Mexico wellness vacation, let’s go!! Guys, we are back from our incredible trip to tropical Mexico. We spent the an amazingly chill 10 days in Mexico and what a beautiful time we had. First, we spent about a week in La Paz where we stayed on the Magna Carta – a stunning yacht that makes you want to sell your house ASAP. The owners of the boat graciously invited us in and are such a blessing to us. Plus, they use what God has blessed them with to bless others (like us soon to be missionaries haha). The boat is stunning yet humble and a temple for the Holy Spirit for sure. We spent some time on the boat and most of the time in the deep blue ocean. In La Paz, we swam with whale sharks, snorkeled, paddle boarded, knee boarded, fished, beached and walked around the town.
Mexico wellness vacation, yes please
La Paz is a smaller town in Mexico on the Sea of Cortez in an inlet area. It’s protected and the seas are calm for the most part. The water is a pristine and a beautiful teal blue color. Did I say it’s super CLEAR? Seriously, other than the BVI, I haven’t seen such stunningly clear water. It made for perfect snorkeling and swimming with whale sharks. These gentle giants are out of this world. They’re beautiful creatures that are peaceful and elegant but could eat you in one bite…. no worries, they are plant eaters 😉 They were the icing on the cake to this Mexico wellness vacation!
We walked around the town and stumbled upon a hip coffee shop on a random back street. I’m talking Spokane level hipster vibes. They even roast all their own organic, fair-trade coffee on site. I had a Matcha latte with almond milk, Tommy had a Chemex and our friends had pour over, everyone loved it.
One more thing for La Paz, their food is killer. I found an organic café and juice bar that we visited about 3 times hehe. They had the most delicious and refreshing green juice I have ever had in my life. My New Zealand friend agreed and they have good juice there! It had spinach, pineapple, green apple, cactus, ginger and cucumber. They top it with fresh rosemary and the plating (pouring?) was beautiful. They serve local, organic and seasonal menu items with a Mexican touch like Heuvos Rancheros, Mexican Omelet and Hibiscus infused water. If you’re even in La Paz, be sure to stop by Dulce Romero Café. Of course, we had lots of tacos… like every single night. I have not one thing to complain about!
We’re off to Cabo
Next, we set sail for Cabo. This was a two-day journey in the yacht and was incredible. We stocked the boat with food and water so, we were set. On day one we drove 10 hours to a quiet bay where we anchored for the night. On the drive, we saw at least 6 whales, a pod of dolphins swimming right underneath the bow and tons of bat rays flopping through the air. Our food consisted of green smoothies, trail mix, curry hummus and cucumbers, tacos and almond butter banana quinoa cakes. When we reached another bay, Tommy and I paddle boarded ashore to the local beach where they were preparing for Easter weekend. The sand was soft and beautiful and the blue skies complimented the wavy ocean perfectly. For dinner, we had…. TACOS, guacamole with a firecracker lit sky. God is so good to us.
In the morning, we woke up to a cotton candy colored sunrise and a moonset. It was a huge full moon so every detail was visible with the naked eye. We sailed off for our 5-hour journey to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Along the way, we saw more whales breeching, pods of dolphins and lots of other marine life. We put the poles out for some deep-sea fishing and caught a black skipjack with all the local fisherman. We prayed they caught bigger ones to feed their villages, they did! The massive humpback whales swam just 20 feet from our boat and that baby followed its mama’s every move. The beauty was like that in Africa!
dang cabo, you’re pretty hottt
Around noon we caught a glimpse of those rigid iconic rocks of Cabo and knew we were there. Tourists everywhere, drunk college students celebrating Spring break and local vendors selling fake sunglasses on the beach… oh Cabo, how I’ve missed you. We anchored near shore for a swim while our friend paddle boarded lunch out to us from the Hacienda Beach Club. I got a mixed green salad with peas, goat cheese, grilled chicken, avocado and cherry tomatoes. Tommy got a massive pretzel bread grilled chicken sandwich “no quezo”. Their food is fresh, local and delicious plus, it’s like we got Uber eats on the ocean…. so, who wouldn’t love that?! What’s a Mexico wellness vacation or any wellness vacation without good clean food?
Hacienda Beach Resort
After a swim in the bay, we parked the boat at the harbor and taxied to our destination – Hacienda Beach Club and Residence – a 5-star owner operated condominium residence on the ocean of Cabo. This is the condo we stayed in. Sounds like a dream, huh? Keep in mind, this is all an incredible blessing from God and we are so joyful to have experienced it. The service there is top of the line and the facilities are beyond anything I’ve ever seen. Spectacular, elegant and beachy all thrown into one architectures mind to create this beautiful residence. The homes are nice and open which was my favorite part. Additionally, you never feel like you’re in a shared building but instead feel like you’re in your own humble space.
The kitchen was a food bloggers dream with tall cabinets, carefully selected stone counters and an open stove. If you’re a girl that loves her showers or baths, this is your place. I felt like there was a Jacuzzi in the room and the shower is open with a small stone wall to keep the water in. Oh yeah, the deck is a site to see. It overlooks the Sea of Cortez and you can enjoy the warmth of the tropical sun with a nice breeze on the classy patio furniture.
please, a moment of silence for the avocado above…
Pool time! Now, we headed down to the infinity pool that overlook the sea. The water temp was perfect and the ambience was dreamy. They played good music, had a bar, restaurant, jacuzzi, ping pong tables and the beach all within a one minute walk. Again, the service was amazing and they always made sure you were taken care of with fresh water and snacks. Coincidentally, we were there on Easter which means the bunny came around to us and gave us treats of plantain chips and frozen chocolate covered kiwi on a stick, yum!
When you come, you must indulge and get the Hacienda Nachos and the Hacienda Salad. Opposites, yes but equally delicious. The nachos lasted me two days and are topped with guacamole, black beans, jalapenos, tomatoes and fresh salsa. The salad is made with fresh greens, spiced nuts, mango, jicama, strawberries, grilled chicken and a tamarind vinaigrette. Of course, gluten-free. Oh yeah, don’t forget to try the free tasting of the daily juice. One day was lime, orange, cinnamon, guava and ginger which is refreshing on an 83-degree day.
so, we’ve made it to the end.. now what?
Okay, I could go on and on about the Hacienda but I think you need to experience it yourself! I will do a blog post exclusive to the Hacienda in the future. Although, I will close off with the fact that they have a juice bar onsite right beside the spa and gym (the best I’ve ever been in). My friend who’s a personal trainer from NZ helped design the gym and I can vouch for her, it’s good. Try the #1 smoothie (avocado, coconut, dates, nuts and spinach) you won’t regret it. Actually, you won’t regret any of this! Wellness vacationing is the way to go if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle while you’re traveling the world. You deserve health!
if you’re interested in renting the Magna Carta, you can head over to their website to learn more about it! I took some of the photos on their website & had a blast doing it 🙂 this is the link to the condo we stayed at!
p.s.s. This is not sponsored in ANY way, shape of form. If it ever is, I disclose it right off the bat!