Lost Cabos … The Way It Was is a trip through the recent history of the Cabo region from the early days, when Cabo was an out-of-the-way fishing village, to the 21st century, when the few small hotels had become wistful memories among the large resorts, timeshares, nightclubs, and golf courses that have taken their place.
Robert “Baja Bob” Jackson not only witnessed Cabo’s transformation; he was part of it. Lost Cabos chronicles the parallel histories of Cabo and the Suites at Palmilla that Jackson built and turned into one of the world’s premier resorts.
A natural storyteller, Jackson spices his tale with accounts of the many people he met, some of them famous, some of them unknown, all characters in their own right. He shares true tales of fake treasure maps, fishing with douche bags, lamb chops that taste like chicken, and climbing trees to view cock fights.
Lost Cabos is also a first-person narration of history. Jackson shares perceptive observations about the challenges and rewards of conducting business in Mexico during the 1960s and 1970s while he recounts his personal achievements turning the Suites into a unique and memorable resort hideaway.
Most of all, Bob Jackson captures the flavor of a time and place that exist no longer. Cabo has been discovered and changed by the world. Jackson witnessed this as only an insider could witness it. In Lost Cabos, he shares his proud accomplishments while he takes a nostalgic glance back at “the way it was.”
Casa Rafael’s was originally a single family home, previously owed by Alfonso Fisher, that had been added onto over the years and experienced a major renovation from top to bottom when Rafael Arraut purchased the property.
We call ourselves a “Boutique Hotel.” We have ten rooms, swimming pool, 24 hour security, tropical birds, fish and lush landscaping. We have a fine dining restaurant, piano bar & cigar room. Romantic dining in the 5-star restaurant. 10 room luxury boutique hotel, Fully air-conditioned. Pool, gym, tropical gardens and fish and lush landscaping. Nightly live dinner music. Piano Bar and Cigar Room
Owned and Operated by Rafael Arraut Casa Rafael’s closed on March 31, 2011.
This location was previously know as Villa Alfonso’s and owned by Alfonso Fisher.