I went with my mom to San Jose Del Cabo for 6 days. It's amazing how hard it is to get people to travel with you on a whim. lol! Mom is always good to go; lucky for me. I was suprised to learn there are actually two Cabo's! San Jose Del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. San Jose is more laid back and San Lucas is more of a party town.
We actually ended up staying in two hotels while we were there. About a week before our trip, the first hotel emailed to say they were closing for three days (during our reservation) due to hurricane damage and they needed to do construction on our part of the hotel.
Inspirato.com (the luxury travel club I belong to) thankfully intercepted the email and started working on a second hotel for us to stay in. Inspirato is really good about working with the hotel you'll be staying with. They communicate with the concierge there and persanally connect you with them. The first stay was at Viceroy Los Cabos https://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com. This place is straight out of Archetectual Digest. I'm not kidding. This was the view from our room.
Our second stay in San Jose Del Cabo was Hotel Ziva Hyatt which was an all-inclusive! Yay!! Inspirato placed us there in a pinch. I really love an all inclusive.
If you want to talk to Inspirato and learn more, here is my referral link. http://inspirato.com/invite/KymTolson
Here is a spreadsheet I’m keeping about the costs of these trips if I wasn’t using Inspirato to stay in these luxury properties. https://docs.google.com/.../15It1WdvvtI3hEceOd4Ms.../edit...
Internet Information For Seeing Clients In San Jose Del Cabo
For the most part the hotel internet was excellent no problems. I made sure to use my VPN while seeing clients.
My straight talk wireless did not work in Mexico so I re-activated my Google FI connected phone. The cool thing about Google Fi is I can turn the service on and off when I need it. They have no contracts. Service was excellent with the Google fi. Close to 5G most of the time. I used that hotspot to have access to my personal phone while we were away from the resorts. This is my google Fi referral code if you want to check them out.
Work and Seeing Clients In San Jose Del Cabo
I saw a handful of clients while I was there and did host training for my Bill Like A Boss membership. Luckily, I prepared the speaker beforehand that I may lose connectivity. I’ll let her know that my zoom room is set to automatically make her the host with my connection dropped. That did happen for about five minutes during the presentation. She rolled with it and it was fine.
Here’s more about my membership if you’re interested in a supportive community that will help you DIY insurance billing in your private practice. https://privatepracticeinsurancebilling.com
Not an issue on this trip. I checked and couldn’t find anything indicating it wasn’t ok to see clients while I was in Mexico.
We ate mostly at the resorts and they were great about accommodating my gluten-free diet. I did get sick after eating teppanyaki one night at Ziva, but that was the only issue.
I must say, eating three meals a day at Viceroy was expensive. We were glad to transfer over to the all-inclusive, which did lead to Tequila shots at the pool bar in between aqua Zumba classes!
Top Two Excursions
Camel Rides on the beach
Sailing/snorkeling trip - Medano Bay - Arch of Cabo - the Beach of Love and snorkeling.
Also of note:
~Exploring an eco-farm. Leaning how that change camel poop into paper!!
~Aqua Zumba in the pool at Ziva
~Tequila tastings. I never new there were so many different flavors of Tequila.
~At least 4 random whale sightings.
~Dia De Los Muertos celebrations.
~I was bit by “sea fleas” on the snorkeling trip.
~Where we stayed, The Sea of Cortes, was too rough to swim. They actually said you were not allowed due to the strong current. Beautiful, but a bummer since I love to swim in the ocean.
Tips and tricks.
- I used miles from this credit card and my round trip flight and baggage was free. I was also able to use the United Club Room on my layover due to having two free passes from my credit card. Those club rooms are awesome!
-When you get to the airport ask for the taxi service that is the “shuttle”. I paid $14 for it. My mom arrived two hours earlier than me and was scammed by a timeshare company and ended up paying $50 and had to comit to a time share tour. 🤦♀️ I got her money back later the next day.
-I did exchange dollars for pesos at the airport, but I really didn’t need to. Everywhere took my credit card and US dollars.
-The Pharmacia's have a lot of the medications you need rx’s for in the US. We got a couple of great deals!