Hotel Palmas De Cortez
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Hotel Palmas De Cortez in Los Barriles, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from Los Barriles Beach, and close to ExotiKite Kiteboarding School. This beach resort is within the region of Buena Vista Beach and La Ribera Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 56 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. Breakfast is available daily from 6 AM to 11:30 AM for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and multilingual staff. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
I made this trip to scout out Sea of Cortez beaches in May, having found the water too cold there for swimming in Feb and March. I wouldn't consider a noisy Cabo resort because the Pacific in my experience is too rough for swimming. But I didn't expect to find such an attractive resort in this little known area. The" East Cape," as it is called, is mostly known by fishermen, rather than beach-lovers like me. As a result the beaches are mostly empty. And they are glorious. This time of year the air temp hovers around 90 and water around 80, perfect for swimming. Clear, azure blue, calm and delicious to the touch. My only complaint is that the resort doesn't provide beach umbrellas and beach lounges. The activities shack rents a flimsy umbrella and uncomfortable sand chair, but I thought this inadequate for a beach resort. Maybe they would attract more swimmers if the beach were made more attractive for hanging out.
The Hotel is right on the beach and extremely comfortable. My "garden room" faced lovely gardens but also included a shaded patio and an ocean view. Well appointed and sparkling clean, I couldn't have asked for more in a hotel room. The major restaurant obviously has a talented chef, but I was disappointed not to find more fresh fish on the menu. I was told the "sashimi" was actually frozen, not fresh fish! Both hotel and restaurant are pricey for Mexico, but I agree with the reviewer who said you get a lot for your money. The grounds are lovely and well maintained, service efficient and friendly, breakfast buffet very reasonable ($10), pools and jacuzzi very attractive.
To get to Los Barriles from Cabo airport, I used "EcoBajaTours" which is a scheduled van service for $15 per person. Private transport is expensive unless you're traveling with a group.
This is a wonderful Hotel that is located in a quaint, small town. It has nice amenities, with a restaurants on site. It is centrally located so you can walk into town for food, shopping, or just exploring. It has a swimming pool with a swim up bar, and overlooks the ocean. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and very nicely done. The resort is right on the beach, and the beach serves as a road for off road vehicles, so use caution when walking in the area, especially at night. The fishing is phenomenal and fresh fish in the restaurants is abundant. The area is clean and well kept. Go for a visit, and recharge...
Very spacious, well equipped room with nice terrace facing the ocean. Very comfortable bed, nice little kitchen area with some wine glasses, water glasses, coffee mugs, wine opener, utensils, coffee maker, microwave, fridge. Drinking wine or coffee on the terrace gazing out at the beautiful ocean was a really pleasant pastime. Both restaurants on the property were great and prices were reasonable. Very nice pool with swim up bar. Very friendly, helpful staff. Excellent place for just relaxing, but also lots of activities right from the resort are possible. Next to the pool is a tasty pizza kitchen. The place is a little pricey but you get a lot for your money!
Checked out the hotel before the first Rock Fest and ended up going the next week for a day visit.
The property is really nice. There's a security gate, parking, some cool old cars on display from the 1920's, a huge awesome palapa in reception, gorgeous flowers everywhere, a shrine, a couple of pools including the main pool with sculptures and a big bar with a terrace overlooking the ocean. There's 2 restaurants and a snack place that makes great pizza. The rooms looked nice and comfortable.
Rock Fest - This was the first one and it was really good. Brian Flynn Band was great. There was food and drink vendors, artists, vendors selling artsy items, portable bathrooms and tables and chairs set up throughout the venue. It was a really good time and I hope they do it again.
Day pass - There's apparently going to be a $10 charge but that day it was free with the expectation of buying food and drinks. At $10 it's still worth it.
Hotel Palmas de Cortez is a family friendly resort with a lot to do for the adventurous. ATV rentals, stand up paddle boarding, wind surfing and deep sea fishing are all available. The resort is a nice change from the now-overly-busy Cabo. A 1 hr transport from SJD was $200 USD, plus tip. Two on site restaurants (1 open for breakfast only, 1 open for lunch/dinner) There is also walk up grill for burgers, burritos, nachos and pizza.