Mar 3, 2012

Spring Break at The Bahia Hotel in Cabo

A Moment in Life in Cabo.

I went to Cabo with my girlfriend, the lovely MacKenzie Rae Campbell, and a few of my fraternity brothers.  They piled 5 people into a 2-person room so two people had to sleep on the floor (on our generously lent cushions).  MacKenzie and I stayed comfortably in our cabana at the Bahia Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Right when we landed in the tiny Cabo airport (and after having waited about an hour for MacKenzie's delayed plane to deboard), we were picked up by our 'cabo' driver who showed up in what looked like a people-carrying 18-wheeler.  We stuffed 10 people in the car and headed to the Mexican Costco.  The prices were astronomical listed in pesos.  $150 for a bundle of bananas, $5,000 for a low-end point and shoot camera... you get the idea.  It was shocking at first, and people spoke very little english but we eventually found what we needed: a dozen handles of Oso Negro (cheap unfiltered vodka), a half dozen 24-packs of corona, some champagne, orange juice, bagels, and some chex mix.  We didn't get donuts.

After our 1.5 hour shopping spree in Costco, our cab driver was still in the parking lot with all of our stuff (phew).  We weren't exactly 'on top of it' on this trip, but the workers at the Costco in Mexico were strangely helpful.  They followed us to the van and helped unload all of our supplies into our truck; our truck looked like we were a food packaging and shipping company, because we barely had room to breathe with all the alcohol and food in the van.

We made it to the Bahia hotel, and settled into our room and what would be our routine for the next 5 days.  Wake up, eat a bagel, lay by the pool hungover, go across the street to Sharky's (a delicious Mexican restaurant across the street from our hotel with delicious and cheap tacos), go to the beach and drink/jet ski/boat/swim/get stung by jellyfish, come back to the hotel to take a nap, eat dinner, and go out to Nowhere Bar, Squid Roe and Pink Kitty.  We repeated this a few times before we headed back to the airport.

It was a great trip.

Costco Camera Prices in PESOS

The Pool at the Bahia Hotel in Cabo

A Cold and Confused MacKenzie Rae Campbell trying to stay warm in the bed at Bahia Hotel in Cabo

MacKenzie Rae Campbell by the 'yeti' candles at the Bahia Hotel Cabo

The 'Back Balcony' View from our Bahia Hotel Room Cabo

Nighttime View of the City from our Balcony at the Bahia Hotel Cabo

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