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Tim and I have never been “beach people.”  We would prefer a good hiking trail or a walk through a brand new city over a vacation at the beach.  That was until we went to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Sea of Cortez

Tim and I spent a four day weekend here in 2009, on an Overachiever Trip for Tim meeting his sales numbers with AGI.  Our hotel was the Hilton Los Cabos, which was phenomenal.  Great food, an endless pool, white sandy beaches, well appointed rooms, and whale watching from the outdoor restaurants makes this one of my favorite hotels.  At the time Tim and I were training for triathlons so going for daily swims in the crystal clear waters of the Sea of Cortez was like paradise.

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Hilton Beach Cabo

Cabo san Lucas Beach

Lover’s Beach

Tim and I spent a morning on our own, kayaking out to Lover’s Beach. Later in the day AGI rented a catamaran which we took out to the same point, enjoying dinner and drinks.

Lover’s Beach is one of the most popular spots to visit while in Cabo San Lucas. To get here, you need some sort of floating transportation. You can either take the water taxi from the marina or rent a kayak.

Lovers beach Cabo San Lucas

Lovers beach

Nightlife in Cabo San Lucas

We ended the day with yet another big reason to go to Cabo San Lucas…partying in the town of Cabo San Lucas.  Tim and I went to Cabo Wabo Cantina, a bar built by Sammy Hagar.  We have always been fans of his tequila, Cabo Wabo, and where better to enjoy it than in Sammy Hagar’s bar in Mexico!

Looking for spots to try? Here are five awesome bars in Cabo San Lucas:

San Jose del Cabo

Later in the weekend Tim and I spent an afternoon wandering around the small, laid back town of San Jose del Cabo.  This was a spot less visited by tourists than Cabo San Lucas, which is why we liked it here.  Tim and I did a little window shopping, browsed through art galleries, and snacked on Mexican food.

Shopping in Cabo

Julie in a sombrero

Hilton Los Cabos

Hilton Cabo san Lucas

Cabo Beach

Beach at Hilton los Cabos

We spent the rest of the weekend lounging by the pool or on the beach, enjoying tropical drinks and the warm, salty air.  Cabo San Lucas…some day we will be back!


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    Emily

    Hi,

    I wanted to email as I have a severe peanut allergy and I am planning on travelling to Mexico next month. As the trip gets nearer I am more and more unsure if its a good idea. I have been reading things online about peanuts being everywhere and it being impossible to avoid cross contamination. I wondered if you or anyone you know had visited Oaxaca and had any helpful tips or reassurance for what it might be like.

    Many thanks

    Emily

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      Julie

      Hello Emily. We have not been to Oaxaca so can’t offer advice based on experience. The closest we have been is Cabo San Lucas, and that was just Tim and I, without kids, and that was way back in 2010. I can understand your hesitation. Hopefully someone else will chime in with advice. Cheers, Julie

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