Viva Cabo!

Los Cabos, Mexico has always been a popular spot, but since the borders reopened in June, it has never been more popular with my clients. Even though I’ve planned dozens of trips to the area, it had been quite some time since I last visited, so after our 3rd plan for our 10th anniversary fell through, I decided to regroup and plan a trip to the Baja Peninsula.

I love Mexico— the food, the resorts, the lower prices, easy flights, for me, it’s hard to justify the long flights to the beach elsewhere. The wonderful thing about Cabo is the plethora of things to do in this area from Surfing to ATVing, Deep Sea Fishing, Sunset Cruises to the famous Arches, beach parties, wonderful restaurants, hiking, biking, paddleboarding, you won’t get bored in Cabo.

Where to Stay

Las Ventanas al Paraiso

Why stay here? If you are looking for a sense of place with the very best in service and lots to do on site, Las Ventanas might be the place for you. Located in between San Jose del Cabo and Cabos San Lucas, this resort offers a quick 20 minute drive to just about anywhere.

Pro Tip: Book an Oceanfront Room to be closest to the Adult Pool.

  • The Shameless Tourist Perks:
    • Complimentary upgrade to an Oceanview Rooftop Terrace Junior Suite from an Oceanview Junior Suite for stays through December 19 upon booking (based on availability)
    • Daily Full American breakfast for up to two people per bedroom available via in-room dining or in the restaurant
    • An Oasis Experience inclusive of a Margarita & Taco Sampler from Taqueria (for up to two guests, per stay)
    • USD125 nightly resort credit until December 19 
    • Welcome note and amenity
    • 4 PM late check-out for stays through December 19 (based on availability) 

One&Only Palmilla

Why Stay Here? This resort is the only luxury resort in the Cabos San Lucas area with a swimmable beach. It is also in between San Jose del Cabo and Cabos San Lucas, so a perfect location for those visiting both cities. It was also the first luxury resort in Cabo, making a distinguished choice for any travelers.

  • The Shameless Tourist Perks:
    • Upgrade on arrival to next room category, subject to availability
    • Daily Continental breakfast for two guests per bedroom
    • $150 USD equivalent Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay
    • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

Why Stay Here? For guests looking for modern luxury closest to the “Squid Zone” (as the Party Zone is most commonly known), The Cape is a perfect choice.

  • The Shameless Tourist Perks:
    • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
    • Daily Full breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in restaurant or via in-room dining
    • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay 
    • Early check-in/Late check-out, subject to availability
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Montage Los Cabos

Why Stay Here? Arguably placed on one of the most beautiful beaches in Cabo, the Montage is a dream for those loving beautiful beaches and dramatic scenery.

  • The Shameless Tourist Perks:
    • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (excluding Specialty Suites, Residences, and Casas)
    • Daily $70 USD breakfast credit per bedroom, available in the restaurant or through in-room dining.
    • $100 USD equivalent Resort/Hotel credit to be utilized during stay
    • Welcome Amenity
    • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
    • Complimentary Wi-fi
    • For bookings in Specialty Suites*, guests will also receive complimentary one-way airport transfers (for up to 4 guests)

Grand Velas, Los Cabos

Why Stay Here? For those looking for a luxury all inclusive experience Grand Velas is the best. Your rate includes all of your meals, premium alcohol, activities, and more. Grand Velas is also a wonderful option for families looking to travel together as it has great Children’s Programs.

  • The Shameless Tourist Perks:
    •   Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
    • Complimentary one-way private airport transfer 
    • $50 USD Spa credit per adult per stay
    • $100 USD food & beverage credit toward a private romantic dinner
    • Early check-in/late check-out**, subject to availability
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Zadun, a Ritz Carlton Reserve

Why Stay Here? I would recommend this property for guests looking for the newest accommodations still close to the Cabo “action” but far enough away to be out of the hustle and bustle. Most every room here has a private pool which is a huge perk as well. 24 hour per day butler service in all rooms and situated on one of the very best golf courses in Cabo. Also, for those looking to dine at Flora Farms and Acre during their Cabo visit, you can’t get much closer than Zadun.

  • The Shameless Tourist Perks:
    • Welcome Amenity
    • Complimentary Breakfast for Two Daily
    • $100 USD Hotel Credit
    • Complimentary Wifi
    • Early Check-in/late Check-out, based on availability
    • VIP status granted with in-person warm welcome
    • Welcome note from General Manager (or Hotel Management)
    • First priority on waitlists in sold-out situations
    • First priority for requested room category, bed type, rollaways and connecting rooms
    • Priority for complimentary room upgrade (based on availability upon arrival)

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

Why Stay Here? The WA Pedregal is another very famous resort in this amazing part of Mexico. With a completely different location than any other luxury hotel, Pedregal is situated at the very tip of the Baja Peninsula. The landscape of this area is mountainous and offers dramatic views.

  • The Shameless Tourist Perks:
    • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
    • Breakfast buffet daily in Don Manuel’s for two guests per bedroom
    • $150 USD equivalent Hotel or Resort credit to be utilized during stay 
    • Complimentary VIP airport Lounge Tickets with all Beach Front Suite Bookings
    • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Double Hilton Honor Points
    • **For Bookings between now and December 17, 2021- Stay 7 Nights or Longer and receive 30% off!**

Esperanza, an Auberge Resort

Why Stay Here? Esperanza is often regarded as one of the top three resorts in the area. And in 2019 was named the #1 Hotel in Mexico by US News and World Reports. With 4 restaurants, 5 pools, a luxury spa, a great kids club, championship golf course, and the long standing history of being one of the top resorts in the area, you will not be disappointed at Esperanza!

  • The Shameless Tourist Perks:
    • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
    • Breakfast credit of $35 per person for up 2 people per bedroom, per day. Credit is allowed in restaurant or room service
    • $100 USD Hotel & Resort credit, to be utilized during stay (Valid toward Spa in 2021)
    • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas

Why Stay Here? For those looking for the newest accommodations in Cabo in the most up and coming area, Four Seasons might be the place for you. This resort is located in the East Cape, which is about a 90 minute drive from the heart of Cabo, but with a swimmable beach (a rarity in the area) and tons to do on site, the East Cape may capture your heart!

  • The Shameless Tourist Perks:
    • Daily American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in Estiatorio Milos restaurant (USD 120 value)
    • Complimentary round-trip airport transfers (USD 495 value)
    • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites and private residences)
    • Welcome note at check-in
    • Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms; complimentary premium Internet in all suites

Where to Dine

Flora Farms is a must for guests visiting! It offers delicious food and a unique and casual, but fun vibe. Don’t forget to bring mosquito spray!

  • Acre (near Flora Farms) offers a more upscale experience
  • Edith’s for authentic Mexican Food in the “Squid Zone”
  • The Office on the Beach- if you are looking for a party, look no further than the Office. Owned by the family who run’s Edith’s this beachfront dining experience is not to be missed!
  • Arbol at Las Ventanas

What To Do

  • If you are looking to do more than relax and enjoy the amazing resorts in this area, you will find just about everything under the sun in terms of activities and excursions; here are a few of my favorites:
    • Surfing
    • ATVing
    • Deep Sea Fishing – The Sea of Cortez is home to one of the most diverse areas of sea life in the world!
    • Sunset Cruise to see “Los Arcos”
    • Go Whale Watching (in the Winter Months)
    • Snorkeling
    • Scuba Diving
    • Golfing
    • Zip Lining

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