Presidente Inter-Continental

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by funandsun on January 7, 2003

The Presidente in an all-inclusive resort down the road from Cabo San Lucas. For those wanting to budget a certain amount on a trip, spending the price upfront is the way to go. An all-inclusive resort affords you the opportunity to try drinks and meals you might not otherwise try. It''s great for kids too. They can go up to any bar or restaurant and order whatever they''d like. You can even take an ice cream break at the self-serve machine near the pool. Everything''s paid for here.

Most of the rooms at this resort have an ocean view, but not all. Upon arrival, we found out we did not have a view of the ocean. We tipped the front desk clerk and were moved to a "room with a view", however, were disappointed to find out our view was just a window. It did not come with a balcony. Not having a balcony took away from the atmosphere. The room was adequate, however, with two double beds and small living room area.

The resort sits directly on the ocean, but the currents are so strong and potentially deadly, it is not recommended guests play in the ocean here. The resort also sits on a freshwater lagoon, but it appears just for looks. There are three pools, with one of them an adult only pool, and one includes a swim-up bar. If you have a weak stomach, you might not want to watch how the bartenders get clean glasses for the many people that retreat to the swim up bar. We saw them rinse out the glasses, sit them in stackable containers, and take a sprayer to them. It doesn''t appear they make it to a dishwasher on a busy day.

There are a few activities that go on daily at the pool - water volleyball and bingo. Literature about the resort will tell you there''s an exercise facility, but it is just a small room with limited equipment. There are tennis courts on site that are lit for night play. One fun feature the resort offers is a theme night happening once to twice a week. We attended the Mexican Party on the beach that was great. There''s no additional cost for this party because it is included in your stay. The staff went all out with the decorations. They installed a walk across bridge to the beach decorated with bamboo along with tiki torches lighting up the entire beach area. They played games such as limbo and had a dance contest giving away various prizes. It was an evening of fun for young and old alike.

There are a variety of restaurants on site where food is available at all times of the day or night. It''s possible to get hamburgers or pizza at the grill or have a nice sit down dinner in the evening. You will never go hungry at this resort.

All in all, this was a great value and a nice place to stay.

Presidente Inter-Continental
Boulevard Mijares S / N
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
52 624 14 202 11

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