Please Pass the Sunscreen

By Lola

Most visitors to Mexico’s beaches quickly find that sunscreen is not an option. On some beaches, however, they’ll find it’s the actual clothing that’s optional (which basically translates into a serious need for sunscreen). We (yes, I’m hiding behind the royal “we” here) decided to find out what all the hoopla was about at this so-called spicy getaway that went by the oh-so-spicy name of Desire Resort & Spa Los Cabos. And boy oh boy—let’s just say we needed several gallons of sunscreen to get through the week.

A five-star, clothing optional resort—couples 21 and over only, mind you—Desire Resort & Spa Los Cabos is located on a secluded corner of one of Cabo’s fine beaches. The hotel itself is quite lovely, with palapas punctuating pristine white buildings with ample balconies, rooms sleekly decorated and sparkling pools and Jacuzzis hither and yon. The guests leave very little to the imagination, which, of course is the entire point of a clothing optional resort. Take off or leave on as little or as much as you want—the choice is yours, we were told. So we did.

On that happy note, we’d like to share that we decided to take advantage of the summer’s Latin Fever weekends chock full of titillating games, exotic foods and activities that had to have raised more than a few people’s blood pressure (we kept ours in check by imbibing plenty of grapefruit juice. Really.) With rates starting at $140 per person, per night, Desire Resort & Spa Los Cabos has another spicy weekend coming up August 8-12. Can’t make that one? Check out the Desire Resort & Spa Riviera Maya on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, where summer’s extended for the weekend of September 19-23 with rates starting at $185 per person, per night. Call them directly at 888-201-7441 or take a sneaky peek for yourself at

And don’t forget your sunscreen.