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Live Shows and International Fare at All-Inclusive Beachfront Resort
The southern tip of the Baja Peninsula is best known for Cabo San Lucas, thanks to a massive tourism campaign carried out by the Mexican government in the 1970s. But neighboring San José del Cabo dates back much further. Spanish explorers began docking there in the 17th century to draw fresh water from a nearby estuary. Today, the town's colonial legacy can be seen in colonnaded buildings and an iconic mission adorned with mosaics. Along the beachfront, the Royal Solaris Los Cabos ties into local history with hacienda-inspired architecture and traditional musical performances incorporating Mexican folk dancing.
The resort's all-inclusive setup gives you access to an array of live shows and restaurants. The breakfast buffet is open from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Café Solaris, and dinner at Pancho's, where authentic Mexican dishes include cochinita pibil, a helping of tender pork slow roasted in citrus juice. Bartenders pour beer, wine, cocktails, and sodas to wash it all down. You can order poolside from a swim-up barstool or wander into the lobby bar to hear musicians interpret popular ringtones. Performances take place nightly (except on Tuesdays) from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Though the crashing surf offshore makes it difficult to wade farther than waist-deep into the ocean, the sea spray provides a magnificent backdrop—and you can always swim in one of the courtyard's three pools. Nearby, a kid-size water park brims with splash pools and water slides. It's part of the complimentary kids' club, where bilingual counselors supervise children aged 4–11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
San José del Cabo, Mexico: Peaceful Beaches and Vibrant Art Scene
Los Cabos—which in Spanish means "the capes”—is the name used to refer collectively to the two Mexican towns at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. Cabo San Lucas is often thought of as the wilder and more widely known of the two. But its sister city, San José del Cabo, is both larger and more well-preserved, with Spanish colonial architecture sandwiched between ocean dunes and the Sierra de la Laguna mountains.
Secluded nature reserves abound in San José del Cabo—Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park shelters one of North America's only hard-coral reefs right beside Bahia Los Frailes, a bay filled with a colony of barking sea lions. Egrets, brown pelicans, and hundreds of rare and exotic waterfowl make their homes at the estuary's bird sanctuary on the peninsula’s southern tip. Nearby, La Playita's beach has both a swimming area and a separate spot to watch fishers bring in the day’s catch.
About a mile from San José del Cabo's beaches, you’ll find colorful architecture and ornate churches in the historic downtown area, or zocalo, which harks back to the city's early days as a missionary town. Jacaranda trees, garden courtyards, and trickling fountains line the sidewalks. Just a short walk from the town square is San José del Cabo's arts district, where locals hawk fresh produce and handcrafted jewelry amid the area’s folk art and religious sculptures.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport?
Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) is about 9 miles from the property.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon?
The Groupon covers two adults. There is additional cost for extra adults, $89 USD from Aug 23-Dec 20, $99 USD from Jul 8-Aug 22, 2014.
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation?
Groupon customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and 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?
Resort credits are not included with the Groupon.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code?
Reservations are required at Marco Polo restaurant and Pancho's restaurant. Recommended dress code is resort evening attire.