getting salty in cabo, mexico

Is it vacay time yet? These winter winds have me reminiscing. Connor and I traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico last month for our 1 year anniversary and had the best time EVER staying at The Cape Hotel (Thompson Hotel). Not only was it amazing to take a break from our routine and mix it up with a little trip, but it was super amazing to be by the beach, tequila drink in hand, watching the waves sprinkled with surfers roll in with my fav guy.

I wanted to share a few pictures from our trip as well as write about some of our top activities and places that we ate in case you are ever in the area (book your trip now seriously!) xx

emily tamlyn, emily tamlyn blog, @em_tamlyn, em tamlyn, emilytamlyn.com, cabo san lucas

emily tamlyn, emily tamlyn blog, @em_tamlyn, em tamlyn, emilytamlyn.com, cabo san lucas

We decided it would be super fun to travel down to Playa del Amor (translation: Lover’s Beach) to check out the scene and the waves. I had heard good things from a friend and so we ventured down to the docks to try to get a ride out there. Best tip: definitely book your boat for the ride out AND back – otherwise you may end up stranded out there (not terrible, but not ideal!). It’s very easy to find a ride, there are many captains who are happy to bring you out for a small fee – usually like $20. Bring cold beers, quesadillas and a big blanket or towel to sit on because let me tell you, that sand gets really really hot in the blazing Mexican sun.

emily tamlyn, emily tamlyn blog, @em_tamlyn, em tamlyn, emilytamlyn.com, cabo san lucas

 

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emily tamlyn, emily tamlyn blog, @em_tamlyn, em tamlyn, emilytamlyn.com, cabo san lucas

Back at the hotel, the rooftop bar is a must. They have AWESOME views of the famous Arch and live music on the weekends. We often stopped by for pre-dinner or after dinner drinks depending on if we wanted to catch the crazy beautiful sunset or not. Like I said, tequila in hand. It’s also a really fun place to meet people and mingle with other guests.

emily tamlyn, emily tamlyn blog, @em_tamlyn, em tamlyn, emilytamlyn.com, cabo san lucas

Breakfast (or boozy brunch…)  is served at The Ledge, and we couldn’t help but try almost everything on the menu during our stay. Their uniquely flavored smoothies were a major hit and very helpful for hangovers, and I’m always down for a frittata. The views of the beach, the ocean, and El Arco in the distance make it all that much better too.

emily tamlyn, emily tamlyn blog, @em_tamlyn, em tamlyn, emilytamlyn.com, cabo san lucas

There’s two pools – one is saltwater and a little more private, while the other was def more party central. So, depending on your vibe for the day it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. It’s seriously impossible not to have a good time down at the pool as the waitstaff is always taking great care of you. Everyone was so friendly and kind to us, and I loved staying at a place so welcoming. I’d recommend arriving at the pool earlier rather than later if you want one of the highly coveted cabanas (they are so legit) or a front row lounge chair.

emily tamlyn, emily tamlyn blog, @em_tamlyn, em tamlyn, emilytamlyn.com, cabo san lucas

emily tamlyn, emily tamlyn blog, @em_tamlyn, em tamlyn, emilytamlyn.com, cabo san lucas

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And lastly, for dinner you’ve got to stop by Manta, the hotel’s locally sourced Mexican cuisine and seafood restaurant. I know I’ve said this like 30x already, but the views are so amazing and the food is SO GOOD. Check out their menu here.