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Hotel Review
Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences

by Olivia Balsinger

My recent stay at Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences, the meticulous newly-opened resort in Cabos San Lucas, entirely regenerated my spirit. After all, it would be difficult to not feel at peace at this exclusive and tranquil property, the ultimate retreat from the Cabos chaos energy nearby.

Nothing is more soul-soothing than a backstroke in one of the resort’s rooftop infinity pools, under the canvas of the sprawling Mexican sky, the surrounding Pacific Ocean’s breeze cooling the harsh air, the unobstructed views of the famed Land’s End rock formation in the distance.

The elegance in Vista Encantada’s interior is a seamless melange between traditional Mexican color palettes and smooth contemporary finishes. An all-suite property, the “smallest” living arrangement is a one-bedroom suite, which features a master bedroom with a King bed and a living area with a full kitchen, sitting and dining area, and an accompanying lounge area.

The Milagro Spa is the optimal sanctuary to indulge in unique treatments and remedies carefully curated with Mexican wisdom of herbs and plants to help heal and rejuvenate the body. I indulged in the Pacific Mare Signature Ritual, which delicately combines warmth from an ancient Ayurvedic warm oil and a cooling sensation to dually relax and ease muscle tension (which, after countless laps in the infinity pool, I certainly needed!) The spa also boasts a variety of couple’s treatments, including a lighted candle drip massage and a romantic aromatherapy experience, including champagne and strawberries, of course.

The gastronomic delights of Vista Encantada make it worth a visit on its own. A stay is incomplete without digesting the panoramic views and signature dishes at Mestizo del Mar. Wannabe mermaids like myself will adore the swim-up bar and grill at Atico Rooftop Pool and Bar, while those who prefer a little spice in their bite will flock to Los Riscos Mesquite Grill and Bar for authentic Mexican dishes and zesty margaritas. To promote nearby local businesses, the hotel also has a unique Golden Zone program which invites guests to use their meal plans at local restaurants, including a local steakhouse and sushi restaurant.

No guilt trips needed after indulging in all these tasting offerings, however, because there are plenty of complimentary fitness activities to enjoy. Take advantage of perhaps the prettiest gym you’ll witness, located on the property’s roof, with views of the sparkling sea below. A horseback riding program allows guests to experience the stark and drastic desert-like surroundings of the resorts, trotting through trails sprinkled with cacti.

Whether pursuing an active holiday or hoping to escape from the chaos of everyday life, the distinguished hospitality, creative gastronomic experiences, world-class amenities, and amorous spa make Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences the obvious choice on your next Los Cabos getaway.