So, I’m finally getting around to posting about my trip to San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I decided not to wait almost an entire year like I did with my trip to Puerto Rico. I have to start being more consistent with this blog if I’m going to do what I envisioned for it. More on that later.
5 4 days in San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas on a girls trip. I won’t dwell on me missing my flight which resulted in me only spending 4 days in Mexico. But just know.. I have an appointment with TSA for TSA pre-check. OK!
So, the first day that I actually touched down was on Friday. I had missed the zip lining adventure but decided to not dwell on that. And that’s mainly because I had amazing views to appreciate and it made everything alright.
We booked a penthouse suite in San Jose del Cabo at the Alegranza, which is about 30 minutes away from Cabo San Lucas. Since we booked around Spring Break, I found it beneficial that we stayed outside of Cabo San Lucas. And the sunrises and sunsets were absolutely breathtaking.
SATURDAY — I was able to get a taste of the amazing food at one of Alegranza’s restaurants, Palapa, that my friends had been raving about while I was still in Louisiana. I am truly a foodie so there isn’t much I won’t try and I’m usually never let down.
After breakfast, we ventured out to Baja Outback where we were able to ride camels and have an authentic Mexican dinner along with a tequila tasting. The food was absolutely amazing and I think what was so cool, besides the camel ride, was the tortilla making demonstration.
SUNDAY — The next day was our Dolphin Encounter and party cruise. We ended up having to skip breakfast because the times were listed differently on our itinerary and instead of having a dolphin encounter at Cabo Aventures’ San Jose del Cabo site, we had to go out to San Lucas again. So since we had time before our encounter, we grabbed authentic tacos from a truck right outside the building at the Marina. Fernando at Mariscos Brisa served us fresh mango juice and the best taco I have ever tasted in my life thus far.
The dolphin encounter was quite the experience. We had the pleasure of interacting with Rennie. We got a chance to feed him, dance with him, pet him, and kiss him. And lately, I’m all about kissing and interacting with animals so I went for it and Rennie splashed me right in my face. -_- But he behaved long enough for me to pose with him.
Yes, I have a sew-in. HELL NO! I will NEVER get another one.
Moving along, after the encounter, we took a water taxi to the other side of the marina (because it’s necessary if you don’t have 22 mins to walk to the other side) to get on our party snorkel cruise. We booked with Wild Cabo Tours. The party part was pretty dope minus how crowded it was. And the views were absolutely amazing. El Arco and the beautiful water, yes to it all.
But the snorkeling, not so much. I ended up getting a mouthpiece that was broken and the mask slipped out of my mouth. No bueno. That cut my time in the Pacific short and with so many people in the water, the fish didn’t even bother. So I hopped back on the boat, ate lunch, and danced until we docked.
The lunch was pretty good. Wasn’t better than Fernando’s taco, but it did what I needed it to do until I was able to find something else. So, to sum this excursion up, if you want to do a day party, it’s a must but make sure to bring snacks and possibly your own snorkel gear.
MONDAY — Monday was more of a duo trip because we’re early birds and wanted to make the most of our last full day in Cabo. Palapa finally had bread for the french toast I had been craving and it was well worth the wait. I almost want to go back just for the french toast, but that’ll be too greedy of me.
Besides the food and the amazing service, I think another thing I really enjoyed was the visits from the iguanas. If you’re not a big fan of lizards, you may have to get over it because they roam freely throughout Mexico. I managed to put one on my head so I think you’ll be fine.
After breakfast, my PNC headed to the marina to see what we could get into. Walter set us up with parasailing which was amazing. My friend was very nervous and had everyone in the boat laughing. The waves were pretty rough, but the bumpy ride made it that much more fun. If you’ve never gone parasailing, it’s not as scary as you think. Yes, you are very high in the air, but I think a lot of people think that you just fly back or up in the air very quickly. The complete opposite happens and it’s a very smooth departure from the boat and you just float in the air. The views were amazing.
Immediately after parasailing, Martin grabbed us from the boat and put us on the shuttle to get on our ATVs in the desert. The transition was crazy but we made it, check in, picked our ATV, and geared up.
The ride and the views were breathtaking. I’m thinking that we were back in the Baja but I can’t be absolutely sure since we didn’t really have time to find out where the tour went that we booked with Martin. But it all worked out and I’m grateful time was on our side.
Overall, Mexico was absolutely amazing. I can’t say enough about it. The locals, their service ethic, the food, the culture.. all something that should be experienced. I haven’t decided when I’m going back, but I do know I will return. But first, Austin by way of Dallas next week and then I’m off to this gorgeous island for my first solo trip and Airbnb experience in May.