Cabo San Lucas
Updated: Jul 2
Cabo may just be the best version of a quick and easy paradise getaway. George and I had the most incredible time celebrating our honeymoon soaking up the sun, drinking skinny margs (yes he drinks skinny margs) & unwinding from the world around us. Cabo gets an A+ rating for maximum chill.
We flew out of San Jose on a non-stop 3hr flight on Alaska Air into Cabo San Lucas. It couldn’t get any easier flying from the west coast. Typically flights from all major cities within the US to Cabo are fairly reasonable. Also if you’ve never flown Alaskan air before, highly recommend. So many of their airplanes are new and every single one I have been on has been extremely bright and clean.
When you land in Cabo and collect your bags, just outside baggage claim there are a hand full of bars awaiting your order. Highly recommend grabbing a tequila pineapple before finding your driver and heading 30+ minutes into town or to your resort.
We simply had our resort set up our driver to and from the airport. This is a must do beforehand. Highly recommend when traveling internationally to always have your first and last rides scheduled before, makes the day go by so much easier.
“Cabo” consists of two major towns, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. to get from one town to the other its about a 30 minute drive. Most of the action you hear about happens in Cabo San Lucas. The main marina you would take when going out on a boat is there as well as many bars, restaurants and shops.
We stayed about half way between the two towns on a stretch of land where many resorts are. The resort we chose was Solaz a Luxury Collection Resort by Marriott.
Solaz is a relaxing desert inspired natural earthy tones escape from the busy world, resort. We LOVED it! We had a one bedroom suite with its own outdoor ground level terrace and plunge pool.
Solaz Resort & Spa
main beach front pool
Such a sweet staff as well, we loved the thoughtful little chocolate message in our room as we checked in.
view from our room, private patio and plunge pool
entrance to our suite, private corridor with outdoor shower behind that faux wall
hanging chairs near the main pool and bar
One night at the resort we scheduled a private sunset beach dinner for George and I. It was so romantic and beautiful to be out on the beach by ourselves watching the sun go down over the water.
We went on two amazing boat rides while in Cabo. The first was a private 60′ yacht with Seashine Baja . It was just as amazing as it sounds. One of my favorite things to do when possible is be out on the water. George and I had the entire boat to ourselves with a captain and crew who whipped up amazing food and drinks for us all day. They were so fun and professional, everything you could imagine from a luxury experience company.
They took us to lands end and lovers beach and we even anchored and swam in the ocean! We fed fish swimming under us and saw a baby whale swimming right along side our boat.
Our second ocean excursion was a sunset sailing tour with Cabo Adventures
We left out of the same marina as the day before and enjoyed the bliss of a sunset sailboat ride. The colors out over the water as the sun sets is like nothing i’ve ever seen before. HIGHLY recommend doing a sunset boat ride with your loved one. This was my first time on a sailboat and while it was huge, as we slowed down and the waves became stronger we sure rocked around a lot. Just be prepared if you have a touchy stomach to that sort of thing. Cabo Adventures provided a professional photographer and free food and drink for the duration of the trip. This was not a private sail but they do offer private sailing options if thats what your looking for! Also all my ladies they make you take your shoes off before you get on, but I would recommend wearing flats to and from the boat!
Oh and try to get to the front of the line so you can get on the sailboat first and sit in the front two spots! Wind in your hair and an unobstructed view, yesssss!
The next day we got set up through a good friend of ours at The Cape a Thompson Hotel and enjoyed their incredible pool. There was a national surf competition happening right in front of us all afternoon as well. The pool area was more of a party atmosphere, with a swim up bar and an infinity pool edge. Might I add incredibleeeeee margs too.
Our last outing consisted of venturing to Flora Farms in San Jose del Cabo. Flora Farms is a 25 acre farm to table restaurant. It is also a stunning wedding venue, houses a handful of local boutiques, hosts yoga classes and even has cottages for rent on property.
Currently planning our next trip back and I cannot freaking wait!!!
Easy direct flights, fairly inexpensive from the west coast
while the main language is Spanish, almost everything comes with an English translation and communicating seems harder in your head than it actually is!
everyone is so accommodating and welcoming!
Cabo is your one stop shop for all things paradise
Most businesses where you would pay cash allow American money as well
Crystal blue water only a few hour flight away
If you must exchange currency during your trip wait until you are out of the airport or at the very least try to exchange it before you get to the airport. Currency exchanges within the airport are known for having some of the worst exchange rates out there.
Certain areas like any other country can be questionable, do your research before and choose a promising resort or villa.
Certain areas on the resort coast line do not have direct access to the ocean or beach because of cliffs or a rocky beach area
JUST BOOK THE FREAKING PLANE TICKET!