I know this post is late but better late than never, right?! If you follow us on Instagram, you’ll see that in late May I traveled to Los Cabos, Mexico for a quick getaway. This was my first time going to Los Cabos and Mexico in general and I’m excited to share a quick recap of my trip with you!
For this trip we stayed at the Marquis Los Cabos All-Inclusive Resort. This resort is a beautiful 5-star hotel located in the perfect central location between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, which made it a short ride to/from the airport and all of the nightlife and tourist attractions. This is important to keep in mind because the destination is called “Los Cabos” because it encompasses Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo as one. However, they are two separate locations that are about 20 minutes a part from each other.
I primarily took a lot of videos of the hotel that I can’t upload here but you can view them on our Instagram story under the “Travel” story highlights. Some of the hotel pictures used here are from the hotel website, but look identical to what you would see in person.
The hotel architecture is beautifully designed so that you have oceanfront views in almost all common areas of the hotel. We stayed in a oceanfront room that not only had a stunning view of the beach, but also included sprawling views of the hotel’s luxurious landscape and MULTIPLE pools.
Unfortunately most of the times the beach in Cabo isn’t ideal for swimming but the hotel had several outdoor activities everyday, which included pool volleyball, stretching, water aerobics, basketball and more. Also for me personally the dry desert air made it more bearable to be outside and enjoy the views as opposed to sticky humid weather I’m used to in Florida.
The great thing about all-inclusive resorts is that there’s “free” food and drinks 24/7! The food at the Marquis Los Cabos resort was pretty good. Not the BEST hotel food I’ve had but definitely pretty high up on the list. The fish tacos were probably my favorite dish there.
For our first night in Cabo we went to Cabo San Lucas which is known for it’s nightlife, restaurants, and being the go-to place for tourists. I didn’t take any photos because I was seriously jet lagged. We had two flights (1 layover in Houston) and both flights were delayed due to the weather so we spent practically 10 hours of either being on a plane and waiting in the airport.
Nonetheless, I definitely recommend Cabo San Lucas for shopping and enjoying the nightlife in Cabo. A really fun place is the Giggling Marlin. They had quite a few fun drinking and basketball competitions where you could win prizes.
The next day we went on glass bottom boat tour that I definitely recommend if you do not easily get seasick because the ride is a bit choppy. We got to see so many beautiful marine life and there were some parts in which you could dive off of the rocks into the water.
After heading back to the hotel to rest and get some food, we headed to San Jose del Cabo (about 20 minutes in the opposite direction of Cabo San Lucas and near the airport) for the Art Walk. Unfortunately most of the art galleries did not allow pictures or videos of the art but to be quite honest I wasn’t 100% impressed. I only say this because some of the places that were called “galleries” were just selling items and pieces that are popular and mass produced around the world.
Although full of luxury hotels, San Jose del Cabo gave off a more traditional and less touristy vibe than Cabo San Lucas. My personal preference is Cabo San Lucas just because there seemed to be more options of things to do, especially restaurants.
The most memorable part of the trip was the ATV tour we did the next day. For the first half of the tour we rode all the way to the top of a mountain, which had breathtaking views. Then for the second half we rode the ATVs on the beach. Our ATV tour was with G-Force Adventures and was about a 30 minute drive from our hotel. However, after picking up other customers from their hotel, it took about an hour to get to the location. The tour in itself is about 90 minutes long but don’t worry they have breaks in which they provide water and a chance to take pictures. Speaking of pictures, there’s also a photographer that takes pictures of you while you’re driving your ATV on the tour (the final images are not free of course).
Overall, Los Cabos was definitely everything and more. It’s now on my list as one of my favorite places I’ve visited and hope to return there again!