Los Cabos

Los Cabos

We are finally here!! Los Cabos have been good to us so far! The sun decided to come out and play! The week before we arrived it rained four out of seven days. And when we leave, the forecast says it’ll be raining again! Thank you Los Cabos for the perfect weather! 

Been so stressed lately– this has been one of the trips I’ve been looking forwarded to the most. My favourite place to be will always beside the ocean. Bathing under the sun with a cocktail or two in my hands. 

The resort we’re staying at is about a 20 minute drive from Los Cabos International Airport. Across the street is the dolphinarium, but I didn’t see any traffic lights. Therefore, you’ll need to be careful when crossing. Inside the resort there are a couple of restaurants, a few pools/pool-bars, a gym and spa facing the ocean. Daily activities begin at 7AM until 10PM. These activities range from yoga, volleyball, water activities and different performances. After 10PM, they do have a nightclub that’s opened until 3AM.

When we first arrived at our hotel room, there was a little bit of mud that was dragged in from the hallways. But front desk was very helpful and got that cleaned up for us. And also left some rose petals on the bed, and had a pair of swans on the table. 

During the evening, there are lanterns and twinkle lights hung around the pool and bar area. Giving it a very warm and soothing atmosphere.

Unfortunately, the waters here in Los Cabos is not swimmable. The tides are extremely high and if you get caught, you’ll be sweeped away immediately. There are some period when the water is calmer but usually around dinner time.

During hurricane season (April-November), the tides will definitely be stronger. They have signs and flags all along the beach. The resort we went to had these colour indications:

Green Flag – Excellent Condition

Beige Flag – Caution

White Flag – Caution Jellyfish & stringrays 

Red Flag – Bad Weather, Do Not Swim

Black Flag – Extreme Danger, Do Not Swim

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Staying Hydrated

Every since I was a child, I never really liked the taste of water or like drinking water. Even if I was super dehydrated, I’ll opt for something else or avoid water. It wasn’t until recently, I decided no– I’m going to drink at least 3 – 5 cups of water a day.

Here are some tips and tricks I’ve been doing:

GLASS OF WATER IN THE MORNING

Always keep a glass of water by the bed. Drinking it in the morning helps boost your metabolism by 24%.

GLASS OF WATER BEFORE EACH MEAL

Sometimes we think we’re hungry but we are actually thirsty. If you drink a glass of water 20 – 30 minutes before a meal it’ll help determine if you’re hungry or thirsty. By drinking water before a meal it also reduces the amount of calories consumed. A good way to avoid overeating and staying hydrated.

WATER ALARM

Busy? Always forgetting to drink water? Set an alarm on your device for every 30 minutes or hour, and drink a glass of water before the alarm rings again.

TRACK YOUR CONSUMPTION 

There are a few ways to track your consumption.

  • Elastic Bands or Hair ties 

Have elastic bands or hair ties for every cup of water you’re suppose to drink on your water bottle or wrist.

If you are keeping the bands on your wrist, everything you drink one cup. Move the band onto the other wrist.

If you are keeping the bands on your cup or bottle. You could keep the bands on the bottom of the bottle, and when you drink one cup. Move the band to the top. Vice Versa.

  • App or Calendar 

There are many apps now that are able to track your fitness and diet.

On the iPhone, it comes with an app called Health. This app you’re able to track your Fitness & Exercise, Food & Nutrition, and Health & Wellness. To track your water consumption, click into “Food & Nutrition” and scroll down until you see water.

There are also recommended apps for tracking water if you do not want to use the “Health” app.


If you’re using a Samsung device, the app “S Health” allows you to track your water intake on the first page.

If you’ll like to track your consumption manually, you could use an agenda or desktop calendar. A simple example would be drawing empty circles and fill them in every time you drink a cup of water.

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INFUSED WATER/DETOX WATER

Don’t like the taste of plain water? Add some fruits, vegetables or herbs into your drink!

Some ideas for infused water:

  1. Lemon Water
  2. Lemon & Grapefruit Water
  3. Lemon & Cucumber Water
  4. Strawberry & Mint Water
  5. Strawberry, Lemon & Basil Water
  6. Mint & Lime Water
  7. Grapefruit, Orange & Cucumber Water
  8. Watermelon & Mint Water

Some Benefits for Each Fruit:

  • Flushes toxin (Cucumber, Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon & Lime, Strawberries, Basil)
  • Aids in weight loss (Grapefruit)
  • Improves digestion (Grapefruit)
  • Aids digestion (Cucumber, Lemon & Lime, Mint)
  • Boost immune system ( Strawberries, Watermelon, Orange)
  • Rejuvenates skin (Lemon & Lime)
  • Fights inflammation (Cucumber, Watermelon, Strawberries, Basil)

Don’t know your daily water consumption?

There are many app or websites that will tell you your recommended water consumption based on your age, gender, height, weight, activeness and diet.

An example of hydration calculator: https://www.camelbak.com/en/hydrated/hydration-calculator

TULIPS OF THE VALLEY

TULIPS OF THE VALLEY

Finally… We made it! We’re lucky enough that they extended the tulip festival this year! Although it rained just before we got there. It was still super pretty! (and extremely muddy) The tulip festivals I’ve been to before weren’t muddy so I was definitely not prepared.

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I was debating whether or not to wear boots, but decided to go with these cute heeled sandals. The moment we turned into the parking lot. I was already regretting it. Thankfully, they offered these blue plastic covers for your shoes. Not the most comfortable but it did it’s job.