TK Destinations: Los Cabos, Mexico

Although I’ve been home for a few weeks now, my subtle tan still reminds me of my recent summer vacation to Los Cabos, Mexico. My fiancé and I joined my family for a weeklong getaway south of the border, and had a wonderful time! In keeping with our TK Destinations-theme, here are the highlights:

Location, Location, Location:
If you’re a West Coast resident, Mexico can be the perfect long weekend (or longer) escape. The short flight time is most appealing—and in under 3 hours, you can be sipping margaritas and soaking up the Mexican sun!

September 21_image1Home Away From Home:
There are many places to stay in Los Cabos. The coast is lined with all-inclusive resorts, which are popular for those wanting a full-service and convenient experience. My family rented a private home in the community of Pedregal. We enjoyed having the amenities of a home and being a bit removed from the hustle-and-bustle of the notorious Mexican nightlife. Pedregal is carved into the cliff side and offers unique handcrafted homes, charming cobblestone streets, and a spectacular view of Los Cabos!

September 21_image2El Arco:
One of Cabo’s most well-known and popular sights is El Arco, an incredible rock formation that appears to erupt from the sea. My family indulged in a “snorkel adventure” that cruised by the famous arch on our way to the snorkel site. This distinctive landmark made the perfect background for family photos. During some seasons the water level is so low that you can actually walk underneath the arch. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to experience that on this particular trip, but we sure did enjoy the view from the boat!

September 21_image4Soak Up the Sun and the Culture:
Mexico is filled with sunshine and culture. Cabo San Lucas is a traditional Mexican town with unique charm and authenticity. When we needed a break from the beach, we strolled through the marina and down the cobblestone streets, and peeked into local stores and shops. We discovered boutiques, art galleries and specialty shops with local goodies—artwork, leather goods and cigars, to name a few.

September 21_image3Dine and Drink:
Mexico has plenty to offer when it comes to delicious food and drink. We certainly had our fill with tableside guacamole, sizzling fajitas (my personal favorite!) and zesty margaritas! There is much variety in Cabo cuisine—I recommend indulging in both the fine dining and casual gems that the city has the offer. One of our highlights was a neighborhood jewel where we dined our first night, Los Tres Gallos. Under the trees in the beautiful outdoor garden, we dined on fresh and flavorful local dishes. Another favorite was Tacos Guss—a street food restaurant off the beaten path that actually produces the most authentic and delectable tacos in town! And an added bonus, the price! Our family of 6 at for $30.00! And of course, Mexico is known for its cervecza, so we made sure to enjoy plenty of Corona and Pacifico! Cheers!

September 21_image5Although I know my tan will eventually fade, my memories of Cabo will not. Being a California girl, I had experienced Mexico before, but this trip was extra special as it was my fiancés first visit.

Overall, I would definitely recommend Los Cabos, Mexico for your next vacation! Have you visited Cabo? If so, what are some of your favorites spots to visit?

This post is part of on ongoing series. Please check out our full list of TK Destinations posts.

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