Featuring one of the very best swim-up bars in Mexico, outstanding on-site dining, and an abundance of first-class amenities, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal is uniquely situated; it has the feel of a secluded desert mountain resort, yet it’s just steps from the shops, restaurants, and nightlife of downtown Cabo San Lucas. A mountain landscape separates the property from town, but it’s easy to get back and forth on foot via Mexico’s only privately-owned access tunnel. Cabo’s marina is just steps away, too, where water sports such as deep sea fishing, jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing are offered. The beach isn’t swimmable due to a strong undertow and rip currents (a common issue in Los Cabos; this is certainly the only factor keeping the Overall Beach Resort Rating below Aaa); but the impressive resort offers beautiful panoramic ocean views, luxurious accommodations with jacuzzi terraces (some have fire pits and private plunge pools), alluring infinity pools, a beautiful spa with 10 private treatment rooms, a variety of yoga classes, and incredible overall service. Suites with full kitchens and up to four bedrooms are available. The charming on-site restaurant El Farallon is one of the most romantic and unique in Los Cabos; guests here can choose their seafood entrée from the day’s local catch, presented market-style on shaved ice. The restaurant’s staff can help guests with their selection, before weighing it on an old-fashioned scale and assisting with side dish pairings.
Departure COVID-19 testing is available on-site, but it isn’t complimentary. Antigen tests cost $30 USD per test (results are expected same day) and PCR tests cost $220 USD per test (results are expected within 24 hours).