Live from Los Cabos, Mexico
I am asked daily what travel looks like now, and when it is safe or open for travel. I will say that right now is safe and open in Mexico.
This past week, I enjoyed a beautiful stay at Le Blanc Los Cabos Resort & Spa. My first experience traveling post Covid-19 internationally has been a very seamless and pleasant experience. Let me just start first with the travel…
I flew on American Airlines from Raleigh to Dallas and then on to Cabo.
My flights were very uneventful, and masks were required to travel, as expected. When we arrived in San Jose Los Cabos, we were expected to complete a medical form, along with our immigration form and tourist permit. There was also an thermal temperature scanner that we walked through before given full entry. I flew through customs with zero issues. Soon we were on our way to Le Blanc, about a 25 minute drive from the airport.
Le Blanc is a 5 star adult-only all inclusive resort. The service is over the top. Each guest has two designated butlers that are ready to ensure that your stay is extra special. My butler Fernando went above and beyond to obtain a nearly impossible dinner reservation for 6 at the highly sought after french restaurant – Lumiere. Each night he would draw me a lovely bubble bath, diffuse essential oils at turn down and leave hand crafted chocolates on my bed stand.
Le Blanc’s focus is on spa and wellness. Sunrise yoga, floating yoga, pool spinning classes, group fitness, and a personal trainer are all included in your stay. I enjoyed the sunrise yoga class each morning. At the spa, all guests are invited to enjoy the complimentary Water Journey. This is a series of hot and cold saunas, rain showers, steam rooms, a snow room, and therapeutic pools. I spent nearly 2 hours one morning enjoying this very Zen experience.
Throughout the day we soaked up the perfect amount of Vitamin C lounging at one of the 4 pools on site. My favorite was the beachfront infinity edge pool with swim up bar. Just like our room butlers, the pool concierges were just as attentive to our every need and desire. Throughout the day, at the pools they would have pop up “food trucks” with ice cream, churros, tacos, and fresh guacamole. These pop-ups were a fun addition to the 8 signature restaurants and 24 hour room service that is all included. It was never hard to find something delicious to eat at any time of the day. My personal favorite was the wide variety of fresh ceviche served at Blanc Ocean, the beachfront open air dining venue.
Le Blanc and their Purely Le Blanc cleaning policies gave us all piece of mind, knowing that all touch points were constantly cleaned. All staff wore masks that were changed every 4 hours. Our temperatures were checked at check in, and hand sanitizer was used at all restaurants, the spa, gym, and throughout the resort. A Purely Le Blanc Bag of hand sanitizer, masks, and wipes were in each room.
After 4 nights in beautiful Los Cabos, it was time to head back home and back to the office. As we returned to the airport, we were met with a nearly empty airport. Check in and immigration was a speedy process. A health form was again required by us to fill out, just as we had done on arrival. Arriving back into the US through Dallas-Fort Worth was as smooth as possible. I do have Global Entry, and the system is now touchless. The machine did a facial recognition of me, printed a receipt with my name and flight info, and I was on my way to my next flight within two minutes.
All in all, I will say that traveling internationally right now was a very easy experience. I highly recommend Mexico travel. There is so much more to Mexico than high rise hotels in Cancun. Mexico offers unique immersive experiences, a beautiful wine country, old world charm, and stunning beaches. I am looking forward to our next international getaway in a few weeks.
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