It’s the Labor Day holiday and MC and I decided (… okay, she decided) we needed a quick get-away for the long weekend. Our timeshare points were about to expire and we needed something quick to avoid losing them. Neither of us had been to Cabo and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. The only snafu, weather.com is reporting thunder storms, lightning and rain — Before, During and After our visit. Being the crazies were are, we elected to go anyway.
Thursday, 08/29 3:15 PM, we boarded Volardis Airlines flight 450 from TJ. Two hours later, we arrived at Los Cabos International Airport. We rented a car ($47 for 4 days) and headed off for a nice 30-minute drive to San José Cabo. Yes– it was hot and humid but no rain or storm in sight. Apparently, the day before, it poured for several hours and winds were reported to hit over 60 MPH.
We stayed at the Wyndham Resort in San José Cabo. Its about 20-30 minutes from downtown Cabo and has almost as prominent vacation and resort destination attractions as Cabo. After we checked in, we headed to the Mega grocery store and stocked up on bottled water, breakfast and lunch foods… not to mention all of the wonderful pastries for snacking.
We discovered that in the winter, pods of whales can be observed in the area. They bear their calves in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez after completing their six-thousand-mile migration from Alaska and Siberia. There are many talks of viewing these right off the coast as they migrate North. Sounds like an opportunity for another trip to catch this amazing activity.
The following morning, we visited the Grand Mayan just a few miles away from our resort.
This place is a 6-star resort with large Mayan statues in the entry.
We spend way too much time talking to the timeshare folks. They so much wanted to sell us a $65,000 golf-vacation package. Thank you but no! It’s a place we’ll look into for a future stay but just too darn pricey for purchasing.
On Sunday, we took a drive to the marina in downtown Cabo to head off for a fun filled day on a ‘Party Boat/Snorkeling’ adventure. While MC got to enjoy the water, I stayed aboard the boat.. sicker than a dog. Not sure what set it off but for a few hours, I was in bad shape. Nothing a few Pepto pills couldn’t handle.
Monday was a relaxing last day. We spent much of the day sitting out by the pool reading with a few dips in the large pool to cool us down. Overall, we had a great time. Cabo is simply beautiful and we had a very enjoyable time.