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
- 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
The breakfast is the best, but other buffet food, special nights, the food was warm at the very best. The service people are great. Internet was solid.
Heat pools not very "heated".
Food at the pools really good.
All inclusive is a little high.
Overall a great place to go.
This hotel is just a win for me. I will definitely be coming back. It's calm and peaceful and the pool is always available and not crowded. The staff is the best. Feel free to always ask them for recommendations they give you the best feedback. The view is fantastic and the food is great!
Spent a month staying there. Our accommodations were always great. The furniture is in good taste along with the decor of all the rooms we had in the villa. They are expanding and adding more rooms and restaurants and even better, Starbucks! The staff is always friendly and if you require something they will go beyond the norm to get you what you need. The grounds are always well manicured. The view from the cross on top of the hill is breathtaking and you can see Lands End from it and it is also a wonderful place to view the sunsets at night
We love this resort, it's a beautiful place to spend the week and the staff and food are excellent everywhere you go. This was our 2nd time returning since we had a great stay last year as well.
Want to say a SPECIAL thank-you to Nathalia, our hostess every morning for breakfast at Las Marias. She is so friendly, funny, and a welcome face to start the day. She's amazing.
Also big thanks to Osbaldo for taking care of us all week, and to Cesar Ayala and Samuel Olivar at La Trajinera for the great service and making the Mexican restuarant our favorite one to visit.
Hope to see you all again next year!
We traveled to Hacienda in February 2019 for 8 days. We had an amazing time. Beautiful views, the hotel was clean and comfortable. The staff were great, but some stood out in particular including Natalia, Fernan, Claudia, Abraham etc etc.
We have only been to two all inclusive resorts. The food at Hacienda was very good and had many options. Loved the shuttle option to town and ability to eat at restaurants with sister hotel in Cabo.