Los Cabos, Mexico

The Cape

Rates from (ex tax)$398.65

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD534.19), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


Beach blanket Baja


Mellow Monuments Beach

Call dibs on your slice of surfer’s paradise at the Cape, a glassy six-storey hotel overlooking Monuments Beach on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. The aesthetic may take a page from SoCal mid-century style, but with Javier Sanchez as the architect, famed chef Enrique Olvera’s eatery and local artwork throughout, it’s muy auténtico.

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161, including 54 suites.


12 noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.


Double rooms from $398.65, excluding tax at 34 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD534.19), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

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Rates do not include breakfast.


Bottoms up: a hand-crafted bottle of tequila (created exclusively for the hotel) is waiting in rooms as a welcome gift. Local art abounds – from the handmade accents in rooms to the giant whale sculpture in the lobby formed from driftwood found on the beach after Hurricane Odile ripped through in 2014.

At the hotel

Two swimming pools, beach access, spa, fitness centre, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: minibar, free bottled water and Bigelow bath products.

Our favourite rooms

If you plan on settling in for a spell (trust us, you’ll want to) spring for a villa kitted out with a private plunge pool, kitchen and your very own at-your-service butler. Although not the largest, the Panoramic Suite with its corner room status and wide-angle views (even from the shower) is a real stunner.


If the ocean isn't enough of a saline fix, take a dip in the saltwater pool that's been scooped out of the surrounding rocks. You can also nab a lounger beside the infinity edged pool (bonus: swim-up bar) which, at the right angle, appears to flow straight into the sea.


Crashing surf is the natural soundtrack at the aptly named Currents Spa, an eight-room (two for side-by-side sessions) space carved out of the natural rock formations just steps from the beach. Recoup after a long-haul flight with a gentle ‘Just Landed’ rub down, or roll back the years with a signature anti-aging massage.

Packing tips

Leave the binoculars behind – you'll find a pair for spying surfers catching waves in plain view from the private balconies off of every room.


Monuments Beach is public, but secluded enough to keeps the crowds at bay. Accessible rooms are available, but there are stairs throughout the resort.


Pups under 40lbs are welcome to join you at the beach. See more pet-friendly hotels in Los Cabos.


Welcome. Cots are available at no cost, and a seasonal kids club is available during the holidays.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Manta’s floor-to-ceiling sea-gazing windows ensure that there’s no bad seat in the house, but on a balmy night an intimate two-top on the outdoor terrace can’t be beat.

Dress Code

The latest resort wear from of-the-moment designers and movie-star glamorous shades to blend in with the other Hollywood types sunning poolside.

Hotel restaurant

The hotel has three. Assess the surf over fluffy pancakes and huevos on the outdoor terrace at the Ledge, a beach-house inspired eatery. Order catch of the day and octopus tacos at lunchtime or stop by for a late afternoon ceviche snack. The main pool serves Mexican specialties and heaping platers of fresh fruit for lunch at the swim-up bar and terrace. The main attraction is Manta from the exceptional Enrique Olvera; the moniker is a nod to the manta ray a symbol of the seafood-leaning menu and the Spanish word for blanket and comfort. The New York-trained chef draws on global influences from Japan to Peru and his native Mexico for dishes that are delightful cultural mash-ups such as black miso fish tacos and a thick steak with edamame guacamole.

Hotel bar

With four fabulous bars on site you’re never far from a frozen pitaya (dragonfruit) margarita or a smoky mescal cocktail. Sip an afternoon cerveza (pre-game for the siesta) at the swim-up Pool Bar. The 60s-styled sunken Lobby Bar is ideal for a drink before dinner at Manta, or cool off with a cocktail at the Glass Cube, an architectural eyeful and the Cape’s only air-conditioned space. Have your camera with you when you head up to the city’s only rooftop lounge simply named the Rooftop – the ultimate perch for a sundowner and a tapas snack.

Last orders

The Ledge is open 6.30am–4pm and Manta serves dinner 6pm–12pm.

Room service

Ring up room service round-the-clock for breakfast, sandwiches and salads.


Photos The Cape location
The Cape
Carretera Transpeninsular Km 5 Misiones del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S. 23455
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas


Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) is roughly a 45-minute drive from the hotel. Several international airlines offer direct routes from most major US cities.


If planning to explore Los Cabos at large a car is helpful, but be advised: roads can be tricky to navigate at points. The reward for braving local roads is that the valet parking at the hotel is free. Taxis are also readily available if you’d prefer to leave the driving to someone else.

Worth getting out of bed for

The area surrounding the Cape hotel is residential and quiet, but it’s all about the beach – and Monuments is a legendary one in Los Cabos. Experienced surfers can grab their boards and catch waves right off shore. Those keen to learn how to Hang Ten can paddle out with the instructors at Costa Azul Surf Shop, which has lessons for every level surfer in every season.

If hankering for more excitement on the high seas, take a 10-minute drive to the nearby Cabo San Lucas marina and set sail with Cabo Sailing Ocean Adventures. Whale watching tours, scuba diving sails and sunset cruises are just a few of the excursions on offer.

Local restaurants

With the most buzzed-about restaurant opening of late and several spots (all with knock-out views) for tapas to fish tacos or a heaping bowl of guac a stroll from your suite, there’s little reason to leave your luxurious confines.

If venturing off campus though, check out the ocean a few kilometres up the coast from Cocina del Mar’s seafacing stone patio at neighbouring Esperanza hotel (+01 800 681 9295). Pick and choose dishes to create a tailor-made three or four course tasting menu, or go straight for entrées from the sea (red snapper, catch of the day) or land (beef tenderloin, rack of lamb).

Further afield you’ll find Flora Farm (+52 624 355 4564), a charming ten-acre organic farm that’s roughly an hour’s drive away. Tour the grounds on select days and dine on the just-plucked goodness in Flora’s Field Kitchen restaurant. Feast on seasonal, Italian-inspired dishes such as house-made pastas, crisp wood-oven fired pizzas and hay cooked rabbit with charred vegetables. If staying for dinner, there’s live music nightly. 


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Los Cabos and unpacked their specialty mescal and watercolour painting of iconic El Arco, a full account of their luxury Mexican beach break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside/postcard from the Cape hotel…

The Cape hotel in Los Cabos is the latest feather in the cap (or in this case, wide-brimmed sun hat) of the Thompson hotel group – and my, what a plume it is. Influential Mexico City-based architect Javier Sanchez is behind this luxury escape that embraces the landscape as it rises dramatically from a hunk of seemingly beach-wrecked rock.

Award-winning and inventive Mexican chef Enrique Olvera has put this otherwise tranquilo tip of the peninsula on the world’s radar as a dining destination with his restaurant Manta. Then there’s the city’s only rooftop lounge with a front-row seat to one of the area’s best breaks for in-the-know surfers. Yep, we’d say the origin of this feather is peacock: bright, bold and a complete showstopper.

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