Oh, Cabo! With endless beaches, affordable luxury, and 350 days of sunshine per year, Los Cabos is one of my go-to destinations for a girlfriend getaway.
While I love eating my way through Mexico City, disconnecting at wellness retreats in Tulum, and traveling the Yucatan Peninsula solo, Cabo with the girls is just what I needed.
One of my girlfriends and I booked an all-inclusive package at the five-star Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Los Cabos and lived like queens.
Looking for a fun-in-the-sun escape? Here’s what you should know about staying at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Los Cabos.
You will have a couple of different airport options here. From Los Cabos International Airport, the resort is a 30-minute drive.
If you opt for Cabo San Lucas International, you’ll arrive in just under an hour. Both options are accessible so go with what makes more sense for you.
From either airport, it’s easy to rent a car if you want to have your own set of wheels to explore. If you’re planning to stick close to your resort, you can Uber to the property.
About the Property
What drew me to this place is that you can choose your own adventure.
Whether you want a luxury three-bedroom oceanfront suite with all the bells and whistles or a quiet suite with self-catering, you can fully customize your stay here.
Go all-inclusive or opt for a room-only plan and cook in your own kitchenette.
We opted for the all-inclusive pick and had six restaurants to choose from daily. From sushi to the steakhouse, there’s something for everyone (and you’re less likely to get bored of the food which makes the all-inclusive a better bargain).
There are eight pools in the property, including a kids’ pool, an adults-only rooftop infinity pool (LOOK at this pool!), and plenty of space to spread out.
If you want to knock out a morning workout before that poolside lounge, there’s also a state-of-the-art gym and yoga room.
We opted for a one-bedroom suite, which had a separate living room area and two bathrooms.
The room size was impressive and we were able to create two separate spaces. The couch pulled out, and the room could be fully partitioned.
We had a full kitchen, which is incredibly handy if you want to supplement your meals or don’t opt for the all-inclusive. If you do opt for all-inclusive, you can ask them to stock the fridge or opt for room service for a low-key night.
There was a full stovetop, fridge, washing machine, and dryer so it truly feels like a home away from home.
On top of the full-sized kitchen appliances, the bathroom had a huge walk-in shower and tub. We had a big closet and a truly massive balcony.
One of the go-to spots for me was the hammock out there overlooking the beautiful property.
After a long afternoon in the sun, it was handy to come back and chill in front of the TV.
We had a television in both the living room and bedroom so, in traditional girlfriend getaway fashion, we watched chick flicks on the Chromecast.
Overall, I adored the space.
Depending on your crew, you might go for the junior suite, the one-bedroom, or upgrade to the two-bedroom suite. You’ll also find an array of luxury residences with three or four bedrooms.
I’m usually a sucker for breakfast room service, but I loved going down to the buffet here.
There is a station where you could order eggs, a waffle/pancake station, and another spot to grab juices and salads. Best of all, once you had your morning meal in hand, there were lovely tables outside by the beach.
My personal fave was Hiroshi Restaurant. They had ultra-fresh Japanese options, with some unique Mexican fusion dishes.
Like all of the one-site restaurants, Hiroshi had a range of vegetarian and vegan menu options.
My friend is vegetarian, and they were accommodating at every restaurant. No bland salads here! There was a full menu of veggies, tofu, and other veg-friendly pics.
I’ve done a few all-inclusive options in the past and have been disappointed more often than not. I’ve found the alcohol is generic, the drinks are limited, and the food is so-so. Here was a different story.
At Garza Blanca Resort, the poolside food was fantastic, and I especially loved the fish tacos.
Nachos, chips, guac, and all those traditional faves were on the menu. It’s casual dining on the beach, but with premium quality food.
As far as drinks, we are talking spicy mango margaritas, mezcal cocktails, Aperol spritz, and all sorts of fancy varieties in this all-inclusive package.
And, that food truck!
I could have eaten at their beachside food truck every single day and never gotten tired of it. Aguachiles is a traditional local dish that is like ceviche with raw fish and a hearty dose of spice.
I had shrimp aguachiles along with a mezcal cocktail and, of course, chips and guac.
The pools were another highlight of the pools. Our afternoons were all about the poolside here (and we’ve got pics to prove it!).
The adults-only pool options were definitely a perk.
I’d highly recommend doing the pool service and just sitting back and listening to music. The views are stunning from the rooftop pillow. The main pool had a swim-up bar. And there are eight pools to choose from!
There was ample space, and we found every pool had a dream temp, and plenty of umbrellas to relax under.
From sweat sessions in the gym to water aerobics to electric bike rides on the beach, it’s easy to stay active here. We did yoga one morning, which was lots of stretching and got us ready for the day.
There was a range of organized activities, along with options like cornhole on the beach.
When it comes to activities in the area, the location was relatively handy. You’re about halfway between the airport and Los Cabos (though a bit closer to the airport). You can easily grab an Uber into town and explore.
The hotel books activities for you so it’s easy to plan days out. We did an incredible three-hour sailing trip that I would highly recommend.
Plan time to wander around the downtown area to soak in the culture. We visited during COVID, so a lot of things were closed but, hopefully, you’ll have a few more options soon.
The world-class spa at Garza Blanca is a dream!
I enjoyed a wonderful massage and indulged in ultimate relaxation in their steam room, sauna, and power plunge shower (so cool!!).
In My Opinion
We had an amazing time! Despite having some hit-or-miss COVID travel experiences recently, Garza Blanca Resort was a pure win.
From check-in to check-out, we had nothing but a five-star experience.
Hotel: Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos
Location: Cabo San Lucas
Price Range: $$-$$$
Thank you to Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos for hosting me during my stay. As always, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.