Being just a two hour flight from Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, located just at the southern tip of California’s Baja Peninsula, is an extremely popular destination for celebrities looking for a weekend getaway of rest and relaxation. OROGOLD reviews the best things to do and places to go in Cabo for a celebrity-style vacation.
El Dorado Golf and Beach Club
For those who are keen golfers, the El Dorado Golf and Beach Club, one of the top courses in the world, is not to be missed. The location of George Clooney’s private villa, the club has hosted some of the best golfers in the world, including Tiger Woods, and has an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus championship course.
Shoppes at Palmilla
For a hacienda-style outdoor shopping center, head to Shoppes at Palmilla, where the upscale boutiques attract the likes of Nicole Richie and Christina Aguilera. There are plenty of great dining options to choose from, but OROGOLD recommends the Nick-San Japanese restaurant, as this is also a favorite with the celebrities. While at Shoppes at Palmilla, be sure to check out the terraces, as there is a big chance that you will be able to spot some migrating whales in the Sea of Cortez.
This very secluded stretch of sand can only be accessed by boat, making it an ideal place to spend the day for celebrities with their own luxury yachts. Whether you want to relax in the sand with some local beer, have a romantic picnic while watching the sun go down over the ocean, or go snorkeling in the emerald water, Lover’s Beach, otherwise known as Playa del Amor, is a gorgeous and private place to do so.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso
As gorgeous as this hotel may be, the spa is what really draws OROGOLD’s attention. With both indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, as well as private terraces, the spa has a very elite celebrity following, including Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez. The spa menu is excitingly varied, with treatments drawn from the shamans of Baja, ensuring that your experience is both indulgent and authentic.
Flora’s Field Kitchen
Nestled in the base of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, Flora’s Field Kitchen is an open air, farm to table restaurant that offers fresh, organic food, and is one of the best places to get a taste of authentic, local cuisine. From the mahi-mahi with sweet chutney and harisa to the brown butter and sage gnocchi, the food is absolutely delicious and the atmosphere is truly enchanting. The Farm Bar serves up a huge range of fruit and vegetable infused cocktails, a must-try for those who enjoy tasty spins on traditional drinks.
With such a huge celebrity following, chances are that a trip to Cabo San Lucas will have you bumping into at least one celebrity. However, whether this happens or not, the experience that Cabo San Lucas offers will no doubt have you feeling as pampered as an A-list star.