We just returned from a week vacation in Cabo, at Villa Del Arco. We travelled with another couple and stayed at a two bedroom time share rented from a friend. The resort and room well exceeded our expectations. The grounds and pool area were gorgeous. Beautiful stone work, clean pool area, breathtaking views of the Ocean. We were not expecting any hurricanes, but found out while there that hurricane Paul was passing by us. It only affected about a day and a half of our trip, and because we were all inclusive we were able to stay on the resort and hit the sports bar. The food was good, but it did get a little old eating on the resort after a few days. We also were able to eat at Villa Del Palmar. It was worth the money we paid for the all inclusive, because the prices were expensive and we ordered many cocktails by the pool. I highly recommend "Daniel" and "Jesus" as your waiter's they took care of us, and we took care of them. Their service exceeded any of the dining area's. The restaurant service was slow and we sometimes joked that they identified us because of the bracelet's we had to wear being all inclusive. We went in to town two or three times, and took a glass bottom boat ride over to Lover's beach and El Arco. It was worth the $12 each to see the scenary, however, you could not see any fish in the glass bottom boat. There was not much night life at this resort and we were a little disappointed being that we were with another couple and would have liked to stay out past 10PM. There were several families, and this could be family friendly provided parents avoid the noisy pool area. The beach was extremely clean and the water was nice and warm. Even after the hurricane, the beach was cleaned up and the water looked as good as when we arrived after about two days. You could not sit on the beach without being approached to buy from the local beach walkers/vendors. It became "No Gracias" before we even saw what they were selling. If we made another trip we would probably stick to all inclusive, but possibly only three days and the other days get food from Walmart / Costco or eat in town where it is more affordable. The reviews I read indicate to watch out for time share people. Other than in the airport and once at the hotel at check in we were not bothered by time share people. Book your transportation to your hotel ahead of time and after going through customs walk all the way out of the airport, do not stop for anyone and meet your car outside. We were stopped twice by people trying to trick us into transportation and attending timeshares. They even said they were from our hotel/transportation company. The hotel requires you to go to the concierge after check in, we did but knew in advance to proceed with a firm NO and we do not need a gold card. You can get a reasonable breakfast over at the coffee shop at Villa del Palmar, which you can get to by trolley. They also have a store where you can buy essentials, The parties at Palmar were a little on the weak side. I would not pay for this if you are not on all inclusive. The TV's in the rooms were older, no flat screen and did not work real well. But overall the room area and balconies were better than expected. We would definitely visit Cabo and Villa Del Arco again.
Would recommend not being on the first floor, rooms flooded a little during the hurricane and it was...
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