My first trip out of the United States

Cabo San Lucas Travel Blog

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Riu Palace Resort at sunrise.
My boyfriend & I decided to go to Mexico for our vacation/holiday (and my birthday) in 2005.  We discussed going to Cancun, but with all of the hurricanes happening, at the time, we decided to go to the furthest side of Mexico.  Safety first.  Cabo sounded like our best option (sun, sand, ocean, shopping) but we had our reservations -- everyone said that it was a tourist trap.  I did some surfing on the internet and found great info, and images, of Cabo solidifying our decision to travel to the area.  We booked everything through Apple and were not at all disappointed.  The Riu Palace Resort lived up to it's name -- large and palatial (see photos), clean, friendly, excellent food, right on the beach, only a mile from town... But let me just tell you all something -- do NOT go to Cabo in August & September!!  Unless you like 100+ degree temperatures and 99% humidity!  phew...  The only relief from the heat was a dip in one of the two swimming pools, or braving the current in the Gulf of Cortez.  My boyfriend braved the undertow and swam in the gulf while I chose to wade just outside it's reach while taking photographs.  We also decided to take a glass bottom boat tour to keep cool on on of the days.  Going out on the Pacific Ocean was amazing and I have posted photos of that as well.  Seeing El Arco at the "end of the world" was worth the trip.    
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Riu Palace Resort at sunrise.
Riu Palace Resort at sunrise.
One of 2 pools at Riu Palace.  6am…
One of 2 pools at Riu Palace. 6a…
The main building of Riu Palace Re…
The main building of Riu Palace R…
The view from La Ventana the upsta…
The view from La Ventana the upst…
Another view from La Ventana.
Another view from La Ventana.
The indoor courtyard at the resort.
The indoor courtyard at the resort.
Another view from the upstairs bar…
Another view from the upstairs ba…
Tourists on the beach at the Gulf …
Tourists on the beach at the Gulf…
Looking down the beach at the town…
Looking down the beach at the tow…
The entrance to the Riu Palace Res…
The entrance to the Riu Palace Re…
My boyfriend waving hello.  :)
My boyfriend waving hello. :)
The marina at the mall.
The marina at the mall.
Puerto Paraiso the shopping mall i…
Puerto Paraiso the shopping mall …
Another view of Puerto Paraiso.
Another view of Puerto Paraiso.
Pelicans in the Gulf of Cortez.
Pelicans in the Gulf of Cortez.
Can you see the little piggy?
Can you see the little piggy?
If you flip this photo upside down…
If you flip this photo upside dow…
The window to the Pacific.
The window to the Pacific.
El Arco.
El Arco.
Another view of El Arco.
Another view of El Arco.
Sleeping seals.
Sleeping seals.
Waves on the Pacific Side of the a…
Waves on the Pacific Side of the …
El Arco from the boat on the Pacif…
El Arco from the boat on the Paci…
Housekeeping was at it again.  :)
Housekeeping was at it again. :)
My boyfriend having an afternoon d…
My boyfriend having an afternoon …
My boyfriend and our singing barte…
My boyfriend and our singing bart…
Cabana boy anyone?
Cabana boy anyone?
One of the courtyards within the h…
One of the courtyards within the …
Apartments attached to the marina …
Apartments attached to the marina…
Sunset at the marina.
Sunset at the marina.
Front desk.
Front desk.
Lobby
Lobby
Entrance to el banos off the lobby.
Entrance to el banos off the lobby.
Boyfriend braving the undertow.
Boyfriend braving the undertow.
Boyfriend made it out alive!
Boyfriend made it out alive!
Leaving Cabo.
Leaving Cabo.
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