During our exploratory journey of Cabo San Lucas and the San Jose Del Cabo area, we decided to stay at a very nice condo (Las Gardenias Condominiums) on the Cabo Real Golf Course, in Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Mexico. The location is situated between both major cities, and this was intentional: it forces us to explore the area instead of just staying put at an all-inclusive resort.
We are only about 10 minutes away from downtown Cabo San Lucas and only 1/2 mile to the beach.
The condo itself is small, but beautiful. The ocean views from the patio are incredible! We sit out there in the morning and drink our coffee and enjoy the ocean breezes. The kids run down to the pool and splash in the perpetually warm water. The grounds are immaculately cared for. The staff is attentive and everything is spotless. Even the trash cans are rinsed out and scrubbed clean (not kidding).
The condo has all the amenities that we need, including modern appliances, washer/dryer, and a dishwasher. When you travel with kids (especially babies) it's so important to have modern appliances available. We are doing laundry every day and running the dishwasher daily, as well. Having a full-size refrigerator also means that we aren't spending a bunch of money at restaurants every single day, either. The hotels in this area depend on that type of customer, but as a family, we want to travel without spending all our hard-earned money, especially on things like overpriced food!
We actually had a fantastic cheap lunch today at the local Los Cabo Costco, and picked up a bunch of great food to cook throughout the week. The peso is at 18 against the dollar right now so our money is stretching very far! We got two pounds of excellent steak for half the price we would pay per pound in California.
The weather has been hot, but not unpleasantly so. The air is humid near the ocean but unlike our trip to Playa Del Carmen, the air isn't full of bugs. We have't seen a single mosquito during our entire trip, although we did see a few small lizards wandering around around the bushes outside. There are many native birds and the area is beautifully landscaped. I'm frankly amazed by the beauty of this entire region.
We are enjoying San Jose Del Cabo more than Cabo San Lucas. San Jose seems quieter and more genuine. Cabo San Lucas is full of tourists and, unfortunately, scammers. San Jose Del Cabo has a lovely downtown area that we explored for a very short time today--going back tomorrow to get photos and explore some more! Stay tuned...
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