05.04.2017

San Jose Del Cabo || Favorite Spots + What I Wore

We returned from our trip in the late afternoon yesterday…. little miss missed all her naps (so, you can image how the evening went….), and I couldn’t help but reflect back on the fun we had these past few days. It was nice to take some extended time, just the three of us, in a place we had never all been together. We saw it through Harper’s eyes… as she delighted in the pool time and was mesmerized by the culture. 

 We stayed at Cabo Azul, in the San Jose Del Cabo area (not Cabo San Lucas….) and I would highly recommend this spot. The staff is friendly, the grounds are beautiful, and the rooms are spacious and gorgeously appointed. There isn’t a bad spot at the pool, and there are tons of lounge options on the beach if you desire. The one caveat is that you can’t swim in the ocean due to the strong rip-tides (but we preferred the pool with little miss…. and the swim up bar….). We also really liked that our room had a full kitchen. We headed to the local market (there is a Walmart + a Costco where you can buy food) and stocked up on fruits, some veggies, shrimp, and eggs…. so we could make most of our breakfasts every day. It lent itself to a slower morning….. 

We spent most of our time out by the pool… little miss was basically a fish, which allowed us plenty of outside time. We ate tacos for lunch, enjoyed happy hour margaritas, and headed out for some delicious food in the evenings. I’ve listed my recommendations below, as I’ve had several requests. I hope you love them just as much as I did…. 

 All of our time was in the San Jose Del Cabo area, which is a quaint little town, safe, with lots of quintessential Mexican flare. In the evenings, it’s fun to head to the Old Town area where they have music and sidewalk art shows…. the little shops are great places to pick up some cute textiles, or souvenirs, and the restaurants in the area are delicious. It’s even a great spot to head down to during the day, as they have art galleries, wine tasting (!!), and little popsicle shops…… 

Javier’s: This spot was at our hotel, and the same restaurant is local in Newport Beach. It’s always delicious, so we opted to eat here the first night. We sat out on their spacious outdoor patio and watched the sun set and the waves crash on the shore. 

Jazmin’s: An authentic, and adorable, Mexican food joint adorned with colorful textiles and papel picado flags (my personal favorite). TJ loved their molé and I was incredibly satisfied with my shrimp fajitas. We chose to sit on their street side patio and watch the local hustle and bustle. 

La Dolce: I was hesitant to eat Italian food south of the border, but this spot was delicious. The staff was accommodating and friendly…. and we had a guitarist serenade Harper (who immediately became shy….). We all indulged in full blown pasta dishes…. and their rosé was a refreshing change from all the margaritas we had been sipping on. 

Flora Farm: We’d visited this spot several times before, for both dinner and brunch, and had to revisit. It never fails to disappoint. The food is fresh, organic, and grown right on the farm. You can taste the freshness in all the menu choices…. such as lemon ricotta pancakes, fresh herb scramble… oh, and their craft cocktails are not to be missed…. and neither are their fresh donuts and ice cream stand. Enjoy outdoor music during brunch and dinner. It’s a kid friendly spot too. 

Taqueria Guacamayas: I was hesitant on this one… as if was out of the way from our hotel and the Old Town area. Let me tell you though, it was authentic, cute, and worth the 30 minute wait (since we arrived way before it opened). Totally worth it. 

La Lupita: I really wanted to visit this spot, but, unfortunately, it was closed for lunch the day we attempted (so, if you want to visit… it’s dinner only). It’s on the same street as all the gorgeous papel picado signs and the decor is just as colorful. I heard amazing things about the food…. so we’ll just have to go back soon so we can dine there. 

One activity I wished we had been able to take part in was an evening horseback ride. We saw people doing it in front of the hotel and it looked so fun…. next time! 

You can see my previous Cabo recap here… where I share a few other favorite spots…. more in the Cabo side of town. 

(Top | Shorts | Hat)

(Night one, we ate at Javier’s and then finished with a little sand castle making….)

(My dress | Harper’s Jumpsuit | Jellies)

(Brunch at Flora Farm is always a must….. (TJ’s top | Shorts)

(Tunic (can be worn as a regular top with shorts/jeans) | Sandals | Tote | Harper’s Romper)

(We enjoyed long days by the pool with our little fish… my suit, TJ’s suit)

(One of my favorite spots was Jazmin’s… loved all the colorful decor and textiles…. super casual in this top + shorts combo)

(Cut-offs + make-up less were my favorite parts of this trip…. top, shorts)

(Bathing suit (multiple color options, runs small) | Shorts | Caftan | Harper’s Top)

(My favorite evenings were the ones spent in the Old Town San Juan area… the festive music and color streets made for such a fun ambiance…. top, earrings in pink)

(Authentic street tacos from Guacamayas + a breezy romper (3 color options))

(Roaming the streets in Old Town…. tank (on sale), bralette,  Harper’s seer sucker outfit)

(Traveling in comfort…. shorts, top)

Comments

  1. nice pictures. I was wondering how you got around with little miss, if you rented a car or just used a taxi. I saw you had her carseat with you.
    Thanks

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Thank you! We brought along her carseat and installed it when we took a cab somewhere. Not easy, but it was what we felt was best for our family. Hope that helps!