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HUNTED: { Honeymoon Destination – Los Cabos, Mexico }

HUNTED: { Honeymoon Destination –  Los Cabos, Mexico }

There are only two certainties in life : death and taxes. And yet, any couple planning a wedding will find themselves turning to that most mercurial of beasts, the weather forecast, and willing it to tell them with pinpoint accuracy that theirs will be a perfect day.

I can’t tell you how to make the sun shine on your wedding day. If I could, I’d be a millionaire. I can, however, tell you how to maximise the chance of sun on your honeymoon.

The answer?

Head to Los Cabos, Mexico. Racking up an impressive 300+ days of sunshine per year, and at time of typing a Hollywood fan base, it’s a “red hot” option right now (pun unfortunately intended).

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Where is it? 

Los Cabos is a Mexican municipality located at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. In plainer terms : look at a map of Mexico. On the west coast you will see a spit of land. The Gulf of California runs between this spit and the main body of Mexico. Los Cabos is at the bottom of that spit. It is made up of the towns of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and the resort region in-between.

How long’s the journey? 

There are no direct flight options from London. You’ll need to make a pit-stop, most likely in mainland America. This means you have a nice opportunity to, say, take in the sights of Los Angeles but also makes journey time a day plus each way.

When to go? 

Reportedly, there is not a bad time to visit (unless you dislike the sun – in which case definitely don’t go). July-September can get scorchingly hot – well over 30 degrees C – and is the season tropical storms are most likely to hit, although these rarely reach the region.

What can we do?

  • Enjoy sun, sun and more sun. There are plenty of sandy beaches to explore. Playa Del Amor – “Lover’s Beach” – is renowned although reputedly has a fierce rip-ride.
  • Visit some of the regions beautiful natural rock formations
  • Hire buggies and go off-road driving
  • Horseback trek
  • Water activities : ride the waves at surf school, enjoy sports fishing, go whale watching or just snorkel and swim.

Where should we stay?

  • If you want to spoil yourself, stay at the Capella Pedegral in Cabo San Lucas
  • If you want to spoil yourself but be further away from the beating heart of the region, go for a hotel in “The Corridor” between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, like the One&Only Palmilla
  • It’s hard to get away from “resort” hotels but the Cabo Surf Hotel in San Jose del Cabo retains a more relaxed vibe

Where should we eat/drink?

  • For adventurous diners, head to the renowned Casianos. With a premise of “no menu, no rules” you’ll enjoy a 3 to 5 course menu of the chefs whim.
  • For great seafood, even if you’re not staying at the Capella, head to their restaurant El Farallon. Tucked into the cliffs, it’s stocked daily with fisherman’s fresh catches
  • Finally, if you want to get into the fiesta spirit enjoy some tequila at the Happy Endings Cantina in Cabo San Lucas who offer good-time prices and, I imagine, a Happy Ending.

What should we budget?

The long-haul flights will cost around £800 return, inclusive of stop-over each way. Once there, top-rated accommodation is pricey although not unexpectedly so. £2,500 will allow a weeks stay at a top flight resort, although you’ll want a good level of pocket money to take advantage of all their on-site extras.

Summary

For sun and fiesta spirit in style, the super-trendy Los Cabos could be your honeymoon destination. Just beware the heat of high summer and know this isn’t a cultural centre.

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