What We Love

  • The resort’s private balconies have spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez.
  • Enjoy unlimited drinks from the resort’s creative, signature cocktail menu.
  • The Kids' Club has a puppet theater, video games & more to keep them entertained while you enjoy your vacay!

Things to Know

  • It's just 15 minutes from the airport.
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.
  • You can tee off at three golf courses nearby.

Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos has everything you need for an adventurous vacay. Located right outside of town in San Jose del Cabo, you’ll have access to the resort’s all-inclusive cuisines, drinks and fun as well as find more bang for your buck with nearby activities like the town’s main marina or a boat trip to El Arco. 

All-inclusive means a stress-free getaway: drinks, food and activities at your resort are included in the price of your vacay! All rooms have a private balcony to enjoy beautiful views while you get some rest and relaxation. The resort’s five restaurants and three bars offer delicious cuisine perfect for any palate.  With insanely beautiful views and something for everyone to enjoy, this resort is tropical paradise.

Get MORE from your getaway to Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos. Now through the end of 2020, guests staying at a Premium Level room will get these additional perks exclusive to CheapCaribbean customers:

  • Personalized welcome letter on arrival.
  • Bottle of rum/tequila/wine in room on arrival.
  • An additional $200 in resort discounts.


San Jose del Cabo-Beach
Los Cabos, San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico - Los Cabos Intl Airport (SJD) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2002
Last Renovation: 2011
Accessible rooms: 6
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 333


Resort Details


Guests can enjoy luxurious dining experiences with Italian, Mexican and more delicious cuisines.
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Room service, housekeeping, a gym and other amenities are available.
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Active guests can enjoy water sports, golf, direct access to the beach and more.
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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - 
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - 
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Smoking Information - Barcelo Gran Faro Los Cabos is a 100% smoke-free property. That being said, there are 4 designated areas where smoking is allowed:

-Motor Lobby
-Fire Pit (Down the stairs of the Lobby)
-Entrance stairs to the beach
-Terrace of the Convention Center

This information is subject to change without prior notification.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 4455 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    very quaint hotel

    We really enjoyed the size of the hotel at around 300 units. The food, staff, and amenities are excellent. The tuesday night of arrival we were entertained by " night of the tenors". It was one of the best shows we have seen in the 10 years we have been travelling to Mexice. These 3 men could rival the italian tenors.

    Mar 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Impeccably Clean

    The staff are absolutely wonderful. Always a smile and helpful. Outstanding service. This is the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed at. Comfortable bed, room layout and all balcony's have views. If you are looking for rowdy all night partys, this is not your place. The entertainmnet was great (free). Beach is easily accesible and safe. I like that it is a smaller place, very accesible. It is great for families, couples and seniors. The drinks were abundant and stiff. The food was great. All around, this is the best resort I have stayed at. I will return. **I appreciated the smoking areas, we had 4 smokers in our group and they were annoyed that they had to go to designated smoking areas only. I like that. I don't want to be smelling gross cigarettes on vacation.

    Mar 26, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Okay but loud.

    The best thing is the staff. Got in the first night and had a problem with our room. Went to the desk and tried to resolve it. A very big no go. Asked to talk to a Manager and the desk staff said talk to Karyna Agaton. Talked to Miss Agaton for less than five minutes and she resolved our room problem in four minutes. If a resort has a manager like Miss Agaton I can only see how you would get repeat customers. Then again Nidia Sarrahi, how can you not have the best experience, coffee, gin and tonic or corona ... but getting to know Nidia. She made me feel welcome to Mexico. Then again Luis Alberto Cortes! Make us laugh, cry, and feel like we are okay being lazy! Thanks Luis. The hotel is very clean, the lady at the pool snack bar I'm sorry not to have gotten her name is the Jewel, good food happy! And give her bid ass tips! She works and works. The room service lady was so nice ,no English but teaching us Spanish every day. The buffet was pretty good with a great selection and the staff again worked so hard!! The A la Carte restaurants had much to be desired. No great shakes. The tower bar was a waste of space for such a commanding view. Too loud and crazy vid screens on the ceiling. ??? Never found the sushi bar. tried twice to go there and could not stand the noise so immediately turned and went back down the elevator. Great location and would suggest to have the space a quiet lounge area from 6 - 9 PM for the older population and let the disco fever fly after that. For those of you who want to swim, the only options are the pools. Ocean is crazy and beautiful waves but not good for swimming. Good wading not good for beach coming no stuff to find. 3 weeks of paradise. Best spot was under the palaces on the sand . Premier Lounge is worth the extra $ as it is quiet and has great service.. Thanks again to Karyna, Nidia and Luis. They made our trip!!!

    Mar 17, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Food!

    All inclusive resort was beautiful, well maintained and the food was very good. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was that my travel agent booked us a king sized bed but upon arrival, we were told that reservations are “subject to availability” so I don’t understand the purpose of making a reservation ...my husband and I had to get double beds.... Also we had to call every single night there to ask for wash clothes as the maid kept forgetting to leave them in our room. Other than those two minor issues...it was great!

    Mar 16, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Upscale resort

    Spent a week at this resort and thoroughly enjoyed it. Right on a beautiful beach with great view of the ocean. Waiters serving drinks all day. Never got noisy or out of hand. Walking distance to San Jose which is a lovely town. Food was excellent and service was solid. A couple small items to note: They charge for wifi and dinner at the buffet always felt rushed. Take advantage of the a la carte restaurants. Overall, an upscale resort which was very enjoyable.

    Mar 16, 2020