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Think about your last vacations for a minute.  What’s the first thing that pops up on your mind?  If you’re a real foodie, your favorite restaurant or meal has to pop up in your head right now.  And if you are like me, food always brings good memories. I can easily remember the great flavors I enjoyed and where and who I enjoyed them with.

At Luxury Villa Collections we think that food is always a big part of the trip, it helps us discover new flavors, new aromas, and new cultures, always bringing a delightful experience.  There are several recently opened restaurants in Los Cabos, and here is our selection of top 5.  They are worth visiting when you are in town; we tried them all!

5 New Los Cabos Restaurants We Want to Eat at Every Day

1. La Damajuana, Mezcal Boutique & Fonda

Cabo San Lucas downtown
Damajuana Cabo San Lucas restaurant
Perhaps you have heard all the exciting stories about Mezcal, the authentic Mexican elixir; but when you visit the new Cabo San Lucas restaurant La Damajuana, your knowledge will be improved.  This new restaurant, located behind Puerto Paraiso Mall in Cabo San Lucas downtown, will surprise you with all the history and fun facts about the different Mezcals of Mexico.  The entire restaurant concept turns around the Mezcal, with signature and mixology drinks that are a unique thing of La Damajuana, and delicious and authentic Mexican dishes that will make you feel like a traveling through Mexico. They have their own Mezcal Boutique where you can select your favorite Mezcal bottle from all around Mexico.
Visit their Facebook page here.

2. La Biblioteca del Tequila, by Richard Sandoval

Beachfront restaurant, part of Breathless Hotel, open to public
Biblioteca Cabo San Lucas restaurant
The second restaurant by the internationally acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval located in Los Cabos brings one of the largest collections of tequilas, mezcals and agave spirits with over 150 to choose from. Created after Chef Richard Sandoval’s esteemed New York City concept, the menu focuses on bringing back Richard’s culinary roots with his Mexican-inspired cuisine. Enjoy a journey through time as you experience the best of Mexican cuisine with traditional ingredients, plus a lovely view of Cabo San Lucas Bay.
Visit their Facebook page here.

3. Common Table

Cabo San Lucas Marina
Common Table Cabo San Lucas restaurant
Take a stroll around the Cabo San Lucas Marina and you will find plenty of options for dining out. One of the recently opened restaurants that stands out for us is Common Table.  This restaurant has become the focus of attention highlighting the beauty of the Marina of Cabo San Lucas at night. In this beautiful setting, you can enjoy delicious seafood dishes, great selection of pizzas and hamburgers, organic and vegetarian options with excellent mixology drinks that will make a perfect match with delicious tastes prepared at Common Table.  The attention of the staff is remarkable, and if you are having a night out with friends or celebrating a special occasion, this is the place to enjoy!
Visit their Facebook page here.

4. Blue Fish Seafood

Located at The Shoppes at Palmilla
Blue Fish Los Cabos Restaurant
Los Cabos is famous for the freshness of its produce, and when it comes to seafood, there’s just nothing like it.  Blue Fish Seafood specializes in serving seafood with a local taste.  Taste their signature ceviche, delicious sashimi, tostadas and tacos; they’re always creating unique recipes with a mix of flavors in every dish. This year Blue Fish Seafood had relocated to a new location at The Shoppes at Palmilla. We invite you to visit them and try one of our favorites; marlin tostadas and ceviche with mango.
Visit their Facebook page here.

5. Nido

Located inside Mar Adentro Resort, open to public
Nido San Jose Restaurant
This incredible new place located inside of Mar Adentro, a new development in San Jose del Cabo, brings a new place to discover some delicious creations while you admire the fantastic ambiance that the architecture brings to this concept. Nido surprises every visitor with a feeling like if you are inside of a nest, with an open air setting where you can enjoy the perfect weather of Cabo and the sound of the ocean as a background. A must visit during your next visit in Los Cabos.
Visit their Facebook page here.

6. La Musa Art Lounge

San José del Cabo downtown
La Musa Cabo San Lucas
A must visit place in San Jose del Cabo downtown, where the wine, food, and art come together to create a unique atmosphere.  Located right in the art community, La Musa offers a new farm to table experience with the award-winning Chef Dennis Ortiz, all of their dishes serve as a work of art with a fusion of Latin American and Asian cuisine. Their art gallery features some of the most talented emerging artists in Latin America and other established artists from around the globe.
Visit their Facebook page here.

*** Do you have a suggestion? Did we miss any of your favorites? Please add it in the comments below! ***

>> For more information on vacation rentals and activities in Los Cabos and Baja,  please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be glad to help! Email us at info@cabolvc.com or call us at: USA Toll Free: 888-264-1827, USA: 619-819-6178, or Mexico: 624-105-9100.

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vacation rentals at copala at quivira

Los Cabos is in full bloom; we have new developments coming to town, new resorts, new restaurants, new shops opening and new international events noted down in our agendas.  With Baja’s natural beauty, the natural resources like fishing and desert adventures, as well as world’s top golf courses and worldwide acclaimed chefs, it’s easy to know why Los Cabos is one of the favorite destinations of not only Hollywood’s celebrities, but any traveler, lover of ocean and Mexico in general.

Recently Quivira Los Cabos, from Pueblo Bonito Group, presented its new real estate project Copala, a new luxury community with an important luxury focus in mind.  The inauguration of this residential community was celebrated with a delightful cocktail event  themed “Welcome to the Good Life”, showcasing the first phase of the development with 20 houses and the new clubhouse.  The complete luxury complex will have 320 properties carefully designed to complement the breathtaking landscapes of the Pacific Ocean side.

We were invited to the presentation cocktail where we were welcomed at the main entrance of Copala to start a special tour in the model condo, where we could easily admire the fascinating views of the complex to the Pacific Ocean, and the amazing Jack Nicklaus signature golf course Quivira. To put it simply, the amazing location of this development and the amenities will make it one of our guests’ favorite place to stay when in Los Cabos!

We enjoyed great amenities during the presentation.  All of them reflected the theme of the “The Good Life Los Cabos” with a holistic philosophy that integrates the needs of our body, mind and soul through spaces and services that will nourish guests and residents.

The Good Life theme contains 5 clubs in Quivira which all residents have access to enjoy; the Organic Garden At Quivira, PetClub At Quivira, Art Gallery At Quivira, Wine Club At Quivira, and Yacht Club At Quivira.

For more information about vacation rentals at Copala at Quivira Los Cabos, please email us at info@cabolvc.com.

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>> For more information on vacation rentals and activities in Los Cabos and Baja,  please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be glad to help! Email us at info@cabolvc.com or call us at: USA Toll Free: 888-264-1827, USA: 619-819-6178, or Mexico: 624-105-9100.

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sierra de la laguna hiking & camping tour

Looking for your next adventure in Baja California Sur?  In this blog post, we’ll take you on one of the best tours designated for real explorers. Probably one of the most hidden and preserved treasures of Los Cabos area is Sierra de la Laguna mountain. It is also known as an “ecological paradise” because of its exceptional biodiversity and the importance as a natural source of water for the entire region of Baja California Sur.

sierra de la laguna hiking and camping trip
Driving the highway between Los Cabos and La Paz or through the East Cape you can easily admire a high mountain range up north.  This is the Sierra de la Laguna.  Since 1994, it had been designated as a Natural Protected Area by UNESCO under the name of The Biosphere Reserve of Sierra de la Laguna, because of its great importance for the region and all the endemic nature that we can find there.  To get a better picture, imagine this place as a green island in the middle of the desert, an authentic oasis with a maximum altitude of 6,857 ft ASL (2,090 meters) with 227, 832 hectares under protection.

sierra de la laguna hiking and camping trip
This hidden paradise invites us to discover the wonders of mother nature, and live an authentic experience of adventurers. Even though this is a protected area, we can enjoy many eco-friendly activities, such a mountain biking, trekking, and camping.  You can enjoy all these activities in the excursions and expedition tours to the Sierra de la Laguna, provided that you follow all the indications and rules of the area. Let yourself surrounded by nature and nothing else, enjoy one night under a thousand stars and be dazzled by the shine of the moon.

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The Journey to the Sierra de La Laguna mountain
To start the journey from Cabo San Lucas, you will find a dirt road exit near Todos Santos; this road will lead you to the start point of Sierra de la Laguna mountain range. Because this is a Protected Area, there are some rules you are obliged to follow. For a minimal fee, you will get a special bracelet as a permit to access this protected areas.  Once you begin your journey, you will start walking through the dirt trails, and as you go all the way to the top, you can easily observe the amazing colors of nature at its best and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean coasts.

sierra de la laguna hiking and camping trip
The pathway can be demanding and exhausting for some – we didi the tour in 8 hours with 3 stops. It all depends on your condition and your exercise habits, but don’t worry; the tour guides will adjust the tour to your group’s habits, wants and experiences. We can assure you that everyone will enjoy the trip, admire this rarely seen side of Baja, and feel the connection with nature.

sierra de la laguna hiking and camping trip
Along the way to the top, you will find three resting spots; the first is called “El Aguaje.”  This spot is located next to a little river, where you can hear the water running, and observe a little oasis.  Coming more to the top, you find the second break “La Ventana”; an open area where you can rest and recover your energies.  After this point, the views and vegetation will change completely because you’ll be almost at the top of the mountain range.  The trees get taller than on the lower heights and the vegetation is more like a forest type.

sierra de la laguna hiking and camping trip
The last resting spot is called “Zona de Nucleo.”  Here you are welcomed to the top of the mountain range, where the pathway becomes easier and full of vegetation, big trees and of course the views keep getting better.  We were stunned by the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, the sun shining on its waves and the fine lines of the beaches that mark the end of the Baja.  Following the path, you can easily find the camping areas.  Starry night gets an entirely new dimension at Sierra de La Laguna, and the experience of hiking, camping and exploring Sierra de la Laguna is an absolutely fascinating experience from the start until your return.

Special recommendations:
– Make sure to do this trip with an experienced guide. Our Luxury Villa Collections team will make sure your guides are well prepared and will be able to guide you safely throughout the trip.
– Carry all you may need to make your camping trip the best, pack enough water, food, personal items and a safety kit.
– It is important to have a pair of special hiking shoes and hiking sticks to make the trekking easier.
– You may be checked by authorities, just to make sure you don’t carry things that can contaminate the environment.
– It is highly recommended to plan for at least a 2-3 days long trip, so you can recover energies and have plenty of time to explore the surrounding areas.
– Pack special camping items and winter clothes, as it can get cold on the top of the mountain.
– Dare to live this amazing experience and one of the most adventurous activities in Baja Sur!

>> For more information on activities in Los Cabos and Baja, or if you have any other inquiry about Cabo San Lucas vacation rentals or property management services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be glad to help! Email us at  info@luxuryvillacollections.com or call us at: USA Toll Free: 888-264-1827, USA: 619-819-6178, or Mexico: 624-105-9100.


Spring Events in Los Cabos, Baja

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One of the many reasons why we love Baja is because there’s always a good excuse to have fun!  Every month Los Cabos and surroundings have some exciting events.  Spring is here and as always we are thrilled about the upcoming events.

The weather is more than perfect and the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day is fantastic.  Most of the events and festivals start in the morning, so this give us the chance to enjoy a complete day full of fun and excitement!  We selected the best events happening at the tip of the Baja in between April and June 2016, so you can plan your vacations accordingly and join us in festivities.  From fishing, dining, surf, and music, Baja is a vibrant destination for everybody to enjoy!

Spring Events in Los Cabos, Baja, 2016:

Paws n’ Claws – April 3


Los Cabos Humane Society celebrates their 11th annual Paws n’ Claws golf tournament.  Last year Los Cabos Human Society performed over 3,450 spay and neuter surgeries, facilitated over 400 adoptions, taking in and cared for over 3000 animals.  Now is your turn to help; enjoy their Annual Open Golf Tournament at the Palmilla Golf Club and dinner at Don Sanchez Restaurant, playing the 18 holes at the Ocean and Arroyo courses.  Chef Tadd Chapman is preparing a gourmet dinner, enjoy a live entertainment with Mala Rumba band, Mexico’s Gypsy Kings.
For more info and tickets, please visit: Los Cabos Human Society website here.

Cosme at The Cape – April 15-17


NYC’s Best Restaurant of 2015 + Best International Chef + James Beard Nominee are coming together for an epic dining experience.  The Cape, a Thompson Hotel and celebrated chef Enrique Olvera—who helms The  Cape’s signature restaurant Manta—are bringing Olvera’s award-winning New York City restaurant, Cosme, to Los Cabos for a three-day culinary affair. Dubbed “Cosme at The Cape,” the dining event offers guests a taste of Cosme’s most notable dishes, served within the resort’s picturesque Baja setting.  Cosme’s seasoned culinary team, including Chef de Cuisine Daniela Soto-Innes (nominated for the 2016 James Beard Foundation Award’s “Rising Star of the Year”), will join Olvera and Manta Chef de Cuisine Alex Branch in preparing an exclusive four-course dinner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Sample dinner dishes will include Cosme favorites such as beets with charred corn salsa, farmer’s cheese, husk meringue, and corn mousse and the ayocote bean salad with radish and charred cucumber vinaigrette. We believe this culinary feast that will become a Cabo tradition, in addition to culinary festivals at One & Only Palmilla, The Resort at Pedregal, Sabor a Cabo and others!
For more information call 624 163 0000 or email mantareservations@thompsonhotels.com.

GastroVino – April 22-24


We are excited for the upcoming GastroVino Food & Wine Festival 2016! Like every year, the Magical Town of Todos Santos delights every visitor with their best gastronomic creations with wines presentation from all around Baja. If you love wine, this is a festival you can’t miss. Meet the wine producers and enjoy the best dishes of local restaurants!
For more info and upcoming news, please visit here.

Los Cabos Open Water Challenge – April 30

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Get ready for the next Los Cabos Open Water Challenge!  This year Los Cabos expects a significant number of swimmers competing in four different categories.  Dare to participate at this challenge swimming along the Los Cabos seashore.  The starting point will be Palmilla Beach, and the designed track will go to Puerto Los Cabos beach.  The different categories are: a 7.2 km swim from Puerto Los Cabos beach to Palmilla Beach, singles or in relay group; 14.4 km swim from Palmilla Beach to Puerto Los Cabos beach and return to Palmilla Beach, 2 km swim starting at Palmilla Beach. Registrations are still open, dare to live and achieve this incredible challenge! More info at http://swimcabo.com.

Los Cabos Open of Surf – Jun 7-12

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Los Cabos is a well-known surf destination for its amazing beaches and waves.  That’s why for some people June is the most expected month of the year.  This is the time where Cabo hosts the international surf championship Los Cabos Open of Surf.  This year’s dates will be starting from June 7 to June 12 at Zippers, located at Costa Azul in San Jose del Cabo.  We are still waiting for the big news about the competitions and music surprises, but one thing is for sure – every year Los Cabos Open of Surf gets better and better, last year was a blast!  You can read about it in our Los Cabos Open of Surf 2015 blog here.
For more info and updates visit their official website here.

Gala de Danza – Jun 3 & 4

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Save the date for one of the most glamorous and magical nights in Cabo, Gala de Danza’s 4th year presenting beautiful artistry in this extraordinary place.  Gala de Danza was designed to bring the world’s elite artists to Mexico.  This year, 38 of the best young rising stars dancers will meet right here; featuring performances by Adiarys Almeida, Former Principal Cincinnati Ballet and Corella Ballet; Adrian Fry, First Soloist Ballet West; Mariana Carrillo, dancer, Festival Ballet Theatre and Ballet RED.  The Gala de Danza will take place on the nights of June 3rd and June 4th at the Pabellon Cultural de la Republica in Cabo San Lucas.  Next April 7th, Gala de Danza will have a Cocktail Party at The Shoppes at Palmilla, a magical night to help support the arts.  For tickets, please contact: Laura Alfaro at 624.191.3506 or sponsorgaladedanza.com or visit their website here.

Stars & Stripes Tournament – Jun 23 – 26

stars and stripes tournament

The Stars & Stripes Tournament will be held from Jun 23 to 26, where we can enjoy it all: fishing, golf, and music.  Benefiting youth charities since 1996, this world-class tournament/charity fundraiser combines spectacular deep sea fishing, the best of golf in Los Cabos courses and top-notch musical entertainment. Over the past years, this event has raised and donated more than $20 million to youth charities. On the 2016 edition, the Charity Beneficiaries are some of the nonprofit organizations, which are dedicated to improving the lives of young people and their families: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Miracles for Kids, Orangewood Foundation, HomeAid Orange County, Tilly’s Life Center, Building Baja’s Future.  Besides the effort of the financial assistance, there will be able to increase public awareness about their cause and mission through the S&S network. If you want to know more about registration and participation, click here.

>> For more information on events in Los Cabos and Baja, or if you have any other inquiry about Cabo San Lucas vacation rentals or property management services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be glad to help! Email us at  info@luxuryvillacollections.com or call us at: USA Toll Free: 888-264-1827, USA: 619-819-6178, or Mexico: 624-105-9100.

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After the December holidays and long, cold winter months, Spring is the time when we have finally another opportunity to take a break and enjoy some family time.  Did the warm beaches of Cabo, Mexico, cross your mind during your research for your next beach getaway?  We can’t blame you, Baja’s weather is just perfect for this time of year, and there’re so many things to do in Cabo in spring, be it if you’re coming down with your family or with your friends.

For many people, Easter Season is the first chance of the year to enjoy a vacation break.  Los Cabos is a fantastic beach destination where everyone can have fun no matter their age.  From a beautiful beach day to a rush of adrenaline, we have picked fun vacation ideas for your family during your Easter Vacation in Cabo. Easter time in Mexico can be a little bit different from what you are used to. Mexicans have their special traditions for this holiday season (you can read about them in our article here). So, what to do during your Easter Vacation in Cabo? Let’s begin:

1. Egg hunt at the beach

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Keeping traditions is always important. The egg hunt activity is so much fun for the kids, but how about giving it a more exciting twist and take advantage of the beautiful beaches in Cabo? Choose your favorite beach and start this new tradition, have some Easter fun in the sun playing along in the sand with the gentle waves of the Sea of Cortez as a background. Just don’t forget to bring a sunscreen and a hat.

2. Sunset cruise


Enjoy the best of the Sea of Cortez on a family cruise tour in the afternoon. The fresh breeze and ocean winds will get you in a good mood. From our experience, an afternoon on the boat, enjoying Cabo from the sea, is unique for everyone. The chance to enjoy a sunset view floating on the water is a natural spectacle that we all love to enjoy. There’re several choices of companies to choose from the ocean tours, and we’ll be glad to help choose the perfect one for you, depending on whether you want to enjoy a family trip or a fun afternoon with friends.

3. Art Walk San Jose del Cabo

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Every Thursday night, San Jose del Cabo shows the best work of local artists, painters, sculptors and photographers starting at the central plaza of the Historic Center. Enjoy a pleasant time walking around town through the picturesque small streets and discover some of the best art galleries and beautiful and cozy restaurants and boutiques that invite us to enjoy a beautiful night. The San Jose del Cabo Art Walk brings a peaceful atmosphere to town with local artists playing music regularly.

Photo: Art Gallery Enrique Bascon, Art Walk San Jose del Cabo

4. Bungee jumping or any other desert activity

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How about adding new adventures to your 2016 Bucket List? Dare to live a family day full of exciting adventures; Los Cabos has fantastic locations for you to enjoy the best of ecotourism activities whether you want to enjoy them in the water or desert. There are special activities for kids too, always remembering, safety first! (see full list of desert activities here)

Photo: Zipline, Wild canyon

5. Family dinner in town

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Los Cabos is a well-known culinary destination for all the different cuisine styles you can enjoy in town; we  can help you pick the best for you and your family; Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Thai or Mediterranean, you name it. Most of the local restaurants focus on a family friendly atmosphere with specials kids menu so everybody can enjoy a very enjoyable night in Cabo.

6. Surfing class for the entire family

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If you want to try something new and have an unforgettable family experience, we recommend a surfing class for the whole family. Surf instructors offer different class levels, and with some instructions and a little practice, everyone can learn how to surf! Enjoy this activity in the calm waters of Cerritos beach on the Pacific side or in Acapulquito on the Sea of Cortez side; you will easily see why these spots are the favorite for surfers from around the world.

Photo: Surf lessons High Tide Los Cabos

7. Mexican cooking class for the family in your villa


One of the many things, why people fall in love with Mexico, is for its extraordinary cuisine. Luckily, Mexicans love to share their culinary secrets. Learn how to cook some of the most delicious dishes with the help of a local chef at your villa. This a super fun activity and you can encourage your family to all learn together and enjoy a really good homemade meal. After your vacations, you’ll always be able to recreate the meal you learned to prepare in Cabo, and bring back the memories of the good times.

>> For more information on Easter and Spring Break activities in Los Cabos and Baja, or if you have any other inquiry about Cabo San Lucas vacation rentals or property management services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be glad to help! Email us at  info@luxuryvillacollections.com or call us at: USA Toll Free: 888-264-1827, USA: 619-819-6178, or Mexico: 624-105-9100.


Whale Watching in Baja

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Baja Peninsula is a paradise on Earth, and the giants of the marine world agree with us.  Our yearly visitors from Alaska are the Humpback and Grey Whales.  They have traveled for thousands of years to the coast of Baja California Sur to initiate and complete their reproductive cycle.


The whale migration journey is the longest mammal migration on Earth; they travel more than 16,000 kilometers from the coast of Alaska and Canada down to the warm waters of Baja’s Pacific lagoons.  They begin their journey through winter, from early December until April.  These are the months when we have the opportunity to interact with them, and they amaze us with this natural and unique spectacle.


Baja California Sur knows the importance of the reproduction and safety of the whales; that’s why it has its own “Whale Sanctuaries”, protected natural areas to ensure the security of these mammals.  Ojo de Liebre Lagoon is the biggest Whale Sanctuary in Baja, located in the El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage.  This sanctuary is the most important site for the reproduction and wintering of the grey and blue whales.  The Ojo de Liebre lagoon is located on the Pacific coast, and it has an area of 227, 994 hectares.


Another important sanctuary is the San Ignacio Lagoon with an area of 142, 956 hectares located near to Ojo de Liebre Lagoon on the Pacific coast too.  Magdalena Bay on the Pacific coast is another special place where grey whales give birth to their babies, where they mate and feed and play.  You can take a small boat from Adolfo Mateos Port or San Carlos Port to get into the bay and enjoy the peaceful whales and their newborn babies.  The peace that you feel here is amazing, the bay is beautiful and quiet with only a few boats and mindful fishermen and whale guides, where whales can enjoy pure peace.


All the whale sanctuaries mentioned above are located 6 hours or more from Cabo San Lucas, so your whale watching trip to those lagoons would take at least two full days.  If you can’t take that much time away off of your Los Cabos vacation, don’t worry – you can see the whales in Los Cabos as well!  In Los Cabos, we have tour experts and providers that every year welcome visitors who come to live this unforgettable experience.  Here you can see these playful mammals jumping into the sea enjoying the warm waters of Baja.


If you’d like to see the whales in their natural sanctuary, in the serene lagoons of the Pacific Coast, please email us at concierge@lvc.com, and we will be happy to organize a tour for you.  The whale watching season in Baja lasts from December until the end of March.


Whale watching is one of a kind experience that will leave you unforgettable memories, the peace of these gentle mammals and their greatness is incredible.  Whale season is one of our favorite seasons in Baja; we hope you can experience it to its fullest.

>> For more information on whale watching in Los Cabos and Baja, or if you have any other inquiry about Cabo San Lucas vacation rentals or property management services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be glad to help! Email us at  info@luxuryvillacollections.com or call us at: USA Toll Free: 888-264-1827, USA: 619-819-6178, or Mexico: 624-105-9100.

* All the photos in this blog post are taken during our whale watching trip in Magdalena Bay.


Todos Santos Music Festival 2016

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Drive by Truckers feat Peter Buck

If you are a real Baja lover, and you know Los Cabos well, you can imagine why we are so excited by the Todos Santos Music Festival 2016 (January 14-16 and January 20-23). The magical town of Todos Santos, located a few minutes from Cabo San Lucas, is considered a refuge for artists and painters and home of the legendary Hotel California, this charming town is ready to welcome us next week!

Starting in 2012, the Todos Santos Music Festival, created by Peter Buck, lead guitarist of R.E.M., everything began with Peter inviting some friends to play, choosing this place for the intimacy, the charm, and the historical background. Along with the Hotel California, they have added music to the list of cultural events in town, bringing musicians together to help make a difference in the community of Todos Santos and supporting local charities, like The Palapa Society A.C.

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Peter Buck

“The Todos Santos Music Festival has grown from a few friends playing for a few people into an incredible event featuring well-known bands and bigger crowds, without losing the intimacy or impromptu spirit,” says Peter Buck.

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Drive by Truckers

Hotel California and Vaso Loco, LLC, a company founded by Peter Buck have announced that the 5th Edition of the Todos Santos Music Festival will take place over the course of next two weekends January 14-16 and January 20-23, at the Hotel California and the central plaza.

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Conor Oberst

Year by year the festival gets better and better, adding more days, more bands and more fun! On its 5th Annual Edition, Peter Buck and the Todos Santos Music Festival have some surprises for us.  An incredible line-up starting with the grand announcement of the alternative band Death Cab for Cutie, first time playing in Mexico.  Then we’ll see singer and songwriter Jeff Tweedy; and returning last year’s incredible performances by the alternative country band Old 97’s, Drive-By Truckers, The Jayhawks, The Autumn Defense. Grammy Award-winning La Santa Cecilia will be there as well, as well as the Mexican alternative band Torreblanca and the first time festival artists Tigria.  Besides all the mentioned artists, we will also be enjoying performances by local musicians.

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La Santa Cecilia

“The opportunity to bring artists together to support The Palapa Society’s educational mission, along with other worthy local charities, is extremely gratifying for all of us, I’m looking forward to the festival’s 5th installment,” said Peter Buck.

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Todos Santos Music Festival

The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. is a non-profit association with a mission to provide scholarship, educational, medical and environmental programs for the benefit of local children and their families. Last year’s festival raised more than $60,000, distributed on some organizations in town, including The Palapa Society; and over the first four years, the festival has raised over $200,000 to support local charities.


Todos Santos Music Festival Program

If you’re in town on the upcoming weekends, you can’t miss the chance to enjoy a great music festival like this, in such a particular place like the magical town of Todos Santos. If you are interested, we will be happy to help you with all the transportation arrangements for you.  We invite you to check out their website for more info at: http://todossantosmusicfestival.com/ See you there!


Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Cabo San Lucas

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At Luxury Villa Collections we are excited to be celebrating this wonderful Holiday Season and the upcoming New Year’s Eve festivities in Cabo San Lucas!  We’re thankful for this incredible year and are thrilled for the new year with all the excitement and possibilities it brings.  For a lot of people (including myself), the New Year’s Eve celebration has to be the best in a year.

If you’ve had the opportunity to celebrate New Year’s Eve or Christmas in Cabo, you know how amazing it is.  Enjoying this fascinating night near the beach and the sound of the waves is incredible.  And if you haven’t had the chance to celebrate the holidays in the sun just yet, we hope you can join us next year!  For all who are in Los Cabos right now, and are looking for options what to do and where to celebrate New Year’s, here are some of our recommendations.

With so many options, places, and restaurants to celebrate, Los Cabos becomes the right place to be in on New Year’s Eve; we have prepared our special list with some dinner ideas and fun things to do to start the year right.  Looking for a unique place to enjoy dinner?  We would like to highlight some of the best (and personally tested) locations for you:



Aqua by Larbi and Seared at One & Only Palmilla, where Chef Larbi Dahrouch and Chef Sebastion Agnes are ready to welcome you with a delectable and well-designed menu with the best of local products and some of the best cuts of meat, all of this with the best wine pairing.

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El Farallon: located at The Resort at Pedregal will amaze you with its beautiful view and location, facing the Pacific coast where you can enjoy an exquisite menu full of delicious seafood and fresh fish dishes like their exquisite Surf & Turf plate, mixed with a warm atmosphere to say goodbye to 2015.


Sunset da Mona Lisa, located at a privileged site with one of the best sunset views of Los Cabos. This year Sunset da Mona Lisa is promising to surprise all of the guests with a tasting menu showing the best of their Italian cuisine with their famous homemade pastas and wine pairings, accompanied by live music by Daline Jones.


Toro Cabo: Toro Cabo is a new restaurant by Richard Sandoval, recognized as the “Father of modern Mexican cuisine. At Toro, he masterfully blends Pan Latin cuisine with South American, Japanese and Chinese influences. The restaurant serves ceviche bar, small plates for sharing, grilled entrees and an impressive selection of signature cocktails and Latin wines. A common location for winter whale sightings, the restaurant’s patio boasts an artfully designed whale fountain for guests to enjoy while taking in the ocean views.


The Office: a good place to enjoy the best of Mexican and regional cuisines, like fresh seafood dishes and the taste of American Black Angus steaks. Located on El Medano beach, this is one of the best spots to enjoy the fireworks that marks the start of the New Year!

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Templo Restaurant: if you prefer a quieter and cozy atmosphere, this pleasant place located in Cabo San Lucas downtown is the perfect option for you.  Their fusion cuisine will leave you speechless; for example, their Special Holiday Menu has a slow cooked New York steak or a Black Cod Confit as the main course.



After a delicious dinner, it’s time for a great party!  The Cape Hotel will have a fantastic line up for the night, performing Io Echo, Josh Madden, Ana Calderon, Dj Momjeans and Samantha Ronson.  They promise an incredible party to dance the night away and step into the new year the best way possible.



For all the lovers of farm to table cuisine, don’t miss Flora Farm’s Kitchen Specials; try New Year Day Brunch – it’s classic.  Newly opened Acre Restaurant, an organic farm, and farm-to-table restaurant near Flora Farms is a place you need to try as well.  We’ve tasted their 7-course tasting menu, and it was fantastic. We were impressed with the architecture and the entire site as well, as well as with reasonable prices.

We are happy to welcome you in Los Cabos during the holidays and to make all the arrangements for your New Year’s Eve celebration, and for complete your vacation we recommend our Top 5 Things to do in Los Cabos during Christmas and December holidays so you can have the best time here.

On behalf of our team at Luxury Villa Collections, we want to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year!


Posada at Flora Farm’s

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Posadas are an important part of Mexican Christmas celebrations.  The word posada means “inn” or “shelter” in Spanish, and this tradition re-enacts Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay in Bethlehem.  Posadas are held in Mexico on each of the nine nights leading up to Christmas, from December 16 to 24th.  We held Luxury Villa Collections’ posada early this year, we celebrated the year that is passing and cheered to a great new 2016 at Flora Farm‘s in San Jose del Cabo.

Here are just some photos from our celebration.

We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy new year full of travels and adventures.

Melissa Verdugo and your friends in Cabo San Lucas,
@ Luxury Villa Collections


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The biggest and most important Culinary event in Los Cabos is back! The International Food & Wine Festival, Sabor A Cabo is one of the best events of its kind.  Every year Sabor A Cabo surprises us with the top local chefs, the best restaurants and excellent selections of wines of the region, so you can imagine our excitement for these delicious upcoming events in Los Cabos.
Every December since 2005 this festival has been growing to establish itself as an international event promoting Los Cabos as a culinary destination.  This year, Sabor A Cabo is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, and it will happen from December 2nd to December 5th.  Like in the past years, the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Los Cabos Fire Department and Los Cabos Children’s Foundation.

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This year’s theme comes from the slogan “Sabor A Cabo, Raíces 2015” (Roots 2015).  The festival will explore the best of Mexican cuisine, highlighting culinary traditions of Mexico and the best of Baja’s cuisine.  The main event of Sabor A Cabo will take place on Saturday, December 5 at Club Campestre Golf Course in San Jose del Cabo, featuring the best of nearly 40 local restaurants; we can be sure that all the delicious samples of the restaurants will leave us speechless.

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The famous Sabor A Cabo Beerfest, will take place on December 2nd at Plaza del Pescador in San Jose del Cabo starting at 5 pm, where you will taste craft beers from microbreweries from all over Mexico, enjoy live music and a good party atmosphere, try all kind of craft beers and choose your new favorite beer!

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On Thursday, December 3rd, the festival continues at the traditional Art Walk.  Here you’ll enjoy the traditional art & wine walk starting at San Jose Historic Downtown main square at 6:00 pm.  During this evening, you will enjoy small bites and wine before choosing your favorite restaurant for a wine pairing dinner, as well as art exhibitions and galleries from local artists, walk around the historic downtown and enjoy a beautiful night!

Sabor A Cabo has always been distinguished for special guest stars, one of the most memorable was Sammy Hagar back in 2005 with an unforgettable performance; the Argentine band Enanitos Verdes who performed on a floating platform at El Medano beach in 2009; the incredible performance in 2011 by rock legends like Billy Morrison from The Cult, Steve Stevens from Billy Idol, Matt Sorum from Guns N’ Roses, Frankie Perez from Velvet Revolver between others.

Last year, we had the presence of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley from KISS at the festival and the live performance of the rock band La Ley from Chile.  This year we expect more amazing surprises like these, among them Mexican singer and songwriter Lila Downs will delight us with a live performance.

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Don’t miss the chance to join this festival that year by year has positioned itself as the best culinary festival in Baja.  If you would like to attend this amazing event, we can help you with to get tickets for the main event Sabor A Cabo on Dec 5th and make all the arrangements for you, hope to see you there!

For more info and to purchase tickets you can visit their website: Sabor A Cabo, or their Facebook page.