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Los Cabos Magazine Issue 45 Winter 2017

28 Los Cabos Magazine | winter 2017 COURTESY TROPICAT L I F E S T Y L E Tropicat’s wine and jazz sunset cruises provide cool vibes and up-close looks at Land’s End. and the gracious staffers who treat even first-time visitors like long-lost regulars. Alcaravea is one of those “only in Cabo” places that so attracted me six years ago. It’s a unique fusion of disparate elements, but somehow they all work. The same goes for Pitahayas (624-145-8010). At the signature dining establishment at Sheraton Grand Los Cabos, Hacienda del Mar, Pitahayas chef Volker Romeike blends diverse Pacific Rim influences from México, Hawaii, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, and beyond. It’s a staggering challenge, but Romeike doesn’t just make it work, he makes it special. The setting, together with the menu, creates a unique experience, with tables flowing outward in concentric circles, bounded by cactus, flashing lights, colorful ornaments, and moonlight glittering on the Sea of Cortés. Abundant day-tripping options were and are another wow-factor attraction. It’s less than a one-hour drive from Cabo San Lucas to Todos Santos, the first and southernmost pueblo mágico on the Baja Peninsula. This Pacific Coast artists’ colony features some of the most remarkable architectural monuments in the region: beautiful old brick buildings that date to the town’s days as a 19th-century sugarcane capital. This coastal jaunt also offers interesting detours, from El Picacho de la Laguna—at nearly 7,000 feet, the highest peak in the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range—to the traditional village of La Candelaria, famed for its mountain potters. On the East Cape, dirt roads and small fishing communities provide a taste of what Los Cabos was like 50 years ago, during the early days of tourism. Los Barriles and Buenavista deliver big-time game and billfishing, Nine Palms and Shipwreck tempt surfers with big summer waves, and Cabo Pulmo is a year-round mecca for dive


Los Cabos Magazine Issue 45 Winter 2017
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