Opulence in the heart of Cabo San Lucas
66 Rooms / 21 Residential Villas
From the moment you enter the torch-lit, private tunnel that leads to the entrance of The Resort at Pedregal, it’s clear this is a special place. The newest luxury resort in Cabo San Lucas proper, the 96-room property is built directly into the side of Pedregal Mountain, ensuring that every guest enjoys dramatic ocean views, plus amenities like private plunge pools, personal butler service and more. Newly refreshed after the 2014 hurricane that devastated most of the area, the resort is back and better than ever.
The Resort at Pedregal’s 96 rooms and suites don’t disappoint — all offer private balconies with plunge pools and dramatic views of the crashing waves over the rocky beach. If you can, opt for one of the beachfront suites (which feature private swimming pools and hammocks) or the corner Estrella Suite, which includes a private gas fireplace on the balcony. Décor feels residential yet comfortable, with neutral tones and pops of color thanks to local Mexican art and gorgeous wood-carved headboards. Even basic rooms are spacious, starting at 856 square feet. Perks include free WiFi, a gratis mini bar, Nespresso machine and edible and drinkable amenities (chips, guac and Coronas, anyone?) delivered daily.
The Cabo San Lucas hotel has a plethora of perks, including personal assistants, who can offer everything a standard concierge can, as well as amenities like iPad check-in and a private, guests-only living room, La Estancia, that overlooks the pool. It’s a palapa-shaded area perfect for enjoying a complimentary welcome margarita and reading one of the oversized coffee table books or playing a board game.
The biggest inconvenience is deciding how you’ll spend your day — by the pool, at the indulgent spa, strolling along the private beach, or some combination thereof. Forgot something? The AlmArte Gift Boutique is far and above most hotel shops, stocking designer names like Melissa Odabash and Tom Ford, as well as a selection of locally made items so you can take the Pedregal experience home.
The Food and Drink
With two signature restaurants — the cliffside El Farallon and the breakfast-and-dinner Don Manuel’s, as well as a pool bar, Crudo, and a champagne terrace, there’s no need to leave the resort at mealtime.
Don Manuel’s, designed to resemble a traditional Mexican hacienda, offers up tried-and-true classics with farm-to-table flair. Let chefs whip up a huevos rancheros breakfast and see standouts at dinnertime from an ever-changing menu. Ask for the toro tiradito appetizer, a fresh take on a local favorite, as a starter, and the poblano chile risotto at dinner.
At lunch, you can take a seat right at the pool to feast on fresh ceviche (try the sea bass, you won’t regret it) and pair it with a spicy mango margarita. And watch the sun set on El Farrallon’s new champagne terrace, which offers more than 15 varieties of by-the-glass bubbly before sitting down to fresh fish prepared as you like it from a daily-rotating selection of local catches, with sides served family style.
When it comes to shopping, dining and nightlife, one could ask for little more than to be located just blocks from downtown Cabo. Simply stroll through the private tunnel and down the hill to find yourself at the Cabo San Lucas marina, where you’ll enjoy local vendors hawking everything from silver jewelry and local favorite “fire opals” to embroidered dresses, magnets and more. Hotel staff can easily arrange fishing charters or tours at preferred rates, so bypass the vendors promising special “bargains” at the waterfront. Want to do some serious shopping? It’s a quick stroll to the aptly named Luxury Avenue, which offers high-end stores like Carolina Herrera, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Cartier and more.