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Local Cuisine

Antigua and Barbuda seduces your senses with their natural beauty, incredible sunsets and vibrant nightlife as well as a wonderful selection of restaurants that will satisfy food lovers from all over the world.

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Wine Tasting & Drinking

The cultivation of wine began over 500 years ago with Hernan Cortes.  Today the wine production in Mexico is gaining importance nationally and internationally.In Mexico, there are seven main estates where wine production is carried out.

Fun & Pleasure

Tequila

Tequila is a regional distilled alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila,  and in the Jaliscan Highlands of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.

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Beer

Beer in Mexico has a long history. From  Mesoamerican time and the arrival of the Spanish, European style beer brewed was introduced and Mexicans have been brewing beer for centuries and is one of the world’s top beer-producing countries.

Learning to Cook Regional Delights

Attending a local cooking school is the best way to learn the local cuisine andAntigua and Barbuda serves as a key location for cooking schools and food preparation here. Foodies who choose to mix learning with pleasure in Antigua and Barbuda often find this to be a great chance to meet new friends and interact with locals.

The Basics: Seafood
Fresh seafood abounds in Cabo San Lucas, with all the usual suspects making an appearance: sandwiches out of beach-side shacks, grilled fish platters and plenty of ceviche. Regional ceviche has its own unique flavor acquired by the unconventional splash of orange soda or juice and sprinkling of tomatoes. Cabo San Lucas also has two seafood dishes that are distinct to the region: Pescado a la Talla is the most well-known regional specialty, a grilled snapper that has been marinated in spices and chiles. Vuelve a la vida or “return to life” in English, is the perfect hangover cure that locals swear by. It’s essentially a seafood cocktail (think bloody Mary with seafood thrown in) served in a chilled goblet with a side of saltine crackers and sliced avocado. A vuelve a la vida usually contains some combination of shrimp, raw clams and oysters, squid and ceviche doused in tomato juice, ketchup and a spicy salsa.

If you are a foodie, you should definitely try out the gourmet food that Cabo San Lucas has to offer. You will be happy to know that there is a seemingly endless choice of tempting cuisines. However, you will also be able to enjoy some international dishes in the local restaurants that offer everything, from casual options to fast foods. The local cuisine is actually centered on the ingredients which are secured from the sea.

With the help of the perfectly seasoned and fresh products, the city will offer, various kinds of dishes which you should not miss. Here is a list of the most popular foods to try during you visit Cabo San Lucas.

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Pozole

In Cabo San Lucas, you can enjoy two types of pozole: white and green. White pozole is the kind you can find just about anywhere in Mexico; it’s prepared with chicken or pork, heirloom corn, vegetables and tortilla chips. Green pozole, has pumpkin seed sauce and green tomatoes added. The steaming hot soup is usually served in a clay bowl and is the perfect meal for a rainy afternoon on the coast.

Sopa de Albóndigas

Albondigas soup is a traditional Mexican meatball soup (“albondigas” means “meatballs” in Spanish) that my mother has cooked for our family for more than 50 years. It is our version of comfort food. A simple soup base is made with sautéed onions, garlic, broth, and tomatoes.

Tamales 

The delicious tamales have a special flavor that makes for a unique dining experience. They often consist of black mole with pork, chicken or green beans and squash blossoms wrapped in a banana leaf that gives them a more smooth and solid consistency. You can also enjoy bean tamales covered with green pumpkin seed mole or tamales made from fresh pumpkin.

Ceviche

Cabo San Lucas is a sea-side town, fresh seafood is something that can easily be enjoyed during your visit. Ceviche is prepared by cooking pieces of fish that were dipped in lemon juice for at least one night before draining the mixture and adding onion, fresh lemon juice, diced avocado, cilantro, olive oil, olives and chili.

Pescado a la Talla

Cabo San Lucas is  full of coconut and tamarind trees, and as a result, there are various recipes that have been created using the fruits. Some of the treats that are peddled on the beach and everywhere in between include tamarind pulp mixed with sugar, jamoncillo, a nutty kind of fudge, baked coconut candy and coconut ice cream.

Vuelve a la Vida

Vuelve a la vida or “return to life” in English, is the perfect antidote to Cabo San Lucas’ famed nightlife, a hangover cure that locals swear by. It’s essentially a seafood cocktail (think bloody Mary with seafood thrown in) served in a chilled goblet with a side of saltine crackers and sliced avocado. A vuelve a la vida usually contains some combination of shrimp, raw clams and oysters, squid and ceviche doused in tomato juice, ketchup and a spicy salsa.

Mexican Chocolate Clam

This is a kind of clam which is prepared in a unique fashion. It is roasted on the stone bed and it is covered with rosemary that ads a special flavor to the clams.

The Mexican chocolate clam is something that you should try out on your next visit to Cabo San Lucas.

Shrimp and Fish Tacos

Shrimp and fish tacos are known to be the classic meals of Cabo San Lucas. There are a wide range of local specified, special seasoning, and freshness of the catch that combine to make the tacos a memorable meal during your visit.

Small pieces of shrimp and battered fish are placed on the corn tortilla with tasty coleslaw, salsa, and vegetables for some extra flavors.

Smoked Marlin

As marlin is the most common species that you will come across in this area, people here prepare in many different ways. Nonetheless, most of the times, it is shredded and smoked so that it is well-preserved. As a matter of fact, it also helps in enhancing the flavors. The meat is pretty delicious when it served with cheese and vegetables on the corn tortilla.

It is also served in a marinade along with the crackers, tortillas, and totopos, and the used tacos.

Comida de Pobres

This dish is also called the poor man’s food. However, you should not be deceived by its name. This is a popular food item. It is simple but extremely delicious. The item actually contains exquisite soup made from seafood along with the Mexican beans and rice accompanied with flour tortillas.

Guemes Tamales and Fajados Chicken Tamales

Guemes Tamales is considered to be a tradition all throughout peninsula of Baja Peninsula. It is actually made from pork or chicken, olives, raisins, and olive oil. The Fadados are basically chicken tamales and is the traditional food of Cabo San Lucas. It is prepared with delicious seasoning, stewed chicken, and corn dough prior to being wrapped in the corn husk.

Pitahaya

This is also called the dragon fruit. It is the traditional miracles treat. There is ample pitahaya because of the unique climate and flora of the area. This is actually a cactus fruit which grows in the desert regions. It is used for making jellied candies, jams, crystallized pitahayas, and marzipan.

Famous Cabo San Lucas Drinks

A well-known drink is Damiana liqueur. This is made from the plant with the same name and combines with cane alcohol, sugar, and water. It is usually prepared with indigenous Guaycrua for various ceremonies. This is actually digestive liquor. As a matter of fact, it is also known to be a relaxing aphrodisiac.

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Activities & Adventures

Exploring Your Adventure Destination

Your Antigua & Barbuda vacation is sure to consist of plenty of fun and excitement, but how about adding a touch of adventure as well? For those who can’t shake that adrenaline bug, consider booking an exciting couples’ excursion, such as zip-lining through the jungle or setting sail on an intimate catamaran cruise, to make the most out of your adventure destination.

Sun and Sand

Beach, Swimming & Sunbathing

Beaches

Antigua & Barbuda, blessed with the most beautiful beaches in the world. From beachcombing to swimming and sunbathing, Antigua & Barbuda beaches will not disappoint.

 

Swimming

Many of Antigua’s famed beaches rest inside the calm, protected waters on the Caribbean Sea. Half Moon Bay, voted one of the world’s ultimate beaches.

Sunbathing

The best-kept secret of the Caribbean is the smooth coastline edged with alternating pink and white sand beaches protected by barrier reefs on the island of Barbuda.

Romance

Weddings, Honeymoons & More 

Weddings

Celebrate your romance with a destination wedding in Antigua & Barbuda. Romantic weddings on a white sand beach, rich sunsets and one of the most beautiful places in the world are the perfect backdrop for your  destination wedding.

Bachelor/ette

Your bachelorette/bachelor party can be the most fun you’ve had in years! With bit of planning beforehand, Antigua & Barbuda is the perfect spot to plan such an adventure.

Honeymoon

Your honeymoon is sure to consist of plenty of romance, and Antigua & Barbuda is the honeymoon destination. From quiet privacy to all out partying, Antigua & Barbuda has something for every honeymooner.

Renewal of Vows

A rededication to your marriage is an exciting thing – you can do it as often as you like. With vow renewals (or reaffirmations) you have the opportunity to have the ceremony you’ve always wanted.

On the Sea

SUP, Sea Kayak & Sailing

SUP

Paddle boarding is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the marine environment in Antigua & Barbuda. It is very easy to learn and a great way to have  fun and explore the Caribbean Sea.

Sea Kayaking

Your kayaking adventures begin with exploring and paddling in the beautiful bays around Antigua & Barbuda. Discover hidden coves and visit uninhabited islands.

Sailing

Sea breezes and the most beautiful beaches in the world. Antigua & Barbuda is the perfect exotic location for sailing and learning to sail. Bask in the sun and enjoy the unbelievable sunsets.

In the Sea

Snorkel & Scuba Diving

Snorkel

Surrounded almost completely by coral reefs, the waters of Antigua & Barbuda are every snorkelers dream. Warm waters and coral reefs are home to a variety of tropical fish. Small coral formations and sea fans paint the sea floor.

Scuba

A premier holiday destination with a great scuba industry and underwater adventures. Shallow depth great for beginners, deep dives with pelagics and fun drift dives to experience. There is an underwater experience for every level.

Fishing the Sea

Deep Sea, Shore & Lake

Fishing

Antigua & Barbuda are considered some of the best big game fishing destinations in the Caribbean. The coasts and shorelines of the Caribbean also have great inshore and shore fishing, guaranteeing an adventure for every fisherman.

Deep Sea

Big attraction for anglers heading to Antigua & Barbuda is unquestionably saltwater fishing. Thanks to her fantastic deep waters surrounding the coastlines, sport fishing for highly sought after big game species is incredibly popular.

Shore

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Family

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Golf by the Sea

Golfing Experiences

Golf

Antigua & Barbuda is a vibrant and exciting destination for golfers. There are two excellent eighteen hole courses. Basking in the Caribbean sunshine while partaking in this invigorating activity is a great way to create lasting memories.

Golf

Hosting two golf courses, the island of Antigua is a great destination for travelers looking to spend some time teeing off during their next Caribbean getaway. The sophisticated Cedar Valley Golf Course and the convenient Jolly Harbour Golf Course. 

On Land

Horses, Hiking, Biking, ATV

On Horseback

The famous beaches of Antigua & Barbuda are perfect for your ride on horseback. Breathe in the sea breeze and experience the incredible sunsets.

Hiking & Biking

Mountain bike and hiking tours led by local guides—a great choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ride and hike along scenic trails and forested areas. Hike through Antigua’s beautiful lush rainforest in Wallings.

Off Road

From rugged mountain terrain and hidden treasures, create the perfect setting for an off-road  adventure. Drive your own ATV through trails full of surprises and new adventures.

Lifestyle

Live the Lifestyle

Living

Looking for Lifestyle Options? When considering Antigua & Barbuda as a place to live or retire, the knowledge we share will help you to create a plan, and we’ll connect you with useful lifestyle services and property choices.

Retire

Many consider Antigua & Barbuda for their retirement home. With recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and a modern infrastructure, stable electrical grid and high-speed internet.

Lifestyle

Lifestyles from resorts, condos and other full-time housing—it’s a perfect place for those seeking an “always on vacation” lifestyle. Antigua & Barbuda has everything , affordability, healthcare, safety, culture and cuisine.

Real Estate

Finding the Right investment

Real Estate

Opportunites for real estate investment exist in Antigua & Barbuda. For a visiting entrepreneur there are condos, houses and swathes of private land that lie close to the attractive vistas that line the coastline.

Beach Houses

It is always a wonderful idea to set up villas, apartments, and other residential units in the vicinity of a stunning ocean, pristine beaches, and picturesque lagoons. The attractiveness of Antigua & Barbuda has always been a magnet that attracts buyers and tenants at any time of the year.

Culture

Experience the Culture

Culture

Rich cultural heritage deeply routed in a mixture of African Heritage melded with the influence of Colonialism which together create a vibrant, spirited culture which remains strong until this day.

Culture

The celebration of Carnival. People from all different backgrounds come together on Antigua’s streets each July and August for a 10-day celebration of the 1834 emancipation from slavery.

Culture

Musical genres that include calypso, steel drum, and reggae. The oldest form of music on the island is calypso, which was started by slaves who weren’t allowed to speak to one another while working the field.

Cuisine

Enjoy the Food & Drink 

Food & Drink

Antigua & Barbuda are well known for their varieties of regional and national food and drink. From street vendors to exquisites culinary delights, paired with regional rum, beer and other exotic tropical drinks with international reputations.

Rum & More

Rum is the main alcoholic beverage on Antigua since the rum trade literally built the island. Antiguan rum is less sweet than other rums and Antigua Distillery Limited is the largest distillery on the island.

Beer

Brewed on the island and named from the old word for the Antiguan people, Wadadli is a light, sweet lager, perfect for drinking on a balmy Antiguan evening by the water. Wadadli is not widely available outside of the Caribbean.

Where to Stay

Find the Right Resort

Resort

Antigua & Barbuda’s resorts are perennial favorites among globetrotters. With a variety of beach options, rich heritage, and fantastic food, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that’s got more to offer within such easy reach of most travelers.

Resort

With her gorgeous beaches and upscale resorts, Antigua & Barbuda is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for relaxing fun in the sun. Soak in the sunshine, go for a rum tasting, spa treatment or fill your day with outdoor adventures.

Resort

If you’re looking for warmth, relaxation, and an amazing experience, look no further than Antigua & Barbuda. Numerous resorts have sprung up that cater to all tastes and budgets, from luxurious spas to golf-centered properties offering some of the best courses in North America.

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