What to Do In and Around The Resort at Pedregal

Camino del Mar 1, Pedregal, 23455 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
The Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal is a majestic resort that sits at the spot where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortéz meet. All 119 rooms have an ocean view, complete with binoculars for whale-watching, as well as a private plunge pool, a fireplace, a rain shower, and a welcome bottle of Clase Azul tequila. Decorative accents include tasteful local art, such as hand-embroidered pillows, ceramic sculptures, and hand-forged metal light fixtures. On the service side, every guest is assigned a round-the-clock personal concierge. The relatively small number of rooms keeps the vibe intimate and creates a sense of privacy throughout the property.

When hunger strikes, guests can enjoy “ocean-to-table” fare at El Farallon, ceviche and Mexican-inspired sushi at Crudo Bar, or coastal favorites at the Beach Club. The resort’s signature restaurant, Don Manuel’s, also serves breakfast and dinner, with dishes made from local, organic ingredients. For an indulgent afternoon, grab a glass of Champagne at the Va y Viene Beach Bar, then head to the 12,000-square-foot spa for a treatment inspired by the phases of the moon. Also available to guests are curated explorations like Panga reef cruises, culinary- and art-themed tours of nearby Todos Santos, and volunteer opportunities at the local Agustin Melgar Primary School.
Camino del Mar 1, Pedregal, 23455 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
El Farallon clings to the cliff-side above the Pacific’s crashing waves. So close is the surf that a light sea spray may even help salt your fish (not that it’s needed). Presented market-style on ice, the day’s catch is displayed for diners to select for their meal. A banquet of soups, appetizers, sides, and sauces complement the simple freshness of the sea-to-table main dish. Illuminated only by candles, stars, and the rising moon, the dramatic setting is ripe for romantic celebrations and surprises.
Wake up to breakfast heaven with Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet’s pop-up morning mercado. Each day, the tile-covered kitchen at Don Manuel’s restaurant is transformed into a countryside boutique of comfort food. An assortment of in-house baked pastries (including a gluten-free option) overflow from a centerpiece of wooden crates. The smorgasbord continues with cured meat, lox, and cheeses as well as a variety of yogurts, cereals, and super seeds. Chefs combine tin buckets of local produce into healthy elixirs at the juice bar and cook baskets of organic eggs to one’s liking over the stovetop. And look to the chalkboard for the day’s specials like huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, or chile relleno.
Isla del Espiritu Santo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
This archipelago off the coast of La Paz (which takes the name of the main island) is a protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. While the islands are uninhabited by humans save for a small fishing camp made of temporary structures, they’re home to a great variety of flora and fauna. In addition to dolphins, frigate birds, and ring-tailed cats, you’ll find the only known black jackrabbit population in the world. Celebrated eco-friendly activities company Cabo Expeditions leads daylong archipelago tours that include exploring the mesmerizing volcanic landscape, a ceviche lunch, and an opportunity to swim on Ensenada Grande Beach—often cited as one of the world’s most beautiful—plus guided snorkeling with the incredibly playful pups at the Los Islotes sea lion colony.
At the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the turbulence of the Pacific Ocean meets the calms of the Sea of Cortez, lies Cabo’s crown jewel, Land’s End. Here, the iconic “El Arco” rock formation frames the confluence of waters and shelters a colony of sea lions. This distinctive scene has turned up on countless postcards and Instagram feeds—and rightfully so. Get up close by hiring a panga, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard. Soak in the serenity of the dramatic landscape and consider that if you continued due south, your next landfall would be Antarctica.
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Most travelers come to Baja for its renowned marine life and activities, but a trip to its mountains will reveal an enchanting world filled with hidden pearls. Outside the quaint mission town of Santiago, the desert landscape transitions into a lush, rocky jungle of cacti, brush, and trees. This is the magical Sierra de la Laguna. Ramble down trails and scramble over boulders to swimming holes, hot springs, and waterfalls. These naturally occurring grottos are so secluded, serene, and unlike anything you’ve likely ever seen, that it’s hard to distinguish reality from reverie.
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