Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
tzmufasa

Help! Casa Dorada or Barcelo Cabo?

Recommended Posts

hi! my Fiance and i are torn between casa dorada and barcelo. we're looking for an all inclusive. we've toured both resorts and obviously each resort has pros and cons.

 

barcelo pros:

bigger/nicer beach

fire pits

bigger/spread out resorts

more on-site bars/resturants/buffets

 

barcelo cons:

possible ceremony sites are not very private

 

 

casa dorada pros:

awesome ceremony/reception sites

beautiful rooms

close to downtown

 

casa dorada cons:

close to downtown (pro and con- we have teenagers coming to the wedding so they could have "too much" fun downtown)

smaller- more "cramped" pools

small beach

 

 

we're thinking middle to late june 2014. we are really torn and would really appreicate any feedback or advice that anyone can give. price isn't really a factor for us in regards to the wedding. however- for our guests we want it to be affordable and not break the bank.

 

any help out there? :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted by tzmufasa View Post

 

hi! my Fiance and i are torn between casa dorada and barcelo. we're looking for an all inclusive. we've toured both resorts and obviously each resort has pros and cons.

 

barcelo pros:

bigger/nicer beach

fire pits

bigger/spread out resorts

more on-site bars/resturants/buffets

 

barcelo cons:

possible ceremony sites are not very private

 

 

casa dorada pros:

awesome ceremony/reception sites

beautiful rooms

close to downtown

 

casa dorada cons:

close to downtown (pro and con- we have teenagers coming to the wedding so they could have "too much" fun downtown)

smaller- more "cramped" pools

small beach

 

 

we're thinking middle to late june 2014. we are really torn and would really appreicate any feedback or advice that anyone can give. price isn't really a factor for us in regards to the wedding. however- for our guests we want it to be affordable and not break the bank.

 

any help out there? :)

My friend recently had her wedding at the Barcelo los Cabos and it was gorgeous! Very friendly staff and great food! You can't swim there so you would have to go downtown which is about 20 mins away. I'm sure Casa Dorada is a great venue, but I was very pleased with the Barcelo. She had her wedding in October and it was like we had the whole resort to ourselves. Its also all inclusive. I believe her package was VERY reasonably priced as well. The gazebo is not as private but its away from the pools and also semi decorated with lace around it so no need to add to it :) That is a very minor detail, but thought I'd add to that as well.

 

Definitely make friends with the bartenders :) LOL

 

I hope this helps in some way and good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi tzmufasa,

 

I am planning to get married in Cabo as well, in April 2014, and haven't locked a venue yet, nor have we done a site visit. However, we are waiting to hear back from Casa Dorada, b/c that is where we want to have the wedding. Re: the cons, my WC recommended that we have the ceremony on one of the terraces to avoid the crowded beach and the noise that comes from the neighboring restaurants/bars.  Barcelo looks beautiful, but we did not consider it as a venue, because it is so close to San Jose, and we wanted to be close to Cabo San Lucas (CD is walking distance into downtown and our guests are between 30-75, so no teenagers to worry about, though the ladies will want to go shopping, so being close to DT is important to us). The other plus to CD is that across the street is Hotel Bahia, which is a nice, but cheaper alternative for our guests who do not want to pay a lot of money for their rooms (i think it ranges from $125 to 175/nt), but I believe they can come into the CD to hang out with us for free (we are waiting for confirmation on that from the hotel).

 

I think your deciding factor should be location- being in SJ del Cabo, or closer to CSL. If your guests are happy to stay in the hotel, or would like SJC (less shopping, more authentic Mexican towns), then choose Barcelo. If your guests want to shop, party, explore, then choose CD.

 

Hope that helps! Let me know what you choose! :) Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went to a wedding at Barcelo last November and it was beautiful. They upgraded her to the honeymoon suite which was enormous! And enough room for all of us girls to get ready. She got married on the beach with a harpist and it was very romantic. They let her bring in outside alcohol for the cocktail hour and reception too! After 11 they hosted us all on the beach with bonfires. Food was great! There is also a salon that is walking distance which we all got massages and mani pedis for a good price, they greeted us with champagne. Biggest con for us was how far away from downtown Cabo it was. About a 35-45 min cab.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • Very thought provoking article it really helped me set up my strategies regarding. READ MORE : Login to Hotmail, Outlook using a Windows or Mac web browser Launch your web browser and login: Firstly, you need to launch your Windows or Mac web browser. Once you have successfully done so, go to the Hotmail sign in page:  http://hotmailaccount1811.blogspot.com Enter your email address and password: Once you have reached the Outlook sign-in page, you need to enter your Hotmail email address followed by your password then click Next. Congratulations, you have signed in: On the next page, select Sign In. Feel free to explore the services that are available to 
    • OMG these are incredible! Seriously blown away by the thoughtful detail you have put into every aspect of your gifts, your guests are going to be amazed! Props to you for adding so many personal touches and putting in so much time to make these gifts amazing!
    • These bags are amazing!! You are so organized and detailed, I am so impressed! I LOVE the Vistaprint stuff you ordered, the logo is so cute, I love your personalization!
    • I love etsy!! It's a great place to find personalized gifts without such a hefty price tag. I was thinking of getting my bridesmaids personalized necklaces with their names on them. I found these ones that are affordable and you can pick the chain length and different fonts, so you can really make them your own and pick what you know each bridesmaid will want. https://www.etsy.com/listing/595334072/personalized-name-necklace-stainless?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=personalized necklace&ref=sc_gallery-3-9&plkey=a8662525c53ec285c1b46b0f308162d0591edff8:595334072
    • Hi everyone, I am so happy that I am getting married to the love of my life. He proposed me and we are getting married within in a couple of months. And I have started preparations for my big day. I am super excited about a lot of things and also worried about many things.I have some inhibitions about my face and skin. Since I am a working woman, I have never got much time for personal care. This is the right time for it now. I need  proper medical grade skin care. Want to improve my skin tone and texture  I read some details about it here, https://www.mcleanclinic.com/nonsurgical-procedures/non-surgical/skin-care/, and found it really helpful. Can anyone of you suggest me some more tips? Like what I can do at home to have a glow on my face?  Thanks in advance.
  • Topics

×