6 Tips to Make Your Trip to Baja’s East Cape the Most Memorable Trip Ever
Friday, March 13, 2020
When it comes to luxury excursions, you can’t beat the options that Baja’s East Cape provides. Located just northeast of Cabo, this seaside escape provides the perfect balance of relaxation, adventure, and pampered living that’s unrivaled for affluent travelers. Your only dilemma will be choosing how to spend your time.
Before you jump in feet first, browse some possibilities to maximize your East Cape vacation. And if you decide the trip was better than you could have imagined, you’d be one of many who turned their East Cape vacations into permanent residences.
Everyone’s idea of exploring is different. For some on East Cape vacations, it translates to day trips around the region, shopping for local creations, souvenirs, and brand-name fashion while sampling local wines and architecture. For others, exploring is more about adventure; jeeping to a secluded location to camp for the night, hiking to a private oasis, or zip lining through scenic canopies following a canyon tour by camel or dirt bike.
Prefer a scenic view of the East Cape? Charter a helicopter for the best views of sunset, sea, beaches and landscape.
Want to see the East Cape by horseback? Interested in renting kayaks and jet skis for the family or off-road quad bikes to venture out to rugged terrain? There are plenty of ways to see the East Cape that don’t involve a car.
Just imagine the East Cape vacations you’ll inspire with tales of kiteboarding over the Sea of Cortez with the El Norte winds pushing along the coastline.
Consider yourself a dive enthusiast? Don’t miss your chance to go scuba diving or snorkeling near Cabo Pulmo in the East Cape, where you’ll see one of the oldest and largest living coral reefs in the entire Western Hemisphere! Located in the Sea of Cortez, this national marine sanctuary has the greatest concentration of marine life in the area.
Charter a boat
Whether you’re looking to lounge on the sun in a yacht, go fishing in style for a weekend, or scuba diving for the day, no East Cape vacations are complete without a boat charter.
Just choose your purpose and let the experienced local teams serve as your guide. From snorkeling equipment, sea scooters and fishing gear to paddle boards, wetsuits, meals and even an open bar, you can have every whim catered to while you focus on the sea, sun, and fun.
There are even glass-bottomed boats to give you a glimpse into underwater life. Fishing enthusiasts will have stories to tell from their East Cape vacations thanks to one of the most rich and diverse marine environments in the world. Some of the more plentiful species include tuna and mahi mahi, as well as sailfish and striped, blue and black marlin.
Don’t worry about being a novice. A dedicated fishing manager can take care of all the details on your behalf; ordering the charter, ensuring all the rods, reels and tackle are fully stocked, arranging meals, docking, demonstrating proper angling techniques and processing your catch. Some of the resorts even provide fillet and freezer services.
Eat at the best restaurants
You can’t get fresher seafood than what’s coming off the boats in the East Cape. Some of the most world-renowned chefs call the East Cape their home and you’ll be hard pressed to find a more international offering in terms of cuisine.
If you’re lucky enough to stay at the Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, for example, you can’t miss the opportunity to eat at Estiatorio Milos, arguably one of the best Mediterranean seafood establishments in the world.
Founded by chef Costas Spiliadis, you’ll enjoy the freshest local ingredients prepared with an international flair, all while dining on the beach. But Estiatorio Milos is only one of the Costa Palmas Resort’s five concept restaurants, all of which are dedicated to using not only the freshest seafood, but also local meat and organic ingredients, many of which are sourced from the resort’s 18-acre farm.
Other must-try experiences include El Navegante in Buenavista, where you can dine on ceviche pescado, chile rellenos or soup made from on-site fresh water, and Umi Sushi Bar at hotel Palmas De Cortez, which provides breathtaking views for customers while they dine on nigiri, sashimi, civiche, yakimeshi and teppanyaki.
With near-perfect weather throughout the year, it only makes sense the broader Cabo area would host some of the best golf in the world. But it wasn’t until 2019 that the East Cape got its first golf course, Costa Palmas Golf Club.
With views of the Sea of Cortez, perfectly manicured greens, sand dunes and experienced caddies to serve you as little or as much as needed, the layout is designed to not only heighten your game, but also mesmerize.
The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones II, who referred to Costa Palmas as a “golf symphony composed of three movements.” The masterpiece is part of the Costa Palmas Resort, a private community you’ll want to check out for both East Cape vacations and possible relocations to the region.
What do massages, facials, and mani-pedis pair well with? Besides champagne, might we suggest swim-up bars and room service? Soak in the hot tubs while you savor fresh shrimp, destress in a steam room or sauna, cool down in a cold plunge pool or bond over an intimate couple’s spa experience with your own private pool.
Many of the hotels in the area have first-class spas or you can opt to hire a masseuse to come to your room.
Much like the expansive views of Baja California Sur, when it comes to East Cape vacations, the sky’s the limit for couples, families, and single adventurers. Just choose your adventure to fit your mood and every minute of your visit can be catered and customized to create memories that will have you returning to the East Cape for years to come.