This was my fourth trip to Cabo with my wife and the first time staying on the Pacific side. The resort is beautiful with well maintained grounds and a large swimming pool. Our room was surprising small, especially considering it was an upgrade to "a deluxe ocean view". There is not a sitting area and the times we got room service, it was difficult to find a place to put the tray down on. We were there for a week and found the dresser/closet a bit tight but it was adequate. Our room did not have a safe which was immediately corrected once we checked in.The sound proofing in the rooms was great and we never heard our neighbors.
The staff were very nice and the time share woman in the lobby was assertive but polite and finally backed off when I firmly told her we had no intention on buying in Cabo. The waiters at the pool were attentive and always smiling. We did tip everyone during the first round of drinks and then again at the end of the day.
One thing that annoyed me was I left a tip everyday for the maid, and one day realized that the room wasn't made up but the money was gone and figured out that the guy filling the refrigerator was taking her tip. I personally found our maid everyday and handed her the money and she was very appreciative.
The things that keep me from giving them a higher rating is the dining. The options are very limited with only two restaurants. The theme night buffets were TERRIBLE. The Asian night was lame and their idea of fried rice is white rice soaked in soy sauce. The Italian night was just as bad, too. Pescado, the Japanese restaurant, had very few items on the menu. The tempura was always super greasy. Most rolls were cream cheese filled with some fish, not my idea of Japanese cuisine. The parrot fish sashimi was great though and the waiter was always very nice. Siempre was inconsistent and while I would enjoy a component of the dish, there was another one that detracted from it. Like great sea bass that was perfectly cooked but then smothered in a bland ratatouille that made the skin soggy.
The frozen drinks at the pool were good ,like the Miami Vice or Pina Coladas. The vodka that they claimed to be Absolut always had a vanilla undertone that was not good for martinis or vodka tonics. When I mentioned this to Apollo at the bar at Siempre, he went back and made me another drink actually using Absolut and then it confirmed my suspicion that they were using something else and claiming it to be top shelf.
HIghlights were sitting on the balcony watching the whales breach or swim up the coast. There is also a lot of bird life to enjoy. Getting a private cabana on the beach is a must and worth every bit of the $40. Blanca waited on us a few times and was so nice and really worked hard. I enjoyed getting a chair by the jacuzzi as the glass enclosure kept it protected on the windy days and it was not as crowded as the rest of the pool. The chairs are packed in and people do reserve them early.
We had a great time but it was not five star. For the premium we paid, we could've stayed at another resort and upgraded to a deluxe suite. Adults only was a huge draw and wish there were more options in Cabo.
- 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. One of the most exciting and recent additions at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica are, The Towers at Pacifica a new ultra-luxe resort-within-a-resort, offering 47 new exquisite guest rooms and suites. Also, a new oceanfront gym, and Península, a new beachfront restaurant and bar, featuring traditional Baja Cuisine and creative mixology. New enhanced services accompanied the expansion as well, such as pool butlers for poolside and beach service, and fantastic culinary experiences, such as the Hook & Cook activity. 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
- Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort And Spa
- Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat & Spa
- Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico