My wife and I recently returned from a short (5 night) stay at the Melia Cabo Real. On the whole we were pleased with the resort. The food was very good. Both of the a la carte restaurants were quite good. The buffet restaurant has great ocen views and we frequently saw whales at breakfast or lunch.
Our room was very nice and clean. The bed was definitely firm but not so much as to make sleeping difficult. The tv was not a flat screen, but we were not there to watch tv in any event. Staff were friendly and accommodating and the grounds and pool area are very nice (the pool is large but shallow - the drowning risk for anyone over three feet tall is negligible). The hot tub was nice and overlooked the beach and the ocean. The pool and hot tub do however close at 8:00 pm which we found early - especially for the hot tub.
Although this is supposedly one of the only swimmable beachs in the area, the hotel does not seem to be using the beach area to any great extent and there are no ocean activities offered by the hotel. The beach is large and the water is a fair distance from the actual hotel property. If you want a kayak or stand up paddle board you have to rent from local vendors on the beach. I was the only person we saw swimming in the ocean at the hotel area while we were there. The cove did not seem to have any significant currents but swimming is quite limited and is definitely not encouraged.. A crowd gathered while I was swimming either to watch the whales or to see if I was swept out to sea - we are not sure which.
For water activities such as snorkeling there are two nearby beachs (a short drive or bus ride) that are beautiful and good for snorkeling - these are Santa Maria beach (no facilities and probably around 400 meters from the highway) and Chileno beach, which has to be the nicest public beach (in terms of cleanliness and faclities) that we have been to in Mexico (and is quite close to the highway).
Driving in the area is very easy. Also as others have mentioned the bus stops right out front and is easy to use. 20 pesos or two dollars will take you to either Cabo San Lucas or San Jose Del Cabo. If you tell the driver where you want to get off, he will give you a shout on arriving.
The downsides to the resort (other than my comments on the beach area) are the nightlife - the resort is very quiet in the evening. This was fine for my wife and I or if you are travelling with young children, however if you are travelling with older teens or are looking to party, this is not the place for you, Cabo San Lucas is a $25 cab ride and that is where the nightlife is. Also, I can accept paying for the internet - but once you pay it should not be per device. My wife was unable to log on while I was working which was irritating. Finally, we took our tennis rackets, but the roof top tennis courts were mostly sand covered and essentially unplayable. We were quite disappointed.
All in all we enjoyed our stay. It was a great place for a quick rest and recharge.
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- Melia Cabo San Lucas
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