Best places to stay in Los Cabos Mexico

Palmilla in Los Cabos
Palmilla in Los Cabos | Courtesy of Los Cabos

Los Cabos, located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, is a stunning coastal destination renowned for its dramatic desert landscapes, pristine beaches, and dramatic cliffs. There are a heady mix of experiences that cater to diverse interests and we take a look at some of the equally diverse hotels here you should check out on your next trip to Mexico.

With a focus on maintaining the natural wildlife haven, 42% of the Baja California Sur (BCS) has been assigned a protected natural area status, one of the largest in the world. Often referred to as the Aquarium of the World Los Cabos is home to 25 Blue Flag Beaches and every Winter, thousands of whales migrate to the warmer waters of Los Cabos where humpbacks can be seen putting on incredible, acrobatic displays, both from the shore and on a boat trip.

Los Cabos Whale Watching

Here are some of our favourite hotels in the area perfect for every traveller to capture the spirit of this unforgettable destination.

One&Only Palmilla

Located on the Sea of Cortez in San José del Cabo, One&Only Palmilla is a luxurious resort featuring elegant rooms, exquisite dining options, and a beautiful beachfront setting. Guests can relax on the private beach or enjoy water-based activities like snorkelling and paddleboarding. The property sits on the tip of the Baja Peninsula which makes if perfect for that extra level of seclusion and privacy.

One & Only Palmilla. Photo by: Victor Elias Photography.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

The Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal features a beautiful infinity-edge pool, a world- class spa offering a range of treatments, a fitness centre, and access to a private beach. The entrance is through the only private tunnel in Mexico and guarantees a dramatic arrival whenever you get here. The resort is known for its impeccable service, offering personalised attention to guests and ensuring a memorable and luxurious experience.

The Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

The Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas overlooks a white sand beach ensuring your holiday will
be a memorable one. The hotel offers all-inclusive 24-hour-a-day service and has a wide array of culinary options, the best entertainment and fully equipped facilities at a surprisingly reasonable price. There are 5 restaurants and 4 bars which give you a variety of dining options, or alternatively you can take a dip at one of the 3 swim-up bars.

The Cape, A Thompson Hotel

This luxury resort features 157 well-appointed guest rooms, suites, and villas with one, two, or three bedrooms—all with unobstructed views. Guests enjoy two pools, including an infinity pool with a swim-up bar, as well as a saltwater pool carved into a natural formation found on the property; a sixth-story rooftop lounge, an intimate spa and fitness centre with two private outdoor cabanas for treatments; and a diverse array of culinary experiences, including the hotel’s signature restaurant, Manta, overseen by award-winning chef Enrique Olvera.

The Cape

Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos

This adults-only, luxury boutique hotel boasts 79 suites and is equipped with everything grown up travellers may need, including exclusive facilities and amenities that take the best of the Grand Velas brand and elevate it to a level never seen before. Enjoy casual and fine dining restaurants, including an Asian fusion eatery created by two-Michelin-Star Chef Sidney Schutte, indoor and outdoor event spaces, a wellness centre, an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, and a hyper-personalised service that will leave even the most experienced globe-trotters speechless.

Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

Sitting on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, Nobu Hotel Los Cabos has incredible views of sapphire waters, stretching as far as the eye can see. The hotels 200 guest rooms and suites with ample meeting and event spaces, a luxurious spa, retail shopping, infinity pools, private cabanas and a variety of bars and dining (including a Nobu restaurant on the beach) are now all synonymous with the high-end brand. Nobu Residences Los Cabos is also home to 60 exclusive residences located next to the hotel with an impressive view of the golf course.

Nobu Hotel Los Cabos – Cortez Swim-up Bar

Hard Rock Los Cabos

Nestled on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Hard Rock Los Cabos All Inclusive Resort offers the perfect mix of rhythm and relaxation with the views to back it up. Soak up the sun at any of the outdoor pools. This is one property that doesn’t shy away from outlandish design choices, so if you’re looking to make a splash on social media then this is probably the place for you!

ME Cabo Hotel by Meliá

ME Cabo has exclusive rooms and suites all with stunning views of the hotel’s desert gardens or the deep blue sea of El Médano Beach. Design, art, music and top-notch service all co-exist in perfect harmony here to provide a thrilling travel experience for your next trip. The interiors feel unfussy and deliberately ‘cool’ in every sense of the word, so if you need to switch off and relax we think the chilled out vibe is just what the doctor ordered.

Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos

Enjoy easy access from this luxury hotel to the Baja peninsula, downtown San Jose del Cabo and Marina Cabo San Lucas. The contemporary luxury hotel in San Jose, Los Cabos features rooms and suites with an ideal respite and exquisite designs, luxury beds, marble floors and custom furnishings. Custom floor plans blur the line between indoor and outdoor spaces with many rooms boasting private entrances with secluded patios, outdoor showers, private plunge pools and unobstructed views of the beach and Sea of Cortez.

The Solaz Hotel

Playa Grande Resort

Experience an authentic Mexican vacation at Playa Grande Resort & Spa. Situated on acres of private beach at the tip of the Baja Peninsula where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, the resort is within walking distance of downtown Cabo San Lucas. Play all day with a fun activities schedule and exciting theme nights, or lounge by the pool and take advantage of the swim-up bars. Balance your mind, body, and soul with contemporary services and pre-Hispanic rituals at the luxurious spa.

The Playa Grande

Four Seasons Hotel Los Cabos

A place for those with a taste for the undiscovered and the extraordinary, this Los Cabos luxury resort on the East Cape of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula is the epicentre for adventure. Swim in the most expansive beach in Los Cabos or set sail from a private marina on the Sea of Cortez, coined “the aquarium of the world” by famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau.

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