Take a look at the best all-inclusive resorts in The Corridor.
The 526-room, three-pearl Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos is trying. Eight restaurants and all-inclusive rates are appealing, and the well-liked food ranges from simple grill fare to higher-end a la carte dining. The bars are busy all day -- as are the sparkling clean pools -- and the terrace restaurants overlooking the beach are lovely spots for taking in the ocean views. The minimalist-modern rooms include balconies -- most with sea views -- and bathrooms feature separate walk-in showers and bathtubs. However, flaws included a lack of power during some of our visit, malfunctioning in-room features, shabby design details, a few dated common areas, and inconsistent Wi-Fi. Check out the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos instead -- rates there are lower and the hotel has a far more polished atmosphere.
Perched on a cliff overlooking the Sea of Cortez, the massive Hacienda Encantada Resort and Residences is one of the top upscale hotels in the area, known for its sweeping views, beautiful pools, and all-inclusive options. All 237 rooms are Mexican-inspired and feature modern amenities: flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and balconies. The resort is ideal for families, with a massive kids' zone, plenty of games, and an activity pool. There are several dining and drinking options -- Italian, Mexican, and buffet -- and a few wellness choices such as a small spa and fitness center. Though sun loungers are set up on a rocky stretch of shore, there isn't a real beach here. Past guests have complained about everything from time-share pitches to closed restaurants. For those who want sand access, the Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa is right on swimmable Playa el Medano.
The upscale Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa is a popular all-inclusive option on The Corridor in Cabo. The resort's contemporary Spanish-style design carries over to the 308 suites, all of which have minibars, furnished balconies, and premium cable. There isn't much within walking distance of the property, but couples and families who stay here are kept plenty busy on-site. Highlights include seven restaurants, four bars with top shelf liquors, two outdoor pools with activities, plus a spa and modern fitness center. There's also a full beach setup, though like many hotels in the area, the water is usually too rough for swimming. With a kids’ club, daily DJ sets, and evening entertainment, expect an energetic (and often noisy) atmosphere. For an alternative closer to downtown Cabo, the Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa has similar rates and features, plus rooms with kitchenettes.