Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, between the historic colonial town of San Jose del Cabo and the resort city of Cabo San Lucas, Las Ventanas al Paraiso rises almost mirage-like from the Baja desert. Elegant guest suites are built to mimic traditional Mexican architecture, with hand-carved furnishings, intricate tiling and adobe fireplaces. Each opens onto a terrace with views out over the cacti-filled gardens or the sparkling Sea of Cortez. Suites come with a telescope for stargazing and whale watching; from December to March, the magnificent mammals breach just off the shore. Swimming isn't advised from the beach as the currents and waves are strong, but just beneath the surface, there is world-class snorkelling and diving around a kaleidoscope of coral reefs. Back on land, take part in cooking classes, yoga sessions or unfurl by one of the eight freshwater swimming pools. The award-winning desert spa taps into healing treatments and therapies from all over the globe, and there is even a lazy river to drift down, where pool butlers are on hand to serve cool drinks and snacks.
El Restaurante opens for breakfast and dinner, serving modern Mexican cuisine in full view of the Sea of Cortez. Waterfront Sea Grill offers meat and just-caught fish, cooked in a clay oven, and the resort's newest restaurant, Arbol, features an Indian tandoor, sizzling Asian wok and raw seafood bar. The Tequila and Ceviche Bar serves a vast selection of blue agave tequilas – tequila masters are on hand to help guests pick a blend that best suits their taste and personality.
Spa and wellness enthusiasts
THINGS TO DO AT THE RESORT:
Relax in the sun-soaked Jacuzzis and plunge pools overlooking the sea
Hone your serve with the hotel’s impressive tennis programme
Tuck into Asian-inspired food with ocean views at the Arbol restaurant or traditional Mexican cuisine at Alebrije
Enjoy a romantic private dining experience in La Cava. the hotel’s wine room
Spot mesmerising pods of migratory whales from the beach
Indulge in a treatment inspired by ancient Baja healing techniques at the Four Elements spa
Unwind in the expansive infinity pool with sweeping ocean views
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Snorkel or dive in the spectacular Sea of Cortez and discover its abundance of vibrant marine life
Explore the colonial towns of Guanajuato and Queretaro
Visit the archaeological site of Canada de la Virgen for its Toltec ruins
Enjoy a morning round of golf on the unique desert course or stunning seaview course
Ride a UTV through the otherworldly desert landscapes of Baja California
Wind down on a sunset cruise along the coast
Surf the rolling waves of the Pacific away from the crowds
Glide the azure Pacific waters on a sailboat or kayak
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