December 2017: Baja Sur

Baja Sur typically receives visitors from the West Coast. I found cheap airfare out of Chicago, though, and finally got to check this one off the list. And what a check mark it is. We made San Jose our home base, the beautiful less-touristy counterpart to Cabo San Lucas. Between incredible food and drinks at local institutions and new, minimalist cafes, this town woo’d me hard.  We also got to explore Todos Santos and areas north with some road trips, and of course, a day out on Lover’s Beach. While Baja Sur is fighting against mostly non-swimmable beachfront and often windy conditions, it’s hard to match the lively towns, modern food, and beautiful landscape.


  • Todos Santos; spend at least a day here!
  • Downtown San Jose del Cabo
  • Grand Velas Resort – the amazing food from Michelin-starred chef Sydney Schutte at Cocina del Autor, when you want to spurge
  • Lover’s Beach
  • Chilaquiles in San Jose