First, the place is clean and the staff are friendly. Everything worked well although the TV is a bit small. Also, the music outside tends to be a bit loud and not too good (its in Mexico, why not play music of Mexico?). But overall the place is very good, safe. The main problem though is with the corruption and kickbacks that seems endemic to the whole region.
That is, the junior staff gives bad recommendations when you ask for local Mexican food, despite this being a question commonly asked by guests, i.e. good food at good prices where the locals eat. They keep this info secret, no doubt because they don't get kickbacks from it. Instead of giving out honest information and what the real prices should be, the staff sends you to over priced places for tourists. It took me 3 days of asking around before I found out the secret all locals know: the place to eat is called El Mercado, which runs you only $4 (40 pesos) for a full lunch of the best food you will taste on this trip. I wish I had been given this information when I asked for it. It would have made my trip experience 100% better.
The main place the staff recommends to everyone has decent food (Guacamaya), but way over priced and not for the locals despite what they claim. Everyone who eats there was a tourist. Also, when I asked for another place to try, I was referred to a real bad place that was terrible in every way (price, service, and quality of food)--it was empty, food was inedible, had roaches, and was more expensive than a 5 star San Francisco place with poor service. Would not take back the food they served. Obviously a tourist trap. Cost $51 USD. I
I complained about this after I knew this had to be tourist trap scam, and the junior staff was implicated. Shame on them. The manager, to her credit, took care of the problem for us (the rest. wanted more money and we refused to pay), but it should not have happened.
Cabo seems full of everyone wanting to take advantage of you, get the most money out of you, so honesty here is a rare commodity. Even at the local place when you find it, they will try to over charge you if you don't know the real prices (they don't list them). It would be great of the staff of the hotel actually took your best interest at heart and helped you out with all the vital info about prices and places, and scams, etc, instead of partaking in it, and allowing us to become victims.
- Also Known As:
- Worldmark Coral Baja Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
- Worldmark Coral Baja Los Cabos/San Jose Del Cabo