Three words rang in my head as I landed at Los Cabos International Airport on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula in the spring of 2022: I’m back, baby. Only a year ago I’d jumped on the digital nomad trend to live and work from anywhere in the world. Cabo had been the first destination on my nomadic journey.
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I remember days filled with sun and sand, Thursday night art walks in San Jose del Cabo, which, along with Cabo San Lucas, makes up the area known as Los Cobos. I’d spent mornings taking meetings in trendy cafes and spent the weekends hanging on the beach with new friends. I indulged in all the many farm-to-table restaurants (my absolute favorite was Flora Farms).
As I landed, my mind flooded with these memories of how I’d first got my feet wet as a traveling remote worker. From practicing broken Spanish in the grocery store, to searching for the best places to buy natural hair products, to thinking about all the ways I’d pushed myself out of my comfort zone as I adjusted to this new location-independent lifestyle.
However, I was here on a different mission. Graduating from the shoddy co-living spaces I’d experienced before, I was fortunate to be able to spend the week celebrating my 10-month nomad journey, all while simultaneously celebrating the remodel and grand opening of the Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa (formerly Cabo Villas). Though I wouldn’t be establishing the tentacles of nomad roots this time around, the hotel captured what I loved so much about Cabo and had me ecstatic to be back.
Corazón Cabo Resort provides a new level of luxury and convenience
“This is Noble House’s first property in Mexico, and we felt it important to set a precedent within the region regarding the level of luxury and service that’s synonymous with our brand,” says Sean Mullen, president of acquisition, sales, and revenue for Noble House Hotels & Resorts. “The result is an impressive and exceptional experience from rooms to rooftops. Noble House properties are also known to cater to adventurers at heart, and the prime location of Corazón answers that call to a tee.”
Corazón Cabo resort is a 30-minute scenic drive from the Los Cabos International Airport. Its lobby, light and airy, greeted me with historic Mexican artwork ranging from sculptures produced by local craftsmen to paintings depicting the area’s diverse wildlife. The space perfectly reflects its prime location, being situated where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean collide. I admired the artwork as I waited for my room, a warm compliment to the work of Mexican architect Arnoldo Rábago of RACO, who designed the resort. I could see the inspiration he drew from Mexico’s rich history.
Corazón Cabo has 310 rooms and luxury suites. One thing I’ve learned from my travels is to always ask for an upgrade. It paid off this time, as I enjoyed a panoramic view of the Land’s End landmark, with a hot tub on the balcony. I enjoyed the rustic yet elegant aesthetic of the room, set in plush and pastel colors. In addition, the floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors welcomed the outdoors inside and connected the room to the surrounding natural elements.
An ideal basecamp for exploring Cabo’s iconic outdoor adventures
I had never heard of flyboarding prior to coming here, but the name alone piqued my interest enough to make me sign up for the water experience without hesitation through a local outfitter called Cabolectric. Like my nomad journey itself, the flyboarding adventure was full of surprises. Once you put on the hydro-like sneakers, a boat floats you out to the middle of the ocean and the force from the water that shoots out of the boots puts you high into the air. After repeated tries to stand up underwater, I found success and the pressure was on. Up, up, and away I went, wanting to scream but too enamored by the experience to do so.
During the trip, I also experienced a catered boat ride with Animalón by the Sea, which is a floating restaurant run by chef Javier Placencia that applies the farm to table mantra to seafood. This experience was the perfect way to do sightseeing and water activities such as snorkeling and swimming by Cabo’s iconic arch.
A comfortable stay enhanced by a resort that perfectly captures the spirit of Cabo
The structure of the Corazón Cabo resort allows for an intimate experience. The hotel was fully booked during the week I stayed, but I could hardly tell because of the sleek geometric pattern of the building.
Just a few steps from the main entrance, I walked into the sun and was greeted by a luxe infinity pool. Making my way down the spiral case, I found the spa. I was sure to treat myself to a calming massage to slow down from my usual jet-set lifestyle.
Continuing down the spiral staircase, there’s the Aleta Restaurant overlooking the water and the cape beyond. Mexico is known for its food, and my meal at Aleta did not disappoint. The waterfront restaurant has views of Medano Beach and the Sea of Cortez. The menu was a fusion of Asian cuisines paired with barbecue items like brisket and daily caught seafood. As I wandered throughout the property, it didn’t feel like a typical overcrowded tourist resort, rather, everything felt like a VIP experience.
I continued a personal tradition of watching the sunset when I first land in a new country to wrap up the trip. There was no better place to do so than the hotel’s Rooftop 360, the tallest rooftop bar in Cabo. I was able to spend the evening soaking in the majestic views of Cabo San Lucas. Corazón translates to “heart,” and my week here was a timeless and nostalgic experience that my heart needed to re-invigorate my love for travel.