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Cabo Azul Resort
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo Malecon SN Lote 11 Fonatur, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #4 of 39 hotels in San Jose del Cabo
Clovis, California
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“Amazing Resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2008

This resort is absolutely amazing! My husband and I went with another couple and we stayed in the penthouse for 3 nights. It was the best suite I have ever stayed in. We did see a two bedroom and it was just as nice. Full kitchen with granite counter tops, jacuzzi tub, marble floors, and comfortable beds. The amenities were all 5 star quality.
Infinity pool was where we spent most of our time. There are comfy beach chairs, pods that you can lie in that will fit up to 4 people, beds that are elevated in the pool, and hammoks. All the pictures from their website is exactly how it looks. They also have beach chairs under palapas on the beach. You can not swim in beach because of the strong current and rip tide, but the waves are just amazing to watch.
Only thing that needs a little tweaking is the service at the restaurants. It was a bit slow, but the food was great at Javiers's.

Tips:
1) Go to the Mega Market and buy groceries about a $5 taxi ride there. The market at the resort is pretty expensive.
2) There is a shuttle that goes to Cabo San Lucas from 9-1, 12-6, 3-9 and it costs $15 per person roundtrip. Very touristy. But we wanted to see Los Arcos. We took a snorkeling tour set up by the resort for $35 and we had a great time.
3) This resort is still under construction, but it did not bother us at all because it is blocked off from the rest of the resort. This resort is going to 5 stars when it is finished.

  • Liked — Infinity Pool, Jacuzzi tub
  • Disliked — Slow service at Javiers
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2008

This is a gorgeous resort. Although still a work in progress the staff goes out of their way to make you welcome and comfortable. We are timeshare owners here and this was our first visit to this location as it opened for users in September 2007. Although there are many signs of work in progress the resort on the whole is functioning well. The only advice is if you are going to be here for more than a few days it might be prudent to have a rental car as the taxi fares run from $5 US to go for a 5 minute cab to San Jose Del Cabo center to $35 US to Cabo San Luca center each way.

The resort has it's own restaurants which are quite good and even a store and deli all at acceptable resort prices.

The 3 vanishing edge pools and swim up bar are textured black pebble finish with basket weave bed pods for laying around the pool and having a "siesta" without worry of a sunburn.

All and all it was a relaxing enjoyable 5 days.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2008

We stayed at Cabo Azul March 28 - April 3 2008, and overall it was what we expected/ wanted. Here are some helpful details as well as follow-up on other reviews.

- Transportation to the hotel: The shuttle was fine, and the price was right. The $21 is round trip so it's a bargain. The guys were waiting for us as soon as we walked out of the airport. Avoid all the people inside the airport.

- The hotel: As we pulled up to the hotel, the first sight is the construction of the lobby. It looks like it'll be great when it's done. Aside from that, you can hardly tell there's anything going on. It's really a non-issue. The rest of the resort is brand new and high quality. The website pics are accurate.

- Time share pitch: After reading other reviews regarding the aggressive time share sales tactics, I called the reservation agent and asked them to make a note that we were coming in to relax and didn't want to be hounded about a time share. That's all it took. Aside from a very brief mention when we arrived, we weren't bothered.

- The room: We were originally shown to building # 6, which was so, so. I asked for a different room...the bell hop made a call, and we taken to building # 2, which was much better. That building looks straight out to the pool and ocean. It's the best building. The room itself was a brand new 1 bedroom villa with a huge 2-person tub, separate large stand-up shower, full kitchen with all new appliances and granite counters, a plush king-size bed with great sheets and pillows, satellite TV, and a huge balcony. The only complaint with the room, which I think was because of the last minute switch request, was that there were no garbage pails, bottle opener, and some other minor items. We had to ask several times for the garbage pails and other items, which were eventually brought to us. The maid did a decent job, but didn't load or run the dishwasher or put away clean dishes afterwards.

- The pool: It's all about the pool! The pool (as can be seen in photos) is amazing. It's one of the best designs I've seen. Combine the design with the 24hr heating, 2 hot tubs and it's a mini oasis. This is very important as the ocean in Cabo is rather dangerous and can only be swam in with extreme caution. Every afternoon there's some sort of trivia by the lower pool. At first I thought it would be annoying, but was pretty fun. If you'd rather not be bothered, set up near the upper pool.

- The crowd: The resort is a time share so there were virtually no singles or college kids (which is what we wanted). However, there were a lot of families with lots of kids. The resort and pool area are so large that you can pretty much get away from the noise, so it wasn't an issue. If you're looking for a resort without kids, this is not it.

- Service: The staff is very friendly and attentive. Food and drink service by the pool could be better, but overall it was adequate.

- Food: The food by the pool as well as Javier's was very good. Not fantastic, but coming from Manhattan, expectations are rather high. The chicken dishes and guacamole are great. Avoid the scallops.

- Gym/ Spa: The gym was one of the best I've seen at a hotel/ resort. All brand new cardio and machines. Free-weights are also adequate for a decent workout. The Spa was exactly what it should be. Very relaxing environment, excellent service, and a great massage.

- Things to do:
Cabo San Lucas: We rented a car (National Car is on site at the resort) one day to go to Cabo San Lucas. It's definitely a college spring break/ cruise ship port town. It was good to explore, but nothing remarkable. It might have been better to take the daily hotel shuttle, but we wanted the car to see other areas as well.

San Jose Del Cabo: A quaint little town with plenty of good places to eat. La Panga and Menos Del Angels were particularly good. Tropicana is a great place to go after dinner for live music and dancing. It's right in the town square.

La Palmilla: Since it's suppose to be the best resort in Mexico, we decided to go for dinner. The resort itself is surreal. Absolutely beautiful, BUT we checked out the pool(s), and they don't compare to Cabo Azul. Dinner was fantastic, but portions are small and VERY expensive. We spent $200 US for 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, and 1 glass of wine (the cheapest on the menu is $17 US).

Zip Lines by Wild Canyon: It was $85 each, but worth every penny. If you're the outdoor type and like a little hiking and adventure, this is it. 8 zip lines in all. They pick you up and drop you off at the resort. Do the 9am tour as it gets hot very quickly.

Whale Watching: We heard it was great, but the season ends late March so we just missed it.

Tipping: Bring a lot of singles and fives. Tipping is appreciated, if not expected. $2 per day for housekeeping. $1 per day for each of the two pool guys, $1 per bag for the bell hop, and so on. Once again, bring lots of small bills. Dollars are accepted everywhere, but change is generally given in pesos at a rate of 10:1 even though the exchange rate is 10.80: 1.

Airport: We took Continental out of Newark, which was a half empty flight both ways (perfect). The real benefit was departing from Mexico - Continental check in took 5 minutes while the lines for American and US Air were at least an hour long. If you're taking those airlines, make sure you leave plenty of time to check in.

  • Liked — Pool
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Paseo Malecon SN Lote 11 Fonatur, San Jose del Cabo 23400, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > San Jose del Cabo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#4 Luxury Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#4 Spa Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#4 On the Beach Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
#9 Romantic Hotel in San Jose del Cabo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cabo Azul Resort 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cabo Azul Resort is an award-winning resort that features an award-winning spa, Paz. This resort also has a purpose built, $15 million wedding chapel, Corazon, that overlooks the resort out to the Sea of Cortez. ... more   less 
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Cabo Azul Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
Hotel Cabo Azul
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