As many of you know Cabo is one of my favorite places to go for a quick getaway with friends and family. A three hour flight from the Bay Area and you are transported to a beautiful seaside meets desert oasis. The vibe, the spectacular beauty, and the delicious food and cocktails keep me going back for more every year! I have noticed over the last few years that my Cabo posts are the ones that get the most visits. I guess it is one of those destinations that people love going to or are very interested in traveling to. Thank you for keeping my Cabo posts alive and well! xo
On our first night we hit the hot spot Toro. If you are staying closer to Cabo this is a great choice, but even if I was staying closer to San Jose del Cabo, I would still make the trek to this delicious, and very vibrant restaurant. It has everything we were looking for for a fun night out. Great food, delicious and inventive cocktails, good people watching ( so shallow I know), nice ambiance, a great bar, and a beautiful outdoor seating area with a band included. Okay….I think I hit all of the important things needed for a successful ladies night out.
This outdoor seating area was beautiful and a great place to kick off our night in Mexico!
The dining room was quite modern with a bit of a retro vibe, which looks out onto the beautiful desert landscape.
Val’s lobster tacos were crazy good!
On late Saturday afternoon we left Esperanza to check out a few new hotels along the corridor on our way to dinner in San Jose del Cabo. We had a car pick us up at 4:45pm and we decided to do some margarita tasting at the various resorts we stopped at.
Our first stop: the beautiful and new Chileno Bay Resort. This is an Auberge resort and it did not disappoint.
Beautiful and modern – and oh so chic. Can’t wait to make a return visit!
Comal is the main restaurant at Chileno Bay and we hope to try it the next time we are in Cabo!
The beautiful seating area at Comal. Do you try to steal the cushy, upholstered seats from your friends? I do! 😉 Don’t those seats look comfy and a place you would like to linger at for awhile?
Off to Las Ventanas after Chileno Bay. Still very beautiful after twenty years, but I think Las Ventanas needs to do some updating and refreshing, especially with all of the stunning new resorts opening in Cabo. Their large beach and mature landscaping are huge pluses.
Very large and very delicious margaritas at Las Ventanas.
I’m not complaining about that now, am I?!
We slowly made our way down to San Jose del Cabo to have dinner at the popular, and relatively new, Acre. The food is delicious and locally sourced and the beautiful outdoor dining area is gorgeous, with a bit of a modern twist. Last year when we visited, they were putting the finishing touches on this restaurant, which happens to be right down the road from the very popular, Flora’s Farm.
The food was outstanding and very creative and the ambiance was fabulous with a live band playing as you walk into the entry. There is definitely a fun vibe to Acre and we look forward to our next visit!
This palm filled path leads you to the bathroom and to the back of the property where they have a lovely pool. The pool will be for their guests who stay in their soon to open tree houses, or for dinner guests who might accidentally end up there after having too many cocktails at dinner. 😉
Our last stop after dinner was at the newly opened, Hotel Mar Adentro. We should have made this our first stop, because it is such a unique place to see and I’m sure it would have been amazing to view during the day! All white and very modern with a restaurant that appears to be made out of sticks. It is appropriately named, “the bird’s nest”. We stopped by after our dinner at Acre hoping to have a night cap, only to discover the bird’s nest is not a bar. Are you kidding me? This place screams bar or lounge! A path along the water takes you to the bird’s nest, and beyond that the pool, with the ocean behind that. The bar inside the hotel is nice, but I think they are missing the mark by not having it inside this very unique, waterside structure.
I hope this post gives you a few ideas for your next trip to Cabo! If you haven’t been, you definitely need to put it on your short list. A girls weekend is the perfect way to experience Cabo! It is very kid friendly, but so fun for a getaway with the ladies or a great place for a couples getaway!
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What are you up to for the 4th? We just made some relatively last minute plans to head to Lake Tahoe and SF for the long weekend. Can’t wait to head to the mountains for a few days of fresh air and lake time and then into SF to watch the fireworks from our favorite spot.
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