Property Walkthrough: Villa Encanto
Capturing the essence of an incredible getaway begins with setting your travel sights on Los Cabos, Mexico, and booking your stay in Villa Encanto. This charming and beautiful 6-bed, 6.5-bath Los Cabos villa is designed to be able to welcome up to 12-guests at a time. Whether you’re heading to Mexico with a group of friends or spending quality time with family, booking a stay in this breathtaking property puts you in the heart of area fun while enjoying the privacy and options for the tranquility that travelers crave as well. Villa Encanto sits within the luxurious Palmilla Cove community and offers up guests unsurpassed views of the ocean and Sea of Cortez every day of their unforgettable stay. Villa Encanto is no more than 10-minutes from town for guests that are looking to add exploration to their itinerary. It’s a convenient 25-minute drive from the airport and includes a collection of sophisticated and inspired furnishings within. Outside, guests can indulge their senses at every turn without ever having to venture anywhere at all! No matter how long your plans have you enjoying time in Los Cabos, booking Villa Encanto is a sure way to elevate your stay from start to finish.
Stepping through the doors of Villa Encanto, guests are greeted with a spacious, bright, and airy space to call their own that features an incredible combination of Spanish Colonial décor elements as well as a modern take on luxurious living. Every level of Villa Encanto boasts a refreshing open concept living standard where guests can move with ease between living, dining, entertainment, and sleeping spaces during their stay. This layout includes vaulted ceilings and large windows throughout that incorporate ornate archways and stunning columns too. The combination is not only pleasing to the eye but enhances the overall sense of space and emphasizes indoor and outdoor living in many areas thanks to retractable walls of windows leading to outdoor seating areas. In other parts of the villa, sprawling windows not only maximize natural light flow but put a firm frame on a breathtaking view at all times.
The living room in Villa Encanto is a cozy and luxurious place for guests to settle in. Here, visitors will find a collection of plush sofas and armchairs settled around a fireplace and large flat-screen television mounted on the wall as well as adding to the entertainment value of a stay. Decorative stonework on the walls beautifully contrasts the sleek tile flooring below in this room that’s also adorned with colorful modern artwork and wrought iron chandeliers overhead. The living room opens up to a spacious dining area and kitchen for those who are looking to serve up a home-style meal during their stay or enjoy the services of an in-home chef. The primary kitchen hosts a collection of high-end appliances in tandem with a stunning marble center island, custom cabinetry filled with cookware as well as detailing finished in travertine and oak. When it’s time to dine, the formal table is a great place to gather and enjoy a savory meal in good company, comfortably seating up to 10-guests at a time.
Getting a good night’s rest is a breeze in Villa Encanto. Each bedroom in this luxurious property doubles as an oasis of relaxation and restoration, much to the delight of guests! Five of the six bedrooms on-site feature king bedroom sets and en-suite baths while the sixth bedroom hosts two sets of bunkbeds in queen and double dimensions. All bedrooms in this villa are equipped with plush mattresses topped with high-quality linens and stylish comforters. Many make the most of private outdoor veranda access as well!
Stepping outside, guests of Villa Encanto will find a whimsical world of breathtaking views, relaxation, and options for fun waiting for them. Villa Encanto is home to a sprawling infinity pool measuring more than 100-feet across that includes waterfalls as well as a central spa to enjoy. The pool overlooks the Sea of Cortez while the pool deck is dotted with an inviting collection of plush loungers, chairs, and dining sets for guests to settle into as well. When an alfresco meal is top of mind, the outdoor kitchen checks every box on the list. At night, guests are free to gather around the fire pit and sip a glass of wine under the stars. When a little friendly competition sounds like the way to go, the putting green at Villa Encanto is sure to inspire. Of course, time on the sand is also an option as this property enjoys a private walk and gate leading to the shoreline.
Book Your Mexico Getaway Today
There’s never been a better time to book your incredible getaway to Los Cabos, Mexico. When you’re ready for the fun to begin, be sure to reach out to Elegant Mexico to learn more about booking your stay in Villa Encanto the next time you’re here. We can’t wait to welcome you to sunny Los Cabos soon!
Property Walkthrough: Villa 481
Capturing the beauty and essence of a Los Cabos adventure is easier than ever for those travelers who book their stay in Villa 481. Whether you’re an adventurer with a passion for time on the water, someone who prefers to sit back in style and enjoy the view or you can’t wait to explore, Villa 481 keeps you close to the fun while providing the upscale elegance, comfort, and conveniences to match! This 4-bed, 4-bath Los Cabos luxury villa can easily accommodate up to 8-guests at a time making it the ideal easy living venue whether you’re traveling to Los Cabos with family or friends alike. The villa sits a mere 10-minutes from town and only 20-minutes from the airport. That said, moments spent cozied up in Villa 481 are just as inspiring as the location itself. Guests will find incredible amenities paired with stunning home comforts and décor throughout—not to mention the breathtaking view! Wake up each day of your stay to the sounds of the waves in this villa that offers up the ultimate experience in beachfront intimacy. Visions of the Sea of Cortez are yours for the enjoying when you make Villa 481 your home away from home the next time travel plans bring you to Los Cabos.
Amenities Designed to Inspire
Within the walls of Villa 481, guests will find themselves immersed in a space that offers up 4,500 square feet of living space to enjoy! This vast and inviting villa is designed around an open concept floorplan, further enhancing the overall sense of living space available to guests. The spacious floorplan is paired up impeccably with vaulted ceilings, decorative columns, and sprawling floor-to-ceiling windows to match. These features create a bright and airy ambiance that also frames an incredible view and makes indoor and outdoor living transitions easier than ever. This property showcases a refreshing and contemporary neo-colonial Mexico motif that’s infused with the finest of modern amenities. From the regional rustic wood antiques that dot various in-home spaces to the terracotta tiles that brim over with charm, guests will find it easy to settle into the style and luxury they’ve found.
The living room in Villa 481 hosts a plush collection of sofas topped with colorful throw pillows for guests to cozy up on. These furnishings are settled around a natural wood coffee table, decorative fireplace, and large flat-screen television for added entertainment value. The vintage Mexican wall art in this space is contrasted nicely with modern end table lamps as well as colorful glassware placed on open shelving. The living room opens up seamlessly to the kitchen and dining area which is ideal for those looking forward to balancing time dining out with time dining in. The kitchen hosts a spacious center island, extended counters, custom cabinetry filled with cookware and blue and white tile detailing as well. When it’s time to enjoy a meal that guests or an in-home chef has served up, it’s a delight to gather around the table fit for 6-guests that offers up sea views through spacious windows. When additional dining space is needed, there is a second island with barstool seating found just between the kitchen and dining space.
Getting a good night’s rest in Villa 481 is a breeze. Each bedroom in this home away from home doubles as an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation. The first and second bedrooms feature king beds, en-suite baths, and private terrace patios complete with lounge furniture and beautiful views. The third bedroom hosts two double beds and a patio access point while the fourth hosts two twin beds and a desk and computer area for added fun!
Exterior Features to Enjoy
While Villa 481 enjoys a prime Los Cabos location, guests never have to travel far at all to find the fresh-air fun when they book a stay here. This villa enjoys several patio and veranda areas where you can easily sip the day away taking in the sea view. There’s also a full outdoor dining area and kitchen for those times when an alfresco meal is what would hit the spot. The private infinity pool surrounded by lounge chairs is just the right place to cool off in style when temperatures are on the rise. Of course, with the beach just steps from the pool, guests here will always enjoy options to dig their toes into the sand whenever they choose to.
Book Your Los Cabos Getaway Today
Make the very most of your Los Cabos adventure when you partner up with the property experts at Elegant Mexico. Reach out today to learn more about booking a stay in Villa 481 for your next adventure. We’re also happy to answer inquiries about our vast collection of additional vacation villas in the area as well. Our team looks forward to welcoming you to beautiful and sunny Mexico soon!
Property Walkthrough: Beachfront Villa 461
Taking well-deserved time to step away from the daily routine and focus on a breathtaking beach getaway instead is always worth your while. When the moment arrives to select a destination, pairing impeccable shorelines with sophisticated style is easier than ever for those who book a stay in Beachfront Villa 461 through Elegant Mexico. This inviting and exciting Los Cabos luxury villa captures the essence of beach living at its finest while infusing the ultimate luxurious details along the way as well. Villa 461 enjoys a prime location I the Del Mar section of Los Cabos and provides guests with 5-bedrooms and 4-bath home away from home to enjoy that can easily accommodate up to 10-guests at a time.
Those who book a stay in Villa 461 will find themselves immersed in spectacular scenery from the moment they arrive. Complete with Sea of Cortez views from both indoor and outdoor living areas, guests won’t have to look far to find the vistas they’ve been craving. Whether you’re excited to spend as much time as possible on the sand, or you’re visiting Los Cabos to make the most of leisurely afternoons sipping time away by the pool, Villa 461 can meet your needs and exceed expectations too. This property is the perfect place to settle into immaculate style, but it also keeps guests close to area fun when it’s time to get out and explore. When you book a stay here, you’re never far from the beach or the 27 holes of golf waiting on the Jack Nicklaus course just down the way.
From the intricate stone latticework to the arched balconies and majestic columns, the exterior of Villa 461 provides guests with a sense of grandeur upon arrival. While this property sits in an ideal location to access area fun, there is also an array of on-site options to enjoy when a fresh-air moment with a touch of luxury is top of mind. Villa 461 hosts a beautiful and inviting infinity pool that provides a direct path to the white sand beaches that hug the coast of the Sea of Cortez. When you’re looking to gather around with your fellow travelers at night and sip a glass of wine under the stars, the villa’s large fire pit and outdoor lounge area provides the perfect place to do exactly that. This property enjoys a collection of shaded terraces that are both communal and connected to private bedrooms for added convenience as well. Guests will love the lush tropical foliage that surrounds the property’s pool and lounge areas and is also incorporated into balcony rails to bring the beauty of the outdoors even closer to the inside living areas. Looking to relax at night? Hop into the ground floor Jacuzzi and enjoy a late-evening soak that’s sure to inspire.
Stepping into Villa 461, guests will find a welcoming combination of traditional Mexican style and luxuriously modern takes on aesthetics waiting to greet them. All floors of Villa 461 enjoy an open floor plan paired with floor-to-ceiling windows that both frame the stunning view and allow maximum light flow during the daytime as well. Throughout this property, bold Talavera tiles are paired with travertine flooring and coastal-inspired design elements to create a welcoming and bright space for guests to enjoy. From the dark wood finishes to the Doric pillars and whimsical archways, it’s easy to settle into the style and luxury you find in Villa 461.
The main living room in Villa 461 hosts an eye-catching tufted sofa topped with mauve velvet fringe throw pillows. This is paired up with a set of matching armchairs, all of which are settled around a shabby chic coffee table and in front of a large flat-screen television for added entertainment value. Windows in the living room offer up an unobstructed view of the outdoor patio and pool area. This space also opens up seamlessly to the dining room and kitchen.
The kitchen in this villa is a testament to space and style. The gourmet-inspired space is covered in colorful tilework and enjoys ample counter space, a center island complete with barstool seating as well as a collection of modern appliances for guests to enjoy. When it’s time to dine, guests can gather around the adjacent table for 8 that boasts a beautiful chandelier overhead and a wall of windows that provide sweeping outdoor views.
After dinner, guests will find that every bedroom in this home is an inviting place to enjoy a good night’s rest. Traditional Mexican décor and color palettes dominate the sleeping spaces in this villa providing a wonderful sense of aesthetic continuity throughout. Four of the five bedrooms are master suites and each hosts a king bed for guests to enjoy. The fifth bedroom hosts two twin bunks which is ideal for those guests visiting with little ones in tow.
Book Your Los Cabos Getaway Today
When you’re ready to make the most of your Los Cabos adventure, the team at Elegant Mexico has the accommodations to make your stay unforgettable! We also provide amenities such as a personal butler, private chef for breakfast and lunch, daily housekeeping services, and more, that you deserve. Reach out today to learn more about booking Villa 461 for your next amazing visit!
Villa Highlight: Casa Fryzer…A Little Slice of Mexican Magnificence!
6 bedrooms, sleeps up to 12 guests
When it comes to high-end vacationing in some of the most exquisite rental homes in the world, Casa Fryzer earns its place as a strong contender for the top pick. Whether it’s family you’re traveling with or a large group of friends, this villa is ideal for sprawling out and enjoying all the unique touches that come along with it! (And there are many!)
Vacation like royalty in a villa that’s been designed with elegance top of mind — as part of the lucrative Villas Del Mar, Casa Fryzer has a lofty ocean-view vantage point, perfect for secluded relaxation and panoramic views around the clock. With so many additional outdoor amenities, leaving this property will be hard! The 2,000 square foot, 90,000 gallon infinity pool with swim-up bar and lounging area is perfect for spending lazy afternoons with friends and family, making a splash and sipping on cold cocktails. When the sun starts to set, star gaze from the outdoor hot tub and share memories around the pit fire — this property is perfect for those who want to indulge in ultimate relaxation during their stay!
Let’s take a look inside
Casa Fryzer’s interior is just as impressive as its exterior. Art lovers will enjoy strolling throughout the property to take in the artfully-placed sculptures and meticulously decorated rooms. Each bedroom boasts its own en-suite bath and two suites even come with their own outdoor spaces with private spas for when you need some time down time!
After a day of enjoying your outdoor al fresco experience, curl up in the home theatre or play a game of pool with your loved ones. Perhaps you’re more about getting active? The ocean views in the fitness room mean staying in shape still feels like a vacation!
The full package
Included with every reservation are the services of housekeepers, security, a manager, and a butler! Your private chef has access to an outdoor barbeque and pizza oven as well as an indoors state-of-the-art kitchen so you can sample all your favorite culinary delights, and if you’re in the mood to be a little more connected, you have access to the neighboring One&Only Palmilla Hotel’s restaurants, as well as the beach club on Palmilla Bay. Perfect for anyone who wants to get away with privacy, Casa Fryzer is an unparalleled piece of paradise located in beautiful Los Cabos, Mexico! Ready to start packing?!
Top 10 Authentic Mexican Dishes You Have To Try On Your Vacation
There are a lot of reasons to visit Mexico — from the beautiful sun and surf to the vibrant history and lush landscapes, Mexico is an enchanting country for any traveler. No visit to the country is complete without indulging in the creative local cuisine, though! To ensure you taste the best Mexico has to offer, we’ve put together our top 10 favourite authentic Mexican dishes you have to try during your vacation. How many have you tried?
A traditional Mexican stew, pozole is made with hominy, shredded cabbage, chile peppers, onion, garlic, avocado, lime, and either chicken or pork. Pozole is a delicious comfort food served on days of celebration — so if you’re in Mexico celebrating a birthday or anniversary, you’ve got to try out the popular dish! Part of what makes pozole pop is the presence of hominy, a traditional step in making masa, a corn-based flour popular in a lot of Mexican cuisine. The corn is made into hominy through the process of nixtamalization, a method of processing corn that dates back to 1200 – 1500 BCE in Mesoamerica!
2. Frijoles de la Olla
Translated as beans cooked in a pot, frijoles de la olla are a simple-but-tasty Mexican staple. Often served with other dishes as a side, the beans in frijoles de la olla form the base for refried beans as well as being delicious in their own right. Because beans vary widely in taste and texture, no two frijoles de la olla dishes are exactly the same! You don’t want to be leaving Mexico without trying the beans at at least two different spots. The dish is great for lunch — and served nearly everywhere in Mexico!
Horchata isn’t a dish — it’s a drink! The kind of horchata popular is Mexico is specifically called horchata de arroz, distinct from the horchatas made from tiger nuts or jicaro seeds in other areas of the world. Rice, water, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, and (sometimes) milk make up the base — and while vanilla horchata is delicious enough on its own, you can find some spiked with flavors like coconut. Horchata made its way to Mexico through the Spaniards, who in turn got the drink from their African neighbours. Given it doesn’t have to contain dairy, horchata is a popular choice for a cool drink that won’t spoil in the heat.
4. Tortilla Soup
Popular both in Mexico and out, tortilla soup — also known as sopa azteca — is a spiced tomato broth-based soup with fried tortilla pieces, chiles, garlic, and onion. It’s often garnished with sour cream, cheese, avocado, and even pork cracklings. As a comfort food, tortilla soup can’t be beaten! Though the history of the soup is a bit muddied — origin stories point to Central Mexico and Mexico City both — it’s a favourite around the country for a reason. Like frijoles de la olla, no two tortilla soups are exactly the same, so don’t be afraid to try multiple different versions!
5. Mango con Chile y Limon
Mango flowers encapsulate and in many ways define Mexican street food. They’re simple, and yet they’re delicious — and they’re beautiful, too! Street vendors cut up whole mangos into either a flower or pinecone shape, then sprinkle over the sweet fruit chile powder and lime juice. That’s it! While the combination of mango and chile may seem unusual to outside palettes, it’s a popular street food pairing for a reason. Truly authentic tastes of Mexico aren’t complete without this street snack!
Another popular street food, elotes draw on the long tradition of using corn in Mexican cuisine. Husked corn on the cob is charred on the grill, then sprinkled with salt, chile powder, cotija, lime juice, and either mayo or crema fresca. It’s a spicy and creamy way to enjoy corn on the go! Every street vendor will have their own take on elotes, but they all have a woody, grilled flavor from the charr on the corn. If you’ve previously only had corn on the cob boiled or cooked in the husk, this is a method of preparation you can’t miss out on!
7. Chiles en Nogada
Feeling like a Mexican patriot after all that great food? You’re in luck — there’s one dish that has been developed specifically to fill up the patriotic tastebuds! Chiles en nogada is a dish that showcases the three colours of the Mexican flag, reportedly created in the state of Puebla for the future emperor, Agustin de Iturbide. Traditionally, chiles en nogada comprised of a bright green poblano chili filled with picadillo — meats, fruits, and spices — and covered in a creamy walnut sauce. It’s finished off with bright red pomegranate seeds, which makes it particularly popular between October and January, which is pomegranate season.
Chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican staple! Corn tortillas are cut roughly into quarters and then lightly fried before being covered with either mole or red salsa and then simmered. Toppings vary widely — you can find chilaquiles topped with scrambled eggs, shredded chicken, raw onion, avocado like many other Mexican dishes, chilaquiles are versatile! Depending on where you are in Mexico, you may encounter a different take on chilaquiles that doesn’t simmer the tortillas for as long. This version, found in Central Mexico, keeps the tortillas crisper than others!
Like popsicles found in other parts of the world, paletas are made with either flavored water or milk — the difference is in the flavors! An average paleta is made with fresh fruit local to Mexico, like tamarind and nance. Other flavors you can find in paletas are a little less traditional to people outside Mexico — flavors like chile pepper and chamoy! Want a little spice with your ice? Try a paleta!
10. Tacos al Pastor
Leaving Mexico without trying the local taco fare is unthinkable — and there are a lot of different kinds to try! While you certainly donâ€™t want to pass up any of them, you should particularly look out for tacos al pastor, a dish that could be considered some of the first modern fusion cuisine! Tacos al pastor, you see, are a marriage of traditional Mexican cuisine to the tastes of Lebanese-Mexican immigrants. Similar to shawarma, pork meat is cooked on a spit, then shaved and served on a corn tortilla with chiles, spices, and pineapple. Other toppings vary by region and vendor, but they’re all delicious! Is your mouth watering yet?…
Villa 482: Your Romantic Getaway to Beat the Winter Blues
3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath, sleeps up to 8 guests Valentine’s Day is still several months away, but if you just can’t wait that long for a romantic getaway, why not escape the cold and take a trip down south! Cozy up and indulge in the unparalleled luxury of Villa 482 â€” the name might be unassuming, but the charm and comfort of this seaside oasis certainly aren’t. Located in the community of Villas Del Mar, an area known for its many high-profile guests, including celebrities, royalty and Fortune 500 CEOs, you and your partner can relax and spend quality time with complete privacy and anonymity. Or, with enough space for six guests, you can travel with other couples and bask in this beautiful beachfront setting together.
Love is always in the air in Los Cabos, along the magnificent Gulf of California coastline. Wake up every morning to the soothing sounds of waves crashing right outside your window. Step out onto your bedroom veranda to take in the sights of palm trees, luscious white sand, the vast ocean, and enjoy the panoramic views that this property boasts. Villa 482’s exquisite exterior paints your romantic escapade in brilliant blues and creamy whites, symbolizing the beauty of the surrounding seaside. As you open the doors onto your private pool patio, take a moment to appreciate the opulence of your surroundings, complete with a swim-up bar, shaded hammock, and natural rock features surrounding your infinity pool, which overlooks the pristine semi-private beach that awaits you.
Spend the Night in
Back inside, Villa 482’s elegant, spacious interior provides the perfect backdrop for romance, whether you’re enjoying a sumptuous brunch, winding down during the day, or lighting some candles for an intimate evening together. Everything you need to create the perfect day are right at your fingertips, from our complete kitchen, patio barbecue, and both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Let Villa 482’s private butler make your every wish come true to ensure your stay is completely fulfilling, while your private chef prepares the finest culinary creations at breakfast and lunch to suit your taste. Our staff also provide daily housekeeping to keep your space in tip-top shape.
All of our guests at Villa 482 will enjoy full access to all Del Mar’s facilities, including Club Ninety Six (Del Mar’s private beach club), Club Espiritu (Del Mar’s private fitness club), access to the Golf Course, world-class spa and restaurants at the One&Only Palmilla Hotel, as well as tennis courts and enough shopping to satisfy anyone.
If you fancy a scenic swim, a workout at a state-of-the-art fitness facility, a meal like you’ve never experienced before and much, much more, Villa 482 is the place to be. Anytime is a great time for a little bit of romance, which awaits you in the lavish comforts of Villa 482. Plan your getaway and make new memories with the one you love! Book Now
Your Guide To Whale Watching This Winter
Every year from December until the beginning of April, thousands of humpback and grey whales make the 6,000-mile migration from the feeding grounds of Alaska to the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez to mate and calve. A natural phenomenon that occurs annually, if you’re visiting Cabo or Punta Mita this time of year, you can almost guarantee that you’ll have the opportunity to get up close to these gentle giants along their journey!
Whale watching has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area; it’s not every day you get to marvel at these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. This is one for kids and adults alike, so take note of our tops tips to enjoying this unforgettable experience on your next vacation with Elegant Mexico.
Cabo is renowned as one of the best locations in the whole of Mexico for experiencing whale migration. With a plethora of tours on offer that will take you to all the hot spots, your trip largely depends on your own preferences.
If it’s excitement and speed you’re after, there are numerous ocean rider tours that will add a little adventure to your whale watching experience. Take your seat onboard a speedboat and get ready for a thrill ride out on the water, following the whales on their journey with a few surprises in store if you’re lucky. Check out Ocean Riders who take you to the heart of the action while adding a splash of excitement along the way!
If taking things at a more leisurely pace and enjoying the scenery is more your style, you’ll find many tours offering a little more luxury onboard larger boats where you can kick back and relax with a cool beverage in hand. From whale watching breakfast excursions to fine dining out on the water, experiencing the magic of these mammals in such a unique way has guests coming back every year for more. If you’re traveling with a larger group, there are many private yacht and boat rentals available that will mean you’re in the driving seat. Be sure to tell the Elegant Mexico concierge team the kind of excursion you’re looking for, and we’ll take care of all the arrangements.
Stay At Home
If you’re staying at one of Elegant Mexico’s luxury villa rentals in Cabo, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home to have a front-row seat watching the whales playing in the water.
Some of our beachfront properties sit just off the water’s edge, allowing you to catch a glimpse of these beautiful animals as they duck and dive in the distance. While many of our ocean view villas set in the hills above the Sea of Cortez, such as Casa Fryzer (pictured) and Casa Chanel, offer the perfect vantage point to witness the many masses of whales that travel south each year. Keep your eyes peeled, and your camera ready!
Those jetting off to Punta Mita will also have the opportunity to experience these majestic sea animals up close. Attracting thousands of visitors to Banderas Bay each year, whale watching has become a “must” for tourists frequenting the area between December and the end of March. Just as in Cabo, you’ll find plenty of tours to choose from each offering a unique appeal, but all guaranteeing that you get to see babies being born and mesmerizing water displays from the gentle giants.
Take a look at Punta Mita Expeditions who offer 3-hour whale watching luxury cruises out on the Sea of Cortez where you’ll also be treated to the spectacular fauna of Bahia de Banderas! For some unforgettable photos and stories to share, make sure whale watching is on your vacation itinerary this winter!
Top 10 Authentic Mexican Drinks You Have To Try
Home to some of the best cuisine in the world, Mexico’s drinks scene is no different. Whether it’s an aged tequila you’re in search of, or a refreshing mocktail made with tropical juices is more your thing, we’ve compiled the top 10 beverages you have to try when you visit the country famed for its flavors!
The traditional Mexican breakfast drink of choice, start your day off right with this mix of water, cinnamon, vanilla, masa (corn hominy), and piloncillo (unrefined cane sugar). You may not find this drink served in more commercial restaurants, but you’re guaranteed to find it at any local vendors out on the street!
Literally translated as “fresh waters”, aguas frescas are made from fresh fruit juice, water, and sometimes a little bit of cane sugar. Perfect for cooling off under the hot Mexican sun, be sure to try some of the favourites â€” jamaica (hibiscus tea), cantaloupe (melon), watermelon (sandia), and pineapple (pina). Image Source: Bex Walton via Flickr, CC BY 2.0 license
Perhaps the most famous among the aguas frescas range of Mexican beverage, horchata is rice water flavoured with cinnamon and vanilla. This is a tasty signature Mexican classic that you have to try on your next trip down south! Image Source: Enrique Dans via Flickr, CC BY 2.0 license
An intriguing blend of spicy and sweet, the chamoyada consists of shaved ice, mixed fruit, chilli, and the key ingredient, chamoy. Used heavily in Mexican cuisine, chamoy is made from pickled fruit and comes in a variety of ways from paste, to liquid, to candy (yes!), and much more. If you’re jetting off to Mexico this year, you can almost guarantee an encounter with chamoy at some point!
This authentic Oaxacan beverage is made from a paste of toasted maize, fermented cacao beans, mamey pits, and flor de cacao. When the paste is then combined with water, the flor de cacao rise to the surface to create a foamy top when served.
Everybody’s favourite cocktail, the classic margarita, is a Mexican staple. The traditional recipe is either served on the rocks or blended and made from lime juice, tequila, and triple sec, served in a sugar rimmed glass to soften the bitterness. There are a host of different flavours you can try; from mango to passionfruit to cranberry, just ask your bartender what specialities they have on the menu!
Why not combine two great alcoholic beverages into one – beer and cocktails! That’s exactly what you’re getting with a michelada. With a base cocktail made from lime juice, clamato or tomato juice, and hot sauce all served in a salt rim glass, your michelada will be topped with an upside down beer for the final touch. For those worrying about the hot sauce, you can decide how spicy you want your drink, or forget it all together!
While tequila may be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Mexican liquor, you’re missing out if you haven’t tried mezcal! Made from any type of agave, this distilled beverage will be behind any bar in Mexico, guaranteed. You’ll even find hundreds of different flavors to try in some specialized distilleries; there’s one mezcal for everyone, you may just have to try a few!
For anyone who loves tequila but prefers the liquor in any other form other than the deadly shot, paloma is the perfect choice to still get that tequila kick in a softer blow. Made from a grapefruit-flavored soft drink (Fresca or Squirt), tequila blanco, ice, and served with a slice of lime, it’s a refreshing Mexican classic you don’t want to miss.
Mexico’s wine industry has been booming in recent years; there will be no shortage of excellent reds and whites for you to sample on your next vacation! Mexico has three wine producing regions – the Baja California (where over 90% of the country’s product is made), the La Laguna area in Coahuila and Durango, and the Center region which encompasses Zacatecas, Aguascalientes and Queretaro. Excited to sample of some these delicious drinks? Take a look at Elegant Mexico’s properties in Los Cabos and Punta Mita where you’ll be able to sample numbers 1-10 from the comfort of your private villa, made freshly by your private butler and chef!
The Ultimate Punta Mita Surfing Guide
Home to some of the most pristine white sandy beaches in the world, turquoise warm waters, and impressive crashing waves, Punta Mita is a surfer’s haven. Welcoming thousands of avid surfers every year to come and make a splash in this aquatic playground, no vacation to Punta Mita would be complete without hopping on a board and hitting the water to see for yourself. If you’re planning your next vacation to Punta Mita with Elegant Mexico, make sure to take note of all the hot spots in the region to catch the best surf!
When’s the best time to go?
The beauty of Punta Mita is that you can visit at virtually any point during the year and still get amazing conditions for surfing. The westerly pointing curvature of its coast means there are always appropriate surf breaks to be found depending on the weather conditions. Winter, spring, summer, or fall, you can pretty much guarantee that you’ll be able to catch some waves. Winter has been deemed the preferred season by local surfers with slightly better conditions on average than the rest of the year. The best part? You won’t be going board-to-board with others for the same surf. Despite its popularity among international surfers, the consistently good conditions throughout the year mean there isn’t a mad flock to the area at a specific time.
Where should I go?
En Anclote Perfect for beginners, the break here is typically slow and long meaning you’ll get more time on your board (if you stay on!) to nail down your technique. Go here when the tide is low and you’re in for an afternoon of fun surrounded by stunning natural terrain. Best for: Longboarders Stinky’s Another hot spot that’s ideal for those new to surfing, Stinky’s is a popular choice for anyone in search of a more gentle introduction to water sports with the breaks being long and slow. How did it get its not so attractive name? This surfing break is located beside a jetty that provides cover for small fishing boats and the delightful smells that come from it! Best for: Beginners El Faro Found at the most westerly point of the peninsula, the waves at El Faro are usually surfed as right, and are ideal for those a little more advanced who want to tackle something more challenging, with long and fast rides. Best for: Right surfers, long and short boards La Lancha With breaks reaching up to 10ft, this a popular choice for both left and right surfers who can tackle big waves! La Lancha is renowned for being extremely consistent with the size and speed of the waves and is also known for the wildlife swimming below the surface. If you’re lucky enough, you might be joined by a turtle on your ride! Best for: Left and right surfers, long and short boards
Punta Burros With consistently good conditions and waves that are a little speedier than La Lancha, this right reef break found in the neighboring town of Puerto Vallarta is considered one of the best spots in the whole region. With rides ranging from 30-200 metres depending on the tide and swell, any intermediate and advanced surfers will absolutely love spending an adrenaline fuelled day here chasing huge Pacific waves! Best for: Long and short board, intermediate to advanced Punta Mita, the ‘Malibu of Mexico’, is home to over 20 surf breaks; we’ve only just scratched the surface! For any complete beginners, or those that want to improve their skills on a board, why not take advantage of the many surf schools found around Punta Mita and learn from the pros.
If you’re staying in one of our luxury villa rentals in the area, let the Elegant Mexico concierge team know what you’d like to get from your surfing vacation and we will be sure to make all of the arrangements for you! Time to make a splash!
Top 5 Food & Drink Tours You Have To Experience In Los Cabos
If you’re in search of authentic Mexican flavours, enticing aromas, culinary masterpieces, and the bold tastes of local wines, it’s all waiting for you in Los Cabos. As the playground for elite travelers, Cabo offers some of the best high-end food and wine experiences in the whole of Mexico for guests to enjoy year round; you’re guaranteed to find something to tickle your tastebuds. If you’re jetting off to Cabo this year, take a look at these top tours that are perfect for an afternoon of wining and dining!
What better way to start off your food tour of Los Cabos than with a Mexican staple – tacos! This intimate tour is about more than just filling up on salsa and guacamole, it’s an educational tour of Cabo San Lucas and the rich history of its culinary scene. Join your expert tour guides as they take you to all the hidden hot spots and the places where the locals go for the best tacos in town. You’ll also get the chance to meet the local chefs who are the masterminds behind the delicious flavours that you’ll be sampling. A perfect treat for the whole family, the Juan More Taco Tour is a popular choice for those visiting Cabo so make sure you’ve booked your place early!
One for the adults in the group, a trip to the Los Cabos winery is a must for any wine connoisseurs or those that simply enjoy relaxing with a good glass! As one of Cabo’s top-rated restaurants, guest can enjoy a night of delicious food paired with the finest local wines from the Baja Peninsula If you’d like to experience something a little more intimate and really get to grips with the different wines on offer, the winery offers special wine tasting lunches for private groups where you’ll get to sample some of the most exclusive wines from their extensive collection. And to top it all off, jazz lovers are in for a treat â€” live music every night! Kick back with a glass of the local red, a perfectly cooked steak, and the gentle sounds of jazz…what more could you want?
If you’re in search of Mexican food that’s bursting with authenticity, look no further. Time to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in on this immersive cooking experience where you’re the chef for the night! With some of Cabo’s finest cooks as your expert instructors, you’ll learn everything about the ingredients you’re using; their origins, their role in Mexican cuisine, and how to get the most flavor out of what you’re using. This experience is just as much about learning as it is about cooking. Ever wanted to perfect your tamales? Now’s the time to learn!
For those that adore a refrehsingly cold beer on a hot day, a visit to the Baja Brewery is a must on your next vacation to Cabo. Join the small guided brewery tour where you’ll be lead by a local expert who will take you through the fascinating brewing process, as well as helping you to identify different flavours and smells that are present in their unique blends. You’ll get to sample their signature beers, of course, and learn more about the history of the brewery itself, while you soak up some sun in their beautiful beer garden. Cheers!
This tour is unique in its approach to a cookery class: you have to pick up all the ingredients yourself! Lead by Chef Issi and his team, you’ll start the day visiting a local spice market to learn about the traditional ingredients used in authentic Mexican cuisine, and pick up your own to use later on when you try your hand at some traditional classics. After a visit to the tortilleria where you will choose fresh dough to make corn tortillas, and a quick stop at the local market for any other necessities, the small tour group will head back to the home of Chef Issi for a hands-on, intimate cooking class like no other! Hungry yet? Boasting some of the most delicious flavor combinations, fine wines, and delicious beers, a trip to Los Cabos wouldn’t be complete without experiencing a food and drink tour from the locals themselves. If you’re staying in Cabo at one of Elegant Mexico’s luxury villas, let our concierge know what type of excursion you’re looking for, and we’ll take care of the rest!
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