Los Cabos, Mexico - May 2016Friday, October 07, 2016
It has been a little over 5 months since we went on our first out of country trip as parents and I am now finally getting the chance to blog about it. It was both our first time to Los Cabos and this trip wouldn't have been possible without my parents. Not only were willing to watch Tristan for us, but my Dad hooked us up and booked 3 nights in a villa at Cabo Azul (that they own a timeshare with!) It was so hard leaving Tristan behind for the first time ever, but it was also nice to have some alone time since he was born! We have both been itching to go on a trip since last year, which was the only year we didn't go out of the country since we started the tradition in 2012. So it was a mix of emotions the morning we left. We were in Cabo from May 9th-12th, because we wanted to be back in time for Tristan's 5th month birthday (Yeah, we celebrate monthly).
The next day was a little more planned out. We had reservations for the ATV and Horseback riding Tour and our pick up person was there on time! Last time we ATVed was in the Philippines, but boy, it was nothing like it. This was definitely a lot more extreme and exciting! We went through the dessert and the beach and back to the dessert before heading back to main headquarters. It was such an adrenaline. We did the horseback riding first, that was a little bumpy on my end cuz my horse didn't want to do much. I felt guilty immediately after we got on our horses because it was a pretty warm day and Im sure they would have rather stayed in their stable where the shade was. And i guess thats why I couldn't really enjoy it. We did this for about 45 minutes before switching over to ATV! John and I did the shared ATV instead of individual because it was cheaper, and we just switched off driving it. Next time I definitely want my own! We went through Migrino Beach and we were the only ones there for the first 15 minutes and it was nice having the beach and view to ourselves! Our tourguide was nice enough to let us wander a bit and took pictures of us! We didnt pictures on the ATV, but you can watch our videos here. I also posted it on a previous post! :) We rode the ATVs for about an hour and a half before heading back to end our tour! It was a beautiful day and not too hot with just the right amount of cool breeze! Definitely a good way to start our first full day in Mexico! After our tour, we were dropped back off at our resort and we just relaxed for a bit before heading out for a late lunch across the street at a taco shop that was recommended to us by the concierge. It was called Rossy's tacos. And oh my goodness, it was delicious! Of course I ordered ceviche again plus 2 fish tacos and carne asada. If you didnt know, ceviche is a favorite of mine! Actually, I love Mexican food overall! The main Rossy's restaurant was in Downtown San Jose which was a drive away, the one we went to was their smaller restaurant, mainly an outdoor bar. After lunch, we took a nap for a couple of hours at the cabanas before hitting the pool!
We then headed off to Downtown San Jose. We took the risk and did it local style by using the bus and then walking vs getting a Taxi. Thats the joys of being in a different country, experiencing new things. Luckily, I still remembered some of the Spanish I learned in the 3 years from highschool and 2 years from college! Very rusty at that, but still got us around. We rode their local bus, I think it was painted purple, which were old school buses turned public transit. It was another thing that reminded me of Philippines! It was $2.00 for both John and I to get from the resort to the Cathedral. They didnt really have bus stops, so you just ask to get dropped off where you want in the area. We just walked around downtown, which was pretty dead at the time and day we went. I didn't mind cuz it was less people to dodge. Hah! As I've mentioned San Jose was a very charming little town and Downtown San Jose can attest to that! The cobblestone streets, the colorful buildings. People weren't rude, there were a bunch of live bands playing Mexican tunes at restaurants that we'd pass by.
After walking a few blocks, we were gonna hop back on a bus but we couldn't figure out which bus goes back to the main street. So we decided to walk hoping we were going the right direction! I was a lowkey scared because we weren't 100% sure where we were going, but I trusted John. He's usually really good at reading maps and finding a way back. It took us about an hour to get to the main road we wanted to be in. It was definitely a journey. It was nice getting to observe the things that were going on around us. From the houses to the business area to kids playing. Since we figured out where we were, we decided to grab dinner at another restaurant recommended to us by the staff at our resort. It was already dark when we were making our way to Las Guacamayas, and I can feel John getting a little worried about passing certain neighborhoods. I get it, he didnt feel safe and I dont blame him. It was little sketchy! But we made it out the hood alive and well. Haha! Las Guacamayas was worth the journey! The food was delicious!! Ceviche was definitely the main thing I ordered every time we ate out! I cant remember what else I ordered, but I remember having a margarita and it was so yummy! This place was so lively and packed with people! It must be a local favorite! And I can see why! It had a good vibe, food and entertainment. We opted to eat upstairs because it was so crowded downstairs. Upstairs was a little more laid back. We ordered so much food that we had to take some to go! Which was a good thing because I ended up eating them for breakfast the next day!