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Melia Cabo Real - A to Z Inspection

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Ambiance-Melia has become one of the more family friendly resorts in all their Mexico properties. They somehow took an arid stretch of land and made it very tropical.

Beach-Even though this sits in what is known as the Corridor where the undertow is too strong to swim in the ocean, they built a jetty that protects a small cove of beach where you can swim. They must of built this years ago before the laws changed because other resorts are not allowed to build these jetty's anymore.

Charges (extra) - Spa Treatments and motorized water sports would be extra.

Distances-Sits about half way between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo so you are about 15-20 minutes from each.

Entertainment on Property -Varied entertainment and activities during the day and evening.

Fitness Area - A pretty nice fitness area, enough machines to work up a good sweat. But hey, you are on vacation, leave the work out clothes at home.

Food- There are five restaurants on the property, of which two are specialty a-la-carte serving Asian and Pacific Rim cuisine. Don't ask me what Pacific Rim cuisine is but it sounds good! Also, they are testing the new policy of no reservations needed at the specialty restaurants and not having any restrictions on the number of times you may dine at them.

Getting Around- They run scheduled shuttles to each city 3 times a day which is a really nice benefit. Taxis can be expensive depending on the time of day.

Internet Access -They have wireless internet access from the lobby and rooms with an extra charge. They also have PCs you can use in their internet Cafe. If you are booked in one of the M-Experience rooms, internet access is free.

Jackets and Ties-Keep them at home! The gentlemen will want to bring at least so long slacks and a polo shirt to wear in the Specialty restaurants.

Kids-Very family friendly with their Mini Club with special activities for kids 5 to 12 and they are one of the few resorts that have activities for the little ones 4 months old to 4 years old.

Little Known fact-They are the only resort I am aware of on the corridor that has a protected beach for swimming.

Medical Services-24 hour on call physician.

Negatives- Normally I say the non swim-able beach on the corridor but can't say that about the Melia. But if I had to say a negative it is the hard beds like most in Mexico.

Nightlife-Not only do they have the entertainment in the evening but there is excellent nightlife in Cabo San Lucas.

Pool-They have a pretty interesting lagoon-style pool with palm islands, a swim-up bar and a slippery slope imitating a natural lagoon. I prefer the pool over the ocean anyway so this is where you will find me.

Protection-in room safe.

Recreation- Where do I begin, golf (onsite), tennis, kayaks, motorized watercraft etc. Los Cabos is also known for its world class deep sea fishing and golf.

Rooms-The rooms here are pretty standard for Cabo. Not oversized but also not cramped like at some resorts. With new new renovations most now have the flat screen TVs and new furniture. Plus the new M-Experience rooms have more amenities.

Shopping-They have some small shops for sundries and touristy stuff but there is plenty of shopping in Cabo San Lucas.

Terrain-Pretty easy to get around and not a mammoth resort so it does not take you forever to get from your room to the beach.

Updates-The Melia just went through a million dollar renovation so looks even better than when I was there a few years ago.

View-Some of the rooms will have an excellent view of the ocean but most will face the pool and lagoon.

Weather-Best weather starts in November through March. The best combo of weather without crowds is November and December before the Christmas rush. The fact that Cabo is very arid and gets little rain on average, any time of year is good.

WOW Factor-The children's program for kids under 4 years old and the swim able beach.

X-Y-Z -Melia as a company has really focused on families. This is an excellent choice if you are traveling with children.

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"Just the Facts"

Hotel Location


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The Melia Cabo Real is located between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, just 20 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the natural attractions of Los Cabos.

Address: KM 19.5
LOS CABOS
BCS

MX
Local Phone: 011-52-624-144-0000
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-33-MELIA
Fax: 011 52-114-40192

Hotel facilities


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Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Swim-up Bar
The hotel offers the largest swimming pool in the Baya Peninsula, as well as a separate children`s pool. Ocean front hot tub for 10 people.
Golf: ON-SITE
Cabo del Sol El Dorado
Both Par 72, 18 hole courses were designed by Jack Nicklaus. Cabo del Sol features nearly two miles of ocean frontage, and the El Dorado is also a waterfront course with five holes adjacent to the ocean and four lakes spread throughout the greens.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $180 - $250
Cart Fee: Included
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Motorboats: Additional Charge
Jet Ski / Wave runner: Additional Charge
Water skiing: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Racquetball: Complimentary
Other Sports: table tennis, table games, billiard, mini soccer
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge

 

Hotel Details


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The Melia Cabo Real boasts a unique contemporary architectural design with a combination of European and Mexican influence integrated among the ecological environment on the shore of the Sea of Cortez.The hotel offers the best in all-inclusive.

The majority of rooms are ocean or partial ocean view, and the hotel offers its own 18-hole championship golf course. Complimentary regularly scheduled return shuttle service is available from and to Cabo San Lucas three times daily.

Beach: The property offers the only safe to swim beach in all of the tourist corridor. great for water sports.

Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 305
Year Opened: 1989

Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express

 

Dining


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Melia Cabo Real features 2 meal plan options:

No Meals-Optional EP Plan
All Meals, Drinks & Tips

There are 5 Restaurants at Melia Cabo Real:

La Terraza Restaurant - An open air restaurant set amidst fountains and cacti in a lovely desert garden, serving fine Mediterranean & International cuisine.
Kujira Restaurant - Asian Bistro: Japanese, Thai & Chinese fusion cuisine Indoor A/C Reservations are required. Open every day for dinner only.
La Palapa Restaurant - Poolside restaurant completely remodeled. Buffet breakfast and lunch and grilled restaurant for dinner, Overlooking the ocean. Breakfast is avail from 7:00 am to 11:30 am, lunch 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm and dinner 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
El Quetzal Mexican Restaurant - Sumptuous breakfast and theme dinners with a Mexican flare. New outdoor "Patio" service, Theme nightly buffet dinner.
El Mirador Snack Bar - Snack bar lunch, outdoors-overlooking the ocean, Themed buffet night offered once a week--Beach Party, Mexican Fiesta.

 

Activities & Entertainment


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Daily Activities & Entertainment:

Activities include: bungee trampoline, cyber cafe, golf.

Nightly Activities & Entertainment:

Professional shows, theme parties, karaoke night.

Children's Programs


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Kid's Club designed for toddlers and children, all supervised by our professionally trained activities team in a fun-filled friendly environment. Activities include Flintstone's theme part, dance classes and much more.
Applicable Ages: 5 to 12 years old.
Program Fees: Complimentary.

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Game Room
Children's Pool

Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

Club 4-for kids 4 months to 4 years old

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