Beautiful and Friendly Cabo
By Carlos Castro
I had the opportunity to participate in a familiarization trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico which was definitely a unique experience in learning more about the destination and experiencing the in-flight service on AeroMexico (Mexico’s flag carrier).
The whole experience from beginning to end was phenomenal. We checked in at AeroMexico counter at JFK and we had access to the Delta Sky Club Lounge at Terminal 4 where they had an assortment of fresh fruit, vegetables, snacks, dips and cookies. There was a good amount of choices to say the least. We flew on their new Boeing 787 “Dreamliner" which was quite a pleasant experience. Very spacious seats, great onboard service and meals and state of the art technology.
After our flight landed we had the opportunity to take a tour of this amazing aircraft. I had the most amazing flight experience and I highly recommend flying on this aircraft. Currently AeroMexico uses this aircraft on their JFK-Mexico City route. They also use this aircraft on other long haul flights such as Tijuana-Shanghai and Mexico City to Paris routes.
Cabo San Lucas is a water lover's paradise as well as a golf mecca. Beach activities abound, like swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, glass bottom boat tours, and of course, Cabo’s world famous deep sea fishing. Cabo San Lucas is on the Pacific Ocean side, which meant the waves and undertow were too dangerous for these activities. There are some areas that have non-swimmable beaches and this should be taken into consideration especially for Beach lovers. That being said it shouldn't discourage anyone from traveling to this wonderful region as there plenty of things to explore and do from water based acitivities to historical sites to amazing scenery and vibrant nightlife. With over 300 days of sunshine making it a desirable destination in terms of weather.
I had the privilege to stay at ME Cabo, a contemporary lifestyle hotel situated along the gorgeous Medano Beach which is walking distance to numerous modern restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Music playing throughout the day by the pool was great and seeing everyone having fun and dancing was fun to watch. Not only is this hotel beautiful, but the service at this hotel is awesome. The staff were so nice and accommodating. The housekeeping did little things for our room to make our stay more special. I could go on forever about how great this hotel is. I highly recommend this hotel!!! Thank you ME Cabo for an amazing stay at your beautiful hotel. Even someone like me who tends to get seasick can enjoy a tour of Cabo's famous Los Arcos sea rock formations aboard a catamaran. Our two-and-a-half-hour sunset cruise took us from the Sea of Cortez into the rolling Pacific Ocean and back again. A dinner of grilled chicken and steak with rice, beans, chips, guacamole, and salsa was served. And, of course, there were free-flowing margaritas, beers, and other bebidas (Spanish word for drinks).
One day we went to visit a local village which was quite a unique experience. We had time to visit a church where some local children were singing so that for me was inspiring. The people are very warm and welcoming. There was also a square with several shops where we had the time to do some shopping. I took some amazing pictures of this place and had a chance to purchase souvenirs.
Finally, it was time for what I'd been waiting for.! We went TEQUILA tasting in a local liquor store in downtown Cabo. I sampled all different flavors: chocolate, coffee, vanilla, strawberry, coconut. They were all good. It was a different experience form the Tequila tasting I had in Cancun. I purchased a few bottles myself.
After a long day,I hung out with my group colleagues one last timebefore we headed back to the United States. I had the most amazing time with this group and I'm convinced I made lifelong
friends. I highly recommend traveling to this wonderful destination for a truly authentic Mexican experience and the many places to explore!