If you leave work after lunch on Friday, you and your significant other should be checked into Sheraton's Hacienda del Mar just in time for dinner at one of their wonderful onsite restaurants. For your first night in Los Cabos, sample the traditional Mexican delights at Girasoles de la Hacienda while enjoying the commanding terrace views of Cabeza de Ballena and the glittering blue waters of the Sea of Cortez. This lovely Tourist Corridor property also overlooks the famed Cabo del Sol golf course, which you'll be playing the next morning.
Don't linger too long over your room service breakfast. Golf legend Jack Nicklaus' Cabo del Sol Ocean Course will demand your complete attention. Like his magnificent layout at Palmilla, the course at Cabo del Sol has been ranked as one of the best in the world, with a succession of holes that hug the Sea of Cortez. If you're visiting during the winter months, you may even see whales breaching in the background as you chip out of a greenside bunker.
Enjoy the scenic seaside atmosphere at Sheraton's Hacienda del Mar — Photo courtesy of Starwood Hotels
After signing your scorecards, shuttle to Cabo San Lucas for a little late afternoon shopping at Puerto Paraiso and Luxury Avenue before checking in for your dinner cruise aboard the luxury catamaran Caborey. This spectacular tour showcases all the unique rock formations at Land's End, followed by a five star menu featuring lobster and chateaubriand. As if that weren't enough, there is also a Las Vegas style floorshow with Latin American singing and dancing.
Not quite ready to return to the resort? Stop for waboritas and live music at former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo Cantina. This signature nightspot has been a local favorite for over two decades, and offers superb margaritas made from their house tequila.
Recover from your late night with pampering massages and spa services at Casa Dorada's Saltwater Spa. The spa specializes in treatments that utilize the mineral rich waters of the Sea of Cortez, known for their healing properties. Feeling rejuventated? Take a walk down Medano Beach, the two mile stretch of golden sand that is rimmed with seaside restaurants and all-inclusive resorts. Medano Beach is the best spot to arrange water-based rentals like kayaks and wave runners. Pick out a tandem kayak from JT Water Sports and paddle out to Lover's Beach and back.
Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo Cantina boasts tasty margaritas and terrific live music. — Photo courtesy of Cabo Wabo Cantina
Return to the resort to dress for dinner at Chef Volker Romeike's Pitahayas, the signature restaurant at Hacienda del Mar. Order the Full Moon prix fixe dinner, with five courses showcasing the chef's unique Pacific Rim flavored creations. Later, relax with a post-prandial digestif, and try to think about anything except your late night flight back