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Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos

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Our Opinion
Beautiful hotel with excellent food, numerous restaurants,�kids club, and a night club and sushi bar overlooking�the ocean from high above in their lookout tower. The beach is not swimmable but they�have a seawater infinity pool and hammocks to relax in.

Overview
Barcelo Grand Faro is a beachfront property located on the Gulf of California, offering a picture perfect romantic setting. This spectacular Luxury All Inclusive resort boasts a nightclub located at the top of the Lighthouse Bar that provides impressive views of the ocean and a Sushi bar on the below level. Enjoyment and fun for all!

Location: 15 min walk into the town of San Jose del Cabo, 45 min drive to Cabo San Lucas, 20 min drive from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • reeser : seattle
Can I go back please?

Just returned last night from a 4 night stay at Barceló. I found the hotel here on Trip Advisor and with the mixed reviews, was a bit cautious going into the trip. However, every expectation was met if not exceeded. Those that are complaining must be pretty entitled and sit on a silver throne. I mean, YOU ARE IN MEXICO!!! From our check in in the Premium Club (we upgraded - worth it in my opinion but definitely not necessary) where Arturo greeted us and made us familiar with the property to transportation upon leaving, I was more than pleased. The food is going to be your typical buffet fair and I thought that lunch service was the best - that is if I could pull myself away from the pool or did not just stuff myself with items from the snack bar. Its not 5 star by any means but the staff in Los Olas are pleasant and extremely accommodating. We did get room service one night which was quick, food arrived hot, and was a great meal. We only ate at Las Jicamas restaurant for dinner and didn't try the others but, again, the food is good. Your typical towel wars do exist here. If you want a spot by the infinity pool, best to get up early and set them out. There are only about 10 there so they go quick. Other than that, there really was no issue finding a chair - it may just not be prime real estate. There isn't much of a nightlife. If you want frat boys and woohoo girls, this isn't really the place for you. Its a $40 cab ride each way into San Lucas where you will find your Senor Frogs and Cabo Wabos and PLENTY of the aforementioned partiers. May be best if you are looking for more of a party atmosphere to stay in San Lucas (It does exist at Barceló but starts getting quiet around 10) I was perfectly content with the entertainment and enjoying cocktails in the lobby bar. My room was cleaned thoroughly every day, fridge restocked, and clean towels provided. The grounds are immaculate (I mean spotless) and while the rooms could use some updating, I didn't have any issues as others have stated. Few things that I would say could use improvement but definitely not deal breakers: The SkyBar is in desperate need of a good scrub down or some way to air out the smell from the sushi restaurant downstairs. The smell was so over powering that we couldn't sit up there and enjoy the spectacular view that it provides. We did talk to another group who went up two nights later and said it was perfectly fine so maybe we just went up on a bad night. The Wifi isn't the best and sometimes wouldn't work at all. I think a couple boosters by the pools would greatly improve the connection. But you are in Mexico - look up from your phone! Other than those two items, I must say my stay was absolutely amazing and I would go again right now if I had more vacation time. A few accolades for some of the staff: Arturo in check in was the real MVP of my trip. Jorge and Antonio by the pools kept the drinks coming with a smile and Yennifer that worked in the main lobby bar/Premium Club ALWAYS had a sweet smile on her face and was so nice. All the staff, really, was pleasant and accommodating. Thank you, Barceló. As soon as my work allows it, I will be back! Hasta proximo vez, Barceló! Gracias por un viaje perfecto!

  • DOjuni : Atlanta, Georgia
Property was STOLEN. Do not stay here.

Plain and simple - an item I value was stolen from my room by a staff member with access while I was out for the day, and the hotel management refused to do anything about it.Do yourself a favor and book a different resort. This place is not worth your money nor your peace.

  • Julie B :
Vacation

Danny and Elvia Moralez. Head chef taught us awesome class on how to make quacamole, awesome fun and great expedience! Beautiful resort, crashing waves and authentic, sincere people. Higjly recommendrd -just do it!

  • osumason : oklahoma
Overall good but management/owners need to step up.

We have been to about 6 other AI resorts in Mexico (this is our first trip to Cabo) and the Barcelo is on par with most. PROS:The resort is very easy to get around and is not too big. Don't let all the snobs scare you about the food, it was good. We were premium guests so we ate at all the Ala Carte restaurants the sushi and Mexican were both really good. The resort was clean and everybody was friendly. Almost all rooms (except the ones on the bottom floors) has some view of the beach.CONS: Please get your wait staff some help!! The waiters in the Ala Carte restaurants were all having to work way too hard. This was especially true in the sushi restaurant, there was only ONE waiter for the whole restaurant, he was doing the best he could but a couple of times we just went to the Sky bar to get our own drinks because he was just too busy. This was a common theme in the other non-buffett restaurants as well. This resort also had the least amount of workers taking drink orders around the pool and beach that we have been. Although we were aware that this was not an Adults Only resort, we were surprised about how many young children there were not really that big of deal, but they did take over much of the large pool. More of a problem was some drunk, fat and obnoxious Canadian women who camped out in the infinity pool and spewed the "f" bomb about every other word out of their mouths, but not really the resorts fault.

  • Franklin N : Seattle, Washington, United States
Grand vacation

All Inclusive, great food , menu items change daily, good restaurants, the buffet had prime rib twice during our stay.All staff are very friendly and quite helpful. Our room was spacious and quiet, with a view of the water, second floor or higher is better than ground floor, facing away from the pools is quieter. We will return here, very good value for money.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining
  • Unlimited Domestic beer & select International brand drinks 11am-11pm. House wine w/meals
  • 24 hr room service
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Raquetball
  • Basketball
  • Gym
  • Yoga lessons
  • Dancing & cooking lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment and theme nights
  • 333 rooms
  • 2 International buffet restaurants
  • 3 a la carte restaurant: Mexican, Italian and Japanese 
  • Snack bar
  • 24 hr room service 
  • 4 bars including Swim-up bar and Sports bar
  • 5 pools including 1 salt water infinity pool on the beach, 1 adults only
  • Whirlpool
  • Tennis courts
  • Games room
  • Gym
  • Gift shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Full service Spa (fee)
  • Guest parking
  • Golf nearby (fee)
Hotel Rooms include:
  • Air-conditioning
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Satellite TV
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Radio/alarm clock
  • In-room safe
  • Iron
  • Bathroom w/shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace w/partial ocean view
  • Max occupancy 4 persons or 2 adults when sharing with 2 kids
Oceanview Rooms, Plaza Tower Hotel Rooms, and Deluxe Ocean Front Rooms also available 
Kids Deals - 2 Kids 2-5 stay & eat free when sharing a room with 2 adults. Pay special rate on airfare & transfers only.

For the Kids - Kids 4-10 can enjoy the Kids Club and the Junior Club offers fun for kids 11 and older. Babysitting services available ($).

Honeymooners - Receive a bottle of sparkling wine & fruit basket upon arrival. Valid within 60 days of wedding. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage certificate required.

Wedding Packages - Available, please inquire for further details.

Golf Packages! - Guests receive special discounted rates at the 9-hole Mayan Palace Golf Los Cabos, 18-hole Palmilla Golf Course and the 18-hole Raven Golf Club. Cart included. Transportation not included.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos
    Los Cabos,Mexico

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Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos
Blvd. San Jose s/n, Seccion Hotelera 1 Zona Fonatur, San Jose del Cabo 23400 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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