Beyond Spring Break: Cabo Escape at Casa del Mar

Cabo has collected a reputation as a spring break destination. While that’s not wrong (it is the perfect destination for spring breakers), it’s definitely NOT the whole story.

My husband and I escaped to Cabo in search of an ultimate relaxation vacation, and we found exactly what we were looking for at Casa del Mar.

Casa del Mar, Cabo, Mexico

Here’s 6 reasons Casa del Mar should be your Cabo choice, too!

Support the local community

Casa del Mar, Cabo, Mexico

There’s a common misconception that resorts can’t be sustainable. As we’ve seen with Casa Dorada, Casa del Mar — though big and beautiful — also cares about the community.

Specifically, the hotel works very closely with Fundación Questro, working to give scholarships to local children that need support, and even recently received a recognition from the organization.

Enjoy an uninterrupted sea view

Sea view from Casa del Mar, Cabo, Mexico

Elsewhere in Cabo (especially closer to Cabo San Lucas), the beach gets busy and cluttered with bars and restaurants and hotels. The area around Casa del Mar, though, is quiet and serene. The rooms come equipped with a balcony onto the sea, providing a peaceful, tranquil view.

Take in some peace and quiet

Pool area at Casa del Mar, Cabo, Mexico

San Jose del Cabo, as compared to Cabo San Lucas, is much more chill. Casa del Mar, while close enough to San Jose del Cabo to pop in for a meal, an excursion, or to grab some wine, is still far enough away from mega-resorts and busy-ness to feel like a true escape (while also being FAR removed from the spring break mess in Cabo San Lucas).

Relax in the gorgeous pool area

Pool area at Casa del Mar, Cabo, Mexico

Our visit coincided with a destination wedding, and while the 40+ wedding guests were all staying at the hotel, the pool area never felt cluttered (in fact, there are 2 separate pool areas, and 3 pools, to choose from). With a swim-up bar, you pretty much never have to leave.

Order from the outstanding restaurant

Pool area at Casa del Mar, Cabo, Mexico

I love to cook for myself — especially Mexican food — and have lived in Mexico for 2.5 years now, so sometimes I can be a bit picky, especially with so-called “resort food” (and ESPECIALLY with bar or poolside food), which tends to be a milder, dumbed-down of “authentic” Mexican food.

That wasn’t the case with the poolside restaurant at Casa del Mar.

While there weren’t many vegetarian options straight off the menu, the staff was willing to help me figure something out. The vegetarianized version of the nachos were SO good, I ended up getting them once a day! The chef added mushrooms (instead of meat), which I doubted at first, but ended up loving. It was one of my favorite meals in Cabo, with the added bonus of being able to eat it at the swim-up bar. Score!

Welcoming room

Pool area at Casa del Mar, Cabo, Mexico

The rooms at Casa del Mar are beachy without taking the theme too far, equipped with gorgeous Antigua-style furniture. It’s the kind of room that I would love to replicate in my own home.

Of course, the standard lux toiletries, bath robes, and plush towels were present. Surprise amenities like a higher-end coffee machine (refilled with coffee every morning), complimentary bottled water, and candles (with matches) were appreciated!

Pool area at Casa del Mar, Cabo, Mexico

I love baths (side effect of living for 5 years in bath-averse countries and going without, I suppose), and the one at Casa del Mar was extra special, with shutters that open to a view over the room to the ocean.

Casa del Mar, Cabo, Mexico

The little patio was the perfect place to sit and sip some coffee in the morning, or some wine in the evening, listening to the waves crash out beyond us.

You can book your stay at Casa del Mar direct on the website here.

You can also book via Agoda or, with rates starting around $175 per night, including breakfast.

While I was a complimentary guest of Casa del Mar, all opinions remain my own.

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Casa del Mar in Cabo, Mexico


A short vacation in Thailand turned into a life abroad with a canceled ticket home. Nearly a decade later and after living in Bangkok, Rio de Janeiro, Puebla, and Puerto Vallarta, Steph is on to her next adventure and living back in beautiful, cosmopolitan Mexico City. She is living, traveling, and working (both as an expat therapist and an international health insurance representative) around the world to find the beautiful, inspirational, and interesting while sharing it with you!

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