Travel Guide: Cabo San Lucas

Travel Guide: Cabo San Lucas

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.

 

image credit: Luna Cabo

*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

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!

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View from the Neptune at Villa del Arco

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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)

  • Sun Hats

Packing for Cabo

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25 Comments

  1. April 23, 2018 / 8:03 am

    I have traveled to Cabo in the past and even purchased my first time share there, but it has been about 20 years since I visited. I’m sure much has changed since then!

  2. April 23, 2018 / 8:41 am

    Looks like you had an amazing trip!! I’ve actually never been to Cabo. Thanks for sharing your recs!

  3. April 23, 2018 / 8:58 am

    Thanks for these travel tips! Here is yet another place I haven’t been to haha, but I just know I would love it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Michelle
    April 23, 2018 / 9:21 am

    I love your pictures and your outfits are all so cute! We haven’t been to Cabo yet but this is making me want to go!

  5. April 23, 2018 / 9:22 am

    Cabo looks beautiful! cant wait to go and enjoy cabo, going to put it on my bucket list 🙂

  6. April 23, 2018 / 11:13 am

    I’ve been trying to think of destinations for my next vacation and I think this post just made the decision for me! Cabo seems amazing!

  7. April 23, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    All of your outfits are so cute for this trip! It looks gorgeous there and I have never been to Cabo! I will have to put that on my checklist;) Thanks for sharing❤️

  8. April 23, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    Your outfits are so cute for this trip! It looks so gorgeous there and I have never been to Cabo! I will have to put that on my checklist;) Thanks for sharing❤️

  9. April 23, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    I love this guide! I have a few vacations planned out already but Cabo looks amazing! I’ve heard amazing things and this is making me want to go!

  10. April 23, 2018 / 6:03 pm

    This is a place i have always wanted to travel too. now I have a travel guide

  11. Tawnya
    April 23, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Loved my trip to Cabo! I stayed at the RIU Santa Fe and it was great. It was an all-inclusive and although I didn’t really leave the resort there was so much to do I had a great time.

  12. April 23, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    I’ve never been to Cabo, but it’s definitely on my list. Bookmarking this for when I do go!

  13. April 23, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    It looks so amazing! Definitely makes me want to book a trip out!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  14. April 24, 2018 / 10:24 am

    such a complete guide! You just saved me so much time for planning my next trip ;p

  15. Stephanie
    April 24, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    I hope I get to visit Cabo one day! It looks like such a beautiful place!

  16. Suzanne
    April 24, 2018 / 5:52 pm

    What a great travel guide! I’ve always wanted to go to Cabo San Lucas 🙂

  17. April 24, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    I’ve never been to Cabo but it’s definitely on my list! I’ll need to bookmark this post and remember to read when we book a trip in the future!

  18. Sharon Wu
    April 25, 2018 / 9:57 am

    ahhh i went to cabo last year and it was so fun but the trip was too short and i didn’t get to explore all these great places that you’ve mentioned. i hope to make it back there soon!

  19. April 25, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    Cabo is on my list to go to. This is helpful. Thanks!

  20. April 27, 2018 / 6:41 pm

    Love your beach looks! I went to Cabo like 5 years ago but didn’t get a chance to explore everything so I guess I’ll have to go back soon!

  21. Delia
    April 28, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    I love all this swimmie inspo! And I love the jumpsuits! Cabo is so pretty! I stayed at the One and Only Palmilla when I went, which is also a great place!

  22. May 2, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Your vacay sounds like a blast! I would love to visit Cabo and will definitely be referencing your guide when I’m planning my trip 😀

  23. June 8, 2018 / 1:24 am

    Thank you for the advice! Mexico is very high on our list and loved this post!

  24. August 2, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    Thanks for all the tips! I love all the photos and your travel outfits

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