Food, rooms, pool all good. What you would expect from a Riu Palace if you have stayed at one before. The beach was sandy, but the angle into the water was severe and the waves and undertow are strong. I would not recommend this beach to travelers with small children who are expecting to swim in ...
We had the best time ever! Not only is the hotel stunning in itself with breath taking views of the ocean. But the staff were incredible as well. Extremely attentive to everything including my birthday and all of our needs in terms of tours around Cabo.
We loved everything about our stay except at check in. It took a long time to get a room and then they didn't want to give us the king bed we booked. Finally did get a king bed. After that everything was good! Did have trouble getting towels, rarely did we get wash cloths, sometimes we didn't get ...
We had a ocean view and it was beautiful waking up to that every morning! The sugar ants were unpleasant in my hotel but overall Sandos made my Cabo experience a thousand times better! The staff are absolutely amazing! Jose had us laughing and feeling loved “mi love you mijo” was his famous saying ...
Travel the length of the Baja California peninsula in Western Mexico and you'll find the region of Los Cabos, home to two contrasting but equally appealing visitor hotspots: the serene town of San Jose del Cabo and its wilder sister, the vibrant community of Cabo San Lucas. While San Jose celebrates old Mexico and San Lucas pleases the luxury yacht and cocktail crowd, both share the turquoise coastline of the Sea of Cortez and top-notch accommodations for every budget. When you can dine on fresh lobster, sail under incredible rock formations like El Arco, and practice your golf swing on the cliff tops, you might well believe you've landed in paradise.
To squeeze the most fun out of the Baja Sur, Cabo San Lucas can't be beaten. Fast-paced and packed with guests from all over the world, this energetic town is known for its with world-class nightlife at joints like Cabo Wabo, as well as adrenaline-pumping adventures both on top of the water by canoe and ski-doo, and beneath the waves amongst the sea turtles and manta rays at Cabo's dive sites. Accommodations here are defined by chic all-inclusive resorts that can cost between $100 and $300 a night, but you can find some bargains around the $50 mark.
For a more laidback vibe with a historic twist, you'll want to stay in the quaint San Jose del Cabo. Along its narrow cobblestone streets, visitors will find cozy cantinas serving budget-friendly “Menu del Dias,” high-end galleries and traditional adobe homes. The atmosphere is more mellow, and though prices are similar to Cabo in terms of hotels, the same poolside spa treatments and ocean views are available at the resorts here.
At the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas, El Arco, a unique rock formation that juts out at the point where the Sea of Cortez collides with the Pacific Ocean, is a must-see attraction and a great spot to witness the sun sink into the sea. The best way to see El Arco and the surrounding beaches is by boat, though keen scuba divers can explore deeper.
To experience authentic Mexican culture, plan to spend a few hours exploring the old streets of San Jose del Cabo. Located in the center, tree-lined Plaza Mijares is the heart of the town. Here, you'll find the Iglesia San José, a charming historic church and monument to Mexico's colonial past.
On the Pacific side, sugar-grain sands, towering rock formations and unobstructed views of the water make Playa Solmar worth a visit when you're in the mood for a peaceful day. Because beach vendors aren't allowed to do on-site sales, Playa Solmar is rarely crowded.
For a livelier beach scene, you'll want to head to Playa Medano, the most popular stretch of sand in Cabo San Lucas. Crowds come here to enjoy all-day happy hours, incredible views of the water and some of the safest swimming in Los Cabos. With easy access to a variety of activities ranging from on-the-water parasailing and kayaking to beach volleyball Playa Medano is a top attraction for thrill-seeking travelers.
While the busiest time period here falls between mid-December and Easter break, Los Cabos hotels can get busy when visitors arrive for the sport fishing season in October. For fair rates and great weather, book between April and June, when hotels are being prepared for the summer and the temperatures outside are around the mid-80s. To get the biggest discounts for late spring, start your search in the winter.
This is a great option for those with early morning -- or late night -- flights at the airport. Hotel is a two minute (free) shuttle ride from the airport. Super clean and comfortable rooms. The in-room satellite television offers over a hundred channels, which is nice as there is nothing to do in the immediate area. Perfectly acceptable Hampton Inn style breakfast is served for a small charge. Ultra clean pool area offers a calm area to relax. Note: This is not a resort hotel. Simply, a fine airport-style hotel option.
We ended up booking this hotel last minute and let me tell you we have zero regrets. From the moment we checked inn everything was a breeze. Even with the fact that there was construction going on in the front it was still a very minor inconvenience. The hotel is located right in downtown San Jose Del Cabo you can walk to the art galleries and enjoy the events that go on during the week. The rooms are very nice very simple nothing to fancy it has a homy feeling to it almost like your in a big hacienda at home. The only reason we knocked off 1 star is because the wifi was acting up and the restrooms could be a bit bigger but the staff and everything else is beyond our expectations. We were here for a whole entire week and the whole entire week our rooms were thoroughly cleaned. The restaurant food was absolutely delicious the outside area was always kept clean and the pool also. This isn't a hotel where your going to party but more for relaxation it surpassed and really exceeded our expectations and I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family with no hesitation . Thank you Tropicana Inn for making our vacation stay such a pleasant experience.
Stayed for one night and one day. Very good hotel in all respects. Well situated in San Jose. Staff did all they could to be professional and friendly. The hotel has a pool, which is not the greatest, but its fine for a day! My only (mild) complaint is that the water was not ht for a late day shower, but perfectly hot in the morning. The gym was small but useful, with weights, a treadmill, an elyptical and an exercise bike.
After making a mistake and booking elsewhere closer to town for our family trip. We escaped the trailer park dump we had originally booked, and booked here at midnight the night before. We were pleasantly surprised. Beautiful grounds, convenient restaurants, great rooms, overall just 100 times better than where we were. Very family friendly. The staff was great and the drive into town was easy, but cost about $50 round trip. But definitely a more upscale class of people than we found staying closer to downtown. Well worth the drive and the money. The only complaint we have is the time share (RCI) folks who stalk you the minute you get in. They're very nice and trying to do their jobs, but it can be a bit too much when all you want to do is relax with your family.