Cabo Marina “Golden Zone” Marina-side Recreation in Cabo San Lucas
Contact Info for the Golden Zone
Cabo’s Marina Golden Zone is the heart of Cabo and offers dinning, drinking and shopping, all conveniently located adjacent to Puerto Paraiso and Luxury Avenue malls. You’ll discover gourmet restaurants, exclusive Mexican jewelry and artisan shops, a Tequila Museum, and at the Aqua mini-market - a pharmacy, deli, coffee bar, internet cafe and more!
Enjoy fine dining at restaurants such as Los Corsarios Steak House & Sports Bar, Los Deseos Mexican cuisine, Presto Italian, and the Baja Lobster Company. All restaurants feature inside air-conditioned dining rooms and outside terrace dining overlooking the harbor. The Huichol artisans store has incredible Indian crafted beaded sculptures and jewelry, Mi Mexico offers beautiful glass art, jewelry, and contemporary sculptures from Mexico. At the Tequila museum you can learn to appreciate (and taste) the art of making this famous spirit. Dine or have a drink watching the sunset at a bar that is literally suspended over the water opposite Baja Lobster Company. Along the malecón you’ll find kiosks where you can arrange for exciting activities ranging from big game fishing charters, to golf, sailing, whale watching and much more! Directly above the Golden Zone is the Cabo Marina Fiesta Resort. An all-suites hotel, it has a poolside palapa restaurant and bar overlooking the marina. Bring your swimsuit if you wish. A spa, sky gym, lobby bar and great harbor view suites with terraces and kitchenettes are just some of the amenities you’ll find at this affordable resort with a premium location.
Huichol Ethnic Art Store
The Huichol Ethnic Art Store allows indigenous Huichol Indians to create, display and sell their unique crafts directly to the public. A portion of the sales goes back into the Huichol communities located in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains in western mainland Mexico. This tribe is known for its beautiful animistic wooden sculptures covered with beaded designs featuring totems and images of their shamanistic religion including sun and corn Gods, scorpions, eagles, lizards, and more. Take a little time to admire the intricate patterns and colorful designs in their sculptures, masks, clothing, handbags and especially their woven yarn paintings – famous for their striking colors and woven designs. An original Huichol artwork will make a great purchase for your home or as a gift for someone back home. Find the Huichol store in the Golden Zone beneath Marina Fiesta Resort immediately adjacent to the new Luxury Avenue mall.
Outside the Tequila Museum you may notice people taking pictures of each other sitting on benches alongside sculptures of people garbed in colorful colonial attire. Men sit next to the pretty lady in the long Mother Hubbard dress while the women – in the arms of the hombre wearing the big sombrero. Inside are photo blow-ups of ancient Tequila factories, a Tequila press, distilling equipment, more exhibits large and small and the most important thing of all – a Tequila sampling bar. Here you can learn all about Tequila, that unique spirit often called ancient Mexico’s gift to the world.
You’ll appreciate (by tasting) the different types, flavors and popular brands. Did you know that fine Tequila could cost over $1,000 per bottle; far more than a similarly aged wine. But quality Tequila can be purchased here for a fraction of that. Enjoy your Tequila at the bar, outside on the patio overlooking Cabo’s Marina or inside in our comfy chairs and let the spirit of Mexico enhance your visit to Cabo. The Tequila Museum is located on the Golden Zone malecón (walkway) under the Marina Fiesta Hotel near Aqua Market.
Aqua Market is conveniently located on the waterfront along the Golden Zone malecón (walkway). Yachties, hotel guests, locals and tourists alike appreciate Aqua Market for its wide variety of goods and services at affordable. Inside you’ll find a fully stocked pharmacy, with seating in the coffee bar and outside on the patio overlooking the marina. There are Internet terminals, and the mini-market features a wide variety of Mexican and imported beer, wines, bakery goods, fresh fruits and vegetables. The deli will make you sandwiches on the spot or box lunches to go for fishermen or beachgoers. Don’t forget to pick up some sunglasses, a hat and sun block while there. Look for Aqua Market below the Marina Fiesta Resort opposite the Tequila Museum, just east of the new Luxury Avenue and Puerto Paraiso malls.
Los Corsarios Steak House & Sports Bar
Corsarios brings you fine dining amidst the spirit of old world adventure. What pirate wouldn’t feel at home overlooking his brigantine while feasting on Texas Angus certified steaks? Try the mouth-watering Filet Mignon or Mexican Arrachera steak – sliced thin, marinated and aged until especially tender.
Charts of the Spanish Main cover the ceiling, with iron candelabras, sabers, skulls, a pistol-packing wooden skeleton, and Spanish antiques all together creating an 18th century ambience. Enjoy the sea’s bounty from grilled prawns to fresh salmon, pepper tuna and Pacific lobster. Build your own salad at the Soup and Salad Bar featuring over 25 fresh ingredients. The cream of Poblano pepper soup is so good, you’ll want 2nd’s.
You can watch your favorite sports events on our 52-inch TV in the intimate Sports Bar. The full bar offers a special Martini Menu that includes Cremosas, fruit martinis and specialty liquors. Our Strawberry Cheese Cake, warm apple tart and Crepes Suzette desserts will take you home. Corsarios faces the waterfront below the Marina Fiesta Resort in front of ‘B’ Dock. Open 11am – 10pm, Friday and Saturday until 2AM
Mi Mexico Jewelry
Mi Mexico Jewelry sells the finest handcrafted jewelry, sculptures and art glass from many different regions of Mexico. Semi-precious stone necklaces, rings, in delicate gold and silver filigree settings will dazzle you, while the gold-plated art glass platters from Guadalajara will amaze you with their fine craftsmanship and intricate designs. Take special note of the eye-catching collection of beautiful Mexican Fire Opal rings, bracelets and necklaces. The Raku pottery and plates are crafted using Oriental techniques but feature Aztec designs – they’re simple yet elegant. There are whimsical sculptures of people and animals, from mermaids on bicycles, to dancing elephants that will warm your heart and brighten your home. Don’t miss the collection of life-sized art-glass fish sculptures - they’re colorful, and translucent, just like the Sea of Cortez. Here you can invest in quality art and jewelry at affordable prices by famed Mexican artists that you’ll enjoy for years to come. Mi Mexico Jewelry is located in the Marina Golden Zone beneath the Cabo Marina Fiesta Resort between Los Corsarios Steak House and Aqua Market.
Los Deseos Mexican Restaurant
You’ll dine in Colonial splendor at Los Deseos Mexican Restaurant amid antiques, fountains, and sculptures while overlooking Cabo’s marina. Dine in our air-conditioned dining salon or on the harbor view patio, aside the malecón (waterfront walk). Fondue Guadalajara flamed tableside with Tequila, grilled pork ribs bathed in Tamarindo sauce Chipotle style, are just some of the extraordinary appetizers created by Chef Pedro Olivas. Our salads use the freshest organic greens from nearby Miraflores and Todos Santos, while no less than 7 soups from a creamy Poblano, to the rico (rich) Tortilla soup are here to warm your Mexican soul.
The extensive menu has over 35 entrée’s ranging from Pibil Chicken on Banana Leaves, beef filets with blue cheese and other steaks, to many seafood dishes in Mexican sauces. Don’t miss the grilled butterfly shrimp and Rosarito style lobster. The full bar features your favorite libations along with the finest margaritas in Cabo. Los Deseos is a great waterfront dining value popular with visitors and locals alike as delicious Mexican, fish and chicken entrée’s start at around $8-11US. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from 7AM until 11PM
One of Cabo’s best-kept secrets; Presto is known for quality, a spectacular waterfront location and affordability. Here you will enjoy timeless Italian cuisine served in a modern bistro atmosphere. Our classic fare features savory homemade soups, salads, carpaccios, anti-pastas, pizzas, pastas, foccacia and cibatta sandwiches. For light eaters, there are shrimp, turkey and beef wraps. Pastas are homemade, and salads are made with the freshest greens money can buy. Chef Roberto Macciadri’s sauces are old family recipes. The homemade ravioli soup is just like Mama used to make back in Rome.
The special Heart Healthy menu includes a delicious Vegetarian Lasagna entrée. The petite appearing restaurant seats 40 with your choice of inside air-conditioned dining, or seating on two terraces. Have your Presto dinner served in Marina Fiesta Resort’s waterfront bar and dining salon suspended over the water just steps away. Your favorite beverages are all for the asking including great margaritas. After dinner have a specialty coffee or cappuccino with your Tiramisu dessert. Find Presto on Cabo marina’s waterfront Golden Zone beneath the Marina Fiesta Resort between the Baja Lobster Company and Los Deseos Mexican restaurants.
Baja Lobster Company
Baja Lobster Company specializes in seafood prepared in exotic and imaginative ways. From our special Black Goddess Lobster to lobster or shrimp in coconut sauce – your taste buds will be in heaven here. Meat lovers are not left out with choices of Filet Mignon, tender Mexican Arrachera, chicken with Asian peanut sauce or Florentine. Start with an appetizer of tuna scallops or Bay Shrimp marinated in citrus juices and spices. Crustacean Bisque – the house specialty soup is rich, creamy with ample chunks of prawns and lobster. Green Peppers from Todos Santos stuffed with gulf shrimp and Chihuahua cheese, lobster tacos wrapped in banana leaves and more will delight you beyond expectation.
Dine in our large indoor air-conditioned dining room, outside on the patio overlooking the waterfront malecón and luxury yachts. You can even choose to dine in our marina front bar and salon that is cantilevered off the malecón over the water. Enjoy your favorite drink or margarita and later, a cappuccino with your apple strudel or Three Chocolates Cake.
By night Baja Lobster Company transforms into a magical place with soft colorful lighting, cool jazz music, and strollers walking by hand-in-hand along the moonlit harbor. Find Baja Lobster Company Located on the east end of the waterfront Golden Zonebeneath the Marina Fiesta Resort.
Find the Golden Zone on the Cabo marina malecón just steps east of Puerto Paraiso Mall and the new Luxury Avenue.