Hilltop Hotel Steps from Popular Medano Beach
At Playa el Médano, the waters are calm and happy hour lasts all day. These two factors have combined to make the 2-mile stretch of sand one of the most popular beaches in Cabo San Lucas. As swimmers frolic in the calm, clear surf—which is roped off to keep jet skis and WaveRunners out—sunbathers enjoy outdoor cocktail service from the many bars in the vicinity. Just one block from the beach lies Bahia Hotel and Beach Club. From its hilltop perch, the hotel offers views of the Sea of Cortez and the iconic Land's End Arch—the craggy, granite towers flanked by sea-lion colonies located just off the tip of the peninsula.
Bahia's large swimming pool is set on a deck studded with plush day beds and teak loungers. A 30-foot palapa hangs over the pool bar, where bartenders serve creative cocktails and chilled Mexican beers. Five swim-up barstools and foam noodles that double as swizzle sticks facilitate in-pool refreshment, and soft lounge music sets a tone of quiet relaxation that extends throughout the hotel. A guided standup-paddleboarding tour will take you out to open water (included with this Getaway).
At Bar Esquina, Executive Chef Rogelio García crafts Mexican-influenced Mediterranean fusion fare using locally grown produce, fresh fish from the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortés, and high-quality meats cooked on a mesquite grill. From a table overlooking the open kitchen, you can watch your meal take shape, or you can opt for a seat on the fireside deck. Entrees range from wood-oven-baked pizzas to wild-mushroom gnocchi. Adjacent to the restaurant's entrance, there’s a coffee shop where baristas brew organic Mexican coffee straight from Chiapas and Oaxaca.
Highlights of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
- Bring your shades: Located at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, Cabo San Lucas enjoys pleasant year-round temperatures.
- Snorkel, scuba dive, and swim at Lover's Beach, which stretches along the Sea of Cortez. The beach is frequented by sea lions and, depending on the season, humpback whales.
- Cabo's unofficial symbol is El Arco, an arch-shaped granite formation.
- Downtown Cabo buzzes 24 hours a day with visitors sampling local tequilas and fresh, grilled seafood. The tourist district is also filled with nightclubs and cantinas.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? The best airport to fly in/out of is Los Cabos International Airport in San José del Cabo (airport code: SJD) and transportation can be scheduled directly through the hotel front desk at (866) 992-2442.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The standard occupancy of the classic double room is 2 adults; however, two additional adults can be added for $35/night each or a two kids, 12 or younger, can be added for free.
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Timeshares are common in Mexico and so are the sales pitches that accompany them. You may be asked at hotel check-in if you are interested in attending sales presentation. If you don’t want to attend, simply decline and you won’t be approached again. If you decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? The hotel resort credits (link to the hotel’s site detailing the credits) can be used towards TK. Please review any resort credit restrictions before purchasing.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? Dinner reservations are required at Bar Esquina. A dress code of business casual is required only at TK.