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I found this resort to be a great value and would return again. We paid about $125 a night for a very nice ocean view room. The resort is basically loaded with marble from the entrance to the exit. It was perfectly manicured and everyone there exceeded our expectations. However, the most impressive part of the resort is the pool. Nothing will prepare you for the feeling you get when you walk down the marble stairs, half buzzed from the free margarittas at check in, and see the negative edge pool seemingly stretching into the Sea of Cortez from the bluff upon which it sits.
We visited several other resorts, and found this one to be far more reasonably priced than the others and entirely adequate in everyway. However, don't go to this resort expecting to have a lot of enjoyable beach time. The beach here is to look at, not experience. The beach is "coral", not sand. It looks looks like sand, but is actually not too finely ground up coral. It will hurt, no question. Additionally, the waves break on the rocks and the beach, and are meant to be seen and not enjoyed.
Eating: you can always go next door to the all inclusive (Melia) and pay $50-60 bucks for an all day pass to eat and drink...you may want to try it one day.
In Cabo, don't miss "The Office" on a full moon night. It is at the end of a dirt road and they serve you on the beach with tiki torches, fabulous food and music.
At the Marina in Cabo, eat at Dorians...table side meals prepared that were the best in town.
Mexican food from Mi Casa was really great and include free salsa dance lessons from the right waiter.
There are a couple of nice afternoon lunch places in San Jose (closer to the hotel). The Surfer Hotel has a nice veranda to have fish tacos and watch the locals.
Activities: There are some "don't miss" and some "you should try" activities around the area.
If in Cabo, go to Lover's beach and see the Arch..go by water taxi ($10 a person) or by Kayak ($15 an hour). You'll really enjoy the experience right off the marina in Cabo.
Rent a car when you get there: there are $11 cars available from Advantage...they're old and small, but there OK.
Bring your own snorkeling equipment (if you have it) There are a lot of enjoyable free places to go snorkeling (that shuttles will charge you $50 a person to go to)...like Playa Santa Maria...and if you drive there, two locals do beach massages under a tent for $25 an hour.
Bring your surf boards or boogie boards (or rent them). San Jose has a nice break about 10 minutes from your hotel with better sand. If you adventurous, go to the Pacific side where the sand is perfect and so are the waves. Stop at the "Surfer Motel" and rent boards from Jaime for $10 a day. Look for the painted rock about 70 KM North of Cabo (in Pescadarra ??? or something like that). Eat a full meal and dessert at Rosita's for $3.50. It's an hour or so away, but very secluded and beautiful (if you drive this road back at night, you will hit two cows and a mule, very dangerous, so leave before sun down).
Night Life: Everyone should experience Cabo Wabos in Cabo.
Fishing: suck it up and go for a full day. Make sure your boat will take you 30-35 miles out and into the land of the Tunas, Blue Marlins and Mahi Mahis. We opted for the 1/2 day in the bay and ended up with two fish sandwiches. Our neighbor went full day and had over 500 lbs of fish. Bring it back to the Hilton and the'll cook it for you every night.
Take a drive in the country. The Baja is amazing. Mountain peaks are as tall as the Rockies and the coast is like Pacific Highway from the 1900s.
Golf: El Dorado, Palmilla and Cabo Real. Very close to the resort and the quality of Pebble Beach. Twi-light was only ~$70...
Sunset cruises are fun. If you show up with cash when they are departing, you'll save $15 a person. They let two of us on for $50 (2 hours on a sailboat, all you could drink)
Clothing: Leave your pants at home, no self respecting establishment requires them.
Your welcome to contact me if you have some other specific questions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover award-winning hospitality at Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort-only 25 minutes from San Jose del Cabo International Airport (SJD). Our Cabo San Lucas resort is located on a tranquil swimming-allowed inlet bay between the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, and provides the action of the city and a soothing escape from the hustle of daily life. Relax in the sun beside our signature infinity pool, where our Pool Concierge attends to your every need, whether it's a fresh towel or a tasty fruit pop to help you cool down. With an excellent Kids Program, there are specially designed activities for guests aged 4-12. Choose from a wealth of dining options at this Los Cabos resort's four restaurants. Indulge in innovative massage treatments at Spa Oasis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
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