I was hoping to make this a helpful blog post on places to visit and eat while in Cabo but the truth is, we were at our resort, Cabo Azul, about 99% of our time there. We left once to go to dinner but we loved the resort so much (as did the kids), we basically lived there. My dad owns a timeshare here (however you can pay to stay there too if you’re not an owner) and let me tell you- it is NICE. Really, really nice! We loved everything about it from their customer service (everyone was super friendly and helpful) to the 4-5 star quality resort including some of the nicest rooms we’ve ever stayed in. They also have a pool/play area for kids including a water slide and toddler section. The food is reasonably priced (at least compared to other resorts we’ve visited – everything seems cheaper in Mexico?) and was pretty good quality. The only thing I wasn’t a big fan of (nor was my husband) was their coffee. They had a Starbucks on site and I wasn’t impressed at all. I don’t know if it’s the milk they use in Mexico? or what, but it did not taste like America’s Starbucks at all. Big deal, I know 😉
This was basically our itinerary every day:
Sleep in (just kidding – I wish!), wake up around 7ish, walk to our cafe to grab coffee/breakfast, be out at the pool by 9 ;), lunch, naps by noon (for the boys), wake up and grab gelatto, pool time until about 6ish, dinner by the pool (or room service), and then bedtime/chill/mom/dad time.
The highlight of the trip for me was getting to ride horses with my daughter on the beach. It’s something I’ve wanted to do with her for so long. She loved it too which made it even that much more special.
If you ever have a chance to visit, go! They actually have some pretty reasonable prices during the off seasons so I’d check every so often.
One thing that I was asked quite a few times while I was there was if I felt safe bringing my kids with us to Mexico…. I did. I didn’t really worry about it too much as most of the crime that you hear about happens in rural cities and late at night. It was one of the main reasons we chose to play it safe and stay at the hotel the majority of the time. I felt 100% safe the whole time at the resort. But I probably would have been a little bit more leery venturing off into the big city at nighttime. To each their own and I understand why some families choose not to travel to certain cities in Mexico. Go with your gut!