Why Cabo San Lucas Is the Perfect Girls Getaway Destination
For ages women have been escaping their daily lives with their closest girlfriends to recharge, have some fun, and disconnect from the stress of home, work, family, or whatever else they need to escape from. But there is always a weird thing that happens, where no one can decide where to go or where to eat or when to do it all because no one wants anyone else to get upset. That sounds downright awful to me.
There are four of us who decided to travel to Cabo San Lucas together, Ana of Mrs. O Around the World, Leah of Leah Travels, and Lauren, better known as the very cheeky Where in the World is Lola?. We all have very different personalities: Ana loves the finer things in life and would never turn away a spa treatment, Leah is a bit more adventurous but still likes her luxury, Lola is full of enthusiasm and doesn’t miss a beat, and I love some adrenaline-pumping, never-take-a-minute-to-rest fun.
Here are the top 10 reasons Cabo San Lucas was a great destination for us all:
Cabo San Lucas is an easy flight from just about anywhere in the United States. From my home base of Los Angeles, it’s a simple two-and-a-half hour flight. Alaska, American Airlines, United, and Aeromexico have direct flights from major cities including New York, Miami, Houston, and LA. I am sure there are more; check your area for flight times. Since Ana lives in the United Kingdom, she flew in to meet Lauren in Boston and the two of them flew to Los Cabos together.
From radical bungee jumping to much less intense poolside massages, I am sure you will be able to find what best suites you. The ladies and I enjoyed a few different activities: lounging by the pool, enjoying signature cocktails from Bar Esquina, and taking a turn getting a poolside massage. I’m not the spa lover Ana is, but I wasn’t complaining, considering earlier in the day I had her out on a stand-up paddle board with the Cabo SUP girls, Shey and Lizzy. As Ana enjoyed the beach, Leah, Lauren, and I ripped up the bay on Wave Runners. Then we all wrapped up the day with a sunset cruise that took us out and around the tip of the peninsula and back. Lauren and I tore up the beach on half-day-long ATV rides the next morning.
I have talked about the Bahia Hotel before, but I love this place. The staff is friendly and willing to accommodate most requests. The rooms are great; the beds are comfy. I rarely like my hotel bed, but these I can sleep in without any issue.
Mexican food is my go-to food. Anytime I crave something, it’s usually Mexican cuisine. We enjoyed a great Mexican breakfast every morning at Bar Esquina with a very artfully crafted coffee drink done by the barista, Sheila. We also ate at Edith’s, which happens to be down the street from the Bahia. Edith’s has some of the best Mexican food in the area and is frequented by the locals, so you know it’s good. We also went to a little town called Todos Santos and had a lovely lunch at Guaycura Boutique Hotel, where we sat on a rooftop with a view of the city.
A good bar always makes a trip better. Bar Esquina makes my two new favorite cocktails: the Cabo Caliente and the Farmers Mark. The Cabo Caliente is made with tequila and Serrano chilies, and the Farmer’s Mark is made with fresh tomatoes, basil, and Maker’s Mark. They are the best summer drinks ever.
Things to see in Cabo San Lucas are plentiful. Be sure to visit Land’s End Arch, the legendary nightclub Squid Roe, and Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo, and make a trip to Todos Santos to visit the legendary Hotel California.
I love, love, love the people in Cabo San Lucas. Everyone we met was warm and friendly, and if you don’t speak Spanish it’s no problem. Maybe it’s because I grew up in San Diego, but being in Baja is like being home.
The relaxing atmosphere at the Bahia Hotel pool will sooth you and get you ready for an evening out.
It happened to be my birthday while we were in Cabo. My husband, Jason, and our kids surprised me by traveling to meet up with us to help celebrate. We went to Edith’s for dinner and had to watch out for the surprise tequila shooters. After dinner, the Bahia Hotel’s pastry chef made me a very decadent chocolate cake to wrap up the evening’s celebrations.
As women, we love to shop. Cabo San Lucas has tons of shops and markets to stroll through. Lauren was in need of a hot pink sombrero, and we found one: