The Best Hotels to Zen Out in Los Cabos

Chris Sands | February 01, 2018

The best resorts offer a feeling of serene seclusion, of being free from the cares and worries of the everyday world. The best resorts in Los Cabos add their own unique blend of barefoot luxury and spectacular tropical scenery to this time-honored recipe, plus a signature brand of service that is warm and welcoming without ever seeming intrusive.

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Solmar Resort

Why it made the list

The Solmar Group’s first property in Los Cabos was the small beachfront Hotel Solmar, which opened near Land’s End in 1974. Although it has since been overshadowed by larger neighboring properties like Grand Solmar and Playa Grande, the now 102-suite Solmar Resort retains its relaxed, old-school charms – golden sands and Pacific Ocean waves, palo de arco style massage cabañas, and bonfire-lit beach parties with live music – and still feels like a world unto itself.

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Why it made the list

Relaxation at Esperanza begins at its famed spa, which has been ranked on several occasions as the best in Latin America. Sumptuously appointed suites, most of which boast both spacious soak tubs and infinity edge hot tubs with stunning Sea of Cortés views, help to ensure that guests walk around in a state of complete and utter contentment; as do the partially submerged chaise lounges in the swimming pool, which offer up-close looks at waves breaking upon the rocks in the resort’s sheltered cove.

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La Fonda del Mar

Why it made the list

The best way to find peace and quiet in Los Cabos is to choose hotels outside cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. Located a few miles outside the latter, just off the East Cape Road, La Fonda del Mar’s four colorful accommodations offer a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by swaying palms and a beautiful secluded beach. As a bonus, there is Buzzard’s Bar & Grill, home to comfort food specialties like “Buzzard Toes” and coconut shrimp in piña colada dipping sauce.

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The Resort at Pedregal

Why it made the list

Ostensibly, The Resort at Pedregal is in Cabo San Lucas; but once guests emerge from its chandelier-lit entrance tunnel – the largest private tunnel in México – they’re somewhere else entirely, an enchanted place where the lobby backdrop is crashing Pacific Ocean waves, where individually decorated rooms and suites have balconies with infinity edge plunge pools, and the romantic cliffside restaurant comes complete with Champagne Terrace. Call it whatever you like, but you definitely won’t want to leave.

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Posada La Poza

Why it made the list

Perhaps only One&Only Palmilla can match the combination of breathtaking natural beauty and exquisite landscaping possessed by Posada La Poza, an intimate boutique property located well off-the-beaten-track in Todos Santos. It is a place both meditative and majestic, its lovingly sculpted gardens framed by a bird-filled lagoon, a lush palm grove, and the Pacific Ocean. The on-site restaurant, El Gusto, is one of the best in town, and the staff offers charming old-world service.

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Las Ventanas al Paraíso

Why it made the list

“Nothing very bad could happen to you there,” remarked Holly Golightly of the titular boutique in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Much the same could be said of Las Ventanas al Paraíso, the resort that pioneered luxury hospitality in Los Cabos. In this seaside paradise, private butlers are provided for all suites and villas, pool butlers gently cool guests with Evian misters, and there are special massages and dinner menus for pets.

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One&Only Palmilla

Why it made the list

One of the area’s benchmark ultra-luxury resorts, One&Only Palmilla projects an air of exclusivity and privacy, an effect partly achieved through densely lush landscaping, magnificently maintained by a staff of some 60 gardeners. Two celebrity chef helmed restaurants, a beautiful beach club, a unique 27-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course, and a spa, and men and women’s grooming salons are among the many relaxing options available to guests. Private butlers are also on standby to alleviate any potentially stressful situations.

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