Cabo Azul

 Many of you have likely vacationed in Cabo San Lucas, well known and popular for its beauty, its many activities on, off, and under the water, and its exciting night life. Still, one shouldn’t ignore the lesser-recognized resorts on the Baja Peninsula. Indeed, there is much to be said for the vacation haunts in Cabo San Jose, better known as San Jose del Cabo. Among these, one that prominently stands out is Cabo Azul, a spectacular resort reminiscent architecturally of an imposing Spanish castle of old, but one dedicated to leisure and fun rather than conflict.

The first thing you see as you approach the Cabo Azul Resort are the massive French wooden doors etched in a style inspired by 18th century Spanish Colonial architecture. In fact, you will see many beautiful, hand-crafted carvings throughout the property—the Front Desk, for example, or the gloriously large torches that provide ample after-dark lighting.

Once inside the Villas at Cabo Azul—which come in one and two-bedroom varieties with modern, fully equipped kitchens—you’ll be struck by the sleek décor of their spacious accommodations, perfect for entertainment, comfort, and convenience. In the bedroom, you’ll enjoy a roomy king-size bed and, in some Villas, have a chance to let your cares evaporate in the in-room soaker tub. By all means, open the glass doors to the balcony, enjoy the ocean views, and let in the gentle, warm coastal breeze to add to the relaxing effect.

Speaking of water, Cabo Azul boasts impressive aquatic amenities—five pools that include a tri-level, ocean-edge infinity one. Among these is the convenient “swim-up” poolside bar with a stellar selection of margaritas and cocktails. Around all of them, should you need a respite from sunbathing, swimming, or water sports, are lovely cabanas that provide cool shade and comfortable lounge chairs.

 

Last, but certainly not least, if you venture to Cabo Azul you must try the on-site five-star eatery, Javier’s Restaurant, which offers authentic home-style Mexican Cuisine “bursting with colors and flavors” and enhanced by amazing beach views.