A Weekend in Cabo: What Really Happens? - Jody Robbins | Travels with Baggage

My Weekend in Cabo

Beach at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Resort

Have you ever been to a place where it felt like you were at home, though you’d never lived there? For me, there are certain destinations I have a thing with. I always knew London and I were meant to be, but Cabo is another mistress of mine. With direct flights from Calgary, a weekend trip to Cabo couldn’t be easier.

Hotel bedspread welcome

I’ve been to this hotspot a few times in the past two years, but last weekend’s jaunt was a “work” trip as evidenced by our bedspread welcome.

View of Cabo Arches from Boat

Friday was spent in water. First to the Arches, then to Chileno Bay for a spot of sea kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkeling.

Pueblo bonito Sunset Resort Pool

One of the writers in the group was a psychic who did poolside palm readings for us that afternoon. I made my new best friend take notes on my reading, as I was in no state to remember that my Jupiter was rising. Naturally, I can’t read her handwriting, but I was able to make out the words, “energetic” and “independent.” Thank god I didn’t pay someone to tell me that.

Woman holding cocktail at Cabo resort

Then there were cocktails and a site tour of Esperanza, a swish resort Fergie and Josh Duhamel recently stayed at. Here’s another celebrity nugget: Barak Obama stayed in Villa 67 during the G20 summit.

Hotel El Ganzo Concert

Saturday morning we cooked up a storm at Los Tamarindos, an organic farm and restaurant near San Jose, before taking in a concert by Ximena Sariñana (Mexico’s Nora Jones) at Hotel El Ganzo. El Ganzo rocks. Next Tuesday I’ll detail more on this property where Charlie Sheen and Slash like to party.

Oh, and I did my first celebrity interview with Heather McDonald from Chelsea Lately. She was in town performing at the Cabo Comedy Festival.

Mexican food souveniers

But quite possibly the best part of my trip was making my driver stop at the MEGA in San Jose en route to the airport. God, I love that store. While I couldn’t get my hands on any pan de muerto, I was able to pick up cactus tostadas and fresh from the oven corn tortillas, plus tamarind pulp for cocktails and Tajine, cuz it rocks on tortillas, coconut and oranges. I may have thrown in a few treats for Eve and Dan, too.

I’m the world’s best packer, so there was ample room in my suitcase for these necessary purchases, and no extra charge for my overweight suitcase. If only I had nabbed the correct suitcase off the luggage carousel, all would’ve been swell. Can you believe some dude has the same bag, same size, same luggage tag as I do?

Have you ever been to Cabo? What are your favourite spots there?

Thank you to Los Cabos Tourism and Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort who hosted my stay. As always, my opinions are my own. 

 

 

4 Responses to A Weekend in Cabo: What Really Happens?

  1. I’ve never been to Cabo and feel quite envious of this trip. I’d love to go. The hot chocolate – packaged in squares -is something I’ve brought home from Mexico too.

    • Maureen F says:

      Have also been to Cabo, I visited in September of this year (2013). It was absolutely fabulous, and like u I felt like it was home…felt very safe. My sister & I stayed at Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa…it was wonderful…it was located on the Marina & was an all inclusive..what I loved about it was the uniqueness of being able to go to restaurants/bars right on the Marina as part of our all inclusive. Spent alot of time at El Squid Row (& Billy Kitchen) what a great place to party loved it!! :-). Have to say another big highlight for me was the camel ride & authentic Mexican lunch as well as desert tour (all one excursion). It was just amazing…20 minute camel ride down a virgin beach along the Pacific Ocean. Food was delish, they also had tequila tasting which I opted out of. So impressed with Cabo I am returning again Feb 2014 for my birthday for 8 nights….can not wait!!! :-)

  2. Jody says:

    Heather MacDonald of Chelsea Lately also loves Squid Row. I’ve never been, but it’s on my list now! I know the exact tour you’re talking about: Camel and Outback Safari with Cabo Adventures. Wasn’t it fantastic? Even my (then) 7yo loved it. Thank you so much for commenting, hope you have a great time when you get back there in Feb. for your B-day. For a fun afternoon rent surf boards from Cabo Surf Hotel and eat at their fab organic resto Seven Seas.

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