TRAVEL & LGBT

8 Activities for The Perfect Los Cabos Villas Vacation

Meg Cale

Travel is a funny thing for Lindsay and I, we’re lucky enough to have made our passion our jobs. We obviously travel for work but it’s also our passion. We have a whole list of places we want to travel for work because we believe in creating the content that fits our audience first. Let’s be honest here travel is a privilege and unless you work in the travel industry, heading to 40+ countries before your 30th birthday isn’t a very common reality. So sometimes we write about a destination more because we know it’s accessible to you guys based on cost, proximity, or popularity and other times we visit a place because we’re passionate about a destination.

When we go on a true vacation, not a blog trip – we want to unplug – unwind – and ignore all emails. We have a whole separate list of places where we just want to run away and unwind together. Occasionally we’re lucky enough that a destination hits both lists. It’s a great destination for you guys to visit and the perfect place for us to relax and unwind. Renting one of the Los Cabos Villas is our current obsession. We are lusting after the gorgeous properties with big pools and incredible views.

Why a villa? Honestly, for no reason other than it’d be completely baller. #Goals

But seriously, we’ve been gradually introducing Lindsay’s dad to our life of travel. We’ve slowly been planning trips to various bucket list destinations with him in tow. It’s been so much fun introducing him to our passion but we’d really like to introduce him to the various styles of travel we enjoy and have yet to do a true luxury travel destination.

Plus these Villas are crazy nice and big enough to fit our entire family for quality time. When I was young I visited Cabo several times, but this trip would be Lindsay’s first time and I can’t wait to go back.

Los Cabos is a truly luxurious destination. It’s located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. One of the things that makes Cabo so unique is that it is where the desert meets the sea. Los Cabos is really a name for a region at the tip of the Baja Peninsula that covers two cities, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Together they make Los Cabos one of Mexico’s most important tourist destinations.

This 4 bedroom villa is only $1800 for a long weekend – divided amongst a family or 4 couples that’s a downright bargain.

Try Glassblowing at The Glass Factory Cabo San Lucas

Okay okay… I know the first thing that pops into your head when you think relaxing luxury beach vacation is probably not glass blowing, but The Glass Factory is just too cool to be missed. You can go on organized tours if you’re down to learn specifics about the art of glassblowing or you can just show up at no additional charge and watch the master artisans building the works. It’s really cool to watch multiple artists building a single piece simultaneously. They sell all kinds of glass souvenirs in their gift shops. Or for no extra charge, you could make your own blown glass piece for the same price it cost to buy the item.

Enjoy Beach Side Tacos and Margaritas

The Office on the beach is a Cabo institution. While you’ll definitely be paying tourist prices for a meal here, the adorable ambiance and beachfront views are worth it. My dream is to wake up bright and early for a morning walk on the beach and enjoy breakfast with the family while watching the waves.

Take a Surf Lesson

For $25 per lesson, you can create your real life Blue Crush moment with Baja California Surf Camp. They cater to all levels, so don’t worry if you’ve never tried it before, they’ll walk you through it step by step and build up your comfort level before you hit the waves.

Help Release Baby Turtles

Help sea turtle population recovery, participate in marine life research, and experience Mexican culture all on one trip. Each year from December through May baby turtle hatchlings are making their way down the beaches of Los Cabos to the water to start their lives. While this may not be the vacation for everyone – for me helping release baby sea turtles back into the wild is a dream. Tortugueros Las Playitas offers volunteer opportunities and eco-friendly wildlife tours.

San Jose del Cabo’s Art Walk

The area is honestly a design lovers’ paradise with a bit of a ‘spring breakers’ reputation. At the San Jose Del Cabo Art Walk you can experience traditional Mexican art crafts, posh galleries, local restaurants, and beautiful retail boutiques. If you’re in town on a Thursday, the art walk comes alive with street performers, musicians, and street food of all kinds.

Relax With A Deep Tissue Massage

I love spa days. Honestly, if I could get a weekly mani, pedi, and massage without going broke – I’d totally do it. But for those of us who aren’t quite at the glam squad level, Cabo is the perfect place to indulge. Eden’s Spa offers 30- minute massages for just $25. You can even have them do your massage on the beach or poolside.

Take a Cooking Class

Los Tamarindos offers immersive Mexican cooking classes for folks looking to learn the art of Mexican culinary delights. YUM The Four-hour class begin with a taste of chilled lemongrass tea and a tour of the gardens that ends in the open kitchen. As the sun sets, you are invited to sit at a communal table beneath the stone eaves of the open veranda and dine on the fruits of your labor: family-style dishes like mint ceviche, chicken with green mole, and stuffed zucchini blossom with mango and ricotta cheese.

Explore Gay Cabo San Lucas

When I’m traveling I always like to check out the local scene and see what’s going on. For nightlife in Cabo, Chandeliers is known as the best gay bar. It’s located above Brazilian Steakhouse Madeira, about a block from Cabo Wabo Cantina right in the heart of Cabo. While it’s more gay male focused [like literally everything] it’s still welcoming to other LGBT folks.