The 6 Best Hotels in Los Cabos for a Honeymoon

Los Cabos is one of Mexico’s most picturesque and popular honeymoon destinations.

Along the Corredor Turistico, a highway that stretches from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo, you’ll find world-class resorts, which are popular among wealthy tourists, honeymooners, and celebrities.

Read on for our top hotel picks for a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon getaway to Los Cabos, Mexico.

Courtesy of Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort

 

Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort The name translates to “window to paradise,” which is exactly the feeling you get upon checking into your spacious suite or villa, each with a private patio. The resort takes romance seriously: There’s an entire department dedicated to the art of love. Whether you book a live musical serenade, surprise your spouse by cooking him/her dinner (under the supervision of a talented Las Ventanas chef), or take a sunset horseback ride down the beach, your stay is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos There are a few reasons why celebs like Jennifer Anniston and Ryan Seacrest are regulars at Palmilla: The butler service is top-notch, two of the restaurants are helmed by celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and the resort also has direct access to Playa Palmilla, one of Cabo’s few swimming beaches.

Courtesy of The Resort at Pedregal

 

The Resort at Pedregal It’s impossible not to soak in the relaxing honeymoon vibes at a resort where every room and suite features an infinity-edge plunge pool, perfect for daily dips out on your private terrace overlooking the ocean. Other highlights include: treatments inspired by Mexican folk healing at the Luna y Mar spa, the carved-into-the-rocks El Farallón restaurant, and walkable accessibility to downtown Cabo San Lucas, accessed via the hotel’s private tunnel entrance.

Hotel El Ganzo This unique boutique hotel opened in 2013 and continues to stand out with its artsy offerings. There are in-house artists, performances by world-renowned musicians, and weekly movie nights on the roof. Located at Puerto Los Cabos, the hotel has a rare swimmable beach, two pools (including a rooftop infinity pool), four restaurants, and a spa. Rooms are cool and comfortable and each comes with either an ocean or marina view.

Courtesy of Esperanza, an Auberge Resort

 

Esperanza, an Auberge Resort Design-conscious and outdoorsy couples will want to make Espernaza their honeymoon home base, if only for the layout of their room: Each has a wall that can disappear, creating an indoor-outdoor flow onto a private veranda with sweeping views of both the Sea of Cortez and Punta Ballena (“Whale Point,” past which humpbacks migrate in winter). Be sure to make time for various activities at the resort, such as tequila tastings, cooking classes, and fitness classes.

Montage Los Cabos The newest kid on the block opened summer 2018 with 122 guest rooms and suites, plus 52 furnished residences. Couples can post up on the shores of Santa Maria Bay—a swimmable beach with reefs for snorkeling just beyond—or by one of the three idyllic pools. Unwind at the 40,000-square-foot full-service SpaMontage, or challenge one another to a round of golf on the Fred Couples-designed course. You can also expect healthy eats: The resort has a partnership with celebrity nutritionist Kelly LeVeque, who helped create balanced restaurant dishes using seasonal ingredients—so you can keep that wedding bod going through the honeymoon.

 

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5 Things To Do On Your Riviera Maya Honeymoon

Thanks to its many white-sand beaches, jungle terrain, awe-inspiring historic attractions, and countless luxury resorts, Mexico’s Riviera Maya remains an ever-popular honeymoon destination.

Below we’ve listed five of our can’t-miss activities and experiences while visiting on your honeymoon trip of a lifetime.

Where to Eat

Hartwood – You’ll dine under the stars beneath swaying palm trees at this picturesque spot. The restaurant uses wood burning ovens and open grills to prepare fresh, local food (from grilled fish to pork belly). Meanwhile, the beach huts, whitewashed roofs, wooden tables, and candles all add to the romantic atmosphere.

Where to Drink

Gitano – The jungle merges with a club atmosphere at Gitano, one of Tulum’s hottest restaurants. Overall, it’s a terrific choice for capping off the night with mixed drinks and light snacks. Couples have a long list of terrific cocktails to choose from, however our favorite is the Stardust, made with mezcal, dark rum, pineapple, papaya and a homemade coconut cream.

Where to Stay

Habitas Tulum – We’re huge fans of this boutique hotel, which just opened in 2017. The eco-friendly retreat — situated on one of most spectacular stretches of sand in the region — features an elegant bohemian design and glamping-style accommodations. Among the top highlights: fantastic dining on the beach, a seafront infinity pool, nature trails through the jungle, and a private beach.

What to Do

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve – This massive reserve was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an astounding home to thousands of species of fauna and flora. Couples can take part in snorkel tours, fly fishing, sunset birdwatching, and even an ancient Mayan tour that combines visits to historic sites with unique outdoor activities like snorkeling.

Bike Tour – With countless historical sites, dreamy beach scenes and ample jungle terrain, the Riviera Maya is a fantastic place to embark on a bicycle tour. Many excursions such as Tulum Bike Tours incorporate food stops, unique shopping detours, and even a dip in a breathtaking cenote along the route.

 

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Essential Honeymoon Experiences: Flora Farms, Los Cabos, Mexico

Heading to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico or San Jose del Cabo for your honeymoon? Don’t miss a trip to Flora Farms, an exceptional restaurant located on a 10-acre working farm.

This organic farm “oasis” — tucked away in the desert hills just outside of San Jose del Cabo — serves up some of the best food and drink in all of Baja California.

From Caesar salad to oven roasted chicken to wood-fired pizza, every mouth-watering dish on the menu is sourced directly from the property.

Also, be sure to arrive early and experience Flora’s fantastic cocktail bar, shops, farm market, and daily farm tour.

San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

www.flora-farms.com
Photo: Flora Farms

Hotels We Love for a Honeymoon: The Resort at Pedregal, Mexico

This month the Wanderable team can’t get enough of The Resort at Pedregal, hands down one of our favorite hotels in Mexico for a honeymoon getaway.

It’s impossible not to embrace the relaxing honeymoon vibe at Pedregal, easily one of the finest resorts in Cabo San Lucas (and perhaps all of Mexico).

For starters, every room and suite features an infinity edge plunge pool, perfect for daily dips out on your private terrace (which also boasts spectacular ocean views). Plus, with 24-hour, in-room dining and beverage service available, you may never leave your suite.

Additional on-site highlights include highly acclaimed dining options (don’t miss a sunset dinner at El Farallon, tucked into the cliffs), a first-rate spa, personal concierge service, a refreshing infinity pool, swim-up bar, and even a private tunnel entrance lit by torches.

Considering Mexico for your honeymoon? Look no further than The Resort at Pedregal.

 

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Images courtesy of The Resort at Pedregal

The Best Margarita Cupcakes for Cinco de Mayo

These fresh margarita cupcakes have just the right kick of jalapeño-infused tequila. Perfect to ring in Cinco de Mayo and snack on while planning your next adventure to Mexico!

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Margarita + cake = <3

Cinco de Mayo calls for many things: a tall glass of sangria, a plate of crunchy chips and rich guacamole, and amazing margarita cupcakes to top it all off.

These cupcakes are brain fuel, dessert, and inspiration all rolled into a crumby golden cake topped with a dollop of creamy, spicy frosting. Follow the easy recipe below for the sweetest ending to your Cinco de Mayo celebrations and the perfect start to explore our top-rated activities in Mexico.

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Fresh limes – use to garnish your cupcakes.

Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker and Martha Stewart Living

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Cupcakes:
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
Zest and juice of 1½ limes
2 tablespoons tequila
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup buttermilk

To Brush Cupcakes:
1 to 2 tablespoons tequila

Frosting:
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2¾ cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons jalapeño-infused tequila
Pinch of coarse salt

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Soak the jalapeño in tequila for an easy infusion.

Make jalapeño-infused tequila: Heat the jalapeño until crispy and dark brown. Soak the jalapeño in a cup of tequila for at least 1 hour (slice for more heat). When fully infused, pour tequila through a mesh strainer to remove jalapeño and seeds.

Prep your oven: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.

Make the cupcakes: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy (~8 minutes). Reduce the mixer speed to medium and add the eggs one at at time, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the lime zest, lime juice, vanilla extract and tequila. Mix until combined. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients in three batches, alternating with the buttermilk in two batches. Mix only until just incorporated, using a rubber spatula to give it one last mix by hand.

Bake the cupcakes: Divide the batter between the muffin cups. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until just slightly golden and a skewer comes out clean.

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Don’t forget to let your cupcakes cool for 5-10 minutes.

Make the frosting: In an electric mixer on medium-high speed, use a whisk attachment to beat the butter for 8 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to medium-low, and gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing and scraping the sides of the bowl until all is incorporated. Continue mixing on medium speed for 1 minute. Increase the mixer speed to medium-high and add the lime juice, jalapeño-infused tequila and salt mix until fluffy.

Brush the cupcakes: Allow the cupcakes to cool for 5 to 10 minutes, and then remove to a cooling rack. Brush the tops of the cupcakes with the 1 to 2 tablespoons of tequila. Set the cupcakes aside to cool completely before frosting them.

Frost the cupcakes: Frost cupcakes and garnish with lime zest, an additional sprinkling of salt and a lime wedge.

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The lime wedges make a cute decoration.

After baking these beauties, we’re feeling inspired to soak up sunshine and fun in Mexico! We’re dreaming of taking private surf lessons at Costa Azul, swimming with whale sharks, and exploring the Mayan Ruins.

How about you? Which top-rated activity would you love the most in Mexico?

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Couldn’t resist a bite before taking this photo!

Why just stop at Mexico?! Check out our other top travel destinations to fuel your wanderlust today. 

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