72 hours in Cabo, Mexico.
Cabo San Lucas is a quick trip away for Californians to spend a weekend in Paradise. So what better way than to leave the states and head to Mexico to celebrate TWO birthdays. Being my second time here, I was excited to be with a big group of friends, relax, party and eat amazing food. You can read all about my first time in Cabo here.
WHERE TO STAY: It goes without saying that hotels can make or break any trip. Whether its for work or vacation, where you lay your head down at the end of a day is important. as you read in my post about my previous trip in Cabo, our hotel tried to scam us along with many other parties that waited hours in the hotel lobby. Clearly not a way to start any trip off, This time around we stayed at the Hilton and O.M.G it was stunning. From the staff to the beach and everything in between, it was all perfect. From the airport it’s about a 20 min drive to the Hilton, and about 30 mins to downtown. When we arrived to the hotel all we kept saying was wow! The lobby has a beautiful fountain and decorated with potted cacti. As we waited to check in, the lobby agent grabbed us a few free drinks.
The walk from the lobby to our room, we found hallways beautifully decorated and views of the pool and beach area spectacular. We couldn’t wait to change into our bathing suits and head to the pool. Our room was fabulous, with two queen beds, a suite bathroom and a balcony that over looked the ocean, it was a nice way to remind ourselves each day that we are in paradise.
The pool area is where we spent most of our time. From the hammock to the food, once you’re here you don’t need to go far for anything else. Two pools are available and they both over the ocean. You can order food and drinks while enjoying the sun or sit under a cabana or circle chairs. From the pool area you can walk down to the beach, and theres another bar on the beach with hanging swings.
WHAT TO EAT: The Hilton has delicious options when it comes to restaurants and pool food. For breakfast make your way down in time for their breakfast. They have Mexican and American dishes, along with fresh fruit and juices. For lunch you can either make your way to downtown and eat at taquerias like my all time favorite, Tacos Gus. Or lounge by the pool and order Pizza Al Pastor or choose from their menu of delicious sandwiches. For dinner we made reservations at the hotel restaurant called El Meson. I ordered the shrimp fajitas, covered in cheese, they were delicious! Through out the day whether out in downtown or at the hotel, stay refreshed with pina coladas, fresh coconuts and/or refreshing paletas.
WHAT TO WEAR: For the airport it can be a little tricky trying to decide what to wear, especially when coming from San Francisco. Coming from cold weather, you want to dress warm but when arriving in Cabo you’re too warm! I decided on jeans, white tee, jean jacket and a somewhat light scarf for the plane. For Cabo I packed dresses and rompers. I forgot to take pictures of my yellow dress, so it’s now saved for my next trip! My two favorite rompers that are photographed are both from my favorite store, Nordstrom Rack. Black and Red romper for a night out and a flowery white romper for a day out on a boat. My summer bags I bought from Zara (the circle one) and the other from Forever 21. And last but not lease my cat eye 90’s sunnies and bathing suits are from Amazon, suit one & suit two. Click the links for all the accessories!
WHAT TO DO: Just like in my previous post, we did the club scene and rented a boat. What we didn’t do the last time was visit Old Town Cabo San Lucas. The streets are tiny and filled with cute stores that sell all the touristy gifts along with some cute wicker bags that are trending at the moment. We stopped here only for a paleta moment before heading to the airport. Next time I’m going to be sure to spend more time exploring this part of Cabo.