Although home to many fine B&Bs and boutique hotels, seaside luxury resorts are by far the most common accommodations option for visitors to Los Cabos. Large, lavishly appointed resorts dot the coastline from Cabo San Lucas to sister city San José del Cabo, with the best boasting an impressive array of pampering amenities, from onsite spas and fitness facilities to five-star restaurants and palapa-shaded, swim-up cocktail bars.
The area’s benchmark resorts have traditionally been found along the 20-mile Tourist Corridor that connects the cape cities, a neighborhood that is currently home to standout properties like One&Only Palmilla, Las Ventanas al Paraíso, Esperanza and The Cape. The resort at Palmilla has been the local gold standard for over 50 years – it was founded by Rod Rodriguez as the Hotel Palmilla in 1956 – and since receiving the prestigious One&Only imprimatur in 2004 has ascended to a different level, thanks to niceties like private butlers and world-class dining.
All-inclusives – resorts whose rates not only include lodging, but also food, drink and other vacation-themed pleasures – have been gaining in popularity in recent years. Médano Beach in Cabo San Lucas and Playa Hotelera in San José del Cabo, two of Los Cabos’ premier beachfront areas, are home to many of these all-in-one retreats. The budget-friendly allure of such resorts is quite easy to understand. Virtually everything one needs, including privacy, is covered; thus there is little need to venture beyond the resort’s exquisitely landscaped grounds.