9.16.2013

Our Cabo San Lucas Vacation


Hello friends! I've missed you! 

We had a great time in Cabo! I can't believe we're already home and back to work. It was so nice to relax and unplug for a while. Just what we both needed.

waiting to board our catamaran for a snorkeling adventure! 
This cute little guy would ride into the marina on the back of fishing boats hoping for treats!
We stayed at Riu Santa Fe, it is an all inclusive resort. They have two great pools and it's right on the beach!
watching Andrew surf at Cerritos Beach
my new favorite picture of Andrew
Taking a water taxi out to Lovers Beach and looking at the famous Arch
impressive waves on Divorce Beach
enjoying the sunset on our last night

It's amazing how quickly a week will pass when you're on a tropical vacation! There are many highlights from our trip, it's hard to pick my favorite. On our first full day, we ventured into town to check out the marina and walk around. It was HOT so we ended up walking to the beach and swimming for a while. Our second day, we spent at our resort enjoying the pool and free drinks. But we soon realized, one day of sitting around is about all that we can handle! We both love being active, so we planned some fun activities to keep us busy the rest of the week.

One of my favorite days was our snorkeling cruise. We sailed on a catamaran to a cove to go snorkeling, and the trip included drinks and lunch. I loved being able to sail for a few hours, it reminded me of my trip sailing through the Caribbean a few years ago. The snorkeling was actually really good too, my favorite were the polka dot fish! Despite reapplying sunscreen multiple times, we both ended up a little sunburned that day. 

Another highlight was the day we rented a car and drove up the coast to a well known surfing beach, Cerritos. Andrew rented a surfboard and I played with my zoom lens and took pictures of him. When Andrew was done, we headed for Todos Santos to see THE Hotel California. We're big Eagles fans in our family, so it was really fun to see that. We had lunch and margaritas in the restaurant there, before walking around town a little bit. 

We went into town almost everyday. Just to walk around, enjoy some street tacos, and sip margaritas. It was nice to get away from the resort for a bit each day. We were really surprised at how dead Cabo seemed to be. It was like a ghost town. We asked around and found out that many locals travel during this time of year since it is so hot there. (Probably why we got such a great deal for our trip). Even our resort felt empty, which was surprising. Towards the end of our week there, it seemed like a lot more guests were arriving, so I think we picked the slowest week of the year to visit. It was actually kind of nice though, we could always find a lounge chair at the pool or seat at the bar. I'm sure sometimes the pool area can feel like a Vegas pool party, so I was happy it wasn't like that during our visit. 

Overall, it was a great trip, but I'm glad to be home. We missed Louis SO much! I was so excited to see him when we got back. It was nice getting home Saturday, so we had a full day to do laundry, grocery shop, watch football and get ready to face the real world again. 

I hope you all had a great week and enjoyed the guest posts while I was away! I'm so lucky to have such great blog friends to cover for me :) 


12 comments:

  1. Wooohooo! Welcome back my love! I am dying over these pictures! Your trip looked amazing!!!! You know - I probably would have loved to have the resort quite like you did, what a treat!
    Umm...local tacos and margaritas?!? JEALOUS! Glad you had a great time. I need a tan...gr.

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  2. Oooh, your pictures are so beautiful! And you guys look like you had an amazing time! :))))

    --Erika
    http://www.chimerikal.com

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  3. so, so jealous!!! your trip looks fantastic. also, loving your maxi :)

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  4. Oh my gosh your photos have me wishing I could go there for a vacation right now! The water looks so beautiful and blue! You two look quite happy, too :)

    I'm loving the maxi dress you're wearing the last few photos - it's so pretty!

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  5. Ahh! So many things to say!
    First of all, let's go back and take a girls trip. That would be so much fun! I've been wanting to go to Mexico and stay at one of these all-inclusive resorts, because I've heard so many great things about them. But the most important question is, does the hotel room have a jacuzzi bath tub? That is a must for me ;)

    2// you're looking gorgeous as always! I love that maxi dress that you're wearing. And that picture of Andrew with his surfboard is so cool. You should put that up in your place somewhere.

    3// That beach is really called Divorce Beach?? I wonder how many weddings have taken place there :)

    So glad that you had a good time friend. Welcome back! You were definitely missed...probably the most by me :)

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  6. That looks just lovely. Now I want to go on vacation to the beach!

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  7. Amazing!! And yes I'm still jealous :-) Looks like you all had a blast. It is amazing how quickly the days pass on vacation. Welcome back!

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  8. Sounds like a great trip! I'll be there in a month and two days and really can't wait! Any good restaurant suggestions in town or did you mostly eat at the hotel??

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  9. Your pictures are incredible. Looks like a great vacation!

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  10. good heavens - i love every picture!!!
    looks like you had a blast!!!

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  11. Very interesting post! I found useful information about Cabo San Lucas vacation. Thanks for sharing this post.

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