CABO SAN LUCAS: PLAYA DEL SOL LOS CABOS
R.T. & Family
After reading all the experiences that people have had at PDS, I was a bit weary of checking in. Upon arrival, I like many others on this site was told that they were putting us in the old building with no view of the ocean. I had called prior to our arrival and was told (although not guaranteed) they would do their best to put us in the new building. If you have read the reviews online, this is obviously the difference in having a terrific time, or having a horrible time. With this information in mind, I wouldn’t allow the front desk people to put us in the old building. I was very firm, and even when they told us there were no rooms in the new building available for our week long stay, I continued to be firm and refused to be taken to the old building. The manager (Tanya) was located and she quickly got on a computer and found us a room in the new building. This made all the difference in the world! We had a wonderful time.
Our room was spectacular, with fresh towels and a thorough cleaning daily. It had 2 double beds in one bedroom, and a king in a locked off bedroom. It had 3 large bathrooms, and 1.5 kitchens. The ample main kitchen allowed for wonderful meals when we didn’t feel like going out, and what a view! The grounds were immaculate and the pool was not only beautiful, but warm. I was surprised at this due to all the people complaining about its temperature. The weather was in the mid-90’s so we found the pool was perfect for refreshing dips. I will add that the Hot tubs were heated and terrific too, as was the swim up bar. The restaurant, which had a beautiful view of the pool, and ocean, was a bit overpriced, and the food was just so-so. It could have been so much better, with the right chef. My fish was over cooked. The margaritas were very good . . . (no mixers). The message therapists were strong and only $45 for an hour!
All in all what a great way to take a family, including a 20-month-old, and a 70-year-old grandmother, on vacation. As far as some reviews disliking San Jose Del Cabo, I smelled the plant only when walking near it, not in the plaza itself, it must have been the way the wind was blowing. And we found Cabo San Lucas to be a tourist hell hole. Kind of like being in a outdoor Mexican themed shopping mall. We had been there 10 years ago and it was just as horrible. We only went to take our toddler out on a glass bottom boat, which was a great experience. San Jose is much more chill, and relaxing. The Panga Antigua Restaurant in San Jose was outstanding. We found Zippers to be overrated, the atmosphere was great, but we must of ordered the wrong thing . . . fish. The Tropicana was surprisingly decent and we really liked breakfast at Herradera, both in San Jose.