The Resort at Pedregal
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Property: The Resort at Pedregal
Region: Cabo San Lucas in Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, overlooking the intersection of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez
Time difference: GMT -6 hours
Property size: 110 rooms and suites and 22 multi-bedroom residential-style villas, located on 24 acres of cliffside and beachfront paradise
Best time to travel: Cabo San Lucas enjoys warm temperatures and sunshine year-round, though temperatures often rise above 90 degrees during the summer and rain showers increase from August through October.
Flight time: Minneapolis to Cabo San Lucas is a four-hour flight nonstop. San Jose del Cabo International Airport is a 45-minute drive from The Resort at Pedregal, and the private San Lucas International Airport is 25 minutes away from the resort.
Why I’m smitten: Accessible only via the 300-meter long Dos Mares tunnel, which separates Cabo from the Pacific Ocean, The Resort at Pedregal takes its status as a luxury resort seriously. Visitors can choose from a variety of sophisticated rooms, all of which feature sweeping ocean views, private terraces, plunge pools, and—just in case they weren’t already romantic enough—indoor fire places.
If you tire of room service and venture outside for some honeymoon fun in the sun, the resort offers a variety of unique and interactive activities. For example, you can learn about the 500-year-old tradition of tequila making during a tasting, relax on the resort’s private beach, explore the beautiful coastline of Cabo (including the famous and nearby Cabo arch) via water sports, participate in a cooking class using indigenous Mexican ingredients, or tour an organic farm and choose fresh fruits and veggies for your supper that night. Speaking of…
The Resort at Pedregal also prides itself on serving fresh, local, and organic food at its restaurants, such as at its signature Don Manuel’s, where the dinner menu features entrees like seared tuna with “tlayuda” ashes, veal enchiladas, fresh sea bass, and free-range chicken breast with sweet potato and blue cheese ravioli, among other options. (The menu changes daily.)
Travel tip: Have your travel consultant book you and your hubby or wife a table at the resort’s alfresco El Farallon, a seafood restaurant tucked into Cabo’s cliffs and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Here, you can hand pick your dinner from the selection of fish caught daily by local fishermen, and watch the restaurant’s renowned chefs create your culinary masterpiece. Afterward, stop for dessert at the Champagne Terrace, and revel in the beauty of the Sea of Cortez, The Resort at Pedregal, and the start of your adventure together as husband and wife.
(Photos courtesy of The Resort at Pedregal)