Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
Average at best. Just returned from Sandos Finisterra on January 15. We have stayed at many all inclusive resorts and this one, while okay, does not stand to compare to other locations for the price. We stayed in the ocean view junior suites.Pros:StaffViewsFood (except for Tortuga)Plenty of chairs at poolsPool serviceCons:Dated rooms. Rusty drains and stained walls and floors in bathroom.Very noisy in room from hallsMinimal in room amenities No welcome drink/towelNo water sportsUnswimmable beachOcean is down a hill from beach chairsVery small pool at swim up barSuper loud music at swim up bar poolTortuga restaurant has very poor food. I do not recommend upgrading or doing elite club. There are so many better places.My advice is to stay at a real beach all inclusive in San Jose Del Cabo. While the staff try very hard, Sandos Finisterra falls a bit short on overall experience. Just not that great. Says this experienced all inclusive vacationer.
We stayed for about six days (as a couple, with a group of family friends) over New Year's and had an amazing time. The resort is beautiful. I loved the all-inclusive aspect (I've never stayed somewhere all-inclusive before). Our room was beautiful, airy, and comfortable. The mini fridge is filled with beer, soda and chocolate bars and replenished every day.The restaurants on-site are great. I enjoyed the breakfast buffet, lunch at Agave, the pool bar (the drinks were inconsistent here but usually good), and the lobby bar ( we loved the bartender here). Our least favorite dinner was at Emiliano's. While the food was delicious, the service was slow and the portions were very small. I was still hungry after dinner, so I went down to Agave for a quesadilla. We also tried Tortuga Beach, which is supposed to be Mediterranean-themed but that wasn't reflected anywhere on the menu. They actually were able to prepare the tuna that we caught on a fishing trip for dinner for our group, and it was absolutely delicious. The portions there are much more generous than Emiliano's and their cocktail menu was pretty impressive. I didn't even know they had peach margaritas (and tons of other flavors besides strawberry and mango) until dinner at Tortuga Beach! We enjoyed the bonfire on the beach with s'mores, drinks, and dancing. We also loved the rooftop bar, which was only open on New Year's Eve during our stay but which had the best bartender (he also worked at the Stone Club during our stay). The Stone Club was a ton of fun for dancing.I treated myself to a massage and thought it was excellent. The spa is truly world class. Another member of our party enjoyed her first massage so much she went back, but the second massage was not very good. I think it can be hit or miss, but as I said I really enjoyed my experience.All in all, I had a great experience at this resort. I definitely would recommend it as a relaxing getaway. ***One thing to be aware of: They will ply you with margaritas and try to get you to go to a timeshare-promoting breakfast on your arrival. Just say no. The discounts you get in exchange for attending the breakfast don't even apply to many of the services that they claim you can get. (e.g. 30% off at the spa is only good for certain packages, not everything at the spa, etc.). They make you put cash down which they will reimburse once you attend the breakfast. I'd recommend skipping it altogether. This felt pretty scammy and started our trip off on a sour note.
We just returned from a 4-day trip to Cabo where we stayed at this resort. The positive: the beautiful pool and a view of the ocean. The negatives, unfortunately, are many for me and my husband. First, our group of 12 was split up and given different colored bracelets, even though we all booked essentially the same vacation package. It is a huge place so it was a very long walk to meet up with our friends who were up high on the hill and, though they didn't have an ocean view, they were closer to the good restaurants and had gorgeous rooms that were very modern. Those of us who actually paid more to have an ocean view had very cold, empty, oversized rooms in a separate tower. The bracelet issue was weird: we were given blue and purple bracelets but it seemed the color distinction did not matter at all. Only those with black bracelets ("royal elite" guests) could go to any restaurant they wanted on the resort and also were able to make reservations anywhere. The sales pitches started from the moment we entered the resort. We were asked to sit through a 90-minute sales presentation; when we declined, the employees at the resort-especially one older woman-became especially hostile and rude. We were stunned.Other smaller issues included (1) 45 minute average delivery times for room service; (2) exceptionally weak drinks wherever we ordered them, and (3) just average food. Our trip was punctuated by our final breakfast where I could never obtain a glass of water, despite asking several times and even going up to the bar. They said they were out of glasses and would send over some water to our table. Never happened.I'll go to Cabo again-but will try another resort. If you've already booked, ask to be up on the hill with a marina view--you won't be disappointed. Also, don't be afraid to venture out-there are some really great, very affordable restaurants with far better food and service. Finally, it is worth a trip down to "the office"--a really fun bar with a wonderful massage place right next-door. You can't beat $32 for a one hour, very expert massage! The same massage was 4 times the cost at Sandos.
I was sceptical when I read some of the negative reviews ..however I am so happy that I booked my trip at this resort. The service is GREAT! We received a complimentary room upgrade because my boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary. How thoughtful?? The food is great , the rooms are very clean and everyone who works at Sandos is super friendly. Ricci at the pool is awesome ! Him and his partner do all the day and night activities they don't stop! You can't swim at the beach but that's how it is in the Pacific side of cabos. There is a beach 10 mins away if you want to walk it. I am here until Thursday . So far so good :) The only complaint I have is with the people staying at the resort, more than the resort itself, some of the younger groups get really loud and abnoxious because they're drunk and wasted . They are incondiserate of others and I can't deal with that kind of scene. So we move to the quieter side of the pool once it gets really loud. You will find this everywhere though , nothing the resort can do.. maybe put a sign up asking people to be mindful of others? Maybe around the rooms at least.. other than that thank you for a wonderful experience !!
I have to say this is the absolute best resort in all my travels. One employee in particular made our stay exceptional , her name is Azizi . She was one of many reasons we love Sandos. Looking forward to going back in June
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- All meals (buffet breakfast, daytime and late night snacks)
- Dinner can be a la carte (reservations required, dress code in effect)
- Unlimited international and domestic drinks
- Unlimited domestic and premium drinks
- 24-hour room service
- Daily and nightly entertainment and activity programs
- 288 Rooms
- 2 a la carte restaurants
- 2 buffet
- 1 snack bar
- 4 Bars
- 4 Pools
- Tennis courts
- Spa (fee)
- WiFi internet
- Laundry services (fee)
- Conference facilities (fee)
- 1 king bed or 2 double beds and sofabed
- Coffee maker
- Hair dryer
- Alarm clock
- Iron/ironing board
- Mini-bar stocked daily
- Turndown service
- Upgraded amenities
- 24 hour room service
- WiFi (fee)
- Balcony terrace
- Seating area
- Full bathroom
- Maximum occupancy of 5, up to 3 adults
Resort Location Map
Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos ResortLos Cabos,Mexico
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Blvd. Paseo de la Marina s/n, Cabo San Lucas 23410 Mexico
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