They say your heart is where your thoughts are. During this time of quarantine and social distancing, my thoughts seem to be in Mexico. I realized I never gave our amazing trip to Cabo the proper attention it needed to be shared. Since we’re staying home these days, I figured no better time than now.
Since the day Steven and I got together, we agreed that we would take one big trip at least once a year. In the first year together we decided on Maui and on the second year together, we traveled to Cabo San Lucas. I got pregnant in our third year and it was a hard pregnancy so the last thing I wanted to do was travel. Our fourth year we were juggling work, a new baby, a new house, and a really expensive wedding so all of our money, time, and effort were tied up in all of that.
After this quarantine is over and we’re cleared for travel I want to go back to Cabo and stay at this same exact resort and bring Cayden this time.
It was the most beautiful and luxurious resort you could ever dream of. At the time it was called The Resort at Pedegral. The Waldorf Astoria bought them out recently so now it’s under their name.
When we first arrived, the staff had greeted us with a tray of margaritas. Just like in the first Sex and the City Movie where Carrie and the girls arrive to their Mexican resort. While sipping THE best margarita I’ve had in my entire life, I was admiring the views and the architecture. I told Steven, my dream house would be a Mexican style architecture design. I just loved everything about it. The tile, roofs, doorways, arches, courtyards, the water cascading from the rooftops, candelabras, I could go on and on.
As the bellman opened the door to our room, I walked into the most gorgeous suite, and even better surprise. Steven had called beforehand to let them know it was my birthday and had a bottle of champagne and a birthday cake with balloons waiting for me at the edge of the bed.
Usually, on our first day of arrival at any destination, Steven and I like to unload and relax for the rest of the day instead of hitting the town right away. We spent the whole afternoon on our private patio that included our own plunge pool while eating my cake, drinking champagne, and snacking on little foods.
As soon as 4PM hit, we got a surprise knock on our door. It was room service bringing in a tray of chips with salsa and guac, and a bucket of coronas on ice with limes. Apparently, this is included with your stay. So every day for the rest of our stay, we got a knock at 4PM on the dot with our beer and chips and salsa. I swear I looked forward to that 4PM snack every day.
Because the resort is gated and secluded on a private beach, they have a few restaurants on site in case you don’t want to leave. We would wake up every morning and have breakfast at the restaurant by the pool. I enjoyed having my cafesito y pan dulce with a fresh liquado (fruit smoothie) as I took in the breeze and soaked up all the sun. It’s those simple pleasures on trips that I enjoy the most.
Anytime we go out of town, Steven loves to give me a spa day. I think it’s because he’s always noticed how hard and how much I’ve always worked (and still do) that he knows if he doesn’t book me a day of pampering, I won’t. I’m on a constant go and taking time for myself isn’t something I generally do.
On the second day, he booked me a massage at the spa at the resort. When I got there I was surprised at how serene it felt right away. They welcome you with a shot of some fruit antioxidant and walk you down this amazing corridor that has floating steps on water that lead to private massage rooms. I’ve never seen anything like it. Between the noise of the water flowing and the warm tea they give you afterward, I was so relaxed I couldn’t remember my own name.
That night, we headed to a restaurant called Edith’s. It was the cutest little spot with the friendliest staff. Steven claims that they were only extra nice to us because I was speaking with them in Spanish the whole time.
He may be right. Latinos always look out for each other.
I remember the Caesar salad being made in front of us with the tastiest Caesar dressing ever. Who would have known that Mexico of all places had the best Caesar dressing? The tacos were so mouthwatering but how could they not be? They were authentic Mexican tacos in Mexico!
I also remember the banana foster being made tableside. It was my favorite restaurant. The decor was so colorful and bright.
On the day of my birthday, Steven booked me another day at the Spa for another massage. When I got back, all I wanted to do was relax at the pool while sipping more margaritas at their swim up bar.
After lounging around the pool all day, we headed back to the room to get dressed for a super romantic dinner at an outdoor restaurant at the resort that sat on the edge of a cliff called El Farallon.
Our table looked over the ocean and we could feel some of the water as the waves crashed against the rocks below us. I wasn’t able to take the best pictures since we booked a late night reservation at 9PM. So it was pretty dark but it made the candlelight and ambiance a lot better. Eating dinner under the stars on a cliff with my better half is something I’ll always remember.
We wanted to explore outside of the resort so instead of having tour driver take us to the beach, we decided to walk since it was close. I enjoyed walking through Cabo’s little neighborhoods and the strip of cute little shops. When we got to the beach, Steven and ran toward the water to find out it was so warm. I’m used to the beaches in California that are so cold when you first get in. These waters were luke warm and felt so good under the Mexican sun.
Because it was our last day, we spent it all at the beach up until dinner.
Dinner this night would be at a place called Chamuyo, an Argentinian steak house. Since it was our last night, I made Steven have a martini with me. This place was also really good, but then again, who doesn’t enjoy a steak house?
As tradition, any late night dinner we have is followed by a walk holding hands. And we did just that. We walked back to the hotel talking about our amazing Mexico trip and our relationship, followed by some jokes.
When I opened the door to our room, there were rose petals leading from the entryway to the bed in a heart shape. There were tealight candles everywhere. I couldn’t believe Steven had this surprise waiting for me the whole time. It was the most perfect way to end our trip, I couldn’t have asked for more.
My only regret is that we couldn’t make it to the restaurant our driver told us about called The Office. But as soon as we’re cleared for travel, we’ll be making our way back.