A Weekend Getaway with Luxury & Fun in Cabo: Julie’s Trip Report

Sunset in Cabo San Lucas Mexico

Sunsets are dreamy at Villa Turquesa, a luxurious vacation rental in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Julie Byrd is our Vice President of Sales, so it’s no surprise that she’s an enthusiastic Los Cabos fan and local luxury vacation expert. Recently, she planned the perfect family vacation in Cabo San Lucas combining her fun-loving spirit with a luxurious and relaxing stay at Villa Turquesa, one of our most breathtaking vacation rentals in Cabo San Lucas.

Here, she shares some highlights: 

When my stepson turned 18 and graduated from high school this year, we wanted to celebrate in a memorable way. I’m always a fan of vacationing in my favorite destination, so he brought a best friend (and fellow high school graduate) down to Los Cabos and we planned a fun-filled long weekend to mark the occasion. We were very blessed to enjoy a great mini-getaway at Villa Turquesa. We knew we wanted to get out and explore, so we arranged a convenient rental car from Avis Mexico to make it easy to get around when we were not kicking back at the villa.

Villa Turquesa Cabo San Lucas Mexico

Julie celebrates in Cabo with family at Villa Turquesa

Villa Turquesa is one of our most spectacular luxury villas in Pedregal, Cabo’s best private community of vacation homes. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this 9-bedroom villa offers incredible views of the ocean, beaches and hillsides – as well as breathtaking hacienda-inspired décor with captivating folk art and antiques.

Chef Services in Cabo San Lucas Mexico in private vacation rental

Enjoying breakfast at Villa Turquesa provided by the talented team of EAT Cabo Catering

We kicked off our getaway with breakfast at Villa Turquesa provided by the outstanding team of FresCo. by Eat Cabo Catering. Enjoying the services of a private chef is something I highly recommend to our villa clients, even if it’s just for one or two special meals. There’s really nothing like enjoying a gourmet dining experience with excellent food and service right in your villa with the ocean as the backdrop.

Villa Turquesa in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The pool and jacuzzi at Villa Turquesa overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Villa Turquesa is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of the panoramic ocean views from its incredible hillside location. Those gorgeous vistas are one reason this magnificent villa is a repeat guest favorite for destination weddings and other celebrations in Cabo. With a huge infinity-edge swimming pool, swim-up bar, jacuzzi and 10,000 sq. ft. of outdoor living areas, there are plenty of spots to relax while enjoying those ocean blues.

Sur Beach House in Cabo

Sur Beach House

We’re all big fans of exploring the great food that Los Cabos has to offer. With so many wonderful restaurants, it’s hard to choose but I always make it a point to stop at SUR Beach House. This spot has the winning combo of an amazing location directly overlooking Médano Beach, a stylish atmosphere, great food and a beach club in one of Cabo’s very best spots. It’s fun to sit here enjoying the beautiful ocean views, excellent cuisine and a cold drink while people watching.

Snorkel Tours in Cabo San Lucas Mexico

Booking an afternoon on La Isla is a great way to see the sights on the water in Cabo

We knew we wanted to get on (and in) the water with the boys in Cabo, so we booked one of my personal favorites – La Isla Tours. Offering a variety of charters, La Isla’s boats are like floating platforms of fun! We enjoyed an afternoon on Cabo San Lucas Bay, swimming, sun bathing and taking in the gorgeous views of El Arco. La Isla offers snorkel gear, stand up paddle boards and can also arrange personalized catering options.

The boys couldn’t let the boat ride pass without a jump off of Pelican Rock. Located near Land’s End, this landmark rock outcropping also happens to be a great snorkeling spot when conditions are right. All in all, it was a perfectly relaxing afternoon on the water.

Breathtless Cabo San Lucas

Breathless Cabo San Lucas is a stunning all-inclusive resort bordering the marina and Médano Beach which also offers day passes

While we adored our villa experience at Villa Turquesa, I wanted to show the boys another fun side of Cabo and so I arranged day passes at Breathless Cabo San Lucas. This stunning newer all-inclusive resort is situated adjacent to Cabo’s famous marina. The passes allow visitors to enjoy the views, dining and cool party vibe of this chic resort for a day. The resort offers themed pool parties, guest DJs and other special events. Day passes are available from $110/person* and include unlimited beverages, breakfast, lunch, snacks, pool waiter service, free WiFi, parking, beach access and more from 9am-5pm. *Subject to change, contact us for details.

Tacos Gardenias

Tacos Gardenias is one of Cabo’s special spots for authentic Baja fish tacos

No visit to Cabo San Lucas is complete for me without a stop at Tacos Gardenias. This small, casual taqueria on a side street in Cabo is my top place to enjoy traditional Baja fish tacos, shrimp cocktail and more – and I was thrilled to enjoy this favorite with the boys during our visit. The super fresh, inexpensive local seafood and cold beer make this one of my top recommendations in town!

Villa Turquesa luxury vacation rental in Cabo San Lucas

The views at Villa Turquesa are unparalleled

We wrapped up our unforgettable weekend getaway in Los Cabos and said goodbye to marvelous Villa Turquesa feeling rejuvenated and happy from days of sunshine, great food and pampering in paradise.

More Information: Villa Turquesa
9BR-11BA / Sleeps 20 adults/singles + 8 children / 15,000 sf. / 6+ Star Platinum
This villa can also be rented as a 4BR/5BA rental at a reduced rate

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