A little over a year ago, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo faced incredible devastation due to Hurricane Odile but resiliently bounced back and quickly restored damages, further inspiring them to continue the makeover and push for more. By the end of 2015, Los Cabos not only recovered what was lost, but also debuted new offerings such as increased air lift, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods golf courses, and a handful of 4 and 5* resorts and trendy boutique hotels. Now, nearing the half of 2016, Los Cabos has continued to improve the destination easily putting itself in the running as one of the world’s premier luxury travel destinations.
The following new resorts and boutique hotels are open and accepting reservations: The Cape by Thompson Hotels, Breathless by AM Resorts, JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort, Casa del Mar, El Ganzo, and Mar Adentro by Encanto.
ME Cabo has reopened following a $16 million renovation featuring completely redesigned rooms, suites and public spaces. The trendsetting hotel has been updated to exemplify the vibrancy and simplistic elegance of Los Cabos, blending Mexican culture and design with modern resort amenities to create a luxurious beachfront experience. Guests will find themselves in reinvented nightlife, restaurants, bar concepts, a chic pool deck and new beach club. In the fall, together with Blue Marlin Ibiza, ME Cabo will launch a multi-concept poolside beach club offering lunch, dinner and cocktails by day, and music from cutting-edge DJs by night.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood Resort – The AAA Five Diamond resort has announced its 2016 once-in-a-lifetime experiences for summer which are a series of unique activities designed to immerse guests in the best of the Baja Peninsula. Among this summer’s offerings include surfing, a tenango linen workshop, a huichol creativity class, and a wine connoisseur competition.
One & Only Palmilla – Following the complete renovation and resort improvements post-Odile, One & Only Palmilla recently added a private villa to their property: Villa One. Villa One joins Villa Cortez in their private villa rental portfolio, offering 4 bedrooms and dramatic views to the sea and sky.
The Resort at Pedregal has announced they will add private three and four bedroom luxury villas to their property. The first to open is Casa Bella Vista, featuring two Master bedrooms and a guest casita spread across 4,391 sq ft. The villas are nestled in the mountainside and offer impressive panoramic views of Cabo’s marina. Guests will have access to the entire property including restaurants, spa, and resort activities.
The Cape by Thompson Hotels opened its doors in June 2015. and they have been recently been accepted into Virtuoso’s portfolio of preferred luxury travel partners.
Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas – Recently announced plans for a luxury resort and private residences in the exclusive Costa Palmas resort community of Los Cabos. The Four Seasons will feature a private marina, yacht club, two miles of beach, multiple pools, multiple restuarants, and a 19-hold golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II.
IN OTHER NEWS
A new highway is now open between the SJD airport and Cabo San Lucas. This new toll road is cut through the mountains, parallel with the corridor highway 1 (Carretera Transpeninsular ), and offers a direct way into Cabo San Lucas with shorter travel times and views of the sea.
Two new golf courses will be constructed and designed by Greg Norman. With these additions, there will be a total of sixteen golf courses in Los Cabos, positioning Los Cabos as the #1 destination for golf in Latin America.
HOTELS TO COME
The Ritz Carlton Reserve Los Cabos will offer 124 oceanfront villas with private plunge pools in Puerto Los Cabos. (2016)
Le Blanc is currently under construction and will offer an adults-only, luxury all-inclusive option and 250 guest rooms. (2016)
VieVage Los Cabos, an Auberge Resort, located on the stretch of beach within the Chileno Bay is currently under construction and will feature under 100 rooms. (2016)
Park Hyatt will open in Cabo del Sol with meeting and event facilities and 210 rooms. (2016)
Grand Velas Los Cabos – Currently under construction, Grand Velas will open their first property in Baja California Sur on the corridor between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. The luxury resort will feature 306 all-ocean view suites and five fine dining restaurants. Grand Velas Los Cabos will offer the superb all-inclusive experience they renowned for. (2016)
Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos all-inclusive will feature 600 rooms, six restaurants, meeting space, and multiple swimming pools in the Diamante area. (2017)
Montage Los Cabos will be the first Montage property located outside of the United States. The beachfront resort will be located on the shores of Santa Maria Bay and feature 122 expansive guestrooms and suites, along with 52 Montage Residences across 39-acres. (2017)
NoBu – Japanese chef-turned-hotelier, Nobu Matsuhisa, will open his first NoBu hotel in Mexico. It will feature 200 rooms with a Japanese-influenced design and a signature restaurant. (2017)
Solaz, a Starwood Luxury Collection Resort, has broke ground on their 120-room luxury property along the Los Cabos corridor. Spanning 33 acres, the resort will feature a spa, residences, and a private beach club with architecture and design that pays tribute to Mexico’s contemporary art scene. (2017)
READY TO DISCOVER LOS CABOS?
For those interested in traveling to Los Cabos, browse our sample itineraries below or contact Journey Mexico today.
Cabo Opulence and Culture – Private Villa and Local Adventures – Discover the best of both worlds in ultimate luxury and off-the-beaten path culture with this sample itinerary ideal for groups or families. Spend your days off-roading in Jeep adventures to small towns and hidden gems, relax on a private yacht fishing and snorkeling, and enjoy nature at a bird sanctuary and turtle release conservation program.
Todos Santos to Los Cabos Baja Whale Shark Swim – A perfect mix of beach, culture, and interacting with nature, spend your days in the Pueblo Magico of Todos Santos to explore the vibrant artist community, surf the waves at Los Cerritos, and hike a magical nature trail. Also visit La Paz to swim with whale sharks and finish in Los Cabos for beach time.