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Living in the NYC, I rarely thought of Mexico as a "must do" vacation spot. I knew folks on the West Coast ventured there for fun & sun and, of course, it's a spring break mecca but it held no real appeal for me, unlike other Central and South American locales. For escapes from the vicious Northeast winters, Miami and the Caribbean are in my …
I went to Cabo San Lucas with a group of 7 other girls for approximately a week in March 2004 for our Spring break in our senior year of college. We stayed at the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, which was classy, quiet, relaxing and picturesque. We spent our days generally at the hotel pool and beach. One day, we took a private boat to see the rock …
Our last whole day together begins with the girls playing in the pools while the guys enjoyed a visit to the spa. Jeff experienced his first facial, they all came back with shiny cheeks so I think it was a successful morning.
Pool time and beach time was on the agenda, cold beers and margaritas kept us hydrated.
Off to Cabo looking for a sports bar where Kristi and watch the Chargers. Dinner began ...
... Cabo that I grew up with, and got caught up in my thoughts about what the future of our city might hold.
I left on my father's birthday, and the night before we went to dinner to celebrate his birth, my farewell and my grandmothers life. My parents and I were accompanied by our great family friends Charly, Lety, Pilar, Lulu and Moises. It was great to spend time with them.
I dedicate this blog and my travels this summer to my ...
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High: walking around San Jose, seeing all the shops and walking around.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Amazing place, great service, facilities were outstanding and best of all there was a perpetual coconut/floral sense throughout the hotel and grounds, which made you feel like you were far, far away from metropolis.
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Feb 14-19 2003 I can't say enough about this resort. First I have to thank those who posted the rave reviews of it here because that was what we based our decision to stay there on. The resort (although not fully complete) is amazing. The areas of construction are completely blocked off and are not visible at all. We didn't hear any construction noise at all. The pictures of the place they show on the website do it no justice. The grounds are beautifully kept with bright flowers. The pool is huge and has a bar and a circular "jet" area. There are daily activities such as water aerobics which we chose to sit out on and instead had breakfast served to us poolside! The staff is so efficient that they are like secret service. They all have earpieces so by the time you tell your waiter what you want the bartender has it made! When we checked in they had given our studio room away and we were upgraded to an executive suite for the first four nights. The last night they had to move us to a studio and we thought that this was going to take time away from our trip by having to pack and un pack however we were told to "enjoy the day" and they took care of everything! They offer a free shuttle to Pueblo Bonito Rose and I must say, Sunset blew away Rose. I have some pictures if anyone is interested in the true beauty of the place. Any questions, pleae feel free to email me.
Best acco ever
Love the pool, the restaurant, the rooms. The staff is friendly, responsive and helpful! Would never stay anywhere else- ever again- there is no comparisonYou definitely get what you pay for! food is great, the resort is the best! If you want to be in the midst of things- think about other places to stay-this is about peace, quiet and relaxation!
We will never stay here again. Upon check in, we were told to go to the "welcome desk" which was just the first sales pitch for a time share. Yolanda pleaded with us to attend a "90 minute breakfast" so she could get points. We declined several times before she finally let us go to our room.The hotel is under construction. Buldozers running throughout the day, disrupted the tranquility we desired. Throughout the night, the cars that bring guests up and down the hill ran only a few feet from our door and kept us up all night. When asked if we could change rooms, we were told "tomorrow, we are busy today". So, we checked out with a one-night penalty, but it was worth it to enjoy our vacation.The staff treated us so poorly by not respecting our request to change rooms immediately or, to transfer us to another Pueblo Bonito Hotel. In addition, rather than assisting us in moving us, they told us to deal with our travel agent in our room (phone rates are $2.00 per minute), and charged us the phone bill ($34.00) because they would not take care of the situation themselves.We will never stay in this hotel again, nor any hotels associated with it.
It was our first trip to Cabo San Lucas, so we really didn't know what to expect, except that I did some research on the internet and found what I felt was a very nice resort complex, Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach. It turned out to be one of the nicest places we've ever stayed. It's the last complex, period, on the Pacific Ocean side. In fact it's the last stop on the airport shuttle route. You'll pass some pretty nice properties, but the best is saved for last at the Sunset Beach! They're still in a construction phase (this property is huge), but it didn't take away from anything, as you don't really notice that. All units have oceanfront views, and ours was just three weeks old. The weather was 75-80 degrees every day, without a cloud in the sky. You'd wake up, look out the sliding glass door and see nothing but beautiful blue water and blue skies. Another great thing is that it had daily maid service, which, as many know, is not the norm for a condo-type complex. Since the property is huge, and is built on a hill, they've modified about a half-dozen golf carts that carry passengers anywhere they want to go on the property. And the landscaping is phenominal...a Mediterranean/Mexican influenced setting. The pool is a creative tiled, negative-edged pool, with a sitdown bar area. There is also a kiddie pool area. The jacuzzi area, which is incororated into the pool, is unbelievable! The Sunset Beach resort is a couple of miles from town, and too far to walk. If you want to go to town, you'll either have to rent a taxi, or take one of the Pubelo Bonito shuttles to either the Rose or Blanco, then it's a short walk to town from there. The tram system, which runs between the three Pueblo Bonito resorts, was good as we took the tram to the Pueblo Bonito Rose at no charge, and walked into town. Each time we took the tram, they graciously provided a bottle of cold water on a hot day. We went to town during the day and walked around and had fun, but got back to the resort by sundown to watch the beautiful sunsets and relax by the beautiful resort-like pool. The resort has an on-site restaurant, bar, and deli. The food at the restaurant is very good, but a little pricey for dinner. The morning buffet is a great option, and is a little more reasonable. My only knock on it was that it had the hardest beds we've ever slept on. I almost got up one night and slept on the marble floor as I felt it would be more comfortable. After the second day we spoke to housekeeping, and they thoughtfully put on a foam-pad and it made all the difference in the world. Except for the bed, they've spared no expense. They do push for timeshare ownership, and entice you with vouchers for goods bought on-site. If you go through the timeshare presentation, and get the vouchers, make sure you understand that the vouchers are good for food only at Pueblo Bonito restaurants, and not the bar or deli. The fact that it was located on a private beach, was a huge property, the personnel were very polite and friendly, and the service and food were excellent, I'd rate it a 10! And we're looking forward to going back next spring. The bottom line...like the realtors say, location...location...location. If you want to be located right where the action is, then this resort isn't for you. But if you want a quiet, peaceful getaway, with access to town via the shuttles, awesome sunsets and quiet nights, then the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach is highly recommended.
Just got back from Cabo.......was there over the of week of Feb. 10-14. Amazing....great setup (although not complete with construction), friendly staff, excellent location away from the hassle of Rose's beach, Humpback whales everyday from our terrace, so impressed with the location we bought a time-share. I recommend to anyone going to Cabo, if you like the laid back style with private beach and great pool.........A+
I chose this hotel on the basis of the reviews I read here and the price I was able to get the room for on expedia. First you approach the place on a beautiful, winding private road; we were greeted by the site of two whales breaching just as we crested the hill-AMAZING. Upon arrival, it is imnmediately apparent that this is an upscale resort. EVERYONE is incredibly cordial and accomadating, and very responsive. I had the most hassle free check-in and then, like most Cabo resorts, this place includes the requisite time share "push". However, unlike other resorts, it is VERY low pressure. You are given the option of attending the meeting the next morning and the bait is $150.00 USD worth of credit in food and beverage. We decided to go for it. After being taken to our room in the mini cart, being offered bottled water for the ride and offered a tour of the resort, we quickly concluded, there was no reason to go into Cabo proper. We proceeded to use each and every dime of that $150.00 credit. They have great shrimp ceviche which is lovely when enjoyed poolside with a vast view of the pacific. If you get a little chilly, you can wrap yourself in one of thier enormous WARM beach towels. (complimentary) We had dinner, which was quite good, accompanied by a great bottle of Mexican white wine from the Guadalupe Valley (This we learned from the incredibly charming, utterly unpretentious sommelier at the restaraunt. )(Unfortunately, I couldn't tell you the name of the wine as we had already done some serious damage with margaritas, pina coladas etc.) We ended our indulgences with a Mexican coffee which turned out to not only taste fantastic, but was presented with total flaming flourish. It sounds kitchy and touristy and cheesy, but it was really way cool. Rooms are beautiful, clean, really, everything was just A+. We even managed to make it to the time share meeting (which included free buffet breakfast) despite our considerable hangovers. Upon our rejection of joining, we were graciously given our vouchers and headed to check out. Both of us were holding our breaths, waiting to find out that there was some clause and that we were going to end up stuck with a big bill, but, nope. No shuck and jive, it was all very straight forward. The place is beutiful, service amazing, and it is an incredible steal on expedia at $190 per night. The Palmilla or Las Ventanas is the only resort that comes close, and the price is less than half of either of those. AMAZING. Thanks Trip Advisor, thanks Expedia. I was not dissapointed.
Like the Four Seasons? You'll LOVE THIS!
Like the Four Seasons? You'll LOVE this one. Decor is elegant, service is excellent, views are stunning, privacy is observed, pool is gorgeous! It parallels both Esperanza and Las Ventana, but those are in the corridor and too far a drive into town's great restaurants. From Sunset Beach, it's only five minutes into town and away from all the hustle bustle. We've been going to Cabo for years and THIS one is truly a FABULOUS FIND! Construction is still underway, but already even the temporary gym is above average and we can only imagine how much better and better things will be as it's finished. Want real quality in Cabo? Sunset Beach has it ALL!
What a remarkable way to spend the holidays. The property is innovative and their web site doesnt do it justice. The junior suite is nice, but the master suites can certainly make you feel like a princess. Cute sandals are great, but the incline from the top of the resort to the pool or beach area is quite a stretch and youll probably be wishing for tennis shoes by the time the week is up. There are little carts that can drive you up and down, but the exercise seemed to be a wiser choice.
Awesome! Without question ...
Not kidding, stayed a week and had an AWESOME time here. Everything about it my girlfriend and I loved! Pool awesome, service awesome, seclusion awesome (it's removed from the main strip of resorts, including all the beach peddlers and downtown crowds). Walked around their popular sister resort, the "Rose", and Sunset Beach completely blew it away. It's slightly away from the downtown area, but there's a free shuttle from the resort to/from the "Rose" so you can still get downtown no problem, and a cab ran about $10 US including tip to the downtown area. A small price to pay considering the ENORMOUS benefits of a secluded, modern, clean, wonderfully serviced paradise.
Impressions of sunset beach
we just got back from our vacation at sunset beach , what a truly beautiful place, its still under construction but the service was great, the pacific ocean was something else, the staff especially the shuttles that drove you to you to your villas were so friendly, the rooms were very nice, when this place is finally completed it will be unmatched by anything else, we highly recommend it, its so unique.