I know that most people feel like January has gone on forever. It’s been long and cold and the weather has been so miserable. It’s bitterly cold outside and the rain doesn’t help. We’re all desperate for some time outdoors and some sunshine in our lives and warmth in our bones!
If you were looking to get away to a warmer climate, get booking that getaway now! One place that is on my bucket list is Los Cabos, Mexico.
Where to stay
As a family I would probably choose to stay in a villa. It offers us the flexibility that we have at home and I can cook vegan food and also be sure that there is food that the children enjoy. It’s nice to be all together in one place, like a home away from home. You will find some amazing Los Cabos villas with stunning views and amazing pools. These look so luxurious, I think if you stayed in a place like this you would never want to go home!
Stock up with food at a local supermarket and away you go. You could hire a car to travel around the local area if you wanted to explore. My favourite thing about staying in villas is that once the children are in bed you can sit and enjoy a drink in the late evening sun or read a book quietly – something you can’t do if you are all squashed into a hotel room.
What will the weather be like
The average temperature for Mexico at this time of year (February) is 20 degrees celsius, with highs of up to 29 degrees. It would be the perfect destination for a February half term holiday. Year round there is great weather in Los Cabos so pretty much whatever time of year you travel there you are going to find sun.
Rainfall is at it’s lowest period in February too making this the perfect place to visit to get some guaranteed nice weather in half term. It will rain more in the months June-October so be mindful of that when looking at when to travel.
What to pack
Pack what you would usually take on holiday – suncream, shorts, t-shirts, swimwear and any toys or equipment that your children might need and you can’t get over there. Sterilisation equipment for bottles is strongly recommended. Although the malaria risk in Mexico is low, it is worth checking with your doctor whether you should take anti-malaria tablets too.
What to do in Los Cabos
You certainly won’t get bored if you holiday in Los Cabos. There is plenty for everyone in the family to do.
Take a water taxi to El Arco de Cabo San Lucas
This breathtaking landmark is well worth the trip. The rock formations are impressive and there is a little beach you can stay on for an hour or so until you are picked up again. If you were without the children it would even be a little romantic trip!
Go whale spotting
From December to March you will be able to see lots of whales as they migrate for birthing season. There are plenty of whale watching tours you can choose from to really make the most of it. There are 8 different species of whales that you might be able to spot!
Spend a day at the beach
With warm weather and beautiful sandy beaches, what more do you need than a simple day at the beach, playing in the sand and splashing in the sea. Make sure to protect your skin well with suncream and grab a bucket and spade and you’ll have a wonderful day.
Get back to nature at San José Estuary
This is a freshwater coastal lagoon home to over 240 species of birds. Your little ones will love spotting all the different birds from pelicans to frigate birds. It would be a nice place to potter around for the afternoon if your children were feeling restless after too much time at the beach.
Watch Glass blowing
There is a factory where you can see glass being blown – Cabo San Lucas workshop. This is fascinating to watch and a real educational experience for children too. Take a taxi or drive there and learn all about this great skill and watch some beautiful glass being blown.
Tour a pirate ship
The Buccaneer Queen is a themed boat that sails around the bay. You can book onto various tours, the children are guaranteed to love it. The ship has apparently been used on TV and movies and is a replica of an ancient galleon ship. I think that even the adults would love a little trip on a pirate ship!
All in all, Los Cabos, Mexico is a great destination for a family holiday. You get the weather, the sun, the sand, the beaches, the views, you can get back to nature and there is plenty for the whole family to do if they get bored of sunbathing. It’s a 12 hour flight and I would perhaps be tempted to visit in the UK wintertime to make the most of some winter sun and to see the whales – what an experience that would be!
Have you been to Los Cabos, Mexico before? I’d love to hear your hints and tips for enjoying a family holiday there.
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