Plush Accommodations High above Cabo San Lucas
White stucco buildings sit atop rocky cliffs overlooking the Pacific and the Sea of Cortez, floating above regally like a kingdom in the clouds. As visitors pull up to Hotel Finisterra, a 1950s-style Baja resort, the spectacular views center the experience: the posh port town of Cabo San Lucas bustles below, and luxury yachts bob in the local harbor from the picture window in each marina-view room.
A warm color palette on the walls sets a soothing tone in spacious marina-view rooms. One king bed or two queen beds, crisp with white linens, rest atop the tile floor, and in the morning, lodgers can sip a cup of coffee on the roomy private balcony.
The gentle surf laps against Hotel Finisterra's 7 acres of private beach, where the extensive Palapa Beach Club lays out huge, shimmering pools and a swim-up bar to pay for drinks with sand dollars. Back at the main lodge, the popular Blue Marlin Restaurant serves up traditional American and Mexican cuisine.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Beaches, Nightlife, and Gorgeous Scenery
The bright lights and wild nightlife of Cabo San Lucas’s downtown and marina areas reside within walking distance of Hotel Finisterra, and the hotel's prime location earned it a nod from Condé Nast Traveler. Rhythmic Latin beats pulsate through youthful, crowded bars and clubs. A quieter ambiance characterizes various upscale restaurants in the area; one cozy wine bar hosts wine tastings with small, creative tapas plates.
Remarkable natural beauty punctuates Cabo San Lucas—El Arco, a popular spot for whale and dolphin watching, juts into the ocean near Hotel Finisterra. Half- and full-day sailing trips show off unseen angles of the coastline, and passengers can drink as they catch the wind in their hair and tie ponytails into sailor knots. Elsewhere, heart-pounding zipline tours course through the canyons and lush forest.