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Sometimes called "the jewel of the East Cape," Los Barriles also acts as the coastal region's de facto capital. It has the best restaurants, the best shopping, and the best hotels of any coastal... Read More
Sometimes called "the jewel of the East Cape," Los Barriles also acts as the coastal region's de facto capital. It has the best restaurants, the best shopping, and the best hotels of any coastal community between San José del Cabo and La Paz. That said, it's a small town, with two main streets, and little nightlife. Popular with expatriates and retirees, Los Barriles is notable for the high percentage of people who ride around on mini ATVs, and also for its world-class conditions for fishing and windsports. Palmas de Cortez , the signature property of the small hotel group founded by East Cape pioneer Bobby Van Wormer, maintains its own fishing fleet, and offers accommodations packages that include discounted opportunities to fish for dorado, tuna, wahoo and roosterfish, as well as marlin and sailfish. And Lord of the Wind, the annual kiteboarding competition that will soon serve as the North American championship of the sport, is the highlight of a windsports season that stretches from mid-November to mid-March.
Los Barriles, 23330
- East Cape's Best Attractions: "Charlie's Chocolates is an excellent stop for souvenir candies, and the town best tacos can be found at El Viejo."
- Best for East Cape's Best Attractions Because: Los Barriles is the de facto capital of the East Cape, and a must visit for anyone interested in the area.