Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
Extra Value:
Includes up to $500 in Resort Discounts (booking dates, travel dates, duration, and usage restrictions apply).

Apple Vacations Exceptional Values - valid now through 2020!

Receive an additional $200 in resort discounts per stay, in-room bottle of rum, tequila, or wine for Premium Level or Royal Level accommodations, personalized welcome letter on behalf of the GM, an exclusive cocktail party with the GM once per week, a rum or tequila tasting night once per week, and a room closest to the beach. Based on availability. 

The Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos hotel is a Premium category resort located on the seafront of the stunning Sea of Cortes. It is a hotel for enjoying the tranquility of the exclusive Los Cabos, the chosen destination of many famous Hollywood stars. Scarcely 2.5 km away, you can find San Jose de Los Cabos, a colonial town well-known for its cultural ambience and varied gastronomic offering. 

The hotel boasts 350 luxurious rooms and suites distributed over 3 buildings: Luna, Estrella, and Torre Sol. All the rooms have a private balcony with views over the Sea of Cortes and are fully equipped with first class comforts to make your stay a pleasurable and memorable experience. 

The most discerning guests can enjoy the Barceló All Inclusive program on offer at the resort. The Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos is known as one of the best All Inclusive hotels in the area thanks to the quality and added value it offers its guests. There are 5 restaurants and 3 bars in the hotel offering a wide-range of cuisines, including an extraordinary selection of international, Mexican, and Italian cuisine. 

Its on-site convention and meeting center boasts 26,000 square feet of space, distributed over 10 rooms and a business center, to accommodate all types of events. Plan your corporate meetings, conventions, or weddings in the best facilities on offer in Los Cabos. The hotel is also perfect for families travelling with children, thanks to the extensive activity program at Barcy Club La Tortuga. The smallest members of the family can have a great time watching a film or enjoying their favorite sports.


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


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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

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 4414 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Making happy memories

    We returned yesterday to the UK from two weeks at Barcelo Hotel. When we arrived from our long flight we doubt have a first good night as the aircon stat in our room was faulty and blew cold air on us all night. However it was sorted the next day and the reception manager Marcela was helpful as was the hotel manager Raymondo who was aware if this issue and approached us to say it would be sorted. We were very pleased with our room 3110 on the ground floor opposite one pool and snack bar and had a distant view of the sea. The room had loads of space and space for clothes and the two times double beds were comfy with good cotton sheets and adequate white towels. Silviya who cleaned our room did a good job and was also very pleasant and helpful whenever we saw her which added to our stay. We travel all over and one thing that particularly struck me about this hotel that all the areas of the hotel and gardens were well maintained and spotless. The service also stands out as do the staff as a whole. They are always quick with service which is offered with a smile and staff always say hello whenever they pass you. The beachside restaurant for breakfast and lunch is a lovely area and the food is good with a fair choice. I never once struggled to find what I enjoyed and always had a lovely meal. The seafood and fish which I particularly like including shrimp, mussels, ceviche, white fish, smoked salmon etc.was fab. I liked the healthy green juice for breakfast as well as all the breads, fruit nuts and seeds. I particularly liked the food and decor of the Mexican restaurant. However, service in this one area of the hotel only was poor each time. Both times we were seated and left around 20 mins before we got a drink or were dealt with. The Italian food and experience was good. The sushi bar was good with beautiful fresh food and good service. I enjoyed the al carta restaurants as the main restaurant at night can be quite loud and busy and you tend to eat and go quickly and it is not such a nice dining experience as the other restaurants. But again I always enjoyed my meal and the choices. The 3 tenors entertainment were so good and on the whole the entertainment was good compared to other hotels in Europe we have been to. Please be aware and with unpredictable global weather if it is cold like our first week it is very difficult to get warm in the entertainment area of the hotel and even in the bedrooms. Jumpers and even coats are needed to watch the entertainment or use the bar. If the hotel could provide a blanket service similar to the towel service for these areas it would help. I got an extra blanket for the bed but it was very think and manmade and that warming. A massive stand out for me at the hotel was the spa and the girls that run it. The yoga teachers from there who do yoga at 9 am on the beach are really good and it was a lovely added benefit of this hotel to be able to keep up my practice and to add to it. They also did a meditation twice a week at the spa and this was also holistic and professional and I really enjoyed and no cost for these. The spa itself is lovely and we had a couples massage which again was very professional and they had a deal so also well worth it and we used the sauna steam and jacuzzi. The area around the hotel is great with a good live music place called Music and Brews. Lots to do with a nature walk close by the hotel, San lucas near as well as two marinas. We walked or took local buses to where we wanted to go. Next time we will do the whale tour. San Lucas area is safe and you can go out in the area without fear so a really good area to visit. There is an art walk in town from 7 to 11 every Thursday night. Only thing we didn't like too much were the sellers in the beach. We appreciate locals need to make a living but it got a bit annoying that they kept approaching you on your sunbed. Maybe the hotel should restrict the times per hour they can walk close to guests. Hotel used to Americans and Canadians who were very friendly to us and liked our accents but was perfect for Brits too and in such a lovely area. We would def revisit and had such a lovely happy time and Mexico for our first time was such an amazing and good experience.

    Feb 22, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    An unforgettable wonderful holiday- Barcelo Gran Fora- Los Cabos

    A most fantastic and memorable stay at Barcelo Gran Fora- Los Cabos from Feb 14th to Feb 18th 2020. We enjoyed every moment of our stay there- from welcome to our room to departure- everything was meticulate and perfect. We were three in a family. The room with Ocean Front view was heavenly with a large patio with chairs to enjoy the sunrise, sunset and the waves. While praising the entire service at Barcelo Gran Fora- would definitely want to profusely thank Restaurant Manager- Yumi & his colleague Francisco. They took care of our restrictive dietary options with utmost care- and served us supreme vegetarian options each time every time. They made sure- we were given utmost personal attention and service- so much so- my wife thought- ours may be a case of mistaken identity and they are mistaking her to be a relative of Princess Diana or other Royal family- such was there care and hospitality. From exquisite local offerings of Jicama to wonderful guacamole and uniquely served vegetarian Sushi- we just cannot forget the delicacies served and the care given to us. Yumi, Francisco and the entire Barcelo Team- you guys rock in hospitality! You work hard so that we guests can enjoy!! Five Stars to Barcelo Gran Fora! Would recommend the place any day and would come here again soon! Attaching view from our room.

    Feb 21, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very Clean

    We stayed at this hotel 6th to 20th Feb. Us British have only been able to fly direct to this destination since Nov 2019. The hotel is immaculate, check in was ok for us as only 3 in the queue but at times when we were passing the queues were huge but I'm sure they were dealt with as quick as poss. We had room 3110 which was a great ground floor room once an issue with faulty aircon was switched off, Thanks to the general manager for his help the great Raymondo. The staff are all amazing without exception, service was faultless. Brits tend not to tip for every single service but this did not effect our experience in any way with service or attention. Silvia was our room cleaner and she was fantastic. Atm this is a hote isl used mainly by friendly Canadians and Americans, this made a great change for us Brits to be in the minority and we made many new friends. Few extras needed in the room, there is only filter coffee in the room, Tea, milk and sugar would be a good addition. Breakfast and lunch served in the restaurant overlooking the sea is a grade above the evening buffet. Egg station and plates on the right at breakfast should be relocated as it holds up a long queue. The sign stating you must not reserve sunbeds is ignored as the one asking for food not to be taken from the pool side snack bar, it was taken all over the resort. As you go down to the pool the rooms on the left are bathed in afternoon and evening sun, the right side gets a few hours in the morning. There is a private beach waiting for you along with the usual beach sellers, they need to earn a few pesos but it gets very annoying as this is the Only quiet space to sunbathe in the whole hotel. They should be kept back behind the roped off area. Portable sound boxes should be banned from the private beach area, at one point there were 3 playing at once! The hotel should deal with this. Service in the Mexican restaurant was very hit and miss but the food was good as was Italian. Turn right out of the hotel and walk 15 mins down to holiday Inn you will find a nature walk with birds. The local town is 25 mins walk right out of hotel then take the first left well worth a visit especially on Thurs night when there is an Art display. Rock and brews is a great bar with live music 5 mins walk from the hotel. In hotel entertainment was average, the 3 Tenors were the best as they actually sang Live! The lobby bar is not good, exposed on 3 elevations and is like a wind tunnel, needs glass screening with auto sliding doors. Overall we had a fantastic 2 week stay, the staff are truly lovely, grounds are immaculate and food is overall of a good standard. No key cards, is built into the wrist band, great idea. Enjoy you stay.

    Feb 21, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great 5 night stay!

    Stayed at Barcelo Gran Faro Los Cabos from Feb 14 to Feb 19. We upgraded to the premium level without regret although not necessary. Our room was right on the ocean front and with beautiful view. The food was great at all the a la carte restaurants with exceptional service by all staff. The Staff work real hard. You'll enjoy the bartenders at the skybar..great drinks and service. Beach and pools are lovely....would return and recommend

    Feb 20, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    The Hotel all inclusive. Very nice. The food was great. Many pools. Everything very clean. Staff was great always helping if needed. The weather was perfect. This is a nice restful place. Go to town for more night life if that is what you are looking for.

    Feb 20, 2020

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