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
Miguel Zuniga and Pablo at El Patio were amazing ! Great costumer service, very attentive , overall more than we expected ! It’s because of them that we are coming back and doing our wedding here ! Must do !
Beautiful Resort at an Awesome Location with relaxing seclusion and ample amenities to recharge revamp and refocus while pampering and partaking in excellent taste tantalizing cuisine selections and fun libation concoctions!
My comments will be divided in 3, the bad part and the good part.
The very bad part:
Came for a quick 3 nights sisters get way. The room that they gave us was occupied. They changed rooms but it took two nights to them to add the amenities pack in the refrigerators. Worst part was dealing with Kith the sales guy. We became interested to participate of the club deal to bring the family and went to check how it works. In the first 5 minutes he was very pleasant but out of nowhere he became very aggressive and start to intimidate my sister. I asked him to not use this kind of maneuver to sell. He kept doing it and shut us down from the tour visit. This ruined our day. The others Salles guys were very pleasant. Talking to the concierge about it all they could to was apologize.
The good part:
the staff is very nice and polite. 5 stars to Oswel (in Trajineras) served me a good Mezcal and a delicious mole. Ivan and Johana ( in the taco place) that served us good tacos (ask for lobster tacos it is worth it) and found us a mole in Trajinera. And of course to the chefes.
The place is beautiful, the view is impressive. Rooms need to be updated and properly maintained (mainly the electrical part). The shuttle to the Cabo San Lucas leaves each 2 hours. You are not allowed to ask for Uber inside the hotel nor at the airport (witch is very ridiculous mainly if you come from big cities where you are used to this type of services). They said free wi-fi, but this option is not good, you can’t watch Netflix with this option, you need to pay to have a decent internet or have yours. If you get the all inclusive, there will be an extra charge a few things like lobster and prime cut meat.