Cabo isn’t just for loca spring breakers as most people might think. In fact, with a growing hospitality, fine dining, world-class spa, wedding and tourism industry, there’s never been a better time to visit. Just ask Eva Longoria, who frequents the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula regularly. Here’s everywhere to stay, drink, explore, and relax when you plan your trip.
1. Where to Stay: Cabo
Where to Stay: The Towers at Pacifica at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort. The towers are the newest addition to the Pueblo Bonito family, which consist of two buildings featuring 47 “club level” suites and rooms, including a 2,500+ sq. ft. presidential stunner, as well as six suites with private pools. It’s the perfect mix of luxe-meets-chill when it comes to Cabo hotels and they all come with 24-hour butler service. Door-to-door shuttles, replenished fruit and water, day excursions—you name it, they’ll book it after one call to their personal phone. No dealing with the front desk required. They also have a serious spa that offers top-notch massages, facials, and body treatments like the diamond rose ritual: a scrub that includes Damask rose and diamond dust that will leave your skin renewed and silky.
2. Where to Eat: Cabo
Where to Eat: Quivira Steakhouse for a romantic dinner on the patio under a thatched roof. Order the blackened tuna appetizer and any of the well-seasoned steaks with an assortment of sauces and sides. They also have an excellent vino list and a fantastic sommelier. For a casual bite on the beach, you can’t miss The Office for one of the best pescado tacos in Cabo. Just be careful, their vibrant lively atmosphere will make you want to sip margs outside all afternoon. If you’re willing to travel 45 minutes to an hour to San José del Cabo, Flora Farm is unlike anything else you’ll see in the area and their farm-to-table comida is insanely good. Fresh pastas, wood-fried pizzas, seasonal soups, salads, and sandwiches await you for what will surely be one of the most amazing meals of your life. Have a craft cocktail at the fun bar next to the field kitchen and don’t leave without touring the variety of shops selling artisan finds on the grounds.
3. Where to Drink: Cabo
Where to Drink: When you’re looking change of scenery, head to the nearby Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach for mojitos and tequila libations at their rooftop pool, which plays great music and has a cool crowd. You can also visit the Baja Brewing Company if you have a cerveza lover in your group or El Ganzo, an electric boutique hotel with multiple bars, a cool artist-in-residence program throughout the space, and an awesome beach club next door if you are on the San José side.
4. Where to Explore: Cabo
Where to Explore: Take a glass bottom boat ride around the famous rock structures of Cabo San Lucas and Land’s End, where you can see well-known landmarks like El Arco, the Window to the Pacific, Neptune’s Finger and more. Most of the boat operators can be negotiated with, but prices are super cheap (like $10-15 per person). They can also transport you to Lover’s Beach, the safer swimmable side opposite Divorce Beach, the turbulent non-swimmable part.
5. Where to Shop: Cabo
Where to Shop: Along the Marina. There are tons of local vendors selling everything from cute coverups and jewelry, to handmade goods. You can also score great deals at the flea markets for more gems. Another area worth a short trip is Todos Santos. The stores in this eclectic town tend to be less touristy than in Cabo San Lucas and it’s flocked with incredible galleries and authentic leather dealers, plus the home of the iconic Hotel California. Just make sure you swing by En México Gourmet for Paletas de Mezcal and an incredible selection of fragrant herbs on your way out—it’s impossible to leave without wanting one of everything.