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4 Reasons Why Travelers Are Flocking To Los Cabos Resorts This Year

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Surpassing other big names like Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, Los Cabos is already Mexico's second most popular coastal destination.

With a faster growth rate than Cancun's, the country's absolute leader in tourism, it is making headlines as the next trendy spot to visit South of the border now that reports of saturation and ridiculous price surges have hit the Mexican Caribbean.

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If you've remained staunchly pro-Cancun, and you've never given Cabo a chance, you may be wondering why it's become America's new favorite, taking into account the former's turquoise waters and wide array of entertainment options.

In this article, we give you 5 reasons why travelers are now flocking to Los Cabos resorts this year instead and why you might end up joining them in the end:

World-Class Amenities And Service

According to the renowned French publication La Liste, which published a ranking of the 1000 best hotels in the world, based on their amenities and quality of the service provided, not only did six properties in Los Cabos make the cut, but one of them even cracked the top 3.

As assessed by La Liste, The Waldorf Astoria in the traditional El Pedregal district of Cabo San Lucas is the second-best hotel globally, praised particularly for the friendliness of staff, the level of comfort in the rooms, regardless of a guest's tier, and the various attractions on-site.

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As noted by The Cabo Sun, the leading news source on all things Cabo, guests can expect ‘some of the best views in all of Cabo' staying at the Waldorf, as it overlooks the scenic Pacific cape and its landmark ‘Arco', an arch-like rock formation jutting out of the azure waters.

Other Cabo properties to have made the list include the One & Only Palmilla, with its set of infinity pools, Rosewood's Las Ventanas al Paraiso, famous for the generous room sizes, Ritz-Carlton's Zadun, distinct for its man-made desert-like ecosystem, the romantic, centrally-located Auberge Resorts' Esperanza, and further down the list, the more recluse Montage Los Cabos.

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Wellness First

Other than the world-class service and the certified excellence, resorts in Los Cabos are best known for one thing: their wellness-first approach to tourism.

As reported by the Global Wellness Institute, as a joint destination, both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo boast the highest concentration of wellness retreats anywhere in Latin America, making the Mexican Pacific Capes a regional leader in this segment.

This means visitors should expect to be treated to an escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world when vacationing in Cabo, as several of the properties prioritize a tranquil atmosphere, in stark contrast with the Riviera Maya's entertainment-focused hospitality.

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Whether it's luxurious enclaves with lush green areas they're after or the latest, cutting-edge technology in holistic therapies, ideal for treating ailments of the body and mind, wellness seekers booking trips to Cabo are coming to the right place.

The institute also highlights One & Only Palmilla, mentioned previously by La Liste editors, as one of Cabo's best-equipped wellness spots, alongside Casa Dorada.

Incredible Nature

Similarly to Cancun and its adjacent Hotel Zone, the tourist areas in Los Cabos straddle an incredibly scenic coast, where guests are never far from beautiful golden-sand crescents.

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Nature is easily the Capes' main attraction, with the ‘Arco' rising out of the deep blue Pacific Sea to become an iconic symbol of the dual destination. As for beaches, Lovers Beach seems to be Cabo's most famous.

Bounded by a marine park and jagged rock formations, it is a romantic spot highly often favored by visiting couples due to its gentle waves and killer sunset. Its counterpart across the strand, Divorce Beach, has more agitated seas, ideal for surfing and other water sports practices.

Wildlife sightings are a common occurrence in and around the Capes, as well, particularly in its natural parks.

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Two of the most visited, the Desert Park Natural Reserve, where you can ride on camel-back across an arid landscape, and Cabo Pulmo, a snorkeling hotspot, are both within short driving distance of many of the resorts.

Cabo Is Very Safe

Finally, there is the high perception of safety across Los Cabos to take into account when choosing your next destination in Mexico.

Despite rising crime rates in border areas between Mexico and the United States and reports of increased gang activity in other Pacific states, such as Sinaloa, Los Cabos has managed to stay in the U.S. State Department's good graces by consistently keeping its Level 2 status through the crime spikes.

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This means Americans who vacation in Cabo are not urged to ‘reconsider' their travel plans, nor avoid visiting altogether, as crime levels are deemed to be ‘moderate', or within the control of local authorities.

Much like the Quintana Roo administration, officials in Baja California Sur – the state Los Cabos is a part of – have invested massively in urban security in recent years, from deploying more police to tourist zones to implementing strict anti-crime policies.

As a result, 67.5% of the residents are pleased with the current levels of safety, placing Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo among the safest municipalities in Mexico.

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While caution is still urged, and you are advised not to flash valuables in crowded areas and maintain a high level of situational awareness visiting non-touristy areas, your risks of being mugged or being affected by crime vacationing in the region are very low.

Read more on Los Cabos and its bustling resort scene here.

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