When we first launched our Mexico programme here at Caribtours, we were naturally drawn to the Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coast. But in recent years we have increasingly found ourselves looking to the Pacific and the Baja California peninsula, where some of the hottest new luxury hotel openings are clustered around the resort towns of San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, collectively known as Los Cabos. This region is rich in natural treasures, not least the magnificent marine life of the Sea of Cortez, described as ‘the world’s aquarium’ by Jacques Cousteau. This is a place where cactus-studded desert meets nutrient rich waters, a haven for whales, dolphins, turtles and countless bird species. But it’s not just the whales that eat well in Los Cabos; this corner of Mexico is fast becoming known as a world class foodie destination.
In November 2022 the Gastrovino food and wine festival returns to the sleepy town of Todos Santos, following a two-year absence due to the pandemic. This fantastic event showcases local chefs, artisan producers and wineries, and also features live music and art exhibitions, in a lovely seafront setting.
Tickets are on sale now, and you have a great choice of foodie-friendly resorts from which to base yourself during the festival. We can’t talk about food in Los Cabos without mentioning Nobu Los Cabos, a strikingly contemporary resort owned by Robert De Niro and the master of Japanese-Peruvian nikkei fusion cuisine, Nobu Matsuhisa. The Japanese influence permeates everything from the Zen-inspired rock garden to the traditional Onsen soaking tubs in the rooms. Nobu is not the only master chef in town; one of the hottest tickets in Los Cabos is SEARED at the opulent One&Only Palmilla, a steak and seafood restaurant from Michelin-starred maestro Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The resort is a popular choice with A-listers, and boasts one of the only swimmer-friendly beaches in the area. Last but not least, for a spectacular meal in a spectacular setting, check out the unique Nido at Viceroy Los Cabos. This exquisite ceviche and sushi restaurant is housed within a striking upturned nest structure surrounded by water, and looks like nothing else we’ve seen.