Spending the first nine days of April in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, relaxed my soul and refreshed my spirit. There will be several posts rehashing my Spring Break in Mexico, but let’s start with my accommodations for the trip.
Throughout my time in Cabo, I stayed with a friend’s family in a villa at Montecristo Estates, associated with the incredibly beautiful Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf and Spa Resort. The villas are built onto the side of a mountain. You enter the villa on the main floor. On this floor is a master bedroom (and private bath), living area, dining room, full kitchen, half bathroom and a balcony that includes sitting area, dining area, jacuzzi and grill. Walking downstairs leads to two more bedrooms with private bathrooms, an additional sitting/living area, laundry room and a second balcony with more sitting room and an infinity-edge private pool.
In the panoramic photo above, on the left side, you can see more villas and, further in the distance, a portion of the Pueblo Bonito resort. The Pueblo Bonito property is massive, and although we sometimes walked, most often we took carts between “home” and the resort pools.
Speaking of the resort pools, there are many. Most include a swim-up bar (score!) and are multi-level affairs. There is also usually a jacuzzi nestled nearby. Although we visited several pools during our stay, the most breathtaking views were from the Sky Pool. Named for its location at the very highest peak of the resort, it does almost feel like you’re swimming in the sky.
You may be wondering why there’s all this talk of pools, when the beach was so close. Well, it turns out that swimming isn’t actually allowed on Sunset Beach. The current is too strong. Luckily, Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach has a sister resort, Pueblo Bonito Rosé. Less than a ten minute drive away, Pueblo Bonito Rosé sits on Playa El Médano. There you can swim, or participate in almost any water-activity that you can think of. However, it is centrally located and near the Spring Break spots in Cabo, so it’s fairly crowded. You’ll get the swimming, but you also get the vendors. Vibrant, yes. Peaceful, not exactly.
Between Sunset Beach and Rosé, Pueblo Bonito has everything you could possibly want, and then some. However, perhaps the best perk of the Montecristo villa were the sunsets. Every evening, without fail, color, clouds, mountains and ocean came together in breathtaking beauty.
I hope you enjoyed all these pictures from Cabo… because there are several more Cabo-centric posts headed your way!