It's no secret that Cabo San Lucas has become one of the most popular locations for destination weddings, bachelor and bachelorette weekends and group getaways. With so much to do, see, eat, drink and relax we have put together some of our top choices for where to eat, drink, play and stay.
As a veteran of Cabo San Lucas, I have come to truly love this place. Although we are always seeking something new, we still have our favorite local hotspots we never miss.
WHERE TO EAT --
Maro’s Shrimp House
After trying almost every restaurant in Downtown Cabo San Lucas, we still find ourselves at Maro’s year after year. We know that we can count on good food and a really great time. Maro’s is known for its lobster and shrimp plates, but I happen to love the seafood Molcajete (freaking amazing).
Maro’s is the perfect location to celebrate a birthday party, bachelor party and welcome dinner into Cabo San Lucas. Maro’s is also the home of the Bulldog, a little tequila, lemonade and a corona served with a little shake and dance from Maro himself. Everything about Maro’s has Cabo San Lucas written all over it. Don’t forget to bring a pen or marker and mark your stamp of approval on the wall.
Taco Gus- Taqueria
All right now this is not a restaurant by any means it is simply a local taqueria with the best shrimp and fish tacos. Order off the side of the road and grab one of their plastic chairs and tables and indulge in the best street tacos in downtown Cabo San Lucas. You can load up your street food with an array of sauces and typical toppings. Taco Gus’s is the perfect afternoon stop or late night after one too many margis.
Tres Gallos is the perfect combination of authentic Mexican cuisine in an authentic atmosphere. The outdoor patio is cozy and charming and the kitchen is all open outdoor so you can watch the chefs prepare everything from fresh made tortillas to their signature mole. The strung bistro lights and Mexican blankets that hang from the chairs provide a great ambience for a group dining experience.
If you are looking to get outside of town and want a truly wonderful farm to table experience you must visit Flora Farms. Flora Farms is located in Los Cabos just 30 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas. Flora Farms is a 10 acre organic farm and Flora’s Field Kitchen creates culinary masterpieces using fresh produce and products directly from the farm. Enjoy their flatbread pizzas, seasonal specialties and of course the famous "farmarita," a specialty cocktail made with tequila, fresh carrot juice and lime.
In addition to being an amazing restaurant, Flora Farms also has many unique event spaces throughout the property including an out door theater, mango groves, culinary cottage gardens, the lake, and much more. Flora Farms is also our top pick for a rehearsal dinner venue. They also offer a not to be missed Sunday brunch. After your wedding festivities transport your guests over to to the farm for an afternoon of delicious food, live music, croquet and a relaxing atmosphere. Flora Farms also offers many of their own products, including homemade granola, jams, sauces, and house made moonshine. All of which would be great take away gifts for your guests.
Private Chef Dinner in your own villa
When staying in one of our many villas in Cabo San Lucas, what better way to enjoy an intimate dinner with your family and friends without having to go anywhere? Whether you want to grill up the fresh catch you caught on your day of fishing or you want the chef to provide it, all is possible with a catered dinner in your own home. We recommend a margarita and grill party enjoying all the local ingredients Cabo is known for. Another great reason to enjoy dinner at home is that you don't have to go anywhere, but better yet, the chef and staff will clean up and leave your villa just as it was when they arrived.
WHAT TO DO --
A day at sea
Whether you enjoy fishing, whale watching, snorkeling or just enjoy the sun and relaxing we suggest spending a day at sea. Pack lunches, a cooler filled with goodies, and you are bound to have a good time.
For our party animals, head over to Medano Beach. Check out the ever-popular Mango Deck for some entertainment or visit The Office next door. Be ready to enjoy a few beverages with Fernando and have a full day of people watching. Need I say more?
Off the Beaten Path- The Journey to Todos Santos
Spend the day and get out of town and visit the popular artist town of Todos Santos. Stop in at Art on Beer on the way and get in touch with your hippie self. Enjoy an oversized libation and get to know the owners. They also have some great ceviche. Continue on and make another pit stop at the popular surfers beach, known as Cerritos Beach. After soaking in the sun for a few and taking a few great pictures, head on to Todos Santos. Stroll the streets, enjoy some great local seafood tacos and check out the local art.
WHERE TO STAY --
Why do we love Grand solmar? If you want the amenities of a hotel with the privacy and flexibility of a private estate then the 4 bedroom penthouse at Grand Solmar is the ideal accommodation for you. This masterpiece is over 6,000 square feet and comes fully equipped with a chef's kitchen, private pool and Jacuzzi, accommodations for 10, plus enough deck space for a private party for up to 40 guests. The penthouse is perfect for bachelor and bachelorette parties, intimate destination weddings, couples retreat, birthday getaways and much more.
Located in the prestigious neighborhood of Pedregal, Villa Bellissima is the ultimate entertainers paradise with 8 bedrooms, 11 bath, and accommodations for 150 guests makes this location the ideal setting for a large scale destination wedding or event. With its panoramic ocean views and endless infinity pool, you can't go wrong with Villa Bellissima.
Villa Serena and Amanda
Why bundle these two amazing villas as one? Because they are right next door to each other, meaning you can rent both villas and provide the ultimate party pad experience for you and your guests. How about a joint bachelor and bachelorette weekend? Or a home for the bride’s family and one for the groom’s family? Not only are you on your own beachfront estate, but you have the convenience of multiple sleeping arrangements and still all being together in the same place.
For more places to stay view all of our cabo villas here.
No Matter if you planning a honeymoon for two, a bachelor weekend with your closest friends, a wedding for 150 family and friends, Cabo San Lucas has it all.
It's the ultimate getaway and why not celebrate like the locals do?