Nestled between a mountain and the ocean, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal enjoys a setting filled with natural beauty. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel blends into its landscape with sand-hued buildings covered in stone, but it also adds all the right touches: a sinuous infinity pool on the beach; circular spa treatment rooms connected to a tranquil saltwater pool; and a cliffside restaurant where the pounding of the surf serves as the soundtrack to a romantic dinner.
These picturesque surroundings helped the property win the 2024 Hotel Instagram of the Year honor as part of the Star Awards.
For the fifth annual honor, Forbes Travel Guide sought properties whose feed radiates personality, spurs wanderlust and maintains an overall stunning aesthetic. The editorial department selected five nominees (which included Punta Tragara Hotel in Capri, Raffles Doha, Royal Mansour Marrakech and Soneva Jani in the Maldives) from the most popular hotel posts on FTG’s own Instagram account in 2023. Then followers and readers voted for their favorite in an online survey.
See why the Waldorf Astoria won by touring its most scenic spots:
Tucked away on 24 acres at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal is minutes from Cabo San Lucas’ bustling downtown yet feels seemingly worlds apart.
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal has three pools. This is the main pool, which features a swim-up bar where you can order the best of Los Cabos seafood with a breathtaking vista of the sea.
El Farallon is Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal’s popular cliffside restaurant that offers uninterrupted, dramatic ocean views. At the helm of the restaurant is executive chef Gustavo Pinet, who curates a sea-to-table menu with the fisherman’s catch of the day taking center stage and being paired with side dishes that bring the flavors of the destination to life.
Accessible only by the private Dos Mares tunnel, the exclusive refuge is carved into the towering cliffs of Pedregal Mountain, offering unmatched views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean and pristine sandy beach.
The Los Cabos resort features 112 guest rooms, suites and multi-bedroom residential-style villas. No matter which accommodation you choose, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal provides a team of personal concierges who stand ready to assist you 24/7.
Every room features its own terrace and plunge pool to take in those magical Cabo sunsets.
The Five-Star Waldorf Astoria Spa Los Cabos looks to the lunar cycles to reawaken mind, body and spirit. Signature treatments represent the varying energies of the four lunar phases to align you with nature’s rhythms and enhance your well-being. Before your service, you’ll receive a Moon Face potion, the ingredients of which depend upon the latest station of the moon (i.e., new, full, waxing or waning).
In addition to a menu of moon-inspired treatments, the spa also provides various Mexican folk healing therapies that were developed alongside local curanderos (or shamans) to cleanse and renew by using a variety of rituals and herbs.