Hacienda del Mar Vacation Club
Travel Blogs from Cabo San Lucas
... so sitting here writing this whilst waiting for our 9-30 shuttle pick up to see what today brings.
2 weeks at our homeexchange in Cabo whizzed by and the morning to depart came around very quickly. Up early to prepare the Condo for our departure and wait for our 9.30am
shuttle to the Airport. BIG Michael arrived to say his goodbyes and we were away. Shared the cab with a 'handsome couple' of newly weds from Tennessee ...
... the Baja Peninsula and interdiction by both the U.S. Coast Guard and Mexican Navy have kept cartels and TCOs out of this part of the country.
Two days ago, Debbie and Marilee and I drove to Todos Santos on a new road and felt much the same as if we were in the United States. We roamed the streets of that village, had lunch at Guyacura Restaurant, bought some art and I drank some beer at, not being able to choose, both Tequila's Sunrise and The ...
I first traveled to Cabo San Lucas in 1978 and fell in love with the place. Staying at the now closed Hotel Cabo San Lucas with friends (Steve Block and his date, Barts and Connie and the late Mike Dix, my ex and I had the week of a lifetime here. We had to fly in on Saturday and out on the next Saturday because, at that time, the airline only had one flight weekly to San Jose del Cabo. I have returned at least three times before today's visit and this ...
... we managed to capture three or four good photos, which is three or four more than the gentleman beside us caught with his digital SLR camera equipped with a huge telephoto lens. Every time a whale appeared, by the time he managed to set up his shot, the whale was gone. Sometimes, the simple things are best.
After whale watching, we spent a few minutes exploring the sites and sounds around the pier in Cabo. We visited a small handicraft market which was ...
... no swimming. PERIOD. But swimming was not what I was there for anyway. My camera was rolling. I couldn't get enough of the scenery! It was breathtaking!
I look at my pictures from this vacation often and just smile! I am head over heels in LOVE with Cabo San Lucas! To say that I am just looking forward to my next visit would be a serious understatement! ♥
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Wonderful time @ Hacienda del Mar
Was in Cabo 12/13-20 and was amazed at the beauty and cleanliness of the property. Private beach, pools all along the property just above the beach. Jacuzzis, bars, restaurants all have view of the ocean. Good to great food. A small store on the property with necessities. Shuttle was convenient unless you were going fishing early or partying late. All staff was very friendly. Rooms were large and also had a small fridge, microwave, stove, dishes, pots & pans. 2 tvs in room and a nice deck outside. Very very pleased....and I only paid $181 for the week. how? My secret....LOL Would I stay there again? Heck yes. Oh and on the timeshare presentations...if you're going to do one, do it early in your stay as there are all sorts of discounts offered on tours, fishing etc...from attending one. Enjoy
Nice place with some annoyances
Stayed Dec 9-12, 2004. Paid $500 per person including flight from lax and taxes from priceline.
The grounds are very clean and tasteful.
The pool is great on the oceanfront.
Good size rooms with kitchen and fridge.
They'll try to sell you on a time-share right after check-in; just say no.
The town shuttle ($10 round-trip every 90 min) is a great idea but it is run by the taxi company so incentive is to NOT be efficient and even not show up at all. They left me stranded in town and had to pay $20 to get home by taxi.
US prices for drinks($8-10) and food ($20-$50 per person) but good quality.
We'll be back if a good deal comes up but wouldn't pay premium prices.
Best Money ever spent !
When we first purchased at the Hacienda del Mar ten years ago, it was nothing more than a beautiful desert set next to a more beautiful ocean. It was our first time share purchase, but we loved Cabo and wanted to make it a permanent vacation spot. Needless to say, ten years later, it has far surpassed our expectations for luxury vacationing ! right next to championship golf, 5 star resort quality accomodations, five restaurants,.... it just keeps getting better and better. Perfect place for a romantic honeymoon, golf trip, party trip or just kicking back. It was the best investment we ever made ! Try it, I guarantee you will not be disappointed !
We went to Cabo this past Valentine's Day. I researched hotels for quite some time before choosing the Hacienda. We paid around $160. Great deal! The place is beautiful, but one thing we didn't know is that it's basically the time share part of the Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar. All the facilities, pools and restaurants are part of the Sheraton. We had a very nice, large room complete with sitting area with couches, a couple TV's, and a large whirlpool bathtub that opens up into the bedroom. Only negative point was our view was of building under construction. We were assured we'd get another room, but that never happened. The staff was very nice and everything else was excellent so we were alright with it. We road around on a moped and looked at other hotels such as the Pueblo Bonito Rose. The drive down to the hotel was nothing like the one to the Hacienda which has a resort like atmosphere. Take the shuttle to save $$$. The 7:30 p.m. shuttle is half price. The hotel wasn't really more expensive than we expected. Eating in town saved a little $$$, but not that much because of where we chose to go. The Hacienda has various happy hours some on the beach and some in the restaurants. This beach has a lot less peddlers than the one closer to town. I would definitely recommend this hotel, but be aware that you will likely not have a great view because of the three buildings being built.
This was our second visit. We loved it just as much as the first time. The grounds are beautiful! I agree with the other review, that it is best to stock your fridge and eat in your room as much as possible. The food at the pool and restaurants is $$$$. The food is good though. The juicers in the room are great. Buy a bag of oranges, and your good to go! The beach is huge and beautiful. The pools aren't crowded. Just don't lose your towel key. You will be charged for it! I would go again in a heartbeat! A rental car is nice to have for a trip into Cabo or San Jose. The hotel offers roundtrip shuttle into Cabo for $10.00.
Fancy, equipped but expensive
The resort is peaceful, beautiful, pristine and modern. However, the restaurants are very expensive, even for snacks. Take advantage of the partial kitchens in units. We make our own coffee in the mornings, a light snack for lunch and dine out in the evening. We bring our beverages to the pool. The facilities are very nice. Nice gym, nice little sundry store and shuttles into town. Expensive SPA! You can pick up groceries in town and keep in the fridge for when you need it. Rent a car for a couple days to go sight seeing (Don't forget San Jose), and spend the rest of time just chilling out at resort. It's all about travelling smart if you don't want surprises. Check bills and definitely read brichures handed to you wehn you check in.
Owners are second class citizens....
We own a timeshare in NYC-we traded for Hacienda del Mar. Overall it was good. However, friends rented ($168 per night) fro H del M and rec'd the following perks that we as owners where not given. Robes & slippers, candles. Small items I admit but you could feel the difference. They aren't as pushy with the timeshare sales as the other resorts in town. Steakhouse steaks left alot to be desired--you get a better steak at Pitahayas (the other very expensive restaurant on property. Pools were nice & clean & not too crowded. Don't lose your pool towel or card as they'll charge you $25. each. Run your whirlpool prior to using. Ours shot black junk into the full tub when turned on. Took me 2 full days to get a wash cloth and a second bar of soap.... Staff is very pleasant and polite and seem to try to help.. You don't need pesos in Cabo--US currency is well traded and you usually do better on the rate if you use US $ vs pesos.
Facility first class, Pools fantastic with great Beach. The family loves the Resort from the 10 year olds to the young adults. Everything has a cozy feel.Popular so book early!
Oversold in every way
My wife and I bought a few years back, we have never been able to get the room we were promised. Be very careful what you get into at this resort. They will say ANYTHING to sell you something. There are better destinations than this in Mexico. Just a warning.
Classey and pricy
I own here and find it very nice. It's quiet and away from the main road. If you like golf its perfect, with a course minutes away. It is the crem-de-le-crem of timeshares in the area. you raise your hand and you get your wants, of course with a price. The three or four restaurants are fantastic food. The pools are beautiful and plenty of good looking people from the upper classes. The maid service is #1 and the rooms are kept up nicely. The service people are awesom too. I would recommend this to the more upper class people, making 100K a year.