Top Five 5-Star Resorts – Los Cabos

In Los Cabos, Stay by Jennifer Dunkin

One & Only Palmilla


This lavish Mexican resort is a sanctuary of refined tranquility, with a playful twist of energy, color, and youth. One & Only Palmilla recently reopened and its renovations have made it more exceptional than ever. Each room and private suite is comfortably spacious, faces the sea, and is accented with handcrafted Mexican details. One & Only Palmilla is the perfect combination of a family friendly resort, yet a sophisticated and peaceful getaway spot. John Travolta celebrated his 50th birthday with loved ones at the One & Only Palmilla, and it’s long been a favorite of Jennifer Aniston. Home to Cabo’s famous Agua by Larbi restaurant and the new steakhouse Seared, One & Only Palmilla also knows how to wine and dine its guests for an all around impeccable experience.

Insider Tip: Venture down towards the water and find floating beds to lounge at for the day and experience the ocean from a new perspective that will shock your senses.

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Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort

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Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort has redefined the ideas of luxury and pampering in Los Cabos for almost 20 years. The resort puts an immense amount of thought into its landscaping to heighten the experience of being in a unique area where the desert meets the ocean. It avoids non-native foliage and focuses on indigenous local plants. The tranquil views and refined hospitality captivate guests and keep them coming back. Pool butlers pamper each guest with exceptionally delicious beverages and anything else they might need during their relaxing days of vacation.

Insider Tip: Catch a movie on the beach under the stars at Cinema Paraíso while snuggling up to your loved ones.

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Esperanza, an Auberge Resort


Awake your spirit and revive your senses at Esperanza. This resort plays off of nature and its architecture is in exact harmony with the land it lays on. Esperanza is broken into three sections: a hotel, private villas and private residences, giving each guest plenty of options to create their perfect vacation. Part of Auberge Resorts Collection of exceptional hotels, Esperanza offers guests a truly first class stay in Cabo right on the Sea of Cortez.

Insider Tip: Make sure your stay at Esperanza includes a Thursday night so you can experience their weekly Mexican Fiesta, “Mexicanismo,” on the oceanfront patio.

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The Cape, a Thompson Hotel


The new luxury resort by Thompson hotels one of Cabo’s must stays. This serene beachfront resort ensures guests don’t have a care in the world and are at complete relaxation during their stay in Cabo. Designed by the well known Mexican architect Javier Sanchez, the resort reflects a fresh Mexican style covered in contemporary art. The resort aims to portray a modern vibe, but still feature traditional aspects like hand painted tiles in the bathroom, so guests won’t forget where they are.

Insider tip: For travelers seeking the romance of the Baja, look no more. The Cape is placed perfectly on Monuments Beach and each room features a breathtaking view of The Arch.

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The Resort at Pedregal


Mexico’s only privately owned tunnel guides guests directly into the resort named Travel + Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best. The Resort at Pedregal has the most prestigious location in all of Los Cabos, built into a cliff right where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. It is the only one of our top five 5-star picks located in downtown Cabo San Lucas where each guest is set up with a personal concierge upon arrival to help plan their dream vacation. Pedregal features a simplistic and sophisticated design while focusing on the details to truly impress guests. Home to one of Cabo’s most famous restaurants El Farallon, Pedregal provides exquisite dining experiences along with its four-diamond service.

Insider Tip: “Pedregal” is Spanish for a stony place, which perfectly describes this resort and its impeccable views of where the land meets the sea.

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Photo courtesy of: The Resort at Pedregal

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