My wife and I went here for our honeymoon. Overall, it was a great experience. For the price you are getting a very nice resort at an amazing price. I would suggest buying a round-trip shuttle for $24 per person from www.cabosanlucastours.com. It's about a 20 minute ride from the airport. This resort is actually located in San Jose.
It takes 30-40 minutes by bus ($3pp) to get to downtown Cabo and about 5 minutes ($1pp) by bus to downtown San Jose where there is lots of shopping and art galleries (Frank Arnold is my favorite). There's a mall across the street with a Mega Store (supermarket). Stock up on little snacks and water.
If you want to do some outside activity, we took horses out on the beach right in front of the resort. They are always waiting there. We paid $100, 2 hours for 2 people. Well worth it! Once you get past the hotels you can even gallop, but need to do 2 hours to get that far down the beach.
Swimming is not possible in this area because of the current. Don't even try it! 2 people died even while we were there. Go snorkeling at Lovers Beach. Take the public bus to the dock and get on a water taxi. Do it on your own instead of tour center if you want to save money. Depending on how you negotiate, it was about $9 per snorkel and $12 round trip water taxi per person.
- Price. It's very cheap for an all-inclusive resort
- Entertainment. Staff is friendly and activities directors are always around for games. There are some shows that are performed throughout the week. Not the best, but fun and interactive nevertheless. They had a movie trivia one night and a bingo game to win a bottle too.
-Rooms. Don't expect five-star. Air condition (they turn off when they come into clean so keep an eye out) always cool, small LCD TV, and nice balcony.
-Shower. Great rainfall shower head with good water pressure and always hot.
-Dining. The quality and taste was good, but needs more of a variety. There are 2 restaurants. One buffet and one ala carte. You need to book a reservation ahead of time as they are always "booked up". Also, don't worry too much about missing something at the restaurant. They typically serve it in the buffet the next day. The lunch by the pool has great ceviche and only place to get ice cream! If you're trying to do something special (extra cost), I surprised my wife with a private dinner on the beach. It was worth it for the ambiance...food was just OK (surf and turf). Don't do the bond fire as it is too close and smoke was in our face the entire dinner.
Pools- There are 3 pools. The bottom 2 are unofficially seperated in to a kids and adult pool with a swim up bar (where we spent most days!) The top pool overlooking the beach is the "rowdy" bar. They'll let you plug in your ipod to play your own music.
Beds- The beds are firm and sheets should have a little more thread count, but if you're like us you're not in the room very often.
Safety Box- you need to pay money to use the safe. It's a small fee but it's the principal.
Disco- Nothing special and was pretty dead the 2 times we visited. Go into town to Cabo Wabo or Nikki Beach if you want to party!
Employees- Everyone knows all-inclusive isn't really just that. Like most places, a couple dollars tip goes a long way in the hospitality industry. Bring some $1 bills and spread them around where you most need them. Give some to waiters (faster and better food) and bartenders (faster service). It can make a world of difference for your entire stay for a total of $30 bucks.
Alcohol- Don't worry about the ice as it's all treated and comes from the bag, but don't expect anything better than average liquor in the US. Oho-rojo (red-eye) were pretty good. It's half beer and half bloodymary.
WiFi- Costs something ridiculous like $10 a day. Just go over to the strip mall and buy something at McDonald's or Starbucks for WiFi if you really need it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Decameron Los Cabos is located in the south of the peninsula of Baja California on the Sea of Cortez just 15 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) and 5 minutes from downtown San Jose del Cabo which showcases the best of Mexican tradition, showing peaceful streets covered with trees, galleries, restaurants and boutiques, with its center located a few blocks from the sea, a beautiful Spanish colonial style city hall, among other features that are immersed in Mexican culture . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Decameron Los Cabos San Jose Del Cabo