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Sandos Finisterra Weddings: The Best and Most Complete Guide

Are you considering a destination wedding in Cabo, but have not found the perfect resort yet? Then you must read our ultra-complete guide for Sandos Finisterra weddings. We guarantee you will be impressed with this family-friendly hotel where the mountain, desert, and sea coexist in perfect harmony.

Learn about one of the most famous all-inclusive resorts in the area. All about the rooms, restaurants, amenities, wedding packages, and wedding venues at this beautiful resort. Stay with us for all the deets!

wedding ceremony set up at a beach in los cabos with a white pergola with drapes and flowers and white chairs

FUN FACT: Finsterra comes from the combination of two Latin words: finis meaning ”end” and terra meaning ”earth”, so in a game of words, Finisterra is translated as ”where the world ends”.

Content of the Complete Guide to Sandos Finisterra Weddings

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Welcome amenity with chocolate cookies at sandos finisterra
Welcome to Sandos Finisterra!

Where is Sandos Finisterra?

Sandos Finisterra is located in the Baja California South Peninsula, set on top of a mountain, with a privileged view of both the Pacific Ocean and Cabo San Lucas Marina.

Don’t think for a minute you will be far away from the main attractions of the town. You can walk down the lobby and be in the marina in just 10 minutes. Shops, tours, souvenirs, and a fabulous swimmable beach are within steps from your hotel room!

Our experience with Sandos Finisterra

We’ve visited the property, have stayed a few times, and have planned a couple of weddings here. On each and every occasion we find the grounds to be spotless, the service is warm and friendly and you can’t beat that privileged location! All in all, this is a great resort with incredible value and the right amount of fun and relaxation, to which we wouldn’t hesitate to come back!

Sandos sign with the marina view at sandos finisterra weddings resort
The iconic sign is worth a pic!

Sandos Finisterra Resort Overview

  • Rooms: 272
  • Adults-only: No, the resort is family-friendly
  • Pet Friendly: No pets or service animals are allowed on the property
  • Room Service: Yes, 24-hours
  • Wi-Fi: Included in the rooms and common areas
  • Restaurants: 4 restaurants
  • Bars: 6 bars
  • Cafe: Cupcake café
  • Nightclub: Yes. Stones Club opens from 10 pm until 2 am
  • Spa: Yes, with 6 massage cabins
  • Beauty Salon: Yes, with hand, foot, and nail treatments
  • Fitness Center: Yes. Open from 6 am until 9 pm.
  • Pools: 4 pools and several jacuzzis
  • Water Sports: Water activities at the main pool provided by the entertainment staff
  • Exchange Privileges: No exchange privileges.
Aerial view of a resort in Los Cabos, with pools, palm trees and the ocean at the back with a large cruiser ship

Pros and Cons of the Sandos Finisterra Resort

PROS

  • The resort is set on the top of a cliff, offering absolute privacy and incomparable views of the surrounding area, marina, and the ocean. Sunrises and sunsets are truly spectacular!
  • Being right next to the marina allows you to go for a morning stroll or evening shopping without the need for transportation.
  • This is the only spot in Cabo San Lucas where you can simultaneously watch the Sea of Cortes and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Some accommodations have a maximum capacity of 5 guests, so families can stay together in the same room.
  • Restaurants require no reservations. You can simply show up and be seated, if there’s a waiting list, you can go to the next restaurant in a breeze!
  • The whole place is connected by ramps, so wheelchairs and strollers are easy to transport if needed.
Wedding pics of keith richards and sandos finisterra
Surely a moment to remember!

FUN FACT: On December 18th, 1983 the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards married model and actress Patti Hansen right at this resort, having Mick Jagger as the best man! You can still see the copper coffee machine they used for the reception at the Cupcake shop.

Cons

  • Sandos Finisterra has been around sice 1970, which makes it one of the very first resorts ever built in the whole area. It had the top comforts for its time, but it can’t be compared to newer and contemporary properties. It is still current and super popular, reassuring that things properly built can last for a very long time!
  • Rooms are very spacious but also are more on the simpler side in regards to amenities and decor. Although, they are currently upgrading them!
  • The beach is HUGE, but you can’t really go in. Currents are strong and waves are super aggressive. Still a wonderful spectacle of nature.
  • There is hardly any shade in the pool areas. A few umbrellas and palm trees and that’s it. Hats and sunscreen are a must!
Hotel pool area with palmtrees and room buildings at the back
Remember to pack your hats

Rooms and Sections

Sandos Finisterra offers different room categories scattered around the mountain and cliff, all with impressive views of the ocean or the marina next door from expansive private balconies. Wifi is available in every room, as well as a stocked minibar, a safety box, and a coffee and tea maker.

Hotel room with a king size bed and a terrace with ocean view
Spacious and comfty

Junior Suites offer 1 king-size bed or two double beds, allowing up to 3 adults and 2 children, or 2 adults and 3 children. From the ample balconies, you can enjoy a full or partial view of the ocean

Deluxe Marina Rooms are located nearest to the restaurants and spa areas, offering closeness to a ton of action during the day and night, as well as sweeping views of the maria bay area. One or two beds accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children in the room, or 3 adults, making it the perfect room for small families or friends traveling together.

Hotel suite with modern decor, a king size bed and a hot tube in the bathroom, ocean view from the balcony

Finisterra Suites stand on the original historic section of the resort, carved on the mountain and over a cliff, you will enjoy unique views of the marina or partial views of the ocean. Some suites offer an indoor jacuzzi, and Finisterra Casitas offers an outdoor jacuzzi.

Occupancy varies from 3 up to 7 guests in combination with adults and children. These rooms provide access to an exclusive VIP pool area with a bar and views of the city.

Cliff with hotel rooms on it and a water fall
A mix of natural and architectural beauty

The Beach at Sandos Finisterra

The Sandos Finisterra beach is a truly beautiful spot. It’s perfect for admiring the crashing waves and walking for miles along the sand. However, it’s important to be aware that the strong currents make it unsafe for swimming.

Beach area of Sandos Finisterra with mountains and hotels at the back

There are other beaches nearby that are perfect for swimming, so you can easily enjoy a dip if you want to. Playa Empacadora or ”Cannery Beach” is merely a 10 minute’s walk from the hotel lobby. That is a shorter distance than some other big resorts have between the rooms and the common areas!

tranquil pacific beach at cabo san lucas mexico
Dip into the waters at Cannery Beach! Photo. Los Cabos Guide

Whether you are being relaxed by the sound of the crashing waves, taking a serene beach walk, or simply relaxing on the sand, you’re sure to have a wonderful time. And of course, Sandos Finisterra is still an amazing place for a wedding – even if you can’t take a swim on your big day!

Beach at Sandos Finisterra Cabo San Lucas
A little peace before the big rollers!

Food & Drinks

Start your day at ”Don Diego”. Here you can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with fresh fruit, cold cuts, and traditional Mexican dishes. Choose from the many sweet, savory, and healthy-conscious dishes readily available at your disposal.

outdoor terrace with cactus and trees and a restaurant

After a day at the pool or out exploring the town, you’ll be glad to try the Baja-style tacos and some fish ceviche with an ice-cold beer, or grab some sushi or pizza freshly made in front of you at the pizza oven or the palapa by the pool.

fish tacos with a pina colada by the pool
Tacos and pina coladas by the pool? where do I sign?!

You have four different options for dinner. Serving Italian specialties there’s Emiliano’s Osteria, international dishes and steaks at Agave Palapa, gourmet bistro dishes at Tortuga Beach, and traditional Mexican fare complete with a beautiful view of the marina lights at Don Diego, the star of the culinary show.

Asian buffet with sushi and sahimi

If you are in the mood for a sweet treat, the Cupcake Cafeteria is open every day from 7 am until 10 pm offering the best in cupcakes, brownies, paninis, and specialty coffees! Room service is also available for every room, free of charge 24-7.

caffee with colorful furniture and cupcakes and paninis in a fridge

Drinks can be enjoyed aplenty at the several bars located around the property. You will find the lobby lounge, a swim-up bar at the adults-only pool, the Plaza Finisterra Bar right next to the show stage, and the Whale Watchers bar where in season you can see those gigantic mammals jumping through the skies. A free spectacle!

Bar with large windows and a beautiful ocean view
Sitting here waiting patiently for the whales to appear!

Activities, Sports, Kids Club

The entertainment staff is incredibly good at organizing activities and making sure everyone feels included and is having a great time. You can participate in riffle-shooting, ping-pong, aqua aerobics, Spanish lessons, tequila tastings, dance classes, musical trivia, bingo, and even a weekly foam party with Dj!

entertainment team of a beach resort by the pool
The staff running the show is great

Sport and fitness enthusiasts will be glad to learn there is a fully equipped gym, two tennis courts, water polo, beach volleyball, yoga, meditation and other various sports to break a sweat and burn those cupcakes and margaritas, am I right?!

yoga class on a terrace overlooking cabo san lucas marina
Namaste you guys!

Little kids will also have a blast during their stay and will be well taken care of in the baby club for ages 2 – 3, and the kids club for ages 4 – 12. Professional staff will provide supervised fun so you can enjoy your day at the beach or pools without any worries.

kids painting at the kids club at sandos finisterra

The whole family will enjoy a daily evening performance including latin dances, a Michael Jackson show, Mexican music and traditional dance, 90’s classic music and everyone’s favorite: the beach white party with BBQ and a fire show!

beach party with a fire show
This girl is on fire!

Exchange Privileges

Staying at Sandos Finisterra will not grant you access to other properties such as Sandos Caracol or Sandos Playacar in the Riviera Maya, but we don’t think you will need much more during your vacations here.

Resort waterpark with slides and pools
The exciting waterpark at Sandos Playacar in Riviera Maya

What makes this resort different from other All-inclusive Resorts

There are so many things that make Sandos Finisterra an exceptional vacation spot or wedding location. Starting with the truly privileged views, the closeness to the shopping centers and marina, plus the historic significance of the resort. Are you really going to let pass the opportunity to get married or to vacation where a rock legend wed? Let that sink in.

Rooftop terrace with lounge furniture and views of the mountains and ocean
We can’t get enough of the views

Sandos Finisterra Weddings

Sandos Finisterra weddings take place on one of the best beaches in Cabo San Lucas, and boast jaw-dropping views that will blow your wedding party away! Plus, the advantage of having just one wedding a day ensures the attention will be all up on you and your guests. Keep reading to learn all about Sandos Finisterra Weddings!

Sandos Finisterra Wedding Package

Seaside Bliss Wedding Package – 30 guests

$4,750 USD Selling price
$79 USD extra person + TAX + Service fee

An elegant wedding setting on a rooftop with ocean view

Ceremony inclusions: Symbolic ceremony • Ceremony setup as per resort location • Government beach permit (Mountaintop terrace fee at Sandos Finisterra) • 3 medium-sized flower medallions • Rose petals for the aisle during the ceremony (1 bag) • Sound system and microphone during the ceremony • 1 bouquet and 1 boutonnière, or 2 bouquets, or 2 boutonnières for the couple.

Private Reception Inclusions: Private cocktail with open bar and appetizers (duration: 1 hour) • Private dinner reception with open bar (duration: 3 hours) • Basic setup and ambient lighting • Sparkling wine for the wedding toast • 3-tier custom made wedding cake • 3 centerpieces • DJ, light, and sound during dinner (duration: 3 hours).

Additional Perks: Wedding organization and personalized service from the wedding coordinators • Steaming service for the wedding outfit (arrival 3 days prior is required) • 1 make-up and hairstyle session (excludes trial) at the Sandos Spa • Couple’s massage at the Sandos Spa (duration: 50 minutes) • Upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability) • Complimentary honeymoon amenities for the couple.

Of course, there are a couple of other packages available at Sandos Finisterra, but this one is the most complete in regards to amenities for the wedding day, as well as benefits for the couple and the guest. We are here for you if you want to explore other wedding package options!

the stones club at sandos finisterra los cabos
The Stones Club opens daily from 10pm until 2am

FUN FACT: ”The Stones” nightclub was named after the Rolling Stones visit. You can literally party where rockstars did in here. Come stay, and move like Jagger!

Extra Costs to Consider

  • Photography and Videography
  • Dance floor
  • Lighting
  • Decor tweaks
  • Floral Tweaks
  • Outside Vendor Fees
  • Wedding Favors

Same-Sex Weddings Sandos Finisterra

Sandos Resorts are proud members of IGLTA, being incredible allies for the community making sure LBGTQ+ and queer couples have an extra special celebration of love. So, let’s get gay married, lesbian married, or anything married at Sandos Finisterra!

A same sex couple getting married on a rooftop with marina view in los cabos
Love is love at Sandos Finisterra

Sandos Finisterra Wedding Promotions

Do you want to save $2000 USD on your wedding package? Get room upgrades, or cash back just by booking with us? There are many things we can help you with to enjoy even more your day and have the wedding you always dreamed of! Ask us how!

RELATED: 6 ways to cut down on destination wedding costs!

Sandos Finisterra Wedding Venues

Besides being incredible beautiful, Sandos Finisterra resort offers a variety of settings for your big day, from the stunning cliffs overlooking the ocean to the tranquil gardens surrounded by desert vegetation. No matter what your vision for your wedding day, Sandos Finisterra can make it a reality.

Plaza Finisterra

This is the main square, where the evening shows take place every evening. It is ideal for a more private ceremony with the view of the marina and the ocean. It has a bar right next to it so its an easy transition from the ceremony to the cocktail hour. Take note you will not be able to use this venue after 7pm since they have to get ready for the show!

CAPACITY: 100 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony

Beach Wedding Location

sandos finisterra weddings at the beach

A very large area with golden sand and an ocean that spans as far as the eye can see. You can held your event in this location until 11 pm except during the turtle season, which is from May to October. During those month beach events are allowed until 9 pm.

CAPACITY: 100 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony, Cocktail & Reception

La Palapita

A covered and closed area with AC and large windows overlooking the ocean. It is located a few steps from the beach and it has a hard surface, which makes it ideal for an indoor reception or cocktail hour.

CAPACITY: 100 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Reception & cocktail hour.

Check out Sandos Finisterra Virtual Tours of the wedding venues

Desert Garden

Wedding ceremony set up in a cactus garden with a hexagon structire with purple flowers

If you aime for a wedding ceremony out of the ordinary with a unique background, this is the spot for you! Local cacti and trees, large stones and sand creates the perfect aesthetic for a desert dream wedding!

CAPACITY: 50 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Ceremony

Mountaintop Terrace

Exclusive, private and literally over the top. The mountain top terrace is the VIP location since it offers the maximum privacy and the very best views of the whole town plus, you can watch the daily fireworks at the marina happening at 9 pm! What else could you possible want? Just take note, there is an extra fee to use this venue and the access is by stair only.

CAPACITY: 100 guests // AVAILABLE FOR: Cocktail & Reception

Come watch the whole wedding locations at Sandos Finisterra on our Youtube Channel!

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a breathtaking location to host your destination wedding in Cabo, but are worried about the many expenses destination weddings can mean, Sandos Finisterra is a great option for you! A beautiful hotel with stunning ocean views, affordable wedding packages, and striking venues for a one-of-a-kind celebration.

Contact one of our wedding experts today. We have many tips and can show you even more ways to save on your wedding. All you have to do is say “I do”!

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Ricardo

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