Hi destination experts. I’m just getting started on researching options for a February 2019 trip to Cabo. Hoping you can nudge me in the right direction and save me some time.
It will be me, my husband, our two boys (10 & 8) and my MIL. We usually do a lot of exploring and excursions, but for this one I think we’d really like to mostly relax. My husband wants to chill out in a hammock and read. I like that too, but I also love to swim and I love love to snorkel. Long walks on beach and some beautiful vistas are also great. Love the look of the arch I keep seeing in all the pictures. I don’t love the look of resort/hotels that have a very flat white stark barren sand look. Like the ones with more interesting landscapes rocky outcroppings etc.
Kids obviously want fun, fun, fun. Both strong swimmers and love to snorkel too. They also love to beachcomb and love animals / creatures from the sea etc. MIL likes to relax, but also likes to take in some culture and she will expect at least a few shopping opportunities. MIL might go in the pool but generally avoids the water.
From what I see it doesn’t look like there’s a lot of snorkeling right from shore. Looks like we’d be doing tours. Am I right? Is there a location with reasonably calm water and snorkelling from shore? Should I just let go of the whole snorkeling thing and settle for chilling out at a pool? If yes, I’d want a really nice pool.
So where should we stay? What’s a good home base? Don’t want to break the bank, is $400ish per night going to get us a 2 BR on the beach (not beach front room, but beach front resort) with a nice pool? Am I dreaming? Should we stay further away from the centre to get more bang for our accommodation bucks? We’re definitely not into the boozy party crowd thing. Looking for the family vibe. But love the swimmable beach which appears to be near the centre and the arch. I get the impression that area might also be full of that loud party crowd. Am I wrong?
We are really good cooks so we like to cook with the local fair so not looking for all inclusive. But sometimes it’s nice to have a break. And we love to try a few nice local restaurants too. If we got a place with free breakfast that would work well.
If you can give a couple of pointers I’d really appreciate it.