Say hola to the dreamy honeymoon destination you've been searching for: Los Cabos, Mexico. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Cortez, swaying palm trees, and sprawling desert landscapes, Los Cabos brings together leveled-up luxury and endless adventures for the ultimate in post-wedding getaways. Welcome to paradise, newlyweds.
Far away from the night clubs and spring-breakers are intimate escapes, posh spas, and pulse-pounding activities. With luxurious resorts, gorgeous fresh food, and sparkling seas, Los Cabos has everything honeymoons should have, and then some. Think: swimming with whale sharks, mezcal tasting, and snorkeling in a protected cove right outside the doors of your resort.
With no shortage of stunning stone cliffs, white sand beaches, and plenty to keep you and your newly-minted spouse entertained, here are five reasons to consider a Los Cabos honeymoon.
1. It Can Be as Intimate as You Want
Your younger cousin might've headed down to Cabo for spring break, but this idyllic little section of Mexico isn't all college kids and tequila shots. There are plenty of resorts here that are quiet and intimate, perfect for honeymooners looking for some seclusion after being surrounded by what felt like a million and one people on their wedding day. Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection is a favorite of ours for its refined, polished atmosphere. You won't find any spring-breakers here—just comforting silence, stunning ocean views, sparkling infinity pools, and romance practically dripping from every corner of the property, thanks to details like private hot tubs on the balcony of the hotel rooms, showers built for two, and private full-bed cabanas (personal attendants included, of course) right on the sand. Draw the curtains of your cabana and you'll swear you're the only two people in Mexico.
Looking to add to some recreation to your relaxation? Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection is also muy bien, boasting a host of activities (such as snorkeling among the colorful schools of fish, stand-up paddleboarding, sea kayaking, and more) and one of the only swimmable beaches in the area, while still exuding a decidedly grown-up, stylish vibe.
2. The Food
Attention, foodies: Fresh seafood and gourmet Mexican cuisine (both traditional and with tasty fusion twists) are not to be missed here in Los Cabos. And it's all served with a view. At Esperanza, you and your spouse can toast to married life on a cliff overlooking the stunning surrounding water, as the resort's Cocina del Mar restaurant sits high above the Pacific ocean, jutting out over an ocean bluff. With the waves crashing on the rocks below, you can dine on newly-caught seafood dishes like San Carlos Bay oysters; smoked kampachi crudo with coconut, ginger, pink peppercorn, and parsnip-plantain purée; and a seafood ravioli.
Did we mention there are frequent firework shows and live music? Cheers to that! And while you may be past the Cabo club scene (hey, you're married now), that doesn't mean you can't still partake in one of the country's favorite spirits—tequila. In fact, it would be almost criminal if you didn't. Book a tequila tasting session at Esperanza and sample some world-class tequilas and mezcals, curated by their spirits expert. Now you'll know what to stock your bar cart with when you return home.
3. Redefined Relaxation
After months of planning wedding day details, you and your spouse deserve a little spoiling. And where better to indulge than on side-by-side massage tables? Los Cabos spas often offer holistic treatments influenced by Mayan and Aztec cultures for a unique, localized experience. The Auberge Spa at Chileno Bay Resort & Residences offers tribal-inspired massages, facials, and much more that all begin with a series of therapeutic rituals that include meditating in a salt inhalation room, steaming an aromatherapy steam room, and soaking in hydrotherapy pools. You'll have forgotten all about that pre-wedding stress before you even hit the massage table.
4. Endless Adventures
There's more to a honeymoon than just relaxing! If you're a pair of thrill-seeking newlyweds and just can't picture yourselves sipping cocktails on the beach for days on end, Los Cabos is the destination you've been searching for with tons of activities that pack a punch of adrenaline. Try parasailing, jet skiing, or scuba diving. Snorkel around the famed Lovers Beach (you did just get married, after all!) and bungee-jump into El Tule Canyon. You can explore the Baja Outback on a camel ride through the desert or hop on an ATV and weave in and out of the nearby canyons. Try hovering over water on a fly board, or if that's not your thing, take a spin on a water bike (it's exactly what it sounds like) or ride horses along the beaches. And from September to April, you can even swim with whale sharks in the warm waters. (Don't worry, they're gentle giants!)
5. Leveled-Up Luxury
Hand and foot massages at your poolside cabana? Check. Private ensuite terraces with ocean views and flickering candlelit lanterns? Check. Beachfront dinners for two? Oh yeah. Los Cabos has it all and then some, bringing the concept of luxury to a whole new level. The lush and lavish resorts here offer up everything that honeymoon dreams are made of. You can arrange for a private oceanside dinner for two at Esperanza, where a mariachi band and the ocean waves will serenade you as you toast to your "I dos." Floating bartenders deliver margaritas and fruit skewers while you take a dip in the three-tiered infinity pool at Chileno Bay Resort & Residences. And with your own personal concierge, everything you could want is at your newly wedded fingertips.