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On the outskirts of Cabo San Lucas, a 10-minute walk to popular Medano Beach
Hotel Quinta del Sol is located in a scarcely developed area on the outskirts of hopping Cabo San Lucas. There's nothing that's a must-see in the immediate neighborhood, and you'll have to take a cab to the downtown area if you don't feel like walking for 20 minutes, but one of the most popular beaches in Cabo is a short walk from the property (just make sure you have a hat with you -- there are no shaded areas on the street).
Cabo San Lucas, a beach town on the stretch of coastline collectively known as Los Cabos (The Capes), has long been a popular vacation spot for sun-worshipping party seekers (hence, the nickname Cabo San Loco). But posh-ness and parties aside, it presents visitors with stunning scenery and a distinct Mexican charm, especially around the coastline. The large cluster of rock formations on Land's End is famously beautiful, and there's great whale watching January through March (particularly in March). Old churches, charming restaurants, and handicraft vendors prove that this town is more than just a wild spring-break getaway.
The words "luxury" and "central location" by no means belong as part of Hotel Quinta de Sol's advertising vernacular, but it is certainly one of the best deals in town -- with 72 no-frills, fairly spacious rooms with kitchenettes, a tiny and not-so-pleasant fitness center with modern machines, and a nice, decent-sized pool with kiddy area. That, on top of great freebies like continental breakfast and Wi-Fi, make it an excellent value for the money. But Cabo's downtown area is a 20-minute walk; the beach is half that distance, though you have to trek a hot stretch of street to get there.