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Family-friendly resorts abound in Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, Mexico. Marina Fiesta Resort, though, boasts the best location by far. It’s located smack in the middle of the popular Golden Zone at the Marina, and ten minutes by foot from Medano Beach. But that’s not all. Read my Marina Fiesta Resort and Spa review to decide if this is the place for your next Cabo San Lucas getaway!

Marina Fiesta Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Marina Fiesta Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Photo credit: Claudia Laroye)

Marina Fiesta Resort location

Marina Fiesta Resort is well situated in the heart of the Golden Zone and Marina area. A wide promenade boardwalk stretches out along the resort’s edge. The Golden Zone his home to a dozen or so popular restaurants as well as luxury shops. The Marina is the best place to catch a boat for deep-sea marlin and dorado fishing in the Pacific Ocean, a popular activity in Los Cabos. Ask the Marina Fiesta Resort concierge to book a sport-fishing adventure for you.

Marina Fiesta Resort rooftop view

View of the Cabo Marina from the rooftop hot tub area (Photo Credit: Claudia Laroye)

Stroll along the boardwalk to the popular Medano Beach. This is the busiest beach in Cabo San Lucas, particularly when the cruise ships dock in port. During nesting season, giant sea turtles lay their eggs in the beach sand in the early morning hours. The nesting areas are roped off and protected by volunteers.

The resort is approximately a 30-minute drive from the San Juan del Cabo Airport. Cabo is well-serviced from Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Diego and Vancouver. If you don’t plan to rent a car, you can arrange for a Transcabo shuttle to Marina Fiesta when you make your reservation.

A sunrise glimpse of Medano Beach ~ Marina Fiesta Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

A sunrise glimpse of Medano Beach (Photo Credit: Claudia Laroye)

Marina Fiesta Resort suites

Over 80 percent of Marina Fiesta Resort’s 150 suites enjoy a marina view. All suites come equipped with spacious outdoor balconies, too. Families can choose from a number of different room options, including the Nautical Two Bedroom Suite. It features two connected bedrooms, a kitchenette, seating and dining area, plus two bathrooms.

Nautical-themed decor at Marina Fiesta Resort

Nautical-themed decor at Marina Fiesta Resort (Photo credit: Claudia Laroye)

Marina Fiesta Resort service

You need not worry about waiting long for service at Marina Fiesta Resort. Friendly and attentive staff are always available to help with whatever you may need. Plus, all employees speak both Spanish and English.

Families will find space and comfort in the two-bedroom connecting suites at Marina Fiesta Resort

Families will find space and comfort in the two-bedroom connecting suites (Photo Credit: Claudia Laroye)

Marina Fiesta Resort pools

The primary pool area sits in the center courtyard of Marina Fiesta Resort’s main building. Most of the resort suites face the main pool and marina. The dust-colored hills look glorious in the distance.

If your children are young and nap during the day, consider booking a suite in the Phase 2 section of the property. Not only is this side quieter, but also it features a lovely and less busy pool area that gets morning sun.

The quieter Phase 2 pool is perfect for early sunbathers and families at Marina Fiesta Resort

The quieter Phase 2 pool is perfect for early sunbathers and families (Photo Credit: Claudia Laroye)

Both pools feature swim-up bars and lots of beach loungers for sun-bathing. They are open from 8 am to 8 pm. These times work well for families needing to tuck kids into bed early. The timing ensures a quiet atmosphere for guests in the evenings. (However, you may hear partying during popular holiday weekends and spring break at nearby nightclubs like Cabo Wabo in the Golden Zone. Don’t forget to pack ear plugs, just in case!)

The kids can take a break from the pool at this Marina Fiesta Resort playground

The kids can take a break from the pool at this Marina Fiesta Resort playground (Photo Credit: Claudia Laroye)

Marina Fiesta Resort with kids

Marina Fiesta Resort makes a fabulous choice for families with children. Kids will love monkeying around on Marina Fiesta Resort’s on-site playground. Want a date night during your vacation? Book babysitting services at the resort for an hourly fee. Keep in mind, kids 14 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times when exploring the resort grounds.

You can request a crib upon booking if you’re traveling with young children, for an additional daily fee. Or you can rent a crib and other baby gear from a third-party provider.

A 24-hour gym with an amazing view to inspire your workout at Marina Fiesta Resort

A 24-hour gym with an amazing view to inspire your workout (Photo Credit: Claudia Laroye)

Marina Fiesta Resort spa and gym

You may want to book that babysitter for a couples spa afternoon. The resort can accommodate your needs for a single or couple’s massage, mani-pedi, or facial. Relax before or after your treatment in the spa’s sauna or large hot tub.

The resort’s air-conditioned gym provides an incredible view of the marina and bay. It’s open 24 hours a day. With all of the delicious food offered at Marina Fiesta Resort, the gym just may come in handy!

Enjoy wonderful Mexican cuisine at Los Deseos at Marina Fiesta Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Enjoy wonderful Mexican cuisine at Los Deseos (Photo Credit: Claudia Laroye)

Dine Out All Inclusive Plan

Marina Fiesta Resort offers an excellent Dine Out All Inclusive Plan. This program takes the stress out of asking, “Where should we eat tonight?” A wide variety of restaurants and cuisines will tempt all family members. You can book the Dine Out All Inclusive Plan when you make your resort reservation.

Enjoy a cooking class making guacamole with the Executive Chef at Los Deseos at Marina Fiesta Resort

Enjoy a cooking class making guacamole with the Executive Chef at Los Deseos (Photo Credit: Claudia Laroye)

Restaurants at Marina Fiesta Resort

Choose from six tempting on-site restaurants. As a bonus, guests of Marina Fiesta Resort can also access restaurants located at sister property, Hotel Hacienda Encantada Resort and Spa. Take a free guest shuttle for the 15-minute ride between the two properties every evening.

La Palapa – Buffet breakfast is available at this poolside restaurant every morning, starting at 7 am. Choose from a tempting variety of fruit and yogurt options, juices, made-to-order omelets, Mexican favorites (chilaquiles!), and American breakfast favorites.

Jack’s Bar & Grill – The pirate theme is sure to please the kids at this casual restaurant. Specialties like steak, pasta and sandwiches will also please the adults.

Los Deseos Mexican Restaurant and Bar – Go here for fabulous authentic Mexican cuisine. If you’re keen on cooking Mexican food, you can book a cooking class in the restaurant or even in your hotel room. Tip: Order the Queso al Tequila for a taste of cheesy bliss. You’ll be treated to three white cheeses melted with flaming tequila poured into a tortilla.

Presto – This Italian dining option serves favorites like pasta and pizza.

Imomo – If you tire of Mexican cuisine, this restaurant will please your tastebuds with fresh seafood, sushi and other Japanese dishes.

Baja Lobster Co. – Overlooking the marina, go here for lobster and seafood specialties prepared with flair.

If Los Cabos is on your radar, Marina Fiesta Resort offers a welcoming and tasty stay for your family’s holiday. Read more about this hotel on

Would you like to stay at Marina Fiesta Resort and Spa in Cabo San Lucas? Share your comments and questions below!

A Note from Travel Mamas: The Curious Travel Mama was hosted by Marina Fiesta Resort. As always, her opinions are honest and her own. This story includes affiliate links. Your purchases help keep a free resource for readers like you!

About Claudia Laroye, The Curious Travel Mama

Claudia Laroye lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and two sons. She started traveling at a very young age, and has never stopped. She’s had the fortune of visiting more than 20 countries on four continents, and has also lived abroad in Sweden. Claudia is passionate about the travel experience and the value of traveling as a family. She is the founder of, and contributes to many online and print media publications around the world. Connect with Claudia on Twitter as @travelling_mom or Instagram as @itsclaudiatravels.

  1. Judy Fields says

    is there a beach at the resort to swim in safety?

    • Colleen Lanin says

      Hi Judy – Medano Beach is a safe place to swim and is just a 5-10 minute walk from the resort. You could also take a water taxi or regular taxi to this beach.


    I read some where that the Marina Fiesta has a rooftop bar but I was unaware of it when I was there in 2016. Is this a nice new addition ?

  3. Tonia @TheChattyMomma says

    This is really gorgeous. What a lovely getaway. I can’t wait to visit Cabo.

  4. Same day agra tour by train says

    Great, that resort is looking so good and its things are so enjoyable. so stunning photos you shared of that resort.

  5. Melisasource says

    This looks like a really awesome resort!! I would love to take the family one day!

  6. I love the view from that beach! I could imagine an early morning walk there! As a mom with grown kids that sometimes (rarely, but it happens) travel with my husband and I, resorts that offer family suites- especially one with two rooms, TWO bathrooms (!) & a kitchen are a huge plus.

  7. I would love to stay there. I could really use a vacation like this, and it looks perfect. I’ve always wanted to go to Cabo. This would be something else to experience!

  8. This resort looks amazing! We are trying to plan a family trip and i will have to check this out!

  9. Ann Bacciaglia says

    That bed looks so amazing. I have been doing some research for my next vacation. I think the Marina Fiesta Resort just made it to my list.

  10. Toni | says

    This is such an awesome place to stay! Great choice for the holiday. Love all their food and the service sounds great!

  11. Dawn McAlexander says

    I am game. Book my room right now! I love the warm weather and the wonderful atmosphere. I would love to visit Cabo.

    • Claudia Laroye, The Curious Travel Mama says

      I’m sure you’d enjoy it Dawn. Can’t get enough warmth and sunshine these days!

  12. Wow! these rooms look amazing! I love that they have a cute little play area for the kids too.

  13. Reesa Lewandowski says

    WOW what a place in paradise!

  14. Our Family World says

    This resort is a perfect spot for me and my husband. This is really beautiful and quite peaceful.

  15. You’re making me want to go on vacation so badly! This resort is everything I look for when booking a vacation.

  16. We are big fans of Cabo and always have a wonderful time when we visit. The Marina Fiesta looks gorgeous and I especially love that all inclusive dining plan.

  17. Catherine Sargent says

    This looks like a nice resort and the food looks yummy. I will keep it in mind if I am ever in the area.

    • Claudia Laroye, The Curious Travel Mama says

      I hope you will! The food is fabulous and delicious, and the restaurant variety is excellent.

  18. Pam Wattenbarger says

    I love the look of this resort. It seems like a wonderful place to visit. That Mexican food looks delicious too.

  19. I’ve never been to Mexico – but you have me so tempted right now. It looks amazing. I love that you can have a room where there is a kitchen…especially good if you have kids! I would love to visit Marina Fiesta!

    • Claudia Laroye, The Curious Travel Mama says

      Perhaps it’s time to plan a visit Debra! We’ve visited several places in Mexico – including Cabo of course! – and it’s a great country to visit. The food, attractions and people are super.

  20. Oh wow. I could definitely go for a week or two at Marina Fiesta. It sounds like a great way to relax in such a beautiful area. Just gorgeous.

  21. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says

    Well NOW I’m considering Cabo. It’s so beautiful there, and I love the Marina Fiesta. It looks like the perfect place to stay.

  22. Hey Claudia
    La Palapa Restaurant my most favorite one. Amazing services. Food was tasty too.

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