Hacienda Encantada Resort – Luxury Infused with Authentic Mexican Culture
By Mary Noe
Whether you’re dreaming of an active vacation or a relaxing holiday, Hacienda Encantada Resort & Residences is one of the top luxury resorts in Los Cabos, and the perfect base for your Mexican adventure. Nominated for the Travel + Leisure 2019 World’s Best Awards, the 5-star, 4-Diamond Hacienda Encantada Resort is situated dramatically on the cliffs overlooking the Sea of Cortez, and every room has a spectacular ocean view.
Hacienda Encantada Resort & Residences is located in the exclusive Los Cabos corridor between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. The ocean-front resort offers hacienda-style architecture and ambiance that combines old world charm with new world conveniences and luxury finishes. Custom furnishings and original, local art in rich, vibrant colors emphasize the traditional yet modern character of the design details. The grounds are spacious and beautifully landscaped, with sculptures and photo-worthy vistas tucked throughout the property.
Hacienda Encantada Resort – the Best Views In Cabo
El Arcos, the famous rock arch jutting out of the sea at Land’s End at the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, is one of the most familiar and most photographed sites in Mexico. The Hacienda Encantada Resort property was designed to capture that beloved Cabo view from every possible angle. Infinity pools with swim-up bars, lush gardens, green lawns dotted with hammocks and lounge chairs, and guest room balconies and patios all take advantage of the spectacular setting overlooking the Sea of Cortez and the view of the famous arch formation. It’s the perfect spot to create your new sunset ritual: relaxing in an infinity pool at the edge of the Sea of Cortez while watching whales breech in the distance.
Hacienda Encantada Resort offers several levels of luxury accommodations. Studios and suites (including one bedroom, family two-bedroom and presidential two-bedroom suites) are designed for elegant comfort and convenience, and feature original art and décor that showcases the traditional hacienda-style of the resort. For the ultimate in luxury, 2, 3, or 4-bedroom private villas and residences with private pools and exclusive amenities (like a private chef) are available to rent or purchase. At every level, guests at Hacienda Encantada & Residences are well-cared for. The staff is welcoming and friendly, and golf-cart attendants are on-call to whisk visitors around the property should they prefer not to stroll.
The spacious luxury property affords privacy for those who desire serenity yet provides a welcoming environment for families as well. For guests who’d like to experience local culture, tequila tasting with a local expert or an authentic Temazcal session (an ancient, native ritual of physical and spiritual renewal) can be arranged. A Kid’s Club and plenty of activities are offered for families with children. Cooking classes, horseback riding, bike riding, spa treatments, and other exclusive activities are also offered on-site, and deep-sea fishing, whale watching, snorkeling, scuba-diving, adventure sports, and championship golf experiences can be easily arranged by the Hacienda Encantada Resort concierge team.
Exploring the Cabo Marina
Interested in exploring the famous Cabo Marina? A complimentary shuttle is available throughout the day to transports guests to Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa (Hacienda Encantada’s nautically-themed, all-inclusive, all-suite sister-property) located directly on the marina in the heart of Cabo’s action.
One of the best parts of vacationing in Mexico is exploring the local and regional cuisine. Hacienda Encantada makes it easy by offering an excellent all-inclusive option, which includes the outstanding restaurants on the resort property, as well as dine-out privileges at some of the best restaurants in the “Golden Zone” at the Cabo San Lucas Marina (easily reached via the resort’s convenient and complimentary downtown shuttle).
Hacienda Encantada’s on-site restaurants offer excellent casual options as well as fine dining choices. Begin your day with the best breakfast buffet in Los Cabos at Las Marias, an open-air, cliff-side restaurant overlooking the Sea of Cortez, and you may never leave! The menu features delicious Mexican cuisine, with fresh fruits, juices, and made to order local and regional specialties, and the views are simply stunning.
Los Riscos is the ultimate choice for a romantic, moonlit dinner overlooking the sea, and serves up fresh grilled fish, seafood, steaks, Mexican specialties, and more dramatic views. A taco and tequila bar, an outdoor pizzeria, and fresh sushi poolside are additional choices, and 24-hour room service is available. A European, room-only meal-plan option is also offered.
Hacienda Encantada Resort & Residences is part of Mexico Grand Hotels,a family-owned collection of luxury properties where tradition, service and quality are core principles. Other resorts in the collection include Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa (with its premier location on Cabo’s famous marina) and the new Vista Encantada Spa Resort and Residences. You can learn more about this excellent Mexico luxury all-inclusive resort from their website at www.haciendaencantada.com.
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From Santa Barbara to Barcelona, Contributing Editor Mary Noe loves to discover local food, culture, customs, and personalities.