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For much of the Mexican Baja California Peninsula, you’ll see more coyotes and eagles than people. But, at Los Cabos (which combines the resort destinations of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo) in the far south, there’s an oasis of golf courses and ultra-luxurious resort hotels. They cluster behind a coastline of rock-framed bays and dune-backed golden beaches that stretch so far you could walk along them for days.
This luxurious hotel overlooks a gorgeous stretch of sands known as Solmar Beach. Each of the 113 stylishly designed rooms comes with a private balcony offering uninterrupted views of the ocean. There are two fine-dining restaurants and two casual eateries, with excellent Mexican and international menus, onsite. The resort also has an outdoor pool, a full spa, a gym and a tennis court.
This swish beachside venue offers stunning ocean views, and a stylish interior gives the place a warm, welcoming vibe. Tucked between two cliffs, the elegant resort has four types of accommodation: suites, casitas, villas and residences. The complex also has a first-rate luxury spa, a beachfront infinity pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center. When it comes to dining, there are five excellent restaurants, including the signature oceanfront Cocina del Mar.
With more than 220 rooms, Villa del Arco is on the larger side. Yet, the property is spacious enough to accommodate everyone without being too busy. The suites are large and comfortable, with private balconies. And, the hotel is well-suited for families, with numerous athletic and cultural activities on offer, plus a full-scale pirate ship on which you can enjoy delicious comfort food.
Villa La Estancia has 156 spacious rooms decorated in an elegant Spanish colonial style. There are also a beautifully landscaped garden, a full-service spa and access to an exclusive section of Medano Beach – one of the best stretches for swimmers. Guests are also given access to Villa del Palmar and Villa del Arco restaurants, providing a slew of gourmet dining destinations.
Near San José del Cabo, this lavish resort has 32 elegant villas with spectacular views over the Sea of Cortez. With three outdoor swimming pools, a scenic garden and a stunning rooftop terrace, you won’t be short of places to relax here. And, should you wish to explore, the resort is just 10 minutes from central San José del Cabo by car and a 7-minute walk from the beach.
This is an updated version of an article originally written by Stephen Woodman.