06 May Luxury, relaxation, and more in Cabo
It’s been a busy week at Bliss Honeymoons. Last week Hilary and I headed down to the beautiful resort area of Los Cabos, Mexico. Over the course of three days, we had the privilege of visiting 18(!) resorts. Below are just a few of our many favorites.
Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula on Mexico’s west coast is the area known as Los Cabos. This area is surrounded by deep blue waters, rugged mountains, and desert scenery. It’s also where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. Flights operate daily from the San Jose del Cabo International airport, making it an easily accessible destination for visitors from the U.S.
The three most popular areas in Los Cabos are the resort towns of San Jose del Cabo and San Lucas, which are connected by a twenty mile stretch known as The Corridor. San Lucas is a great location for local restaurants and nightlife, whereas San Jose del Cabo is a picturesque cobblestone town known for its thriving local arts scene and relaxed atmosphere. Golf lovers will revel in the championship golf courses located along the Corridor.
Accommodations range from budget-friendly to ultra-high-end luxury resorts that cater to a celebrity clientele. All-inclusive resorts are found mainly along The Corridor and resorts with meal plans are available in many of the resorts in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Party-hardy atmospheres are more prevalent in the accommodations in San Lucas due to its proximity to nightlife options in the downtown area while more low key resorts are found in the quiet, secluded areas of the Pacific coast and San Jose del Cabo.
If you’re looking rub elbows with Hollywood’s elite on your honeymoon, you’ll want to check out the One and Only Palmilla just outside of San Jose along The Corridor. This 5-star, 173-room boutique hotel offers luxury accommodations and amenities like butler service, poolside foot massages, a Jean-Georges restaurant, and lush, tropical grounds that are in stark contrast with the rest of Los Cabos. Honeymooners will feel like celebrities during their stay.
If you desire to spend your days at the pool and on the beach and then nights at some of the area’s hot spots, Casa Dorada fits the bill perfectly. This 4 ½-star beachfront resort is perfectly situated on a swimmable beach in Cabo San Lucas and features suite style accommodations with kitchens. The marina, shopping, and nightclubs are all within walking distance or a short taxi ride.
For the ultimate in relaxation, try Secrets Marquis. This 5-star, all-inclusive resort located along The Corridor recently opened. Accommodations range from oceanfront suites to casita suites with plunge pools. Only a 20-minute drive from the airport, plus 5 restaurants, 3 bars, and one of the top spas in Mexico located on-site will put you in a state of bliss from the moment you check in.
For really unique accommodations, the 5-star Capella Pedregal will amaze you. This intimate, 44-room hideaway is built into the mountainside. To get to the resort, you drive through a 1,000 foot long tunnel that is adorned with chandeliers. Each guestroom has a private balcony with an infinity edge plunge pool. The property’s signature restaurant is on a cliff overlooking the area where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet. In spite of the secluded nature of the property, it is only 5 minutes away from the shopping, dining, and entertainment in Cabo San Lucas.
Between golfing, shopping, sport fishing, whale watching, a variety of accommodations, and over 300 days of sunshine each year, it’s no wonder why Los Cabos is a top honeymoon destination!