Chileno Bay Resort & Residences

Sultry desert chic in Los Cabos

Sitting on one of Los Cabos’ only swimmable beaches, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences is the sexy younger sibling of its Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star sister property, Esperanza, An Auberge Resort.

Halfway between the culture of San Jose del Cabo and the shopping and nightlife of Cabo San Lucas, Chileno Bay offers an escape that’s as action-packed or laid-back as you wish it to be.

Ideal for romance or active young families alike, the 92 room-and-villa resort is equal parts L.A. cool and Palm Springs chic — bleached woods and minimalist landscaping blend easily into the desert surroundings, letting the azure-blue ocean waters and central three-tiered pool do most of the jaw dropping.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The 10-room spa is a must-visit, especially to lounge in the aromatherapy steam room, salt inhalation chamber or spa garden. Before your treatment, take a turn around the pebble-lined reflexology pool — a nice prequel to the signature Auberge Head to Toe rubdown.
  • Don’t want to talk to a soul? Here, you don’t have to. The resort is happy to deliver cocktails to your pool chair or room via Facebook messenger requests. 
  • Chileno Bay, the body of water for which the resort is named, has one of the only swimmable beaches in Cabo — it’s open most days, provided the current isn’t too strong. Just ask the beach attendant for gratis snorkeling gear, a kayak or stand-up paddle board and enjoy the frequent schools of multi-colored fish that zip by.
  • Snag one of five private bungalows by the three-tiered pool to get a mix of sun and shade.
  • Start every stay the right way with a Chilenito, the resort’s signature mezcal-based cocktail made in-room during your check-in.

Things to Know

  • Take the shuttle over to sister property Esperanza and enjoy dinner at Cocina del Mar, the property’s fine-dining restaurant perched over the ocean, or visit the chic onsite boutique.
  • Wellness seekers will love the well-appointed fitness center (stocked with the latest in Technogym equipment), but the Los Cabos hotel also offers daily boot camp, yoga, barre and even aqua-spin classes.
  • Be sure to pack your clubs — resort guests get exclusive access to the normally members-only 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed golf course.
  • A teen club provides a recording studio, games (pool, foosball, pingpong), video games (Xbox X, PlayStation Pro, a virtual reality station), a snack bar and a photo booth. The younger set has its own club with a painting station, board games and a library with English and Spanish books.

The Rooms

  • Starting at 760 square feet, guest rooms are spacious and feature expansive balconies, many with ocean views. The décor is muted with sand-colored tile and pops of soothing green, yellow and blue that let the natural beauty of the surroundings shine through.
  • Every room has a deep soaking tub accented with custom hand-painted tile work, as well as a spa-like outdoor shower. With bathrooms this gorgeous, we understand if you take both a shower and bath every day.
  • The mini-fridge is restocked daily with fresh fruit, juices, soft drinks and water.
  • For families or longer visits, book one of the villas, which have private pools or Jacuzzis and full kitchens with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.

The Restaurants

  • The breakfast spread at Comal is a must. Select from an array of fresh-squeezed juices, healthy granolas, fruits and yogurts, breakfast pastries and made-to-order goodies, like sweet corn pancakes topped with cranberries and prickly pear, or avocado toast with Meyer lemon preserves.
  • Sunday Funday Brunch is a tasty treat with live music, a make-your-own quesadilla station and cocktails.
  • TnT (Tequila and Tacos) beach bar is where to go for a casual lunch. Don’t miss the catch of the day or tempura shrimp tacos.
  • Head early to dinner for drinks at Comal’s bar — the hanging swings outside the restaurant make for great Instagram material.

Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Outdoor pool
Getting There
Carretera Transpeninsular San Jose-San Lucas Km. 15 Playa Chileno Bay Los Cabos, BCS 23410 Mexico
SJD (40 min)  
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