It’s not every day that you see a hotel built partially into the side of a mountain. For that matter, I’d say that it’s also the first time I saw a restaurant built around a mountain, as well. But at the Westin Resort and Spa in Cabo San Lucas, the hotel is where land meets the sea and is juxtaposed in perfect harmony with the elements.
For my trip to Cabo (on a fam trip with my husband, who is a golf writer), we spent two nights at the Sheraton Los Cabos and two at the Westin Los Cabos. The Westin is breathtaking on arrival – it almost looks like a scene out of Star Wars on the sand planet. And how can you not have a smile on your face when you walk up and a drink is prepared for you – on the house.
The hotel, we were told, was designed to work with the earth and with Mexican heritage. The arch in the hotel is to reflect the famous arch of Cabo San Lucas. The colors are all traditional and the landscaping is full of sand, cactus and palm trees, just like Cabo.
Although we didn’t have a chance to play it, the 9-hole putt-putt course next to the ocean beach looks like an ideal setting for families. I know my son would have played more than once had he been there. The pools were gorgeous, with one strategically placed in the shadow of the hotel arch for shade during the scorching summer months.
The rooms are gorgeous, with a glass-sided shower, and every single room is ocean view. We saw a variety of occupants with families dining at the more casual restaurants and couples taking in the scenic views and out-of-this-world meal choices. There’s even a tequila bar, La Cantina, for those who want a little nightlife without heading into the town.
While we were there, a wedding party and guests were preparing for the big ceremony, and we saw happiness as they gathered for the life-changing night. The spirit in the air matched the smiles on everyone’s faces, because it’s simply difficult to find a reason to frown in Cabo.