If you’re in the mood for a little live music and a nice atmosphere, head to downtown Cabo San Lucas and visit Legends Bar. Run by the multi-talented Wendy Tosoff, the bar was opened earlier this year and is already a great place to spend the evening.
Wendy, a pianist and singer, spent several years performing on cruise lines and always hoped to open her own bar where live music would be an important part of it. Most often featuring light jazz and blues, Legends provides a relaxing getaway from the busy streets of Cabo San Lucas.
While you’re in the neighborhood, consider exploring the rest of the downtown area. Aside from the many restaurants and shops, there are several galleries to visit including the Wentworth Porter Gallery, Golden Cactus Gallery, and Galeria de Kaki Bassi. Each one offers its own unique displays of art but most of which features either [...] Continue Reading…
It’s difficult to find anything more stunning than the beauty of nature and the plant life in Puerto Vallarta is certainly no exception. Surround yourself with nature’s splendor at the Botanical Gardens.
The Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens has more to offer visitors than just an amazing display of plant life. The facility actually began in 2004 with Hacienda de Oro Restaurant and Visitor’s Center. The restaurant serves everything from salads to pizza to traditional Mexican cuisine and even has a cocktail bar, wine, and coffee beverages from which to choose. A meal at the Hacienda de Oro Restaurant is a perfect beginning, middle, or end to your visit.
The gardens themselves include collections of both native and non-native plants. Hike up the Blue Agave Hills or discover the Tree Fern Grotto where you can wander through a mountain forest or take the paths to the Crystal Pools of the Los Horcones [...] Continue Reading…
Chances are, if you’ve seen a postcard of Puerto Vallarta, you’ve seen the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe (also known as the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Guadalupe Church). Having taken nearly a century to complete, this church combines many architectural styles to create a beautiful place of worship.
Back in 1903, in Puerto Vallarta, the construction of what would, one day, become Guadalupe Church began. The foundations for a small church were in place but, after several years, it was decided that a much larger church should be built so the foundations were strengthened and construction continued. A few years after that, it was again decided that the church needed to be bigger and more grand.
Work continued on the church until the mid 1920’s when tensions between church and state lead to the Cristero War, halting construction [...] Continue Reading…
In downtown Cabo lies an adorable museum filled with local treasures. The Museo de las Californias has a collection of items pertaining to the Baja Peninsula.
Outside, you’ll see a whale skeleton displayed as a reminder of the beautiful creatures that make their way from Alaska to the Cabo waters and inside you’ll find fossils and information on indigenous people and their communities. There is also an extensive collection of maps, journals, and tools dating back to the expeditions of Cortez in the 1500’s. It is certainly not the largest or most impressive museum you’ll ever see but with its unique focus on the local area and its low admittance fee, it’s definitely worth a visit. Located at the edge of Town Square and just across the street from Mi Casa Restaurant and Cantina, you won’t be far from a good meal and [...] Continue Reading…
Many people think of Cabo San Lucas as the ultimate spring break destination populated with nothing but wild college students looking to escape the pressures of academia. Sure, Cabo has its fair share of party animals in search of a good time, but it also has more than its fair share of quiet spots too.
Medano Beach offers all the joys of a vacation beach but in a more relaxed setting. It’s a great place to enjoy a casual drink (or two) while you soak up the sun and take in the amazing view of the water. This beach offers a roped off (for safety) swimming area as well as plenty of privately operated water sports and activities.
While you lounge on your beach towel, take a moment to absorb the view of not only the water but of El Arco (aka The Arch or The [...] Continue Reading…
If you’re sight-seeing in Cabo San Lucas, it’ll be difficult to miss Cabo Wabo. This gigantic nightclub has been around for about 20 years and just continues to get more popular. In fact, it’s spawned another location in Lake Tahoe and a line of successful tequila. Who is the genius behind all of this? Rock musician and (sometimes) front man of Val Halen, Sammy Hagar.
Like any good nightclub, there’s a story behind its creation. This story involves its unusual name. According to Hagar, back in the day, he was in Cabo and saw a local guy who had partied a little too hard. This guy was trying to walk but was very unsteady and actually fell into a fence. Sammy saw him and thought to himself, “That guy is doing the Cabo Wobble,” which evolved into Cabo Wabo.
When Cabo Wabo was built, Cabo San [...] Continue Reading…
Situated so close to the water, it’s no surprise that Baja Lobster Company specializes in seafood (the name sort of gives it away too). This is not your typical seafood restaurant, however. Baja Lobster Co. prides themselves on their sophisticated, creative, and exotic dishes. Your tongue is sure to be pleased.
Your eyes will be pleased too with Baja’s amazing view of the marina and the luxury yachts that reside there. You can enjoy your delicious meal and your equally tantalizing drinks in the indoor dining room or on the outdoor patio.
Baja offers a few non-fish options including Filet Mignon, but let’s face it, if you’re in Cabo and you’ve chosen the BLC, you’d be insane not to try the seafood. How could you go wrong with the Black Goddess Lobster? Or the Lobster Tacos? Or the rich and creamy [...] Continue Reading…
With a grand prize of over $2 million, you won’t want to miss Bisbee’s annual Black and Blue Tournament. Serious fishermen (and women) look forward to this event not only for the generous prizes but for the bragging rights as well. This event is not for the faint of heart or the light of wallet with tournament fees ranging from $5,000 to $63,000.
Having been around for 27 years, the Bisbee’s Black and Blue Tournament has a rich history. As the story goes, it all started one night at Mar De Cortez bar when Bob Bisbee, a tackle-shop owner known for making the long journey from Newport Beach, CA to Cabo well over a dozen times a year, challenged his friends to a bet to see who could catch the biggest fish. His friends accepted the challenge and soon there was a pot of $10,000 for the winner. Who won [...] Continue Reading…