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
I was invited by my daughter's in-laws to spend a week at Hacienda Encantada. The six of us had a fantastic time. We stayed in The Residences and had a three bedroom unit. The view from our private pool was very relaxing as we looked out over the Sea of Cortez. Yoshua our Butler meticulously made sure we had everything we needed, no detail was overlooked. We've traveled to many all-inclusives over our 35 + years of marriage and we haven't experienced anything that compares to this.
Our housekeeper Edith G. was outstanding. very very helpful and our room was cleaned professionally each day.. Outstanding Job Edith G. !!
Our concierge was very helpful and also helped us with reservations and accommodated any request we made during our stay. Security was very good on property and we had no worries. We stayed in vista residence which just opened one week before our arrival. It was a beauitful residence. Second time staying at Hacienda Encantada. Had a great time each time.
WARNING: if you rent a vehicle during your stay in Mexico before your station attendant begins fueling your vehicle look at fuel pump to ensure it starts at 0.00., an attendant attempted to overcharge us for fuel.
Always an amazing stay at the Hacienda. This was our third time visiting and it seems to be better with every visit. A special thank you to Edson for his wonderful service. He catered to my vegetarian diet and always made sure we had what we needed. Truly superior service. We can’t wait for our next visit!