Stay and play at Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort.
By Renée S. Gordon
Los Cabos, Mexico is as close to perfect as a travel destination can possibly get. The weather and scenery are ideal companions and there’s so much to do to enjoy both!
For starters, you might try camel and horseback riding, cruising, deep-sea fishing, golf, kayaking, off-road safaris, scuba diving, snorkeling and windsurfing. There’s more:
Wild Canyon Adventure offers a 4.5-mile zip-line, bungee jumping from a glass-bottom gondola from the 1,082-ft Los Cabos Canyon Bridge—which just so happens to be the longest wooden pedestrian bridge in the world. The bridge is more than six feet wide so you can walk or ride an ATV the length of it.
Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, which is located 60 miles from Cabo, is the site of the only surviving coral reef in the Gulf of California. It is a 20,000-year old living reef with five miles of beach and 17 dive sites. Visibility extends up to 100-ft. plus there’s an underwater canyon.
The French oceanographer and explorer Jacques Cousteau dubbed the region “The World’s Aquarium” because the waters in this area contain 33 percent of the globe’s marine mammal population. Whales migrate from Alaska to breed because of the abundant fish in the Sea of Cortez. You can watch the migration, January through March—a priceless experience. Eight of the 11 whale species, including the blue whale, can be seen from several vantage points.
Los Cabo’s iconic symbol is Los Arcos, a limestone formation located where the Sea of Cortez joins the Pacific Ocean. The formation is also referred to as Land’s End because a straight line drawn south from the golden rock would not touch land until it reached the South Pole.
Even with all there is to do in Los Cabos, the biggest draw is the Mexican culture and the warmth of the people.
Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort has created the ultimate way to combine a luxurious stay, experiential adventures and immersive cultural experiences. The 375-room hotel has won the prestigious Hilton Connie Award, for the highest customer rating, for six consecutive years. All accommodations have water views, upscale amenities, designer linens and culturally-inspired furnishings and artwork.
The 15 treatment rooms in Eforea Spa provide unique wellness, relaxation and rejuvenation experiences incorporating natural ingredients and ancient practices. Extraordinary treatments include the Baja sacred stone massage, Agave Tzolkin Ritual and an especially unique session with an authentic Shaman upon request.
Interactive classes are regularly scheduled, including Tequila Tasting, Miraflores Cooking with Chef Mauricio Lopez, a visit to Tiki’s Local Farm to select vegetables and herbs for a true farm-to-table breakfast, Towel Origami, Bath Salt Making, Flower Arranging and Piñata Making. Each class provides information you take home with you, an experience surpassing the average souvenir.
The piñata originated in the 1300s in Europe and migrated with the Spanish. Piñatas were originally clay pots (in class you use clay) and are still traditionally crafted into seven-coned stars. The cones represent the seven deadly sins; breaking the piñata symbolizes getting rid of sins. Players are blindfolded to represent acting on faith.
Like its location, Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort is breathtaking, memorable.
- Check-in at 3 p.m.; check out by Noon
- Free parking
- Minimum age to register 18
- 2 pools with swim-up bars
- Smoking rooms and suites are available
- Pets permitted, 25 lbs. max, $50 fee
- 10% of room rate service charge
- Odds of Encountering Children: Vary. Renée saw no children or teens during her recent visit, but there are no age restrictions. Renée estimates the odds at “20% in general; 0% if you engage in the activities listed.” A “Cabo Kids” program offers activities for youngsters age 4-12, which may help keep them occupied and away from wherever you want to be on the resort property. For the best odds, visit when school is in session.
– Photos by Renée S. Gordon
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