Los Cabos, which is situated at the southernmost tip of California’s Baja Peninsula, is the number one celebrity hotspot in Mexico, attracting A-listers such as Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney and more. Its breathtaking beaches and natural rock formations—especially the famous Los Arcos—award-winning spas, sprawling PGA seaside golf courses, Michelin five-star restaurants and wild nightlife make the two-hour flight from Los Angeles (or anywhere for that matter) well worth it for the who’s who in the Hollywood crowd.
El Dorado Golf and Beach Club
To ring in 2012 in style, George Clooney whisked his lady love, Stacy Keibler, away via private jet to his secluded villa at the exclusive El Dorado Golf and Beach Club in Cabo San Lucas. The 18-hole championship Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, which offers mesmerizing views of the azure Sea of Cortez, is ranked one of the top courses in the world and has hosted some of the best pro golfers on the green, including Tiger Woods. (Photo courtesy of El Dorado Golf and Beach Club)
A sailboat, a water taxi or a glass-bottom boat are three exciting ways for visitors to get from Cabo San Lucas marina to the very private, picturesque Playa del Amor or Lover’s Beach. During their honeymoon, Eddie Cibrian surprised his new bride, LeAnn Rimes with a private yacht that dropped the couple off on this gorgeous stretch of sand, which is only accessible from the sea, where they snorkeled and enjoyed Don Julio 1942 tequila and Corona Lights. On the other side of Lover’s Beach facing the Pacific Ocean is Divorce Beach named for the dangerous undertows and violent crashing waves. Hidden caves and rock formations made this beach one-of-a-kind.
Adam Sandler and Michael Jordan are just a few of the many celebrities who have stayed in the 2,238-square-foot Presidential Suite at the Westin Resort & Spa in Los Cabos. Featuring an enormous balcony with private lounge chairs, an outdoor candle-lit hot tub, a separate ocean view shower and panoramic views of the stunning Sea of Cortez, these accommodations on the top floor of the property offer guests the highest level of luxury both inside and out. (Photo courtesy of Westin Resort & Spa)
This hacienda-style outdoor shopping area features recognizable brands such as Harry Winston and Mont Blanc in addition to the finest artisans of the Los Cabos region. Nicole Richie and Christina Aguilera have both been spotted browsing the upscale stores and dining at Nick-San Japanese Restaurant, one of several delicious places to eat within the area. The terraces of the Shoppes at Palmilla offer shoppers the chance to spot majestic whales in the Sea of Cortez if the trip is timed right. (Photo courtesy of Shoppes at Palmilla)
Jennifer Lopez has said this spa featuring indoor/outdoor treatment rooms with private terraces is one of her favorites. From the Holistic Twilight Ceremony involving sage smoke and shaman prayers to the Spiritual Chilam, an original treatment of the shamans of Baja, the spa menu draws a very elite crowd, which has included Jessica Alba and Cameron Diaz. (Photo courtesy of Las Ventanas al Paraiso)
Founded by former Van Halen guitarist Sammy Hagar, this restaurant and nightclub located in downtown Cabo San Lucas is one of the hottest places to eat, drink and listen to live music. Every so often Sammy himself will take to the stage with many of his rockstar friends and jam out as patrons take tequila shots and dance to his songs. Featured on VH1, the Travel Channel and E! (Photo courtesy of Cabo Wabo Cantina)
Just recently the setting for the Oxygen channel hit reality show, “The Bad Girls Club,” the Pink Kitty offers Cabo night owls a clubbing experience to remember. The custom Italian blown glass chandeliers and moray eel-skin leather seating create a Baroque boudoir feeling in the space, which hosts International deejays and celebrities. (Photo courtesy of The Pink Kitty)
Comprised of individual “casitas” the Esperanza offers its guests the ultimate in privacy. Fergie and Josh Duhamel and even Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have vacationed at this award-winning resort, which is known for its private beach, infinity pool overlooking the ocean and goodies, such as coconut popsicles, passed out to sunbathers. (Photo courtesy of Esperanza)