Located on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, Cabo San Lucas has become a favorite destination for many. This delightful getaway has some of the best views, over-the-top hotels, scrumptious food, and who can resist its whale-watching season. Join our founder as she answers to the FAQs and a few pictures from a recent trip.
When is the best time to visit Cabo?
While tropical storms in Cabo are rare, hurricane season is most active from August through October. For whale-watching season, you’ll want to visit between December through March. Personally, the best time is from May to July, where the weather is a perfect sunny day and you can enjoy the swimmable beaches or venture out for deep sea fishing.
Where should I eat?
The culinary scene is exploding in Cabo. There’s a range of dining experiences, including beachside tacos at The Office on the Beach or Sur Beach House, luxury hotel restaurants like El Farallon or Manta, classics like Edith’s and don’t forget the farm-to-table scene. Thanks to Flora Farms, people are venturing outside of downtown Cabo to enjoy organically grown delights at Flora’s Field Kitchen or Acre Baja.
What’s your favorite hotel?
I’ve traveled to Cabo about once a year for over two decades so it’s almost a second home. It’s hard to pick just one as each hotel as a unique style so I’ll share my top five (in no certain order). The grand dame that put Cabo on everyone’s radar is the One & Only Palmilla. Next where the desert meets the ocean is Rosewood’s Las Ventanas. Now the new kid on the block, Montage Los Cabos, is steps away from swimming, snorkeling, and diving in the Santa Maria Bay. Following that is a double feature of Auberge’s properties: Chileno Bay and Esperanza. Ending on the calm shores of the East Cape with Costa Palmas that is home to the recently opened Four Seasons Resort and coming soon Amanvari, Aman’s first resort in Mexico.
What hotel has the best spa?
There’s no better way ending a long day of relaxing by the pool, sipping on margaritas, listening to the waves crash along the shore of Cabo than at a spa. Most of the hotels mentioned above have decadent havens for you to relax and unwind with their expansive spa menus. The largest holistic-minded retreat (40,000 sq ft) is at the Spa Montage Los Cabos. I’ll leave you with this quote from the Spa Montage Los Cabos, “let our palette of Baja wellness journeys nurture all aspects of your life into artful balance at our beautiful spa”.