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The 10 Best Resorts in Cabo for Every Type of Vacation

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Los Cabos is one of Mexico’s most beautiful destinations, with sandy beaches and sapphire waters in the Sea of Cortez, dramatic rock formations like El Arco, and sunshine nearly every day of the year. But the best resorts in Cabo take vacations up a notch, with amenities and perks like private butlers, infinity-edge pools, rooftop bars, mini-waterparks, and beach clubs. Here are 10 Los Cabos resorts that will be your homebase for an unforgettable Baja California vacation.

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Best Cabo Resort for Luxury: Zadun

Courtyard with tropical trees and tall grasses surrounding a pool at Zadun in Cabo
Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Designed to complement the incredible Baja landscape, Zadun’s interiors are decorated with pieces from Mexican designers and artisans. This new Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort is designed as a spot to recharge, whether that’s via a Tamarindo body scrub in the spa, sound therapy in the Savasana Sound Room or tacos al pastor at one of Zadun’s restaurants. Every guest receives personal service from what the resort calls a tosoani, or private attendant.

Best Cabo Resort for Families: Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas

Aerial view of a large pool and surrounding buildings at Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas
Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas

The Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas Resort Golf & Spa created its own oasis with a huge saltwater lagoon that’s so expansive you can use it for stand-up paddle boarding. But kids will really love the multiple water slides at the hotel’s mini-waterpark. There’s a tree-fort kids club for the little ones too, and childcare in case you want to steal away to the adults-only pool for a bit.

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Best Cabo Resort for Privacy: Esperanza

Two massage tables beneath a white tent overlooking a beach at Esperanza resort in Cabo
Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection

For a very luxurious resort vacation, sans crowds, check into the Esperanza at the private enclave of Punta Ballena in Cabo San Lucas. The dramatic setting is home to 57 guest casitas and suites with terraces and open-air living spaces. Hang out on the resort’s private cove in a beach palapa, a treehouse-like structure (except this treehouse is equipped with a daybed, swing, Bose speakers, and private butler service). Fill your days with everything from dive-in movies at the pool to deep sea fishing or tequila tasting classes.

Best Cabo Resort for Ocean Swimmers: Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa

Infinity edge pool at Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa
Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa

The Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa is where you’ll find the largest beach club on Medano Beach, the white sand beach that’s one of Cabo’s most popular swimmable beaches (not every beach in Los Cabos is safe enough to go swimming, due to strong currents). The resort’s Corazón Beach Club features private cabanas, DJs, and a full-service bar and restaurant. Corazón Cabo is part of a $100 million project, including a new tower with 204 rooms and a very fancy rooftop bar with an incredible view of the ocean and the city skyline.

Best Cabo Resort for Golf: One & Only

Aerial view of the One & Only Pamilla resort in Cabo
One & Only Pamilla

Billed as the first resort in Los Cabos, One & Only Pamilla began by attracting Hollywood royalty like John Wayne and Lucille Ball to Baja. The beautiful hotel on a swimmable beach includes infinity pools and a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course. The award-winning 27-hole course is a short ride from the resort, and it features ocean views from every single fairway.

Best Cabo Resort for Stunning Design: Viceroy Los Cabos

Outdoor patio set up overlooking the beach at Viceroy Los Cabos
Viceroy Los Cabos

If your dream beach resort involves cutting edge architecture, book a stay at Viceroy Los Cabos. Designed by Mexico-based architect Miguel Angel Aragonés with interiors by Mexico-based design firm Arquitectura de Interiores, this minimalist 194-room hotel on the Sea of Cortez looks like nowhere else. Glass-like pools of water mirror the stark white buildings, while a restaurant built to look like a nest floats above the surface and guestrooms feature dreamy views of the ocean out of floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Best Cabo Resort for Honeymooners: Hilton Los Cabos Golf & Beach Resort

Woman in pool overlooking the beach at Hilton Los Cabos Golf & Beach Resort
Hilton Los Cabos

If you want to book a very special honeymoon suite, consider the Hilton Los Cabos Golf & Beach Resort, which debuted a renovation in 2020 that includes suites with incredible oceanfront views of the Sea of Cortez that you can take in from your own private plunge pool. For a very special date, the hotel’s new Enclave Beach Club on Cabo’s white sand swimmable beach includes private cliffside bungalows with boho-meets-glam decor.   

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Best Cabo Resort for Pool Lovers: Las Ventanas al Paraíso

Infinity edge pool overlooking the ocean at Las Ventanas al Paraíso
Las Ventanas al Paraíso

The curving, infinity edge pool silhouetted against the sky at Las Ventanas al Paraíso might be up there with the world’s prettiest pools. Yet that’s not the only incredible pool at this Cabo luxury hotel, which is home to the first-ever lazy river in Baja California Sur, designed with its own realistic grotto tunnel and Jacuzzi. Pool butlers are on hand too, dispensing popsicles and SPF. 

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Best Cabo Resort for Partiers: ME Cabo

Patio and bar area overlooking the ocean at ME Cabo
ME by Melia

When Norwegian DJ Kygo hosts a music festival in Cabo, ME is the resort of choice. This EDM-friendly resort is from hospitality brand ME by Meliá, which also boasts hotels in party-hopping cities like Ibiza. In October 2021, ME Cabo reopened after a stylish $10 million makeover. Mexican restaurant group Grupo Rosa Nega operates four restaurants and bars in the resort, including a rooftop bar and beach club overlooking a swimmable beach.

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Best Cabo Resort for a Budget Trip: Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa

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Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa

Get the swim-up bar resort experience without spending a bundle at Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa, an affordable option in Cabo San Lucas. Take in marina views from balcony suites, the rooftop bar or the outdoor pool (with a waterslide area for little ones and whirlpool for grown-ups). Opt for an all-inclusive dining package here, or go for a walk to explore the restaurants and bars of Los Cabos at Marina District.

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