Robb Report: November, 2009
article by: Bruce Wallin
photography: Robert Reck
Few places on Earth have as dense concentration of first-rate resorts as Mexico's Los Cabos corridor. This stretch at the tip of Baja California, which connects the towns of San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, is home to the ultra-romantic Las Ventanas al Paraiso, the enchanting cliff-top hideaway Esperanza, and the classic, hacienda-style One & Only Palmilla. Now add Capella Pedregal to Los Cabos' collection of fine hotels.
Opened in July near the very tip of the peninsula, just up from the Land's End rock formation, Pedregal fits neatly into Los Cabos' portfolio. The property suits both the romantic-getaway set and families, with a 66-room hotel section intended primarily for couples and a residential area (many of the shared-ownership units are available as nightly rentals) good for travelers with children.
Pedregal also offers something Los Cabos' other top properties do not: direct access to Cabo San Lucas. The resort is within walking distance of the town's marina, yet Pedregal feels as secluded as any exclusive Los Cabos hotel. The only way to access the 36 acres property is by car through a private tunnel the developers carved through the mountain that divides this part of the Pacific Coast from downtown Cabo.