We loved the Hacienda del Mar. We had traded a week of our Maui timeshare so were on the Vacation Club side of the resort. I do agree with most of the reviews about the resort...eating out is a bit pricey, a bit out of Cabo.a bit older resort..but the beauty of the resort and the amazing staff made up for all of that. We had wanted a quiet relaxing week.
We did take a cab to Walmart to stock up on snacks, water and breakfast foods - next time we would rent a car for a day. We ate all our dinners on site - tried all the restaurants. They were all different and all exceptionally good. There was an issue with my husband's steak at de Cortez - when mentioned we were given a complimentary dessert and glass of wine...and alot of apologies! Our favourite restaurant was Tomatoes. Mexican theme night was great!
We did take part in the time share presentation - free breakfast why not? - had no intention of buying anything and were upfront about it. Was not an issue, we were asked to keep an open mind...ended up seeing 5 different sales people. Not aggressive, a bit persistant though.
The activity staff were awesome - so personable and friendly - loved the aquasize and Mexican bingo daily. Very impressed with Miguel - he was always around to help.
We had a Junior Suite - very comfy beds, very clean. Very glad to have a kitchen to make breakfast and snacks in the afternoon.
We plan on returning!!