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Hotels, Luxury Resorts and Spas of Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos - Section Two
As the Los Cabos area has steadily grown over the years, the Sol Meliá group has continued to expand as well. Meliá Cabo Real Convention Center, Beach & Golf Resort is located on the Tourist Corridor midway between Cabo San Lucas and colonial San José del Cabo, approximately a fifteen-minute drive in either direction. Meliá Cabo Real Beach & Golf Resort, unique in its architecture, is well known by its famous pyramid made of translucent onyx that stands tall against the skyline, and is easily visible from the water. Located on a pristine beach, this 350-room hotel is nothing less than luxurious. For those who love golf, the Meliá Cabo Real is adjacent to the Robert Trent Jones II golf course and only minutes away from four other courses, including the world famous Jack Nicklaus signature course, Eldorado.
The most recent edition to the Sol Meliá group is the Meliá Los Cabos Golf Resort, yet another golfers paradise. Located just down the street from the Meliá Cabo Real, this 150-suite Oceanfront Spa & Golf Resort is the premier open-air hacienda all-suites resort in Los Cabos. Both the Meliá Cabo Real and the Meliá Los Cabos offer state-of-the-art fitness centers, as well as the groundbreaking Avanti spa. The Meliá Los Cabos is currently in the process of expanding their resort and adding 80 more ocean view suites that are due to open in 2003.
La Jolla de Los Cabos Resort and Spa, situated on Costa Azul Beach is just a few minutes from downtown San José del Cabo. This 193-suite hotel was built in 1989 and features modern facilities amidst old-world Mexican charm. The property consists of five, 3-story buildings and one, 6-story building clustered around gardens, fish ponds and four swimming pools.
Misiones Hotel & Beach Resort, located just outside of Cabo on the Tourist corridor, arguably has the best view of the Arch at Lands end and Cabo San Lucas Harbor. Misiones Hotel offers gorgeous one and two-bedroom condominium suites, all with lovely ocean views. Tucked away into the cliffs, this condominium resort is in a unique location and offers a one-of-a-kind vacation experience. This splendid hotel is situated on two secluded beach coves, both of which are safe for swimming and snorkeling. The resort is equipped with a full range of amenities, including close proximity to the ever-popular Italian restaurant, Ristorante Da Giorgio.
Also located within Cabo del Sol on the Tourist Corridor is the prestigious and unique Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa, as well as, the sumptuous and chíc Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos. Designed in traditional hacienda style with buildings in terra-cotta shades, the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar resembles a colonial Mexican village. Comprising of 171 rooms and 37 suites ranging from junior to presidential, this hotel reflects elegance and sophistication. For the guests enjoyment, the hotel offers coordinated activities such as Yoga, aerobics classes, volleyball and other various activities. They also feature four restaurants including Pitahayas, which is considered one of the best dining experiences on the peninsula. The Cactus Spa, located at the Sheraton, is world-class and is the only spa in Latin America to offer the exclusive soft pack system. This treatment combines a unique blend of herbs, oils and therapies and is a must if you feel like spending a morning or afternoon pampering yourself. With spacious suites including Jacuzzi tubs in every room and world-class golf courses just minutes away, this picturesque hotel personifies the word vacation.
Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos, opened in 1999, is yet another luxury resort providing five-star treatment. This stylish resort, with accommodations of the highest caliber, features 116 rooms and 64 villas with ocean views and private balconies. The three pools that cascade down several levels ending almost at the beach, is one of the resorts most attractive features. On either side of the pools are hot tubs overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Other features of this extraordinary hotel include special guest rates at Cabo del Sol golf course, three restaurants, a beach club, and a top-of-the-line spa.
There is no shortage of wonderful hotels along the Tourist Corridor. Casa del Mar Golf Resort & Spa, located within the Cabo Real development is one of the most desired places to stay in Los Cabos. This new, opulent hotel, decorated in 19th-century hacienda style is bound to make your dreams come true. Amid a sanctuary of lush tropical gardens, overlooking the Sea of Cortez, Casa del Mar features only twenty-five hotel rooms and thirty-one suites providing an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. Finding a lounge chair or a quiet place to read at one of the six pools never seems to be difficult at this spacious and charming hotel. For golf lovers, this resort offers guaranteed tee times for their guests at the Robert Trent Jones II and the Jack Nicklaus Eldorado Signature course. For beach goers, the hotel is situated on gorgeous beach frontage that stretches on for miles. The tranquil spa located in the hotel offers some of the best treatments around and focuses on using ingredients native to the local desert.
Nestled between Casa del Mar Golf Resort & Spa and the Meliá Los Cabos Resort is the Rosewood Hotel, Las Ventanas al Paraiso. Upon entering this luxury resort you will be in awe of your fanciful surroundings. This magical, secluded hotel of 61 units is like entering the paradise that is only imaginable in your dreams. At this stunning luxurious resort, you will be treated like royalty with access to an extensive list of glorious and delightful amenities. The world-renowned spa is well-known for the pampering of celebrities. The luxurious Villas Paraiso with 125 condominium residences is next door.
The Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort is the newest addition to the Tourist Corridor and Cabo Real development. With its grand opening in February 2002, this hotel consists of 375 rooms and 66 suites. The large infinity pool with a swim-up palapa bar, and the beautiful beach set on an inlet, are appealing features to this Los Cabos hotel. The well-groomed and innovative landscape adds to the resorts elegance. Also located at the Hilton is the Fenicia restaurant offering fine dining and unsurpassable Mediterranean Cuisine. Another appeal to the Hilton Los Cabos Resort is the Ixchel Spa, a great way to spend an afternoon following a morning of golf.
Marquis Los Cabos Beach, Golf, Spa and Casitas Resort, located west of the Hilton Los Cabos Resort, is also within the Cabo Real development. Grandiose in size and style, this hotel will fit in perfectly with all the other world-class resort and hotels on the Tourist Corridor. When completed in the winter of 2002/2003 this resort will add another 240 rooms (including Casitas) to the impressive Los Cabos inventory.
Although generally more peaceful and serene, San José del Cabo is a unique and historical community that boasts some wonderful hotels and resorts. The all-inclusive Presidente Inter-Continental Los Cabos Resort is one of the oldest resorts in San José del Cabo and was remodeled and expanded several years ago. This hotel offers 400 rooms, five restaurants, several swimming pools, daily and nightly activities, twenty-four hour room service, tennis courts, and many other recreational activities to keep you entertained at all times.
The Royal Solaris Los Cabos Resort is an all-inclusive option located next door to the Presidente Inter-Continental in San Jose del Cabo. The Royal Solaris Los Cabos opened in 2001, was designed with classic hacienda style and comprises of 400 rooms, each with a balcony or terrace. The theater, offering various kinds of concerts and entertainment, is one of the major appeals of this all-inclusive resort. Some of the other amenities include swimming pools, a swim-up palapa bar, a day-care center, several restaurants, and a spa and fitness center.
To the west of the Royal Solaris Los Cabo Resort is the Faro del Cabo All-Inclusive Resort that opened in the winter of 2002 with 333 spacious guest rooms and suites. This expansive and deluxe hotel has a convention center to accommodate up to 1,000 persons and is yet another of San José del Cabos wonderful all-inclusive resorts.
One thing is increasingly clear, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and the Los Cabos region offer a wide spectrum of vacation opportunities with numerous options for accommodations. With so many choices available for families, couples, and singles, you can create your own magical experience. No matter what kind of hotel or resort you enjoyall inclusive, simple, resplendent, luxurious, close to town, or set apart for privacy and tranquilityyou will have the adventure of a lifetime.
Article by Lindsay Blake in Los Cabos Magazine - Issue 8 - Section Two of Two sections.
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