Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Complete Cabo Recap via my iPhone

I wanted to do a full Cabo recap for those of you who are interested in visiting! This was mine and Emily's second year going... both years we have stayed at the ShopbellaC house in Pedregal, Cabo. I call it the "ShopbellaC Castle" because the house is simply amazing - four stories, a fire pit, waterfall pool, etc. and it is simply one of the most beautiful houses I've ever seen. (ShopbellaC also happens to be one of the cutest boutiques in history!!!) 

Because it was our second year going, we felt a lot more comfortable in Cabo and we already knew our way around, so we had the chance to explore a little more. I'm going to go through the outfits first, if you're interested in a list of the best restaurants and activities in Cabo, scroll down to the bottom of the post!

white embroidered dress (sold out), really similar one here

cactus phone case

This is the ShopbellaC Castle… my first view upon arriving to the house! You can see the Pacific Ocean in the distance, but the waves were so big and tumultuous that we didn't go near the beach the entire time (we were warned that it's really dangerous this time of year).

turquoise bracelets // similar nude wedges (on sale!)

The house had the cutest fringe hammock (I wish I knew where it was from!). It was so relaxing to swing in the hammock and look out on the Pacific.


white beaded bracelets // Kendra Scott earrings

The photo below was taken at the Office. They have the coolest decor there! Note the fun pillows that I wanted to bring home with me.

Kendra Scott earrings // white beaded bracelets

Everywhere you look in Cabo (particularly Pedregal), there is cool architecture… funky doors, bright colors, painted tiles. There was a photo opp around every corner!





Our last night in Cabo, Emily and I went on the Blue Sky Cabo sunset cruise... we both agreed it was the best part of the entire week! This photo was taken right after we visited the Arch.

purple lace cover-up // beaded bracelets // Kendra Scott ring // Celine sunglasses, similar here
monogram necklace

We found friendship bracelets for $2 each at a local store (can you spot them in the photo below?). I love all the handmade goods at the local stores - they also had the cutest hand-painted coffee cups!



beaded off shoulder dress // white and blue wedges
beaded bracelets // Kendra Scott earrings

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS:
1. The Office - located right on Medano Beach - offers the best Mexican food we could find as well as an amazing view of the beach and mountains. Their guacamole was easily the best I had the entire trip. For lunch I ordered the chicken soup - it came with a bunch of toppings that I could add on my own (photo below) and it was legitimately amazing. Plus the atmosphere is really cool - every table has a bright colored table cloth and little lights are strung up everywhere.
2. Guadalamaya - we heard about this restaurant from one of the locals. It doesn't have a cool view or cool location, but their food is AMAZING. Right away when you sit down, they bring you little snacks to munch on as well as an array of different sauces to try (my favorite was the avocado sauce). Hands down the best thing on the menu is the Pulled Chicken Quesadilla (the fried one). It's unlike the American version of the quesadilla, but wow I am still thinking about it a few weeks later!

FAVORITE PLACES FOR FUN DRINKS:
1. Billigan's Beach Club - this beach club is located right next to The Office and offers a more relaxed atmosphere. You could definitely come in your bathing suit… not only do they offer tables, but you can also choose to be seated at lounge chairs on the beach. At Billigan's, they made the cutest pineapple drinks for us, using cherries and pineapples to create faces. Then they filled them with delicious strawberry smoothies!
2. Tiki Hut - this restaurant is located in Cabo San Lucas right next to the Starbucks. We originally stopped in because they had free wifi… then they made us the coolest smoothies - they cut up bananas to look like dolphins! (See photo below).

BEST ACTIVITY:
1. Blue Sky Cabo sunset cruise - Emily and I agreed this was the best thing we did on the trip. The boat itself is amazing (there is an inside seating area and bathroom on board), the crew is really nice but the view… I can't say enough about the view. It's a whole different way to see Cabo. The boat goes right by the famous Arch of Cabo, which is a distinctive rock formation at the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas. There are also sea lions hanging out on all the rocks… which is really cool to see! We also saw a Great Whale while we were on board - one of the most magical experiences.

The chicken soup at The Office (the hot sauce was amazing!):
Pineapple guys at Billigan's Beach Club:
Banana dolphin at the Tiki Hut:
View of the Cabo Arch from the Blue Sky Cabo boat:
Great Whale in Cabo:


I would recommend a Cabo vacation to anyone… it is truly a magical place! I will never forget the memories made there. If you have any more questions feel free to leave them in the comments!

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45 comments:

  1. I am swooning over so many of your adorable handbags from this trip! Adorable outfits too :) Glamour-Zine.com

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  2. Cute outfits...looks like you all had a great time!

    Laura
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  3. Looks like Cabo was a blast! Love all of your pics and ShopbellaC looks like a amazing place to stay. Love all of your fun cocktails! xx

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  4. Dying over all your outfits!! So cute! Looks like you two had a great time! :)

    xo, Katy
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  5. omg, I think I just died in my office looking at all the amazing outfits you wore! AND Cabo looked amazing as well! Swoon....

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  6. What an amazing trip!! I am in love with all your outfits!! You look so cute!

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  7. What a fun trip! I love all of the crisp whites you wore, especially the white pom pom top!

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  8. Looks like an amazing trip! I went to Cancun last week for my honeymoon and had a great time. I'd love to visit Cabo next!

    Kim
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  9. looks like the best trip!

    xoxo, Preeti
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  10. This trip sounds like it was absolutely amazing! I am sure you guys had a blast! I love Shop Bella C, it is so cool that you guys were able to do that!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  11. Beautiful photos!! You look amazing in all of them.

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  12. Looks like you had such a fun trip!

    xx,
    Susie

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  13. Gorgeous place!
    I have a question. When is it a good time to go to Cabo?


    Sue
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    1. Hey Sue! The high season in Cabo is October through mid-March. There's less wind during this time and the weather is perfect - it's also whale season during this time too :)

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  14. Cabo looks amazing! My friends and I are dying to make a girls trip out of it! Thanks for sharing!!
    Ivette,
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  15. Beautiful pictures! This is on my list of places to get to for sure!
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  16. I am obsessed with all your outfits. Thanks for sharing. Glad you had a great time.

    Liv

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  17. Love every single outfit! Looks like a blast.

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  18. Beautiful pictures!! Love love that white bikini!!

    xx,

    La Joie de Vivre

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  19. Lovely photo diary! All of these outfits are gorgeous!

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  20. Okay your fish clutch may just be the cutest thing I've ever seen! And Cabo looks so fun and colorful everywhere you go, definitely a must to see in person :)
    XO Janina
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  21. oh my gosh, you picked the perfect outfits and bathing suits to wear! Where did you stay? Link? Or is it someone you know? The place looks gorgeous! Now I think I need to go, hehe :)

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  22. Seriously looks like a dream!! Love every outfit you wore, all the color, and all your accessories! Glad you had a blast!! Xo

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  23. Love your recap! Everything looks amazing and your Mexico outfits were on point. Happy you and Emily had a great time. :)

    Stay Styled,
    Lindsey

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  24. Looks like you had an amazing trip. Great outfits.

    Diary of Elegance
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  25. Seems like y'all had a great trip!

    xoxo,
    Katie
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  26. Love the looks! I've always wanted to go to Cabo and now I definitely do! You ladies look like you had the best time!

    xo, Nina
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  27. Looks like an amazing trip! I can't believe you went to Cabo and managed to stay away from the beach the entire time.
    Dresses & Denim

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  28. Such a great recap Caitlin! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    XO
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

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  29. Your entire trip recap is gorgeous! I'm definitely adding Cabo to my bucket list of places to see...I think it would be a great honeymoon destination!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  30. I looooove Cabe and Mexico in general!

    Stephanie
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  31. Love all the photo's and it's so pretty out there! Lovely looks <3

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  32. Stunning photos, love all your outfits. Looks like a fantastic trip!

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  33. Loving that Mara hoffman bikini and I can't believe you saw a whale! That's so amazing and your vacay looked absolutely fab!
    P.S. think you would love our I shopped Designer Discount, and I liked it post that we shared today on the blog!
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  34. I love how bright and colorful all your photos of Cabo are - your outfits really emphasize how colorful Cabo is!

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  35. ahhhh. i've been wanting to go to cabo for years. this post is only fueling my desire.
    i love all of the cute outfits! can't wait for full-on summer here in texas.

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  36. Love all the outfits!

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    Jordan
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  37. Such gorgeous photos! Looks like an amazing time!

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  38. Looks gorgeous - all so colorful!
    XO
    Carrie and Stacy
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  39. Your instagram is one of my favorites! I love that you mix high end and reasonably priced prices!

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  40. I just went to Cabo in March. Loved it. Looks like you had a great time. I love your nail color, what is it and how did you get it to stay perfect all week? Is it gel? Thanks xo

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  41. Great recap! Loving your swimsuits! So colorful

    xo | The Fashion Forecast

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  42. Looks like you two had the best time!
    -Meg
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  43. So chic! Wish I could travel there too xx
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  44. Absolutely FABULOUS photos! Please may I have errrrythang in your wardrobe?! haha

    Emma | The Fashion Six

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