I just got back from my vacation in Cabo San Lucas and I have put together a Travel Guide for Cabo. I asked you on Instagram if you wanted it to focus more on 'Things To Do" or "Place to Eat and Stay" - "Place to Eat and Stay" won by 72%. I decided to do a Travel Guide that features a mix of each option. If you are planning a trip to Cabo this guide will help - so read on!
What You Need To Know About Picking a Hotel
Cabo is only about a mile long and there are specific areas where you cannot swim or go in the ocean due to the strong undercurrents. All hotels located on the Pacific Side you cannot go in the water. I recommend staying on Medano Beach - this beach is long and has a mix of hotels where you can go into the water. The hotels listed below have both beautiful pools and beach. Note: I stayed at the Villa del Palmar - I do not recommend that hotel. The services, staff, and wifi were awful, to be frank. But I recommend a few other hotels I have stayed at prior that I enjoyed:
- Pueblo Bonito Rose: This hotel is located on Medano Beach and is as colorful as its name. This hotel is a beautiful rose color. It has 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor.
- Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos: This hotel is located on Medano Beach and has great beachfront views. It has 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor.
- Club Cascadas de Baja: This is a more rustic hotel but perfect for a relaxing vacation. This hotel is located on Medano Beach. It has 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor.
*There also is a lot of construction going on in Cabo.
Call to make sure there is no construction at your hotel as that was an issue with our stay.
What To Do In Cabo
There is a lot you can do in Cabo. Your vacation is 100% what you make it too be - if you want a more activity based vacation there is a ton of different water activities and boat tours you can go. I love a mix of laying out, enjoying the sun and also doing activities like paddleboarding.
- Glass Bottom Boat to the Arch & Lover's Beach
- Paddle Boarding or Kayaking
- Scuba Diving or Fishing
- Layout and Relax
- Sunset Cruise to Land Ends
- Shopping in the Markets in Cabo
WHERE TO EAT
There are a ton of place to eat and visit while you're in Cabo. Here are my top 3 restaurants that are a must go:
- The Office
This place has great traditional Mexican options with colorful tables right on the beach - depending on high tide the surf can come right to you. This restaurant is fun in the morning as well as the evening. We ate breakfast here but I have also been for dinner and the food is fabulous!
Mango is one of those places that can get very lively during the day (lots of day drinking). They have a large dance floor and stage right on the beach. They often have different acts performing while you order margaritas, chips and guac, and steak fajitas. Its located right next door to The Office. It's more about the atmosphere and show than the food or drinks.
- The Neptune
This restaurant is quite a bit nicer than the first two. This restaurant is located in the Villa del Arco hotel and has outstanding views of the f El Arco and the Sea of Cortez. This is primarily a seafood restaurant but they also have meat and poultry options. Make sure to call for a reservation but its definitely worth it! The food was delicious and the view can't be beat!
View from the Neptune at Villa del Arco
What To Wear
Dressing for a tropical vacation can be tricky. If you want to see my packing essentials for Cabo - check out this video on my youtube channel. Cabo is beautiful and warm but it is windy. I spent most days lying out in the 80 degree weather. But it does get cool at night so make sure to remember a sweatshirt or a jacket - especially when the wind picks up. My main clothing staples for the trip were:
Swimwear & Bikinis
Dresses & Jumpsuits
Jean Jackets and Sweaters (for the night)