Arrival/Check-In: Arriving at the airport around 1 p.m., as soon as I walked out of the gate, I found my driver waiting to take me to the hotel. I enjoyed a pleasant 40-minute ride in a spacious van with air-conditioning, WiFi, fresh water and music of my choice.
At the hotel, staff took care of my luggage and offered a refresher called the “Discovery Cocktail.” It tasted like the perfect mix of sweet and salty — refreshing. I enjoyed the beverage as I quickly checked in.
Guest Quarters: My Partial Ocean View King room looked like a dream come true, with an amazing view. The room featured a king-sized bed, WiFi, an LED smart TV, Nespresso machine with complimentary coffee, automated sheers and blackout curtains. A real plus: Alexa powered the whole room.
As I unpacked, I noticed a perfectly clean room, not a bit of dust, not even in the forgotten corners. The architecture and the design existed in total harmony with the hotel, almost everything done in a beautiful pearl white with wood details and creating an all Zen environment, perfect for resting. The balcony, furnished with a bathtub and outside bed, offered a place to chill after a day at the beach.
Services/Amenities: After dropping off my luggage and changing clothes, I went for something to eat at Casero Restaurant, the main restaurant with a homestyle Mexican kitchen — the guacamole is a must! After a delicious lunch I explored the hotel.
I discovered in order to get to the beach you have to walk by the water mirrors and the famous Nido restaurant, and then go down through small roads where you’ll find the fitness center, the spa and the playroom (where the whole family can rest out of the sun and play pool, board games or video games). The beach club sits a few steps from the playroom, offering two warm pools, a beach bar called Nidito (with the same bird’s nest structure as the restaurant) and beach beds to enjoy the sun and water.
The beach couldn’t be more ideal: cared for and clean, the sand an astonishing white that contrasts nicely with the turquoise sea. It’s a bit of a distance from the beach club to actually touching the sea.
I had the chance to try several restaurants in addition to Casero. I sampled the menu at Cielomar Rooftop, based on fresh seafood, flame-grilled fare and wood-fired pizza. I sampled the tasty Argentine-style empanadas, as fat as empanadas can be. The property’s most-famous restaurant, Nido, focuses on Japanese cuisine. To be honest, raw food is not my favorite, but I still enjoyed the delicious tuna sashimi and, of course, some dumplings. And I relaxed at Nidito, the beach bar, and Otro, the main bar.
◆ Guests receive complimentary bicycle rental (the bikes are in perfect condition), so you can take a spin around the area.
◆ The hotel offers a relaxing bath with salts and luxurious amenities. I requested one at night; it was delicious.
◆ The fitness center is well-equipped, with a professional fitness attendant on hand.
VICEROY LOS CABOS
Paseo Malecón San José
Lote 8, Zona Hotelera
23400 San José del Cabo
Baja California Sur, México
tel 52 624 104 9999
By: Mariana Zenizo
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