Fodor's Expert Review Hotel El Ganzo

Tiburón s/n, La Playita, San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, 23403, Mexico

At this boutique hotel with an uberchic vibe, guests can interact with artists-in-residence, musicians, and filmmakers in a creative and luxurious setting. Artists-in-residence display work ranging from murals and photographs to sketches and even a vintage refrigerator mounted in the lobby. Musicians are invited to record in an underground studio where videos are later aired on the hotel’s internal TV channel. Bigger names have included the likes of Ed Sheeran, Damien Rice, and Joshua Radin. Despite the celebrity appeal, the rooms alone are a designer’s dream, with wood-plank walls, cement floors, and glass balconies that overlook the quaint marina and lap pool. A second infinity pool dominates the rooftop deck where parties take place the last Saturday of the month. Guests have access to kayaks, paddleboards, and beach chairs at El Ganzo’s neighboring beach club or can stay local at the spa and gym.


  • an outlet for artists
  • free beach cruisers to explore the cactus gardens
  • horseback riding and estuary kayak tours


  • must spend a minimum of $30 to use the beach club
  • service does not match the price
  • no children under 18


Pet Friendly


Phones: 624-104–9000 | 855-835–4269-toll-free U.S.


70 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals