Once again another September trip to Baja California Sur (south). This means visiting during the hurricane season. But it also means visiting when the crowds have thinned out quite a bit. So if you're planning on scuba diving or snorkeling, the water visibility probably won't be the best because of thunderstorms. If you do dive, it is best in the morning as the water's have not churned up much...get's worse in the afternoon. We dove with Dive Cabo and the Manta dive shops. The big difference between the dive shops, Manta tries to group you with others with similar air usage. Which means you'll get more dive time....if someone runs short on air, they send that person up and the rest of you stay down. With Dive Cabo, the dive ends when the first person hits 700 lbs of air left. You'll pay a few dollars more with Manta, but you'll get your money's worth. We also fished with GordoBanks Pangas on a 28ft cruiser...caught a few yellow fin tuna and a couple dorado. We took the fish down to the El Herradero restaurant where they cooked it up for us several different ways and served it to us on a variety platter.
We used a 2 bd/2 ba unit that is just under 1900 sq ft! The unit is big and spacious for a resort. Sleeps 8 but you could easily sleep a few more if you so inclined and you'd all still have plenty of space. The rooms have safes and a partial kitchen. Both rooms have large flat screen TVs and a normal TV in the living room. All 3 rooms had their own thermostat. It would have been nice to have a full size refrigerator, but the 2/3 size unit did the trick. We stocked it up with drinks & food from the local Mega (grocery) store just down the road. If you're going to buy beer, get it in cans so you can take it to the pool...no glass allowed, but if you do have a bottle, they'll pour your drink into a cup for you. Like other reviews say, the WiFi (not free) is per unit. Unlike other reviews, our WiFi worked well and we had a strong signal (in unit 1248/49). Local calls from your room cost $1.00 (US) per call. We also used the gym equipment which was in excellent condition. You can't use cash in the resort...you must charge to your room. Gratuity is automatically added on your restaurant/bar charges...so it's not necessary to tip when signing your bar bill. There is a $8.00/day valet charge if you have your own vehicle. Occasionally, we'd tip on top of that. Housekeeping staff was nice and did an excellent job (twice daily)...we tipped them every day, but it was not required at this resort. The pool area is beautiful, however, upon a close look at the tiling, you can see that the workmanship isn't as good as it should be. They'll probably need to resurface the pool in the next few years. You're not suppose to swim on the beach, but we did see a couple daring individuals get out there. We took the advice of another review that mentioned getting a room on the east wing as the hotel next door is getting some remodeling construction. We never heard the noise. They did try to get us to come to a time-share presentation, but we never went and they only called a couple times and then stopped after that. Because it was the off season, the resort was quiet and uncrowded. A very short walk across the street is a new strip mall with a few shops and restaurants. We went to Rock and Brews (owned by Gene Simmons of KISS) for some good live music (Fridays and Saturdays only) and a couple cold cervezas at night!
I recommend getting a rental car in Cabo/San Jose del Cabo as cab fares are up these days. For the price of a single cab trip per day, you can have a rental car for the added freedom...besides, you're on vacation, explore Mexico!...like a drive to Todo Santos or Buena Vista, go zip lining, swim with dolphins, or just go shopping!
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