Cabo San Lucas, or simply Cabo, is an ideal destination when you want to trade a winter chill for a sunny getaway filled with trendy restaurants, vivacious beaches, and a plethora of activities. While the area might seem like one of the latest tourist hot spots, it has been continually inhabited for at least 10,000 years. What was once a sleepy fishing village is now a popular vacation and spa destination that only takes a few hours to reach in a private jet.
Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort
An adults-only escape, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica brings you close to nature with its glass-domed ceilings, pebbled floors, and tranquil waterfalls. Stroll through the carefully curated cactus garden designed by Cacti Mundo before your appointment at the Armonia Spa, where a physician oversees the natural therapies, including a Royal Oxygen Body treatment, Quirogolf Massage, and a Four Hands Massage with two therapists. Book the Towers Pool Suite for its private terrace with plunge pool and 24-hour butler service.
Casa Dorada, Los Cabos Resort & Spa
Located in the heart of Playa Médano, Casa Dorada greets you with a dramatic entry on a stone façade. The all-suite accommodation features ocean views, kitchens, Jacuzzis and terraces from every room, including the penthouse suites. Try one of the exotic Saltwater Spa treatments, such as Couleur de Vie therapy or a Chinese-Ball Stimulating Massage. Then head to the lounge to try one of the 50 brews.
The Resort at Pedregal
If a complimentary tapas at the pool and someone bringing you beer or chips and guacamole in the late afternoon sounds perfect, then book one of the casitas at the Resort at Pedregal. To reach the hotel, you must travel through a privately owned tunnel that reveals a slice of paradise near the famous Land’s End bedrock on the other side. At the end of the tunnel, security guards will ask you if you like salt on the rim of your margarita glass. Rooms feature open bathrooms, stone fireplaces, plunge pools on balconies, tequila, ocean views and much more.
Located on a bluff at the Resort at Pedregal, El Farallon specializes in local seafood. Discerning tourists flock to this restaurant not just for chef Yvan Mucharraz’s culinary creations, but also because it has one of the best views in Cabo. If you don’t know what to choose from on the menu, customize your meal with a variety of fish and meat, including chocolate clams, rib-eye steaks, parrotfish and spiny lobster. All dishes include a taste of the appetizers du jour and scrumptious sides.
One of the more upscale eateries in the area, Edith’s is the Office on the Beach’s sister restaurant. The colorful menu features traditional Mexican cuisine made with local ingredients, such as quesadillas stuffed with zucchini flowers and Oaxacan cheese. For a more intimate experience, reserve the wine cellar for yourself and up to nine other guests.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
If you’re tired of fish tacos and want something that reminds you of home, Ruth’s Chris Steak House on the marina will not disappoint. The restaurant serves your favorite cuts of meat, as well as veal, lamb, chicken and fish. Make sure to leave room for key lime pie or crème brulee.
The fall and winter are the best seasons to catch pods of whales completing a 6,000-mile trip from Alaska and Siberia to the Gulf of California to bear calves in the area’s warm waters. Get the best views of the majestic, 45-ton creatures by hiring Whale Watching Cabo to take you on a private tour on a boat and plane.
Cabo is ripe with golf courses. Get access to the best by booking a tour with an operator that will provide transportation to courses that best fit your itinerary and preferences, such as Cabo Golf Tours.
The Glass Factory
The Fábrica de Vidrio Soplado is a factory that features the work of the best glass artisans in the region. Watch as they use time-honored local secrets to produce more than nearly 500 colorful pieces daily from locally recycled, lead-free glass. Purchase your favorite creations at the on-site shop or place a special order for the perfect souvenir.