Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Review (Food, Beaches, & Pools) [2021]

Choosing an all-inclusive resort can be difficult because the quality can vary so widely between resorts. And because you will probably be spending a lot of money, you want to make sure that you pick the right resort.

One respected brand for all-inclusive stays is the Hyatt Ziva.

So on a recent trip to Los Cabos, I was eager to try out the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos. In this article, I will give you a detailed look at this resort. I also have many sub-articles that you can check out that will give you a more detailed look at some of the facilities like the restaurants and spa.

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We paid for our three night stay with the Chase Sapphire Reserve and earned 3X the points on the purchase. During our stay in July, we paid roughly $500 per night for the suite. 

We received an upgrade from an Ocean View One Bedroom Master Suite to an Ocean Front One Bedroom Master Suite, which I would highly recommend for reasons that I will talk about below.

The key difference is that the ocean front is directly on the beach while the ocean view just has a view of the beach.

If you want to use points to make your Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos booking, rates start at 20,000 World of Hyatt points per night.

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The resort is not located in the heart of the party central known as Cabo San Lucas. Instead, it is found in historical San Jose del Cabo which is much more laid-back. It is a short 10 minute taxi ride from the resort to the city center of San Jose (Plaza Mijares) which I would highly recommend visit to.

If you want to head to San Lucas, it’s about 30 minutes away. 

San Jose del Cabo has a charming old town feel to it due to its Spanish colonial history that dates back to the 1700s. In San Jose del Cabo there are a lot of little shops, galleries, restaurants and other places to check out among the colorful backroads. You really owe it to yourself to checkout this town.

It is also known for the art walk that takes place every Thursday, which unfortunately we were not able to do.


After flying in on American Airlines Main Cabin Extra, we arranged to be picked up from the airport and were transported in a Cadillac Escalade.

We initially booked a Chevrolet Suburban for $150 roundtrip but were bumped to a Cadillac Escalade, which goes for $230. If you want to stick to a budget you can book a shuttle from the airport for $28 round-trip.

The Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos has a wide driveway that is covered and leaves plenty of room for multiple vehicles. I liked that the entrance was gated and that there was always an attendant there.

We arrived a couple of hours before check in and we were allowed to store our luggage and receive our bracelets while we waited for our rooms to be ready.

In my experience, it is rare for an all inclusive resort to allow you to check in early because they are usually running at high capacity.

The lobby is pretty huge. On one side there are information desks and on the other side you will find the check-in desks.

There was a separate check-in line for Hyatt elite Members (Explorist and Discoverist) although the main line was not very long. There is also a premium check-in area that you could utilize if you are Hyatt Globalist.

Resort premises

The Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is one of the best looking resorts that I have stayed at.

As soon as you make your way through the lobby you will be amazed by the money shot, which looks out over the main pool and out into the deep blue Pacific ocean. For sure you will want to stop and snap a photo as you step through this breezy passageway,

The premises throughout the resort are beautiful, especially with all of the towering tall palm trees.

The landscaping is well-maintained and you will find many brightly colored flowers lining the clean walkways.

In the center of the resort you will find a lagoon area that consists of a tranquil cascade of pools that are not made for swimming but more for lounging.

In this area, you will find several platforms with comfy seating and fire pits. You owe it to yourself to spend at least one night hanging out on one of the floating fire pit platforms.

The area near the Lagoon is also where you might find a pop-up crepe station or some other type of eating station or events like an art walk.


The beach here is rough. And I’m not just talking about the sand.

The waves are powerful and the undercurrents are even stronger. This means that you probably will not want to go swimming because it can be so dangerous, especially for people who are not strong swimmers.

So instead of swimming in the ocean, your beach experience will be mostly limited to strolling around on the sand or lying around in a chair or cabana. You might also spend some time admiring the view.

If the idea of reading a book while listening to the waves pounding sounds like a dream to you then this will be your dream destination.

There are some beaches that you can drive out to that are swimmable in the nearby area. For more on the beaches in the area click here.

One bedroom ocean front suite

I really liked our one-bedroom oceanfront suite. I did a detailed review of the room here so I would suggest you check that out if you’re interested but I will summarize how I felt about it below.

Our suite was very spacious. It had a nice little dining area that had some bubbly and some chocolates waiting for us when we arrived.

There was also a pretty spacious living area that was connected to the balcony. The living area had a comfortable sofa and a large TV. It also came with a small refrigerator that was loaded up with some beer and other beverages.

The bedroom was also extremely spacious as well. It had a sofa that I believe pulled out into a bed and also a large king bed.

It also had a large TV.

And of course, you can’t forget about the oceanfront view which was just amazing, especially since you could see it from the bed.

And of course the room opened up to the balcony outside which was also very big. I absolutely loved the view looking out to the hills and mountains.

The bathroom was pretty nice as well. I thought the tub was a little bit on the small side but everything else was pretty nice.

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When you are staying at an all inclusive resort, obviously the dining is a huge factor. Unfortunately, some all-inclusive resorts are known for their mediocre dining.

However, this resort was pretty solid in the dining department.

Did every meal just blow me away? Of course not.

But did I feel like this all inclusive resort was a step above the other all-inclusive resorts I have visited? Yes.

I have reviewed some of the restaurants in closer detail so in some cases you can find a link to those restaurants below. But I will just give you an overview of my experience.

Before jumping into the reviews one thing you should know. These restaurants do not always open at the times listed on the website. This caused some confusion for us and I think it is one thing the resort needs to work on.

So if you are trying to plan out your day you may need to contact the resort and ask what times the places will be opening and go from there.

La Plaza (International buffet)

Breakfast buffets are super important to me at all-inclusive resorts. I like to have a lot of variety and different ways to start my day each morning when it comes to what I want to eat. I also want to look forward to breakfast every morning.

I felt that this resort had a great breakfast buffet. As you can tell in my review, there are many different options for you to select.

I like that they had quality traditional American breakfast options like: egg omelettes, bacon, sausage, and even waffles, french toast, etc.

But I also really enjoyed the Mexican dishes that they had.

The lunch here was also on point.

I would highly recommend that you take advantage of the Mongolian Grill. Seriously it was amazing.

You simply choose your noodles and your proteins and whatever else you want to be cooked up and they will cook it up in a matter of minutes. This was definitely one of the highlights for lunch to me so don’t pass it up.

You can read the detailed review here.

Zaffiro (Italian restaurant)

I really enjoyed Zaffiro. It is located right on the beach and you have amazing views as you dine.

For dinner we tried their Italian breaded fried calamari which came with some tasty lemon and garlic oil. We also tried their pizza, which I thought was pretty good.

Overall, this was one of my favorite places for dinner for sure.

I did visit them for their “hamburger day” but was not super impressed. The hamburger patty just did not taste or feel high quality to me and kind of turned me off, despite how good it looked on the outside.

Coco Loco Snack Bar

Coco Loco Snack Bar is a great place to grab a snack while enjoying the pools. It is located just outside of the main pool area and you can choose from a lot of different types of snack foods like fish tacos, burgers and others. This place won’t disappoint when you have the munchies.

Coffee House

The Coffee House is a nice cozy place to grab some coffee or perhaps some pastries. I felt the quality of some of the pastries were lacking just a little bit but overall it was still a good place to grab a bite to eat to hold you over. You can read the detailed review here.

Deli Cactus (24 hour lounge)

I really loved the 24 hour lounge. It just had a really cool vibe on the inside and I like that there were so many grab and go options like sandwiches.

If you are getting ready to head out on an excursion all day this is a great place to stop by first to grab you a snack on the way out.

DoZo (Asian restaurant)

I really loved the Asian restaurant DoZo and we tried their teppanyaki grill which was amazing.

The chef was one of the best that I think I have ever seen which is saying a lot since I had eaten at a lot of teppanyaki-style grills. You can read the detailed review here.

Bon Vivant (French restaurant)

I felt that that the French restaurant was a little bit overhyped. It wasn’t bad and I tried their chicken Cordon Bleu which I thought was okay but the restaurant seemed to be a little bit overrated if you ask me.

El Cortijo (Spanish restaurant)

I really liked the look and feel of El Cortijo.

The service was great here and we enjoyed some of the different tapas and appetizers that they had to offer. The mojitos were on point and the lamb chops were not bad either.

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Bars & Lounges

There are a few bars that you can enjoy at the resort.

Now here is the thing, I do not drink. So what am I doing reviewing all-inclusive resorts? Well it is a long story but I only bring it up to explain that I didn’t experience the bars from the perspective of someone getting tipsy, buzzed etc.

With that said, the bars and lounges did look pretty cool.

There is a tequila bar which is right behind the lagoons.

There is also a sports bar, Spirit of 1968, which looks really cool and is full of pool tables and TVs. We visited during the women’s World Cup and the sports bar was pretty lit. So if you are visiting during a major sporting event this would be a great place to watch the game.

There is also a swanky lounge that is connected to the main lobby.


There are multiple swimming pools at the resort and I reviewed them in more detail here. 

The main pool is located right in the middle of the resort and it is the first pool that you see when you make your way to the lobby. From the lobby, it is a very impressive view with the pool and in the foreground and the beautiful deep blue Pacific in the background.

It is a wide pool area and it is lined with chairs and you can find some cabanas surrounding the pool. The prices for the cabanas vary based on the location and the size. If you want to find out more about the pricing you can check out the review article I did on the pools.

Then there is the infinity pool which is smaller and closer to the beach. This is also where you can find a couple of the hot tubs.

This was a chill pool and I liked that it had a swim up bar.

The resort also has an adults only pool. I really liked the look of this pool and liked that it was connected to the swim up rooms.

It also had a nice bar area with a cool cactus garden on top. The adults only pool had a much more laid-back vibe as you would probably expect. It also just felt more sleek and the modern which I really liked. My guess is that this pool was added on more recently.

Finally, there is also the water park area. This has extremely shallow water but has a cool slide area for kids to splash around in and have fun.

You can read more about the pools and how to read the cabanas here.

Club lounge

The resort has an exclusive club lounge that is available to those staying in premium rooms and those who have top elite status. It’s a nice little area where you can grab some cold and hot food items and just relax.

The club lounge isn’t quite as valuable at an all inclusive resort because it is offering you a lot of things that you already are getting for free. But in this case you can find more premium liquors if you would like at the club lounge.

It’s a cool little spot and also has a great view of the pool and ocean. You can check out the full review here.

Fitness center

The fitness center is not the nicest fitness center that I have ever seen but it is still pretty good and has a lot of different machines for you to use.

I thought it was cool that they have this soccer-style pool table.

They also had an outdoor basketball court — something that I have not seen at many hotels.

There is also a tennis court. I’m not sure if you can rent tennis rackets but you could always ask.

I liked that there was an outdoor terrace with lounge chairs and a great view of the pool.

Just check out that view.

Zen Spa

I was not fortunate enough to try out spa treatment but I still did take a full tour of the spa. I have to say that it is one of the most amazing spa facilities I have seen at a hotel. It’s a large two story facility and I think it’s just a beautiful venue.

I was able to take a peek at some of the massage rooms like the couples massage room. The rooms are spacious and come with showers and some even have tubs, along with a sink area to freshen up. I was just very impressed with how they looked.

I would highly suggest for you to check out my full review of the facility here.


There is always something going on at the resort. When you check-in, you should be given a schedule of all of the activities to expect during the week.

There will usually be beach and pool activities going on throughout the day. These vary but some activities that you might find consist of: pool biking, aqua aerobics, beach volleyball, trivia, ping-pong, beach soccer, and foam parties.

When it comes to the nighttime entertainment they will put on shows, have live music, art walks, and other theater shows. So be sure to always check the latest schedule to see what is going on.


The hotel offers a lot of recommended excursions. You can check out the different prices and options below. Just keep in mind that the prices are subject to change.


The service really stood out at this hotel. Each time we walked buy a staff member in the hallway we were always greeted with a smile and a nice gesture. The staff in the restaurants were also extremely attentive and pleasant to deal with. And I never had a bad encounter in the pool area or anywhere else in the hotel.

So overall I would give them five stars out of five.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos FAQ

What is the best room at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos?

There are many great rooms at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos but I would recommend booking an Ocean Front One Bedroom Master Suite if you want to experience the beachfront from a balcony.

How expensive are rooms booked with points?

Rooms booked with points start at 20,000 points per night.

How far from the city center is the hotel?

It is a short 10 minute taxi ride from the resort to the city center of San Jose (Plaza Mijares).

How much does the shuttle cost from the airport?

You can book the shuttle for $28 round-trip.

Can you swim in the beach at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos?

Swimming is not recommended because the undercurrents are so strong.

What restaurants are at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos?

La Plaza (International buffet)
Zaffiro (Italian restaurant)
Coco Loco Snack Bar
Coffee House
Deli Cactus (24 hour lounge)
DoZo (Asian restaurant)
Bon Vivant (French restaurant)
El Cortijo (Spanish restaurant)

Is there an adult only pool?

Yes, there is an adult only pool.

Final word

Overall, I was very pleased with this all-inclusive resort. It definitely was a step above some of the other all-inclusive resorts that I have stayed at. I liked that there were some quality dining experiences and that the main buffet was very legit.

The hotel is also just a beautiful property and has some great views especially from the higher floors. If you can swing it, I would definitely try to go with an oceanfront room because the views and sounds are simply amazing.

Los Cabos International (SJD) Priority Pass Lounge (Terminal 2) Review

I have to be honest. When traveling through Mexico or the Caribbean I generally have very low expectations for Priority Pass lounges. Heck, even when I’m in the States the lounges are usually nothing too special. 

However, the Priority Pass lounge at Los Cabos International (SJD) Terminal 2 was actually a nice surprise. It’s not your typical boring, small airport lounge that you might expect to find. Instead it’s actually a pretty cool and refreshing place to relax in (unless you need to visit the baño). In this article I will review my recent experience at the Los Cabos International Terminal VIP lounge and show you what you can expect.

Getting to the airport

We left the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Cabo after a great three night stay and then made our way toward Los Cabos International via a Chevrolet Suburban. The Hyatt Ziva originally picked us up in a Cadillac Escalade so this ride was not quite as fancy but still pretty luxurious. 

Leaving the Hyatt Ziva Cabo.

The drive over to the airport from San Jose is very scenic and it was nice to have some views to admire along the way. It only took us about 20 minutes to get to the airport which was very nice. However, if you are coming from Cabo San Lucas, it will take closer to 35 to 40 minutes.

Heading towards the airport.
Arriving at the airport.

We pulled up to Terminal Two and then made our way to the American Airlines premium check-in and received our boarding pass. This flight was my lucky day and I was hit with the “quad” aka SSSS. If you don’t know about the dreaded SSSS, I suggest that you read my article here to find out more about it. (In the end, it wasn’t that bad but still — it’s just never a fun experience.)

The type of boarding pass that you don’t want.

Once we were issued our boarding passes we simply followed the signs to departures, up the escalator. 

Once up on the second floor there was a sign pointing us towards the VIP lounge, which will be towards your left.

We were flying on July 4 and the terminal was pretty packed, so I was expecting to find a pretty full lounge. But lucky for us that would not necessarily be the case. 

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Getting to the lounge

The terminal is pretty small and it only took us a couple of minutes to find our way toward the lounge which quickly became visible at the end of the terminal. The lounge has a really cool futuristic façade that is very different from an ordinary boring airport lounge. 

You will know that you are at the right lounge because it is clearly marked “VIP Lounge.”


There was no line at check in so we got in quickly using our Priority Pass membership that we get with the Chase Sapphire Reserve. We also have Priority Pass with the American Express Platinum Card but when traveling through airports we choose to use the pass from the Sapphire Reserve now since it offers access to the airport restaurants. 

At the check-in desk there is a small journal where you can sign in and leave some comments and it sort of reminded me of being in the Lufthansa First Class Terminal (except not). I meant to leave some notes but I ended up forgetting.

Los Cabos International Priority Pass Lounge

The lounge has two different floors. On the bottom floor you will find a large counter/bar area where you can pick up food and get complementary alcohol served.

This lounge is a little bit fancy in that they actually have display of their food items so you can know what to expect. Not all of the foods looked that appetizing but I appreciated them keeping it real.

During our time at the lounge they were serving cereal, sandwiches, salad, toast, and a couple of other dishes and soups. They also had other snacks like fruit, cookies, and healthy vegetable snacks like celery.

I noticed right off the bat that there were outlets and USB ports in many of the seats which was really nice.

There were a few places to eat and some semi private areas to take a seat, although some of the areas felt a little cramped.

The bottom level had a decent amount of people in it so I wanted to go upstairs and check out what the second floor was all about. I’m very glad that I did and if you are ever at this lounge I highly recommend going upstairs.

You can get to the second floor via a small elevator or stairs. The stairs are quite narrow especially when trying to bring luggage up or down so sometimes there are bottlenecks. (If you have some large luggage, you are probably better off with the elevator.)

The second floor has an interesting mid century modern set up. There is a dining area that is just a really cool looking area. Again this lounge did not feel like your typical Priority Pass lounge which was refreshing. It was also nice just to see the crowds so thinned out on the second floor.

The food and snacks were pretty much the same that were offered on the bottom floor. Here’s a look at some of the items that they were serving. 

I wasn’t too impressed with their sandwiches until I tried a fresh batch that they brought out (pictured below) which were much better. Still basic but much better.

Overall, I would say that the food selection was decent and enough to get you carried over until your flight but nothing special. 

The upper deck had a lot of modern seating options.  

While these modern seats did not have outlets in them you could find outlets randomly on the floor. I also thought that the lounge did a pretty good job of supplying tables for the seats.  

And one thing that I like about this lounge is that it had great views of the surrounding mountains. Cabo really is just a beautiful place.

There was a section in the back of the lounge that I think was designed for families. Inside this room were two very large and comfy looking recliners.

The recliners looked very relaxing but that room also got very loud with kids running around so I’m not sure it was the best place to put recliners….

There were a number of TVs in the lounge playing Wimbledon and there were a few racks where you could pick up different types of literature. 

Ultimately, we found a spot over by the windows that was pretty quiet and that’s where we settled. 

The lounge also had a VIP area with some sofas lining the wall (that was only for reservations). There was also a business meeting room that was filled to the brim during my stay. 

I do want to say that the crowds did start to pick up after we had been there for about an hour and a half. So I think this lounge can get quite busy but for the most part it was very low-key during most of our stay. 

Dónde está el baño?

The biggest issue with this lounge is that the bathrooms were broken. Yes, the men’s and women’s bathroom on both floors were out of service during our entire stay.

This wasn’t that big of a deal for me because I was able to exit the lounge and go to the bathroom found directly next to the lounge. However the women’s bathroom right next door was also out of service and I saw many frustrating women trying to figure out where to go. This lounge also does not have any showers. 

Final word

When traveling through Mexico or the Caribbean I usually have pretty low expectations for Priority Pass lounges. I found many of them to be very basic and small and often times extremely crowded and hot places I just don’t care to be. However, at this lounge was an exception to that.

It was a beautiful mid-century lounge that never got too packed and while the food wasn’t gourmet, there were some decent offerings. So if you are traveling through Cabo I think you should look forward to using your Priority Pass membership. I wouldn’t say to arrive super early just for the lounge but if you do like to arrive extra early, you’ll have a nice spot to relax in. 

Is Cabo, Mexico Safe? [2020]

Are you thinking about venturing to Los Cabos, Mexico sometime soon but want to get an idea of how safe the city is before you depart?

In this article, I’ll break down some of the crime trends of Los Cabos during the last few years and give you a sense of where things currently stand.

I will also offer a statistical comparison between Los Cabos and other cities like Cancun and Cozumel so that you can see which cities are potentially the safest for tourists.

Is Cabo safe?

Cabo appears to be a relatively safe place to visit but there are some recent crime trends and other data that you will want to be aware of.

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Recent crime trends (2017 to 2020)

In 2017, it was a rough year for some cities in Mexico including Los Cabos.

There were some high profile gang incidents and also a series of sketchy incidents regarding tainted alcohol.

For example, in 2017, six bodies were found hanging from bridges near a Cabo resort. (It was suspected that these individuals were related to some type of drug gang dispute.)

Stories like that end all of the other violent activity led to certain measures being taken by the Mexican government and also private industry.

For example, they developed a five-point security plan that included more police presence and also enhanced communications between resorts and law-enforcement. There was also the construction of a $9 million regional emergency response center.

This, according to officials, resulted in a drop of about 90% in violent crime in Los Cabos.

This included violent acts such as armed robbery, extortion, and kidnapping. The homicide rate dropped around 60 to 70%.

Rodrigo Esponda, managing director of Los Cabos Tourism Board called 2017 a “wake up call” and told Travel Market Report that “Los Cabos is safer than ever and we have done a very strong job with our destination partners to make sure that message has filtered down in the industry and to the consumer.”

So it appears that things were looking a bit rough in 2017 but then measures were effectively implemented that drastically reduced the crime rates in 2018.

If you research for Los Cabos crime for 2019, nothing really sticks out which would suggest that crime is not near the issue it was a couple of years before that.

As far as what has happened in 2020, as you might expect one of the biggest concerns is the coronavirus.

Los Cabos was closed to travelers during the summer of 2020 but they opened back up to tourism activities as of June 15, 2020.

They developed a color-coded classification system that is given to local establishments like hotels, restaurants, and tour operators to determine the level of safety that they can offer and whether or not they should be open to the public.

When visiting during the pandemic you will likely notice several common restrictions in place such as capacity restraints and mandates that all individuals must wear a mask when in public except for when doing certain activities such as eating, drinking, etc.

If you want to check the latest coronavirus data that is updated in real time check out this resource.

Colorful San Jose del Cabo sign

US travel advisories

In case you are not familiar, the United States Department of State issues travel advisories for all the different countries in the world.

These travel advisories are designed to help guide Americans when choosing whether or not to travel to a given place.

There are four different levels to these advisories and you can learn more about them here. These four levels are:

  • Level one: Exercise normal precautions
  • Level two: Exercise increased caution
  • Level three: Reconsider travel
  • Level four: Do not travel

It’s a good idea to check what the most recent travel advisory levels are before heading to Mexico.

The thing that you need to know about these warnings is that they are very broad when it comes to applying them to a specific country.

So what you want to do is read into the warnings and find out the details because there often will be specific guidelines to specific states or regions within a country.

For example, if you clicked on the advisory for Mexico you might see a breakdown of the different states that looks like this (the active advisories for October 2020):

Do Not Travel To:

  • Colima state due to crime.
  • Guerrero state due to crime.
  • Michoacán state due to crime.
  • Sinaloa state due to crime.
  • Tamaulipas state due to crime and kidnapping.

Reconsider Travel To:

  • Chihuahua state due to crime.
  • Coahuila state due to crime.
  • Durango state due to crime.
  • Jalisco state due to crime.
  • Mexico state due to crime.
  • Morelos state due to crime.
  • Nayarit state due to crime.
  • Nuevo Leon state due to crime.
  • San Luis Potosi state due to crime.
  • Sonora state due to crime.
  • Zacatecas state due to crime.

And even within those states often times the advisory level is triggered by a cluster of crime within a specific pocket of that state. It’s possible that you could be visiting a state with a high travel advisory warning and not ever encounter any type of danger.

Los Cabos is located in the Mexican State of Baja California Sur. Therefore, when checking the travel advisories you want to look for any warnings associated with Baja California Sur.

Things to look out for

The type of criminal acts that you likely need to be on the lookout for will be the same type of acts that occur in many touristy destinations.


Avoid walking around with flashy or expensive items on display and try to keep the bare minimum amount of valuables and cash on you. It is usually best to leave your passport at your hotel, possibly stored in the safe.

Pick pockets can often happen in places like casinos or bars and nightclubs when your guard is down. Because Cabo San Lucas is more of the party town, pickpocketing is probably a bigger issue there than it is in San Jose Del Cabo. However, you should be alert everywhere you go.

Taxi/uber roads

Be careful and make sure that you are only taking licensed taxis in Los Cabos. It’s possible that somebody could pose as a taxi driver and then take advantage of you or worse — rob you.

If you stick with the licensed taxi drivers you should be fine. On our recent visit to Cabo we took several taxi rides and nothing ever felt sketchy. However, it is probably a good idea to request an estimate for your journey prior to getting into the taxi (just like this is a good idea anywhere).

If you have ordered an Uber take extra steps to make sure you’re getting in the right vehicle and if possible always travel with others.


Be extra careful about using ATMs. For one, you want to make sure that there is not a skimmer on the ATM. Also, you want to make sure there are no predators nearby. It’s often a good idea to just step inside of a bank to complete your transaction.

Crime comparisons to other cities in Mexico

Below, I will break down some of the available crime data and compare it to other locations to give you a sense of the risk relative to other popular tourist spots.

All data below was taken from This data is not as official as something like crime reports from the FBI. It is based on surveys given to visitors of the website.

So you can’t assume that the data is 100% accurate. However, many people do rely on the data and it at least can serve as a guiding post for finding the crime levels in different cities.

In many cases, if you are visiting as a tourist your experience (outside of some excursions) will largely be limited to the tourist areas.

This is especially true if you are staying at an all-inclusive hotel and your resort has a lot of the activities on-site.

This means that generally speaking you will be safer than the crime data suggests until you venture out into the city areas.

This is not to suggest that crime does not happen in the tourist hotspot areas but as a general rule of thumb: the further away you get from the resort areas, the more likely it becomes that you will encounter criminal activity.

Cabo vs Cancun

Here is the crime data for Cabo.

Type of crimeRisk level
Level of crime43.33Moderate
Increasing crime in past three years61.29High
Muggings and robbings36.29Low
Vandalism and theft47.58Moderate
Violent crimes45.16Moderate
Dealing drugs51.72Moderate

Related: Cabo vs Cancun: Which is Better for You? 

Now let’s take a look at what the crime data looks like for Cancun.

Type of crimeRisk level
Level of crime53.45Moderate
Increasing crime in past three years74.14High
Muggings and robbings54.66Low
Vandalism and theft55.08Moderate
Violent crimes51.67Moderate
Dealing drugs58.18Moderate

As you can see, the data suggests that the level of crime happening in Cancun is higher than that in Cabo. It’s still labeled at the same risk level of moderate so it may not be a dramatic increase in crime, but it is pretty noticeable across-the-board.

I’ve recently visited Cancun a couple of times in the past couple of years and each time I felt safe. So this data is not to suggest that Cancun is not a safe place but just that it may have more criminal activity taking place than Cabo.

Beach view from balcony

Cabo versus Cozumel

Let’s take a look at the crime data for another tourist hotspot: Cozumel.

Type of crimeRisk level
Level of crime29.81Low
Increasing crime in past three years55.56Moderate
Muggings and robbings30.56Low
Vandalism and theft45.37Moderate
Violent crimes31.48Low
Dealing drugs33.00Low

The data above would suggest that Cozumel is a safer destination than both Cabo and Cancun.

So if we use this data as an accurate indicator of criminal activity in these three Mexican cities, Los Cabos would rank somewhere in the middle.

Final word

So overall here are my thoughts on safety in Los Cabos.

Based on a series of articles, US travel advisories, some available data, and my own personal experiences, I do believe that Los Cabos is generally a safe place for a tourist to visit.

As long as you use common sense when going out in public you should for the most part be okay.

But it is always possible that crime could make a resurgence so you definitely want to stay up-to-date on the current trends before visiting.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Buffet “La Plaza” Review (Breakfast & Lunch)

Every legitimate all-inclusive resort should have a quality buffet. There’s just something about having a go to spot to start your day off with a nice buffet breakfast that makes your experience that much better. Well, the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos La Plaza does not disappoint. Here is a little photo tour of the buffet experience for both breakfast and lunch.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Buffet “La Plaza”

The buffet is scheduled to open up at 7 AM. A couple of times they were running a little bit late though so it may may not always be open when it is supposed to (you might have to wait just a couple of minutes). Breakfast will run from 7 AM to 11 AM. Meanwhile lunch should run from noon to 4 PM. La Plaza does not serve dinner.

As soon you enter the buffet you should be directed toward a table. You can choose to sit inside or you can also choose to sit outside. Inside, you will find restaurant style seating.

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The outdoors area is pretty spacious and there are plenty of tables in the (partial) shade which would feel very good when the weather is right (the weather is almost always right 😉 ).

If you need a little extra shade you can just pop up an umbrella.

Typically, a staff member will bring you some drinks for coffee if you put in the request. In my experience they were very attentive and efficient. I really can’t say enough nice things about the staff at this resort.

The breakfast buffet consists of just about any dish you would want. If you want a traditional American breakfast you will find plenty of options like: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, and others. 

I personally would recommend going to one of the cooking stations to get them to cook something up for you like the mini waffles, french toast, or get them to cook up an omelette.

Pro tip: If you find that there are waffles that have been sitting out for a little while you can actually ask them to cook some up fresh for you. I was very pleased with what they made for us on the spot.

I’ve learned not to be shy when it comes to making requests like this at hotels and it has paid off big time. Remember, that you paid your hard earned money to stay at a hotel so there is nothing wrong with making requests like this.

I also was a big fan of their Mexican dishes. They had all sorts of different types of Mexican breakfast dishes like chilaquiles, tostadas, etc. I thought they were extremely flavorful but my recommendation would be to grab these off the counter as soon as they come out because they can get soggy pretty quickly.

I was pretty impressed with the pastry station as well. Here you can find a selection of breads and lots of tasty pastries.

At the pastry station, you will find all sorts of different sugary breads and things like donuts (look for the donut towers).

I was not the biggest fan of the donuts simply because they did not taste like donuts that I was used to having back home. They sure did look good, though.

But I did like some of the sugary bread and pastries that they had out. Prepare for your mouth to start watering as you scroll down.

Here are some other dishes you might be interested in.

There are tons of different juices you could choose from as well. You’ll find juices like orange juice, papaya juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, green juice — the list just goes on.

And if you would like to make a mimosa they also have champagne out. You can request one of these from your server but if you like them stronger then you may want to make your own. 

If you have kids, there is a little section for kids, where you can find things like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. (I saw plenty of adults picking off from the kids section.)

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We also tried out the buffet at lunchtime.

Once again, I was highly impressed cooking stations. There are usually three cooking stations each serving up something a little different.

For example, you might find one cooking up a fresh turkey or you might find one cooking noodles and meats (essentially a Mongolian Grill).

I would highly recommend you to try out the Mongolian Grill. You simply choose your selection of proteins along with vegetables and noodles and the cook will toss it up for use in a matter of minutes. The Mongolian Grill was one of the highlights of not just the buffet but the overall dining experience at the resort.

If you are in the mood for a salad you will find a huge salad bar with many different types of toppings and dressings.

They also had a lots of different seafood dishes and other dishes as well.

There will also be a large selection of desserts to choose from at lunch. I really liked the fake Oreo looking things below.

If you want something sweet but a little bit on the healthier side there is also a lot of fruit.

Final word

Overall, I was very impressed by this buffet. It has seemingly endless options for both breakfast and lunch. And it wasn’t just about the quantity but also about the quality.

We were able to enjoy several fresh items that made us look forward to breakfast each morning and also allowed us to really enjoy the lunch. So I think that most people will be pleasantly surprised by the buffet, “La Plaza.”

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Coffee House Review

Most all-inclusive resorts that I have visited have a designated coffee house. This is usually a place that you can relax in, enjoy enjoy some coffee, and also partake in some snacks. In this article, I will give you a tour of the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Coffee House and show you what you can expect when you visit.

Coffee House

The Coffee House is located on one of the upper floors looking out over the pool area. It’s a nice view and they even have some tower viewers set up outside, so you can check out the view and I guess spy on people.

It is open from 7 AM to 10 PM.

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The Coffee House has a nice cozy vibe inside. I really liked the brick wall with the large Mexico art on it.

If you need to get some work done, there is a computer inside and some tables and a bar you could work on. There is also a coffee machine so you can whip something up for yourself.

Here is a look at the table and bar area. Looking out from the bar, you have a nice view of the pool area.

The coffee shop serves up a variety of foods. You can find homemade pastries, sandwiches, wraps, cupcakes, muffins, cookies, and even ice cream. Basically, if you are in the mood for sweets or just carbs in general this can be a good place to stop at.

Some of the items that they serve up in here like the donuts can be found elsewhere in other places in the resort. I wasn’t too crazy about their donuts as they are just a little bit different from what I am used to.

Here is a look at the sandwiches.

I did not try any of them but they did look good/fresh. You should be able to get your sandwiches to go so if you are heading out on an excursion or something this could be a good place to stop at. You might also want to stop at the 24-hour lounge if you are looking for food on the go.

They had a decent selection of breads and cookies. 

The cookies were not soft and chewy like I would prefer but they were okay.

Then there is the selection of pastries.

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I honestly wasn’t that crazy about the macaroons. Something about the taste just wasn’t quite authentic. So if you are really into macaroons, I would not get your hopes way up.

They had some other treats that looked pretty good though I did not try them.

I did like these chocolate swirl things that they had. The center is filled with cherry.

And they also had some pretty tasty chocolate cupcakes.

Final word

I personally do not drink coffee so I was not able to test that out. However, I was relatively impressed with the variety of sandwiches and pastries that they had to offer. The quality was not quite up to where I would prefer it to be but still good enough so that I could enjoy some of the food they had offer. So if you are just looking for some snacks to hold you over I think this is a pretty good place to stop at.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos “The Club” (Lounge) Review

All-inclusive resorts offer you just about everything that you need when it comes to food and drinks. However, some all-inclusive resorts have an exclusive club lounge where you can upgrade your experience a little bit. In this article, I will tell you everything you need to know about the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos: “The Club.”

Where is “The Club” located?

The Club is located on the fourth floor of the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos resort. Once you have entered the main lobby, you will turn right (when facing the pool) and head through a hallway to the elevators. Take the elevator up to the fourth floor and you will find “The Club.”

It honestly was not the easiest lounge to find and I think they could do a little bit better job of providing some signs for you.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos “The Club.”

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How to get access to The Club

In order to have access to The Club, you will need to book a premium room or you can get in with elite status (I have seen reports of guests getting access with Hyatt Globalist Elite status). We got access to The Club with our premium room which was a one bedroom suite. 

Sometimes they might have somebody checking your bracelets at the door but when I visited there was nobody there acting as a gatekeeper.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos The Club

The Club is on at the smaller side. There are a handful of tables on either side of a partition with restaurant style seating.

You can also find some small sofas to relax on that look out to the view.

One of the main reasons that you might head up to The Club is to check out the alcohol selection which is quite extensive. Here is a look at all of the bottles that you can find there.

I think that there is sometimes a waiter there to help you but when I visited I did not see any waiter in the lounge. But this is not meant to be a self-service bar area.

They also had a pretty good beer selection along with some sodas.

There is an area with hot food and cold food items and other snacks.

The cold food items consisted of things like deli meat, grapes, fruit slices, cheeses, olives, and some interesting dishes like the pineapple dish below.

It looked pretty appetizing to me.

They also had a section with hot food items. I saw a few different dishes that consisted of protein dishes with beef and chicken. They also have fish fillet and a vegetarian dish consisting of pumpkin and vegetables.

They also had a little selection of bread and fruit.

And finally there was a machine for coffee and tea.

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Then there is the desert counter. You will find many of the same desserts that you find in other places in the resort but they looked pretty fresh to me.

There is also an outside area with more seating and tables.

 It has a great view of the center of the hotel including the main pool area and out into the ocean. 

And finally there is a business center where you can use two computers and printer.

Final word

Usually, a club lounge is somewhere where you can partake in snacks and complementary drinks that you don’t have to pay for and so the area feels very exclusive.

But in the case of an all inclusive resort, you already are getting all of those things for free so it doesn’t quite feel as special. Still, I like the area and thought it was nice that they had some more premium alcohol you could get and a nice terrace to enjoy the weather outside.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Pools Review (Cabanas) [2021]

When it comes to all-inclusive resorts in warm destinations, the pools are often the pulse of the resort. I’d say that remains true for the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, too. The resort boasts one main pool, an infinity pool, an adult’s only pool, and a kid’s waterpark. And of course there are plenty of cabanas to rent out as well.

Below is a review of all of the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos pools with tons of photos so that you can get ready for your trip to the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos. 

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Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Lagoon

The first pool is not a swimmable pool but it’s more of a “lounge pool,” and I think it’s referred to as the lagoon area. This area is located right when you walk through the lobby and before you enter the main pool. (This is also where the tequila bar is located.)  

It’s a beautiful cascading lagoon area with some cool ray sculptures.

And you can’t forget about the frogs.

This area has several platforms you can relax on and chill. Each platform has some cushioned seating and a fire pit located in the middle. You can also find some umbrellas that offer shade. 

In the evenings the fire pits light up and it’s a really cool experience to relax around them, surrounded by water. 

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Main Pool

The Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos main pool will come into view as soon as you pass through the lobby. It really is a pretty striking view with the pool in the middle and the deep blue ocean in the background. You will inevitably want to stop for a photo.

The pool is pretty wide and has a couple of small islands in the middle. You might be able to find volleyball nets or soccer goals set up in the pool. 

This is a family resort so of course you should expect the pool area to be a little bit more noisy than an adults resort (there is an adults only pool that you can read about further below). But the pool area was still not as crazy as I thought it might be.

Every day there should be events taking place in the pools. You might find things like water aerobics in the morning and other games that will happen throughout the day. And of course you can find fun activities like foam parties.

There are a lot of seats around the pool areas and there are of course cabanas as well.

There are traditional cabanas which come with some wide cushions and a side table — they call these pool cabanas. 

Sometimes cabanas at other resorts also come with privacy shades on the side for a more private experience but these only had shades on top. That wasn’t an issue but just something that I noticed. 

They also have the in the water cabanas which are called palapas. These offer you some nice shade but your chair is actually in the pool as shown below.

If you are a full-sized adult your butt will be very close to the water in the palapas and if you have a shirt on it will probably get wet at the bottom — just something to note.  

Cabana rental experience

We ended up renting some pool palapas in the water as well as the traditional pool cabanas outside the water. Personally, I preferred the cabanas outside of the pool.

That is mostly because when you are in the pool you just don’t have many places to set your belongings other than the small end table you see below. Also, Cabo can feel a little bit cold at times (versus somewhere like Cancun). Because you will be wet or getting splashed when sitting in the pool, it is harder to get warm. 

In the end, I think it is cool to try both of them but like I said I would prefer the cabanas on the outside of the pool.

When you rent a cabana you will have a staff member serve you drinks. Be sure to bring something to tip them especially if they are killing it. For the most part, the servers were pretty attentive but the level of attentiveness was different each day.

Cabana rental prices: 

The price of your cabana will depend on the location and size.

Here are some (USD) prices you might encounter. 

  • In-pool palapa: $85
  • Small pool cabana: $65 
  • Beach Cabana: $85 to $105 (comes with a bottle of wine)

My advice would be to check with the check-in desk as soon as you arrive to inquire about reserving these for your stay. Once your cabana is reserved, you should see a sign with your name printed on it.

The swim up rooms on the main pool side have their own pool that is not connected to the main pool. I still don’t think I am a big swim up room person but it is pretty cool to have the ability to walk outside your room and instantly drop into a pool. (I just don’t care that much for the lack of privacy).

Food and drink near the pools

Since you might be spending a lot of time in the pool areas, you probably want to know where you can get some drinks and food.

As already mentioned, if you rent a cabana you will have drinks brought to you which is very nice. There is also the Azul Bar located in the infinity pool area (seen further below), so it should always be easy to grab a drink if you’d like. 

If you’d like a quick bite to eat you will probably want to check out Coco Loco. There, you can get snack food items like fish tacos and hamburgers, which I actually thought were pretty good.

Also, during the day they will bring out grills and start cooking up different types of protein which was very tasty. Just look for smoke and a long line of guests and you will find the food stations. 

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Infinity Pool

The Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos also has an infinity pool. The infinity pool is smaller and is more laid back than the main pool for the most part. 

It is a beautiful little pool area, and I liked that it is closer to the ocean.

There is a swim up bar, Azul Bar, that serves up all types of drinks.

Here is the view of the beach from the pool.

There is also an adjacent hot tub.

Right outside of the infinity pool is the wooden “sidewalk” that takes you across the resort so that you don’t have to walk in the sand.

There is also a handy shower so you can rinse off all of that sand.

On the beach there are a lot of different chairs and also some beach cabanas.

Here is a look at the cabanas on the beach. Again remember the price of the rental depends on the size and location of the cabana.

In case you are not aware the beaches here are not very swimmable. That is because the undercurrent is so strong that you could get swept away by waves relatively easy. So when you come to the beach here you pretty much will just be hanging out outside of the ocean.

It may not be as fun to some people but the waves here are pretty loud and it can be super relaxing to just lie down in a cabana. The cabanas here will also most likely be more peaceful than the ones in the pool area.

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Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Adults Pool

The adult only pool at the resort looks pretty amazing. Here is a view of the pool with the beautiful mountains in the background. I found this pool area to be much more laid-back than the others and a great place to just wind down as a couple. 

That building in the middle is the bar area and I was really impressed with its roof.

There is basically a cactus garden on the top which I thought just looked really cool.

Here is a look at the swim up rooms which look a lot different than the other ones. I love how they are connected directly to the pool.

Here is a closer look at the bar. 

And here is a look inside the bar.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Water Park

The resort also has a kids waterpark area. It is a cool looking little area with several waterslides and a locally inspired arch. The water in this park area is extremely shallow, and it’s not really for swimming (but more for splashing around).

I thought it was pretty cool that they had a little replica arch. 

There are chairs outside the water park area for you to relax on.

Some of the chairs are shaded.

If you want to get in the water there is a little pool next to the waterpark. I’m sure this pool is also very shallow but I think you could get more of a real swim in this. Obviously, it is still a very small pool though. 

There also is a kid’s area next door with a slide and playground.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Pool hours

  • The pool closes at 9pm.

Final word

The pools are big and they never felt crowded while we were there visiting in July. Also, I was relatively pleased with the pool service.  So overall I I was pretty impressed by the pools at the Hyatt Ziva Cabos.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos 24 Horas Deli Cactus Review

Many all-inclusive resorts have a 24 hour lounge. This is a room that you can typically access during all hours of the day and night and retrieve snacks and certain beverages and just relax in. The lounge at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is called the “24 Horas Deli Cactus.”

I honestly kind of fell in love with this little room, mostly because I just loved the design and feel of the lounge. You should note that this lounge is not the same as the Club Lounge that Hyatt Elite members/premium guests are allowed to access. I will review that lounge and a later article.

24 Horas Deli Cactus

There is no dress code for 24 Horas Deli Cactus but you cannot enter it went with wet clothes or with bare feet.

When I first entered the lounge I thought, “Wow, this is a beautiful lounge.” I loved the Southwest/Mexican vibe to it and it had plenty of seating areas to relax in. It also just had some really good lighting. I did notice that it didn’t have TVs or pool tables like some other 24 hour lounges I’ve seen.

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24 Horas Deli Cactus lounge. 

Some of the seating reminded me of an airport lounge. 

Toward the back of the lounge you can find some tables and an area where you can get some snacks.

You can choose from a variety of sandwiches which include options like ham and cheese and salami.

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the sandwiches. These are the perfect grab and go snacks if you have a long day of excursions planned, such as diving, fishing, etc. and I really appreciated that. 

The lounge also had a wide selection of juices, including orange juice with closed containers, perfect for on the go. 

And then there was a selection of yogurts or possibly smoothies? I did not give these a try but they looked pretty good.

Finally, they also had a selection of fruit including green apples, red apples, and bananas that looked pretty fresh. Again, this was such a good place for a pit stop.

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And if you wanted to quench your thirst with something carbonated they also had a soda machine. Options included Pepsi, 7-Up, Diet Pepsi, Lipton tea, and a couple of others.

The lounge also had a small computer table with two computers and a printer.

Final word

Overall, this was a high quality 24 hour lounge. I have seen other lounges that offer a larger variety of hot food items and also more things to do (like play pool) so that was one drawback.

However, this lounge still had some quality sandwiches that came free wrapped which were perfect for being on the go. I also really just loved the vibe inside the lounge and found it very relaxing.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Zen Spa Review

I didn’t actually get a chance to try out the Hyatt Ziva Cabo Zen Spa treatment on my stay, but I was able to tour the facilities and I have to say that it’s a very impressive spa facility. I’ll take you on a tour of the spa below.

Hyatt Ziva Cabo Spa treatments

While I didn’t try any of the treatments, you can find all of them here. The “four hands treatment” and golf ball massage looked pretty interesting to me and below are some of the treatment prices (prices could change). 

  • Relaxing Massage (50 min: $155)
  • Deep Therapy (50 min: $165)
  • Sport Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Lymphatic Drainage Treatment
  • Four Hands Treatment
  • Chirogolf Massage
  • Welcome Home Massage
  • Riverstone Treatment (80 min: $200)
  • Prenatal Massage (50 min: $155)
  • Neck, Back and Shoulders Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Scalp Massage

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Hyatt Ziva Cabo Spa facility

The entrance to the spa is huge with high ceilings. Some very personable staff members greeted me when I arrived and were very happy to give me a tour of the place right on the spot (I didn’t arrange this tour before my visit). 

I was taken to the staircase area which was pretty stunning with a green-lit fountain at its base. I’ve only visited a hand full of hotel spas but I think the spa facilities were among the coolest that I’ve come across. It’s not just a relaxing vibe — it’s also just an intriguing atmosphere. 

My guide then walked me up the grand staircase that was lit with tall candles, making you feel as if you’re making your way through the corridors of a palace.  

Upstairs there was a sitting area and a lot of different massage rooms. 

The first massage room I saw was one of the standard rooms with only one massage table and a shower. Some hotels have public shower facilities so it was nice seeing a private shower room. 

Then I got to visit a couple’s massage room, which also came with a large shower. I’m not sure if I’m totally sold on couple’s massages as Brad and I typically get out own individual massages. I just find it easier to relax that way but everybody has their own preferences.  

I liked the beach/shell decor. 

Some of the rooms had tubs in them. 

I loved the lounge area full of comfy chaise lounge chairs.

There’s also a small counter for refreshments — fruit and infused water.

There’s a nice dry sauna room. 

And I got a look at the men’s lockers. 

The spa has a beautiful pool and jacuzzi room with an impressive fountain serving as the center piece. 

There were also shower open facilities.

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And there were hot tubs and plunge pools.

I liked the long hot tub area with chairs to relax on. 

I also loved the jets and waterfall shower heads, which looked very relaxing. 

The spa is unique in that it has outdoor spa treatment options in little over water villa huts. 

These huts get decorated better before your treatment but I caught them without the full decor, so keep that in mind. 

Since Cabo doesn’t get as humid as the Caribbean, getting an outdoor massage could actually feel great. Imagine getting a massage in the shade while a cool breeze blows through. 

Final word 

This was one of the most impressive spas I’ve ever seen at a hotel. It’s huge, charming, and just a beautiful facility with a great staff. I definitely regretted not getting a spa treatment after I toured the facility. 

See also: Hyatt Ziva Cabo Ocean Front One Bedroom Master Suite Review

Hyatt Ziva Cabo Ocean Front One Bedroom Master Suite Review

The Hyatt Ziva Cabo is a prime destination for using miles and points. It’s a beautiful all-inclusive resort located right on the beach and has a lot to offer, including some great views. In this article, I’ll review the Ocean Front One Bedroom Master Suite and tell you everything you need to know about it.

Ocean Front One Bedroom Master Suite overview

The Hyatt Ziva Cabo Ocean Front One Bedroom Master Suite is a pretty special hotel room. It’s one of the best rooms at the Hyatt Ziva Cabo with exceptional ocean views and a huge living area and bedroom (1,164 total square foot). During our stay in July, we paid roughly $500 per night for the suite.

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Getting to the suite 

Our suite was up on the fifth floor (there are a total of seven floors) and the hotel had pretty reliable elevators that were reasonably fast (I’ve found many large resorts don’t always have the best elevators). 

The hallways are outdoors which is fantastic since Cabo has some seriously perfect weather. Unlike destinations like the Caribbean which get very hot and humid during the mornings and evenings, you won’t have to worry about stepping out into muggy weather. When the sea breezes blow through the hallways, it’s a pretty heavenly feeling. 

You may want to read: Cabo vs Cancun: Which is Better for You?

Ocean Front One Bedroom Master Suite

The suite opens up to a dining and living room area. The dining area has a large table with six chairs — ideal for a family sized group and perfect for family activities like board games (the suite holds up to two adults and two children).  

Ocean Front One Bedroom Master Suite dining table.

Upon arriving, they had some sweets (cake balls) along with some Tequila and bubbly waiting for us on the table. 

The living room is on the other side of the room and is divided by a low partition, which creates a nice open feel to the suite.

The living room opens up directly to the balcony. 

It has a sofa with a couple of chairs and some small tables. 

I liked the unique accent furniture found in the suite — the drift wood and coral fans were a nice touch.  

There’s also a very large TV, coffee machine, and fridge with beverages in the living room. 

The fridge came stocked with two Tecate beers, a mini bottle of wine, four bottles of water and a handfull of sodas along with a juice box. I’ve seen other hotels stocked fuller with beer but I’m sure you could always ask for more beer since you’ll have room for it.   

There’s a small spirits collection with Absolute Vodka, Don Julio, Johnnie Walker, and others.  The hotel only supplied a couple of bags of chips which was on the lighter side compared to other resorts that offer a wider selection of snacks.

You also have a couple of closets with plenty of room. Inside these, you can find your robes and iron board. 


The bedroom is huge and has a sofa in it that I think might pull out to a bed.

Sliding doors separate the bedroom from the bathroom and there’s a counter area for your luggage in the corner. 

You can also close the sliding doors to the living room for maximum privacy in your bedroom. 

It really is a a pretty impressively spacious layout with some nice decorative accents and plenty of natural light that gets in. 

Here’s a shot with the ocean in view, which you can see from your bed. It’s extremely peaceful to slide open the balcony doors and just listen to the ocean. Because the waves are so powerful in Cabo, the crashing waves are extra loud which I loved. 

We decided to leave the sliding doors open overnight to enjoy the sounds but that wasn’t the best decision. Sea spray got into our room and covered just about everything so if you do that you might want to take all your clothes, bags, electronics, out of the room first.  

Again, just check out that view. Amazing. 

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Just like the rest of the suite, the bathroom is pretty huge. The bath tub is curiously a little small though — at least for two full-sized adults. It’s a little weird that there’s so much space between the tub and wall/water controls. The jets were nice and powerful, though. 

The shower is pretty spacious too. I prefer closed showers but this one was an open layout.

The shower came with multiple shower heads — a waterfall shower head and a traditional removable shower head. 

We used the conditioner and shampoo supplied by the hotel which I thought was of reasonable quality. 

The bathroom had two sinks in one counter area. 

There’s a separate bathroom for the toilet along with one sink. 


The balcony is connected to the living room and the bedroom and is very spacious. The view from the fifth floor was pretty amazing as you can tell below. Cabo doesn’t get turquoise water like Cancun, but that deep Pacific blue water is still a sight, and I loved the mountains/hills in the background. 

(The first two photos below have very minimal editing.)  

Although I loved the balcony I think it would be absolutely perfect with a hammock. 

There’s two chairs you can relax on. 

Final word

Overall, I was extremely pleased with the suite. There was more than enough room than the two of us needed and I really loved the sights and sounds from the extra long balcony as well. This was one of my favorite hotel rooms I’ve ever stayed in on the beach and I would recommended it for any beach lovers.