Guide to Los Cabos

As an internationally acclaimed destination, Los Cabos features a host of world-class shopping, dining, art galleries and activities to enjoy. From the quaint charm of San Jose del Cabo to the bustling town of Cabo San Lucas, the team at Espiritu has compiled recommendations to assist with your next trip to the California Baja Peninsula.

Dining Recommendations

Luna

Contemporary Mexican cuisine served on the moonlit, seaside terrace at Club Ninety Six, the private beach club exclusively serving the Del Mar Los Cabos communities.

Tashi

A casual, upscale sushi and tapas bar that gives authentic Mexican flare to traditional Japanese style cuisine on the upper terrace of Club Ninety Six.

SEARED by Jean-Georges

The elegant new steakhouse featuring Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s renowned signature culinary style at the neighboring One&Only Palmilla hotel.

Agua by Larbi

Authentic Mexican cuisine with a Mediterranean influence served seaside at the One&Only Palmilla Hotel.

Nick-San

One of the area’s most popular sushi restaurants featuring a creative fusion of Japanese and Mexican cuisine, located at The Shoppes at Palmilla.

Flora’s Field Kitchen

A destination, farm-to-table dining experience alongside the picturesque 10-acre organic field at Flora Farm located just outside of San Jose del Cabo.

La Osteria

A charming, open-air eatery in historic San Jose del Cabo serving tapas, pasta, fresh fish and steaks with an Argentinian spin.

Manta

World-renowned Mexican Chef Enrique Olvera’s new restaurant introduces pan-Pacific influences to traditional Mexican cuisine at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel in Cabo San Lucas.

Sunset Da Mona Lisa

A magnificent cliffside setting overlooking Cabo’s famed El Arco featuring European cuisine by Michelin-star Chef Paolo della Corte from Naples, Italy.

Don Sanchez

Contemporary Baja dishes are created especially for pairing with selections from the magnificent 300-plus bottle wine cellar, located in the heart of San Jose del Cabo.

Habaneros

Habaneros Gastro Grill and Tequila Bar in San Jose blends European style bistro with an eclectic “Mexican Fusion” menu, while keeping things “Baja” casual.

Mi Cocina at Casa Natalia

A chic and elegant “Euro-Mexican Bistro” at the boutique Casa Natalia hotel in downtown San Jose, featuring an open-air courtyard and adjoining martini bar.

Los Tamarindos

Organic, farm-to-table restaurant overlooking one of the region’s most historic farms located just one mile outside of San Jose del Cabo.

H Restaurant

In the heart of the historic San Jose art district, H Restaurant features a blend of international influences and innovative twists on Mexican classics in a refined, romantic atmosphere.

Tequila

Sit amongst the flowering fruit trees in the open-air courtyard of this charming restaurant in downtown San Jose which features a blend of Mediterranean, Asian and Mexican cuisine.

Toro

Overlooking the beautiful surroundings at Punta Ballena, just before Cabo San Lucas, Toro Latin Kitchen & Bar features a ceviche bar, small plates, grilled entrees and an impressive selection of signature cocktails and Latin wines.

La Lupita

La Lupita Taco & Mezcal is located in the heart of the San Jose del Cabo Art District, featuring cuisine inspired by the flavors and traditions of Mexico with an artful selection of creative and innovative taco creations, an extensive cocktail menu, an array of mezcal selections and live entertainment Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

La Patrona

A new sophisticated, yet casual fine dining restaurant in the heart of San Jose del Cabo, La Patrona serves classically inspired cuisine on its spacious patio featuring a fire pit and bar, as well as in the climate controlled indoor dining room. By day, an extensive European deli-style menu is available for lunch.

Acre

The newest arrival on the Los Cabos farm-to-table culinary scene, Acre is an upscale contemporary restaurant and cocktail bar located on 25 acres of farmland minutes from San Jose Del Cabo, serving globally inspired cuisine and farm fresh signature cocktails.

Shopping Recommendations

The Shoppes at Palmilla

An international shopping center featuring fine art galleries, specialty boutiques, a cafe/pizza bar and gourmet restaurants, a walk or golf cart ride away from the Del Mar communities.

Gallery District San Jose del Cabo

San Jose’s ever-growing Gallery District is the cultural center of Los Cabos with high-end galleries displaying original art and jewelry from artists around the world.

Luxury Avenue

High-end boutique mall located on the beautiful Cabo San Lucas Marina featuring Cartier, CH Carolina Herrera, Salvatore Ferragamo, Swarovski and more.

Puerto Paraiso

Shopping center neighboring Luxury Avenue on the Marina in Cabo San Lucas featuring Nautica, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste and an array of specialty shops and restaurants.

Events Recommendations

Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament

The annual deep-sea fishing tournament has been a Los Cabos staple for more than 30 years and holds the record for the largest cash payout in sportfishing history at over $4.1 million.

October

Grand Fondo Los Cabos

The international cycling event’s first race in Los Cabos, will welcome 800 to 1,000 athletes.

Ironman Los Cabos

Triathletes race to complete the grueling Ironman along the corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, with swimmers beginning at Palmilla Beach next to Club Ninety Six.

October

Los Cabos International Film Festival

Film industry luminaries from around the globe gather in Los Cabos every November for the yearly festival featuring the best in American, Mexican, Canadian, and international film.

November

Art Walk

A festive street party in San Jose del Cabo’s Gallery District featuring original works of art, live entertainment, fine Mexican wine and specialty hors d’oeuvres.

Thursdays from 5pm – 9pm, November – June

Mercado Organico

A lively event featuring delicious cuisine, organic fruits and veggies, live entertainment, and arts and crafts every Saturday from November – April in San Jose del Cabo.

Saturdays from 9am -3pm, November – April

Sabor A Cabo

This international festival of food and wine showcases gourmet offerings of local and international star chefs. The main event on the 5th features live music by Lila Downs, delicious cuisine and fine wine from some of Cabo’s top restaurants.

December 2-5 at the driving range at Club Campestre.

New Year’s Eve at Club Ninety Six

Del Mar Los Cabos kicks off each new year with an incredible celebration for homeowners and guests at the Club Ninety Six beach club.

December

Whale Watching Season

A spectacular show offshore as the gray whales make their annual migration to the waters of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean.

January – March

Todos Santos Music Festival

Two weekends of eclectic sounds and a diverse array of performers spanning the rock, alt-country, and Latin genres held every January in the quaint town of Todos Santos.

January

Gala de Danza

The cultural event of the year featuring elite dancers from the world’s finest companies to the Pabellón Cultural Theatre in Cabo San Lucas.

June 3& 4, 2016

Taste of Espiritu

A celebration of architecture and cuisine, guests visit a collection of seaside residences available for sale, each paired with acclaimed local restaurants and Cabo’s best chefs. A festive after-party follows featuring specialty cocktails, gourmet cuisine, and live entertainment.

March, 2016

Golf Courses Recommendations

Palmilla Golf Club

The 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature course is famous for its gentle slopes, wide fairway and spectacular ocean views, located a golf cart ride away from the Del Mar communities.

Querencia Golf Club

A private club located just outside the Palmilla community, the 18-hole Tom Fazio championship course spans 300 acres, carving its way through deep arroyos.

Puerto Los Cabos Golf Club

The 18-hole course devised by Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman features magnificent views from every hole and dramatic elevation changes, just outside of San Jose del Cabo.

Club Campestre San Jose Golf

Spread across the foothills of the Sierra del la Laguna Mountains in San Jose, the 18-hole Nicklaus course offers the raw natural beauty of the Baja desert and gorgeous ocean views.

Cabo Real Golf Club

Cabo Real Golf Club features a multi-themed, target-style course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and  provides a scenic, gentle test with broad fairways tumbling down to the sea.

Cabo Del Sol

With an ocean 18 by Jack Nicklaus and a desert 18 by Tom Weiskopf, Cabo del Sol’s courses are among the top ranked in the world.

  • Vidanta Golf Los Cabos

    It’s the area’s original golf course, with nine beautiful holes designed for soft play on a partially flat design.

El Dorado Golf & Beach Club

The legendary Jack Nicklaus crafted a masterpiece at El Dorado, a golf course that links the coast to the desert and blends with the landscape.

Chileno Bay Golf & Beach Club

Tom Fazio has designed several challenging and beautiful championship golf courses for numerous Discovery Land communities, and his latest jewel at Chileno Bay is no different.

Cabo San Lucas Country Club

The Cabo San Lucas Country Club is set amid endless cacti and blooming Bougainvillea bushes and is the area’s only course offering views of the famed landmark, The Arch at Land’s End.

Quivira Golf Club

Although it has been open less than five years, Quivira Golf Club quickly took its place among the world’s most celebrated golf courses. Golf magazine named it the “2014 Best New International Golf Course” while Golf Inc. ranked it “2014 Development of the Year.”

Diamante Cabo San Lucas

On 1.5 miles of pristine beachfront along the Pacific Ocean in Cabo San Lucas, you’ll find one of the most spectacular golf course facilities anywhere in the world — Diamante Cabo San Lucas.