Strolling through Cabo San Lucas was my first time exploring an actual town/city in Mexico instead of just the beach, and it was everything I pictured. Everyone told me to expect calm and clean, and that’s what it was. Someday I’ll get to experience a grungier side of Mexico (someone take me on a coffee farm tour, please!), but for now, it just felt good to get a slightly more cultural glimpse of life here.
Mexican cuisine is one of my favorite types of food, so I quickly found my heaven in Cabo San Lucas: Edith’s. Under no circumstances should you ever go to Cabo and not eat at Edith’s. Just ask George Clooney. Unfortunately, he wasn’t there when we were, but with 9:45 dinner reservations, we were so hungry we hardly noticed. Subtle hint to call and schedule ahead of time. We started off with the only truly incredible sangria I’ve ever experienced, and ended with the absolute best liquid delicacy that exists on planet Earth: Mexican flaming coffee.
We also checked out Cabo Wabo Cantina for happy hour one day and found it was 2 for 1 margaritas, which means they literally bring you two margaritas when you order, so our table of three was decked out with six full cups. None of us were complaining. Not to be missed: the stuffed mushrooms, and loads of fresh chips and pico de gallo.
I always have an instant attachment to coastal cities. The harbors make me feel at home—I grew up exploring them all along the lakes and oceans in Seattle. I loved strolling the Cabo marina and checking out the boats as they buoyed up and down off the docks. Downtown is also the perfect place to pick up your Mexican wrestling masks or carpet hoodies for your skater bros back home. Handpainted maracas or marionettes are also popular in the shops along the street.
I’d definitely add Cabo San Lucas as a place to travel to again for a perfectly relaxing vacation. It’s easy to get there, it’s easy to get around, and it’s hard to do anything but relax and truly enjoy yourself the Baja way. Let’s just hope Clooney and I are both in town next time.