Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

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.

One of two downstairs bedrooms - with full private bath and sliding doors onto balcony

One of two downstairs bedrooms – with full private bath and sliding doors onto balcony

View from lower balcony of Montecristo Estates villa (open this in another window - the larger, the better)

View from lower balcony of Montecristo Estates villa

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.

Pueblo Bonito transportation

Pueblo Bonito transportation

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.

One of Pueblo Bonito's pools - kiddie pool in front, swim-up bar to the right

One of Pueblo Bonito’s pools – kiddie pool in front, swim-up bar to the right

Pueblo Bonito Sky Pool

Pueblo Bonito Sky Pool

Pueblo Bonito Sky Pool swim-up bar

Pueblo Bonito Sky Pool swim-up bar

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.

Pueblo Bonito Rose Swan Pool - yes, there are usually black swans swimming here

Pueblo Bonito Rose Swan Pool – yes, there are usually black swans swimming here

Playa El Medano - note the luchador mask vendor, the cruise ship, the water taxis, the swimmers, the yacht...

Playa El Medano – note the luchador mask vendor, the cruise ship, the water taxis, the swimmers, the yacht…

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.

April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015

April 4, 2015

April 4, 2015

April 6, 2015

April 6, 2015

I hope you enjoyed all these pictures from Cabo… because there are several more Cabo-centric posts headed your way!

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6 Comments
  • Stephanie Smallsen
    April 15, 2015

    Girl, looks like we both get sun filled beach vacays this year! That sky pool and swim up bar is such a must have! Looks like good times 🙂

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      April 17, 2015

      It was SUCH good times! I hope there are swim-up bars on your trip, as well!

  • Kasey
    April 16, 2015

    I want to jump into all of these pictures. you know like when the muppets travel by map.

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      April 17, 2015

      That would have been entirely preferable to the two plane flights it took to get there. Now, going west the time change works in your favor, so it’s not so bad. But on the way back, add in a delayed flight, and it’s not so much fun.

  • Laura @ Life with Lolo
    April 21, 2015

    Oh my goodness I am so freaking jealous! I want a vacation so, so, sooooo bad! Looks like such an amazing resort and I am a sucker for pools. I mean the beach is great but I could live without sand everywhere!

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      April 21, 2015

      LOL – you remind me of my friend, Niki, who said “I love the beach, except for the sand.” 🙂 I’ve heard that the all-inclusive option is a great deal with Pueblo Bonito, maybe it’s time for you to take that vacation!

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