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On a semi-busy highway lined with hotels, but directly on a beach (that's inconveniently not swim-able), and a short drive to downtown San Jose del Cabo
Located on a busy street in the main hotel area of San Jose del Cabo, not much is within walking distance from Barcelo Los Cabos Palace Deluxe, but the beach is just steps away -- in fact, it's directly on-site -- though not swim-friendly. Being just a mile or two outside of San Jose del Cabo's city limits, taxis into the thriving downtown area are relatively cheap.
Close to the party-hearty area of Cabos San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo is the more quaint, historic answer to a beach vacation in Los Cabos. The waters are rough and there's less of a nightlife, but the area retains its Mexican flair and features numerous restaurants and galleries. It is also close to the airport.
A great family-friendly option for Los Cabos, the 619-suite all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos offers guests a decent variety of activities and facilities. For the young ones, there's the kids water park, kiddy pool, and kids' club. For the adults, the on-site spa, relaxing adult-only pools, and swim-up bar in the infinity pool are definite perks. Although the beach isn't swim-friendly due to rough waves, the pools offer more than enough space for taking a dip. Suites are spacious and luxurious, and echo the hotel's overall vibe -- big, clean, and modern. They also come with marble bathrooms, soaking tubs, and patios or balconies. The property was rebranded as a Hyatt in late 2013 and will be undergoing renovations in 2014.