stephanie arsenaultCabo San Lucas has so much more to offer than spring break madness and bottomless buckets of Corona. You can, in fact, have a pretty relaxing holiday, even if you only have a couple of days. Not sure how to spend your time? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Sleep:

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At Grand Solmar Land’s End, you’re far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the town that it feels like you’re on a private island, but you’re actually only a five-minute walk from the marina.

The rooms are spacious, the bathrooms are so big and gorgeous that you genuinely want to hang out in them, and the beds are next-level comfy.

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That, combined with the oh, so lovely air conditioning, incredible views, and over-the-top service, are sure to give you a relaxing, luxurious experience you won’t forget. 

Bonus: each villa comes with a kitchen, so if you want to stock up on snacks, breakfast items, or some ice-cold cervezas, you’ll be set.

 

Eat In/Dine Out:

Where to dine in Cabo

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With seven different dining options (plus in-villa dining), there’s bound to be something to satisfy your taste buds at Land’s End. From fresh sushi to impeccably-grilled seafood, Baja cuisine to healthy juices and smoothies, and sinfully good coffee to swoon-worthy guacamole, the options are seemingly endless… all without stepping foot off of the resort.

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Heading into town? Make sure your first stop is Los Tres Gallos. The stunning, outdoor restaurant offers traditional Mexican fare in a beautiful setting, and has great service and kick-ass margaritas, to boot. The dining area is accented by trailing fuchsia bougainvillea (locally known as bugambilia) and pink décor to really amp up the cotton candy-esque vibe.

 

Whet your whistle:

Where to drink in Cabo

marguaritasStephanie Arsenault If you want cheap, strong margaritas, solid guac, and good live music, a visit to Cabo Wabo is a must. The centrally-located cantina was founded by Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar back in 1990, and has been an institution with locals and tourists alike since. The house-brand tequila, an award-winning spirit commissioned from a family-run distillery in Jalisco, is delightful on its own, or in one of Cabo Wabo’s many cocktails; so delightful, in fact, that there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself dancing up a storm (possibly on a table), and having the kind of night that Cabo is famous for.

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For a more relaxed, beachy vibe, arrange for a tequila tasting at La Brisas at Land’s End. They have an impressive selection, and are happy to pair the tequila with an assortment of tacos (octopus, cactus, ceviche - oh my!) to round out the experience. What could be better than drinking tequila beach-side with the delicate, salty spray of waves in the air? Nothing; and that’s a fact.

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Cabo is also home to a great craft brewery, Baja Brewing. They have a delicious assortment of brews, including an oatmeal stout, black ale, and an amber, but their standout beer is the Mexican IPA. Head to one of Baja’s cantinas to check it out, or grab a pint or bottle pretty much anywhere in the area.

 

Hit the spa:

Where to unwind in Cabo

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Head on over to Playa Grande, Grand Solmar Lands End’s sister (and next door) property, for a Pre-Hispanic Bath. It’s an intense experience that you really can’t prepare for, but will be glad you took part.

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The ritual, also known as a temazcal ceremony, takes place in a type of sweat lodge; a dome-shaped stone room heated by extra-hot volcanic rock and water. The treatment is said to purify the body, reduce stress, and help with body pain, water retention, and asthma, and lasts about 30 minutes.

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In addition to the steam, you’ll be brushed with a bouquet of fresh herbs, delicately cooled with a cold cloth, and, to finish it up, you’ll rehydrate with some hibiscus tea. Make the most of your experience by taking a dip in the spa’s saltwater pool afterward; the view alone is worth it. 

 

Disclosure: Trip accommodations provided by Grand Solmar Land's End; all opinions are my own - Stephanie Arsenault. 

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