one&only palmilla by night
one&only palmilla poolside
hilton los cabos beach and golf resort beach
Tucked away at the base of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on the west coast sits lovely Los Cabos. Comprising of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, there is a corridor that sits between the two that houses some seriously gorgeous, luxury family hotels and golf courses with fabulous family-friendly facilities. Whether you fly in to enjoy the food, sensational accommodation and first-class service of a family-friendly hotel without moving, or start in Los Cabos and work your way north to explore California, there are endless options of places to eat, stay and play that will keep the entire family smiling in Los Cabos.
One&Only Palmilla features Jack Nicklaus' first signature Latin American golf course, arranges the most extravagant excursions for the whole family and offers sensational accommodation.
One&Only Palmilla resort offers all the luxurious extras one would expect from this revered brand with leading five-star accommodation and activities in Los Cabos. From the moment you arrive you’ll be spoilt. Complimentary goodies include a bottle of wine in your room, 24-hour butler service, laundry services...Baby-friendly / Family-friendly Spa / Pre-Teen friendly / See this Hotel & Book »
Hilton Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort
A bountiful hotel on one of Los Cabos' few safe beaches for swimming, the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort is a hotspot for golf, year-round sunshine and an excellent kid's club.
On the gorgeous resort corridor of Los Cabos, the award-winning Hilton Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort offers everything you could want. Aside from stunning rooms, delicious food and ample activities and amenities, the hotel will help you arrange deep sea fishing trips, nearby whale and dolphin watching and swimming...Baby-friendly / Family-friendly Spa / Pre-Teen friendly / See this Hotel & Book »
Baja Brewing Company, Los Cabos
Morelos 1227 Centro, 23400 San José del Cabo
Located on the Puerto Paraiso Mall right on the Cabo Marina, this fun and funky joint has an outdoor patio overlooking the boats or, if temps are too high, an air-conditioned indoor dining area where parents can sample delicious brews from near and far while little ones enjoy classic burgers, French fries and chicken fingers. For adults, there is less pub-like grub, such as the coffee-dusted filet mignon and there is often live music (to be considered if going with really little ones).
Casa Dorada Los Cabos
Av. Pescador S/N, Col. El Medano, Cabo San Lucas
Though this is a hotel, it has four very family-friendly restaurants on site that are open to the public. First, there is 12 Tribes, which serves lots of delectable local seafood dishes (though there are non-fish options for those who want them of course). Maydãn serves a breakfast buffet, as well as grilled selections and fresh fish, while Okianus is a swim-up bar featuring cocktails, snacks, and a pleasing lunch menu.
Deckmans at Havana
Transpeninsular Highway Km 29, San Jose del Cabo 23400
A very popular eatery in all of Baja, chef Drew Deckman is a serious chef who earned a Michelin star while cooking in Germany. The menu changes often and there are some incredible items on the menu that boasts locally caught fish, and steak for two. Dine on the earlier side if you have children, though we recommend this more for families travelling with older children that babies and toddlers. The heavyweight reputation of this restaurant draws and foodie crowd and romantic diners so not for those at a food-throwing stage.
San Jose del Cabo
San Jose del Cabo is a delightful and very relaxed authentic local Mexican town, ideal if you want to get out from the (albeit luxurious) confines of your hotel or resort. There you’ll find a historic mission from the 18th century, lots of quaint artisan shops, lovely restaurants and art galleries.
The clear aqua waters of Chileno Beach make it a perfect beach for snorkeling and swimming. At one end of the bay you can discover Land’s End rock formations, which protect a pristine beach right around the corner.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas is a bit more bustling and vibrant but no less charming. Again, there you’ll find jewelry shops, artisan wares, great food and bars. A short boat ride from the town’s harbor lies an incredible underwater nature preserve where those qualified can scuba dive.
If you are in Los Cabos anywhere from December to April you are there during whale-watching season, which is highly recommended. Head into town and you’ll find organized boat trips or, better still, ask the concierge of your hotel to help you organize this much-loved family outing.
In children’s clubs, all guests must be toilet trained to participate. Mexican law prohibits nappies and pull-ups in organized childcare facilities.
Bring plenty of mosquito repellent. Those susceptible to bites will be quite alarmed at how large they can be here. And, we’re stating the obvious, but make sure everyone stays well hydrated. Temperatures can soar in this region during the hot summer months and if you’re out exploring ruins, eco-parks or even sitting on the beach, dehydration is to be avoided.
You can find pharmacies in all main towns in Los Cabos, with most open 24 hours a day. Some even offer a delivery service. The main hospital is Amerimed Hospital on Blvd. Lazaro Cardenas s/n El Medano Paseo Marina y Pescador Edificio Pioneros, (+52 624 105 8500) but if you need to call emergency services dial 066. The hospital takes all major credit cards but do make sure you have adequate health insurance when travelling.
When to go
Spring break (which usually takes place in early March) is a time to keep in mind when booking a holiday in Mexico. If you’re in a luxury hotel you’re unlikely to clash with hedonistic college kids but Mexico is a very popular destination for American students during this week off classes so it can make airports and air travel busier than normal. July to September offers the slight potential for hurricanes and, though the lower prices might appeal, it is sticky hot at that time and you are guaranteed rain. December to April are the best time for great weather but they are also the most popular, with Christmas and New Year periods getting very booked up so do try and plan trips during that time as far ahead as possible.