Review: Best Priority Pass Lounges At Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)

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Los Cabos International Airport SJD, also named San José del Cabo Airport, MX, is the sixth-busiest airport in Mexico and serves the Cabo San Lucas area. Below I outline the very best Priority Pass lounges at Los Cabos Airport. These lounges match the best airline lounges at Los Cabos Airport.

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Free Airport Lounge Access

If you have not paid for Business Class or First Class, you can still access lounges at Los Cabos airport for a fee or for free if you have a Priority Pass. Get an unlimited Priority Pass with the Amex Platinum card, or you can also access most Priority Pass lounges for free using the free American Express Gold with its two free Lounge Club passes. To get extra referral points and advice on these free-lounge-access cards and more, have a read of our best credit cards for luxury travel.

1. Best Priority Pass Lounge: VIP Lounge International Terminal 2

The VIP Lounge in Terminal 2 is located beyond security near gate 8 at the end of the terminal, and it is a very good Priority Pass lounge with its own private toilets. The lounge is free with your Priority Pass lounge, which means American Express Platinum Card holders get unlimited free access.

This lounge is very stylish, and although the downstairs feels small, the upstairs is large, airy, and with tarmac views (over the top of a building!). The style of this lounge feels a bit “Thunderbird” with lots of silver light circles on the ceiling, wooden partitioning, and white pillars, and white seating in different shapes and sizes. The 2nd-floor level is accessible by an elevator or stairs.

Possibly the best seats can be found on the upper level near the windows, where you can sit looking over the top of the airport and directly out to the runway. The upper level has a big bar area and loads of seating. This really is a decent-sized lounge.

The food on offer is snacks and sandwiches. The sandwiches include tuna and turkey on white bread. Not very special but fresh enough, plus there are crisps and salads too. It’s a fairly decent food spread for a Priority Pass lounge.

Drinks are generous with fridges of soft drinks and just about every alcoholic drink you could wish for, including martini cocktails. They describe the offering as beer, wine, and lite cocktails, and waiters will serve you with whatever you want.

2. Second Best Priority Pass Lounge: VIP Lounge Terminal 1

The VIP Lounge in Terminal 1 is located inside security near Gate 4 on the second level with complimentary food, drinks, and private toilets. The lounge is free with your Priority Pass lounge, which means American Express Platinum Card holders get unlimited free access.

This is a nice looking lounge with a similar look to the lounge in Terminal 2, and it has floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of natural light, curves, and circle lights on the ceiling. The food on offer is OK with snacks and sandwiches, plus there are crisps and salads too. The food is virtually the same in both lounges at this airport. It’s a fairly decent food spread for a Priority Pass lounge.

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