Being based in Southern California has its perks, and being just a short flight (or drive) away from beautiful Mexican destinations is definitely one of them! Recently, we had the chance to spend some time in Los Cabos. This incredible city is full of culture, activity, and sunshine, bringing it to the top of our list of favorite beach destinations. We were lucky to be shown around by Los Cabos tourism so our travel guide to Los Cabos, Mexico should prepare you to take in all the travel hotspot has to offer!
Where to Stay
Pueblo Bonito Pacifica: If you’re looking for a quiet stay, secluded, yet close to downtown Cabo San Lucas, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica, is the place to be. The adults only resort of the Pueblo Bonito properties is at the Southern end of the popular hotel strip. This gives it a serene atmosphere and the utmost privacy. We couldn’t get over the expansive views it offered of the Pacific Ocean! Another selling point? It’s beautiful spa that smells of lavender and leaves you feeling incredibly relaxed. They also offer one of a kind couples treatments and facilities if you are traveling on a romantic getaway!
Marquis Los Cabos: The Marquis Los Cabos is situated in between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. This prime location allows you to enjoy both city centers if you so desire and also an optimal ocean view. The open air lobby alone is enough reason for a visit. Add in infinity pools, all inclusive meals & beverages, and suite style rooms or villa options and it’s no wonder the resort is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Hit up the ceviche bar, poolside, for a Mango margarita (and ceviche, of course).
How to Get Around
We traveled from place to place using Transcabo and can’t speak highly enough of their service. Every pick-up and drop-off was seamless and the drivers know their way around effortlessly.
What to Do
Boat Ride to ‘El Arco’: Los Cabos’ most famous landmark is best seen by boat or parasail. If you’re adventurous enough, see it by sky on a parasailing tour. If not, the arch is easily seen by a quick boat ride from the marina. Prepare to get close to shore and see it from both sides, the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific.
Cooking Class: Taking part in a farm to table (literally) cooking class at Los Tamarindos was one of the highlights of our time in Los Cabos. Not only was the experience educational – we can know cook mango ceviche and more – but also incredibly delicious! It’s the freshest meal you can get in Mexico and it tastes even better if you have to work for it ;).
Art Walk: San Jose del Cabo also has a truly special art scene. Tons of galleries line the streets next to cute boutiques and historical buildings, so there’s plenty to see when walking around. We had the pleasure to peek into a few galleries and see why people travel from all over to see and purchase the awesome artwork. Start at the Patricia Mendoza Art Gallery and follow the road from there!
What to Eat
We made sure to take advantage of the food scene because Mexico features some of our favorite cuisine! We sought out plenty of tacos, margaritas, and more while in Los Cabos and these were some of our favorites:
Mi Casa: Mi Casa is known for it’s fun atmosphere and authentic cuisine. Heads up, the margaritas are large and the entertainment expects a tip, but you won’t be disappointed.
El Farallon at The Resort at Pedregal: For a luxurious meal, head to the Resort at Pedregal. Make reservations at the El Farallon restaurant and go with the waiter’s recommendation because everything is delicious! They specialize in seafood, but it’s the cliffside location that really blew us away. On your way, stop at the Champagne Terrace and enjoy some bubbly.
Sunset da Mona Lisa: If you still haven’t had a chance to see the arch, or you’re just looking for a good meal, you should book dinner here. Make a reservation at sunset for the perfect distant view of the arch. In addition, enjoy a delicious meal as you watch the waves crash and the sky turn pink.
If you’re looking for further information or ideas on what to see, do, and eat while in Los Cabos, visit Los Cabos tourism.