Living in Oklahoma I’ve always been accustomed to traveling to Mexico for summer vacation. It’s surprising in all the years that I’ve never visited Cabo San Lucas… until now! A couple of weeks ago my husband and I stayed at the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort. I never realized how different Cabo is, compared to the more tropical parts of Mexico that I’m familiar with. The days certainly weren’t as hot, but still plenty warm, and the evenings cool off enough to wear a light sweater. (So my idea of heaven!)
We were lucky enough to call the resort’s new Towers addition “home” for four nights. It’s basically a resort within the resort. The Towers include a 24-hour butler service (Manuel was ours and he was AMAZING!), an oceanfront VIP Lounge (which had my favorite green juice), a huge gym, and it all happened to be just steps away from our room. It also features the beachfront restaurant Península.
But more on that in a sec…
Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort is a luxury all-inclusive for adult only along the Pacific coast. It’s located a short car ride away from the main city of Cabo San Lucas. One of the perks of being a guest there is that you can visit all their other properties nearby. While you really don’t ever have to leave the resort, we did enjoy exploring the other properties and restaurants.
Here are the ones we loved the most…
LaFrida – Located at the Sunset Beach resort and features authentic and upscale Mexican food in a charmingly traditional setting.
The Market at Quivira – Also located at Sunset, I would suggest going there for lunch more than once! There are so many options. Our favorite spots were “El Deli” and “Las Crepas” and eating in the courtyard in the back was very relaxing.
Península – Remember that I mentioned the VIP lounge? Well this modern restaurant serving traditional Baja cuisine is located underneath the VIP lounge and was our overall favorite spot. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were all absolutely delicious. It kind of became our hangout spot on the trip. Be sure to check out the Península Bar & Louge right next door for cocktails and the firepits at night.
Quivira Steakhouse – On our last night we enjoyed a sunset dinner here. Most of the restaurant is open-air so you’ll feel the ocean breeze as you hear the waves crashing in. Truly a stunning setting to end our stay. Order the sea bass and banana cake but you can’t go wrong with any of their desserts (soooo good!)
By the way, the Quivira Steakhouse is located on their Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. I may not be a golfer but this course certainly makes me want to take up the sport! We were lucky enough to enjoy a tour of the course before dinner. On a few of the holes you’re literally playing right on the cliff with gorgeous views of the Pacific. (If you watch my Instagram Stories then you probably saw the videos of us on top the mountain. It was crazy!)
One nice aspect that I enjoyed learning about was how involved the resort is with the local community. The darling glass hearts you can see throughout the property are crafted by local artisans and available for purchase by the guests. Manuel also surprised us with our own locally crafted soap and personally engraved them for us right in our room. The resort takes pride in everything and I encourage you to check out all the activities they offer, like the cooking classes I talked about last week.
And since we were there to relax, one activity we weren’t going to miss was the Armonia Spa. Getting a good massage is one of my favorite ways to relax, so having one while on vacation equals pure bliss. If you feel the same way then book an appointment and be sure to request Rosa. She is fabulous!
Since returning I’ve already had some of you contact me and ask about the resort being an all-inclusive…
I’ve been to several all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and I can tell you that this one is BY FAR the best. Especially when it comes to the food! We were pleasantly surprised by this (we’re huge foodies) and found Península to be our favorite. If you are planning a trip, please feel free to reach out to me with any question you might have. I hope you’ve gotten a feel of this resort and can tell that I would certainly recommend a visit!
To see more of the resort check out these past posts…
This post features the resort’s cooking class /// This post show the view from the VIP Lounge /// This post for the view from the Península restaurant /// This post shows off the beach and LaFrida restaurant /// and this one which happens to be our favorite lounge spot next to the Península.
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