Powered by sparkling seas, desert sun and a dash of Hollywood star power, Los Cabos, Mexico, has bounced back from last year’s Hurricane Odile bigger and Baja-er than ever.
HOTEL RIU PALACE CABO SAN LUCAS Located on action-packed Playa Medano, Riu Palace offers all the essentials for a wedding bash wrapped up in one affordable package. For the ceremony, the beach is the hands-down favorite. Six restaurants vie for the reception, but the grilled rack of lamb at Torote steakhouse is a standout. Afterward, keep the party going at the resort’s Pacha discoteca. You’ll even have room in your budget for a pro fireworks display. Rooms from $170, all-inclusive; weddings from $3,000. $20K
PLUS PUEBLO BONITO PACIFICA RESORT No need to deliberate over rooms at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica: All 147 suites flaunt an ocean view. After hitting bars like rock legend Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo, recover with a ‘maids’ spa day while the guys kick back at Quivira Golf Club. The resort’s beach is ideal for I do’s, with endearing touches like a baby-sea-turtle release. Celebrate poolside with tequila shrimp as the sun sets muy romantico. Rooms from $472, all-inclusive; weddings from $500 per person.
CASA NATALIA Couples with a midrange budget and an itch for exclusivity can book just 14 of Casa Natalia’s 19 rooms to have the whole hotel for their affair. Eight minutes away, Flora’s Field Kitchen, an organic farm and celeb favorite (Adam Levine married there), is a sweet setting for the rehearsal dinner. Wed shaded in Casa Natalia’s private garden, then fiesta at Mi Cocina Restaurant: Mariachis play while Chef Loic gets creative. Rooms from $155; weddings from $250 per person.