All you can Eat & Drink + Beach!
|Price Point:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Flight/Travel:||(3.5 / 5)|
|Accommodation:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Must Go?:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Average:||(3.6 / 5)|
We visited Mexico the beginning of November for 5 days.
Airline: American, Economy, 2.5 hours travel time traveling from LAX.
Accommodations: Pueblo Bonito Pacifica
Days 1-5: The flight is super quick and direct if you fly from Los Angeles. We ordered a limo to pick us up since this was an anniversary trip, you can contact the hotel for transfer accommodations. The hotel is about a 45-minute drive from the airport, a little far from the city or town center. Early check-in wasn’t allowed when we were there. But, they held our luggage & allowed us to explore the property and grab some lunch.
We had the all inclusive package, which covered basic alcohol drinks and all food. Highly recommend this because this place is pricey otherwise. The pool is pretty and quite big but if you don’t get up early to get a chair, you won’t find one. We found one, and had to share most days. Luckily, it’s hot and our room wasn’t too far from the pool, so we could leave our things. There’s a swim-up bar, always a plus and cool little games in the pool. We played connect 4 [I lost… A LOT] There’s also private cabana beds, but they’re $40 to rent and they aren’t included in the all-inclusive package. Not worth it, in my opinion. You also can’t swim in the ocean because of how aggressive the waves are at that part of the beach.
With the all inclusive package, you’re able to travel to the other Pueblo Bonito resorts, one was right up the hill. That one was beautiful and I almost wish we stayed there. There were numerous pools and, what looked like, much more options for food as well as gift shops and activities.
We wanted to do at least one excursion on the trip and decided to scuba dive, which you can book right at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica. It’s a little pricey, but that’s to be expected with scuba diving. This was a beginning course so it took a few hours to make you aware of the equipment, make sure you were comfortable, then you scuba dive right near the San Andreas Fault line. It was beautiful. Lots of colorful fish & something I recommend to do anywhere warm. Overall fun, but Cabo wasn’t our cup of tea. There wasn’t much to do and we felt too secluded in the resort & things were too expensive for what they were.