Hey girls! It’s Sunday, which means the time of the week’s main blogpost. As we said a few weeks ago, Ivka, with her Husband, were getting ready for a longer weekend in Mexico and of course she documented everything. As usual! We sometimes go a little crazy from all the pictures but it would be such a pity not to take pictures of all the interesting things that are happening in our lives. And traveling definitely is interesting, you sure enjoy it, so let this post inspire you!
From time to time, my husband has a couple free days which I’m always fond of because I spend most of my time sitting behind my computer working on Kattiva from my home and many times I don’t even get out. The other day I noticed that I haven’t even changed from my pyjamas! 😀 This time, we decided for Mexico, where I have never been and I have to admit that I had some prejudices against the people and the country. I’ve considered it somewhat ‘dirty’. However, my worries completely away and I definitely had one of the nicest weekends in my life. As always, I swore I wouldn’t open up my computer and would only relax. This lasted one day. I had to take pictures of everything for you!
We chose Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, because it’s the nearest airport from LA (only 1 hour and 45 minutes). There were earthquakes in 1999 and 2014 and despite the historical center being all new and renovated, it had an interesting aura for me. Since we do everything at the very last minute, the hotel choice was quite narrow and we ended up booking the Pedregal hotel. But then we found out that is was an excellent choice and enjoyed every last bit of it.
A hotel car picked us up at the airport because a cab ride supposedly is not so safe. You get to the hotel through a private tunnel. I had never seen that before, it was really cool. It must’ve been on purpose, because right after the tunnel, we were in awe from the view of the ocean and open air reception. Well, see for yourselves!
After we arrived, we were given a welcome drink, a typical Mexican Margarita and I gotta say I’ve never drunk a better one. It was spicy with jalapeños and cucumber. Yum!
I have to be honest, I’m not a fan of Mexican cuisine because the combination of a wrap, meat, beans, rice and all of those ‘light’ things, is just indigestible. That’s why I tried to go for a lighter alternative and kept ordering guacamole and ceviche (almost the whole time).
As I’ve mentioned, I had a little something against Mexico, but I must say that regarding the service, it’s better than the US! There were heart decorations on every tree, even in the bars downtown.
The resort was truly mesmerizing. The only disadvantage was that we couldn’t actually go to the ocean. As soon as we got closer to it, a lifeguard would come and warn us that the waves were so strong they would pull us in and we wouldn’t be able to get back out. So, at least we tried putting our feet it and he was right, the water was incredibly strong.
There is a hip restaurant in the resort called EL FARALLON, which is right under the sky and it’s located in a rocky hillside. You can choose from fresh fish they have caught that day and get a side dish of whatever you like. Basically, ‘what can you find in the house’. 🙂 It was a wonderful experience, watching the water hit the rocks all the way up where you were sitting, in particular.
The Town Center
We went to explore the center, it was around 10 minutes away from the hotel. You can find small restaurants, bars with Margaritas or Corona, shopping mall, very popular fish pedicure (tiny fish eat your dead skin cells), street vendors selling anything from ‘silver’ bracelets, hats, cigars and so on.
This hacienda reminded me of building I saw in Cuba.
There were boats and ships in the harbor and they were taking people to various trips, fishing, snorkeling or watching whales. One of the most sought after planes is definitely El Arco – limestone arch, shaped overtime by water and wind. Beautiful, don’t you think?
We also experienced the night life (at that point I didn’t know how unsafe it was). They played music close to my heart, latino. I danced my heart out and happily went back to the hotel.
The following day, we completely rested and had a massage (the best one ever). The tradition is that before the massage itself, your feet get a peeling, rub with herbs (rosemary, mint, basil) and then put lotion on. During that you can sip on you rooibos tea and then you get massaged.
Three and a half days went by like nothing and we did not want to go back home because we were having such a good time! We want to return and I hope you found this inspiring too!
Ladies, we hope, you enjoyed this post! If you want to follow us on Facebook or Instagram, we’ll be happy! You can win a great medical aid, Livia, which helps you with cramp pains, on Ivka’s profile. We’ll be choosing the winner tonight, don’t hesitate and join!
And one more thing, we have realized that we have plenty of unworn clothes, we decided to make an Instagram account to sell them! You can find it under @kattiva_bazar. Part of the money will go to a good cause, to little Tomasko; we are also fundraising money for him on our e-shop. Go have a look, maybe you are gonna like something. 🙂
Have a nice Sunday!
Katka and Iva