Escape to beachside luxury at these stunning resorts.

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The salty sea air and rugged cliffs of the coast are calling. With many travelers looking to book relaxing vacations at places they never have to leave, we predict a massive return to beachfront escapes. Here are some of our favorite coastal hot spots.  

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You may have seen these iconic treehouses perched between the coast and Sierra Madre Mountains. But there’s more to be explored at the regenerative resort. Take part in beachside yoga or ride a 4×4 up to a neighboring farm.

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal

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New at this Baja resort is the Agave Study at Peacock Alley, a tasting experience of hand-picked Oaxacan spirits ranging from tequila to mezcal. There’s also a nine-course taco concept where you can eat your way through Mexico’s culinary regions. 

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort

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Plunge-pool suites with views of the Sea of Cortez. A rum bar with cliffside bungalows. A kids’ splash zone. These are only some of the amenities at the resort within a two-hour flight of the West Coast.

Conrad Punta de Mita

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Head to Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit for a casita-style stay in a suite with a plunge pool, soaking tub, and outdoor shower. A new open-air restaurant offers locally sourced fare for dinner.  

Villa La Valencia Beach Resort & Spa

Villa La Valencia Beach Resort & Spa

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Billed as the home of the region’s longest lazy river, this new all-inclusive resort features four Spanish and Mexican restaurants, five bars, an infinity pool, and suites with up to four bedrooms.

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