Posted by / 19 January 2018 /

Cabo San Lucas: A Travel Guide

During our recent trip to Cabo San Lucas (2017),  we had the opportunity to experience some wonderful opportunities and we want to share with you our favorites!



Resort

Sirena del Mar  



Located on a cliff outside of Cabo, this resort has stunning views of the Sea of Cortez and Del Arco, the rock formation that Cabo is famous for.  We were amazed by stellar sunrises and the sound of the surf crashing against the rock formations in the ocean.  Our food was good, we highly recommend their Mexican selections. We stayed in the one bedroom unit. We had a living area, a full kitchen and a bedroom that faced the Sea of Cortez. Our room was clean.  Maid service is weekly.  Here are some not-to-miss events associated with the resort:

Romantic dinner-the staff at Sirena del Mar will give you an opportunity to do a private meal facing del Arco and the Sea of Cortez. They completely remove all the chairs and lounges from a small patio and fill the space with flowers, special lighting and candles. The meal was $100 per person, but worth every penny.  The six course meal was exquisite.



San Jose excursion-our trip to San Jose was so much fun. Our guide told us some of the history of the area and kept us entertained on the short ride there (ours was about 30 minutes, due to traffic.)  We shopped, had authentic tamales, visited the Mission, had a private tequila tasting, visited a blown glass factory and roamed the art fair. It was the perfect amount of time to be gone.




Tequila tasting-prior to our San Jose trip, we had a tequila tasting at the Resort. For $25 a person, we were able to sample 4 different tequilas, learning about the nuances and differences between the kinds of tequila. I found it to be very helpful when we went to San Jose, where the tequila tasting was more sophisticated.

We spent a lot of time at the pools and hot tub, choosing a different site to hang out each day.  The swim up bar is a lot of fun and the bartenders are fabulous.

Restaurants

Metate Cabo- The ambiance here is true Mexican. Beautiful lighting that winds through fruit trees, the beautiful and colorful Mexican table settings made this a wonderful experience. Our service was a bit lacking at the beginning but then the owner himself came out and explained that due to the holiday, this was a one seating serving and we were waiting on others. There was no worry on our end, as we were enjoying the cocktails, the fabulous bar and people watching. The food was delicious and again, the owner/chef came out to explain what we were eating. We will definitely go back!




El Farallon-You may have heard of El Farallon if you are into the food scene. This restaurant is perched on the side of a cliff, next to a five star resort.  You wind your way through this beautiful resort to get to the restaurant.  We stopped at the resort bar and had absolutely fantastic cocktails. Once our party was together (we had 8) we headed up to the hostess.  She took us to the champagne bar (!) and purchased a bottle of champagne.  After a few minutes, we were escorted to our table, past a display of the fish that was going to be used in our meal later!  The view was incredible, and even though we were there at sunset, the weather was overcast and we didn't get to see it.  Our server explained that since our party was large, we would be served a pre fixe menu that would highlight all the best that El Farallon has to offer.  And it did not disappoint.  The service was impeccable and all that one would hope for at one of the world's most beautiful views!




Biblioteca-Literally the Library of Tequila, this restaurant lives up to its name. A HUGE selection of tequila where we got one of the finest margaritas we have ever tasted.  The menu is full of Mexican dishes with an updated twist.  It was cold the night we visited, and we still chose to sit outside, and the waiter offered Mexican blankets to cover our shoulders and moved a heater close by.  We were able to watch the boats come in. The food was wonderful and we all left with full bellies.

Excursions

Whale Watching-we hit the jackpot of days to go whale watching.  The whales are in migration in the winter months at Cabo, and it is the highlight of the season to go out and find some whales to watch. Our company was the Cabo Dolphins and I highly recommend them.  The boat is easy to get in and out, it goes very fast which is a lot of fun on its own, and we had the most tremendous whale experience ever. Even the guides were in awe. We watched a humpback whale breech for over an hour!  Typically they will come out of the water once or twice and we saw 15-20 breeches. It was a wonderful sight.  The biologists were informative and we even had a treat of Oreos while on the water!



Deep sea fishing-The guys went on a deep sea fishing excursion through Edith's Sport Fishing.  They didn't catch "the big one" but they came back with a lot of smaller, edible fish that they had cleaned on location.  Fresh fish was on the menu that day!  Our resort has a grill and we were able to grill most of it before we left for home. Friendly service and helpful guides as our guys were somewhat new to fishing.




We highly recommend all these spots for your upcoming Cabo San Lucas vacation.  Please note that El Farallon is difficult to get it and you must try to book as far out as you can.  The rest are good to try when you get there, or have your concierge book them for you.
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