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Guide to the Upscale Kosher Experience at Zadún Ritz Carlton Reserve, Cabo, Mexico

Over the last five years we’ve been witnessing a surge in kosher options across Caribbean and Mexican resorts, particularly for upscale, luxury kosher travelers. One of the resorts offering a premium experience is the Zadún Ritz Carlton Reserve in San José del Cabo, Mexico.

Note: the resort invited me to come and experience their resort and kosher offering to report back to you.

Buckle up, this is a long and detailed article about my kosher experience at the resort, and it will be navigable across a few pages. Keep scrolling.

This is one of those resorts that will bend over backward to do anything for its guests. It’s also a place where you could, technically, bring kids with you, but – just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Zadún is best enjoyed (in my opinion), without your kids if you have a way to do so.

The Zadún Ritz Carlton Reserve is located about 45 minutes north of the tip of the Baja California peninsula. The resort is situated on a hill overlooking the meeting point of the Sea of Cortes (aka the Gulf of California) and the Pacific Ocean. The resort is made up of low 1-2 story buildings, each with its own private plunge pool and wide vista-like views of the ocean.

On Thursday afternoon, we arrived at Zadún Ritz Carlton Reserve, Cabo, Mexico. We were picked up at the airport in a large black SUV by the resort’s staff, who greeted us warmly and handed us chilled bottles of water to enjoy on the ride. We were immediately impressed with the resort’s stunning architecture and landscaping. We were especially happy that the resort provided transportation to and from the airport, as we didn’t want to deal with the hassle of driving ourselves. We didn’t leave the resort during our stay, as we just wanted to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and amenities. We spent our time swimming, eating, using the gym, bird watching, stargazing, and relaxing on lounge chairs at our room and at the pool. While the resort does have accommodations for kids, it’s not what I would call a family-fun resort. Activities are limited, and the space is mostly catered to adults looking to disconnect.

We were there at the end of March (the Shabbat after Purim) and were the only visible Jews at the resort for the first few days. We did see a few fellow frum guests check-in on Sunday, including one of my cousins!


This article will focus on 3 parts of the overall experience at the property: The Rooms, The Kosher Experience, and The Zadún Resort. Click the links here to navigate this article.

About the author

Dani Klein

Dani Klein founded YeahThatsKosher in 2008 as a global kosher restaurant & travel resource for the Jewish community.

He is passionate about traveling the world, good kosher food / restaurants, social media & the web, technology, hiking, strategy games, and spending time with his friends & family.