The Baja playground carries on.

By Josh Sens
May 14, 2015
Esperanza, An Auberge Resort
Credit: Courtesy of Esperanza, An Auberge Resort

Hit hard by Hurricane Odile last September, Mexico’s popular beach destination, stretching from Cabo San Lucas to San José del Cabo, staggered through the fall and winter, with many of its resorts closed because of extensive damage. Now the region is rebuilt, refinished, and regaining its stride. You sense it on arrival: the international airport is busy with additional service, including nonstop flights from New York City on Delta and from Baltimore on Southwest. And many of the hotels have made enhancements.

Las Ventanas al Paraiso
Credit: Courtesy of Las Ventanas al Paraiso

Courtesy of Las Ventanas al Paraiso

The Resort at Pedregal (doubles from $900) has added a 16-seat Champagne Terrace with a thatched-roof bar, carved into the cliff-side entrance of its El Farallon restaurant. One&Only Palmilla (doubles from $455) expanded its spa to include a barbershop and juice bar; the Jean-Georges restaurant switched from Asian fusion to a steakhouse. And this month, both Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort (doubles from $1,075) and Esperanza, an Auberge Resort (doubles from $850) reopen, the latter with poolside cabanas, a new ceviche bar, and remodeled rooms with stone floors. Also making its debut is the Cape (doubles from $629), the first resort from Thompson Hotels. Designed by architect Javier Sanchez, the Midcentury-inspired hideaway will have grandstand views of El Arco rock formation.