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Judy Richardson

Bel Air, Maryland Travel Agent

Best Beaches and Where to Stay - Cabo & PV

Cabo San Lucas

Many people book trips to Cabo San Lucas specifically for the beaches. They know that Western Mexico offers amazing opportunities for water fun, but they often don’t realize that beaches in Cabo are mostly for admiring (and sunning on).

I have first hand knowledge that Cabo San Lucas doesn’t have swimmable beaches, because I’ve been there and I’ve seen what are pretty treacherous waves and undertows. But, let me tell you that you can watch the surf for hours in Cabo (which is an activity I highly recommend) or dine right off of the water (also, a must-do).

Cabo San Lucas is a destination I love sending my clients to because of its charm, restaurants, and scenery. And, because it’s just a 15-minute cab or car ride from Mendosa Beach, which is a great beach for swimming and snorkeling.

I book many of my clients into the Grand Fiesta Americana Los Cabos Golf and Spa Resort in Cabo, so that their accommodations are just a quick drive from Mendosa Beach and only 5 minutes from Santa Maria Beach, which has lots of pebbles but is absolutely stunning (be sure to bring your water shoes).

Puerto Vallarta

There are a lot of great hotels in Puerto Vallarta, and there are some hotels that might not be right for you. If you’re not sure where you want to stay, or should stay, allow me to suggest the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.

The Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta gives travelers great views of the city, which is what you want when you visit beautiful Puerto Vallarta. This town is gorgeous to the max. It has cobblestone streets, splendid beaches, and a quaint beachside promenade called El Malecón.

Upgrade to a Club Tower Room at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta and you’ll have a better chance of seeing it all, and you’ll get exemplary service. The Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is close to downtown; just a 5-minute bus ride that only costs $.50 (or you can take a cab).

I have more insider information for visiting Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta that I’d love to share with you. If you’ve considered traveling to Mexico, call me or email me and I’ll tell you more.

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