Known to locals as El Tule, the pristine beach at Marbella Suites en la Playa is one of the most secluded stretches of sand in Cabo San Lucas. Far from noisy crowds and vendors hawking souvenirs, you can curl up under an umbrella on the sand or on the hotel’s columned sunset deck for unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. Should you get an itch to go exploring, spots for snorkeling and surfing are only a short distance away.
The hotel’s whitewashed façade looks much the same as it did after its construction in the 1950s. Back then, Cabo was accessible only by private plane or jet-fueled water wings. Today, the elegant accommodations still evoke old Mexico with terra-cotta tile floors and views of the estate's carefully manicured tropical gardens. A poolside bar dispenses fruit-flavored cocktails you can sip on the deck or while relaxing on the property’s three miles of beachfront.
Los Cabos, Mexico: Sister Cities with Opposite Personalities
Situated on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Marbella Suites sits equidistant—about 18 kilometers in either direction—from traditional San Jose del Cabo and hard-partying Cabo San Lucas. Excursions to San Jose might involve horseback rides across a white-sands beach or a tour of the many churches dotting the city. Cabo San Lucas, on the other hand, promises great food and 3 a.m. conga lines. Open countryside surrounds each city; browse through Marbella’s recommended outdoor activities for ideas on how to enjoy it.