10 Year Anniversary Trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

leopard shoes luggageA few weeks ago my husband and I celebrated our 10-year anniversary in Cabo San Lucas.  We knew we wanted to go to a beach and it needed to be super easy to get to.  A neighbor suggested the Dreams Resort, an all-inclusive destination, and we were sold.  The flight was just 2 hours from Orange County, CA and which is the perfect amount of time for a flight for my opinion.

Cabo-AirportIt has been YEARS since I have been to Mexico.  Growing up we took a vacation to Baja every summer and the last time I had been to Cabo was in elementary school.  Stepping off the plane, in what appeared to be the middle of the desert, I couldn’t help but grab my camera and start taking pictures.  Note to self: never do that again.  Someone rushed at me immediately to tell me to stop.  He was kind of mean.  And I instantly started sweating thinking about ending up in Mexican jail.  I imagined I wouldn’t find too many margaritas in there.  And then there was a baby mouse running around part of the airport.  And remind me to do a separate post about how to exit the airport without being harassed by people trying to sell you tours…

lobby-and-view-at-the-dreams-resort-los-cabosThis picture does not do the lobby and entryway justice.  When you first pull up to the front of the hotel, you see the gorgeous blue water through these enormous arches.  This picture above was taken on our way out to go home and it had been dreary and rainy all morning, hence the green astro turf stripe.  It made me want to go put a swimsuit on and jump in the ocean.

our-room-at-Dreams-all-inclusive-resort-Cabo-San-LucasOur room was awesome and we had a good-sized balcony and table where we could hang out.

dreams resort CaboThis was our view.  It was AWESOME!  The weather was pretty near perfect.  Almost every day was warm without being too humid.  Except for the day before we went home.  I thought I was going to die.  It was SO humid and I was SO sweaty and it made me cranky.  So we swam up to the bar and that made it better.  I didn’t get a good picture of the pool but you can sort of see it through those palm trees above.  The pool was HUGE.  It had built-in tables and benches, and infinity edge that overlooked the ocean and a nice little swim up bar.

dinner-on-the-beachThere were about 5 restaurants to choose from at the resort.  Overall the food could have been better but the views were pretty spectacular.

italian-restaurant-at-dreams-resort-los-cabosOur favorite restaurant was the Italian one.  The decor was very Hollywood Regency and the indoor portion was nicely air-conditioned.

sierra-blanca-sauvignon-blanc-from-mexicoThey served this really yummy Mexican Sauvignon Blanc and delicious mushroom risotto with truffle oil.  (The wine was not included in the all-inclusive package which was kind of a bummer because I wanted to drink my face off with it).

palapas-on-the-beach-in-caboOur daily routine consisted of spending hours under a palapa right on the beach.

guacamole-by-the-beachThey were quite stingy with their guacamole servings, but man was it good.

beach-in-cabo-san-lucasAnd then there was this…

horses-on-the-beach-in-caboAnd these guys.

footprints-in-the-sandAnd these.

walking-on-the-beach-in-cabo-san-lucasAnd this guy.

ocean-in-caboWalking on the beach in the evening was stunning.  I highly recommend Cabo for a relaxing beach vacation.  If you are looking for action (read loud, drunk people who party like crazy and all kinds of excursions that will make you sweaty like Giraffe rides and party boats in the middle of the day) you should pick a place that is closer to the harbor and Medano Beach.  But if you are looking for total relaxation, stay at the Dreams Resort Los Cabos.  I was even able to bring home souveniers from the trip without exerting much effort.  The hotel seems to regulate how many “vendors” can be on the beach.  And a pal had told me that if I was looking for something specific that they didn’t have, to ask them if they could bring it.  So that is what I did with blankets.  I needed me some blankets.  And they brought me about 20 to choose from.  It was awesome.  I detest bargaining so I would pick out what I wanted and then walk away and let my husband “work his magic.”

sunset-in-cabo-san-lucasI can’t wait to go back.  The resort was totally family friendly (yet we never felt like we were in a family resort since we were there without our children).  I know my kids would love it and there is a kid’s club that would allow for my husband and myself to still enjoy some adult time.  But it would also be super fun to go with a large group of friends.  Until we meet again, Cabo!



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