Four Seasons Los Cabos Costa Palmas Review, Photos, Video

Review: Four Seasons Los Cabos Costa Palmas


Our Review of Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas includes a Prime Ocean-View Room; the family pool, adult pool and beach; breakfast at Estiatorio Milos, the Spa, and more. We've added our Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos Video Review:


When to Go to Four Seasons Los Cabos

Among the best and calmest months to visit are March-June; July-September can get very hot and humid, and wind starts picking up in late November, with June-July and January some of the most windy months.


Four Seasons Los Cabos Location, Arrival, Check-in

Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas is located on the East Cape, and is the first Costa Palmas luxury resort to open (Aman Resorts' Amanvari is slated to open in 2024). Most Los Cabos resorts are located along the resort corridor closer to Cabo San Lucas, while the Four Seasons and Costa Palmas resorts are located about a one hour drive from Los Cabos Airport (SJD), and about a 10 minute drive from the tiny town of La Ribera (population: 2000).

Four Seasons Preferred Partner guests enjoy complimentary round-trip airport transfers ($495 value) in addition to the other FSPP benefits noted below.

Upon arrival, our temperatures were taken, then we were led to a comfortable sofa in the open air lobby, where we were given cool oshibori towels with refreshing passion fruit welcome drinks. Afterwards, we were taken by golf cart to our room (we were asked if we'd like a tour of the property, but chose to go straight to our room to unpack and go have a bite to eat).

Oshibori towel on arrival at the Four Seasons Los Cabos
Welcome drink, Four Seasons Los Cabos Costa Palmas


Four Seasons Los Cabos Prime Ocean-View Room

We were upgraded to a Prime Ocean-View Room that overlooked the family pool, with a view of the ocean beyond, from the spacious balcony:

Four Seasons Los Cabos Prime Ocean View Room: View from the Balcony


Rooms are 680 sq. ft. (63 sq. m.), with either one king bed or two double beds. As always, we loved how comfortable the mattress and linens were.


The sofa bed was made into a bed for our son during turndown service:

Sofa Bed, Four Seasons Los Cabos


The main bathroom includes double sinks, walk-in shower, and a separate soaking tub. I was somewhat surprised that the shower isn't a rain shower, just a regular shower head, given that the resort was so recently built.

Bathroom, Four Seasons Los Cabos


Bath products are Byredo's Gypsy Water:


The toilet is down the hall from the bathroom, in its own separate room, with a small sink:



There were some nice welcome treats waiting for us in the room: fresh watermelon for our son, a birthday cake since we were celebrating a family birthday, and some exotic chocolate snacks for my husband and me that even included dark chocolate with grasshoppers (which believe it or not was fantastic).

Welcome treats, Four Seasons Los Cabos Costa Palmas
Birthday cake, Four Seasons Los Cabos


Four Seasons Los Cabos Swimming Pools, Beach, Tennis Courts, Basketball

The Four Seasons Los Cabos has a swimmable beach, unlike the resorts along the main Los Cabos resort corridor, where swimming is dangerous due to strong currents and riptides. Our son had a blast boogie boarding in the waves.

Four Seasons Los Cabos Beach


Something to be aware of is that the sand is fairly coarse here. This isn't the super soft, powdery white sand of, say, Amanpulo or the Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. But it's still enjoyable to walk along as well as swim in, and there are beach loungers to enjoy the view.

Beach Loungers, Four Seasons Los Cabos
Beach Loungers, Four Seasons Los Cabos


For couples and adults traveling sans kids, there's an Adult Pool near Estiatorio Milos, which is the left side of the resort if you're at the lobby facing the ocean.

Adult Pool, Four Seasons Los Cabos


The family pool area is actually one large free form pool surrounding Casa de Brasa, the resort's casual brasserie, plus some nearby smaller pools. There are also a couple of jacuzzis, perfect for parents who want to relax while still keeping an eye on their kids.

Family Pool, Four Seasons Los Cabos
Jacuzzi and Shallow Kids' Pool, Four Seasons Los Cabos


And for serious swimmers, there's a dedicated lap pool near the fitness center and tennis courts:

Lap Pool, Four Seasons Los Cabos


The resort also has tennis courts, as well as a basketball court that also has markers to be able to be used as a pickleball court. My son took a private tennis lesson that was excellent: we highly recommend requesting Coach Bruno.

Tennis Court, Four Seasons Los Cabos
Basketball Court
Pickleball, Four Seasons Los Cabos


Four Seasons Los Cabos Spa

While we didn't have a spa treatment at the resort, I appreciated that I was able to enjoy the hydrotherapy pool and spa facilities, unlike at Zadun, where all spa facilities were off limits for guests unless they paid extra for a spa treatment.

Spa Hydrotherapy Pool, Four Seasons Los Cabos


Breakfast at Estiatorio Milos

Four Seasons Preferred Partner guests enjoy daily breakfast for two at Estiatorio Milos, which is located by the Adult Pool and has a pleasant outdoor patio with a view of the beach. Here's the breakfast menu:


We started off with a Tropical Smoothie, a refreshing combination of mango, pineapple, and coconut milk, as well as Greek yogurt with berries and thyme honey, and French Press coffee:

Tropical Smoothie, Four Seasons Los Cabos
French Press Coffee
Greek Yogurt with Berries and Thyme Honey, Four Seasons Los Cabos


Our son ordered the Baja Eggs Benedict with lobster, which came with a tasty chipotle hollandaise sauce:

Baja Eggs Benedict with lobster, Four Seasons Los Cabos


Intrigued by huitlacoche, a kind of corn fungus that has been nicknamed “Mexican truffle,” I ordered Milpa's Omelette, which is stuffed with it, along with squash blossoms, cheese, and topped with salsa verde. It was very tasty and satisfying, especially when topping some of the accompanying potatoes with some of my son's extra chipotle hollandaise sauce.


Anyone with a sweet tooth should consider ordering what my husband got: the brioche French Toast crusted with cinnamon sugar, with vanilla cream and berries. It's the best french toast he's had in quite some time.


Limon Restaurant

We highly recommend Limon for dinner; see our review of Limon Restaurant at Four Seasons Los Cabos.


How to Reserve Four Seasons Los Cabos with Four Seasons Preferred Partner Benefits

Become a TravelSort Client to enjoy the following FSPP benefits:

  • Daily American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in Estiatorio Milos restaurant ($120 value)
  • Hotel/Resort Credit* (based on room category booked):
  • Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay
  • Suites and Specialty Suites: USD 200 credit per stay
  • Private Retreats: USD 200 credit per bedroom per stay
  • Complimentary round-trip airport transfers ($495 value)
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in


The Verdict

We enjoyed the best service at Four Seasons Los Cabos, of all the Los Cabos resorts we visited, and that's in line with our clients' experiences as well. There was also a much greater sense of space at the resort, even though we were there right before the busy holiday season. There were plenty of loungers by both the family pool and the adult pool, we often had a jacuzzi to ourselves, and on a couple occasions I was the only enjoying the spa hydrotherapy pool facilities. Our son loved boogie boarding, something he was only able to do at the Four Seasons since other Los Cabos resorts don't have swimmable beaches.

The room was well designed, with an especially spacious balcony to enjoy the ocean view from, and a convenient changing area by the closet area. The only thing we didn't care for about the room was the regular shower head (not a rain shower) and the fact that the doors slammed; usually Four Seasons mandates that doors close with a particular click, and don't slam, but somehow that standard got missed at Costa Palmas.

Dinner at Limon and breakfast at Estiatorio Milos were excellent, and we appreciate the unique chocolate welcome treats, with their authentic flavors.

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