Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

One of the greatest joys in life is traveling. Once you get past the hours of airport-sitting, stress of packing and weeks of planning, traveling might just be my favorite thing ever. To quote Augustine of Hippo (whoever the heck that is), “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” As Spring Break planning nears, I wanted to share my thoughts about my favorite place in the world, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas



Hilton Los Cabos
The Hilton is my absolute favorite hotel in Cabo. It's located between the two main towns in Cabo: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo. Why would you stay in a hotel that's not in the center of everything? One reason: a private beach. One of the few downfalls of Cabo is the fact that many of the beaches aren't safe, and most of them aren't private. The Hilton has reserved one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole peninsula, where from the pool you can watch whales and dolphins dancing in the water. The Hilton has two different pools, one is more quite and serene, while another is more exciting and in the middle of everything. I love the latter because it has an absolutely gorgeous infinite effect to it, making it seem as if the pool flows right into the ocean. At night the infinity pool turns into the backdrop of the hotel's waterside restaurant, one of the many restaurants the place has to offer. Not only is the exterior of the hotel exquisite, but the rooms are to die for. I highly suggest requesting an oceanview room- definitely worth the price. While this hotel is absolutely wonderful, it's not one for a group of rowdy high schoolers or college students. Otherwise, it's perfect for anyone. But don't take my word for it, check out some pictures I've taken of the resort.

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas


Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas


The Riu Palace
Every year, the senior classes around the area always take a Spring Break trip together, to spend their last vacation in high school together. A group from my high school decided to go to Cabo, and of course I was ecstatic. Because we didn't want to spend a fortune on our trip, we all decided to stay at an all-inclusive resort, The Riu Palace. This place is the perfect place if you're looking for a place for your high school or college group. With plenty of pools, bars and activities, it's impossible to be bored. We had an absolute blast at the Riu. It's sister hotel is basically connected, giving Palace-stayers even more places to tan, drink and party. There are also two pools are this hotel, one is more quite, and one is much more exciting and loud. There are multiple restaurants at the resort, making it easy to never have to leave! However, one of the downfalls of this resort is no private beach or safe waters. On the other hand, it is very close to the center of town, just a short cab ride or a stroll down the beach. I didn't love the Riu as much as the Hilton, but it was still such a great trip.


Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas


The Office 
It's rare that you'll ever talk to someone that's been to Cabo that hasn't been to The Office. Nope, it's not a place you have to do work on vacation. It's an exciting restaurant on the beach, that will make you forget that you even have a job. This place is it's best at night, where you can see boats lit up in the water. There are colorful decorations everywhere and live music to make you feel as if you're at the best fiesta in Mexico. To add to the fun there is a clown for the kids (and adults) and Rambo, the shot clown, who likes to pour alcoholic beverages down customers' throats. Aside from the great fun, the food and the drinks are where its at. I highly suggest this party of a restaurant, especially if you have a large group, they're very accommodating!

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas
Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas
(don't worry- no alcohol was poured!)
Mi Casa
Imagine walking into a huge pueblo in Mexico with all of your closest friends and family and having a huge party. Well, this is exactly what Mi Casa is. From the outside, this crazy restaurant looks like your average street-side restaurant in downtown Cabo San Lucas. But when you walk inside, it is so so much more. This restaurant seems to go on forever, with rooms upon rooms of colorful tables and mariachi music filling the air. You'll never be bored while waiting for your delicious meal as  there are caricature artists, musicians and even a talented bird to keep you entertained. The walls are lined with amazing Mexican art, and there's even an adorable gift shop to fill your every Mi Casa need.

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas
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El Squid Roe
When you go to Mexico, your routine probably revolves around soaking up that Vitamin D and inhaling something not so healthy for your body. The best place to do the latter is definitely El Squid Roe. This bar is huge, located on the main strip in Cabo San Lucas, it has three floors with multiple bars just dying to serve you what you want. In addition to multiple bars, there are more than enough spaces to dance around, including cages, over-sized stairs and even platforms that overlook the floors below. This place is a definite must, especially if you're going with a college group.





The Marina
Okay this isn't really one thing to do, but a whole area of different options. There's everything from a luxury mall, to many different restaurants, bars and gift shops. You can honestly spend hours at the marina no matter what your taste is. I highly suggest one of the whale-watching tours, we saw so many and even a huge school of dolphins dancing in the water!

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

The Beaches, duh.
There's no way you would come to Cabo and even fathum not visiting the beach. There's lots of different options so let me explain them a little bit. Lover's Beach is the beach that's only reachable by boat (unless you dabble in rock climbing, I suppose). This is the beach that is right next to the famous arch, and has no resorts on it. It's pretty small but a pretty area. Next is Medano Beach. This is the beach that is next to Cabo's strip. The Office, as mentioned before, is located on Medano, and it is home to many bars, restaurants, water sports and resorts. This is always the most busy because of it's location but it is one of the few swimmable beaches on the peninsula. Personally, I'm not a fan of the Medano. Mainly because I've been spoiled with the accessibility to the private beach at the Hilton resort, but also because its not as beautiful because of all of the tourism.

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas

Your Travel Guide to Cabo San Lucas


Well, now you know my guide to Cabo. Obviously there are so, so many other things to do in Cabo, but I thought I'd just give you a taste. Check out mine and others, but please visit the best place in the world. Do it for me. Seriously. I'll be freezing my a** off in the Gulf Shores this Spring Break! Yikes! Hope everyone had a great Monday!

17 comments:

  1. I'm not a beach lover (my husband is) but I love nature and beautiful scenery. I've heard there is good whale watching in Cabo, as well as mountain biking, snorkeling, and zip lining. Have you done any of those things in Cabo? I saw you said something about whale watching, but I didn't know if you actually did it or not. I'm just wondering if it would be a place that BOTH my husband and I would enjoy! :) Oh, and I'm from Austin - welcome to Texas! :)

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    1. Yes- I did whale watching and you would definitely love it! I had friends do snorkeling and zip lining and they enjoyed those as well! There are so many different things to do I can promise you you'll have an amazing time! Thanks for reading!

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  2. I've never been to the west coast of Mexico, but it looks absolutely gorgeous! Putting this on my bucket list, and pinning for a future trip! :)

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  3. I have always wanted to go to Cabo! It is on my Top 5 list of places to visit--looks like you had a great time!

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    1. It's an absolute blast- you need to get there!

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  4. I've never been to Mexico before (it's a bit far from Australia so we usually go to Asia for our island holidays), but this looks amazing! I love the look of the Hilton here. :)

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    1. Oh wow, I'm jealous of YOU! I need to get to Asia AND Australia!

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  5. What a beautiful place - great pictures and it looks like you had a great time!!

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  6. This is absolutely gorgerous. I never realized how much there is to do in Cabo. I will have to check it out. Looks like you had an awesome time!

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  7. I need to go here for spring break ASAP! It looks beautiful and sooooo much fun!!

    Hayden
    mylifeashayden.blogspot.com

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  8. Uhh looks beautiful and fun! I hope you enjoy your holiday
    And it must be very warm there. Envy you! hahaha Need to escape from this coldness.

    Have a good day!
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    Angel
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