“Paradisus” sounds just like paradise. Coincidence? I think not. Once I stepped foot into Paradisus Los Cabos, located in San Jose del Cabo, it felt like I was in paradise—from the expansive welcoming lobby, and the VIP check-in lounge for Royal Service Suite guests, to the oceanview room.
“Paradisus Los Cabos is a sophisticated place to reconnect with yourself, family and loved ones and create unique memories,” says Claudia Rodriguez, director of sales for Melia Hotels International Los Cabos. “The resort has spectacular natural surroundings with uninterrupted views of the Sea of Cortez and sprawling greenery and gardens everywhere you look. Our guests are able to embrace nature through one-of-a-kind experiences including assisting with sea turtle releases, immersing into local culture and experiencing authentic Mexican cuisine.”
As part of Paradisus’ recently launched “Embrace Your Nature” campaign, Paradisus Los Cabos has debuted major changes touching nearly every aspect of the hotel, including new guest experiences, F&B options, and spa and wellness experiences. We got to try some of these out during our recent visit.
1. Epicurean Enrichments
Dining at Paradisus Los Cabos is a singular experience. It all starts the moment guests arrive—after a long flight they can head straight to the poolside Gabi Beach for ceviche, tacos and guacamole. Come evening, guests can request dinner on the beach with a spread that includes such options as grilled meats, seafood, veggies and plenty of dessert.
During our stay, brunch was a pop-up treat by chef Alex Branch at La Palapa—the private restaurant for Royal Suite guests. Every inch of the table was filled with a stunning and tasty dish. Branch is also the onsite chef at Acre Baja, a hip local complex. Clients can visit and tour Acre Baja, opting for mezcal tastings and cooking classes, as well as touring the onsite farm.
2. Turtle Release
For this experience, guests sit on the beach with the in-house turtle specialist who tells them us about how the property is aiding in the conservation of turtles, and which types are found on the beach. Guests get to see and hold the bale, and even help with their release into the Sea of Cortez.
3. Flora Farms
This local holistic market and sustainable farm is perfect for a half-day visit. Here, guests can explore the grounds and shops, which sell artisanal products made by local families using locally sourced ingredients There is also an onsite restaurant, Flora’s Field Kitchen, which offers cooking classes and private dinners, as well as a brewery.
4. Local Artisans
There are various local artisans featured on-property as well—from the artisinal mezcal, Espiritu Lauro Artisanal, to the onsite Proyecto Beatriz shop, which offers job opportunities to Mexican artisans though its initiative, featuring a rotation of local artisans.
For example, black clay mezcal glasses handcrafted by Gustavo Calderon, a local artisan, will be one of those featured.
What’s In it For Travel Advisors
Paradisus Los Cabos offers 10 percent commission on all bookings, and a special travel agent rate of $150 per person per night for travel advisors
Contact Information: Paradisus Los Cabos: melia.com