Hello beautiful friends!
We’re back! A week ago Tuesday we got up bright and early, headed to the local airport and began our Spring Break vacation. We headed south of the border to Los Cabos, Mexico. We took my bestie Kelsey with us so I could have someone to hang out with while Chris was out scuba diving.
We arrived in Cabo in the early afternoon and hopped into a shuttle van to take us to our resort.
It was a little crowded.
We stayed at a great resort called Marina Sol. Marina Sol has four buildings set in a square configuration, with a big grassy area and pool in the middle.
They are condos with full kitchens, sitting areas, and balconies.
The resort is located two blocks off Medano Beach and two blocks from the main downtown corridor and the marina. This was great because we could easily walk to the beach, shopping, restaurants and to the dive shop where Chris was diving from. We only had to take a cab or bus a couple of times the whole trip, which saved us a ton of money!
After we got to the condo and got situated we headed out to explore, have some lunch and have some beverages! After some tasty tacos at a local taco stand we headed over to the Marina to find the dive shop. Once we did that it was time for a tasty beverage!
The next morning Chris was up early (as usual) because he was excited to go diving. He and I walked a block up the road and got a cup of coffee to enjoy on our condo balcony. Kelsey got up a bit later and then Chris headed off to go diving. Here are a couple of the pics he took on his dives.
While he was off doing that Kels and I (after hitting up the coffee shop again for breakfast smoothies-she had a berry smoothie and I had a peanut butter and banana smoothie) hopped on the city bus for a quick trip to the local Walmart. We wanted to get a few groceries to help save on food expenses. I know there is this idea that Mexico is an inexpensive place to vacation, and it is in a lot of ways, but food in Cabo is EXPENSIVE!! I mean, really expensive. Our *average* meal price for lunch was $50-60 for the three of us. And, lest you think we were boozing it up or having steak and lobster, no our typical lunch was tacos or burgers or something simple, and usually if we had drinks at lunch it was only one round.
After our Walmart expedition, Kelsey and I decided to hit the pool for a little while. We had arranged to meet Chris down at the Marina later that afternoon when he got back from his dive, but we had a little while before we had to head out.
That’s the ticket, right there!
Later we met Chris downtown, wandered around a bit, and then headed to the beach. Sounds rough, doesn’t it?
The next couple of days were pretty much a repeat. Chris got up early, we had coffee on the balcony, Kelsey got up and then Chris would head out to go diving. Kelsey and I went and did a little “errand” running, souvenir shopping, money exchange, or whatever, and then would hit the beach or the pool. We would have a drink or two throughout the day, listen to music, people watch, read a book and just relax and sunbathe.
We did get henna tattoos on the beach one day, which was fun!
I really liked mine.
Kelsey got one on her ankle, and later she got one on the inside of her left wrist.
In the afternoons we would meet up with Chris, have some food, and then hit the pool or the beach, again.
The only other big exciting thing we did was go on a charter fishing trip. The scenery was gorgeous, but the fishing sucked. And, poor Kelsey, the swells were pretty big that day and she didn’t enjoy herself on the boat at all. It was a long trip for her. And it was a crappy fishing trip. We didn’t catch ANYTHING. Not even anything we had to throw back! I think our “captain” and his son were bad fishermen or something. They didn’t interact with us at all. They set up the fishing lines and then went up onto the fly bridge and ignored us. If we saw marlin fins in the water the son would jump down, reel in one line and then use a fresh bait line (instead of a lure) to try and catch the marlin…but he was always way too slow and it was just dumb.
The coolest part about the whole trip was the sea lion that jumped up on the back “swim step” of the boat as we came back into the marina at the end of our fishing trip. The fisherman guide came down and fed him some of our bait fish while I sat on the stern of the boat. Chris and Kelsey took pictures. They were too chicken to go sit next to him. Haha! Or they are smarter than me, on or the other.
Fishing was Sunday, and then Monday was another day of wandering around, doing a little shopping, and hanging out at the beach pretty much all day. I don’t have any pictures because my phone (that I just got replaced!) took a little ice water swim in my backpack earlier in the week when one of our ice packs leaked. GAH!! Luckily, once I got home it was able to be repaired. Whew!!
Tuesday came much too quickly and before we knew it it was time to head home. A loooong afternoon of flying and airports ensued and we stumbled through the door around 11 Tuesday night. The kitties were very happy to see us.
Cabo is a beautiful place. The sun was warm, the water and sand are gorgeous. We had a great time, lots of relaxation and laughs. Just exactly what a vacation is supposed to be.
Have you ever been to Cabo? Where is your favorite vacation destination?