I was in Mexico a few weeks ago for a wedding and it was a fantastic trip. It was my first time ever in Cabo and my first time back in Mexico in several years. I knew that the trip was going to be fun – I was going with family for a wedding – but it was much more magical than I could have imagined. I received a number of questions about my trip and several requests for a travel recap so I’ve put that together here. Enjoy!
Where we stayed in Cabo:
While in Cabo, I stayed at the Playa Grande Hotel, which was stunning and located right on the beach. The infinity pool overlooking the pacific was where I spent the majority of my time there. I also feel it is important to mention that my favorite part of every meal that we ate at the hotel was the chips and guac. I swear we consumed about 10 pounds of guacamole on this trip.
What we did in Cabo:
EcoCat Catamaran Cruise: the bride brilliantly organized a sunset boat cruise the first night in Cabo. It was an amazing welcome night activity for a destination wedding. We were able to enjoy the weather and scenery with all other wedding guests. This particular boat cruise was on a gorgeous catamaran at dusk that took us around the tip of the Baja peninsula so we were able to see the sights (including the famous sea arch) at sunset.
Shopping: my mom and I were itching to do a little shopping after driving by some amazing open markets on our way to the hotel after arriving in Cabo. We went to the market just on the marina by the Playa Grande Hotel and scored some amazing embroidered pieces. My favorite finds were some super bright embroidered tunics, bracelets and a clutch. However, if I had more time (and an extra suitcase) I could have gone wild over the ceramic and houseware as well. It was particularly hard for me to leave behind a heavily embroidered pillow. If you are headed to Cabo soon I suggest packing in a larger suitcase than you need on the way there so that you can stock up!
Baja Brewing Co.: HOLY VIEWS! the rehearsal dinner was at the brewery, located right by downtown Cabo. If you’re planning a trip to Cabo I HIGHLY recommend getting here for a sunset cocktail. The views make the visit well worth it — even if it’s a bit out of your way.
Villa Marcella: The wedding itself was located at an unbelievable villa in Pedregal. Everything about the villa and the wedding was magical – it truly was a destination wedding done right!
K, I’m ready to go back now and congrats to the most amazing bride and groom Tay & Matt!
Photos by Eliza Higgins