A few weeks ago, Fernando and I had the opportunity of visiting Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It was our first time visiting Los Cabos and I have to say it was absolutely amazing. From the hotel to the food to the people, it’s a memorable trip we will never forget. In case you’re a planning your own summer getaway, here are my top picks on best place to stay and things to do while in Cabo.
Getting to Los Cabos: We booked our flight on AeroMexico. We found them to be the most budget friendly out of all the other airlines. They were super punctual too, which was really important since we had a connecting flight in Mexico City to Los Cabos. Once you arrive at the airport, it’s about a 45 minute drive to actually get to Cabo San Lucas, so we had transportation scheduled using Cape Travel.
Where to Stay: We stayed at a resort called Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa. As soon as we arrived it felt like paradise.The views of the cliffs and ocean looked like something out of a movie and the service was impeccable (just like all the reviews we read on Trip Advisor said it was). The location was also perfect—about a 10 minute walk to downtown Cabo San Lucas (where you'll find the marina, shopping and entertainment).
Our room was gorgeous! It had a living room and full kitchen (with a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, stove, sink and appliances and all) This is very useful, especially if you are traveling with little ones. The room also had a balcony with two lounge chairs that overlooked the ocean. We spent a few nights just lounging on the chairs hearing the waves crash (it was so peaceful and relaxing).
The first night we ate at a restaurant inside the resort called La Roca, which served seafood dishes and authentic Baja cuisine. The resort also offers a meal plan, so we did tons and tons of eating!! We tried their sampling menu that came with a suggested wine pairing. The food was so delicious we pretty much ate there every night for the rest of our trip. Besides, by the end of the night we were so tired it was nice to just walk downstairs to have dinner (and not have walk to the town or grab a taxi). Plus, talk about a view—it was overlooking the ocean.
The second day we woke up bright and early, grabbed breakfast (I had some delicious Huevos Rancheros pretty much every day) at the resort and then lounged by the pool. They have several pools on the property, but my favorite was definitely the infinity pools. Although it’s a huge resort, there were always beach chairs available and it never felt crowded. They also have swim-up bars and tables, so for lunch we didn’t even have to leave the pool—we just swam to our table (pretty cool).
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On our second day there we scheduled a 1 hour couples massage at the resort. It really is such an unbelievable spot. The room was a tiki hut overlooking the ocean. You didn’t need any ambiance music, because again, you had the natural sounds of the waves crashing onto the shore. It was so serene and peaceful. The massage itself was also amazing.
After our massage we decided to explore the town. We walked to the marina, picked up a a few souvenirs and then walked all the way down to the downtown area of Los Cabos, which is a lot more touristy. They had restaurants you would see back home such as Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.
On our third day there, we decided to rent a car. This is actually a lot cheaper than taking taxis. We had a blast! There are no swimmable beaches on the Pacific side of Cabo, so you have to drive to the bayside to find beaches for swimming. We first visited Chileno beach (about a 10 minute drive). The water was nice and clear, but a little deep. There were tons of locals and people snorkeling. Next up, we drove to Cerritos Beach (about a 30 minute drive). This beach is a surfers paradise. Although we didn’t do any surfing, we had SOOO much fun jumping the waves. We felt like little kids again. This was by far our favorite spot. We also grabbed some fresh shrimp ceviche and chips at a little restaurant onsite— it was delish.
*Other beaches you should check out include Medano Beach and Las Playitas**
On our last day there we visited the famous Los Arcos. We took a kayaking trip that also included snorkeling (you can also take a water taxi to get there). On one side of Los Arcos you have ‘Lovers Beach’ and on the other side it’s called ‘Divorce Beach’ (we decided to stick to Lovers Beach lol). I’m already thinking about our next trip to Cabo and Grand Solmar, it really is such a beautiful and magical place. You need to check it out for yourself.
Thanks so much to the wonderful staff for making this trip special.
Ps. I can't thank enough my in-laws who took care of our little one while we were away for the first time! He had a blast. And although we missed him like crazy, it was nice to enjoy this little “second honeymoon” and reenergize. The best part of the trip of course, was filling him with hugs and kisses when we returned.
Disclosure: Part of my trip was sponsored on behalf of the Tourism Board of Mexico, all opinions as always are my own.