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Two Equally Tempting, Entirely Different New Resorts In Los Cabos

Though They Do Have an Ocean In Common

By Eric Twardzik ·
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Los Cabos must have it bad for you.

Because the highly-photogenic Mexican municipality on Baja's tip is opening not one, but two new properties for your ceviche-eating, beachside-imbibing summer pleasure.

Shall we review the options?

If you're looking for a classic Baja getaway, Montage Los Cabos may be your best point-of-contact. The 122-room resort is all light colors and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the swimmable Santa Maria Bay (check out the photos). It's also "snorkelable." If that's allowed to be a word.

Other things that will happen: lobster ceviche and suckling pig at Mezcal restaurant, accompanied by all the cocktails you can imagine would be available at a place called Mezcal. And a romantic evening over surf-and-turf at beachfront, open-air Marea. Then come fall, an 18-hole golf course. Overall, you should be feeling great about this choice.

But you'll probably want to book an equal amount of time at Viceroy Los Cabos. If the Montage is classic Baja Sur, this sexy 194-room hotel is the polar opposite. It's all imposing, extraterrestrial exteriors and elevated walkways leading you across flowing water: it sort of looks like that part of Westworld before people actually enter Westworld (see what we mean in the slideshow).

The owners have added all sorts of other appreciable delights, too, like a cinema with daily screenings, beach bar and ceviche restaurant called "Nido," which looks like (and translates to) nest. You'll find that place wading in water. Awesome.

Should you tire of eating tuna sashimi in said giant nest, you can go fishing with the chef, arrange surf lessons or embark on other activities that will be arranged by an in-house "Head of Vibe."

Although it's still unclear whether there's an entire department of vibe.

Eric Twardzik is often misidentified as a Dane. Embroidered pants and green Chartreuse are the two things that get him out of bed every morning.

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