Lolita's Travel diaries: CABO

Lolita's Travel diaries: CABO

Travel is certainly a luxury, but if you have the means—and the time—it is an epic, memory-making experience. 

At Lolita, we are all about exploring the world, for the betterment of ourselves and our souls. We’re going to bring you many such travel diaries in the future that showcase certain destinations and their cultures, and this travel diary is about all of that.

Cabo San Lucas is a known party spot that scratches just the surface of what you can expect in Los Cabos. It’s known for its abundance of restaurants, bars nightclubs and ocean activities like jet skiing and boating to The arch of Cabo San Lucas.

If you’re going to commit your time to this area, stay where you can have supreme proximity to the city, but retreat to calmness and sweeping views of the city below. 

Where to stay and dine 

While Airbnb has reasonably priced option for you to select from, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal is a luxury option that promises to impress for sure.

The Office is a beachfront must for people watching, delicious food and live music, all while digging your toes in the sand. I enjoyed getting off the busy streets and walking quaint alleys where artisan shops and tequila tastings entice. 

Chileno Bay Resort, aka Paradise is another spectacular resort to stay during your stay in Cabo. The property is incredibly gorgeous and the staff is amazing on all levels. I had dinner at a beautiful restaurant in the Resort called Comal.

The indoor-outdoor restaurant allows you to dine amid the ocean breeze. There’s also a massive fire pit where you can enjoy cocktails before your dinner. All of the food is sustainably sourced and has a contemporary spin on traditional Mexican dishes. Our favorite was the roasted chicken—it was so juicy with a perfectly crispy skin. So good we had to go back on night two and order it again. 

For breakfast we went to Comal again, and it was so so fresh, and we tried everything from loaded avocado toast to delicious smoothies. Oh, and you have to try the special iced coffee (we won’t share the secret ingredients). We also recommend making a reservation at Esperanza, which is a 20-minute drive from Chileno Bay—the seared scallops look divine.

 On our last night, we checked out the Insta-famous Flora Farms, where everything is farm-to-table. If you’re headed to Cabo, it’s a must-visit. Here, a 25-acre organic working farm is situated in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains. Boutiques, culinary cottages, a grocery market, spa, and restaurant and bar will have your jaw dropping with excitement. The whole restaurant is located on a farm and is decorated to look like you’re in a quaint oasis with live music, a mini market, and a million photo opportunities. We regretted not ordering two dishes of the burrata toast (seriously, so good). We also had seasoned asparagus, wood-fired pizzas, and wine, of course. 


What to do 

Just north of Cabo proper off of Highway 1 is where I prefer to be. It’s not exactly walking distance to anything, but it’s close enough for a quick taxi while allowing you the indulgence of R&R. I’m a hotel junkie, and Cabo does such an incredible job offering spacious suites with in-room amenities. You had me at “Complimentary bottle of tequila.” 

Not quite Cabo San Lucas, not quite San Jose Del Cabo, Tequila Cove Beach, off Federal Highway 1, is where I found an even deeper love for Cabo. A common misconception is that Cabo doesn’t have swimmable beaches, but that only exists if you consider Cabo to be the tiny, touristy portion near downtown.

Once we entered the beachside part of San José del Cabo, Viceroy was our lone stop on the coastline here. While I didn’t get to stay at this stunning hotel, I so wish I had. We had a mere glimpse of it at night, trying the incredible food on the rooftop bar and restaurant, Cielomar. Sexy live music plays amid a backdrop of views over the reflective pools and out to the ocean. Their innovative cocktail list had me giddy (and full of tequila). 

Away from the grandeur of storied modern buildings perched above the ocean is the lesser known side of Cabo that has my heart. You’ll say goodbye to the beautiful blue in the rearview as you drive toward cobblestone streets lined with stylish boutiques, art galleries, breweries and restaurants. The once sleepy colonial village is full of surprises, with even the most unassuming storefronts leading to backyard, Bohemian-filled wonderlands for eating, drinking and listening to live music, like Casa Don Rodriguo.
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