Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mex stop no. 1. Cabos!

We've been back for three weeks, so I thought it was about time that I blogged some travel pics from the Honeymoon.

Our first stop was in the beautiful Cactus Desert on the coast, Cabos San Lucas on the Peninsula of Baja California. I was completely mystified by the idea of being somewhere with CACTUS. I don't know why but it's a longstanding fascination for me... I could stare at Cactii for hours, I love it. So a fun resort, slapped next to beautiful ocean with perfect weather, It was definitely in the perfect place for me!

We stayed at the Hotel Riu Sante Fe, which was an all inclusive about 20 minutes out of town by foot. Everything was included, and I mean EVERYTHING. Booze, food, booze, food - 24 hours a day! To make this even more of an upside, the hotel itself was gorgeous- very clean, and expansive pools with pool bars at every corner.

Here I am on the balcony.
I bought these Ray Bans at the local San Lucas shopping centre as I thought I'd packed two pairs of sunnies, only to realise neither pair were in my bag once I arrived.

In Cabos, the touts hang out on the beach in the blistering heat.
They're made to stand behind the string, and must wear white.
I felt bad lounging around on deck chairs overlooking the sea, whilst they were working down there. I would loathe lazy Resort tourists in their position!

LPs and I chilled on the beach drinking Cerveza and watching the Sunset.

The sunsets are insanely crazy beautiful.

One thing that never makes sense to me, is why you go overseas and find swing bars- whilst we totally ignore them over here in Aus. Please don't tell me this is another result of over the top OHS, cause that's just being wowsery!

So people say, "whatever happens in Cabos, Stays in Cabos!"

And I can see why, as described in the Lonely Planet it's a Frat Party- only older... and drunker!

We boozed on ..

and on...

and on...

And on and on!


For free! God knows what was in all those drinks... it got to the point that the barmen at our preferred hotel bar, would get us six drinks at a time. Ouch.

These six drinks, named for us "couchie Couchie 69" (yes, I think they were having a laugh at our expense) were just for me, all at once. Lp's was simultaneously drinking 6 G&Ts no doubt!

Here is the exuberant barman, Louis.

And my favourite barman, Tony (or as one loud American guy yelled out to him "HEY CRAZY EYES!"... so Tony had a lazy eye!

I was somewhat pleased we didn't stay in town- activity was pretty 'wild'.
Here's one of the local bar's schticks - you get strung upside down in front of the bar, and then force fed shots of tequila. hmm...

Van Halen's Sammy Hagar was having his 2010 Birthday Bash whilst we were in town at his mega famous bar, the Cabo Wabo. We really wanted to go (however after seeing the crowd, perhaps not)

I did manage to buy LPs a t shirt, however he claims that he will not wear it in public.

We did make it to the Cabo Wabo... Sammy has made it like a shrine to himself!

We had been drinking at the pool bar all day long, so didn't really make the most of the visit. In fact, I think our alcohol levels hit an all time high by the time we made it, and we got out of there pretty fast!

One fun thing we did which really took advantage of our location was hit the desert in a Dune Buggy! It took us through the Desert (past lots of cactus! wooweee!) Then along the most incredible beach ever where we drove up and down the dunes.

Kitted up and ready to ride!!

I had a slight heart attack at one point when I waqs driving over the dunes- thought I was going to roll the buggy!

All up, uber fun start to the honeymoon!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really cool! Looks like you guys had a blast.

How long was the flight from Oz?

I'm hopefully going to MX in Aug for a wedding so will let you know where it is when I can remember!