Are you looking for a place to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of your daily life? Look no further than Hacienda Encantada Resort in Los Cabos! I recently had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful resort, and it was an unforgettable experience.
First things first, the location of Hacienda Encantada Resort sets the tone for your trip. The resort is situated atop a cliff in Cabo San Lucas, offering stunning panoramic views of the Sea of Cortez. The picturesque location is the ideal place for a romantic vacation, a family retreat, or any kind of getaway you need to recharge. The resort has beautifully manicured grounds that are perfect for long walks, and the views from the infinity pools are sure to take your breath away.
Due to the nature of being built along a cliff, there are a lot of stairs and some seriously inclined walking paths. There are golf carts that will pick you up and take you around if this is an issue for you.
Hacienda Encantada Rooms
Hacienda Encantada Resort has a variety of suites, villas and private residences, and all of them are spacious, clean and beautifully decorated to make you feel right at home. The suite I stayed in was equipped with two queen-size beds, a kitchenette with a fridge and microwave, and a balcony overlooking the ocean. The bathroom was also immaculate, with plenty of fluffy towels and larger-size shampoos. The room truly exceeded my expectations and they had room service!
There is one tower just for people on the all-inclusive plan and they have their own pool and a pizza place as you can see here. You can check for current all-inclusive deals here.
Hacienda Encantada Restaurants
The next biggest highlight of the resort was, of course, the food. The resort has several restaurants and bars, all with different themes and menus. Every meal was fresh, delicious, and served with such warmth and hospitality. The resort also has a fully stocked mini-market, which came in handy when we needed a quick snack or drink.
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Los Riscos Mesquite Grill and Bar
A standout meal for me was at Los Riscos Mesquite Grill, where we enjoyed a delicious dinner under the stars. If you have an appetite for a succulent steak, juicy chicken, or seafood grilled over Mesquite coals, Los Riscos is the perfect option for you. Enjoy the ambiance of an outdoor cliffside patio with a breathtaking view of the Sea of Cortez while indulging in the delectable flavors of traditional Mexican dishes served in style. The menu includes mouthwatering options such as shrimp cocktails, ceviche, and delicious guacamole prepared before your eyes.
This elegant restaurant serves international cuisine with a Mexican twist while offering a fabulous view of the Cabo landscape. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic, the perfect setting for couples looking for a delicious dinner. From seafood and steak to vegetarian options and desserts, Las Marias caters to all palates. They are also open for breakfast and offer an extensive breakfast buffet with a special Mexican coffee.
Barolo Cucina Italiana
Experience the taste of Italy with Barolo Cucina Italiana, known for its authentic Italian cuisine, led by an Italian chef. You can choose from an extensive selection of appetizers, meat, seafood pasta and desserts. You will be captivated by their rustic and cozy ambiance and even more by their mouth-watering food.
El Eden Tequila & Taco Bar
Craving authentic Mexican tacos and tequila? El Eden Tequila & Taco Bar is the perfect option for you. Indulge in al pastor tacos, delectable guacamole, and other Mexican street food options along with an unrivaled selection of the best tequila sourced from all around Mexico. You will never regret dining at El Eden with their exceptional ambiance and view but mainly because they are the best tacos I’ve ever had. That’s saying something because my diet mainly consists of tacos.
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Embark on a culinary journey and experience authentic Mexican dishes from different regions of Mexico. You will be welcomed by its vibrant atmosphere with its traditional décor, lovely live music and amazing fresh Mexican cuisine. From fresh guacamole to delicious regional dishes, La Trajinera offers an unparalleled taste of Mexico.
During our stay, we took advantage of the resort’s many amenities. Aside from the stunning infinity pools, there was a full-service spa and a well-equipped fitness center. This is also where you will find cabanas.
There’s an adult only pool, a family pool, hot tubs, and even a rooftop pool that’s available to some guests. Sadly, I didn’t have a plan that included the rooftop pool. There’s not a dedicated kiddie pool, just the splash area below. But there are two large pools that are family-friendly.
Kids Play Area
The children’s area has a lot to offer including an extensive splash pad, trampoline, swing set, and more. Kids can also participate in the resort’s Kids Club, which offers a range of supervised activities including arts and crafts, games and more.
I was quite pleased with the spa. Hacienda Encantada Resort & Spa offers a variety of treatments designed to help you relax and rejuvenate. Choose from a Swedish massage, hot stone massage, or a variety of other options. I went with the signature massage, a unique, full-body relaxing massage created with a blend of various techniques such as hot stones, deep tissue and reflexology.
Right before you enter is a juice bar that is included in the all-inclusive package. However, everything just inside the spa is an extra fee. You can show up before your appointment to enjoy their hydrotherapy offerings. There’s a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, and a large heated pool with various fountains that offer a type of water massage. The massage rooms are large and have showers in them.
There are a few places to work out on the property. I mainly stuck to the gym in the building I was staying in since it was the most convenient. I can’t believe I forgot to take a photo of the gym. They had my favorite leg matching and a row machine I enjoyed. They basically had a great mix of everything you could want. No Platoon for those of you into them.
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Pickleball, Tennis, and Volleyball Courts
There were several courts to choose from. Also in this area was a basketball court and a sand volleyball pit.
The resort has bicycles you can use and if you are up to it they have a biking trail too.
There’s a small mini-golf area where you can practice putting near the lobby.
The resort offers several types of classes, many of which cost an additional fee. I took the tequila-tasting class and it was super informative and fun.
The staff at the resort was always friendly and accommodating, and we truly felt like we were in paradise.
In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Hacienda Encantada Resort in Los Cabos for your next vacation. This is the perfect destination for anyone looking for luxury, relaxation and adventure. From the stunning location to the comfortable suites, and impeccable service, the resort exceeded our expectations. The cuisine was delicious, and the amenities were perfect for our needs. It’s safe to say that we’re already planning our next visit to Hacienda Encantada Resort – it’s a truly magical place that we’ll never forget.
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Get Travel Insurance
Unfortunately, there are a lot of things that can go wrong on any trip. Be prepared for the worst with travel insurance. We use Travelex.
Book a Place to Stay
I recommend using Expedia.com or Hotels.com for most hotel bookings. I prefer to book directly with Marriott when I stay there because of their excellent military discount.
If you prefer staying in a vacation rental instead, I recommend VRBO.
Choose Activities and Tours
To find great activities in any area I use Get Your Guide and Viator. If we are visiting a city with lots of popular attractions I always check CityPass and GoCard to see if they have discount cards available.
When I want to book a full-on multi-day tour I use TourRadar. They’ve got fantastic weekly deals.