Just a quick flight from the U.S. will get you to these resorts for some well-deserved family time
With its breathtaking cliffs, many nightlife offerings, and beautiful beaches, the Los Cabos area of Mexico is well known as a luxury vacation spot. But amazingly, it’s also the perfect spot for fun family getaways. Both kids and adults will enjoy water activities on the Sea of Cortez, taking in the area’s great location for whale watching, or off-roading in a four-wheeler. And when it’s time to head back to the hotel, staying at an all-inclusive resort can help control spending while keeping everyone occupied when onsite.
Some of Cabo has non-swimmable beaches so you’ll want to check that before you go if that’s high on your list. Here are some of the best all-inclusive resorts we found for families in Cabo.
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos
Separate spaces for guests of all ages define Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos. Spacious rooms range from Junior Suites that sleep three to a two-story, 4-bedroom penthouse that accommodates up to ten. And all suites offer an ocean-view experience. Children can have time away from their parents at the onsite kid’s club that entertains little ones ages 4 to 12 with games and activities such as sandcastle building, movie time, and beach treasure hunts. Parents looking for a little ‘me time’ can explore the adult-only areas or head to the spa for a luxurious pampering session. The resort also features eight heated outdoor pools, a wide beach, multiple eating locations, an optional all-inclusive add-on option, and a family package allowing kids to eat and stay free.
Online: Garza Blanca Resort
Villa La Valencia Beach Resort
Home to the longest lazy river in Los Cabos, Villa La Valencia Beach Resort has plenty of opportunities for families to relax and get away, whether on the beach or in their rooms. Suites offer private terraces and living areas to help parents keep a routine if needed. At the same time, the onsite mini-mart and in-room refrigerators allow families with smaller children to enjoy meals on their schedules. Other times, everyone can get out and explore the multiple pools, four restaurants, and a lazy river. And remember that everyone needs time to themselves. The kid’s club allows children to create piñatas, take Spanish lessons, and enjoy yoga classes while, for an additional fee, parents can enjoy the couple’s experiences at the Azul Wellness Spa.
Dreams Los Cabos
From the moment you arrive at Dreams Los Cabos, you will feel the relaxing vibes take over. Located on the Sea of Cortez, you’ll be just a 30-minute ride from the airport and an even shorter ride to downtown Cabo San Lucas. Families can spread out in a suite that comes with a separate kitchen area, balcony, 24-hour room service, and so much more. All-inclusive amenities include access to a number of a la carte restaurants including French and Italian cuisine, seafood, and steak. Get your fill at the breakfast buffet with Mexican favorites and a made-to-order omelet station.
The main pool is at the center of the resort and includes multiple areas with lounge chairs, a swim-up bar, and even a water slide for the kids. Be sure to look for the massive iguanas sunning themselves near the waterslide. Send your kids to the Explorers Club and head over to the adult’s-only pool near the seafood restaurant. Here you’ll find a quieter zen vibe with another swim-up bar.
Online: Dreams Los Cabos
Grand Velas Los Cabos
Luxury all-inclusive family vacations aren’t a dream. At Grand Velas Los Cabos, family members of every age can find relaxing and pampering day and night. A five-star resort, the all-inclusive package at Grand Velas covers most everything onsite, including an in-room mini bar, concierge service, and meals at all seven resort restaurants. All suites offer an ocean view, with family suites providing amenities such as baby strollers and coffee makers to help make everyone feel at home. The resort has three infinity pools to relax at, along with beach access. Separate clubs for younger children include crafts, games, and dinner every night so parents can enjoy dining along. While the teen club, open until midnight every night, has a house DJ, mocktails, video games, and karaoke. The 35,000-square-foot spa allows adults to indulge in treatments centered around traditional Mexican healing for an additional fee.
Online: Grand Velas Los Cabos
Hotel Riu Santa Fe
All-inclusive 24-hour service awaits families vacationing at Hotel Riu Palace Santa Fe. Enjoy time at one of the ten pools or take the family to the onsite water park when not on the beach. Active guests can play tennis or work out in the gym. The RiuLand kid’s club gives children ages 4 to 12 a chance to interact with the resort mascot, play games, and get some time away from the adults in the group. When it’s time to enjoy a meal, head to one of the many choices or if it’s been a busy day, order the included room service and enjoy a meal in the privacy of your suite.
Online: Hotel Riu Santa Fe
Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
Tucked between the dunes and ocean rock formations, the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos resort lets visitors relax with spectacular views. Families will have plenty to do with 15 different eating and drinking venues, a mini waterpark, fitness classes, access to walk along the beach, and daily activities. While younger children attend the supervised kid’s club to enjoy crafts and games, parents can relax by the pool or, for an additional fee, indulge in a spa treatment.
Online: Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos
Families that like to rock and roll will love a stay at Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos. It’s easy to keep everyone occupied with amenities such as live local music, trivia games, six swimming pools, and three water slides. There are two clubs for children – one for ages 4 to 12 and the other for teenagers. While the younger ones are participating in swimming races, making pirate hats and enjoying face painting, teens can enjoy their own space filled with arcade games and plenty of seating to relax with new friends. When it’s time to eat, choose from nine restaurant options, all included in the all-inclusive pricing. And when your family is ready for its closeup, head to the Music Lab. The Jam Band area lets up to five people choose instruments and sing in their own rock band. There’s even a coach to help guide the group until your performance in front of an audience.
Online: Hard Rock Los Cabos
Hacienda Encantada Resort
Situated on the cliffs overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Hacienda Encantada Resort gives families a unique vacation experience. All rooms are suites, giving everyone in your group plenty of space to spread out and relax. No one will ever get thirsty or hungry with the eight restaurants, delis and bars onsite. Adding on the optional all-inclusive plan that includes meals and activities gets even more exciting with the gourmet options, including venues at the resort and select restaurants in the Golden Zone of downtown Cabo San Lucas. When not enjoying the food and drink options, sit by the fire pit, play pickleball, hang out at the three pools, take a walk on the beach or enjoy the downtown shuttle service. The resort also has a playground and kid’s club to keep the little ones happy.
Online: Hacienda Encantada
Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort
This suite hotel offers guests a chance to enjoy its offerings on a smaller scale than some other resorts in the area. Located on Medano Beach, it also allows families to swim in calmer parts of the Sea of Cortez. With a daily activities program, fire pits, a pickleball court, two pools, a playground, and an add-on all-inclusive meal package that includes vegan and gluten-free choices, there are many options for everyone visiting.
Online: Casa Dorada