Chic Suites and Spectacular Views: The 10 Best Resorts in Los Cabos

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.



Hilton's large and pampering Los Cabos resort has 375 lushly-appointed rooms situated on the Sea of Cortés, as well as private beach access and a host of high-end amenities, including tennis courts and spa and fitness facilities. The Spa Oasis...  Read More



Adults-only, all-inclusive Breathless is the hottest new lodging in Los Cabos, premiering in December 2015. The recently opened resort enjoys a superb location - at the end of the Cabo San Lucas Marina, near the entrance to Médano Beach - with...  Read More



One of four Pueblo Bonito resorts in Los Cabos, the all-inclusive Pacifica Holistic Retreat & Spa offers excellent accommodations and a full range of spa services, as well as showcasing some spectacular Pacific Ocean views. This is one of...  Read More



Grand Solmar is the latest offering from the Solmar Group, whose other Los Cabos based luxury properties include Playa Grande and Ridge Luxury Villas. The relatively new (phase one opened in 2011) all-inclusive resort features 289 suites,...  Read More



Chic and contemporary Mexican style décor, superb onsite dining, and gorgeous views of the Sea of Cortés distinguish Sheraton's elegant Hacienda del Mar property. Suites at the 270-room resort feature kitchen and dining areas, while standard...  Read More



Few places on earth can match the setting of The Cape: A Thompson Hotel, the new boutique luxury property that opened June 26, 2015 in the tourist corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. The hotel commands sublime views of the...  Read More

Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection
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



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



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


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