What do you think of when someone says, “I’m going to Cabo?” Rowdy crowds of drinkers on spring break-packed beaches? Tired, cookie cutter resort experiences? An outdated destination losing ground to trendier sites like Tulum?
Located at the tip of Mexico’s Baja peninsula, Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo (yes, there are two “Cabos”) are anything but tired. In fact, when our travel team recently visited the area, they found a vacation experience that has remained exceptional and relevant in the face of growing competition and pandemic-induced challenges.
Between updated and luxurious resort experiences, countless options for excursions, and a renewed culinary scene, this favorite destination continues to surprise and delight travelers. Ready for a “Los Cabos” getaway? Here’s what your next trip to Cabo could look like:
5-Star Luxury, from Start to Finish
The first attractive feature of a Mexican getaway if just how many direct flights tend to exist between the top destinations and a range of American cities. Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) is no different. Travelers will find comfortable options on multiple direct flights per day between SJD and New York, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Dallas.
If you prefer private jet transportation, the team at Lugos Travel can help you arrange a flight with the company of your choice. Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo are 23 and 8 miles from the airport, respectively. We will also arrange a private car to meet you upon arrival and get you quickly and safely to your destination.
Once you’re there, you’ll find a spate of high-end resorts that have opened their doors within the last 3-5 years. The destruction wrought by Hurricane Odile in 2014 spurred growth – and luxury travelers should take note.
For example, check out Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve property. This private enclave on the San José del Cabo coastline is as far from the beach-drinking hordes as you can imagine. Guests stay in beachfront rooms or villas, all of which open to the surrounding natural environment and ocean vistas. It’s pure tranquility.
The Four Seasons Resort at Costa Palmas – located inside a 1,000 acre private community on the Sea of Cortés – is another upscale option offering unparalleled privacy and comfort. Beachfront villas come with private pools and kitchens. An on-site marina, golf course, and spa offer activities to match any interest.
Jam-Packed with Excursions and Adventure…
You’ll have no problem filling your schedule in Los Cabos – adventure and sporting excursions are plentiful here. Options include:
Deep Sea Fishing
Book a private sport charter and head out for some of the world’s best giant blue marlin and swordfish fishing. Excursions can last a few hours, or book a full day with meals on board and an exclusive sunset experience.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
North of Los Cabos is the city of La Paz, whose nearby island, Isla del espiritu santo, is a protected site with excellent snorkel and diving conditions. This unique marine environment is also home to whale sharks, whose vegetarian diet make them ideal swimming companions.
Desert Dune Buggy Adventure
Back on land, the Baja terrain lends itself to exploration by dune buggy. Off-road along the coast for incredible views and an adrenaline-filled experience.
Other excursion options include whale watching, hiking, and sailing.
…Or a Calm Respite
But, if you prefer to keep things low-key while on vacation, Cabo can make that happen, too. Options include:
Rejuvenating Spa Treatments
Grab a bottle of Champagne and sit the seas in a private yacht for an unforgettable sunset.
Of course, a day at the beach or pool with a good book and cocktail in hand is also a fine way to spend a Cabo getaway, and any of the top resorts will have top locations for waterside relaxation.
Filled with Culinary and Artistic Experiences
Local food and art abound in Cabo. High-end options for all tastes are available, including:
Just north of San José del Cabo sits this organic working farm where you can explore what’s growing in the fields, enjoy sunset yoga or a painting class, and dine at their local-as-they-come restaurant.
Cocina de Autor
The Cocina de Autor experience is the brain child of two Michelin-starred Dutch chef Sidney Schutte. Located in the Grand Velas resort, Cocina’s inventive cuisine includes vegan options and a signature cocktail list.
During the high season (November to June), spend your Thursday night strolling the art district of San José del Cabo. Dozens of galleries open their doors and offer special events such as artist meet-and-greets and wine tastings.
Cabo is Calling
The reimagined Cabo is a high-end vacation hot spot. Let Lugos Travel’s custom concierge travel services design a Cabo getaway itinerary to fit your personal travel style. Contact us here to get started.