You guys, it’s been just about a week since we left Playa de La Paz, and I’m still floating from this dreamy girls’ trip. (But you probably already knew that if you follow along on Instagram – can’t stop, won’t stop with the photos. #SorryNotSorry) Around two hours away from the Cabo airport (where we flew into), Playa de La Paz is a collection of 23 residences on the Sea of Cortez. If you head over to their website, you can see a few beautiful pictures and an amazing aerial video, and I have to say, it’s even better in person. (I think we all know that a website can make a place look nicer than it actually is, but that’s not the case here. It really is as nice as I imagined it, but better.)
Kathleen, Jenn, Krystal and I arrived to Playa de La Paz last Monday and quickly made ourselves at home in a 3-bedroom residence. Holy moly, this place, y’all. Everything inside of the home was sparkling new and beyond nice – we’re talking serious kitchen and bathroom goals. (Still kicking myself for not making the time to take a really long bath in the oversized jacuzzi tub in our room.) The kitchen was stocked with fresh fruit, tons of snacks (Mexico legit has the best snacks), and some vino that we mysteriously kept making disappear. To me, it’s so nice to have a full kitchen on a vacay like this one because you can wake up, grab breakfast at your leisure, and get ready for the activities of the day.
And activities we did. On our first full day, we walked steps away from our back door and hopped on a boat for the day with The Cortez Club. We were all pretty excited to see a huge school of manta rays playfully swimming around, but we really lost our minds when we found ourselves smack in the middle of SO. MANY. DOLPHINS. Did you guys happen to catch that video on the old Instagram story? Because that was bananas. Then a couple members of our group swam with sea lions and a whale shark, but I kept myself parked on the boat soaking up the sunshine.
Throughout the rest of the week, we explored the town of La Paz (so cute and not overrun with tourists), enjoyed the most amazing sunset dinner on the beach complete with a mariachi band (so much fun), had massages on our patio, tried a little outdoor yoga, and went for a sunset horseback ride along the beach. I can’t even lie, I felt WAY too spoiled during all of this and more than a little guilty that Eric was back in California dealing with the home remodel. He’s a real trooper, that guy.
And then there was the food. With its location right on the Sea of Cortez, La Paz is known for its fresh seafood, and for four Southern gals, we were in heaven. Every meal I had there became my new favorite meal, and I’m still dreaming about the Shrimp Diablo at Pichilingue. Other favorite restaurants included: Cafe Santa Fe (in Todos Santos), The Bagel Shop for breakfast and the best lunch sandwiches, and Nim for dinner.
Overall, I can’t say enough good things about our time at Playa de La Paz, and while the residences are all for sale, you can also rent a place if you’re looking for the ultimate secluded getaway, free of the usual hotel crowds. The motto of the property is A World Apart, and it really couldn’t be more accurate.
Red Carter coverup (c/o); Gorjana bracelets (c/o); Hat; White Elephant beach bag (c/o); sunglasses Swimsuit (c/o); Hat; Sunglasses; Beach tote Maxi coverup; similar hat KAS New York caftan (c/o); Beaded tassel necklace Tassel tank (c/o); jeans; Crossbody bag (c/o); Sunglasses; Hat Swimsuit; Hat; Sunglasses Last two photos thanks to Michelle Preau