Los Tamarindos farm offers cooking classes with top chefs. // © 2017 Los Tamarindos
Feature image (above): Grand Velas Los Cabos offers the Over-the-Top Wine Lovers' Getaway. // © 2017 Grand Velas Los Cabos
Los Cabos is a celebrity magnet, drawing visitors accustomed to lavish luxuries. Regular folks needn’t feel left out, however. Clients can easily sample the high life by choosing a few special treats. Consider these options.
Nothing says special like a flashy ride from the airport to the hotel. Guests at One&Only Palmilla and The Resort at Pedregal can begin their vacations in chauffeured Cadillacs. But you don’t need a fancy address to travel in style. Brown’s Private Services offers airport transfers and rides around the region in Cadillac Escalades and stretch limos, as well as chauffeured nightlife expeditions.
Boats of all sorts ply the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez around Los Cabos. Chileno Bay Resort even has what can be described as a floating amusement park — a custom yacht with a waterslide and atrampoline. But there’s something extra special about watching the sky’s changing colors from a private yacht, where guests can choose the music, activities and menu. Local tour operator Yacht in Cabo offers Dawn Patrol, a 65-foot yacht that is available for many types of excursions, from evening cruises past the arch at Land’s End to marlin fishing and longer sailings to La Paz, where visitors can snorkel with whale sharks.
Take one look at the many private planes parked at the Los Cabos airport, and you can just imagine the amazing views that passengers enjoy while flying above the region. One&Only Palmilla has begun offering helicopter transfers and tours along the coastline to Cabo Pulmo and the backcountry. Clients can also rent a private plane from Aero Bahias or book a private tour to the gray whale birthing grounds near Guerrero Negro.
On the Ground
The Resort at Pedregal’s backcountry Jeep tours into the Sierra de la Laguna mountains give clients a different take on Los Cabos. Guides pilot the Jeeps to hidden waterfalls and swimming holes before stopping at a rural ranch for lunch. Meanwhile, Cabo Expeditions takes clients into a Biosphere Reserve in the mountains to see prehistoric rock paintings and visit a hidden Tibetan monastery.
Wine and Dine
One of the ultimate Baja experiences is a flight from Los Cabos to the vineyards in the Guadalupe Valley outside Ensenada with the Over-the-Top Wine Lovers’ Getaway offer from Grand Velas Los Cabos. Closer to home, guests at Los Tamarindos, a 17-acre organic farm near San Jose del Cabo, can join chefs while they harvest ingredients and then take private cooking classes. The experience ends with a sunset family-style dinner — accompanied by Mexican wines, of course.