What It’s Like to Hang in the Los Cabos Airport VIP Lounge
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.
Get this Priority Pass deal (affiliate): 10% discount on all membership plans on the first year. Fares are in USD.
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, cruditÃ©s 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 aiport VIP Lounge?