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Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Review: Romance and Relaxation on the Menu!

Part of the Pueblo Bonito group of deluxe Mexican resorts, the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica is the only one of the four PB resorts in Los Cabos that is purely all-inclusive.

Meals and drinks are included in the rates – of course!

We’d previously vacationed at the Pacifica property and written a Pueblo Bonito Pacifica review.

The Pueblo Bonito Pacific hugs a virtually private stretch of beach.
The Pueblo Bonito Pacific hugs a virtually private stretch of beach

On our most recent stay at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach (its neighboring sister property), we were delighted to revisit the PB Pacifica for an evening – touring the resort and enjoying a lovely dinner.

And so we’ve now updated this review of Pueblo Bonito Pacifica.

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica review

Lounging poolside at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica
Lounging poolside at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica

There have been some changes (good ones) since we first bedded down at the resort.

But the thing that struck us the most is that it still has the same casually elegant air about it.

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Review - still quiet, sophisticated and for adults-only
Still quiet, sophisticated and for adults-only

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica is not a party place.

Rather, it’s a place to relax, to stroll the almost-private beach, maybe to play golf (at the Quivira Golf Club) – and to watch glorious sunsets while sipping seriously delicious artisanal cocktails.

Ready to chill? Welcome to the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica!
Ready to chill? Welcome to the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica!

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Pueblo Bonito Pacifica rooms

The original accommodations are in 154 rooms.

This is in contrast to the condo-style units with kitchens or kitchenettes, found at Pueblo Bonito’s three other resorts in Cabo (we’ve stayed at all of them).

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica oceanview guestroom with red walls and red cushions on the bed
We stayed in a deluxe oceanview room like this

Rooms are 350 square feet in size; two-room ocean-view suites have 689 square feet of space.

Sunlight filters through onyx accents inlaid in guestroom doors.

Beds have dreamy feather tops.

And terraces feature solid native wood furniture.

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica
Bathrooms have above-the-counter onyx sinks and walk-in showers

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Towers

The resort also has a more exclusive “hotel within a hotel” building, called The Towers.

The 47 club-level rooms and suites come with personal butlers who offer siesta turn-down service among other perks.

Guestroom in the Towers at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica
Guestroom in The Towers

Some suites in the Towers even come with private plunge pools.

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica restaurants

The resort has three restaurants onsite for dinner – Siempre for Mediterranean-style dishes, Pescados for sushi and sashimi, and Peninsula, Pacifica’s newest restaurant.

The Peninsula Bar at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica is a great place for cocktails before dinner.
The Peninsula Bar is a great place for cocktails before dinner

We started our evening with a tequila tasting at sunset – downing shots of Blanco, Reposado and Anejo (aged at least a year), finishing of with Mezcal.

It was fun to try the different recommended accompaniments with each – lime and salt with the Blanco, but orange and chili salt with the Reposado (a cool taste twist).

And then it was on to the Peninsula for fresh fish and organic veggies.

Dine at Peninsula at Puebo Bonito Pacifica for Baja-style cuisine.
Dine at Peninsula for Baja-style cuisine

Shiny new Pueblo Bonito amenities

As part of the expansion, the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica also added a new fitness center (a fabulous huge ocean-view space), along with a VIP lounge for guests of The Towers.

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Luxury Pueblo Bonito all-inclusive resort

We’re not usually fans of all-inclusive resorts – at least those all-inclusives where cocktails are watered-down drinks and meals are conga lines of all-you-can-eat buffets.

But the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica met all our hotel standards.

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica
Looking back at the resort from the pool

For adults-only and with a large spa, the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica focuses on romance and relaxation.

So, yes, you can sip all the Italian bubbly or pina coladas you want.

But there’s no loud pool music or after-dark nightclub.

It’s just a very nice mellow place to enjoy a sun-and-sand vacay in Cabo San Lucas…

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica
The Fire and Ice Martini Bar is a popular spot for a nightcap

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Tara A. Sayre

Thursday 4th of April 2024

We are staying at Pacifica in 3 weeks! We're excited!

It's advertised as all-inclusive. But I’m seeing that some of the menus have prices, even for those that have the all-inclusive option. Are the menus on the website outdated? Do I really have to pay for some food and drinks at a poolside bar?

Also, I am aware of the surcharge at Quivira Steakhouse, but I also see prices on that menu. So do I have to pay a fee just to enter the restaurant and then pay for the food?

I'm confused… and a little disappointed if that’s the case.

Please clarify things for me!

Janice and George

Thursday 4th of April 2024

Don't worry :-). Pueblo Bonita Pacifica is an all-inclusive resort. And you can only stay there on an all-inclusive basis.

There are other Pueblo Bonito resorts in Cabo - Sunset Beach, Los Cabos and Rose. At those resorts, you can choose to pay for an all-inclusive plan, or you can stay on a regular, non all-inclusive basis (paying just for the room). The website menus you're looking at with prices would apply to guests staying at the three PB resorts on the room-only basis.

Note: Guests of these three other resorts can't eat at the restaurants at the all-inclusive Pueblo Bonito Pacifica. But they can dine at the Quivira Steakhouse, paying à la carte.

Enjoy your vacay!

Lauren W.

Tuesday 28th of March 2023

Hi! We're considering staying at the Pacifica later this year and want to know if we would be able to dine at the Sunset Beach restaurants completely free as well with our AI plan. Would you mind confirming whether that’s accurate or not? I’ve stayed at SB before and just loved their restaurants and would love to hop over there if they are completely included in our plan!

If we chose to go to the Rose for a beach day, would the restaurants there be AI complimentary as well (no extra charge)?

Thanks so much for your informative reviews!! Appreciate your help!

Janice and George

Sunday 2nd of April 2023

Hi Lauren,

Yes, you can dine around at any of the other PB restaurants.

But you'll still have to pay the extra charge for those restaurants that have one, e.g., La Frida and Quivira Steakhouse. Your Pacifica AI plan only gives you complimentary access to other PB restaurants that don't have a cover charge.


Friday 3rd of June 2022

This year, in August, my wife and I are looking to celebrate my wife's remission from cancer. After reading your blog, I am thinking the Bonito resorts may be a solution for us to stay at a peaceful place that has good food and still take a shuttle for the day to swim in the ocean and take one to find different cuisines at a sister resort or in town.

My wife and I have been to LeBlanc and absolutely LOVED it... the food, quietness and did I say the food? :-) The only downside for us was it was very remote and the beach was not swimmable.

We are very much like you in the fact that we are typically not big fans of AI. The sheer fact of a buffet line makes me sick. However, the a-la-carte AI experience at LeBlanc blew us away. We typically go where the good food is located and 90% of the time it is NOT at a hotel. We would like to travel to a Bonito sister resort and walk into town a couple of nights to eat at some places you recommended in previous blogs.

We are considering Bonita Pacifica and Towers. Do you recommend one over the other? Are there buffet lines at either?

The resorts don't post the frequency of shuttles from Pacifica/Towers. If they always left every hour, that would be ideal... so if we didn't like a place, we wouldn't have to waste all day at the alternate location.

We are very much looking forward to good food and relaxation, because it has been a rough year!

Gratefully, EA

Janice and George

Friday 10th of June 2022

You're sure to find Pueblo Bonito Pacifica restful :-). It's adults only, and we found it very peaceful.

The shuttles would normally go every hour or so, but as August is not "high season" they may go less frequently?? Perhaps you can call the resort in advance and ask :-).

PB Pacifica has a la carte restaurants, and you can easily eat at PB Sunset Beach nearby too, which also has a la carte restaurants (and dine at any PB resort in Cabo).

The Towers is a VIP section of PB Pacifica, where you get butler service, a VIP lounge, preferred restaurant seating and upgraded rooms/suites. So for an upgraded stay, yes, staying in the Towers section is nicer - and you'll get a more indulgent experience.

Also, just a gentle reminder that August is hot and humid. See our post on Cabo in summer. The pools and Medano Beach swimming will be very welcoming!

Wishing you a fabulous time!

Sandy Mayen

Monday 26th of July 2021

Hello Janice and George,

My name is Sandy. I am excited to read your reviews. Trying to decide on which AI Cabo resort to stay is not simple. I only eat seafood. Any recommendations? I am a food snob and I've never been to an AI resort.

I'm looking for a nice beach, good food and service. I've read about Grand Velas - it seems so big though.

Budget is 4 to 5k for 6 nights.

Thank you.

Janice and George

Monday 26th of July 2021

Well, arguably the best all-inclusive resort is the Grand Velas. Certainly it won't disappoint in terms of food, and you should be able to find enough seafood options there. Also, it didn't feel too huge for us when we there.

The PB Pacifica will probably feel more intimate, though, especially if you stay in the exclusive Tower section. It's on a beautiful beach. While the beach isn't swimmable, you can get a free shuttle to the PB Rose to hang out on Medano Beach, which is the best swimming beach in Cabo. Because it's adults-only, it feels quite serene.

You may want to have a look too at the Marquis Los Cabos. Beautiful property (we've stayed there before it became all-inclusive). And it gets great reviews for its food (see TripAdvisor). The resort has 5 restaurants. But you can't swim at the beach here.

Good luck choosing! Sometimes, having too many good options is hard!

Once you've decided, just enjoy what that resort offers and don't think about it anymore. They're all good options :-).


Saturday 29th of June 2019

There are so many ads on this page that I gave up trying to read your review. Distraction. Distraction.

Janice and George

Saturday 29th of June 2019

Sorry to see you go! The ads help support this blog and provide income for us, the blog creators, so we can keep on providing (hopefully) valuable and useful travel information for readers like you :-).