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Located at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, Cabo San Lucas is not only one of Mexico’s top tourist destinations but the world’s. There are more than 300 sunny days here a year, along with white sandy beaches and a wealth of activities and attractions. If you’re hoping to experience the region while enjoying time at one of its best all-inclusive resorts, you can’t go wrong with any of these options.
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Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort is located about three miles from downtown on a secluded beach and is often ranked as Cabo’s most romantic resort. The two-and-a-half-mile-long stretch of sand makes it ideal for strolls, with plenty of room to find a cozy spot for enjoying alone time together, and when it gets too warm, the property offers two beautiful pools for cooling off. Golfers enjoy exclusive access to the Jack Nicklaus Signature course at Quivira Golf Club while the resort’s five restaurants make it easy, and tasty, to fuel up for all types of active pursuits. The award-winning Armonia Spa is ideal for relaxation after.
Paradisus by Melia overlooks the stunning turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez, situated on a picture-perfect beach. By choosing the adults-only Royal Service, you’ll get personalized butler service, access to dining at seven restaurants, including the Michelin-rated Chef Martin Berasategui’s Gastro Bar, and options to dine anytime with 24-hour room service. There are seven bars serving creative cocktails along with a good selection of beer and wine, while the onsite spa offers fabulous indulgent treatments and a variety of massage options. Guests can also enjoy outdoor swimming pools, including a fantastic swim-up bar.
Hacienda del Mar Los Cabos features a secluded sandy beach, five beautiful pools and spacious accommodations, catering to those who are seeking the utmost in relaxation. Those who want to enjoy a mix of more active pursuits will find a wealth of offerings nearby off property grounds. Take relaxation up a notch by booking one of the decadent treatments at the onsite Cactus Spa. There are four onsite restaurants to choose from when it’s time to dine, including the highly-recommended De Cortez Grill and Restaurant. At the end of an unforgettable day, you’ll be able to escape to your super comfy room that includes Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds, a minibar and private terrace or balcony.
Hacienda Encantada Resort & Spa sits atop dramatic cliffs and offers a laid-back vibe that’s popular with a variety of travelers, from singles and couples to families with children of all ages. Those with little ones will appreciate the free kids’ club that provides tinier tots the chance to splash around in shallow pools and play at the large playground. Adults get to enjoy cocktails at the swim-up bar and pampering treatments at the Hacienda Entantada Spa. A wide range of dining options are provided as well, from casual poolside eateries to fine dining at the La Trajinera. Rooms are brightly colored, offering a cheery, welcoming feel along with breathtaking oceans views from private balconies.
The Grand Fiesta Americana is farther away from Cabo’s main party scene, set in a serene location while offering more budget-friendly all-inclusive rates, making it easier for families with children to enjoy an escape to the fun and the sun. Parents will appreciate the opportunity to relax at the spa while the little ones are entertained at the huge kids’ club which offers computers, games, toys and art supplies. There are also multiple pools for swimming and lounging around, though golfing enthusiasts are sure to be especially pleased. The resort ranks in the top 10 on Golf Digest magazine’s list of the “Top 50 Best Golf Hotels in the World,” providing access to the two championship golf courses of Cabo del Sol Golf Club, including the famous Jack Nicklaus Ocean Course, and the Cabo del Sol Desert Course. Most of the spacious rooms include sea views from private balconies.
Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort is an adults-only property that goes way over the top. A true destination resort, there’s no reason to leave unless you really want to. The vast, impeccably manicured grounds provide spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez, including from its two swimming pools and a golf course. Rates include access to eight restaurants, which serve everything from traditional Mexican to gourmet Italian fare, and six bars, while the Secrets Spa by Pevonia offers an impressive menu with treatments like the aromatherapy salt glow or seaweed wrap. If you’re looking to go all out, be sure and book one of the swim-out suites.
Situated in the heart of the Zona Hotelera, with restaurants, shops and the Cabo Dolphin center just a short stroll away, the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos is a great choice for an all-inclusive family vacation. A large kids’ pool features water slides and a jungle gym, located adjacent to the kids’ and teens’ clubs which offer video games, foosball, and lots of other entertainment. The separate adults pool includes the fabulous swim-up Baja Bar, while the huge free-form main pool leads to a beachfront infinity pool with hot tubs. Dining options are many, including sophisticated French fare, Spanish tapas, a sushi bar and traditional beach grills.
The Royal Solaris is a great mid-range all-inclusive option popular with families. It almost feels like it’s an amusement park with its countless number of activity and entertainment options, including four major dinner shows every week in an on-site theater and themed nights like casino night and a Latin show. The Kids’ Club offers water slides, kites and dancing lessons. There are also four pools and four dining options, while rooms include mini-fridges stocked with free beer and water, and private balconies.