Fodor's Expert Review The Resort at Pedregal
Camino del Mar 1, Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur 23455, México See on Map Fodor's Choice
The sand-colored, 5-star resort near the tip of the Baja Peninsula where the Sea of Cortés meets the Pacific is one of Los Cabos' best places to vacation. You'll reach this beachfront boutique through a stunning tunnel, which was dynamited through a quarter-mile of Land's End bedrock; outside the tunnel, security will ask if you want salt on the rim of your margarita, which is delivered minutes later by valet. The 96 ultra-stylish rooms, suites, casitas, and 4,000-square-foot presidential suite are design confections featuring open bathrooms and plunge pools on the balconies. Every room has a stone fireplace, Nespresso coffee machine, ocean view, and free perks like Wi-Fi, a bottle of tequila, a movie library, and stocked minibar––services that normally come with a price tag at 5-star properties. At 4 p.m., a butler delivers a bucket of Corona and fresh chips and guacamole to your door. Those lounging poolside are treated to complimentary tapas. On-site you can enjoy the salon treatments in the award-winning Luna y Mar Spa, hands down the best spa on this side of the Corridor.
The resort enjoys a spectacular location in Pedregal, a hillside enclave known for the many movie stars and multimillionaires who own homes there. Guests enter through the largest private tunnel in México--drilled through sheer granite--emerging to gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean.
Each of The Resort’s 96 rooms and suites are individually designed, showcasing both handrafted contemporary Mexican furnishings and local artwork. The 24-hour room service is standard, and so too are the personal butlers.
Your butler will walk you through all the on-site amenities.
An oasis of marble and tile, bathroom amenities at The Resort include both walk-in Rainforest shower systems and a large tub complete with bubble bath and loofah.
Not many resorts boast outdoor lobbies with ocean backdrops, but this one does. A chandelier lit tunnel and a water fountain lined walkway lead to this unique welcome center, set beneath a regionally distinctive palo de arco pergola, with ocean blue extending to the horizon.
Pools proliferate at The Resoat at Pedregal, from oceanfront infinity pools and a kids pool with miniature chaise lounges, to a spa based meditation pool and private infinity plunge pools for all rooms and suites.
Pampering treatments at the Luna y Mar Spa integrate its namesake elements of moon and sea, as well as curanderismo (traditional Mexican healing practices).
Four types of specialized pedicures are offered at the on-site beauty salon.
State-of-the-art fitness equipment is augmented by tennis lessons and yoga and pilates classes.
Market style seafood is the order of the day at El Farallon, a breathtaking cliffside restaurant with a natural soundtrack of crashing waves. Don Manuel’s is the signature restaurant, however, with traditional Mexican dishes the specialty of the house. Casual fare is available at the picturesque Beach Club.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The Resort at Pedregal also hosts and annual food and wine festival called The Art of Taste. Formerly held in July, the event now takes place in October.
The marina and downtown Cabo San Lucas are within easy walking distance. Water taxis are recommended to reach Playa El Médano, the largest and most popular beach in the area.
The closest restaurants are those belonging to the nearby Solmar Group (11-minute drive), such as the Italian themed Romeo y Julieta and Puerto San Lucas. More enticing, however, are seafood focused eateries along the marina boardwalk like Solomon’s Landing or Lorenzillo’s Live Lobster House (both around an 8-minute drive).
Two for the Road at Tesoro Los Cabos (9-minute drive) is one of the area’s best boutique nightspots, a small club featuring classic cocktails and live performances of jazz standards. Los Cabos Winery (8-minute drive) also offers live jazz, as well as plenty of wine tasting opportunities across from the town square.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This is the finest resort in Cabo San Lucas--a breathtaking property that also showcases the city’s most romantic dinner destination.
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