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Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach All-Inclusive Cost: What’s the Deal?

Mexico is known for its great sun-and-sand resorts, and Los Cabos (aka Cabo) is no exception.

We recently stayed at the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa there. It’s one of the best hotels in Cabo San Lucas.

Is Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach all inclusive? Yes, but it’s an option.

You can choose to buy an all-inclusive plan – or not.

Is the plan worth it? Read on to find out!

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Cost

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach all-inclusive cost

First, you’ll want to read our detailed review of the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort.

Now, is the all-inclusive cost worth it?

If you like the hassle-free convenience of being able to eat and drink what you want – without worrying about the price of each individual cocktail or dish – then the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach all-inclusive cost is definitely worth the peace of mind!

Contents: Pueblo Bonito all-inclusive cost

Here’s the scoop on what you need to know about the Pueblo Bonito all-inclusive cost at Sunset Beach, with details on:

3 Plans – Deluxe, Premium, Platinum

Cost of the all-inclusive plans

How the 3 plans differ

Alcohol in the Deluxe plan

Alcohol in the Premium + Platinum plans

All Pueblo Bonito restaurants

PB Sunset Beach restaurants – See sample menus

Surcharge restaurants

Details – The fine print (always important!)

Choosing not to get the plan

Bottom line – How to decide if you should get the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach package or not?

Booking information

3 Different Pueblo Bonito plans

There are three Pueblo Bonito all-inclusive plans at the Sunset Beach resort:

1) Deluxe
2) Premium
3) Platinum

We had the “Deluxe” package – and we were quite happy with this.

There are three Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa all-inclusive packages

Who can buy the plans?

Any guest can buy the Deluxe plan.

But you have to be an “owner” to buy the Premium or Platinum plans.

As is common in Los Cabos, the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, Rose and Blanco resorts are time-share resorts. (See our post on the best Pueblo Bonito resort in Cabo.)

You may buy the use of a vacation week at these PB resorts, and then you become a time-share “owner.”

All the unused time is rented out to non-owner guests.

As a non-owner guest, your stay is similar to staying at a regular hotel, except that you have the choice of going all-inclusive by buying the additional Deluxe all-inclusive plan.

Many guests don’t even fuss about whether or not to buy the all-inclusive package as an add-on, because their resort reservation (for example, on Booking.com) just bundles everything into one all-inclusive rate.

Minimum purchase per plan

Deluxe: You only have to buy the Deluxe plan for a minimum of 3 consecutive nights.

Premium and Platinum: The Premium and Platinum plans are normally only available for a 7-night minimum. But this isn’t a hard-and-fast rule. We’ve heard from one reader who managed to get the Premium plan for 3 nights. (He and his wife are seniors.)

Pueblo Bonito all-inclusive package cost

We can’t give you a definitive answer to the question: How much does an all-inclusive Pueblo Bonito plan cost as an add-on?

The fact is that package rates differ, depending on many factors, including:

  • Whether you buy the all-inclusive plan on location at the resort or before your trip (you can usually get it for less if you buy it in advance)
  • Whether you get the package at a discount
  • Whether you’re buying an all-inclusive plan for a large group

Discounts are commonly given to owners, and there are “specials” all the time. Seniors are given preferred rates too.

Cost: Deluxe plan

We’ve seen rates for the add-on Pueblo Bonito Deluxe all-inclusive plan range from a low of $65 USD to a high (quoted to us by the resort as the new rate) of $225+ USD per adult a day .

The “average” rate for the Deluxe plan that people seem to be paying ranges from somewhere between $110 to $175 USD per adult a day.

Cost: Premium and Platinum plans

The Premium and Platinum plans cost a little more than the Deluxe plan.

One reader recently wrote to let us know that, as seniors, he and his wife got a quote of $119 USD a day p.p. for the Premium plan.

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach all-inclusive cost? Find out here!

Note: The resort can, of course, change the rates and terms at any time :-).

For the most-up-to-date rates (or to find out what discounts are available), you’re best advised to call the Pueblo Bonito reservations center. (Contact information is provided at the end of this post.)

Also see the Comments from owners and guests at the end of this post about their experiences and what they paid.

Pro tip: You may be able to negotiate a discount – so ask when inquiring about the all-inclusive rates!

How the 3 plans differ

We’ve mentioned how the Deluxe, Premium and Platinum plans differ in terms of cost, 3-day vs. 7-day minimum purchase and eligibility (guest vs. owner).

What are the other differences?

Alcohol in the 3 plans

Cocktails at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

The number and type of alcohol brands included in the 3 plans is different.

The Premium and Platinum plans include some additional, more expensive brands of rum, tequila, whiskey and so on. (See the specific brands for each plan further down below.)

The Premium plan includes

  • Airport transportation
  • Premium alcohol and beverages
  • Discounts in the spa
  • Surcharge costs in the fine dining restaurants, deli and Pro shop
  • Access to the private Quivira Golf Course (green fees are extra)

The Platinum plan includes

  • Airport transportation
  • Additional premium alcohol and beverages
  • Discounts in the spa
  • Surcharge costs in the fine dining restaurants, deli and Pro shop
  • Access to the private Quivira Golf Course (green fees are extra)
  • Premium WiFi
  • Suite service charges
  • Preferred seating by the pools
  • Restaurant reservations
  • Preferred check-in and check-out

Note: Bottled water is free in all plans.

Unlimited alcohol in the Deluxe plan

Deluxe plan alcohol

The following is the included list of unlimited alcohol in the Deluxe plan:

Brandy and cognac: Torres 10, Presidente, Terry Centenario, Courvoisier VSOP, Martell

Whiskey: Dewards, Jack Daniels, J&B, Jim Beam, JW Red Label, Seagrams VO, Crown Royal

Rum: Appleton (White, Estate and Especial), Bacardi (White, Lemon, Solera and Anejo), Captain Morgan, Malibu

Tequila: Cazadores Reposado, Cuervo (1800 White, 1800 Reposado, Centenario Azul Plata, Centenario Reposado and Traditional Reposado), Don Julio White, El Jimador Reposado, Herradura (White and Reposado), Sauza 3 Generations Reposado, Sauza Hornitos Reposado, 7 Leguas Reposado

Vodka: Absolut (Blue, Citron and Mandarin), Smirnoff, Stolichnaya, Titos

Vermouth: Red Campari, Red Dubonet, Fernet Branca, Southern Comfort

Beer: Bud Light, Corona, Corona Light, Modelo (Especial and Dark), Pacifico, Pacifico Light, Tecate, Tecate Light, Draft Beer (Light and Dark), XX Lager, Negra Modelo

Gin: Beefeater, Tanqueray, Oso Negro

Mezcal: Siempre, Bruxo

Liqueurs: Bailey’s, Damiana, Drambuie, Amaretto, Disaronno, Frangelico, Kahlua, Ferreira Port, Anis, Pernod, Cointreau, Chartreuse (Yellow and Green), Licor 43, Midori, Vaccari Sambuca

Deluxe plan wine

As well as the above alcohol, the Deluxe plan includes a selection of four wines – two reds (Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) and two whites (Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay) from Spain. Personally, we liked the Cab Sauv the best.

We’re mainly wine drinkers and don’t usually have cocktails before dinner.

So if anything, we wish the Deluxe plan had a greater wine selection, with some higher quality wines.

Premium and Platinum plan alcohol

The following is the included list of unlimited alcohol in the Premium and Platinum plans (they have the same alcohol labels):

Brandy and cognac: Torres 10, Presidente, Terry Centenario, Courvoisier VSOP, Martell

Whiskey: Dewards, Jack Daniels, J&B, Jim Beam, JW Red Label, Seagrams VO, Crown Royal, Seven Crown, Canadian Club, Southern Comfort, Black Label, Buchanans 12, Chivas Regal 12

Rum: Appleton (White, Estate and Especial), Bacardi (White, Solera and Anejo), Captain Morgan, Malibu, Zacapa 23

Tequila: Cazadores Reposado, Cuervo (1800 White, 1800 Reposado, Centenario Azul Plata, Centenario Reposado and Traditional Reposado), Don Julio White, El Jimador Reposado, Herradura (White and Reposado), Sauza 3 Generations Reposado, Sauza Hornitos Reposado, 7 Leguas Reposado, Maestro Tequilero Dovel, Centenario Azul

Vodka: Absolut (Blue, Citron and Mandarin), Smirnoff, Stolichnaya, Belvedere, Grey Goose

Vermouth: Red Campari, Red Dubonet, Fernet Branca

Beer: Bud Light, Corona, Corona Light, Modelo (Especial and Dark), Pacifico, Pacifico Light, Tecate, Tecate Light, Draft Beer (Light and Dark), XX Lager, Negra Modelo

Premium beer: Stella, Michelob Ultra, Coors Light

Gin: Beefeater, Tanqueray, Hendricks

Mezcal: Fandango

Liqueurs: Bailey’s, Damiana, Drambuie, Amaretto, Disaronno, Frangelico, Kahlua, Ferreira Ferreira Port, Anis, Pernod, Cointreau, Chartreuse (Yellow and Green), Licor 43, Midori, Vaccari Sambuca, Galliano

All Pueblo Bonito restaurants

Stay at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, and you get signing privileges to a whopping 23 Pueblo Bonito restaurants in Cabo.

They include the restaurants at sister resorts Pueblo Bonito Rose and Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos, as well as at the Quivira Golf Club (which is not a public course).

You can choose from sushi, Italian, Mexican and other options. You certainly won’t get bored with the food when you stay here!

See all your dining choices when you stay at the PB Sunset Beach.

Some of the top restaurants at the different Pueblo Bonito resorts have an extra charge (covered in the section below under “PB surcharge restaurants”).

LaFrida is one of the restaurants with a surcharge under the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach all-inclusive Deluxe plan.

PB Sunset Beach restaurants

Here are the bars and restaurants at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, with 2024 menus for some of them:

Note: Menu items and prices can change at any time.

Pueblo Bonito surcharge restaurants

Unless you have the Premium or Platinum plan, the following restaurants each have a surcharge:

  • La Frida (PB Sunset Beach): Gourmet Mexican – 600 MXN (about $35) surcharge p.p.
  • Quivira Steakhouse (PB Sunset Beach): Steak and seafood – 800 MXN (about $47) surcharge p.p.
  • Fellini’s Ristorante (PB Rose): Italian – 400 MXN (about $23.50) surcharge p.p.
  • Room service: $5 USD additional service charge

If you pick only one of these surcharge restaurants, make it LaFrida.

This very elegant dining spot turns out truly sublime Mexican-inspired dishes.

Details: All-inclusive Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa

The Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach is a popular resort in Cabo San Lucas.

All guests in a suite must buy the same plan. (You can’t be on the plan but have your husband, for example, decide not to be on it.)

The plan begins at noon on the day you check in and ends at noon on the day you check out.

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort and Spa All-inclusive

No plan?

Suites at the PB Sunset Beach have kitchenettes.

Each has a fridge, cooktop with two burners, microwave, coffee maker and toaster.

There are several Pueblo Bonito all-inclusive plans. What's the right one for you?

So you don’t have to buy an all-inclusive plan.

You can stock up on groceries and make breakfast and some lighter meals if you like being self-sufficient. Plus, Cabo has some great restaurants, and it would be a shame not to try at least one of them.

Where else to eat in Cabo?

Love Italian food? Check out the best Italian restaurants in Cabo San Lucas

Farm-to-table dining: You must experience Flora Farms near San Jose del Cabo (it dishes up yummy farm-to-table eats!)

Then again…

Maybe you don’t want to take a taxi to Costco or Walmart and schlep groceries, alcohol and bottled water back. Maybe you don’t want to cook.

And it does take some effort to leave the resort to eat out – you have to take a buggy to the lobby and then an Uber or taxi to a restaurant in town or on the Cabo San Lucas Marina.

It’s soooo much easier just to stay at the resort and eat in.

Bottom line: Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa all-inclusive

So, how do you decide whether to get the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach package or not?

One idea: Consider getting the Deluxe plan just for the first 3 or 4 nights of your stay.

This way, you can try some of Cabo’s excellent restaurants during the rest of your stay!

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach contact and booking information

No plan

Call the resort directly:

  • From the US: 1-800-990-8250
  • From Canada: 1-855-478-2811

Or email them at reservations@pueblobonito.com

All-inclusive plan

Check rates and availability on Booking.com

(Also see the resort’s website)

Tell us what you think!

If you are an owner-member or have stayed at the resort, what package do you like? Do you have any tips or pricing information to share?

We welcome comments. (See the Comments section below.)

Check out more of Cabo San Lucas!

What’s Pueblo Bonito Pacifica like? Read our review of Pueblo Bonito Pacifica – romance and relaxation is on the menu here. (It’s for adults only.)

Authentic nearby beach town: Less than an hour’s drive from Cabo, Todos Santos is a Mexican “Pueblo Magico” and one of the most charming beach towns in Mexico. It makes a great day trip from Cabo San Lucas!

The Cape Cabo: Discover 7 reasons why you’ll love the edgy Cape Cabo, a Thompson Hotel.

Whale watching: Winter is the time for whale watching in Los Cabos. Go on a tour, and you’ll quickly find out why it’s one of the most popular activities in Cabo.

The most luxurious all-inclusive in Cabo? Read our review of the Los Cabos Grand Velas. It’s quite possibly the most luxurious all-inclusive resort in the area.

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Vacation homes, condos and rentals: We prefer and use Vrbo (Vacation Rentals by Owner).

Tours: For the best local food, walking and other guided tours, plus skip-the-line tickets to attractions, check out Viator (a TripAdvisor company) and GetYourGuide.

Car rental: Renting a car is often one of the best ways to explore off the beaten path. Discover Cars searches car rental companies so you get the best rates.

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Angela

Tuesday 19th of March 2024

Is it better to book my room then wait until check in to get the all-inclusive package, in case they offer a discount?

Janice and George

Wednesday 20th of March 2024

That's a tough one...

BUT you probably want some certainty that you've got your room booked, so you can book your flights. So if the price is right for your room, we'd say you should book it and plan your PB stay. Then see what rate you can get on the all-inclusive package when you get there.

Kim

Sunday 28th of January 2024

Considering a stay here this upcoming summer... We'll be 3 guests, but only one of us would be drinking. I'm trying to determine if AI is worth it.

I'm exchanging through RCI and was quoted $4,700 for the week for 3 people. But looking at the menus you provided, it seems we can eat for much less (i.e. burgers, sandwiches, etc. seem to be about $20).

So I'm not sure why they are charging so much for AI based upon the menus. Am I missing something?

I.T.M.

Wednesday 7th of February 2024

@Kim. If you book the AI direct with the hotel, they currently have a special (as they always do) and it is much cheaper than adding it through RCI.

I am in the same position. They wanted over $8k for AI. But the resort offered it to me directly at $2.6k (2 adults and two kids).

Janice and George

Sunday 4th of February 2024

We can't comment on why RCI would be quoting you what they are.

But we can say that if only one of you will be drinking alcohol, it's not worth it for the three of you to go with the all-inclusive package. You'd be better off to book the room/suite only - and pay for your meals and drinks as you consume them.

You'll also have the freedom this way to try other restaurants outside of the resort in town.

Have a great stay!

Gino P.

Saturday 2nd of December 2023

If I go to Blanco or Rose as the "guest" of a timeshare owner (an owner NOT staying there), may I buy the Premium or Platinum plan? What are "owner" privileges that do not depend on a "plan"?

Janice and George

Monday 4th of December 2023

You've got us stumped here! Your best bet is to contact the resort and ask them. They'll probably be more than happy to let you know what privileges you can access as a guest of an owner - who could possibly become an owner in future :-).

Cabo Cowboy

Friday 13th of October 2023

Great article and some interesting comments.

My wife and I are owners and have been to SB a dozen times over the past 10 years. We're going again in March. We've never taken the AI offer before but are considering 3 days of the Premium package to check it out.

Your article states you have to take the Premium package for a minimum of 7 days. But I can do it for 3 days per my quote - $119/day as seniors. It also includes free WiFi in the room plus airport transfers both ways. We'd normally take a private car from the airport ($80) and have SB arrange a bus ride back at $25/pp. I figure this alone is a savings of at least $130.

If you want WiFi in your room, pre-arrange that before you check in, otherwise the rate is higher at check in. There is free WiFi at the pools.

Don't forget SB offers a large bus every hour that goes over to Blanco and Rose (two nearby properties on Medano beach), so getting over to the Medano side is easy. From there, you are close to all the bars, shops and restaurants of Cabo. (Or you can take a short taxi to wherever.) Then hop on the bus to head back to SB when you're done. They don't run too late so check the times.

Remember Cabo has some really good restaurants, so you're safe to explore those and get a different vibe from the resort experience.

On a side note on snorkeling, remember that snorkeling at Lovers Beach is great (lots of fish) but the waves are fairly ferocious by 11 am. So if you want more peaceful swimming, head over there by 9 am. In the afternoon, it is challenging for most people just to get back into their boat to ride back to Medano Beach due to the rough water.

Teresa

Thursday 18th of January 2024

Do you know what the average price of, say, a whiskey diet or a Tecate is, without the all-inclusive plan?

Janice and George

Monday 16th of October 2023

Thanks for sharing your experience as Sunset Beach owners!

For your upcoming trip, it sounds like you got a great rate (and terms) as seniors for the Premium package - good for you :-). We've edited our article to let readers know you were able to get the Premium package for 3 days only.

Heathyr N.

Thursday 29th of June 2023

This seems SO much higher than we paid in 2020 and 2021. Anyone else pay over $250 per adult recently?

In the past it has been around $700-$800 for 7 days for premium.

Janice and George

Monday 7th of August 2023

Rates everywhere have shot up a lot with inflation. Your best bet is to ask and see what you can negotiate.

And we'd love to hear what others have paid recently!