Magnificent resort in the heart of Baja’s best billfishing
Cabo San Lucas has grown from a sleepy oasis at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula to one of the gems on the Pacific Coast. While many visit the Baja for its splendid beaches and relaxing atmosphere, hordes of anglers also flock to these waters in pursuit of abundant populations of billfish and in-shore species.
The Solmar Suites hotel enjoys the distinction of being the most southerly facility in the Baja. Located on a pristine white sand beach, with rock cliffs towering behind, the hotel overlooks the ocean, providing inviting and modern accommodations away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Cabo San Lucas. Each room has an ocean view, with balcony’s for all second floor units and a tiled, individual patio for those on ground level.
Inside, standard suites are spacious, each with air conditioning, private bathrooms, satellite TV and electricity. Upgraded accommodations are available for those who want even more luxury. The grounds feature a swimming pool, tennis courts, jacuzzi, as well as both indoor and outdoor dining rooms where sumptuous meals are offered that combine local favorites with North American style entrees. Guests can schedule horseback riding, whale watching, snorkeling or scuba diving, or just walking the beach and working on your tan. And the town of Cabo San Lucas is just a mile away, with its myriad shops and restaurants.
For those whose daily thoughts turn to the water, the Solmar offers a complete angling program. Striped marlin are the prime target in these waters, and are available virtually year round. Cabo’s striped marlin population remains among the world’s most prolific, with stripers in the 100 to 175 pound range typical. It’s not uncommon to raise four to six in a day’s fishing, and many times, double that total will turn few heads. During the late spring and late fall, blue and black marlin move into local waters, often topping 400 pounds, and running over 700 on occasion. Sailfish are also found at times, along with plentiful numbers of wahoo, tuna and colorful dorado. And for those who prefer the elegant, combed profile of the roosterfish, the waters of the Baja are considered by most to be among the top two or three in the world, with daily opportunities for 40, even 50 pound trophies.
One of the big advantages of the Solmar’s location is that it can go to where fishing is best. During the winter months, for example, the best fishing is typically in the Pacific, to the west of Cabo. But during the spring and summer, the action switches to the Sea of Cortez, around the corner to the east. In either case, Solmar’s boats are within easy reach of the prime fishing grounds.