00 for 50 outbound text messages and $30 for 120mb of data. I used 90mb even though the hotel had wifi.
The hotel requires you to wear a wristband the entire time of your stay. They might as well taped a $500 peso bill to my back. Even though the all-inclusive price "includes tip" you still should tip to get the best service.
Although most water is served in a bottle, me nor my wife had any issues from ingesting non-bottled water i.e. brushing teeth, shower etc.
The Google English to Spanish translation tool was very help in getting past words of phrases you may get stuck on while trying to shop.
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- Also Known As:
- Marina Fiesta Hotel Cabo San Lucas
- Marina Fiesta Resort And Spa
- Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos