Sooo many songs about Cabo San Lucas — I hope there are hmmms and rhymes going through your head now. You are welcome. Here’s a blurb about my experience….
We had a little weekend getaway (yes my favorite) down to Mexico! So let me tell you all about it, and wish you were there, just like me. As San Diego, dare I say it, has had a hard winter. Lots of gloomy days, lots of rain, and no sunshine! What the heck! So let me tell you my favorites, and least favorites…
Has anyone ever flown out of TJ airport? It’s an adventure in itself. There is no method to their madness, I was amazed to see how flights were even able to take off. But we did get there in one piece. Would I do it again? Sure, now that I know what to expect.
My first piece of advice: It’s always worth telling the concierge that you are celebrating something. It was so fun to walk into your room and see balloons and a towel cake, along with a piece of cake, waiting for your arrival.
So now the song I want you to have in your head playing is “Beer in Mexico – Kenny Chesney.” Then we started off our first day (Friday morning) doing my favorite thing laying out, drinking margaritas. which brings me to my second piece of advice…don’t wait to “feel the sun” just put on sunscreen from the start because all my pictures have a wonderful sunburn that I will be rocking, forewarning. I don’t think I had been that burnt in years, hurt to move, change clothes, shower, you name it! WHOOPS! You live and you learn, again.
(See how happy I was before I got FRIED and turned into a lobster?)
(Notice my sunburn…I wasn’t kidding)
Okay it’s obvious that Mexico had great Mexican food- nachos, tacos, salads, chilaquiles (my favorite) etc. See below….
Now what I am about to tell you you just to trust me, I will argue that I had some of the best Italian food in Cabo at Salvatore’s . The plate are huge! I got the shrimp fettuccine alfredo (I know I’m predictable) and Danny got the lasagna (can we say he’s predictable too?), which was no joke the size of his head. Needless to say, we had two meals from this. Just thinking about it, makes me want more, and maybe I’m drooling 😉 So my third piece of advice is to eat here. And be amazed.
Salvatore’s wasn’t even our first choice, we had heard about this amazing restaurant to watch the sunset called Sunset MonaLisa, but of course they were sold out, it’s funny how things work out, right? My fourth piece of advice: Go here and tell me about it and make me jealous.
We stayed at the Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar which we really liked, and the staff was all very nice and welcoming. From working in hospitality for so long, I’m a big service person. But my fifth piece of advice is to pay the like $20 extra a night for the ocean view room, it’s so worth it if you spend any time at all in the room. And always go for the swim up pool bar 😉
This was the view from our room, it was so nice to wake up and walk out on our patio and see this!
We also went on a sunset sail cruise on the pez gato by the arch, which was amazing. We saw a mama whale teaching her baby how to breach and it was simply breathtaking. Which of course, made me fall in love with the ocean and it’s beauty even more. And the open bar with the continuous flow of margaritas made me fall more in love with my boyfriend;) which leads me to my 6th piece of advice: go on a sail tour (boat of any kind). I may be biased, but I ALWAYS have fun sailing.
Now start playing “Vacation” by Thomas Rhett aka my theme song. Overall we had a very relaxing time. Living by the border we always hear about how Mexico is bad and they “take advantage of American’s” but we loved it, and never felt unsafe. I am always planning my next adventure, as soon as I get back from each one, so keep an eye out for what’s next.
Thanks for listening to my rambling, any specific questions/recommendations I would love to help you plan your trip!