Just Got Back: Mexico

Mark Dorenfast, Corporate/Leisure Travel

Where did you Just Get Back from? Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

When were you in Cabo? April 2016

“This was my first time to Cabo and my expectations were quite varied. It was a pleasant surprise to discover how easy it was to drive myself around and how everything is mostly located off one main road. Each hotel is an oasis escape from the surrounding desert and mountains.”

Words to describe what you felt when you first arrived: After picking up the rental car at the airport and starting the drive towards the beach, I thought, “Oh God, why am I here?” As soon as I drove into the tunnel to Pedregal though, it all clicked and I was instantly in love.  It was like being greeted by close friends welcoming me to their home.

Where did you stay? I stayed at the Resort at Pedregal, El Ganzo in San Jose Del Cabo, and One & Only Palmilla.

With whom would you recommend staying at these hotels? Each hotel had a different feel; Pedregal is great for couples, but they also have large villas for big families. El Ganzo has a younger, hipster vibe with really cool artwork and complimentary bikes to ride into town, which is great for people in their 20s-30s. Palmilla is romantic for couples and honeymooners, but has large enough grounds to keep any member of the whole family occupied.

Tempt us- Name the most special place you discovered on this trip: The spa at Pedregal was perfection. They offer a beverage upon arrival that changes with the lunar cycle, allow you to select from among five aromatherapy scents, and every treatment begins with a five minute foot massage using herbs and spices.  It was so comfortable, I could have spent hours here.

What’s the best time of year to go in your opinion? Whale watching season is considered the best time to visit, November through March. The weather in April was gorgeous.

Anything else to add? 

On this trip, I was able to visit a number of other properties, each beautiful and unique.

Esperanza has an amazing new room product, like entering a luxe magazine.

Las Ventanas has outrageously large beachfront villas and some rooms offer the opportunity to sleep outside, under the stars.

The Cape is very trendy and feels like West Hollywood in Mexico. The whole hotel has great ocean views of the famous Arch.

Mar Adentro opens in October and is one to watch. It was one of the most stunningly modern places I have ever seen.

If you’re interested in traveling to Cabo San Lucas contact Mark at Mark.Dorenfast@altour.com or 310-571-6077.