By Emily Peters
Baja California Sur: part of a peninsula encircled by the Pacific and the romantically-titled Sea of Cortez. A bit confusing to those unfamiliar with the area, it’s not part of California but is actually the smallest state in Mexico. And at the very foot of the peninsula you’ll find Los Cabos: a traveler’s playground boasting some of the most luxurious properties in the country.
Mexico is mammoth, its many corners offering something unique to travelers no matter their tastes or budget. Yet for lovers of sand and sea, here are three must-see all-inclusive resorts in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Photo Credit: Dreams Los Cabos Resort, AMResorts
Dreams Los Cabos
Winner of the AAA Four Diamond award the last six years running, this resort is set on the coast of the Sea of Cortez like a jewel. Newly renovated with 230 luxurious suites, the resort caters to all ages, offering exquisite golf courses, open-water diving and snorkeling and even oceanfront big-screen movies under the stars.
Its commitment to sustainability is also notable: Dreams Los Cabos is Rainforest Alliance Certified and actively supports the Dreaming of Freedom Turtle Program, where Caray’s Green Sea Turtles to use their beachfront to lay eggs. From June through October, you can partake in the release of a baby turtle, cupping it in your hands before setting it free in the sparkling gulf.
Photo Credit: Hotel RIU Palace Cabos San Lucas, RIU Resorts
Hotel Riu Palace Cabos San Lucas
Hotel Riu Palace is just that: a tremendous bit of palatial architecture. The grounds lay themselves out like a castle, with splendid sea views from nearly every part of the resort and water features cleverly woven throughout to create a truly picturesque landscape.
Though targeted more for upscale adult travelers than wild spring-breakers, all rooms come with Riu’s popular built-in liquor dispenser so you don’t even have to leave your room for a cocktail. When you’re ready to explore, the all-inclusive resort is alive 24-hours a day—so whether you take advantage of the water sports, incredible Renova spa or nightlife, you’ll never feel like you’re missing out.
Photo Credit: Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Resort, AMResorts
Secrets Puerto Los Cabos
Secrets Puerto Los Cabos is an all-inclusive adult wonderland. A brand spanking new resort secreted in the exclusive 2,000-acre Puerto Los Cabos community, this pristine stretch of beach along the Sea of Cortez features botanical gardens, resorts, a gorgeous marina and more.
Take in a round of championship golf (there’s food, refreshments and restrooms every three holes to keep you energized) before relaxing on your private terrace or balcony—every room has one. November through June, private tours of Cabo’s art walk are available for those ready to leave the resort and take in some local culture. In the evenings, you can enjoy the illuminated splendor of the resort and take in their colored pools, world-class restaurants and epic sunsets as night falls behind the mountains.
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