Thursday, June 5

Cabo San Lucas





One of my favorite pastimes, among many, is researching hotels, villas and holiday destinations. I know that I have mentioned before that I am highly affected by my surrounds. The last thing I want is to be stuck in less than pleasant accommodations while on holiday. I am not one of those people who claim the room is only for sleeping and it doesn’t matter—it matters!

Last summer we spent two weeks in Spain. The first week we were in Barcelona staying with friends and the second week we rented a villa in old town Pollenca on the island of Mallorca. After our stay at Casa Romana, I mentioned in my blog post, I had been converted to the world of self-catering. Of course, for short stays, I continue to seek out unique hotels. But for long-term holidays I want to live like a local in a foreign country, not a mere visitor.

Unfortunately, work schedules this summer will prohibit another two-week vacation, at least for my husband. Instead, my son and I will be heading to the States for seven weeks, with my husband joining us at the end of the summer. All things being equal, and apart from being away from my husband, I am thrilled that I will be spending time with my family. However, a change to our summer schedule doesn’t preclude me from researching beautiful destinations to add to my ever growing list.

Having been born and raised in Texas I am no stranger to Mexico, at least parts of the country. The one place I have not been to is Cabo San Lucas. Yesterday I found the most wonderful website and have noted several villas in my travel journal. Villa Luca, a stunning home in the Pedregal area of Cabo San Lucas, located at Land’s End in Baja California Sur, Mexico, was too beautiful not to share. I have been suffering a summertime cold this week. What I wouldn’t give to be lying on that sun-soaked terrace, gazing out over the infinity pool and watching the waves right now.

17 comments:

pve design said...

Could it have been that movie that caused your thoughts to drift to Mexico and Margaritas?
I am the same way when it comes to travel. On our honeymoon, in Portugal, they gave us a room with twin beds. I never knew I spoke Portuguese!

ALL THE BEST said...

Patricia how funny...you not knowing that you spoke Portuguese! Not the twin beds!! Maybe it is the movie that has be thinking Mexico!

annechovie said...

What beautiful photos! I hope you and your son have a wonderful time with family this Summer and I also hope your cold gets better soon - no fun!

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Anne!

Be the change..... said...

I never wanted to visit Mexico till now....that room is FANTASTIC!

The Devine Life said...

I am ready to fly off right now-- it looks too relaxing.

The Peak of Chic said...

I think we should take over that hotel- a stylish design blogging convention!

ALL THE BEST said...

Ooooh Jennifer, wouldn't that be fun!!

writeonandmore said...

Ronda:
Greetings! My husband and I traveled to Cabo in April and had an absolutely lovely time. We cannot wait to return with our young girls. The weather is amazing, the sailing is perfect and the dining options were plentiful.

We were equally impressed with the modern airport (although security was a bit puzzling) and the efficient highway transportation.

We stayed in the San Jose del Cabo area, although the villas you found look amazing - next trip!

Happy Vacation planning and feel better wishes.

Cheers

Heather

Pigtown-Design said...

Agree! Cabo's great. Try and get to San Jose, which isn't as touristy and wild as San Lucas. Also, if you can get to see some of the hotels along the beach, the architecture's incredible and creative.

Lots of places won't let you swim in the ocean since the rip currents are so bad, but everywhere has amazing pools.

suzannemarques said...

have a wonderful time! i stayed at las ventanas in the past & i'd love to try somewhere new... the villas you found look lovely. anticipating your review!!

Carolina Eclectic said...

Okay, I'm ready to go! The beach looks so inviting.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Going native is a wonderful way to travel. Mrs. E., who speaks many languages, makes it easy for us to do. You really get to know a place well. Two weeks is never long enough, though. I could stand a month in Cabo. Or Portugal. Or...

luxielouis said...

love your blog.

Style Court said...

Ronda -- LOVE the textiles in the bedroom :)

Mary-Laure said...

This post brings back memories: my sister used to live in Los Cabos and I was fortunate to visit her many times. It's beautiful out there.

Mélanie said...

Mexico is my favorite country to go to vacation. I like Cabo San lucas but it is not my favorite place , there .
Anyway, this summer I would give anything I have to go to Mexico , but it is not the plans ....