Best boutique hotel in San Jose del Cabo? You’ll love Hotel El Ganzo

In LUXURY HOTELS, MEXICO by Janice and George3 Comments

best boutique hotel in San Jose del Cabo - Hotel El Ganzo

Hot is the word for Hotel El Ganzo’s rooftop infinity pool!

We don’t mean “hot” from the sun (though it IS hot up there in mid afternoon – you’ll want to seek shade in a curtained pool cabana or under an umbrella). We mean “hot” as in you’ll remember its drop-dead views long after you’ve put away your swimsuit back home. From the pool – and the glass, cube-shaped Jacuzzi – you have splendiferous, 270 degree views of the ocean, dive-bombing pelicans, sleek white yachts and fishing boats coming and going from the picturesque marina out front.

It’s one reason why we think Hotel El Ganzo is the best boutique hotel in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.

best boutique hotel in san jose del cabo - hotel el ganzo

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best boutique hotel in San Jose del Cabo - El Ganzo

Art, music, nature + views = best boutique hotel in San Jose del Cabo

We first stayed at Hotel El Ganzo before Hurricane Odile blasted through Los Cabos in September, 2014 – see our pre-hurricane hotel review here. The hurricane virtually destroyed the hotel, and it took more than a year for it to be rebuilt. But reopen it did, and we were happy to return to El Ganzo on a recent visit to the Cabo area.

We weren’t disappointed. Like The Cape, a Thompson Hotel (which we’ve also written about), El Ganzo is a hotel for the young and those looking for something different. El Ganzo is unique in that it has a real artistic and musical focus.

Artists and musicians are invited to stay “in residence” and leave their work behind, be it a painting on a wall or a recorded song/video which is played on El Ganzo’s own TV music channel.

Here are some of our photos of El Ganzo from our most recent stay.


You take a little water taxi across the marina to get to El Ganzo’s private beach club. This is the view of the hotel looking back from the beach club.


Looking down from our hotel room at the marina…


Thirsty? Order a cool one from the pool bar – and sip it while in the infinity pool.

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Visual artist Ciler was El Ganzo’s first artist-in-residence after the hotel reopened following Hurricane Odile. He painted this huge eye-catching mural on the wall by the reception desk.

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Fat-tire upright bicycles are free for guests to take out. You can also sign up for a complimentary 9:00 am guided bicycle tour around the beautiful Puerto Los Cabos marina. We finished our ride with a stop at the hotel’s beach club.

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On our bike ride, we passed the Sculpture Garden with huge, interesting stone and metal sculptures.


We stayed in a corner suite – this is the view from one of the balconies…


We loved lathering up with the organic, rosemary-scented bath products!

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An empty bucket for Veuve Cliquot – and, yes, there were couples ordering bottles and drinking French champagne by the pool!


Our magazine story on Hotel El Ganzo

Our updated review of Hotel El Ganzo was published in TravelAge West magazine in its April 10, 2017 print issue and on the magazine’s website. Click on the image below to access the online story.

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