Cabo Cabo Cabo…Cabo Recapped and Tips below!

  Posted by - July 2, 2014 - CynEats Foodie Guide, Travel


Where do I even begin?

I honestly don’t really know. (<– yeah…that was deep)


Since many of you asked how my trip went, where I stayed, and what I did…here’s a recap + Cabo tips below!

IMG_2640(View from our balcony en el presidential suite ^)

19 of us flew to Cabo for my BF’s birthday celebration. Happy Bday babe!

(I’m not even sure I can count 19 friends, let alone have them fly to Cabo)

We stayed at the all-inclusive Secrets Marquis Hotel in San Jose del Cabo.

We received champagne upon arrival, service was amazing throughout, they have 2 infinity pools, 6 restaurants…

& if you can’t tell–> clearly I am ready to go back!


{Tequila was substituted for water}

Cabo Drunken Monkey Drinks

And don’t even get me started on these Drunken Monkey drinks… So ugly to look at, but highly addictive!

Now onto the food…Obviously I was trying hard to keep my bikini bod while staying at an all-inclusive resort.

{ 24 hr room service is my favorite thing in the world}

Catch of the day ^

For some reason, everyday was Seabass day.

Here’s the view of the beach from the infinity pool. We obviously HAD to go down and say HOLA to these beauts.


A little bit of beach volleyball action

Beach Volley Ball

Did I play? Yeah right. My hand-eye coordination is nearly non-existent. Hot yogs is more my thing.


So I sat down, stretched, and drank a beer instead.


BTW, there are certain parts of Cabo where you CAN’T go into the water. It will take you in…literally.

So we couldn’t go into the waters at our hotel.

BUT… we could go into the waters at the Hilton, which was right next door!

It was a trek to get over there.

And walking in the sand is the worst!

Alas! we made it!

(it was really only a 10-15 min walk)

You can see our hotel in the background.

Next, we headed over to Medano Beach where you can pretty much rent any type of water sport.

We got bopped because they told us we were getting a glass bottom boat! I don’t see any glass bottom…

cabo crew

They took us cliff jumping

And to Lover’s Beach

They’ll even take you snorkeling, but we opted out. ( I did it last time, it was soo much fun!)

PS, if you get motion sickness, there’s a pharmacy around the corner.

I picked up some Dramamine & took it 30 min before.

Mexican Mango

I’m not sure what these are called, so I’m calling them Mexican Mangos.

Soooo delicious!! You can get them beachside.

Medano Beach also has many restaurants such as The Office, Mango Deck, and Baja Cantina.

This is also where the day drinking- party scene is.

Go to Nikki Beach or ME cabo for the pool parties.

For dinner, we mostly stayed at the resort. You have to make reservations ahead of time.

Can you imagine the reaction when we say:

“19 people at 8pm”  ||  “No, this is not a joke.”

The only dinner we had outside the hotel was at NickSan.


Which is undisputedly, the best sushi restaurant in Cabo.

{Definitely catered towards tourists. The sushi was great, but also a little over priced}

(Our beachside dinner & show back at the hotel ^)

None of this would have happened without him! Thank you for being born <3

And that pretty much sums up Jefferson’s bday Cabo trip in a nutshell!

(I mean, besides the day drinking, the bar hopping, the drinking games, and…all that other boring stuff)

(everyone thinks they can all fit in this tiny elevator…)


and a special THANK YOU to Charlee who was our photographer/videographer for the weekend!

Thanks for the awesome pics!

PS: I know this not typical of my usual Cyn Eats food posts, so if you have any questions about Cabo send me a message below!

Here are some Cabo tips:

+ Negotiate everywhere you go. They always jack up the prices –> even the ride from the airport to hotel.

Fun activities: ziplining, renting ATVs, swimming with dolphins, snorkeling (I did these last time I was here)

+ For drinkers/ partiers/ springbreakers… stay at a hotel in Medano Beach

+ If you have the money, MUST stay in an all-inclusive resort and get your money’s worth!

+ Clubs & Bars: everything is walking distance from each other, so don’t fall for any of the “Club/Bar Tours”

+ Beware of pick-pocketers and don’t fall for the kids asking for money (some of them are ruthless!)

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  • Kevin July 4, 2014 - 4:34 pm Reply

    Did you like the resort you stayed at?

    • CynEats July 4, 2014 - 4:48 pm Reply

      Absolutely! It was my FAV resort so far. The rooms are super clean, the food is great, and the service is amazing. Plus, you can’t beat 24hr room service at an all-inclusive resort ;)

  • Judy July 3, 2014 - 9:14 pm Reply

    My co-workers also mentioned Nicksan being the best sushi restaurant there. Was it worth it?

    • CynEats July 4, 2014 - 4:46 pm Reply

      It was definitely good and above avg for Mexico. It compares to a 4 star sushi restaurant in SF and so do the prices (which is on the pricier side). I would stick with the sushi spots in my area.

  • Bethany July 3, 2014 - 2:17 pm Reply

    Love the pictures, makes me so jealous. Looks like you had an amazing trip! Your BF is lucky to have you!

    • CynEats July 4, 2014 - 4:43 pm Reply

      Definitely had an AMAZ trip. Wish I was back there already!

  • Fiona July 3, 2014 - 12:25 pm Reply

    Awesome recap! My BF and I are going to Cabo San Lucas in Aug and are also staying in an all-inclusive resort!! Ps, love your website <3

    • CynEats July 4, 2014 - 4:42 pm Reply

      Thank you!! All-inclusive is the way to go! You’ll have a blast in Aug :)

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