Last weekend Caleb and I were in Vegas to celebrate the wedding of a friend! We had thee absolute best weekend with so many of our college friends. I wanted to do a quick round-up of what I wore in Vegas, since a lot of you reached out saying you have a trip planned this summer!
In early May, we headed to Four Seasons Los Cabos for a family vacation. All nine of us left to relax and enjoy a newer development “Costa Palmas” which is about an hour north (up the coast) from the Cabo airport, and located on the East Cape of Cabo. We were looking to relax on our trip and it was the perfect place (in the middle of nowhere!) to do so!
We flew direct from DFW to Los Cabos airport. The flight was about 2.5 hours and went quick! We booked transportation to the hotel through Four Seasons Los Cabos. It was a Sprinter van that had car seats, fit all nine of us, our luggage and golf clubs.
Four Seasons Los Cabos is a rather new property and it’s stunning. There are only 74 rooms on property and each one has a view of the ocean, huge patios and incredible bathrooms/dressing rooms. We all had ocean view rooms and Stia, Caleb and the boys had a plunge pool room, which was perfect for them! Each bathroom has double sinks, huge sliding glass doors to see the ocean, a massive stand alone tub and an amazing shower. It goes with out saying the beds were so comfortable. They are our favorite hotel beds to sleep in! Each night we had fun surprises before dinner – name cookies for the kids to decorate, hummus, churros, etc! Such a great touch.
What to Do
Relax. Swim. Eat amazing food! It truly is a relaxing getaway.
- Pools: There are several pools throughout the property. A dedicated adults pool, family pool, plus “hidden” pools spread out all over the property. Cabanas and lounges are everywhere throughout the property , so you never feel like you are trying to fight for a spot (they are all good!).
- Beach: Four Seasons Los Cabos has two miles of swimmable beach which is very unique for Cabo. There are tons of water activities, too. We did paddle boarding, snorkeling, water trampoline, beach games, etc.
- Bikes: The resort will supply bikes to use throughout your stay and we loved having them to get around the resort!
- Golf: One of the most beautiful courses and practice areas I’ve seen. Costa Palmas Golf Club is a quick golf cart ride away from the resort. Our husbands said it was some of the most unique golf they’ve played!
- Tennis/Pickleball/Basketball: These are located near the gym and golf pro shop. We had so much fun early in the morning here!
- Spa: Wow – the spa is incredible! Beautiful architecture, amazing treatment rooms and the relaxation space with cold pool, warm pool, hot pool, sauna and steam room were amazing. Highly recommend when visiting! The spa amenities are available for all hotel guests to use.
Where to Eat
- Ginger’s: This is a casual “snack bar” that has ping pong, pool and an arcade game. We came here for breakfast in the morning to keep it easy and casual for the boys. They have light breakfast (smoothies, juice, acai bowls, muffins, croissants, etc.) It was perfect for us! In the afternoon, Ginger’s has a churro and crepe cart and also makes cotton candy.
- Pool: We ate every lunch out by the pool. Some of the best guac, tacos, nachos, etc! Always something to choose from!
- Limón: This is where we had dinner our first night and it was perfect! It is all outside in the most beautiful spot. Everything is cooked on an open flame in an open air kitchen and we can’t say enough good things about the food!
- Mozza Baja: This restaurant is located at the Costa Palmas Marina, which is a short water taxi from the resort. The boys loved taking the 5 minute boat ride to Mozza. This is another great, outdoor dining option. There were games and lots of activities for the boys to play with while they were waiting for their food. We did a family style dinner, ordered apps, salads, pastas and pizzas. It did not disappoint!
- Casa de Brasa: This is the more “casual” restaurant on site at Four Seasons Los Cabos. It’s right next the family pool and the beach. We enjoyed a relaxing meal here.
- Estiatorios Milos: This was dinner on our last night and it was amazing. Milos is located beachside and the boys had the best time playing in the sand while we waited for dinner. The feature of Milos is the freshest fish possible, prepared to your liking. Flounder was one option for the catch of the day and we asked for it be prepared simply on the grill with olive, oil, salt and pepper, letting the flavor of the fish shine. The chef brought the whole fish out for us to see before cooking and the boys loved that.
What to Pack
Stia, Jean and Katherine
Caleb and I are celebrating our ten year anniversary this Thursday. We knew we wanted to have some time away just the two of us, so we considered a lot of different locations. After narrowing it down to a relaxing beach vacation, we decided on Punta Mita Mexico. It’s a quick 2 hr flight from Dallas and 45 minute drive to Punta Mita once you land in Puerto Vallarta. We booked airport transportation through Four Seasons Punta Mita and we highly recommend doing the same if you plan on visiting!
While we did this trip as a relaxing couples getaway, of all the Four Seasons properties where we have stayed, it is one of the most kid-friendly. We are already talking about bringing our kids back!
The resort has about 150 newly renovated rooms throughout the property. We stayed in an Ocean View King and had the most amazing views. They also have rooms that are ocean front, rooms with plunge pools and family rooms with bunk beds. You really can’t go wrong!
While the resort does provide transportation to go off property, we decided to stay at the resort the whole time. It was so peaceful and relaxing and beautiful. Here are the restaurants where we ate:
- Dos Catrinas: We had breakfast here and dinner one night. It’s an open air restaurant right off the beach. For breakfast, I loved the fresh made juices and avocado toast. Caleb opted for the buffet and it did not disappoint. We had dinner here the first night and they made the best cocktails. We shared tuna nachos and the shrimp. Don’t forget to stop by the homemade churro cart after dinner!
- Tail of the Whale: This is the clubhouse at the golf course. We got to the course in time to have breakfast and it’s so beautiful! I loved my breakfast – orange/carrot/ginger juice and poblano eggs benedict. Yum!
- Nuna pool/Beach: We ate every lunch at the pool or the beach! We tried everything from nachos, burgers, mahi mahi tostados, chips and guac, etc. Everything was delicious.
- The Shack: The Shack is a casual “shack” on the beach and such a great spot for a quick lunch/dinner/drinks. During the day, you can order tacos and at night they serve pizza! We had lunch here on our first day.
- Bahía: This restaurant is right on the beach and we had dinner here the second night. I highly recommend reserving a table in the sand. The sunset view can’t be beat and I had the best seared tuna here. We loved this dinner!
- Aramara: After a lot of Mexican food (which we love!), we had dinner at Aramara on our third night. This Asian restaurant was amazing! I had one of my favorite cocktails of the trip here. It’s called the El Remedio de Patrón. It’s tequila, sparkling rosé and guava juice! So good and refreshing. This is where we also did the hot rock, spicy cauliflower bites, bao buns and the roasted duck (which has been on the menu for 22 years!) If we had room, we would have ordered sushi. Next time!
- Mez Bar: This is a bar that is above Dos Catrinas. We stopped by for a Mexican Spirits Flight and learned so much about tequila, mezcal and many other Mexican spirits.
- Private beachside dinner: We did a private beachside dinner on the last night of our trip. It was incredible! We had a private spot on Las Cuervas beach. It was very special night for us and the Four Seasons made it so memorable! We were greeted with champagne, had amazing appetizers and dinner, dessert and then ended the night with a bonfire on the beach and smores. Not to mention the most beautiful sunset we had seen on our trip! It was magical.
- Pools: There are two pools on site, the Nuna pool which is the infinity pool that overlooks the ocean and the Tamai pool, which is the adults pool. We spent the majority of our time at the Nuna pool, but loved going to Tamai. It was so peaceful and relaxing!
- Beaches: There are two different beaches at the Four Seasons. We did a cabana at Manzillas beach our first full day at the resort and it quickly became our favorite beach. It’s more shaded and very quiet. Las Cuevas beach is more sunny. You can’t go wrong with either, we just preferred Manzillas beach. Every hour at the beach and pool, amenities are passed around by the staff: popsicles, ice cream, popcorn and sunglass cleaning!
- Nature hike: We started one morning off with an hour long hike to the top of the mountain. It was a great start to the morning and great views before we relaxed the rest of the day!
- Golf: My husband played 18 holes one morning and I joined him to ride along. We had the best time! The golf course is beautiful and if you play the Pacifico course, you can play the “Tail of the Whale” hole during low tide. Even if you are just along for the ride, the views are beautiful and there are so many amazing beach houses to look at!
- Spa: The Spa has recently reopened after being closed due to Covid. We were so thankful to have had the opportunity to visit! It’s a huge spa with anything/everything you can imagine. We did an 80-minute tequila stone massage and it was one of the best massages I’ve ever had. We were SO relaxed.
What to Pack
The resort is very casual. I packed heels, but didn’t ended up wearing them at all! I pretty much wore a swimsuit all day (minus the hike and golf) and a dress for dinner. The whole area is very active and laid back. Here is another post on what I packed.