a few days in paradise: cabo travel guide
It’s no secret that I adore Mexico. It’s bright and colorful and vibrant and has completely captured my heart. This past December David and I took our first trip to Mexico together. We had plans to spend Christmas with my family in Kansas City, but I needed some sunshine and ocean swimming before I could hang out in freezing Kansas, so I checked Southwest and saw that flying to Cabo was super affordable and really easy from LA (just a single 2 hour flight, such a dream!). I have to admit I was skeptical about Cabo - I was worried it was going to be a little too touristy and crowded and party-focused, but I can happily admit that I was wrong. Overall it was a pretty perfect getaway, here’s what we did and why it was so great.
The airport is in San Jose Del Cabo, about a 20 minute drive from Cabo San Lucas. In between these two towns is a long stretch of highway & beach. We stayed at the Hilton which was about halfway between both towns, and I’m glad we stayed there in between. It was peaceful and quiet (compared to being in town where it’s a little more bustling and hectic). We found an amazing deal on Travel Zoo, so if you’re going, definitely check both Travel Zoo and Groupon for deals so you don’t pay full price. (P.S. this is in no way a sponsored post, we just had such a good experience I wanted to share what we learned)
Taxis in Cabo are super expensive (like $50 for a 15 minute ride), so after we got checked into our hotel on the first day we decided to rent a car from the hotel. This ended up being a great decision for us because we saved money, were super mobile, and neither of us drink that much so it wasn’t going to be an issue driving home after dinner.
Something else to keep in mind if you visit Cabo is that most of the beaches aren’t swimmable because of strong tides. We also chose our hotel because it was one of the few swimmable beaches and that was important to me! All of the hotels seem to have awesome pools, but I loved that the beach wasn’t very crowded and we could also get a good seat there.
Now let’s get down to it!
WHERE TO EAT & DRINK (the best part of any trip)
WHAT TO DO!
We booked a horseback riding tour through our hotel for the first morning we were there. It was super fun and easy and such a great way to see all of the hotels near us from the beach! I loved it.
Overall, this was the perfect little getaway. It wasn’t inexpensive, but it didn’t break the bank either, and we left our little Mexican paradise fully recharged and refreshed and ready to do it again next year.