Happy as ever with our week at Cascadas.
Got in on Thursday in time to enjoy a beverage at the pool bar, meeting up with friends we've made over the years. Walked down the beach to what used to be Las Palmas. Don't remember the new name, but the new owners are doing better food, better ambience, and just a well-done experience.
Friday we went to City Club to stock up for the week, then hung out at the pool some more. Made new friends at the Friday night margarita party, and we all headed into town to the Baja Cantina for dinner. Good food, and they did a great joy with our unannounced party of 10. Then we all headed down to Squid Roe to dance the rest of the night away.
We ate at Margaritaville and Solomon's Landing for lunch, both were good. Dinner at Justo al Gusto was a highlight of the trip. The melted cheese appetizer is to die for!
Disappointed this trip in Sancho Panza's. We've enjoyed both the wine tastings and dinner in the past. This year the $20 wine tasting was of barely adequate Australian wines that we can buy for ~$7 each in the States. And the menu had changes; not in a good way. Don't think we'll go back mext year.
Cascadas has a new manager, and that always causes trepidation. However the changes are subtle and welcome - built in tables around a larger number of palapas on the beach; the sushi at the tibiron pool was good and fresh; there seemed to be more activities (although we didn't participate in any of them, I'd like to next year). Everyone was as helpful and friendly as always!
Fishing - my husband goes almost every year and this year I decided to try too! Hubby and his friend each caught a dorado, and <drumroll, please> I got a ~ 125 # marlin. Being a wussy girl, I needed help with it, so really I only got half a marlin. But the experience of reeling that bad boy in, and seeing him up close before we released it, is something I'll never forget. Another never to forget was eating the dorado sashimi-style as the hand was cleaning it! El Budster took very good care of us.
Cascadas cooked up some ot the dorado for us, and we had more sashimi style. The blackened version was the best - and the best blackened fish I've ever had anywhere.
We love our home away from home at Cascadas!