Spanish-Style Villa Overlooking Cabo San Lucas Marina
There was a time when the waters around Cabo San Lucas swarmed with buccaneers looking to raid merchant vessels laden with gold, silver, and other treasures. Today, yachts glide lazily into the city's marina without a pirate ship in sight. Cabo is still a good place to go in search of opulence, however, as evidenced by the Wyndham Cabo San Lucas Resort. The stucco-fronted retreat sprawls along the ocean side with the grandeur of a Spanish villa, charming guests with posh amenities and marina views just steps from the city’s lively downtown district. As night falls, vacationers sip cocktails at the hotel's bar before retreating to one of the newly renovated deluxe marina-view rooms. In many of the earth-toned chambers, floor-to-ceiling windows open onto private balconies affording panoramic views of the marina and nearby mountains posing coyly for vacation photo ops.
In the morning, diners can savor Mexican-style eggs and fresh fruit at Agave Azul before heading to the marina for aquatic activities such as whale watching, snorkeling, and flounder juggling. During Fiesta Dinner Cruises, crew members serve up sizzling tacos and quesadillas to a soundtrack of saucy Latin beats. The 2.5-hour cruise ventures into the Pacific Ocean and past the iconic, gateway-esque Los Arcos rock formation.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Aquatic Adventure and Electric Nightlife
Cabo San Lucas rests at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula in an area known for both its picturesque tropical geography and its thriving nightlife. Snorkelers watch sea lions play with enormous balls of yarn in the Sea of Cortez, and thrill seekers soar through the air on exhilarating zipline tours through Cabo's mountainous landscape. Along downtown Cabo's palm-fringed streets, chefs craft authentic Mexican fare at open-air grills, and shops brim with handmade folk art. After dark, local clubs pulse with the percussive beats of live salsa and marimba.