Five Surprisingly Affordable Cabo Resorts

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Discover five quality Cabo resorts that won’t break the bank…

Casa Dorada

Sea views are standard at this resort sited above the eminently swimmable Medano Beach. The 150 roomy suites also sport kitchenettes, living areas, balconies and sophisticated interior designs that offset calming neutrals with stylish bursts of color. Around the grounds there are two pools, a saltwater spa, an 18-hole golf course, three restaurants offering a host of seafood-focused delicacies, a lounge and activities for kids. If you just can’t bear to leave your furry friends behind, don’t worry—pets are welcome too. The resort—which, though not all-inclusive, offers stellar value—is also just a short walk from Cabo’s shopping, dining and nightlife. But then why would you want to leave?

Marina Fiesta

The marina’s neat rows of masts and, beyond, the jagged rocky outcroppings of Land’s End form the backdrop for this resort’s budget-friendly and truly all-inclusive experience. Poised perfectly in the crux of Cabo, Marina Fiesta is minutes from the aquamarine waves of Medano Beach in one direction and downtown Cabo’s shopping, dining and nightlife in the other. Diving and sport fishing trips are incredibly convenient with the marina next door. And when you’re on the grounds, the spacious suites (complete with balcony and kitchenette), sprawling pool and swim-up bar, full-service spa, dining and kids activities offer plenty of sun-drenched fun and relaxing hang time.

Melia Cabo

This affordable all-inclusive resort, located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, finds a midpoint, in spirit, between Cabo’s quieter natural charms and its boisterous party vibe. Backed by an 18-hole golf course, facing the sea—and the Corridor’s only swimmable beach—and ringed by mountains and desert, Melia Cabo is also notable for it’s capacious seafront swimming pool. The rooms and suites are airy and comfortable with a contemporary feel and Mayan-inspired details. Contemporary design details pervade the tranquil, beautifully landscaped grounds, which are full of activities for kids and adults, if somewhat limited in drinking and dining options.

Welk Resorts Sirena del Mar

The remarkable natural beauty of Los Cabos shines at this resort, which embraces isolation without leaving you out of the action. The resort perches on a bluff above its own private cove beach. Two infinity pools offer jaw-dropping views over the Sea of Cortez, and the villa-style (equipped with full kitchens) accommodations don’t lack for eye candy either. You’ll also find all the trappings of a fine resort, including stylish décor, poolside dining, spa treatments, golf and kid-friendly activities. And you’re only a 15-minute drive from the boisterous fun of Cabo proper. It’s not all-inclusive, but book in advance and you won’t believe the value.

Solmar All-Inclusive Resort

Solmar’s scale is considerably more intimate than most all-inclusives, so you get the value and convenience of going all in without the overwhelming crowds. Also appealing is a seaside location that’s shouting distance from the marina and the energy of downtown Cabo. And the location also puts you close to Solmar’s many sister restaurants, included in the package, which expand your dining options beyond the bars and restaurants onsite. There’s a spacious pool with the requisite swim-up bar, plus an adults-only area, and a beachfront spa. The suites won’t wow you with style, but they’re clean and spacious and come with kitchenettes and sea views.