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Capella Pedregal, Cabo San Lucas

$400 or more
Baja California, Mexico, North America: on a cliffside over the Pacific Ocean, El Farallón Restaurant at Capella Pedregal highlights fresh,
1 Camino del Mar
Cabo San Lucas
Mexico 23455
Tel: 877 247 6688
From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
From the resort's entrance via a jaw-dropping 1,000-foot-long tunnel carved through the mountain, to the seafood restaurant El Farallón tucked into a cliff above the ocean, to the views of whales and dolphins splashing in the surf, the focus at Capella's new property on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula is on making the impossible feel routine. Eight contemporary buildings (some of which back right into the mountains) house 66 rooms on 24 acres of dramatic yet manicured bluffs. Huge stone vases, metal turtle sculptures, Jurassic-size shells, and dozens of varieties of cactus dot the property, while three curvy public pools—two freshwater and one salty—snake through the grounds. Rooms, the smallest of which measure 820 square feet, take on a Mexican gothic look and, happily, include private plunge pools, stand-alone tubs, one-button fireplaces, and complimentary minibars. Personal assistants assigned to each guest will eagerly fulfill even the most self-indulgent request. Lunch options consist of upscale twists on the usual burgers-and-salads resort fare, but the breakfast buffet at Don Manual's is elevated to craft with bountiful fruits and fresh pastries and no fewer than five milk options, all presented in a warm, rustic kitchen.—2010 Hot List

Which room to book: Ocean View rooms on the third and fourth floors have the same panoramic views as the pricier suites.

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