My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon, and I think our only real complaint is that it was SO peaceful and serene that it almost felt a little too isolated! Definitely not a bad problem to have. The resort is in pristine condition, and the lobby is so impressive when you walk in. The entire place smells like you have stepped into a very relaxing spa, and the landscaping (although a bit too desert-y for my tastes) was meticulous. The staff is probably among the most friendly, helpful, and accommodating that I’ve ever run into. From the bell boys to the front desk to the bartenders to the cleaning staff, no one hesitated for even a second to drop what they were doing and open a door for us or ask us if we needed anything. The bartender at Partidos even ran down to the Siempre restaurant to get me a dessert one night (I didn’t ask, he just offered out of the blue, and even brought back a secondary choice just in case!).
The resort seemed to offer a wide variety of activities, but I have to admit we didn’t take advantage of any of them (we were there to RELAX!). There is a great spot near the pool with a few fire pits that were really nice at night when it cooled off. There is a hot tub that we never ended up using, but it was pretty big. The beach has beach beds that you could rent for a really small fee for a day. The one drawback is that you can’t swim in the ocean here due to strong currents, but we probably wouldn’t have gone in anyway. The pool has 2 sections, and it’s pretty big. One section has a swim-up bar, which is always a good thing! We didn’t have too much trouble finding chairs during the week, but once we hit Thursday it became more difficult (we stayed Sunday to Sunday). The pool did have quite a few tile pieces missing, which could probably could be a bit dangerous, but overall it was very clean and enjoyable. Also, we were SO happy with the food at the pool, it was way better than we were expecting! I am still missing it a couple weeks later
On the subject of food, stay away from the themed buffet nights if you’re a foodie. I think it’s called Aire. We ate there our first night and the food was not good at all. We were seriously concerned about what we’d be eating the rest of the trip. But we opted to stay away from the buffet after that, and instead went to the sit-down restaurants there and at the sister resorts as well, and the food at all of the sit-down restaurants was PHENOMENAL. That alone made the price of the all-inclusive option worth it. We spent what would have been an exorbitant amount of money on food to try all the amazing things they had to offer, and I can’t really complain about anything else we ate at any of the sit-down restaurants. Room service food was decent as well.
I highly recommend taking advantage of the shuttle service that is offered to the sister resorts. It’s not always the best schedule, but it comes frequently and reliably enough. I also have no doubt that they would have made a run for us if we had missed one or anyone didn’t fit. We spent a couple days at the Sunset Beach pool (we actually liked it a little bit better there), and ate at Sunset Beach (La Frida) and Rose (Fellini’s). It was all really awesome and we really liked being able to see the other resorts. We also suffered through the timeshare presentation at Sunset Beach, where they served us breakfast. It was a long morning getting through the presentation and them haggling with us about buying, but seeing the new Monte Cristo homes was impressive, breakfast was provided, and we were given $400 applied to our bill at check-out, which covered our massages at the spa.
The Armonia Spa was wonderful, we had an 80 minute couples massage and they did a great job working out the knots from a long travel day the day before. It was a great way to start our trip and focus on our goal of relaxation. My one complaint was that the steam room was so overloaded with menthol that I could barely even open my eyes and it wasn’t all that pleasant to breathe in… but it certainly did clear the airways!
Also wanted to take a moment to give a nod to the concierge staff, they did every little thing they could to help us out whenever we needed it and always took care of us as best they could!
As far as the room itself, we were overall really happy with it. We had requested a king size bed for our honeymoon, which they honored. We had an ocean view room (not a suite) on the 2nd floor (concierge level) and it had a nice view of the pool with the ocean behind it. The resort is U-shaped and we were somewhat near the center, I’m sure the rooms at the ends are quieter with less foot traffic going by, but are a bit further from the main lobby too. We could hear people walking by in the open-air hallways because of the echo, which was kind of unfortunate when it was otherwise so peaceful. The room had high ceilings, tile floor, a safe for valuables, and robes and slippers. There was a stocked mini-bar with soda and beer, and housekeeping came around at least twice a day, if not 3 times to clean up and re-stock. The TV choices actually weren’t too bad (subtitles aside)… a couple HBO’s and even some late night Skinemax if that suits your fancy, haha. The light-blocking curtains were awesome and definitely did their job blocking out light from the big balcony doors. I also loved the backlighting in the headboard, it was really nice and different. The bathroom was really nice with a big walk-in shower, but there was some sort of design flaw with it because every time we showered, the bathroom floor ended up soaked and we had to spread towels out to stop it from leaking out. We also had a leaky toilet, but we never let them know since we were hardly in the room, or if we were, we didn’t really want someone in there fixing a toilet, so I can’t say if they would have been good about taking care of it (I would bet that they probably would have fixed it when we asked). We figured those were relatively small problems and didn’t really let any of it bother us. The bed in the room was really comfortable, and I actually liked the pillows. Although we totally forgot to ask about their "pillow menu" and we were never given any information about it... but I didn't really think of it since I was happy with what was on the bed.
The all-inclusive option is probably a bit overpriced unless you really can eat and drink your butt off, and the resort might be a bit pricey anyway, but I think it was worth it. We didn't shop around much since we liked the adults-only aspect of this resort. It’s hard to let very much bother you here. The people were all so friendly and it’s so nice and enjoyable being there. We were already planning our next trip back before we even left!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award-winning Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa is an enchanting oasis of natural beauty and relaxation, located on a 2.5 Mile stretch of pristine white beach on the Pacific Ocean, just one mile from lively downtown Cabo San Lucas. This boutique resort offers a deluxe all-inclusive plan providing gourmet a la carte dining, enhanced guest services and a wide range of amenities. Pacifica features five restaurants, five bars, two pools, an award-winning spa and luxurious accommodations in a calm, adults-only environment. Fashionably decorated guestrooms and suites include furnished patios and balconies with stunning views of the ocean and sunsets. Designed for the sophisticated and discerning guest, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica has everything needed for a fun and relaxing vacation experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Hotel Cabo San Lucas
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