Four Seasons Los Cabos At Costa Palmas is one of the best luxury hotels in Los Cabos. A number of clients who book through our luxury travel concierge have asked me for reviews of Four Seasons Los Cabos, as the availability of lengthy reviews outlining this resort are sparse or non-existant online so far. So in this review, I have combined the comments and reviews from our many clients who have already stayed there to give everyone a full picture of this fabulous resort that should be on your bucket list.
Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas marks the third addition to the company’s growing Mexican collection, which currently includes properties in Punta Mita and Mexico City. The Resort joins an exclusive collection of Four Seasons resorts in destinations including the Maldives, Seychelles, Bora Bora, Koh Samui, and Hawaii.
Why Are So Many Of Our Clients Staying Here?
If you love a Four Seasons hotel, you will love Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas. In fact, our client, Mike described his stay here as “a marvelous vacation for us and my wife and I will continue to highly recommend Four Seasons and luxury travel concierge. We have previously also stayed at Four Seasons resorts in Austin Texas, Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Las Vegas.”
This sleek and contemporary Resort features 141 guest rooms including 23 suites. Guests enjoy five dining options including world-renowned estiatorio Milos; multiple retail experiences; a sports complex and fitness centre; many expansive pools; Oasis Spa and Wellness Centre; a teen centre and Kids for All Seasons program, as well as multiple unique indoor/outdoor celebration spaces.
Four Seasons Los Cabos At Costa Palmas encompasses over two miles of beach and this beach is much, much calmer than the beach facing the Pacific, which is often unusable. This is why we think this is the best luxury hotel in Los Cabos vs Las Ventanas or One & Only Palmilla . Add in the views are of the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range, which the resort is designed to take advantage of, and you will be hard-pressed to find a more ridiculously romantic luxury hotel in Los Cabos or the world.
- Room upgrade to next category
- Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
- Complimentary Welcome Gift
- $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
- Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
These benefits will be added to your booking at no extra cost even if the rate is a special offer rate such as four nights for the price of three or three nights for the price of two promotion.
Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas is now one of the best Four Seasons in the world. This all-new ultra-luxury resort is situated in Baja’s undiscovered East Cape on two miles (3.2 kilometres) of pristine beachfront within the private beachfront community of Costa Palmas. The hotel is quite far from the strip of high rise hotels and other luxury resorts in Cabo.
Just 45 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) and a world away from the Cabo crowds, the extensive grounds of the resort are connected to an adjacent yachting marina that features up to two hundred slips to accommodate yachts up to 250 feet (76 metres) and its own ocean-side marina village, complete with artisanal boutiques, additional dining options and locally-curated music and art.
The East Cape’s location of this Four Seasons, on the warm, crystal-clear waters of the Sea of Cortez, makes for excellent snorkelling and diving, some of the world’s best light tackle and sport fishing, and world-class windsurfing and kiteboarding.
The idyllic setting at the base of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains also offers endless opportunities for land adventure, from hiking, biking and horseback riding to exploring waterfalls, spring-fed freshwater pools and hot springs.
Four Seasons Los Cabos is in fact just down the beach from the new Amanvari Los Cabos. This luxury vacation development brings a whole new level of luxury to Los Cabos, making this the number one spot to choose, both for your couples break or honeymoon and for a family holiday with the kids.
Four Seasons and Amanvari have a huge advantage over many other luxury hotels around Los Cabos. Hotels which face the rough Pacific are disadvantaged as you are often confined to using the hotel pool rather than swimming in the sea. The Sea of Cortez in front of this Four Seasons hotel, offers calm waters and great snorkelling, everything you need from paradise!
If you decide to rent a car, a major bonus of this Four Seasons is that the valet car parking is currently free of charge.
Fly into San José del Cabo International Airport (SJD), and the drive to the hotel takes about 1 hour. When you reach the lobby you will notice it is open-air and is designed to take advantage of the far-reaching views over the ocean, mountains with the pools in the foreground. Enjoy a drink and a cool towel while you wait to be checked in.
The resort features a low-density layout spread across multiple buildings, and a collection of whole-ownership oceanfront, marina-side and golf-side private residences, as well as an intimate collection of custom single-family beachfront private residence villas.
According to our client Mike, “Check out and review of charges went very well. In addition to being very accommodating and professional, the front desk staff was very efficient and accurate calculating final charges.”
“I particularly would like to commend Matt… I was impressed that at the end of our stay we were approached by a supervisor (sorry I don’t recall his name) who asked for my feedback in a very sincere manner and seemed genuinely interested in hearing about areas of improvement.”
The entry-level Ocean-View Room, is extremely large and spacious for a standard room. It offers 680 square feet of space and floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the vistas of the Sea of Cortez.
Within the room is a superbly comfy king bed and a pull out sofa that can sleep two children. The terrace is also magnificent with a large and a small rattan sofa seat with cushions and a glass-fronted balcony, so you have a perfect view across the grounds and gardens and out to sea, whether you are sitting down or standing up.
Even the large bathroom with its free-standing tup offers the same magnificent views and remember this is the standard room. These “base” rooms, are found on the middle floor of the three-story buildings that make up the resort. Higher floors boast even better vistas but cost more.
My favorite rooms at Four Seasons Los Cabos are, in fact, on the ground floor and feature private plunge pools. My client Mike had one of these and said “We particularly enjoyed the privacy and incredibly easy access to the beach and pool, as well as the plunge pool. We have previously experienced Four Seasons beach resorts in Costa Rica, the Bahamas and Punta Mita-The Cabo patio/pool/beach access and privacy was the best ever.”
Our client Mike said, “The poolside service was superb.” Certainly, with numerous swimming pools, you are spoilt for choice. Some are specifically for families with kids, others are adults-only so you will be able to find the perfect spot.
The Four Seasons Los Cabos beach stretches two miles. If you keep walking in one direction, you will come to the new AMAN hotel which is also a top-notch hotel which is about to open in the area. The most noteworthy thing about this beach, beyond the golden sand and immaculate presentation is that the beach is swimmable unlike most other hotels in Cabo. Many luxury hotels are on beaches facing the Pacific with strong tides and waves making them unsafe to swim and a complete nightmare if you are traveling with small children.
If you want to swim off the beach, this Four Seasons is undoubtedly one of your best choices.
Golf & Gym
If you are a golfer or a gym bunny, you will also be spoilt. There’s a Robert Trent Jones II signature 18-hole golf course, a sports and activities center with fitness equipment, volleyball, basketball court, and two tennis courts. You can also go sailing from the Costa Palmas Marina.
Restaurants & Bars
Estiatorio Milos is the fine dining establishment which specialises in seafood. The restaurant is directly on the beach and is where you take your stylish buffet breakfast too. Casa de Brasa serves Mexican food by the pool, with tequila (if you wish).
Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos also ticks the box for the best bar with a view with El Puesto which looks over the ocean. Ginger’s offers takeaways or you can order in-room dining 24/7. As with most Four Seasons, kids under five eat free at their restaurants.
The spa and facilities and staff have been described by a number of our clients as “A+”. The Spa has 10 treatment rooms, each with an alfresco bit, so you can get your massage inside or outside. The connected Rossano Ferritti Salon has great views to the mountains and will keep you looking stylish.
The kids club is also outstanding with plenty of activities including stringing up and bashing goodie-filled piñatas on the beach. There are also babysitting services for a fee.
There is very little to be negative about regarding the Four Seasons Los Cabos. It is worth noting that the steps can be steep without handrails so more elderly guests may need assistance.
Right now, there is some construction around the resort, but this means that they are offering a 20% off rate plus valuable free excursions and activities, which looks like a good deal.
Best Excursion Outside Beyond The Hotel
You must go to the Cabo San Lucas Waterfall. At the moment the hotel offers this as a free trip as part of their Discover the East Cape Package. The waterfall is near Santiago, a small pueblo located 46 km north of Los Cabos Airport (SJD), San Jose Del Cabo, Baja Sur. This beautiful waterfall is, in fact, located just inland of Santiago. Follow the signs to a rancho officially called the Rancho Ecológico Sol de Mayo. From the parking area you can pay a small fee to go to the waterfall. It is breathtaking.
Rates start at around $600 per room per night, sometimes more, but bear in mind what this includes, particularly for a family. There is a complimentary kids’ club, there are excursions, there is no charge for a rollaway kids bed in your bedroom (which often costs $100+ at other luxury resorts) and there are free kids’ meals.
At the moment, there is some construction that is taking place around the exterior of the Resort, which at times can be seen and heard. Our client Mike said: “As promised, the adjacent construction sites were quiet.”
This is, however, taking place Monday – Friday from 10am – 6pm and there will be no construction on Saturdays or Sundays. As a result, Four Seasons Los Cabos currently has a Discover the East Cape Package in place due to this, which offers a 20% discount off the published rates (discount is reflected in the rates extended above) and also offers all on-site and off-site activities on a complimentary basis. Below is an example of what is being extended:
Daily guided excursions and activities with the Adventure Concierge team
Land activities: Sol de Mayo waterfall hike, ATV sunset tour, horseback riding, beach bikes, beach games
Water activities: Cabo Pulmo catamaran and snorkel cruise, sunset cruise, Hobie catamaran, paddleboards
Fitness and wellness classes: Crossfit, Stretch, Meditation, Yoga, Pool Aerobics, Spinning, Strength, Tone & Sculpt
Food and beverage experiences: Ceviche Making, Art of Coffee, tequila and mescal tastings
Discover Mexico’s hidden gems with daily guided East Cape excursions and activities. Explore UNESCO World Marine Site Cabo Pulmo, swim in spring-fed waterfalls, set sail underneath Baja’s glowing sunset skies and much more.
All activities are subject to availability and suitable weather conditions. Activity schedule varies by day. Right now this hotel is a complete bargain, considering what you get.
I reviewed the best way to get deals and special offers at Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos separately. The key is to book your next Four Seasons stay via our luxury travel concierge and we can give you FREE loyalty-style benefits, room upgrades and perks, at the same cheapest rates.
Here’s the Four Seasons video. It doesn’t show much except sand dunes and the beach, but it does give you an idea of how calm the bay is and the extent of the beach activities that will be on offer:
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