Hacienda Encantada Resort & Residences
What We Love
- At a quiet end of the Los Cabos coast, removed from the party-loving crowds in Cabo San Lucas
- Authentic decor with hardwood furniture, tiled floors and Spanish Colonial–style fountains dotted across the ground
- Suites start at an enormous 800 square feet, with a full-size fridge, microwave and stove, along with cooking and eating utensils
What To Know
- The craggy coastline and frothy surf are not ideal for lounging or swimming
- Shuttle service to town is $15 per person, round-trip
- A 10 percent hotel service charge per night will be collected upon checkout from Jetsetter
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On a craggy hilltop with views all the way to the famous Lands End of the Baja Peninsula, Hacienda Encantada is a 150-room resort designed with its seaside setting in mind. A series of infinity pools appear to tumble into the Pacific Ocean, the romantic Mexican restaurant, Las Marias, is positioned to take in the coastal scenery, and the many colonnaded terraces are furnished with lounge chairs for sunset viewing. The resort’s air of intimacy and exclusivity is made clear from the grand entrance (manned by a security team) to the regal lobby that’s decked out in locally made hardwood furniture, grand Spanish Colonial–style fountains and colorful tile murals.
Bed & Bath
Luxury and Family Suites are an enormous 800 and 1,600 square feet, respectively, with cool tile floors, four-poster beds in dark wood, old-fashioned chandeliers and balconies overlooking the landscaped grounds and the Sea of Cortez beyond. But modern comforts are present too, including fully equipped kitchens (with fridges, microwaves and ovens), free WiFi and Jacuzzi tubs flanked by bright wooden shutters in the bathrooms.
From the guestrooms it’s a short walk downhill to the stunning series of infinity pools. Recline on one of the half-submerged loungers, take a seat at the swim-up bar, or just bob by the edge overlooking the coastline and surf below. This is a resort that does relaxation well; the on-site spa offers more than 20 types of treatment, including Mexican body wraps using agave nectar, plus an authentic temazcal. Hacienda Encantada is not a late night party spot (head into Cabo San Lucas for that), but there’s tequila-infused entertainment during the daily happy hour at the alfresco bar, El Patio, and a mix of Mexican and international fare at the three excellent restaurants. La Pergola is the low-key poolside option, with a menu of simple grilled dishes, while the cliffside Las Marias is better for couples, known for its rich regional fare and that ubiquitous Sea of Cortez backdrop.
In the Area
Cabo plays host to some magnificent whale migrations; the concierge can organize sailing trips with local operator Pez Gato to see humpbacks and gray whales up close. The region’s also a hot spot for big-game fishing, so channel you inner angler and book a trip with Reel Baja, or take a quieter boat ride out to Cabo’s iconic Arch rock formation. Want to keep things moving? Hacienda Encantada’s international night features music, dancing and food, with a different focus every evening. Or take a break from the crowded Playa el Médano, just off the marina in Cabo San Lucas, and head to one of the uncluttered beaches.
How to Get There
For our first trip to Cabo, my boyfriend and I wanted to stay somewhere comfortable, fairly quiet, and highly rated in food and drink options. The pictures do not do this place justice; it's not only gorgeous (clean room, walkable grounds, breathtaking views), but the staff are extremely friendly and aim to please. I felt comfortable walking around alone (31 yr old female) and asking anyone I saw for assistance. The all-inclusive food options blew us away; better than any other Mexico or Dominican Republic all-inclusive I've experienced. The added bonus of a free Temezcal ceremony and horseback riding along the grounds was the icing on an already perfect cake. If you're looking for a culturally rich, relaxing vacation to remember, this is your place!
Our dinner experience was more than great. From the moment that Martín and Silvia greeted us to the attentive and courteous service that Cesar and Samuel provided throughout our meal. The food was amazing from the presentation to to taste. My wife and I were extremely satisfied.
We had a GREAT time hanging out with family and friends during our visit! Our kids,kept us busy...but Fernan kept our kids entertained! They both played water volleyball and ping pong with Fernan. We were able to hang out while our kids played on eye length view! They will be talking about him for so long when we get home! Thank you so much for being the best entertainment director!!! (Payton and Preston's mom and dad)