Don't go to a 3.5 star expecting 5 star food and entertainment. You get what you pay for, and what you get here is a great deal!
I think it's the best situated property in the area, being next to the estuary. It makes for a lovely nature experience and the walk along it's beach shore leading towards the new marina is so peaceful. Not like all the other properties up the strip jammed together and crowds on the beach.
No you can't really swim directly in front of the hotel but a few minutes walk will take you to places with no sand churning and a rip tide going back out. It's easy to recognize. Also the 1/2 hour beachfront stroll to the marina leads to a calmed swimming bay as part of the new Puerto Los Cabos Marina development. Charlie Sheen has built a new hotel called El Ganzo, across the marina so a bit far to walk. You can continue along this side though and the pathway leads to the dolphin pools at Dolphin Discovery. there is a little restaurant there for a refreshment before heading back.
Anyway, back to the hotel. Beautiful grounds, spotlessly maintained, awesome choice of pools and beachfront palapas. Don't expect table service on the beach, this is 3.5 star. Get off your chair and get a burger at the beach bar or go inside and get some lunch from the buffet. Please remember to put your shoes and shirt on when going inside. A few hairy beasts managed to make it into the dining room with sandy feet and ..well you get the picture. I think the hotel should put a picture sign at the pool side entrance so it's right in peoples faces..no shirt, no shoes , no food. Common sense does not prevail with some vacationers, like the women sitting in the family pool smoking while their ashes dropped into the water. They were tongue when I called them on it.
The rooms are great- a safe, coffee maker, fridge with pop and water. And yes a firm bed thank goodness. Some like soft squishy beds but these were perfect. The house maids are lovely and I got to practice a little of my Spanish with them. Leaving a note and a small tip each day asking for extra bottles of water does work great. We never ran out.
Showers were huge and tons of hot water and great pressure.
As for the food it was fine. I did not go expecting 5 star food. I am a foodie so I set my expectations as such. Breakfast was great. Anything you want or can think of. Eat some fruit and cottage cheese, go for a walk and go back and have an eggs or what have you after. Breakfast served from 7am to 11. Lunches for some reason are better than the dinners as some reviewers have posted. Always lots of fresh veggies, salads, meats. The same at dinner but just not as good. If you see some batter fried fish fillets grab them, they were my favorite on a Tuesday lunch. No matter what the meal though the pieces of chicken could always be counted on as well as some type of roast or seasoned potatoes.
We went out for dinner once during our week stay and if we were to go again we would plan on a few more dinners out. What made the ones at the resort on Thursday through Sunday good was the show. Vegas night was the funniest with happenings with guests on stage and a few gaming tables set up. All the dancers do a great job and the costumes are top notch. Nice way to pass an hour or so.
As for dinner in town there are 3 places at the first little mall , within a 15 minute walk of the hotel. turn left out the front then right at the first street. Just up the road on the left. Best to cross at the first right as the cars seemed to whip up this road.
Further in town another 10 minutes or 70p from hotel by taxi is the town square with lots in the area
So to sum up the trip, our first all inclusive (we usually rent a house or condo) was cheap and cheerful. Great location, lovely hotel, Raul and all the staff were so nice. There are not a ton of timeshare people pestering in the lobby (don't know what those reviews were about).
For the price we paid it happily covered air and hotel and we could have gone out for dinner every night. Enjoy and tip when you can . Clearing breakfast dishes, making an omlete , serving wine at dinner. Remember most of the staff will never see the outside of their country and work very hard, every minute they are there. And thanks to management for the bubbly in our room the first night..very thoughtful indeed.
An people please remember,Just because you are on vacation does not mean leave your manners at home and play the fool and dress like one..
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I like your no-nonsense approach thejet. For example, as stated we're definitely not party central. However our Entertainment team does their very best to make sure our guests have a good time during dinner with the shows. Vegas night has been very popular this year because it's a fun way to spend some time during the evenings. And we do have the no shoes, no shirt, no service signs at the entrance of the restaurants, apparently we need bigger ones!
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