When you hear the name “Cabo”, you probably imagine a resort town that only caters to newlyweds or couples on vacation. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, the Los Cabos area offers an abundance of attractions and activities for families.
Beautiful beaches, water sports, sightseeing, kids’ camps, relaxing spas…there’s something for all ages to enjoy. And because Cabo attracts tourists of all types, there are a multitude of hotels and resorts to stay in.
Although having a variety of places to choose from isn’t anything to complain about, it can also be overwhelming trying to find a resort that meets your family’s needs. Maybe you’re looking for an all-inclusive option or one that’s more private and less crowded. Or maybe you prioritize room amenities over beach activities.
Whatever the case, I’ve rounded up 5 of the best Cabo resorts for families. These blissful beauties provide so much more than a place to kick up your feet and sleep.
1. Chileno Bay Resort
Forget Hot Girl Summer. I’d rather have an Effortless Summer any day, and that’s just what Chileno Bay Resort offers. This year-round playground is situated on one of the area’s only swimmable beaches and welcomes families to make memories above and below the water.
There are plenty of opportunities to share exquisite moments with your family: have a picnic on the beach, then kayak or snorkel in the Sea of Cortez; splash around in a three-tiered family-friendly pool; enjoy a private cinematic experience; rent an ATV and explore the Baja outback. The options are vast and wide!
You’ll also find activities that keep the kiddos entertained while you carve out some quiet time for yourself. The resort offers kids’ and teens’ programs, as well as babysitting services for families with wee ones.
And while the kids are making their own memories, parents can enjoy nourishing spa treatments, cocktail tasting sessions, yoga classes, paddleboarding, or settling into a poolside cabana for a much-needed nap.
2. Esperanza Resort
Esperanza Resort Cabo is owned by the same resorts collection as Chileno Bay Resort, so it offers many of the same luxury amenities and activities. But you’ll also find a host of features unique to Esperanza. Climb onto your very own camel and discover the beauty of the Baja desert, sail the Sea of Cortez, travel the beach by horseback, and much more.
The resort also offers access to an all-day family hideaway by the sea. Tucked into a private cove sits two open-air beach palapas, both of which include a daybed, a swing, speakers for lounging, and a private butler service. Extra amenities, like a private acoustic concert and one hour massage, can be added to your experience.
With the all-day palapa package, your family will enjoy breakfast, beach games, an oceanfront picnic lunch, replenishing snacks and fruit-flavored water throughout the day, and a private bonfire cookout. And the resort doesn’t forget to include the essentials, like beach toys, sunscreen, and phone chargers.
3. Solaz Los Cabos Resort
Solaz is as much a piece of artwork as it is a luxury resort. In fact, this family-friendly haven boasts architecture that mimics the ocean’s waves, and it’s the only resort with an on-site natural history museum. Floor plans also take an artistic approach by blending the indoors with the outdoors. Many rooms have private entrances, furnished patios, private plunge pools, and exquisite sea views.
Aside from water activities and poolside pleasures, families can enjoy creative time together by participating in one of the many artistic activities Solaz offers. Gather the group for an endemic botanical dry jungle and art walk where you’ll explore native flora and sculptures from Cesar Lopez Negrete. Or join the guided tour that takes you through the history and natural wonders of Baja.
4. Resort at Pedregal
Formerly known as the Resort at Pedregal, the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal is a luxury Cabo resort located through Mexico’s only privately-owned tunnel. Enter through this magical portal and you and your family will be transported to a Baja paradise that provides exclusive service tailored to your wants and needs.
Along with the welcoming and friendly staff of the Resort at Pedregal, you’ll have access to your very own private concierge team, which can help you plan family activities, make restaurant reservations, offer recommendations and assist with just about anything you can think of, including personal shopping! You can count on this dedicated team to meet your family’s wishes and whims.
You’ll also find all of the amenities and features you expect from a luxury family resort, like plunge pools, acclaimed dining, a renowned spa, a kids’ club, and much more.
5. Hilton Los Cabos
The new and improved Hilton Los Cabos is the ideal pick if you’re looking for a resort that has everything. The resort recently completed a multimillion-dollar renovation that includes oceanfront suites with private pools, a family infinity pool and kids-only pool, fitness center, kids’ club and play spaces, and a range of restaurants and dining options.
If you and the fam feel like getting your feet wet in the ocean or exploring what Cabo has to offer outside of the resort, the Hilton can help you craft an itinerary that works for everyone in the group. Head to sea on a luxury sailing or boating excursion. Snorkel or swim alongside dolphins. Rent your own watercraft or ATV. Or head into town for sightseeing and shopping. Whatever your family decides to do, the Hilton will ensure you have a fabulous time.