As I unpacked my luggage from a five-day trip to Cabo San Lucas,
the familiar vacation smells of sunscreen, dusty clothes and wet
swim suits wafted into the room, and I began to reminisce. Tesoro
Los Cabos Resort had turned out to be a great spot for the active
Considering the myriad of sea and land adventures available at the
tip of Baja California, a stay at Tesoro is an economical choice
that packs in a lot of convenience and even luxury.
After a 30-minute drive from the airport to the hotel, the
check-in at the high-ceiling, marble-floored lobby wasted no time
Within minutes, my luggage was zipped off to my room and an
all-inclusive bracelet was placed on my wrist. Tesoro also greets
kids with extra attention, including a “Little VIP” welcome package
and a catered check-in process.
On the Menu
While a visit to Los Cabos isn’t typically a lesson in
the country’s culture, Tesoro does give you clues that you’re in a
foreign land through its flavorful food. I arrived in the evening
and was thankful for my dinner reservation at the elegant lobby
restaurant, Agave Azul.
Presented in a modern style, my tuna filet arrived with a sweet
teriyaki sauce zigzagged across it. I’m not sure if the Mexican
coffee served is an authentic desert, but the presentation on fire
is a worthwhile experience. To cleanse the palate, key lime sorbet
was served between courses. While the Agave restaurant is part of
the all-inclusive plan, some menu items cost an additional fee.
The other restaurant on the property is the breakfast, lunch, and
dinner buffet at La Vista, located alongside the pool and
overlooking the yachts and tall fishing boats of the San Lucas
Marina. Here, guests can choose from an expansive menu from plain
hamburgers to the more exotic Mexican fresh white fish in a spicy
tomato sauce. I began everyday with French toast a la carte, crispy
hash browns from the hot plates and fruits from the cold bar. In
the meantime, gourmet coffee was served at my table, along with a
bottle of water.
During my Tesoro stay, I preferred to spend my time
taking in various adventures, including a snorkeling trip near the
picturesque Arch rock formation, a ride through desert trails on an
ATV and a visit to Cabo San Jose.
To relax, I spent my afternoon at the pool set above the marina
and wet bar and made a trip to the downstairs spa. The modern
facility offers an ambience decorated by running water and the
sounds of soft chimes. I opted to have a massage by the pool, while
watching the navy blue Sea of Cortez against the dry desert
Downtown Cabo San Lucas originated as a pit stop for cruise ship
passengers. It still exists for the tourist, although now as a
final destination. The nightlife gets wild at bars like Giggling
Marlin and Squid Row. Tesoro guests are admitted free of charge to
the next door Mambo Cafe to dance to a live band late into the
night. Clients can also head out a little earlier to sample red
chili-based tortilla soup at Hacienda Del Cuervo Restaurant and
freshly splayed huachinango, or red snapper, at Mi Casa De
Room for Improvements
Tesoro Los Cabos is currently undergoing an $8 million
renovation. Half of the 286 rooms have been revamped to offer a
“tropical- minimalist” style, according to hotel officials, and new
conference rooms aim to target meeting and incentive groups. Also
in the blueprints are a rooftop restaurant and a sky-lounge bar
complete with Cabo sand and sofas. With all the improvements,
Tesoro may position itself to be reviewed as a four-star resort
instead of three.
As I finished unpacking my suitcase, I realized that even after a
short stay at Tesoro, I had many memorable adventurous. Not for the
last time, I envisioned the dolphin splashing past me and the
distinct choppiness of the water where the Sea of Cortez meets the
Pacific. The ensuing effect was one of lasting relaxation.
Tesoro Los Cabos
Commission: 10 percent
Tesoro’s travel agent special: Valid until Dec. 20, agents can
stay in any of the three Tesoro destination properties in Los
Cabos, Manzanillo or Ixtapa for $55, all-inclusive.
For more information, contact Mexican Pacific Marketing