What We Love

  • The resort is and spa is right at Land's End with a beautiful beach, absolutely gorgeous suites and an amazing spa.

Things to Know

  • This resort has something for everyone including ATV rentals, fishing, championship golf courses, hiking and great mountain biking. And there's nothing better than a trip to The Desert Spa.

This resort is one of 14 Cheap Caribbean Noble Beach Prize Winners (2016-17) and recognized for "The View-Priceless." Hold on to your lounger 'cuz you just might swoon.

Paradise is ready for your arrival in Mexico Los Cabos, and this resort is the perfect place to experience it all. Soak up the Caribbean sun and relish amazing views of the Sea of Cortez and El Arco at Land's End. This unique setting for a memorable getaway is located where desert meets sea, and excursions are limited only by your imagination; from marlin fishing and horseback riding to whale watching and snorkeling, this place has everything you want. But that's not all. This escape haven is within walking distance of the numerous bars, shops and restaurants of Cabo San Lucas. It's also situated on one of the few swimmable beaches in the destination - Medano Beach.

The hotel's oceanfront location offers every guest stunning views of the water, with the beach just steps away. Comfortable lounge chairs and umbrellas provide perfect comfort and all-day beach service is available whenever you need a cocktail or a snack. Two infinity pools boast swim-up bars and fountains, and towel service is provided at both the beach and the pools.

Is serious unwinding in your plans? Let the real world slip away at The Desert Spa, located just in front of Villa Del Arco, the hotel's sister property. The spa menu draws inspiration from its desert surroundings, using fruit and herb extracts native to the Baja California area. This 31,000 sq. ft. spa makes for a lot of relaxing, and services include body wraps, hydrotherapy, massages, facials and unique couples' treatments.

If you're looking for less unwinding and more excitement, this resort has you covered. Mexico Los Cabos is known for its opportunities for fun, and the hotel staff can help you plan any excursion from horseback riding to motorcycle rentals. And once you've worked up an appetite, head to La Casona Restaurant, the only eatery in Cabo that serves Kobe beef. After a full day of snorkeling, diving or simply relaxing, you'll love your ultra comfortable villa, furnished in Spanish Colonial or Hacienda style. We love the home-away-from-home feel of these suites, and the views and bathroom spa amenities can't be beat.

This hotel is not all-inclusive. Food & drinks must be purchased separately.

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Resort Details

Dining

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Amenities

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Activities

Whether a land lover or a water sports fanatic, you’ll always have something fun to do.
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The state of Los Cabos Mexico will be charging a Environmental Sanitation Tax of $38.00 Mexican Pesos ($2.5 USD depending on the exchange rate) per night per room occupied. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. This fee is subject to change at any time without notice by the hotel.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
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.

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.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

5.0 3080 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Impecable service and beautiful pools

    The pools and gardens are absolutely breathtaking. The grounds are only outdone by the courteous and professional service staff. The meticulous care that goes into this facility is incredible. The swim up bar service was our favourite part. Brayan at the front desk organized an unforgettable dinner for us one evening.

    Apr 17, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Overall a great experience, but much room for improvement considering the expense.

    Pros: * This place is clean--most tropical locations have bugs and critters everywhere, but not Villa La Estancia. Our rooms were also very well cleaned on a daily basis. * The resort was kid friendly without being overrun with kids. * Pickleball and tennis courts were well maintained and had good availability. * Coordination with local taxis was very easy--the front door staff were very friendly and helpful. FYI: uber cannot pick you up from the resort, but they can drop you off. * The beach access is beautify, albeit very narrow (which might be a plus as the single row of lounge chairs gives everyone unobstructed views of the ocean). * The pools and hot tubs were clean, super comfy, and not crowded. Cons: * We had to fight to get the $350 resort credit that came with our package. The other families we traveled with forgot to check for their credits and never received them. And they converted the $350 credit at 14.3 MX to $1USD, whereas the market rate was 16.5--that's a 13% loss for us. This should happen automatically, and certainly without a fight. Other reviews show similar experiences, so this feels like a systemic shady issue. * The policy for tips and service fees were completely lacking transparency. It was unclear whether we needed to tip additionally at meals, or if the servers/staff were being properly compensated in the all-inclusive package. We got mixed messaging from the staff on how much they pocket from the resort. Apparently if you tip via your account, the tips are shared by the entire resort staff, but if you tip in cash, the server/staff would get it directly. And the nominal prices for the all-inclusive meals are way inflated, so if you are tipping on standard percentages, your tips will be sky high too. This was a great example of why we need to stop using gratuities to supplement income and just have staff properly compensated from the get-go. TIP: pay your tips in cash, will make reviewing your bill at the end much easier. * When working with the concierge to coordinate reservations, etc, there's a clear breakdown in communication. Many of our requests to the concierge (which we tipped for), e.g. restaurant reservations, dietary restrictions, tennis reservations, etc did not actually get communicated to the respective facility. * The various policies surrounding what was included, what wasn't, what facilities we could use, when restaurants close, etc, were complicated and conflicting. Wine was included in our package, but only at the other 2 resorts--and only 3 selections of wine available. Booze and beer were also included, but also only at the other 2 resorts. A simpler policy would have made our stay more enjoyable. * The food at the restaurants was generally good (La Parilla , Bucanero) to excellent (El Patron, Tomatillo), but the service was challenged by large parties (we had 10 in our group). Getting orders right, splitting the bills by room, etc was always a challenge. Would be great if they just put a barcode on our wristbands (better yet, an RFID tag that could unlock our suites) so that this would be more seamless. Cruise lines have figured this out, would be nice to have this here too. * The spa was nice, but very expensive--on par with what we pay in San Francisco. * Vegetarian options are difficult to come by at some of the restaurants. * The lighting in our suite was a bit harsh--LED lighting, but the color temperature was more like fluorescent lighting, which feels cheap and harsh. * The transportation arrangements via the resort were confusing on the tips--the resort said very clearly not to pay the drivers for the transportation fee, but did not know whether we should tip the drivers. If they are making these arrangements for their guests, they should be able to advise whether the gratuities are included or not. * The staff were mostly very kind and courteous, but we had some friction with staff--in particular once when my wife ordered a salad which she did not like (it was frankly bad) and the manager gave here the 3rd degree about what was wrong with it, what was she expecting, etc. * The private meal had excellent service, presentation, and overall logistical coordination, but sadly the actual food was subpar--we enjoyed meals at the restaurants much more.

    Apr 15, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfect Views Abound!

    My family and I rented one of the penthouses from VRBO and it was amazing. Impeccable views all around and the place was immaculate. All of the staff at Villa la Estancia were so friendly and helpful and the restaurants on site were very good. I found that Estancia was less busy and had less kids than the resort to either side (Palmar & Arco). The on site market and cafe were very convenient. Would definitely stay here again.

    Apr 14, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful stay and service in Villa 1807 greeted by Oscar

    We stayed in a wonderful villa… 1807. Oscar greeted us with tasty guacamole, chips, and margaritas. The owners were very accommodating as well. We will come back here and stay. 100%! Recommend! Thank you, Oscar and the wonderful owners for having us.

    Apr 10, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Option for Central Cabo - Families

    We came here for spring break with two teenagers. It worked really well! The resort is clean and well maintained, with helpful staff and an excellent location. We had two rooms adjoined with a full kitchen, living area, and full bath in between. We also has a great balcony with solid well-maintained furniture. It was all very spacious. Housekeeping came twice a day - morning and for turn down. At night, they bring bottled water and cookies, which is a nice touch. The pool area was really good - pools for everyone - from a toddler wading pool to a swim-up bar. They do a really excellent job of making sure people don't reserve chairs all day and not use - pool attendants were excellent. The restaurant, poolside service, and beach access were great. It's about a 15-20 min walk to downtown Cabo on the beach or you can take a short cab ride - so you are close but not too close. The hotel is with two other properties behind a well-guarded gate with a store, coffee shop, and another restaurant all behind the gate. We even went to the spa which was nice. We would stay here again with our family.

    Apr 04, 2024