LA RIBERA BEACH
I have a friend visiting from New Zealand so we decided to do a little exploring and go to the beach on the Sea of Cortez in La Ribera. We found this beautiful beach in July but the day we were there, it was so windy that we could not get in the water or enjoy the beauty of this special place. When we arrived on Saturday morning, the weather was perfect with a slight breeze and perfect water temperature. This beach stretches for miles with white sand and mountain vistas and it was virtually empty except for a couple of families and their children. There are small palapas dotting the beach as far as the eye can see which are perfect when you want to rest and read and be out of the sun.
La Ribera is a small town with a population of close to 2000 that is home to fishermen and a small number of ranchers and farmers.
If you enjoy a beautiful secluded white sand beach that you can walk for miles and that is perfectly swimmable and safe, the beaches of La Ribera will definitely impress you.
LA TRINIDAD RV RANCH – RESTAURANT AND BAR
After a few hours of surf and sun, we went in search of food. We saw a sign for La Trinidad RV Ranch and Restaurant so we followed that road and came to a large palapa restaurant with a full bar and menu. This restaurant took me back to the “old” Cabo days that I remember with its photos, funny signs, fish reports and Mexican hospitality. The owner’s sense of humor was evident everywhere you looked.
Sadly, the beloved owner, Mike O’Dell, died in May of this year but his long standing Mexican staff/family have taken over and they are running the restaurant and RV ranch with pride and loyalty to their Patron.
We were greeted by Valeria Madrigal Montano who brought us cold beers, excellent pico de gallo, guacamole and homemade chips. Unfortunately for us, they are not open for lunch on Saturdays – only Monday through Thursday – but they are open every night for dinner. I will definitely return to La Ribera Beach and to La Trinidad Restaurant to sample their menu which includes a salad bar, burgers, fries, ribs, barbecue chicken, fish, shrimp, steaks and desserts.
Note: The RV Ranch has great reviews and the property is beautiful. You can spend a night, a week, a month or a year/years.
The beautiful town of La Ribera is located approximately a 50 minute drive away northeast from the Los Cabos International Airport.
LA CABANA VISTA
So with a beer and a little nourishment under our belts, we set off to find some place to eat a real meal. We were told by a local boy on the beach to try La Cabana Vista on the road just outside of town heading towards Cabo Pulmo. It was very easy to find and not only is it a lovely restaurant and bar, but there are 4 casitas for rent with a pool, spa and amazing views. We ordered shrimp fajitas and sweet potato fries – everything was delicious and beautifully presented.
If you spend the day in Cabo Pulmo or La Ribera and need a place to spend the night, I would highly recommend La Cabana Vista.
Carretera La Ribera Cabo Pulmo, Km. 13.5, La Ribera, BCS, 23400, México, 001 (877) 783 6839