Need to know
Seventy, including nine suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $246.50, excluding tax at 16 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of 3% per room per night on check-out and an additional resort fee of 10% per room per night on check-out.
Rates do not usually include breakfast; Continental from $25. The resort fee covers drinks in the minibar (soda, beer and water, refreshed daily), beach club access and WiFi throughout.
Everywhere you go in the hotel, you’ll be treated to the dulcet sounds of El Ganzo Sessions – original work produced at the hotel’s very own underground recording studio, designed by artist-in-residence Mark Rudin. Ask nicely, and you might even get a tour. Many of the musicians who come to record also play live shows here.
At the hotel
Beach club, spa, two swimming pools, gym, recording studio, bicycles to borrow, WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV; iPad; minibar with two free sodas, beers and waters refreshed daily; locally made Rose Mary toiletries; bathrobes; coffee-making facilities.
Our favourite rooms
All rooms at Hotel El Ganzo have unobstructed, breath-taking water views, so it’s impossible to be disappointed. Given our druthers, though, we’d opt for a Large Suite; each is slightly different in size, layout and decor, but each has a living room, floor-to-ceiling windows lining the exterior and an oversized private terrace with a lounge bed looking out on the water. Suite 401 might be our favourite, with cow-hide rugs, a four-poster bed and a secret outdoor shower.
In addition to two swimming pools, heated using solar panels, the hotel also has a private beach club, accessed by boat across the marina and fully equipped with a café-bar, beach- and watersports and a swimming area. The 187-square-metre rooftop infinity pool overlooking the marina is surrounded by oversized day-beds and served by a swim-up bar. On the ground level, a more serene pool is a quieter place for a swim and some basking, with palm-trees shading loungers.
Your guitar – not only will you fit in with the rotating cast of musicians performing and recording, but you could even angle to get your own recording session in the studio.
In addition to a full range of treatments – from the detoxifying, agave-scrub-including Mezcal Ritual to a more traditional Swedish massage – Spa El Ganzo has a sauna, steam room, salon and marina-view gym with Kinesis machines. Ask about yoga classes.
One pet under 20lbs is allowed per room at a fee of $100 per booking. Just let the hotel know when booking. See more pet-friendly hotels in Los Cabos.
The hotel is for adults only.