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On Obama’s Mexico trip, temptation is just around the corner for some

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico — Temptation, it’s everywhere! Right next door, for example.

As President Obama and his entourage arrived in Los Cabos for the Group of 20 summit, the White House press corps was put up for two nights in the Barcelo, a beach-side hotel in this resort town. But next door is the more luridly named Desire Resort & Spa, whose catch phrase is “Deliciously Erotic.”

The Desire Resort and Spa in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. (David Nakamura/The Washington Post)

Here in Cabo, a road sign reading “TEMPTATION RESORT SPA” directs motorists points toward Desire, a blocky, tan-colored building without windows and a rock garden outside.

Desire is “infamous as a ‘Lifestyle-Friendly,’ Sensual — ALL-INCLUSIVE — Clothing Optional — Erotic Party Resort for adventurous couples,” the hotel’s Web site boasts.

Obama was staying at another hotel farther away, and perhaps not coincidentally, the Secret Service was not staying with the press at the Barcelo.

Also, fortunately, the Desire is available only to couples.

David Nakamura covers the White House. He has previously covered sports, education and city government and reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Japan.

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