When (albeit sadly) departing Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) airport, it’s possible to seek sanctuary in the one-and-only VIP Lounge located in Terminal 2 where international flights depart. It’s a Priority Pass member lounge though anyone can purchase a day pass for 490 pesos (or about $30 at the time of this writing).

I had a first class ticket on Alaska Airlines in my hand, but it doesn’t matter which airline you’re flying or class of service… if you’re not a Priority Pass member, a fee is required.

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As an airport lounge enthusiast, I bought the day pass. I am not a Priority Pass member since my oneworld Alliance platinum status (and usual premium class tickets) allows access to member lounges wherever in the world I am, plus I have a membership to the American Airlines Admirals Club. I like the Priority Pass lounge in Hong Kong International Airport very much so felt that this *might* be similar in style. 

Wrong. My living room is bigger than this lounge. That being said, I don’t regret the purchase and thought the service was excellent. I wasn’t up for the Cabo Wabo, tequila shooter vibe in the rest of the airport despite the public seating areas being nicer than expected and the presence of Starbucks and Yogen Fruz. A glass of wine was in order which would have cost me money somewhere else anyway.

My purse barely hit the ground before a server appeared with a complimentary drinks menu—I was planning on going up to the bar area. Turns out they serve a house red and white wine along with a variety of mixed drinks including a lengthy martini menu. My white wine was delivered back to my chair straight away. It wasn’t fantastic but decent enough to drink.

Single-serve boxes of Froot Loops and other cereal were out on display for kids, despite it being past lunchtime. Simple sandwiches, crudités and other no frills snacks were also available to eat in a small contemporary-style dining room or anywhere else in the small lounge.

Probably to make the space feel larger than it is, most of the lounge chairs have oddly-low backs so leaning back was next to impossible. But these funky chairs have plugs in between them and I was grateful for that as well as the quick, free WiFi. The lounge was also quieter than the rest of the airport.

I would recommend this lounge obviously if you:

  • are a Priority Pass member.
  • have a long wait prior to departure.
  • value silence.
  • might eat or drink the cost elsewhere anyway (there is one sit-down restaurant that looked semi-decent).
  • like the exclusivity that a lounge offers.

Have you been to the Los Cabos airport VIP Lounge?

Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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  1. Great review!
    We’ve been quite a few times from SAN-SJD and love the lounge in Los Cabos. ESPECIALLY with KIDS! They have a separate play area for kids with XBOX, and a pool table complete with glass doors that close to muffle the sounds and to eliminate the possible stares and glares you may get from bringing a couple of giggly toddlers into a VIP lounge.
    Food is mediocre but service is always stellar. Kids under 7 are admitted free with a priority pass member. Good times to be had by all while waiting for your southwest flight to post to the gate. A+