An Affordable Luxury – Cabo San Lucas
(A 4-day all inclusive trip to Cabo from San Francisco bay area).
A place where desert meets the ocean is what is called Cabo San Lucas. It’s a three plus hours flight from the San Francisco Bay Area which should cost 300-350 USD. Cabo is known for its beautiful beaches and it is one of the most visited tourist places in Mexico.
As Silicon Valley is super expensive, experiencing luxury is a challenge. Planning a vacation with or without kids would cost you thousands of dollars and you would still keep a check on how much you are spending on your lunch and dinner meals.
After working really hard for almost a year, we decided to go for an affordable luxury trip. Our main focus was just to relax as much as we can and regain all the energy without making a big whole in the pocket.
My partner and I visited Cabo in May 2017 to celebrate our anniversary and to celebrate life. Of course it sounds dramatic, but for us this vacation was everything we wanted. We took this all inclusive package for 4 nights 5 days from Costco for Dreams resort. It costed us a little more than 2k USD (excluding the taxi from Fremont to San Francisco and back). This included our flight as well which 3.5 hours and the airfare was under 350 USD round trip.
And the vacay begins… We have always seen in movies that there is someone at the airport with a placard with your name on it, waiting for your arrival. And yes, we experienced that. The resort driver was waiting for us at the arrivals and after a smooth baggage collection process we hoped in the luxury car. It was an hour drive from the airport. We were welcomed with some cocktails which set our moods. We were given a honeymoon suite which was decorated just perfectly and of course the room was ocean view. There was a mini bar in the room and yes it was free, we could take as much booze as we want and chocolates and soda. The feeling was wow.
There were 4 restaurants including a seafood special and also a fine dining one. There was a bar in the pool! Yes inside the pool, you swim to get your drinks. And also there were bars outside the pool, right
on the beach, away from the beach, next to volley ball court etc. We had access to all bars, restaurants and we could eat and drink as much we want. There were a few bakeries too which had mouth watering and hard to resist stuff. Our life for 4 days were drink eat dance play and repeat without touching your wallet. Then there were water aerobics, salsa sessions, tennis court, volleyball court, yoga sessions which we could attend for free. We were provided with a time table of these sessions for our convenience, else there was always a shack available for you by the beach and pool.
Then there were water aerobics, salsa sessions, tennis court, volleyball court, yoga sessions which we could attend for free. We were provided with a time table of these sessions for our convenience, else there was always a shack available for you by the beach and pool.
And our entertainment was way above than just salsa sessions. Almost every night, there was a evening celebrations of sorts, it was a South American cultural evening and the salsa performance the other night. We were treated like VIP’s.
We planned to stay at the resort the whole time because we wanted to rejuvenate ourselves. We didn’t do any touristy things but enjoyed our VVIP stay at the resort. No jet lags, no post vacation fatigue, we were all set to get back to our routines. In just above 2k USD, we lived our lives to the fullest during those 4 days.
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