Cabo Weekend: Celebraciones de cumpleaños
(posted by Emily)
28 August 2014
Our flight to Cabo San Lucas was a quick one--only 2 hours and 15 minutes on Southwest. Flights to Mexico are new for Southwest, so it was amusing to hear the flight attendants painstakingly walk passengers through the Mexican customs forms. I kept my headphones in and just followed the directions :)
Most hotels will organize a van pickup for you when you get in to the airport. The company we traveled with was called TransCabo, and was one of the most common. Luckily for us, our hotel was one of the first stops after leaving the airport. If you had to travel further into the city, it could take up to two hours to reach your hotel. When we exited the airport, the first thing we noticed was an outdoor bar, getting everyone ready to party.
Tourist alert: on the way from customs to the pickup, there were a number of travel desks that we were shuttled to, where agents attempted to sell us excursion packages, rides, etc. Just be friendly, and tell them you have it all figured out already :)
|all of the van drivers waiting, with the bar in the background|
|inside out van to the|
|the Cabo airport|
|looking out from the lobby to the drive|
|you can see all the way to the ocean from the lobby|
Our room was in the main building, which had convenient access to the restaurants, the Premium Lounge, and the pool. The bathroom was easily 4x the size of ours at home, and the room had a king sized bed, seating area, and balcony with an ocean view.
|tub and walk in shower|
|looking out toward the balcony|
|complimentary champagne and cheese/fruit plate left in our room|
|this is the view exiting the lobby, heading down to the pools|
The Hyatt was great about accommodating our dietary needs, and made dinner reservations for us each evening. My birthday dinner was at Bon Vivant, the French restaurant on the property.
|the entrance to Bon Vivant|
|view from our table|
We had three courses, an amuse, salad, and appetizer. There was supposed to be a dessert, but we waited for a while and it never came. One of the strangest things about eating at an all-inclusive resort is that you just get up and leave when you are done!
|amuse - a watermelon bite with a ginger boba-type drink|
|a salad with bitter greens and walnuts--Rick was a big fan of the walnuts :)|
|our entree was similar to a veggie gratin, with tomato sauce|
-- E y R