Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa
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Finding our way around by car in Cabo is daunting ...there appears to be no road rules that people abide by - just see a gap and go for it. Vehicles just roll on through what we think are stop signs, and we can see by the state of many of the local vehicles, that they really treat the roads like a race track.
After our dose of sun at Chileno Bay yesterday (where I have since discovered the Burres are ...
... to go into the Teens Center. DJ Earl* brought them behind the DJ booth to show them how to use the equipment and they got to choose 2 of their favorite songs to mash together while the disco lights spun. It was pretty interesting--I was learning too!
Back in the center, the rest of the kids were decorating big paper guitars and did karaoke after playing Name That Tune. Heather* came in and told ...
... rest of the group. A person took our picture and we did pay the money for this picture. We definitely wanted a picture of us both on a camel together.
After our camel ride, the guide then helped us back on the Unimog to go on a short tour of the area. He pointed out different plants with fruit on them talked about the area. We also took a picture in front of a big cactus tree during the tour.
After the tour, we went to another area where we were treated to ...
... tenders for our journeys into and out of the town. Though not as new as the ship’s tender the Mexican Craft were more than up to the task of taking us across the calm ocean waters into and out of town. The tender port is a nice modern floating dock connected to the main pier. From the tender dock it is a short walk pass several shops like Diamonds International to the main boardwalk that runs along the harbor area of Cabo San Lucas. At the junction of the pier ...
... it was for me to let go of all the big things... It was the little things I really wanted to hold on to; blankets with sentimental value, hand made dishes by my mother... Brass monkey. Cameron and I were lucky to have his parents, Clark and Kelly, who were gracious enough to store everything we (I) didn't have the heart to get rid of.
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Marina Fiesta is a nice place to stay close to downtown
The rooms have nice balconies have been there seven years in a row. I stay over looking the marina the only problem I have is the pull out beds suck. would get up ever morning and pick 3 or 4 springs up better to just put the matters on the floor worst hideaway beds in the worlds.
Marina Fiest cant be Beat in Downtown Cabo
Marina fiesta is the best place to stay on the Marina.Right in the middle of all the action or all the peace and quite - you decide.We stayed August 3 -10 th on an RCI Bonus vacation - couldnt beat the price. Location is great - just a couple steps and you are on the marina - ready to fish. eat, scuba dive or walk & shop. Steps in the other direction around the block and you are on the swimmable beach.
One of our rooms had 2 queen size beds - the other had a full size king - the rooms had mini kitchens - perfect for cooking breakfast in your room before an early fishing charter.They have a market - for those last minute items you want to consume in your room, as well as 2 restaurants serving the resort - and italian Mama Roma, and a seafood - Shrimp Bucket. If you dont like those choices - there are hundreds more a couple footsteps away. El Squid roe was fun - 5 minute walk away - as well as Cabo Wabo, Giggling Marlin. Staff was hospitable - gracious - spoke english. HAve a drink at the swimup bar for me!
We just returned from Cabo - The Marina Fiesta is highly recommended !!
beautiful location - right on the Marina - plenty to see and do ...tons of places to eat and shop and nightlife. We really enjoyed it and can't say a bad word about it. ...and to top it off a family member caught a 200 + marlin!! We can't wait to return.
I have a timeshare here, yeah I got sucked in, but it is well worth it.
Not only do I enjoy Marina Fiesta and all of Cabo, but all my friends that have either rented or came along with me love it. Staff is great, rooms are great, service is great...
I travel quite frequently to Cabo San Lucas. I have stayed in many hotels and condos. I think that this is my favorite for a relaxing vacation. It is close to everything. The beach, shopping, dining...and NIGHTLIFE! Not far to go in the morning when you are recovering. If the nightlife is not for you...they have a great pool. The staff is WONDERFUL! The guys at the swim up bar are TOO much fun. Order a miami vice..........go for a swim..........lounge on a chair........read a book..........take a nap..........just relax and enjoy! See you there!
I read the mixed reviews and was prepared for the worst. But it turned out to be one of the best vacations I've ever had. The main reason is because of its location. This hotel is close to pretty much everything. The downtown, marina, mall, all the restaurants, supermarket, shopping, movies, beach and activities were within the walking distance. The staff is friendly and helpful and I am definitely planning to head back next year, if not this year.
Nice but not so good
I have a time share at the Marina Fiesta - fixed week and fixed unit. In February 2003, I went to relax in my unit as I purchased that specific unit for its location. Upon arrival, I was told that that unit was rented to someone else (now help me understand how that if my week and unit is the same every year, how that unit could be rented?). Se they put me in a room on the bottom floor by the pool. Some people might consider this nice - I on the other hand, enjoy peace and quiet, and was somewhat annoyed. I complained the next day to the hotel agent who sent me to the timeshare people. Needless to say they didn't really care. Their job is to sell sell sell. Once sold, they wash their hands. I finally was moved to a different room (had to move myself). Is this hotel management staff letting the service go to waste is my concern.
My favorite resort in Cabo!
I've stayed at many of the MASSIVE resorts located to the east of downtown Cabo San Lucas, as well as many of those along "the corridor" (between Cabo San Lucas & San Jose Del Cabo), but my favorite place thus far is located right in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, Marina Fiesta!
Marina Fiesta is a bit smaller than many of Cabo's resorts, but it still has all of the facilities and tends to me MUCH less crowded. The staff is attentive, the facilities are well kept, and the spa is a MUST DO!! This gem is located just a few blocks from all the ACTION of downtown Cabo, plus it is also just a few blocks from a SWIMMABLE beach (most of those aformentioned resorts are along a non-swimmable section of coastline). It is
also one of the closest resorts to the docks that the fishing boats depart from every morning (a HUGE blessing at 6a.m.!!).
You can walk to almost everything from here, but an on-site
rental-car agent is also available for those day trips to LaPaz.
Both pools are nice, but my favorite is the pool that overlooks the harbor. This pool has a swim-up-bar which is a MUST on those hot summer days! AND there isn't any problem finding a lounge chair and towel at peak pool hours!
My typical day at Marina Fiesta starts with a breakfast at The Shrimp Bucket restaurant, or I might choose to make a light breakfast in my room's kitchen (especially if I was out partying at Squid Roe until 3 or 4 a.m.!). If I'm feeling energetic i might choose to do a short workout at the rooftop gym, then take a walk down the beach to my favorite breakfast spot, The Office, where you dine at tables that are right on the beach. Portions are plentiful, the coffee is hot, and the Bloody Marys and
Tequila Sunrises are huge!! Be the first of the day to order a shot of Tequila and be prepared for lots of noise!!
After breakfast I usually lounge by the pool for a few hours, or I might get a massage in the spa.
Lunch can be ordered at the pool's swim-up-bar or you can choose to eat at one of the tables that overlook the harbor. Be sure to have one or two margaritas with the fish tacos, or try the shrimp cocktail or basket.
In the afternoon I'd recommend doing a snorkeling trip or rent a waverunner or ATC for some adventure! Again, ALL of these are within walking distance!!
Dinner choices close to the Marina Fiesta resort are plentiful!
The marina is surrounded by very nice restaurants serving a range of meals that should cover any taste. Everything from traditional mexican fare to USDA steaks to gourmet extravagances!
I'd recommend walking along the waterfront and just pick one that sounds tasty.... you can always try the others on another night!
After dinner I'd recommend catching one of the shows at The
Giggling Marlin, and if you're REALLY brave you might even choose to participate!
Afterwards stop by Squid Roe to dance the night away........
See you "manana"!!!
Great Hotel for Everyone's taste!
Everything is close by. Places to party, eat, or relax. The staff is great and very friendly. Will definitely go back soon!
I would like to say that I just spent a week at the Marina Fiesta Resort and enjoyed it. The staff was helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and well maintained. What I really liked was that it is within walking distance to downtown Cabo. you can eat, drink, shop, party, and still be close to your resort. Great views. I will stay here again.