5 Essential Travel Experiences: Los Cabos, Mexico

Posted by Adam Warner

Highlighted by a spectacular organic farm restaurant and a gorgeous new seaside boutique hotel, these five activities and destinations should be at the top of every honeymoon must-do list for the Los Cabos region of Mexico.

Flora_Farms_Restaurant_Los_Cabos-1.jpg1. Eat

Flora Farms

Truly an oasis tucked away in the desert hills just outside of San Jose del Cabo, this organic farm serves up some of the best food in all of Baja California. Every dish on the menu is sourced directly from the property, whether it's caesar salad, oven roasted chicken, or wood-fired pizza. Be sure to arrive early and experience Flora's fantastic cocktail bar, shops, farm market, and daily farm tour.

San Jose del Cabo, www.flora-farms.com.
Photo: Flora Farms

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Hacienda Cocina y Cantina

Highlighted by an extensive wine list, many of Mexico's finest tequilas, handcrafted cocktails, plus authentic regional Mexican dishes, Hacienda Cocina y Cantina offers open-air dining and drinks in a laid-back atmosphere right on the beach. On top of breathtaking views of the iconic rock formations at Land's End, newlyweds can reserve tables in the sand for the ultimate romantic experience.

Cabo San Lucas, haciendacocina.com
Photo: Hacienda Cocina y Cantina

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Hotel El Ganzo

Opened in 2013, this unique boutique property stands out with its artsy music vibe, which includes performances from world-renowned musicians, artists in-residence, and weekly movie nights on the roof. Located at Puerto Los Cabos, the hotel boasts a swimmable beach (which is rare in Los Cabos), two pools (including a rooftop infinity pool), four restaurants, and a spa. Rooms are cool and comfortable and all come with ocean/marina views.

Puerto Los Cabos, www.elganzo.com.
Photo: Hotel El Ganzo

art-walk_san-Jose-1.jpg4. Explore

San Jose del Cabo Arts District

Los Cabos isn't all about posh resorts and fun in the sun. The region -- particularly San Jose del Cabo -- offers a tremendous amount of cultural activities worthy of your time. Every Thursday, couples can join the Art Walk in San Jose, a time for strolling the Arts District, visiting galleries, and sampling food and wine. Make plans to arrive early to visit the beautiful Main Square and historic Mission of San Jose del Cabo Church.

San Jose del Cabo, www.discoversanjosedelcabo.com/artwalk
Photo: Art Cabo

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Todos Santos

Hit the road and visit the charming town of Todos Santos, located about one hour north of Cabo San Lucas. Despite a modest population of about 5,000, this hidden gem packs in the activities, particularly when it comes to galleries, restaurants, and shopping options. Meanwhile, with frequent art and music festivals, affordable lodging, and world-class surfing, you'll quickly see why this fantastic destination was named one of Mexico's "magical towns."

Todos Santos, www.todossantos.cc
Photo: todossantos.cc

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