Not sure where to stay? Let us help. See below for a list of our top recommended stays, each of which has been visited by the InMexico team.
For our absolute favorites, look for those denoted as #TopOfMex award winners. The annual Top of Mex awards highlight our editors’ picks of the best resorts throughout the popular destinations of Los Cabos, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Playa del Carmen. Each year our editorial team spends the year traveling to different luxury resorts in these market areas, taking into account things like service, accommodations, amenities, cuisine, location, activities, spa, pool areas and more. With so many resorts in Mexico to choose from, these awards recognize the best of the best allowing elite travelers to narrow down their choices and choose from some of the most exclusive resorts with top-tier amenities and service.
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#TopofMex Award Winner
With service as pristine as its sparkling pools, this resort is continuously a favorite among celebrities and A-listers and frequently finds itself topping travel award lists. Located on 250 acres of secluded oceanfront property, this five-star resort flaunts one of the best locations in Los Cabos. Accommodations include 174 rooms, suites and villas including the newest member, Villa One, a 14,000-sq.-ft. hilltop villa. Outstanding dining at the resort like the indoor-outdoor Agua by Larbi,carnivore-friendly SEARED and fresh sushi spot, Suviche bring out the best in cuisine while a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed course at Palmilla Golf Club attracts those looking to practice their swing. A spa, complete with a yoga garden and OBO Salon, provides a luxurious escape while NEO boutique is replete with high-end designers like Christian Louboutin and Stella McCartney.
Esperanza, an Auberge Resort
#TopofMex Award Winner
Located atop the bluffs of Punta Ballena is Esperanza, the only private beach resort in Los Cabos. The 17-acre resort celebrates the Baja lifestyle with breezy accommodations, original Mexican artwork and locally inspired cuisine. Most rooms have private infinity-edged hot tubs and all boast views of the Sea of Cortez, private terraces, calming colors and canopy beds emphasizing the indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The award-winning spa infuses the ingredients of the Baja into its treatments while its culinary offerings serve up regional favorites from world-renowned chefs. The resort also offers guests a one-of-a-kind culinary experience inspired by the surrounding traditions and culture, something found at each Auberge resort around the world.
The Resort at Pedregal
#TopofMex Award Winner
Accessed by Mexico’s only private tunnel, Dos Mares, The Resort at Pedregal is carved into a cliff, boasting 24 acres of mountain- and ocean-side splendor. Warm, neutral colors with touches of cool green and textured walls adorn the resort and guestrooms, blending into the rocky, desert surrounding. Each room features a private terrace and ocean view and the higher-level beachfront suites include an in-ground infinity-edged plunge pool. The resort also features the esteemed Les Clefs d’Or Concierge Services, tending to guests every need. Dining choices like the signature Don Manuels, located in an authentic Mexican hacienda and the enchanting, El Farallon, the picturesque cliffside restaurant that overlooks the ocean serve up divine eats. Unwind at the celestial-inspired Luna y Mar spa or dive into the many pools that are enveloped by the rocky cliffs.
The Cape, a Thompson Hotel
Home to the only rooftop lounge in Cabo San Lucas, this beachfront escape brings together luxury in a trendy environment. Designed with 1960’s Southern California in mind, the hotel flows freely from one space to the next and is outfitted with modern décor with a hint of retro. Aesthetically pleasing architecture, floor-to-ceiling windows and warm hues like copper can be found throughout. The stylish rooms feature freestanding copper-leafed tubs, balconies with hanging daybeds and ocean views. The highly regarded chef, Enrique Olvera heads up the hotel’s signature restaurant, Manta that features an open kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows while the rooftop bar and lounge is the perfect gathering spot with an open-air terrace and beer garden. Chic cabanas dot the pool area while Currents the resort’s spa offers treatments among a natural rock formation. The resort’s extensive event list keeps the energy level high and the atmosphere hip.
Viceroy Los Cabos
Glass-like water, streamlined structures and straightforward luxury make up the all-white haven melded into the Cabo sands at Viceroy Los Cabos, a distraction-free retreat where architecture is the shining star. Like nothing else in the region, Viceroy Los Cabos is a luxury development whose standout feature is itself. The contemporary design and stunning architecture are the most noticeable aspects where simple lines are streamlined with stretching horizons, and buildings seems to expand out into the sea, reaching for the ocean’s edge. The simple, almost barren structure, sleek white decor and concrete walls give it a peaceful feel, while the interior becomes the exterior (and vice-versa) with its open-air lobby, walkways and spaces. The typical “fluff” found at most resorts is gone and in its place is a sophisticated, modern ambiance. The uncomplicated structure is the idea and work of architect Miguel Ángel Aragonés who designed the rooms and residences to be “floating houses, houses like boxes,” says Aragonés. The boxed lodgings hover over water and are constructed of glass on the ocean-facing sides, while concrete make up the sides facing sun and desert. Multiple restaurants and bars, three pools, spa and cinema make up the amenities along with wellness amenities, a kid’s club and game room coming soon.
Chileno Bay Resort & Residences
This brand new resort (debuting February 1, 2017) is located on a protected cove on Chileno Bay, one of Cabo’s only swimmable beaches. With a clean and contemporary design, the resort’s accommodations feature open floor plans and up to 885-sq.-ft. of indoor-outdoor living space. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase stunning views while neutral color palettes blend the indoors with the natural surroundings. The resort also features two-, three-, four- and six-bedroom villas with up to 11,000 square feet of space. Resort amenities range from a three-tiered infinity-edged pool at the heart of the resort to a variety of dining options like a live-action ceviche bar, the beachfront Surf Bar that’s inspired by traditional Mexican markets, and the signature restaurant that’s highlighted by the traditional La Plancha grill style. Guests can relax at the 7,500-sq.-ft. spa that includes outdoor purification gardens, a reflexology pool, a beauty salon, a men’s grooming den or work up a sweat at the Fitness Center & Movement Studio.
Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort
Ideal for families or couples, Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort is a well-rounded choice on the sandy shores of San Jose del Cabo. Each of the 375 rooms have been recently renovated with calming décor and colors and each feature a private balcony and ocean view. Along with luxurious accommodations, the resort features plenty to do with two pools with swim-up bars, two outdoor tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, babysitting services and a special kid’s program. Dining options include Azul, a Mexican tapas bar that features the largest tequila collection in Los Cabos; El Meson, a stylish restaurant overlooking the resort’s infinity pool that features a farm-to-fork and sea-to-table concept; and Vela, an upscale Italian concept infusing Mexican ingredients, along with an assortment of other casual outlets. A highlight of the resort is Eforea Spa that combines native Mexican rituals into its treatments and therapies. The spa also features a Zen Garden, a Movement Studio, a Wellness Path and a Living Wall that grows natural herbs that are used in treatments.
Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar
Six miles from downtown Cabo San Lucas is the Mediterranean-inspired Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar on private Tortuga Beach. The resort features five pools, each with a distinct ambiance and varying amenities like Pitahayas Pool with live bands and fun activities or Delfines Pool that winds through the resort and has a dedicated kid’s area. Guests of Sheraton Grand have easy access to two championship layouts at the nearby Cabo del Sol golf resort and the on-site hacienda-style Cactus Spa features a variety of tailored massages, body treatments, skin care and salon services. Accommodations feature an Old Mexico style with private balconies while dining options range from oceanfront Mediterranean to upscale Pacific Rim cuisine and more.
Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort
#TopofMex Award Winner
This adults-only, all-inclusive retreat is one of four Pueblo Bonito resorts in Los Cabos, and it recently debuted its newest addition, The Towers at Pacifica, a three-building structure offering an unparalleled level of service. The resort-within-a-resort houses 47 club-level suites in two of the towers while the third, accessed by sky bridge, flaunts a new Baja Med restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an oceanfront VIP lounge, exclusive to guests of The Towers. Suites are stocked with custom-stocked mini bars, portable Beats speakers, Egyptian cotton bedding and more. Six suites are complete with private plunge pools and the sumptuous, 3,200-sq.-ft. Presidential Suite is located on the top floor with two king bedrooms, a private terrace with a fire pit, a Jacuzzi and outdoor shower. With such impressive accommodations, it’s no surprise that the service is even more impeccable. Guests of The Towers are treated to 24-hour service from butlers who have undergone meticulous training from one of the most exclusive butler and front-of-house training schools in the world: British Butler Institute. Pueblo Bonito Pacifica also has five restaurants and three bars on-site along with the award-winning Armonia Spa and access to Quivira Golf, an ocean-desert-mountain course with more oceanfront exposure than any other course in Los Cabos.
Grand Velas Los Cabos
This brand new all-suite resort (debuting December 2016) features 300 two- and three-bedroom suites, each more than 1,000 square feet with their own Jacuzzi. A variety of restaurants include Grand Velas’ signature spots like Cocina de Autor, Frida, Lucca and Piaf along with other casual outlets. An extensive wine program featuring a collection of wine among the largest and most valuable in Los Cabos pairs well with the many culinary choices. A 35,000-sq.-ft. spa with 16 spa suites and more than 20 treatments (including the most popular from its sister resorts) is the standout of this San Jose del Cabo retreat. Six two-level Wellness Suites complete with a juice bar, fitness amenities and more are ideal for the fit and healthy traveler.