The Baja Peninsula
Hotels in The Baja Peninsula
From sprawling beach resorts to sleek, modern properties, Baja Peninsula hotels reflect the area’s diversity and energy. Most beachfront hotels feature swimming pools, spas, fitness centers and restaurants, while options in places like Tijuana excel at accommodating business travelers. Showcasing the local cuisine is also a top priority at the best hotels in the Baja Peninsula.
In Los Cabos, Cabo Azul Resort is an all-villa resort that takes up 12 acres of oceanfront land. Pretend you’re a Baja homeowner at one of the hotel’s luxurious villas, each of them outfitted with king-sized beds, a living room area, a private terrace and a fully-equipped kitchen. Cabo Azul also boasts one of the best restaurants in town: Javier’s, helmed by chef Javier Sosa (Laguna Beach’s Javier’s Restaurant), who serves Mexican food made with fresh local ingredients. Business travelers staying in Tijuana should look no further than the Tijuana Marriott, located conveniently near the business district, the airport and the San Diego border. The hotel features conference rooms and an executive lounge, a fitness center and swimming pool, plus Wi-Fi in every room.
Ensenada’s Hotel Coral & Marina offers style and comfort in a privileged location: Todos Santos Bay. Guests have access to a 353-slip marina; tennis and volleyball courts, a fitness center and a spa, and can dine at BC Bistro & Cava, where fresh seafood and local wines are served in a casual setting.
A modern all-suites hotel with a spa, balconies, and harbor views.
The property has 308 suites, each with a private terrace; three swimming pools; and five restaurants.
Hacienda Beach Club & Residences, in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, is the much-anticipated reincarnation of the Hacienda Hotel, one of the first hotels in the region.
From the outside, it doesn't look like much: a weathered brick-and-adobe hacienda hidden down a dusty unpaved side street in Todos Santos, a little beach town 90 minutes north of Los Cabos.
Located in Los Cabos beside the Sea of Cortés, this beachfront resort is inspired by Spanish haciendas, with tiled roofs, a palm-lined courtyard, and an open-air lobby. A stay at the resort begins with a complimentary pomegranate margarita.
Agency: Earth, Sea & Sky Vacations
Specializing in vacations in and around Los Cabos, the company organizes private-jet charters to Cabo; arranges in-villa yoga and Pilates classes; and hires babysitters or coordinates kid-friendly activities on nearby beaches.
The Villa Las Palmas delivers the exclusivity of a grand private residence for up to 20 beachgoers. But the 13,000-square-foot property offers more than just access to Baja’s sandy shores and the area’s world-class diving.
Family-friendly all-suite resort on Baja’s quiet western coast.
Room to Book: All rooms are ocean view; master suites offer separate bedrooms with king beds.
Doubles from $475.
Live the life of a refined beach bum at this wellness-focused Baja Peninsula resort, owned by an American former CEO who traded the corporate world for a simpler life by the surf. Most of the 27 suites face the water, and shaded daybeds, swimming pools, and mangrove trees dot the grounds.