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“Whale Watcher Bar for happy hour and whales”

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Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos
Ranked #21 of 70 Hotels in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle
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“Whale Watcher Bar for happy hour and whales”
Reviewed 31 March 2012

Went up to the Whale Watcher bar to see if we could catch sunset and some whales. It was happy hour so the drinks were 2 for 1. We enjoyed the view and saw a couple of whales off in the distance breaching and having a great time. Well worth the trek for happy hour with the whales!

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Reviewed 31 March 2012

This hotel exceeded our expectations for views, spacious rooms and an interesting property layout. We enjoyed the walk across the bridge to the Whale Watcher Bar, beyond the waterfall and the fabulous views of the marina. We arrived late and were annoyed that our request for a room on a high floor in the Palapa Beach Club turned out to be on the 3rd floor, but the desk attendant was very polite in telling us they would try to move us the next a.m. BUT we were very pleased with our pool/ocean/beach view and our spacious tiled deck, so we opted to stay where we were. ALL of the Palapa Beach Club views are supposed to have a good view of the ocean/beach and I think that is probably true. Marina views would also be okay. Some of the photos on this hotel website really SUCK and do not do the hotel justice! Yes, (as per some of the Trip Advisor reviews that we read), parts of the hotel are a little tired, but the rooms are exactly what the photos show...ceramic tiled, spacious and clean. The pool deck lounges are the only thing we thought DESPERATELY needed attention, as the fabric was quite worn and the pool towel 'gestapo' would only allow you ONE pool towel at a time, so it was difficult to cover up the unsightly and worn lounges. The Spring Breakers were quite well behaved and mostly congregated at the pools closest to the beach, so we enjoyed our 2 for 1 drinks at the pool every afternoon. We loved the Whale Watcher Bar and ate appetizers there a couple times...my husband thought the men's restroom was the coolest because one entire inside wall was the stone mountain! We used CABO TRANSFERS for our airport transportation (recommended by the hotel) and were very satisfied. You can call an 800 number and speak to them and if you don't want to use paypal, you can wait until you arrive and pay them cash. I was a little concerned they may not show up to retreive us from the hotel after we paid cash up front, but they arrived right on time for our departure. We took the TROPICAT catamaran sunset cruise one night. They serve unlimited drinks (even frozen White Russians!) and heavy appetizers, but it is NOT a BOOZE CRUISE, so we were very happy with our experience. We also enjoyed taking the water taxi (about $3 per person) to Medano Beach for breakfast at The Office, which was fun. Your table is outdoors in the sand with lots of umbrella cover and the food was good, with great service and reasonably priced ($8). The beach vendors are not allowed into the restaurant area, so you get a little repreive from the constant requests for purchases. PAY ATTENTION to all of the reviewers and AVOID the time share agents...the 90 minute promise is a fallacy and you will be there for AT LEAST 3 hours! The time share hawkers in the airport were very deceiving and one guy kept standing in front of us telling us he was the airport manager and he had to see our transportation voucher over at his desk. We fell for that...even though our transportation company warned us about it and we finally caught on and escaped! Hotel Finisterra exceeded our expectations...it is not a 5 star hotel, but we were very happy with their value and anytime we had a housekeeping need, it was dealt with immediately. We loved the quaint short walk among cobblestones (sorta) up the hill to the hotel...it was very private and relatively quiet. When we wanted action, we walked to the marina boardwalk or downtown. Adios!

Room Tip: Request a high floor in the Palapa Beach Club for great views and more quiet...nothing lower than fl...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kenmore, Washington
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

We booked at this hotel through a deal I bought on Urban Dealight. It was a great deal that my husband and I couldn't pass up. However after reading reviews we heard there may be some timeshare talk we had to attend. There was nothing about that in the deal I bought. When we checked into the hotel, everything went smooth until they stopped at a desk where we started getting signed up for the timeshare talk. We said NO, that we didn't want to go, and didn't want the free tickets to a sunset dinner cruise. The lady was very rude and said that's why I got such a good deal. I informed her there was nothing in the terms of my deal that said I had to go...so we walked away. She said "well, I'll have to look into that." We avoided that desk as much as possible the rest of our trip.

Besides that...the hotel was very clean, the pool was nice, and staff was nice as well. The room was large and had a nice balcony. The only downfall was the tile floor that made all movement of furniture echo really loudly. So, don't bother taking a nap during the day because that's all you'll hear.

Also, we stayed in room 406 and outside our room...on the ground floor was an air conditioner that was REALLY loud and echoed up to our room. We typically travel with a noise machine, but didn't need it since that was so loud.

Other reviews said the pool wasn't heated, but I didn't find that to be a problem. We got in and out a few times and even stayed in for a while to watch a basketball game! I found it to be the perfect temp!

Food from the pool area was great! The fresh guacamole was AMAZING! And the 2X1 happy hour was nice as well!

We walked the beach and all the way over to Lovers Beach, but that was a LONG walk...so be prepared! You'll even have to climb over some rocks / small mountain!

The location of the hotel was AWESOME! We were able to quickly walk to the marina and did that every day. It was about a 12 minute walk into the middle of the marina. There were many good restaurants that we ate at...our favorite was the Baja Cantina.

I would definitely go back :)

Room Tip: Higher room for less A/C noise or maybe on the side opposite the hotel restaurant.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rexburg, Idaho
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Just returned from a week vacation at Hotel Finisterra. We had a faboulous time. Beautiful views and wonderful scenery. But...Watch out for the employees wanting you to take a 1.5 hour tour of their new hotel being built. It's a trap to get you to buy a timeshare and the people there are sharks! Look out for Djion (if that's his real name, he is an american originally from Washington State). 5 hours later, we had to get angry and run to get away. The only way we could get out is through a side door out to an alley!!! BE VERY CAREFUL!!!!! It's a shame they make you believe one thing and it turns out to be an wasted day of your vacation. It not worth what you receive for it.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

Every year we hike up to Finsterra's Whale Watcher bar late in the afternoon, and every year we see whales (Feb/Mar). You must be in shape to walk up; it is a climb! But the view of the ocean is spectacular from that height. Afternoon drinks along the railing are fun. Dinner after dark is great as well.

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Additional Information about Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos

Property: Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos
Address: Blvd. Paseo de la Marina s/n, Cabo San Lucas 23450, Mexico (Formerly Hotel Finisterra)
Region: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > Cabo San Lucas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#15 Spa Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#17 Family Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#18 Romantic Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
#18 Luxury Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
Price range (per night): ₹ 17,372 - ₹ 54,246
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos 4*
Number of rooms: 282
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Landmark Resort. Best location in town with Ocean and Bay views. Located in the "Heart and Soul of Cabo"!Live the legend of the new SANDOS Finisterra ALL INCLUSIVE RESORT unique architecture overlooking the Bay of San Lucas or enjoy the largest family rooms facing the Pacific sunsets in any of our Jr. Suites. All within a short walk to restaurants, night life, shops, fishing and water sports. Free WiFi in Lobby and Restaurants. Endless beach walks and amazing pools. Embrace the Cabo sun in any of our three amazing pools or have a snack at the largest and tallest Palapa in the Pacific. For the evenings enjoy a margarita at the historical Blue Marlin Bar where Keith Richards and Brooke Shields loved to relax. If you like tennis we have 2 courts for you free of charge. Ideal for Families or Couples that want the best value. The Jr. Suites Ocean View rooms have the largest capacity in Cabo sleeping 3 adults and 2 children with our 2 Queen and Sofa beds. Just perfect for the family that needs best value for their money! ... more   less 
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