TGIF! So excited to finally share my Cabo travel guide with you today! Cabo can be a bit confusing when you’re trying to plan a trip if you’ve never been, so I’m rounding up a list of places to stay, activities, and dinning options!
Where to stay:
First before booking a hotel, decide if you wanna be in Cabo San Lucas or San Jose. They are only 20 minutes apart, but very different! Cabo has a very high energy, with lot’s of activities, while San Jose Del Cabo is a bit more laid back. Both are very scenic and beautiful, but definitely a bit different! We spilt our time between both cities, making day trips to San Jose and stayed in Cabo San Lucas at Me Cabo. The hotel was really pretty and had a great view of El Arco, and it was walking distance from downtown Cabo. I’ve also heard great things about RIU Palace, which happened to be sold out when we were looking. Those would be my two recommendations if you plan to stay in Cabo. If you stay in San Jose, you definitely wanna stay at the One & Only Palmilla. Read my full review on One & Only in this post.
Los Cabos has so many good spots to eat, it was almost criminal for my diet! One of the most memorable dinners we had was on Friday night where we ate at The Resort at Pedregal. This place was so over the top romantic and beautiful! It was already dark once we arrived, and just the drive onto the premises was gorgeous! We drove through a cave in the mountain that had chandlers in it, so we knew we were about to embark on something really special. Upon arriving we were greeted by a host that walked us down a winding set of stairs to the restaurant overlooking the ocean. We arrived a bit early so they seated us in the bar area where we ordered mojitos and some small bites. I noticed at one of the nearby tables a staff member was offering blankets to a family and thought wow we really are on a date from The Bachelor! It wasn’t even chilly, just a slight breeze from the ocean but the staff was just over the top friendly and accommodating! After being seated at our table, we ordered wine and lots of yummy food to share! The grilled octopus was amazing, and the tuna tartare was out of this world good! I can’t recommend this spot enough, trust me you’ll be blown away by how gorgeous it is! Here are a few of my other top places to eat in Cabo:
Flora Farms– We didn’t get to go but I’ve heard this place is a must! I would go during lunch, and plan for time to tour the 10 acre farm in the mountains. I love it when activities meet with food!
Sunset Mona Lisa– It’s carved into a cliff overlooking the bay of Cabo San Lucas, and has a Michelin star chef! It also got ranked one of the top 5 coolest restaurants in the world!
One thing to keep in mind while booking activities in Cabo, is anything you plan to do in the water could be canceled or moved to another day. I’ve heard of people not being able to go into the ocean at all during their trip. Which includes boat tours or anything like that you might have planned. Luckily for us, we had only one day of rough waters that prevented us from going into the ocean. Fingers crossed that won’t happen to you! Here are a few activities we enjoyed while in Cabo:
Sea of Cortez adventure: This was my favorite thing we did while in Cabo! We booked this trip through Cabo Adventures, and I can’t say enough good things about the guides and staff! We originally booked for Saturday, but it was canceled due to rough waters. However they were really accommodating and managed to book us for the following day! This is an all day yacht tour of the Sea of Cortez. We only had 3 other couples on board with us so we had plenty of room to layout and enjoy the cruise. They serve breakfast and lunch on board, and made a few stops where you can snorkel and swim with sea lions. It’s one of two places in the world where you can swim with the sea lions, and such a cool experience! They also stopped at the beach of Isla Portida, however we just anchored and swam a little in the ocean. The stingrays were plentiful so they didn’t want us stepping on one by accident! Plan to arrive at 7:30 am and get home around 7 pm!
Glass bottom boat tour of El Arco: You can schedule this once you arrive, either with your hotel or like we did by just walking along the beach! You’ll get to see the sea lions along the shore and get an up close view of the pretty rock formations resembling a dragon. We went at sunset and it was borderline magical!
Thank you for stopping by! I’d love to hear if you have an upcoming trip in the comments below! Also if you have some favorite things to do in Cabo that I missed, I’d love to hear!