Mexico Resort Girlfriend Getaway: Keeping it Classy near Cabo

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If you’re considering a getaway south of the border, Cabo San Lucas has probably crossed your mind.  It’s convenient, especially for those of us based on the West coast.  It has a reputation for being one of the safest and friendliest locales in Mexico.  However, you may have reservations.  You may ask yourself, will someone try to pour tequila down my throat when I get off the plane?  Will I have to navigate through wet t-shirt contests and drunk frat boys on the way to my hotel?  We understand your hesitation, but we are here to reassure you there are some amazing experiences to be had by classy ladies on this peninsula. After a bit of research, we decided to rent a car and spend part of our time north of Cabo San Lucas, at an intimate little resort called Rancho Pescadero near Todos Santos. It’s a bit of a drive, but we were not disappointed. The roads are all paved and well maintained, and the scenery is breathtaking as you head up the coast. It was truly one of the best travel experiences we ever had.

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As you pull up, you will be greeted by a friendly member of the staff, who will insist on taking care of your bags while escorting you directly to the pool, which is gorgeous, intimate and has a panoramic view of the carefully designed grounds.  Before you can catch your breath, complimentary margaritas and delicious guacamole and chips will appear.  At this point, you are already planning the future conversation you will be having with your husband or boyfriend when you get home in which you will convince him you need to come here for your next anniversary.

Our stay was filled with lots of peaceful reading while lounging by the pool, dining on spectacular food and strolling on the quiet beach.  One of the coolest amenities is the yoga class offered every morning.  We found the practice to be challenging but relaxing and the perfect way to start the day.  There’s nothing quite like sinking into savasana with the roar of the ocean in the background, especially for city girls used to car alarms and police sirens interrupting our practice!

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The staff really makes this place.  They are genuinely happy to serve you and do whatever they can to make your experience memorable.  For example, we read something about s’mores by the fire and were intrigued.  The first night at dinner, we inquired.   Without hesitation, we were given a basket of fluffy marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate bars and led to the beach, where an adorable gentleman made us a fire and brought us chairs.  We were beside ourselves.  I mean who DOES that?!   Even with the constant hospitality, you won’t be burdened with the real world problem of who or what to tip.   The entire bill, along with your gratuity for the whole trip, is resolved at the end of your stay.

If you can drag yourself away from Rancho Pescadero, you should probably take a day trip up to Todos Santos.  The drive is short and the town is entirely walkable.  It is authentic and rustic, with cute little shops in a charming historical district.  Stop by the Centro Cultural Nestor Agundez Martinezon Calle Benito Juárezto gaze at some traditional art and artifacts and partially escape the heat.  If you need to cool down a bit more, stop by the Neveria Rocco on Calle Hidalgo for some out-of-this-world fresh fruit popsicles.  Just keep wandering and you might find some real treasures in a roadside tent.  Don’t forget to bring Pesos!