"This was our 2nd trip to Cabo & our 2nd time staying at Villa La Estancia. This ground floor villa was perfect. Walk right off the patio and onto the poor or the beach. The villa, the facilities, the service was amazing, but most importantly the staff is what makes this place a true 5 star resort. They will go above, beyond & totally out of the way to accommodate & assist you and always with a smile, We rented directly from the owner. He was very easy to work with. His emails & responses were very quick, direct & informative. This 2 bedroom villa was the perfect fit for my wife & I and our 2 teenage sons. This villa is a great fit for families. We had a grill on the patio which we made use of. We normally will cook 2-3 meals in and the rest of the time head down the beach or into town for breakfast , lunch or dinner. Along the beach I would recommend Tobasco's or The Office. Both have great breakfast & lunches. In town - Claros Jr , this is a hole in the wall taco stand with great food & prices. You can get a smoked marlin taco, a shrimp taco (with 5 pieces of shrimp) & a sea bass taco with a bottle of coke for about $5 us. Maros is a favorite. Steak, lobster & shrimp for $16.95 us plus this is a fun lively atmosphere. Want Italian with a Mediterranean flare, Invita Bistro is fantastic, more upscale though.
You, really, do not need to rent a car if you are spending your time on the beach or in town. Cab ride is $9, bus is $1/person, water taxi is $5/person- but you can sometimes negotiate this down to $10 for the ride for 4 people. I would recommend the water taxis for going to The Office or the marina if you can get it for $10. The bus system is an adventure in its self. It picks you up right outside the property & will take you to Wal-mart or into town for only $1. If your going to Wal-mart I recommend taking a taxi back, easier than lugging all your groceries/items to & off of the bus. Plus, I've found at Wal-mart to be some of the best deals on excursions & activities. Not the store itself but a corner kiosk by the exit. These guys will try and sell you on taking a time share tour of the 2 properties on either side of Estancia (I do not recommend that- don't be fooled will actually take 3 hrs of your time-no matter what they tell you) but they have great connections with some of the activities as long as you are good at negotiating.
Guest: Joe V.
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: June 19, 2016