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Where to Stay in Los Cabos, Mexico: The Best Resorts for Every Traveler

Cabo is a top choice for a chic beach getaway—especially for West-Coasters and the Hollywood A-list—and this season is welcoming new hotels and restaurants at breakneck speed. The coastal haven is booming with the much-anticipated Nobu Los Cabos (opening in April), Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve (opening this summer), and Four Seasons and Aman properties anticipated for 2020. However, a number of stalwart, full-service resorts continue to flourish and lure repeat visitors. Read on to discover which hotel is right for you.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning an escape to Cabo. Our specialists can match you with the hotel that is right for you and plan great meals, activities and excursions.

For a Romantic Escape: Las Ventanas al Paraíso

A Mexican desert paradise with panoramic views overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Las Ventanas al Paraíso is a stylish, sexy property imbued with soul.

Best For: Travelers looking for a decidedly adult, intimate atmosphere and high-touch service. There’s even an on-property ‘Romance Department.’
Room to Book: The recently constructed One-Bedroom Oceanfront Villas, located right on the sand, or the Ty Warner Mansion for a multi-bedroom, secluded hideaway.
Favorite Activities: Dining at the buzzy Arbol restaurant, beachside cocktail competitions, deep-sea fishing and people-watching.
Keep in Mind: While there are no age minimums, the atmosphere is much more conducive to romance than family activities.

For the Ultimate All-Ages Playground: One & Only Palmilla

The region’s most luxurious option, One & Only Palmilla offers whimsical, hacienda-style rooms, one of Cabo’s only swimmable beaches and an abundance of activities.

Best For: Travelers who appreciate a full-service resort, with top-notch dining, beautiful décor and an engaging Kids’ Club.
Room to Book: The Oceanfront One-Bedroom Suite with a private plunge pool.
Favorite Activities: Surfing lessons, stand-up paddle-boarding, golf at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Palmilla golf course and spa treatments.
Keep in Mind: This property has nearly 200 guest accommodations. For those looking for something more intimate, travelers should opt for The Resort at Pedregal or Las Ventanas al Paraíso.

Related: Cabo 101

For Understated Luxury: Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos

The Solaz is a design-forward and contemporary resort nestled in a colorful desert location overlooking the Sea of Cortez.

Best For: Couples and families looking for an authentic Baja getaway with modern amenities and superb dining.
Room to Book: The gallery rooms are very private, with lovely outdoor patios and plunge pools.
Favorite Activities: Spa treatments at the 10,000-sq.-ft spa, which is equipped with cutting-edge services like chromotherapy, and relaxing at the casual-cool pool club with a standout Mexican restaurant
Keep in Mind: With strong surf, the beach is ideal for confident swimmers but not for young children.

For An Intimate Atmosphere: The Resort at Pedregal

A boutique property just a few minutes’ walk from Cabo San Lucas town, The Resort at Pedregal is rustic yet decidedly modern.

Best For: Travelers who appreciate a sense of place and ample amenities like a gym, spa and great dining options.
Room to Book: All rooms and residences have private terraces and plunge pools, but the Beachfront Suites offer the best locations.
Favorite Activities: Dining at the gorgeous El Farallon restaurant, swimming with whale sharks, snorkeling along Espiritu Santo Island and yoga on the beach.
Keep in Mind: Recent sand erosion has thinned out the beach, so this is not the property for picky beachgoers.

For Contemporary Design: Montage, Los Cabos

Opened in Spring 2018, this property is perched over the swimmable Santa Maria Bay and has a contemporary, desert-inspired aesthetic.

Best For: Travelers looking to be pampered in a new and impeccably designed resort.
Room to Book: The private and spacious Baja Beachfront Suite that can accommodate up to four people.
Favorite Activities: Afternoons at the spa, the nearby San Jose del Cabo Art Walk, ATV tours along the Pacific Coast and kayaking around Santa Maria Bay.
Keep in Mind: The property is still coping with service issues in its first year of operations.

Related: Mexico’s Best Beach Resorts

For An Easy-yet-Sophisticated Getaway: Chileno Bay Resort & Residences

Located just 30 minutes from the airport on a swimmable beach, Chileno Bay is a chicly designed yet family-friendly property. 

Best For: Families with children looking for a calm beach, a great Kids Club and delicious food.
Room to Book: Any of the multi-bedroom villas, particularly those with unobstructed ocean views.
Favorite Activities: A whale-watching photography experience, snorkeling right from the property, horseback riding, sunset sailing around Cabo Bay and dining at Comal restaurant.
Keep in Mind: While you’ll likely see thousands of fish right off the beach, water shoes are a necessity to walk into the pebbly surf.

For A Laid-Back Vibe: Esperanza, An Auberge Resort

Esperanza pairs gorgeous views and spacious accommodations with a thoroughly mellow vibe and great value.

Best For: Low-key travelers and families interested in soaking in grand, sweeping views and a barefoot-chic atmosphere.
Room to Book: The most recently completed multi-bedroom Luxury Suites, which are all equipped with butler service, a full kitchen and a private pool.
Favorite Activities: Water sports, beachside spa treatments and deep-sea fishing.
Keep in Mind: Service is a touch less buttoned-up than at other properties, although always warm and well-intentioned.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning an escape to Cabo. Our specialists can match you with the hotel that is right for you and plan great meals, activities and excursions.

– Avery Carmichael on March 4, 2019

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