There’s a difference between doing Cabo in your 20’s and doing Cabo in your 30’s. The vantage point is so much different! On my first go around, I spent a lot of time at Cabo Wabo taking shots from a test tube that was hanging from a strangers mouth (don’t ask!). I probably couldn’t have told you anything about the breathtaking views or the town itself. And if I had any recovery time, back then it was from the tequila – not the hiking! Well this time, I saw a different side of Cabo.
We stayed at Villa Bellisimo with a group of 16 friends. The house was so spacious that, even with such a large group, we weren’t on top of each other. Imagine a hillside villa in the elite Pedregal community of Cabo with the warmth of Baja, with views of both the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. The architectural details of this home were unparalleled! With two pools, several open entertainment areas both indoors and outdoors, a summer kitchen, a theater room, and an exercise room – I had everything I needed for the perfect holiday!
The BEST part of the villa was the service. The butler’s name is Alex, and he was such a kind spirit! I liked him instantly when, after losing a card game for which the loser had to take SEVERAL shots (and I am no shot taker!), he read my silent cues and replaced the “tequila” in my shot glass with water! Hats off to Alex!
The villa sat at the very top of a cliff, and being on a mission to get fit, I decided to take a walk to the bottom. Only, I couldn’t make it back to the top! The heat was stifling and I was hiding between bushes to catch my breath. I literally thought I was going to die. I saw the true testament of the Mexican spirit when two natives kindly gave me a ride on the back of their pick up truck back to the villa. I didn’t try that again!
The town of Cabo also had an amazing vibe! For the leary, there were several local restaurant chains mixed in with the native fare. But what I loved the most, was the textiles market! Color galore! And there was really cool artwork too!
Whether you choose to stay at a villa or at a hotel, I definitely recommend Cabo. I’m still crushin’ on it.