A winter getaway to Cabo San Lucas

Enjoy the outdoors in Cabo

One of Cabo San Lucas' historic hotels -- Hotel Rancho Buena Vista -- has gotten a facelift and is offering a special "Winter Getaway" package to remind visitors what John Wayne, Clark Gable and Bing Crosby found so appealing. The hotel has received an infusion of more than $300,000 in the past year to add new activities, upgrade rooms and enhance the property. In addition to the traditional all-season fishing, the property offers ziplining, hiking trips to Santiago, snorkeling at Cabo Pulmo, stand-up paddle boarding and a yoga retreat. The hotel, on the East Cape of Los Cabos, opened in 1954 as a small fishing village that attracted big-name clients. The getaway package is $620 per person for double occupancy, for a four-night stay in an ocean-view bungalow, with three meals a day, and includes a paddleboard tour, a zipline canopy tour and a hiking trip to the hot springs or waterfalls. Book by April 1. Call 800-258-8200 or send an e-mail to and put "Winter Getaway" in the subject line.