Hotel El Ganzo - Las Cabos

Hotel El Ganzo

Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico

At a Glance

  • Adults-only hotel

  • Check out El Ganzo's own You Tube channel for music from its Artist in Residence recordings

  • Cycle or stroll to El Ganzo's private beach club

  • Enjoy the hotel's cultural programme with evening musical performances, art walks and film screenings

  • Tuck into some delicious fresh sashimi at the rooftop sushi bar and enjoy views out to the marina as you dine

  • The only hotel in Los Cabos to boast its own underground recording studio

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Baja California is a rare destination that offers a great getaway year long. Peak time for travel is when weather is temperate in the low 20ºc range and whale watching opportunities are at their best (late-November to April). This also includes the festive holiday and New Year period. Cool temperatures are ideal for desert adventures and hiking and boating for wildlife viewing and island exploration. Summer (April to September) can be hot and humid but the beaches are less crowded. Summer waters are ideal for snorkelling and diving. Hurricanes are much less common than in the Caribbean, but it is something to be aware of for September and October travel which is considered low season. Baja is blessed with two marine life rich oceans; the Sea of Cortez to the east has a warmer sea temperature than the more exposed than the Pacific Ocean to the west. In the summer, the breeze coming from the Pacific is a blessing.

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Situated on a mellow marina in San Jose del Cabo, Baja California, the adults-only Hotel El Ganzo exudes cool, doubling as an arts and music hub showcasing chic design, a private beach club, roof top pool and underground recording studio.

Eye-catching El Ganzo is an adults-only hotel with a distinctly cool vibe, situated in the village of San Jose on Mexico's Baja California peninsula. The chilled atmosphere at El Ganzo continues through the outdoor spaces and the charming marina beyond, making this the perfect spot for a relaxing few days.

Creativity is central to the El Ganzo experience, with the underground recording studio forming the basis for the evening's entertainment. Take in live performances as you dine and enjoy a range of cultural excursions such as art walks around San Jose and talks with the artists in residence. Other standout features include El Ganzo's private beach club where guests can enjoy stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing, and the rooftop infinity pool with sushi bar from which stunning views over the sparkling Sea of Cortez can be enjoyed.

Decor is modern with rustic detailing, with natural woods featuring alongside cream walls and splashes of bright colours. Each of the 69 rooms is finished with extra comfortable beds, kitted out with 400 thread count linens, comforters and pillowcases. iPads can be found in every room providing access to the complete directory of the hotel, along with complimentary WiFi throughout to keep you well-connected. The 'Very Large Suites' also come with an outdoor Jacuzzi, private gym and pool table for that extra level of comfort. Bathrooms are all equipped with separate showers and soaking tubs, double basin marble vanities and full-size organic bath products.

When it comes to dining there is plenty of choice, with sustainable farm-to-table cuisine the focus at each of the four restaurants and the hotel's own weekly farmer's market. Choose from Mexican flavours at Ganzo Downstairs, Baja-style fish tacos and burgers at Ganzo de Playa and delicious fresh sushi at the rooftop Gachoo Sushi Bar. El Ganzo also boasts a well-stocked wine cellar with a range of local and imported varietals to perfectly accompany each meal.

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Each of the 69 guestrooms at El Ganzo boasts views over the sparkling Sea of Cortez, some from a private balcony or terrace - opt for one with a Jacuzzi to really make the most of the scenery! Natural light floods in to all rooms through the sliding glass doors and the overall feel is contemporary yet rustic, with neutral decor and natural woods featuring throughout. Beds are comfortable and finished with 400-thread count linens and all rooms come with soaking tubs, fully stocked mini bars, air-conditioning and ceiling fans to promote relaxation and comfort. iPads are also provided with a complete hotel directory and complimentary WiFi to keep you well-connected. Full-size bath amenities are provided in all bathrooms, along with terrycloth robes and hairdryers.

For additional luxury, the Very Large Suites also come with indulgent extras such as a billiards table and/or small private gym.


El Ganzo is an adults-only hotel and welcomes guests over the age of 18.


When it comes to dining there is plenty of choice, with sustainable farm-to-table cuisine the focus at each of the four restaurants and the hotel's own weekly farmer's market. Choose from Mexican flavours at Ganzo Downstairs, Baja-style fish tacos and burgers at Ganzo de Playa and delicious fresh sushi at the rooftop Gachoo Sushi Bar. El Ganzo also boasts a well-stocked wine cellar with a range of local and imported varietals to perfectly accompany each meal.

The spa boasts five treatment rooms, a therapy pool, sauna, steam room and indoor gym. Choose a treatment from the extensive menu using local natural ingredients such as agave and Baja desert flowers.

Other facilities include the Underground recording studio, private beach club and rooftop infinity pool.


Head to the beach club for adventures on the water and enjoy stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing or simply sunbathing. In the evenings, make the most of El Ganzo's culural programme of classic film screenings, live musical performances, live artist installations and art walks around San Jose del Cabo.


  • Birdwatching at the San Jose Estuary

    Home to more than 100 bird species, the San Jose Estuary has plenty to offer budding ornithologists. Explore the 125 acres of protected area, binoculars in tow to make the most of this fantastic wildlife experience.

  • Chileno Bay Snorkelling

    One of Los Cabos' few swimmable beaches, Chileno Bay's crystal clear waters make for some great snorkelling and the powdery white sand the perfect spot for sunbathing. Don your fins and head out with a naturalist guide to encounter colourful marine life.

  • Diving Cabo Pulmo

    Declared a marine reserve in 1995, Cabo Pulmo is a prime spot at the tip of Baja California for diving, getting up close to a spectacularly colourful array of marine life. Every season offers something unique and it's suitable for all experience levels.

  • Espiritu Santo Expedition

    Few marine areas in the world compare with the biological richness found in the Sea of Cortez. Isla Espiritu Santo is a UNESCO heritage site, where you can swim with sea lions, spot blue footed boobie birds and snorkel or dive with giant whale sharks.

  • Full-day Private Yacht Charter in Los Cabos

    Cruise around the Los Cabos coastline on your own luxury private yacht charter, allowing you be as relaxed or as active as you like. This full-day charter includes all meals, drinks and activities.

  • Jeep Adventure to Mountain Villages

    Get off the beaten track with this adventure into the mountains of Baja for a truly unique experience, off-roading along dusty desert tracks to reach local villages where you have the opportunity to visit schools and interact with the locals.

  • San Jose del Cabo Art Walk

    Wind your way through the colourful back streets of San Jose del Cabo as galleries open their doors to tourists and art lovers for a fantastic cultural extravaganza. Grab a glass of local wine as you stroll and admire works by renowned local artists.

  • Ziplining Los Cabos

    Soar over Baja California on this exhilarating zip lining adventure, reaching speeds of up to 60mph. Feel your heart pounding as you zoom from verdant lands to stark desert in this beautiful protected part of Los Cabos.

Location & directions

Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico

El Ganzo is set on a mellow marina just outside of the town of San Jose del Cabo, around a 20-minute drive from San Jose International Airport.

How to get there

Fly to Los Angeles, Dallas Fort Worth or Mexico City to connect to a short-haul flight direct to Los Cabos International.

Los Cabos is well connected with North American airports including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Phoenix, New York and Vancouver making it an ideal beach destination to combine with a city break, skiing holiday or American road-trip.

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