Updated: Jul 26, 2018
I could re live one of the most amazing vacations! Waking up to the sound of crashing waves, 90 degree heat, massive pools, and unlimited drinks. A person could get used to that life!
A few months ago, my boyfriend and I were looking for a good way to use up our remaining vacation time at work, use our Alaska companion ticket and celebrate our birthdays (exactly one month apart). We were browsing fares to tropical destinations and came across Los Cabos. The flight was a less than 5 hour direct flight and tickets were under $400 each! We reached out to our travel agent friend who recommended the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos resort. He told us that the resort was virtually brand new since its renovations from Hurricane damage in 2014.
One of the best parts of the resort is their wide variety of food options. You could eat a different type of food every single night which is amazing! When you step in to each restaurant the atmosphere and decor match the type of restaurant.
Dozo is the Asian Restaurant. Inside there are three sections: Hibachi, Sushi, and traditional Asian dishes. We chose to eat at the Sushi restaurant two times because the sushi was that good! They have a great sushi bar that we sat at. The miso soup and edamame are also great!
Bon Vivant is the French Restaurant. I have never been to a French food specific restaurant, but I am so glad I visited. The mussels, scallops and shrimp that I ate were delicious. I would definitely recommend trying an appetizer, main course as well as dessert here!
Zaffiro is a great little Italian restaurant that looks out to the ocean. It is outdoor so the breeze and ocean sounds goes great with dinner. The margarita pizza and ravioli is amazing and I was not disappointed.
Coco Loco Snack Bar was our favorite place to eat. We discovered this spot a few days in and ended up eating there every day for lunch. They have six taco varieties, tuna, crevice and many other authentic Mexican eats. Just talking about it makes me crave it! This snack bar is conveniently located near the main pool!
24 Horas Deli Cactus is a great place to head between meals and if you don’t feel like staying in your room to order room service. We grabbed breakfast here one morning when we wanted to get to the pool early. We found a great breakfast burrito, yogurt and fruit selection including coffee.
Spirit of 1968 is a great sports bar! Not only great just because it is at the resort but could stand up to many sports bars in general. There is a ton of great sports art from the 60’s (as the name of the bar suggests) as well as tons of TV’s and pool tables. My boyfriend loved the sports bar because he got to watch his beloved UW Huskies and Seattle Seahawks.
El Piano Lobby Bar is a huge piano bar with tons of seats to relax in. I feel like this bar is the most under utilized bar with the biggest foot print. There were only about 5 people in the bar each time I would look in. If the hotel had events that they put on in the piano bar I feel it would attract more attention.
Baja Bar was our spot! This bar has a swim up portion in their infinity pool and a regular walk up bar on the other side. When the wait staff come to take your drink order, they get all their drinks from this spot. One of my favorite days was during the weekend when they had a taco cook out and they let you make your own pina colada in a hollowed out pineapple!
Coffee House was one of my favorite spots, naturally. It is a cute coffee shop where you can pick up pastries, order hot or iced mochas or lattes. I went a little overboard on the coffee because I was so excited that I didn’t have to pay for it.
There are many different types of rooms with different views. We stayed in a basic King room. The room was huge! It had a front living area and bathroom and a Master bedroom with a small balcony and additional bathroom. We had no complaints as we were only in the room in the evenings (and for afternoon naps).
We were jealous of the people who had swim up rooms with a pool right outside their room! There were also rooms that faced out to the pool that had nice large balconies. We would stay in one of these if we ever came back!
Entertainment / Activities
During the day there are a ton of activities going on around the resort. They have morning beach yoga, water aerobics, and beach volleyball to name a few.
There are nightly activities that are posted near the elevators that take place in the theater or out near the pool. Our favorite was the Mexican culture night where they had a TON of authentic Mexican food and drinks as well as a raffle and lawn games
Getting to Cabo San Lucas
Half way through our trip, we decided to venture out of the resort and day trip to Cabo San Lucas. I initially wanted to take a taxi, but after talking to people at the resort, we decided to save $100 on a taxi and spend about $10 total to take a public bus. We only had to walk about five minutes from our resort to the bus stop where there was someone helping us figure out what bus to get on. The bus trip ended up working out great and felt very safe. Most the people using the bus between towns were either tourists or people who work along that highway.
If you have never been to Cabo San Lucas, take one of the water taxis out for a 45 minute tour of the famous “El Arco” and other rock formations. If you dare, spend some time on the overly crowded, but very beautiful Lover’s Beach.
The inner harbor has a bunch of great restaurants and souvenir shops to check out. There will also be a bunch of vendors that are pushy about purchasing their products so be ready for that.
One spot I would recommend eating at is called “The Office.” This spot is located just a short walk down the beach and is ON the beach. The spot is on the beach in front of resorts and has a great atmosphere! The food is authentic and the beer is cold. This is definitely worth a stop.