Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ola from Cabo, Mexico

Let's face it, it's been a long winter! And no, it's not just me, it's the locals who say so too. With this in mind, Mexico seemed like the perfect destination, to celebrate my.........35TH birthday. Oh my goodness, 35.

We had been to Riveria Maya near Cancuun before, so we decided to go the opposite side of Mexico, to cabo San Luca, unlike Cancuun, which is bushy and lushes, Cabo is desert and Cacti.
On the 1st, my BD, my wonderful husband woke me up at 12am, and gave me a stunning diamond ring. Lucky girl, and 5 hours later, we headed to the airport to catch our flight to Cabo.

When we landed, I smiled as the warm balmy weather greated me, all sunny and hot. Ola Mexico!

Shuttle ride from airport to hotel

Our hotel was amazing, it was absolutely beautiful, and it got even better when we were given a welcome marguerrita. The Hotel Melia Cabo, is a all-inclusive hotel. You get a band around you write when you arrive, and then you do not pay a cent further. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as all drinks, wine, cocktails incl.

Lounge in hotel lobby

Walkway down to pool and restaurants

Chris checking in

View of ocean and pool from hotel entrance

Chris and I were soon relaxing next to the pool, soaking up the sun.

Hotel pool

At the pool bar

The first 2 days we spent chilling on the beach, sipping cocktails and enjoying swimming in the Sea of Cortez.

Having lunch, mmmmm

View from restaurant where we had lunch

Our room

Horseriding on the beach

Hilton hotel next door and our hotel pool in the morning

Spa pool overlooking the sea

What a pool!

On the 3rd day, we got adventures and ventured, via local bus, in Cabo San Lucas. Cabo has a big mall on the marina, where there are restaurants, clubs, boutiques and tons of expensive boats.
We booked a cruise on the catamaran for the next day, where we would go snorkelling and have lunch on board.

Chris at the local bus stop

Cabo Mall

Si Senor

Streets of Cabo

My Boat....I wish!

Yummy, Marg!

Happy Hour!

Local fish restaurant in Cabo

After frinding a local restaurant, famous for their fresh fish, Chris and I enjoyed a amazing meal, margs and of course, no mexican meal would be complete without the seranading of a mexican band.

On our last day, we joined a great group of people for our cruise and snorkelling trip. We cruised past lovers beach, famous cabo Arch and then into the deep sea. It was amazing to see a big cruise liner docked in the bay, boy did I feel small next to that big ship. We had a wonderful surprise when 2 whales were spotted in front of our boat. We were also lucky to spot some dolphines.

Massive Cruise Liner

Fun in the sun

All geared-up for snorkelling

Whale spotting


The cruise went via 2 bays, the first where we could snorkell and kayak, and the last only to snorkel. Back on board we enjoyed some lunch and more marguerittas before heading back into the marina. Mexico is really a special and amazing place.

I'll definately be back!