Following last year’s Hurricane Odile, the Baja California region is quickly springing back to life with a crop of sparkling debuts and revamped beachfront properties,
and they’re better than ever—with extra perks from reconceived guest rooms and casitas to movies under the stars and tequila tastings. Ready for check-in: The Cape, a Thompson Hotel (from $389; thompsonhotels.com) Located along prime surf spot Monuments Beach, the new 161-room hotel has a 1960s flavor, with custom, handmade furniture such as midcentury desk chairs, and locally sourced artwork including ceramics by José Noé Suro. Esperanza, an Auberge Resort (from $550; esperanza.aubergeresorts.com) The 57-room property, designed by Mary Alice Palmer of HKS Architects (also behind The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch), features rooms and casitas with antique mirrors, handblown glass light fixtures and embroidered pillows made by local artisans. One&Only Palmilla (from $455; oneandonlyresorts.com) In addition to a new 22,000-square-foot spa and freshly decorated guest rooms, the resort’s revamped activities schedule ranges from farm tours and cooking classes at the on-site herb garden, to painting and sculpture lessons with a local, in-house artist, to golf at the 27-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus (the first to be built by the golf legend in Latin America) offering views of the Sea of Cortez. Marquis Resort & Spa (from $650; marquisloscabos.com) At this 235‑room oasis, guests can choose to lounge at one of three swimming pools replete with decadent snack service (think churros, fresh pastries or corn on the cob), relive old drive-in theater days with an outdoor movie screening or relax in the brand-new 13,000-square-foot spa with a Marquis Los Cabos rose body treatment by Natura Bissé.
Written by Jennie Nunn and Jenny Murray.