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Los Cabos Hotels

Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos

  • Brisket, macaroni and cheese and mashed potatos

  • Fried Chicken baked beans and the best green beans @ Alexanders

  • Shrimp @ Alexanders

  • dinner pot roast - very good

  • dinner pork chop with caramelized onions, scalloped potatoes, and hopping johns

Pros

  • Full remodel in 2013
  • Fantastic location
  • Rooms have either bay or ocean view

Cons

  • Beach is not swimmable because of rough waves and undertow
  • Time-share sales pitch can be annoying

Updated 08/14/2014

Fodor's Review

One of the first hotels built in Cabo, the Sandos Finisterra is an all-inclusive perched on a hill overlooking the marina and the Pacific. The restaurants and bar on the sand are next to the hotel's four giant free-form swimming pools and seven hot tubs. Rooms in the newer buildings (#2, 3, 4) are by far the nicest; they are large and have oceanfront balconies—where, from the upper floors, it's not uncommon to spot whales during the winter months. Building #1 (near the lobby) has less expensive rooms that evoke the early days of Cabo's popularity. The Whale Watcher bar that sits perched high atop the cliff behind the Finisterra has one of the best views in town, especially when the wintering whales are in town.

Hotel Information

Address:

Blvd. Marina, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, 23410, Mexico

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Phone:

624-145–6700

Website: www.sandos.com

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 250 rooms
  • All-inclusive

Updated 08/14/2014

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By Sean

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Nov 21, 2001

Mexico - What for?

The Hotel Finisterra is a great looking facility. The staff are all friendly and well groomed, however senior staff members are rarely observed, even in problem situations. Leads me to believe that if a Gringo is unhappy they don't care unless they can make a "buck" out of it. The pool area and the grounds are attractive and well maintained. Upon check in you are jumped by the "hostess" to do an orientation tour with, of course some discounts for

your stay. A timeshare hardsell in the lobby - what an idea! The food is terrible - whoever heard of a fried club sandwich and they do the best job of ruining a simple egg. The alcoholic drinks are some of the worst I have ever had anywhere and don't ever think about drinking the water or using the ice. I don't know where or what these other folks were drinking but it wasn't made by the bartender that served me. In essense this place is all show with no substance. Outside its compound sits a dirty poverty stricken village with little value for the tourist unless you want to drink yourself silly in a dirty bar. I know of no other reason to come to Cabo San Lucas except to fish and for that Mazatlan is probably a better location. The costs in Cabo San Lucas are expensive for what you get. I can eat and drink at better places cheaper in San Diego. I will never go to Mexico again. If I want good sanitary conditions with safe water and good food, a beach, honest law enforcement, and know I have somewhere to go if I have a problem, I will vacation and spend my American dollars in the USA. Those folks that think the Hotel Finisterra is a 5 can have it!

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By Ali

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Oct 6, 2001

The Best Hotel in Cabo San Lucas (I am certian)

My husband and I were booked to stay at Finnesterra from Sept 4-11th. We needed to upgrade our room though.. The older section, in my opinion is very cramped,dark and there were no views to be had from that room. So for an extra 30-40 a night we stayed in the new section. A huge difference! And the pacific ocean view was beaultiful. The hotel is amazingly built into cliffs. Have to see it to apprieciate it. The three pools are perfect and the

bottom pool is but 50 yards from the pounding surf. The poolside waiters pamper you with service.. And one little secret to know is that you can walk/hike from the hotel to lovers beach! You walk east till you can go no futher, then climb over the rocks to one no-name secluded beach then over the next set of rocks and you are there! Well worth the hike. We were supposed to go home Sept. 11th. As most everyone knows all the flights were grounded and the border was closed, due to the terrorist attack. So say the least - the hotel from what I heard one of the only if not the 'only' hotel in Cabo that let us stay free the nights until we could leave. I was so thankful. If we ever decide to visit Cabo again - we will stay there again - no question.

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By tracy

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Oct 1, 2001

finisterra - a hidden beauty

We visited the Finisterra late Sept. 2001. Although they were overbooked and we had to stay in a timeshare room for one night (then had to move the next morning) we were surprised and impressed by the master suite we were upgraded to located in the newer section. If money is no object, stay in this $400/night suite because it is well worth it. (The $150/night rooms are nice as well.) The ocean views were beautiful, the grounds were well kept and

breathtaking, and the pools were awesome. The location is walking distance to the marina and downtown, but well up on a hill that makes you feel worlds-away from the hustle and bustle. The food was good in all three restaurants. I actually enjoyed the hotel stay more than the site-seeing!

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By Rebecka

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May 11, 2001

Perfect Location

We stayed at the Finisterra for our honeymoon April 29-May 6 and it is absolutely gorgeous, the location is in my opinion, the best. You can walk to downtown Cabo, you'd have to take a cab from other resorts and cabs are pricey. Actually, everything is pricey. Breakfast will cost you around $20 and that's practically anywhere you go. We found that the service, everywhere, sucks. Ask for your check but plan on sitting there another 15 minutes

waiting for it. We rented a car which I would recommend just to get out and run around, definitely visit San Jose del Cabo but don't bother with the 1-1/2 hr ride to Todos Santos unless you are a HUGE Eagles fan (Hotel California is there, and nothing else). We didn't go to Santiago but wish we had, anywhere besides Todos Santos! Some of the best food we had was sushi at Nick San, other than that we had nothing spectacular. I don't think we will be going back to Cabo, we prefer Cancun or will try a new place next time we go to Mexico. But if you do go to Cabo, Finisterra is fabulous and I would recommend it. If you play golf, Cabo Del Sol is heaven.

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