We are now officially halfway done with our countdown of this year’s ULTIMATE Fam Trips – so far, our TC Travel Diaries have been to Thailand, St. Martin & Anguilla, Turks & Caicos, St. Barths, Belize and Bahamas. We have sunned some of the world’s most pristine white sand beaches and snorkeled some of the world’s most secluded cayes but we aren’t done yet!
Today, join our team of luxury travel experts as they explore Los Cabos. Located at the end of Baja California Sur on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, the region actually has two dramatically distinct personas. There is tranquil San Jose del Cabo, which retains its authentic hacienda roots and Cabo San Lucas, the vibrant town centered around its mega-yacht marina.
Pictured above (bottom row, left to right): Peter Bowling- One&Only Palmilla; Jennifer Molloy- Island Destinations; Sue Kang- Island Destinations; Beth Silverstein- ProTravel; Gabrielle Thackray- Wentworth Travel; Heather del Vecchio- Spencer Travel; Silvia Alvarado- Terranova.
Pictured above (top row, left to right): Louise Michelsen- MTA Travel; Lea Iseli- One&Only Palmilla; Lorna Goyette- Vagabond Travel; Elizabeth Meehan- Travel Experts; Joel Grossman- Island Destinations.
The first stop was The Resort at Pedregal, a five star hideaway in Cabo San Lucas. Carved into the cliffside and situated on 24 pristine oceanfront acres, this resort offers a true sense of place. Rooms are outfitted with every amenity possible – from private plunge pool to fireplace to a daily delivery of guacamole, coronas and limes.
ID’s Insight: For a restorative Los Cabos experience, start off the day with a massage at Luna y Mar Spa, recently named #1 in Latin America by Travel + Leisure. Afterwards, treat yourself to a sensational dinner at El Farallon Restaurant. Meaning ‘a rock that comes out of the ocean,’ El Farallon is tucked into the cliffs, and stocked daily with bounty from local fisherman.
Our next stop was also in Cabo San Lucas, at Esperanza, an Auberge Resort. The resort sits on the only private beach in Los Cabos, while still offering convenient access to downtown dining and nightlife. The relaxing adults-only infinity pool seemingly blends into the crashing surf, making for a blissfully relaxing afternoon.
ID’s Insight: We highly recommend a cooking class with the executive chef, Guillermo Gomez, offered every Thursday at 5pm. You’ll collect ‘chocolata clams’ from the sea to prepare a traditional fish and clam ceviche, then using aromatic herbs from the Chef’s garden, prepare a pescado zarandeado over a wood and coal bonfire. Enjoy these delicacies on the beach with a traditional mojito while the sun sets beyond the sea.
The next day we were off again, headed to the iconic One&Only Palmilla in San Jose Del Cabo. Golden desert sands meet breathtaking turquoise waters at this hacienda-style resort, situated at the edge of the Baja Peninsula. Beautiful, well-maintained grounds and a swimmable ocean make for a tranquil Los Cabos getaway.
ID’s Insights: For those seeking an ultra-glamorous afternoon at sea, take the One&Only Catari Yacht for a spin. You will enjoy beautiful views of the Bay of San Lucas, Medano Beach, Lovers Beach and the iconic Los Arcos – all while enjoying a decadent lunch and some cool cocktails.
Our last stop was at Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa, situated between the mountains and the Sea of Cortez in peaceful San Jose del Cabo. This family-friendly all-inclusive resort boasts seven restaurants, five bars (including two swim-up), three swimming pools and all the activities you could imagine!
ID’s Insight: We suggest upgrading to a Preferred Club room category for the luxurious perks – including a private Preferred Club Lounge with top shelf liquors, daily meals and snacks, concierge services and discounted spa treatments.
That’s all for now… catch up with us next in Aruba and Curaçao!