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10 reasons to visit Cabo San Lucas in 2011

28th April 2011 Print
10 reasons to visit Cabo San Lucas in 2011

Cabo is one of the world's most intriguing destinations, blending beach life and Mexican hospitality. With a wealth of activities, miles of sandy beaches, and historical treasures, Cabo has more than earned its place as a luxury paradise.

1. Capella Pedregal Resort

Boasting a prized and secluded cliffside setting where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, this intimate oceanfront hideaway, with just 97 guest accommodations, along with 138 pools, affords a standard of personalised service no other resort can match.  Authentic local culture is reflected throughout, from its sophisticated Mexican interiors to tequila tastings in the cocina.  Capella Pedregal occupies one of the most coveted parcels of land in Cabo; 24 beachfront acres at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, near the legendary rock formations known as Land’s End.

2. Auriga Spa at Capella Pedregal Resort

The signature Auriga spa offers treatments influenced by local healing traditions and the phases of the moon.  The 12,000-square-foot Auriga Spa features distinctive treatment pods that float on a private pool; two deluxe couples suites with direct pool access; ladies and gentlemen’s active and relaxation areas; steam, sauna and ice rooms; a private spa pool; and a private 24-hour fitness facility, complete with personal training consultations.

3. The Su Cocina at Capella Pedregal

Under the experience of Executive Chef Marco Bustamante, Capella Pedregal’s three distinctive dining establishments feature refined, traditional Mexican dishes which evoke a true Baja feel. Each menu incorporates the freshest ingredients, many that are locally grown exclusively for Capella Pedregal.  What’s more, the authentic Mexican kitchen, Su Cocina plays host to some exciting culinary feats such as Tequila Tasting lessons, as well as cooking classes.

4. Snorkelling in a protected marine sanctuary

In Cabo San Lucas, underwater beauty is close by and experiencing it is easy to arrange. A protected marine sanctuary, the Cabo San Lucas Bay shelters schools of tropical fish, sea lions, and exotic marine life.  Visitors to the calm waters of Cabo can enjoy snorkelling amongst eagle rays, manta rays, octopus, sea lions, eels, dolphin and beautifully coloured tropical fish.

5. Whale Watching

Every autumn, thousands of Gray whales make their annual 6,000 mile migration from the summer feeding grounds of Alaskato the calving grounds of Cabo San Lucas, the Baja and the Sea of Cortez. Whale season here is from December to March, however whales can be spotted all year round at Capella Pedregal, the ideal seafront location means these gentle giants can be spotted from Capella Pedregal.

6. Lover’s Beach and Land’s End

Playa del Amor, known as "Lovers Beach", is a pristine, secluded beach which is only accessible by boat.  There visitors will find Lands’ End, a remarkable rock formation, which is itself the extreme southern end of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. It is here that the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. During low tide, visitors can view the eroded passageway known as the Arch of Poseidon.

7. Celebrities who love Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is a favourite celebrity getaway due to its close proximity to Los Angeles, which is just a couple of hour’s flight away.  Celebrities who visit the area regularly include Will Smith, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, George Clooney and Gwyneth Paltrow.

8. Championship Golf

Cabo San Lucas is home to six championship golf courses that stretch along the region, two of which are designed by Jack Nicklaus and three more courses are under construction. The PGA Grand Slam Tournament has played here annually since 1995.

9. Hiking to the Fox Canyon

The Fox Canyon is a hidden oasis where visitors can walk among rivers and waterfalls while admiring the surrounding mountains and lush vegetation.  Only one hour from Cabo San Lucas, this wonderful hiking tour takes guests into a beautiful oasis in the middle of the desert of Baja California, where they can hike in the midst of rocky formations and take a dip in the natural freshwater ponds.

10. Festivals

Cabo San Lucas is a lively, cultured city, with festivals and events taking place throughout the year.  Highlights include La Paz and Cabo San Lucas Carnival where lively colours and energising rhythms fill the streets.  There's plenty of food and drink, beautifully designed floats, and thousands of people dancing in the streets, enjoying the Mexican spirit.

Rooms at Capella Pedregal start from $550 (for two people on B&B per night). Nearest airport: San Jose del Cabo 37km (approx) to the Resort. 

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10 reasons to visit Cabo San Lucas in 2011