Coming off the sailboat, all I could think about was a long hot bath – that, and seeing my husband, Steve. He was driving down to Cabo while I was sailing into port. We had planned a reunion and a post-anniversary celebration.
I hadn’t been in Cabo in 30+ years .. and had no real desire to return. When last in the town, it was still a small quaint fishing village. Now, a huge community of mostly gringos, with huge hotels, a Costco, Home Depot & Walmart, I know longer sensed it’s charm.
In fact, when I got off LunaSea, I made a mad dash through a plethora of bars and drunken party-goers, straight for a taxi. Guess I’m not much of a party woman .. but I already knew that about myself.
I beat Steve and the dogs to the hotel .. and kind of just dropped my jaw! The Esperanza is first class all the way. From the polite and attentive staff to the meticulous upkeep of the expansive grounds, The hotel was about pleasing.
Our room had a jacuzzi that sat on the deck and spilled into space .. Candles on an outside patio table, as well as indoors next to an oversized tub .. all fragrant and designed for creature comfort.
Steve had researched – we needed a dog-friendly hotel, and Esperanza was one of the few. And dog-friendly hardly says it. The dogs even had their own room-service menu with dinner selections. The staff delivered bowls and beds. Such lucky puppies. By the time we left, everyone knew their names and they had more than their share of head rubs.
We took a yoga class, got a massage .. and never left the grounds. Steve kept asking me if I didn’t want to see Cabo. And my answer was .. I saw it 30 years ago and it was beautiful. Why spoil a good memory?