THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA IS A GEOGRAPHIC JEWEL, WITH THE SEA OF CORTEZ TO THE EAST AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN TO THE WEST. AT ITS SOUTHERN TIP, WHERE THE TWO BODIES MEET, LIES LOS CABOS, A LITTLE TOWN THAT I LIKE TO CALL THE “OTHER MEXICO.”
When my friend Renée surprised me with a generous and completely unexpected invitation, I didn’t have to think twice: I’d been curious about Los Cabos for some time, and this was the perfect opportunity to check it out. The moment we arrived, I fell in love with the perfect weather—not too hot, pleasantly breezy, and the astounding landscape created where the desert meets the sea.
Most hotels were wider than they were tall, sprawling gently over an area that generally includes a golf course and multiple pool complexes, necessary as the ocean can be dangerous, and is often closed to swimming. At night, perfectly placed lighting plays off the buildings and gardens in a most dramatic and beautiful way. And when the sun goes down, there is a entire world of fine dining to explore, usually from a large terrace overlooking the ocean! It doesn’t get much more romantic than this.
I was impressed by the booming real estate market and all of the construction under way. There has been a great deal of development in recent years, and there are so many beautiful stores, wine shops and restaurants now, which is good to know if you’re thinking of renting a villa (generally affiliated with major hotels).
We had a number of hotel recommendations from Nathalie Guilbert and Marie-Hélène Jacques of Groupe Voyages VP, and these were some of my favourites: the One&Only Palmilla, (Jennifer Aniston’s favourite Cabo resort!); The Cape, a Thompson hotel; the Esperanza; the Capella Pedregal; Las Ventanas al Paraiso, a Rosewood resort; and the all-new Grand Velas Los Cabos.
We will definitely be back!
Air Canada offers twice weekly non-stop fights between Toronto and San Jose del Cabo, from October 29, 2017, to April 29, 2018