Property Walkthrough: Villa Encanto
Capturing the essence of an incredible getaway begins with setting your travel sights on Los Cabos, Mexico, and booking your stay in Villa Encanto. This charming and beautiful 6-bed, 6.5-bath Los Cabos villa is designed to be able to welcome up to 12-guests at a time. Whether you’re heading to Mexico with a group of friends or spending quality time with family, booking a stay in this breathtaking property puts you in the heart of area fun while enjoying the privacy and options for the tranquility that travelers crave as well. Villa Encanto sits within the luxurious Palmilla Cove community and offers up guests unsurpassed views of the ocean and Sea of Cortez every day of their unforgettable stay. Villa Encanto is no more than 10-minutes from town for guests that are looking to add exploration to their itinerary. It’s a convenient 25-minute drive from the airport and includes a collection of sophisticated and inspired furnishings within. Outside, guests can indulge their senses at every turn without ever having to venture anywhere at all! No matter how long your plans have you enjoying time in Los Cabos, booking Villa Encanto is a sure way to elevate your stay from start to finish.
Stepping through the doors of Villa Encanto, guests are greeted with a spacious, bright, and airy space to call their own that features an incredible combination of Spanish Colonial décor elements as well as a modern take on luxurious living. Every level of Villa Encanto boasts a refreshing open concept living standard where guests can move with ease between living, dining, entertainment, and sleeping spaces during their stay. This layout includes vaulted ceilings and large windows throughout that incorporate ornate archways and stunning columns too. The combination is not only pleasing to the eye but enhances the overall sense of space and emphasizes indoor and outdoor living in many areas thanks to retractable walls of windows leading to outdoor seating areas. In other parts of the villa, sprawling windows not only maximize natural light flow but put a firm frame on a breathtaking view at all times.
The living room in Villa Encanto is a cozy and luxurious place for guests to settle in. Here, visitors will find a collection of plush sofas and armchairs settled around a fireplace and large flat-screen television mounted on the wall as well as adding to the entertainment value of a stay. Decorative stonework on the walls beautifully contrasts the sleek tile flooring below in this room that’s also adorned with colorful modern artwork and wrought iron chandeliers overhead. The living room opens up to a spacious dining area and kitchen for those who are looking to serve up a home-style meal during their stay or enjoy the services of an in-home chef. The primary kitchen hosts a collection of high-end appliances in tandem with a stunning marble center island, custom cabinetry filled with cookware as well as detailing finished in travertine and oak. When it’s time to dine, the formal table is a great place to gather and enjoy a savory meal in good company, comfortably seating up to 10-guests at a time.
Getting a good night’s rest is a breeze in Villa Encanto. Each bedroom in this luxurious property doubles as an oasis of relaxation and restoration, much to the delight of guests! Five of the six bedrooms on-site feature king bedroom sets and en-suite baths while the sixth bedroom hosts two sets of bunkbeds in queen and double dimensions. All bedrooms in this villa are equipped with plush mattresses topped with high-quality linens and stylish comforters. Many make the most of private outdoor veranda access as well!
Stepping outside, guests of Villa Encanto will find a whimsical world of breathtaking views, relaxation, and options for fun waiting for them. Villa Encanto is home to a sprawling infinity pool measuring more than 100-feet across that includes waterfalls as well as a central spa to enjoy. The pool overlooks the Sea of Cortez while the pool deck is dotted with an inviting collection of plush loungers, chairs, and dining sets for guests to settle into as well. When an alfresco meal is top of mind, the outdoor kitchen checks every box on the list. At night, guests are free to gather around the fire pit and sip a glass of wine under the stars. When a little friendly competition sounds like the way to go, the putting green at Villa Encanto is sure to inspire. Of course, time on the sand is also an option as this property enjoys a private walk and gate leading to the shoreline.
Book Your Mexico Getaway Today
There’s never been a better time to book your incredible getaway to Los Cabos, Mexico. When you’re ready for the fun to begin, be sure to reach out to Elegant Mexico to learn more about booking your stay in Villa Encanto the next time you’re here. We can’t wait to welcome you to sunny Los Cabos soon!
Property Walkthrough: Villa 481
Capturing the beauty and essence of a Los Cabos adventure is easier than ever for those travelers who book their stay in Villa 481. Whether you’re an adventurer with a passion for time on the water, someone who prefers to sit back in style and enjoy the view or you can’t wait to explore, Villa 481 keeps you close to the fun while providing the upscale elegance, comfort, and conveniences to match! This 4-bed, 4-bath Los Cabos luxury villa can easily accommodate up to 8-guests at a time making it the ideal easy living venue whether you’re traveling to Los Cabos with family or friends alike. The villa sits a mere 10-minutes from town and only 20-minutes from the airport. That said, moments spent cozied up in Villa 481 are just as inspiring as the location itself. Guests will find incredible amenities paired with stunning home comforts and décor throughout—not to mention the breathtaking view! Wake up each day of your stay to the sounds of the waves in this villa that offers up the ultimate experience in beachfront intimacy. Visions of the Sea of Cortez are yours for the enjoying when you make Villa 481 your home away from home the next time travel plans bring you to Los Cabos.
Amenities Designed to Inspire
Within the walls of Villa 481, guests will find themselves immersed in a space that offers up 4,500 square feet of living space to enjoy! This vast and inviting villa is designed around an open concept floorplan, further enhancing the overall sense of living space available to guests. The spacious floorplan is paired up impeccably with vaulted ceilings, decorative columns, and sprawling floor-to-ceiling windows to match. These features create a bright and airy ambiance that also frames an incredible view and makes indoor and outdoor living transitions easier than ever. This property showcases a refreshing and contemporary neo-colonial Mexico motif that’s infused with the finest of modern amenities. From the regional rustic wood antiques that dot various in-home spaces to the terracotta tiles that brim over with charm, guests will find it easy to settle into the style and luxury they’ve found.
The living room in Villa 481 hosts a plush collection of sofas topped with colorful throw pillows for guests to cozy up on. These furnishings are settled around a natural wood coffee table, decorative fireplace, and large flat-screen television for added entertainment value. The vintage Mexican wall art in this space is contrasted nicely with modern end table lamps as well as colorful glassware placed on open shelving. The living room opens up seamlessly to the kitchen and dining area which is ideal for those looking forward to balancing time dining out with time dining in. The kitchen hosts a spacious center island, extended counters, custom cabinetry filled with cookware and blue and white tile detailing as well. When it’s time to enjoy a meal that guests or an in-home chef has served up, it’s a delight to gather around the table fit for 6-guests that offers up sea views through spacious windows. When additional dining space is needed, there is a second island with barstool seating found just between the kitchen and dining space.
Getting a good night’s rest in Villa 481 is a breeze. Each bedroom in this home away from home doubles as an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation. The first and second bedrooms feature king beds, en-suite baths, and private terrace patios complete with lounge furniture and beautiful views. The third bedroom hosts two double beds and a patio access point while the fourth hosts two twin beds and a desk and computer area for added fun!
Exterior Features to Enjoy
While Villa 481 enjoys a prime Los Cabos location, guests never have to travel far at all to find the fresh-air fun when they book a stay here. This villa enjoys several patio and veranda areas where you can easily sip the day away taking in the sea view. There’s also a full outdoor dining area and kitchen for those times when an alfresco meal is what would hit the spot. The private infinity pool surrounded by lounge chairs is just the right place to cool off in style when temperatures are on the rise. Of course, with the beach just steps from the pool, guests here will always enjoy options to dig their toes into the sand whenever they choose to.
Book Your Los Cabos Getaway Today
Make the very most of your Los Cabos adventure when you partner up with the property experts at Elegant Mexico. Reach out today to learn more about booking a stay in Villa 481 for your next adventure. We’re also happy to answer inquiries about our vast collection of additional vacation villas in the area as well. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to beautiful and sunny Mexico soon!
Special Services and Amenities Offered at Elegant Mexico
The opportunity to make your way to Los Cabos or Punta Mita, Mexico in the name of an incredible vacation is one that’s bound to thrill. At Elegant Mexico, we’re passionate about the people and places we serve, and we’re committed to helping those looking for luxurious accommodations to match their getaway plans find exactly what they’re looking for and more. Our team takes an above and beyond approach to travel by offering a selection of upscale special services and amenities to our guests upon booking. Whether you’re looking to reserve a three-bedroom casita, or you can’t wait to settle into a multi-level villa fit for a family reunion, these services and extras are sure to take your trip to the next level of excellence!
Exclusive Access to Delectable Dining Options
Booking your next amazing trip to Los Cabos is bound to include an itinerary brimming over with options for fun, excitement, and exploration. That said, a trip this way also deserves to be topped off with savory dining options to match every moment flawlessly. That’s where the dining access services through Elegant Mexico can make all the difference. Guests who book a stay with us can enjoy seamless reservations at restaurants and bars all located within the pristine One & Only Palmilla during their visit. Hoping to pair your delightful meal with a spa treatment or time on the golf course to match? We can help with that as well. Our team is happy to book both spa appointments and tee times at One & Only Palmilla for our guests upon request.
An amazing stay requires the world-class security to match and at Elegant Mexico, we never cut any corners when it comes to guest safety. We proudly provide 24-hour gated security services as well as quick emergency medical response when unexpected health situations arise. This puts our guests at ease at all times, allowing them to enjoy the best getaway imaginable without the worry included.
At Elegant Mexico, we’re dedicated to making sure that every property we manage and book out is in impeccable condition at all times. That’s why we provide daily housekeeping services to our guests. Our top-tier employees make sure that properties stay in pristine shape and are happy to handle the details so you can focus on the fun your vacation provides.
Options to Get Around in Style
A trip to Los Cabos should always be a customized adventure. At Elegant Mexico, we believe this includes the way you get around! Our team is happy to get guests lined up with golf cart access to make their stay that much more convenient and enjoyable. With so many amazing restaurants, boutiques, golf, and tennis courses as well as beaches within reach, getting there in style never looked as good as it does when you book a stay with Elegant Mexico.
Impeccable Service Coordination
Those who book a stay through Elegant Mexico will find that maximizing time is a simple endeavor thanks to our above and beyond service options. We’re happy to help our guests manage off-site activity coordination as well as in-residence spa services both before arrival and during a stay. We’re proud to offer a collection of signature Elegant Experiences for guests to choose from as well while they’re here. Looking for pre-arrival planning and concierge assistance? We’re ready and waiting to help.
A Pampered In-Home Experience
Los Cabos has so much to offer in the way of iconic attractions and activities, but at Elegant Mexico, we take the approach that time in your Los Cabos luxury rental should be just as appealing. That’s why we offer guests the option to book with a personal butler available on-site to handle daily tasks. When you’re looking to enhance the convenience factor even further, be sure to ask about our private chef services that can be scheduled for breakfast and lunch experiences at an added cost.
We know that many of our guests come to Los Cabos to relax and settle into style. However, that doesn’t mean they’re looking to drop their fitness regiments during their stay. When health is a priority no matter where you roam, we’re happy to help you get settled in a villa that includes access to a full fitness center as an added convenience!
Book Your Luxurious Getaway Today
There’s never been a better time to book your Mexico-bound getaway and no reason to wait when you’re ready to enjoy the very best that Los Cabos and Punta Mita have to offer. Reach out to the professionals at Elegant Mexico today when you’re looking to learn more about our incredible property options in the area as well as how we can help you start planning your next trip. When travel plans are paired with our stunning selection of services and amenities, you’re sure to enjoy an unforgettable trip that brings you back to beautiful Mexico time and again.
Property Walkthrough: Beachfront Villa 461
Taking well-deserved time to step away from the daily routine and focus on a breathtaking beach getaway instead is always worth your while. When the moment arrives to select a destination, pairing impeccable shorelines with sophisticated style is easier than ever for those who book a stay in Beachfront Villa 461 through Elegant Mexico. This inviting and exciting Los Cabos luxury villa captures the essence of beach living at its finest while infusing the ultimate luxurious details along the way as well. Villa 461 enjoys a prime location I the Del Mar section of Los Cabos and provides guests with 5-bedrooms and 4-bath home away from home to enjoy that can easily accommodate up to 10-guests at a time.
Those who book a stay in Villa 461 will find themselves immersed in spectacular scenery from the moment they arrive. Complete with Sea of Cortez views from both indoor and outdoor living areas, guests won’t have to look far to find the vistas they’ve been craving. Whether you’re excited to spend as much time as possible on the sand, or you’re visiting Los Cabos to make the most of leisurely afternoons sipping time away by the pool, Villa 461 can meet your needs and exceed expectations too. This property is the perfect place to settle into immaculate style, but it also keeps guests close to area fun when it’s time to get out and explore. When you book a stay here, you’re never far from the beach or the 27 holes of golf waiting on the Jack Nicklaus course just down the way.
From the intricate stone latticework to the arched balconies and majestic columns, the exterior of Villa 461 provides guests with a sense of grandeur upon arrival. While this property sits in an ideal location to access area fun, there is also an array of on-site options to enjoy when a fresh-air moment with a touch of luxury is top of mind. Villa 461 hosts a beautiful and inviting infinity pool that provides a direct path to the white sand beaches that hug the coast of the Sea of Cortez. When you’re looking to gather around with your fellow travelers at night and sip a glass of wine under the stars, the villa’s large fire pit and outdoor lounge area provides the perfect place to do exactly that. This property enjoys a collection of shaded terraces that are both communal and connected to private bedrooms for added convenience as well. Guests will love the lush tropical foliage that surrounds the property’s pool and lounge areas and is also incorporated into balcony rails to bring the beauty of the outdoors even closer to the inside living areas. Looking to relax at night? Hop into the ground floor Jacuzzi and enjoy a late-evening soak that’s sure to inspire.
Stepping into Villa 461, guests will find a welcoming combination of traditional Mexican style and luxuriously modern takes on aesthetics waiting to greet them. All floors of Villa 461 enjoy an open floor plan paired with floor-to-ceiling windows that both frame the stunning view and allow maximum light flow during the daytime as well. Throughout this property, bold Talavera tiles are paired with travertine flooring and coastal-inspired design elements to create a welcoming and bright space for guests to enjoy. From the dark wood finishes to the Doric pillars and whimsical archways, it’s easy to settle into the style and luxury you find in Villa 461.
The main living room in Villa 461 hosts an eye-catching tufted sofa topped with mauve velvet fringe throw pillows. This is paired up with a set of matching armchairs, all of which are settled around a shabby chic coffee table and in front of a large flat-screen television for added entertainment value. Windows in the living room offer up an unobstructed view of the outdoor patio and pool area. This space also opens up seamlessly to the dining room and kitchen.
The kitchen in this villa is a testament to space and style. The gourmet-inspired space is covered in colorful tilework and enjoys ample counter space, a center island complete with barstool seating as well as a collection of modern appliances for guests to enjoy. When it’s time to dine, guests can gather around the adjacent table for 8 that boasts a beautiful chandelier overhead and a wall of windows that provide sweeping outdoor views.
After dinner, guests will find that every bedroom in this home is an inviting place to enjoy a good night’s rest. Traditional Mexican décor and color palettes dominate the sleeping spaces in this villa providing a wonderful sense of aesthetic continuity throughout. Four of the five bedrooms are master suites and each hosts a king bed for guests to enjoy. The fifth bedroom hosts two twin bunks which is ideal for those guests visiting with little ones in tow.
Book Your Los Cabos Getaway Today
When you’re ready to make the most of your Los Cabos adventure, the team at Elegant Mexico has the accommodations to make your stay unforgettable! We also provide amenities such as a personal butler, private chef for breakfast and lunch, daily housekeeping services, and more, that you deserve. Reach out today to learn more about booking Villa 461 for your next amazing visit!
Romantic Activities for Couples in Los Cabos
Los Cabos has long been a beloved vacation destination for travelers from near and far. While it’s an exciting destination, it’s also one brimming over with romantic activities to enjoy. When you can’t wait to spend quality time here with your significant other, the following stops should definitely be added to your romantic itinerary!
Savor a Couples Massage at Eden’s Spa Los Cabos
Making the most of a romantic trip to Los Cabos means incorporating a couples massage on your itinerary. There’s nothing more romantic than time set aside to be pampered while you’re in town! Those who can’t wait to indulge in refreshing services will find everything they’re looking for and more at Eden’s Spa Los Cabos. Open daily from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm, Eden’s Spa is a fantastic place to book everything from a deep tissue massage or hot stone treatment to a Swedish massage, facial or scrub. Eden’s Spa Los Cabos also offers salon services for those banking on looking and feeling their best when they leave. Be sure to book your appointment in advance to make the most of every moment!
Relax Side by Side on Lover’s Beach
Those couples who find their romantic vacation state of mind most easily on sandy shorelines will love every minute spent side by side on Lover’s Beach during their Los Cabos getaway. Offering up the sensational scenery and privacy to match, it’s a place where relaxation is top of mind at all times and the landscape sets the scene for breathtaking views at every turn. Lover’s Beach sits within proximity to the iconic Arch of Cabo San Lucas but does require a boat to reach. A water taxi can be easily booked to take you and your loved one this way when you plan on spending hours on end soaking up the sun in tranquil style. Enjoy waves lapping the sand from both the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez when you make this romantic spot a must on your agenda.
Enjoy a Romantic Dinner at Romeo & Julieta
A romantic meal for two is something every couple looks forward to. When you’re traveling to Los Cabos together, you don’t have to go far to find those flavorful and intimate moments, especially when you reserve your dining time at Romeo & Julieta while you’re here. This inviting and undeniably sophisticated eatery provides couples with access to mouthwatering Italian dishes paired with seafood selections that can be enjoyed in an elegant dining room or out on a patio complete with stunning column work. Those who choose to dine indoors will enjoy live music to pair with their plate, making the moment that much more romantic from start to finish. Here, the service is impeccable, and the romantic mood is set with prime lighting, elegantly covered tables and the musical ambiance that elevates your dining experience to a new level.
Book a Private Sunset Cruise with Seashine Adventures
For those Los Cabos-bound couples who connect most successful on the waves, booking a private sunset cruise through Seashine Adventures is an ideal choice for your visit. Those who book a sailing will be invited to step onboard a private luxury yacht and enjoy access to delicious beverages and a restaurant-quality menu while making their way along the shoreline right as the sun goes down. Between the captivating colors in the sky, amazing flavors to enjoy and talented onboard team of professionals to curate your experience, it’s easy to see why this is a fan-favorite romantic activity in Los Cabos!
Book a Charming Rental for Two
Reserving a charming home away from home to enjoy while you’re in Los Cabos only elevates the romance factor further. Those who book their stay through Elegant Mexico will find they have the options they crave when it comes to location, rental property style, upgraded amenities and luxurious extras too! From stunning views and spacious floorplans to sophisticated furnishings and private pools overlooking amazing landscapes, a stay in a charming rental for two promises to please.
Book a Margarita Making Classes with Gourmet Cabo Catering
When you and your partner are passionate about flavor and like learning together, booking a margarita making class right in the comfort of your vacation rental is a wonderfully romantic idea! Mixology sessions can easily be booked through Gourmet Cabo Catering and when 60-minute on-site instruction is complete, you’ll have a lineup of savory local beverages to enjoy as well as a new skillset to take home with you!
Your Los Cabos adventure awaits and when you’re ready to stop planning and start packing your bags in the name of a romantic escape the team at Elegant Mexico has your rental details covered. Let us take care of the logistics so when you arrive, you can focus on spending quality time together. Reach out today to learn more about our many beautiful Los Cabos private villas in the area. We can’t wait to help you make it an amazing stay and look forward to seeing you in Mexico soon!
Should You Consider a Luxurious Cabo Villa Vacation?
Cabo villa vacations are in. American vacationers are flocking to Los Cabos in tsunami waves of interest and excitement. Although the U.S. border with Mexico remains closed to non-essential travel as it has been since the start of the pandemic, there is nothing stopping eager vacationers from flying in and heading right to the party. Mexico does not have quarantine restrictions or testing requirements for those entering, although those freedoms do not hold true on return to the U.S.
The U.S. State Department, which recently aligned policy with guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control, currently places Mexico at a Level 3 threat – actually a safer bet against the dozens of countries at the CDC’s level 4 threat that include many European destinations recently re-opened to Americans. And for the Baja, where Los Cabos can be found, the numbers are even better as the resort destination counts the fewest recent Covid cases in Mexico currently, according to a daily update provided by the New York Times.
No matter what the numbers, however, American vacationers remain undaunted. More than 2 million Americans visited Mexico in the first four months of this year and, according to Mexican government statistics, these were only 76 percent of all international visitors – tallied via arrivals by air. Furthermore, data reports show travel to Mexico from the US is up nearly 32 percent in this third quarter of 2021 alone, viewed against the same period in 2019.
While there remains much danger in exposure as Americans head south of the border for end of summer fiestas, and the Delta variant is only adding to this clear and present threat, many of those looking to party safely are bringing their party pods with them and choosing the safety and privacy of a villa vacation as the way to go.
In March, Los Cabos was named the world’s first VERIFIED travel destination through the independent health validation firm Sharecare. To manage this, the region’s hotels had to complete and maintain verification on some 360 global health security standards, including cleaning products and procedures, ventilation, hygiene protocols, and health/safety communication.
Demand for private homes and villas as vacation choices have been ticking up since the lockdown last year. Homes & Villas by Marriott International (HVMI), in fact, saw a 720% increase in just the first quarter of this year. As consumers return to their now normal in germ-ridden offices and contact with unvaccinated co-workers, many are opting for a safer escape option for those things they can control, such as planning a vacation.
A villa vacation in Los Cabos is likely the best solution. Properties in Villas del Mar by the waters of the Sea of Cortez can sleep as many as 20 guests in comfort in large rooms with private terraces, palatial bathrooms and stunning views of the sea. Broken down by guest numbers, nightly rates at Elegant Mexico often come out way ahead of resort costs and with many more amenities thrown in.
The villas here are a short distance (perhaps a 20 minute drive) from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), often managed with luxury chauffeur services on request. Private flyers head down to Cabo San Lucas at the tip of the peninsula.
Each villa is its own design and purpose, whether a mere three-bedroom manse or a ten-bedroom palace, and each is rife with perfect places to socialize, read, think, work, meditate, watch a movie, party, sip, sun, swim and dine. Imagine waking up to a honey stream of sunlight on your bed, calling your butler for coffee, savoring that coffee in quiet on your patio overlooking the sea and then wandering out to the kitchen later to have a veritable breakfast feast prepared for you by the villa’s private chef.
You head out to your private and meandering pool area later to take a dip in the flowing waters and perhaps take in some morning sun reading the New York Times on your iPad. You plan your day with suggestions from the butler and then have the villa concierge put those plans into motion.
You take a morning bath in the soaking tub in your bedroom, decorated with colorful Talevera tiles and flanked with an open wall allowing in wide views of the sea and sky. You enjoy a cocktail and plate of custom enchiladas for lunch, prepared on request by the villa chef, and then you make your way out for a challenging golf game at the One&Only Palmilla next door, or shopping for artsy notions in nearby San Jose del Cabo. By evening, it’s time to party with your pod over pizza and beer in the outside kitchen and patio, followed by a soak in the Jacuzzi and stories told around the fire pit.
These choices, although they sound expensive, often pencil out to much less when considering the size of your party pod, the fact that you are not paying for libations by the cocktail or meals by the plate. Plus, you are getting dedicated service for whatever your needs are. And such considerations do not even touch the safety factor – that you are in private quarters and not interfacing continuously with people you do not know.
The simple pleasures of a villa vacation in Los Cabos are a hidden treasure of the travel field, often offered up by travel agents who have a true knowledge of the landscape, prices and benefits. While villa vacations have been the tried and true playground for top tiers of the once percent crowd, the playing field is ever more democratic with ever burgeoning choices. Elegant Mexico knows this, and knows the way in to this precious secret. Villa vacations in Los Cabos have never been so accessible … until now.
The Best Blue Flag Beaches of Los Cabos
A vacation to the tropical wonderland of Los Cabos can never be complete without soaking in the sun and inhaling the fresh breeze. However, there’s another very good reason to be on a beach in Cabo. Most of them are certified as a ‘blue flag beach’, which makes them one of the safest and ecologically pristine destinations. Here’s all you need to know about the blue flag beaches of Los Cabos.
What is a blue flag beach
The blue flag program is one of its kind environmental education and safety program launched by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Present in 77 countries, FEE runs pivotal programs to improve the sustainability of ecologically sensitive sites. The blue flag program was launched by FEE to recognize beaches, marinas, and tour operators all over the world, for contributing to the goal of creating a more sustainable, and fulfilling experience.
Approximately 4500 beaches across 47 countries are rated as ‘blue flag’ beach by FEE. The label is one of the most recognized ecological symbols in the world and considered as a hallmark of sustainable, clean, and safe beaches.
Why it’s worth visiting a blue flag beach
In order to receive recognition from FEE, the beach or marina has to pass stringent environmental, educational, and accessibility conditions. Also, these conditions have to be met year after year in order to retain the blue flag status. Due to the scrutiny and challenging requirements to meet the sustainability goals, every certified blue flag beach can be expected to reflect some of the following attributes.
- Promotes a healthy lifestyle
- Conducts safety education and informs steps to mitigate disasters
- Plans activities for social well-being
- Ensures better water quality and sanitation levels
- Contributes to new jobs and local economies
- Protects the marine life
- Safe for women and promotes gender equality
Ready to explore all the blue flag beaches in Los Cabos? Here’s what you need to know about each one of them.
In startling contrast to its name, this sandy beach is perhaps more of a delight for the thrill-seekers with its vibrant surfing culture. Known as a surfer’s paradise, Acapulquito is great for surfers at all levels. It’s just minutes away from beach resorts like Club 96, and One & Only Palmilla makes this beach a dream destination for a relaxing getaway.
Activities and the best time to visit Acapulquito
The blue flag season for the old man’s beach lasts all year round, making it a safe choice for your family. Other great things to do at Acapulquito include snorkeling and swimming.
Nearest city or town
San Jose Del Cabo
Perhaps the most famous beach in Los Cabos, Palmilla has everything you can imagine a beach vacation to be. From luxurious resorts to deep water adventures, this blue flag beach is ideal for a variety of leisure activities. After attaining the blue flag label in 2017, Palmilla has only grown in stature as a versatile and friendly day trip location.
Activities and the best time to visit Palmilla
Palmilla is especially famous for whale watching, as per the blue flag listing. While November to April is great for whale watching, a host of other activities during the rest of the year make Palmilla a must-visit beach on your Mexican vacation.
Nearest city or town
San Jose Del Cabo
Known primarily for pristine waters rich in marine diversity, Santa Maria is also very picturesque with its beautiful horseshoe shape. It’s also easily accessible with a short walk from a large parking lot that makes it one of the most convenient beaches in Cabo San Lucas. As one of the blue flag beaches, Santa Maria has a very friendly vibe, with a visitor’s kiosk, outdoor showers, and bathrooms. These facilities also make it perfect for a long day on the beach. Just a little more than a mile away, Chileno is a great alternative for snorkeling, especially if you are staying longer than a few days, and want to visit both.
Activities and the best time to visit Santa Maria & El Chileno
As one of the smaller beaches in Cabo San Lucas, Santa Maria tends to get crowded on weekends, and during the holiday season. An early morning trip is best for quiet undersea exploration.
Nearest city or town
Cabo San Lucas
Your private beach dream can come true at Las Viudas. One of the lesser-known beaches of Cabo, Las Viudas is a quiet and serene day trip location. Although plenty of resorts and great places to stay can be found right next to Las Viudas, there aren’t many vendors right on the beach. So if you plan to spend the entire day here, bringing your own drinks and food is highly recommended.
Activities around Las Viudas
Whether you want to try water activities like kayaking, and snorkeling or simply want to stay true to your fitness regime with a refreshing run on the beach, this blue flag beach can be the best choice.
Nearest city or town
Cabo San Lucas
Often called the lover’s beach, Medano is the hallmark of everything that makes a Los Cabos vacation unique. The first thing that you notice about Medano is that it’s gigantic, stretching for miles, with a panoramic view of the bay on the side. In fact, the Blue flag organization considers smaller parts of Medano as separate beaches, all of which have their own blue flag certification. With the many hotels and resorts lining up against the beach from Riu Palace to Casa Dorada, Medano is one of the busiest beaches in Los Cabos. It’s also one of the most tourist-friendly ones and has been able to consistently retain its blue flag label, most recently in 2018.
Activities around Medano
Due to its easily accessible location, Medano offers some of the best things to do in Los Cabos. Excursions, glass-bottom boat tours, submarine experiences, and even luxury sailboat tours, are just some of the top things to do here. There are more than 300 places to eat near Medano, some of them right next to the beach, with an incredible view of the ocean. Partying at Medano, and bar hopping in Cabo is one of the most sought after experiences that you can have.
Nearest city or town
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas and most of Los Cabos can sometimes resemble an overwhelming cultural melt pot, which is always bustling with action. If you find yourself wishing for a break, and a peek into how the locals live, head to El Corsario, or the Cannery beach. This blue flag beach is just a short walk away from the Cabo San Lucas cruise port pier and is a local favorite. The rocky ledge on the far end of Corsario offers the much-needed shade on a hot day and some unique photography opportunities.
Activities around El Corsario
Being so close to Cabo San Lucas pier has its own advantages, namely plenty of dining and shopping options. On the other hand, El Corsario beach can be a remarkably peaceful, and relaxed experience, with inviting crystal clear waters. No wonder that it’s one of the most swimmable beaches of Los Cabos. If you would rather explore immerse yourself in the local art than take a dip in the ocean, the wall adjacent to the entry area of the beach has a delightful marine-themed graffiti that is definitely worth more than a passing glance.
Nearest city or town
Cabo San Lucas
Other Blue Flag destinations near Los Cabos
FEE also rates marinas and aquatic tour operators, and there is no shortage of them in the entire Baja region. If you’re up for a short ride, you can try visiting lesser-known attractions such as the La Ribera beach on the east coast. This blue flag beach close to the town of La Ribera is famous for its fishing opportunities and is easily accessible en route to Cabo Pulmo, a UNESCO world heritage site. You can take the Camino Cabo Este to reach La Ribera in just under an hour.
Away from the hustle-bustle of Cabo, the capital city of La Paz also boasts of two blue flag destinations. The charming Cortez Marina is the only blue flag labeled a marina in Baja and warrants a closer view. A quick ride away from the Marina, El Coromuel is the only blue flag beach of La Paz, and unique for its tranquil view of the sunset, and the water park right next to the beach.
Best places to stay to explore blue flag beaches
The beach can be your constant companion on your vacation to Los Cabos. While you can aim to visit all the blue flag locations, some of the best places to stay in Cabo are right next to at least one of them. Stepping onto a world-class, blue flag beach right from your hotel room is a luxury of another kind, and one of the must-have travel experiences. Start planning your vacation right away by booking the best stay options in Los Cabos.
Villa Highlight: Casa Fryzer…A Little Slice of Mexican Magnificence!
6 bedrooms, sleeps up to 12 guests
When it comes to high-end vacationing in some of the most exquisite rental homes in the world, Casa Fryzer earns its place as a strong contender for the top pick. Whether it’s family you’re traveling with or a large group of friends, this villa is ideal for sprawling out and enjoying all the unique touches that come along with it! (And there are many!)
Vacation like royalty in a villa that’s been designed with elegance top of mind — as part of the lucrative Villas Del Mar, Casa Fryzer has a lofty ocean-view vantage point, perfect for secluded relaxation and panoramic views around the clock. With so many additional outdoor amenities, leaving this property will be hard! The 2,000 square foot, 90,000 gallon infinity pool with swim-up bar and lounging area is perfect for spending lazy afternoons with friends and family, making a splash and sipping on cold cocktails. When the sun starts to set, star gaze from the outdoor hot tub and share memories around the pit fire — this property is perfect for those who want to indulge in ultimate relaxation during their stay!
Let’s take a look inside
Casa Fryzer’s interior is just as impressive as its exterior. Art lovers will enjoy strolling throughout the property to take in the artfully-placed sculptures and meticulously decorated rooms. Each bedroom boasts its own en-suite bath and two suites even come with their own outdoor spaces with private spas for when you need some time down time!
After a day of enjoying your outdoor al fresco experience, curl up in the home theatre or play a game of pool with your loved ones. Perhaps you’re more about getting active? The ocean views in the fitness room mean staying in shape still feels like a vacation!
The full package
Included with every reservation are the services of housekeepers, security, a manager, and a butler! Your private chef has access to an outdoor barbeque and pizza oven as well as an indoors state-of-the-art kitchen so you can sample all your favorite culinary delights, and if you’re in the mood to be a little more connected, you have access to the neighboring One&Only Palmilla Hotel’s restaurants, as well as the beach club on Palmilla Bay. Perfect for anyone who wants to get away with privacy, Casa Fryzer is an unparalleled piece of paradise located in beautiful Los Cabos, Mexico! Ready to start packing?!
Top 10 Authentic Mexican Dishes You Have To Try On Your Vacation
There are a lot of reasons to visit Mexico — from the beautiful sun and surf to the vibrant history and lush landscapes, Mexico is an enchanting country for any traveler. No visit to the country is complete without indulging in the creative local cuisine, though! To ensure you taste the best Mexico has to offer, we’ve put together our top 10 favourite authentic Mexican dishes you have to try during your vacation. How many have you tried?
A traditional Mexican stew, pozole is made with hominy, shredded cabbage, chile peppers, onion, garlic, avocado, lime, and either chicken or pork. Pozole is a delicious comfort food served on days of celebration — so if you’re in Mexico celebrating a birthday or anniversary, you’ve got to try out the popular dish! Part of what makes pozole pop is the presence of hominy, a traditional step in making masa, a corn-based flour popular in a lot of Mexican cuisine. The corn is made into hominy through the process of nixtamalization, a method of processing corn that dates back to 1200 – 1500 BCE in Mesoamerica!
2. Frijoles de la Olla
Translated as beans cooked in a pot, frijoles de la olla are a simple-but-tasty Mexican staple. Often served with other dishes as a side, the beans in frijoles de la olla form the base for refried beans as well as being delicious in their own right. Because beans vary widely in taste and texture, no two frijoles de la olla dishes are exactly the same! You don’t want to be leaving Mexico without trying the beans at at least two different spots. The dish is great for lunch — and served nearly everywhere in Mexico!
Horchata isn’t a dish — it’s a drink! The kind of horchata popular is Mexico is specifically called horchata de arroz, distinct from the horchatas made from tiger nuts or jicaro seeds in other areas of the world. Rice, water, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, and (sometimes) milk make up the base — and while vanilla horchata is delicious enough on its own, you can find some spiked with flavors like coconut. Horchata made its way to Mexico through the Spaniards, who in turn got the drink from their African neighbours. Given it doesn’t have to contain dairy, horchata is a popular choice for a cool drink that won’t spoil in the heat.
4. Tortilla Soup
Popular both in Mexico and out, tortilla soup — also known as sopa azteca — is a spiced tomato broth-based soup with fried tortilla pieces, chiles, garlic, and onion. It’s often garnished with sour cream, cheese, avocado, and even pork cracklings. As a comfort food, tortilla soup can’t be beaten! Though the history of the soup is a bit muddied — origin stories point to Central Mexico and Mexico City both — it’s a favourite around the country for a reason. Like frijoles de la olla, no two tortilla soups are exactly the same, so don’t be afraid to try multiple different versions!
5. Mango con Chile y Limon
Mango flowers encapsulate and in many ways define Mexican street food. They’re simple, and yet they’re delicious — and they’re beautiful, too! Street vendors cut up whole mangos into either a flower or pinecone shape, then sprinkle over the sweet fruit chile powder and lime juice. That’s it! While the combination of mango and chile may seem unusual to outside palettes, it’s a popular street food pairing for a reason. Truly authentic tastes of Mexico aren’t complete without this street snack!
Another popular street food, elotes draw on the long tradition of using corn in Mexican cuisine. Husked corn on the cob is charred on the grill, then sprinkled with salt, chile powder, cotija, lime juice, and either mayo or crema fresca. It’s a spicy and creamy way to enjoy corn on the go! Every street vendor will have their own take on elotes, but they all have a woody, grilled flavor from the charr on the corn. If you’ve previously only had corn on the cob boiled or cooked in the husk, this is a method of preparation you can’t miss out on!
7. Chiles en Nogada
Feeling like a Mexican patriot after all that great food? You’re in luck — there’s one dish that has been developed specifically to fill up the patriotic tastebuds! Chiles en nogada is a dish that showcases the three colours of the Mexican flag, reportedly created in the state of Puebla for the future emperor, Agustin de Iturbide. Traditionally, chiles en nogada comprised of a bright green poblano chili filled with picadillo — meats, fruits, and spices — and covered in a creamy walnut sauce. It’s finished off with bright red pomegranate seeds, which makes it particularly popular between October and January, which is pomegranate season.
Chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican staple! Corn tortillas are cut roughly into quarters and then lightly fried before being covered with either mole or red salsa and then simmered. Toppings vary widely — you can find chilaquiles topped with scrambled eggs, shredded chicken, raw onion, avocado like many other Mexican dishes, chilaquiles are versatile! Depending on where you are in Mexico, you may encounter a different take on chilaquiles that doesn’t simmer the tortillas for as long. This version, found in Central Mexico, keeps the tortillas crisper than others!
Like popsicles found in other parts of the world, paletas are made with either flavored water or milk — the difference is in the flavors! An average paleta is made with fresh fruit local to Mexico, like tamarind and nance. Other flavors you can find in paletas are a little less traditional to people outside Mexico — flavors like chile pepper and chamoy! Want a little spice with your ice? Try a paleta!
10. Tacos al Pastor
Leaving Mexico without trying the local taco fare is unthinkable — and there are a lot of different kinds to try! While you certainly donâ€™t want to pass up any of them, you should particularly look out for tacos al pastor, a dish that could be considered some of the first modern fusion cuisine! Tacos al pastor, you see, are a marriage of traditional Mexican cuisine to the tastes of Lebanese-Mexican immigrants. Similar to shawarma, pork meat is cooked on a spit, then shaved and served on a corn tortilla with chiles, spices, and pineapple. Other toppings vary by region and vendor, but they’re all delicious! Is your mouth watering yet?…
Our Top Tips For The Most Memorable Los Cabos Experience!
Ah, Mexico! Cherished by travellers the world over, Mexico is full of beauty, culture, and relaxation everywhere you turn. One particularly beloved destination is Los Cabos, a gem situated at the tip of the Baja California peninsula. Whether you’ve been before, or you’re taking the trip for the first time, there’s a lot to do and see in Los Cabos — and you don’t want to miss any of it! As passionate experts about everything Mexico has to offer, we’ve compiled our top tips for finding all the hidden gems, unforgettable experiences, and memorable views Los Cabos has for you.
Take A Unique Tour
While they may not be the first animal that comes to mind when you think Mexico, seeing the Baja Desert by camel is an experience you don’t want to miss. On the back of a camel led by knowledgeable guides, you can be immersed in the landscape, making for perfect pictures and captivating views. There are a number of camel tour companies in the Los Cabos area, including Cabo Adventures and Wild Canyon, all with their own offerings and tour extras. If you’re a little more motor than camel, an ATV tour across the Los Cabos landscape may be more your style. Speed through the sands and take in breathtaking beaches — while an ATV tour may be more of a thrill ride than a guided learning experience, you don’t want to miss taking in the sights at top speed! Depending on what you want to see, you have a number of different choices for your tour, such as G-Force Adventures or Cactus Tours.
If you want secluded and peaceful, visiting the San Jose Estuary for bird watching is sure to deliver. As the only freshwater coastal lagoon in the state, the estuary is home to numerous rare and beautiful bird species. Pack a lunch — the lagoon is a protected reserve with little-to-no amenities available — and settle in for sights and sounds you truly can’t get anywhere else. You can go on your own or hire a guide. Dolphins capture the hearts and minds of people the world over, and Los Cabos offers some truly unique ways to get close to the mystical animals. Swim with dolphins up close and personal in Los Cabos’ perfect waters — you’ll be telling stories about it for years to come. While there are numerous companies offering dolphin encounters, such as Dolphin Discovery, if you’re looking for something you can really write home about, Cabo Adventures offers the chance to truly become a dolphin trainer for a day.
If you love to cook, you can’t miss learning to cook local fare — and the Los Cabos area boasts a number of fine cooking classes! With the variety of classes available, you can get private lessons for just your group, or you can join up with other traveling foodies and make some friends as you learn together. Classes are offered by local experts such as Edith’s or Chef Issi, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg — ask around and you’ll find a world of flavour. Whatsmore, you can also take advantage of private cooking lessons in many Elegant Mexico properties throughout Los Cabos — enjoy the experience of traditional Mexican cuisine from the comfort of your own rental! More about the savouring rather than the preparation? Los Cabos’ waters host a wide array of sunset dinner cruises. The dinner fare ranges from five-star chef offerings to themed fun — with the sheer variety, you could dine on a different cruise each night for a week and not run out of options! Options include the Caborey sunset dinner and show, or the sightseeing Grayline sunset cruise, but like the cooking classes, you can ask around for the best local recommendations no matter where you’re staying.
Appreciate Local Culture
Mexico’s Baja California peninsula has had human habitation for thousands of years — experience all the history with guided tours around historical ruins, European missions, and even prehistoric sites. Whether you want to see how pre-Columbian indigenous peoples lived or spend a week hiking to 5000 year old cave paintings, history buffs have a lot to see. Check out some cultural and rural tours by companies like Birding Los Cabos, or Rancho Tours and take your pick! Los Cabos is an artist’s dream, as well; as an up-and-coming creative district, the area is becoming known for its arts and traditions, but isn’t overcrowded or commercialized. Day or night, there are galleries to visit and local artisans to support. The San Jose del Cabo Art Walk, a weekly event held Thursday nights November to June, is becoming particularly popular, but local markets and artists can point you in the direction of artistics gems to explore on your own as well. Packing your suitcase yet? Browse our Los Cabos rentals here!
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