All about our trip to Cabo – where we ate, stayed and what we did!
The winters in Utah genuinely and truly last for 6 months sometimes (or longer!), so Tyler and I decided that we would always book a warm weather trip in January or February. We went on a trip to Arizona in December with our kids and that ended up being a disaster because all of us got sick. So it was not the rejuvenation I was hoping for. Luckily we had this trip already planned to look forward to. It was honestly my saving grace on a cold, wintry day. I needed some sunshine! If I’m not very intentional about getting light, I tend to get seasonal depression and having a warm weather trip to look forward to has had great effects on my mental health. This year, I even got a membership to local tanning bed place (Beaches), because I just needed that warmth on my skin. This trip was just what we needed!
cabo travel details
We decided that since it was just the two of us, the trip could be shorter because we knew we would get plenty of time to relax. We flew in on Thursday and flew out on Sunday, so we had two less than half days there and two full days in Cabo. I love flying to Cabo from Utah — it’s a direct flight (only 2 hours and 45 minutes), there is no time change, and many of the hotels on the beach are about 20-30 minutes away from the airport. As far as weather, it’s almost always hot in January, which is hard to find unless you travel far. It was the perfect vacation for us!
When we arrived on Thursday it was really crowded in the airport. It took us about an hour to get out and scan our passports which I don’t think is common. When we walked out, we chose to get a taxi, but also noticed it was the same price as an Uber from where we were to where we were going. As we were waiting to load up, I started to laugh because I had just remembered that I had not packed ANY swimming suits for this trip!! Who does that?! It was hilarious.
Our taxi driver was so kind and stopped at a grocery store so I could grab a swimming suit but needless to say I wasn’t expecting much. It’s normally so hard to find a good fitting suit! I grabbed the only one that seemed semi-decent and we headed to the hotel. We stayed at the Westin Vacation Club and we really liked it for a few different reasons. The gym was nice and clean, and the food was incredible. The shrimp and fish tacos and the guacamole were incredible! The pools were gorgeous and we loved how the chairs were set up under umbrellas and we could order food whenever we wanted. The activities were fun, and Tyler ended up winning first place in the corn hole competition.
As far as a family stay… I wouldn’t bring my kids here. The beach sand was rough and the beach wasn’t swimmable on most days unless you signed a waiver because it had a strong current. If my kids were here, they wouldn’t be able to easily play on the beach and jump in the water. But for just Tyler and I… it was perfect!! There were a few times when the water was more smooth, so we were able to get in a a little bit!
While we were there, we would workout out in the mornings and then spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach! Then in the evenings we would venture out and find some places to eat. For dinner, I would recommend these places in this order:
- Acre – The food AND the atmosphere was stunning. This is my top pick!
- Flora Farms – Really cute experience. Love the shops + it’s so charming!
- Edith’s – So charming! I love the ambiance
The other places we tried were:
- The Office – I loved the food and decor, but it was REALLY loud so I’m not sure if I’d recommend.
- Arbol at Las Ventanas – it was really loud but the ambiance was pretty.
your questions about my trip to cabo answered
What was the best restaurant?
Do you prefer all inclusive or not?
I don’t drink alcohol so I don’t think all-inclusive is worth it, plus I like to go off-property for dinner and explore other areas.
From airport to resort, you felt safe? Those transfers scare me.
Yes! We took a taxi from the airport so it felt safe.
what to wear on your Trip to cabo
- Dresses! I like to dress up at night on our vacations so I like to bring some dresses that I keep in my closet as staples!
- Swimsuit Coverup – This is one of my favorite cover ups – it’s classic and you’ll wear over and over again. (Don’t forget the swimsuit too! Ha!)
- Cardigan – Bring a cardigan because it can get chilly at night if you go in January.
- Sandals, sunglasses and hats
- This is Tyler’s favorite swimming of all time and you will NOT believe the price. It’s comfortable, flattering and affordable. SUCH a win!
Plan to relax and have a blast!