Rest & Relaxation in Cabo San Lucas

Last week, my husband and I jetted off to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for some much needed rest and relaxation. And seriously, what an incredible time we had together. It was the best possible way to kick off 2016.

Cabo San Lucas

This was our second time in Cabo. Normally we don’t like to travel to the same destination twice since we like to explore new locations, but we always said we would love to go back for whale watching season. That paired with the ability to travel there quickly made it a no brainer for us.

The weather was perfect all week long. Highs in the upper 70s meant laying in the sun all day without getting overheated and lows in the 60s at night meant maxi dresses were the perfect outfit for dinner al fresco. We loved waking up early every morning to watch the sunrise on the beach and taking naps on the hammock on our balcony.

Cabo San Lucas Photo Jan 06, 7 05 27 AMWe hadn’t been on a beach vacation in over 2 years. While we love being tourists and taking educational trips overseas, there’s something to relaxing about having a week in the sun with no plans set in stone. We had a couple of activities planned, but for the most part we bronzed ourselves in the sun which was a nice welcome from the below zero weather back home.

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We stayed at Sirena Del Mar which is about 5 minutes outside of Cabo San Lucas. When we first vacationed there for our honeymoon, we stayed 30 minutes north of Cabo San Lucas in San Jose del Cabo. While we LOVED our resort the first time we went there, the 30 minute drive into downtown Cabo meant we only ventured down there once. Staying closer to the city this time meant that it was only a short cab ride to some amazing restaurants and lots of activities.

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Our resort was fairly small and quiet, and was situated on top of a cliff which mean beautiful afternoon breezes to help keep you cool. The infinity pool overlooked the arch and being up high on the rocks meant unlimited views to seeing whales and boats out on the ocean. There was a small semi-private beach that we had access to and an activities committee that had some really fun things planned each day that we participated in.

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We played bingo, some board games, and did a little aqua Zumba. One afternoon we participated in a mixology class where we learned how to make 3 different shots and 3 different cocktails. Our favorite one by far was a cucumber and serrano pepper margarita. I’m still wishing I was poolside sipping on it!

Photo Jan 06, 3 17 25 PM Photo Jan 06, 2 51 48 PMThey also had some other water activities such as kayaking, snorkeling and stand up paddle boarding (SUP). I’ve never done SUP before and given how much I love to work out, I figured this would be a fun new activity to try. Unfortunately, our guide did not give us instructions on how properly SUP, so this became quite the adventures for the Mr. and me. I only made it standing up once and after about 20 minutes of paddling, my knees and arms were dead tired.

Cabo San Lucas

Our adventure continued on at this point because the winds and current picked up and we ended up getting pushed out farther into the ocean than our guide intended. Because of the weather change, I started to really struggle and was unable to get my paddle board moving. After 20 minutes of struggling, our guide came and helped tow me in. Since the weather had picked up, it took us over an hour to paddle back into the shore. Once I got off the board, my legs were sore and my knees were swollen and bleeding from this adventure at sea. While we didn’t have the greatest time SUP, I’m glad we gave it a try. I’d really like to give it a second go, but this time trying it out on a calm lake first before I head out with the big fishes.

And now here we are back to the hustle and bustle of reality. While I love traveling and had an amazing time relaxing with the Mr, I was beyond excited to come home and see my fur babies!

 

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