The sun shines year-round in Los Cabos and the best place to soak it all in is at the pool. With an ever-growing list of luxurious resorts touting upscale extras like poolside butlers, stocked swim up bars and spa treatments under the shade of your umbrella, we’ve done the hard work to scout out the Los Cabos resort pools that really make a splash.
Celebrities like Ed Sheeran and Damien Rice flock to the design-forward Hotel El Ganzo in San José del Cabo for parties hosted at the waterfront property’s rooftop pool. With an on-site recording studio, there is a regular rotation of musicians at the hotel but the 2,000 foot, all-glass infinity pool is the real showstopper.
Hugging two walls of the terrace, the pool’s edges seem to spill directly into the Sea of Cortes and marina below, and features a second-tier hot tub for visitors to sit back, relax and drink in the view. Guests have the option to stay dry – and paparazzi-ready – on chic white daybeds lined up poolside where servers carry fresh sushi and handcrafted cocktails from the alfresco vodka bar.
As the first resort built on the west side of Cabo San Lucas, Pueblo Bonito is situated on prime real estate and was recently honored with the title “The Hotel With The World’s Most Beautiful Views” in a TripAdvisor member survey. Guests of the resort have the option to take in the views from their hotel room – each offers panoramic views of the ocean – or from any of the property’s six pools.
The extensive property includes a double-decker infinity pool, from which guests can spot whales during migration season, an adults-only pool, a kiddy pool, multiple hot tubs and swim-up bars placed throughout the pool complex, making the all-inclusive resort a great place for anyone who loves a refreshing dip.
With ocean views from almost every angle of the Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa, it's hard to tell where the property’s pools end and the ocean begins. The central pool spills into views of the Sea of Cortes and Lands’ End with a swim-up bar and grill adjacent to the pool. Guests can soak up the sun from a lounge chair or unwind in the shade of a cabana with waiters delivering frosted drinks and delectable small bites.
The Web Bar pool buzzes with activity, offering family-friendly pool games, a swim up bar and snacks. For a quieter escape, guests aged 21 and older have exclusive access to the tranquil adults-only pool, tucked away for secluded relaxation and unfiltered sunshine.
There are few places you can look on the Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cabo property without a glimpse of one of the resort’s eight pools. Whether you’re a family looking to make lifelong memories in the kids’ pool or prefer slipping off to a quiet adults-only area, the main pool at this 5-star resort has the ideal spot to dip your toes.
A stocked bar where expert mixologists create margaritas and mezcalitas looks out over the rooftop’s infinity pool where grown ups can cool off in the cerulean water or take a break under the canopy of private umbrellas.
Guests barely have to move a muscle while laying out at one of three pools dotting the Chileno Bay Resort & Residences. The hotel’s dedicated team is on hand with dry towels, cold cocktails, and sunblock, guaranteeing guests enjoy every minute in the sunshine. The family-friendly pool is centrally located and lined with shaded cabanas for parents to relax while keeping an eye on swimming children and the littlest guests can wade in the shallow kiddie pool.
The adults-only pool caters to guests in need of a peaceful recharge with a Jacuzzi, daily happy hour specials and a floating bar that specializes in watermelon juice spiked with tequila. Guests who treat themselves to a spa day are pampered with a pre-treatment ritual that takes them from a salt inhalation room to the serene reflexology pool where nature sets a relaxing and rejuvenating tone.
Perched at the top of a cliff in Cabo San Lucas, the Vista Encantada Resort & Residences has uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean and is a peaceful place for an exclusive, tranquil getaway. Guests of the intimate, 36-suite boutique hotel have exclusive access to the rooftop pool. Surrounded by polished columns and arches that give way to 360° views of the surrounding azure ocean, the rooftop pool feels like a slice of the Mediterranean. The rooftop is family-friendly but maintains a serene atmosphere with plenty of cushy cabanas and seats at the cocktail bar to spread out comfortably.
At the spa, the Mediterranean vibes continue at the outdoor hydrotherapy area that is fashioned in the style of a Roman bath. Access to the hydrotherapy area comes with any body treatment but can also be booked on its own. For additional privacy, guest suites are outfitted with private terraces – most with ocean views and plunge pools that convert into whirlpools with the touch of a button.
Five pools slither between the whitewashed buildings that make up the Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos. All guests can chill out at the Lyric Pool, the biggest pool on the property, where adults and kids can enjoy live music, water slides and foam parties. The Eden Pool offers up a tranquil escape with a swim up cocktail and snack bar, and unobstructed views of the ocean.
Living up to its name, the Legendary Pool is surrounded by stunning cabanas and poolside fire pits where guests can enjoy cocktail service. Next to the main pool, Pulse Pool is a quiet retreat with easy access to the centrally-located restaurants, while the Rhythm Pool features adults-only sunbeds and a beachfront submerged bar. A DJ booth takes center stage in the Red Pool, the hotel's venue for pool parties and live performances.
The adults-only Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa is known for hosting some of the hottest parties in downtown Cabo San Lucas. To cool off, guests have the choice of two stunning infinity pools that each offer ocean views and poolside service for drinks and food.
All-day parties and adult-oriented entertainment can be found at the Freestyle Pool featuring a DJ, water activities and bikini contests. For a more relaxed experience, guests can lounge at the smaller pool that looks out over the marina.
The Montage Los Cabos was designed to blend seamlessly into the existing landscape, using the natural colors and indigenous flora that appear to be part of the surrounding cliffs and the multilevel pool at the resort’s center is no exception. The pool has sweeping views of the beach and Santa Maria Bay with a sunken firepit and seating area from which to take in the sights.
Poolside dining is available in the intimate cabanas and the resort has two adults-only pool options including the Serenity Pool and a jetted pool in the spa.
Guests will find plenty of room to relax at the property’s three pools, two tennis courts and swimmable beach with free use of the resort’s snorkeling gear and paddle boards, including instruction.
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