The wide array of superb choices and voices can be heard pleasantly echoing in every direction, rearranging the usual nightlife scene by constantly offering more amazing options. From gentle harmonies in luxurious beachfront hotels in San José del Cabo to roaring marina cantinas in Cabo San Lucas, and all along the magnificent resorts of the golden crescent corridor shoreline in between, live entertainment is the vibrant fluid that uses music to pump melodious vitality through the palpitating heart and soul of Los Cabos.
A plethora of sweet ethereal sounds and live musical options can always be found floating leisurely in the oceanic breeze almost everywhere you roam in Los Cabos.
At Casa Rafael's, a romantic gourmet restaurant, just steps away from Médano Beach, you can enjoy the music of a talented pianist, Juan Carlos Maradiaga, performing classical, Mexican, and international music daily from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Located in Cabo del Sol, a few miles outside of Cabo San Lucas, is Pitahayas Restaurant featuring nightly live jazz from their talented house band Boss a Doss from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Situated a little closer to San José del Cabo, Casa del Mar has a weekly Mexican fiesta with a live folkloric performance and breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortés.
La Roca Restaurant at the Playa Grande Resort, on the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas, hosts a Mexican Fiesta with live mariachi and folkloric dances every Saturday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a wonderful trio known as Los Marlin performing Mexican and romantic music everyday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Nikki Beach Cabo San Lucas at the ME by Melia Cabo Resort has amazing DJs playing electronic music from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, surrounded by a lush ambience of gorgeous young patrons from foreign countries all around the planet.
Italian with a View
Overlooking the beautiful Cabo San Lucas Marina, Amarone offers an elegant and harmonious escape from the world. Amarone has orchestral live ballad and jazz music Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., with occasional performances by Daline Jones. Sunset Da Mona Lisa, serving delicious Italian seafood with an amazing view of Land's End and the Cabo San Lucas Bay, has versatile live music performances with different bands every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. On the second level, DG Lounge hosts live entertainment every Friday night from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
At Mango Deck, Yael performs live ballads every night in front of the sparkling Cabo San Lucas Bay. A few miles outside of Cabo San Lucas, with an exceptional arch view, Peter Bacon performs his famous piano man oldies repertoire Thursday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Latitude 22+ Roadhouse Restaurant Bar.
Closer to the marina in Cabo San Lucas, Baja Cantina Dockside has a wonderful duo that performs Mexican music nightly in the restaurant from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. On Médano Beach, Baja Cantina offers a cuarteto (quartet) Sunday through Wednesday, jazz on Thursday, and flamenco Friday and Saturday. Baja Cantina comes alive on the beach with music every night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sancho Panza Wine Bistro and Jazz Club Restaurant is a visceral musical reincarnation that the fabled squire himself would be proud to have inspired. With nightly shows and jazz performances by local and international artists from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., this magical and festive musical ambience creates an unprecedented dining experience.
Cabo Wabo is the undisputed king of vociferous live rock, where nightly performances of their house band get hot around 10 p.m. The famous and legendary rock star and owner Sammy Hagar has been known to make surprise appearances, so you never know what to expect from an evening at the Cabo Wabo Cantina.
Not to be outdone by the restaurants and bars of Los Cabos, street performers of various persuasions and abilities can be found wandering the avenues at all hours of the night, especially around the downtown area of Cabo San Lucas. A private improvised performance or a romantic serenade can be a timeless and exclusive encounter that will remain an indelible Cabo vacation memory for the ages.
Wherever your Los Cabos journey takes you, remember to discover the symphonic treasures of our heavenly Land's End. The endeavor will be a worthwhile the experience. As the future progresses, live music will only continue to further diffuse wonderful melodies throughout Los Cabos.
Article by Matthew Dexter