Los Cabos on Mexico’s western coast has long been a hot vacation spot for sun-worshipping party-seekers. But trust us, these ultra-romantic Los Cabos resorts feel worlds away from the area’s infamous nightlife. With features like oceanfront infinity pools, secluded beaches, and clifftop restaurants, the 10 hotels on this list emphasize the natural romance of their stunning surroundings. Check out the most romantic hotels in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Nearly every detail at One&Only Palmilla is perfect. The ultra-luxurious seaside resort's velvet-gloved treatment includes personal concierges, butlers, and aromatherapy turndown service (the staff-to-guest ratio is six to one, so it's impossible not to feel pampered here). The hotel's best-in-class features include a steak house by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, an elegant spa, two gorgeous pools, and one of the area's only swimmable beaches. The 160 rooms and villas are nothing less than lavish, with contemporary and traditional Mexican accents and high-tech amenities. All have terraces, many with direct ocean views, and some include private pools.
This beautiful and luxurious Esperanza is one of Los Cabos' nicest hotels, where pampering services include in-room check-in and personal concierges. The 123 refined casitas and villas start at 925 square feet, and are decorated in traditional Baja style, with authentic artwork and wood detailing. All have decadent, romance-ready bathrooms with side-by-side showers and large soaking tubs and private terraces with hammocks and ocean views; some balconies have plunge pools or hot tubs. If that's not romantic enough, every night 700 lanterns are lit by hand throughout the resort, many on the balconies of the rooms. The beach is secluded and gorgeous and the pools are outstanding (the adult-only one is framed by palm trees, monitored by attentive staff, and has an infinity edge that looks out to the crashing surf). The main restaurant, Cocina del Mar, is an upmarket Mexican spot with multiple terraces built into the hotel's dramatic cliffside setting.
The 118-room Resort at Pedregal is so exclusive that reaching it requires driving through a striking private tunnel. Once inside, the interior design is nearly flawless, with Spanish-Colonial-inspired touches such as beautiful dark wood French doors and beamed ceilings. Rustic-yet-refined rooms large flat-screen TVs, fireplaces, and private terraces with hot tubs and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and rocky cliffs (some have private pools and fire pits). Massive bathrooms feature true walk-in showers, antique soaking tubs, iron fixtures, and hand-painted sinks. And as far as on-site amenities go, it's tough to top the Pedregal's impressive list: infinity pools and hot tub overlooking the ocean plus separate adult pool, a tranquil organic spa, and a cliffside restaurant and Champagne bar with killer views.
Every space at this swanky, super-modern boutique resort has an undeniably sexy dash of romance. There are two oceanfront infinity pools, two high-end restaurants, a glass-enclosed cigar and cocktail tasting lounge, and a full-service spa with oceanfront cabanas and hot/cold plunge pools. The 161 meticulously designed rooms feature spacious glass-enclosed bathrooms (copper soaking tubs and rainfall showerheads), ocean-view balconies or terraces, and in-room cocktail bars. Many include private hot tubs and services like butlers and in-villa check-in.
This grandiose adult-only resort that opened in late 2014 outside of San Jose del Cabo is practically a destination unto itself. Manicured grounds are sprawling (expect to walk often) and offer great views of the Sea of Cortez, especially from the two pools and golf course. All-inclusive rates are among the highest in the area, even for a luxury hotel, but the six bars and eight restaurants provide guests with plenty of food and drink variety. The 500 suites have modern amenities and playful, romantic touches -- some are swim-out. Though most guests are couples the resort also attracts big and sometimes loud corporate groups who use the conference center.
The all-inclusive, adult-only Pueblo Bonitio Pacifica Resort is a tranquil, upscale resort on a gorgeous beach. It feels removed and secluded from the Cabo nightlife, though it's only about a 10-minute drive away. Amenities are plentiful; there are two beautiful pools, tennis courts, five restaurants (including sushi and Italian options), five bars (no well liquor here; they serve Absolut, Bacardi, and Cuervo 1800, along with over 50 brands of liquor), a large fitness center, and a full-service spa with a sexy whirlpool and a meditation labyrinth. All 154 rooms feature understated, contemporary beach decor with dark woods, Mexican accents such as local artwork and floor mosaics, and soft yellow and white bedding. All rooms also have ocean-view balconies and free Wi-Fi.
Located on a dramatic beach at Cabo’s famous Land’s End rock formation, Grand Solmar Land's End Resort & Spa provides some of the area’s most luxurious lodging. With an exhaustive list of amenities -- eight pools, three restaurants, a sushi bar, and a breathtaking beachfront spa -- it’s difficult to imagine guests wanting for anything more. All of the 246 rooms are modern, oversized, and beautifully designed with flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes (or kitchens), free Wi-Fi, and ocean-view balconies. However, while the beach is stunning and immaculately well-kept, the lack of seating or facilities and the rough, unswimmable Pacific waters may be a deal-breaker for some guests.
Spectacular Sea of Cortez and Land's End views, massive contemporary apartments, some of the best dining in Cabo San Lucas -- the luxury Hacienda Beach Club & Residences has a lot going for it. For the most part, the property is the definition of tranquil, with a desert-chic spa and a zero-entry infinity pool with an adult-only level. And while the location on swimmable Medano Beach is spectacular -- and San Lucas' bustling marina is less than a five-minute walk away -- a bit of noise from party boats in the bay is inevitable.
Casa Costa Azul is a 14-room boutique hotel with tons of charm on one of Los Cabos' few swimmable beaches. This hotel is ready-made for kicking back -- hammocks are strung between palm trees, and there's a sleek pool deck, a yoga studio, and an excellent homey restaurant. This family-run property's rooms are individually designed, with rustic hardwood furniture, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and bathrooms covered in vibrant Mexican tile. All rooms have at least partial sea views from terraces. There is a highway behind the hotel that's a bit noisy, but the surf is the loudest sound at night.
Staying at the charming, 14-room Casa Bella Boutique Hotel feels very much like visiting someone's home, albeit a home with lots of authentic hacienda style. While decor varies, expect to see an eclectic mix of hardwood furniture, Old World oil paintings, rustic terra cotta tile floors, and quirky details. The flower-filled courtyard holds a small pool, and the one-room spa offers Mexico-inspired treatments. Note that some noise from the wild strip behind the hotel is audible and there are no TVs.