Post # 1
Has anyone been here? Is it ok to get a hotel that’s not all-inclusive? My fiance and I originally wanted to go to Cancun but it’s more affordable for us to go to Cabo since it’s closer. I would appreciate any tips and opinions. Thanks!
Post # 3
I’ve been there but on a cruise so I didn’t stay at a hotel but I don’t see why it wouldn’t be “ok” to get a hotel that is not all inclusive. Ultimately it might be a cheaper though to do all inclusive but I’m not really sure. How long are you going for? It’s really nice there but a few days is definitely more than enough, (unless you plan on spending days just lounging on the beach in which case you could probably spend a month here because the water is gorgeous.)
Post # 4
I was just there, I was on a cruise & we stopped in Cabo for part of the day. Its a rather tourist-y place in Mexico. If you go by the dock area, everyone tries to sell you tours. I’d never been to Mexico, so that was all new to me. They come right up to you & call at you when you walk by to go in their taxi or go on this other tour, etc. Then again, everyone knew there was a giant cruise ship so maybe people we trying to sell extra that day. My grandparents travel to Cabo very often & they love it & will spend a few weeks there at a time. When I was there, my husband & I didn’t enjoy it too much because we didn’t have any money to spend. There’s lots of fun things you can do, but most of the things require money. If you do go, I recommend Hard Rock Cafe :). I’m not going to be a great help since I was only there for a few hours & didn’t have money to spend on taxis & tours. So I just basically walked along the dock & explored the shops there, I didn’t really see much of the town. Some of my cruise ship new-friends went on the scuba diving tour & they LOVED it. Hope this helped you somewhat.
Tip: wear sunscreen! Seriously do not forget to!
Post # 5
We were going to go to Cabo for our 1st anniversary this weekend but it didnt work out money-wise with stuff that came up. They do have several all-inclusives there, from LAX it was only $500-$600 per per person with flight for 4 nights which is a great deal!
If you drink and eat alot Id definitely go the all-inclusive way so you dont have to worry about hundreds of dollars in added food and beverage expense.
Im glad we didnt end up going this weekend, there is a hurricane headed there now! eek!
Post # 6
I have to say, i find Cabo to be the LEAST touristy of all the beach destinations I’ve been to, but perhaps a cruise is a different experience. It’s a very sleepy, laid back town, and it only feels touristy if a cruise ship happens to dock that day. When they do, their stay in town is short-lived, then it clears out!
We love it so much, we bought a timeshare there, have already been there twice, and are getting married there on 10-10-10!!
My FI and I get the all-inclusive b/c we are big drinkers and it more than pays for itself at $80 a day. Our hotel offers the option to not buy it at all, or buy in in shorter increments. If you don’t drink a lot, it’s not really worth it, b/c the food alone doesn’t match the cost of the bracelets.
That said, if you have any questions, feel free to PM me. I love Cabo and I can’t talk about it enough!
Post # 7
I would definately recommend that you go all inclusive if possible. Hotels tend to charge about 3 times as much as you’re used to paying for food and drink. I was in Ft Lauderdale at a Hilton last month and paid $17.00 for two scrambled eggs and toast! So I also recommend all inclusive in a resort destination.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone for the ideas! We finally booked our honeymoon to Cabo!!! We are so excited. 🙂
Post # 9
I’ve been 3 times and never done all-inclusive. I’ve stayed at ME Cabo which is really close to the beach bars and then a little further down the road at the Hilton or Marriott…I always forget which : )
The best lobster restaurant: Esther’s.
Post # 10
Went to Cabo last February & stayed at the new resort Barcelo Los Cabos Palace Deluxe. It was amazing!! I can’t say enough good things about this place! The service was amazing, the food was the best food I have ever eaten at a resort & the rooms were incrediable! We didn’t have any sort of upgrade & we had ocean view rooms. It was the best trip of my life!
Post # 11
Which resort did you choose?
Post # 12
@sarahsd: Ommmgggg Esthers! Love that place, awesome food. 🙂
Post # 13
We stayed at the Hilton in San Jose del Cabo for our honeymoon 🙂 It was our second time there and it was the most magical and special honeymoon, it exceeded our expectations.
My advice to you is stay in San Jose, don’t stay in Los Cabos. I know the all inclusives are all down in Los Cabos, but it’s a party scene, San Jose is for couples and families. The Hilton actually isn’t that expensive, for our oceanfront room with breakfast included every day after tax and everything was under $300/night and there are obviously cheaper options than that.
The food is AMAZING everywhere at teh Hilton, and again while not all inclusive, it’s worth the $. Some all inclusives give you subpar food and watered down drinks, that is not the case here. It’s actually a large resort that looks much smaller than it is because of the design. There are two pools with swimup bars and several restaurants. But besides all that, the service is what makes it better than anywhere else. The staff is a culture of extremely friendly, accomodating people who go above and beyond to make everyone happy. We wrote online that it was our honeymoon and not only did they upgrade us to a suite, they had champagne and chocolate covered strawberries and red heart balloons waiting for us in our room. They also gave us the best seats at the fancy restaurant when we ate there with free dessert.
I’ll stop babbling about how wonderful the Hilton is and also warn you to stay away from the Westin. It’s a little cheaper than the Hilton and the website is fancier, but it’s just awful. The service is awful, the rooms smell like mold (read tripadvisor!) and the entire compound is just a huge structure of concrete, it feels like a big mammoth resort with no personal touches and they just want you to leave the second you arrive.
Post # 14
@moderndaisy – We stayed at the Hilton Los Cabos also for our honeymoon! We might have been there at the same time because I know you said your wedding was the day after mine! I loved it there!
Post # 15
@Tulip61110:Are you kidding me?! OMG what are the odds, we both got married in Philly 1 day apart and went to the same hotel for our honeymoon! 🙂
Did you LOVE it?? We refer to that hotel as our “Happy Place” and we hope to one day renew our vows there 🙂 Oh adn there was a wedding on the 19th – were you there for that? Very small, about 15 people.
Post # 16
@moderndaisy: That is seriously so crazy! That was my first time there and I really loved it. They did the same thing with our room and I thought it was such a nice touch. I’ve never had such a great experience with hotel staff – they are super nice there. And I thought the food was great and I loooved the infinity pool! We were there from 6/13 – 6/21, so I guess I was there for that wedding, but I didn’t get to see it 🙁 I do remember they had a big dinner set up on the beach for some type of convention though.
What a coincidence!