Where do locals eat, drink and play in Los Cabos? Find out my picks in “Social Cabo” September edition! 🥗
Article originally published in Destino Los Cabos Magazine. View the latest online issue of Destino HERE!
by Justine Schock, your guide to the Cabo Social Scene
BLUE THAI MARTINI BAR – Blue Thai is the new kid on the block in downtown Cabo San Lucas, serving tapas style Thai food along with fresh made martinis, wine, beers and spirits. The bar has only been open since late July, and it has already become one of my favorite places to relax and have a cocktail. The reasonably priced menu features a handful of traditional Thai dishes such as Basil Rolls, Pho Soup, Pad Thai, and Curry along with a long list of specialty martinis. My favorites (and yes, I’ve tried almost all of them) include the Cucumber Martini with Masaman Curry or the Blue Thai Basil Martini paired with spicy Pad Thai and a side of peanut sauce. The vibe is very laid back with live music several nights a week, featuring local talent such as Bren’s, Angie Vertii, Walter Alvarez, and Corey Prentice. They even have HD flat screen TV’s to watch all your favorite sports teams and fights. But that isn’t even the best part! Every Tuesday and Thursday is ladies nights with 2×1 martinis for the ladies from 6-11 p.m. Located in Plaza Bonita on Boulevard Marina, behind Burger King. bluethaicabo.com @BlueThaiCabo
AMBER’S MARKET/MINT JUNGLE – Amber’s Market/Mint Jungle is the only 100% gluten free bakery in all of Los Cabos, but even if you aren’t on a gluten free diet, you will not be disappointed! I like to start my day with a delicious smoothie (I love the Banana Manana with coconut milk) paired with an omelet made with fresh organic eggs. For lunch and dinner, they have a tasty selection of sandwiches, pizza, and desserts, but the big salads are what keep me going back day after day. The Baja Cobb salad is the clear favorite for me and all my girlfriends. Ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you, I haven’t been able to eat gluten for nearly 15 years. When I found out I was also allergic to dairy a few years back, I wondered if I would be able to go out to eat like a normal person ever again!! When I discovered Amber’s Market had created a gluten AND dairy free cake that tasted like the real thing, I nearly cried tears of joy! Aside from the restaurant and bakery, the Mint Jungle portion of the business is a fantastic open air bar with flat screen TV’s, daily specials and ladies night every Friday from 9-11 p.m. Located in Plaza Pioneros behind Amerimed.
DESERT SPA LOS CABOS – Last month, I had the opportunity to pamper myself with a visit to the Desert Spa and Fitness Center at Villa Del Arco Beach Resort, with my Destino partner in crime Ali. With 31,000 square feet, Desert Spa is the largest wellness facility in the state of Baja California Sur, and is rated the #1 Spa in Cabo by TripAdvisor! Upon arrival, a spa attendant escorts you upstairs to a locker room and provides comfy robes and slippers for the duration of your spa day. Having been there before, we knew to arrive early with our bikinis, ready to enjoy the rejuvenating hot, warm and cold whirlpools, pressure showers and steam rooms before our 80-minute massages. After relaxing in the expansive hydrotherapy area, we were escorted to our rooms. My masseuse Elvira was absolutely fantastic, giving me the best massage I’ve had since moving to Cabo!! Aside from hydrotherapy and massages, the Desert Spa offers facials, body treatments and scrubs, manicures, pedicures, hair and make-up services, several romantic couples experiences, gym classes and personal trainers. Even your little ones (6-12 years old) can enjoy a tiny treat massage, cool lime facial, coconut mani and pedi or sweet honey and oat body scrub. As an added special touch, a handmade paper flower for your hair, and assortment of refreshing flavored waters are offered free of charge. Open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. villagroupresorts.com/spas/desert @DesertSpaLosCabos
LA KERMÉS AT WIRIKUTA – La Kermés at Wirikuta is a new outdoor market and entertainment concept in San Jose Del Cabo. Families friendly activities include: yoga classes, kid’s art area, live music, and pop up shops featuring authentic handmade Mexican products. Foodies will enjoy plenty of mouthwatering options from local vendors such as: El Arrabalito, Pizzas Artesanales, Bajabundos food truck, Porco Rocco, Acapulkito, Under the Sea food truck, The Empanadas Factory, Xilef Airam Antojitos Mexicanos, La Galeria and Mi Vegano Favorito. Cocktails and beer are also available as well as shaved ice if you need a sweet treat. There is plenty of parking and even a cacti garden to wander through on your way to the car. Opening its doors again November, La Kermés will take place every Saturday and Sunday from 1-8 p.m. in the Wirikuta Garden at the entrance to Puerto Los Cabos. Entry is free. @TheWirikutaLosCabos