We returned from Playa Grande a week ago and we had a wonderful time. We are not "big resort" people, but did an RCI Exchange and don't regret it for a minute. We had a 1 bedroom/2bathroom unit with a huge balcony with lovely views of the pools and ocean; we couldn't have asked for more. We loved the location - 5 minute walk to the marina and another 5 minutes into town - perfect.
The resort itself is huge, but all the staff are really friendly and
helpful. There was no pressure to attend a timeshare presentation - although I would have loved to have seen the units in The Ridge, which is spectacular. The pools were all great, but we only used the one nearest the beach (ie: furthest from the music). We knew beforehand that you couldn't swim in the ocean - no big deal - just the roar of the surf was good enough. We also took advantage of the 2 palapas on the beach - it was lovely and breezy and quiet and we just walked back to the pool if
we wanted to swim.
Our extras came to only $25; but that's probably because we're not big drinkers and only did 2 happy hours and never ate at the resort. We found Cabo really cheap - probably because we didn't eat at all the Tourist Trap restaurants - ate at lots of places where the locals hang out - Palazio Del Taco, Zapatas, Gordo LeLe's, Mariscos Mazatlan, El Pescador, El Pollo del Oro - our most expensive dinner was $35 for 2!!! No evening was complete without a stop at the churros stand on Morelos! We also bought food at one of the small supermarkets and ate our breakfasts and lunches in the condo. We found [--] to be an invaluable source of info.
I was prepared for Cabo to be a big, noisy place; but was pleasantly surprised. There was something for everyone; from the fancy restaurants at the marina, the Puerto Paraiso Mall (more like Las Vegas than Mexico), the night clubs, to the little
cafes and wonderful finds in side streets just a couple of feet away from the main drag. I have to confess, I wouldn't want to be there in the High Season.
We rented a car for one day and drove to Todos Santos, which was heavenly and we spent our last two days in the Tropicana Inn in San Jose Del Cabo.
We had an incredible time and can only say good things about the town and the resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Baja California's most exclusive and private Beach, along the Pacific Ocean side and a few steps from the Land's End and the famous natural arch, this charming, Mexican hacienda style all suite resort sits on eight acres of beach, only a few steps from the sparkling Pacific Ocean and a few minutes’ walking to downtown Cabo. This is a dramatic setting to relax and enjoy your dream vacation under the sun. If it’s shopping, fine dining and nightlife you’re looking for, downtown Cabo San Lucas is just a short stroll away. And if you’d really like to reward yourself, the world class Grand Spa will be waiting with a full range of luxuries that will nurture your body and soul. The Playa Grande Resort features all suites with private balconies, kitchens or kitchenettes, and distinctive touches such as marble floors, granite counter tops and hand crafted furniture and decor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Playa Grande Hotel Cabo San Lucas
- Playa Grande Cabo San Lucas
- Playa Grande Resort Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos