An April 2005 trip
to Los Cabos by latpoy
Quote: We stayed at Fiesta Americana Grand Vacation Club at Cabo Del Sol in a one-bedroom suite, which was very enjoyable and quiet, but needs better access. You will find Playa Grande in Cabo pretty comparable in quality and right in town.
Be careful using the telephone at the resort for long distance calls. I made a one-minute call from the hotel to home to advise my wife that I got there safely and was charged a five minute minimum charge of Canadian by the hotel long-distance carrier. A tad expensive, so buy a telephone card available in town for about 30 pesos, or .
All the rooms have an ocean view, and our one-bedroom came with a Jacuzzi and one and a half bathrooms. The kids loved the big 32-inch television in the living room and the 27-inch television in the master bedroom. The kitchen had a dishwasher, but the kids figured it was better to leave the dirty dishes in the sink, and then the maid would wash or load the dirty dishes in the dishwasher for a small tip every day because they were on vacation. We also liked having free access to the washer and dryer located on every even floor in our building, with ice machines on the odd floors.
We found the furnishings in good condition and had patio access from both the living room and master bedroom. The teak patio furniture was nice for stretching out on or just enjoying the beautiful views of the cruise ships sailing by daily.
This resort is about a 20-minute walk in from the Transpeninsular Highway at 10.3km and has bus stops located on both sides of the highway accessed by an overpass. A car rental is very appropriate in accessing this vacation club, unless you are on a student budget and can stay here by bidding on Skyauction if the hotel has availability at up to 75%-off rack rates. How about $250 per week!
It is possible to come by bus from the airport. You walk out of the airport terminal and follow the taxis and airport workers to the right who walk out towards the Transpeninsular Highway, which is about 2 miles away along the road fronting the Los Cabos International Airport. You can see the highway once you get out onto the main road in front of the airport. You catch one of two local buses for 10 pesos or the express bus for 20 pesos, which might get you there 2 to 3 minutes faster. Just tell the driver you want the Fiesta Americana Grand and you will be there in 45 minutes or so. You will see big numbers painted on the Transpeninsular Highway that tell you how far away you are from Cabo San Lucas at milepost 0. So, around milepost 10.3, you will see your bus go up a ramp at the top of the overpass to drop you off, but it does get hot, so you might consider catching a taxi at the overpass, as they come and go to the Fiesta Americana or Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar.
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