Natural High from Del Mar

Tofino is one of my favourite hot spots in this entire planet and what makes it such a fabulous place for me to visit is its small town feel, beautiful scenic drive along the Pacific Rim, and has some of the best waves for surfing all year long. It is home to local fishermen and native people and within a few blocks of this tiny town, you will find yourself with some of the finest foods of the Pacific coast – restaurants that offer fresh seafood and locally sourced organic foods that help support the island farmers.

After an afternoon out in the water and completely famished from surfing, my girlfriend and I hit up Sobo, a local restaurant that offers exactly what I described. I always order their cornbread which is the best I’ve ever had, and their tofu pocket stuffed with rice, smoked salmon, and avocado in a wasabi soy sauce.

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The perfect drink to have after a day of surfing is their famous margarita made with 3oz of tequila and is limit to 2 per person. They make their own lime margarita mix daily from freshly-squeezed lime juice.

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House-made lime margarita

After 4 of these margaritas (between the 2 of us) and 3 hours of laughing over silly jokes and chitchat, we had just enough time left to watch the last of the sunset.

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The perfect way to end a fun day with my cool friend Juna.

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2 thoughts on “Natural High from Del Mar

  1. Yes, I was there this past weekend and it was phenomenal! Love it, and totally worth the 5 hr drive from the airport! Also stopped in Nanaimo for lunch and everything on the island is just so pretty with a great mix of modern looks, chillax island atmosphere, and vintage art culture.

    A lot of new construction in Victoria since I last visited and it’s adopted a lot of the glassy condo look feeling in many parts of town now.

    You’re so lucky to live and work in one of the most beautiful capitals in the country! Flowers blooming every where, and being able to jog by the harbor after work. Which part of town do you live in btw?

    Hope to see you next time Jenny!

    • Hey! Yah i remind myself everyday how lucky i am to live in such a beautiful city! I went bike-riding today after work on the galloping goose. it’s honestly the best trail a city can have. many ppl commute on it to work everyday.

      i live in vic west, which is right by downtown. it’s about a 15min walk from my place. everything is so close that you can bike anywhere. i love the more laid back atmosphere here. and we get slightly less rain than vancouver, but windier days.

      glad you had a lovely vacation! give me a shout next time you’re in town.

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