Los Cabos 2013 – Part II

OK part II coming at ya. This will be the last of the few pics from my camera that were worth posting (because nobody wants to look at selfies LOL). This set was really just the pics I got from walking around by myself while Diana was sleeping in the room all the way until the end of our stay there.

The next two posts will be from Diana’s camera and then the rest from my phone. Not great quality pics, but stuff worth posting – especially because it has the stuff from our excursions and such.

These are pics I took when I walked around the resort alone while Diana was passed out in the room. It was her birthday so she didn’t want to do anything LOL

This was shot near the lobby.

A shot from just outside the lobby looking down at the Siempre and the beach and pools.

The side of the resort looking out onto the beach.

I ended up walking the beach to get some nice shots. I am dark as fuark.

A day time shot of the beach. Diana and I did walk the whole length of the beach which took over an hour to finish. It ended up being a lot longer than we thought – I got pics on my phone which I’ll post later…

A shot of the pool area. This was the “oldies” pool – which Diana and I dubbed. The pool on the other side was the “young” pool. The reason for the naming is pretty obvious, but for the first 5 days, we ended up just sitting at the oldies pool because that was the first pool we got to after breakfast and there was always usually a spot. On our last day, we decided to try out the young pool and we were hitting ourselves for not sitting there earlier on in the week. Good music, a swim up bar, games like darts, football and ping pong, and generally a better crowd.

Another shot.

One of the souvenir stands were open and they were selling these skulls. Skulls were a big thing in Cabos, next to pottery and animals made out of ceramics and glass.

A shot of the center pool which was ultimately connected to the “young” pool lol.

This was outside the deli and the sushi shop. Just nice decorations and cacti. (BTW – I kept saying cactuses and Diana kept correcting me to cacti. So now you know if you didn’t).

Diana when I got back. Still passed out.

We ended that night once again with a rum and coke chugging challenge. You already know who won…

We ended up going to the shop to buy more sunscreen and aloe since we were running out from being addicts. One can of sunscreen spray and this aloe freeze spray cost $37 LOL. JESUS – note to everyone: buy as much as you need instead of buying at resorts. Super crazy mark ups.

On our last night there – we did the sunset ATV tours. Again, I’ll have pics of that posted up later…

This was the morning we were checking out. Beautiful morning and we were so sad to leave. I kind of wished that it rained that day so we wouldn’t be so sad to leave…

Diana trying to look happy lol

Didn’t last long though since she had to pack it all back up… The time was close to say goodbye…

I was being proactive and downloaded a bunch of stuff to play at the airport and on the plane. Steve and JC were the ones that introduced me to Minion Rush and now I’m addicted so I made sure to get that for the ride.

Here’s the lobby with a nice calm pool in the center.

Outside waiting for our ride…

The front area. The center was planted with Agave (think tequila). Funny story about those – the first day we were there and we stood outside waiting for a shuttle, Diana said “whoa look at those crazy pineapples” and proceeded to tell me about the facts she learned about pineapples when she was at the Dole plantation in Hawaii. I stopped her, bluntly told her she was wrong and that they were palm trees. It wasn’t until our ATV tour that we figured out that they were Agave and we were both idiots. LOL

These are palm trees…

The last shot on my SLR was our pick ups from the duty free shop that we ended up staying in for a good hour when we got to the airport. Picked up a bunch of flavoured vodka – Cranberry/Raspberry and Absolut White Grape/Dragonfruit Vodka, and Mango Rum. We also picked up Vanilla concentrate since it’s super cheap in Mexico (if you didn’t know – now you do… again). And Diana got a bunch of mini boxed tic tacs in a huge tic tac container. LOL…

Anyways – post III up next. Those pics are from Diana’s cam!

Los Cabos 2013 – Part I

Well unfortunately (and I guess kind of fortunately), our vacation is over and we’re back home from Mexico. Unfortunately – because like last year, we never want to leave. Fortunately – because even though it sucks to leave such an amazing place, it’s good to be back home, even though home is not as beautiful LOL. It’s the daily grind that sucks more than anything since it’s back to work tomorrow.

Anyways, I took a bunch of pics from my SLR and Diana has some on her point and shoot and I also got some on my phone. I’ll split the posts up into four parts for those of you that are interested in looking. It won’t necessarily be in any order, just some cool pics to enjoy. Sorry to those that want to see more car pictures – I’ll most likely have some coming within the next week or so. Until then, you can look at these and then start planning your trip too 🙂

The first set is the first few days that we were at the resort – unpacking, walking around, checking out the scenery and such. We stayed at the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas… Here we go!

Literally seconds after walking into the room and getting ready to unpack.

A view from our balcony of the resort. The center area is the Siempre where breakfast, lunch, and dinner is held. Below the balcony where you see the tables and chairs is the Sushi restaurant. To the right is the beach and the pools.

This was the next morning at about 9 AM. Sun was just coming up and it was already approximately +26C degrees.

Diana taking forever to get ready like always.

Night time shot.

Selfies. You’ll see a bunch of them lol

This was on Monday – unfortunately it rained the whole day and we didn’t really get to do much. We were stuck in the room for a big part of the day watching movies. Luckily for us, there were several channels with movies playing all day and night, so there was always something to watch. We hit up the gym and had our usual meals. It wasn’t until about 7PM that the rain started letting up and we hit the hot tub outside by the beach for a little bit. We regretted not going into town that day to shop to make use of our time, but it was still a fairly good day.

The rain isn’t cold, it’s actually super nice and warm. Humid – but nothing that bothered us. Too bad it lasted all day though and we didn’t see any sun that day.

It was mostly drizzling in our area as well. We heard that outside near the town a bit more it was pouring really hard.

That night we fat-status’d it up. Took advantage of the room service at midnight and got a Hawaiian pizza. We said that we would utilize the room service more often this time, but we only ended up using it once. We kind of feel bad – even though it’s a 24 hour service.

The rock courtyard outside our room. Nice place to walk if you’re bored.

We took a stroll out onto the beach a bit during sunset and I was able to capture some nice shots. You’ll see a bunch of shots of this mountain later since this was the best place to take pics of the sunset.

Sorry for the noisy picture. Was getting pretty dark and had to shoot at ISO 2500 – I think.

Jumping shots with drinks in hand. Gangster.

Diana got a mad burn from the day before on her legs while I got an even worse burn on my back that hurt so bad for about three days.

We learned our lesson last year when we got burned and didn’t have much to help us out. This time we bought Aloe lotion and aloe gel AND and aloe lotion+gel combo. By the second day we were going through it like crazy. Diana was addicted to it and applying it on herself every 5 minutes.

Here you can see her doing just that.

Here were our best friends for the whole week.

We also ended up booking two excursions. One was a town tour and a glass bottom boat tour around the Pacifica Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. The other was a Sunset ATV adventure which was super awesome – pics of that later…

A cool option we didn’t have at our last resort in Puerto Vallarta – change pillows to a bunch of different ones. The pillows we had when we got there were hard and super high so we ended up getting super stiff necks haha.

The next day there was a mexican festival out by the pool in the evening. We didn’t really know what was going on – our plan was just to go to the beach and take some pics. We ended up having to walk through this while they were dancing, singing and performing. Stands are set up selling cool souvenirs and it’s a little different than some of the other beaches. The reason is because the whole beach is privately owned and so there is no access to outsiders (beach vendors) to sell their own items. Instead, the resort sets these up instead and the one downside to it is that there is no haggling for prices with these guys.

People eating dinner and having a Mexican buffet.

The beach beds outside on the beach. These required reservation and $30 for the whole day. We didn’t end up doing it because we didn’t really see the need to use it when the pool was literally a few steps away. The only good thing about the beach beds was that you had a flag you could put up if you wanted some food or drinks and the guys would come running.

Another shot of the full beach with an earlier sunset.

Diana taking shots of the ocean. It looks like there’s nothing on her screen but there is… LOL it’s only like that cause I had my polarizer on.

The waves.

The other side of the beach. Visitors were not able to walk this side of the beach since it is a private beach area. Meaning, the owner of the resort didn’t want people on his private beach area. You can see his house on the right. Long story short – he went from poverty to billionaire in a little over 25 years and owns this huge area, which is made up of three other resorts. The Pacifica – the resort down at the beach for adults only, the Sunset – the resort about a 5 minute drive up the hill for families and was made up of a number of different buildings and different types of accommodation, and finally the Monte Cristo – individual time shared houses for the ballers up higher on the hill.

Full shot of our resort.

More shots of the waves.

Diana taking some shots.

Obligatory – writing in the sand.

Lovey dovey shit that Diana did. LOL

AND another shot of the waves. The waves were on and off with the size and height. Sometimes they would be really small, and others they could be as high as 20 ft.

Look what we found on our way back to our room. LOL

One last one before we went back in. The mist from the ocean looks awesome in person.

Somehow, Diana came up with the challenge of a rum and coke chugging challenge and we ended up doing it every night. We would have dinner, go for a walk, then hit up the bar and grab a rum and coke then go back to the room and chug. I am ashamed to say that I lost every single time. But in my defense – and I don’t care if you believe me or not – I hate drinking pop and I hate coke the most. It hurts my throat and I sound like a wuss but whatever. I also like to shit-talk a lot and the both of us get really competitive… so I hate to lose to a challenge I know I’ll lose to… BUT Diana deserved the win.

Last selfie for part I. This was after her chugging win so she’s super happy. Part II tomorrow!