Desert Escape These days, locals refer to Mexico’s Baja Peninsula as La Frontera, the frontier, because it remains largely undeveloped, except for the peninsula’s tip at Los Cabos, where the desert blooms with luxe resorts. But you can still find a quiet spot to relax with a chilly Pacifico beer and a succulent shrimp taco. A year after Hurricane Odile, the popular beach destination is regaining its stride. Stay at the recently renovated, Esperanza, an Auberge Resort (doubles from $850, which reopened in May with new poolside cabanas, a ceviche bar, and remodeled rooms with stone floors. You may even catch a view of humpback whales migrating right offshore. Meanwhile, Thompson Hotels’ first resort, the Cape (doubles from $629), has made its debut with breathtaking views of El Arco rock formation.