Like most people, we are nature lovers and try to keep in touch with nature even when we’re not travelling. We have bird feeders in our backyard and enjoy watching the birds and squirrels that congregate daily to partake in the feast. It can be somewhat soothing to watch the birds as they fly back and forth from trees to the feeders. Every spring, we watch the families come to feed as the parents first take seeds to the babies and then teach the babies to fly up to the feeder on their own. The picture here is of one of the small birds that joined us for breakfast everyday when we were in Cabo San Lucas last November. They would hop around the tables hoping to find some scraps as people finished their breakfast.
We were nominated by fellow blogger, ProjectRelish, for a seven-day photo challenge, so we will be posting one of our nature pictures every day for the next seven days.
For day 5, we decided to turn our attention towards the beach and Cabo San Lucas. Since it is snowing here in Colorado today, the images are even more enticing to us; we wish were sitting on the beach sipping a Mai Tai. We decided to use a sunset picture, but we had a hard time choosing. We’ve included a couple of other pictures that we considered as well. What do you think, did we make the right choice?
Rules: Post one nature photo and nominate someone else for seven consecutive days.
Nominating Polianthus, whose site has wonderful photography and stories of gardening and food.
Here are a couple of the other images that we considered:
We stayed at the Villa Del Palmar during our recent trip to Cabo San Lucas. This is the sister resort to the Villa Del Arco, which is where we bought our initial time share. We have also stayed at the Villa Del Palmar in Puerto Vallarta. All of the resorts that we’ve stayed at that are part of the Villa Preferred Access Club have been wonderful. They are part of the larger Universal Vacation Club and have great locations with friendly and helpful staff.
All of the rooms at the Villa Del Palmar have ocean views and are clean with up-to-date furnishings. Even the rooms that are considered to be studio rooms have a full kitchen as well as a couch and lounge area, they just aren’t separate from the bedroom(s) as they are in the suites. All of the rooms also have a balcony with at least a table and chairs. Grills are also available by request.
There are several pool areas at each of the resorts, each featuring their own unique features. At the Villa Del Palmar, there is an adults only pool, a family pool with a slide shaped like a whale where you shoot out of its mouth, a small wading pool with a hot tub, and a pool for small children. We have to admit, though, that we missed our pirate ship from the Villa Del Arco, which we were able to use during less busy times of the year. Every day there a variety of activities in the family pool area including pilates, water aerobics, volleyball, and dancing. There was also a trained hawk that flew throughout the resort during the early afternoon, which was quite beautiful. Although we didn’t join in on any of the activities, people certainly seemed to enjoy themselves.
There are also multiple restaurants at the resort and you’re also able to go to the restaurants at the Villa Del Arco. We decided to go ahead and do all-inclusive for almost all of the days, so we definitely took advantage of the food at the resort. As you would expect, the food was fantastic, fresh, and delicious. Even the buffets had an excellent variety of offerings, plenty of fresh fruit, and multiple cooked to order stations for things such as omelets, waffles, quesadillas, etc. As you would expect, there are also plenty of bars around the resorts as well as the pool staff who took care of everyone sitting around the pool.
We may be a little biased since we own a timeshare with the resort, but we’d highly recommend either the Villa Del Palmar or the Villa Del Arco to anyone who is travelling to Cabo San Lucas. Their prime locations, friendly staff, and well-appointed rooms make them an ideal vacation destination. We will definitely be going to some of other properties that they offer, but we absolutely will be returning to one of the Cabo San Lucas properties very soon. These resorts are a lot of the reason that we have fallen in love with Cabo.