A weekend getaway is always a good idea!
A couple of weekends ago the hubby and I took a weekend getaway trip to Puerto Peñasco, Sonora Mexico. We got the chance to check out the Las Palomas Resort & Hotel and all that it had to offer. And, it did not disappoint. The weather was perfect. The resort was beautiful. It was the best place to take a quick getaway with hubby.
Of course, I’m starting with the food. Haha. Because there’s nothing worse than traveling all the way to a destination and then being stuck at a resort with bad food! I’ve stayed at another resort in Mexico that didn’t have the best food so, I didn’t really expect much from the food at Las Palomas. But, I was pretty surprised at how good the food was. The resort has two full-service restaurants- Citron and La Maria. Each restaurant has a different focus with a variety of offerings. But, both have a fun vibe and had a live music playing when we were there. My favorite was La Maria-a traditional Mexican restaurant. Oh, and don’t miss the brunch at Citron. Thank me later for that one!
There’s also more laid-back restaurants and bars at the pools and golf course. As well as a convenience store.
The resort itself is very pretty and well kept. It has a traditional Mexican style with some minimal modern architecture. The room we stayed in was rather large. It had a full kitchen, dining room, living room, balcony, two-sink bathroom and master bedroom. Everything was done with nice-quality finishes. And the ocean view from the room was everything to wake up to!
Everything you could imagine is pretty much at your disposal. The resort has the typical spa and gym amenities but offers so much more like. The beach for one is enough to keep you happy for your entire stay if you ask me. Haha. There are also tons of ocean additives like jetskiing, banana boat rides, fishing, and cruises.
And then there’s the golfing. We spent a morning out on the beautiful 19-hole, link course. I’m not much of a golfer but I even enjoyed myself on the course. The course had amazing views and was maintained beautifully so it was so relaxing and fun!
THE DRIVE/BORDER CROSSING
I’m not going to lie, I was pretty nervous to travel across the border by car because I’ve heard a few negative things about traveling by car to Mexico. But, I was pretty surprised at how smooth the border crossing process was. Make sure you get Mexico drivers insurance. It’ll save you a lot of hassle if there is an accident in Mexico. Here are a few other things to keep in mind with when traveling across the border.
a. what to expect when crossing both borders-
- At the border into Mexico, you’ll be stopped and asked where you’re going, where you’re coming from and what items you are bringing across the border. You may be asked to roll your windows down and open your trunk. It is pretty similar when you’re coming back into the US. When coming back into the US you’ll need to show your documentation (passport or birth certificate and drivers licesnse).
b. traveling through the city-
- Other than the obvious stop signs and checkpoints do your best to go straight to the hotel. I would not recommend donating at the checkpoints. That just gives an opportunity for things to go awry. Speed is in kilometers so be ready to convert or switch it over in your car. There aren’t a ton of speed limit signs so pay attention. Worse case- go with the flow of traffic but don’t be the fastest car in the pack. As you come back through the city from the resort and approach the US border you’ll see tons of vendors lined up at the border trying to sell you their goods. I was shocked at how many people and how chaotic it was.
My stay in Puerto Peñasco was sponsored by Las Palomas Resort & Hotel. All words and opinions are my own and in no way influenced by the sponsorship.
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