My girlfriend and I stayed at the hotel mid April and couldn't have asked for a better stay.. well almost.
First off, we are a young couple with no kids that were looking for a quiet, comfortable vacation in a 4-5 star resort hotel. We hate staying in the typical busy places that have kids and idiots running all around so we chose the last hotel along the Pacific Ocean side of Cabo. If you look on Google Earth you get a great view of what you can look forward to.
As with all the previous reviews, service was top notch and the shrimp tacos are a must at least 4/5 days you are there. The pools are great and relaxing, always fresh towels to be had and the wait staff was quick to help you with drinks or food but not over the top. One thing I will say is that it is pretty windy on the Pacific side so at times, especially in the evening, it gets a little cool. Bring a sweater or light jacket.
With the resort being outside of the city by about 10-15 minutes people have mentioned that it is inconvenient. Here's the deal... if you are impatient and can't wait 15 minutes for the shuttle to come around then maybe you should spring for the $12 cab into town. If you can wait 15 minutes, as most can, the first shuttle takes you up to their sister hotel where you will transfer onto a bigger shuttle that comes every half hour. you may have to wait for this one too but that just gives you a chance to get a quick drink, look around the lobby and rest of the facilities or just hang out in the rocking chairs they have lined up along the wall (very comfortable). Then you go into town to another sister hotel which is a little ways (10-15min walk) to the city center. We usually just walked along the beach into town, why not, your on vacation! Good thing about all these other hotels you have to go to is that you can use all their facilities as though you were staying there. You can order food and put it on your hotel tab at your hotel... AMAZING! This was good because Pacifica tends to be a little too quiet at times and if you want to go sit on the beach and people watch or just be around the action then you will want to go into Pueblo Rose. Food here was good and they have "happy hour" specials which Pacifica does not do.
When you are ready to go back to the hotel you catch the shuttle back home. If it's after 10pm then you take the $12 cab.
Now for the Time Share presentation... We did do the presentation and yes it is a 3hr tour. If you are staying for a week then it's a must whether you are interested in buying or not. Its a great tour of the hotel and if you do it on the first day or second day then you get to see the great amenities that you can use. We ate at the bistro one night and had a day at the sky pool another day.. definitely must dos and excellent bonuses. The brunch was gross but it's just a typical buffet that has soggy pancakes and weird looking eggs. I stuck to the fresh fruit as it seems to be hard to come by in Mexico. As for the pressure.. i didn't find it too high pressure. We went in with the intention of not buying on the spot but are definitely thinking we will once the new grounds are being built. Overall it was a good experience and the deal they give you is pretty good.. hard to pass up. So, for doing the tour we ended up getting 200$ spa credit and $200 food credit.
The SPA.. WOW.. that's all i can say. We did the couples massage and they put us in the private room.. not sure if this was normal or just a treat cause we are such nice people... tee hee. We didn't use the hot tub and sauna that were in the private room but the actual massage was spectacular right down to the little "ching" of the bell at the end of the session. By far best spa experience to date. With our discount coupons and also our $200 credit for time of booking, my girlfriend got a mani and pedi and we tipped well and had a total bill of 49$.
Overall this place was first class. I worked in the hotel industry in a 5 star rated luxury hotel and our service can't compare to this. I think it's probably due to the fact that they are so happy to have a good job.
Now the downside for some but not for all.
First off... no kids. If you have kids I would definitely recommend Sunset Beach the sister hotel up the hill.
Second... no outside food or drinks allowed. This can get a little costly when every beer you drink is 4.50 plus tip... and when you just want some munchies or something. We got some food in by taking a Camelback into town with us one day.
Lastly... not that you watch too much tv on vacation but the only channels you really get are FOX news and CNN news. Funny to watch the contrast of the two. Being Canadian and all.
Tips, book your airport transportation in advance on the Peublo Bonito website and go past the mob of guys waiting as you go from the screening to the pick up area. MADHOUSE.
As for rooms, they will put you in an upper level if its not too busy but I would recommend asking for a room on the right side of the hotel looking out to the ocean.. this way you get the nice morning sunrise on your balcony. We were on the other side in the shade and it was quite cool.
ENJOY YOUR STAY, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT
IF YOU WANT TO BE TREATED LIKE A ROCKSTAR... TIP LIKE A ROCKSTAR!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award-winning Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa is an enchanting oasis of natural beauty and relaxation, located on a 2.5 Mile stretch of pristine white beach on the Pacific Ocean, just one mile from lively downtown Cabo San Lucas. This boutique resort offers a deluxe all-inclusive plan providing gourmet a la carte dining, enhanced guest services and a wide range of amenities. Pacifica features five restaurants, five bars, two pools, an award-winning spa and luxurious accommodations in a calm, adults-only environment. Fashionably decorated guestrooms and suites include furnished patios and balconies with stunning views of the ocean and sunsets. One of the most exciting and recent additions at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica are, The Towers at Pacifica a new ultra-luxe resort-within-a-resort, offering 47 new exquisite guest rooms and suites. Also, a new oceanfront gym, and Península, a new beachfront restaurant and bar, featuring traditional Baja Cuisine and creative mixology. New enhanced services accompanied the expansion as well, such as pool butlers for poolside and beach service, and fantastic culinary experiences, such as the Hook & Cook activity. Designed for the sophisticated and discerning guest, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica has everything needed for a fun and relaxing vacation experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Hotel Cabo San Lucas
- Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort And Spa
- Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat & Spa
- Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos