Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa
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Wonderful trip. Great food, perfect temperatures. Highlights: Visited San Jose del Cabo. Sunset sail to El Arco. Dinner at Mi Casa and Edith's. Massage at Esperanza.
... amazing. I held onto his Dorsal fin and he took me round the pool quite fast. His skin felt sleek and smooth but thick too...like a very slick wet leather. As he was taking me for a ride I could feel him undulating and powering forward. Was brilliant and I think I grinned from ear to ear for hours afterwards. A truly once in a lifetime experience and I have the photos and video of the day to prove it. I am still buzzing from the ...
... found that I was also keeping up a little better when Cameron or Mando spoke with the locals. That night, we hit the beach for the turtle release. As far as I can tell, some sort of official digs up the eggs, discards the shells and places the baby turtles onto a bin. The tourists swarm the scene, so I stayed back and waited until the official began handing out the tortugas. There were so many turtles, I was able to get 4 of them to hold, inspect and ultimately release. ...
... font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">Once most of the big stuff was out of the house, Cameron got pretty sick, and then managed to hurt his back! Luckily for us, my mom (Kathy) had already arranged for an impromptu visit for the weekend before we took off. Believe me, I put her to work. Without her help, I could never have finished the task of cleaning the apartment on my own.
... got a jump from a neighboring boat
…the boat huffed and puffed and blew black smoke everywhere... and never quit blowing black smoke, by the way
...and then... hubby had a FANTASTIC parasailing experience and I was REALLY excited for him and he was in the air for a long time and LOVED it!! I was sooooooooooooo happy for him!!
…we ended-up being stuck, in that cramped boat, going in circles in the bay, for OVER THREE ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa Cabo San Lucas
We just returned from a 5 day/4 night stay at this beautiful resort hotel. The service was wonderful, the rooms were beautiful. The views from each window and sitting area are breathtaking. This hotel was filled with many hard-working employees, ready to serve. We had an amazing time!
The people/service could not have been better. The beach wasn't great for swimming, but who swims in January. It was a great beach to sit and read and watch the sun come up. The only issue I had was I thought the walls could be better insulated for sound. My neighbors were gymnasts or newlyweds or newlywed gymnasts. All in all, the golf couldn't have been better, guacamole was incredible, beer was cold, tequilla strong, service stellar, hot tubs hot, grounds beautiful, hammocks nice, weather perfect. I can't complain. I'd go back.
A bit of heaven
We just returned from a trip to Cabo San Lucas, where we stayed at the Fiesta Americana. It was aboulutely beautiful. The grounds around the hotel were landscaped with palm trees, cactus and bougenvillas with the most beautiful colors. It was very well taken care of. They had three pools one of them was a swim up bar. One they called the infinity pool where we would look out into the ocean and watch the wales play. It almost looked like they were putting on a show for us. they also had many hot tubs around.
The staff was incredible. Everyone was so friendly. They treated us like kings and queens.
The resturants were good, a little expensive. We also felt very safe. You had to go through a gate to get to the hotel, and there were security around all the time. There were no peddlers at all at the hotel.
I can't say enough about the hotel. I can't wait to go back
Good but watch out for the nickle and diming
We recently returned from a trip in October 2002. This resort is a wonderful venue if you want to get away from the world. We had been to Cabo previously and knew that the beaches were only tolerable in the Corridor. The Fiesta Americana beach is not one that can be swam at easily. It is very rocky and the waves are powerful. However to suntan, gaze, and listen to the ocean it is wonderful. The resort makes up for the beach with a magnificent pool area. The wait staff at the pool and beach were wonderful.
One of the primary issues I have with Cabo from an overall standpoint is the transportation to and from Cabo San Lucas and San Jose. Currently, the transportation system is unionized and has an absolute strangle hold on the tourists. A one way fare from this property will cost about $20 into Cabo. We found an alternative - the mass transit system, i.e. bus system. Although crude, the bus picks you up on the main road and takes you into town for 90 pesos one way (90 cents US). This option is not for everyone but if you want to save some cash it is an easy option. The buses start around 5 AM and stop at 10 PM. They run between San Jose and Cabo from this time in roughly 20-minute lags. Currently there are not any designated bus stops so to catch a ride just find a section of the road shoulder that is wider than the rest and flag down the bus (it really is easy!) We typically caught the bus at the non-bridge opening to the Cabo Del Sol property (roughly a ½ mile walk.) This system is also great to get to the two snorkeling beaches, Playa del Santa Maria and Playa del Chileno. Please note that Santa Maria is a remote beach that does not have a retail shop to rent snorkeling equipment but Chileno does. Both beaches are the same that the Snorkeling Tours take you to but charge $50/person!
Hope you enjoy Cabo San Lucas and San Jose. Both cities have their own personality and are very fun!
Just back from a short vacation over Thanksgiving at the Fiesta Americana Los Cabos. The rooms are spacious and all have ocean views. The food in the restaurants was excellent but expensive. The grounds and pools are beautiful with a swim up bar and comfortable and plentiful lounge chairs. The staff was friendly and the service top-notch.
Loved It! Going Back!
My husband and I just returned after spending six wonderful days at Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos. We were overwhelmed with the friendliness of the staff, the beautiful grounds, facilities, rooms, pools, Pacific Coast, the excellent meals at all three restaurants and how quaint yet modern the town of Los Cabos was.
We can't wait to return to see the whales next Spring! This is the only place in Mexico where I drank the water straight out of the room faucet and didn't get sick (I've been vacationing all over Mexico since 1978).
I would recommend this resort facility to any and everyone.
We just returned from our vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and stayed at the Fiesta Americana. All I can say is that I am writing this review having returned early from the trip due to dissatisfaction with the "resort" and the area of Cabo as a whole. We actually paid extra to fly home a day early because we figured the money spent on rearranging the flight would be better spent than on another disappointing and expensive day at Fiesta Americana. Our time and days off are much more valuable. Dubbed as a five star resort- it is far from it. Having traveled extensively this hotel rated maybe a 3 star at best. There was virtually nothing going on at the hotel, the beach was unswimmable, the decor of little to note, a shuttle to town was provided sporadically and at inconvenient intervals ($10.00 each trip)and should you miss it- a $44.00 roundtrip taxi ride. To workout in the gym cost $10.00 per day. A 4 ounce bottle of water- $4.00. The rooms were replete with small ants and the beds-well, if you like not sleeping for your vacation and getting a splinter from the straw in your pillow- this is the place for you.
I cannot tell you what a disappointment the trip was. Cabo is dubbed to be such an exotic, romantic locale. It is far from it. It is a little Mexican town where you are taken for every cent you have. In addition, the Scuba Diving and snorkeling were of no interest. There were virtually no fish to be seen in their top sites. The "Sand Falls" for divers amounted to a divemaster picking up sand in his hands and allowing it to fall in between his fingers to a lower depth! In addition, as avid fishing people we thought the fishing was overrated. We went through Pisces and for the bargain basement price of $750.00 for a 31' boat for 8 hours- we caught two dorado (maybe 4 lbs each.) When we told the captain we wanted to fish for tuna (it is the high season) he said, "Tuna, where's the tuna?" Isn't that your job, captain?
Home never felt so good. If the purpose of vacation is to appreciate what you are blessed with at home then this is the place for you- but renting the Wizard of Oz and rediscovering there is no place like home is much less expensive.
Two thumbs up for Fiesta Americana
My wife and I visited the Fiesta Americana in August 2002, the hot and humid low-season.
This is our third trip to Cabo, but the first time at a hotel on the “corridor” – the road from San Jose Del Cabo (where the airport is located) to Cabo San Lucas. We rented a car and drove about 20 minutes to the area dubbed “Cabo Del Sol” which includes not only the Fiesta Americana, but the newly built-Sheraton and Esperanza resorts and a championship golf course. A security gate controls access to the resorts which are accessed by a lushly landscaped road full of palms trees and tropical plants.
The Fiesta Americana lies beyond the palm grove and blends into the rocky terrain with its desert paint scheme. Plenty of staff quickly greet you at the lobby to help with luggage. Valet parking is all that is available, but it is free of charge. The hotel lobby provides a view of Palm trees and the ocean. Check-in was fast and painless by the English speaking staff.
The resort consists of multiple buildings. Our building was a distance from the lobby so we and our luggage were loaded into a long golf cart. The driver proceeded through a tunnel in the building which lead to driveways to the various buildings. We motored up the hill to the front of our building where we found our seventh-floor room.
The room was luxurious, with Mexican furniture, and a stone and tile bathroom which included a tub/shower in its own alcove. The room included a small refrigerator, sink, toaster, coffee maker (but no coffee), glasses, mugs, utensils, and a microwave oven. Rooms next door were larger, had a full kitchen, and a patio balcony with lounge chairs.
The landscaping was reminiscent of Hawaii with its Palm trees, green lawns, and tropical plants. Unlike Hawaii, there were palapa huts on the beach with lounge chairs for ocean viewing and snoozing. The beach is not swimmer-friendly because of rocks and surf that can get rough. There are three blue-tiled swimming pools and one swim-up bar.
There were four restaurants, none of them cheap, but surprisingly the prices were not much more expensive than what we found in town (Breakfast = $25; dinner = $60, prices for two). It was disappointing to see how the prices in Cabo have gone up in the last few years.
The Fiesta Americana is a top notch resort meticulously maintained by an army of hard working staff. The only down-side, if any, was the lack of self-parking and the need to either walk or catch a golf cart to the lobby restaurant. To Fiesta’s credit there was never much of a wait for a golf cart, they were readily available.
Finally, there was something called the Grand Club which I believe were the regular hotel rooms. For the higher price you get a room nearer the restaurant and lobby and access to a private swimming pool with upgraded chairs and towels. Since we went during the off-season there was no real problem finding an empty pool chair or a spot under a palapa on the beach.
I saw people being given what appeared to be a time share sales pitch, but those are only offered if you ask for one. We were never solicited for any time share. Two thumbs up for the Fiesta Americana a true luxury resort.
The kids club at Fiesta Americana Grand in Cabo San Lucas is more of a babysitting service. Children either did puzzles, coloring or played nintendo. Children stayed inside one room the entire time. The same service at the Fiesta Americana Grand, Cancun, Mexico offered a variety of physical games, swimming, Spanish bingo-pool side, arts and crafts, lunch, a superivsed game room which included air hockey and ping pong. The children had a full day of activities both indoors and outside.
Just say no to Fiesta Americana Vacation Club
My husband and I just returned from a vacation in the Los Cabos area. To save $100 on our rental car, we agreed to see a presentation about the Fiesta Americana Vacation Club (FAVC). They don't like the term "timeshare," and, the Club is different than what I've ever thought of as a timeshare.
A very nice salesman (American) showed us all around the very beautiful hotel. 5 fabulous pools, several hot tubs, great ocean views, beautiful rooms, awesome fitness facilities, lovely lobby, etc. He gave us a free breakfast buffet too. Then came the very slick hard sell. I don't know why but my husband and I -- seduced by the "right now" price to join the club (around $8800 for 1 week's stay at peak time in any Grupo Posadas Hotel, and RCI property, any Hilton-owned hotel -- for the next 40 years) -- we agreed to join. Out came the champagne and, after being strongly encouraged to have some (which we did), came the contract signing.
That night we reviewed the voluminous details of the program and decided that we hadn't understood it completely and didn't want to be part of it.
We faxed and called the next morning. Despite the contract's "rescission" language:
11. Rescission Rights
Buyer shall have a maximum period of five (5) working days from the date on wich [sic] this agreement is signed by the Buyer to request the recission [sic] of this Agreement and be entitled to the refund of Buyer's amounts paid hereunder without deduction. Buyer's request hereof shall be in writing and must be received in person by the Developer's authorized agent on the same location as the operation was closed.
they refused to cancel the contract. We went back to the hotel's FAVC sales office and had a completely miserable several hours of being yelled at, lectured, condescended to, etc. by the FAVC sales people and "management" (all Americans). Bottom line -- they told us that the only way a contract was ever canceled is if the sales rep lies about the program. Bottom line: they refused to cancel the contract.
I have sent a registered letter request (in addition to the fax and visit) and don't know how the FAVC will respond to it. FAVC ruined 2 whole days of my vacation, treated my husband and me like garbage and, ultimately - won't release us from the contract under the contract's clear termination terms!
Stay away from the FAVC presentation. I can't say that the Club itself or the hotel is no good -- I have no idea. Any company that treats people the way FAVC has treated my husband and me, however, is not worthy of your business.