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In the heart of Cabo San Lucas' action -- just a short walk from restaurants, nightlife, and the beach
Although the hotel isn't directly on the beach, its location is one of the hotel's largest assets -- just a block from the beach, within a short walk from dining, nightlife, shopping, and other activities of the Medano Beach District. The immediate surrounding area is very walkable, and the hotel's location -- perched on a hill -- offers some great views of the beach.
At the southern tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas -- a beach town on the stretch of a coastline collectively known as Los Cabos (The Capes) -- has long been a popular vacation spot for sun-worshipping party seekers. (Hence, the nickname Cabo San Loco.) The large cluster of rock formations on Land's End is famously beautiful, and there's great whale watching January through March (particularly in March). Old churches, charming restaurants, and handicraft vendors prove that this town is more than just a wild spring-break getaway.
The 81-room Bahia Hotel isn't directly on the beach, but it's just a block away, and is home to a trendy, delicious restaurant, and relaxing pool area with cabanas and swim-up bar. Although more basic rooms have older tube TVs, and some rooms are more in need of an update than others, all are decorated with airy color palates, emphasizing the contrast between dark woods and white walls (including the indigenous-style stucco cubbyholes). The rest of the hotel has equally chic decor (demonstrated in details such as the dozens of ceiling-hung lanterns in the restaurant). There's a nice coffee shop on-site, too, for those morning pick-me-ups. Affordable nightly rates and free parking make it a solid value pick.