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Los Cabos & Todos Santos, Mexico

In August my best friend Chantelle and I traveled to Cabo San Lucas to celebrate her law school graduation. These are some little postcards from that trip, including some of the property we stayed at (Playa Grande in Cabo San Lucas, definitely recommend!) as well as a handful from our overnight trip to Todos Santos. The biggest decision I made in Mexico?

I rented a car. You can't expect to park the car yourself in Cabo San Lucas - most hotels and restaurants have valet parking only. Have a supply of small change for tip money. You will also pay a $2 toll when you leave the airport, and when you return to the airport. You must have cash! I learned the hard way, and luckily the angel behind me paid my toll.

That's not to say that street parking doesn't exist in Baja California Sur! We found street parking easily in Todos Santos and parked ourselves one block from Plaza Mijares in San Jose del Cabo. We also used the car to drive to the supermarket for supplies, which was a great experience - it's so fun to shop the foreign brands. You will also save money buying a bottle or two of wine to enjoy on your terrace at sunset. Wine and beer at most restaurants was $8 on average in Cabo San Lucas. Whereas an entire bottle of wine enjoyed on the hotel balcony as we watched sunset over the Sea of Cortes was also $8. You catch my drift?

The biggest benefit to renting a car was the freedom! We were able to visit San Jose del Cabo for an afternoon. We walked all over, stopping at Baja Brewing Company for guacamole and a beer flight. On our way back to Cabo San Lucas, we stopped at Chileno Bay. We also took an overnight road trip to Todos Santos, which was adorable. This is the city where we bought all of our souvenirs, despite the higher prices. We explored the coast near Todos Santos as well. Watching the sunset at Playa Los Cerritos as the surfers caught the last waves... priceless. There are surf camps all along the road nearby. We also visited the secluded Las Palmas beach the following morning.

And some iPhone snaps!

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