I’m linking up again with Moments that Define Life for Listable Life!
When it came time to decide where to honeymoon, the hubs and I thought long and hard. We considered Europe since I have been wanting to go back ever since my semester abroad in Rome ended, but decided we wanted more relaxation. We considered the Caribbean, but decided the threat of Hurricanes in October was too much of a gamble. Yet, we wanted beach, we wanted sun, we wanted days of lying by the pool with a cocktail in our hand. We settled on Cabo San Lucas, Mexico because it ticked all the boxes and there was virtually no threat of hurricanes since it’s on the Pacific Ocean.
Cabo is on the very tip of the Baja peninsula. On one side is the Sea of Cortez, on the other is the Pacific Ocean. We stayed about 20 minutes outside of the city of Cabo on the Sea of Cortez. I could think of one bazillion reason why you should travel to Cabo (yes, one BAZILLION!), but I’ve somehow managed to narrow it down to my top 5. Start looking for flights now…
1. The weather is amazing – because Cabo has a desert kind of climate it gets little rain. We were there 10 days and I’m not sure we even saw an ominous cloud. It was hot, but the air is dry (no oppressing East Coast humidity!). I got the best tan of my life!
2. There is a lot to do (or not do) - staying just outside of the city gave us the tranquil, relaxing atmosphere we were after, but also meant we could easily reach night life, restaurants, shopping, and activities. The city of Cabo is actually pretty posh and was not intimidating or overwhelming at all. Most days we laid by the pool, walked the beach, then went into town for the evening. Our two big activities were an ATV tour and snorkeling (“doing the snorkel” as our guide called it).
3. Margaritas (and mexican food) - if you love a good margarita then this is the place for you. Tequila flows like water. The food is unreal (Mexican happens to be my favorite). Give me quac, give me rice and beans, give me salsa, give me a burrito and I’m a happy, happy girl.
4. STUNNING landscape - the Pacific side of Cabo San Lucas is almost completely undeveloped because the ocean current is too strong to swim (there is an almost immediate drop off in the ocean floor). There are thousands of square acres of untouched ranch land, the perfect place to go four wheeling, zip lining, or hiking. The combination of the beautiful desert and the sea is just breathtaking.
5. The people – everyone we met at the hotel, in town, during our activities were so welcoming and nice. Since Cabo is full of annoying tourists all year-long, I thought everyone would hate outsiders. It was quite the opposite. Yes, there were the pushy sales people and the scammers, but I have almost all fond memories of the people we met and interacted with.
Tip: Between November and March is the busiest season. We went in October and it was not crowded at all. We were even the only people on our ATV tour.