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Cabo San Lucas Travel Guide & A GIVEAWAY!!

July 6, 2016
CABO SAN LUCAS BEACH AND INFINITY POOL

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I just spent an entire week in Mexico – Cabo San Lucas to be exact.  It was a-m-a-z-i-n-g.  Actually, more than amazing.  It was really the  best week of my life, and I can’t wait to go back!  Because I had such a wonderful trip, and we had a really great friend to show us around down there, I thought I’d put together a little Cabo San Lucas Travel Guide in case any of you plan a trip.  Make sure to also check out all of my outfits when I was there!

CABO SAN LUCAS travel guide BEACH AND INFINITY POOL

Where to Stay:

We stayed at the most amazing house down there, but there are a ton of great hotels like The One and Only Palmilla, Casa Natalia, and Cabo Surf.

cabo ocean and flowers

cabo red flowers

Activities:

  • Golf – We went to Cabo Real, which was a pretty course with some really beautiful ocean view holes on the back 9.  However, if you’re like me and only go to ride in the cart and drink beer, you still have to abide by the dress code, which means long shorts (ew) and a collared shirt.  I bought a collared shirt in the golf shop, but let me tell ya – there aren’t many good options. They were going to make me buy shorts as well but thankfully there weren’t any that fit.  I really didn’t want to buy a $110 pair of ugly ill-fitting shorts.
  • Stand Up paddle boarding – We went for 45 minutes one day and it was fun.  I don’t know if I could have done much longer than that though.  And if you’re going, make sure to put on a ton of sun screen!!  The water reflects the sun and you end up getting burnt in really weird places, like under your chin.  We could actually see some fish swimming underneath us, which was pretty cool.
  • Horse back riding on the beach –  We did this too.  I love riding horses, and will go with my mom occasionally when I’m home.  Usually, at least in Dallas, you have to pass a test before you’re allowed to do anything more than trot.  Not that way in Mexico.
  • Jet Ski – can rent one on the beach
  • Surf – you can take lessons and rent boards at Cabo Surf Hotel
  • Flyboard – on the beach
  • Banana Boat – on the beach
  • Snorkeling – I love, love, love to snorkel.  On our last full day there, we went to a little spot on the beach called Chileno Bay.  There’s one highway that runs through Los Cabos and Chilean Bay is at KM 16 or KM 17.  There are TONS of fish over there.  There are also little snorkel expeditions that you can go on, and I know some of them go to that area because we saw one.  If you like to snorkel, I’d definitely recommend it.

 

Bars / Drinking:

  • The Office – Great for day drinking on the beach
  • El Squid Roe – Such a fun atmosphere! It is really a once in a lifetime experience, so stop by at least for a little bit.  People are hammered and dancing all over the place.  Tip – the women carrying around jello shots will literally shove the jello shot down your throat, grab your boots, and smack your ass.  Then you have to pay for it.  This also goes for people that take your picture at The Nowhere Bar.  They cost $17 – we know from experience haha.  It is a pretty good pic though!
  • Mandala – A club scene right in town

the office cabo san lucas

Restaurants / Food:

  • Flora Farms – You MUST, MUST, MUST go to Flora Farms.  First, it’s a delicious restaurant.  I had been wanting to go for a while and we had reservations the night we got engaged.  It was so good that we went back a few days later for brunch.  For drinks, I highly recommended: the Perro Perdido – delicious, and exactly how I like my drinks – grapefruity;   the Watermelon Mojito – my mouth is watering just thinking about it.  It literally tasted like I was eating the slush of a watermelon; and the Farmarita –  it’s the most beautiful bold orange color and has a really delicious carrot taste that I never thought I’d want in a marg.  If you go for brunch, you have to get the bloody mary.  It’s so good, the prettiest color, and there’s basically a salad on the top of it.  For food, everything on the menu is good.  Seriously, you can’t go wrong.  Second, it’s not just a restaurant.  Flora Farms is also a farm, residence – cute little cottages that they’re currently selling, and shopping center.  There’s a clothing store called Self Edge, a soap shop where we got some argan oil and avocado soap, a jewelry store, James Perse, a wine shop with a cool underground cellar.  Tons of cool shops.  Oh also, Adam Levine got married here so there’s that.

flora farm perro perdido and farmacia

flora farms bloody mary

flora farms mimosa

flora farms bartender vegetables

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flora farms burrata

  • Edith’s – Authentic food from the Baja and one of the best restaurants in Cabo.  The atmosphere is really cool, and kinda feels like you’re eating dinner in a treehouse.  Also, there are tons of demonstrative dishes on the menu like Mexican Coffee where they light it on fire.  It’s so cool!
  • Taquiero el paisa – BEST tacos I’ve ever had in my entire life.  MUST, MUST, MUST go. It’s tucked away downtown right off of the main street.
  • Toro – A Richard Sandoval restaurant, so you know it’s delicious.  Cool atmosphere.  About 15 mins from downtown.
  • 7 Seas – the restaurant at the Cabo Surf Hotel. Casual and fun, good food, and you can watch the surfers while you eat dinner!
  • Mi Cocina at Casa Natalia – really good food and another cute little restaurant.
  • Asi y Asado – We tried to go here but got lost.  It’s Taquiero el paisa’s competitor so it must be good.

Overall, best trip of my life.  I can’t wait to go back!  If y’all go to Cabo, I wanna hear about it!! Leave me a comment.  And don’t forget to check out the Nordstrom giveaway below!!! Xo, AL

cabo san lucas infinity pool and kini swimsuit
4 karat round cut engagement ring

 

NORDSTROM GIVEAWAY!!!

One of the biggest sales of the year is around the corner and we want you to be ready for it! Enter below up to 101 times for a chance to win a $1225 gift card to Nordstrom just in time for the big Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!! Just think of what you could buy with this!! Complete 1 entry, or 101 entries, but the more times you enter the better chance you will have!

*Giveaway ends on 7/13 and winner will be announced on 7/14 (the first day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.) Must be 16+ years older to enter. International entrants welcome. Please keep in mind that you can not complete more than 101 entries, and that we can tell if the same person uses multiple emails to enter. ALL ENTRIES WILL BE VERIFIED, so make sure to hit ‘FOLLOW’ or ‘LIKE’ to complete each entry.

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  • Floortje July 7, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Looks like one happy place! love the photos

    Xx,

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  • KatWalkSF July 8, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    This looks like SUCH an amazing trip! Great tips too! I have been dying to try Flora Farms!

    -Kat
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  • Elise July 8, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Those photos are amazing! Must try all those things 🙂

  • Adaleta July 13, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Such beautiful imagery & I absolutely love all of your photos! I will be bookmarking this for my future trip to Cabo! xx Adaleta Avdic

  • Katie July 14, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Great post! Can’t wait to visit Flora Farms! We stayed at the One and Only last time we were down there and loved it!

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  • Mckenna Bleu July 19, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Your pictures look amazing! Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for the recommendation of places to eat! Im sure if i ever go i will stop by there!

  • hashtagfablife July 19, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Looks like an awesome time! The drinks look amazing!

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  • Greta July 19, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    It looks like you had an amazing trip! Vacationing in Cabo is on my bucket list!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Tori July 19, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Cabo looks beautiful!! You don’t have to convince me to take a trip to Mexico 😉

    Tori
    http://www.mooretori.com

  • Sockwun July 19, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    This place looks gorgeous! It sounds like you had fun. Thank you for sharing, Alex!

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  • Michelle mink July 19, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Wow this looks such such a fun and beautiful place to visit.

  • Amanda July 19, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Awesome pics and post! Loved reading about the spots you discovered, thanks for the tips 🙂

  • Danika Schultz July 20, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Ahh looks like you had an amazing time! Makes me wanna start planning a vacation 🙂
    xo,
    Danika | http://whatdanikadoes.com

  • Danika Schultz July 20, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Ahh looks like you had an amazing time! Cabo is seriously beautiful!
    xo,
    Danika | http://whatdanikadoes.com

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