Villa del Arco Beach Resort and Spa
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OverviewEl Medano Beach has earned the title of the most popular beach in Cabo San Lucas due to the variety of recreational opportunities, its natural beauty and for being one of the only safe swimming beaches in the area. It also offers spectacular view of the rock formations leading to the famous Arch. This is the setting of the upscale, family-friendly properties of The Villa Group, including Villa del Arco Beach Resort and Spa. Perhaps a symbol of its exclusivity is its elaborate European themed spa facility, one of the largest in the region.
We have gone to Cabo for the past several years in November and it is the perfect time to go! This was a favorite resort.. Rooms are amazing, clean, excellent food options, entertainment and shows at the sister hotel- Villla Del Palmar are exceptional. We always found a lounge chair at the pool or beach. Had a fantastic time. Water temp is also great this time of year and it was 85-89 the whole time, with a breeze. Walk to marina or taxi. We used the gym daily and family tennis is always fun. We bought the all inclusive and saved about $500 we think, we are a family of 4, 2 teenagers. Two things I would recommend: The spa prices need to come down- they are higher than here at home and no more horses on the beach, the poop and it's nasty. I saw one person pick up after their horse. This was NOT happening (or allowed) 2 years ago. When we return we hope to see those 2 changes.
First trip to Cabo for my family. Celebrated our anniversary during thanksgiving holiday. Here's how it went down:Flight from phx to San Jose was bout 2 hours no issues. Got through customs, got through the gauntlet of scammers, got to the airport exit where we found the shuttle to our rental car lot. If you are staying at a resort and are going to be drinking, just book a transfer bus ahead of time. The scammers will try n get ya in the airport but just past the exit doors ur transfer bus will be waiting with ur name on it. We elected to rent a car but next time will get a transfer(it's cheaper and the cabs in cabo are everywhere n very efficient). Piled in 10 people into the rental and took el toll road to cabo. It's bout 65 pesos(3 bucks) per trip. 30 minutes later we were in Cabo! Drove to the resort, free valet, and got in line to check in. There was a crew of about 30 in front of us so check in was kinda brutal but una chica that worked there spotted us n brought us over some beers! Half our crowd took the opportunity to go to Costco(bout 10 minute drive away) to stock up on provisions for our stay. The time share people working that shift weren't psychos thank god. They showed my brother n law some stuff and basically the way it works here is if ur possibly into a time share, they'll show u what they got and invite you to presentations. If you aren't interested, they leave you alone for the most part. From what I hear, if you do engage in their presentations and offerings, they do reward you with some pretty good benefits. First night we took the kiddos over to Palmar, sister resort, via the trolley that runs back n forth between the properties. It's all one big complex but kinda separate. Palmar also has a grocery store on sight that has everything. Anyways, mobbed over there for the theme buffet. It was mamma Mia night. It was like 40 bucks a person for food and open bar till 930. Kids were 10 bucks I think. The show was decent, kids loved it. Not gonna lie, it was good entertainment. The food was nothing to write home about but the booze was on point. Anything u wanted and not watered down. Tipped the waiter a couple 20's n he was chasing us out the door with more cocktails. Jumped back on the trolley and called it a night. Next morning walked out to pool early. Like 530am to claim our chairs by the pool. Everyone does it. You go out there, throw ur towels on a couple lounge chairs, then go back to bed. After breakfast in room (Costco), went down round 10 and there they were. Hung out by the pool, but then took to the beach. The resort is on Medano beach which is "swimmable". So here's how it works, you got bout 40 feet of crushed rock "sand" from the steps to the water. Then you got about 10-12 feet of decent height and then it drops off and you can't touch the bottom if you tried. Kids loved it. We were out there with them making sure they didn't go to deep because there is an undertow. They got servers out at the beach and there's even those guys walking around selling those trinkets and glasses too. They weren't too pushy though. Spent most the first day at the beach just playing in the water. Had lunch in room(Costco again), put kids down for nap and for dinner went off site into downtown to mi casa. That place has some ridiculous sea food. About 25 of us went. Took cab. Bout 2 bucks a person. Stayed up late that night drinking and hanging out n ordered room service. Carne asada tacos for me. French fries for the 3 year old. Usual late night grub. Rice n beans for the vegan wife. Chocolate cake for the 5 year old. Hey don't judge, it's vacation. Was actually pretty good food. Kids were bouncing off the walls. Next morning same story, towels out on chairs at 530. Stayed by the pool mostly the second day. Breakfast n lunch in room again. There's a taco bar by the pool that some of the people went to n said was really good. Also a joint called neptunes or Saturn or something that people said was real good. Me personally, I was looking forward to walking the plank and hanging out all day on the in pool pirate ship but it was closed for renovations. That night we went out to hacienda Cocina near the marina and had dinner on the beach. Quite a bit pricier than mi casa but the food was dynamite and the view and ambiance was ridiculous. Once again we cabbed it for bout 2 bucks a person. Late night again, room service again, etc etc etc. Saturday morning took to the beach n went on a boat ride to lands end n the arco and lovers beach and seals and stuff. The guy dropped us off at lovers beach for bout an hour n then came back n got us. Beach actually extends from the little bay through the rocks to the pacific. Kinda neat. Kids were loving it. Bunch of people out there. They even got vendors out there selling beers n snacks too. Got back on the boat n mobbed back to del arco n spent the rest of the day by the pool. Some of the other people went paddle boarding n whatever kayaking is like hiking in water or whatever but I'm not into exercising not on vacation, let alone on vacation. That night went out to some time share condo villa house thing on the back side of downtown facing the pacific to have dinner with other family that were staying there. Got back to the resort n was outta booze so room service brought more of that up real quick n after a few cocktails we got room service. Shrimp tacos. Outta bounds. They were great. Next morning ate at the patron place for breakfast n it was good. Pancakes n stuff. Tortillas to die for in mexyco. They are bomb. I could eat the guacamole and flour tortillas in Mexico for every meal for ever. Maybe not the guac for breakfast but definitely the tortillas. Mobbed to aeropuerto n flew outta there. Here's the skinny: villa del arco was definitely a family friendly resort. At least it was when we were there for thanksgiving. There's so much more between the three resorts we didn't even take advantage of. Trolley running all day between resorts. If you had to walk it's only bout 5 minutes between the properties. There's a kids club at palmar, there's restaurants everywhere, a sports bar with tons of Tv's everywhere. Bars are open between the properties till midnight or 1am. The rooms are top notch and the cleaning people do an excellent job. Everyone is very helpful and very attentive. They want to help as much as possible. The cab system is amazing. It's like everywhere you go in cabo the people have Walkie talkies and a van is there in minutes to take you anywhere for 2-3 bucks a person. Room service 24 hours a day. If ur an adult, the all inclusive package is a great deal because after a few cocktails by the pool and a breakfast, ur basically at ur cost of the package. Not if, but when I take my family back to cabo, we will definitely stay here again, set up a transfer from the airport and not rent a car, not even look at anyone at the airport till we walk out the exit and are outside, and finally, do the all inclusive package for my wife and I at least. Great job villa del arco.
We stayed in a one bedroom suite on the sixth floor overlooking the pools, beach and ocean. The suite was luxurious and included two showers, indoor hot tub, washer and dryer, fully equipped kitchen and dining table, huge balcony with two lounges, table and chairs. Massive comfortable bed and service like nowhere else. You can walk to town on the beach or by road in about twenty or so minutes, catch a little white bus for a dollar, or take one of endless cabs. There are many fine restaurants on site or next door at the Villa del Parmar, also a store. One of our favourite places was the sports bar at the Villa del Parmar run by the ever hustling and friendly Marino.
We just returned from a 7 day vacation with 3 generations in a 2-bedroom at Villa del Arco. Exemplary customer service. Resort so beautiful. Especially helpful were Norma at the Concierge desk, who got us dinner reservations, golf tee times for my husband, and other amenities. Mariano at the valet desk went out of his way to knock on our door with a luggage cart to take our suitcases down to the front. We hadn't even told him when we were checking out. He just knew! Everyone is so friendly. What is not to love about Villa del Arco! We already have reservations for next year.
We just returned from a 5 day family vacation, which included 3 generations. It was our first trip to Cabo. We had previously read about this property and the push to sell timeshares to guests. When we checked in, Nadia, our concierge, was pleasant and did not push us to attend the timeshare presentation. She reviewed the property amenities and layout of the hotel. She even made restaurant reservations for our party of 12 for the entire stay. Nice after a long flight.We also spent a lot of time at the pool, where we experienced amazing service from Freddy and Alberto. Our drinks were always fresh and plentiful and the kids loved the strawberry banana smoothies and French fries poolside. We ate breakfast each day at El Patron, which always had great quality food and especially tasty "green juice"(my favorite). Our server, Rogelio, was always friendly and very responsive. He made sure to answer any questions that we had about the special menu items or the ingredients.We found the food at Villa del Arco and shared property, Villa del Palmar, to be very good. Bella California had superb pizza and pasta. El Patron served wonderful Mexican cuisine and breakfasts. The only real disappointment was Neptune. It was billed as an upscale, gourmet restaurant with a dress code. Maybe because it was Thanksgiving and there was a limited menu, but the food was mediocre at best. We had teenagers with us and there was really nothing that they would eat. After asking the server, he came up with a few items for kids(not on the menu). The service was also painstakingly slow. The only other thing that was a little annoying, was that the pool chairs were all taken by 8 a.m. There were lounge chairs on the beach though, if you didn't mind being away from the pools. All in all, we had a great vacation and would return to this property.
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
- Items of a personal nature
- 221 Suites
- Oyster/Sushi Bar
- Room service
- Fitness Centre
- 468 sq ft
- Two queen-size beds or one king-size bed
- Bathroom, with Mexican Ceramic accessories and a tub and shower
- Kitchenette with coffee maker, electric stovetop, microwave, refrigerator and a toaster
- 29 inch TV with Satellite channels
- Air conditioning
- Telephone & Clock Radio
- Wireless & High Speed Internet Access (fee)
- Iron with ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Electronic Safe
- Ceiling fans
- Mini bar
- Balcony with patio furniture and garden or ocean views
- Maximum occupancy of three adults
Resort Location Map
Villa del Arco Beach Resort and SpaLos Cabos,Mexico
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Km. 0.5 Camino Viejo a San Jose, Cabo San Lucas 23450 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.
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