• Caitlin McAninch

Escape to Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is one of the few cities I have been to outside the United States. And now that I come to think of it, it’s the only city outside of the United States I’ve been to more than once. But for good reason. Cabo San Lucas is a beautiful, sunny town nestled at the tip of the Baja Peninsula offering tons of fun activities to travelers.

I can basically sum up mine and Dylan’s last Cabo trip in three words: sweat, booze and boats. So read on to get details of my three chosen words.


Cabo was extremely humid while we were there. And I absolutely HATE the humidity. Being hot and sticky makes me cranky. With it being 90 degrees Fahrenheit and 95% humidity, it was a little too hot for my liking.

When I get really hot, I get very flushed. Basically I look like I am super sunburnt, but I’m not. This also happens when I workout. Anyways! Basically I was super red in every photo taken while we were in Cabo! But it's fun to giggle about now.

But there were two good ways to cool off: cold beers and fresh water and wind. So onto the next two words of the trip…


Drinking in Cabo San Lucas is a given, isn’t it? I mean, “yo necesito una cerveza” is basically one of the only Spanish phrases I know. The moment we stepped onto the pier in Cabo we went straight to a bar. We enjoyed our first beer and a Congo line of shots and booty shaking.

I don’t want to go too deep into drinking in Cabo, only because I wrote an entire blog post about it. But I will say one of the best parts about drinking in Cabo were the prices. I mean, at one bar we could get 3 Coronas for $5. That’s not a price you can beat!


For us the best idea to stay cool was a snorkeling excursion. Early on our second day in Cabo we headed out to Pelican Rock to go snorkeling. I get a little nervous when I go snorkeling just because I feel very constricted when I have a snorkeling mask on and am only breathing through the tube. But, the more I go, the more comfortable I’m getting with it.

The water was almost too warm. Warm to the point that it didn’t really cool us off, but it was really nice to swim around. It was also extremely salty! Maybe it’s because I never swim in the ocean, but it seemed saltier than it should have been!

Even better than playing around in the water was relaxing on our boat with a fresh tropical beverage in hand. We sailed down to the arch, saw so many sea lions and rode on some pretty crazy waves once we rounded the arch and were sailing southwest from the bay. The breeze from the ocean was so wonderful. I just loved it.


Okay, so tacos don’t make Cabo San Lucas, but I do have a funny story. We spent two days searching for a place called Taco Guss. We were told they had the best tacos in town. So many obstacles stood in our way of getting to Guss including drunken friends, time (there's never enough) and my Spanish speaking skills. But within hours of leaving Cabo San Lucas we were able to find Taco Guss and get some of the best tacos we’ve ever had!

We had a wonderful time in Cabo San Lucas and I cannot wait until we return again one day. Have you ever been to Cabo San Lucas? Share your experiences in the comments below.

Cabo San Lucas

Distance: 1,590 miless

Driving Time: 1 day 6 hours

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