I grew up in a semi-nomadic fashion. Rotating between Cabo San Lucas, Marin County, and Maui. I've been truly blessed to be able to experience so many different places, cultures, ecosystems, healing modalities and cuisines. I even went to school in Cabo for some time, where I had no choice but to pick up the language as fast as I could as I learned 4th grade math in Spanish.
Besides learning español and how to make the best sopa de tortilla of all time (comment if you want that recipe), I've also discovered the best restaurants, spots, excursions, and activities in & around Cabo.
Going? I got you. This place is a blast.
Cabo San Lucas
The Mango Deck-Cabo. Parties, Land's End, hotels and nightlife.
Gardenia's (authentic, amazing taco joint)
Bar Esquina (coffee shop & juice bar)
Nik San (a fave for Japanese, though can be hit or miss)
The Fish (new sushi hot spot)
Cabo Wabo (I grew up in this place. They actually have super good food + of course, live music. Come for a goofy, fun time).
Hacienda Cocina y Cantina (views)
Mt. Solmar (part is on private property, so research accordingly).
Squid Roe (the trashiest + best place to go dancing on earth)
Crush (hip hop & things to climb on)
Cabo Wabo (live music & people-watching)
San Jose del Cabo
High end resorts, crashing waves, laidback feel.
Agua at the Palmilla (high end & beautiful)
Flora Farms (super American, but so original & some of the best ambiance & food of all time)
Acre (sceney + beautiful if you go to explore, go to have a snack, leave -- dinner is WAY overpriced).
Chula Vegan Cafe (vegan in Cabo)
Comal (may be my new favorite restaurant)
Carbon Cabron (surrounded by aromatic wood, everything is cooked on an open fire with innovation and flavor like nowhere I've ever been - it didn't seem like my style until I tried this place and I am SO happy I did)
Snorkel at Chileno Bay
ATV on beach & through desert
Horseback ride on the beach (please only early AM or sunset if at all, horses are overworked!)
Surf/watch at Cabo Surf Hotel
Authentic culture, dusty roads, empty beaches.
Punta Pescadero Beach
Snorkel/Scuba at Cabo Pulmo