I'm offering an exquisite room in a luxurious resort, right on the beach in San Jose Del Cabo, the older and more traditional city on the tip of the Baja peninsula, home to many artists.
I was staying with friends and passed this resort on the way back from an early morning birding trip to the Estero. Friendly folks offered me a free breakfast, and a tour of the resort. While waiting for the tour guide, I spent about a half hour in the presence of the two huge paper-maché statues of a royal Mayan couple, completely entranced by their strong and peaceful presence, and by the bunny and snake accompanying them. The luxury and serenity here is welcoming rather than ostentatious. I've never regretted buying this little piece of paradise!
The owners are Mexican, and have 7 resorts. They continually receive awards from Great Place to Work, have a strong Green philosophy evidenced by a Silver rating from Earth Check, Gold Crown and Hospitality awards from RCI, and many more.
The resort: http://www.vidanta.com/resort-hotels/the-grand-mayan/los-cabos
You will have a large room with a king bed, and a sofa that pulls out into two little beds for kids about 12 and under. A large and luxurious Bathroom. There is a jacuzzi between the main room and bathroom, a patio, and a view of the central pools and the beach. You can reach the floor by elevator or stairs. Please note that there are no kitchen or cooking facilities to bother with, as this room has an alternate use as the extra bedroom in a larger unit - after all, you are on vacation!
See the Master Room here: http://www.vidanta.com/en/destinations/los-cabos/accommodations
You will be a few minutes' walk from one of Mexico's largest estuaries, beach horseback riding, a large grocery store.
A half hour's walk takes you to the center of the old town, with boutique shops, the grand Church of San Jose Del Cabo, the Saturday Organic Farmer's Market, and the Thursday Art Walk.
Hop on a bus to the Marina Los Cabos, where you can take a long walk and stop for lunch at The Container, or go for a safe swim at the beach. Maybe you will watch a turtle release, attend a one-day immersive language activity with Spanish in Cabo, or be stunned by The Huichol Experience.
And, if you must, rent a car or take a big air-conditioned bus into the bustling Cabo San Lucas, for Big Shopping, many restaurants, nightclubs, and street vendors - then return to the Grand Mayan to relax once more.
My favorite restaurant in town is Mi Casa, in the art district. It offers indoor and spacious outdoor seating, a large selection of Mexican meals, the quintessential Mariachi band, and several little rooms with souvenirs and craft items. Plan a leisurely meal here.
For a quick lunch, the open-air palapa covered Los Claros is halfway to the Plaza, alongside the Estero. They have a nice selection of salsas in the central salsa bar.
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