Good news for travelers who aren’t quite ready to embrace sweater weather – autumn in Los Cabos brings temperatures in the 80s, wide-open beaches, and a buzzing art scene (and the U.S.-Mexico border remains open to air travel). San José del Cabo’s weekly Art Walk begins October 29 in the city’s historic Distrito del Arte. From 5 to 9 p.m. every Thursday through June, art galleries open their doors to curators and curious travelers, showcasing fine-art installations, jewelry, and crafts. The district’s cobbled streets close to cars so people can meet artists, sip complimentary tequila or cocktails, and nibble on snacks. Expect live music, too. Book an early dinner reservation in the area and afterward head to Calle Alvaro Obregon for a fun evening. Below, a few recommendations of where to go:
The contemporary Patricia Mendoza Art Gallery beckons at twilight with warm yellow lighting and modern, backlit sculptures. You’ll find realistic celestial oil paintings from Javier Guadarrama and abstract renderings in volcanic stone by Julio Martinez, plus, currently, work from visiting artists from Florence.
Grab a beer and bites at Baja Brewing Company, the first brewery in the state of Baja California Sur, to try the Mexican IPA and several ales. The space includes a cantina with an outdoor beer garden that features local artwork and serves wood-fired pizzas.
Corsica Gallery opened in 2015 to feature work from internationally known artists and students alike. Here, award-winning Mexican artist Karla de Lara exhibits her “hyperrealistic pop art” in colorful depictions of city scenes and landscapes.
On Alvaro Obregon, Mi Casa serves a six-course “Mexican Independence” menu. Say yes to the enchiladas with mole sauce and toasted sesame seeds, and oven-roasted pork ribs with smoked chile.
A must-see: Expertly rendered paintings of traditional daily life in Old Town Gallery’s artist loft, from watercolors to acrylics. Browse scenes of women shopping in an outdoor market, sunset rays over Los Cabos’ famous El Arco rock formation, and a fisherman returning to the beach after a day’s work.
To keep the evening going, head to boutique cocktail bar Agave in the heart of the Arts District for tequila, mezcal, charanda, sotol, and bacanora. Reserve a spot in the tasting room or head upstairs to the rooftop lounge.
This article is sponsored by Los Cabos Tourism. Images courtesy of Los Cabos Tourism.