Travel Guide // Cabo San Lucas

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To say we love Cabo would be an understatement! The people + the food + the drinks make it one of our favorite places to travel. It’s an easy direct 4 hr flight with Alaska Airlines + the heat that slaps you in the face when stepping off the airplane is the best. We love Cabo so much so that Jeff and I  got married at the most perfect beach setting in Cabo almost 5 years ago. We’re not tired of Cabo yet so we keep going back for more and little mister has already been there twice in his 17 months.

We still have lots of exploring to do, but below are some of our favorites that we’ve found thus far.

A couple tips when you first land in Cabo…

  1. Don’t loose your Visa! The little paper they stamp and put back into your passport when going through customs, you need that when leaving the country so make sure you keep it with your passport. Not that we would know or anything… but if you loose it you’ll have to pay to get a new one at the airport. Sigh!
  2. Walk passed all the taxi drivers/shuttle people/tourist guides/whatever inside the airport. They will try and sell you on everything. Simply just smile and walk by them and go outside where all the cheaper taxis and shuttles are. But before getting a shuttle or taxi to your hotel….
  3. Grab a drink at one of the outdoor airport bars. This is one of our favorite traditions in Cabo. Yes, you pay more for a beer at the airport blah blah blah, but this is the best way to take it all in for a second, after all you’ve made it to Mexico!! Salud!

Where to Stay:

Pueblo Bonito Rose – Kid friendly. On Medano Beach. All Inclusive.

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Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos Blanco – Kid friendly. On Medano Beach. All Inclusive.

Riu Santa Fe – Party Hotel. All Inclusive. Walking distance to main beach bars.

The Cape, a Thompson Hotel – Romantic adult hotel about 5 minutes from main part of town.

The Resort at Pedregal – Kid friendly. Kids club on site. 10 minute drive to main part of town.

Where to Eat:

The Office: Right on Medano Beach (main beach in town) this is one of our favorites. Delicious food and yummy margaritas. You can’t go wrong with this place, it’s usually pretty busy but we’ve never waited more than 10-15 minutes for a table. They do accept reservations but it’s not required.

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Ediths: A must go! Authentic Mexican seafood restaurant. I’d say its $$$. Same owner as the office + a beautifully decorated place. Perfect for a family or romantic dinner. Little peek-a-boo views of the ocean and a mariachi band sets the mood for a pleasant experience. Reservations required.

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Flora Farms: I can’t rave about the place enough! It’s so dreamy! If I could get married all over again, I would get married here. Maybe a vow renewal, Jeff?  It’s one of the cutest farm to table restaurants I’ve been to. Everything at the restaurant, minus the fish is grown on the farm. It’s set away from the tourist crowds in the middle of the dessert. Literally off the beaten path, you go down a crazy bumpy dirt road. It’s a commitment to get there (about 40 minutes from Medano Beach) but it’s totally worth it. Basically, we will be eating there every time we’re back in Cabo. I highly suggest the “Farmarita” (a margarita made with freshly pressed carrot juice and dried chilies) and the “Mexican Style Corn. Get there at least an hour before sunset, the property is beautiful and very kid friendly. Reservations required.

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Sunset MonaLisa: I have to be honest, the food was very mediocre and pretty pricey, BUT the view is stunning and worth the arm and leg for dinner. I would recommend getting there about 45 minutes before sunset, grab some appetizers + a bottle of wine, sit back and let Mother Nature paint it’s picture in the sky. Reservations required.

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What to do:

Cooking classes: Always a great way to get a taste for the local flavor. Flora Farms (Linked here) + Los Tamarindos (Linked here) are both organic, farm to table restaurants that offer cooking classes.

Get out on the water: It’s a must. Book a sunset sail or fishing charter. Or just take a glass bottom boat to Lovers Beach and Divorce Beach next to The Arch.

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Relax: MY FAVORITE.  Lay by the pool or beach + sip on a jalapeño margarita and do nothing! You’re on vacation!

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Nightlife: When we had one.

The Nowhere Bar: Our favorite nightspot located in the marina.

Cabo Wabo Cantina

Mango Deck: Best people watching

El Squid Roe

Your Questions:

Q: What booking sites do you use?

A. We always use Expedia for everything. We’ve always had a great experience with them.

Q. How do you get around Cabo safely (from airport to resort, to bars/shops outside of resorts, etc?

A. All the hotels/bars/restaurants will have Taxi’s (vans) waiting outside and they are very safe. If you need a carseat, the hotel can arrange that for you in advance.

Q. I saw a few pictures that you posted just recently visiting Los Cabos…we’re planning a trip there but I’m a little bit concerned with safety restrictions people wrote about online. What is your intake on this place?

A. I got this question asked the most and I totally feel you girls. There is craziness going on everywhere in the world. Even in our own cities. Im a believer that you need to be cautious anywhere you travel and you should always be a little paranoid. I think they’ve done a great job of keeping Cabo clean, safe + tourist friendly and I’ve never felt unsafe.

Q. What’s your favorite sunscreen to use on Liam?

A. I always use this sunscreen for Liam. We’ve been using it since our first beach trip with him and love it. He seems to have sensitive skin and hasn’t ever had any outbreaks with this lotion.

Q. What are your airplane tips with kiddos?

A. I have a whole post on flying where bebé HERE

 

Until next time Cabo!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

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3 Comments

  1. Almedina
    June 21, 2018 / 10:16 pm

    Emina, I’m wondering about where do you have your little one sleep? Do you bring a playpen?

    • eminacasady
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      June 22, 2018 / 3:07 pm

      Hi Almedina. We always request a crib in advance and then mentioned it to them again while we’re checking in. Hotels will either have cribs or pack n plays available.

      • Almedina
        June 25, 2018 / 1:43 am

        Oh wow, I had no idea. That’s good to know. My husband has been so afraid to travel with our 21 month old. Maybe I can talk him into it now. Lol…thank you!

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