My family and I usually do one big family vacation a year, so this year we headed to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Ahh yes, the land of beautiful resorts, spicy margaritas and tasty nachos – what more can I really ask for? If you’re looking for a hot, tropical getaway, Cabo is a perfecto destination.
- When you land at Los Cabos International Airport DO NOT STOP for anything after you go through customs. As tempting as the giveaways and Timeshare speeches sound, keep on walking. Your resort will most likely give you the same or better deals on excursions, cabs and restaurants.
- If you don’t mind listening to a two hour Timeshare pitch (we attended) you could walk out with great coupons to use at your resort and major discounts on excursions (we did).
- Plan excursions ahead of time, but do not book them online! Everything is cheaper when you’re there.
- Rent a car. It’s much cheaper to rent a car than pay for a taxi to take you everywhere.
- As tropical as Cabo is, you won’t be able to go into the ocean due to powerful currents and huge waves. There are specific beaches you can go to, but make sure to pick a resort with beautiful pools and a lot of activities.
- IT’S HOT! Sunscreen, hats, fans and water bottles will be your favorite accessory!
THINGS TO DO:
There are two types of vacation groups out there, the ones who lay by the pool all day and the ones who constantly have to go on a different adventure. My family is a combo of both and thankfully Cabo had enough to satisfy both sides. Some days we did hangout at the resort, attempted to tan and drank margaritas, but my favorite part was when we went on our off-road adventure!
There are many different ATV tours out there, but we went with Cactus ATV Tours and would highly recommend them. Our tour lasted about two and a half hours and felt like it wasn’t enough, haha. My dad and I have the need for speed, so speeding down the shoreline and weaving in and out of a manmade dirt speed course was perfect!
I have to mention the service! They provide a shuttle that picks you up/drops you off at your resort. They also provide helmets, goggles and bandanas as well as give you a lesson on how to operate the vehicle beforehand. The staff there was so sweet and accommodating. I had forgotten the clip to my GoPro and one of the workers allowed me to use his. Oh and for all you GoPro folks out there, you are allowed to use them and most of their helmets and cars have mounts already hooked up.
Cabo is a very hot and casual place, so don’t go thinking you’re going to have to dress up everywhere you go. A bathing suit and coverup should be your uniform and will take you far. Make sure to pack a bunch of bathing suits, shorts, sandals and coverups for the resorts, some cute outfits for going out to restaurants or town and plan accordingly for your excursions as well! Here are some of my favorite looks from the trip.
WHERE TO EAT:
If you’re like me and can eat nachos, guac, quesadillas, enchiladas and burritos all day, then this is your Mexican Fiesta Heaven. Here are some of the most iconic and delicious restaurants in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo:
- La Lupitas: There are more than 20 types of tacos.
- The Office: On the beach, colorful, amazing atmosphere and authentic Mexican food.
- Flora Farms: Located on a farm, all dishes are organic, handmade and used with ingredients straight from their backyard.
- Pitahayas: My favorite. Upscale dining with an unbeatable view. The food and atmosphere were incredible. I recommend the Tempura de Langosta.
- Mi Casa: Authentic Mexican Food
Have you been to Cabo? What were some of your favorite things do? Comment Below!