One of the most coveted perks at Travelzoo is the Travelzoo Experience, in which Deal Experts and other employees take advantage of the same travel, entertainment and local deals we publish to our subscribers and report back on their experience.
This week, our Top 20 email newsletter features the Cabo Azul Resort in San Jose del Cabo. Similar deals from the property had run in the Top 20 a few times in the past before I gave in myself! To put it in one word, the experience was truly luxurious (as the headline indicates).
For $599, guests will receive four nights for as many as four guests in a one-bedroom villa at the AAA 4-Diamond resort along 12 oceanfront acres. Villas feature private terraces, whirlpool baths and modern designs. And this year the resort won a Travelers' Choice award in the luxury category from TripAdvisor.com.
I booked the past offer deal once I knew my mother and sister could travel with me, and our days consisted of pool, cocktails, reading and relaxing.
Here’s what you need to know before you go:
- Arrival: A representative called me several weeks before my departure to confirm as well as the week of to provide a discounted taxi ride from the airport to the hotel. Consider calling ahead yourself to confirm the reservation and see if the same offer is available.
- Margaritas: We quickly learned that our trio did not need to buy margaritas anywhere. When we would walk into the Old Town of San Jose del Cabo, sprinkled with restaurants galore, we were frequently told that we could get free margaritas with dinner!
- Old Town: The area is a must-see destination of Cabo. You can walk there from Cabo Azul Resort; we loved listening to the songs coming from the church and filling up the maze of pathways and roads. Old Town also has a prominent arts scene; the district has about a half-dozen galleries featuring paintings, sculptures in clay and wood and mixed media pieces.
- The Beach: We were able to walk on the beach, but the Sea of Cortez can have a dangerous riptide. This beach is a favorite of locals but isn’t as popular as some of the other ones in the area yet. But sometimes swimming and lounging is best done at one of the three pools.
- Currency: American dollars are widely accepted in town and at the resort. I’d recommend bringing a lot of one-dollar bills for tipping hotel staff.
- Weather: We visited in January, when the highs were around 78 and the lows were around 60. Over this travel period, the weather will usually range from the low 80s to the mid-90s.