Recap and review of Los Cabos summer getaway trip
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First of all, if you follow my blog and social media posts, you are well aware of the fact that I have a recent high school graduate. So,this past week I took my daughter, the graduate, on her senior trip. We went to Cabo! It was both our first time visiting Cabo. Along with that, I am providing a Recap and review of Los Cabos summer getaway trip.
We booked our travel through Costco travel and stayed at the Grand Fiesta Americana in Los Cabos. I must stay, the process was super easy, with so many options. The one thing I was not happy about was the fact that there no options for a non-stop flights in the trip we chose. This is not a sponsored post, so you get an honest review!
Nevertheless, I decided to use the Costco travel service, because I figured they would have contracts with reputable resorts and services, especially since it was our first time in Cabo. Generally, I can’t say I regret that decision.
Need to know…
Because we had no preplanned itinerary so we wear an easy target for the timeshare marketers at the airport. Which is one thing I did not know about…so beware. On the other hand, it’s not a bad thing if you’re interested in purchasing a time share, or just want the freebies that are offered, if you listen to their presentation. We got two bottle of tequila, a certificate for horseback riding, an explore Cabo tour, and a ride in the glass bottom boat…all almost a $700 deal….WIN!
We made it to Cabo with a stop at SFO
Moving on. we were picked up at the airport by a pre arranged transportation service, part of the all inclusive service through Costco travels, and we arrived at the hotel around 4pm. The view from our room was unbelievable…we had an oceanfront view. Also, we had a daily $50 room credit we could apply to a number of features like spa, drinks, room upgrade, and cabana rental, but not at the Fine Argentinian restaurant.
Being that we were tired, we spent the evening indoors, after having some taco at the La Taqueria restaurant in the resort grounds, and retired for the day. The room was spacious, and modest, with sitting area on the balcony.
The next day was all about the beach! We spent all day at the beach after sleeping in. My daughter loved feeding the fish, played in the water a bit and then had lunch at the restaurant by the lake. We opted not to lay on the beach, even though we had a room credit to cover part of the cost for a cabana rental. We opted to use the credit instead, for our spa day, where we got a 90min outdoor massage, spent time in the sauna and hot room, then retired for the day.
On day three, we spent part of the day listening to a marketing presentation at Pueblo Bonito resort for timeshare, or as he called it…”fractional ownership” of a vacation slot. We returned to the hotel to get ready for the horseback ridding excursion. The ranch owners were very nice. Although we had a free ticked from the timeshare presentation, it only covered rides through the desert, so we had to pay $5 for change to ride to the beach, playa Medano, and take pis, before riding through the desert.
P.S. Take plenty of $1, $5 bills and Pesos to use for tips!
oh my butt…
Although it was our first time on horse back, my daughter was amazingly confident, while I was terrified at first, but got better. I have to say though, I wish the saddle was more padded, cos I felt like I was sitting on a bed of rocks, and was even more pronounced when the she tried to gallop along. I quickly learned to slow her down…ijs. Also, my horse, Pinta, seemed to be super hungry, or just loved to eat. She stopped at every brush to take a bite.
One more thing, I was thankful we didn’t end up in the filthy water we had to cross, since of of the horses decide to just sit down in the middle of the trail, and sent her rider falling. No injury, thank God! I’m pretty sure they get tired of the trip routine. The horse owners also had a ranch chihuahua dog that followed us the entire trip, wadding through the water like it was nothin…Ha!
Day #4 was our Explore Cabo tour day. The transportation service picked us up, first thing in the morning at he hotel lobby. We started at the Marina, rode to the Arco in the glass bottom boat, and back. Then we visited a glass making factory, tequila Making simulation Factory where we learned about the history of tequila making, and had tequila tasting. Then, on to the market place, the town square and church, then some lunch at ….. I have to say, the guide was super knowledgeable about the town, and history.
one last dip…
Furthermore, we ended up at the beach again, that evening. I posted an IGTV post you can check out here. Consequently, we had a fun time frolicking in the waves…as much as I am scared of large bodies of water, I still had a good time.
Finally, I do hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post. Leave me any comments or questions below. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you next week…Ciao!!