Why We Recommend It:
Sandos Finisterra in Cabo San Lucas is a very impressive-looking, 250-room clifftop resort with arguably the best views of any resort in Los Cabos. It is an upmarket affair but offers a choice of reasonably priced rooms alongside plush VIP suites.
The crowd is well-heeled and mature but can certainly let its hair down, so nightlife shouldn’t disappoint. The resort is also family friendly though and has a good kid’s club.
Other facilities include four swimming pools, a lovely stretch of beach, a spa center, a fitness center, two tennis courts, and a choice of quality food and drink venues.
Rooms & Suites:
The resort has 250 rooms in total all of which are spacious and clean though can also be somewhat dated looking at the lower end.
The categories are many, from reasonably priced doubles to 924 sq ft., top-of-the-range Finisterra Master Suites which can sleep up to 6 on two double beds and one sofa bed.
The Finisterra Suites, both junior and master suites, are in a separate, more modern section, built right into the cliff. The decor here is much more appealing and seems more fitting for such a well-regarded luxury resort.
They also have extra facilities like free-standing jetted bathtubs and Nespresso machines, and Finisterra Suite guests are granted access to the resort’s VIP area which includes the nicest pool in the complex.
Food, Facilities & Things to Do:
With 250 rooms the resort is relatively small so there isn’t a huge choice of eateries, but you can be assured of some quality and a lack of queues and crowds.
The large Don Diego Restaurant is the main food venue and offers an international buffet as well as some a la carte extras in a prime position with indoor and outdoor space.
The resort’s main a la carte restaurants then are Turtuga Beach, the Mexican Agave, and the Italian Osteria de Emiliano. All require reservations.
Their Cupcake Cafe has a scenic outdoor terrace and serves various coffees, teas sandwiches, desserts and sweets.
Drinking venues include the (adults only) swim-up pool bar La Palapa, the lounge bar El Piedras del Club, Whale Watcher’s Lounge, and the centerpiece Plaza Finisterra which hosts nightly live entertainment.
All alcohol is unlimited including cocktails and wines and last orders are generally at around 2 am. Downtown Cabo San Lucas is a short cab ride away though for those wishing to continue.
The beach here is absolutely gorgeous and has the iconic El Arco rock formation at its far end. Whales can be spotted in the waters all around here, generally from December to April or so.
There are daily activities around the resort, aerobics, yoga, pool games, etc. for both adults and children, with a separate kid’s club for the under 12s.
Free sports include tennis, and they have an excellent, very modern fitness center which has great views. Their spa treatments cost extra as do massages and treatments at their beauty salon.
Cozumel Palace is about a mile from the ferry port on the west coast of the island and within walking distance of the center of San Miguel de Cozumel.
There are ferries by the hour from Playa del Carmen with the journey taking around 45 minutes.
Some Guest Reviews:
“The location is great – our room had a view of the marina and the ocean! Town is only a short walk into town! The property was clean, food was good, and the service was impeccable! Activities at the pool were fun! Ishmael at the 7th floor pool is great – so welcoming and makes great drinks! Whale Watchers bar has great views and Francisco is a great bartender as well! Will definitely be back!….”
“Loved the resort in all aspects – room, food, service, entertainment, close to marina & water activities on one side and right on the beach on the other side! Absolutely amazing resort!…..”