A Perfect Romance – Valentine’s Day Dinners in Los Cabos
Few places on the planet are more synonymous with romance than Los Cabos. Perhaps Paris, but let’s be honest: How many palm trees are there in Paris?
Cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo have all the sun-kissed romantic attributes anyone could ask for, from swaying palm trees and horizon-stretching ocean vistas to golden sand beaches perfect for hand-holding perambulations or side-by-side horseback rides…plus all the luxurious over-the-top amenities you would expect from a major metropolitan area.
When it comes to the most romantic day of them all, however, what Los Cabos does best are dinners. Tables for two, either in the sand or on a nearby terrazzo, with candlelight, mood music, multi-course pairing menus, and of course some of the most spectacular views you’ve ever seen in your life.
With that in mind, here are the three most romantic Valentine’s Day dinners in Los Cabos for 2019.
There’s a very good reason this place employs an onsite wedding coordinator, and hosts over 100 destination nuptials per year. The views are so breathtaking as to defy description, but what else would you expect from a place located at Sunset Point?
Just how magical is it? Imagine looking out across a cerulean blue swath of Sea of Cortes towards a half-mile Land’s End promontory comprised of ancient granite monuments and sculpted beaches as the sun explodes in a fiery red ball and descends beyond the distant horizon. Trust us: Someone just proposed reading this.
The food is nearly equal to the majestic views, particularly on Valentine’s Day, when the fine dining restaurant offers sunset seatings for a six-course prix-fixe menu, with accompanying ballads from romantic tenors and an acclaimed violinist. If you’re not in the mood for a large meal, pair oysters and Champagne on the adjoining Taittinger Terrace.
A benchmark resort in Los Cabos for over 50 years, Palmilla employs no less than five dozen gardeners to keep its paradise-like grounds manicured to perfection. Consider that a sign that everything here is of the highest possible quality.
Celebrated French Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten hosts the resort’s most elegant Valentine’s Day feast, a four-course epicurean delight that pairs the upscale steakhouse fare of SEARED with Grand Cru Classé wines and vintage Champagne.
Like the wines, the muy romántico moonlit views of the Sea of Cortés are also in a class by themselves.
As you may have noticed by now, stunning views are as much a part of the romantic dining experience in Los Cabos as culinary mastery and sommelier-aided wine pairings. El Farallón, the signature restaurant at the five-star Resort at Pedregal, takes a backseat to no one in this regard.
Set on the edge of a cliff above crashing Pacific Ocean waves, with magnificent views of Land’s End, this place drips romance. It doesn’t hurt a bit, of course, that Executive Chef Gustavo Pinet and his staff serve up the finest market style seafood in Cabo San Lucas, and that like Sunset MonaLisa, El Farallón features its own dedicated Champagne Lounge.
Reservations are a must for El Farallón, as they are for SEARED and Sunset MonaLisa.
What? You thought you were the first one to think of spending Valentine’s Day in paradise?
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Always Sunny, Never Dull – New Year Adds New Facets to the Los Cabos Lifestyle Experience
Los Cabos is like a diamond in the sense that not only does it boast many brilliant facets–from stark deserts and rugged interior mountains to the dramatic confluence of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez–but whichever angle you view it from, something always sparkles.
Each new month, for example, brings fresh new events and activities that add luster to the Los Cabos lifestyle experience. Here are three that stand out for January.
Golfing Glories That Never End
(Photo Credit: Cabo San Lucas Country Club)
It’s hard to overstate how impressive Los Cabos’ portfolio of destination golf courses really is, with three courses ranked among the 100 Best in the World, and well over a dozen championship-level layouts from legendary names like Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Davis Love III and Tom Weiskopf.
Now add 1992 Masters Champion Fred Couples to that list. Couples collaborated with Todd Eckenrode of Origins Golf Design on the newly opened Twin Dolphin Golf Club, an 18-hole course that boasts magnificent vantages and views of scenic Santa Maria Bay and the luxurious new Maravilla residential community.
Couples’ Twin Dolphin isn’t the only newsworthy course this January. The Cabo San Lucas Country Club, the only local track to feature on-course views of The Arch and other iconic rock formations at Land’s End, is showcasing an all-new look after a major renovation project spearheaded by acclaimed Mexican course architect Agustin Piza.
Cabo del Sol, home to Jack Nicklaus’ breathtaking Ocean Course and the Tom Weiskopf crafted Desert Course, is also making news as it hosts the 11th annual Los Cabos Pro-Am tournament on Jan. 14 – 18.
Where “Magic” Happens
(Photo Credit: Tropic of Cancer Series)
It’s no coincidence that Todos Santos–a Pacific Coast community about one hour by car from Cabo San Lucas–was the first place on the Baja California peninsula to be named a pueblo mágico, or “magical town.” This government designation is given only to places of magnificent natural beauty, or that possess great historical or cultural significance.
Todos Santos qualifies on all three counts. Once a thriving sugar capital, and the richest town in Baja California for much of the 19th century, Todos Santos was reborn in the 1980s as an artists’ colony, beloved by expatriate painters for the unique quality of its light.
The town’s artistic talents are shown off at the beginning of each new calendar year, when in quick succession it hosts festivals celebrating music, literature, art and film. First up in 2019 is the Tropic of Cancer Concert Series, slated for Jan. 10 – 20.
Lords & Ladies of the Wind
(Photo Credit: La Ventana Classic)
Every winter between the months of December and March, two important events occur locally: thousands of whales migrate from their summer arctic feeding grounds to their winter breeding grounds in coves and inlets around Baja California Sur; and strong El Norte winds blow down the Sea of Cortez, turning the Los Cabos municipality’s picturesque and lightly developed East Cape into a windsports paradise.
Everybody knows about the whales. Few outside the community of dedicated windsurfers and kiteboarders know about the incredibly favorable wind conditions. For years, the small East Cape community of Los Barriles hosted a famed worldwide competition known as The Lord of the Wind each January. Sadly, no more Lords and Ladies of the Wind shall be crowned, at least in Los Barriles. Farther up the coast, however, in another windsports mecca called La Ventana, the competition is still as fierce as the offshore breezes. This year’s highly anticipated La Ventana Classic is scheduled to take place Jan. 16 – 20.
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A Season Unlike Any Other – Whale Watching in Los Cabos
Los Cabos is a place of many wonders, from spectacular granite monuments like The Arch at Land’s End to towering desert cacti and the confluence of two major bodies of water, the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez. But for sheer magnificence and natural grandeur, nothing captures the imagination quite like the region’s most famous seasonal residents.
Think the roar of a lion or a full-throated elephant rumble is impressive?
Imagine a creature the size of 6 full-grown African elephants, 110 golden maned lions, or over 400 adult humans, exerting its maximum force in a random display of playfulness and joy.
(Photo Credit to Cabo Adventures)
That’s the spectacle of a breaching humpback whale, a 30 to 50-ton leviathan lifting its entire body out of the water and then crashing back down with enough force to displace several Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of water.
For some more perspective, the power required to generate this leap is roughly equivalent to the power needed to lift a Boeing 747 aircraft off the runway and into the sky.
It’s a breathtaking sight, and amazingly humpbacks aren’t even the biggest whales. That honor belongs to the blue whale, which at 100 to 150 tons is the largest creature ever to exist on Earth. Bigger than any dinosaur, woolly mammoth or other prehistoric beast.
Whale Watching Season Officially Starts December 15th
Each year, from mid-December through mid-March, many of these remarkable (and remarkably large) creatures can be seen just offshore from Los Cabos. Estimates vary, but the best guess is that 5,000 to 1o,000 whales journey from their summer arctic feeding grounds to warm water breeding grounds in the coves and lagoons of Baja California Sur each winter.
A gray whale named Varvara became famous in 2015 for the longest mammalian migration ever recorded–nearly 14,000 miles round-trip, from Russia to Cabo San Lucas and back–but her journey was only considered special because it was accurately tracked. There are thousands of Varvaras each year, and just like U.S. and Canadian snowbirds, these whales love heading to sunny tropical Los Cabos when the weather gets cold up north.
Many Species of Whales Can Be Seen
Humpbacks and grays are the most commonly sighted, but sperm whales, orcas and even blues can be spied from touring boats or from coastal homes and beachfront lookouts. Each species has its favored breeding grounds. Big blues like the UNESCO protected Islands of Loreto; grays favor Ojo de Liebre and Magdalena Bay; and humpbacks seek out shallow water Sea of Cortez coves off the southern rim of the Baja California peninsula.
(Photo Credit to Cabo Adventures)
Lucky Los Cabos residents are treated to the biggest show on earth on a regular basis, and statistics or comparisons can’t really do the majesty of these seasonal visitors justice. They are beyond comparison, and enumerating how high water shoots from their blowholes (20 – 25 feet) or how large their lungs are (big as a car) doesn’t really prepare one for the thrill of seeing a live whale up close. It’s almost a kind of magic to share the same space and breathe the same air, and the fact that they are commonly seen for several months each year never lessens the impact.
That’s really the wonder of Los Cabos, when you think about it. The common is never commonplace.
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How to Find Your Dream Home in Los Cabos
(Photo Credit Blue Sky Cabo)
There’s a reason people call Los Cabos a paradise, and it’s not just because cape cities Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo enjoy year-round sunshine and tropical mood-enhancers like palm trees and golden sand beaches. It’s because one of the most beautiful places on Planet Earth still has plenty of ocean view real estate available, and you don’t need to be a billionaire, or even a millionaire, to afford it.
List prices for ocean view real estate are significantly lower (and more available) in Los Cabos than for similarly spectacular properties in the U.S., and home financing is now an option.
Are you ready to find your dream home in paradise? Here are three basic steps to follow.
Find the Right Location
There are many views and vantages in paradise…now more than ever, given Los Cabos’ current growth spurt, which has translated to an unprecedented building boom at picturesque locales throughout the area. Exciting new developments are underway now on the ruggedly beautiful Pacific Coast north of Cabo San Lucas (Quivira, Diamante and Rancho San Lucas), along the Sea of Cortez facing “tourist corridor” which connects the cape cities (Solaz, Montage, Ritz-Carlton and Hyatt), and on the pristine and sparsely populated East Cape (Four Seasons, Aman and Caesar’s Palace).
Each of Los Cabos’ many ocean view locales and neighborhoods has its advantages and amenities, from private golf courses from legendary names like Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Greg Norman and Fred Couples to marina access, culinary marketplaces and pampering day spas.
The question is: which location is right for you?
Find the Best Value
The options are nearly endless, and we’re not just referring to the many new residential developments on Los Cabos’ golden coasts. There are also many types of homes available, from cliffside luxury villas to beachfront condos, resort-based residences to sprawling hacienda style estates.
Finding the best value doesn’t just mean finding the lowest listing, but finding an affordable property that’s also perfect for the needs of you and your family. Do you fancy something intimate and romantic – a hilltop pied-à-terre overlooking the sea – or do you dream of a large beach house that will accommodate frequent visits from friends and family? Will you be in residence full-time or only seasonally? Fractional ownership may be an option to consider.
Find the Right Ally
Finding the right ally is actually step one, as it makes finding the right location and value so much easier.
Windermere’s agents have over 100 years of combined experience in the Los Cabos real estate market. We’re well-versed in Mexican law and real estate regulations, and always up-t0-date on all the latest properties and developments.
What we’re most proud of, however, is our ability to help clients find and finance their dream home…the place they’ve always dreamed of, and in many cases thought they could never afford.
Fortunately, after years of “cash only” home buying options, Windermere has recently discovered Global Mortgage is offering fixed-rate 15 year loans, with full amortization, and one of the lowest interest rates available from any institutional lender in Mexico. As an added bonus, annual taxes, insurance, trust and HOA fees are all included in the monthly mortgage payments.
Translation: Paradise is easier to find – and finance – than ever before.
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