Back In Stride

If you ever get the chance to go to Cabos San Lucas, Mexico - don't pass it up. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we've decided to go back next year. We also met a lot of couples who do the same. I guess that speaks to the quality of vacation you receive there. It was hands down a much better time than any of the cruises I've been on.

The environment was a desert paradise (rains only in September) perched between The Sea of Cortez and The Pacific Ocean. The locals are super friendly. There's lot's of activities for the entire family and from what I've been told the nightlife was nice (sorry, I'm an old head, I was in the jacuzzi during the late hours). There was also some good eating to be had in some of the local restaurants (I definitely recommend La Golondrina).

No menus at the table, you have to stand at the board and remember your order.

The lobsters were almost as big as your face.

Seafood Combo plate

I have to thank the Tucker family (Phil, Irma, PJ, and Tiffany) from the California Bay Area for inviting us out for a wonderful time of conversation, laughs and great food. They vacation in Cabos every year and we hope to join them again.

The only downside was the daily offering to go to timeshare presentations - However, I was within inches of buying one - but the upside was that we made $600 cash US by taking them up on a couple tour offers. I knew I wasn't going to buy this year, but I didn't feel too bad, because I plan to buy next year when I return. The best two resorts, in my opinion are Pueblo Bonita Sunset (where we lodged this year) or Hacienda Encantada (currently under construction), in case you end up going and decide to buy.

You also have to expect costly cab rides. If you don't take advantage of the resort shuttles or car rental options, then you could easily spend $24/day or more on taxi's, and the ride to the airport was $70 (both ways), so plan your daily commutes wisely. The only other hassle was traveling pan handlers, they were constantly trying to sell you something - mostly if you were on the beach or near the marina. But it still wasn't enough of a hassle to make for a bad vacation.

So, basically, we had an absolutely marvelous time. By far, one of my best vacations.

Anyway, here are some pics.

Poolside with Chelle (wifey)

Peacocks at Pueblo Bonito Rose (sister resort)

View of Pacific Ocean from our resort - Pueblo Bonito Sunset

Beach Life

Sailing with friends 1

Sailing with friends 2

The Cabos Arch (tide was way to high to walk under it)

view of our resort from lobby - shot 1

view of our resort from lobby - shot 2

more resort pics, from the timeshare site (but they are true to form)

It's a fun time to be had by all.

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Sheletha said...

That looked really nice, glad you had a good time...

c-mac said...


looks like it was a lot of fun! the pics are great! and chris gardner??? outstanding! look forward to chatting with you about the trip!

Shai said...

Wow! Looks like you and wifey had a relaxing time.

Ced.It/Meant.It said...

Man, Rich, the pics are beautiful! So, those timeshare coupons I see in the mail constantly are actually worth something, eh? I will definitely look into this lovely place soon.

Mega Rich said...

We had a great time. Very relaxing and a lot of fun.

Ced, I've never received any of those, but if one lands on my doorstep from this city, I'm definitely going to take a look at it.

CapCity said...

so, is this where future writer's retreats will be held? lol!

Mega Rich said...

Why you are joking. I thought about that while I was there. To have some workshops set up over there would be nice. A little work, a little fun.

CapCity said...

u know that I am NOT prayer & plan is for all future travels to have literary angles & intents (& of course, write-offs;-)

Anonymous said...

serentiy now. i've solicited this plan to my husband for his birthday-i'm sold. my parents have timeshare in cancun (all inclusive)but this is worth the sales pitch.

California Dove

Dave said...

Those pictures are fresh!

Mizrepresent said...

Ooooh, i want to are i need this like today....okay, so writers retreat it year, i'm there. THanks for sharing Rich! oh btw...I'm back!

Deborah said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous there ... makes me want to go!

Nice blog you have. Famed you and your blog on BTF :-)

JustMeWriting said...

oooohhhh...those are beautiful pictures and you're wife's hat is BAD. Glad you guys had a good time.