Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Where the turquoise Pacific waters meet the burnt orange Baja desert, creating the dreamiest southwestern palette. Is it time to go back already?
In the summer of 2018, my family and I last-minute decided to book a trip (it’s what we do best) to the southern point of the Baja California peninsula. If you know my family, you know that we travel to adventure, so Cabo had our name written alllllll over it. From tearing up the desert on ATV’s to boating across the Sea of Cortez to an island named “Espiritu Santo,” Cabo offered a plethora of activities that blew all our expectations out of the water.
WHERE TO STAY
For hotel recommendations, we stayed at the Playa Grande Resort and LOVED our stay. Located on a private beach at the very tip of the Baja Peninsula where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, this resort is within walking distance of downtown shopping, restaurants, and activities. Favorite part of this resort? Its several infinity pools overlooking Cabo’s coastal cliffs! Alllll the heart eyes for that view.
WHERE TO EAT
We walked the beach from Playa Grande to El Farallon, which is hands down the BEST upscale restaurant in Cabo San Lucas. It is tucked into the cliffs of Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. As we listened to live Spanish music with massive waves crashing underneath our table, we chose our dinner from the most delicious ocean-to-table menu (highly recommend the sea bass!). Pretty sure my meal was sent directly from heaven. Definitely one of the best days ever!
WHERE TO ADVENTURE
Tearing up a desert? Sign us up. Our Baja off-roading adventure by Cactus Tours was one for the books. We chose the “Side-by-Side Adventure” and couldn’t think of a better way to see the desert terrain and Pacific beaches than on this excursion. Our 2 hour tour included helmets, goggles, bandanas, water, and round trip transportation. This is definitely a must during your stay in Cabo!
For all my thrill-seekers and daredevils, you can’t leave Cabo without flying through the Baja desert with Wild Canyon Zipline Tours. Wild Canyon offers the largest zipline tour in Cabo with guests hanging more than 300 feet above ground and zipping over eight soccer fields in length! On some lines, my three sisters and I were able to enjoy the view and link up together. The tour includes a few hikes from each station, so bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and your best pair of tennis shoes.
Finally, we ended this stellar trip with embarking on one of my favorite adventures to date: a private tour to Baja’s hidden treasure, the island of Espiritu Santo. Our day included sailing across the Sea of Cortez, swimming and playing with wild sea lions, snorkeling colorful reefs, scouting the canyons and rock formations on the island, and enjoying authentic Baja ceviche tostadas. If you’re looking to “see it all” during your time, I highly recommend this all-day tour. It is truly an experience you will never forget!
Here’s to many more adventures to come and hopefully visiting the desert and the sea again very soon!