hyatt ziva, los cabosTraveling to Los Cabos with the family was an amazing experience. From snorkeling to kayaking to relaxing at the amazing Hyatt Ziva, the vacation was memorable and a trip I had to share.

What Works for Families at Hyatt Ziva in Los Cabos, Mexico

  • Friendly staff
  • All inclusive – you know your cost upfront
  • Food and drink included
  • Great kids club – for children up to 8
  • Nice size rooms with balcony
  • Game room

What Doesn’t Work for Families at Hyatt Ziva in Los Cabos, Mexico

  • Not a lot of activities for children 10 and over to do
  • Not much of a night life for adults
  • Expensive to leave the resort

The Details
The Hyatt Ziva in Los Cabos, Mexico is a luxurious all inclusive beachfront resort. The hotel is minutes from beautiful San José del Cabo and features beautiful accommodations, impressive amenities and is just minutes from the international airport.

The Hyatt Ziva is an All-Inclusive resort that includes the following:

  • Accommodations
  • Fine dining options at à la carté and gourmet buffet restaurants as well as room service
  • Entertainment featuring live music and performances
  • Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks at lounges and bars
  • Unique daily and nightly activities
  • Fitness Center
  • Pools, relaxing shade shelters and a kid’s water feature play area
  • Basic Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • All resort taxes and gratuities

Getting to the Hyatt Ziva in Los Cabos, Mexico
A plane to San Jose, Mexico is the most common mode of transportation. A taxi or bus is needed to get from the airport to the hotel.

The Hotel

The lobby of the Hyatt Ziva  is gorgeous, completely open with an ocean view. It has comfortable chairs and couches. Since the lobby is open, it is also very warm, so not many people sit here. You will usually find everyone by the pool or they are out on an excursion.

The Rooms
The Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos offers 619 spacious junior, one and two bedroom, swim up, premium ocean view and presidential suites. The swim up rooms located on the first floor of the hotel are perfect if you have young children. No worrying about reserving your place at the pool and nap time is easy because you are right outside the door soaking up the sun, while they are sleeping.

Amenities

  • The Hyatt Ziva is an all inclusive resort with several pool areas. There is a children’s pool area, an adult only pool with a bar and the main pool area, where there are two pools – one heated pool with a swim up bar and the other pool where there is plenty of room for a game of water polo or water volleyball.
  • Fitness center –  in addition to outdoor tennis courts and a half basketball court. 
  • There is a kids club that says it is for children ages 4 – 12.

Dining
There are two gourmet buffet restaurants offering delicious Mexican specialties and dishes from around the world. The buffet restaurants serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The International Buffet Restaurant is an international-buffet offering culinary delights from around the world, many cooked right in front of you at three ‘show cooking’ stations.

We ate all of our breakfast and lunch meals at the buffet restaurants.  The food was delicious with enough choices to make everyone in the family happy.  For breakfast there was a station where you can have your eggs cooked fresh, while you wait.  In addition to the pastry station, there were also mexican dishes and fruit stations.  For lunch, there was a pizza and pasta station in addition to a station where you can get fresh stir-fry cooked for you while you wait.  The buffet was also open for dinner with a number of different choices and theme nights including Italian Night, Mexican Night, a Seafood night and many more!

There were several restaurants at the resort, with waiter service.  All of the restaurants opened at 6, with the exception of the buffet located right on the ocean, that opened at 6:30pm.  Reservations were not allowed and some of the restaurants did have a wait time.  While we tended to dine on the early side, there were people who were told they had a 40 minute wait and ended up waiting two hours. This was more common in Lotus, the Japanese restaurant, since seating at the hibachi table was limited.

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El Cortijo – Spanish cuisine in a comfortable yet sophisticated ambience. My husband and I ate here. The food was very good, as was the ambience and service.

Lotus Japanese cuisine, Teppanyaki-style cooking and a Sushi bar. We did not eat here.

Bon Vivant French – classical cuisine in a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere. We ate here and the food was delicious and the service was amazing.

Italian Restaurant – Italian cuisine in a contemporary and chic atmosphere. The family ate here and the food was delicious and the service was amazing.

La Hacienda – steak house Classic steakhouse with outdoor seating area featuring stunning views of the beach and sea. This was an outdoor buffet where the steaks were grilled right on the beach. It was delicious and a family favorite.

Coral Restaurant Relax in a stimulating outdoor seating area enjoying grilled seafood featuring stunning views of the beach and sea.  We did not eat here.

There is also a full room service menu but it sometimes took up to 2 hours before you received your order.
Overall, the food was delicious. The one issue we had was if you didn’t get to one of the restaurants early, you could find yourself waiting for one to two hours. To avoid that we recommend getting to the restaurant of your choice by 6:45 pm before the crowds begin.

Overall, the staff at the hotel was very accommodating and helpful. We did have to request on several occasions that the room be serviced. Since this happened on the first day we were there, it was a bit disconcerting.

There isn’t much of a nightlife at the hotel. There was entertainment at the hotel and some of the shows were entertaining. Overall, the guests at the hotel were not happy with the shows, finding the female singer hard to listen to. Outside of the shows at night, there were several bars at the hotel, as well.

We had a great time at the Hyatt, Ziva in Los Cabos, Mexico and would recommend it.

I was not compensated for this review, but did receive a media rate.