8 Things To Do in East Cape When You Come Ashore

The East Cape provides endless opportunities for visitors and residents to explore the Sea of Cortez through exceptional fishing, scuba diving, whale watching, water sports, and sightseeing. But when you’re ready to come ashore, there’s also plenty to see and do in the resorts, local towns, and surrounding mountains.

Whether you’re mooring your yacht or sailboat at Marina Village in Costa Palmas or disembarking from a chartered fishing boat, shift your adventure to the land and check out these eight things to do in East Cape when you come ashore.

  1. 1. Schedule a Mezcal and tequila tasting

    Mexico is known for many things—chocolate, fresh seafood, coffee, corn—but few favorites have catapulted the country to a “best of” category as tequila and Mezcal. To meet the expectations of luxury travelers, the East Cape offers a host of tastings. At the Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos, for example, in-house Agave Master Ricardo Robles curates private Mezcal and tequila tastings while sharing the history of the Agave plant

  2. 2. Tour the art galleries

    Of all the things to do in East Cape, browsing art galleries is a must. The area is brimming with unique local and international art in a variety of media including sculptures, paintings, photographs, drawings, stained glass, and metal work. Spend a day browsing the galleries in San Jose del Cabo or Cabo San Lucas or, if you’re lucky enough to visit the region between November and June, head to San Jose del Cabo on a Thursday. That’s when you’ll find the Art District installation at the center of the city.

  3. 3. Indulge in chef-inspired fine dining

    The fantastic dining options available in East Cape are often suprising to first-time visitors. From local bistros serving traditional Mexican fare to seaside cafes where you can sip margaritas as you watch the twinkling boat lights in the distance after sunset, there’s truly something for every taste and whim.

    But if you’re used to sampling the talents of the world’s best chefs in every port you visit, the East Cape won’t disappoint. Treat yourself to the best that Japanese fusion cuisine has to offer at Nobu Los Cabos, run by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Visit Manta, a culinary centerpiece in The Cape, where Chef Enrique Olvera’s menu takes inspiration from Mexico, Japan and Peru. Take in views of the Cabo San Lucas Arch with one of Chef Hector Morales’s three menu options at Sunset Monalisa.

    Did you come ashore at Marina Village in Costa Palmas? Just steps from the dock you’ll find Chef Nancy Silverton’s new multidimensional eatery, Mozza Baja. Residents and guests of Costa Palmas can also enjoy the raw bar and Mediterranean menu at Estiatorio Milos, run by internationally renowned Chef Costas Spiliadis. Or dine at the Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, where Chef Fabio Quarta now helms the culinary program that serves some of the freshest tuna in the world.

  4. 4. Sign up for an eco tour

    Los Cabos continues to put preservation—of land, sea, and wildlife—as a top priority, despite being a growing destination for luxury travelers and those purchasing an East Cape residence. There are countless eco tourism companies in the area that customize a day of fun and photograph-worthy activities.

    Participate in a turtle release program, tour orchards and gardens, or hike to the hot springs. Not up for a lot of walking? Take an electric bike to explore estuaries and preserved areas, a sunset donkey tour down oceanside cliffs and through the natural desert, or ride a camel along the beach.

  5. 5. Pamper yourself with a spa day

    If your time on the water has left you wind-whipped and sun worn, an indulging day at the spa may be just what you need. Whether you’re looking for beauty enhancements or therapeutic treatments, the East Cape is designed for those who expect a true pampering experience from their spa.

    Beyond the traditional spa services you’d expect to find in any city, Los Cabos offers true indulgences that incorporate holistic wellness, expertise, and the healing properties of local elements. Think salt scrubs, scalp massages, full-body exfoliation massages to activate energy points and chakras, and his-and-hers room-temperature pools for soaking.

  6. 6. Play golf on a world-renowned course

    Exceptional weather is the norm on the East Cape, making golf one of the top recreational activities for residents and visitors. You’ll recognize the names of the designers attached to some of the area’s luxury courses, such as Tiger Woods at El Cardonal Course at Diamante Cabo San Lucas and Jack Nicklaus at Quivira Golf Club.

    If your vessel docks at Marina Village at Costa Palmas, you’ll be setting foot in the resort that’s home to the 18-hold course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.

  7. 7. Visit the prehistoric cave paintings

    A pre-Hispanic group known as the Cochimies created these World Heritage rock paintings. They are a national treasure, painted between 100 BC and 1300 AD . Explore approximately 750 rock paintings of humans and animals on the wall and ceilings in protected caves. These cherished pieces of art and history have been preserved due to not only their inaccessibility, but also the dry Baja climate.

  8. 8. Get some retail therapy

    Shopping in the East Cape is truly a spectrum. You’ll find unique artisan treasures in the open-air markets, with everything from jewelry, tableware, and food to hand-painted tile, pottery, and hats. Browse the individual stores and plazas in Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo. Then stroll the connecting Tourist Corridor for clothing, souvenirs, sandals, and true-to-Mexico finds.

    In the luxury resorts’ boutiques, upscale brands and one-of-a-kind designer pieces ensure you won’t be competing in a “who-wore-it-best” showdown at your next dinner party. Lean into the offerings of the curated shops at the top resorts in the region. You will find locally sourced, Baja-inspired pieces; maybe a timeless swimsuit, or the perfect pair of handmade shoes.

There’s no shortage of things to do in East Cape. Want to extend your stay? With private residences at Costa Palmas’ Marina Village, you’re just steps away from slips that can accommodate up to 250-foot yachts and sailboats. Reach out to the resort to get all your questions answered.

Where elemental luxury meets a sea of dreams

Set at the edge of the Sea of Cortéz, Costa Palmas is a dramatic landscape…and a home. Costa Palmas is a unique invitation to elemental luxury and spirited adventure on a calm blue sea of dreams. Resort amenities include:

  • A world-class Beach & Yacht Club
  • Marina and Marina Village
  • Robert Trent Jones II designed world-class 18-hole Golf Course, and a Golf Practice Facility
  • Organic farms, orchards and an estuary
  • Aventura Adventure Planning and Guides
  • Bespoke Shopping
  • Sports Park

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