There is unfortunately a lot of bad press surrounding Los Cabos, Mexico and their string of senseless gang violence. The U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning to the area, citing criminal activity and homicide. I feel it is important for every traveler to know the facts going to a new place, which is why I share this upfront. While these warnings were still in effect during my visit last month, I decided to go on my vacation regardless with a heightened sense of awareness and sensibility. Everybody will make the decision that is right for them, and if you decide to visit, read on to learn about the best of Los Cabos!
I have always associated the Westin hotel brand with upscale comfort. With their Heavenly bed and bath collection and a fairly predictable corporate vibe, I know that I can consistently expect a relaxed stay. So when I received an invitation to check out the newly opened Westin Los Cabos hotel at a discounted rate, I jumped at the chance to visit somewhere in Mexico I had never been for a relaxing getaway with my boyfriend. A 4-star hotel, the Westin Los Cabos opened this past April after the property was devastated by Hurricane Newton. The hotel was completely renovated to feature 147 villa-style units and was also converted into a Vistana vacation ownership location. What did I think of the new hotel and would I recommend you to visit? Read on to find out!
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, and while most of us will celebrate with a taco and a margarita, the origins of this holiday are honorable and remarkable. On May 5, 1862, the Mexican Army successfully defeated the French forces at the Battle of Puebla. I had the opportunity to visit Puebla, Mexico, and learned all about the history and significance of this day.