August is my favorite month of the year because it's my birthday month! For the past few years, I've traveled somewhere to celebrate my birthday. Last year I celebrated in Tulum: The Ultimate Tulum Experience
. This year I decided to soak up the sun in Cabo San Lucas! If you've been following me for some time, you know that I travel to Cabo often because my boyfriend has a house in Pedregal, Villa Veranza
. I love Cabo because you get sunshine, beach, relaxation, and nightlife all in one place.
We flew into Cabo two days earlier than our friends to have a romantic getaway in a private jungle oasis. Acre Baja
is a popular restaurant and resort in San Jose Del Cabo and a sister property to the famous Flora Farms
. The resort is on 25 acres of land, filled with animals, mango trees, and treehouses.
Each treehouse is nestled in the middle of palm trees which creates a private oasis from the other tree houses. Every morning we would wake up to the birds singing. The treehouse had an outdoor shower, a bathroom, a king-size bed, a closet, and a beautiful deck with two chairs to sit and read. There is WIFI but no air conditioning. Acre provides fans to help you cool down, but I had a hard time sleeping at night due to the heat.
We started our morning with breakfast (fruit and granola) and coffee, followed by a one-hour yoga session. I loved that they provided a yoga class every morning for those who like movement as part of their morning routine.
After yoga, we went to the pool and just chilled. The pool was my favorite part about Acre because it was in the middle of all the greenery. There were mango trees all over the property along with cactus and palm trees, making it the perfect spot to relax and do absolutely nothing.
Dinner was at the famous Acre restaurant. Acre Baja is known for their farm to table experience, and they offered plenty of vegan options. During dinner, you'll randomly see peacocks walking around the dining room. We started with the house-made artisanal bread basket, roasted Brussels sprouts, and the Acre Farm salad to start. Later we ordered Two steamed buns with "al pastor" tofu. (Not pictured) Everything was delicious and super filling!
Our last night in San Jose Del Cabo, we ventured out into town and found a vegan restaurant: Mi Vegano Favorito. The restaurant was a small hut, literally a hole in the wall with surfer decor. The two guys working looked like surfers, they probably surfed during the day and worked the restaurant at night.
We tried the empanadas (my favorite), Papacito burger, and the Caprese pizza. Everything was super fresh and delicious. I love finding small vegan restaurants and supporting these businesses because we need more support in this community.
was such a fun experience, sleeping in a treehouse and being immersed in nature. I can't wait to see the property once it's all finished with the renovations.
The Rooftop at the Cape
I love rooftop bars, and I especially love them in Cabo. The Cape
is one of my favorite places to watch the sunset in Cabo because they have a beautiful view of the famous arch. It can get very windy and cold at certain times of the year, but they offer cozy ponchos and a fire pit to keep you warm.
I celebrated my birthday dinner at Comal
. It's easily one of my favorite restaurants in Cabo. The restaurant has a beautiful view that overlooks the ocean, the service is exceptional, and they offer a separate vegan/vegetarian menu. I highly recommend checking Comal out if you haven't already. The restaurant is located in Chileno Bay, which is a 20-minute drive from downtown Cabo and well worth the drive.
One of my favorite day time activities in Cabo is renting a yacht for the day and head to Chileno Bay and take a dip in the ocean. A typical day on the water looks like lots of margaritas, yummy food, and a swim in the sea. The best part is getting to take a photo with the famous arch, and sometimes you'll get a glimpse of a whale tail depending on the season.
If you've never been to Cabo, you need to go to Mango Deck. It's right next door to the famous "The Office" restaurant. Mango Deck is the place for food and entertainment all in one. I love watching the shows they put on; my favorite is the breakdancers. If you're brave enough to get on stage and shake your booty, then you've done the full Cabo experience.
When we come to Cabo, we stay at Villa Veranza
. The house is an eight-bedroom mansion that has the most stunning infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Pedregal beach is about a five-minute walk from the house. Unfortunately, it's unsafe to swim on this side of the ocean due to the strong undertows. I love spending the day at the house, laying out by the pool, sipping margaritas, getting massages, and enjoying lunch provided by the chef.
I had such a great time in Cabo celebrating another birthday. I'm so grateful that my closet friends came and celebrated the day with me. Cabo is such a fun place to celebrate anything! Let me know if you've gone to Cabo, and what was your favorite part?