Don't listen to the moaning of having to stay in Phase II, if you are not an owner. There are trade offs. Yes, in Phase I you have an ocean view that includes a constant view of Los Arcos an "lands end". But, you are further away from everything else the resort has to offer. Since there are no restrictions as to where you can go in the resort, if you are in the Phase II building, just walk down to Phase I, grab a lounge chair, and enjoy the view.
The low down. The food is good but pricey. Adult beverages: $5.00 (US Dollars), wine $12.00, and mixed drinks $10.00. We were there for 2 weeks, the only activity we encountered was Alberto. He sang and played the guitar. If you are a dancer his selections allowed for cha-cha, rumba, swing, foxtrot, and slow dancing. You will find Alberto at the Tequila Bar most nights.
The resort is kid friendly and offers two toddler pools, one with sprays and buckets that pour water on willing victims. A small food pantry is open until 10.00PM, items are expensive, but in a pinch they probably will have what you are looking for. The staff is there to please. We never walked pass an employee who did not greet us with an Hola, or buenos dias, or buenos tardes. House keeping comes everyday (a little excessive) but you always have a tidied unit and fresh towels.
What to do: Stay at the resort and simply relax, sunset dinner cruise, para-sail, snorkel, scuba,
glass bottom boat ride to Lovers Beach, camel adventure tour, zip line, tours to Todo Santos, La Paz, and Ceritto Beach, Medano Beach, Chileno Beach, go down to the mariner to eat look around, explore the town outside the marina, go clubbing at night (Squid Roe, ArenaMango to name a few. Make sure to bring sun block the sun is very strong.
How to get around: taxi (pricey), car rental (make sure you are insurance savy) it shouldn't be more than $350.00 per week, the resort has a shuttle (free for owners, guests $5.00 each way, local bus system.
Cost to go: The marina/downtown (resort shuttle $0-$5.00 each way) (taxi $30.00 each way)
Local bus to Walmart (after taking the resort shuttle to Marina Fiesta $.65 each way
or after food / beverage shopping take a taxi back Walmart to the Encantada for
If taking a tour is not you thing public buses can get you to Todos Santos and La
The units are spacious and clean, The beds very comfortable. The only thing the resort lacks is a swimable beach. We had a great two week stay and can't wait to get back next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique and breathtakingly beautiful, this spectacular Contemporary Hacienda style Luxury All Inclusive resort located on the Tourist Corridor in Cabo San Lucas offers magnificent panoramic views to the Sea of Cortes, romantic settings, distinctive dining, spacious and luxurious accommodations, and a variety of venues for special events. Your will be amazed of the bright, terracotta colored, Mexican Hacienda style buildings that are beautifully decorated with handmade Talavera tile murals, vases, classical sculptures, Spanish colonial fountains, contemporary art for contrast, and upscale traditional Mexican furnishing, driving them to experience an authentic Mexican ambiance throughout their stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda Encantada Hotel Cabo San Lucas
- Hacienda Encantada Resort And Spa
- Hacienda Encantada Resort & Spa Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos