For those of you who have been following along on our Instagram feed, then you already know that we've been vacationing in sunny Loreto Mexico for the past week.
My parents have a time share that they bought into a few years ago, and about every other year we're invited to come along to enjoy whatever tropical location they're jet setting to. Last year even though the invitation was extended, our budget just wouldn't allow for it. We were definitely bummed, to say the least, but we just buckled down and slowly collected small amounts of money here and there, to save for the getaway that we'd be looking forward to, THIS year.
Let me tell ya, with both of us working full time, school, dance, events and projects... we were MORE than ready to get away. When my parents called us a few months ago and said... "Wanna come to Mexico for a week?" I don't even think they finished their sentence before Cason and I were screaming, "YEEEESSSS!!!"
When we've gone to Mexico in the past, we usually go to Cabo and stay at the Villa del Arco. It's really beautiful there, the beaches are gorgeous and the actual town of Cabo is always hoppin'! But this year we decided to change it up a bit and fly out to Loreto Mexico instead, to stay at the Villa del Palmar; the Villa groups newest resort. Our trip was a total of 9 days, but two of those days were spent in LA, so that we could get to our connecting flights the next morning.
Believe me, there is no complaining here because of our short one night stays in LA on the front and back-end of our trip. Our hotel (the Marriott Courtyard, right by the LAX airport) is only about 10 minutes away from the Manhattan beach pier and boardwalk. Since we flew in right around dinner time, we caught a shuttle, had some dinner and then would watch the sunset before heading to bed.
The beginning of our trip (after our short stop in LA) started with a 2 hour flight into Mexico via Alaska Air. Once in Mexico we met our driver, headed into town to do some crazy quick grocery shopping for the week, where we spotted a tiny little chihuahua freely roaming the isles (???), and then reached our final resort destination.
Day one was mostly filled with exploring around the resort and relaxing.
The ocean in Loreto isn't like the typical ocean front we experience in Cabo, with crashing waves and pushy sales people walking back and forth on the beach. It's actually a nature preserved bay, with calm, clear, shallow, glassy waters, surrounded by beautiful little islands. It's breathtaking.