The iconic Tourist Corridor restaurant Pitahayas celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 27 with a luxurious private event. Those in attendance included Mexican actors, producers, investors, and tourism representatives from Los Cabos. It was a very enjoyable party, where they also inaugurated Pitayitas Bar, the restaurant’s new bar where locals can enjoy a luxurious environment and international cocktails. For more information on Pitahayas, visit www.pitahayas.com.
Hilton Los Cabos Reopens After Major Renovation
In September 2014, Hurricane Odile devastated much of Los Cabos and caused the long-term closure of several hotels, including the extremely popular Hilton Los Cabos. That property reopened in July 2015 following a major, multimillion-dollar transformation. “A beloved seaside retreat for more than a decade, we are proud to reopen our doors with a far superior product and the exceptional service standards our guests know and love,” said Tim Booth, the resort’s general manager. There are new restaurants, 65 new club-level suites, and a 7,000-square-foot spa and salon, among other new improvements. Visit www.hiltonloscabos.com for more information.
The spirit of México—also known as tequila—is traditionally a product of Jalisco, a state rather far from Los Cabos, Baja California Sur. But guests here can discover the different types of tequila—and their many nuances—as well as its process and history during a fun, free tour offered by Tres Toños. And, of course, no tequila tour is complete without a tasting…or two. To learn more, go to www.loscabos
Pancho’s Offers Tequila Course
There’s one restaurant all visiting tequila connoisseurs include on their Los Cabos itineraries: Pancho’s Restaurant & Tequila Bar. The veteran downtown Cabo San Lucas restaurant—really, it’s an institution at this point—is home to a massive collection of tequilas and mezcals, and it’s where folks are invited to take a 45-minute introductory course to the mythology, history, customs, and making of mezcal and tequila. It also includes four “caballitos” (generous shots) of tequilas as well as a “jarrito” of mezcal—all selections from the restaurant’s collection of more than 575 tequilas and some 30-plus mezcals. More information is available at www.panchos.com.
Hospital H+ Opens
The long-awaited Hospital H+ held its grand opening in April. The new facility is located midway between Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo. At present, the facility contains 16 spacious hospital rooms and 24 beds in what could be described as a luxury resort. The entire facility is upscale: from the serene and clean blue and white color scheme, tasteful art adorning the hallways, to the state-of-the art equipment. Recovery rooms have built-in televisions, a fold-out sofa for family members staying overnight, plus a recliner chair. Emergency call devices are located strategically in the bathrooms that also have fold-down seated platforms and handrails. Most rooms have an ocean view. For more information, visit www.hmasloscabos.mx.
Located on Médano Beach, Hacienda Cocina y Cantina merges traditional Mexican architecture and cuisine with an elegant and laid-back beachfront vibe. Huevos rancheros, fish tacos, michelada cocktails, and carnitas are just some of the authentic Mexican specialties on offer, alongside stunning views of Land’s End. Chef Octavio Hernandez delivers on delicious food that uses the best of locally sourced ingredients and combines flavors from all regions of México. The refreshing cocktails with fresh, tropical fruits complete the experience and make this spot a true paradise. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant is also a destination for private events. For more info, visit www.haciendacocina.com.
The Mediterranean has met its match in México, or at least in Los Cabos. Southern Baja has its share of Italian eateries, and yet each new one we discover is worth a visit. La Forchetta in San José del Cabo is putting its own spin on traditional Italian dishes, ranging from pizza and pasta to risotto and desserts. The wine selection is also on the spectacular side. For more information, go to www.laforchetta.mx.
Manuel Arredondo—the chef behind Baja Cantina Beach, Baja Cantina Marina, and María Corona—now has a namesake venture, a catering company dedicated to private events. Part of the popular Baja Cantina Group of restaurants, Manuel’s specializes in elevated fare that will take special occasions to the next level. There’s more information available at www.manuels .catering, as well as several enticing photos on the Facebook page: www .facebook.com/manuelscateringcabo.
Indira Gems Shines in San José del Cabo
Husband-and-wife jewelers Isidro Sánchez and Indira López create and fabricate stunning jewelry in San José del Cabo. Inspired by pre-Columbian cultures like the Aztecs and Mayans, they’ve collaborated in creating idiosyncratic pieces using natural elements such as bone, shells, deer horns, and wood, as well as gem stones of every color and bronze, copper, brass, gold, and silver. Each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Sánchez. For more information, go to www.los