Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos
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... us of a recent trip to La Paz and snorkeling with whale sharks. It was an amazing tale and made us that much more eager to visit La Paz and that part of the Eastern Baja Peninsula.
Each guest present had a brief opportunity to pitch their business, and as always when Celina talks about the Pet Nanny you can hear the oooh's and aahh's from the pet owners present. Needless to say she made a few friends that night who ...
... before we left to take us to our destination. The van had about 10 people on it by the time we loaded up, with most getting off at two resorts before us. Kathy and I were the last two on the van for the Montecristo Estates which is part of the Pueblo Bonito resorts.
We arrived at Villa #1 which sits high atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A spectacular view to say the least. We are staying in the Villa with Joe and Mary, who were also on the trip to Egypt ...
... But, she did manage to succeed to the summit of our "monster" 40' cliff and I was proud. It started to rain so we quickly packed up when we saw Phil, the guy who bought our spare alternator randomly in the park and had a quick chat. He told us about places to camp and climb and stories of how his last Van burned to the ground in the park a few years back with all his possessions. It's interesting meeting people who live permanently in their VW's and on the ...
... hour. It's COLD. Well by cold, I mean, probably 60. There's sand blowing everywhere. We can see a pretty good ways up the peninsula from the top floors of our hotel, and it looks like sandstorms. Now we're getting ready for a night out. Not sure exactly where we're going yet. There's a place about a half mile down the beach called "The Office". I think that's where it might be. Tomorrow, we're going 4-wheeling in the ...
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stayed at the finnisterra june 03 pros: close to town, 10 mi walk,very clean great pools,nice rooms-tile,mini bars,iron, private balcony w/chairs-good view cons:stay at the new section! (palpala) make sure your rooms are just a #(no letter before) or youll get an older room with only a view of the marina.be ready to walk. it is way up on a hillside. they say that they dont sell timeshares for finisterra because they sold out, but you will be directed to a hostess in the lobby after you check in who will try to sell you to the resort next door- unless you want to waste precious hours of your vacation at a sales pitch, tell her you are unemployed!
Proceed w/ caution
mixed bag - love the weather and it is quiet One year the hotel ran out of water in all the bathrooms - no reduction on room rates or accomodation in other facilities. Often times the lights, power, appliances don't work. Security is very lax. Great personalities in service staff. Look forward to returning. DO NOT use the original rooms - they are roadh infested - literally!
May at the finesterra
stayed at the finesterra 5/5 - 5/12 in the newer timeshares. the older ones are dumps. hated the middle pool - it was like taking a hot bath. most of us went to the lower or upper to cool off. great staff. quick walk to downtown.
Older section of timeshare run down!
Check to see if your reservation is for the older section of the timeshare condo. Confirmed by others also staying in this section of the hotel, our unit, in particular, was dark, old and run down. the kitchen was tiny, the faucets leaking, the furniture very old (70s-ish), the cleaning service very poor and inconsistent. i can go on and on... Another thing is only the middle pool was heated!! the top pool and the one on the beach, was cold!! therefore, everyone gravitated to the middle pool, which became very crowded. the grounds around the pool area was nice, but where we were, on the older section, facing the marina, it was definitely NOt Gold Crown worthy! so, do your homework and check to see where your unit was.
What a view!
We had friends who recommended the Finisterra and we took their advice and got the bay side. The view from the bay side took our breath away when we opened the curtains. Our stay was great. We enjoyed the Blue Marlin, the Whalewatcher Bar, the pool areas, the service people were friendly and neat and clean. Our rooms were kept immaculate. The walk up and down the stairs was a little much, but the view was worth it. Personnel were all courteous and helpful. The only complaint I might have is the beds. Queens that are a smaller size was not what we had wanted, but the king bed was not available on our floor. All in all, this is a place we will continue to return too. Cabo is a real party town !!
I liked the Finesterra because of the beautiful pool area and huge Palapa bar. Drink service by pool was great, probably because of tips. Our room was nice and view of Pacific/pool from balcony was beautiful.I went there in June and was taken aback by how windy it was in the afternoon. We couldn't enjoy the pool because of the wind. Forget about walking on the beach...it becomes a sandstorm. The beach is too rough to swim in or even lay out by. If you want a good beach, stay by Sea of Cortez...not on the Pacific.And downtown Cabo was completely empty in June. Hawkers are everywhere at the marina, very annoying. I plan to go back and stay another place, but I enjoyed the Finesterra.
I stayed at the Finisterra in March 03. The hotel is clean and very well located on the Pacific beach, but close to downtown. Transportation is very expensive, so walking downtown was helpful. The rooms are comfortable and the pools are nice. The service and food are good, but not great. They were offering a special deal so we got two free nights by staying seven. This was a very good value compared to other resorts we looked at. I would certainly go back again.
Beware, stay elsewhere!
We stayed here over New Year's. Our room was not ready upon check-in--bed not made up, porchlight out, screen door fell off, TV didn't work, and to make it worse, we couldn't even get a key to the room for over 2 hours so we were basically stranded, unable to go eat, and no one seemed to care. Every time we called down the desk we kept getting put off or ignored....finally my husband got upset and went down in person. They didn't seem to think anything was wrong. We weren't even able to speak to a supervisor until the next day. We did get our room upgraded to the palapas/beach area, otherwise the amount we were paying for the original room would have been a complete ripoff (think Motel 6). Turns out that you need a shuttle to go back and forth from the older part of the hotel to the other parts (unless you want to hike up and down the hills several times a day) and the shuttle service took us over 30 minutes the one time we used it.
Our upgraded room was fine, and the hotel itself is beautiful, but the service was terrible. Our (we thought) reserved rent-a-car was unavailable the day we needed it and no one bothered to let us know so we could make alternative plans, room service trays sat outside the rooms for 24 hours or more, they kept trying to charge us for water in the room even though it was water we purchased elsewhere, and then they tried to charge the room for meals we never purchased (they couldn't produce the signature from the bar). And the New Years party they had for $60 each was a joke....Five and a half hours of a bad Santana cover band and a very average buffet. Not even a glass of complimentary champagne. I guess that's how they treat people who don't succumb to the timeshare traps. Next time I'll stay home.
Just came back from several days in Cabo. This hotel has a great location near town and it's beautifully located cliffside. It's walking distance to the harbor but you feel secluded as well. Food and drinks are overpriced, but you can always go into town for more selection and better quality. We stayed in one of the nicest rooms of the hotel (pool view and ocean view), but the loud airconditioning unit for the hotel was located close by which was very noisy throughout the night. My only other complaint was the hotel rationed their pool towel disbursement. They were always out of towels when we went down to the pool! Other than that, i would stay here again as the service was good and the location was optimal as well.