Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
If it was up to me, I'd be a gypsy. The reality of it though, it is just not feasible having kids and a business. We are very fortunate that our business allows us to travel frequently. While I always long to travel to far away and exotic locales, there are times when we are just unable to due to time constraints. With those constraints in mind, Russell and I decided to spend our anniversary getaway in Cabo. A short distance from Dallas, Cabo was just the easy, quick exotic trip we were needing. After all, this was our very first anniversary trip without the kids. Having travelled to the caribbean side of Mexico in Tulum and Playa del Carmen several times as posted (here) and (here), Baja California Sur is quite different. The remarkable combination of desert suddenly meeting bright, emerald water is a landscape I love.
We stayed at Las Ventanas Resort. A beautiful, white-washed adobe styled boutique hotel, I mean paradise. After spending a few hours in the morning exploring the grounds of the resort and dipping in to the pristine infinity pool, I suggested to Russell to get out of the resort and "explore" a bit.
So we made our way to downtown Cabos San Lucas to catch a glass bottom boat to take us to Lover's beach. A beach I've seen before on tours but never really explored off the boat. After seeing how crowded the boats were, we decided on renting our private boat instead. I had planned on picking up a to go lunch to enjoy on the beach, but as we reached close to shore our captain said that we would have to jump in and swim since there wasn't a dock or pier. While that would have been ok if it was a different time, I wasn't that keen on the idea knowing that my lunch, picnic blanket (an adorable Mexican, pink blanket I had just picked up at the marina) and my camera would get soaked. As disappointed as I was, we ditched the idea and cruised around the remarkable El Arco and Divorce beach instead.
We had high hopes of finding whales that had migrated but found this cutie on our boat instead. He was adorable, but man he stunk!
After a few hours soaking up the sun, we headed to Medrano Beach. This was my first time there. Seeing cheery, colorful umbrellas was like a promise of a fiesta nearby. While this place sweltered with tourists, it was still a lot of fun. I've read a few restaurant recommendations online prior to coming here and found the Office highly praised. So we located it, found us a table and feasted on the most delicious , freshest Mexican food and pretty strong margaritas!
While I would have been completely happy back at the resort, it's wonderful to sometimes do "touristy" stuff. And although my day didn't go exactly as planned, it was still a blast.
Btw, while spring break is on full speed ahead and summer just right around the corner, I included links of totes I am really loving right now that are reasonably priced considering the quality. I love the punch of color they come in and the tassel and pom-pom details.
Thanks for reading!