Villa del Palmar Loreto – Best Resort in Mexico

Hotel Villa del Palmar Loreto is the best place to stay in Mexico. #VDPLFam #villadelpalmarl // www.cupcakesandcutlery.comHere she is.  Villa del Palmar Loreto. The resort paid for my trip to come and check out the hotel and town.  All opinions are mine.  And in my opinion, this is the best place to stay in all of Mexico. 

In July I was invited to come stay at Villa del Palmar Loreto.  It was a press trip for myself and about 9 other bloggers/journalists and the trip was absolutely amazing. This hotel is perfection. From the grounds to the amenities.  All of it.  But mostly, the staff.  You can tell they are proud of the work they do and they do it well.  This hotel feels like luxury, but without any of the pretension or price. Which suits me perfectly. If you missed my post yesterday, go back to read all about what makes the town of Loreto so special. I used to vacation there as a child and it was really cool to see how it has changed since then. This resort, however, is only about 3 years old and has all the modern amenities you could dream of.

This post is extra long! Read on to find out all about the resort!


Loreto, Mexico – Your New Favorite Vacation Spot

The town of Loreto, Mexico. #VDPLFAM #VillaDelPalMarL //*I recently was invited to go on a press trip to a wonderful town in Baja, California called Loreto to learn all about the amazing resort called Villa Del Palmar Loreto. The trip was paid for by the resort but all opinions are my own. In my opinion, Loreto is the best town in Mexico and I can’t wait to tell you all about my visit.  Loreto is just a 2 hour plane ride from Los Angeles on Alaska Airlines and you seriously need to vacation here.

This post is full of great photos and info! Read on to find out all about my trip! 

Best of Beaches #IGTravelThursday

aug-29-best-of-beachesBeaches.  There is nothing prettier than the ocean.  It is just too dang bad that all that pesky sand is in the way.  We live about 20 minutes to the Pacific Ocean and yet we rarely go.  And when I think about where I want to travel to (you know, like fantasy travel-wise) it’s all about the beaches.  Clearly I need to stop thinking about it in terms of far off destinations and take advantage of what is practically in my own back yard.  That being said, where in the world is YOUR favorite beach to visit?  What beach do you dream of sipping umbrella’d drinks on?

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From our recent anniversary trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, at the St. Regis Monarch Beach, Lookout Point in Corona Del Mar, Big Corona, the view of Laguna Beach from Lauren’s wedding, a gorgeous sunset from Pelican Hill.

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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.