Planning a Trip to Cabo

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Today I want to talk all about planning a trip to Cabo and how to do it for less!

Our trip was so amazing and a much-needed trip getaway from all the crazy health issues I have been dealing with these last 6 months. Read more about it here.

The most-asked questions are here for future reference. So, below is just that; all the info!

We planned the trip as everyone’s main Christmas gift. I want to make this a new tradition instead of buying things we don’t really need I want to share experiences.

A big THANK YOU to my cousin Jenny! For all her tips and suggestions while booking this trip! They have been to Cabo several times and had great insight!

How We Booked:

Cabo Trip

We booked directly through the resort’s website. We did our research and found it was cheaper to go straight through the resort.

We stayed at the Pueblo Bonito Blanco in Cabo and with our package we received:

  • All-Inclusive (breakfast, lunch, dinner, all drinks, poolside bars etc.) Plus access to restaurants and bars at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, Pueblo Bonito Rose and Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos. Taxes and gratuities are included. Up to 2 kids 0-4 years stay free in room shared with parents, adults.
  • 6 nights in Luxury suite
  • $75 spa credit
  • Free Covid testing before your flight home

Transportation to and from the airport

I suggest booking this before you go! It can be very overwhelming at the airport with so many ventures trying to help you get a ride.

We booked a private airport transfer with Cabo Transfers. They also have an airport shuttle but you have to stop at other resorts dropping other travelers off. We chose to spend a little bit more to go straight to our resort with a private transfer. It really wasn’t that much more to go private. You can book one way or both ways. I suggest you book both ways just so you don’t have to worry about it during your stay. Our driver arrived early to take us to the airport.

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Requirements for U.S. Return

To get back into the US, we needed to provide a negative Covid test. The hotel did everything they could to make the process as easy as they could. 2 weeks for our trip our hotel had us pre-check in and schedule our returning home covid test.

We received our results in a couple of hours. Actually, we did have a small panic when we only received 3 out of the 4 tests, and of course, it had to be my son’s results who has a bit of anxiety. We went to the front desk they couldn’t find his results… A while later he checked his email and there it was. I didn’t realize I had put his email for his test I had thought I put my email for all 4 tests. Oops! But we were all negative and good to go! I am sure protocols are going to change over time, so check your hotel’s website for updated info on this.


Here is where we did a bit of travel hacking!

Everything You Need to Know about Southwest Airlines Companion Pass

I had Southwest Companion Pass  (which pretty much buy one get one free) which meant my husband’s flight was free! And we had enough travel rewards points that my flight, as well as the kid’s flights, were paid with travel points. We only had to pay taxes which was only $40!

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  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Texas Hold’em
  • Spanish speaking skills
  • Bingo
  • Kids Club activities
  • Pinata
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Things to do outside of the Resort

What to do in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur

There are so many things you can do in town.

  • Boat Tour to the Arch
  • Fishing tours
  • Sunset Cruise with open bar and snacks
  • Whale Watching
  • Ride a Camel
  • 4×4 ATV Tour
  • Pirate Ship
  • Snorkling
  • Jet Skiing

The list could really go on!

I will do another blog with more details about our trip.

Have you been to Cabo? This was our first time and it was amazing! #sendmeback

What questions do you have? Did I leave anything out you would like to know? Let me know in the comment!

I hope you have a fantastic day!

Kristin l

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