Hotel overview

Situated in the colonial town of San José del Cabo by the spectacular waters of the Sea of Cortez the all-inclusive Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos awaits. This resort with its 350 rooms and luxurious suites that each offer a private balcony is perfect for couples and families alike. Enjoy up to six restaurants featuring an amazing culinary experience of Mexican, Italian, and International fare, three bars, four pools including an infinity pool overlooking the sea, two Jacuzzis, a variety of treatments at the Deep Blue Spa and daily entertainment. For those seeking a more elevated experience, our Premium Level accommodations offer our best views, 24-hour room service, unlimited access to our specialty restaurants, private check-in, personalized concierge service and much more. At night, take in a live music show at our on-site theatre or enjoy the cultural atmosphere or wide array of culinary indulgences in downtown San José del Cabo. Live up to more at Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos.


San Jose del Cabo-Beach
Los Cabos, San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico - Los Cabos Intl Airport (SJD) : 15 miles

Property information

Year Built: 2002
Last Renovation: 2011
Accessible rooms: 6
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 333

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General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
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.

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.

Smoking Information - Barcelo Gran Faro Los Cabos is a 100% smoke-free property. That being said, there are 4 designated areas where smoking is allowed:

-Motor Lobby
-Fire Pit (Down the stairs of the Lobby)
-Entrance stairs to the beach
-Terrace of the Convention Center

This information is subject to change without prior notification.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer 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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 4498 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great landscaping

    We definitely are not all-inclusive people. That being said, this hotel seemed to have everything we wanted in San Jose del Cabo other than the AI so we booked it. The positives about this place is great staff, great grounds (pools, landscaping, etc.), good location, and good amenities. The not so positive things were the need for extra staff at breakfast. The food was good though. Realizing that in this time of COVID things are different, more personnel were needed in serving the food at breakfast (not the table service staff). Basically, there was one or two people trying to serve everything (fruit, sides, preparing eggs, etc.)--made for quite the wait. Also, I don't think the room that we occupied hadn't been stayed in in quite some time; as the air conditioning unit leaked condensed water when turned on (that was fixed right away), the water to the toilet was shut off (I turned the valve on myself), and the drainage in the sink was very slow (we put up with that--not a big deal). Honestly though, we were just glad to be able to travel in these trying times and do appreciate the service we received at this hotel.

    Nov 22, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    If you are on a budget and NOT A FOODIE this is for you!

    This is my first all inclusive. The grounds are very nice, on a beach, and close to town (not CABO) and airport. While this is definitely NOT A 5-STAR resort, it's a good bargain for the price. The people are very nice and go out of their way to accommodate you. However, it would generally take five tries to call guest services or room service to actually get a response. The food was some of the worst I have had. If you are fine with eggs for breakfast and a burger with fries for lunch, you will be fine. But if your expectations are any higher you will be very disappointed. The food served at both the Italian and Mexican restaurant were just not palatable. I suppose I should have known given the price. I probably made my money on drinks but ended up going out for dinners. The buffet (an alternative to the restaurants) was just plain awful. Just understand what you are in for given the price and you will be fine.

    Nov 16, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Couples trip

    Ivan Hernandez was the best bar tender we ever had, great customer service at the premium level and very attentive definitely would come again and reserve premium level especially because of Ivan great customer service

    Nov 15, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Nice place to party i live san jose del cabo the drinks and the food are amazing i love the food so much is my firts time in cabo i love so much the rooms are so nice clean all the time super coooooool

    Nov 12, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great experience!!

    So I came here kind of on a whim it’s 2020 and I wasn’t going to stop living and stay home on vacation because of Covid. I’ve been to a Barcelona property in Riviera Maya and it was awesome. This place is great too although the food overall is a little disappointing as far as the buffet is concerned. What sets this place apart is the service. Everyone is awesome!! Ivan Hernandez is a bartender in the VIP area by the pool and he is on point with everything. His drinks are great and if you want a snack from the pool bar (quesadillas con queso y guacamole, great choice) you don’t have to lift a finger. I asked if he had cilantro at the bar (I like it in some drinks). He said no but I can have it here in 5 minutes. Definitely 5 star service, if I could give them all more than 5 stars I would. Then there’s Freddy a bartender in the main hotel outside the VIP reception. He looks at me says Long Island (he memorized my drink of choice) and proceeds to make the best one at the resort. Cannot go wrong with Freddy! Isabela is a server at one of the buffets out by the water and she is so friendly! Always has a beautiful smile (I’m going off the eyes cause everyone’s in a mask lol). I asked Baileys in my coffee yesterday morning. DONE. This morning I sat down and before I pulled my chair in she appeared with my favorite coffee. The omelette here are pretty great too! Ok now the view, I don’t know if I can do the mind blown emoji here but you get the idea!! First picture is the view from my room. Thank you Barcelo the service, drinks and atmosphere make this place a winner!!!

    Nov 12, 2020