Luxe Life at Land's End: 10 Best Hotels in Los Cabos

Los Cabos specializes in luxurious accommodations that feature soothing spa services and a host of other full-service amenities, ranging from championship golf courses to palapa-shaded infinity pools.

One&Only Palmilla has long been considered the area's benchmark lodging, but the coastal corridor that connects the cape cities is also home to two other world-class resorts: Esperanza and Las Ventanas al Paraíso. All three of these ultra-luxe retreats boast privileged settings overlooking the Sea of Cortez, but each has its own individual charms. Palmilla is known for its private butlers and celebrity chef helmed restaurants, Esperanza has the top rated spa in Latin America, and Las Ventas al Paraíso offers gorgeous seaside comforts and championship-level golf at the nearby Cabo Real course.

The Resort at Pedregal is generally considered the best hotel in Cabo San Lucas, and like Pedregal neighbor Ridge Luxury Villas, offers its exclusive clientele sumptuous accommodations and access to outstanding spa and restaurant experiences, as well as spectacular Pacific Ocean views. Highly regarded resorts on Playa El Médano, the city's prime piece of beachfront real estate, include Hacienda Beach Club & Residences, Casa Dorada, and the hip ME Cabo Resort.

Sister city San José del Cabo, meanwhile, hosts two of the area's best boutique hotels: Casa Natalia and Cabo Surf Hotel.

In addition to a spectacular Médano Beach location and breathtaking views of Land's End and Bahía Cabo San Lucas, the boutique ME Cabo Resort offers a stunning Art Deco style lobby with a sweeping spiral marble staircase that descends to the...  Read More

Situated in the center of San José del Cabo's historic downtown district, Casa Natalia is an intimate European-style boutique hotel with progressive contemporary architecture set amid bamboo, bougainvillea, waterfalls and tropical flowers....  Read More

The luxurious Médano Beach-based resort Casa Dorada combines magnificent Sea of Cortez views with richly appointed suites and penthouses featuring marble bath appointments, private terraces, chic interior design and upscale amenities such as...  Read More

Ridge Luxury Villas are perched cliffside above Playa Grande, and feature stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Cabo San Lucas Marina, Bahía San Lucas and the entire downtown area. Guests may choose between one-bedroom Master Villas, two-bedroom...  Read More

This scenically situated property dates to the early days of tourism in Cabo San Lucas, when - as the Hotel Hacienda - it was a frequent haunt of Hollywood stars like John Wayne, Raquel Welch and the Rat Pack. It was rebuilt as Hacienda Beach...  Read More

Cool meets chic at this 22-room boutique resort on Acapulquito Beach, one of the best surf-friendly locations in Los Cabos. Room options include Junior Suites, Junior Villas, King Villas and a Master Villa, all appointed with marble floors, flat...  Read More

Las Ventanas Al Paraíso means the windows to paradise, and this Rosewood managed seaside resort delivers the expected spectacular views, as well as luxurious accommodations featuring exquisite attention to detail. There are well over a dozen...  Read More

Esperanza - An Auberge Resort
Photo courtesy of Esperanza, An Auberge Resort

This beautiful 57-room seaside resort features luxury suites, casitas and villas, as well as some of the most pampering amenities in all of Los Cabos. The property recently reopened following nearly nine months of renovations and upgrades – a...  Read More

Enter through the only privately owned tunnel in México to luxurious surroundings and breathtaking Pacific Ocean views at this boutique beach resort, which offers 96 rooms, suites and villas. Round the clock fitness facilities and the Luna y...  Read More

One&Only Palmilla is regularly rated by travel magazines as the best resort in México, and deservedly so. The resort has been around since the 1950s - it was founded by pioneering Los Cabos developer Rod Rodriguez - and has remained the area's...  Read More


Meet Chris Sands

Chris Sands is Editor at, co-writer of Fodor’s 2015 guide to Los Cabos, and a regular contributor to Los Cabos Magazine and 10 Best/USA Today. He lives in Cabo San Lucas.

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