It’s currently about 15 degrees outside, but luckily I’m sipping on a steaming hot cup of herbal tea, inside my toasty warm Airbnb. I am currently in snowy and cold Moscow, Russia writing about warm and sunny Cabo. Writing this blog post is going to be… challenging, to say the least. (Blog post about traveling to Moscow in the winter coming soon!..)
We spent two weeks in sunny Cabo San Lucas scouting locations for our wedding and soaking up the warm November sun. The weather was as perfect as perfect gets! We drank margaritas, ate our weight in chips and guacamole, found our dream wedding location (yippee!), and had a f*cking fabulous time with friends.
♥Where we stayed♥
We had an exceptional time at one of Cabo’s newest boutique hotels, The Cape (part of the Thompson Hotels collection). If you’re looking for chic and feminine, you’re not going to find it here. The Cape features a masculine and contemporary meets retro design that is simply putted, f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s. If you love interior decor you are going to die when you see this hotel. I wanted to take home every single piece of furniture at The Cape. The design here really is epic. If you want ‘wow factor’, you’ll definitely find it here.
Our suite was simply spectacular. The interior decor consisted of wooden accents, gorgeous Mexican tiles, and an Instagram worthy giant brass tub. Floor to ceiling windows opened up to a large balcony that gave you direct views of the ocean and the famous Cabo San Lucas arch. We spent each morning sipping coffee on our balcony and ended each evenings lounging on our suspended swing, sipping red wine, and listening to the sound of crashing waves.
The service at The Cape was top notch and although it’s a fairly small hotel (compared to other resorts in Cabo), it felt quiet and was extremely intimate. The restaurants were all equally superb, but my favorite was definitely the Glassbox Cafe which served up delicious coffee in the morning. What made this cafe so memorable was the adorable barista who added custom designs to our morning coffee. He was so nice and we loved starting each morning with one of his delicious coffees!
Breakfast was served at The Ledge where you could choose from an la cart menu or a buffet. We had a romantic dinner at Manta, the hotel’s main restaurant. You can also order food at the pool, from their lobby bar, and also their rooftop bar. (I highly recommend eating up there during sunset.)
We spent our days lounging around the infinity pool, drinking rosé, and eating a lot of chips and gauc (obviously) and fresh sashimi. There are plenty of lounge chairs and cabanas surrounding the pool, and of course a swim-up bar serving up amazing margaritas.
The hotel has direct access to the beach and although it is not private, it is very quiet with ZERO beach vendors. (If you’ve been to Medano beach you know how frustrating it may be trying to relax on the beach.) You can’t swim in the ocean because it’s rocky and the tide is pretty intense (unless you’re Michael Phelps) but you can enjoy watching the local surfers catching waves there.
Jason was determined to surf here. I told him no, he told me yes. We asked the concierge and they informed us that it was very difficult to surf here and it was for advanced surfers (despite the fact that most of the surfers were under 15 years old). Jason skipped out on surfing and instead we spent the afternoon watching the adorable kids who honestly looked like they could be pros.
I usually don’t buy anything from hotel sundry shops as they are usually full of cheesy souvenirs that are way over priced. Not at The Cape! We dropped a pretty penny at the sundry shop; they had the cutest swimsuits and such amazing jewelry! I picked up a gorgeous ring, super cute bracelets, and this Vitamin A swimsuit. I wasn’t allowed to step foot in the shop for the rest of the trip ( I grounded myself); I’m pretty sure I would have ended up buying the entire store.
One of the highlights for the hotel is definitely their rooftop bar. We spent our evenings listening to live music and smoking hookahs. The sunsets from the bar are OUT OF THIS WORLD. Even if you don’t stay at the Cape, I highly recommend checking out this bar. It has a really cool vibe. It’s definitely one of the best parts of the hotel.
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We enjoyed every minute at The Cape and we can’t wait to come back again soon!