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TRAVEL / Dec ‘2018

Los Cabos: a favourite hotspot for families

TRAVEL / DEC ‘2018

Los Cabos: a favourite hotspot for families

Los Cabos is an ideal travel destination for families, offering excellent food, accommodation and service, great weather, plenty to do and exceptional value.

Words Kate Durack

Los Cabos, situated between the sea and the desert on the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, is a fantastic choice for families with cultural intrigue, delectable food, year-round sunny weather (it only rains six days a year!), oodles of adventure and a great conversion rate with the Aussie dollar.

Los Cabos is not over-touristed, overdone or overly commercial. It offers great value for holidays and a fun, authentic Mexican experience.

A short plane ride from Los Angeles airport in California,

Los Cabos is the fastest growing resort area in Mexico and is well-catered to the family market with top-quality hotels and adventure activities and delicious, authentic Mexican food.

A highlight for my 6-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter was swimming with dolphins while I loved the Outback and Camel Ride Safari,

which involved a walking tour through the desert where we learnt about the beneficial and toxic properties of various cacti, followed by a camel ride by the sea and a yummy Mexican buffet. We also had fun testing various types of tequila in our jovial group!

These tours were run by Cabo Adventures www.cabo-adventures and were extremely well organised and operated. We also enjoyed a ride out to the famous Arch in Cabo atop, and below the water, in a yellow submarine tour which was a worthwhile experience.

The restaurants were exquisite. We sampled delicious tacos – the fish and prawn tacos were my favourite – at La Lupita www.lalupitatym.com, renowned as being the “best tacos in Los Cabos”, which hosted live music and a very cool, upbeat vibe in a rustic evening hangout.

We spent a lovely afternoon by the sparkling blue ocean at Sur Beach House www.bahiacabo.com/sur, a trendy restaurant set literally on the soft, white sands of Medano beach, which is part of Bahia, a well-recognised hotel in Cabo San Lucas.

This was a very cool place to hang out, relax and eat – gorgeous beach house-inspired décor and a chic but easy feel. I enjoyed a Corona and we dined on seafood and salads, in between taking a dip in the sea, metres in front of the restaurant. Sur Beach House also offered an array of water activities including jet skis, boat rides and stand up paddle board right from its beach front.

Flora Farms www.flora-farms.com was a special experience for the taste buds – all the food is organically grown on their 25-acre farm and the meats come from their 150-acre ranch where animals are raised humanely and sustainably without hormones or antibiotics. [They don’t include beef as there is not enough water in the region.]

They serve only what they make, raise and grow, all handmade on the farm. As a result, it is all exceptionally fresh and tasty. Their Virgin Mary sets a whole new bar!

We saved a yummy pizza for our personal driver, Luis, from Transcabo, who claimed Flora Farms had the best food in Los Cabos.

In addition to the sensational restaurant, Flora Farms facilitates a spa, art classes, cooking classes, events including weddings and has accommodation.

Heralded by The New York Times as the 5th Coolest Restaurant in the World, Sunset Monalisa offers a spectacular dining experience.

Touting the best views Cabo San Lucas sea, Sunset Monalisa masters fine dining, its candlelit, alfresco ambience, imbued with live opera, is difficult to outshine. The restaurant is set on a clifftop, with perfect aspect to watch the magnificent orange sun set over the Mexican horizon, was the Sunset Monalisa www.sunsetmonalisa.com.

Under the orchestration of a Michelin Star-trained chef, the menu offers Mediterranean cuisine, impeccable presentation and romance under the stars.

Los Cabos is definitely a favourite destination for my family and offers exceptional value and fun; for more information visit www.visitloscabos.trave/

 

 

 

Kate Durack