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 4462 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Hotel, but they keep running out of drinks.

    Beautiful Hotel, but they keep running out of drinks. Tuesday, they ran out of vodka for two days, Then on Thursday they ran out of Dark Rum for three days, During that time they ran out of all rum except spiced rum. Someone, tell the manager there"s a liquor store down the street. In regards to the beach and ocean. The beach is lovely but the surf and undertow make it so you cannot swim in the water. This is the second Barcelo I have been to where ocean swimming was almost impossible. As to recommending this hotel other than those items, The hotel was at that time (spring break) quiet and boring. So if you wish to go to a hotel all inclusive that's quiet, doesn't stock your beverage or care and where the water at the beach is unswimable come to Barcelo. Oh and remember you will pay a higher price for the experience.

    Apr 18, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location, skip dinner buffets

    The facility is lovely, with pools, easy beach access, and charming staff at breakfast and lunch, where the buffets are perfectly fine. But skip the dinner buffet whenever possible--it is as mediocre as you'll find anywhere. Depending on the level of room you choose, you can eat at one of the a la carte restaurants, meaning you order from a menu. But you must make a reservation by a certain time, which we were not told at check-in. So we had boring food from steam tables. Also--if you're paying for an upgraded room, don't let them put you next to the Presidential Suite. Because it is large, it's the natural place for groups to gather which equals noise. On the bright side, it is all-inclusive, but still--TIP THE HOUSEKEEPING STAFF.

    Apr 13, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We recently travelled to the Barcelo with a group of 40 people for our wedding. There are honestly no words to describe what a great week everyone had. From check in, to the rooms, to the service, everybody was so pleased at the experience they had, there were no complaints. Our wedding day was absolutley more than we could ever have imagined. Everything was perfect right down to every little detail. All of our guests mentioned it was the best wedding they ever attended. Rubi the wedding planner made sure everything was perfect and what we wanted for our big day. We were scheduled to stay another week after for our honeymoon but due to the COVIN 19 we were issued to return to Canada. We are hoping to be reimbursed our week stay we had to miss and will definitely return to the Barcelo once the pandemic is over. We rate our experience a 10/10 and highly recommend future couples to have their wedding at this beautiful resort.

    Mar 29, 2020
  • 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