I booked a five night stay at El Ganzo when I was in desperate need to recharge. I'm super active and typically take international trips that revolve around sports like skiing, rock climbing or surfing. I had cast removed from my broken leg shortly before arriving at El Ganzo, so I was skeptical about enjoying a lazy beach vacation. Traveling solo, I didn't want a resort filled with families or that was like a drunk frat party. El Ganzo delivers SoHo cool with a unique vibe that's chill and filled with fantastic live music-- just a killer atmosphere.
It's clear they know their guest and that a great deal of attention has gone into the details, from how you're greeted to the fantastic decor to bringing in a resident artist who knows how to create the perfect line-up of live music (nice work Mark) and a staff that's always smiling, working hard and is completely accommodating.
Having spent my 20s living in a high-end Colorado ski town and working in a five star hotel, I know service when I see it and the service at El Ganzo is top notch. (I'm now in my mid-40s and own a service-based business in another well-know resort town so I have a low tolerance level for poor service.) You arrive to big smiles, special treats in your room, a flat screen TV that has a channel dedicated to the artists who've recorded at El Ganzo, which automatically sets the a mini-bar that's free and restocked daily, an iPad so the staff can book your dinner reservations at various spots, balcony with killer views, a super comfy bed, a gym, a fantastic rooftop pool, private beach, and contrary to other reports super reliable internet access. I was able to get work done and still forget what day of the week it was, so for this overworked business owner that's a great trip.
I don't fish but loved waking up and watching the marina come to life and the fisherman get ready for the day. The private beach is perfect, and you can rent beach cruisers, stand up paddle boards, etc., and explore. The staff remembers your name and asked me daily about my leg and if I needed ice to make it more comfortable. I actually limped along to the art walk in town, which was fun and a MUST do is to eat at Los Tamarindos.
The food at the hotel is also very good and I'm not sure what the fuss is about expensive drinks, destination resorts in the U.S. are far more expensive.
Honestly, the only downside to El Ganzo is having to leave. Muchas gracias to the entire staff for making this a memorable and amazing experience. The world is a big place with a lot to see so I rarely say this but I would come back to El Ganzo again in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Ganzo is Los Cabos' hippest and most unique luxe boutique hotel, often described as a place of experiences. With its very own Cultural, Art & Musical program, it is a member of 'Preferred Lifestyle' and offers 60 deluxe ocean view rooms, three Master, four Large and two Very Large suites. Expansive views of the Sea of Cortez and Puerto Los Cabos Yacht Marina set the tone. Perfectly situated between the area's natural beauty and modern delights, the property stands at the mouth of Marina Puerto Los Cabos bordered by the fisherman's wharf, and is only a 20-minute drive to the airport or just 5 minutes to the historic town of San José del Cabo and the famous Art Walk. Dining options are multiple on site with the Gachoo Sushi Bar, the Upstairs Bar wrapped around the infinity pool and signature glass Jacuzzi, Ganzo Downstairs Restaurant overlooking the marina, or the private Beach Club Restaurant on our swimmable beach. With a complete spa and golf 5 minutes away at Puerto Los Cabos Golf Course, El Ganzo truly is a unique hotel and experience in Los Cabos. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Ganzo Los Cabos/San Jose Del Cabo