When we did our Webisode and travel destination of Todos Santos we stayed in Cabo San Lucas at our friends time share. Now generally I'm not a big mega hotel person. I'm always looking for boutique hotels that really capture the soul and spirit of Mexico. You can imagine how shocked I was when I totally fell in love with the Pueblo Bonito Hotels and
Resorts, a family owned chain of luxury hotels in Mexico. We stayed at the Pueblo Bonito Sunset and my initial comment was that I wondered who the architects and interior designers were, because who ever they are….. they get it! The staff told me the CEO and founder Ernesto Coppel Kelly is the
Even though the hotel is actually more like a small city (pueblo) each room
is on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a breathtaking view. Each room has a huge balcony, and I mean huge!
The architecture of the Pueblo Bonito Sunset is based on a Spanish Colonial style with an exquisite attention to detail. There's even a beautiful church for weddings… que bellisimo!!
Apparently this concept started 20 years ago in Matzalan with the first hotel Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán. Voted in July 3, 2013 by the readers of Travel + Leisure as the World’s #1 Best Hotel for Families.
There are 6 properties that I am aware of. In Los Cabos, there are, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa, Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort & Spa and Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos; and two in Mazatlán Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa and Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán. Now the great part about it is that no matter what hotel you are staying at, all the other hotels treat you as if you were staying there also. If for example I'm staying at the Pueblo Bonito Sunset and I go to the the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica or Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort and Spa (which we did), it's as if you were staying there. Just give your hotel and room and number and they charge it to your room!! No cash needed! Which can be a good thing or not, depending.
The Pueblo Bonito Sunset is way up in the cliffs with an amazingly perfect view of the beach and as the name says, you can't beat the sunsets. and for no extra charge, because you are at the tip of the Baja, you also get the sunrise!! Yes it is unbelievably beautiful. If you wish to go into town there's a shuttle every 20 minutes that takes you to the Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort and back again.
If you take my word for it and decide to try The Pueblo
Bonito Sunset, you must, must, must try La Frida restaurant. The food was awesome! I had black bean soup with a Sea Bass main course que sabor!! Jorge had a New York Steak…. perfecto! Actually they could have served me cardboard and I would still go back. It's all about the ambiance and the service was impeccable. We sat on the terrace and watched the sun go down. SOOOooooo Romantic!
And as for safety…. Let me tell you what happened to me! We got a shuttle from the airport to the hotel. As usual (I lose everything), I left my purse and iPad in the shuttle but I didn't realize it until I went to check in. All my travel money and credit cards were in my purse. Yikes! Immediately they phoned the shuttle company who found it and immediately sent a guy on a motorcycle with all my stuff back to the hotel. That shuttle I took was not from the hotel, it was just the first shuttle I saw with a good price outside of the airport! I don't know if I would have got the same results back home.
Even though I don't tend to stay at hotels that are that large in scale I can't wait to go back to this beautiful hotel and take in that breathtaking sunset, to wake up to spectacular sunrises, visit La Frida and oh, I almost forgot, an amazing Spa, and maybe next time… I'll visit Cabo Wabo :-)
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