Los Cabos has long been known as a glamorous and alluring destination, a desert-meets-sea getaway famous for attracting well-heeled jet setters and celebrities in search of sunshine and the exclusivity of its posh resorts.

Though its sexy, come-hither appeal was hardly in need of a refresh, Los Cabos’ tourism leaders have chosen not to allow the destination to rest on its laurels.

“We’ve doubled the number of rooms we had 10 years ago, and air connectivity has dramatically evolved and exploded. We’re currently the number-three airport in the country after Mexico City and Cancun,” said Rodrigo Esponda, managing director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board.

“However, the model of the destination has remained very constant. We’re not a mass-market destination, and in 10 years, even with double the number of visitors and hotel rooms, the destination has not been dramatically modified.”

Here’s a sampling of the hotels that have made recent debuts.

Garaza Blanca

One of the new names in the neighborhood is Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos, a resort squarely aimed at family travelers, in the most glamorous Cabo fashion.

While there are many wonderful features about Garza Blanca, including a rooftop infinity pool (the only one in the destination), the most striking note here may well be the guestroom design.

Accommodations are created to make family vacationing easy. Guestrooms include a washer and dryer; dishwasher; stove; and a dining table big enough to accommodate a sitdown family meal.

Solaz

The new Solaz, A Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos is home to more than 400 pieces of art curated by renowned Mexican artist Cesar Lopez Negrete and features its own onsite museum detailing the history of the Baja region.

Opened in September, the 128-room Solaz also features an impressively stocked wine cave (more than 2,500 vintages, including many local options) and five pools, including two Olympic-size infinity pools overlooking the Sea of Cortez.

Le Blanc

Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos is a stylish offering awash in floor-to-ceiling windows and striking white décor with gold accents. The all-inclusive, adults-only resort places a premium on attentive, pampering service and fabulous dining. Options range from Asian fusion, to upscale Italian, elegant French and even Lebanese.

Unveiled in June, Le Blanc includes 374 sophisticated guestrooms and a 29,000-square-foot spa with 25 treatment rooms and a hydrotherapy facility.

Viceroy

Another notable newcomer, the Viceroy Los Cabos, is an ode to minimalist meets uber-chic. The property, formerly known as Mar Adentro, is the latest addition to The Viceroy Icon Collection and includes 191 rooms and 50 residences.

The entire resort, whose buildings are adjoined by elevated walkways, is surrounded by water, and it features spectacular views in every direction.

Montage

The new Montage Los Cabos property is tucked away in the Twin Dolphin community and features a massive 40,000-square-foot spa (it’s a retreat within a retreat). Montage also offers a beach where guests can actually swim, which is not the case with all properties in Los Cabos, unfortunately.

Unveiled at the end of May 2018, the resort includes 122 rooms on 39 acres.





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