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LOS CABOS WHERE THE DESERT MEETS THE SEA


Mexico’s most enchanted stretch of coastline. Baja’s most exclusive resort experience.


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20. EXCITING 22. SIGHTSEEING Head to the Desert

28. GOLF Tee Off

34. FISHING Fish On

40. ADVENTURES Escape to Los Cabos

48. ECOTOURISM Go Wild

50. BEACHES

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70. EXQUISITE 72. DINING Sample the World It’s a Date Farm to Table Nation of Flavors With Love

106. NIGHTLIFE After Dark

108. ARTS & CULTURE Culture Club

112. WEDDINGS

54. REFINED 56. SPAS & WELLNESS Focus on Wellness

60. SHOPPING Delightful Finds

62. REAL ESTATE Living in Paradise 12

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118. INSPIRED 120. SIDE TRIPS Hit the Open Road

128. ACCOMMODATIONS

138. INSIGHTS 140. ACCOMMODATIONS LISTINGS Luxury Stays

166. GOLF LISTINGS Seeing Green

168. USEFUL INFORMATION Insider Tips

174. MAPS 179. CALENDAR OF EVENTS 14

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Welcome to Los Cabos Located at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, Los Cabos is one of the world’s most diverse tourism destinations. Set against a dramatic desert backdrop and nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortés, our destination is home to award-winning resorts, culinary offerings, championship golf courses, celebrated spas, world-renowned sport fishing tournaments and state-ofthe-art convention facilities. Los Cabos encompasses the capes of San José del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas and the East Cape, each with a distinct personality for a very select set of travelers that want to take advantage of the natural beauty of Baja California Sur. Visitors experience desert, mountain and water activities, along with the contrast of the sea and desert landscapes that will remain in their memories. Getting to Los Cabos is easier than ever, with the Los Cabos International Airport’s (SJD) more than 500 weekly flights, serving more than 40 destinations. Additionally, Los Cabos has been unstoppable,

LUIS HUMBERTO ARAIZA Secretary of Tourism Baja California Sur

adding several luxury properties to the already growing inventory of resorts and hotels. With over 83 hotels and resorts, Los Cabos offers more than 18,000 rooms and has over 2,300 new hotel rooms forecasted over the next few years, increasing the inventory of luxury brands in the destination. Another big draw to the destination is its vibrant culinary offerings, which attract distinguished chefs to come to Los Cabos and share their creativity. Top-ranked chefs, such as Richard Sandoval, Enrique Olvera and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, among many others, have taken our signature Mexican dishes and reimagined them, creating a culinary oasis for locals and visitors. As one of Mexico’s top destinations for meetings and conventions, Los Cabos has its state-of-theart International Convention Center (ICC), with more than 72,000 square feet of meeting and event space for up to 8,000 attendees. The Los Cabos International Convention Center is among the most modern and expansive venues found in the country. There is really something for everyone. Whether you’re traveling for business or leisure, we are extremely excited to welcome you! We encourage you to fully maximize your time here and visit every corner of the state of Baja California Sur.

Bienvenidos a Los Cabos! We are honored to welcome you to Los Cabos, at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, considered by many a land of enchantingly sunny beaches and one of the world’s most diverse tourist destinations. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortés, our destination is home to more than 83 award-winning resorts and hotels. Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape for two or an adventurous getaway at Land’s End, Los Cabos welcomes you to experience its hospitality through one of the countless luxury or affordable offerings. With over 18,000 current hotel rooms and over 2,300 forecasted over the next few years, increased flight connectivity, a growing culinary scene, and vibrant festivals and event offerings, the destination will continue to lead in 2020. The region is set to welcome 10 new resorts through the year 2023. Some of the newest high-end properties include St. Regis, Aman, Park Royal, Caesar’s Palace, 1 Residences, Soho, and So Los Cabos Hotel and Residences, among others.

LILZI ORCÍ Executive President Los Cabos Hotel Association

Los Cabos truly has something for everyone. From music and culture, to adventure and sport fishing, the destination is a great place for travelers to enjoy a variety of experiences, especially with its prominent annual events, including fishing tournaments, triathlons, marathons, gastronomic events, the Los Cabos International Film Festival, ATP Los Cabos, Los Cabos Open of Surf, the annual culinary festival Sabor a Cabo and many more. We invite you to connect with Los Cabos and enjoy an extraordinary vacation, discover the hospitality that we give our visitors and be amazed by all the experiences we offer. We are thrilled to receive you, and encourage you to make your way, the Baja Way!

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Change is the only constant, and that is especially true in the hospitality industry. People travel looking to relax, discover and indulge, but savvy travelers are no longer simply booking flights, paying for traditional tours and looking for a place to rest their heads. People are seeking unforgettable experiences, engaging activities, unique meals and meaningful moments to share with all their loved ones. Travelers have more options than ever, and Los Cabos is prepared and eager to live up to its reputation as a timeless destination and the challenge of exceeding even the most fastidious expectations. This exclusive little corner of Mexico is warm and welcoming in

the most traditional sense, a hallmark of the region’s ities that are tough to beat. Stellar spas, inspired restaureyond the convention facilities. If you are one of the many couples tying the knot here, For everyone who steps foot on this special corner of Baja California Sur, here’s to creating memories... We hope you enjoy your stay!

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SIGHTSEEING GOLF FISHING A D VE N T UR E S E C O T O UR I S M B E AC H E S

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Leave the crowds behind for a day, and visit a desert oasis not far from the ocean and the sea. BY RICK STEDMAN

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ost visitors to Los Cabos rarely leave the city limits, but if you want to immerse yourself in an adventure in a less frequented part of Baja California Sur, arid country with sweeping vistas. Just 34 miles north of Land’s End, the quaint rural town of

Located within the reserve, the locally owned Rancho Ecologico Sol de Mayo is home to some of the region’s most iconic flora and fauna, including lizards, quail, roadrunners, rabbits and the

Santiago is home to flourishing orchards and working ranches

occasional ring-tailed cat. Hit the trail early to get a better chance

that make the land resemble a verdant island amid a sea of

of seeing the animals. They tend to come out before the sun

desert scrub. Santiago doubles as the gateway to the Cabo Real

is at its peak, and spend the rest of the day tucked in shaded

Ecological Reserve, which itself skirts the Sierra de la Laguna

hideaways, ideal for an extended siesta.

mountain range. Designated a UNESCO global biosphere reserve

The drive to the ranch is relatively easy, though it is

in 1994, the range is graced with a wealth of biodiverse vegetation

recommended that you rent an all-wheel drive vehicle to get there,

and magnificent rock formations.

as the last several miles are unpaved and uneven. The varied fleet

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consider a day trip into the outback, an


FUN FACT

The run off that starts atop the Sierra de la Laguna mountains is what provides all the fresh water for the creeks and underground reservoirs throughout Baja California Sur.

at Ten Car Rental includes midsize sports utility vehicles and Jeeps, ideally suited for this kind of adventure. Once at the ranch, be prepared to pay a nominal fee to park and another small fee for access to the trail that leads to the waterfall. The hike down to the waterfall itself can take as little as five to 10 minutes, but the return trip takes longer, as it is up the steep incline. You can assist yourself on the rustic but functional trail with railings and ropes you’ll find along the way. The ranch offers a few amenities, including restrooms, fresh meals and beverages, and even cabins for overnight stays.

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When the picturesque, 40-foot cascading fall comes into view, it’s easy to feel like you have traveled a world away. This natural formation invites visitors to step back in time, as huge granite rocks atop the Sol de Mayo waterfall funnel its crystalline, spring-fed water into a pool below — a sight that has attracted locals to the area for centuries. In fact, you may run into a few locals enjoying the peaceful spot while you’re there. Visitors can easily spend the whole day cooling off in the natural swimming hole absorbing the laid-back atmosphere. The deep pool

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Huge granite rocks atop the Sol de Mayo waterfall funnel its crystalline, spring-fed water into a pool below.


GETTING THERE: Rent a car, or contact a destination management company (DMC) like Terramar, which regularly organizes tours through the back country.

provides the perfect pick-meup for adults after a day of exploring, while a safe sandy shallow area is best for kids

"The best of Cabo is on board."

and less confident swimmers. The water is cool and refreshing, but at the height

of summer may be reduced to a trickle or dry up completely. If you seek a little more insight and context, look for expeditions guided by naturalists who are knowledgeable about the area and its secrets. Various destination management companies, such as Terramar and Mexico Planners organize hiking tours, and can personalize your experience. Their knowledgeable guides provide information about the land, its vegetation, where you are most likely to see specific animals and the indigenous people who lived in the area hundreds of years ago. “It’s such a rush to stumble upon an oasis in the middle of the desert,” says Sunny Irvine, owner of destination management company Terramar. “You feel like you’re on a discovery expedition as you come upon these remote villages, missions and waterfalls.”

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A day in the desert can be a life-changing

The most important item to remember when heading out on a hiking trip through desert trails is a good pair of comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes — indispensible for managing the uneven and steep terrain. So swap the flip-flops for a pair of good hiking boots. Other items to pack include a swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, plenty of water, a small rucksack to carry everything and, of course, a camera or cell phone to capture your memories. You may also want to pick up some food and drinks at the ranch prior to trekking down the trail to enjoy a scenic picnic when you’ve made it.

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When you golf at the southern tip of the Baja California

golf courses, Los Cabos now

peninsula, expect to have an unparalleled experience. Added

offers 17 incredible tracks. If you

amenities at most of these courses include pro shops, instruction

play every hole at every course

and some form of culinary palapa. These strategically placed

in Los Cabos, you will complete

mini-restaurants are usually staffed with a bartender and chef, and

309 holes, while being treated to

serve a full-range of local staples and a vast menu of alcoholic

some of the planet’s most spectacular scenery. Other impressive

and non-alcoholic beverages. The incredible dominance of these

accolades Los Cabos has recently received include the Golf

superlative courses can be traced back directly to the talented

Digest ranking of all of Mexico’s 220 golf courses, in which the

designers that have helped cultivate the region’s golf presence,

preeminent magazine ranked 10 Los Cabos courses in their short

including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Tom Fazio, Davis Love III,

list of the country’s top 16.

Tiger Woods and, most recently, Fred Couples.

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ith the opening of two additional


Tee Off Los Cabos extends its golf dominance in Latin America with two new courses. BY RICK STEDMAN

WHAT’S NEW Rancho San Lucas Golf Club, designed by legendary golfer and course designer Greg Norman, is one of the highlights of the new Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas. The new resort sits on 1.2 miles of beachfront property right on the Pacific Ocean, just 15 minutes north of Cabo San Lucas. The 7,260-yard layout has a few holes on the beach, notably the par-3 third, which parallels the sea. From this vantage point, during the winter months golfers are treated to incredible views of breaching whales. With a contrasting desert backdrop, the course offers exquisite ocean views from 13 of its 18, holes with seven being oceanfront.

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Cabo Real Golf Club features a multithemed, target-style course, which was recently refashioned by Jones.

One of the defining characteristics of the links-style course is its

The Twin Dolphin Golf Club, which opened in late 2018, features

deep pot bunkers. These sharp-edged, steep-walled sandy pits

a par-72 layout that stretches to 7,156 yards from the back tees.

are the bane of every golfer and the first to be used at any course

The course was built on a broad sloping plateau bisected by three

in Los Cabos.

major arroyos, and is perched nearly 600 feet above sea level. It

The golf course is but the centerpiece of Norman’s first real

offers exclusive access to guests of Montage Los Cabos.

at Rancho San Lucas. The collection includes family residences,

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condominiums and estate homes with incredible ocean views.

Often referred to as the Grand Dame of Los Cabos Golf, Palmilla

The community also features a village with shopping, dining and

Golf Club was the first major course built in Los Cabos, opening

entertainment options; an expansive community park with a lake;

in 1992. The Jack Nicklaus-designed course features 27 holes,

biking and hiking trails; family picnic areas; a tennis center; and

nestled in the uniquely Los Cabos blend of desert and sea. The

proximity to Cabo San Lucas’ dynamic vibe.

impressive track is divided into the Arroyo Nine, the Mountain Nine

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estate venture in Mexico: the exclusively branded Norman Estates


and the Ocean Nine. Palmilla Golf Club gently takes you through

18-hole championship course measures 7,050 yards from the

800 vertical feet of the Baja California Sur desert, with many of the

championship tees and overlooks the Sea of Cortés.

holes offering views of the azure-colored Sea of Cortés.

In 2014 the 18-hole championship Quivira Golf Club, a Signature

The venerable Cabo San Lucas Country Club still has that Old

Jack Nicklaus design, became the star attraction at Pueblo Bonito

Mexico feel to it. Designed by Roy Dye and opened in 1994, it is

Resort. Several of the picturesque holes on this par-72, 7,139-yard

one of the most challenging and scenic golf courses on the entire

course are carved right into the Pacific Ocean shoreline, offering

peninsula. Cabo San Lucas Country Club is the area’s only course

unparalled ocean views. In its first five years, Quivira Golf Club

offering views of the iconic El Arco rock formation at Land’s End.

established itself as a major presence. It was dubbed the “Best

Featuring several revamped holes, the par-72 course measures

New International Golf Course” by Golf Magazine when it first

7,238 yards from the championship tees. At 610 yards, the par-5

opened and “The Development of the Year” by Golf Inc. More

7th is the longest golf hole in all of Mexico and features a double

recently, it was included in Golf Digest’s “World’s 100 Greatest Golf

dogleg around a lake.

Courses” list.

With these two courses, Los Cabos made an impressive entry into the international golf scene. More recently, Querencia Golf

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Club opened in 2000 to rave reviews. The dramatic Tom Fazio-

Questro Golf manages a trio of excellent golf course in Los Cabos,

designed course spans 300 acres, winds through deep arroyos

including Cabo Real Golf Club, Club Campestre San José Golf, and

and climbs to cool, arid plateaus with endless vistas. This private,

Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club. Each course was designed by the

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biggest names in golf architecture, including Signature Designs

widely considered among the most liberally contoured putting

from Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones II and Greg Norman. Each

surfaces in Los Cabos.

list when in Los Cabos. The showpiece of a 2,800-acre resort and residential beachfront

Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club has thrilled golfers for over a decade. The rare composite design — nine holes each by Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus — has proven to be a winning

community, Cabo Real Golf Club features a multi-themed, target-

combination, as the two legends are among the world’s greatest

style course, which was recently refashioned by Jones from a pre-

professional golfers, as well

existing layout.

as being widely celebrated

Likewise, Club Campestre San José anchors a 550-

course designers. Guests at

acre master-planned community. Despite its sloping desert

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terrain and views of the Sea of Cortés, the course’s defining

Golf & Spa Resort can tee

characteristic is its undulating, multi-tiered greens, which are

off right outside their suites.

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A NIGHT COURSE: With a lighted driving range Cabo San Lucas Country Club is the only course in the area where you can play at night.

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is spectacular in its own way, and should be on everyone’s to-do


GOOD TO KNOW

Scenic and challenging but nuanced, Club Campestre San José is a local favorite and is widely considered to represent among the best value in the Los Cabos golf circuit.

SUNSHINE & GOLD Guests at the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar, can enjoy the resort’s many amenities, including access to the par-72, 7,103-yard Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol and its counterpart, the Desert Course. Davis Love III’s links-style Dunes Course at Diamante Cabo San Lucas is a par-72, 18-hole championship course that stretches to 7,300 yards from the tips, and Tiger Woods’ El Cardonal course at the same property features breathtaking views. Among the premiere private tracks in Los Cabos is the Nicklausdesigned El Dorado Golf & Beach Club. Tom Fazio’s incredible Chileno Bay Golf & Beach Club complements that extraordinary property with its incredible layout.


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Fish On Sportfishing is what placed Los Cabos on the map. NICK HONACHEFSKY

ere’s how it all plays out. You’re on the deck of a 70-foot sportfishing yacht. Charging into mounting Pacific swells, you’re strapped to the fighting chair, battling a 600-pound blue marlin sporting monumental shoulders and a sharp sword for a nose. Waves crash over the transom, spraying salt water in your face as the captain backs down on the beast. After a 45 minute war of give and take, the mate reaches down into the water, the billfish wildly slashing around. He grabs the leader at boatside, the hook is dislodged and the marlin is released to fight another day. High fives round the house. Sweating bullets, you unstrap the fighting harness and coolly walk into the salon of the sportfisher, kick your feet up and dine on fresh sushi, stir a martini and catch some rays while waiting for the can be out on a rugged maritime brawl with genuine beasts while indulging in state-of-the-art luxury.

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next bite. That’s the real catch in the Los Cabos fishing scene: You


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BIG GAME FISHING The waters off Los Cabos are comprised of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés. Both consisting of prolific marine environments and submarine sea mounts, myriad species can be found

Fishing Tournaments Los Cabos hosts numerous fishing

anywhere from right along the shoreline out to 60 miles. Big game

tournaments that pit the skill and knowledge

fishing in Los Cabos is highlighted by its world-renowned striped

of seasoned sea captains and anglers

marlin fishery, but other seafaring sportfish include blue marlin,

competing to win some of the most lucrative

black marlin, wahoo, yellowfin tuna and dorado.

jackpots in the world. Six main tournaments

The easiest way to have a thoroughly Los Cabos fishing

hit the Los Cabos shores with the Stars and

experience is to charter a boat. Picante Sportfishing runs daily trips

Stripes Tournament in June, Los Cabos

out to the fishing grounds right around Land’s End: the five- to

Billfish Tournament in October, the Cabo

50-mile range where you can target marlin species. Luxury charter

Tuna Jackpot in November, and then the

vessels from the Pisces Fleet are built with world-class service

trifecta of the local Bisbee’s circuit: Bisbees

in mind. Charter boats are equipped with the latest size 50 to

East Cape, Los Cabos Offshore and

80 class gold conventional reels matched with stand-up heavy

Bisbee’s Black and Blue in late October. At

duty rods spooled with 80-pound line, suitable for a strenous

the latter, payouts can exceed $4 million! The Bisbee’s tournaments are legendary, making their mark for over 30 years. Celebrating 25 years in business, Picante Sportfishing lays claim to being the fishing champion of Los Cabos, with more than $4.6 million in tournament earnings. Even if you don’t participate, it’s always exciting to watch

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the weigh ins at the docks.

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Charter a Boat

Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned angler, Los Cabos offers plenty of options to suit your specific needs and budget. On my first trip to Los Cabos in 2007, I had no idea how to charter a boat, so I walked the docks at Marina Cabo San Lucas, and I managed to negotiate a trip on a ramshackle 17-foot panga boat with a local fisherman. Chartering a fishing boat is an even easier process. Simply contact Pisces Fleet, which offers a variety of options for inshore and offshore fishing, starting with 22-foot panga boats for half-day, four-hour fishing jaunts of inshore fishing. If you want to hit the water with an all-inclusive package that comes with bait, tackle, provisions and top-of-the-line rods battle with a billfish. When making the one- to three-hour run 10 to 60

and reels, Pisces Fleet boasts a complete

miles offshore, nothing beats traveling in comfort and style, and these

line of luxury sportfishing vessels up to 70

sportfishing yachts are decked out with comfortable couches, fully

feet long. The first-class accommodations in

stocked refrigerators and even TVs to keep your party entertained.

these dream liners include air-conditioned

Once at the grounds, captains and mates work hard setting a trolling

cabins and all the amenities needed for an

spread of lures and baits to tempt marlin, tuna, wahoo and dorado. A

all-day outing — as well as some you don’t

spread can contain up to 10 rods out as the lures crashing across the

need, but you’ll certainly appreciate. You can

water surface resemble a school of baitfish, triggering a reaction strike

even plan an overnight excursion that will

from the pelagic species. Trolling is a fairly easy way to get strikes,

take you farther out and take your experience

as once the spread is set, rods are placed in the rod holders in the

from a day of fishing to an aquatic adventure.

gunwales, and the boat simply cruises at a six- to eight-knot pace

And if you’re a solo angler, don’t fret. You can

dragging the lures in its wake.

always pay for a share on a charter to join a

You’ll certainly know when you get a hit. The reel’s drag system starts singing and screaming as the fish rips line off at a breakneck

group that’s headed your way. Think of it as ridesharing, Los Cabos style!

minutes, marlin pushing 500 to 800 pounds and tuna weighing in at over 250 pounds can sometimes test the willpower, spirit and stamina

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pace. While dorado and wahoo are generally reeled in within 15 to 20


of even the strongest angler with drag-out battles than can last

of grouper, jacks, cabrilla, snapper and — the crown jewel of the

hours. The excitement of watching a 40-pound dorado’s acrobatic

region — the atavistic roosterfish. Characterized by the long-

jumps or a 200-pound striped marlin’s sword smashing the baits

flowing coxcombed dorsal fins that spike out of the water, these

and lures with the adeptness of a swordfighter is a sight you won’t

fish resemble works of art.

forget. Monstrous gladiators of black, blue and striped marlin,

Most times, inshore fishing is done while trolling live baits or

(striped marlin being Los Cabos’ most common marlin species)

casting lures just outside the breaking waves, but it can extend

run September through mid-March, with catches averaging six to

for one to five miles off the coastline, as the spread is dragged

12 marlin a day during peak season. In February, March and April,

over submarine rock piles and underwater ledges that attract

dorado (aka mahimahi or dolphin fish) can be caught. Yellowfin

fish. Shoreline trolling is the easiest way to experience Los Cabos

tuna hit hard September through January, and wahoo and sailfish

fishing as many small boating and panga charters operate right

round out the mix of species in the warm summer months.

from the local marinas, and the inshore species, such as jacks, grouper, roosterfish and snapper, can be found all year round.

INSHORE ACTION

And remember this: The sportfishing experience doesn’t end

While many anglers most often associate the marquee species

when you dock. Many of the restaurants that line Marina Cabo San

of marlin and tuna with Los Cabos, a vibrant and exciting inshore

Lucas, such as Captain Tony’s and Fisherman’s Landing will cook

fishery exists that doesn’t require anglers to make the long run out

your fresh catch for a nominal fee. Simply bring your prize to the

to the blue water grounds. When bottomfishing or trolling off the

kitchen, and the culinary team will clean, filet and cook your catch

beach in the East Cape, the main targets include various species

and serve it with sides.


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Escape to Los Cabos

Photomexico

There is plenty to see and do where the land ends and possibility begins. BY NICK HONACHEFSKY

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vast, prolific playground lies within

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these desert-born reaches. Bristling

Nothing is sweeter than sharing a life-changing experience with

and bustling with opportunity, the Baja

your partner. And, believe me, there’s no shortage of activities for

California peninsula beckons intrepid

couples to bond over in Los Cabos. Start a morning out beach-

adventure seekers with its tempting azure

strolling along the golden

waters and dusty landscape.

sands of Lover’s Beach,

Whether traveling with your significant other, a group of friends,

watching the sun rise

the extended family or simply out on a solo mission, there are so

through El Arco at Land’s

many experiences, can’t-miss attractions, activities and adventures

End. The sun-kissed

to cross off while exploring Los Cabos that you’ll find yourself

morning can continue

planning a return trip with a whole other crew.

into midday over at Cabo

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BUILT FOR TWO: Plenty of activities in Los Cabos can be enjoyed during a couples’ getaway, which makes the destination perfect for newlyweds, honeymooners and romantics at heart.

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Pulmo National Marine Park. The 20,000-year-old coral reef there spans 45.75 square miles and is at the epicenter of the region’s world-class snorkeling. Swim over the bountiful reef, and you’re likely to see green parrotfish, exquisite Moorish idols and curious banded butterflyfish flitting about among the technicolor seascape. Additional snorkeling opportunities attract lovers of sealife to the calm waters of Chileno Bay and Santa María Bay. On land, you and your significant other can enjoy peaceful moments of solitude together while hiking Fox Canyon in the Cabo Real Ecological Preserve within Sierra de la Laguna. Follow the strenous day of exploration with a lazy visit to the quaint towns of Miraflores and Santiago to pick up local arts and crafts. Exploring

the Baja California Sur countryside via horseback riding can strengthen bonds between couples, as a trot along the cactuslined arroyos and a gallop along the beachfront amid the crashing waves of the Pacific are sure to generate buzz. Seafaring types can book an outing with Cabo Sails to glide over the soft seas on a luxurious vessel for a three-hour excursion

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At the end of the day — or as you’re getting started, if you prefer — get into the watersports scene at Médano Beach.


with the majestic Land’s End scenery as a backdrop. The folks at Cabo Sails can arrange daily sunset tours, as well as whale watching trips during the winter months. It is truly an awe-inspiring experience to witness majestic humpback, Bryde’s, finback and gray whales travel with their families, breach and spout water, throwing their mammoth tails into the air as they dive downward.

Solo Run

Visitors traveling alone — or those who wish to have a little time away from the group — can enjoy a perfect day running solo in Cabo San Lucas. To have a fun solo adventure that is both simple and rewarding, get some wheels. Renting an outfitted Jeep at Ten Car Rental can get you started. First stop: Médano Beach. This is where you can soak in the sights — both natural and social — as all the party people indulge in their fun in the sun, whether hitting up a game of volleyball or sipping on refreshing tropical drinks at Mango Deck. There, you can rent a kayak, stand-up paddleboard or Jet Ski and make your way over to Land’s End where you can have an up-close and personal encounter with El Arco, walk on Lover’s Beach and visit the colony of resident sea lions permanently lounging and sunning themselves on the rocks. Alternatively, you can catch a ride on a boat and rent snorkeling gear to swim around the rock formations like Neptune’s Finger as you gaze at thousands of brilliant tropical fish. Back at the marina, stroll and shop the myriad high-end stores at Luxury Avenue, like CH Carolina Herrera, Pandora, Vilebrequin and Tous. End the day with a sumptuous dinner at Alexander’s Restaurant, which pairs traditional European dishes with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.


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IN THEIR TURF

Dolphin Discovery is located in a 75,000-square-foot natural ocean cove within San José del Cabo’s Marina Puerto Los Cabos. The popular attraction offers a menu of immersive programs.

For a thoroughly decadent experience, charter a fully catered and liquor-stocked 130-foot Sovereign Luxury Yacht from Pisces Fleet.

high surf is standard to getting tubed. After an exhilarating day in the waves, clean up and head to The Rooftop at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, a hip hangout with a sky garden, intoxicating

Planned a bro trip or a girl’s getaway? There’s more than enough

views and well-prepared cocktails. Rip around the Baja California Sur countryside offroading in 4x4

activity in this region to keep the squad entertained. First, set the

vehicles through Terramar Travel or by zipping around your own

tone by grabbing a bite and some brews at Baja Brewing Co. From

Baja Racer 1000 Chenowith dune buggy whacking jumps and

there, vast and varied activities open up.

kicking up dust among the sand spit arroyo pits.

Stick to the water, grab your surfboard to pull into some tasty

Over the top adventure — quite literally — can be had on

waves at Monuments Beach or at Shipwrecks where chest to head

the ziplining tours that send you careening on a wire over the

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desert. At the end of the day — or as you’re getting started, if you prefer — get into the watersports scene at Médano Beach, where waverunners, paddleboards, parasailing and kayaking keep visitors busy. Don’t forget to wash it all down with the revolving drink specials at the always lively Mango Deck.

FAMILY FUN A family that plays together stays together, but an unruly bunch of bored kids can throw a wrench into an otherwise wonderful vacation. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of options for the underage set to enjoy in Los Cabos. A number of hotels and resorts host well-organized kid’s clubs that keep children fully engaged with face painting, water balloon fights and sandcastle making, as well as more active pursuits, such as soccer, basketball and pool games. The waters have a strong call. Book a snorkeling tour with Mexico Planners, whose aquatic adventures in both Chileno Bay and Santa María Bay will have the whole family eyeing all manner of tropical aquarium fish. Older kids might enjoy renting kayaks to paddle over the crystal clear waters and observe the creatures from above. A central hub for family fun is Médano Beach, where volleyball nets, parasailing tours and Jet Ski rentals are widely available. Many of the beaches on this strip are Blue Flag-certified, so you know your loved ones are in pristine waters. Famished families can take a few steps from their sandy resting spot to hit up The Office and fuel up with family friendly menu options showcasing finger food fare such as Baja Style Shrimp and Cabo Burritos. One of the most fantastic family experiences in Los Cabos can be had at Dolphin Discovery, a fully enclosed facility that’s home to seven bottlenose dolphins. Various 45-minute packages have guests swimming, playing and frolicking with the dolphins in their own environment. Digital photos and streaming video are available to take home to show friends and loved ones or simply to relive the experience with these wonderful creatures. With so much activity, the whole family can feel a little spent at the end of the day. Wind down with dinner and a show aboard Caborey’s three-deck catamaran. Families get a full view of the rock formations at sunset as they dine and enjoy performances by Mexican mariachi singers and Argentine tango dancers.

GROUP PROJECT: Traveling in a group? Plan ahead! Destination Management Companies (DMCs), like Mexico Planners, can help with transfers and excursions.


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Go Wild Few places are better suited for appreciating nature than Los Cabos. BY RICK STEDMAN

ll travelers can leave a destination a little better than they found it. This is especially applicable in naturally sensitive locations like Los Cabos. There are several ways you can be a responsible eco-tourist and do your part to ensure this incredible natural wonder remains in its current state.

INDIVIDUAL ACTIONS Given the warm, sunny weather that makes Los Cabos such a great place to stay, keeping hydrated is essential. Instead of buying bottled water — an unnecessary expense that adds plastic to the oceans — bring your own bottle and fill up! Drinking tap water at your hotel or at a restaurant is perfectly safe throughout Los Cabos. Remember, this is a major tourist town, so plenty of resources go into making sure the water is safe for consumption. Local water comes from the mountains, thousands of feet above. It drains into local aquifers and is then treated. It’s not just a good bet that filtered water is readily available during your visit, it’s a better choice if you value the environment you are visiting. So fill up your reusable bottle 10 times a day if you need!

life and provide much of the world’s oxygen. According to the

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Coral reefs are some of the most productive ecosystems on the planet. In fact, they are home to 25 percent of all marine


PASSING THROUGH

Los Cabos is a popular migration destination for a number of whale species, including humpback and gray whales, but everything from orcas to sperm whales have been sighted.

environmental firm Raw Elements, there has been a major decline

escorted by guests and conservation team members. This is an

of coral reefs worldwide in recent years that is directly related to

incredible family bonding and social activity.

sunscreen pollution. While in Los Cabos — or any other beach —

Los Cabos’ beaches are among its greatest draws. Thanks to

do your part by using non-nano zinc oxide sunscreen. Look for

the worldwide Blue Flag designation, it’s easy to identify which

biodegradable sunscreen that is marked “reef safe.”

ones are the safest and most environmentally sound. While in Los

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Cabos, look for these 19 Blue Flag-certified beaches: Acapulquito,

SUPPORT CONSERVATION EFFORTS

Chileno, Corsario, Hacienda, Las Viudas, Palmilla, Santa Maria, La

About 20 hotels and resorts throughout Los Cabos invite guests

Ribera, Medano Breathless, Medano Casa Dorada, Medano Club

to participate in hands-on sea turtle conservation efforts from

Cascadas de Baja, Medano ME Cabo, Medano Pueblo Bonito

June through December. During this time, many of the local

Cabos, Medano Pueblo Bonito Rose, Medano Riu Palace Los

beaches become turtle nesting grounds where hundreds of

Cabos, Medano Riu Santa Fe, Medano Villa Del Palmar, Medano

hatchlings make their way back to the sea, protected and

Villa El Arco and Medano Villa La Estancia.

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Los Cabos’ wildly varied beaches deliver “sandsational” experiences.

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he tip of Baja California Sur is all about digging your toes in the sand, snorkeling amid marine marvels, napping in a cabana and waking up to the sound of the surf. Mother Nature blessed Los Cabos with beaches ideally suited to every inclination — from the tranquil beachcomber to the active thrill seeker.

TRUE BLUE BEACHES Blue Flags fly at 19 beaches that have earned their certification from the elite global Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

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During the past few years, the destination has focused on

Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos, Pueblo Bonito Rosé, Riu Palace Los Cabos,

its local beaches to meet the FEE’s stringent eco-certification

Riu Santa Fe, Villa del Palmar, Villa del Arco and Villa La Estancia. This

standards for water quality, safety, cleanliness, accessibility and

Blue Flag strand maintains a lively scene with volleyball and rentals of

shoreline protection.

stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and wave runners. Bordering the entrance to Marina Cabo San Lucas, steps from what

MORE THAN MÉDANO BEACH

was once the most productive fishing cannery in Latin America, the

Of the Blue Flag tally, 12 flank resorts and hotels lining the two-mile

Cannery Beaches are a succession of small strands frequented by

stretch of Médano Beach, long recognized as Los Cabos’ safest

locals for swimming, kayaking, snorkeling and their lack of vendors.

swimming destination. Starting with Playa Hacienda, the names of

It’s often a source of confusion for visitors, however, since many refer

these beaches reflect the accommodations they front. The roster

to the area as Locals Beach or Old Peoples’ Beach, or individually as

includes Breathless, Casa Dorada, Club Cascadas de Baja, ME Cabo,

Playa Empacadora, Playa Balconcito and Playa Coral Negro.

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Monuments Beach features a tricky left point break and spectacular views of Land’s End. It’s also home to The Cape.

ROMANTIC ESCAPES

for photographers, beachcombers and

After eyeing the stellar Land’s End

shell hunters. Other certified beaches along the route

a water taxi for a close encounter with

include Acapulquito, La Ribera, Chileno

the iconic Arco, the dramatic end point

Bay, Playa Palmilla and Santa María Bay,

to Baja California’s 1,000-mile long

with the last three considered Los Cabos’

peninsula. Water taxis drop guests off at

Blue Flag pioneers.

Lover’s Beach (Playa del Amor), a national

The white sand sanctuary of Playa

marine park where snorkeling under calm

Palmilla nudges the left side of the ultra

conditions is among the best in the area.

luxury One&Only Palmilla. The protected

A short stroll across an opening in the

offshore cove’s serene conditions are so

rock formations leads to the Pacific coast’s

reliable it serves as the swim leg of the

Divorce Beach, which is exclusively for

annual Ironman Los Cabos. Amenities

lounging, strolling and sunbathing due to

include beach chair and umbrella rentals,

crashing waves and strong currents. Be

palapas, bathrooms, showers and

sure to pack supplies and gear as there

lifeguards. There are no food concessions,

are no amenities at either.

but the nearby resorts can certain that, and the whale sightings in the winter add a bit

CROWNING THE CORRIDOR At Widow’s Beach (Playa Las Viudas) on

of magic to an already otherworldly scene. Nearby Chileno Bay and Santa María Bay

The Corridor, dramatic volcanic rocky

are busier after a few property openings,

coves conceal fascinating little nooks.

but their calm waters, dramatic landscapes

While swimming isn’t recommended, this

and lively underwater scenery makes them

beach offers an absolute treasure trove

well worth a visit.

Courtesy of The Cape, a Thompson Hotel / Thomas Hart Shelby

scenery from Médano Beach, hop onto


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This healthconscious destination is equal parts fitness and opulent pampering.

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ith an eye toward constantly raising the bar on holistic living, the resorts and spas in Los Cabos appeal to both highly competitive endurance athletes and wellness-minded individuals looking to continue their rigorous routines while on vacation or to partake in a much needed health immersion. The recently rebranded Waldorf Astoria Spa takes a traditionally holistic approach to wellness. Guests can check their stress at the door — and leave it behind — thanks to organic treatments inspired

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by the lunar cycle, sea and authentic curanderismo, or Mexican folk

incorporate local ingredients and native rituals. A Living Wall

healing techniques. The techniques may be deep rooted, but the

of flowers, herbs and other plants provides guests with the

facilities are diverse and inspired, including steam rooms, saunas,

opportunity to actively participate in their wellness experience

ice rooms, whirlpools and a salt water meditation pool. The resort’s

by inviting them to hand-pick ingredients for their treatments.

fitness center further connects body and spirit through complimentary

While many spa spaces are best suited for solitary relaxation

vinyasa yoga classes, sunrise hikes, circuit training, athletic stretching

and reflection, Eforea is ideal for wedding parties, groups and

and aqua fitness programs. Level up your yoga getaway with private

even children, who are treated to the Cabo Kids experience

classes at a beach palapa or moonlight meditation and flow sessions

with custom services, ice cream parties with manicures and

that get you in tune with the lunar cycle.

pedicures, and parent-child packages.

Also honoring Mexican heritage, the treatments and services at Eforea Spa at Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort

Over at the JW Marriott Los Cabos’ Jasha Spa, guests can encounter and experience a pre-Hispanic Mexican atmosphere

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IT'S THE ONE Merging ancient practices with progressive results-driven treatments, One&Only Spa is revered as a sanctuary of renewal. Beyond a fitness regime, wellness approaches at this legendary facility blend Mexico’s natural vibrancy, culture and spiritual traditions with the art of mindful living. Rev up your heart rate with resistance training at the cutting-edge fitness facility; partake in tailored programs

Oscar Gutierrez

that include one-on-one boxing, group cycling,

Resident Manager

and then indulge in the freshest spa cuisine

Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences

presented with customary five-star flair at the

Oscar Gutierrez, the resident manager at

Wellness Garden.

the brand new Vista Encantada Spa Resort

TRX suspension training, yoga and Pilates;

Exclusive retreats organized throughout

& Residences, oversees all activity at the

the year are designed to restore, reconnect

property, including Milagro Spa. What

and rejuvenate with practical techniques that

truly transports guests at this specialized

promote well being, reduce stress and guide

facility is how heritage and nature merge

participants toward living in the present.

to balance, nurture, restore and refresh in five fully equipped treatment rooms. While

STAYING CURRENT

relying on a virtual garden, the spa’s team

Consider a space specifically tailored

of professionals ensures the ancestral

to complement your time of wellness.

treatments and rustic practices utilized

Currents at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel,

provide guests with a wellness experience

is a seven-room spa that offers stunning

rooted in the beneficial properties of four

ocean views, on-property rock formations

endemic flowers: dahlia, cempasuchil

and an open-air layout. The space

(Mexican marigold), amaranth and sunflower.

minimizes outside stimuli, so guests can focus on relaxation and the sights, sounds and scents of the beautiful local landscape. Best of all, the property is literally steps away from the crashing waves.

at a facility that spans more than 21,000

Spend a day at the spa to take full

square feet. Taking cues from the

advantage of the facilities, which include hot-

natural healing ingredients grown in the

and-cold plunge pools, a couples treatment

surrounding botanical garden detoxifying,

room with rain showers and a private pool,

rejuvenating and energizing spa therapies

and two ocean-view cabanas for al fresco

are carried out in 12 treatment rooms.

treatments and stellar views.

Jasha also boasts an outdoor garden

Among the treatment options, consider

and patio, vitality pools, an indoor pool

the Relaxing Ritual Experience, which

and private Jacuzzis, as well as a modern

addresses the body as a whole through a

version of a temazcal, a traditional Mexican

therapeutic massage that optimizes energy

sweat lodge used by the Aztecs to promote

levels, a lavender body scrub that stimulates

healing, health and well-being.

circulation and a long foot soak.


Likewise, The Spa by the Ocean at Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas

through body exfoliations and polishes to

takes the sensory concept into the

nourishing treatmensts for overexposure to

treatment room by including the region’s

the Baja California Sur sunshine.

celebrated natural stimuli as part of the

Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos is home

spa experience. The landscape is not just

to BlancSpa, one of the most expansive

a serene backdrop at the plush facilities

facilities of its kind in the region. With 25

here. Contact with nature is at the center

treatment suites, nine indoor couples’

of the wellness practices and treatments.

suites, 15 single suites and the Le Blanc

Services include spa standards like

Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

address all kinds of issues from detox

D'Or Suite, as well as an extensive menu

massages and facials, as well as Body

of services and treatments that include

Experiences. These specialty treatments

hydrotherapy and salon services.


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Land’s End is just the beginning for shoppers on a mission.

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Delightful Finds


Head to Luxury Avenue for haute shopping off the marina, and segue into the legendary nightlife this part of Los Cabos has to offer.

locations across 27 ports, it serves millions of tourists with an unrivaled selection of certified loose diamonds, designer jewelry and timepiece brands. Not only does Diamonds International offer the US-patented Crown of Light diamond and Safi Kilima Tanzanite, but guests can also browse world-renowned brands such as Breitling, Bvlgari, Cartier, Chopard, Dior, Fendi, Forevermark, Gucci, Hublot, Zenith and more. Decidedly off the catwalk, the gallery district in San José del Cabo lures with traditional and modern artwork in a charming and authentic artist community of working studios and galleries. From November through June, the Thursday evening San José del Cabo Art Walk draws locals and visitors to venture beyond the main square onto cobblestone back streets. Venues often elevate the experience with exhibit openings and artist in attendance events, as neighborhood eateries offer food and drink specials.

hat if you’re seeking a signature statement for your dream home or a spouse’s black tie event calls for an urgent wardrobe upgrade? Well, you’re in the right place! Today’s visitors enjoy fashionforward retail destinations while in Los Cabos. Tony Marina Golden Zone emporiums like the Luxury Avenue Boutique Mall, where tasteful architectural touches merge with an impressive ensemble of international designer brands in a waterfront setting. Great finds here include Italian footwear by Salvatore Ferragamo and Fendi, timeless Cartier jewelry, as well as fashion and fragrances at Longchamp, Bvlgari, Chanel and CH Carolina Herrera. If you shop ‘til you drop, the mall’s Tax Free Module rewards with convenient processing for tax refunds on purchases exceeding $1,200 MXN. Another place to consider the tax savings is Diamonds International. Established in 1988, it is the largest tax and dutyfree watch and jewelry retailer in the Caribbean. With over 100

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Living in Paradise

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Los Cabos offers a perfect balance for those looking to purchase or rent beautiful and accessible homes. BY NICK HONACHEFSKY

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FULL SERVICE

Exceptional master-planned residential resort communities like Quivira Los Cabos include superb amenities like access to world-class golf clubs, as well as restaurants and resort facilities either on site or at a sister property.

stable, predictable climate graces the Baja California peninsula. Generally arid and dry, it can get a little hot in the afternoon hours of a midsummer day. However, even at the height of summer, the heat is no problem, as there are plenty of options to cool off at dazzling poolside bars, shallow bay coves or at plush spa facilities. The countryside offers breathtaking desert views complemented by nods to Old Mexico that combine gracefully with the bustling commerce and five-star amenities and dining options that abound in the region.

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Reel in a big catch, ply the waters of a shallow reef or scuba dive into a shipwreck just offshore before heading home for lunch.

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Aerial view of Old Lighthouse Club

FOR CENTURIES, THEY’ VE CALLED THIS A HIDDEN PARADISE. NOW, YOU CAN CALL IT HOME. At the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula is Quivira Los Cabos, a master-planned residential resort community. Since 2007, Quivira

World-class Jack Nicklaus Golf

has quietly been overlooking endless seas, more than 3 miles of pristine beach and one of Golf Digest´s “World´s Top 100” courses, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Quivira Golf Club. And, now, it is the setting for Cabo´s preeminent new neighborhood – Old Lighthouse Club. • World-class Jack Nicklaus Golf

• 1 mile from downtown Cabo

• Golf, ocean, and sunset views

• Private, owners-only amenities

1 mile from downtown Cabo

To learn more about this hidden paradise, call 624-142-9934 or visit QuiviraOLC.com today.

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Opportunities for adventure are plentiful in Los Cabos, where you can reel in a big catch aboard the finest sportfishing fleets out of Cabo San Lucas — think Picante Sport Fishing or Pisces Fleet — feel the salt spray while plying the waters of a shallow reef system on a kayak or even scuba dive deep into one of the shipwrecks just offshore. Come sundown, the party scene heats up in Cabo San Lucas. Of course, you could always opt to simply spot in San José del Cabo or The Corridor. So where do you set up shop? Here’s a guide. Thanks to a housing boom and solid infrastructure, the Los Cabos lifestyle is

You can do it all in Cabo San Lucas, which is home to both upscale properties and affordable condominiums.

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EASY ACCESS: Los Cabos is just a flight away from dozens of U.S. and Canadian cities, and with two airports servicing the area, getting from the tarmac to your doorstep is simple: Just book a transfer with a destination management company or stop by Ten Car Rental.

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accessible to everyday visitors who can carve

are available to all budgets to either own or

out their own piece of paradise.

rent, and time-shares are plentiful. Along the Pacific Coast, master-planned communities like

ARTISTIC AND LAID BACK

Quivira Los Cabos offer residents more than

Retaining its historic Colonial character, San

just a roof over their heads, with extraordinary

José del Cabo attracts would-be home buyers

amenities that go way beyond the standard

to pitch their vacation camp setting amid

gym and community pool. World-class golf,

natural splendor and 18th century charm.

award-winning dining and and inspired menu

Golf reigns supreme in this part of Los Cabos

of activities and programming take living

with many well-manicured and challenging

arrangements to the next level.

courses in the area, but that’s not all there is.

Shopping is an artform in Los Cabos, where

Just a 20-minute drive from the international

markets showcase indigenous silverware,

airport, San José del Cabo’s properties

leather goods, local crafts and decorative

offer easy transfers for retirees and visitors

home accents, along with high-end designer

eager to get to their vacation homes quickly.

labels. Heading to Luxury Avenue for a day

Nature lovers relish the bird watching and

of haute shopping can easily segue into the

underwater options available at the San José

legendary nightlife Cabo San Lucas offers.

del Cabo Estuary, where thousands of species

An added bonus is that travelers do not

of resident and migratory birds fly high as

have to fly into Los Cabos international

brightly colored butterflyfish, parrotfish and

airport, as the refurbished private airport in

sergeant majors swim by.

the immediate area allows for easy access

Residents can take their pick from incredibly

to any properties within the city. For a sense

well-appointed properties within gated

of all the options, Pisces Collection — the

communities in close proximity to exquisite

longest established and one of the most

shopping options. Retail destinations include

trusted real estate companies in Los Cabos

Marina Puerto Los Cabos and the shops at

— is the place to go for assistance. They can

Club Campestre, along with all the galleries

guide buyers to the best buys within exclusive

and boutiques that line the downtown area.

communities.

IT’S ALL HAPPENING

JUST RIGHT

Hustling, bustling, glimmering and shining,

Home to some of the toniest resorts in the

Cabo San Lucas is no doubt the crown jewel

area, The Corridor also offers a wealth of

in Los Cabos’ landscape. Attracting the

options for the interested real estate buyer.

Hollywood elite and cosmopolitan travelers

Residences at Solaz Signature Suites go

looking for world-class dining and nightlife,

well beyond the simple real estate transaction

the Cabo San Lucas scene beckons you to

and have progressed to offering would-be

get your groove on, indulge in spectacular

residents experiential living. Numerous floor-

dining and sample the high-flying adventures.

plan designs promote active lifestyles and are

You can do it all in Cabo San Lucas, which

complemented by amenities that include a

is home to both upscale properties and

spa, fitness center, kids club and an indulgent

affordable condominiums — around Marina

roster of stellar restaurants.

Cabo San Lucas and throughout the city itself.

Local shopping is also easy, thanks to

Stroll along eclectic Médano Beach or take

The Shoppes at Palmilla and the lively Koral

a quiet walk along Lover’s Beach under the

Center, where you can find El Merkado

impressive rock formations. Many options

Centro Gastronómico.


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hen it comes to dining in Los Cabos, there is no singular or best approach. The culinary scene in this region is as diverse as the types of fish in the Sea of CortĂŠs. Though it was the sun and sea that initially attracted travelers, the delectable dining options can be added as yet another draw for many visitors today. Tantalizing taste buds has become something of an international competition, and Los Cabos punches way above its weight class. The well-loved and internationally recognized Mexican culinary canon is complemented by a robust global presence developed thanks to the international visitors and sizable expatriate community that has grown in the region. The restaurant scene in Los Cabos now includes European, Asian,

WHERE TO GO: Visit Nick-San at its first location off Paseo de la Marina in Cabo San Lucas or at the location in The Shoppes at Palmilla. They also have outposts in the mainland.

Middle Eastern, South American and, of course, a variety of proudly Mexican establishments. The wildly popular and critically acclaimed Nick-San is a

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The inspired menu designed by acclaimed chef Thierry Blouet at Café des Artistes can be sampled at a private chef’s table.

remote corner of the globe. The restaurant specializes in Japanese dishes and teppanyaki-style dining made with Mexican ingredients. A wide assortment of makis, temakis, nigiri and more are served in a casually sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere. Chef and owner Ángel Carbajal — who established the Pacific Rim fusion restaurant along with Japanese Chef Masayuki Niikura more than 25 years ago — never stops creating new menu options with his team.

OVER-THE-TOP UPSCALE It’s all about the sensory experience at Café des Artistes at the JW Marriott Los Cabos. The inspired menu there was designed

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by acclaimed chef Thierry Blouet, who fuses authentic Mexican dishes with classic French culinary traditions and techniques. Diners at the stunningly decorated restaurant — with views of the Sea of Cortés — have the enviable oopportunity to take off on a culinary adventure by booking the private chef’s table, where fresh, sustainable products are always on the menu. Located on the Corridor at the Sheraton Grand Hacienda del Mar Los Cabos is the ultra-swank Pitahayas Restaurant. Opened in 1995, Pitahayas’ culinary concept of Pan Asian cuisine is a fusion of ingredients and products from the Pacific Rim. Since 1999, Pitahayas has received Five Star Diamond recognition from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. presented dishes, it is a destination unto itself. In fact, in 2017 Pitahayas was recognized as one of the 100 Imperdibles de México (100 Mexico Must-Sees), which showcases experiences that truly reflect the country’s rich cultural heritage. Celebrated the world over for its stunning location and breathtaking views, Sunset Monalisa is a classic dining destination.

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Pitahayas was recognized as one of the 100 Imperdibles de México (100 Mexico Must-Sees).

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Sublime sunsets and a sense of playing a starring role within one of the most divine settings in the world can take your dinner from delicious to incomparable. Fresh seafood — caught daily in the waters just below — pairs perfectly with the fine Italian dishes on the menu. And, in keeping with the ambience, the restaurant’s Taittinger Terrace serves as the onsite Champagne bar, offering diners, daters and those fortunate enough to be there the perfect excuse to raise a glass and cheer.

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Celebrated the world over for its stunning location and breathtaking views, Sunset Monalisa is a classic dining destination.

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Enrique Olvera, executive chef of Manta at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, has received critical acclaim, global recognition and a loyal following. He is the subject of the fourth Volume 2 episode of Netflix’s Emmy-nominated Chef’s Table and is also the proud author of Tu Casa Mi Casa, published by Phaidon Press. At Manta, Olvera celebrates the traditions of the Pacific coasts — with a strong emphasis on Baja California Sur. His decidedly Mexican flavors take their cues from Japanese, Peruvian and other Pacific Rim traditions. The restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows frame dazzling views of El Arco, Cabo San Lucas Bay and Monuments Beach. Designed by Marisabel Gómez Vázquez of Arquitectura de Interiores, Manta serves as the perfect setting for Olvera’s imaginative menu. Chefs that are celebrated worldwide, like Jean-Georges Vongerichten, have found Los Cabos to be a sensory playground for their creativity. It’s the kind of destination that has both the abundance of resources needed for the sushi and ceviche offerings Vongerichten conceptualized at One&Only Palmilla’s Suviche, as well as the caliber of audience that appreciates the famed chef’s signature French-Asian approach. At Suviche, the freshest sushi and sashimi go toe-to-toe with Mexican-style ceviches. The minimalist menu is complemented by an extensive tea and sake selection that can be made less intimidating for the novice by the expert Sake Sommelier, who is ready to assist with pairings.

OLD WORLD OPTIONS Alexander’s Restaurant in Marina Cabo San Lucas features Swiss cuisine along with fresh, locally caught fish, an eclectic selection of wines and delicious desserts. Alexander’s is where you go to sample chef and owner Alex Brulhart’s menu of traditional Continental and tropical-inspired dishes. Among the standouts at this Los Cabos institution are the chateaubriand in Béarnaise sauce, duck a l’orange and the envy-inducing flambéed tequila shrimp. An extensive wine selection and full bar complement the delicious fare, and the decadent dessert options — like the Chocolate Volcano — offer a perfect ending to an unforgettable experience. The aptly named southern Italian pasta and wine bar Pasta e Vino offers a selection of traditionally made favorites which can be easily paired with the Italian wines on their extensive wine list. Owner Mario Scotto, who is a Sommelier himself, prepares the classic dishes with fresh, seasonal, local ingredients, as well as specialty items imported from the old country. After working at Michelin-starred restaurants in his native Italy, as well as London and Playa del Carmen, Scotto has brought his talents to Los Cabos to recreate and share his childhood experiences through the tantalizing flavors of his homeland.


It’s a Date Level up your dating game in Los Cabos.

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ith the breathtaking backdrop of Land’s End, Los Cabos restaurants can easily be considered among the finest, most romantic venues for an anniversary dinner, drinks with that special someone, a lunch date or even a hearty breakfast for two. From sunset vistas, impressive wine selections and celebrity chef menus to casual eateries and intimate spots, couples are treated to a countless array of options that keep the romance going.

SUNSET LOVERS Tucked into cliffs overlooking the Pacific, Waldorf Astoria Pedregal’s El Farallón resembles a coastal seafood market where patrons can select fresh catches displayed atop mounds of shaved ice. Once weighed, the culinary team works its magic on an open grill. Elevate the AAA Four Diamond affair with a tasting experience at the restaurant’s Champagne Terrace. More than 15 different Champagnes — from blanc de blancs to rosés and vintage selections — are available for you to sample as you learn more about each bottle and the process it took to make it. Savor the imported cheeses and artisan salts, which pair incredibly well with the beach and ocean views you get from the cliff. Likewise Sunset Monalisa’s Taittinger Terrace Champagne and Oyster Bar offers couples the opportunity to celebrate their years together or the fact they’re getting to know each other.

WHAT LIES BENEATH Pitahayas Restaurant at Sheraton Grand Hacienda del Mar rewards couples with much more than they expect. Executive Chef Volker Romeike’s eclectic selections fuse Asian techniques with Pacific Rim ingredients. The dishes are paired to perfection with a selection of wine. La Cava de Santiago, an underground wine cellar located beneath the restaurant, stores more than 400 different wine labels. With its rough-hewn stone walls and wrought-iron doors, the place is designed to hold a momentous celebration at its wooden table for 10. It’s little wonder La Cava de Santiago has received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for 12 consecutive years. For a special celebration, book a candlelit dinner there.

STELLAR SUSTENANCE The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, is home to a handful of eateries that quickly rose the ranks to be lauded among the best in Los Cabos, including Manta and The Ledge. While Manta is often cited because


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Also at The Cape is the ever-popular Glass Box with its 360-degree-view glass wall, ideal for intimate evening dining.

of it’s world-renowned chef, The Ledge’s menu has proved to be just as inspired and tantalizing. The al fresco dining with expansive views there adds only more fuel to romantic fires. Also at the hotel is the ever-popular Glass Box with its 360-degree-view glass wall, ideal for intimate evening dining and private events. For a more laid-back night of drinks with a view, The Rooftop, a signature space with two open-air bars, sunken communal seating, fire pits and serene water features can take the pressure off date night without removing the sense that time spent together is always special. Los Cabos’ roster of eight AAA Four Diamond gems satisfies even the most discerning epicurean couples with lavish menus flaunting fresh catches and organic ingredients sourced from local farmers. Among these, the ultra-luxury One&Only Palmilla resort boasts what is arguably the destination’s finest assembly of onsite eateries. Unrivalled culinary experiences are offered within four spectacular settings, each with a distinct ambience and cuisine to please every palate. SEARED Steakhouse in collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten dazzles as an elegant steakhouse showcasing only the finest cuts. The tony resort’s Suviche offers an impressive selection of fresh sushi and ceviche, and Agua specializes in a unique blend of Mediterranean cuisine with a Mexican twist. For those staying at the property or enjoying an activity nearby, Breeze offers all-day dining. Spend a day at one of the most serene swimmable beaches in Los Cabos and curb your late afternoon hankerings with light bites and elevated Mexican classics there. Pro tip: Dining under the stars at any of the resorts concepts is a Los Cabos must do.

DINNER AND A SHOW Go the traditional route of dinner and a show but with a completely different view. Aboard Caborey’s three-deck catamaran, guests get a front-row seat to views of the Land’s End rock formations at sunset, including El Arco as they dine and enjoy the open bar. After the dishes are cleared, you are treated to Mexican and Argentine performances by mariachi singers and Las Vegas-style tango dancers.


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hen in Los Cabos, you should know that farm fresh cuisine is a lifestyle. The region was quick to embrace organic farming with a wealth of multi-faceted developments that boast gorgeous indoor-outdoor restaurants, some located right on the harvested land. Some are in the midst of sprawling modernist resorts, while others simply feature amenities like cooking classes, an organic grocery store or a tranquil spa that utilizes fresh ingredients. Trailblazing Los Cabos chefs and restaurateurs are honoring the flavors and traditions of Mexican cuisine by harvesting their own produce and working with local fishermen and ranchers to create exquisite dining experiences.

THE ROCK Tucked into the rugged coastal cliffs of the southern tip of Baja California Sur, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal is a luxurious destination and a foodie haven that juts out of a mountain. A Forbes Five Star resort, their restaurant collection is guided by Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet, who explores the flavors and traditions of Mexican cuisine, sourcing the freshest ingredients from the Baja California peninsula to the Yucatan. Don Manuel’s is the resort’s crowning jewel, celebrating the cuisine of Cabo San Lucas with seasonal, hacienda-style fine dining. The dinner menu changes nightly reflecting what’s fresh and available. You can expect standout dishes like soft shell crab risotto scented with chipotle, Tarasca bean soup with green chorizo and black truffles, and braised short rib empanadas with panela cheese. Also at the resort, El Farallón’s dramatic setting is the perfect match for Chef Pinet’s ocean-to-table cuisine. The four-course dinner is influenced directly by the local fishermen who supply the daily fresh catch. Delight in a mixed grill featuring sea bass, yellowtail snapper, red snapper, lobster, clams and shrimp, as well as rib eye steak. You can also enjoy family-style sides, like poblano green rice and black truffle mac and cheese, or tuck into starters like sea bass ceviche. In addition to the restaurant

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REVOLUTIONARY CONCEPTS Like a true movement, La Revolución Comedor de Baja California is based on an inspiring idea: to alter or transform the way a conventional restaurant is run, from its physical structure and layout to the food, drinks and service it provides. Celebrated Mexican chef Benito Molina proposes a modern take on his country’s standards with Baja California Sur as his setting and ongoing inspiration.

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When La Lupita opened in the heart of San José del Cabo, it hit a nerve. Bright and lively, the no-frills restaurant proudly celebrates the art of the taco.


While there is nothing overtly provocative about choosing the freshest organic ingredients from local growers or creating menus that are seasonal, there is a great sense that the selection of the basic foodstuffs goes beyond its high quality. The superb service at the eatery is highlighted by the restaurant’s unique pairing concept. At La Revolución, specific cocktails are suggested with certain dishes as if they were wine varietals. Renowned mixologist Osvaldo Vázquez knows his way around a bar and is not shy about sharing what he has learned. Though he may have taken up bartending on a whim, he discovered a passion for distilled drinks and cocktails that goes well beyond a simple pour. “I didn't choose the bar. I think the bar chose me,” he says. The effort to share food, drinks and information about how that food is cultivated, where it comes from and how to best bring out its flavors comes across as good old-fashioned Mexican hospitality. But do not be deceived. If you wander down the historic streets of San José del Cabo into La Revolución, you will come out fully satisfied, but also a little changed and more knowledgeable than you were before.

FLORA’S FIELD KITCHEN AT FLORA FARMS At the vanguard of Los Cabos’ sustainable food movement, Flora Farms first opened in 1996 as a small organic restaurant helmed by husband-and-wife duo Gloria and Patrick Greene. Today, it’s a paradise for gourmet cuisine and sustainable living with Flora’s Field Kitchen set inside a glass-enclosed, greenhouse-like dining room with an expansive patio that overlooks the organic garden and farm. “We don’t like to call it farm-to-table dining because we’re on the farm,” says Executive Chef Guillermo Tellez, who walks the grounds every week to check the progress of his produce and plan his menus. “We’re in here. It’s like, from the soil to the table. The concept is very unique.” While the onsite farm originally provided produce for some of the area’s finest restaurants, including those helmed by celebrity chefs, it now supports its own Flora’s Field Kitchen, exclusively allowing Chef Tellez to create everything from gourmet pizza to homemade pasta and farm-raised pork. In fact, all of the meat on the menu comes from the nearby 150-acre ranch where the animals are raised humanely with diets free of hormones and antibiotics (beef, specifically, does not appear on the menu because it’s not sustainable in the region). The property is also home to Mama’s Pizzeria; Flora’s Ice Cream Cart; the Farm Bar, which serves craft cocktails; a bakery peddling artisanal breads;


and an organic grocery store. You can even

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check into the Farm Spa for an afternoon

A lively spot in San JosĂŠ del Cabo located

of all-natural pampering amid the papaya

right in the heart of the arts district, La

trees and the flower and herb garden.

Lupita is unabashedly Mexican. Rustic

Cooking or plein air painting classes can

and festive, sugar skulls and bright colors

also part of your visit.

adorn a pared down dining hall where

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The effort to share food, drinks and information about how that food is cultivated and where it comes from comes across as good old-fashioned Mexican hospitality.


live music shows and other performances are held. The restaurant

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proudly sources ingredients from local growers, features a menu

Situated just a mile from the Sea of Cortés and the San José

that’s inspired by Mexico’s culinary traditions and carries Mexican

del Cabo Estuary, Los Tamarindos is an organic farm restaurant

wines. The pièce de resistance, however, is the wide selection of

housed within a 19th-century farmhouse on land where sugarcane

mezcals on the menu.

was once harvested. The fertile soil offers the ideal conditions

When La Lupita opened in the heart of San José del Cabo, it hit

to grow heirloom tomatoes, organic eggplant, aromatic herbs

a nerve. Bright and lively, the no-frills restaurant proudly celebrates

and greens. The hacienda-style farmhouse boasts an impressive

the art of the taco, but this laser-like focus does not mean a bland

outdoor patio for dining beneath a thatched palapa by the

menu. David Camhi, who was born into the food and beverage

fields. Opt for a hands-on cooking class where you’ll spend time

industry and has spent a lifetime in it, knows you have to start with

harvesting vegetables on the farm and then preparing a four-

a solid foundation, and Chef Pía Quintana works with nothing but

course meal of Mexican and Mediterranean dishes that you can

the freshest ingredients. And because Mexicans are practically

enjoy afterward with your fellow classmates.

born eating tacos, every bite has to be spot on. That means that

Or simply make a reservation at the restaurant and let Los

while the menu may seem simple at first glance, there is astounding

Tamarindos’ culinary team work their magic. Start with the chilis

variety, but, as Camhi says, always presented within a very Mexican

rellenos — stuffed with pasilla peppers, cotija cheese and farm

context. The concept was so popular and well received, it quickly

vegetables — and Pacific oysters from the nearby Laguna San

grew to include a second outpost in Cabo San Lucas.

Ignacio. For your entree, it’s hard to beat the slow-cooked,


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bone-in pork shank in green mole. Other highlights include the

region’s organic farming and authentic flavors. It’s a celebration of

grilled marinated octopus, sesame tuna ceviche and the baked

culture and food, as well as live music, dance and craftspeople.

free-range chicken with cauliflower puree. They also boast an impressive selection of local Mexican wine from Valle de

SABOR A CABO INTERNATIONAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL.

Guadalupe and Valle de Parras, as well as craft cocktails.

Held in late November, Sabor a Cabo International Food & Wine Festival is the region’s largest culinary event, attracting more than

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3,000 hungry guests to sample food and wine prepared by more

With a culinary scene that’s hotter than a habanero, Los Cabos’

than 60 regional chefs — all while enjoying live entertainment.

calendar of foodie events and festivals is jam-packed. Mark your

Held at a different location each year, the signature gastronomic

calendar for one of these delectable celebrations.

festival benefits local charity organizations and is one of Los Cabos’ most anticipated events of the year, thanks to its magical

FESTIVAL SABORES DE BAJA. Held in Miraflores in late March at

fusion of fabulous flavors with the finest sights and sounds

the outdoor Doña Pame restaurant, this festival is dedicated to the

around. Innovation is on the menu, too, as culinary experts let

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Sabor a Cabo and a number of other culinary festivals and dining activities take place throughout the year. For the latest details, go to visitloscabos.travel.

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their imaginations run wild dreaming up creative dishes to offer festival participants. Local restaurants — more than 50 of them, in fact — show off their signature recipes and most requested dishes, as thousands of attendees take in the flavors and charms of Los Cabos. Past editions have hosted sunset galas held aboard luxury yachts, beer fests and celebrity chef dinners that have all

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powerhouses such as Richard Sandoval,

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Enrique Olvera and Dieter Koshina,

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among others.

event, which itself has featured culinary

Artistes is about to turn five, but the inspiration behind the concept and its

CHEESE & WINE FESTIVAL. The

creative menu is more than 20 years in the

Sheraton Grand Los Cabos hosts the

making. Acclaimed chef Thierry Blouet took

Cheese & Wine Festival every March. A

the long road to Los Cabos. Born in Puerto

wide variety of local and international

Rico to French parents, he made stops in

quesos and vinos are sampled, while

Venezuela, Spain, France, New Caledonia

enjoying live musical entertainment.

and Australia before arriving in Mexico 40 years ago. With his solid training at French

TACO FEST. Who doesn’t love a

schools, the worldly Blouet had a vision

good taco? Every April, the luxurious

of a restaurant, where the tradition and

oceanfront Casa Dorada resort hosts

refinement of French techniques would be

Taco Fest to have regional chefs

paired with the venerable Mexican culinary

compete for the winning stuffed tortilla

heritage of ingredients, colors, flavors

creation — all with a side of live music

and heart. When he first conceived of the

and dancing.

idea, the time was not right, but as the JW Marriott Los Cabos was being constructed,

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Blouet met with Jorge Paoli of Grupo

WEEK. For one week in October, the

Diestra — the group behind the new project

culinary region of San José del Cabo

— and the rest is history. He has spent the

celebrates Restaurant Week with

last five years doing what he loves most:

participating restaurants offering special

creating new dishes, mentoring his culinary

menus at a deep discount.

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team, designing novel spaces and traveling to learn about new products, techniques

CABO COCKTAIL FEST. Held in

and trends, which invariably make their

February, the Cabo Cocktail Fest

way into his kitchen. He doesn’t have to go

celebrates mixology and hospitality

far for inspiration though. “The nature, the

with a variety of events and parties,

desert, the sea,” he says, “the wide open

highlighting industry leaders and sharing

spaces here inspire a sense of liberty.”

best practices — all while indulging in delicious libations!

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palate — from fresh sea bass and octopus

to be said

in ajillo sauce to juicy, black Angus burgers.

for Mexican

In 2017 she opened the doors to her

flavors,

latest concept: Tres Sirenas. From the

ingredients,

reference to a mythical figure popular

dishes and

throughout Mexico — especially by the sea

heritage, being in Los Cabos is like landing

— to the doors, floor tiles, tables, silverware,

in the middle of a dream buffet. From the

paintings and blown-glass lighting, every

inventive and imaginative to the comforting,

inch of this meticulously outfitted restaurant

you can spend each day of your vacation

is a love letter to Mexico.

at a different location and not exhaust

Start your meal with a simple salad, and

your options. Whether at a restaurant, bar,

you are treated to a tableside show that

beachside truck, golf course palapa serving

ends with a dish bedecked in flowers (yes,

light bites or street vendor, you’ll find what

you can eat those too). Savor the fresh

makes the flavors of everything you taste

oysters or the enormous prawns and then

so exquisite is that they are truly the fruit of

tuck into a grilled snapper. Anything you

the land and sea. Inhale deeply, and the salt

order is as fresh as the day. To close out

air intensifies the flavors. Hold your breath

your meal, order a Mexican coffee and you

before downing that sip of tequila and you’ll

will once again get the kind of tableside

learn about the subtle nuances inherent in

service that started your meal. It’s warm,

the national spirit you may have just missed

comforting and as unforgettable as the view

the first time you took a shot in college. Try

of Cabo San Lucas from the rooftop lounge.

the restaurants, book a cooking class or

Near Jimenez’ multiple concepts, right

attend a pairing session. If taking a class

off Marina Cabo San Lucas, AMResorts’

or two is not enough for your immersive

Breathless Resort & Spa is home to Ocote,

Mexican culinary experience, then make

which offers a fusion of traditional flavors

plans to attend a culinary festival. There is

made with organic, local ingredients. The

always something to savor in Los Cabos.

national standards are elevated by the innovative mixology menu, which relies on a

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fully stocked bar that specializes in tequilas

There’s a lot you may like about Mexican

and mezcals.

food, but there’s probably just as much you don’t know — maybe even more. Get

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properly schooled as local restaurateur

A little farther into the heart of Cabo San

Edith Jimenez elevates your understanding

Lucas, Pancho’s Restaurant & Tequila

with gusto at any of her wildly successful

Bar is named for the legendary Mexican

restaurants. The local culinary powerhouse

general Pancho Villa and serves dishes

owns Edith’s Restaurante and The Office, as

that represent each of the country’s 31

well as La Pintada and the newest offering,

states, including chicken mole from Puebla,

Tres Sirenas.

tamales wrapped in banana leaves from

in Baja California Sur cuisine with just a touch of influence from her home state of

Oaxaca and the freshest seafood from Baja California Sur. Always festive, the restaurant’s Pancho

Guerrero. The Office on the Beach is a local

Villa Room can be booked for special

landmark that offers something for every

occasions. Its famous bar is stocked with

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Edith’s, her first venture, specializes


You’ll find what makes the flavors of everything you taste so exquisite is that they are truly the fruit of the land and sea.

hundreds of tequila labels (said to be the largest collection of its kind in the world), as well as mezcals and other fine liquors. If you want a thorough tequila primer, ask for José de Jesus Anguiano at Pancho’s. During your sampling session, Anguiano will help you discover how mezcal differs from tequila, provide information on what it takes to make a quality tequila, offer clarity on the worm and other myths, and generally guide you as you learn about tequila and mescal customs. Hacienda Cocina y Cantina was inspired by the true style of a Mexican Hacienda’s luxury and one-of-a-kind service. With an idyllic


AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD &

LARGEST COLLECTION OF TEQUILAS IN TOWN Tequila tasting classes available upon request

oceanfront location, Hacienda Cocina y Cantina features panoramic views of Land’s End adjacent to Marina Cabo San Lucas. It celebrates Mexican cuisine by focusing on traditional dishes from the Sea of Cortés, and also features a wide selection of traditional dishes, such as classic guacamole de la casa, Molcajete, Camarón a la diabla and the Burrito Baja. With two locations — one in Cabo San Lucas and another in San Jose del Cabo — La Lupita Tacos & Mezcal keeps the menu simple. Tacos are the main dish and can come in various iterations, like Baja scallops, flank steak, or mushroom and cactus. Mezcal and music are also on the daily menu. Humo, the signature restaurant at Zadún,

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a Ritz-Carlton Reserve pays homage to the Latin American grill. Simple but flavorful dishes include chorizo and oysters prepared over open flames and presented in a rustic, refined setting. Also at the brand new property, El Barrio serves up Mexican cuisine — from street fare to fine dining — in a colorful, open-air setting that is meant to welcome diners with a consciously Mexican sense of community. This distinct energy is celebrated at El Barrio where families are invited to explore the menu options with a sense of wonder and togetherness. And because little else represents Mexico like tequila, Zadún’s bar, Candil, features more than 100 labels of tequila and mezcal. “Agave is like wine; it can vary from year to year, region to region, mezcalero to mezcalero,” says mixologist Hector Ramirez. “I think that’s partly why agave spirits are so loved and respected.” Those, along with other Mexican spirits and local ingredients, are used to create the bespoke cocktails on the Candil menu,

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including Ramirez’s favorite, the Nauyaca, which is named after a viper found in his home state of Guerrero.


BEYOND THE SEA A fixture at Marina Cabo San Lucas is Captain Tony’s. In a tradition that pays tribute to Los Cabos’s identity as a premier fishing destination, diners there aren’t just ensured the freshest seafood available, they can have their catch fileted and prepared to their liking, too. It’s the perfect way to turn a lucky day at sea into a delicious evening on the marina. The fresh catches — whether yours or not — are complemented by the kind of relaxed atmosphere that goes hand-in-hand with a fisherman’s ethos and the Los Cabos lifestyle. Fisherman’s Landing is also well recognized for its diverse approach to cooking fish freshly caught by its customers. Preparing dorado in different ways — including an outrageously seared mahimahi platter served with a full side of veggies and potatoes. Some of the other items on the menu include the Fisherman’s salad, fried calamari, oysters, shrimp quesadillas, whole red snapper, a variety shrimp platter, steak and shrimp kebabs, clam chowder, and a host of gourmet appetizers, as

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Controy and served in a giant wooden bowl. Agua Salada Barra & Cocina was created by Los Cabos locals with a simple mission: To disconnect from the routine. The menu contains a blend of mouthwatering Mexican dishes, as well as traditional American fare. The fun menu includes sushi appetizers, as well as Buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks and other bar staples to get you started. Patrons also appreciate the fabulous view from Agua Salada’s location right on Marina Cabos San Lucas.

SOMETHING SWEET Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort — the first property for the brand in Baja California Sur — offers a roster of options, including its signature restaurant, Mako. The seaside eatery complements its authentically inspired offerings with an extensive wine list from the impressive La Cava cellar, which boasts a selection of more than 2,500 vintages — many from Mexico. And what is a celebration without chocolate? This is Mexico after all, the birthplace of this nectar of the gods. Solaz is home to Xocolatl, a chocolate shop and ice cream boutique that sells organic chocolate from Mexico.

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Excellent Italian food and wine products with an attentive service in the intimate and loving atmosphere of the Bonita plaza.


a Pintada is local chef and restaurateur Edith Jimenez’s heartfelt homage to the traditions of Baja California Sur. As time progresses and the region becomes more diversified, these traditions which were handed down from within families are more difficult to access. The generations that kept them alive are either disappearing or moving from a traditional fishing and ranching lifestyle into a modern economy. With a premier location in downtown Cabo San Lucas, La Pintada serves the most traditional Los Cabos dishes, known as choyero cuisine, and artfully pairs them with the wide variety of Rámuri beers on tap. Dishes like the Platón Choyero include staples such as Tatema’s beef, Miraflores sausage, regional cheeses, sautéed onion sauces, and corn and flour tortillas. Seafood has a marked presence on the menu, reflecting the geography. There are Rámuri beers available at the restaurant as well. La Pintada has become a popular dining and nightlife destination, thanks to its rooftop beer garden, live music events, uniquely flavorful menu and stellar service.


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he scene is always social and lively in Los

fee along with a variety of add-ons like open bar and roundtrip shuttle

Cabos, with something new always cropping

service so you don’t have to worry about a designated driver or try to

up. Médano Beach is ground zero for a day of

arrange travel after a night of partying. On certain week nights, you

swimming, drinking, playing and simply hanging

can book a Bongo Tour, which takes you on a guided, six-hour, open-

out watching the crowd’s antics at Mango Deck.

bar tour of local nightlife hot spots.

But as the sun sets, the world-famous Cabo San Lucas nightlife, begins to sizzle.

One of the best places to listen to great music as you lounge, enjoy delicious cocktails and dance or just soak in the spectacular scene is Blue Marlin Ibiza Los Cabos located at the ME Cabo hotel — a stone’s

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throw from the marina. White pool-side loungers, couches and chairs

From funky, hole-in-the-wall joints and local hangouts to thumping

belie a scene that is red hot.

dance clubs and live music venues, there is no lack of options. For a unique nighttime experience in Los Cabos buy tickets to a show

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at Coco Bongo. Part dance club, part cirque revue, you never know

Baja Brewing Company, one of a handful of Mexican craft breweries

just what you’ll get, but it will definitely be an experience. From

that have also infiltrated the American market, shares authentic Baja

flying acrobats and performance artist displays to live bands, DJs

California Sur-produced beverages with beer aficionados across the

and popular movie clips projected on outsized screens, the spot is

world. It has fast become a favorite thanks to its use of high-quality

definitely for those who want to see and do more. With locations

ingredients and signature microbrews. The original restaurant — next

in various parts of Mexico, including the one right on the Paseo de

to the brewery located in San José del Cabo — includes an outdoor

Marina in Cabo San Lucas, Coco Bongo has perfected the art of the

beer garden with its own wood-fire pizza oven.

party. Crowd interaction, impromptu performances and a staff that

Since debuting in San José del Cabo’s art district in 2007, it has

is often part of the line-up energize the space. Special events and

expanded to include a rooftop terrace venue at Cabo Villas Beach

themed holiday programming add to the excitement, as the nightly

Resort and a location at the Puerto Paraíso Mall on Marina Cabo San

spectacle takes on another dimension. Guests can book various

Lucas. You’ll easily know you’ve reached your spot thanks to the giant

packages to suit the experience they want. Packages include the entry

donkey statue out front. All outposts feature flavors like the signature

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medium-bodied Cabotella blonde ale, as well as seasonals like the Mango Beer, Baja Barley Wine and Burro Brown. In addition to being one of the most lauded new resorts to open its doors in Los Cabos, The Cape, A Thompson Hotel is also one of the region’s hottest nighttime destinations. Naturally, the vibrancy has extended to every corner of the property, particularly its bars. The Lobby Bar celebrates Mexico’s mid-century Pacific Coast glamour, offering incredible ocean vistas in an open-air setting. Its inviting sunken-lounge design, along with a pool table and other gaming options, are perfect for pre- or post-dinner drinks. Also at The Cape is The Rooftop, Cabo San Lucas’ only rooftop bar and lounge, which offers great views of downtown Cabo San Lucas and El Arco. The terrace is connected to a beer garden pergola, where you can order handcrafted cocktails and local artisanal beers on tap.

UNEXPECTED Beyond the bar and night club scene, Restaurant ¡Viva! at Cabo San Lucas Country Club offers a different way to spend a night out. The Roy Dye-designed, 18-hole golf course can be enjoyed after sunset, thanks to one of the club’s Drinking and Driving program. Courtesy of a lighted driving range, golfers can extend their play, practice and time with friends until 11 p.m. on most nights. At the Club, a garden fountain sets the tone for a charming après-golf experience that includes an excellent menu at the in-house restaurant. While it won’t make for a terribly late night out, it’s an excellent way to start the evening or to keep your energy for your next day of exploration. At Hotel El Ganzo, Ganzo Downstairs Bar serves up a fine mix of beverages and cocktails, while it’s culinary heart — Ganzo Downstairs — can offer anything from chilaquiles, shrimp ceviche and quesadillas to raw favorites straight from the Gachoo Sushi Bar. The well-stocked wine cellar houses varietals from Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Chile, Italy, New Zealand and the United States. The artsy hotel is a great place to hang out and feel like you are living it up celebrity style. Resident artists and well-planned programming mean your night of drinks and bites can lead to anything from a live art presentation to an evening of music or poetry. In the same artistic vein, San José del Cabo’s Gallery District Association’s weekly Art Walk — which takes place on Thursdays between November and June — attracts art lovers and travelers who want to stroll the streets as they pop in and out of more than a dozen galleries and studios. The galleries often organize special activities like having artists in attendance or launching new exhibit openings, and the neighborhood restaurants add to the festive vibe by holding Art Walk specials and creating themed offerings.


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eaches and ocean views, golf, partying

cutting-edge multimedia/technology, dramatically juxtaposed against

and nightlife, delicious cuisine, stunning

the Sea of Cortés. Some guest rooms serve as VIP suites, with clear views from the

celebrity spotting may draw millions of

balconies and even bath tubs, which led Dance Magazine to call

leisure seekers to Los Cabos each year,

Gala de Danza possibly “the most lavish dance show on earth.”

yet a growing calendar of international arts

While boasting an international line-up of choreographers,

events, local creators, gallerists and arts-centric hotels are fast

dancers, musicians and other artists each year (Emmy winner Derek

making this stretch of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula a culture

Hough, American Ballet Theater’s Misty Copeland and musician

vulture’s stop on the map.

Sammy Hagar among them), Gala de Danza and its founder/artistic

In fact, those who rattle off Mexico City, Merida, San Miguel de

director and associate director, Christina Lyon and Lourdes Tellez,

Allende, and Oaxaca as Mexico’s musts for arts, crafts and culture

respectively, are also deeply locally minded. San José del Cabo’s

should immediately add Los Cabos to their list. Smart fashion and

4-year-old dance school Danza que da Esperanza directly benefits

culture website Nylon ran an article in 2018 announcing, “This

from the Gala. Translating to “the dance that gives hope,” this

Mexican Region Is Becoming A Major New Art Hub,” breaking down

foundation offers local at-risk youth and children opportunities to

the “bustling art scene” that exists within.

learn the art form, plus full scholarships and training to take part in

Lovers of contemporary dance and film surely got a whiff of this shift almost a decade back, thanks to a couple of world-class

Gala productions and even perform worldwide. Celebrating its ninth anniversary in 2020, the Los Cabos

festivals. Celebrating its eighth year in 2020, the three-day Gala de

International Film Festival, aka Festival Internacional de Cine de Los

Danza transforms the Viceroy Los Cabos resort into stages for eye-

Cabos, has drawn attendance of over 17,000 at previous editions,

popping performances that amalgamate dance, music, fashion and

including hundreds of film industry professionals. Directors Spike

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More than just an annual high brow presentation, Gala de Danza supports local talent at San José del Cabo’s 4-year-old dance school, Danza que da Esperanza.

Lee, Terry Gilliam, Oliver Stone and Paul Schrader, and actors Nicole Kidman, Adam Driver, Monica Bellucci, Jared Leto, Jacob Tremblay and Octavia Spencer number among the talents who have Another festival to keep an eye out for is the five-year-old EsperanZARTE. Taking place at the Esperanza private beach resort, this event represents an immersive combination of cocktail party, art exhibition and live music performance during which Los Cabos’ chefs create unique tasting menus with wine pairings to complement Mexican artists’ work. It’s a local power mingle as well, so grab tickets ASAP! Esperanza also hosts its weekly “Paint and Sip” event every Friday night. Participants enjoy premium agave spirits or Mexican wine while giving their inner painter a chance to let loose within the resort’s Agave Art Gallery. For those who would rather just visit and observe, guests are welcome to stroll the outdoor sculpture garden any time of the year. An artful property stunningly designed by Mexico City’s innovative Sordo Madaleno Architects, Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, commissioned Mexican artist Cesar López-Negrete to create

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presented work, received awards and taken part in events.


Here you’ll find spaces dedicated to work by some of the most important and trailblazing local artists, including sculptor Julian Garcia Forcelledo’s 22-year-old Arte Gallery and studio, and 14-year-old contemporary Galería Corsica. Keep an eye out for pieces by Javier Guadarrama, Victor Mora, Eduardo Mejorada and Spanish-born painter Enrique Bascon, who heads up his own gallery as well. Gallerist Patricia Mendoza — whose namesake gallery spotlights a diverse range of contemporary creators and work, including conceptual, avant-garde, and cheeky paintings and sculpture — started offering an Art-to-Table experience that sees collaboration between Mexican artists and the area’s organic farms. For the event, chefs craft menus inspired by the artists and incorporate produce and meat from the local growers. These can be booked for groups directly with the gallery. You can also savor an Art-to-Table experience in Cabo San Lucas with Art Gallery Yandi Monardo. Originally hailing from Uruguay, the multidisciplinary Monardo literally set up shop here around 20 years ago.

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Over in San José del Cabo you’ll want to visit the charming and surprisingly sophisticated Gallery District and take part in the weekly Art Walk.

nature-inspired, evocative wood and metal sculptures — including the lobby’s gold-on-wood rendition of Baja California peninsula — throughout the property and its 33-acre grounds. Over in San José del Cabo you’ll want to visit the charming and surprisingly sophisticated Gallery District and take part in the weekly Art Walk, which takes place on Thursday evenings between November and June. The district is also home to winter’s San José del Cabo Jazz Weekend Concert Series, the eighth edition of which will take place in January 2020.

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Full of Love From celebrity nuptials to intimate gatherings, Los Cabos is the place to celebrate love. BY DAWNA ROBERTSON

eaving the work to experts who are eager to stage the perfect nuptial celebration is entirely affordable in Los Cabos. And doing so allows you to devote more time and energy to pre- and post-wedding festivities. Whether you prefer a wedding that’s small and understated or large and

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extravagant, you can rest assured that you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at any of the venues here. The variety of settings at which couples can tie the knot is astonishing. You can recite your vows on a cliff overlooking the Sea of Cortés at or get married with a few of your loved ones while cruising through the Pacific Ocean aboard a luxurious Pisces Yacht. Beach

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Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa has everything to make wedding days special. Consider a spa day with bridesmaids, hair and make-up services or a meditation session.

weddings against a backdrop of luminous

lined by 27 stone arches with unobstructed

waves are wildly popular, with resorts like Villa

views of the Pacific Ocean. Whether you are

la Estancia, Villa del Palmar and Villa del Arco

planning a grand affair with 600 guests or an

offering majestic settings accentuated by a

intimate gathering of 50 your closest friends

variety of themes and decorative motifs.

and family members, the Rancho Shibumi’s central focus of love rings true. “We love people

can tie the knot at a family owned property

who love the land and appreciate it for what

like Rancho Shibumi in the outskirts of Cabo

it is,” says Athena Smith. “[It’s] one of the only

San Lucas. Paulina and Athena Smith have

places where the desert meets the sea.”

transformed the erstwhile ranch into one of the

With that guiding principle, it is an ideal

most exclusive, elegant and private wedding

venue for the environmentally minded, as they

venues in Los Cabos, and have ensured that

only rely on locally sourced materials and are

every aspect of the nuptial experience is

powered by solar panels.

completely customizable Couples can host their cocktail under a

The seamless and captivating convergence of two forces of nature is not just part of

palapa before enjoying a three-course gourmet

the sustainable ethos, it is engrained in the

dinner at the hacienda, a breathtaking space

venue’s design and its very name, Shibumi,

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Those who want an authentic experience


which refers to the aesthetic of simple, subtle and unobtrusive beauty. There are many world-class resorts in Los

features all the usual wedding and event

Cabos that offer more traditional wedding

amenities, like expert wedding planners, as well

experiences, too. Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa

as unexpected surprises, like the small white

houses virtually everything that can make a

chapel on the grounds.

wedding day special. Take advantage of their

Hacienda Cocina y Cantina is a popular

intimate spa with bridesmaids, enjoying a

venue for many reasons. Nestled within

Classic European Facial, a signature Marine Spa

Hacienda Beach Club & Residences right

Experience or a hot stone massage to prepare

on Médano Beach, the location couldn’t be

for the celebration. The resort also offers hair

better. That particular stretch of beachfront is

and make-up services, as well as meditation

secluded and serene (think: no water sports,

sessions that can help with the stress, tension

vendors or crowds), ensuring the utmost

and fatigue. An in-house wedding coordinator

privacy and a sense that you are the only

can help plan rehearsal dinners, wedding

people in the world. Say “I do” on the terrace

ceremonies, receptions or any other event.

overlooking Cabo San Lucas Bay and Land’s

You can simply take your pick from a variety

End or in the incredible open-air dining room

of menu items, fine wines and exquisite floral

with views of the Sea of Cortés. If you prefer

arrangements, leaving all the hard work to the

a more nature-oriented ceremony, get hitched

professionals.

right on the sand. While you’re taking post-

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One of the most exclusive and elegant private wedding venues in Los Cabos, Rancho Shibumi is a family owned property in the outskirts of Cabo San Lucas.

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You can celebrate your new beginning with a sense of place at One&Only Palmilla, which


views of Lover’s Beach and the famous rock

kind of venue that makes the most of a fine

formations that make up Land’s End as they

restaurant with all the support of a major resort

enjoy appetizers like ceviche tostadas, crab

to back it. Vela is known for its refined regional

cakes and house-made guacamole. The

Italian cuisine made with fresh Mexican

critically acclaimed restaurant has been hailed

ingredients. Treat your guests to a reception

as one of the best in Los Cabos. Plus, it’s one

al fresco alongside the resort’s infinity pool

of the few venues open to working with third-

or indoors if that’s what your party prefers.

party wedding and event coordinators, which

Notable items you may want to consider for

provides you with the ultimate flexibility.

the menu include homemade Oaxacan mole

Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa is another luxury property that has prepared

A decidedly different vibe exists at the Cabo Surf Hotel & Spa. The boutique beach

weddings. The resort organizes a welcome

hotel is located on one of the most beloved

cocktail party for your party on the pool deck,

surfing beaches in Los Cabos. Having 7 Seas

giving travelers a much-needed opportunity to

Seafood Grille and Sea Spa Cabo on the

relax and catch up. The signature restaurant,

premises means you can organize a laid-back

12 Tribes Restaurant, is a favorite for rehearsal

event with all the surfing bells and whistles.

dinners, as it seats up to 100. After you are

And with a grand total of 36 rooms, you can

officially wed, you can dance and celebrate

even rent out the whole place.

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linguini and chile de arbol con risotto.

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Likewise Vela at the Hilton Los Cabos is the

One of the latest additions to Los Cabos’ robust roster of wedding venues is at Baja

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ceremony photos, your guests can take in


Brewing Co.’s epic rooftop location at Cachet Resort Los Cabos on Médano Beach. This scenic new location provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable rehearsal dinner or a spectacular sunset wedding. No detail has been spared in the design of this 8,000-squarefoot space, which can accommodate groups of up to 500 guests. Unobstructed 270-degree panaramic views of Land’s End, Cabo San Lucas Bay and Médano Beach can make sure every photo is post-card worthy.

Brenda Fernandez Founding Partner

Dream Weddings Mexico Brenda Fernández approaches each wedding with all the experience, enthusiasm and aesthetic excellence brides seek to turn their ideas and inspirations into reality. With a Bachelor in Arts in International Business, along with her passion for wine, flowers and travel, Fernandez has an uncanny ability to help couples clearly define their dreams, and then she carries that vision throughout each step of the planning process. She is certified by The Wedding Planning Institute and is also an expert at working with a wide range of cultures and couples from diverse backgrounds. Fernandez is happy to guide

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couples planning a wedding in Los Cabos to make their Big Day a beautiful expression of their unique relationship.


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Whether this is a repeat visit to Los Cabos or you’re on an extended stay, there’s always more to see and do just around the bend. BY JUSTIN P. BIEL

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visit to La Paz is a serene contrast to the high-energy, activity-driven Los Cabos. Even as the biggest city in Baja California Sur, this capital city feels like a tight-knit Mexican community, complete with a historic town center, cobblestone streets, adobe houses and jacaranda trees. Settled on the iconic coastline that inspired John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, La Paz is a wondrous blend of Mexican culture and natural beauty. A gem of a city that’s often overlooked, those who journey to La Paz usually return, seduced by the peaceful spot on the Sea of Cortés. To reach Baja California Sur’s eclectic capital, rent a car and enjoy the serene two-hour desert drive marked by coastal views, the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains and rolling desert landscape.

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full-service resort that serves as an ideal hub for your exploration. With a golf course, spa and several dining options on site, you’d be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave... other than to explore the city, of course. Start at the Malecón, a stretch of seaside boardwalk that exemplifies the city’s vibe. For the best experience, explore the pedestrian path on foot and discover the diverse mix of beachfront restaurants, shopping and local artisans that thrive along the Sea of Cortés. The Malecón is a favorite destination for residents and tourists, and should be the first stop on any trip to La Paz. Like many traditional Mexican towns, La Paz is infused with Old World charm. But to genuinely understand the city’s culture and geography, take a trip to La Paz’s Regional Museum of Anthropology and History. A handful of engaging exhibits will guide you through the history of the Baja California peninsula and it's people. A few hours is all it takes to explore the cave paintings, arrowheads, sculptures and fossils. The inexpensive museum is one of the best cultural activities in town, but keep in mind the exhibits are in Spanish, so unless you have a good grasp of the language, ask someone to help with translation. Then, it’s time to shift gears to other cultural attractions. An excellent place to start is the city’s most iconic church, the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe. It is both a spiritual and cultural center for the Catholic community in La Paz and is a prominent symbol of the city’s deeply religious heritage. The building’s architecture is rare for Baja California Sur, as it emulates the opulent churches typically found in Mexico's interior, both in scale and design. Beyond its cultural significance and history, the city of La Paz is known for its connection to the sea. For where the city of La Paz ends, the Sea of Cortés begins. The waters off the coast offer world-class diving, fishing and unrivaled marine life. Start your ocean escapade with a trip to Balandra Bay, widely considered one of the most beautiful beaches in all Mexico. Balandra offers a sensory overload, a smattering of picture-perfect coastal strands within a vibrant landscape of white sand, turquoise water, red mountains and scattered giant cactuses. The bay is massively wide but shallow enough to spot colorful schools of fish from atop your paddleboard or while splashing in knee-deep water along the shore. Get there early to lay out towels and coolers beneath the shaded palapas that line the beach, and note that buying food and drinks at Blanadra is limited, so you should have everything you need for the day. Once you get there, there’s a strong chance you won’t want to leave. For stage two of your ocean journey head to Marina La Paz, get yourself a boat and set sail for Espíritu Santo Island. Only a


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EspĂ­ritu Santo Island is a protected World Heritage site ideal for anyone seeking a pristine outdoor experience.

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With a golf course, spa and several dining options on site, CostaBaja Resort, Marina & Spa is a full service operation that serves as the ideal hub from which to explore La Paz and its surroundings.


short ride from La Paz, this protected World Heritage site is an ideal location for anyone seeking a pristine outdoor experience. By water, explore caves and inlets teeming with tropical fish and playful sea lions. By land, hike trails and keep an eye out for rare species of reptiles and birds. For the most adventurous, overnight camping trips are available, and if you’re the more glamorous type, check out the overnight glamping options. A day at Espíritu Santo, or a night spent under its lovely stars, disconnects you from the world in all the right ways. It’s impossible to talk about La Paz and it’s oceans without noting the majestic whale sharks that feed here each winter from October through May. Getting the chance to swim beside the largest fish in the world is just what it sounds like: a once in a lifetime experience. After the initial shock of being face to face with these gentle giants, expect a sense of awe and gratitude to settle upon you — mind and spirit. The sense of being alive you feel while swimming with a whale shark doesn’t last forever, but experiencing it in the first place is entirely up to you. La Paz is a city of rich culture and

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Guaycura Boutique Hotel Beach Club & Spa houses a private collection of contemporary art that is prominently showcased throughout the property.

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plentiful natural resources, attracting those

The Gabo Art Gallery — an appointment

in pursuit of a peaceful life. But the secret

only establishment — features playful

of Baja California Sur’s lovely capital city,

pieces that have traveled extensively

has officially gotten out. These days the

across Mexico, the U.S. and Europe.

hidden pearl shines brighter than ever.

Galería Logan stars Jill Logan’s dreamlike Baja California Sur-inspired works that

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feel alive with a wash of color, form and

Whereas La Paz is a sanctuary of natural

emotion. Finally, Galería Arturo, is home

wonders, Todos Santos is a bastion of art.

to long-time local artist Arturo Mendoza

One of three magical towns in the Baja

Elfeo, and Ezra Katz Gallery, houses the

California peninsula, it exudes a vitality

plein-air and studio impressionist’s works.

that is downright enchanting. Just an hour

The galleries in Todos Santos aren’t

outside Los Cabos, the coastal town is

limited to paint and canvas. If glass art is

a haven for artists, dreamers and those

your thing, call ahead to visit Wendy Faith

who live to create. Upon arrival, you’ll

at Las Casitas for a chance to see her

find a Colonial city overlooking the Pacific

architectural-quality art glass, objets d’art

Ocean that moves to a much slower

and a line of kiln worked silverware. And a

rhythm. Park beside the picturesque,

short drive from downtown is Galería N.E.

yellow church downtown, and set out to

Hayles, where you can take art classes on

explore the city’s galleries, restaurants

mosaics, abstracts and more.

and shopping, all of which are infused with a hefty dose of creative expression. Walking through the town is a joy

You will notice the artistry here extends beyond the galleries. A weekend stay leads you to yet another well of creativity.

in itself, with camera-worthy pastel

The legendary Hotel California, with its

buildings and historic façades around

vibrant décor and festive scenery, treats

every corner. Still, the standout feature is

guests to live music at its lively bar, and

in the city’s galleries, most of which line

Guaycura Boutique Hotel Beach Club

the cobblestone streets surrounding the

& Spa houses a private collection of

downtown district. Some are housed in

contemporary art that is prominently

weathered, single-story, brick buildings,

showcased throughout the property.

while others, such as in-home galleries

Nearly every street in Todos Santos

where the artists live and work, offer more

offers something different. Down one

intimate settings. On any given day, you

road you’ll find silversmiths, on another,

can visit a dozen or more studios where

a boutique selling small-batch mezcals.

you’re likely to meet the artists and hear

There are shops stacked with woven

a bit about their latest projects. You may

rugs, fashion stores with one-of-a-kind

even hear the story behind what brought

garments and coffee shops with beans

them to town or why they never left.

from local Baja California Sur roasters.

The galleries feature a variety of artistic

Legendary

As Hotel San Cristobal itself claims,

disciplines including painting, sculpture,

some of the best destinations are actually

photography, ceramics, mixed media and

found at the end of long dirt roads. If you

glass art. A few notable galleries are the

want to take your artistic adventure off

Galería de Todos Santos, a beautiful, well-

road — and take a turn away from the

lit space featuring the work of owner-artist

visual arts, too — the hotel hosts a series

Michael Cope, along with other artists.

of cultural events, including salsa lessons.

Colorful Cozy Rooms Mexiterranean Dining | Eclectic Shooping


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Stay a While Indulge in the plush accommodations and thoughtful amenities that characterize Los Cabos.

ne vacation with three generation’s worth of travelers. How do you make everyone in the group happy? These days, it’s easier than you think — especially if you choose the right place. Already an established haven for girlfriend getaways, group fishing expeditions and romantic retreats, Los Cabos has also left its indelible mark on the family travel sphere thanks to its perfect blend of creature comforts

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and active pursuits. But the destination has taken it a step further

of the attraction lies in the accommodations themselves, as they

by rolling out the red carpet for those groups that have several

are not only top-of-the-line, but also facilitate travelers’ activities.

generations traveling together, sharing experiences and making

The hotels and resorts throughout Los Cabos have emphatically

memories as a family.

embraced multigenerational guests with two strategies: amped-up

Mexico as a country is among the top family travel destinations, and with multigenerational travel becoming an increasingly

accommodations and experiential offerings. Milestones, anniversaries, birthdays or “just because” vacations

common trend for upscale travelers, it’s easy to see why so many

can reveal shared interests and kickstart new family traditions with

families choose to vacation in Los Cabos. While the activities,

kids, parents, grandparents and even several families of friends

natural landscapes and dining options are widely celebrated, much

traveling together.

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complex that offers all the amenities of a planned community, along with the perks of a high-end resort. A spa, fully equipped gym and premier Italian restaurant — La Deriva — complement three levels of staggered terraces with breathtaking views of the ocean, where the expansive units overlook the sea. A Kid's Club provides a safe space for children to play under the supervision of trained staff. But, family travel is not just about the kiddies. You can indulge in luxurty with in-laws, parents or friends at Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos, a new adults-only all-inclusive that boasts designers suites and a 29,000-square-foot full-service spa. Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa sets the right tone for

Maxence Bonnamain

adult families to continue gathering for vacations together long after

General Mananger

the camp days are behind them. With electrifying entertainment

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort

— think night with DJ pool parties, live music and performances,

The last 20 years have led Maxence

fashion shows and social sunset soirees on the rooftop — and a

Bonnamain directly to this point: at the helm

robust array of dining options, Breathless makes it easy for groups

of the award-winning, 343-room seaside

to enjoy time together and still feel like they are being catered to

Hilton Los Cabos. His recent promotion to that position comes as no surprise. He has been, after all, a central figure in the resort’s ongoing success and was key to its relaunch in 2014. Born in France, his extensive travels, which began in childhood, exposed him early to a love of travel,

With electrifying entertainment and a robust array of dining options, Breathless makes it easy for groups to enjoy time together.

food and discovering new cultures. While constantly refining his own dynamic and adaptive leadership style, and exploring the boundaries of how to best deliver the most seamless service within the luxury market, Bonnamain will now lead a multi-million-dollar renovation of the beloved Los Cabos resort.

and do things with the whole group,” says Gabriel Ibarra, director of sales & marketing for Hacienda Encantada Resort & Residences. Activities and experiences that the whole family can enjoy at that resort include everything from cooking classes to horseback riding along the beach, and the concierges can arrange any kind of adventure nearby, including sunset cruises and city tours that mix sightseeing with a little shopping and more. A getaway in Los Cabos allows for a wealth of experiences for the entire family. Solaz Signature Suites is a vacation ownership

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EASY ACCESS

You may like to forge your own path, but you don’t need to forgo comfort. Hyatt Place offers ample space to relax and unwind, as well as View rooms that offer scenic vistas of the Pacific Ocean.

on a personal level. Additionally, with its privileged perch on Marina

together as the kids are exposed to enriching cultural, artistic and

Cabo San Lucas right along Médano Beach, the resort provides

science-driven activities that will enhance their vacation experience.

shopping destinations and most popular beachside activities. For those seeking a more relaxed getaway, Casa del Mar is

A newcomer to Los Cabos, Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, boasts architectural features that invite nature indoors and encourage guests to venture out. Traditional walls are replaced by oversized

the kind of boutique hotel where dramatic oceanfront views are

sliding glass doors, and terraces become an extension of the living

complemented by the charm of Colonial hacienda-style architecture

space. Plunge pools provide an opportunity to refresh and connect

and the draw of world-class golf courses. Likewise, Casa Dorada

in utter privacy. Whether through the art, textiles or decorative

Resort & Spa’s inviting ambience welcomes families of all shapes,

objects made by Mexican artists, all guests reaquaint themselves

sizes and breeds. Not only can families take advantage of services

with wonder, as the property truly is a sophisticated playground.

like the Casa Kidz Place program, but they can bring their furry

The Ambassadors of the Environment program makes the most of

family members along, too, as the resort is pet friendly.

the resort’s setting by inviting guests to learn more about the Sea

Farther up The Corridor, The Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf

of Cortés and its marine life. Expert naturalists and guides turn the

Resort offers a wide array amenities the likes of which have come

surroundings into a classroom, where they help guests of all ages

to be expected at resorts of this caliber, including cribs, high chairs

connect with the local ecosystem.

and children’s menus that please the younger set, even as they

Nobu’s foray into Mexico kicked off with the opening of Nobu

include the kinds of healthy food options meant to keep their

Hotel Los Cabos. The newcomer’s 200 guest rooms and suites

parents happy. But they raise the bar with more thoughtful options

are complemented by a luxe spa, infinity pools, private cabanas,

like babysitting service, children’s activities and the Cabo Kids club,

shopping options and a variety of bars and dining — including a

which give parents the chance to bond and enjoy quiet moments

Nobu restaurant right on the beach.

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Stately resorts anchor Los Cabos’ increasingly opulent overnight offerings, even as new players keep the scene fresh as sea mist.

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Luxury Stays

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t’s a timeless dilemma: So many options, so little

with an eye on sustainability and maintaining a strong sense of

time. The ever-expanding inventory of services and

place. Whether you’re craving a convenient base for all your Baja

amenities — from the most basic and indulgent to

California Sur adventures, n rejuvenating hideaway where wellness

the downright progressive and ingenious — make

sets the tone for your retreat or a perfectly romantic escape

a stay in Los Cabos a basic requirement for any

complete with your own plunge pool and toes-in-the-sand dining

savvy traveler. There are already more than 19,000

options, Los Cabos has established itself as a playground for all

hotel rooms online in Los Cabos, and a few thousand more are in various stages of completion. This wealth of lodging options,

those who wish to live life to the fullest. That tradition continues with the timeless award-winning

along with an ever-increasing number of flights to the area from

properties that have anchored the destination for years and the

the U.S., Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond, certainly make

fresh, new hot spots claiming their space in this oasis between the

for a destination that has hit its stride and continues to develop

desert and the sea.

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WHERE TO STAY Bahía Hotel & Beach House

Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos

Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa

CATEGORY 3 Diamonds

4 Diamonds

NUMBER OF ROOMS 86

350

San José del Cabo San José del Cabo

169

Cabo Azul Resort

4 Diamonds

326

Casa del Mar Los Cabos

4 Diamonds

70

Casa Natalia

3 Diamonds

Cachet Beach Hotel Los Cabos / Cabo Villas Beach Resort & Spa Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa

Chileno Bay Hotel & Residences

4 Diamonds

City Express and Suites Los Cabos Club Cascadas De Baja

Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa

El Encanto Inn & Suites Boutique Hotel & Spa

Esperanza, an Auberge Resort

Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos

4 Diamonds 3 Diamonds

5 Diamonds

105

148

Cabo San Lucas

113

308 27

59

527

Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa

4 Diamonds

246

Grand Velas Los Cabos

5 Diamonds

307

4 Diamonds

272

Grand Solmar the Residences at Rancho San Lucas

Guaycura Boutique Hotel & Spa

Hacienda Beach Club & Residences Hacienda del Mar Los Cabos

Hacienda Encantada Resort & Residences

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Los Cabos Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort

4 Diamonds

The Corridor

Cabo San Lucas

135

4 Diamonds

Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos All-Inclusive Golf & Spa

Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

San José del Cabo

145

5 Diamonds

Cabo San Lucas

18

92

5 Diamonds

Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos

LOCATION

Cabo San Lucas

315 90

The Corridor

Cabo San Lucas The Corridor

San José del Cabo The Corridor East Cape

The Corridor

The Corridor

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

37

Cabo San Lucas

14

Todos Santos

The Corridor

109

Cabo San Lucas

222

The Corridor

639

Cabo San Lucas

95

Cabo San Lucas

95

The Corridor

The Corridor

4 Diamonds

375

Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos

3 Diamonds

392

San José del Cabo

Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

3 Diamonds

692

Cabo San Lucas

Holiday Inn Express Cabo San Lucas

Hotel California

Hotel Riu Santa Fe

Hotel El Ganzo

Hyatt Place Los Cabos Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa

Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort

Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos

3 Diamonds

Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa

Marquis Los Cabos All-Inclusive Resort & Spa

1190 70

San José del Cabo

4 Diamonds

591

San José del Cabo

4 Diamonds

5 Diamonds

3 Diamonds

4 Diamonds

4 Diamonds

One&Only Palmilla

5 Diamonds

Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa

4 Diamonds

Paradisus Cabo Real All-Inclusive Resort Posada Real Los Cabos

Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos Resort

157

373

The Corridor

88

155

235

260

Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos Santa María Hotel & Suites Secrets Puerto Los Cabos

Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar

Sirena del Mar Welk Resort Cabo

Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort

Solaz Signature Suites Los Cabos

Solmar Resort

Sunrock Condo Hotel

Tesoro Los Cabos

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

The Grand Mayan Los Cabos

The Residences at Hacienda Encantada

The Ridge at Playa Grande Luxury Villas

Viceroy Los Cabos

4 Diamonds

4 Diamonds 5 Diamonds

5 Diamonds

Villa La Estancia Los Cabos

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

The Corridor

Cabo San Lucas

San José del Cabo Cabo San Lucas

148

260 72

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

429

San José del Cabo

390

San José del Cabo

48

San José del Cabo

153

272

San José del Cabo Cabo San Lucas

500

San José del Cabo

106

Cabo San Lucas

147

The Corridor

270 128

The Corridor The Corridor

2 Diamonds

100 80

Cabo San Lucas

4 Diamonds

161

Cabo San Lucas

252

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

4 Diamonds

165

San José del Cabo

4 Diamonds

98

Cabo San Lucas

4 Diamonds

Villa del Arco Beach Resort & Spa

Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa

The Corridor Cabo San Lucas Cabo San Lucas

152

745

3 Diamonds

The Corridor

The Corridor

350

4 Diamonds

Royal Solaris Los Cabos

Cabo San Lucas

174

174 132 200

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort

Royal Decameron Los Cabos

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

201

Reflect Los Cabos Resort & Spa

The Corridor

162

4 Diamonds

Quinta del Sol by Solmar

San José del Cabo

San José del Cabo

83

Pueblo Bonito Pacífica Golf & Spa Resort

Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort & Spa

Cabo San Lucas

299

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ME Cabo by Meliã

Montage Los Cabos Montecristo Estates Luxury Villas by Pueblo Bonito Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

Todos Santos

3 Diamonds

Los Cabos Golf Resort

Mar de Cortez

11

The Corridor

35

205

223

3 Diamonds

3 Diamonds

465

300

The Corridor

San José del Cabo Cabo San Lucas Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

119

Cabo San Lucas

115

San José del Cabo

223

The Corridor


I N S I G H T S * AC C O M M O D AT I O N S L I S T I N G S

CABO SAN LUCAS

CACHET BEACH HOTEL LOS CABOS /

suite, and is just a 40-minute drive from Los Cabos

BAHÍA HOTEL & BEACH HOUSE

CABO VILLAS BEACH RESORT & SPA

International Airport.

Bahía Hotel & Beach House has redefined the way

Cachet Beach Hotel Los Cabos / Cabo Villas Beach Resort

Local Phone: (624) 163-5757

people experience Los Cabos. Located in the heart of

& Spa is a luxury hotel situated on Médano Beach, the

Fax: (624) 163-5751

Cabo San Lucas’s Médano Beach district, the boutique

most popular stretch of sand in Cabo San Lucas. Cachet

USA Reservations: (866) 448-0151

hotel is a chic, modern retreat that embraces a relaxed

Beach Hotel / Cabo Villas features 105 custom-built

Canada Reservations: (866) 711-4369

vibe and the town’s urban setting while also providing

suites and spectacular views of the Sea of Cortés and

Web: casadorada.com

privacy, sleek and comfortable accommodations,

Land’s End. Amenities include fully equipped kitchens,

Email: info@casadorada.com

and unparalleled service. The on-scene Bar Esquina

two pools, oceanfront beach club, a variety of on-site

Restaurant is known for its robust cultural experience,

restaurants and bars, a world class spa and personalized

CITY EXPRESS PLUS &

with its open kitchen, live music and market-driven

service in a relaxed atmosphere. Located in the heart

CITY EXPRESS SUITES CABO SAN LUCAS

menu. Located right on Médano Beach, SUR Beach

of Los Cabos, the resort is within easy walking distance

Cabo San Lucas is one of Mexico’s most popular tourist

House features a beautiful open layout, exquisite ocean-

to all major attractions including Médano Beach, the

destinations. In this city, located in the Baja California

front views, and a menu that showcases Mexican flavors

marina, Puerto Paraíso Mall, downtown, and numerous

peninsula, you will be able to enjoy desert landscapes,

with Asian and Peruvian influences. SUR is ideal for

restaurants and night clubs. With stunning views of

as well as beautiful beaches and water sports. If you

private functions, wellness retreats, weddings, and other

the Sea of Cortés, Cachet Beach Hotel/Cabo Villas is the

want to live the Los Cabos experience, consider two

social events. It also houses CABO SUP, a full-service

perfect place for travelers who seek quality service while

modern, high-quality lodging options for you to fully

water sports activities center.

enjoying the best of the Cabo San Lucas lifestyle.

enjoy your trip: City Express Suites and City Express Plus.

Local Phone: (624) 143-1890

Local Phone: (624) 143-9166

City Express Suites offers accommodation options that

Fax: (624) 143-1891

USA Reservations: (866) 962-2268

make you feel at home, with all the comforts provided

USA Reservations: (866) 99-BAHIA

Canada Reservations: (866) 224-0102

by hotel services. Every room has a living room,

Web: bahiacabo.com

Web: cachetbeachcabo.com/cabovillasbeachresort.com

bedroom and a kitchenette equipped with a refrigerator,

Email: callcenter@cachetbeachcabo.com •

stove, tableware and microwave. City Express Plus is a

BREATHLESS CABO SAN LUCAS

info@cabovillasbeachresort.com

hotel that will surprise you! It offers accommodations

RESORT & SPA

Reservations: callcenter@cachetbeachcabo.com •

with care in every detail. It is a hotel that goes beyond

Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa is stunningly

callcenter@cabovillasbeachresort.com

your expectations, with a unique and dynamic

situated in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, only minutes

Facebook: facebook.com/CaboVillasBeachResort •

personality that combines design and technology. Both

from the excitement, activity and nightlife of the city

facebook.com/CachetBeachCabo

hotels have everything you need to make your trip comfortable and pleasant. They have spacious rooms,

on beautiful Médano Beach, the safest swimmable beach in Cabo San Lucas. 169 ultra-contemporary

CASA DORADA LOS CABOS RESORT & SPA

Internet, gym, pool, meeting rooms, laundry service

suites with private and scenic terraces treat guests

With incomparable location in the heart of Cabo San

and complimentary breakfast. Also, they are in a great

to marina and ocean views. Adult singles, couples

Lucas, the resort is just steps away from a swimmable

location, just 30 minutes from San José del Cabo and

and friends can indulge in the Unlimited-Luxury®

beach, shopping centers, the main marina and the best

the international airport; 25 minutes from the San José

experience, where everything is included: 24-hour

nightlife. It offers all-suite spacious accommodation,

del Cabo boardwalk and two hours away from the state’s

room service; wait service at our two pristine, heated

each with an ocean view, tasteful décor and a balcony.

desert area.

pools and the beach; unlimited top-shelf spirits; daily

Boasting two large pools, an open-air Jacuzzi, kid’s

Local Phone: (624) 105-8760

refreshed mini bar; daily and nightly entertainment;

club with pool, full-service health spa, five restaurants,

USA Reservation: (855) 222-8285

six dining venues matched by carefully selected wines

three bars and 24-hour room service, Casa Dorada

Mexico Reservations: (800) 248-9397

and a variety of premium spirits served at three bars

Los Cabos envelops guests in the distinctive warmth

Web: cityexpress.com

and lounges — all without limit, required reservations

and exclusivity of Médano Beach. As a member of

E-mail: reservacioneshotelescity@hotelescity.com

or expected gratuities.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a collection of the world’s

Local Phone: (624) 104-9500

finest independent luxury lodgings, it brings upscale

CLUB CASCADAS DE BAJA

Reservations: (855) 65-BREATHE

service and family-friendly features to the Cabo San

Perfectly situated on the white sandy Médano Beach

Reservations: reservations.brcsl@breathlessresorts.com

Lucas oceanfront and consistently offers the best value.

facing the Sea of Cortés, Club Cascadas de Baja features

Email: info.brcsl@breathlessresorts.com

The property features 150 suites, superb facilities, a

Old World architecture with the atmosphere of new-

Web: breathlessresorts.com

private beach club, spectacular ocean views from every

world adventure and relaxation through its many

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beachfront villas. Consisting of 113 unique villas, Club

GRAND SOLMAR AT RANCHO

HACIENDA BEACH CLUB & RESIDENCES

Cascadas de Baja evokes a native Mexican village with

SAN LUCAS RESORT

When it debuted in 1963, the Hacienda Hotel was

an exquisite, tropical, resort atmosphere. Experience

Nestled between sapphire seas and dramatic desert

instantly popular with such A-listers as Bing Crosby,

these luxurious, one- to four-bedroom villas surrounded

landscapes, Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas is a

Raquel Welch and John Wayne. Today, the $230 million

by coco palms and lush foliage, many with a private

destination like no other. Enjoy endless views and

Hacienda Beach Club & Residences, which opened in

pool or spa. Enjoy tropical garden or ocean views from

gentle sea breezes from our infinity pool, swim-up bar

2009, sits on the same stretch of coastline, and parts

your fully equipped villa offering a full kitchen, daily

and secluded beach. Relax in a spacious suite with

of the original hotel remain on the 22-acre property.

maid service and air-conditioned bedrooms. At Club

an ocean view terrace and spa bathroom. Discover

The community has 109 residences: 16 four-bedroom

Cascadas de Baja, flagstone-surfaced paths meander

tranquility in our spa where ancient rituals revitalize the

beachfront villas, 81 one- to four-bedroom oceanview

through the sand to softly curved villas with thatched

senses. Comfortably hidden away within the exclusive

condominiums and 12 four-bedroom penthouses with

bamboo roofs nestled among palm trees and tropical

Rancho San Lucas private resort community, just north

terraces overlooking the Sea of Cortés. Homeowners

flora. Let yourself be pampered at this tropical paradise

of bustling Cabo San Lucas, this luxury resort is above

and guests enjoy all the luxurious amenities of a resort

where you can let your worries just drift away.

and beyond ordinary. Savor the flavor of Baja at restau-

community, as well as the property’s prime location

Local Phone: (624) 143-1882

rants and bars with cuisine crafted from fresh, local

on Médano Beach, adjacent to the famous marina and

USA Reservations: (800) 365-7601

ingredients. Celebrate your destination wed-ding or

surrounded by countless gourmet dining venues.

Web: clubcascadasdebaja.com

other special event in our elegant indoor and outdoor

Real Estate Information: haciendacabosanlucas.com

Email: ccdb@tradingplaces.com

venues. This is not just a vacation. This is Grand Solmar at

Vacation Rental: (866) 300-0084

Rancho San Lucas. Discover your own private paradise.

Vacation Rental: haciendacaboresort.com

GRAND SOLMAR LAND’S END RESORT & SPA

Local Phone: (624) 145-7528

Email: reservations@cabohacienda.com.mx

Grand Solmar Land’s End sets a standard of luxury that

USA Reservations: (800) 344-3349

blends harmoniously into the surroundings — with

Web: grandsolmarranchosanlucas.solmar.com

HARD ROCK HOTEL LOS CABOS

landscaping reminiscent of the royal gardens, Old

Email: reservations@solmar.com

Situated within the Diamante development, Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos has breathtaking views of the

World architecture carefully crafted with modern style and grace, and a setting you thought only existed in

GRAND SOLMAR THE RESIDENCES

Pacific Ocean from most of its 639 luxurious rooms

photographs. Grand Solmar Land’s End is in a very

AT RANCHO SAN LUCAS

and almost one kilometer of pristine sandy beachfront.

exclusive class. Creating this prestigious resort is in

Savor the private villa lifestyle of our Cabo San Lucas

The first glimpse of the property is a dramatic view

the capable hands of the HKS architectural firm based

resort. In a place where golden sand beaches hug

coming down the resort road where the arrival lobby

in Dallas, Texas. This new resort is perfectly situated

sapphire seas and palm trees sway in the salt-laced

welcomes guests like a portal framing the sea beyond.

among clear ocean views, white-sand beaches and a

breeze, a distinctive collection of private villas waits.

The 639-room property caters to the diverse needs of

remarkable natural beauty that once framed the original

Nestled within the private 750-acre Rancho San Lucas

modern travelers, extending diverse offerings to guests

Solmar Resort. The resort itself features handcrafted

lifestyle community, Grand Solmar The Residences

of all ages while providing unmatched guest services,

furnishings; wrought-iron, stone finishes; the finest

delivers a luxury villa experience for discerning

luxurious all-inclusive amenities, great meeting space

linens; and the exact level of comfort you expect from a

vacationers. Escape busy Cabo San Lucas just a few miles

and an exotic backdrop for both vacationers and

destination of this stature. The resort offers six categories

to the south, and enjoy spacious penthouse suites with

business travelers. Since its opening in June 2019,

of accommodations, with units of up to four bedrooms

sweeping Pacific Ocean views. Savor the flavor of Los

the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos has quickly

to cater to your preferences and needs. Grand Solmar

Cabos with delectable gourmet restaurants and bars that

become, the hot destination in Los Cabos — truly a place

Land’s End is within the Preferred Residences luxury

offer cuisine featuring the finest local ingredients. Soothe

to see and be seen.

vacation rentals portfolio — a division of Preferred Hotels

your senses in a holistic spa, where ancient rituals and

Local Phone: (624) 689-0300

& Resorts. Properties represented within the Preferred

treatments reconnect body, mind and spirit. Embrace the

USA Reservations: (817) 567-7530

Residences are identified by the brand as being

famous Baja California Sur outdoors with world-class golf

Canada Reservations: (855) 695-6680

“distinctively designed and located within the world’s

and adventures. Or simply relax on our private beach. This

International Reservations: (817) 567-7530

most desirable locations.”

is no ordinary vacation; this is where dreams come true.

Web: hrhloscabos.com

Local Phone: (624) 145-7528

Local Phone: (624) 145-7528

USA Reservations: (800) 344-3349

USA Reservations: (800) 344-3349

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CABO SAN LUCAS

Web: grandsolmarresort.com

Web: grandsolmartheresidences.solmar.com

Holiday Inn Express Cabo San Lucas offers 95

Email: reservations@solmar.com

Email: reservations@solmar.com

comfortable rooms. Stay connected with our high-speed

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internet service. Enjoy a daily full breakfast with a regional

Canada Reservations: (866) 845-3765

dish. Its unique construction makes your stay efficient, as

Web: riu.com

you will find amenities on the ground floor such as banks, a deli/coffee shop, convenience store and movie rental

HOTEL RIU SANTA FE

spot. Next door there is a useful stationery. Hotel guests

This 24-hour all-inclusive hotel is located on Médano

also have access to complimentary fitness center. The hotel

Beach and features complimentary Wi-Fi, varied

has a beautiful outdoor heated swimming pool with a

culinary offerings and fun entertainment programs.

wonderful view to Cabo San Lucas’ famous Arco at Land’s

You’ll find plenty of fun thanks to the RIU POOL PARTY

End. Holiday Inn Express Cabo San Lucas is a few minutes

events, adults-only theme parties held by the pool with

from downtown Cabo San Lucas. To finish, pamper yourself

national and international DJ’s and amazing shows.

at any of the restaurants offering a variety of food in town.

The hotel features 1,190 rooms with air conditioning,

Holiday Inn Express Cabo San Lucas is only 40 minutes

a minibar and beverage dispensers, among many

from Los Cabos Airport. Come and meet us. We’re waiting

other amenities. And if you want to enjoy the sunny

for you.

climate and cool off during your holiday, the hotel’s

Local Phone: (624) 163-7300

seven swimming pools are at your disposal — some

Web: holidayinnexpress.com/cabosanlucas

with swim-up bars and hydromassage. And there’s also Splash Water World, a water park where fun is

HOTEL MAR DE CORTEZ

guaranteed. You’ll be impressed by the breakfast

Located in downtown Cabo San Lucas, the hotel offers 88

buffets with show cooking; a steak house, Asian,

air-conditioned rooms, a large swimming pool, restaurant

Mexican and Italian restaurants; and the wide variety

and bar, and free Wi-Fi in classic Mexican charm near

of dishes in the main restaurants. And if that’s not

beaches, golf, the marina, shopping and restaurants. It

enough, in the 10 bars located in different areas of the

was among the first three hotels in Cabo San Lucas.

hotel, you can savor the best drinks.

Local Phone: (624) 143-0032

Mexico Reservations: (800) 225-5748

Web: mardecortez.com

USA Reservations: (888) 666-8816 Canada Reservations: (866) 845-3765

HOTEL RIU PALACE CABO SAN LUCAS

Web: riu.com

Constructed on a white-sand beach and newly renovated, the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas is an outstanding resort

LOS CABOS GOLF RESORT

with 692 rooms and 24-hour All-Inclusive by Riu service.

This golf resort combines the charm of Colonial Mexico

This stunning hotel is elegantly decorated and features

with the privacy of a Spanish hacienda. Follow the antique

RIU’s personal exclusive service. It has six restaurants,

brick walkway through graceful arches and royal palms,

including the fusion-cuisine restaurant Krystal and an

and admire the handmade wrought-iron grillwork and

Indian restaurant; seven bars; 24-hour snacks; and

massive beams and pillars. The architecture features

a regularly restocked minibar and liquor dispenser

travertine marble and long stretches of Mexican tile.

in each room. Room service is available 24 hours a

These fully furnished villas boast a full kitchen, satellite

day, and guests can indulge at the Renova Spa with

TV, phone and air conditioning. The hotel offers security,

beauty salon services, massages and treatments (for an

a restaurant and deli, two pools and a Jacuzzi. The resort

additional charge). Guests can also enjoy two pools with

is nestled between the eighth and 16th fairways of the

whirlpool bath, two small pools with swim-up bars and

sensational Pete Dye–designed championship course,

one children’s pool. It features tennis courts, two gyms

offering stunning views of Land’s End, Cabo San Lucas

and a sauna, as well as a full range of sports and leisure

Bay and the Sea of Cortés.

alternatives. It also has a conference room for meetings

Local Phone: (624) 145-7100

and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

Fax: (624) 143-2002

Mexico Reservations: (800) 225-5748

Web: golfincabo.com

USA Reservations: (888) 666-8816

Email: amurillo@golfincabo.com


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MARINA FIESTA RESORT & SPA

worlds with its dedication to creating a sophisticated

areas to our hand-picked details and best practices

Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa offers an outstanding

getaway that blends elegance, great vibe, creativity

in relaxation and wellness, Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

location and superior lodging. The hotel offers

and local culture.

represents a well-earned respite of relaxation, wellness

spacious accommodations with views of the marina

Local Phone: (624) 145-7800

and luxury with just the right amount of fun.

and the desert backdrop. This five-star, all-suite resort

Fax: (55) 10-84-26-95

Local Phone: (624) 689-0160

overlooking the Cabo San Lucas marina boasts a full-

Mexico Reservations: (800) 557-5757

USA Reservations: (305) 674-5575

service, European-style health spa. It’s located within

USA Reservations: (866) 625-9669

Web: loscabos.nobuhotels.com

walking distance of Médano Beach, bars and exclusive

Web: mebymelia.com

Email: bookto@nobuhotelloscabos.com

restaurants; and it’s just 30 minutes from the airport.

Email: me.cabo@melia.com

Experience Cabo San Lucas at its very best and take

PLAYA GRANDE RESORT & GRAND SPA

advantage of Marina Fiesta’s dine out all-inclusive plan

MONTECRISTO ESTATES LUXURY VILLAS

This family-friendly AAA Four Diamond resort is located

by enjoying a unique a la carte dining experience at

Retreat to a private and exclusive luxury villa at

in Baja California Sur’s most exclusive and private

a selection of fine dining restaurants and bars at the

Montecristo Estates, located within the luxury residential

beach, along the Pacific Ocean side and a few steps

Marina Golden Zone. Exciting sport fishing expeditions

development Quivira Los Cabos. Enjoy beautiful views

from Land’s End and the famous Arco. This charming,

in the blue Pacific and the Sea of Cortés, as well as scuba

of the ocean and the stunning landscape surrounding

Mexican hacienda–style all-suite resort sits on eight acres

diving excursions, depart from the marina.

the all-inclusive property. Whether you are on a family

of beach, only a few steps from the Pacific Ocean and a

Local Phone: (624) 145-6020

vacation or entertaining guests, the three-bedroom

few minutes’ walk from downtown. This is a spectacular

Fax: (624) 145-6021

villas provide the perfect accommodations. Located at

setting to relax and enjoy your dream vacation under

USA Reservations: (877) 319-5080

the tip of the Baja California peninsula, the Montecristo

the sun. If it’s shopping, fine dining and nightlife you’re

Web: marinafiestaresort.com

Estates luxury villas are equipped with private infinity

looking for, downtown Cabo San Lucas is just a short

Email: reservations@marinafiestaresort.com

pools, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi, a stylish terrace,

stroll away. And if you’d really like to reward yourself, the

high-speed Internet access, maid and butler service,

world-class Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa is waiting

ME CABO

beautiful gardens, a luxury spa, access to Quivira Golf

with a full range of luxuries that will nurture your body

Situated in Cabo San Lucas’ fashionable Médano

Club, the Jack Nicklaus Signature course, and access

and soul. Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa features all

Beach, ME Cabo is a luxury resort with plenty to offer.

to the facilities at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, Pueblo

suites with private balconies, kitchens or kitchenettes,

In line with the trend-setting DNA of ME by Meliã,

Bonito Los Cabos and Pueblo Bonito Rosé.

and distinctive touches such as marble floors, granite

guests will find themselves surrounded by unique

Local Phone: (624) 142-9999

countertops, and handcrafted furniture.

designed aspects. The yin and yang philosophy is

USA Reservations: (800) 990-8250

Local Phone: (624) 145-7528

physically represented by the landscaping, featuring

Web: pueblobonito.com/resorts/montecristo-estates

USA Reservations: (800) 344-3349

Baja California Sur’s oasis (Estero) and its desert lands,

Email: montecristo.reservaciones@pueblobonito.com.mx

Web: playagranderesort.com Email: reservations@solmar.com

and philosophically in every aspect of the experience. Balance rules, from wellness and fitness programs

NOBU HOTEL LOS CABOS

and spa recovery treatments to a more sophisticated

The magical Mexican resort region of Los Cabos is

PUEBLO BONITO LOS CABOS RESORT

day and night life experience. The resort aims to

home to Nobu’s first hotel in Mexico. Sitting on the

Experience the charm of Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos with

bring the vibe and energy of select destinations with

southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula,

its Mediterranean architecture, gracious service and

the lavish beach club Blue Marlin Ibiza Los Cabos,

Nobu Hotel Los Cabos features mesmerizing views of

glorious views of El Arco. Situated on the golden sands

the latest gastronomic trends, bars that will offer

sparkling sapphire waters stretching as far as the eye

of Médano Beach, the resort offers delightful beachside

signature mixology, including tequila and mezcal

can see. The hotel offers 200 guest rooms and suites,

dining and a safe-for-swimming beach only footsteps

spirits. A fashion and social hub for a discerning

ample meeting and event space, a luxurious spa, retail

from your charmingly decorated suite. Lounge by the

local and international clientele. Not to be missed

shopping, infinity pools, private cabanas and a variety of

pool or on the beach, or take a short stroll to downtown

are the thoroughly reimagined dining outlets, spa

bars and dining options, including a Nobu restaurant on

Cabo San Lucas for shopping and lively entertainment.

and gym, and the Suite ME. The one- of-a-kind Suite

the beach. A perfect fusion of architectural elegance and

The resort’s full-service amenities include all-suite

ME is composed of two separate units on two levels

laid-back luxury, you know you’ve arrived the moment

kitchenette accommodations, meeting and wedding

and includes two spacious terraces with staggering

you step through our doors. We offer a safe haven to

planning services, gourmet restaurants, beach seating

views and its own DJ booth for the use of resident

relax, the space to enjoy and the freedom to be yourself.

with food and beverage service, access to our Jack

and visiting DJs. ME Cabo embodies the best of both

From the beautiful architecture and sophisticated

Nicklaus Signature course, Quivira Golf Club; and a

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deluxe all-inclusive plan that includes the onsite bars and restaurants as well as those at the adjacent Pueblo Bonito Rosé. Local Phone: (624) 142-9797 USA Reservations: (800) 990-8250 Web: pueblobonito.com/resorts/los-cabos Email: blanco.reservaciones@pueblobonito.com.mx PUEBLO BONITO PACÍFICA GOLF & SPA RESORT The award-winning, adults-only Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort is an enchanting oasis of natural beauty and relaxation, ideal for romantic getaways and destination weddings. Nestled within Quivira Los Cabos, an exclusive residential development in Los Cabos, the all-inclusive retreat offers full-service amenities, including four restaurants, a wellness-inspired spa, ocean-view accommodations, meetings and event space. Guests have access to the Jack Nicklaus Signature course, Quivira Golf Club, as well as access to the facilities at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos and Pueblo Bonito Rosé. A recent expansion introduced The Towers at Pacífica, a luxury resort-within-a-resort which features enhanced amenities, a VIP Towers Lounge, elevated culinary experiences, ocean-view suites with private plunge pools, certified butler service and more. The expansion also included a new beachfront restaurant and bar, and an ocean-front gym. Local Phone: (624) 142-9696 USA Reservations: (800) 990-8250 Web: pueblobonito.com/resorts/pacifica Email: pacifica.reservaciones@pueblobonito.com.mx PUEBLO BONITO ROSÉ RESORT & SPA Unwind and revel in life’s pleasures at Rosé, which delights the senses with priceless works of art that grace the lobby and enhance the beautiful gardens. Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort & Spa offers full-service amenities, including all-suite kitchenette accommodations, a European-inspired spa, meeting and wedding planning services, gourmet restaurants, beach seating with food and beverage service, access to the Jack Nicklaus Signature course, Quivira Golf Club; and a deluxe all-inclusive plan that includes the onsite bars and restaurants, as well as those at the adjacent Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos. Whether you want to play on Médano Beach, pamper yourself at the spa, or explore the shopping and nightlife of nearby downtown Cabo San Lucas, Rosé has just what you’re looking for! Local Phone: (624) 142-9898 USA Reservations: (800) 990-8250 Web: pueblobonito.com/resorts/rose Email: rose.reservaciones@pueblobonito.com.mx PUEBLO BONITO SUNSET BEACH GOLF & SPA RESORT Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort welcomes guests to an oasis of lush gardens and meandering waterfalls set along a hillside facing the sea. Named one of the Top Resorts in Western Mexico on Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, this resort entices guests with ocean-view, luxury accommodations,


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personalized service, and a long list of full-service

each of the extra-spacious rooms and suites come with

of Cortés. Get your heart pumping at the fitness center,

amenities: an award-winning spa, six swimming

views of the Pacific Ocean or the bay. Don Diego, the

also with ocean views, and then wind down at the game

pools, meeting services, a new teen’s club, gourmet

resort’s signature restaurant, sits atop a rugged cliff and

room. Make time for the many resort activities like

restaurants and a new modern culinary hall. Situated

has floor-to-ceiling windows and a huge wraparound

snorkeling, water aerobics, stretching, bingo, ping-pong

within the exclusive residential development Quivira

terrace overlooking jaw-dropping panoramic views of

tournaments, Spanish lessons and dance classes. Also

Los Cabos, guests enjoy access to the Jack Nicklaus

the city and the bay — the perfect spot for viewing a

available for guests are outdoor billiards, air hockey

Signature course, Quivira Golf Club, along with the

sunrise or sunset in Cabo San Lucas. Inspired by the

and foosball. Activities nearby include horseback riding,

luxury all-inclusive plan that includes the onsite bars

Baja California Sur landscape, Spa Sandos is carved

golf, mountain biking, parasailing, personal watercraft,

and restaurants, as well as those at Pueblo Bonito Los

right into the mountainside, featuring stone walls,

fishing, ATV riding and off-road motorcycle touring.

Cabos and Rosé. Ideal for destination weddings, the

panoramic views, a hydrotherapy area and a beautiful

Plus, the resort is just a 10-minute drive to Cabo San

resort offers fantastic wedding planning services and

state-of-the-art gym. Sandos Finisterra weddings are an

Lucas. In the lobby and lounge area, guests can find

packages.

event to remember; choose from breathtaking settings

complimentary Internet stations and a mini-market.

Local Phone: (624) 142-9999

on the beach, in a desert garden or even on a cliff side

Local Phone: (624) 163-4600

USA Reservations: (800) 990-8250

to say “I do.” An unforgettable all-inclusive getaway

Fax: (624) 163-4601

Web: pueblobonito.com/resorts/sunset-beach

awaits you in the heart of Los Cabos!

USA Reservations: (800) 932-9355

Email: sunset.reservaciones@pueblobonito.com.mx

Local Phone: (624) 145-6700

Web: welkresorts.com

Mexico Reservations: (554) 164-2355

Email: villarentals@welkgroup.com

QUINTA DEL SOL BY SOLMAR

USA Reservations: (863) 204-3331

Quinta del Sol is owned and operated by the Solmar

Argentina Reservations: (54) 800-333-1086

SOLMAR RESORT

Group. You can expect the same level of attentive service

Brazil Reservations: (55) 11-3230-3131

This intimate ocean-front property lies concealed behind

guests enjoy at any of the family’s other properties,

Canada Reservations: (647) 696-0166

granite cliffs, providing guests with unsurpassed seclusion

such as the Solmar Resort and Playa Grande Resort &

Spain & Europe Reservations: (34) 960-479-446

while being only minutes away from lively downtown

Grand Spa. If you want it, you will find it at this centrally

UK Reservations: (44) 20-3984-9023

Cabo San Lucas. Spread your towel on the white sands of

located hotel. Whether you are here on business or

All Other Countries: (52) 554-164-2355

Solmar Beach and soak up the sun in private comfort, grab

pleasure, you will appreciate the space and comfort

Web: sandos.com

a snorkel, a fishing pole or choose from the long list of

provided by our junior suites, which are fully equipped

Email: callcenter.mx@sandos.com

other activities the Pacific Ocean has to offer. Or shop, dine and then dance the night away at one of the many hot

with stocked kitchenettes, satellite TV and broadband Internet. Médano Beach, Los Cabos’ main swimming

SIRENA DEL MAR WELK RESORT CABO

spots in town. Solmar Resort truly offers the best of both

beach, and Puerto Paraíso Mall are just a short distance

The luxurious Welk Resorts Sirena del Mar in Cabo

of worlds — unmatched privacy in an extraordinary natural

away. Of course, no Solmar property would be complete

San Lucas is a seven-acre resort perched on the cliffs

setting. Like all properties in the Solmar Hotel & Resort

without an exercise room, pools for adults and families,

of the Cabo San Lucas peninsula, with a clear view of

collection, the Solmar Resort exclusively offers suites with

fabulous dining at our Restaurant Las Quintas — which

El Arco. Every villa has a direct oceanfront view. Enjoy

kitchen facilities, private balconies, marble floors, granite

is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner — and an

sunbathing and swimming at the private beach. Marvel

countertops and fine linens.

experienced English-speaking staff at your beck and call.

while you watch the migrating whales from your own

Local Phone: (624) 145-7528

Local Phone: (624) 145-7528

villa, the pool or the beach. Once you arrive, the view

USA Reservations: (800) 344-3349

USA Reservations: (800) 344-3349

alone can transport you to another world. The amenities

Web: solmarcabosanlucas.com

Web: quintadelsol.com

will ensure you want to return to that world again and

Email: reservations@solmar.com

Email: reservations@solmar.com

again. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and reward yourself with the relaxing vacation of your dreams. Las

SUNROCK CONDO HOTEL

SANDOS FINISTERRA LOS CABOS

Palapas Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch

Distributed across the 10 towers of the Sunrock Condo

This dazzling all-inclusive resort combines the desert,

and dinner, with poolside dining available. You can

Hotel are 80 two-bedroom oceanview suites facing El

ocean and mountain landscape of Los Cabos in the best

lounge by either of the two infinity-edge pools, which,

Arco — ideal for family or group stays. All of the suites

possible location, with all the excitement of downtown

like the spa, feature views of the ocean. A swim-up bar

are fully furnished and equipped with air-conditioning,

Cabo San Lucas and the marina just outside its doors.

offers a wide assortment of beverages, as well as a

televisions, Wi-Fi, coffee makers, two private bathrooms

Guests are blown away by an extensive golden-sand

negative-edge “mega” spa and waterfall. Decks on three

with showers and amenities, living area, fully equipped

beach and a sparkling beachfront pool area, while

different levels ensure unobstructed views of the Sea

kitchen, safe box and many other amenities.

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Local Phone: (624) 145-8623 Web: sunrockhotel.com TESORO LOS CABOS Located on the Cabo San Lucas Marina, Tesoro Los Cabos is nestled right in the heart of Cabo San Lucas’ fishing, shopping, dining and nightlife district. The resort features a Southwestern style with a strong helping of Mexican flavor. It includes 252 guest rooms — all by the marina’s walkway — where local fishermen and their crews mingle with tourists and yacht owners in a colorful and dynamic setting. During their stay, guests can hang out at the luxurious Skypool and experience our signature customer service, which has helped us become one of the favorite spots on the marina. The resort’s team treats each guest with warm, caring service and spectacular attention to detail. Tesoro Los Cabos is without a doubt the perfect destination for the modern traveler. Local Phone: (624) 173-9300 USA Reservations: (877) 674-6706 Web: tesororesorts.com/los-cabos Email: caboreservations@tesororesorts.com THE CAPE, A THOMPSON HOTEL The Cape, a Thompson Hotel is situated along one of the most desirable stretches of white sand in Los Cabos: the local surfers’ paradise known as Monuments Beach. Near the southernmost tip of the Baja California Sur peninsula, this secluded shoreline and its picturesque environs inspired the resort’s name. The Cape is the English translation of “el cabo.” This visually inspired name reflects the hotel’s distinct personality — a sophisticated and stunning concept, set amid the white sands and ocean breaks synonymous with the locale. The luxury resort features 161 guestrooms, all with unobstructed views of the Sea of Cortés and the destination’s famed icon, El Arco. The Cape seamlessly blends Thompson’s signature upscale urban aesthetic with a distinctive 1960s Baja-meets-Southern California vibe. Guests enjoy two pools, including an infinity pool with a swim-up bar; a sixth-story rooftop lounge and garden with unmatched views of the city and sea; an intimate spa and fitness center with two private outdoor cabanas for treatments with an ocean view; and a diverse array of chef-driven food and beverage destinations, including a signature restaurant overseen by award-winning chef Enrique Olvera. The Cape boasts a collection of premium suite options, including several panoramic suites; penthouse villas with private rooftops and plunge pools; one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas; and its signature multi-story, multi-bedroom option, the Surfer Villa — a two-story luxury suite ideal for a luxe vacation, private event or intimate wedding. The resort also offers several distinct meeting spaces, for both large-scale and intimate events. Local Phone: (624) 163-0000 Reservations: (844) 778-4322 Web: thompsonhotels.com/The-Cape Email: thecapereservations@thompsonhotels.com


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THE RIDGE AT PLAYA GRANDE LUXURY VILLAS

USA Reservations: (877) 897-1950

bedroom suites and a Presidential three-bedroom

The Ridge at Playa Grande Luxury Villas, a AAA Four

Web: villadelarco.com

suite with spacious living areas and bedrooms with

Diamond resort, sparkles like a polished jewel on the

Email: reservada@villagroup.com.mx

lavish amenities, fully equipped kitchens, spa-inspired bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs and expansive terraces.

coast of a shimmering sea. The world-famous Arco in Cabo San Lucas is a stone’s throw away, and a white-

VILLA DEL PALMAR BEACH RESORT & SPA

Deluxe Superior Rooms with sophisticated décor are

sand beach stretches like a pristine path from the villa

Stunning escape for family getaways and romantic

also available. Adding to Villa la Estancia’s extraordinary

door to the ocean shore. Dramatic views are everywhere

couple’s retreats. Located on Médano Beach with

ambience are a plethora of fine-dining opportunities,

at this exclusive resort. The collection of elegant villas,

gorgeous views of the world famous El Arco rock

including those of sister resorts Villa del Palmar and

all feature authentic Mexican décor and the touch of

formation and just one mile from downtown Cabo

Villa del Arco, giving guests 10 delicious dining

our award-winning architect. The Ridge at Playa Grande

San Lucas. The family-size accommodations, including

options, and access to a full on-site supermarket. In

offers one-bedroom Master Villas or two-bedroom

one- and two-bedroom suites and Presidential three-

addition, a world-class fitness center and the indulgent

Luxury Villas with well-equipped kitchens, spacious

bedroom suite features fully equipped kitchens, luxury

Desert Spa await all guests with tantalizing treatments

living rooms, full-size baths and upscale finishing

bathrooms with bath tubs and Presidential Suite with

and a wealth of rejuvenating remedies designed to

touches. These villas also include flat-screen TVs, Internet

Jacuzzi. Junior Suites are also available. The resort’s

transform the mind, body and soul. At Villa La Estancia,

access, premium quality linens and all the privacy you

revamped entertainment programming means that

unrivaled hospitality and service combine with the

desire. Shopping, nightlife and fine dining in downtown

guests spend their days indulging in whatever activity

majestic beauty of the resort grounds and surrounding

Cabo San Lucas are just a few steps away.

suits them best, whether that’s taking the kids to slip

areas to create the ultimate vacation experience.

Local Phone: (624) 145-7528

and slide down the friendly whale waterslide, grabbing

Local Phone: (624) 145-6900

USA Reservations: (800) 344-3349

your headphones and shorts for a hard-core workout

USA Reservations: (877) 897-1951

Web: theridgeluxuryvillas.com

in the state-of-the-art fitness center or getting into the

Web: cabo.villalaestancia.com

Email: reservations@solmar.com

high-energy vibe at the techno-arcade. In addition, those

Email: reservations@villagroup.com.mx

seeking relaxation will achieve it in the utmost peace VILLA DEL ARCO BEACH RESORT & SPA

and tranquility. Case in point: the Desert Spa, which

WALDORF ASTORIA LOS CABOS PEDREGAL

Villa del Arco in Cabo San Lucas is the ultimate oasis for

specializes in invigorating treatments crafted from herbs

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, a AAA Five-

luxurious living and relaxing to the fullest. The five-star

and fruit extracts native to the Baja California Sur region.

Diamond, Forbes Five-Star resort in Cabo San Lucas,

resort boasts one- and two-bedroom suites with fully-

An ideal place to enjoy first-class facilities and amazing

has been named No. 1 Best Resort Hotel, Mexico in

equipped kitchens, luxurious bathrooms with Jacuzzi

amenities, this exclusive boutique-style resort will take

the 2019 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards readers’

tubs and expansive balconies with incredible views

your breath away with exquisite dining, impeccable

survey and No. 19 spot in the 100 Best Hotels in the

facing either the azure Sea of Cortés or lush, exotic

service and the ultimate in intimate experiences.

World ranking. The majestic Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos

gardens. The Deluxe Room adorned with the utmost in

Local Phone: (624) 145-7000

Pedregal lies on Cabo San Lucas’ most coveted parcel of

comfort and style is also available. Captivating views of

USA Reservations: (877) 897-1931

land – an extraordinary, 24-acre site at the southernmost

the world famous El Arco rock formation and stunning

Web: cabo.villadelpalmar.com

tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. The exclusive

vistas of Médano Beach at Cabo San Lucas are just

Email: reserv@villagroup.com.mx

haven, accessible only by the private Dos Mares tunnel,

family-friendly resort, you’ve found it. Villa del Arco

VILLA LA ESTANCIA BEACH RESORT & SPA

yet seemingly worlds apart. Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos

boasts a full-scale pirate ship, exotic cuisine and the

Villa La Estancia Los Cabos is a delightful Three

Pedregal offers unprecedented luxury, sophistication

award-winning Desert Spa, as well as numerous athletic

Diamond resort nestled within scenic Médano Beach

and personalized service from a team of Personal

and cultural activities. An ideal place to enjoy first-class

overlooking El Arco and Land’s End, just minutes

Concierges who are available around- the-clock to assist

facilities and amazing amenities, this exclusive boutique-

from the heart of downtown Cabo San Lucas. From

guests with their requests. The property boasts 119

style resort will take your breath away with exquisite

the personalized check-in to the exclusive in-suite

rooms, suites and multi-bedroom residential style villas

dining, impeccable service and the ultimate in intimate

amenities, every detail exudes serene luxury. The

including the Dos Mares suites, two beachfront villas,

experiences. As the general manager likes to say, the

resort, which looks out over the turquoise waters of the

Casa Bella Vista, and the presidential villa. The resort

property “offers experiences that make you forget the

Sea of Cortés, offers 300 suites decorated in Spanish

also features an award-winning signature spa, Waldorf

time and simultaneously remember every moment.”

Colonial hacienda-style. Featuring luxurious family

Astoria Spa, in addition to a distinctive dining program

Local Phone: (624) 145-7200

accommodations including one-, two- and three-

with culinary offerings including Don Manuel’s, El

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Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

is just minutes from bustling downtown Cabo San Lucas,

the icing on the cake. If you’ve looking for a high-end,


— embraces a casual and energetic escape with exceptional service for guests of all ages. Local Phone: (624) 104-9600 USA Reservations: (855) 370-6213 Web: chilenobay.aubergeresorts.com Email: cbr.info@aubergeresorts.com DREAMS LOS CABOS SUITES GOLF RESORT & SPA Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa, a AAA Four Diamond Award property, is a luxurious oasis located on the sparkling Sea of Cortés; embraces the elegance of traditional colonial Mexican design and reflects the beauty Los Cabos. The Preferred Club takes guests’ accommodations to the next level via a dedicated VIP area. There are gourmet, a la carte restaurants & lounges, three swimming pools, two swim-up bars. Also offers a modern nightspot Desires Music Lounge Bar. It also offers guests a full-service spa, tennis court and over 8,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities. Dreams Los Cabos offers couples and families an extra measure of luxury in an unparalleled setting, Farallon, Crudo and Beach Club.

fountains and pools. Enjoy a quiet, relaxing vacation

featuring an Explorer’s Club for kids and a wedding

Local Phone: (624) 163-4300

on an expansive beach. Rejuvenate body and spirit

gazebo for those wanting to celebrate their love.

Toll Free: (844) 733-7342

at our renewed luxury spa, enjoy our championship

Local Phone: (624) 145-7600

Web: waldorfastorialoscabospedregal.com

golf courses or venture out to explore the excitement

Fax: (624) 144-0216

Email: sjdwa.hotel@waldorfastoria.com

of Los Cabos.

Web: dreamsresorts.com/en_us/resorts/mexico/los-cabos

Facebook: facebook.com/WAPedregal

Local Phone: (624) 145-7700

Twitter: twitter.com/WAPedregal

USA Reservations: (844) 234-4860

ESPERANZA, AN AUBERGE RESORT

Instagram: instagram.com/WAPedregal

Web: casadelmar.com.mx

Esperanza is located in the Baja California peninsula,

Email: reservations@casadelmar.com.mx

four miles outside of Cabo San Lucas. The oceanfront

THE CORRIDOR

hotel is perched on the bluffs of Punta Ballena

CASA DEL MAR GOLF RESORT & SPA

CHILENO BAY RESORT & RESIDENCES

(Whale Point) overlooking two private coves on the

Situated on the beachfront in the tourist Corridor of

Voted the number one resort in Los Cabos by

majestic Sea of Cortés — a 10-minute drive from

Los Cabos and overlooking the Sea of Cortés, Casa

the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, the newest

Cabo San Lucas and 30 minutes from the Los Cabos

del Mar Golf is one of Los Cabos’ original signature

contemporary resort in Los Cabos is a stunning

International Airport, which services many major

resorts. A true luxury boutique hotel with 50 elegant

luxury property, located on the most coveted year-

U.S. cities. Esperanza is comprised of 59 rooms, 66

suites, Casa del Mar has long been known for its

round swimmable beach on the Sea of Cortés. This

privately owned villas and 54 private residences,

warm hospitality and personalized service. The entire

resort, with 92 guestrooms and villas, brings a fresh

providing residential accommodations for families

resort features refined old world Mexican details,

contemporary experience to Los Cabos, embracing an

and groups. All of the hotel’s spacious rooms open to

world-class amenities and luxurious accommodations,

active, social and engaging environment. The unique

reveal sweeping ocean views. Accommodations range

making it the perfect choice for a spectacular

design of three zero-edge pools, spanning 138

from one to four bedrooms and from 925 to 4,000

destination wedding, rewarding business retreat,

meters/150 yards, serves as the centerpiece of the

square feet. Interiors showcase regional seaside

golf getaway or simply to have a fun relaxing escape

resort and creates a gathering place for interaction

décor with original art; handcrafted furnishings,

with the family. The spacious rooms and suites are

among guests. Each of the experiences — including

large private terraces with infinity-edge hot tubs;

all entirely within a peaceful oasis of lush gardens,

the restaurants, spa, H2O cave and activities center

and spacious bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and

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showers built for two. The resort also features the

Mexican contemporary design, our rooms and suites

Mexico Reservations: (322) 226-7923

world-class oceanfront restaurant Cocina del Mar, an

will wrap you in luxury and modern amenities. Enjoy

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award-winning full-service spa, five swimming pools,

the best of Mexican hospitality with 24-hour room

Email: reservationslc@velasresorts.com

a private beach, access to championship golf and

service and a fully stocked mini bar. Culinary creativity

recreational activities nearby.

takes center stage with a variety of distinctive menus

HACIENDA DEL MAR

Local Phone: (624) 145-6400

featuring the freshest local ingredients. Your palate will

Hacienda del Mar Los Cabos effortlessly blends

USA Reservations: (855) 420-9204

always be pleased and refreshed, from gourmet delights

Old Mexico charm, modern style and unmatched

Web: esperanza.aubergeresort.com

to casual dining by the pool to 24-hour room service.

service. From the moment you enter our resort in

Email: esp.reservations@aubergeresorts.com

Six bars including a swim-up bar, a unique pampering

the exclusive Cabo del Sol development, you’ll

experience at SOMMA Wine Spa, an outstanding kids

know you’ve arrived somewhere special. Beautiful

GARZA BLANCA RESORT & SPA LOS CABOS

club, six swimming pools with different ambiances.

landscaped gardens with tropical vegetation and

Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos is a vibrant oasis

When the sun goes down, the party goes up. Great

glistening pool provide a true desert oasis. Our resort

in Mexico’s classiest beach destination, surrounded

music, delicious drinks and the best company await you

architecture is built in a distinctive hacienda style,

by stunning beaches, expansive desert scenery and

at Black Lemon Disco Lounge, our adult-only nightclub.

with rustic red tile roofs, winding paths and multiple

majestic mountains. Garza Blanca re-defines the

This upbeat lounge is steps from our lobby but will surely

fountains — giving the impression of a traditional

experience of luxury for even the most discerning

make you feel like you went out on the town. With more

Mexican village. Make yourself at home in one of

visitors. Offering modern splendor, unrivalled

than 13,000 square feet of highly flexible function space

our 272 inviting suites, which feature kitchens and

accommodations and unforgettable experiences, let

and 23-foot ceilings, our convention center is the best

Jacuzzis; many offer beautiful ocean views. Relax

us pander to your vacation whims. Enjoy gourmet

location to host a unique experience in Los Cabos.

in our Cactus Spa or play golf at the Cabo del Sol

restaurants, snack bars, market & deli or indulge in

Local Phone: (624) 145-6200

Desert and Ocean courses surrounding the property.

room service. Choose the All Inclusive Plan or hire

USA Reservations: (800) FIESTA-1

Dine at one our award-winning on-site signature

Private Chef Service. Relax at eight pools, including a

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restaurants, and allow our friendly staff to make your

rooftop pool. Garza Blanca is family friendly, yet there

Email: resfalc1@posadas.com

visit unforgettable. Local Phone: (624) 145-6186

is still plenty of opportunity for romance, and fun with friends. Take advantage of our extra wide sandy

GRAND VELAS LOS CABOS

Toll Free: (855) 652-7362

beach. Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos that

Strikingly located where golden sand beaches embrace

Web: haciendadelmar.com.mx

ensure the ultimate getaway in paradise for you and

turquoise seas, Grand Velas Los Cabos welcomes you

Email: reservations@haciendadelmar.com.mx

your nearest and dearest.

to a world of uninhibited luxury and unique style.

Toll Free: (877) 208-0689

We've elevated the concept of all inclusive to deliver

HACIENDA ENCANTADA RESORT & RESIDENCES

Web: cabo.garzablancaresort.com

unforgettable vacations that amaze your senses and

Experience the beat, colors and flavors of traditional

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stir your soul. A stay at Grand Velas Los Cabos is an

Mexico in a contemporary hacienda-style resort.

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experience unlike any other. From the fifth-floor lobby to

Four Diamond award-winning resort with a cliff top

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suites, and pools you'll experience breathtaking ocean

and blessed with a breathtaking Los Cabos location,

vistas, from a property graced with stunning architecture

Hacienda Encantada lies within the exclusive Tourist

GRAND FIESTA AMERICANA LOS CABOS

and Mexican art. Experience color and culture of the

Corridor between San José del Cabo and Cabo San

ALL INCLUSIVE GOLF & SPA

country with amenities that celebrate our traditions.

Lucas, next to Cabo del Sol Golf course and just a

Start dreaming of an upscale experience filled with

Renew your spirit with a signature Water Journey

short drive to downtown marina, offering majestic

unforgettable moments at Grand Fiesta Americana Los

and locally-inspired treatments at our SE Spa. Explore

views of the Sea of Cortés and Land’s End at the tip of

Cabos, an all-inclusive beachfront resort located in the

epicurean delights by our acclaimed international chefs

the Baja California peninsula. Enjoy spacious suites,

exclusive gated development of Cabo del Sol, home to

in our visually stunning restaurants, each commissioned

gourmet dining, luxurious pools and a choice of

one the world’s top golf courses and privileged with a

from a different architectural design firm. Indulge in

beautiful settings for especial events. Take advantage

secluded and serene beach, known for its exceptional

exciting activities that take you from the highest heights

of its unique dine out privilege all inclusive option

snorkeling. Luxury accommodations with modern

to the deepest depths of the ocean. Our limitless luxury

where you can enjoy a gourmet experience at a

amenities and stunning views, inspired by the serene

is “Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond Compare.”

variety of restaurants at the Marina Golden Zone

neutral tones of the desert and complemented by

Local Phone: (624) 104-9800

in downtown area. Hacienda Encantada shows off

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the best that traditional Mexican architecture and

Vista Club Lounge. Recreation options include an all-

features both the traditional facilities and over the top

Mexican artwork have to offer with handmade

new 7,000-square-foot spa and salon, a TechnoGym®

amenities Le Blanc Spa Resort is known for, including

Talavera-style murals, Spanish colonial fountains, the

and PRECOR® fitness center, movement studio, two lit

373 well-appointed designer suites, an award-

earth tones widely used in the region and more.

tennis courts, two pools with swim�up bars, and more.

winning 29,000-square-foot, full-service spa with 25

Local Phone: (624) 163-5555

Hilton Los Cabos also features one of the only swimmer-

treatment rooms, an incredible hydrotherapy facility, a

Fax: (624) 163-5556

friendly beaches on the tourist corridor. The décor and

3,961-square-foot fitness center and wellness center,

USA Reservations: (877) 319-5080

design of Hilton Los Cabos is so unique because it is

four outdoor plunge pools, eight restaurants with

Web: haciendaencantada.com

inspired by the Mexican heritage.

gourmet specialty cuisine, butler service, over 14,000

Email: reservations@haciendaencantada.com

Local Phone: (624) 145-6500

square feet of meeting space with eight breakout rooms

Fax: (624) 145-6528

and much more.

HAMPTON INN & SUITES BY HILTON LOS CABOS

USA Reservations: (877) 354-1399

Local Phone: (624) 163-0100

Enjoy all of the amenities that are synonymous with

Web: hiltonloscabos.com

Mexico Reservations: (800) 672-5223

our global brand and more. Our hotel is located in the

Email: mariana.gonzalez@hilton.com

USA & Canada Reservations: (800) 986-5632 Web: leblancresorts.com/loscabos

heart of Los Cabos on The Corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San José Del Cabo, allowing easy access to

LAS VENTANAS AL PARAÍSO, A ROSEWOOD RESORT

beaches, dining, golf, fishing, shopping and more in the

As its name indicates, Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a

MARQUIS LOS CABOS ALL INCLUSIVE RESORT & SPA

Koral Center — a premier location where the El Merkado

Rosewood Resort, is a window to paradise. Las

With just one visit to Marquis Los Cabos Resort &

food hall is located. Enjoy spectacular views of the ocean

Ventanas al Paraíso, has redefined luxury, reaching out

Spa, a AAA 4 Diamond Award and a Leading Hotels

or the mountains from a single room or from one of

with special touches that are the hallmark of refined

of the World resort, you will immediately understand

our spacious, luxurious two-room suites with living

hospitality. Its dramatic location at the tip of the Baja

the intoxicating appeal of this beautiful corner of the

areas and wet-bar. A total of 95 rooms/suites come fully

peninsula is incomparable, resting on fine white sands

world. Nestled down near the southern tip of the Baja

equipped with the kind of upscale quality that Hilton

along the sparkling blue Sea of Cortés. The lavish suites

California peninsula, where the desert meets the sea,

Worldwide represents. The hotel is a great place to

are as spacious as they are luxurious, with exquisite

our all-inclusive, adults-only, all-suite, all-ocean view

have a meeting, wedding or special event with flexible

furnishings handcrafted by Mexican artisans. The Spa

resort welcomes you with dazzlingly elegant suite

meeting space for up to 100. For your relaxation, enjoy

and Salon at Las Ventanas al Paraíso is an oasis of

accommodations and world-class dining, as well as an

the rooftop pool with bar or luscious a massage. Stay in

wellness, indulging guests with physical, mental and

abundance of superb amenities and activities. Make

shape at our ocean view fitness center, located on the

spiritual renewal. The Restaurant’s fine Mexican cuisine

yourself at home in your oceanview stylish suite, which

rooftop. The lobby has a full bar and access to 24-hour

was inspired by the region’s natural resources, while

offers perks like a furnished balcony and a hot tub, as

snacks and beverages. Business amenities place

The Sea Grill — on the sand’s edge — serves a variety

well as views of the Sea of Cortés and our three infinity

state-of-the-art technology at your fingertips. Whether

of culinary options. Private beach cabanas and one-of-

pools. Your stay here includes unlimited a la carte meals

you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you’ll always

a-kind butler service are among the many amenities

and beverages from all of our four resort restaurants and

get a clean and fresh Hampton bed®; free high-speed

available. At Las Ventanas al Paraíso, refined elegance

two bars, as well as 24-hour room service. To complete

Internet access; free hot breakfast served daily with

and natural grace coexist in an exquisite setting of

your stay, we offer additional services, including private

fresh-baked waffles; friendly, helpful service; and more

private beauty.

transportation, car rental, tours, concierge and activities

— for one rate.

Local Phone: (624) 144-2800

reservation desk. A full-service spa and three sparkling

Local Phone: (624) 105-4000

Fax: (624) 144-2801

pools beckon you to relax and leave your cares behind.

Web: loscabossuites.hamptonbyhilton.com

Web: lasventanas.com

Those looking for new challenges can take advantage

Email: lasventanas@rosewoodhotels.com

of resort activities including dance lessons, archery and beach sports. Nightly entertainment and weekly

HILTON LOS CABOS BEACH & GOLF RESORT Set along the destination's most tranquil stretch

LE BLANC LOS CABOS SPA RESORT

themed parties add to the celebratory atmosphere.

of golden beach, the AAA Four Diamond award-

The adults-only resort located on Mexico's Baja

Weddings and meetings truly shine here at the resort,

winning Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort boasts

California peninsula is the second property under the

thanks to our extensive indoor and outdoor venue

375 spacious and elegantly designed ocean view

umbrella of Palace Resorts, a hospitality company

spaces and our expert planning services. No timeshare

guestrooms with private balconies including its new

with over 30 years of experience in the luxury all-

is offered at our resort.

Hotel within a Hotel concept La Vista Club Rooms and

inclusive market. This opulent beachfront property

Mexico Reservations: (800) 690-0102

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USA Reservations: (877) 238-9399

Spa provides the superior services of a destination

surrounded by the 18-hole world-class signature

Web: marquisloscabos.com

spa within the tranquility of a resort setting with its 13

championship golf course Cabo Real, which was

private treatment villas and exercise area, which offer

designed by Robert Trent Jones II. This proximity makes

MONTAGE LOS CABOS

an environment for rejuvenation. Two infinity-edge

it the ideal hotel for most golf vacations. One of the

Perched upon the premier beachfront in all of Los

pools; a dedicated children’s pool and play area; two

Paradisus Los Cabos many prides is its conference

Cabos and set within the renowned master planned

yachts for exclusive use of in-house guests; a conference

and convention center, which features more than

community of Twin Dolphin, Montage Los Cabos

center with a 3,000-square-foot ballroom; a historic

23,500 square feet of meeting and function facilities,

features 122 expansive guestrooms, suites and casas

chapel for weddings; one of the few swimmable

and can host up to 1,100 guests. Wireless Internet

along with 52 Montage Residences. Its location,

beaches in Los Cabos provide endless opportunities for

service in all meeting spaces, guest rooms and public

including 39 acres on the pristine and gentle waters

diversion including surfing classes with TropicSurf and

areas; a business center; and a professionally trained

of Santa María Bay, offers spectacular views and

complimentary water sports activities such as kayaks,

staff that is devoted to making every event a success

remarkable walk-in access to the finest swimming,

stand-up-paddle boards and snorkeling. With four

are also provided. The 350 guestrooms and suites

snorkeling and diving in the region. The resort includes

restaurants, three bars and a host of in-suite and private

include: fully stocked mini-bars, laptop size safe, 42"

three pools and Montage’s signature, immersive

dining options, guests are assured a variety of culinary

flat-screen TVs, and balconies or terraces. Optional

children’s program, Paintbox. In addition, there are

discoveries to suit every mood. SEARED, the steakhouse

Swim-up Suites are also available. Oversized rooms &

two dining venues where travelers can enjoy the

created in collaboration with Jean-Georges Vongerichten

suites; a large swimmable beach; seven restaurants

region’s best seafood and fresh, local ingredients. The

showcases the finest cuts and an extensive selection

offering world class a la carte cuisine, including an

resort offers its guests highly-personalized, authentic

of Mexican wines. Agua is an airy space overlooking

international buffet restaurant for all day dining; seven

experiences, including wellness programs and

the Sea of Cortés and serves a rich flavorful hybrid

bars plus swim-up bars; Royal Service; VIP adults-only

treatments at the signature Spa Montage, as well as

of traditional Mexican cuisine with Mediterranean

experience including Butler Service and exclusive

an array of fitness offerings and access to Twin Dolphin

influences. From towering cacti and deep arroyos to

access to private lounge, restaurant, exclusive pool and

Golf Course.

breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortés, the 27-hole

beach areas; Family Concierge; dedicated concierge-

Local Phone: (624) 163-2000

signature Jack Nicklaus Signature course at the Palmilla

driven vacation experience for families, offering

Reservations: (800) 772-2226

Golf Club offers challenges and delights. Divided into

kids friendly services and amenities; Kids Zone with

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the Arroyo Nine, the Mountain Nine and the Ocean

supervised entertainment and activities; tennis court;

Nine, the par-72 course features five sets of staggered

fully equipped gym; YHI Spa; Wi-Fi throughout the

ONE&ONLY PALMILLA

tee boxes, four lakes and deep shifts in elevation that

resort; destination wedding and honeymoon packages;

Awarded Best Room Experience by Travel+Leisure

ensure golfers of every skill level will have a memorable

meetings and events programs, including outdoor

México, 2017, One&Only Palmilla’s quintessential Old

and exciting game.

venues for events.

World Mexican elegance combined with postmodern

Local Phone: (624) 146-7000

Local Phone: (624) 144-0000

luxury has made it one of Los Cabos’ most iconic hotels.

Fax: (624) 146-7001

Fax: (624) 144-0101

The famed beachfront resort with unobstructed views

USA Reservations: (888) 691-8081

USA/Canada/Puerto Rico Reservations: (800) 33-MELIA

of the Sea of Cortés is a favorite for the celebrity set

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to details, ranging from personalized minibars and

PARADISUS CABO REAL ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT

wellness therapies to beaches complete with floating

Sitting on a stunning beach with amazing views of

SHERATON GRAND LOS CABOS HACIENDA DEL MAR

beds. All 174 rooms and suites including two villas offer

the Sea of Cortés is Paradisus Los Cabos, a newly

Experience the grandness of Mexico in Los Cabos in

butler service 24/7 and expansive views of the Sea of

renovated, luxury all-inclusive resort. Located in

a distinctive ambience and excellence in service that

Cortés, many among which offer a private infinity-edge

Los Cabos, Paradisus Los Cabos offers world-class

Sheraton Grand offers. Set in one of the area’s loveliest

pool. Villa Cortez is a beautiful 4 bedroom estate with

facilities, including the adults-only Royal Service

beaches and surrounded by two Golf courses in Cabo del

a dedicated team of 12 including Chef and Butler as

with personalized Butler Service; Family Concierge, a

Sol, this beachfront AAA Four Diamond award-winning

well as Spa, Media Room and office. Villa One, the

unique vacation experience catering to the needs of

resort is designed in an elegant Mexican Colonial style.

latest addition to the resort, is a four-bedroom villa

our smallest guests; YHI Spa; Life Enriching Experience

Every sumptuous room and suite features Mexican

located on the highest point of the resort, offering

program; and flexible and modern meeting facilities

furnishings, tile floors, tile showers, private terrace,

360-degree views of the Sea of Cortés. The One&Only

equipped with the latest technology. The resort is

Jacuzzi tubs, satellite TV and its Signature Beds. The

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Email: reservaciones.paradisus.loscabos@melia.com

thanks to intuitive service and thoughtful attention


resort’s six restaurants include De Cortez, where guests

furnishings and amenities. These properties all share a

plan a vacation with luxury amenities and complete

can enjoy a gourmet contemporary cuisine au Grill while

dedication to immaculate service and comfort, and each

privacy should look no further.

overlooking the ocean. Six bars and lounges make a fine

has a unique heritage inextricably tied to its location.

Local Phone: (624) 163-5555

complement to the high-profile dining options including

Local Phone: (624) 144-0500

Fax: (624) 163-5556

a swim-up bar. The hotel offers ultimate relaxation at the

Toll Free: (833) 88-SOLAZ

USA Reservations: (877) 319-5080

Cactus Spa, a sanctuary where healing hands guide the

Web: solazresort.com

Web: heresidences.com

body, mind and soul. All rooms offer high-speed Internet

Email: solaz@luxurycollection.com

Email: reservations@haciendaencantada.com

Sheraton Kids Club activities program caters to families

SOLAZ SIGNATURE SUITES

THE WESTIN LOS CABOS RESORT VILLAS & SPA

and one of the largest convention centers in Los Cabos

As one of the most unique and exciting multiple-award

Where the rugged desert meets the Pacific Ocean

makes it the ideal place to make business and host

winning new luxury resorts in Mexico, Solaz Signature

and the Sea of Cortés lies The Westin Los Cabos

memorable events.

Suites is a celebration of art and architecture, design,

Resort Villas & Spa, Los Cabos. Designed to celebrate

Local Phone: (624) 145-8000

décor, landscaping and biodiversity integrated in

El Arco in Cabo San Lucas this multi-level resort

Fax: (624) 145-8002

perfect harmony with nature in an oasis of abundant

graces the natural hillside down to the intensely

USA Reservations: (800) 325-3535 • (888) 672-7137

vegetation in the midst of the semi desert landscape.

blue Sea of Cortés. Stay well: Awaiting your arrival

Web: sheratonhaciendadelmar.com

Offering 147 suites, the one-, two- and three-bedroom

are 223 luxurious ocean-view studio, one and

Email: hacienda.delmar@sheraton.com

units are surrounded by abundant desert landscaping

two-bedroom villas featuring kitchenettes, living/

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and feature bright, airy and contemporary interiors

dining area, the Westin signature Heavenly

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appointed with every imaginable luxury. Each suite

Bed® and furnished balconies; this includes

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features a dining and living area; a fully equipped

a Presidential suite with private Jacuzzi. Work

kitchen with KitchenAid® Home Appliances and GE

well: Two meeting rooms and several outdoor areas

SOLAZ, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT

Profile appliances; lavish marble bathrooms with a

along with free Internet access make doing business

Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, is an architectural

glass-enclosed shower; and an ocean view terrace with

here a pleasure. Feel well: Spa Otami, our full-service spa

wonder of design inspired by the majestic Baja

Jacuzzi, lounge chairs and a hammock. Experience

includes the newly renovated WestinWORKOUT® Gym,

California Sur landscape. The ambitious project, which

original and exquisite superior restaurants. Three large

a private sandy beach, three free-form swimming pools

opened in the fall of 2018, was carried out by the

infinity pools overlook the Sea of Cortés.

and the Westin Kids Club. Move well: Fun is guaranteed

award-winning Sordo Madaleno Architects with visual

Local Phone: (624) 144-2173

with two tennis courts, six championship golf courses

art provided by César López Negrete. This cascading

USA & Canada Reservations: (866) 787-6529

nearby, and outdoor activities such as snorkeling,

masterpiece features 128 full oceanfront guest rooms —

Web: solazsignaturesuites.com

sunset cruises and more. Eat well: Our SuperfoodsRX®,

consisting of 115 deluxe rooms and 13 suites, including

Email: reservations@solazloscabos.com

featuring food rich in antioxidants helps you be well

access, and wireless is available in all public areas. The

from the inside for an optimal day, available at Cocina

the stunning private Penthouse Baja Suite. Also available are the extraordinary Residence Suites, which

THE RESIDENCES AT HACIENDA ENCANTADA

Casera and Coralline. Stock up on food and beverage

total over 5,000 square feet and feature panoramic,

The Residences are the ultimate in luxurious

staples for your villa at the Mercadito or partake in a

wraparound oceanview terraces; three bedrooms;

accommodations at Hacienda Encantada; they’re

delicious Mexican barbecue tradition knows as “fuego”

a chef`s kitchen, dining room and living room; and

bringing both Mexican tradition and modern luxury

at three distinct barbecue and picnic areas around the

private pools, making them an entertainer’s haven. A

together in high-concept suites. You can stay at either

resort offering grills and plenty of space to prepare an

meeting planner’s delight, the property features more

a three-bedroom Private Residence or a two-bedroom

unforgettable meal. Indulge at our fine dining restaurant

than 20,000 square feet of event space, including an

Luxury Villa, each decorated with locally produced

El Ciruelo. Drink well: Whether at La Cantina Sports

11,000-square-foot oceanfront deck. Solaz is known

textiles, furnishings and Baja California Sur-inspired

Bar, or our poolside Margaritas Bar, renewal awaits!

for its Ojo de Liebre Spa, the only Thalasso Wellness

décor that reflects the essence of Mexico. All of the

Local Phone: (624) 142-9000 • (800) 012-9229

Therapy facility in the region; the Gabinete del Barco

Los Cabos attractions, including world-class golf

Fax: (624) 142-9066

Exhibition; and extraordinary culinary delights. As

courses, are incredibly close to the property. Embrace

USA Reservations: (888) 625-5144

a Marriott International Luxury Collection property,

breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortés from every

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Solaz is part of more than 100 of the world’s most

terrace and balcony. Create unforgettable memories

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iconic hotels, each noteworthy for its architecture, art,

in our private Cabo San Lucas villas. Guests looking to

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SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO

José del Cabo.

pets are allowed. It’s a place called home by many.

BARCELÓ GRAN FARO LOS CABOS

Local Phone: (624) 163-5100

Local Phone: (624) 142-0388

Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos is a premium-level hotel

Fax: (624) 163-5199

USA Reservations: (210) 858-6649

located by the spectacular Sea of Cortés. It is a perfect

USA Reservations: (800) 438-2929

Web: elencantoinn.com

place to enjoy the peace of the exclusive San José

Web: caboazulresort.com

Email: reservations@elencantoinn.com

del Cabo, a Colonial town popular for its cultural

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atmosphere and wide culinary options, that is less

HOLIDAY INN RESORT LOS CABOS

than two miles from the resort. Our property offers

CASA NATALIA

This beachfront resort offers 392 rooms and suites,

350 rooms and suites, spread across three buildings:

For the lover, the traveler, the local and the regular

scenic views and balconies, all in a modern adobe-

Luna, Estrella and Sol Tower. All rooms feature a

— the person who discovers home at Casa Natalia, a

style, three-story complex that complements the

private balcony or terrace, and are fully equipped

charming 18-room boutique hotel in the heart of San

surrounding desert. The property is located in a

with features and benefits to make your stay an

José del Cabo’s Historic District. Outside the hotel walls,

secluded ecological area, next to San José del Cabo’s

unforgettable experience. The hotel is home to five

Casa Natalia is surrounded by quaint cobblestone

freshwater estuary, fronting a wide sandy beach

restaurants and three bars, including an extraordinary

streets, charming Spanish-inspired Colonial buildings,

overlooking the emerald Sea of Cortés. Wireless

selection of international dishes that are part of the

family-owned jewelry shops, inviting restaurants and, of

Internet access throughout the property. Two exclusive

All-Inclusive program. The complex features a full

course, the natural beauty of Baja California Sur.

restaurants: Frutas y Flores, with international buffet

range of facilities, including a convention center

THE EXPERIENCE: Escape — Our guests tell the time by

and Azul Estero, a la carte restaurant offering a wide

that can host all kinds of events; a wonderful, fully

the sunrise and the sunset. Relax — We invite each guest

selection of snacks. La Terraza for our Mexican Party.

equipped spa; and activities and excursion programs.

to leave their worries at the door. A true destination

Room service and unlimited drinks (domestic and

Local Phone: (624) 142-9292

to rest. Romance — Falling in love is part of the stay.

international brands) in our seven bars, including two

Fax: (624) 142-9290

Whether they are falling in love with the town, the

swim-up bars and a Mexican bar. The resort boasts

USA Reservations: (800) 227-2356

food, the people or each other, Casa Natalia is a place

conference and entertainment facilities for up to 500

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of romance. Discover — Each guest has the opportunity

guests, a complete activities program, tennis and

Email: granfaroloscabos@barcelo.com

to discover foods from around the world or a new path

multiple courts, 24-hour fitness room, kids program

down a small-town road.

and three heated pools with different atmospheres

CABO AZUL RESORT

Local Phone: (624) 146-7100

(family, activities and adults only).

Cabo Azul Resort, an all-villa masterpiece with a truly

Toll Free: (888) 277-3814

Local Phone: (624) 142-9229

fresh look and feel, offers elegant junior suite, one-,

Web: casanatalia.com

Fax: (624) 142-0232

two- and three-bedroom villas. With stunning facilities

Email: reservacion@casanatalia.com

USA Reservations: (888) HOLIDAY Web: holidayinnresorts.com/loscabos

and luxurious amenities, guests can experience the

Email: SJDHA_Reservas01@grupopresidente.com

ultimate in relaxation. The magnificent PAZ Body &

ENCANTO INN & SUITES BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA

Mind Spa boasts a tranquil oasis, while the fitness

The Only Boutique Hotel & Spa in the Art District,

center features state-of-the-art technology. El Corazón

few steps from our old mission, art galleries, folk art,

HOTEL EL GANZO

Chapel, the resort’s open-air, five-story wedding

best dining and nightlife. Our hacienda-style suites

El Ganzo is Los Cabos’ hippest and most unique

chapel, features torch-lit waterfalls and provides a

and rooms are beautifully decorated. Famous for its

luxe boutique hotel, often described as a place of

romantic locale for exchanging or renewing vows.

wonderful garden, over a hundred species of plants

experiences. With its very own Cultural Arts & Music

Guests can bask in the sunshine at the resort’s six

and flowers bloom in a zen place, where you can relax

program, El Ganzo offers 60 deluxe ocean view rooms

pools, including two serenity pools, three infinity

by listening the sound of water, birds and music. In

and 9 distinctive suites. Perfectly situated between

pools and the Niño’s Pool. The award-winning Javier’s

our main building, each of our suites is decorated with

the area’s natural beauty and modern delights, the

and Flor de Noche restaurants offer exquisite dining

beautiful Mexican furniture, original paintings and

property stands at the entrance of Marina Puerto Los

options with a breathtaking backdrop, while El

color, providing the comfort to make you feel pampered.

Cabos bordered by the fisherman’s wharf, and is only

Mercado, the resort’s mini-market, and El Café offer

We are close to the organic market, the Estuary and only

a 20-minute drive to the airport or just five minutes to

light snacks, coffee and beverages. The epitome of

five minutes by car to golf, the marina and our beaches.

the historic town of San José del Cabo and the famous

indulgence and sophistication, Cabo Azul Resort

We offer 27 rooms, amenities, the Josephine Chapel,

Art Walk. Multiple dining options on site include

delivers an unparalleled vacation experience in San

a restaurant, heated pool, private parking and spa, and

Gachoo Sushi Bar, Upstairs Bar wrapped around the

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infinity pool and its signature glass Jacuzzi, Ganzo

In addition, 16 different options in dining, bars and

USA & Canada Reservations: (888) 236-2427

Downstairs Restaurant overlooking the marina, or the

lounges; a two-story Zen Spa with 18 treatment rooms;

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private Beach Club Restaurant on a swimmable beach.

35,000 square feet of meeting and convention facilities;

Email: jwloscabos.info@grupodiestra.com

With an onsite Holistic spa including gym, and golf

oceanfront and floating lagoon firepits, ideal for relaxing

course five minutes away, Hotel El Ganzo truly is a

evenings; multiple pools, including an infinity ocean-

LA MARINA INN

unique hotel and experience in Los Cabos.

view pool and a tranquil adults-only pool with the

Welcome to La Marina Inn, on the shores of the Puerto

Local Phone: (624) 104-9000

Baja Bar. Suites include oversized marble bathrooms

Los Cabos Marina in San José del Cabo. This exciting

USA Reservations: (844) 234-4859

with rainfall shower and spa tub in select suites. Other

hotel was built in 1953, on the forefront of the fishing

Web: elganzo.com

amenities include a kids’ club, aqua park, rooftop tennis

village of La Playita. The hotel is now under new

Email: reservations@elganzo.com

and half basketball courts, day and night activities and

ownership and management and has been recently

entertainment, and wedding facilities. Most important

renovated, including furniture, providing a vintage

HYATT PLACE LOS CABOS

though is the service from the heart of our associates,

Los Cabos experience with a modern twist. Our rooms

Right in the heart of San José del Cabo’s hotel zone and

representing the genuine pride each of them takes in

have ocean and poolside views and a spectacular

Paseo Malecon, the Hyatt Place San José del Cabo is in a

our hospitality. Whether it is a vacation, wedding or

restaurant on the grounds for your convenience. For

privileged location, next to many attractions — including

group, the Hyatt Ziva will give you a sense of exclusivity,

those special occasions or a friends-and-family retreat,

the historic district, art district, estuary, theater, missions,

sophistication and evolution.

we also offer three suites that can accommodate

golf courses and the new Marina Puerto Los Cabos. It is

Local Phone: (624) 163-7730

two, four or six people. All rooms are of ample size,

also only 30 minutes away from the legendary nightlife,

Fax: (624) 163-7740

with two queen sized beds and amenities. La Marina

restaurants, bars and famous Arco of Cabo San Lucas.

USA Reservations: (800) 227-2356

Inn delivers a vintage Los Cabos experience while

This is a hotel with purpose, one that will make you

Web: loscabos.ziva.hyatt.com

providing easy access to historic San José del Cabo and Puerto Los Cabos Marina, which opens the door

feel at home with round-the-clock food and bar service, complimentary buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi, outdoor pool

JW MARRIOTT LOS CABOS

to sportfishing, scuba diving, surfing, swimming with

and 24/7 fitness center. Most importantly, the staff will

BEACH RESORT & SPA

dolphins or just relaxing at the beach. La Marina Inn,

strive to get to know you and make your stay relaxing,

Designed by award-winning architect Jim Olson, the

brimming with authentic Mexican charm, features

productive and enjoyable. Our spacious suites feature

spectacular JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa

24 recently renovated guest rooms and suites,

contemporary décor, king-size Hyatt Grand Beds™, state-

reveals the deep blue of the Sea of Cortés at every

local favorite George’s Restaurant, cocktail cantina,

of-the-art work stations with Hyatt plug panels and 42"

turn, while its elegant horizontal structures magnify

swimming pool, and a massage treatment room.

LED flat-panel TVs that easily integrate with laptops and

the beauty and colors of the desert. Located within the

Located in the heart of historic La Playita, steps from

other electronic devices. Each suite enjoys spectacular

exclusive gated community of Puerto Los Cabos, only 25

Puerto Los Cabos Marina, and only minutes from both

views of the mountains, Sea of Cortés or golf course.

minutes away from Los Cabos International Airport and

downtown San José del Cabo and adventure on the

Local Phone: (624) 123-1234

15 minutes from the historic and charming downtown

East Cape. We look forward to welcoming you at La

Web: loscabos.place.hyatt.com

district in San José del Cabo. The hotel features 299

Marina Inn. George’s Restaurant is a local-favorite for

Email: loscabos.place@hyatt.com

deluxe rooms and superb suites — all with stunning

more than 20 years. Famed for its sea-to-table menu,

Reservations: LATAM.Reservations@hyatt.com

ocean views — the Jasha Spa, one of the best-equipped

vintage palapa and friendly service. Even if you’re not

spas in Los Cabos. You will experience total comfort

a fan of seafood, you’ll still find something here to

HYATT ZIVA LOS CABOS

within The Griffin Club, a cutting-edge boutique hotel

suit your tastes, from traditional Mexican cuisine to

This sleek beachfront resort offers 591 suites featuring

within the hotel that offers paramount luxury and

pizza, grilled steaks and burgers to divine desserts.

stunning ocean views. Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is The

exclusivity. Guests enjoy a variety of 10 astonishing

George’s truly has something for everyone. You are

Evolution of All-Inclusive® in a quiet area in San José del

swimming pools. The resort also features Café des

even welcome to bring your own freshly-caught fish to

Cabo, allowing guests to experience spectacular views of

Artistes, the signature restaurant, as well as five other

the restaurant and our chef will prepare a unique dish

the Sea of Cortés. Only a 20-minute drive from Los Cabos

culinary surprises. The Mila Ballroom and The Amet Patio

just for you! George’s is open seven days a week from

International Airport, 25 minutes from Cabo San Lucas

are among various indoor and outdoor venues ideal for

8 a.m. to 10 p.m. serving break-fast, lunch and dinner,

and five minutes from downtown, the all-suite resort is

weddings and corporate events.

and there is a handy take-out window, too.

wrapped in refreshingly stylish touches and innovative

Local Phone: (624) 105-3000

Local Phone: (626) 548-2681

upscale design, including 34 exclusive swim-up suites.

Toll Free: (844) 259-6103

Web: lamarinainn.com

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POSADA REAL LOS CABOS

bar. Try all the restaurants and bars or stay in and

minutes away from the airport. The resort’s Mexican

This attractive and enchanting three-story hotel caters to

order from the 24-hour room service menu delivering

hacienda-style architecture graces a five-story, U-shaped

value-conscious travelers desiring a beachfront location.

delicious bites right to the room. Activities for every

building that encloses gardens and pools and offers a

With its low-rise structure, charming contemporary

age abound including watersports, karaoke and movie

serene view from every room. There are 390 beautifully

Mexican style and great cactus gardens, the hotel

nights. Three sparkling swimming pools, including

appointed rooms with modern accents combined

blends perfectly with the rugged beauty of the Baja

one with a swim-up bar, offer a refreshing oasis. Kids

with natural rustic tiles decorated in earth tones as

peninsula. Located in the Hotel Zone, a few yards from

can enjoy a water playground with three water slides

well as bright Mexican colors, all with large terraces

several golf courses and close to Marina Puerto Los

and a shallow pool, plus they have their own space

and gorgeous balconies. Enjoy beautiful scenery in

Cabos and downtown, this property boasts 152 rooms

at the Explorer’s Club offering kid-friendly fun in a

a Mexican colonial atmosphere. Its five restaurants

with rattan furniture, cable TV and tiled baths. All rooms

supervised setting. The ultimate vacation experience

offer a la carte and buffet services, as well as the finest

have private balconies. Facilities include two restaurants

awaits at Reflect Los Cabos Resort & Spa.

Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine and Baja California

and two bars, a heated swimming pool with swim-up

Local Phone: (624) 163-4750

Sur’s most exquisite seafood. Guests can experience

bar, a wading pool and a beachside Jacuzzi, a nine-hole

USA Reservations: (855) 4-REFLECT

total mind, body and soul rejuvenation at the hotel

putting green and a small shopping arcade. Posada Real

Web: reflectresorts.com

spa with the finest products and the best of the local

Los Cabos also offers meeting space for up to 80 guests.

Email: reservations.rkglc@reflectkrystalgrand.com

natural resources. In addition to planning daytime and evening activities, guests can enjoy the Kids’ Club, with

Free Wi-Fi and parking. Local Phone: (624) 142-0155

ROYAL DECAMERON LOS CABOS

a spectacular mini water park that’s unique in Los Cabos

Fax: (624) 142-0460

The Royal Decameron Los Cabos is located 15

and is supervised by friendly professionals; a Junior’s

Web: posadareal.com.mx

minutes from Los Cabos International Airport

Club; tennis and basketball courts; a fully equipped

Email: loscabos@posadareal.com.mx

(SJD) and five minutes from San José del Cabos’

gym; and four swimming pools. At night, enjoy

downtown. The resort offers 153 comfortable rooms

dinner theater shows, themed parties and weekly live

REFLECT LOS CABOS RESORT & SPA

— 135 garden view and 18 sea view. Every room has

entertainment at the comfortable and pleasant lobby

Located on a stunning beachfront on the majestic Sea

a king size bed and sofa bed or two double beds, air-

bar. Our meeting and convention areas offer the highest

of Cortés and a five-minute drive from the Cultural &

conditioning, frigobar and satellite TV in our standard

standards, with capacity for up to 750 people, and you

Arts District of San José del Cabo, Reflect Los Cabos

program. We also offer an All InclusivePlus® program

can mark the beginning of your love story with us by

Resort & Spa offers an Unlimited-Luxury® escape

that includes Wi-Fi in every room, wine bottle upon

celebrating your wedding here. Let Royal Solaris provide

where the desert meets the sea. Only 15 minutes

arrival, in-room safe, breakfast in a private restaurant,

you with an unforgettable personal vacation experience.

from San José del Cabo International Airport, friends,

check-in and check-out in a private zone, and access

Local Phone: (624) 145-6800

families and couples can escape the everyday in

to an exclusive pool and lounge with premium

Fax: (624) 145-6811

the luxurious destination of Los Cabos. The resort’s

beverages. Our guests can also enjoy dinner at

Mexico Reservations: (800) 557-7684

429 guest rooms and suites feature comfortable

our a la carte restaurant Luna, which specializes in

USA Reservations: (877) 270-0440

amenities with classic and contemporary décor.

Mediterranean dishes. Be sure to enjoy the nightly

Web: hotelessolaris.com • weddingsbysolaris.com

Oceanfront swim-out suites are available for guests

shows and live entertainment, gym, three pools with

Email: cabos@hotelessolaris.com

looking for the opportunity to step into a pool right

bar, lobby bar, snack bar, disco bar and our signature

from their terrace. The Altitude Club room comes with

bar Sanssousi. If you are looking for a relaxing

SANTA MARIA HOTEL & SUITES

extra perks including oceanfront rooms, upgraded

experience, visit the in-house Spa Tonalí.

Located in the heart of San José del Cabo, our 48-room

amenities, bathrobes and slippers, private check-in

Local Phone: (624) 142-9300

hotel proposes a friendlier hospitality concept that is

and checkout, and so much more. The Unlimited-

USA Reservations: (855) 308-0375

ideal for a bussines trip or relaxing with the family. We

Luxury® experience at Reflect Los Cabos Resort

Fax: (624) 142-0937

are well known for being a small business, the key to the

& Spa includes everything a guest could need.

Web: decameron.com

flexibility that promotes the great service we provide our

Reservation-free dining is available at seven enticing

Email: websupport@decameron.com

guests. Our beautifully furnished rooms suit our visitors’ needs for comfort and tranquility. With a kitchenette,

dining options including Asian, Mexican and Italian cuisine. Five bars and lounges pour limitless top-shelf

ROYAL SOLARIS LOS CABOS

satellite TV, full bathroom and amenities, this is a great

cocktails and spirits in a variety of settings including

ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT & SPA

place to stay when visiting San José del Cabo. Inside

a rooftop bar for Altitude Club guests and a swim-up

This beautiful beachfront property is located just 15

the hotel, you can enjoy sunbathing areas, umbrellas

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and a pool. A gym to promote health, a business center

guest suites with Jacuzzi tub, private and furnished

Then adjourn with your guests to an elegant ballroom,

with computer and wireless internet connection, green

terrace or balcony, complimentary mini-bar, Unlimited

terrace or beach for a reception to remember always.

areas, self-service laundry and a library. Also, we can

Connectivity and much more. Indulge in an expansive

Our professional wedding coordinator will handle every

offer different suggestions for activities you can enjoy

array of local and international cuisine. Choose from

detail, so you can focus on each other.

in Los Cabos’ natural environment. Come and explore

five á la carte gourmet restaurants, a buffet venue, a

Local Phone: (624) 144-2600

the beautiful Historic Centers of San José Del Cabo and

grill and a café – reservations are never required. Or

USA & Canada Reservations: (866) GOSECRETS

Cabos San Lucas.

sneak away for a romantic meal in your suite or on

Web: secretsresorts.com

Local Phone: (624) 142-0444

the beach. Your Unlimited-Luxury® privileges include

Email: reservations.seplc@secretsresorts.com •

USA & Canada Reservations: (624) 142-4646

all meals as well as top-shelf spirits. Spanning nearly

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Web: hotelsantamariadelcabo.com

12,000 square feet, the magnificent Secrets Spa by

Email: info@hotelsantamariadelcabo.com

Pevonia treats you with dozens of pampering choices.

THE GRAND MAYAN LOS CABOS

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Experience pure indulgence through a combination

Along the Sea of Cortés at the southern tip of the

of the latest hydrotherapy and indigenous treatments.

peninsula, in a glorious destination called San José

SECRETS PUERTO LOS CABOS

There are more than 20,000 square feet of state-of-the-

del Cabo, you will find a luxurious retreat: The Grand

Secluded, stunning, splendor. Set along the Sea of

art meeting facilities that offer flexibility and breakout

Mayan. You are invited to relax, recharge and enjoy an

Cortez coast within the exclusive community of Puerto

rooms. Our dedicated group event planners are here

invigorating resort vacation in the lush surroundings

Los Cabos, the all-suites Secrets Puerto Los Cabos

to help you find the perfect balance between work and

impressively designed to showcase and integrate

Golf & Spa Resort provides the ultimate adults only,

play. Say “I do” in a magnificent wedding gazebo or

flawlessly with the area’s natural beauty. Golden sands,

Unlimited-Luxury® escape. Offering 500 luxurious

on our private beach or gardens overlooking the sea.

azure waters and lush green fairways set the stage for an


I N S I G H T S * AC C O M M O D AT I O N S L I S T I N G S

exotic stay. Featuring the world-class Brio spa and fitness

signature restaurant, Nido, is a captivating space

USA Reservations: (800) 917-9115

complex, a par-35 golf course, an expansive reflecting

serving ceviche and fresh chilled bites from around

Web: costapalmas.com

pool that leads to a breathtaking beach and a vast array of

the world. Our main restaurant Casero serves

Email: info@costapalmas.com

activities, The Grand Mayan Los Cabos offers travelers the

reimagined traditional Mexican dishes that are entirely

ideal seaside escape. All 161 suites overlook the ocean

handcrafted. Next to Casero, Otro Bar, invites you to

TODOS SANTOS

and the grounds. For your dining pleasure, The Blue Fish

have another for that complete dining experience.

GUAYCURA BOUTIQUE HOTEL BEACH CLUB & SPA

Restaurant offers a wide variety of international dishes;

Last, our rooftop sensation, CieloMar, bold, hip and

Situated in the historic downtown area in Todos Santos,

Samba Restaurant has a daily buffet, an a la carte menu for

playful with sweeping views of the ocean, provides full

our unique location is walking distance to artist’s

dinner and Sunday brunch; The Grand Lobby Bar is a place

meals or light bites, highlighting local fish and the art

studios, shops and restaurants. Housed in a gorgeous

to delight in our best drinks; the Pool Bar is where you can

of cooking on an open grill. Viceroy Los Cabos is the

18th Century building, our 14 Mexican Colonial style

enjoy the sun while cooling off with your favorite cocktail;

ultimate lifestyle hotel for the modern, adventurous

rooms are fully equipped with modern amenities.

and the recently opened Gourmet Market offers a variety

and discerning traveler.

Stay and retreat at the sky pool with the best view in

of options for our guests and visitors.

Local Phone: (624) 104-9999

town. Admire stunning sunsets with a glass of wine or

Local Phone: (624) 163-4000

Email: loscabos.reservations@viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

try delicious dishes at El Jardin. At Bar Don Guillermo

USA Reservations: (800) 366-6600

relax and enjoy a classy cocktail and wine selection.

Web: vidanta.com

ZADÚN, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE

Sit back and enjoy the facilities at El Faro Beach Club

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Is situated on the coastal sanctuary of Puerto Los

and Spa Aena. If you prefer a cozy atmosphere, visit El

Cabos, Mexico. With panoramic Sea of Cortez views,

Mirador Restaurant, with the best view of the Pacific and

VICEROY LOS CABOS

the resort’s design celebrates the desert and sea with

contemporary Mexican cuisine that features the flavors

On the Sea of Cortés, at the edge of the horizon, a

87 guest rooms and 28 suites along the slopes of the

of Todos Santos.

modern picturesque dreamscape promises anything

land among 42 villas. Food and beverage offerings

USA & Canada Reservations: (877) 448-2928

but the predictable. Through visionary design, this

showcase local specialties at four food and beverage

Web: guaycura.com

one-of-a-kind architectural wonder in San José del

venues on property. The spa, Alkemia, will renew guests

Email: reservation@guaycura.com

Cabo offers a complete sensorial experience. Designed

in a wellness playground featuring customized, locally

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by Miguel Ángel Aragonés as a “medina – an opening

inspired treatments. Offering activities for children,

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out to the sea,” the harmonious balance among

families, and adults, Zadún’s Ambassadors of the

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elements of music, art, architecture and nature, blend

Environment will also pioneer a new environmental

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precisely to excite and delight the senses. Viceroy

stewardship component. The 27-hole golf resort features

Los Cabos features 193 exceptional five-star guest

three distinct courses designed by Greg Norman and

HOTEL CALIFORNIA

rooms, suites and villas. Luxe, provocative and modern

Jack Nicklaus.

The legendary Hotel California invites you to experience

in design, the spacious guest rooms with Poliform

Local Phone: (624) 172-9000

the mystique of this world-renowned property. A

furnishings, are all exclusively designed with natural

USA Reservations: (833) ZADUNRC

45-minute drive from Cabo San Lucas, the hotel is easily

materials. Health and wellness is at the very core of

Web: zadunreserve.com

accessible. Choose among 11 sumptuously appointed,

who we are, and we proudly present our high-tech

wildly imaginative rooms and suites. We offer standard

fitness center, curated by celebrity fitness guru and

EAST CAPE

rooms; two-bedroom, standard and junior suites;

New York Times best-selling author, Harley Pasternak.

FOUR SEASONS RESORT LOS CABOS

and a penthouse suite as well. All feature luxurious

The property also includes two oceanfront pools

On Baja California Sur’s secret cape, at the edge of the

500-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and down

with a serene beach lounge area, a main pool with

Sea of Cortés, Costa Palmas™ is a dramatic landscape, a

comforter, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet,

separate children’s area, a spa, beauty center, cinema,

private marina, a village to stroll, a golf course to master...

air conditioning, complimentary toiletries, bottled water

kid´s club, and yoga & Pilates areas. Weddings and

and a home. Between green mountains and blue,

and a private or shared patio. Join us for breakfast,

corporate events are magically transformed to create

swimmable sea, Four Seasons Resort and Residences

lunch or dinner at the La Coronela Restaurant or at our

the most beautiful intimate ceremony or uniquely

Los Cabos is a unique invitation to elemental luxury and

chef-created Gourmet Bistro Santo Vino.

personalized event. Our boardroom and conference

spirited adventure on a calm blue sea of dreams, bringing

Local Phone: (612) 145-0525

spaces provide the necessary elements in furniture

unrivalled hospitality to the cape less traveled.

Web: hotelcaliforniabaja.com

and hi-tech equipment for seamless meetings. Our

Local Phone: (624) 105-2145

Email: info@hotelcaliforniabaja.com

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Seeing Green The southernmost tip of Baja California Sur continues to dominate the Latin American golf scene with its offerings.

and gentle sea breezes make the experience feel more like a romantic walk on the beach than a spectacular Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course. cabodelsol.com. Director of Golf: Erik Evans CABO REAL GOLF CLUB Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, Cabo Real Golf

Inspired by the Sea of Cortés, Pacific Ocean and the rugged Los Cabos terrain, legendary

Club is now in its 20th year of operation. The showpiece

golf designers have carved out their visions of perfection while creating some of the

of a 2,800-acre resort and residential project with 3.2 miles of beachfront, the par-71

most stunning courses in the world — the two newest being Diamante’s El Cardonal and

golf club features a multi-themed, target-style course that measures

Quivira Golf Club. Courses throughout the region have been developed by legends of

6,848 yards. questrogolf.com.

the sport, including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Davis Love III, Greg Norman and, most

Director of Golf Operations: Sergio Castillo

recently, Tiger Woods. Here are the ones open for play, as well as the information that’s worth noting for each.

CABO SAN LUCAS COUNTRY CLUB One of the first golf courses in the region, Cabo San Lucas Country Club offers

CABO DEL SOL – THE DESERT COURSE

spectacular views of El Arco at Land’s End. The picturesque par-72, Roy Dye-designed,

This Tom Weiskopf par-72 course stretches to 7,049 yards and features undulating

18-hole course measures 7,237 yards and is set amid endless cacti and colorful

greens, demanding elevation changes and dramatic bunkering, as well as mesmerizing

bougainvillea. One of the club’s main draws is its “drinking and driving” offering,

ocean views from all 18 holes. The target-style golf experience with sloping fairways

courtesy of a lighted driving range that’s open until 11 p.m. most nights. cabocountry.

offers plenty of bunkers that can challenge golfers of all skill levels. A unique

com Golf Professional: Luis Rangel Parrodi

combination of desert and ocean scenery, along with canyon-like arroyos and variation in foliage create a breathtaking backdrop for this formidable course. cabodelsol.com.

CHILENO BAY GOLF & BEACH CLUB

Director of Golf: Erik Evans

Designed by Tom Fazio, the 18-hole, par-72 Chileno Bay Club course provides 7,260 yards of play from the tips. The tees, fairways and greens blend in seamlessly with

CABO DEL SOL – THE OCEAN COURSE

the surrounding desert terrain, and every hole provides magnificent views of the Sea

Measuring 7,091 yards from the tips, the Ocean Course stretches more than a mile

of Cortés. Right in the heart of the course is Lake Chileno, a desalinated lake with a

along a coastline of craggy rock outcroppings and sun-washed shores. It’s easy to forget

stunning blue hue. This exquisite course is part of Chileno Bay, a1,200-acre master-

you’re on a golf course, especially when experiencing the final three holes, which sit

planned resort located on a beautiful beach. chilenobayclub.com

right on the ocean. The waves crashing against the rocks, verdant fairways and greens,

Head Professional: Ryan Silverstein

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CLUB CAMPESTRE SAN JOSÉ

Mountain and Ocean — the course gently guides golfers through 800 vertical feet of

Measuring 7,055 yards from the championship tees, the well-manicured, par-

Baja California Sur desert. palmillagc.com.

71 Club Campestre San José course is the centerpiece of the 550-acre upscale

Director of Golf: Jason Ballog

community that goes by the same name and includes a beach club and social club. Part of prestigious Questro Golf, the 18-hole course was designed by Jack Nicklaus

PUERTO LOS CABOS GOLF CLUB

and is spread across the gently rolling foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains.

Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club features a unique 18-hole composite that includes

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, it features spectacular views from every

the Marina Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, and the Mission Course, designed

single hole. questrogolf.com

by Greg Norman. Stretching to 7,461 yards, the par-73 layout is etched into the

Director of Golf Operations: Sergio Castillo

rolling desert foothills, backed by the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains; all 18 holes are perched high above the Sea of Cortés, the pristine coastline and the resort’s

DIAMANTE CABO SAN LUCAS – EL CARDONAL

marina. The Mission Course has more than 400 feet of elevation change. Making

Tiger Woods’ architectural debut, the 18-hole, championship El Cardonal visually

use of its flash-faced bunkers to signpost the fairways and defend the greens, the

complements Diamante’s famed Dunes Course. With dramatic views of the

layout reveals Norman’s fondness for Australia’s classic Sandbelt courses. The club’s

Pacific Ocean and natural arroyos, mature vegetation and native dunes, the par-

Marina Course features rippling fairways, undulating greens and sculpted bunkers.

72 course measures 7,363 yards. It features a long front nine that meanders

Eventually, Puerto Los Cabos is slated to offer two separate courses: an 18-hole

through rippling dunes, while its back nine gradually ascends the higher ground.

Jack Nicklaus-designed public course and an 18-hole, Greg Norman private course.

diamantecabosanlucas.com

questrogolf.com. Director of Golf Operations: Sergio Castillo

DIAMANTE CABO SAN LUCAS – THE DUNES COURSE Reminiscent of Ireland’s Island Golf Club, the par-72, 7,300-yard Dunes Course at

QUERENCIA GOLF CLUB

Diamante Cabo San Lucas was designed by 21-time PGA Tour winner Davis Love III.

A private course designed by Tom Fazio, Querencia is truly one of Latin America’s

This beachfront course boasts 18 holes with emerald-green fairways and dramatic

greatest layouts. Its 18 holes span more than 300 acres, carving their way through deep

views of the Pacific Ocean. Critically acclaimed, it was a Top New International Golf

arroyos and resting atop arid plateaus. It is Fazio’s first project in Mexico and has been

Course in 2010. Its 14-acre practice and performance center is unlike anything else.

ranked the number one golf course in the country by Golfweek magazine. The par-72

diamantecabosanlucas.com

course measures a total of 7,070 yards and features harmonious transitions and subtle breaks. loscabosquerencia.com.

EL DORADO GOLF & BEACH CLUB

Head Professional: Luke Brosterhous

Stretching to 7,322 yards, this par-72 Jack Nicklaus–designed course is ranked as one of the top courses in the world. Located on The Corridor, it offers spectacular play

QUIVIRA GOLF CLUB

opportunities as it winds through desert landscapes featuring colorful canyons and

After several years of planning and anticipation, the Jack Nicklaus–designed Quivira

arroyos. The course at El Dorado is a stunning and memorable experience for anyone

Golf Club opened for play in late 2014. This stunning par-72, 18-hole course stretches to

who has the opportunity to play it. eldoradogolfandbeachclub.com.

7,139 yards and is set along massive sand dunes, rugged cliffs and white-sand beaches.

Head Professional: Jesse Wheeler

With views of the Pacific Ocean from all 18 holes, Quivira offers more oceanfront exposure than any other course in Los Cabos. This is Jack Nicklaus’ sixth course design in

OASIS SHORT COURSE

Los Cabos. quiviragolfclub.com.

The the second course designed by Tiger Woods for Diamante Golf and the first

Director of Golf: Antonio Reynante

par-3 course in Los Cabos, the Oasis Short Course is the latest addition to Diamante’s 1,500-acre master-planned resort community, which is also home to two signature

VIDANTA GOLF

championship courses, a 10-acre man-made crystal lagoon and a wealth of amenities

One of the most enjoyable golf outings in Los Cabos has to be the nine-hole, par-35

and services. diamantecabosanlucas.com

Vidanta Golf in San José del Cabo. The course measures 3,153 yards and is semi-flat, but don’t be fooled by the modest measurements, as it presents quite a few challenging

PALMILLA GOLF CLUB

holes that include both water and bunkers. Built for soft play in 1987, it was originally

The venerable Palmilla Golf Club has been recognized as the ”Grand Dame of Los

proposed in order to attract more tourists to the region. Though it is the oldest course in

Cabos.“ Famous for offering 27 holes of amazing golf and spectacular views, it was Jack

Los Cabos, Vidanta is widely considered one of its best values. vidantagolf.com.

Nicklaus’ first signature venture into Latin America. With three distinctive nines — Arroyo,

Golf Course Manager: Saul Buguerio Zepeda

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Insider Tips From left: AscentXmedia; Courtesy of AMResorts

Get acquainted with Los Cabos.

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LOCATION: Los Cabos refers to two towns

LANGUAGE: In Mexico, Spanish is the official

higher, and some ATMs can dispense both

— Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo —

language, but English is widely spoken

Mexican pesos and U.S. dollars. While you

found at the end of Baja California Sur, about

throughout Los Cabos, especially by those

can exchange dollars for pesos at the airport,

1,000 miles south of San Diego, California, just

within the hospitality industry.

many hotels or at any bank, banks usually have the best rates.

south of the Tropic of Cancer. ELECTRICITY: 120 volts/60 hertz. Electrical POPULATION: Approximately 288,000

outlets are the same as those used in the U.S.

Credit cards are welcome at most major restaurants and hotels. When using your credit

people live in Los Cabos.

card, the statement total will appear in pesos

CLIMATE: It’s a subtropical desert. During

currency is the Mexican peso (MXN), but the

at the exchange rate posted on that day.

the summer, the highs can reach 90° F with

U.S. dollar (USD) is widely accepted. All major

sporadic showers. Winter evenings may drop

Mexican national banks are represented

EXCHANGE RATE: At press time, one

to 60° F, with daytime highs near 80° F.

here and are usually open weekdays from

Mexican peso equaled .050 U.S. dollar.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many locations have ATMs

This rate changes regularly. Check what

TIME ZONE: Los Cabos is on Mountain Time

that accept U.S. bank cards the same way

the rate is when you are ready to travel

(MT), which is one hour later than Pacific Time.

they do in the U.S. Transaction fees may be

and once you arrive.

Courtesy of Dolphin Cove (2)

BANKS AND CURRENCY: The official unit of

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COMMUNICATION: Most major wireless

same area code), dial 044 + phone number.

Oct. 12

Día de la Raza (Columbus Day)

carriers offer packages that provide messaging,

To call Mexico outside of Los Cabos, dial 01 +

Nov. 2

Día de los Muertos

calling and data services at reasonable rates.

area code + phone number.

Nov. 20 Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution Dec. 12

Check with your provider and ask about

Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Dec. 25 Christmas Day

roaming rates in Mexico, international package

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: Mexico celebrates a

options and other travel-related services prior

number of public holidays annually. Except

to your trip. The Internet works quite well

for banks and government offices being

LOS CABOS TOURISM BOARD

throughout Los Cabos, and Wi-Fi is a standard

closed, your vacation plans should not be

Contact: Rodrigo Esponda,

amenity at a number of businesses and most

disrupted because of them.

Managing Director Tel: (624) 143-4342

hotels and resorts, so Skype, FaceTime, Whatsapp and other Wi-Fi–enabled apps are a

Jan. 1

New Year’s Day

E-mail: info@visitloscabos.org

cost-effective way to stay connected.

Feb. 5

Constitution Day

Web site: VisitLosCabos.travel

Feb. 24 Flag Day

Toll-free: (800) 746-2226

dial 00 + 1 + area code + phone number. To

Mar. 21

Benito Juárez Day

Twitter: @LosCabosTourism

call locally to landlines, just dial the seven-digit

May 1

Labor Day

Facebook: Los Cabos Tourism

phone number.

May 5

Battle of Puebla (Cinco de Mayo)

Instagram: @LosCabosTourism

To call the U.S. from your U.S. cell phone,

To call locally to local cell phones (within the

Sept. 16 Independence Day

YouTube: youtube.com/loscabostourism

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Share your experiences with

immigration, you may walk past time-share

Delta Airlines / (800) 221-1212

us through social media using the hashtag

sales people eager for your attention.

Frontier / (800) 432-1359

Unless you’ve arranged pickup with your

#LosCabos.

Magnicharters / (55) 51-41-13-51

BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR

good option. They are less expensive than

Southwest Airlines / (800) 435-9792

For information about Baja California Sur,

taxis, but they won’t depart unless full, so you

Spirit Airlines / (855) 882-0464

call (612) 124-0100 or go to VisitBajaSur.travel.

may find yourself waiting a few minutes.

Sun Country Airlines / (800) 359-6786

CAR RENTAL AT OR NEAR THE AIRPORT

transportation providers have a designated

United Airlines / (800) 864-8331

Alamo

(624) 146-1900

waiting area just outside.

VivaAerobús / (888) 935-9848

Avis

(624) 146-0046

Budget

(800) 002-8343

the Los Cabos International Airport (SJD),

Dollar

(624) 146-5012

services more than 400 domestic, international

E-Z Car Rental

(800) 216-7700

and private flights weekly. At press time, the

CONSULATES

Fox Rent A Car

(800) 225-4369

following airlines offered flights to Los Cabos:

U.S. Consular Agency

Hertz

(800) 405-7000

Aeroméxico, Aero Pacífico, Air Canada,

The Shoppes at Palmilla

National

(877) 222-9058

Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Calafia

Carr. Transpeninsular, Km. 27.5,

Payless

(624) 105-8411

Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Interjet, Magnicharters,

Local B221. San José del Cabo

TEN Car Rental

(624) 172-2402

Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country

Tel: (624) 143-3566

Thrifty

(624) 146-5030

Airlines, Sunwing, United Airlines, VivaAerobús,

E-mail: ConAgencyLosCabos@state.gov

Volaris and WestJet.

Consular Agency of Canada

Cab drivers and other pre-arranged

GETTING AROUND

Just 20 minutes north of San José del Cabo,

Nonstop flights and connections to

Sunwing / (800) 668-4224

Volaris / (55) 1102-8000 WestJet / (888) 937-8538

Carr. Transpeninsular, Km. 0.5

To get from one town to the other, you can

Los Cabos are available from numerous

Plaza San Lucas, Local 82

expect to pay between $50 and $60. Red

cities across the U.S., including Atlanta;

Col. El Tezal, Cabo San Lucas

and yellow taxi vans operate in San José del

Charlotte; Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth;

Tel: (624) 142-4333 • (800) 706-2900

Cabo; blue and green vans cruise Cabo San

Denver; Detroit; Houston; Kansas City, Mo.;

E-mail: lcabo@international.gc.ca

Lucas. They are available 24 hours a day and

Minneapolis; Newark; Phoenix; Salt Lake

are never far.

City and Seattle. From California, there are

IMPORTANT PHONE

Buses run regularly and cost $2–3,

flights and connections available from Los

NUMBERS:

depending on the exchange rate. Accounting

Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San

Emergency – 911

for stops at major hotels along The Corridor,

Francisco and San Jose. From Canada,

Federal Highway Patrol

the ride takes between both towns can

there are flights available from Calgary,

(624) 122-5735

take about an hour. As of 2018, Uber is also

Edmonton, Kelowna, Toronto, Vancouver

(624) 125-3584

available in Los Cabos.

and Winnipeg. The smaller, less frequented

Cabo San Lucas Fire Department

airport Cabo San Lucas International Airport

(624) 143-3577

AIRPORT & TRAVEL DETAILS

(CSL) services mostly private aircraft.

San José del Cabo Fire Department

To enter Mexico, you need a valid passport.

It is located just 10 minutes away from

(624) 142-2466

All foreign travelers must pass through

downtown Cabo San Lucas.

Military Hospital – (624) 122-3488 Red Cross – (624) 143-3300

immigration and customs. Once you have Courtesy of One&Only Resorts

Interjet / (866) 285-9525

hotel, yellow and white mini shuttles are a

Airport – (624) 122-1486

been cleared by immigration officials, collect

AIRLINE PHONE NUMBERS

your luggage and proceed to customs

Aeroméxico / (624) 146-5098

where you push a button on something that

Air Canada / (800) 296-3408

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

looks a lot like a traffic light; if the light turns

Alaska Airlines / (800) 252-7522

AmeriMed – (624) 105-8500

red, your luggage has been selected for

American Airlines / (800) 433-7300

Blue Net – (624) 104-3911

inspection. After getting through customs and

Calafia Airlines / (800) 560-3949

Hospital H+ – (624) 104-9300

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GRAND SOLMAR AT RANCHO SAN LUCAS /

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QUINTA DEL SOL BY SOLMAR

GRAND SOLMAR THE RESIDENCES AT RANCHO SAN LUCAS

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CASA DORADA LOS CABOS RESORT & SPA

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DIAMANTE CABO SAN LUCAS

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ME CABO

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NOBU HOTEL LOS CABOS

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PUEBLO BONITO LOS CABOS RESORT

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HARD ROCK LOS CABOS

25.

PUEBLO BONITO ROSÉ RESORT & SPA

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PUEBLO BONITO PACÍFICA GOLF & SPA RESORT

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CLUB CASCADAS DE BAJA

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MONTECRISTO ESTATES LUXURY VILLAS

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VILLA DEL ARCO BEACH RESORT & SPA

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PUEBLO BONITO SUNSET BEACH GOLF & SPA RESORT

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VILLA DEL PALMAR BEACH RESORT & SPA

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WALDORF ASTORIA LOS CABOS PEDREGAL

29.

VILLA LA ESTANCIA BEACH RESORT & SPA

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TESORO LOS CABOS

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CITY EXPRESS AND SUITES LOS CABOS

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SANDOS FINISTERRA LOS CABOS

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HOTEL RIU SANTA FÉ

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PLAYA GRANDE RESORT & GRAND SPA

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HOTEL RIU PALACE CABO SAN LUCAS

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THE RIDGE LUXURY VILLAS AT PLAYA GRANDE

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LOS CABOS GOLF RESORT

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SOLMAR RESORT

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HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS CABO SAN LUCAS

14.

GRAND SOLMAR LAND’S END RESORT & SPA

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THE CAPE, A THOMPSON HOTEL

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BREATHLESS CABO SAN LUCAS RESORT & SPA

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SUNROCK CONDO HOTEL

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MAR DE CORTEZ

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SIRENA DEL MAR WELK RESORT CABO

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HACIENDA BEACH CLUB & RESIDENCES

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ESPERANZA, AN AUBERGE RESORT

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MARINA FIESTA RESORT & SPA

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HACIENDA ENCANTADA RESORT & SPA

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CABO VILLAS BEACH RESORT & SPA / CACHET LOS CABOS

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BAHÍA HOTEL & BEACH HOUSE

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SANTA MARÍA HOTEL & SUITES

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FIESTA AMERICANA GRAND LOS CABOS GOLF & SPA RESORT

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HYATT PLACE LOS CABOS

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LIVE AQUA RESORT & RESIDENCE CLUB

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ROYAL DECAMERON LOS CABOS

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MONTAGE LOS CABOS

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HYATT ZIVA LOS CABOS

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CHILENO BAY RESORT & RESIDENCES

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POSADA REAL LOS CABOS

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GRAND VELAS LOS CABOS

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VICEROY LOS CABOS

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GARZA BLANCA RESORT & SPA LOS CABOS

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BARCELÓ GRAN FARO LOS CABOS

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LE BLANC SPA RESORT

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CASA NATALIA

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SOLAZ, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT

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SOLAZ SIGNATURE SUITES

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TROPICANA INN

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VILLA LA VALENCIA

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ROYAL SOLARIS RESORT

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DREAMS LOS CABOS SUITES GOLF RESORT & SPA

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CABO AZUL RESORT

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CASA DEL MAR GOLF RESORT & SPA

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THE GRAND MAYAN LOS CABOS

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LAS VENTANAS AL PARAÍSO, A ROSEWOOD RESORT

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HOLIDAY INN RESORT LOS CABOS

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PARADISUS LOS CABOS

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HOTEL EL GANZO

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HILTON LOS CABOS BEACH & GOLF RESORT

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LA MARINA INN

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MARQUIS LOS CABOS ALL INCLUSIVE RESORT & SPA

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SECRETS PUERTO LOS CABOS

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HAMPTON INN & SUITES BY HILTON LOS CABOS

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JW MARRIOTT LOS CABOS

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THE WESTIN RESORT & SPA LOS CABOS

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ZADÚN, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE

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ONE&ONLY PALMILLA

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FOUR SEASONS RESORT

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* CALENDAR OF EVENTS

List of Events There’s always something happening in Los Cabos.

JANUARY 11TH ANNUAL LOS CABOS PRO-AM JANUARY 12–16 Hosted at the distinctive Cabo del Sol resort community, this exciting three-round golf competition has pros and their amateur partners competing for daily prizes, as well as the Overall Pro Purse at the property’s legendary Ocean Course and Desert Course. proamevents.com/los-cabos-mx TROPIC OF CANCER CONCERT SERIES JANUARY 15–19 Hotel California in Todos Santos hosts a wildly popular concert series that invites world-renowned artists and has evolved into an international attraction. tropicofcancerconcertseries.com

FEBRUARY LOS CABOS HALF MARATHON FEBRUARY 9 The Los Cabos Half Marathon guides participants through a mostly

Courtesy of Los Cabos Jazz Festival

flat route that includes two short but challenging slopes in what is some of the country’s most scenic landscapes. Runners pass through San José del Cabo’s historic downtown, its resort area and end at the astonishing Puerto Los Cabos Marina. loscaboshalfmarathon.com 8TH ANNUAL SAN JOSÉ JAZZ WEEKEND In order to support the growth of art and culture in San José del Cabo, the San José Jazz Weekend continues to contribute to

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APRIL HOLY WEEK / APRIL 5–11 GALA DE DANZA Some of the world’s most renowned dancers share the stage at Cabo San Lucas’ Pabellon Cultural Theater to showcase more than a dozen numbers that range from classical and ballet to contemporary Latin dance and ballroom. galadedanza.com FESTIVAL SABORES DE BAJA Organized by Doña Pame Restaurante, this organic food festival celebrates the authentic flavors of Baja California Sur through food, music and dance, while promoting local consumption of seasonal products and collaboration with regional producers.

MAY LOS CABOS OPEN WATER CHALLENGE MAY 2 The Los Cabos Open Water Challenge is a 7k swim competition that supports swimming as a sport and environmental conservation. GASTROVINO BAJA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL This annual food and wine event highlights the Baja California peninsula’s food and wine, and all the proceeds from the festival along with the silent auction go to local ranch families. gastrovino.mx SURF SEASON KICKS OFF IN THE SEA the development and promotion of this beautiful town and its surroundings. sanjosejazzweekend.com

MARCH

OF CORTÉS / MAY–OCTOBER

JUNE LOS CABOS OPEN OF SURF

8TH ANNUAL CHEESE & WINE FESTIVAL

The largest surf and music festival in Latin America, the open takes

Hosted at the Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar,

place at beautiful Monument’s Beach, with The Cape hotel serving

proceeds from this event benefit Los Cabos Children’s Foundation.

as the site of one of the world’s most prestigious surf competitions. loscabosopenofsurf.com

This Annual Film Festival, held in Todos Santos and La Paz, features

FIESTA DE LA MUSICA

10 days of films that reflect the diversity and excellence of Latino

Held annually on the summer solstice, this international event

cinema. Over 30 award-winning feature films, documentaries and

celebrates music. fiestadelamusicaloscabos.net

short stories from Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Chile, Spain and El Salvador are presented. todossantoscinefest.com

24TH ANNUAL STARS & STRIPES JUNE 25–28

SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO’S FIESTAS TRADICIONALES

The Stars & Stripes tournament is comprised of daily fishing and

The annual two-week festival honors patron saint San José.

golf competitions, accompanied by stellar cuisine and nightly

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TODOS SANTOS FILM FESTIVAL


entertainment. Proceeds from the tournament go to a number of

Mexican flag and the shout “Mexicanos, Viva Mexico,” to which the

reputable charitable foundations. starsandstripestournament.com

crowd responds by singing the National Anthem.

JULY

OCTOBER

TURTLE NESTING SEASON BEGINS / JULY–DECEMBER

22ND ANNUAL LOS CABOS BILLFISH TOURNAMENT The skill of competitors from as far as Finland, Papua New Guinea,

16TH ANNUAL EAST CAPE DORADO SHOOT OUT

Italy and Australia is challenged at this much anticipated annual

The East Cape plays host to the Annual Dorado Shoot Out, run by

event. loscabosbillfishtournament.com

the fabulous Hotel Palmas de Cortez located in Los Barriles. This is the largest fishing tournament in Baja California Sur, with an average

BISBEE’S LOS CABOS OFFSHORE TOURNAMENT

turnout of 130 teams each year. doradoshootout.com

Eager anglers compete to top the previous year’s record at the 13th annual edition of this famed fishing event. bisbees.com

FESTIVAL DEL MANGO TODOS SANTOS The festival features an abundance of juicy mangos as well as

BISBEE’S BLACK & BLUE TOURNAMENT

dancing, polka bands, a horse parade, artisanal products and a

Deemed the “world’s richest billfish tournament” with more than $4

celebration of San Ignacio. todossantos.cc

million in prize money, this event proves that the fish don’t come any bigger or more plentiful than in Baja California Sur. bisbees.com

ABIERTO DE TENIS MIFEL JULY 20–25

FIESTAS TRADICIONALES CABO SAN LUCAS

Part of the ATP World Tour, the Abierto Mexicano de Tenis MIFEL

The annual two-week festival honors patron saint San Lucas.

presented by Cinemex boasts the highest payouts in its category in the Americas Region. The hard-court tournament showcases the

ULTIMATE WATERMAN’S CHALLENGE

distinctive natural beauty throughout Mexico. abiertoloscabos.com

This surfing event promotes the best in adventure, water sports, music, wellness and environmental education for the local

LOS CABOS COME ASÍ

community and tourists to enjoy.

Participating restaurants set up special menus that highlight their best dishes for guests to enjoy.

AUGUST 21ST ANNUAL BISBEE’S EAST CAPE OFFSHORE

SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO RESTAURANT WEEK Participating restaurants in San José del Cabo promote special, prix fix menus during the weeklong culinary celebration.

The first of three Bisbee tournaments in Mexico, anglers from all over

NOVEMBER

the world come to the East Cape to compete for large cash prizes.

WHALE SHARK MIGRATION SEASON BEGINS IN LA PAZ

bisbees.com

NOVEMBER–FEBRUARY

BIRD NESTING SEASON BEGINS IN THE SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO

WIND-RELATED ACTIVITIES BEGIN IN LOS CABOS

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SEPTEMBER

SURFING SEASON BEGINS IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN

SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS ARE IDEAL IN THE SEA OF

NOVEMBER–APRIL

CORTÉS / SEPTEMBER–NOVEMBER ORGANIC MARKET / NOVEMBER–MAY INDEPENDENCE DAY SEPTEMBER 16

The organic market is a place where local products and art are

Mexican Independence is celebrated every September 15th at 11

sold to promote local organic agriculture, arts and crafts, music and

p.m. in cities and towns throughout the country with a wave of the

education.sanjomo.com

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SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO ART WALKS / NOVEMBER–JUNE Every Thursday evening during the season, San José del Cabo’s galleries invite guests to stroll the town, viewing art, sipping wine and dining at the fabulous neighborhood restaurants. artcabo.com 22ND ANNUAL LOS CABOS TUNA JACKPOT The annual Tuna Jackpot is a Calucutta type tourney, meaning you can enter at a basic entry fee or enter daily optionals with only the teams who enter all those jackpots. Proceeds help charities. loscabostunajackpot.com LOS CABOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL One of the most outstanding events in Mexico, this festival attracts directors, actors, producers and national and international films, with the goal of becoming one of the major international festivals. cabosfilmfestival.com IRONMAN LOS CABOS Athletes take a 2.4-mile swim in the Sea of Cortés, followed by a 112-mile bike course and a 26.2-mile run that travels along a 20-mile corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. ironmanloscabos.com

distance from the beach and hosts a free-to-enter public Race Village where everyone can watch.

15TH ANNUAL VIP SUMMIT Panel discussions and events showcase the newest tourism offerings

DECEMBER

and future plans for the region. loscabosvipsummit.com

WHALE MIGRATIONS CAN BE SEEN FROM LOS CABOS DECEMBER–MID APRIL

LOS CABOS BIG GAME CHARTER BOAT CLASSIC This free fishing event promotes charter boats, as well as the hotel

SABOR A CABO

associations in both Los Cabos and the East Cape.

CANIRAC, the local the restaurant association, hosts it’s annual

loscabostournaments.com

Sabor a Cabo (The Flavor of Cabo) International Gastronomy & Wine Event to promote Los Cabos as a premier international tourist

27TH ANNUAL BAJA HA–HA CRUISERS RALLY

destination while showcasing the skills of the area’s entrepreneurs

This two-week cruisers rally from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas

and residents. saboracabo.mx

treats participants to a comfortable ride down the coast with fellow sailors. baja-haha.com

SABOR A CABO RURAL

LIFE LUXE JAZZ LOS CABOS

a cross-section of Los Cabos’ best restaurants whipping up

This premier cultural experience pairs the best jazz acts in the world

authentic local standards.

with the luxury accommodations, championship golf, fine cuisine, topshelf cocktails and myriad wellness options in Los Cabos.

NEW YEARS EVE FIREWORKS ON MÉDANO BEACH

lifeluxejazz.com

DECEMBER 31 The skies come alive over Médano Beach to welcome the New Year

EXTREME SAILING SERIES

— the perfect backdrop for a midnight kiss. View from the beach

The world’s leading stadium racing series takes place a short

clubs, restaurants, resorts or the sands of the beach itself.

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Courtesy of One&Only Resorts

Organized by Los Tamarindos, Sabor A Cabo Rural showcases


ACCOMMODATIONS AMRESORTS – BREATHLESS, DREAMS AND SECRETS.................................................................130-131 BREATHLESS CABO SAN LUCAS.....................52, 97, 116 BUENA VISTA BEACH & FISHING RESORT................ 163 COSTABAJA RESORT, MARINA & SPA................. 125, 131 GRUPO QUESTRO – CASA DORADA AND CASA DEL MAR............. 132-133 GUAYCURA BOUTIQUE HOTEL BEACH CLUB & SPA..................................... 123 HILTON LOS CABOS BEACH & GOLF RESORT..115, 165 HOTEL CALIFORNIA.........................................................127 HOTEL SAN CRISTOBAL................................................. 125 HYATT PLACE LOS CABOS............................................ 153 JW MARRIOTT LOS CABOS........................................... 135 LE BLANC SPA RESORT LOS CABOS.............................15 MARINA FIESTA RESORT & SPA................................... 149 ME CABO....................................................................... 91, 151 NOBU HOTEL LOS CABOS............................................ 145 ONE&ONLY PALMILLA............ INSIDE FRONT COVER / 1 TESORO LOS CABOS.......................................................147 THE CAPE, A THOMPSON HOTEL............................. 11, 87 THE VILLA GROUP – VILLA DEL ARCO, VILLA DEL PALMAR AND VILLA LA ESTANCIA.......................... 83 RANCHO SAN LUCAS LOS CABOS...............................184 SOLAZ SIGNATURE SUITES............................................143 WALDORF ASTORIA LOS CABOS PEDREGAL......59, 94 ZADÚN, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE..............................141

ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS BREATHLESS CABO SAN LUCAS – BEACH CLUB.....52 CABO SAILS.........................................................................45 CABOREY............................................................................. 27 CABO SAN LUCAS COUNTRY CLUB......................31, 101 CALYPSO TRIP................................................ BACK COVER COCO BONGO.....................................................................19 DOLPHIN DISCOVERY....................................................... 43 FIDEICOMISO DE TURISMO ESTATAL..........................8-9 QUESTRO GOLF................................................................. 33 LA PAZ................................................ INSIDE BACK COVER MANGO DECK RESTAURANT..........................................53 MEXICO PLANNERS........................................................... 47 PICANTE SPORTFISHING................................................. 37 PISCES SPORTFISHING.....................................................39 PISCES YACHTS.................................................................... 2

DINING AGUA SALADA BARRA & COCINA.................................95 ALEXANDER RESTAURANT..............................................85 BAJA BREWING CO. .........................................................107 BELLA CALIFORNIA ITALIAN KITCHEN – THE VILLA GROUP........................................................ 83 BLUE MARLIN IBIZA – ME CABO.....................................91

CAPTAIN TONY’S BAR & GRILL..................................... 102

MEXICO PLANNERS........................................................... 47

CARBON GRILL RESTAURANT –

PICANTE SPORTFISHING................................................. 37

THE VILLA GROUP........................................................ 83 CASCADAS BEACH GRILL – CLUB CASCADAS DE BAJA...................................... 103 DON MANUEL’S RESTAURANT –

PISCES SPORTFISHING.....................................................39 PISCES YACHTS.................................................................... 2

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WALDORF ASTORIA LOS CABOS PEDREGAL.......94

CABO SAN LUCAS COUNTRY CLUB.............................. 31

EDITH’S RESTAURANT........................................................ 3

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WALDORF ASTORIA LOS CABOS PEDREGAL.......94 EL FARO – GUAYCURA BOUTIQUE HOTEL BEACH CLUB & SPA..................................... 123 EL MIRADOR – GUAYCURA BOUTIQUE HOTEL BEACH CLUB & SPA..................................... 123 EL PATRÓN RESTAURANT & CANTINA – THE VILLA GROUP........................................................ 83 FISHERMAN’S LANDING....................................................81 LA CASONA RESTAURANTE –

QUESTRO GOLF................................................................. 33

NIGHTLIFE BAJA BREWING CO. .........................................................107 BLUE MARLIN IBIZA – ME CABO.....................................91 COCO BONGO.....................................................................19 LA LUPITA TACO & MEZCAL............................................93

REAL ESTATE

THE VILLA GROUP........................................................ 83

CENTURY 21.........................................................................69

LAURUS........................................................................... 78-79

PISCES COLLECTION........................................................68

LA LUPITA TACO & MEZCAL............................................93

PISCES GROUP................................................................... 67

LA REVOLUCIÓN RESTAURANT................................... 100

QUIVIRA LOS CABOS........................................................65

LORENZILLO’S RESTAURANT.......................................... 75

RANCHO SAN LUCAS LOS CABOS...............................184

MANGO DECK RESTAURANT..........................................53

SOLAZ SIGNATURE SUITES............................................143

MANTA – THE CAPE, A THOMPSON HOTEL............... 87 NEPTUNE SEAFOOD –

SERVICES

THE VILLA GROUP........................................................ 83

CALYPSO TRIP................................................ BACK COVER

NICK-SAN........................................................................ 76-77

HOSPITAL AMC.................................................................... 13

OCOTE – BREATHLESS CABO SAN LUCAS............... 97

MEXICO PLANNERS........................................................... 47

PANCHO’S RESTAURANT & TEQUILA BAR................ 102 PASTA E VINO.................................................................... 104

SHOPPING

PITAHAYAS RESTAURANT – SHERATON GRAND......89

DIAMONDS INTERNATIONAL.........................................6-7

SANCHO PANZA KITCHEN & LOUNGE....................... 105

LUXURY AVENUE................................................................. 4

SKY LOUNGE – GUAYCURA BOUTIQUE HOTEL BEACH CLUB & SPA..................................... 123

SPAS

SOUTH AMERICAN GRILL CHURRASQUERÍA Y VINO –

COSTABAJA RESORT, MARINA & SPA..........................58

THE VILLA GROUP........................................................ 83

WALDORF ASTORIA SPA..................................................59

SUNSET MONALISA..................................................... 78-79 THE OFFICE........................................................................... 5

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

¡VIVA! – CABO SAN LUCAS COUNTRY CLUB............ 101

CALYPSO TRIP................................................ BACK COVER

TOMATILLO’S – THE VILLA GROUP............................... 83

ECOTOURISM FIDEICOMISO DE TURISMO ESTATAL..........................8-9

MEXICO PLANNERS........................................................... 47 TEN CAR RENTAL................................................................ 17

CABO SAILS.........................................................................45

WEDDINGS

CABOREY............................................................................. 27

BREATHLESS CABO SAN LUCAS.................................. 116

CALYPSO TRIP................................................ BACK COVER

HACIENDA ENCANTADA RESORT & SPA.....................117

DOLPHIN DISCOVERY....................................................... 43

HILTON LOS CABOS BEACH & GOLF RESORT.......... 115

LA PAZ................................................ INSIDE BACK COVER

PUERTA CORTÉS................................................................114

MEXICO PLANNERS........................................................... 47

FISHING CALYPSO TRIP................................................ BACK COVER

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