Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos is located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo in Mexico. This luxurious resort offers an eclectic range of expansive suites and residences, decadent cuisine, numerous activities, eight exclusive pools, special spa indulgences and a hydrotherapy circuit.
The vast ocean suite
My daughter Brittney joined me on a trip to Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos. We entered our spacious one-bedroom ocean suite to find two full bathrooms, a kitchenette with a full-size refrigerator, stove, and a large living room with a sleeper sofa. The king bed was plush with a fluffy duvet and a large assortment of six pillows. The adjoining bathroom had a huge closet, lots of shelving, a kidney-shaped tub, and a double sink. The gigantic shower area featured a rain shower head and hand sprayer, and the Japanese-style toilets sprayed water and included a clothes dryer and water heater and self-cleaning. The view from our balcony was wonderful. It overlooked the various pools and then stretched out to the teal blue sea.
The delicious cuisine
Garza Blanca is an all-inclusive resort offering delicious food and tasty drinks. The options are extensive, varied and eclectic. Brittney and I savored our first bites by the pool. Our server Jorge was outstanding; he was pleasant and caring. We ordered guacamole and fries and an octopus tostada with tiger milk, creamy avocado, cucumber, mango and serrano pepper from the beach restaurant. The octopus was tender, the flavor combination was spectacular, and the vegetables were colorful and artistically arranged. We also ordered the Baja style fish tacos with beer battered fish, chipotle mayonnaise, coleslaw, guacamole, pico de gallo and a lime shaved radish. Everything was excellent.
We dined at the Japanese restaurant at the Hiroshi resort for dinner and sat outside in the warm air to enjoy the light sea breeze. The service was superb. Our server came up with some outstanding suggestions. I started with the Sunset cocktail made with gin, passion fruit, mango and white wine. It was sweet, fruity and icy, perfect for a sweet night. We ordered the suggested crispy taco with marinated spicy tuna and avocado cream – it was perfectly seasoned fresh tuna with a crispy wonton taco shell and avocado mousse.
As the evening progressed, staff lit torches along the railing lining the restaurant. Torch flames soared high into the sky and the backdrop of palm trees swaying in the breeze created a mesmerizing backdrop. We listened to the waves crash and crash on the beach and watched the sand glisten in the moonlight.
We ended dinner with a shared piece of coconut cake. It consisted of a thin layer of coconut cake, topped with a coconut mousse and finished with a coconut glaze and sweetened flaked coconut on the sides. Blueberries, strawberries and a jelly apricot jam accompanied this tasty but not too sweet dessert.
Another fabulous suggestion was the carajilli espresso, a popular Spanish coffee drink. It was made with a shot of decaffeinated espresso (at my request) and an orange liqueur mixed with over 43 unknown spices. Shaken together, it created a froth on top and was served over ice with a few espresso beans for garnish. The carajilli was magical with the cake and a wonderful way to end the meal.
It is always fun to participate in activities or events organized at the resorts. One morning we attended a yoga class under the resort’s signature orange tree. Orange colored trees can be found in all Garza Blanca complexes. According to the station’s credo, “Spotting one means your focus should shine through.” We, in turn, focus on your peace, happiness, and success; and thanks to your visit, we all become more efficient and energized as a result. »
In the afternoon, we went to a tequila tasting/cooking class at 3:00 p.m. where we met Chef Marco and Miguel. A lovely couple from Boston joined us and we enjoyed two 100% blue agave tequilas, a Blanco and a reposado. We learned how to make delicious and appealing tuna ceviche during our course.
The suite’s butlers can arrange a variety of unique experiences, including mixology classes, beer and wine tastings, tequila tastings, breakfast buffets, and dinners served on the beach or in the privacy of the hotel. a suite. One night Brittney and I had dinner on the beach. The setting was picturesque. The staff smoothed the sand to create a patio-like setting, installed poles and hung small lights. We started the night with bubbles. I had a green salad and Brittney had a beet salad. The next course was a beef skewer with zucchini and tomato followed by a shrimp bisque. The evening ensued with ribs, chicken and a cake topped with Foster bananas and ice cream, then ended with a beautiful sunset.
We decided to sit at the bar near Blanca Blue before dinner on our last night. We ordered the pork belly tacos recommended by Victor Sanchez, the restaurant manager. The tacos were moist and delicious with a little spicy avocado mousse on crispy blue corn tortillas. We were particularly delighted when a lovely flautist wandered into the bar and continued to play throughout the evening. His music added to the beauty of the room and made the evening experience more opulent.
The rooftop swimming pool
There are plenty of places to spend hours taking in the mesmerizing views of the Sea of Cortez. One of my favorites is the rooftop pool and bar area. Brittney and I had a fabulous afternoon sipping cocktails and sharing stories with several ladies from California.
The Imagine Spa showcases stunning ocean views from the ninth floor. Brittney and I really enjoyed our morning at the spa. I followed my first few minutes in the sauna, with the plunge shower, bubbling foot tub and metal bed with bubbles, ending with the vigorous waterfall that relaxed my shoulders and neck.
We both opted for a deep tissue massage after our hydrotherapy circuit. After changing into our bathrobes, the technician dried our bathing suits while we settled in the living room and gazed out at the Sea of Cortez. Our attendants gently placed cucumber slices over our eyes and a cold, damp washcloth.
Later we moved to a massage room with two tables. We sat on chairs and put our feet in bowls while they poured hot water on our toes and gently rubbed our feet. They left the room after wiping our feet with a towel and we climbed onto the tables.
Araceli and Deisy were very skilled. They knew exactly where to apply pressure and how to pull stubborn knots out of our sore muscles. After outstanding massages, we returned to the salon to enjoy mint chlorophyll water and honey chamomile tea. The tea arrived with delicious shortbread cookies and nuts.
The hydrotherapy circuit is one of the most complete in Los Cabos. Personal attendants always guide guests on timed stays in the vitality pool, cold pool and high-pressure shower. Hydrotherapy is an immersive experience that helps calm the mind and relax the muscles, the perfect preparation for a relaxing massage. All specialized spa treatments begin with a foot ritual designed to connect clients to the energy of water, encouraging perfect mental, physical and emotional balance.
Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos is a special place for a long weekend, corporate retreat, family reunion, or extended vacation. Book a trip to visit this five-star resort and enjoy the lavish accommodations, tasty cuisine, fun activities, exceptional service and beautiful spa.