How to get there: Fly United from Houston for under $200 roundtrip
Where to stay: Royal Decameron All-Inclusive Resort
Pros: All-inclusive, cost friendly, beachfront property, spa, extremely friendly staff, adult only area, nightly shows, daily activities
Cons: basic property features (boutique like resort), cannot swim in water, food is subpar
How to Book:
Directly on hotel website here
Book flight deals for end of April and May here
I turned 27 this month and spent it in the one and only place I could imagine bringing in a new year of life…the beach!
Since budget travel is my “thing” I set an amount that I would spend and came up with a birthday experience in Cabo San Lucas! I actually paid the most for my flight which was $375 when I booked but if you’re planning to go in March or April you can snag a flight for less than $200 (this is not a drill…book now here, but hurry back for the rest of the deets). My total trip to Cabo came out to less than $650 including the airport transportation…cheap right?!
I booked my stay at the Royal Decameron All-Inclusive Resort in Los Cabos for $80 a night! Yes you are reading this right. I couldn’t believe the price myself when I found it. I even called the hotel nearly every day to confirm my reservation because I just knew that was a mistake, but it wasn’t. The resort didn’t even hold any crazy high incidental fees on my card!
The place has a hipster vibe with strangely placed nude art pieces on each wall in main lobby. When I arrived I was greeted with a warm smile and a brightly colored, but strong welcome drink! Although I arrived a couple of hours before check in, I was able to have my luggage taken to my room immediately and raced to the beach…
The room was simple but extremely clean and the balcony view overlooked the courtyard where I had front seat views to the nightly shows. There are 2 restaurants on the resort, one is a buffet style spot that served a themed breakfast and dinner daily. The second restaurant is a cute beach front diner that served lunch and dinner. I opted for the beachfront restaurant first and had the chicken fajitas, ceviche, and nachos (why not right it’s free…ball out)! Washed that down with a rum punch and found the cutest papasan on the beach in the sun. After a lovely 2 hour power nap/sun bathing session I headed back to the room to shower and get ready for dinner at the buffet restaurant.
Dinner wasn’t bad at all. The theme this night was international and they were serving up fresh Paella as a choice which immediately took me back to Spain! Speaking of, if you haven’t checked out my recent article feature on the Flight Deal you can here…but hurry back!
After dinner I went back to the room to get situated in my seat on the balcony for the show. It was an interactive contest show that was so fun to watch. They put a group of women against a group of men to see who could score the most points in a music trivia game, beer drinking contest, and a pass the ball with your mouth game (imagine a group of strangers playing this one)!
The next day I woke up early for the birthday massage that I booked the previous day… $50 gets you an awesome massage right on the beach at this resort by the way. After my massage I sat on the beach for a few hours reflecting and expressing my gratitude to God for simply allowing me to grow and God replied to my gratitude with a beautiful bronze tan! All in all, spending my birthday on the Royal Decameron resort was amazing. I tried my two left feet at salsa lessons which I’m happy to say I’ll be looking for a dancing partner back home!
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Sending good vibes,