Written by Cristina Buaas
Looking for more than sun & sand on your vacation to Mexico? Los Cabos provides a terrific breadth of experience for people of all ages to enjoy while still offering beautiful beaches to soak up the sun. While it’s best known for golf and water activities like fishing, the town of San Jose del Cabo exudes culture with its many galleries, authentic restaurants, and shops displaying locally made goods. There are a multitude of activities for the adventure seeker including zip lining, swimming with whale sharks, a camel safari (yes, camels in Mexico!), catamaran half day cruise, and other thrilling ventures. For a more relaxed atmosphere, you can enjoy a sunset yacht cruise, go snorkeling and paddle boarding, or lounge pool-side at one of many authentic luxury resorts.
Esperanza was the first stop during my trip to Los Cabos. Secluded and perched on a bluff, this resort offers a relaxed atmosphere with sumptuous accommodations. The resort’s beach area is a cove creating a private space for guests to enjoy. Combined with an ocean-view infinity pool and complimentary fitness classes, Esperanza is a great place to unwind. Whether staying in a guest casita or private villa, you will receive Virtuoso amenities through our preferred partnership.
The Cape is an eclectic and trendy lifestyle resort, generally for younger adults, with a very modern feel. The beach is great for surfing and you can see the famous “El Arco” from every room! Dining at the resort’s restaurant Manta, created by celebrity chef Enrique Olvera, was an incredible experience. If this fresh take on Los Cabos luxury draws you in, let us know so we can add value to your stay with Virtuoso amenities.
The Resort at Pedregal sits at the meeting point of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez, aka “Land’s End.” You will be amazed by the dramatic, chandelier-lined entrance when you arrive through their tunnel that connects from the town of Cabo San Lucas. This property has a great design and sense of place. Each room offers a plunge pool and fireplace, perfect for any season. A wonderful option for younger couples or families with teens who value easy access to nightlife or alternate dining options because of the proximity to town. Don’t miss out on their plentiful breakfast buffet, a complimentary Virtuoso amenity offered here.
One&Only Palmilla is the most historic property in Los Cabos. Built in 1955, it was the first resort in the region and still has that “classic Hollywood” feel. Providing amazing service with bespoke service touches everywhere, this property truly warms your heart. Spacious rooms, lush grounds, and having one of the area’s only swimmable beaches make One&Only Palmilla hard to beat for couples and families. Romance and renewal abound here, and throughout 2016 the resort is offering exclusive spa experiences for Virtuoso guests.
Las Ventanas Al Paraiso is breathtakingly beautiful on all sides, offering gorgeous views of the Sea of Cortez. Be ready to get pampered whether at the awarded indoor/outdoor spa or being served by the butlers at the infinity pool. Villa guests can even arrange to have the chef prepare an authentic breakfast or dinner in your villa. Beach cabanas are available to rent and include plunge pools on the beach, a wet bar and ample seating and loungers for a group or family. This property is great for couples of all ages looking to relax and enjoy serenity during their stay and of course, we would love to add value through the complimentary Virtuoso amenities.
In addition to amazing luxury accommodations, Los Cabos boasts of incredible dining from tacos and mescal to haute cuisine. Whether you prefer a local farm-to-table restaurant like the charming Flora Farms or you’re looking for a lively authentic taco dinner at La Lupita, Los Cabos will exceed your expectations. Through my personal experience and knowledge along with our supplier partner relationships, CSB Travel can truly inspire an unforgettable vacation for your family to this vibrant destination.