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Just back from Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, will answer question

Just back from Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, will answer question

Old Jan 10th, 2005, 03:04 PM
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Just back from Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, will answer question

Just returned from this great resort, and happy to answer questions
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Old Jan 12th, 2005, 09:47 AM
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Did you make a reservation for shuttle from airport or know of a reputable one ?Recommend good resturants?
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 02:55 PM
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Thinking about Los Cabos in mid-March. Looking for warm weather, clear water, nice beaches, clean accommodations and great food. Westin and Sheraton are intriguing. Your thoughts?
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Old Jan 14th, 2005, 02:27 AM
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We did not use the shuttle, as I think it makes more sense to rent a car. Taxis are very expensive, 15 to town, 25 to other resorts. I also think the shuttle is about $100 each way. Dollar picked us up at the airport,took us to their location about 1 mile from the airport. They also had a counter in the airport, to call the van to pick us up. It was very easy.

It is also a straight shot on well paved, well signed 4 lane road to the corridor, so there should be no concerns about driving.

Regarding restaurants, we found the Palapa Grill, and the bar to be the best at Esperanza. We had mixed results with the fine dining restaurant. Regarding other restaurants, I like Mi Casa and Ediths in Cabo, Damiania in San Jose. San Jose generally has better restaurants, which are less expensive. It is about 25 minutes from the hotel, versus 15 minutes for Cabo. We also dined at Palmilla(Agua, not the Charlie Palmer restaurant) and liked it the best for fine dining(better than Ventanas).

I think I would pick the Westin over the Sheraton. Better setting.

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Old Jan 14th, 2005, 05:18 AM
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Ellene,

Why would you pick the Westin over the Sheraton? Just curious, as that was my final decision as well. Have you visited both properties? thanks.

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Old Jan 14th, 2005, 06:21 AM
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Going on my husbands recs, as he has seen both. I believe the Westin is a nicer property.
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Old Jan 14th, 2005, 06:38 AM
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Ellene, a timely post, as I am taking my wife there in March for her 40th. Did you try either the Beach BBQ or the Mexicanisimo dinners put on at the hotel. We are signed up for both but I am rethinking this and may try to do Aqua or Charlie's place. Also, is there a morning rush for cabanas or chairs with the best view? We have dinner reservations at Palapa as well. Any other tidbits of info would be much appreciated.

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Old Jan 16th, 2005, 11:54 AM
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Heard the Sheraton is more charming than the Westin and closer to town. Any thoughts? Thanks
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Old Jan 17th, 2005, 04:36 PM
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We stayed at fabulous Esperanza in November. Can't say enough great things and what a special place to take your wife for her 4oth birthday. I found lounge chairs at the pool and beach no problem at all. The resort never really feels crowded at all. Some people did get up and save chairs but we never felt it necessary. Your wife can relax and have a foot massage while sipping a cold drink by the pool. We had a fantastic meal and service at the fine dining restaurant. If your wife likes yoga, there is a great instructor there named Maggie.

We felt that there were way too many great restaurants in Cabo and SJDC to do the buffets at Esperanza. We ate there either for lunch or a late breakfast so wanted to get out for dinner. Loved the restaurant at Casa Natalia called Mi Cocina, Edith's, and Mi Casa. Didn't care for Pitahiya at the Sheraton. Visit the Palmilla for a cocktail on the way to dinner in San Jose. It's gorgeous.

Have a great time.
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Old Jan 18th, 2005, 12:18 PM
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We also opted not to do the Bar B Que, preferred Mi Casa and Ediths as well. I would also check out Damiana in San Jose. We had a great meal at Aqua at Palmilla, did not dine at Charlie Trotters, as it has gotten mixed reviews. I like the Palapa Bar alot. Never had an issue getting chairs at the pool. There is really not a bad seat there.
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Old Jan 20th, 2005, 08:27 PM
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Had a decadent 3 days in a two bedroom luxury suite at the Esperanza. we had our own ocean front spa and pool, green lawn, and a oceanview that was just amazing. Our butler was equally amazing - he arranged two dinners cooked en suite. At one of them, a trio came in and serenaded us with 3 songs; at the other, the executive sous-chef came in and gave the dishes his final flourish. We knew it was going to be a great weekend from the time the hotel SUV picked us up, to when the general manager and his staff came out to meet us and "welcomed us home" - very nice touch. We did the Mexicanisimo dinner - it was nice (fireworks at 8pm) but can be missed. The beach BBQ looked extremely romantic but also looked cold (it is January, after all). Not to miss - Quatro mano massage - 4 handed massage... told you it was a decadent weekend! We're going back next year!
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Old Feb 4th, 2005, 03:34 AM
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Ellene,


I am right now in the process of trying to book either thre Palmilla or Esperanza....
I have previously stayed at La Casa que Canta and Las Ventanas....

I thought I had my mind made up ......until I saw esperanza in these Posts....

Any thoughts comparing the atmosphere of the two resorts....did you happen to see the Beachfront rooms with hot tubs??

Any help about the rooms or why you chose Esperanza would be a great help!!!!!
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Old Feb 16th, 2005, 10:35 AM
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I am going to cabo and would like to know
about your driving experience. It is pretty safe, etc. Did you have to buy
insurance? what type? was it expensive
through dollar? Also, did you drive
in the evening? how was the shopping?
thanks.
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Old Feb 16th, 2005, 12:59 PM
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We also just came back from Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas. I can't answer your questions about insurance and cost (as it was a business related trip and my husband took care of all that), but we had a car and drove a lot including at night and always felt safe. Frankly, it was not an issue at all.

I do suggest rather than spending all your time in Cabo San Lucas you shop in San Jose Del Cabo. Much smaller and nicer town. Roughly 30 minutes from Cabo. Great restaurants there as well.

We also went up to Todos Santos, about 1 hr. and 15 minutes from Cabo. Very beautiful little artists town with good shopping as well. It is where the original Hotel California is which has been renovated.
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What is the water like? Is the water more clear for snorkeling and scuba on the eastern side? I imagine not on the western side of peninsula where there are more waves. Anybody know how it might compare to Cancun or Belize?
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