I was introduced to San José Del Cabo on my first trip to Los Cabo about 17 years ago, my husband and I were there on a little getaway during our pre-parenting days. I had a friend from Vancouver who was managing a restaurant called Morgan’s which I still recall as being one of the best meals of my life (other than a loaf of roasted garlic bread, I don’t recall what we ate) I remember how charming and historic the town felt and later during that trip when we went into the more popular and populated (by tourists) Cabo San Lucas I was very disappointed with how commercial and American it felt.
When my cousins wife first reached out about planning a trip for her husbands big birthday we tossed around a few resorts but settled on the spectacular Viceroy which is right in San José and I was ecstatic, I couldn’t wait to revisit the town I fell in love with so many years before. I honestly didn’t realize how close we were to everything until we hopped on some bikes to get breakfast on our second day. We found a delicious spot called Jazmin’s in the Arts District (pictured in the first photo) we sat on the front patio only to discover how expansive it was – it continued on deep into the building and beyond with open area dining and bar, we definitely need to go back at night.
We enjoyed our ride into town so much we brought the rest of the crew in the next day. We opted for brunch at the highly rated Drift Hotel which did not disappoint – they claim to have the best Chilaquiles in Mexico and my cousin and several others agreed. I opted for Huevos Rancheros (since I had chilaquiles at Jazmin’s the day before) and they were unbelievable I nearly licked the cast iron skillet it was served on. There is also great shopping in this district if you’re looking for authentic Mexican chachkes – I found a shop that had the cutest handmade straw bags for a steal (see photo above)
My cousins wife did an amazing job of organizing large dinners each of the nights and I can’t say enough about Chambao where we went night number one – it was walking distance from the Viceroy and was such an incredible combination of atmosphere, entertainment, people watching and cuisine. Its difficult to explain what this place it like but we agreed it had a very Euro club vibe so not necessarily a family friendly spot.
On our second night we made our return to the very well known Flora Farms – we went for brunch last time and as great as all the food was I think I prefer it for a daytime excursion. Flora farms is a stunning farm to table experience and to see it in all its glory in the daylight makes more sense and they have the most incredible Bloody Mary aptly called Pelo De Perro (hair of the dog)
Some of the things we did not do on this trip that I do recommend if traveling to Los Cabos is a horseback ride on the beach and a booze cruise – we did the sailing day trip with our son a few years ago and it was such a wonderful experience even if you don’t drink. You sail past Los Arcos, on certain sails you can actually get off the boat and walk around the famous arches. You can’t typically swim off the coast of Los Cabos due to strong shorebreak and undertow so if you really yearn to jump into the sea this can be done from a boat. And depending on the time of year you’re very likely to see dolphins or the occasional whale. I don’t want to completely exclude Cabo San Lucas from this post and will make one recommendation of places to eat/drink: Office On The Beach. With its “spring break” party vibe it’s a fun place to get your vacation started with great Margaritas and ceviche right on the beach.
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into our trip to Los Cabos – it was a memorable trip and being so convenient to travel to from the Southern California area I’m sure we’ll be visiting again very soon. Please check out this post from a previous trip to Los Cabos for more tips on traveling to the area – thanks for reading
Adios for now xoxo ~Zia