Grand Solmar Los Cabos Land's End Resort

The luxury resort scene in Los Cabos keeps getting more heated all the time. This has clearly become the go-to spot for high-end hotel chains to make their mark in Mexico. The home-grown Mexican companies are no slackers, however, and Grand Solmar Land’s End is worth considering for its fine facilities, large rooms, and near-perfect location.

Grand Solmar massage table in the oceanside spa, where the waves crash nearbyThat location is at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortes and creates some dramatic ocean waves. You can watch those waves crashing on the shore from a beach chair or from the multiple infinity pools that are perched over the sand. The flag is always red for “no swimming” in this rough current, but there’s a special thrill when you’re having a cocktail at the swim-up bar and seeing 10-foot waves roll in. From December through March you’ll probably see whales off shore as well.

This location is right behind the famous Los Cabos arch, with sunrise at one end of the beach and sunset at the other. The spa at Grand Solmar is set up differently than at most resorts. It’s not buried in a basement to cut off all outside noise. Instead it’s comprised of two sets of thatched cabanas at either end of the resort. Your relaxing massage comes with a salty sea breeze and the sounds of the ocean.

The standard rooms at this resort would require a 3-level upgrade at most others. They’re spacious, with a full dining table and a murphy bed, a large furnished balcony, and a well-equipped kitchen that has a full-sized refrigerator.

The 244 rooms at Grand Solmar come in several configurations, none of them small. Even the studio rooms have a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and a hidden Murphy bed for extra guests in their 737 square feet. The furnished balcony has comfy lounge chairs. It goes up from there through master suites, multi-bedroom suites, and four-bedroom penthouse suites that are larger than most luxury homes in the area.

This is the closest luxury resort to Cabo San Lucas itself, literally walking distance from the nightlife, the restaurants, and the marina for fishing or whale watching trips. Staffers can also arrange all kinds of adventure tours in the area. We even went camel riding on a beach (of all things), after a fun ATV ride, with Cactus Tours.

If you’ve never been to Los Cabos, you might think it’s just another beach resort area, but take a tour with us and see the dramatic beach here and get a feel for what the resort at the end of Baja is like.

We have stayed in and toured a lot of different luxury resorts in this area on four different trips. With that context, we were impressed by the attentive service, consistently good meals, and the great physical set-up of one of Los Cabos’ own home-grown resorts.

See more photos and our detailed review of Grand Solmar Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Baja.