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Cabo: Birds, Locals, and Horses

By on September 12, 2014 in Mexico Travel with 8 Comments

Cabo Horses“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

Friday morning, we ate breakfast at the buffet in our all-inclusive hotel, the Royal Solaris. Although there were lots of options, the food looked like it had been sitting out for awhile. We opted for fresh omelettes and dared to try a few other things.

Leann and Brian arrived earlier than I had, so they explored and familiarized themselves with our surroundings. They discovered a bird sanctuary, which was our first stop after breakfast.

Our bodies were dripping with sweat as we ventured to our destination. We arrived and walked around a bit spying a few birds in their natural habitat. This area reminded me of Florida as the landscape and wildlife were quite similar, except for the mountains in the distance. As the sun was scorching, we did not stay too long before turning around. We had a peaceful walk, but were ready to chill by the pool for a bit.

Bird Sanctuary in Cabo      Bird Sanctuary Walk, Cabo

On our way back, we found a little hut that offered horseback riding on the beach for $40 each. We left a deposit and booked appointments for later in the day. We crossed over to the beach where we met some locals who were selling various items. They gave Brian beer and showed us their goods. Brian bought a hat before we wandered along the beach to our hotel.

Cabo LocalsAt our hotel, we ordered mid-afternoon cocktails. I got the Miami Vice, which is half piña colada and half strawberry daiquiri. This delicious drink is also known as a lava flow.

Royal Solaris Cocktails

We made our way to the pool and found some lounge chairs. We got food from the lunch buffet, which was slightly better than breakfast.

We watched a contest where girls strutted their stuff on a paddle board to the other side of the pool and continued their show by performing a little dance on the pool bridge. Leann and I laughed at Brian’s knowledge of which “stripper” moves the girls were about to make.

After the winner was chosen, we hung out some more. We chatted with other vacationers and listened to what they had been doing during their trip. We ordered more cocktails, chatted, and relaxed.

Travel Tip: All-inclusive resorts in Cabo are economical and convenient. To save time, we ate breakfast at the hotel and often grabbed a drink before venturing out. However, the food in Cabo is tasty and reasonably priced. I recommend trying authentic Mexican food even if you snag an all-inclusive deal. You will still get your money’s worth in drinks, while experiencing Mexico’s cultural dishes.

Horseback-Riding-on-the-Beach-Cabo-MexicoNext up: Horseback riding on the beach!

I’ve been horseback riding before, but never on a beach. The scenery was absolutely stunning. As we trotted along the water, the mountains lingered in the distance. I was reminded of the landscape in California, and warm memories of my time there flooded my mind. It was an intoxicating experience… A definite must do in Cabo.

Next we ventured to the shops in San Jose del Cabo, the cute, historical town we stayed in. We checked out Mission of San Jose del Cabo Church, and I bought a hat. The stores were filled with bright colors, Mexican art, and pottery. They were a little pricier than we expected, but fun to explore.

Mission of San Jose del Cabo Church Mission of San Jose del Cabo Church, Mexico

As the day was winding down, we headed to our hotel to shower and dress for dinner. Our next stop? The Office.

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