Stunning seaside views, historic scenery and high-energy entertainment results in a carefree and unforgettable vacation in the heart of El Medano Beach at Cabo San Lucas's Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa.

If you're looking for a high-end, family-friendly resort, you've found it. In addition to its lavish surroundings with the wondrous El Arco rock formation on the horizon, Villa del Arco boasts a full-scale pirate ship, exotic cuisine, the renowned Desert Spa as well as numerous athletic and cultural activities.

Our meticulous staff is committed to providing guests with "The three Rs": Relaxation, Recreation and Romance (yes, even for those with the kids in tow!). As our General Manager likes to say, "We offer experiences that make you forget the time and simultaneously remember every moment." For a lavish experience you are not soon to forget, we invite you to be our guest at Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa.


Cabo San Lucas-Beach
Los Cabos, San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur, : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2006
Last Renovation: 2013
Floors: 7
Total rooms: 217


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The minimum check-in age policy is as follows- 21 years old minimum age required to check-in.
Advisory The sanitation fee of 33.68 MXN, per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel at Check in. This fee is subject to change at any time without notice by the hotel.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Minimum check-in age policy:
• 21 years old

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy:

A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfers to your hotel.

General Information:
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
**Note - Villa Group properties do not accept $100.00 bills.

The hotel discourages Spring Break and multiple student reservations and reserves the right to deny reservations of this type.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 4585 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very pretty resort, not much more than that.

    I’m here now on my last night of vacation, and there are very nice parts of the resort and others that aren’t great. The good: the resort is beautiful. It’s much better kept than Villa del Palmer, which doesn’t seem to have much attention paid to it. The grounds are immaculate, and all day long employees are cleaning or painting something to make sure everything is perfect. It’s stunning. The food is pretty good. The Taco Bar is really the best option, and it’s really good. Try the cheese taco- no tortilla, just grilled cheese with filling. So good. Room service was very fast. Room 3204A is a one bedroom suite that is not charged as an ocean view but absolutely is- the view is lovely. However, you’ll also have to deal with the lights and noise from the pirate ship restaurant and the pool. Bring ear plugs and a sleeping mask and you’ll be all set. The bad: the employees are nice. Just regular nice. They don’t go above and beyond. They do exactly what they are supposed to and not one thing more. Not one inch. They are somewhat kind, not overly friendly. Everyone I met outside of the resort was more friendly and kind than the employees at the resort. I asked for bottled waters before a restaurant had opened officially for the day and was told no because they couldn’t ring it up. I’m on the all inclusive plan— I’d already paid for all of my food and water. But, no, they have a strict policy of needing the receipt signed, even for water, so no. No, I couldn’t come back later and sign the ticket. I don’t blame the employees who have not been empowered to do anything outside of the strict receipt requirement, I blame management. Review after review on here complain about the requirement to stay and sign your check even though you aren’t paying anything, and still nothing is done. If you want bottled water in off hours, you have to order room service. Every single time you ask for a towel they want to know your room number. Why? Who knows. We are wearing wrist bands stating we are guests of the resort but still they ask can tell the servers are working hard. There just aren’t enough of them. It was so cold most nights we couldn’t dine outside, but they only have outside options. They do bring you blankets which is so kind but why not have heaters out there? The ugly: a round trip shuttle from the airport was included in our AI package, but I could never get anyone on the phone to make the reservation (called several times, once was on hold for more than half an hour and then hung up on), and also emailed them- no response. I mentioned it at checkin and they said they’d look into it and call me with information. They never did. The ugly: my 9 year old son and I were yelled at on our first day by an employee who wanted my son to wash the sand off of his feet at the top of the stairs from the beach. We were stunned and kind of stood there a moment so he yelled again. Uh… welcome to arcos? The breakfast is ok, Neptune has the most stunning view but the food was just ok. You can’t get anything to go- you have to sit there and eat or go to your room and order room service. If you do that, the big pretzel is really good- not the actual pretzel but the fruit and cheese piled on top of it is very good. Fruit plate also good. The buffet at the show at Palmar is truly terrible. Eat before you go, if you go. Also, I was told when I booked my vacation with the resort that we would be welcome at the other resort. I thought that meant the pools. It doesn’t. We can only use the Arcos pools which is a bummer because they are usually very cold, aside from one, and the hot tubs aren’t hot. Our kids would have loved the slide, and I felt misled by the reservations person. All things said- it’s fine. Not great. We are generally happy but we will try Grand Velas next time.

    Jun 02, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Breakfast at Villa del Arco

    We didn't stay here for our trip but we were treated to a breakfast on the ship, breakfast buffet was good but a little small, i understand they are doing rentivations on the place that usually serves breakfast so that's the reasonfor the 4 instead of a 5, the view while eating is nice and our server Elizabeth was a gracious host.

    Jun 02, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    VDA staff Recognized

    Acknowledging the well deserved front lobby and pool staff that made our vacation enjoyable. Pool servers: Freddy, Eduardo and Samuel. Letty, Pool Concierge; Angelica, El Patron Egg Station Buffet; Liv, Manager’s of Waitors and Mariano, Bell Desk; All of them provided 110% of service that goes above and beyond their responsibilities.

    Jun 01, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great time at Villa Del Arco

    The resort was wonderful. Eddie at the Neptune Seafood restaurant was great .Veronica at the breakfast buffet was fantastic. They both made my stay memorable. I loved the security at the resort as I felt safe. Loved the free shuttle that stopped at the other resorts. Also loved the Spa.

    May 30, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Enjoyable Vacation

    Great service. Beautiful resort well maintained. Awesome bell men especially Mariano and Gabriel. Beautiful spa, expensive but worth it. We go every year in a one bedroom unit. Don’t do all inclusive because there are too many fantastic restaurants in town. Monica our housekeeper was top notch.

    May 29, 2023
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