We pick 5 best luxury hotels in Los Cabos

When we think of blue waters, rugged cliffs, coves teeming with marine life, desert vistas, and mountains wash together in vibrant color, only one place comes to mind – Los Cabos. A town known best for its golden beaches, world class golf, lively nightlife, whale sightings in the winter, and celebrity sightings year-round!

Great photo ops await at El Arco, a natural rock formation in the shape of an arch that lies adjacent to Lovers’ Beach. Visit Cabo’s bustling marina and the Puerto Paraiso Mall, which holds over 200 stores, restaurants, cinema, bowling alley, and more.

Los Cabos is defined by the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez that meet with stunning desert vistas. Every autumn, thousands of gray whales make their annual migration to Cabo from Alaska.

The beautiful sea-side haven is home to many luxury hotels properties, with many activities, restaurants, world-class golf courses, and top of the line spas.

Here are the finest hotels in Los Cabos.

5. The Westin Resort & Spa Los Cabos
Built by prominent Mexican artist Javier Sordo Madaleno, the colorful design and architecture reflecting the famous Arco (arch) makes this Westin more memorable than some of the others in Los Cabos. Junior suites have balcony Jacuzzis, marble floors, extra pullout beds, and connecting rooms for families or larger parties. For the best view, request a “Royal” room over the top of the arch, which includes a private beach club, cocktails, and breakfast. The restaurants receive mixed reviews, with most leaning toward the expensive but mediocre in terms of satisfaction.

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4. The Resort at Pedregal

From the moment you make a dramatic entrance through a 1,000-foot torch-lit tunnel, guests say that this property designed to emulate a Mediterranean mountainside village is “a real nirvana.” Interiors celebrate traditional Mexican design, with handcarved wood, local artisan-made ceramic tiles, desert-inspired hues, and indigenous plants and stones. “Magnificent rooms” have plunge pools and private terraces with Pacific views. At the casual, cliffside El Farallón, fish from the surrounding waters is served alfresco. Luna y Mar spa is “not to be missed”—sound therapy is one of the offerings.

3. Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos
Priding itself on its impressive Los Cabos location, Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos wows you with its exclusive vistas overlooking the Sea of Cortez. If you book an ocean view room, you can admire the landscape while standing upon marble floors and imbibing in a refreshing drink from your minibar. Melt away tension with “vinotherapy,” a customized spa treatment that embraces the benefits of wine at the SOMMA WineSPA. At night, rendezvous for some Mediterranean bites at Rosato or a fusion of Mexican and international fare at Viña del Mar.

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2. One & Only Palmilla
Palmilla is built on a promontory above the ocean, with easy access to the sublime beach below, right on the tip of the Baja California, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez. And the resort itself is first-class all the way; the service rivals any in the Western hemisphere, with personal butler service to all rooms. The facilities indulge in the same kind of overkill — the guest rooms are stylish and supremely comfortable, with flat-screen satellite TVs set amidst tasteful, contemporary Mexican décor. Add to all that a high-flying restaurant, Market by Jean-Georges and a Jack Nicklaus golf course.

1. Marquis Los Cabos
Stunning architecture, a property-wide art collection of unique pieces, noticeable attention to detail, and loads of luxurious touches make the Marquis a standout. The adult’s-only resort is ideal for couples and honeymooners. Rooms overlook the ocean; boast Gilchrist toiletries, and original art. A serpentine swimming pool, the length of the hotel, curves along the edge of the sand. Be sure to reserve a table at the French restaurant, which is surprisingly authentic.