In late February, Bob and I traveled to Mexico. Yes, that means this post is a few months old! Truthfully, I didn’t look at all the pictures until I sat down to blog about. We took over 500 pictures on our trip, and many of them are great pictures. It is challenging to narrow it down to just the highlights, but that is what I had to do. We spent the first four days of our 10-day trip in Cabo San Lucas. I’ll admit to not really knowing much about Cabo before we arrived….Bob does the research for most of our trips. We stayed at the Hilton, which was a gorgeous spot. This is the lobby area of the hotel. I always know we have arrived in Mexico when we are greeted in the open air lobbies.
We had a very nice and spacious room.
Our room had a nice little balcony overlooking the infinity pool and the sea. We enjoyed sitting out there drinking coffee or relaxing in the evening.
The hotel was sprawling with all the views from the rooms looking out to the sea.
There were plenty of options for places to relax on the beach.
We woke up early the one morning to capture the beauty of the sunrise over the sea.
The reflection of the palm tress in the infinity pool was just amazing.
The hotel was so pretty. I loved the chandeliers.
We ventured into the town of Cabo the day we arrived, to get a flavor for the area. After the long day of travel, food and drinks were on our mind. So, we headed to Cabo Wabo, which is Sammy Hagar’s bar.
The menu told the story of how Cabo Wabo was named.
When we are in Mexico, we love to enjoy the fresh fish, seafood, ceviche and of course, guacamole. The food at Cabo Wabo did not disappoint….it tasted as good as it looks!
The highlight of our time in Cabo was our whale watching trip. We went out on a large catamaran with a group. I’m usually not a huge fan of organized trips like that, but in this case, it was quite nice. On the way out to sea, we passed the one famous area of Cabo, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean.
The Cabo side of the arch is what is referred to as Lover’s Beach. Our guide said the Pacific side is called divorce island.
It wasn’t too much further out to sea that we saw the first of the humpback whales. The whales travel to Cabo in the Winter to have their babies. And, fortunately for us the whales were putting on quite a show!! It was so much fun. I had gone whale watching in Canada and besides being freezing cold, it was no comparison. My pictures from that trip are just little dots in the water. I think you’ll see that this was definitely more exciting to see.
We saw baby after baby jumping out of the water.
There were plenty of boats in the sea, enjoying the show. I don’t think I would have wanted to be in the little boats so close to the whales, but I’m sure they had a great view.
One of the momma whales decided to make a splash with her fin. It was amazing how huge just her fin is.
The whales put on a show for us all day. The guide actually said it was the best whale watching day ever, and I don’t think he was lying. One of the momma whales actually fully jumped out of the water too…..unfortunately for me, that was when I decided to finally use the bathroom!! Yeah, terrible timing. All I heard was the guide saying OMG over the sound system. I looked out the port hole, but missed it. I guess I could blame Bob for not getting a picture of it too, but he did such a great job of capturing all the pictures you see that I can’t really complain.
We were in the last few minutes of our outing when one of the momma whales started to teach the baby how to slap her tail on the water. She just kept doing it. It was mesmerizing.
Our whale watching trip was quite a success! I’m so glad we have all the pictures to remember it. Otherwise, we just enjoyed some beach time in Cabo and some nice dinners. It was a quite trip to the area. On our fourth day, we left Cabo and flew across Mexico, by way of Mexico City to the Cancun airport. Then, we rented a car and ventured south to Akumal. I’ll share pictures from Akumal sometime soon.
Have you ever been to Cabo? Any other whale watching adventures?
Kim (TheKimSixFix) says
Oh my gosh! That is so gorgeous. I’ve never been there, but now I wanna go!
Kim you should go! It’s a much quicker trip from where you live too!