Los Cabos, Mexico Destination Guide
Ok fellow jet setters have we have the perfect get-away for you! Whether you’re looking for a romantic get-away with your significant other, wedding destination, honeymoon, girls weekend, or guys weekend, or family vacation…Los Cabos is the place!
Los Cabos is where the warm calm Sea of Cortez meets the cold angry Pacific Ocean. They come together at the famous “El Arco.” Be sure take a glass bottom boat ride out to the arch. You won’t need to pack much either. The temperature year round is 78 degrees. journeyPod was just there in mid-April and it was nearly 90! A bikini/swimsuit, flip flops, and shorts is all you’ll need.
Los Cabos is safe! Contrary to what you may have heard about Mexico (uh, TJ, maybe?!), Los Cabos, located at the very, very tip of the Baja Penisula is thousands of miles away and literally at “Land’s End.” And right now you can get fabulous deals on hotels, flights, and activites. So sit back and let journeyPod give you the details so you can indulge!
Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Los Cabos: Situated on 28 acres overlooking the Sea of Cortez, the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort is impeccably reminiscent of an upscale seaside village. The sprawling, Hacienda-inspired resort is home to five restaurants and five bars, four infinity and cascading swimming pools, the acclaimed Cactus Spa and Fitness Center (part of the Starwood Spa Collection) and a broad selection of outdoor activities. A small chapel and beachfront locations are also available for weddings and the staff has extensive experience with multicultural wedding planning…yes, they can even find you an elephant! We suggest you ask for Oscar.
Westin Resort & Spa: AAA Four Diamond Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos has earned its spot among the world’s best resorts with its dramatic views, and colorful architecture. The Westin Resort & Spa, Los Cabos blends curves and color to reflect the natural landscape. Famed Mexican architect Javier Sordo Madaleno combined contemporary lines, curves and colors to capture this essence with his nine-story resort, nestled between two desert hills. The swim-up pool bar is not to be missed. Nor is the seaside massage.
journeyPod truly got a taste of Mexican beverages of choice. When in Cabo…right?! We had our share of Tequila tastings and of course we prefer the really dark, aged, pricey stuff! But at the end of the day what we really craved was “The Rene.” This after-dinner drink is really called a “carajillo” as we later found out. But Rene Aguado, the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Sheraton claimed to call it his own. Be sure to ask for it when you visit the Sheraton—and them him Andrea from journeyPod sent you. Wanna try and make it yourself? Pour a shot (or two) of Cuarenta y Tres over a glass of ice, add espresso. Simple and delicious.
Another favorite drink in Cabo is Damiana. Damiana is a light herbal-based liqueur made with the damiana herb that grows locally. If you’ve been to Prague and tasted the Becherovka—it’s similar. The bottle is uniquely shaped and is modeled after an Incan Goddess. Apparently, the liqueur is an aphrodisiac. journeyPod doesn’t care to comment on that!
Need a refreshing adult beverage as you lay infinity poolside? Try a Michelada. Half Corona and half clamatto, lime juice, salt. The staff at the Westin makes them great!
Or if a pool-side foofi drink is what you crave have the staff at the Westin make you their version of a “chango peludo”, or a “hairy monkey.
Did you know that Cabo is the Marlin capital of the World? Fun fact for the day. So whether you’re into deep sea fishing, world class golf, luxury resorts, gourmet cuisine, pristine beaches, or action activities, Cabo offers something for everyone. Wanna watch whales? How about an ATV ride through the sand dunes? Zip-lining more your speed? Or maybe a romantic horseback ride on the beach? And the best tip journeyPod can give you is to call Carlos at AMI (Advantage Marketing & Incentives) Carlos did a fabulous job of rolling out the Red Carpet for journeyPod and giving us the inside scoop on Cabo. And if you need a break from the touristy area of downtown Cabo—I mean how many nights can you go to El Squid Roe—try the quaint village of San Jose Del Cabo. This will give you a much needed break from the Spring Break scene and a real taste of Mexico. If you do start itching for a beer, head to Shooters—home of the 10 peso beer. Can’t beat that, can ya?!
La Casa Country: This is where Carlos took us to lunch. It’s a traditional Mexican ranch style restuarant. Oh yeah, and they have free Wi-Fi! So you can tweet all about it—just like we did. The fresh mahi-mahi filet with garlic was yummy and hit the spot after our boat ride around “El Arco.”
De Cortez — This is where Chef Stefan Bunning does his thing! De Cortez offers a selection of steak and seafood in a relaxed atmosphere complete with live music. It’s also a winner of the five-star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality.
El Circuelo – The Ciruelo “Prune Tree” restaurant feels like you are dining on top of the world. Ciruelo offers panoramic views of the desert, mountains and the luminous ocean. It’s the perfect place for watching the sunset. Chef Elena Sor provides decadent dining options including a unique blend of around-the-world flavors and classics with an infused twist.
Patagonia—This Argentinian BBQ restaurant is Chef Stefan Bunning (check out our Chef’s Corner with him!) favorite. Gotta trust a Chef’s restaurant selection, right?!
For more information on Los Cabos, Mexico, please check out our Chef’s Corner with Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Executive Chef, Stefan Bunning and also our luxury podcast with Jose Barreda from the Westin Resort & Spa.