After our Rafting trip in Utah, we drove to California. Then we hoped on a plane and met our friend Sara in Baja Mexico! I actually met Sara in grad school, we were both Graduate Assistance at the School of Public Administration at UNM. I actually met Sara before I knew Win, and Sara and Win had been friends for a long time since before I met him! She is a such a kind soul and I love hanging out with her. It was fun to hang out the three of us in Mexico. We got very drunk. and it was nice to have someone to go to the beach with. Win is not a big beach guy.
Every trip I have been to, to Mexico has been amazing. I love the people. I love the culture.
Cabo San Lucas first beckoned to Hollywood’s elite in the 1970s as a luxurious reprieve from the “dregs” of show business. The town’s rather seedy reputation changed as world-class resorts took up residence here, in the neighboring village of San José del Cabo, and along the 18-mile stretch of highway that connects the two (known as “the Corridor”). The construction of an international airport in the 1980s made it easier for travelers from all over to hop a nonstop flight to the “Los Cabos” area.
Forty years later, this destination on the southernmost tip of Baja California is still known for its decadence – just take a look at the sprawling golf courses or deluxe villas. But the elitist pretense has dwindled: Days in the spa are just as coveted as evenings at a beachside watering hole. And there’s a good chance that you’ll see celebutantes and college freshmen sunning themselves side by side on the same stretch of sand.
The pristine blue waters of the Sea of Cortez create the perfect backdrop for any kind of getaway. If you’re planning your next travel adventure, ready for some fun with friends, family, the love of your life or fortunate enough to conduct business on the beach, Los Cabos holds the key to every door in your imagination…
We took the city bus from the airport which was like 2 pesos to near our hotel. We stayed at this adorable hotel with a really fancy shower .
Here is a more detained map of where we stayed, see what I mean taking the bus from the Airport was super easy.
The distinctive landmark of Cabo San Lucas is the rugged taffy-colored El Arco (The Arch) rock formation that erupts from the sea at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. Also known as Land’s End, El Arco is a popular tourist attraction and the central focus of countless vacation photos. A visit to Land’s End is undoubtedly one of the most popular things to do in Cabo San Lucas. Getting there is easy and you can view the iconic golden arch from your boat or ask the captain to drop you off and arrange a pick-up time. En route, you will pass lazy sea lions basking on the rocks.
Sara and I got beat up by the ocean. You can really swim in Cabo. Playa Pública Cabo San Lucas is so pretty tho. Cabo San Lucas features some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. But can you swim in Cabo? Yes, but only in certain beaches designated for swimming. Some beaches in Cabo are dangerous. Arguably the number one reason to avoid swimming in some Cabo beaches is the presence of rip currents. These are commonly called ‘rip tides’, but they’re not actually tides – they’re powerful, fast-moving water currents that move from the shore out to the ocean. It’s not uncommon for Cabo shores to slope down quite steeply. One minute, you’re wading in ankle-deep water, then a few yards out and you might have to paddle. This is a risk for bathers who are unprepared for the quick change in water depth.
The water WAS so beautiful. I was pretty grumpy this day and had had a fight with win. Sara took a picture when we had made up. I don’t even remember what we fought about. Travel can be scary sometimes. I couldn’t find any Info on this beach that was in English. The whole tour was in Spanish and my Spanish isn’t great so I wish I could share more. but it was breath takingly beautiful and I would love to go back.
It’s really fun to revisit these trips and remember back when I was at these places. It makes me feel really thankful and full of life.