Viva Las Villas

Families find comfort and lots of action at two Los Cabos resorts

By: Dawna L. Robertson

Family getaways are all about fun for the kids and ease for their parents. So when heading to Cabo with the crew, your clients have several things to consider.

Where can they stay and still enjoy homey conveniences? And what type of activities are available on site to keep both parents and the little ones entertained?

More and more families are finding greater appeal in vacation villas allowing them to maintain a level of privacy and routine with “at-home” amenities like kitchens and separate bedrooms.

Toss in action-packed kids clubs, family-oriented theme nights and activities engaging young and old alike, and villas become an even better fit for multi-generational visitors.

Two Cabo companies in particular continue to finesse the formula catering to family travel.

The 327-suite Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach has unveiled the company’s Little Bonitos club. In addition to the usual childrens’ swimming pool and menus, the club allows parents to sign up their ninos for activities that include organized pool games, board games, craft activities and botanical tours.

“The Little Bonitos Club is designed to offer kids and parents fun activities while vacationing at our properties,” said Enrique Gandara, corporate director of sales and marketing. “With so many options, the parents and kids love it.”

Full-day, half-day and hourly options are available.

Within walking distance to downtown Cabo San Lucas, the Villa Group serves up a trio of beachfront properties brimming with activities for all ages. At the 458-suite Villa del Palmar, the “Kids in Paradise” program is open to children ages 4-12 with participation by the hour, half-day or full-day.

Activities cover mini-golf on Villa del Palmar’s nine-hole course, tennis lessons, shuffleboard, ping pong, swimming, pinata making and ceramics painting. Kids can also hang with others their age at “Club Parties” on Tuesday and Friday nights.

“Villa del Palmar is tailored to families,” noted Ricardo Orozco, director general for the Villa Group Resorts Cabo San Lucas. “We’re on the safest, best swimming beach in Cabo San Lucas, with all ocean recreation available right off our shore. And we feature an on-site shopping center with grocery store, deli, video rental and medical clinic. So everything is easy.”

At Villa del Palmar, the fun isn’t reserved just for youngsters. Teens and adults can whoop it up with pool aerobics, water polo, water volleyball, beach volleyball, dart tournaments, horseshoes, mini-golf and bingo. As a bonus, a whale waterslide shoots kids of all ages into the spacious swimming pool.

Almost every evening, the property’s Las Tortugas creates theme-night buffets with live entertainment.

“It’s a fun way for families to meet other families and enjoy a festive evening of dining and entertainment without having to leave the property,” added Orozco.

When it comes to Cabo, more and more families agree that it’s “Viva las villas!”


Pueblo Bonito Sunset
Through Dec. 22, nightly rates are from $328-$339 for a junior suite sleeping four to $1,850-$1,917 for a penthouse suite sleeping up to eight. Also check out Pueblo Bonito Rose and Pueblo Bonito Blanco.

Villa del Palmar
Valid through Dec. 19, Villa del Palmar’s Family Fun Escape package covers three-night accommodations in a one-bedroom suite with daily breakfast buffet in Bella California and much more for $1,150.