Vacationing in Los Cabos isn’t so much a getaway as an unforgettable experience. Beyond the standard tourist-packed beaches and hotel bar hamburgers, there lies a more authentic taste of luxury. A fully immersed experience in Los Cabos tempts travelers to make a permanent departure from the fast pace of daily life to one of pampering, exquisite cuisine, and adventure. If you’re seeking a sampling of how Los Cabos could transform your trip to an escape filled with imagination, relaxation, and exploration, the East Cape Baja can check all the boxes.
Places to Eat
Los Cabos includes the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. These towns are connected by approximately 20 miles of beach, resorts, and championship golf courses. This stretch provides a unique mix of historic charm and contemporary amenities to appease locals and visitors alike. These include art galleries, artisan shops, and sightseeing. Still, it’s the restaurants that truly shine, pleasing even the most cultured palates.
Whether you’re in the mood for Mediterranean, Japanese, French, Italian, or traditional Mexican cuisine, dining along the East Cape Baja ensures that locally sourced ingredients will make every meal uber fresh. But supplemented with the knowledge and experience of the best chefs in the region, these restaurants stand out:
At Daikoku Japanese in Cabo San Lucas, you can dine alfresco at teppanyaki tables that double as front-row entertainment. Favorites include fresh tuna sashimi, fried baby crab, grilled eggplant with miso sauce and more than 60 kinds of sushi rolls.
Although Italian isn’t usually the first cuisine that comes to mind in the East Cape Baja, Alcaravea Gourmet stands out for its intimate atmosphere, exceptional wine list, and chef-inspired dishes. Indulge in the veal, fresh seafood, or filet mignon, but save room for the tiramisu or flan.
East Cape Baja at Piaf
Chef Omar Serralta brings French cuisine to the East Cape Baja at Piaf. The enchanting and elegant establishment creates an ideal setting to support the upscale menu. You can’t go wrong with foie gras, white truffle, hazelnut butter and acacia honey, especially when paired with a selection of wine from the two dining room cellars.
You can’t visit the East Cape Baja without sampling the best of local Mexican cuisine. At Tres Sirenas, celebrated restaurateur Edith Jimenez puts her focus on the best of the backyard sea. Relish the hand-selected Baja oysters, crab enchiladas, a diversity of just-caught fish, or treat yourself to the raw bar. For land-lovers, the ribeye and filet mignon are menu staples that are cooked to perfection.
Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos
Drawing inspiration from the Sea of Cortez and 18 acres of organic farms, the five concept restaurants at Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos surpass the standards of even the top gastronomes.
Two, in particular, are in a class of their own. Casa de Brasa’s “Catch Your Own” program welcomes guests to board a fishing boat at the private marina in a quest for marlin, snapper or sailfish to be custom prepared by a chef (with your choice of signature sauces and sides).
Equally worthy of any gourmet’s palate is Estiatorio Milos. Noted as one of the finest Mediterranean seafood restaurants on the globe, the beachside restaurant was founded by acclaimed chef Costas Spiliadis and features such menu favorites as grilled octopus, Greek ceviche, and lobster from the deep-sea Bay of Fundy.
Places to Stay
Luxury accommodations abound in the East Cape Baja ensure you’ll want for nothing on your stay. If you’re looking for a mix of pampering, upscale architecture and décor, scenic views, and on-site dining from some of the most respected chefs on the planet, these hotels and resorts should be on your shortlist:
Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts
The East Cape Baja 1,000-acre resort community Costa Palmas welcomes guests to its Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts with tranquility that can only be found in a blend of natural splendor and upscale design and décor.
Blurring the line between interior and outdoor living spaces, the views can be stolen by mountains, ocean, and desert. Amenities in the guest rooms, suites and oceanside villas range from floor-to-ceiling windows, outdoor showers and fireplaces to fully equipped show kitchens, expansive terraces and private pools.
Indulge in the on-site spa or engage in a favorite sport or workout at the sports and activities center. While the world-class 18-hole championship golf course (designed by Robert Trent Jones II) uses natural topography to create a game to remember, it’s the water sports that steal the show.
Swimming, sport fishing, boating and snorkeling entice adventure-seekers with the promise of both remarkable memories and photographs.
Nobu Hotel Los Cabos
Nobu Hotel Los Cabos provides a luxurious twist on the Japanese retreat. Combining modern amenities with a calming simplicity, Nobu has found a place among even the most well-traveled guests.
Stunning ocean views, five on-site dining and drinking establishments, a 13,691-square-foot wellness spa and two nearby golf courses (one designed by Davis Love III and one by Tiger Woods) make Nobu a stand-out in Los Cabos.
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal
Expect nothing less than opulence at the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal. Even the entrance—with its torch-lit, private tunnel—is dramatic. Amenities at this beachside retreat include the AlmArte Gift Boutique stocked with designer names and locally made pieces; a guests-only living room overlooking the pool; personal assistants; and two signature restaurants.
Billing itself as “SoCal chic with dramatic Los Cabos views,” The Cape, a Thompson Hotel provides unrivaled vistas from not only the rooms and suites but virtually every point on the property. While the sunken bar features top-shelf liquors, the infinity pool and Currents spa beckon guests to relax and unwind.
Take in unrivaled views from The Rooftop lounge. Dance to a mix of live entertainment and DJs while you sip craft beers or one-of-a-kind cocktails. There’s no need to leave the property to sample fresh regional cuisine. Chef Enrique Olvera’s restaurant, Manta, fuses the best of Mexican and Pacific Rim flavors.
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