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Hotel El Ganzo

San José del Cabo, Mexico

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Why Stay At Hotel El Ganzo

A hip, adult-only outpost on an unspoiled tract outside of San José del Cabo, El Ganzo brings contemporary art and music into the hotel experience.

The Scoop

Opened in fall 2012, El Ganzo is an urban-style loft hotel without the urban: the three-story, 72-room hotel overlooks a gorgeous marina on the Sea of Cortez, less than three hours from Los Angeles. All white on the outside, there's a serene vibe here, with cushioned day beds set up by the two marina-side pools, plus three farm-to-table restaurants and a rooftop sushi bar serving fish caught nearby. Inside, there are rotating art exhibits by the hotel's artists in residence, plus an underground studio where musicians like Damien Rice and Slash have recorded before performing at late-night fireside jams on the patio. Whitewashed guestrooms feature custom wooden furniture and iPads, and some have balconies with private hot tubs. A weekly art-house film screening, weekend DJ parties, a full-service spa, and access to a Jack Nicklaus golf course ensure guests never lack entertainment.

Insider Tips

Complimentary bikes, kayaks, and paddleboards are available upon request (advance reservations suggested).

A hotel water shuttle (complete with driver) is available to transport guests to the hotel's private beach.

Preferred Airport

Arrive at Los Cabos Airport (SJD) which is approximately 10 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 25 minutes of travel time.

Blvd. Tiburon (sin numero), La Playita, San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Hotel Features

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Property Amenities
  • Rooftop Infinity Pool
  • Private Beach
  • Water Sport Equipment
  • Spa on Property
  • Spa Boutique
  • Golf Course nearby
  • Film Screenings
  • Recording Studio
In-Room Amenities
  • Balconies (some)
  • Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Satellite TV
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • In-room Safes
  • Stocked Mini Bars
Dining & Nightlife
  • Four Restaurants
  • Cocktail Bar
  • Beach Bar
  • Live Entertainment
  • Art Presentations
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Hotel Report From the editors of: Travel+Leisure

Why We Love San José del Cabo

Located on the tip of the Baja Peninsula, San José del Cabo offers a nature-oriented alternative to party-centric Cabo San Lucas. Spend the day kayaking in a sheltered bay or lounging on a private beach, enjoying the low-key atmosphere in peace and quiet.

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Where to Eat: Flora's Field Kitchen has an open-air kitchen and patio that overlooks the field where the restaurant's produce is grown. Menus change daily, but the wood-oven pizzas, with toppings like lemon ricotta and basil, are a good bet.
Las Animas Bajas.
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Pizza for two $20.

Where to Drink: With seven house brews and seasonal additions, Baja Brewing Company (about 10 minutes from the hotel) is the best place to try a local cerveza, such as the Baja Blond, brewed on site.
Morelos 1227 Centro.
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Drinks for two $7.

Best Water Sports: The Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park (about 1 hour, 45 minutes from the hotel) is home to the biggest variety of underwater life in the area. Kayak in the bay then stop to snorkel. $54 per person includes hotel pick up, sit-on-top kayak rental and equipment, a three-hour tour, snorkeling gear, lunch, beverages, and snacks.

Best Day Trip: Explore the Baja desert in a 4 x 4 then switch to a camel ride along a private beach. Cabo Adventures offers some of the most unique ways to see the local terrain.
$99 for adults includes three-hour camel and 4 x 4 tour, plus a lunch at a local ranch, water, beer, and tequila (trip departs from the Dolphin Center in Cabo San Lucas, 30 minutes from the hotel).
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Azure waters and endless skies of Baja Sur.

Azure waters and endless skies of Baja Sur.

Why Go Now

April 13 - 20, 2014
Semana Santa
Celebrations including masses and processions in anticipation during the week preceding Holy Saturday.

Through June 2014
San José del Cabo Art District Walking Tour
Each Thursday November through June, galleries open their doors in the evenings (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) for art viewing, wine and cheese, and music. Artists are on hand in many galleries to answer questions about their work.

June 16, 2014
Fiesta of the Virgin of Carmen
This national holiday celebrates the Virgin of Carmen, a protector of the people. In Cabo San Lucas (30 minutes from the hotel), the feast day is celebrated with an open-air market with local craft vendors, parades, and a fishing tournament.

August 15, 2014
Feast of the Assumption
This national holiday is celebrated in Cabo San Lucas with parades, live music in the streets, and outdoor markets.

Hotel El Ganzo

San José del Cabo, Mexico

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