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Complete Cabo Guide

Updated: May 19, 2019

My love for guacamole and anything South of the Border started at the early age of ten. I've been visiting Cabo once or twice a year ever since my family first brought me 20+ years ago. Read on for a full Cabo Guide: Where to Stay, Where to Eat and What to Do in Los Cabos, Mexico . . .

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El Arco de Cabo

When traveling to Cabo, you'll fly into San Jose del Cabo.


Cabo consists of San Jose del Cabo (furthest North), The Corridor (15 mile drive between San Jose and San Lucas), Medano Beach ("downtown" Cabo) and Land's End. San Jose del Cabo has experienced rapid growth while Cabo San Lucas has continued to recover from the 2014 hurricane. A new crop of five-star brands opened in 2018!

Taken from Travel Age West

New Resorts in Cabo:

  1. The Enclaves, Zadun a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in San Jose opened late 2018. As a true oasis of relaxation and wellness, Zadún will offer one of the destination’s most exclusive Spas, complete with a variety of customized, locally-inspired treatments.

  2. Four Seasons Resort at Costa Palmas, in San Jose - an eco-friendly resort. The 5 restaurants on property will use ingredients sourced from their 18-acre property.

  3. Montage Los Cabos in the Corridor - opened May 2018. The Montage will feature remarkable walk-in access to snorkeling and diving at Santa Maria Bay.

  4. 1 Hotel & Homes - on Medano Beach located in Hacienda Beach Club & Residences. Owners will enjoy all the conveniences of hotel living while having access to a full suite of services and amenities that transform day-to-day living into an extraordinary and unforgettable experience.

  5. Nobu Hotel located at Land's End - Japanese-inspired design that incorporates the beachfront Cabo San Lucas setting.

#TarasTravelTips will be separated by areas, starting furthest North in San Jose del Cabo.


SAN JOSE DEL CABO:

RESORTS & RESTAURANTS

  • The Grand Mayan is an awe-inspiring palace from which you can explore one of Mexico’s most beautiful regions. The grand-opening was in February 2018.

  • Vidanta is home to Hakkasan's freshest restaurants Casa Calavera, The Shore, Omnia and Herringbone . . .


SHOREbar at Vidanta
  • Nido, meaning the Nest is the Viceroy's premier restaurant.

Viceroy newest hotel opened in May 2018.
  • One & Only Palmilla is in my opinion, the finest resort in Cabo. It is ranked Top 5 in all of Mexico. Any Restaurant from Aqua to Breeze to Seared - they all offer unparalleled dining.


One &Only Palmilla

Acre


Treehouses nestled in palms and steps away from the restaurant and pool.

Flora Farms

Tropicana opened in 1985 & is located in the Historical San José’s Downtown. It has become my family's lunch spot after we land in Cabo en-route to our home.

La Lupita

Don Sanchez

Drift Hotel & Bar

There are so many hotels in Cabo, it's sometimes hard to keep up!


LOS CABOS CORRIDOR:

RESORTS & RESTAURANTS

Every year there seems to be a new beach front hotel that pops up on the Corridor. From all-inclusive to 5 star resorts - there are plenty of options to choose from.

#casadelmar #cabo
Casa Del Mar Golf & Spa Resort - a quiet escape that's a home away from home for my family.
Arbol at Las Ventanas al Paraiso is the resort’s newest evening dining destination and is a feast for the senses.
  • Dreams - all inclusive option on a budget.

  • Hilton - I'm not a fan, but an option none-the-less.

  • Marquis

  • Esperanza - below is one of the Top 5 hotels in Cabo. Definitely worth a visit.

Esperanza, an Auberge Resort

Esperanza Sunset



  • The Cape - below is a Thompson hotel.

  • Manta - Chef Enrique Olvera may be the biggest name in Mexican cuisine, which means that his new coastal restaurant at the Cape Hotel is a must-hit for any foodie.

  • Sunset Mona Lisa - With stunning views and a Michelin Star trained chef - it's one of the most delicious restaurants in Los Cabos.


LOS CABOS:

RESORTS:

Medano Beach has loads of all-inclusive resorts - ME, Villa La Estancia Beach Resort & Spa Los Cabos , Riu Palace, Bahia, and many more depending on your taste and budget.


RESTAURANTS:

  • Edith's is my favorite restaurant in all of Cabo. From the atmosphere, food, music and service - it's hard to beat. When you go, definitely have the table-side Caesar Salad, Mexican Coffee and Plantains Dessert, you won't regret it. Also ask for Kevin, he's my new favorite waiter there.

  • Edith's owner also has The Office, a hot spot on the Medano Beach, perfect for lunch and people watching. Tres Sirenas and La Pintada.

  • Nicksan is the sushi hot spot. There is one located in the shopping mall of The One & Only Palmilla, and downtown Cabo.

  • Mi Casa, decorated with traditional decor, has live music and serves authentic Mexican cuisine - it is a great spot for a casual dinner in town before dancing.

  • Maria Jimenez for affordable and authentic Mexican cuisine, also owned by the founder of Ediths. Edith Jimenez.

  • Los Tres Gallos - haven't gone yet, but it's on my list!

BARS & CLUBS:


ACTIVITIES:

  • The activities are endless: jet-skiing, banana-boating, parasailing, snorkeling, kitesurfing, diving and horsebackriding can all be found just by walking down Medano Beach.

  • Charter a boat taxi to Lovers Beach or Divorce Beach, conveniently located on the opposite side.

  • Swim with Dolphins

  • From Marlin Fishing, Booze Cruises, ATV rides, Catamaran Sailing, Camel Riding - a highly reputable activity vendor to use is Cabo Adventures.

  • Luxury Yachts, Whale Watching, Swimming with Whale Sharks in La Paz - Viator Tours can meet all your oceanic activity needs.

  • Food & Tequila Tasting Tour

  • A Day Trip to Todos Santos.

  • For one of the most unique shopping experiences - you must stop at La Coyota, owned by the Cabo founder Edith Jimenez of Ediths, the Office etc. We spent hours exploring this house converted into a store where every room is organized by theme.

La Coyota





Bought my new favorite hat at La Coyota - a sure staple now for all my Mexican adventures!

LAND'S END:

RESORTS

  • Playa Grande - a family friendly hotel

  • Resort at Pedregal (below) and home to one of the best restaurants in Cabo, El Farallon Restaurant at Land's End - tucked into the cliffs overlook the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. Also ranked one of the Top 5 hotels.

Pedregal

Room with a VIEW! Hard to Top Pedregal's suite experience.

  • The Grand Solmar at Land's End is an affordable escape in Cape tucked away in the rocks and overlooking the crashing waves of the Pacific ocean.


Grand Solmar - overlooking the private Spa pool.



Cabo, once just a fishing village at the very tip of Baja California has blossomed into one of the world's most famous vacation destinations. Celeb sightings, grand resorts, delicious dining, and parties are all part of Cabo's charm. And for those with a rental car, it's easy to escape the tourist zone and surf in secluded beaches, shop in quaint art towns, visit nature's most pristine deserts and jagged mountains.



Until next time, Adios!


Note: 99% of photos were taken by Marc Scarioni - follow him on Instagram for more beautiful pictures.

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