BAJA Travel Diary By Rose Cefalu
A weekend in Cabo used to mean shots of tequila and buying blankets on the beach but todays Southern Baja California is chock full of luxury resorts, unique experiences, and a burgeoning art scene in picturesque village of Todos Santos. I could spend a month exploring this awesome landscape of ocean meets desert. Follow us for a week as we explore the coolest things happening. DAY 1 SAN JOSE DEL CABO
We hopped in our car with little hassle and drove to a farm in the foothills of San Jose del Cabo, Acre, a oasis of a resort I happened upon on Instagram they have a beautifully curated IG that makes you want to go deeper and go there. Upon arriving you are on a path through a lush tropical sanctuary to the beautiful distinctive architectural entrance. Ivan a very cool concierge with a handlebar mustache greeted us. He was very happy to hand me a beautiful called cocktail called Reina de la Baja: Aperol & Sparkling wine, Orange & Lime juice topped with Damiana tincture. From the open air bar Ivan walked us around the 25 acres of paradise, which includes a incredible farm to table restaurant, a stunning pool area, ping pong, fire pit, event space, a 7 month old donkey named Burrito, a peacock named Chucky, and our very own unique lodging the Treehouse. These stunning structures are about 2 stories high above the treetops and absolutely charm you start the climb. It’s a modern adventure with all the luxury amenities you could want. The breeze in the treetops, beautiful linens, fresh organic fruit, hand crafted robes, outdoor shower, yet modern indoor bathroom and closets and stunning patio. They had me at hello. We soaked up the ambience and changed and went to the Moroccan tiled pool to watch the sunset and find Burrito (the donkey) eating freshly fallen mangos from the grove. What a life! After a beautiful swim in the balmy September weather we headed to the town of San Jose Del Cabo, where ae had a excellent dinner at El Herradero, they served my Baja Shrimp piping hot in a lava bowl called a Mocjate with fresh handmade tortillas. Back at Acre we stopped in for a after dinner drink That included Acres own small-batch mezcal, In the breezy outdoor bar where beverage director Dani Tatarin has built an impressive menu of mezcal-forward cocktails we sipped a “Acres Martinez: Mezcal, sweet vermouth, house cherry Liquer & bitters. I was back to the treetops where the soft warm breezes lulled me into sleep. AcreBaja.com p .
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We arrived on a short 2 hour 10 minute flight from LA to sunny and balmy San Jose Del Cabo, a shuttle met us at the gate to take us to our rental car, we rented from ten car rental, it was a easy experience, on arrival we were handed two beers right before we rented the car, pretty funny but we are in Mexico. (Side note: just about everyone in Mexico has a side hustle and getting you to go listen to a time share opportunity, they will offer you breakfast, adventures and even cash to go and see a “Fractional ownership. Up to you to decide if you want to waste ½ -full day being sucked into a touring a property.)
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