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Yoga and Surf at Rancho Pescadero
Kitchen in Suite 14
Designer Oceanfront Suites
The resort was built in 2009 by a successful couple from Northern California. Designer Lisa Harper, former CEO of Gymboree, and her husband, George Lilinoe, constructed 12 ocean view suites right on the broad, sandy beach with waves pounding on the shore. Word got out that this was an ideal place to surf, relax near the pool and eat really great farm-to-table cuisine. This duo added 16 more suites to the property to accommodate the demand.
Staying in Suite 14, we learned it used to be the owners residence, before they built a custom home to live in nearby. The expansive kitchen was worthy of gourmet culinary classes for guests in the resort. The large living area and dining room table could easily entertain twenty.
Mosquito netting around the bed creates a romantic setting.The bathroom has a deep soaking tub and open shower with two spraying heads. The sink is oversized with fluffy towels and candles that can be lit in the evening for a dreamy glow.
In the closet are robes to wear after a swim or in the morning, while sitting outside on the palapa-covered patio with a cup of coffee. There are also games to play in your room or outside on the ocean view terrace.
Guests enjoy a run at sunset
Adult Only Resort
Located between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz, Rancho Pescadero is not a family resort with children splashing in the pool. It's a romantic property for couples to share some quality time together. It's also a great spot of well-to-do surfers to stay while on a surfing trip.
Yoga enthusiasts enjoy the Yoga Pavilion and complimentary class in the morning. In the early evenings, guests bring mats out to the beach to practice their Yoga skills as the sun sets or take a run along the shoreline.
Don't expect a rowdy Baja California crowd. The resort starts closing the restaurant and bar by 9:30 p.m.
Rest and Relax at Rancho Pescadero
The property offers two pools and hot tubs. One is next to the bar seducing guests to sip a Tamarind or Hibiscus margarita. Lounge chairs "floating" in the main pool attract sunbathers and nappers.
The resort provides magazines, sunhats, and a variety of sunscreens at the poolside bar.
Sip a crafted margarita at least once a day
What to Pack
A good book
Shorts and shirt for dinner
Comfortable workout clothes
Sitting in a Warm Hot Tub Before Dinner
Delicious Mexican-style Cuisine
On-site Garden Restaruant
Located next to the property's organic garden is their open-air restaurant. Many of the ingredients on the modern Mexican menu are harvested daily from the garden.
We started our dinner with glasses of Mexican Chardonnay and Rose' wines. Both went well with the herb ash goat cheese salad with guava vinaigrette, smoked grapes and lots of strawberries.
I loved the slow cooked pork cochinita filled in housemade corn tortillas with pickled onions and a chile puree. We also enjoyed the freshly caught yellow fin with quinoa, cherry tomatoes from the garden and a black garlic mojo sauce.
Danny the bartender, visited us at our table before we finished. He shared with us that to culinary duo, Jeff and Susan Mall from Zin Restaurant are due to arrive next week to take over the kitchen to continue the farm-to-table menu.
A Great Way To Start Your Day
Good Morning Basket
Around 7:30 a.m. staff members deliver a wicker basket filled with a pot of coffee, pastries and milk to your suite. It's a wonderful touch from the thoughtful staff to start your morning.
Later, a full breakfast with healthy dishes is served outdoors on the patio near the lobby. Be sure to order the roasted garden vegetables with poached eggs on top of curry bread and a delightful traditional dish of chilaquilas with scrambled eggs.
Be Sure To Try the Chilaquilas
We Will Come Back
We just had one glorious day and night to experience Rancho Pescadero. Will we come back?
You bet we will. It offers the perfect tonic of relaxation, pampering and delicious Mexican cuisine.