Plush Accommodations In Cabo San Lucas Cliffs
White stucco buildings sit atop—and inside—rocky cliffs, overlooking the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez. The stunning views below are the major draw at Hotel Finisterra—specifically, the posh port town of Cabo San Lucas and the white yachts bobbing in the harbor atop ocean waves. The 1960s-era Baja resort is acclaimed by Architectural Digest for the way it blends in with these surroundings, all of which are visible from the spacious private balcony in a deluxe bay-view or junior suite ocean-view room.
Behind Hotel Finisterra, three curving pools surrounded by palm trees and lounge chairs comprise the Palapa Beach Club. A swim-up bar ensures fruity cocktails for all, and in the middle of the pools, staff members dole out snacks, casual meals, and legal advice from within one of the tallest palapa huts in the Pacific. Seven acres of private beach stretch out beyond the club, and you can snorkel in the ocean near El Arco before sitting under provided thatched umbrellas and watching a sunset.
Back at the main lodge, dine on traditional American and Mexican cuisine at the popular Blue Marlin restaurant—once a preferred hangout of Brooke Shields and Keith Richards. Afterward, sip drinks and admire the sunset at the Whale Watcher Bar, the hotel's indoor cocktail lounge.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Watersports, White Sand Beaches, and Festive Parties
Located at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico and 10 degrees below the Tropic of Cancer, Cabo San Lucas enjoys pleasant year-round temperatures. Just south of town, the white sand Lover's Beach (or Playa del Amor) stretches alongside the Sea of Cortez and is frequented by sea lions, and, depending on the season, humpback whales. It's a popular spot for snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming. Tour boats and water taxis regularly zip from Cabo to Lover's Beach and the neighboring El Arco, an arch-shaped granite formation that has become Cabo's unofficial symbol.
Surrounding the marina waterfront, downtown Cabo buzzes 24 hours a day with visitors sampling local tequilas and fresh, grilled seafood. Slip into one of the trendy restaurants near the marina to try chicharrones—fried pork rinds—and chilies en nogada—poblano chilies topped in a walnut cream sauce. The tourist district is also filled with nightclubs and cantinas catering to all visitors, whether they're looking for conga lines or jazz tunes.
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