With near year-round sunny weather, white sandy beaches, and many trendy restaurants, Cabo San Lucas is a world-class vacation destination. Located at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, Cabo San Lucas rose to prominence in the 1970s as a place where the Hollywood elite could escape and relax. As the years progressed, the Mexican authorities saw the area's potential for tourism and opened Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) in 1977. 

Following the airport opening, giant resort hotels began being built along the coastal corridor that links Cabo San Lucas to the neighboring town of San José del Cabo. The continued success of Cabo is down to its ability to reinvent itself and remain relevant, which is why it is home to the best forward-thinking luxury hotels in the world. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of the resort's most luxurious hotels.

Esperanza Cabo San Lucas

Owned and managed by the prestigious Napa Valley hotel group Auberge, the  Esperanza Cabo San Lucas is an upscale beachfront resort. Occupying the best Whale watching vantage point at the tip of the peninsula, the Esperanza Cabo San Lucas is ideal for people looking to rest and unwind from the stresses of modern life.

At the Esperanza Cabo San Lucas, you will stay in swanky ocean-facing villas and dine in dramatic cliffside restaurants while enjoying an exclusive beach club vibe. Bringing a touch of California luxury living to the Mexican coast, like all Auberge properties, the hotel offers guests various amenities. These include multiple swimming pools, a fitness center, a gym, yoga classes, and a Pilates studio. You will also discover a sumptuous spa with nine rooms offering treatments and massages.

Dining options at the resort include six onsite restaurants, of which the Cocina del Mar is the star. Specializing in freshly caught seafood, its Argentinian head chef draws inspiration from dishes served throughout South America.

Grand Velas Los Cabos

As stunning as it is, the Grand Velas Los Cabos resort offers its guests large, spacious rooms with expansive sea views. Located a 30-minute from the airport, the all-inclusive, family-friendly resort has everything you need for that perfect Mexican vacation. Grand Velas Los Cabos employees go out of their way to ensure you have a memorable time. Nothing is too much trouble, whether asking your concierge for recommendations or the waiter for dining suggestions.

Amenities at the Grand Velas Los Cabos include several swimming pools, a fitness center, a gym, and a health spa. The resort has seven restaurants to choose from and offers a ten-course tasting menu at its fine dining Cocina de Autor restaurant, compiled by Dutch chef Sidney Schutte.

Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas

Nestled on the more secluded East Cape on the Sea of Cortez, the modern architecture of the  Four Seasons Costa Palmas blends seamlessly with the landscape. Unlike many of the beaches in Cabo San Lucas, the two-mile private beach offers guests the opportunity to swim in the ocean, which is something you cannot safely do at many of the other hotels.

While the swimmable beach and a sea full of marine life may be the hotel's main draw, the resort has something that will appeal to everyone. In true Four Seasons style, all 141 light-filled rooms have a terrace and ocean views; luxury villas are also available if that is not enough. 

The Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos facilities are equally impressive, with a 24-hour concierge service to arrange everything from tequila tastings to a sunset cruise. The Four Seasons has multiple swimming pools, a sauna, a steam room, and a fully fitted gym with sea views. The resort also arranges complimentary daily activities and excursions.

Guests at the Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas are invited to dine at the four onsite restaurants, which include the internationally acclaimed Estiatorio Milos Greek restaurant.

One&Only Palmilla

Set on a rocky promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Palmila is the hotel that put Cabo San Lucas on the map. Favored by Hollywood A-listers, the Palmila offers its guests impeccably service, fine dining, and a pampering health spa, to name just a few of its attributes. The Palmila also has a swimmable beach and a 27-hole golf course that Jack Nicklaus designed.

The Palmila began life as a 15-room luxury hideaway and soon attracted stars like John Wayne and Lucille Ball. While the resort may have grown, it maintains its original charm, with swaying palms and stunning ocean vistas. While all the rooms at the Palmila are large by any hotel standards, opt for a  "Pool Casita Suite" with a private plunge pool for a treat. 

At the heart of the resort is the "Breeze" open-air terrace restaurant/bar, which serves breakfast and lunch made exclusively from organic local ingredients. At night, guests are invited to dine at Michelin star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's restaurant "Seared." Informal dining options are available at two of the resort's beachside grills.

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