There's more to Los Cabos than the partying streets of Cabo San Lucas. This region of the Baja Peninsula is decorated with dynamic geography, from desert landscapes, to white sand beaches and undulating mountains. Partnered with unique resorts and the historic streets of San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos is a hard destination to beat.
Perfectly located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose, with modern Mexican decor teasing the eye and attentive and friendly staff, the Hilton Los Cabos Resort is the perfect escape. The beachfront infinity pool will make you drool as you pamper yourself with exclusive Peter Thomas Roth products (in every room) and treat yourself to a delectable breakfast at El Mason.
Located behind San Jose del Cabo's historic main square is the much-admired Art District, where Mi Cocina at Hotel Casa Natalia is nestled. Walk its cobbled streets, pop into eclectic galleries and end with dinner at Mi Cocina. Opened in 1989 by French chef Loic Tenoux, the restaurant embodies how well Cabo's international vibe blends with its historical feel. Share the grilled octopus, ceviche and shrimp tacos, and drink the tamarind margaritas.
The traditional Mexican temazcal at the family owned Hacienda Encantada is an otherworldly experience. With temperatures reaching up to 60 degrees Celsius, this ancient cleansing ritual takes place in a spiritual sweat lodge run by a shaman and healer. This natural herbal healing is an intense experience (drink lots of water before), but good for the mind, body and soul.
Do some eco-adventuring with Cabo Adventures and hop on a mountain bike or a camel to explore the Bajan desert. Just a 25-minute drive from Cabo takes you to entirely different landscape where white, blue and green dominate the desolate and beautiful terrain. With breathtaking views, this area is known for its vultures, natural aloe, flora, fauna and many other medicinal plants. Stay and have a delicious Mexican spread at the outdoor kitchen, and sample the locally made herbal damiana liqueur (served in a bottle shaped like a voluptuous woman, an ode to its fertility benefits).
Surround yourself with luxury while working your muscles at a TRX class at Esperanza. This wellness resort is an A-list hideout, with everyone from Jennifer Aniston to President Obama favouring its offerings of detox and seclusion. Be sure to stop at the spa to take in the overwhelming scents of citrus and grab a bite at their poolside organic restaurant. If TRX isn't your thing, grab a paddle board and head to Playa Palmilla for bright blue water and a clear view of El Arco, the infamous rock arch that dips into the sea where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez.
Cabo, we're coming back.--Aleeza Khan
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