Decades ago, when I heard "Cabo," all-night discos, buckets of Corona, and a tequila incident sprung to mind. As a twentysomething, Cabo felt like one continuous sombrero-wearing rave. But I’m older and presumably wiser now. Cabo has grown up too.
The sun-drenched region at the Baja Peninsula’s tip has two towns, collectively known as Los Cabos: the don’t-stop, can’t-stop party hub of Cabo San Lucas at Land’s End and the more tranquilo
art-gallery-speckled enclave of San José del Cabo. A 20-mile coastal road that’s home to some of Mexico’s glitziest resorts links the two settings, bringing a sophisticated sizzle to this spring-break capital.
While Los Cabos is no stranger to posh addresses (Esperanza
, and Las Ventanas
staked their claims early on), it took off after Hurricane Odile ravaged the area in 2014, which gave hoteliers a chance to reinvent the destination. In 2018, Montage
picked Cabo for its first international resort. Last year alone saw ten properties debut, including Zadún
, the latest Ritz-Carlton Reserve, which opened in November. And in the next two years, Aman, St. Regis, and Park Hyatt will join the fiesta.