The Cape, A Thompson Hotel
Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico
At a Glance
Internationally acclaimed chef Enrique Olvera's MANTA offers a fresh take on Mexican
Architecturally designed with a mid-century modern Mexican aesthetic
Every room offers ocean views and overlooks the famous 'El Archo' arch
Lively and laid-back pools with infinity pool, salt water pool, swim-up bar and terrace
Spa at The Cape offers one-of-a-kind outdoor spa set in natural rock formations
Snorkel, paddle board, whale watch and surf
Best time to Visit
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Baja California is a rare destination that offers a great getaway year long. Peak time for travel is when weather is temperate in the low 20ºc range and whale watching opportunities are at their best (late-November to April). This also includes the festive holiday and New Year period. Cool temperatures are ideal for desert adventures and hiking and boating for wildlife viewing and island exploration. Summer (April to September) can be hot and humid but the beaches are less crowded. Summer waters are ideal for snorkelling and diving. Hurricanes are much less common than in the Caribbean, but it is something to be aware of for September and October travel which is considered low season. Baja is blessed with two marine life rich oceans; the Sea of Cortez to the east has a warmer sea temperature than the more exposed than the Pacific Ocean to the west. In the summer the breeze coming from the Pacific is a blessing. For surfing, waves break on the eastern side of the peninsula March to October and on the Pacific west November to March. The most popular summer breaks start in San Jose and extend up to the Eastern Cape making Los Cabos an excellent base. In the winter the best breaks are south of Todos Santos at Cerritos Beach.
When planning your visit, it is worth noting the peninsula's main fiestas. Each March San Jose del Cabo throws an 11-day long Fiesta Patronal with parades and carnival and La Paz holds a similar event. Easter is also a busy time for Mexican's heading to the beach to celebrate Semana Santa and September 16 is Mexican Independence Day.
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The Cape brings a chic contemporary beachfront retreat to Los Cabos. Every room offers a view of the ocean, with the infinity pool and terrace, signature restaurant Manta and The Roof Top lounge overlooking the San Lucas skyline.
Located on Monuments Beach, The Cape is set in a secluded spot, with panoramic views of the Pacific surf. The Cape offers a serene retreat by day and a vibrant nightlife scene at Los Cabos' only rooftop bar and Manta, the hotel's acclaimed signature restaurant.
Designed by the acclaimed Mexican architect Javier Sánchez, The Cape is architecturally designed with a modern Mexican twist. All one-hundred and sixty-one rooms have views over the ocean and offers one, two or three bedroom options. Guests can expect custom made Mexican furniture, regional art and private terraces from which to watch the surfers ride the waves or the sun to set behind El Archo. Some rooms feature plunge pools and outdoor day beds.
The resort features two pools, one has a swim up bar and the other is a chic fresh water infinity pool built within a natural rock formation.
The Rooftop is one of the hotel's best features, an alfresco lounge located on the sixth floor with panoramic views of both downtown Cabo San Lucas and the sea. Open day to night and showcasing weekly live music, the lounge boasts a lush vertical garden and lounge seating and fire pits. With two bars servicing craft Baja beers, local wines and cocktails and an authentic tapas menu, it is set to be the place to go in Los Cabos.
The Cape has a selection of spectacular suites and luxury hotel rooms all with stunning ocean views. Each of the hotel guest rooms has a private balcony, gourmet mini bar, concierge services and much more to make your stay as comfortable as possible. For the best views of El Arco, opt for one of the corner suites which offer floor to ceiling wraparound windows and truly provide the wow-factor.
The Cape boasts a luxurious spa offering a full range of pampering treatments and a fitness centre.
The Cape has a fantastic range of restaurants and bars at the resort. Manta restaurant features the culinary delights of internationally acclaimed chef Enrique Olvera, best known for his Mexico City restaurant, Pujol. Ledge restaurant is a casual beach house restaurant serving traditional American and contemporary Mexican cuisine. The rooftop is a stunning al fresco bar with stunning views of downtown Cabo San Lucas and El Arco. There is also the pool bar and lobby bar offering delicious refreshments.
Indulge in a huge array of activities on offer at The Cape ranging from snorkelling, paddle boarding, surfing, spa massages and whale watching.
Birdwatching at the San Jose Estuary
Home to more than 100 bird species, the San Jose Estuary has plenty to offer budding ornithologists. Explore the 125 acres of protected area, binoculars in tow to make the most of this fantastic wildlife experience.
Chileno Bay Snorkelling
One of Los Cabos' few swimmable beaches, Chileno Bay's crystal clear waters make for some great snorkelling and the powdery white sand the perfect spot for sunbathing. Don your fins and head out with a naturalist guide to encounter colourful marine life.
Diving Cabo Pulmo
Declared a marine reserve in 1995, Cabo Pulmo is a prime spot at the tip of Baja California for diving, getting up close to a spectacularly colourful array of marine life. Every season offers something unique and it's suitable for all experience levels.
Diving Isla Espiritu Santo
Diving in the Sea of Cortez is truly rewarding regardless of how experienced you are. Explore the wildlife rich waters that surround La Paz and the Espiritu Santo Islands and get up close to sea lions, manta rays, whale sharks and a huge variety of fish!
Espiritu Santo Expedition
Few marine areas in the world compare with the biological richness found in the Sea of Cortez. Isla Espiritu Santo is a UNESCO heritage site, where you can swim with sea lions, spot blue footed boobie birds and snorkel or dive with giant whale sharks.
Full-day Private Yacht Charter in Los Cabos
Cruise around the Los Cabos coastline on your own luxury private yacht charter, allowing you be as relaxed or as active as you like. This full-day charter includes all meals, drinks and activities.
Hiking Sierra de la Laguna
Get-off-the-beaten-path to navigate spectacular canyons of Sierra de la Laguna. Your guide will introduce you to the landscapes and history of Baja; after your hike meet local ranchers for a hands-on cooking class or simply enjoy lunch cooked for you.
Humpback Whale Watching Cabo San Lucas
Cabo is "the place" for humpback whale watching as the whales travel into the Sea of Cortez from December to April. Experience an action-packed Zodiac whale-watching tour, in addition to Humpbacks you might spot grey whales, dolphins and even orcas!
Jeep Adventure to Mountain Villages
Get off the beaten track with this adventure into the mountains of Baja for a truly unique experience, off-roading along dusty desert tracks to reach local villages where you have the opportunity to visit schools and interact with the locals.
San Jose del Cabo Art Walk
Wind your way through the colourful back streets of San Jose del Cabo as galleries open their doors to tourists and art lovers for a fantastic cultural extravaganza. Grab a glass of local wine as you stroll and admire works by renowned local artists.
The Todos Santos Experience
Experience the 'magical town' of Todos Santos like a local. Our guide will introduce you to the history of this celebrated town, rich in art, music and delicious Baja cuisine including local specialities from fresh fish tacos to aged tequilas!
Ziplining Los Cabos
Soar over Baja California on this exhilarating zip lining adventure, reaching speeds of up to 60mph. Feel your heart pounding as you zoom from verdant lands to stark desert in this beautiful protected part of Los Cabos.
California and Mexico Honeymoon
San Francisco, Napa Valley and Baja California
from £5100 pp inc flights & transfers for 13 nights
- Travel November-March for world class whale watching in Baja California
- Incredible combination of stylish, luxurious hotels with a definite wow-factor
- Offers romantic experiences and adventurous activities
Ski and Beach Honeymoon - Whistler and Mexico
Baja California, Mexico and Whistler, British Columbia
from £4500 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights
- Great honeymoon for skiers looking to get their ski fix and chill time on the beach
- Take your pick from surfing, paddleboarding, snorkelling or just chill on the beach
- Ski in one of the world's best ski destinations with its superb range of activities on and off the slopes
Location & directions
Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico
The Cape is located overlooking the Monuments Beach point break, The Cape is ideally situated on one of the most desirable playas in Los Cabos, just outside downtown Cabo San Lucas.
How to get there
Fly to Los Angeles (British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air New Zealand) or Mexico City (British Airways) to connect onto a short-haul flight to Los Cabos International. Los Cabos is exceptionally well connected with North American airports including Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, New York and Vancouver making it an ideal beach and cultural destination to combine with a city break, ski holiday or a relaxing end to a US road trip.
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