Las Ventanas al Paraiso Los CabosWe recently posted our reviews of the top 5 hotels in Los Cabos, at the bottom tip of the Baja Peninsula of Mexico. Our correspondent quickly dismissed some of the so-called luxury hotels in Los Cabos, but dished out high praise for some of the ones that are truly special. Although I try not to take magazine readers’ polls too seriously, I was happy to see that some of our top picks’ spas were highly praised in the April issue of Conde Nast Traveler. The poll rated the top spas in North America, the Caribbean, and at sea.

Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas earned a perfect score for both its setting and its treatments. Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos also earned a perfect score for its setting and was #6 overall for resort spas.

I was surprised to see One & Only Palmilla miss the cut, but an ad in the middle of the section praising the magazine’s Johansens Awards for Excellence listed One and Only Palmilla as the “Most Excellent Resort”in Mexico and Central America. (Marquis Los Cabos was a runner-up in that section, along with Royal Hideaway Playacar, on the other coast.)