This was my first vacation since I became a travel agent and boy was I ready to go somewhere. I have been wanting to check out a RIU resort and was excited to visit one of their new all-inclusive adult-only resorts RIU Baja California in Cabo San Lucas. I think Cabo has been on most girls travel list since the days of MTV’s Laguna Beach.
The RIU brand is known for having a party-like atmosphere. We certainly got that vibe from the moment we checked in. They offered us a welcome drink and every room has a liquor dispenser. They will restock it every day if needed (more José Cuervo, please!). During our stay, their events included a white pool party, a pink pool party and a neon pool party. Of course, you don’t have to dress in those colors, but it makes for a cool pic if you and your squad match the theme. Baja’s guests also have access to the 2 neighboring resorts and their amenities. We checked out their discotheque and water park, which was a lot of fun.
Now let’s talk about the food. This resort had one buffet where you could eat breakfast and lunch. They also had lunch options at the grill by the pool and a 24-hour snack bar by the lobby. For dinner, they had multiple specialty restaurants to choose from including Fusion, Japanese, Indian, a Steakhouse, and Italian. The buffet was so/so, I tried to stick with options that were made to order such as an omelet, waffles/pancakes, a steak off the grill, pasta or stir fry. We tried a new restaurant each night and my favorite was the Italian restaurant. For starters, I had calamari and fried mozzarella. For dinner I had lamb chops with potatoes and asparagus. I also enjoyed the Fusion restaurant; the lobster risotto was pretty tasty.
Now for the nightlife. Cabo’s downtown area is where you can find most of the nightclubs. There was no cover charge. The entrances of the clubs are semi-outside so you can hear what type of music is being played before you go inside. My friends and I are fans of most music but mainly Hip-Hop/R&B so we would listen to see what song was playing before deciding which club to try out next. We visited El Squid Roe (they loved us there/you are allowed to dance on top of tables), Mandala, La Vaquita and Crush Nightspot. Crush is a Hip Hop club and they have a upstairs balcony where you can dance outside and people watch.
So, if you are ever in Cabo, certainly check out the RIU Baja California. I give the resort a 4 out of 5 stars rating. Check out the downtown area if you are in the mood for nightlife. And of course, if you ever need help planning your next vacation, I’m here!
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