This was my first time in Mexico. I am completely obsessed with Latin culture. I studied Spanish in college as a minor and I’ve always wanted to tour South America and Mexico. While a trip to Cabo is not a tour, its a taste, right? Anyhow, John and I never imagined we’d have such a magical time here. All-Inclusive hotels are the typical hot spots in Cabo San Lucas, but John and I chose a more romantic setting.
The Cape Hotel was absolutely marvelous! Everything from the complimentary bottle of tequila (keep in mind I have a Spanish accent every time I type a Spanish word) to the wine that was sent up in celebration of our engagement was perfectly timed. This is the perfect hotel for a romantic getaway. If you’re looking for a setting for a girls trip, or an adventurous stay, look elsewhere.
We rented a car and drove to the city center and had the best guacamole on earth at a Mexican restaurant on the pier. We took a boat ride to the secluded “Lovers Beach” and got a close up view of the famous Arch rock formation. Here are a few tips when traveling to Cabo:
- When you get through customs at the airport do not speak to the men outside the doors trying to scam for cash or offer you a timeshare. One guy stopped us and told us it was “A federal offense to enter Mexico without paying.” WTF, are you serious dude?
- If you pay for a rental car on Expedia, that is only to hold the reservation. Be prepared to pay for the actual rental when you pick up the car. The Capo Hotel worked with Budget rental to have our car delivered, boss.
- You cant swim at the beaches here as the waters are too rough. This is however, a surfer’s paradise.
- This is a 2.5 hour flight from San Francisco and even closer to LA, so if you live in CA, you must travel here!
All rooms at The Cape have an Ocean view and balcony. We stayed in the Deluxe Room above*