The Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal resort was one of the first luxury hotels established in Los Cabos and has paved the way for other sophisticated brands. While it has had several changes in ownership over the years (initially as Capella Pedregal, and then The Resort at Pedregal), their high standards, luxury offerings, and 5-star personalized service have stayed consistent, which is why without fail, it continuously ranks on “Top Hotel Lists” around the world by top travel publications and influencers.
One of Los Cabos’ most tried-and-true hotels, here are the top unique features of Waldorf Astoria at Los Cabos Pedregal:
Waldorf Astoria is located in the prestigious community of Pedregal, the first and only ultra-upscale neighborhood established in central Cabo San Lucas. Nestled in the hill adjacent to the marina, the hotel is one of the closest to downtown activities and restaurants.
The tunnel that precedes the hotel is one of the most impressive and distinctive features of the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos. Traversing directly through the mountains, the 984ft (300m) Dos Mares Tunnel took nine months to dig and is the only privately-owned tunnel in Mexico. As driving through the tunnel is the only way to arrive at the hotel, it provides the ultimate privacy, security, and exclusivity to its visitors
3. Pacific Ocean
The Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal is one of the very few luxury hotels located on the side of Los Cabos that faces the Pacific Ocean. This means that while the waters are generally cooler and rougher than the Sea of Cortez, it benefits from refreshing breezes throughout the year. This particular location also affords the first glimpses of the migrating whales that come down for the winter from Alaska.
4. Sense of Place
Los Cabos is where desert mountains meet the sea, and this unique landscape could not be more evident than at Waldorf Astoria. From the moment you exit the tunnel and arrive at the hotel, the focal point is an abundant torote tree, a native species of the region. As the hotel was built nestled right at the base of the mountain, original rock formations are incorporated throughout alongside Baja cacti and unique agave landscaping, giving a true sense of place to the hotel.
5. El Farallon
One of the first high-end gastronomic experiences to arrive in the destination, El Farallon, without a doubt, remains to be one of Los Cabos’ best restaurants and has never stopped earning “top restaurant” accolades since it’s opening decades ago. Embedded into the cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, patrons can personalize their menu choices, choosing from the bounty from local fishermen. The menu at this ocean-to-table concept changes daily based on the availability of the freshest ingredients and catch of the day.
6. Midday Amenity
A signature amenity that has evolved as one of their most beloved traditions, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos offers their guests a daily mid-day snack consisting of two Coronita beers and fresh guacamole and chips. After coming back from a long day at the beach, pool, or outdoor activity, visitors can always rely on their refreshing snack waiting for them in their room.
7. Size of Resort
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos is a very intimate property with just over 100 rooms spread throughout the hotel. The resort was built so that everything is walkable – no golf cart needed to get around – while not feeling overly dense. The hotel’s pool is also unique in that it directly borders the beach and gives true meaning to the “infinity” pool as it blends seamlessly with the ocean just feet away.
8. Champagne Terrace Bar
A must-experience before dining at El Farallon, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos offers a unique tasting experience at their Champagne Terrace Bar. With different types and styles of bubbly, guests can learn about each champagne alongside a selection of moles and artisan salts for a more complex flavor and profiling.
The spa at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal is genuinely unique. The spa’s cosmic design and treatments are based on the sea, the cycles of the moon, and authentic Mexican folk healing. Just as the different phases of the moon impact the oceans tide, it also affects the body in specific ways. Depending on the moon’s lunar phase, the spa adapts its scents, techniques, and treatments to align patients with the natural rhythm of the celestial body and improve their overall well-being.
10. Iconic Symbols
A pioneer to Los Cabos tourism, some of the iconic symbols and art that we associate with the destination actually trace back to this hotel. The most notable are the colorful, glass-shaped hearts that you can see hanging throughout the hotels and torote trees. The sea turtle is also prominently seen throughout the hotel, representing resilience and persistence, two qualities that served while rebuilding after Hurricane Odile. Additionally, the resort’s oceanfront location is home to five of the seven species of sea turtles in the world.
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