We just returned from an incredible, affordable week in Cabo San Lucas and are already planning another retreat for late fall.
One of my many goals with our wellness retreats is to show that prioritizing self-care does not have to mean breaking the bank. Self-care and wellness can (and should) be affordable for all.
Let me show you how we did it:
Location: The Bungalows Hotel – a beautiful B&B tucked away in downtown Cabo. It’s a short 15-minute walk from the hustle and bustle of the marina. Secluded and secure, with the quiet ambiance of a private resort without the crowds or expense. They have the perfect spaces for our daily meditation and yoga, and sitting poolside is the ideal place to unwind. For an hour, an afternoon, or a day.
Exploration: We spent our days exploring on foot. The Bungalows Hotel is walking distance to the Marina, Medano Beach, and Plaza Bonita shopping mall. Don’t forget to browse through the many shops, galleries, and stands along the way.
Information on guided bus and boat tours is available everywhere. La Paz and Todos Santos are beautiful day trip destinations.
A few highlights:
- The Sand Bar – oceanside massages in an open-air spa
- El Cerito del Timbre Botanical Garden – beautiful views of the city
- Corazon Cabo Resort & Spa – cocktails overlooking the sea
Dining: Cabo is full of incredible dining options. We chose restaurants within walking distance of the hotel and liked a mixture of fine dining and cheap eats.
- San Lucero Wine Bar
- Tacos Guss
FAQ and Things to Know: Cabo is generally safe, even at night, and the people are friendly and helpful. You’re likely to be greeted in English by hospitality employees and customer service staff. Remember, though, that Mexico is a Spanish-speaking country, so it’s always respectful to ask if someone speaks English before starting a conversation.
- Most places in Cabo accept dollars, but it’s always a good idea to have at least a few pesos on hand.
- You will likely need an international data plan to use your cell phone. Check with your carrier.
- Electrical outlet adapters or converters are not needed. Theirs are the same as ours in the US.
- Many restaurants and businesses use WhatsApp to make reservations or respond to questions. Be sure to download it before you go.
- Netflix and Amazon Prime are available in Mexico, but the selections will vary. You may not be able to watch the next episode of the show you’re currently binging until you get home.
- In the off-season, restaurant and business opening times may not match what’s shown on their website. Be patient and flexible.
- Wear good shoes. Sidewalks are uneven, so are the roads. Watch where you’re walking and wear shoes your feet won’t hate you for at the end of the day.
- Traffic and roads can be tricky. Roads are not well-marked, street signs are intermittent, and it can be difficult to tell if roads are one- or two-way.
- Water pressure is inconsistent, as is the plumbing in some older buildings.
If you are ready to plan a trip to Cabo – or any other destination – but have questions or aren’t sure where to start, consider our travel planning services. It’s the perfect way to create an itinerary ideal for you.
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