With its gorgeous sandy beaches, lavish resorts, thrilling water-based activities, fun day parties, and explosive nightlife, Cabo San Lucas, a superb resort city on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula promises high-end fun to all future brides and their squads.
If you want to plan a memorable bachelorette party weekend, continue reading this article and find all about the top places to stay, eat, drink, and play in Cabo.
Is Cabo Safe for a Bachelorette Party?
You probably know that, for its safety issues due to cartel-related violence, Mexico hasn’t gotten the best reputation lately. Most of the violent incidents, however, occurred away from the tourist areas, and many of the resorts have very tight security systems to make their guests feel safe.
So, Cabo is a safe destination for travelers. And, if you exercise caution and take all the regular steps to stay safe when traveling abroad, there is no need to miss all the great fun your bachelorette escape can offer.
The Best Accommodation for Your Girl Squad
If you choose Cabo to host your escapade, you’ll be thrilled to find out that this tropical paradise is home to world-class resorts that await you with deluxe rooms, lavish amenities, never-ending pampering moments, and exquisite culinary experiences.
Located a few steps from beautiful Medano Beach on the Pacific Ocean, in a chic building overlooking the Marina, Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort that perfectly combines comfort with fun. Sleek suites with beautifully decorated balconies and spectacular ocean views, high-end restaurants, and bars, including a stunning rooftop lounge for a relaxed evening and a trendy tequila bar, are some of the amenities available. And for those relaxing moments with the girls, you have an infinity pool and a fully-equipped spa to enjoy.
One & Only Palmilla is another fantastic option if you are looking for a lavish resort. Cabanas surrounded by lush gardens and overlooking the ocean, a fabulous spa with a cold and hot pool, yoga in the garden, a surf school, and posh dining spots, including a fancy sushi bar and a serene open-air restaurant, are some of the fancy amenities available. And, if you and your bridesmaids want to indulge in aquatic adventures, you will be provided complimentary paddle boats, kayaks, wakeboards, and snorkeling gear.
The Cape, A Thompson Hotel, set in a secluded area along the Pacific Ocean, is another fantastic option for future brides and their squads. Rooms with great views of Los Arcos, balconies with relaxing swinging daybeds, alfresco dining options with breathtaking views, lavish massages, and a cool in-house club are some of the things you can enjoy at The Cape.
And, if big hotels aren’t your thing and you’re looking for a quaint lodging, Drift San Jose, located in a whitewashed building in the historic city center, is a hip choice. Minimalistic rooms with industrial accents, a mini pool, roof hammocks, and a rustic-chic mezcal bar, are some of the trendy amenities waiting for you at Drift. There is also regular live music available, and food trucks come parading weekly.
Future brides who dream of having an unforgettable intimate celebration with their closest friends should consider renting a private bachelorette party villa. Villa Cielito, for instance,is a superb choice, featuring a private pool and seven welcoming bedrooms, and promising to fit your whole group and offer the perfect setting for a party to remember.
And, if you are planning a bachelorette escape in Cabo on a budget, Solmar Resort, an informal all-suite resort set on Lovers Beach along the Pacific Ocean, might be your spot. With a spectacular location, delicious Mexican food, tasty drinks, a fantastic pool with a swim-up bar, plus a spa and a private beach area, Solmar is a great choice for your getaway, and it’s very affordable for a big group. Not to mention that lavish in-room massages are available.
Eating and Partying in Cabo
Once in Cabo, you will easily notice there is little difference between beachfront bars and restaurants. While seaside bars serve food, restaurants welcome you with hip bar areas where you can indulge in your favorite drinks and listen to good music.
The best eateries are the local beach bars, where fresh local seafood dishes beautifully combined with delicious margaritas, are served. Besides, the great live music and interactive entertainment available, promise to enhance your evenings out in Cabo.
Mango Deck Restaurant, for instance, has all the ingredients a beach bar needs to offer you the time of your life. Though well-known for its explosive seaside parties on Playa El Medano, Mango Deck is also pampering foodies with mouthwatering hot food paired cold drinks, while hosting adult-oriented contests and promising unparalleled entertainment.
For an epic gourmet experience, Cocina Del Mar Restaurant at Esperanza, perched atop striking cliffs overlooking two beautiful private beaches, is an opulent choice. The culinary journey through the Sea of Cortez and Cabo’s verdant farms promised at this high-end restaurant is only enhanced by the region’s freshest seafood with creative twists on traditional Baja flavors and the breathtaking location, above a cascade of oceanfront terraces.
When you want something more relaxed, The Office welcomes you with mouthwatering seafood dishes, friendly staff loaded with good jokes and great live Mexican bands. There is no better place where you can sink your toes in the sand while enjoying the most delicious dishes. With the possible exception of Mango Deck, The Office is the most popular restaurant and cantina on Medano Beach, so you better give it a try.
And, to spoil your taste buds with authentic Mexican dishes while listening to local music, check out Maria Jimenez Restaurante. This laid-back place is waiting for you with a cool open kitchen that gives you the chance to see the cook doing his magic surrounded by a fiesta of colors while preparing your Chili Rellenos, the absolute must-try at Maria Jimenez.
If you’re looking for a luxurious beachfront club, OMNIA Dayclub might be your best answer. Promising an all-day escape overlooking the Sea of Cortez in San Jose del Cabo, OMNIA welcomes you with stunning private cabanas and plunge pools. And, since you are on your bachelorette party getaway, why not enjoy the two-story VIP bungalows located right on the beach? There isn’t a better place for a memorable pool party in Cabo than OMNIA, especially when the world-renowned DJ’s take the stage.
And, for when you want to dance the night away with your girlfriends, add El Squid Roe, an outrageously iconic Cabo nightclub and restaurant, on your list. Four stories of open-air dance floors, waiters armed with tasty shots, and wild partygoers enjoying the moment, are some of the things that make this place so wild and full of great energy.
Exploring Cabo with the Bridesmaids
Cabo is known for its exciting nightlife and beach bars that boast pure party adrenaline but, there are many other things to see and enjoy in Cabo during your bachelorette getaway.
If you love water activities, you will enjoy swimming in the refreshing waters surrounding Cabo. But, to have a memorable snorkeling experience, take your girlfriends and explore the Sea of Cortez, the most biologically diverse body of water on Earth. The best time for this experience is during the spring, summer, and fall months.
In case snorkeling is not your cup of tea, you can enjoy kayak, surfing, scuba diving, and fishing. Or, how about an incredible sailing experience? Whether you are interested in an adventurous day of sailing, diving, sunset cruises, whale watching, or exploring great places like El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, sailing around Cabo is going to bring you pure joy.
Those who prefer land-based activities are also welcomed in Cabo with the chance to explore miles of unspoiled beaches, enjoy exotic bird-watching sessions, and adventure into thrilling hikes.
And, since you are partying with your lovely lady squad, you should not forget about pampering yourselves. Whether you are into retail therapy or you can’t wait to set foot in a Cabo spa, you need as much relaxing time with the girls as possible. So, to shop ’til you drop, head down to the Marina, where you will find everything you want from souvenir shops to designer boutiques.
To spoil your body and mind, go to The Resort at Pedregal, considered by many Cabo’s best resort. The place is famous for its sensational spa, with healing and detox rituals, amazing facials, and four different types of “moon phase” treatments. This place is exactly what a bride needs after a weekend filled with parties and before her big day.
He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central America, South America, and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.