Those who have savored Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, collectively known as Los Cabos, understand the appeal of this Mexican vacation wonderland at the tip of the Baja Peninsula.
The destination enjoys 350 days of sunshine yearly, is within a three-hour drive of 24 U.S. cities and has seen tourism boom by 150% that of Mexico as a whole. The Capes now see 3 million visitors arriving by air and cruise ship annually.
This year, with the addition of four new Southwest Airlines routes to Los Cabos from Kansas City, Mo. and Long Beach, Calif., the beaches, dining and nightlife of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are more reachable than ever, even for long weekends. Helping keep Los Cabos on the vacation radar of international travelers are new — and newly rediscovered — luxury residences and resorts.
They include The Residences at The St. Regis Los Cabos; Solaz, A Luxury Collection Resort; Costa Palmas; Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection; Chileno Bay Resort & Residences; and Cove Club.
The Residences at The St. Regis
Situated on a 33-acre site in Cabo St. Lucas, The Residences at The St. Regis, Los Cabos features a total of 74 condominiums and villas.
Oversized glass walls in the living rooms of oceanfront villas open onto terraces with outdoor kitchens and infinity-edge pools. Beyond these stretch 60-foot-long expanses of private beachfront. Residents enjoy access to seven resort pools as well as landscaped courtyards and gardens, and the acclaimed Jack Nicklaus Golf Course and Quivira Golf Club. Another appealing aspect of The Residences at The St. Regis is its proximity to an inviting array of restaurants.
“A common denominator for every visitor is the love of great food,” says Cameron Kimball, vice president of sales and marketing for the property. “Cabo has become the landing spot for the best chefs in North America. There is truly an endless variety of top cuisine from classic Mexican food at Edith’s to world-class sushi at NickSan, both restaurants just minutes from The St. Regis Los Cabos.”
Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos
Solaz offers dramatic Sea of Cortez and Baja desert views, a spa, and seven on-site restaurants that take their cue from local gastronomy. But for many visitors, it’s the architecture that is the resort’s chief selling point.
The design brings the outdoors inside while incorporating beach access and open-air dining. Given its design-forward virtues, it’s appropriate Solaz is the first Mexican resort with its own museum spotlighting objets d’art associated with the history and geological magic of the Baja Peninsula.
Appealing to well-heeled families, celebrities and industry leaders, this ultra-luxe community is the setting for Four Seasons Resort & Residences Los Cabos, Amanvari Resort and Residences and a Robert Trent Jones II 18-hole golf course.
Also featured are 18 acres of orchards and farms, the Martin Brudnizki-designed nightspot Chiki and its own beach, golf and yacht club within a marina village.
Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection
Many travelers to this family escape book a package called The Ultimate Summer Family Experience, featuring accommodations in a three- or four-bedroom villa, as well as daily activities ranging from family shoreline bike rides to private yachting. Kids- and teens-only experiences include stand-up paddleboarding and guided cycling.
Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection
Celestial bathing, whale watching, camel riding, sunset sailings, regionally-inspired spa treatments at THE WELL, or simply relaxing in the resort’s three-tiered infinity pool are but a few of the opportunities for families at this sister property of Esperanza. At day’s end, many families can be found savoring multi-generational group dinners at Chileno’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant YAYA.
This new luxury residential community is nestled within Cabo Del Sol, the 1,800-acre master-planned community situated on the Golden Cabo Corridor.
Cove Club offers a members-only beach club situated along one of the region’s most picturesque swimmable beaches, four private pools, a variety of wellness amenities, private golf at Cove Club Course, an organic farm and racquet sports park. The community will eventually be the setting for 375 homesites and residences.