Best Beach Resorts in Los Cabos

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Jagged rock formations dot the beautiful coastline of Los Cabos, a city made up of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. This coastal town has it all—exciting culture, outdoor activities including golf and marine life and, of course, unforgettable beaches. Choose from one of the dazzling beach resorts and high-rises lining the ocean for you next beach vacation to Los Cabos, Mexico

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ME Cabo

Los Cabos, Mexico

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If you want your Mexican getaway to include music, fun, and a lively beachfront vibe, look no further than ME Cabo. Rated one of the best party hotels in Cabo San Lucas, this is a trendy, energetic resort on the best beach in Los Cabos. It is less than a 10-minute walk to the daytime and evening action in downtown Cabo San Lucas.

ME Cabo has a total of 162 spacious and modern rooms, all with flat-screen TVs and minibars, and many have an ocean view. Both rooms and suites are available; the suites include concierge services, free breakfast, and a welcome snack or glass of wine. Suites are adults-only and include adult-oriented beverages and items.

Dine in style at one of three on-site restaurants. Blue Marlin Ibiza Los Cabos Beach Club is an open-air, casual café that offers lunch, dinner, and cocktails by the pool. Blue Marlin Ibiza Restaurant is more upscale and features Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of Asian influence; organic products and fresh local fish are the basis of the great menu. Have lunch or a romantic dinner at The Deck, just a few steps from the blue waters of the Gulf of California. Two bars — Dare Bar and Rose Bar — keep the music and party going until the wee hours.

The resort has a small fitness center, and the on-site YHI spa offers massages, facials, body wraps, Kama Sutra kits, tranquility rooms, and hot tubs.

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Montage Los Cabos

Los Cabos, Mexico

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Welcome to the Montage Los Cabos resort, a set-apart paradise just a short drive away from both San Jose and Cabo San Lucas. Here, everything you can think of is right at your fingertips. For adventurous souls, a whole host of recreation experiences are available to guests, including but not limited to snorkeling, Snuba (a hybrid of snorkeling and scuba diving), horseback riding, kayaking and more. For those looking to simply relax, the Spa Montage Los Cabos is there for all your pampering needs. To top it off, every day of fun begins and ends in one of Montage’s luxuriously appointed guest rooms, each sporting spectacular views of the Cabo coast and a modern, upscale decor.

Dining options are playful but classy, something on full display at signature restaurant Mezcal—a creative Mexican kitchen with new spins on classic regional flavors. Other options include Marea, serving separate “Day” and “Night” menus of authentic Bajan cuisine right on the Sea of Cortez, and Paletas, a cafe that offers authentic Mexican coffee, sweets, and sundries.

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Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

Los Cabos, Mexico

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Enjoy a luxurious all-inclusive experience when you choose to stay at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos hotel, situated in trendy San Jose del Cabo. While marketed as a resort for families, the Ziva goes to great lengths when it comes to appeasing everyone. The sprawling property, which features several large pools, including adult and kid-only, ensure everyone has enough space to enjoy the vacation of their dreams.

Rooms are large and impressively decorated, and each comes with its own seating area and balcony, some of which open directly to a tranquil private pool. When it’s really time to unwind, a top-of-the-line spa is on-site and ready to provide the five-star treatment you’re looking for. Of course, if you prefer to spend your vacation exploring new and exciting flavors, this resort also offers unlimited all-inclusive access to a wide array of delectable dining options, including a beachfront pizza restaurant (Zaffiro Beach), an authentic Mexican buffet (El Molino), an upscale Japanese restaurant (DoZo), and French cuisine (Bon Vivant).

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Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

Los Cabos, Mexico

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Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas provides a serene atmosphere where both parents and kids can find the perfect balance of fun and relaxation. There are two large pools, both of which offer swim-up bars and drink service. Each one is also accompanied by its own kids’ pool. Need a chance to unwind? Opt for a dip in the quiet pool before spending an afternoon at the Renova Spa. The kids are sure to love the numerous supervised activities at RIULand while you’re gone.

Even a day of relaxation deserves a celebratory meal. Choose from five delicious à la carte restaurants. Grab some Japanese cuisine at Masaki, including sushi, or opt for Indian-inspired dishes at Bombay. Italian food-lovers won’t want to miss the selection at San José, while steak fans are bound to love El Medano. Love a buffet? The Mar de Cortez offers an impressive breakfast, lunch, and dinner selection daily. Guests can also grab their favorite desserts all day long at the bakery and ice cream shop, Capuchino.

All of the resort’s 600 rooms and suites benefit from free Wi-Fi and around-the-clock room service. At the base level, a Super Saver Double room will score you a cushy, king-size bed. An upgrade to the Standard Double, on the other hand, also ensures a picturesque ocean view. The Junior Suites are fitted with a private balcony or terrace and available with garden, partial ocean, or full ocean views. For enhanced comfort, the Jacuzzi Suite offers a hydromassage bathtub and private jacuzzi while the Swim-Out Junior Suite comes with a personal plunge pool on the terrace.

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Hotel Riu Santa Fe

Los Cabos, Mexico

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Hotel Riu Santa Fe knows how to have a good time. Enjoy endless drinks while soaking up the sun at one of the resort’s five pools, the private beach, or at the on-site water park, Splash Water World. The resort hosts multiple Rui Pool Party events throughout the week, including foam parties and live entertainment. Plus, all guests are granted free access to Pacho — a popular nightclub located on the grounds.

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One&Only Palmilla

Los Cabos, Mexico

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Casual but chic, this posh resort hosts a six-to-one staff-to-guest ratio, meaning guests are treated like royalty from the moment they arrive — and often by name.

The 173 accommodations range from single rooms to huge villas with butler’s quarters. Tastefully decorated with plenty of natural wood and bright colors, they are a blend of traditional Mexican and contemporary Bohemian with plenty of amenities and outdoor space. Villas come with a staff that includes personal chefs, butlers, and personal trainers. Many rooms have a private pool, lagoon pool, or hot tub on the terrace. Other standard amenities include in-room espresso machines, luxury turn-down service, unpacking service, free Wi-Fi, daily snacks, and separate soaking tubs in the bathrooms.

Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten heads Seared by One&Only, the resort’s main and most elegant restaurant. The menu includes prime cuts of meat — including Wagyu A5 beef — seafood, pasta, and an impressive selection of wines. Next is Suviche, a bit more casual, serving a variety of Mexican and Japanese dishes. At Agua by Larbi, Moroccan-born chef Larbi Dahrouch offers cuisine that is a unique blend of Mexican, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean, and the sea view only heightens the dining experience. Rounding out the restaurant options are Pelican Beach Grill and Breeze, casual and laid-back eateries serving breakfast and lunch.

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The Resort at Pedregal

Los Cabos, Mexico

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The Resort at Pedregal is designed with luxury in mind. Guests awake to jaw-dropping views of Los Cabos, which are further enhanced with a dip in each accommodation’s private plunge pool. Grab a lounge chair at the infinity pool or partake in a more quiet retreat at the adults-only pool. Next, reach peak relaxation with a visit to the Luna y Mar Spa for a face or body treatment before signing up for a cooking or cocktail class. Guests can also find locally rendered, handcrafted souvenirs inspired by Los Cabos’ culture at the AlmArte Gift Boutique.

The Cabo San Lucas resort offers two high-end dining establishments. Don Manuel’s takes luxury dining to new heights. Specializing in Mexican cuisine, guests are treated to handmade delicacies created from fresh ingredients. Sculpted into the cliffside, El Farallon offers picturesque ocean views and freshly caught seafood that’s sourced locally. For a more laid-back atmosphere, grab lunch at the Beach Club and a sampler dinner at Crudo.

Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a bottle of tequila, fruit bowl, and an assortment of nuts in their rooms. There’s also a complimentary delivery of chips, guacamole, and beer every afternoon. Want extra privacy? The Estrella Suite offers three privates outdoor areas and a fire pit. The one- and two-bedroom Beachfront Suite options provide rainforest showers, free Kids’ Club access, and beachside waiter service. For the ultimate level of luxury, enjoy the private chef service and in-room dining team that accompanies the Premium Ocean View Casita.

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Villa Del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Cabo San Lucas

Los Cabos, Mexico

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Fun and lively, but without the chaotic spring-break clientele or atmosphere, Villa Del Palmar is a great beach getaway destination for families, couples, and singles. Weekly themed events and an on-site sports bar give social butterflies plenty of opportunities to interact with others.

With 460 units, Villa Del Palmar is one of the larger resorts in Cabo San Lucas. All accommodations have fully equipped kitchens, a balcony or terrace, and many have ocean views. Five different room categories range from junior suites — with two double beds or a queen — to a presidential three-bedroom suite with three bathrooms, a sunken tub, dining area for eight, and a large living area and terrace.

Eight different restaurants are on-site, offering a wide variety of food to accommodate every mood and palate. Choose from Argentinian, Mexican, sushi, deli selections, grilled favorites, Californian-Italian fusion, and healthy “farm-to-table” fare. Guests with the all-inclusive package have access to buffets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the menus change throughout the week to coincide with various theme nights and events.

Dozens of on-site activities will keep everyone in the family busy. For kids, there are a variety of arts, crafts, games, and classes. Adults have plenty of options as well—beach volleyball, mini golf, water aerobics, kayaking, paddle boarding, mixology classes, cooking classes, dance classes, games, movies, and live shows.

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Villa La Estancia Resort & Spa Los Cabos

Los Cabos, Mexico

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The resort features five different room categories which range from entry-level deluxe superior (one room) to sprawling three-bedroom penthouses with large living/dining areas, gourmet kitchens, and up to 4,316 square feet of floor space. The larger apartments feature full kitchens, separate bedrooms, jetted soaking tubs, and large balconies with barbecues. All rooms have free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

Almost half of the resort’s property is occupied by a zero-entry, freeform pool. Artificial rock formations, waterfalls, and sand-colored tile on the bottom give it a lagoon-like feel, and there are plenty of poolside chairs with umbrellas.

Two on-site restaurants offer dining in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. La Casona offers American and Mexican fare for breakfast, then transforms into steak and seafood for dinner, accompanied by an impressive wine list and live piano music. La Parilla offers poolside dining for breakfast and lunch; lighter fare such as sandwiches and salads are available. Palmita Market is great for a quick bite or something cool to drink. And a romantic sunset dinner on the beach can be arranged with an elegant table for two, wine, and a deluxe dinner, all while surrounded by the glow of tiki torches.

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Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort

Los Cabos, Mexico

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Situated on a secluded bluff that looks out onto the cerulean Pacific Ocean, guests will find the sweeping Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf and Spa Resort. Check in and make yourself at home in one of this luxury resort’s spacious, well-appointed and modern rooms, each of which includes a fully-equipped kitchenette and 24-hour room service. Then, hop into a golf cart (the best way to get around) and get ready to see all this sprawling property has to offer.

Given its distance from more tourist-friendly areas, the Pueblo Bonito Rose is great for both romantic getaways and family travel. Young travelers, for example, will love meeting other kids their age at the Fun Lab arcade while their parents will be able to sneak off to the full-service luxury spa on premises. Out of a whopping six swimming pools, both kid-friendly and adults-only pools are available for use. Diversity is also reflected in the food, with 5 excellent restaurants, including The Bistro, La Nao, LaFrida Restaurant, Shen and Tazuna, all of which offer casual and fine dining riffs on Mexican, Japanese and everything in between.

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Bahia Hotel & Beach Club

Los Cabos, Mexico

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The best of Los Cabos is at your fingertips when you stay at Bahia Hotel and Beach House. Spend the day idling by the pool, or take a short walk to the stylish SUR Beach House and scenic El Medano beach for some fun in the sun. Given its close proximity to some of the city’s most popular destinations, as well as its spacious, modern rooms and amenities (some rooms even come with their own kitchenettes and balconies), it’s no wonder so many flock to this luxury resort – especially for a romantic getaway.

The hotel’s main restaurant, Bar Esquina, offers outdoor dining in a posh atmosphere and a varied menu of international delicacies for every taste. Perfect for an elegant date night or a casual lunch, the food here is often cited as one of the hotel’s many highlights. For those who need an early morning pick-me-up – perhaps after a late night dance party in downtown Cabo – a coffee shop opens at the break of dawn to accommodate guests.

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