Nice hotel in good location if you want quiet
Posted Feb 12, 2017
Barceló is a nice hotel, however, the rooms could use some updating. The shower leaked, and the temperature control for the room didn't work - but overall, it was workable considering the price. The rooms are kept very clean and the entire staff is friendly. There's a language barrier throughout the site, especially in the lobby, but their great attitude made it tolerable.
The food is average, but when you consider the total cost, it's reasonable - and the small site made getting around easy. If you like excursions or water sports on the beach, this hotel may not work for you - unless you don't mind a 40 minute ride (one way) to jet ski, parasail, drive quads, etc. Even then, the water in Cabo is cold. The beach at this hotel is nearly vacant due to not being able to enter the water with its constant undertow. This was a big disappointment, as I enjoy watching the characters walk by and the overall beach experience. If you want the beach to yourself and you don't mind not being able to use the water, this location is for you. Quiet and laid back defines this hotel.
We vacationed here the first week of February and the weather was in the low 80's, but felt much hotter in the sun and much cooler in the shade. It was so much cooler in the shade that the swim-up bar wasn't being used. In fact, the pools overall we're mostly vacant. You will need long sleeve shirts or sweaters every evening and morning here. If you want quiet and privacy, this hotel provides that.