Price Band: $$$
Tags: Beach, family friendly, surfing, activities
Price Band: $$$
Tags: Beach, family friendly, surfing, activities
In a nutshell:
Intimate boutique hotel nestled on a pretty beach near to some of the most glamorous resorts in the country. Wonderful choice for surfers, but also great for families or couples wanting to relax and explore the area. Very good restaurant and good mix of room styles to suit everyone.
Most properties in Los Cabos are either over-the-top glitzy or rather dull, so it’s refreshing to find this intimate boutique hotel with stylish rooms, a great restaurant, and reasonable prices too. It’s no surprise that the Cabo Surf attracts a high number of repeat guests and runs close to full occupancy throughout the year. But book early and you can reserve a room with one of the best ocean views around, a suite that’s big enough to accommodate up to 8 people comfortably, or a Junior Suite with a kitchenette and dining area.
The Cabo Surf’s location is ideal; it’s just a few minutes drive from the trendy wine bars and art galleries of San Jose del Cabo, and the same distance from one of the best swimming beaches, at Palmilla. The hotel’s restaurant is excellent and pleasantly casual too, though the Oceanside location and candlelit setting makes dinner a romantic occasion despite the lack of dress code. If you are planning a long stay or love to explore different restaurants then there are some gourmet options nearby, and some low-key nightlife in San Jose del Cabo.
The beach here is one of the prime surfing spots in the region and the property offers surf tuition and hosts tournaments, so it’s often a hive of sporting activity. Non-surfers won’t usually feel out of place here even at the busiest times, although the service (though very friendly) might not be as personal and attentive when the resort is stretched.
It’s a good choice for families who want high quality accommodations in a convenient location and who don’t necessarily need a full service concierge or all the on-site activities of a large resort. We also highly recommend the Cabo Surf for couples (surfers or non-surfers) looking for an intimate and romantic beachside hideaway. Visit just once and you’re sure to be back again very soon.
The rooms and suites in this beachfront boutique hotel are located in a two story building and above the lobby and restaurant area. All rooms enjoy ocean views, with the best views being gained from the newer rooms above the restaurant.
Our favorite rooms for couples are the Ocean Kings , which have wonderful ocean views. They also feature a useful kitchenette, with a microwave and refrigerator. The Garden Deluxe and Ocean Doubles all have two queen beds and a sofa bed and are ideal for families who prefer to share one large room and only require one bathroom. They also have kitchens or kitchenettes.
The Ocean Master has two bedrooms and works well for a family preferring to have some privacy between the rooms. It also has two bathrooms. This suite can connect with the Ocean Double to make a three bedroom suite that can accommodate up to 14 people.
The Garden Double and Kings are the standard accommodations and feature either one king or two queen beds and a bathroom with shower. These rooms overlook the ocean and the gardens and are a good choice for couples or friends.
Summary of room facilities
Air-conditioning, room safe, minibar, telephone, hair dryer, satellite TV, wi-fi, coffee maker
Two queen beds, Ocean view and garden view, terrace
One king bed, Ocean view and garden view, terrace
King bed and queen sleeper sofa, Kitchenette, large terrace, ocean and garden view
Two queen beds and a queen sleeper sofa, kitchen, large terrace, ocean view and garden view
Two queen beds and queen sleeper sofa, kitchenette, terrace with Jacuzzi, Ocean view
One king bed and a queen sleeper sofa, terrace with prime ocean view, kitchenette and jacuzzi
Main bedroom with king bed and sitting room with two queen beds, plus sleeper sofa, two bathrooms, each with a shower, kitchenette, terrace with Jacuzzi and ocean view
The Seven Seas restaurant at Cabo Surf is one of our favorite choices for a casual but romantic meal in this area. The restaurant is small and intimate, with nearly all the tables having great ocean views – some virtually overhanging the beach. Prices are very reasonable for this region; restaurants in Los Cabos are notoriously expensive and often variable in quality but the Seven Seas is consistently good.
Even if you’re not a guest at the hotel, it’s worth the trip here for a lunch of tasty fish tacos washed down by a cool beer. You can come straight from the beach in the daytime (with a cover-up over swimwear) and there’s no formal dress code for the evening either, though the setting lends itself to more elegant attire for dinner. Fish and seafood are the main attractions in the evening too, but there’s also a good choice of meat and vegetarian dishes.
This is Playa Acapulquito, one of the prettiest coves in the area, with a crescent of white sand and a near-constant procession of powerful waves. It’s a favorite with surfers, who can usually be observed from dawn to dusk. The shallow areas are rocky and the ocean is best suited to strong swimmers due to the surf and possible undertow, but it’s a great beach for lazing under a sun shade and watching the activity. The safer swimming beach at Palmilla is around half a mile away.
The Cabo Surf hotel offers surfing tuition, including group instruction for beginners and private lessons too. The Surf Shop sells a wide selection of boards and sports gear and also rents equipment.
The deep blue infinity pool isn’t huge, but it’s plenty big enough for the occupants of the nineteen guest rooms here. The hot tub is a favorite spot after a tough day riding the waves, and non-surfers enjoy relaxing on the sunbeds with a view of the action out on the ocean
Beach towels are available free of charge at reception for use in this area.
The Cabo Surf hotel also has a small gym with a treadmill, stationary cycle and a weight station.
The Los Cabos International airport (SJD) is about 15 miles away, and the journey by car takes about 20 minutes.
From the Airport follow Highway 1 towards San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Approximately 5 miles after the turn off for San Jose del Cabo there is an exit from the 4 lane highway on your left, signed Cabo Surf Hotel and also Seven Seas Restaurant. There is a gated entrance to the hotel.