We spent the first 4 nights at Hacienda Encantada thanks to a great deal we scored on Groupon. Tastefully decorated rooms, well maintained grounds and a view that couldn't be beat. We had a large room with a kitchenette which is a must for us when we travel. Although I had lots on the agenda for us in Cabo, we pretty much crashed by the pool the entire time. Hacienda Encantada had two pools that were really quiet with nice cushy chairs, so it was hard to justify doing much else.
Next, we drove about four hours north to La Paz, an authentic fishing village which is also the capital of the southern Baja state. We stayed at the small, but quaint, Casa Verde Inn which was a complete steal for only $80 a night! It was nice to get a real taste of life in southern Baja and we were so happy for some time away from tourists. Most people spoke English, but Alex enjoying the opportunity to practice his Spanish. Can't say I mind traveling with my own personal interpreter either! The highlights of La Paz were great seafood and Telecote Beach. We practically had the place to ourselves and felt like we are on a desert island!
We spent our last night at the Hotel Casa Natalia which was truly a treat. This boutique hotel in the heart of San Juan del Cabo was one of the nicest places either of us have ever stayed. Although I would highly recommend every place we stayed, Casa Natalia is a can't miss if you are ever visiting the area. We are hoping for a chance to return there soon!