Los Cabos’ Newest Resort

The former Mar Adentro Resort just got a makeover
BY: AMANDA BRUNO

The Mar Adentro hotel on San Jose’s hotel row opened in December of 2015 and quickly folded in December of 2017 just two years later. It was sold to the investment firm Rodina Group, who hired Viceroy Hotel Group to manage it. The property is part of Viceroy’s Icon Collection, and is their second property in Mexico. They have another one Playa del Carmen, over by Cancun.

Viceroy is known for thier upscale hotels around the world, and all of their properties have a luxury feel. The Los Cabos hotel, designed by Mexican architect Miguel Angel Aragones, has undergone some minor cosmetic renovations during the five months that it’s been closed but has largely remained the same. Former visitors of the Mar Adentro will notice changes to guest rooms, the decor in the lobby and lounge, two additional pools which are down by the ocean, and new wooden walkways that take you out to beach. The general manager, Martin Kipping, also plans to bring in various Mexican artists to the property to add paintings, sculptures, and murals to the overwhelmingly colorless resort.

The hotel is made up of five stark white buildings, all connected by elevated walkways. Between the buildings are wide, shallow pools that are connected by the new wooden walkways. A walk between the pools will lead you out onto the beach and to the four swimming pools on the property. When walking out of the Viceroy towards the beach guests are met with a view of pool meeting ocean meeting sky, which is really quite lovely.

Viceroy Los Cabos boasts 104 rooms and four bars and restaurants, including El Nido (The Nest), a restaurant made of twigs and shaped like a bird’s nest. They also have a spa, a kids’ club, a 20 person movie theater, a gym, and an ever changing calendar of events. The hotel is architecturally stunning, and guests are rewarded with killer views from everywhere on the property.

Currently their rooms are discounted and range from $345 to $1700 per night depending on the type of room, but prices will almost certainly go up once tourist season resumes. The hotel reopened as Viceroy Los Cabos in late May and, to celebrate their grand opening, are offering rooms at a 40% discount. In addition to operating as a hotel, the property will also have 50 condos for sale right on their grounds, though these are still undergoing renovations.

For more information about the Viceroy Los Cabos, or to make a reservation, visit their webiste at www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com.