The long-awaited Capella Pedregal resort is now open in the most hopping part of the lower Baja Peninsula: Cabo San Lucas. You’ve probably read about it in magazines, with articles a desk editor put together from a press release, but we don’t work like that. We wait until the resort is actually open for business and we can give the rooms and service a good once-over.

There are few writers as qualified to do that as our new correspondent Marbeth Mellin. She’s the go-to person for all things Mexico at and has written more articles on the country than she can probably count. So trust her when she says, “Away from the lineup of luxury hotels in Cabo’s Corridor, this stylish hideaway is the undisputed star in Cabo San Lucas.”

Read the full review to get a detailed account of this brash new resort on the Cabo scene: Capella Pedregal Cabo San Lucas