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Exploring San Jose del Cabo

Exploring San Jose del Cabo

So, we just got back form the most epic stay at Paradisus Los Cabos, our favorite all-inclusive resort to date. It has everything - gorgeous rooms, amazing food, swim-up pools, tons of amenities, the BEST margaritas… we could go on and on. Another thing that they have going for them is the LOCATION. Located just ten minutes away from San José del Cabo and thirty minutes from Cabo San Lucas, it’s the perfect spot to feel “away” from the madness yet “close enough” to explore! During our stay we decided to spend a day in San José del Cabo, partially because it’s so close, but also because it’s one of our favorite towns in Mexico.

Eating Our Way Through Paradisus Los Cabos

Eating Our Way Through Paradisus Los Cabos

We love to eat. There, we said it. If we’re really being honest, we oftentimes pick our next destination based on food. (We went to Japan 80% for the food, 20% for everything else.) 

So before going to Paradisus Los Cabos, we were skeptical that an all-inclusive resort could live up to our usual high-standards of cuisine. Spoiler alert: the food blew us away. With seven restaurants, seven bars, and incredible room service (our favorite!), Paradisus Los Cabos is a tasty and creative mecca for sometimes-snobby foodies like ourselves.

Paradisus Los Cabos: Why We Can't Stay Away

Paradisus Los Cabos: Why We Can't Stay Away

We aren’t typically the kind of travelers that go to the same place twice. Our travel bucket-list is just too big, and our wanderlust spirits have us always on the hunt for new destinations to explore. That being said, there have been a handful of spots that we will continue coming back to, year after year, and Paradisus Los Cabos is one of those places!

TREAT YOURSELF! (AND DON’T FEEL GUILTY)

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “with all of that travel and fancy food, how do you stay in shape?!”  And our secret is… Instagram filters!! No, but seriously. It’s a challenge!  (Especially when you’re foodies like us!) We recently vacationed at the Paradisus Los Cabos, where endless decadent food and drinks were at our disposal. It was all too good and too tempting to pass up!! Here are some of our tricks for indulging, and not even feeling sorry about it!

START THE DAY RIGHT

We started every morning at the Paradisus with a dip in the pool - which is easy when you have a swim up suite!! We’d make a game out of who could swim the most laps, who could come up with the most creative routines, who could kick the fastest… You get the picture. After a half and hour we had blood circulating, metabolism spiked, and we were ready to “dive” into breakfast! (get it?!)

EAT YOUR VEGGIES FIRST

Maybe it’s because we’re California kids, or maybe we’re just super trendy… but we LOVE green juice. At the Paradisus they make a fresh squeezed green juice that’s out of this world! We’d start every breakfast with it, and we found that it would quickly fill us up! We’d still order our usual waffles and eggs benedict… but we made sure we got our greens in first. We’re all about balance. ;)

SAY YES TO ACTIVITIES!

While we are big fans of “getting our tan on”, there’s only so much sitting still that we can do! The Paradisus activity staff had numerous activities throughout the day to keep busy bodies like us occupied. From yoga, to pool aerobics and mixology classes by the beach… there was always something to do! Staying on the move kept our appetites peaked - and we weren’t mad about it!

END THE DAY WITH A SUNSET BEACH WALK

One of the final ways we trick ourselves into exercising is taking a romantic walk to watch the sunset. At the Paradisus we had the entire beach to ourselves… so we usually ended up walking a little longer and further than normal. It was peaceful, refreshing, and sparked amazing conversations. Our sunset walks were some of our favorite memories while in Cabo - and by the time we made it back to the resort we were more than ready to eat dinner!

LET GO AND ENJOY

Ok. So there you have some of our “tricks” for having your cake while you’re on vacation, and eating it too. But our biggest tip for you is to just let go!!! Enjoy where you are, and don’t worry about anything else. At the Paradisus Los Cabos the food and drinks were SO good, our motto quickly became “YOLO” (You Only Live Once)! Vacation is meant to be enjoyed… so enjoy it!!! As we like to say, “Our diet starts tomorrow.” ;)

ALL-INCLUSIVE LIFE IS THE BEST LIFE.

We just returned from a four-day trip to the Paradisus Los Cabos by Melia resort, nestled right in between San José del Cabo, and Cabo San Lucas. Four days was just enough time for us to really get used to life at an “all-inclusive”, and let us tell you… it truly is the BEST kind of life. Here’s why.

IT’S WORRY FREE, AND EASY AS CAN BE.

First of all, you never have to carry around your money, credit cards, your id… anything! We put them all in our safe and didn’t get them out until we were packing our bags to leave. Upon arrival, the Paradisus staff gives you bracelets to wear during your stay at the resort, and those bracelets are all you need. 

Your every need is met before you even know it. The staff at Paradisus Los Cabos were some of the most attentive staff we have ever experienced. Whether it was refilling our drinks, calling us a taxi to go into town, or bringing us cold towels when we arrived back to the resort - they thought of everything.

Something special about Paradisus Los Cabos is what they call, "Eye Candy". They like to surprise their guest with moments of excitement that could be a flash mob, a love note written in the sand, or a sudden performance on the roof of one of their restaurants. We got to see all of these! One of our favorites was on Valentine’s Day when they had a special cupcake delivery to the pool! Talk about eye candy, hehe. 

YOU EAT AND DRINK. ALL THE TIME.

Now as you probably already know, we are big foodies. We LOVE to eat. Not only is the food at Paradisus Los Cabos REALLY good, there’s a lot of it. And so many restaurants to try! We found ourselves “grazing” every couple of hours… a pizza here, a margarita there, some ice cream by the pool, another margarita, some chips and guacamole in bed… You get the picture. To us, nothing says “vacation” more than constant snacking. And when it’s really good and really fresh, we don’t even feel bad about it!

YOU LIVE IN YOUR BATHING SUIT.

Forget about the constant worry of “What am I going to wear?” or “Did I pack enough socks?” At Paradisus Los Cabos, all you need is your swimsuit and some sunscreen! Pretty much the only time we’d take our suits off was to go to dinner (and we’d usually change back into them for a night swim after)! Sometimes we’d even rock our bath robes over our suits when we were feeling extra luxurious…. Because #vacation!!

IT BASICALLY BECOMES YOUR “VACATION HOME”.

After a couple of days at Paradisus Los Cabos, we begin to really feel like we owned the place. We figured out our favorite spot by the pool, our favorite bartender (What’s up, Omar!!), our snacking “routine” (very important), and we knew most of the staff - and even the guests - by name! We love making friends when we travel, and here everyone felt like family. It made having to leave THAT much harder.

If you like worry-free vacationing, complete with delicious food, top-shelf drinks, lots of pool time and new friends, then you’ll LOVE the Paradisus Los Cabos. Don’t take our word for it though - book a trip ASAP. And tell us when you’re going. We’ll meet you there. ;)