Hyatt’s Intriguing New Rancho Pescadero In Mexico

Hyatt’s Intriguing New Rancho Pescadero In Mexico

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After a frustrating last minute delay earlier this month, Hyatt’s newest aspirational property has just opened. It’s in one of my favorite areas of Mexico, and I figure I’m not the only one who finds this opening interesting…

Basics of Rancho Pescadero, Hyatt Unbound Collection

Rancho Pescadero, a Hyatt Unbound Collection property, is open as of late November 2022. Rancho Pescadero used to be an independent hotel, but it has undergone a significant renovation, and has now reopened as a Hyatt.

The resort is located in the small village of El Pescadero, Mexico, in Baja California Sur. The resort is a roughly 70-minute drive from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), and just a little bit closer to Cabo San Lucas. Los Cabos has tons of amazing hotels, so this could be a great complement to a stay at another property in the region.

As I’ve written about before, I absolutely love Los Cabos. I love Mexico in general (the people and the food), and I particularly enjoy Baja California, for the desert-meets-ocean scenery.

Rancho Pescadero is a 30-acre oceanfront property, where the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean. The property features 103 rooms (including 13 villas), three restaurants and bars, a coffee shop, a 25,000 square foot spa (including a gym and lap pool), pickleball courts, pilates and yoga studios, and more.

The resort is adults-only, which people will have mixed feelings about. I was looking forward to checking out this property, but I probably won’t make it here anytime soon. Based on the pictures of the hotel that have been posted so far, the property looks gorgeous.

Rancho Pescadero, Mexico
Rancho Pescadero, Mexico
Rancho Pescadero, Mexico
Rancho Pescadero, Mexico
Rancho Pescadero, Mexico
Rancho Pescadero, Mexico

Rancho Pescadero rates & how to book

If you’re looking to book a stay at Rancho Pescadero, it’s a Category 7 World of Hyatt property, which is the second highest category there is. If you want to redeem points, this means you can expect to pay the following (accounting for off-peak and peak pricing):

  • 25,000-35,000 points per night for a standard room (this is a Garden View Room or Coastal View Rancho Suite)
  • 43,000-53,000 points per night for a standard suite (this is a Panoramic Ocean View Suite with Rooftop Deck, which is also what a Globalist suite upgrade would confirm into)
  • 50,000-70,000 points per night for a premium suite (this is an Ocean View Milagro Suite with Plunge Pool)

For what it’s worth, I value World of Hyatt points at 1.5 cents each, if you’re trying to determine how good of a value a redemption here is.

Cash rates at Rancho Pescadero are steep, and seem to start at $750+ per night as of now, and seasonally at a lot more than that. Also keep in mind that Mexico has some of the highest lodging taxes & fees, and that’ll run you an extra 34% on top of the rate. There’s potentially lots of value to be had here when redeeming points.

If you’re booking a cash stay at Rancho Pescadero, I’d recommend reserving through the Hyatt Privé program, so you can take advantage of perks like complimentary breakfast, a room upgrade, a $100 property credit, and more. This would be priced at the flexible rate, and requires a minimum of a two night stay.

Bottom line

Rancho Pescadero is an awesome-looking new Hyatt property in Baja California Sur, not far from Los Cabos. This area has such cool topography, and this resort looks like it’s in a charming area, and a bit off the beaten path. This property has just opened, and I’m curious to see some firsthand reports. Here’s to hoping the property is as cool as it looks.

Anyone plan on checking out Rancho Pescadero?

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  1. BenjaminGuttery Diamond

    Question: So do you not have to pay the Taxes if your redeeming points? Does this also work for Bonvoy? In other countries? I've just been accumulating points for the last few years, have never burned any yet. Thinking 2023 is the year.

  2. Marcy Kent Guest

    I had the good fortune to visit the “old” Rancho many times before it closed for this renovation. While it does indeed look beautiful, the true beauty of the resort was its size (small!) and the resulting highly personal nature of the stay. Guests were never asked for a name or room number - the staff knew. Many guests were repeat visitors and became good friends planning return visits together. It’s a bit hard to...

    I had the good fortune to visit the “old” Rancho many times before it closed for this renovation. While it does indeed look beautiful, the true beauty of the resort was its size (small!) and the resulting highly personal nature of the stay. Guests were never asked for a name or room number - the staff knew. Many guests were repeat visitors and became good friends planning return visits together. It’s a bit hard to imagine that a global chain will be able to keep the same spirit even if the ownership remains the same (ownership was always highly involved and sensitive to the environment, the staff and the experience). That said, I am sure it will be a lovely resort - if not the unique experience it was. But really - it’s now more or less 3 times the previous price…?! Come on ….

    Final note - the “kid-free” part was essential to the old atmosphere. I’m glad that remains.

  3. Chris Dong Guest

    I’ll be at the property this weekend—will report back.

  4. DEE Guest

    PS the 34% tax is over the top.... --it is called get the TOURISTS unless you can use points,,,but at Esperanza we cannot!!

  5. Sam Guest

    Looks amazing. Am currently planning to go to Andaz Papayago in Jan but may switch to this. Question: does anyone know if there are more pictures of the rooms/floor plans/size info etc.

    Eg the Ocean View Milagro w Plunge pool, there seems to be no info/pictures about it except for a stock photo of a bed when booking on hyatt.

    Don't want to book a room and drop 60k points per night without an idea of what I'm booking...

  6. DEE Guest

    Looks great and our Family loves Cabo but adults only....at this resort

  7. Alex Guest

    Drop the passive aggressive attitude about the kid thing Ben, it's not a cute look.

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ Alex -- I'm not sure how you interpret what I say as being passive aggressive?

  8. Peter Guest

    Thanks Ben! Just booked a 4 night stay in January based on this :)

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ Peter -- Enjoy, and please report back!

    2. Peter Guest

      Had a wonderful 4-night stay. The hotel is still in a soft-open phase but I would say it's 90% "there" in terms of being fully working. The culinary team was a real stand-out here and I loved all of the classes that were offered. Fantastic staff. One of the valet attendants even changed our flat tire on our rental (there' s a 5 min dirt road to the property which can wreak havoc on a...

      Had a wonderful 4-night stay. The hotel is still in a soft-open phase but I would say it's 90% "there" in terms of being fully working. The culinary team was a real stand-out here and I loved all of the classes that were offered. Fantastic staff. One of the valet attendants even changed our flat tire on our rental (there' s a 5 min dirt road to the property which can wreak havoc on a car if you hit a rock). Adults only, no pets resort. Definitely a pricey area of mexico compared to other parts. The artisan town 10 min away (Todos Santos) is worth a visit.

  9. Ryan Guest

    Curious why you keep bumping this post, Ben. Third time I've seen it at the top of the page.

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ Ryan -- I first wrote about this hotel months before opening, since it looked interesting. I then wrote about it earlier this month when I thought it had opened (based on the fact that the hotel was accepting reservations for stays the same night). That didn't end up being the case, hence me posting about it again, since it's now official that the hotel is open.

    2. Ryan Guest

      gotcha! Maybe I refresh your blog too much. :-P

  10. jrjcopp Guest

    Maybe wait to keep pumping this place until they open and prove themselves. They took reservations, delayed their opening date, and failed to communicate with those who had reservations and were en-route. (TripAdvisor, flyertalk) I do have a reservation beginning January 16, 2023. I'm guessing they will be ready by then.

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ jrjcopp -- I'm not sure writing about an interesting-looking new hotel is "pumping" this place up? Should I not write about any future or new hotel openings, or...?

    2. FNT Delta Diamond Guest

      The almost singular focus on SEO clickbait guides, credit card pitches, and soft sells for premium hotel travel advisers/agents is getting a little old.

      Instead of churning out 5 articles a day, focus on quality. Please. Quality always best quantity.

      Reviews and criticism are missing from the blog these days.

    3. Sam Guest

      @FNT Delta Diamond

      weird criticism, but FYI it's "quality bestS quantity"
      quality is a singular noun and thus the verb is "bests" not "best"

      You could alternatively say that "quality is better than quantity"

    4. Desperado Guest

      Lol.. get outta here you shill cry baby

  11. JS Guest

    Will they have avocado toast?

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Peter Guest

They do :)

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Peter Guest

Had a wonderful 4-night stay. The hotel is still in a soft-open phase but I would say it's 90% "there" in terms of being fully working. The culinary team was a real stand-out here and I loved all of the classes that were offered. Fantastic staff. One of the valet attendants even changed our flat tire on our rental (there' s a 5 min dirt road to the property which can wreak havoc on a car if you hit a rock). Adults only, no pets resort. Definitely a pricey area of mexico compared to other parts. The artisan town 10 min away (Todos Santos) is worth a visit.

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Hepworth Guest

Please do!

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