The Best Hotels to Be Pampered and Poolside in Los Cabos

Chris Sands | February 02, 2018

Originally known for its big-game sportfishing, Los Cabos has reinvented itself over the past two decades as a luxury vacation destination, showcasing posh amenities like swim-up pool bars and pampering spas. Los Cabos dominates annual rankings of the best spas in Latin America, and the region has also stepped up its swimming pool game, adding upscale extras like poolside butlers to an already vast collection of infinity edged playgrounds with stocked bars and spectacular Pacific Ocean or Sea of Cortés views.

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Cabo Azul Resort

Why it made the list

Despite the fine hydrotherapy facilities available at on-site PAZ Mind & Body Spa, the most impressive aquatic amenity at Cabo Azul is its main infinity pool, an enormous three-level relaxation area overlooking the beach that not only includes a palapa-topped swim-up bar, but raised, inset fire dancing platforms. An adults-only serenity pool and the Niños Pool for kids round out the resort’s swimming options.

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Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa

Why it made the list

The architecturally striking Westin Los Cabos pairs its stylish suites with a number of notable amenities, including an on-site spa which showcases art from the indigenous Otomí people, and utilizes traditional techniques like stretches with a Mexican shawl. Swim-up margaritas at the serpentine infinity edge pool overlooking the beach are also a nice touch.

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Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa

Why it made the list

Spotlighted treatments at Casa Dorada’s newly remodeled Saltwater Spa utilize the curative properties of the mineral rich waters of the Sea of Cortés, such as the 50 or 80-minute “Saltwater Signature” massage. The wellness menu also includes over a half-dozen varieties of more traditional massages – from Swedish and deep tissue to hot stone and reflexology – as well as facials and beauty salon services like hair and makeup, and manicures and pedicures.

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Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa

Why it made the list

Grand Solmar makes the most of its majestic setting between ancient granite cliffs at Land’s End and the Pacific Ocean waves which break upon its beach. Four of its eight on-site pools are infinity edged and feature breathtaking ocean views. Las Olas Pool Bar adds another layer of luxury, with swim-up cocktails and even swim-up restaurant service at tables with partially submerged bench seating.

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The Resort at Pedregal

Why it made the list

The Resort at Pedregal’s acclaimed Luna y Mar Spa offers soothing yet thorough treatments based on phases of the moon, and other natural rhythms and cycles. The Restoring Moon, for example, begins with a silk glove exfoliation, followed by a mud wrap and lymphatic massage utilizing detoxifying oils and pressure points, and concludes with a cleansing facial. Local herbs and mineral waters are also integrated into wellness therapies, as are traditional Mexican healing techniques.

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Las Ventanas al Paraíso

Why it made the list

Las Ventanas al Paraíso, or The Windows to Paradise, takes its name and its swimming pools seriously. The Ty Warner mansion, its 28,000 square foot ultra-luxury villa, has a magnificent Sea of Cortés facing pool the approximate length of an American football field. The resort’s scenic main pool, meanwhile, is tended by pool butlers, dedicated to keeping guests cool with iced beverages, misted Evian, and cold towels. Each resort building and all of the 12 villas also have their own swimming pools.

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Why it made the list

There are plenty of reasons The Spa at Esperanza has been ranked as the best in Latin America: a soothing and serene outdoor wellness area, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, and programs that include complimentary daily classes in yoga, Pilates, and other healthy practices, plus regular visits by well-known fitness instructors as part of the trainer-in-residence program. The resort’s pampering pool includes submerged chaise lounges for maximum vacation comfort.

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