Puerto Paraiso is a Cabo San Lucas landmark. Not only does this sprawling and expansive three Marina-front mall provide some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment in Los Cabos, but the imposing three-story structure can be seen from almost any downtown vantage point. One is never truly lost in Cabo as long as Puerto Paraiso's signature colonial-style tower is visible.
Located near the boutique shops of Luxury Avenue in what is known as the Marina Golden Zone, Puerto Paraiso occupies a key corner of the Malecon, the Marina Boardwalk that serves as Cabo's key pedestrian thoroughfare. Many clothing boutiques may be found in the mall's lower, air-conditioned area, and visitors will find this a great place to shop for resort clothing, with offerings from both local fashionistas and larger chains like Tommy Bahama, Hugo Boss, Kenneth Cole and Izod Lacoste.
A view of Puerto Paraiso from the Cabo San Lucas Marina. — Photo courtesy of Solmar
In addition to its shopping treasures, Puerto Paraiso is also home to some of Cabo's best restaurants. Fine dining staples such as Senor Sweets and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse line the Malecon, looking out over a succession of pangas, catamarans and fishing boats. The mall also boasts one of three locations for Baja's only microbrewery, Baja Brewing Company, as well as smaller establishments selling ice cream and other cool treats.
Jewelry stores and art galleries are also easy to find at Puerto Paraiso, and for parents traveling with small children, the ten-screen movie theater shows plenty of animated family-friendly features, with films typically available in both English and Spanish. The marina-side space in front of the mall is frequently utilized for wine tastings, marine shows and other events.