It’s been a month since I went on vacation, so this post is way overdue. But this week, I found myself looking at the vacation pics in disbelief. I couldn’t believe how wonderful and relaxing it was at the time, in the moment–and I still can’t! I returned from Cabo San Lucas with a fresh tan and a relaxed mind & body. This year, I promised myself that I would go on a much-needed vacation with Manny and enjoy every moment of downtime. After 4 years of going to school, working full-time, squeezing running into my schedule (when possible), and navigating the world that shoves itself in a post-college grad’s face, I knew I’d be ready for a week away from the city. In April, we began thinking about where we wanted to go. We had ideas of going to NYC–We’ve both never been, despite having traveled to Europe. (You’d think NYC would have happened at some point.) We had other ideas of going to San Francisco and exploring a city we don’t know much about (we’re good at that). But after my Dad mentioned Mexico for the first time, I comfortably settled on either Cabo San Lucas or Puerto Vallarta. My Dad was incredibly generous and offered to help us book a resort through RCI, the travel company he works for. I was shocked and humbled and happy that he knew we needed a relaxing vacation. (Thanks Dad!). We purchased flights at the end of April and waited impatiently until the day we could pack our bags and bid adieu to the city.
We decided to stay at the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort about an hour away from the Cabo airport. The reviews I poured over prior to choosing our resort mentioned that this was the place to go if you wanted to relax, fall asleep to the sound of the waves crashing at night, avoid college kids wasting their vacation dollars on too many alcoholic drinks, and enjoy several pools and restaurants on site. From the moment we stopped off the plane, this is exactly how I experienced Cabo. Almost everyday we woke up around 9:30 (without an alarm), made a fresh pot of coffee, and enjoyed breakfast on the balcony with an ocean view. It’s a sight I can’t get out of my head and it boggles my mind that we got to enjoy if for a full week. After that we’d freshen up and get ready to head to the pool. Our favorite pool (out of the 4-5 on site) was the Sky Pool, which happened to have direct access to the building where our suite was located. A short elevator ride and walk away and we were at the highest point of the resort, enjoying an infinity pool with an ocean view. (The resort, unfortunately, does not have swim access at the beach because of a ridiculous rip tide. We knew this before arriving and were happy to explore the resort’s amenities instead.)
When we got back, everyone asked the necessary questions: A) What is amazing? and B) What did you guys do? The answers to both questions were very simple: It was absolutely amazing and we didn’t do anything! We literally enjoyed food & drink, sunshine, swimming in the pool, some light reading, and some much needed sleep. Manny and I promised ourselves to return there in 5 years and next time it will be on our dime (THANKS AGAIN DAD!)
Here are some pics to recap, because I don’t think words would do it justice: