It only rains two to five times per year in the Los Cabos area. They tell me it’s a major news event and people panic when rain is in the forecast, even though they usually end up getting only a few drops. So when you look at the forecast, every day is a bright orange sun with temperatures varying from high 80s to low 90s. Which makes vacation planning oh-so-easy.
The Sheraton Hacienda is a gorgeous resort with more swimming pools than I can count, villa style rooms and a never-ending view of the Sea of Cortez. The complex has two five-diamond restaurants within walking distance of each other. We dined at both: De Cortez and Pitahayas. Pitahayas has a wine cellar with several rooms of any wine you can imagine. The rooms are comfortable, and pools are the perfect temperature and we saw many families enjoying the beach and kids pool.
The breakfast buffet at Tomatoes Restaurant is a wonderful array of America and Mexican dishes to satisfy any hunger. And every restaurant has an open air section – perfect for climates with only sun in the forecast. I didn’t try the spa or the golf course here but heard from others that both are excellent.
We also had a kayaking and snorkeling adventure with Terramar Destinations to see the famous arch and close to shore snorkeling. Our guides were outstanding and the although we were all adults on the trip, I think it would have been perfect for older kids who like adventure. We saw sea lions, black crabs and many types of fish. We stopped at Lovers Beach on the Sea of Cortez side and were warned that the waters were treacherous across the sand at Divorce Beach, which faces the ocean. Some in my party also did cliff diving off of Pelican Rock, but I was happy to stay partially submerged and take photos.
The Sheraton Hacienda has something for everyone, and with the newly expanded children’s club and area, it would be a perfect place for a return visit with our children. But for now, I’m enjoying the crashing waves and letting the kids have a great time at home with grandma. But I think the Sea of Cortez will call me back some day.