By Jo Barrett
The Capella San Pedregal is the first luxury hotel within walking distance to the town of Cabo, and the resort itself is a feat of architectural accomplishment of man over nature.
Imagine entering a one thousand foot tunnel dredged through a mountain and lit with torches beckoning you to your own private luxe escape. The dramatic entryway leads to a breathtaking scene – Cabo’s first luxury hotel located on the Pacific beach next to Land’s End.
Boasting several infinity pools, tasteful swim-up bars, and an al fresco restaurant with a prime cliffside location amid the rocks and crashing waves below, Capella Pedregal is an enchanting newcomer to Cabo’s luxury resort scene.
The new Auriga Spa is the finest in Cabo, with fresh herb foot massages prefacing each treatment. The massage treatment rooms are set amidst cascading streams of water, which add to the spa’s therapeutic appeal. The resort offers special spa rooms for guests interested in indulging in a soothing, total relaxation vacation.
The service is friendly, without being in-your-face. Ask for a tequila lesson in the tasting room from Alejandro and Jose, the resident sommelier and bartender. Service staff do much to please, often delivering fresh-made guacamole and ice-cold Mexican Cerveza in the afternoons. Don’t miss the lobster tacos at lunch, and the artful amuse bouche the Chef surprises guests with prior to each meal. The breakfast buffet includes fresh baked breads, cheeses and croissants, as well as a range of top-notch Mexican specialities.
Each room comes with a private assistant who arranges the excursions Cabo is famous for: whale watching occurs right outside the windows during prime season, fishing expeditions, and of course, golfing and spa appointments.
A private yacht is available for those wishing to cruise the shore, and for groups.
Capella Pedregal is a blissful setting for weddings, honeymoons, couples in need of a romantic escape, and also families with children.
For those Texans with a more vested interest in Cabo vacations, check out the Capella Residence Club on-site which offers large scale floorplans, separate swimming and beach club facilities, a resident majordomo/ personal assistant, and one of the best locations on the entire peninsula.
At night, the scene is serene, sexy, and contemplative. The entire hotel is lit by torches, and streaming water runs in smooth lines across the outdoor reception area.
Capella Pedregal deftly integrates a vacation for everyone: for couples seeking a romantic escape, the resort offers several infinity pools with expansive views of the Pacific beyond. When you’re staying at Capella San Pedregal, you feel like the property exists in its own private space. With a mountain rising up behind you, a private, torch-lit tunnel for hotel guests only, and a strip of beach with views rivaling those of any in Cabo, there is no reason to leave the property at all.
Capella offers the best location around: walking distance to the town, or a five minute taxi ride to Squid Row and Cabo’s other famed nightlife attractions.
With its superb service staff, unrivaled location, and unique design, Capella Pedregal firmly joins the ranks of the top luxury contenders in Cabo.
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