Spring Break in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Whether you want to sip rosé by the pool, explore the beautiful Pacific coast, or party till the sun comes up, Cabo is the perfect spring break getaway. Here are my picks for the best resort, restaurants, and things to do in Los Cabos:

Arch of Cabo San Lucas

Arch of Cabo San Lucas

Where to Stay: 

Riu Palace All-Inclusive Resort, Los Cabos

I'm a sucker for a good bargain, and if there's one way to get more bang for your buck, it's staying at an all-inclusive resort. Unlimited drinks, food, and entertainment - sign me up. But as you probably know, not all resorts are created equal. So what makes Riu Palace stand out?

 The Pools:

With four pools (two with swim-up bars) and two kiddie pools, you'll never have to get up early to reserve a chair. If you're looking for a younger crowd, you also have access to the pools at the sister-resort Riu Palace Santa Fe, which is right next door. 

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The Rooms: 

The rooms are well-kept and clean. When the hotel was remodeled, they added rooms with private pools - so you can get your own private pool and patio for just a little more than the cost of a standard room. Pro tip: the resort has almost 700 rooms, so ask for adjoining if you're going with a group.

View from the room at the Riu Palace

View from the room at the Riu Palace

The Food: 

It's the variety of food options that stand out at Riu Palace. There's a standard buffet, plus five different all-inclusive themed restaurants including Mexican, Japanese, Indian, fusion, and a steakhouse.

Mariachi band at the Riu Palace San José restaurant

Mariachi band at the Riu Palace San José restaurant

You can also order room service 24-hours a day, which is a God-send after a night out in Cabo. The call goes something like this, "Hi, can we get the club sandwich, Mexican toasties, nachos and chocolate cake? Thank you." Just make sure you don't fall asleep before it gets there 😂

Where to Eat:

Speaking of food, you won't be sorry if you venture out from the resort for a meal or two. It was the best Mexican food I've ever had, and I take tacos very seriously. 

Mi Casa -  This place puts American Mexican restaurants to shame. If the bright colors, friendly staff and HUGE margaritas don't do it for ya - the food definitely will. Get the pork sopas and thank me later. 

Mi Casa

Mi Casa

The Office - I know, I know, this place is famous with tourists - but for good reason! It can get a little rowdy, but don't brush it off as just a party on the beach. The food is outstanding. Their tortillas are home made by a woman right on the beach, and their salsa is some of the best I've tried. 

Things to Do:

Book a Boat Outing:

When in Cabo, the arch is a must see. There are a ton of companies and cruises that venture out there - from booze cruises to scuba and paddle boarding excursions. The best part is that the companies are usually competing, so they're willing to knock some money off the price to win your business. 

Water taxi to Cabo Arch

Water taxi to Cabo Arch

If you're looking for an even cheaper option that's more about the destination and less about the boat ride, try a glass-bottom water taxi. Our guide showed us around the caves and arch, and dropped us off at Lover's Beach - the only beach surrounded by two different bodies of water: the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez.

The Sea of Cortez side is called Lover's Beach, the Pacific side is known as Divorce beach. Ironic, if you ask me. 

Divorce Beach, Los Cabos

Divorce Beach, Los Cabos

Hit the Town:

It's not spring break without a night on the town, and Cabo knows how to party. Downtown, there are tons of bars and clubs within walking distance. My favorite is El Squid Roe - a two-story bar covered with kitschy signs and decorations. 

Mango Deck

Mango Deck

During the day, Mango Deck is the place to be. Located right on Medano Beach, you can come for views and stay for the party. It's also right next to The Office, so you can wash down your margaritas with some tacos. Or is it the other way around?

Share your favorite Cabo things to do, eat, and see in the comments 🌴