Cabo San Lucas, Mexico | Travel Guide

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico | Travel Guide

Hey friends! Bri here. So one year ago last week, Chris and I went on vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with his family and we had a fricken blast. This was my first (and definitely not last) foray out of the country, and I’m glad that I got to experience this. Hope you enjoy and find it helpful!

Cabo San Lucas Travel Guide

I would have a category about where to stay but we stayed in a friend’s timeshare while we were down there so I don’t know any of the hotels. If you have stayed at a hotel and loved it (or even if you didn’t love it), put it in the comments below so that way you can help someone! 🙂

PS. This was our view from the timeshare. What a view! And very close to the beach.


Best Places To Eat in Cabo San Lucas

So I’ll be completely honest, my stomach didn’t really get along with much of the food we ate here. I thought I liked Mexican food, but it turns out I like America’s version of Mexican food lol, I’m looking at you Taco Bell. Also, having Acid Reflex Disease doesn’t help any but there were a few places that I loved that are listed below!

Tacos Guss

This is hands down the best food we ate on our vacation. Like, it was better than the fancy restaurant I named below. You get a large portion of food for really cheap. I got regular tacos with chicken (if I remember correctly) and it was only like $2 for three of them! I ended up ordering three servings – they were THAT good. If you eat anywhere in Cabo, eat here. Fun fact, we ate here while Hurricane Linda was making her way closer to shore and we got quite the show…

Cabo Wabo Cantina

Obviously, I had to throw this in here, it’s a classic and one of the most popular nightclubs in Cabo. I even got out of my shell enough to dance on the elevated stage! The alcohol I consumed definitely helped, but it was still a blast and I’m glad I did that. They also have a house-made tequila.. that led to dancing on the stage.

Puerto San Lucas 

Even though it says “casual dress” on their website, this place is far too fancy for casual wear. Not black tie fancy but you definitely need to dress up a little. I ordered the lasagna because I’m a sucker for it and it was SO good. Other people ordered the Capris Salad and that looked bomb. And definitely, order some seafood because there’s no better place.

The Nowhere Bar

This is one of the most famous bars in Cabo and for good reason: the staff is great, very personable. Plus the drinks are good and strong. I haven’t tried the food (or I don’t remember trying the food) but I’m sure it’s pretty good. A quick look at their menu shows they serve Japanese cuisine and Mexican cuisine.

The Sandbar

If you want the best view at any restaurant in Cabo, definitely come here. It’s right on the beach so it’s a great place to people watch (if you like to creep on people like I do). And it has a good balance between a party scene and a relaxed beach vacation. Plus the food is pretty good – get the fish tacos or shrimp.

Best Things To Do in Cabo San Lucas


This was one of the things on my life bucket list, snorkeling in the ocean. And it was awesome. There was so many fish!! And even though I was slightly scared that a shark would appear but that just shows that I’ve seen one too many movies. This was a great experience and I highly recommend doing it! Although since Hurricane Linda was coming closer and closer to shore, the ride back to Cabo made me very seasick since the ocean was very rough. Worth it though.

Walk Around the Marina

Here you can see some huge yachts and tiny fishing boats, it’s actually quite cool. Plus there are a ton of restaurants and bars within walking distance.. such as The Nowhere Bar which I mentioned above.


Visit Lands End

Definitely, a must do while in Cabo. Lands End is the very tip of the Baja California Peninsula so it was very cool to see. It’s also the place where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. We even saw a few seals sunbathing on Lovers Beach!!

Land's End in Cabo San Lucas!
Seals sunbathing at Lover's Beach!

Build a Sand Castle

This old-fashioned children’s activity is a lot more enjoyable while you’re sitting on a beach in Mexico. And have a few drinks in you. Just make sure you don’t turn your back on the ocean! Boy, do I have a story to tell you about that…
Building a sandcastle on a beach in Mexico!

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Hang out by the pool

The stretch of ocean that we were staying by had a strict no swimming policy as the current was way too strong for an inexperienced swimmer.  We spent a lot of time hanging out in the pool that was near the timeshare we were staying at. There was also a swim up bar that had THE BEST guacamole (and that’s coming from someone who hates guacamole..) so that was a plus. This was also nice because, for most of the time, we had the entire pool and bar to ourselves!

Hanging out by the pool in Cabo!

I hope you guys found this Cabo San Lucas travel guide helpful! If you have any suggestions or have any places you loved that I didn’t mention, write them below!

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  1. May 13, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    We’ll go there next month so this is a very helpful read! Thanks for sharing! Beautiful pictures by the way. 🙂

    • May 14, 2017 / 10:44 am

      Hey Cristina! Thanks for reading – I hope you have a ton of fun!

  2. May 18, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    This looks like lots of fun. I’ve still never made it to Mexico even though I was right across the river in Laredo a few months ago. I’d really love to visit!

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