by Courtney Elko
Located right in the heart of Cabo’s downtown marina, Marina Fiesta Resort is for the active family who wants to get out and explore. If you’re looking for a more laid-back property, you’ll want to head to Hacienda Encantada Resort, which gives off a more rest-and-relaxation vibe.
Marina Fiesta is a compact, family-friendly, all-inclusive, all-suite resort, and guests are steps away from the downtown marina boardwalk. On the boardwalk that is situated in a giant square around the marina, families will find numerous restaurants, bars and shops — all overlooking the boats in the marina. There are several pool areas to choose from at Marina Fiesta, and many of the restaurants along the boardwalk are included in the all-inclusive package, which is optional.
Our Editor Loves
- All-inclusive option
- Location by Cabo marina boardwalk
- Playground and pool
- All Inclusive Rates
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Meal Plan
- Onsite Dining
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There are 150 suites featuring a red, white and blue nautical theme at this all-suite resort. Cribs, rollway beds and connecting rooms are available upon request. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort. Some of the bathrooms within the suites feature a shower/tub combination, so be sure to request one at booking if you desire. The refrigerators are stocked daily with beverages and bottled water for all-inclusive guests, as well.
The studio or junior suites feature one king or two queen beds and a sleeper sofa in a sitting area with a flat-screen television. The small kitchenette features a mini-fridge, microwave, sink and stovetop, and there is a small dining table for two. The balcony area overlooks the pool or marina.
The one-bedroom suites feature two queen beds and a sleeper sofa in a separate living room area. There is a flat-screen television and DVD player in each room. The kitchenette features a full-size refrigerator, microwave, sink and stovetop, and there is a dining table that seats four. There is a washer and dryer in the unit as well. The balcony area overlooks the pool or marina.
The two-bedroom suites feature the master bedroom with a king bed and two queen beds in a second bedroom. There is a sleeper sofa in a separate living room area and a flat-screen television and DVD player in each room. The large kitchenette features a full-size refrigerator, microwave, sink and stovetop, and there is a dining table. There is a washer and dryer in the unit as well. The balcony area overlooks the pool or marina and features a Jacuzzi tub on the balcony. Two bathrooms with standup showers are also featured in these suites.
The Manager, Carlos greeted us with "Welcome Home and told us to make sure and let him know if there was anything that he and his staff could do to make our trip better”. His staff was amazing!
They have wonderful Bell Boys, Alfredo, Carlos, Rowdy and Gustavo. I have to mention the amazing activities director, Luis. He had so much energy and love of his job that we couldn't say no and joined him in the daily water aerobics and learned to play poker in the afternoon. We all enjoyed Luis.
I had the BEST Birthday ever in my life because of the wonderful staff. I had called a month prior to our reservation and told Gabbi that I was going to be celebration my Birthday. She told me that she would make it my best birthday and she did! She decorated our room every day with a folded towel looking like a birthday cake, Chocolates and Champagne in the Spa after our massages, complete with chocolate covered strawberries.
I highly recommend staying at the Marina Fiesta if you are going to Cabo. Its clean, immaculate and a FUN place to enjoy all of their amenities and it's so close to everything.
We stayed in a pool view room, which ended up being tucked in a corner on the first floor so there was no pool view unless you stood on the railing or hung off the patio. The check in/out process was very cold, very little was explained except happy hour and the bar hours, the handout they pointed everything out on i had to ask for a copy to get more information. On check out they didnt ask how anything was, just rang up the charges and gave us a check out ticket. The room on check in had some minor garbage still in it and when we checked out there was an old pair of underwear in one of the nightstands that we didnt use.
On the positives, the location is great, the staff is pretty friendly(other than check in/out as mentioned above). The pool is a great layout, good depth and lots of lounging/sitting areas in and out of the pool. There was some construction in the day but it wasn't a huge deal, i understand repairs need to be done. The gym has incredible views and was never busy. Sky bar also had incredible views.
There are a few pools to choose from at Marina Fiesta, and all are family-friendly. The main pool overlooks the marina and the main onsite restaurant. Lounge chairs, tables and umbrellas surround this large pool area. A second smaller pool area is situated away from the marina and offers a volleyball net and more lounge chairs and umbrellas. Pool towels are provided with the pool card and the pools are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Marina Fiesta does not overlook the beach; however, there is a swimmable beach just a five-minute walk from the resort.
The rooftop sundeck features excellent marina views with a cool breeze. There are several lounge chairs to relax in, and there are two Jacuzzi tubs to enjoy. While this space does tend to be quieter, children are welcome here.
Playground and Kids' Activities
A grassy playground area with swings, a slide, foosball, giant chess and climbing equipment can be found a few steps away from the main pool. Kids' activities, like pool games and arts and crafts, are always taking place during the high season.
Just steps away from the resort, guests can explore the marina boardwalk, which is filled with restaurants, shops and bars all overlooking the boats in the marina. Several of the restaurants situated closest to the resort are also included in the all-inclusive package.
There are a variety of restaurant options to be found when staying at this resort, and all are included in the all-inclusive package. There is one onsite restaurant that serves breakfast, and the rest of the restaurants can be found steps away along the marina. Reservations for dinner are required.
Guests have the option of including an all-inclusive package. This includes unlimited alcoholic beverages and meals at the onsite restaurants, as well as the marina restaurants and at the sister property, Hacienda Encantada. Soda, beer and bottled water are also stocked daily in the suites with the all-inclusive package.
Located onsite by the main pool, this casual al fresco restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and snacks from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Baja Lobster Co.
Located along the marina, this seafood restaurant is more resort casual and open for dinner only from 6 to 11 p.m.
Oyster Bar by Baja Lobster Co.
Situated just in front of Baja Lobster Co., over the marina, the marina views are the best here. The Oyster Bar is open from noon to 6 p.m.
The Italian restaurant is located along the marina and serves pizzas, salads, pastas and more for lunch and dinner.
This authentic Mexican restaurant is located along the marina and is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy the traditional Mexican fare while overlooking the marina. The food is amazing and we highly recommend the tequila queso. It is prepared tableside and the fiery show does not outshine the delicious cheesy-goodness.
Jack's Steak House
Located along the marina, red meat lovers will devour a lunch or dinner here from noon to 11 p.m.
Imomo Sushi House
Located along the marina, this sushi spot is open for lunch and dinner from noon to 11 p.m.
Golden Legends Sports Bar
If you don't want to miss the game while in Mexico, this family-friendly sport's bar is where to go. Lunch and dinner are available here along the marina from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
This deli market along the marina is a great stop for lunch or for picking up sandwiches before heading out on a boat. Ice cream and smoothies can also be found here.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort. An upgraded Wi-Fi option is also available for an additional cost for things like streaming and downloading video.
Certified babysitting services are available for hire.
Free parking is available for guests.
An airport shuttle can be arranged for guests at a cost, and there is a $5 shuttle that runs hourly to the sister resort, Hacienda Encantada Resort.
Cardio and weight machines are available in the large fitness center, which is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the marina.
Families can find anything you may need at this mini market. Snacks, beverages, souvenirs and more can be found here.
The Art of Smart Timing
It's always a good time to visit Mexico, but peak season runs from about October through May, with January through March being the busiest at this resort. The summer months are often slower and hurricane season tends to run from September through early October.
The Los Cabos International Airport is located in San Jose del Cabo and about a 35-minute drive from this resort. An airport shuttle can be arranged with the hotel for an additional cost.
This resort is more compact than its sister property, Hacienda Encantada, and is easily walkable. The Cabo downtown marina is located just outside the property and is a nice place to walk around.
A $5 shuttle is available to take guests to the sister resort, Hacienda Encantada. The shuttle runs hourly. A car rental agency is also located onsite.
For Mom and Dad
The onsite spa is large and features a salon as well. Adults can enjoy some relaxation time with a massage, facial treatment or manicure and pedicure.
Several golf courses can be found within a short distance of the resort.