Every year a couple of my cousins and I try to get away for a few days for a much needed girl’s trip. It’s always a good time to unwind, catch-up, and have some fun. This year, only two of us were able to fit the trip into our schedules and Cabo San Lucas was our destination of choice.
Cabo San Lucas is at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. The area is often referred to as Los Cabos, which consists of both, the cities of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabos. The area is a sub-tropical desert pushed up against the beautiful sea of Cortez. The region sees around 350 sunny days a year.
Where We Stayed
There are numerous resorts lining the coast from San Jose all the way to Cabo San Lucas. We chose The Marquis Los Cabos Resort and Spa. It’s a beautiful adults-only, all-inclusive resort about 20 minutes outside of Cabo San Lucas. At first I was hesitant being so far outside of the city, but I quickly came to enjoy the peace and serenity away from the hustle and bustle of town. We really loved that it was an adults only resort. We don’t want to be around other people’s kids when we leave ours at home! 🙂
What We Did
If we weren’t spending the days soaking up the sun, sipping on drinks or relaxing, we were taking part in one of the many activities offered by the hotel or local venders. Why not take part in activities which we would otherwise not be able to do with our kids in tow?
Los Cabos offers a wide arrange of excursions to just about please the pickiest of people. There is everything from driving dune buggies in the desert to camel riding on the beach. We did take part in a couple excursions to see more of the area. The first was a guided bar hopping tour into Cabo San Lucas. Yep, you heard me right! We took a tour out to the bars. I have to say it was actually quite fun and really nice to not have to figure out where to go or arrange transportation. It was just a bunch of us from the resort out have a good time and let loose! A couple of our favorite stops were, El Squid Roe, and La Vaquita.
We also took a luxury day sailing trip with Cabo Adventures. It was a half day trip that took us by some of Cabo’s most scenic spots and also stopped for snorkeling. Most of the day was a relaxing trip until it was time to drop sails and that is when the adrenaline rush set in. Neither Amy or I had ever been true sailing before so it was quite an experience!
When I first looked in to vacationing in Los Cabos, I was a little put off by the fact that many of the area’s beaches are not swimmable. Our’s did not have a swimmable beach due to the large waves and strong riptide. It actually didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would. It was instead quite surreal watching the enormous waves pounding into the shore and rocks. It was also really nice to keep the door open at night and fall asleep to the sounds of the sea.
Food and Budget
For gals on a budget there is nothing better than an all-inclusive resort. The fact that all drinks and food are included is so worth it. There is no having to find restaurants that work for everyone, and no headache of having to split the bill. The Marquis had several restaurants which were all very good. If you ever make it there, be sure to get the Cerveche! Delicious!
Well there it is. A quick and easy girl’s trip to get away and re-energize. I will definitely return. It’s a great place to do as much or as little as you choose. Until next time! Adios
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I’m a Bay Area mom with midwestern roots. Born and raised in Indiana, I have always had an affinity for travel, adventure and the arts. Before my days of playdates and homework, I worked as a television host, reporter, producer, and actress in Los Angeles.