Monday, June 6, 2011

Los Cabos, Mexico

I've been in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for the past week, on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. Here are some photos from my trip.

Ben and Javier surfing. Hazel is trying her best at a crazy surfer face :) I unknowingly went out at high-tide and got seriously "poned" by some big waves (on a boogie board- but it was still scary!) An interesting fact about the ocean in los Cabos: It has a strong under-tow because the currents of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet there. You really have to know what you're doing to venture too far into the sea, unless you're in a bay. But this beach had the perfect waves, even for beginners like these two. It was over-flowing with surfers everyday.


We stayed at the Cabo Azul Resort in San Jose del Cabo. If you ever go to Cabo, I would totally recommend staying here. Absolutely beautiful. I was pleasantly surprised to see that Bougainvillea was their plant of choice since I had just planted one in my own garden and am loving it. There were about 2,000 around the resort. You could also see them growing all over the buildings in town.


Me in my Cabo hat. Do not go there without one.


Pool beds! Loved these.


Our own private wrought-iron door entrance to our villa. We had the whole floor to ourselves.


The penthouse villa


The penthouse view...


And wrap-around patio


Beach umbrellas and chairs...


The grassy stone paths that connected the resort...


And some sandy ones too.


The pool-side dining.


The swim-up bar- our favorite part I think. Virgin Mojitos all around! You could even eat lunch there, which we did a couple times. That's where we really feel spoiled.


And the pod cabanas. Loved these. The best place to relax and read a book- except for maybe the sleek black hammocks strung between palm trees throughtout the grounds- but I didn't get a photo of those.


One night we made homemade gnocchi pasta in our cook-in kitchen. We used Javier's mom's recipe with ricotta cheese. I don't know what is better, the gnocchis themselves or the homemade, bone-in red sauce. Delicious!


Ok, and then there was some playing in the sand (actually a lot on Hazel's part).

It was the perfect vacation! Can't wait to do it agian.

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