Sun for days! Cabo is truly one of my top travel destinations – it’s a unique mix between natural beauty and modern comforts, adding up to one memorable place, definitely worthy of many re-visits!
Out of the many top-quality hotels in Cabo, I do have three standouts that I’d recommend to any traveler.
- The One and Only Palmilla. I can’t say enough good things about this resort – we stayed here for the duration of our trip, and really appreciated the outstanding service and luxurious suites (with ocean views, of course!).
- The Capella Pedregal Hotel. The resort is built cliffside, and boasts uninterrupted views of the sparkling shoreline. The ambiance is totally relaxing, with a chic beachlike decor, quintessential to Baja style.
- The Esparanza (an Auberge Resort) is yet another stunning property. It’s complete with a private beach and outdoor pools, plus a world-class spa and yoga classes!
The Spanish-style architecture of the Palmilla definitely puts you in the mood for a fiesta! The attention detailing is what really made me fall in love with the style of the resort, and the unobstructed ocean views definitely didn’t hurt, either. It was truly “One and Only”!
The downtown area of Cabo is packed with stellar shopping and dining. Landmarks like Cabo Wabo are the anchors, and along with indoor malls (check out Luxury Avenue for high-end shopping), there is definitely something for everyone. The weather is warm throughout the year, making it great for outdoor shopping.
If you’re feeling adventurous, I’d highly suggest drifting away from the busy downtown area and checking out the beautiful, more “rugged” side of Cabo. Horseback riding through the hills and along the beach really allows you to see the amazing landscape just outside the city.
I’d also recommend checking out Flora Farms. The Farm consists of a restaurant, bar, fresh market and ten-acre organic farm, all located on the same property. They run tours of the property and farm fields, and all of the food in their restaurant is homemade and of course, delicious! I’d suggest making a reservation for your visit – the place is quickly becoming a go-to spot for tourists!
While most of the water on the shore is actually too rough for swimming, that doesn’t mean that water activities are out of the question.The area is widely known for its marlin and sport fishing, and jet skiining! Whale watching is popular for tourists in the winter months. Lover’s Arch is a must-see; it’s an incredible rock formation that’s accessible by a water taxi. Definitely a tourist favorite, they offer scuba diving and snorkeling around the Arch as well.
One of the best things about dining in Cabo is their service. It is honestly top notch – their servers and hospitality staff are amazing people, and they take incredible care of their guests. Needless to say, when you pair great service with great food, it just makes your stay that much more enjoyable!
A great fine dining restaurant I’d recommend is the Cocina del Mar, located in the Esperanza Hotel. This restaurant is perched atop rocky cliffs, looking out into the jeweltone blue water – simply breathtaking. At night, the shimmer of candlelight, live music and a slowly disappearing sunset create a fairytale mood – perfect for sitting back and sipping a martini or two, am I right?!I’d have to say that it was a hard choice to pick a favorite out of the almost endless array of offerings in Cabo, but the standout to me was the ceviche. Ceviche is raw, marinated seafood — citrus like lime and lemon juice make up the marinade, and they usually add traditional flavors like onion and cilantro (sometimes chili!) to spice it up. It’s super light and refreshing, yet full of flavor; overall, great for complimenting the heat of Mexico in the summer.
El Farallon is another great option, and located in the Capella Pedregal Hotel. Also located cliffside with spectacular views, El Farallon has a great seafood menu and amazing tropical drinks! Of course, we can’t forget about the tequila – it’s a staple in all kinds of drinks, tropical and otherwise. Mexico is known for their tequila, and the choices don’t run short in Cabo!
Gorgeous sunsets, splashing waves, and azure waters – what more could you ask for?!
Until next time, Cabo!