About 6 months ago, I decided that Ryan and I needed to go on vacation. A real "do-nothing-but-relax" vacation. Because honestly? I've never been on one.
When you move far away from home, your "vacations" are trips back home to see family or attend weddings or to spend the holidays there. The flights are expensive, the days are far from relaxing and the PTO you get from work dwindles away before you know it. Since I moved to San Diego in 2010, we have our annual trip to Coachella, I've been to Vegas a couple of times for weekend trips and spent a weekend away each in San Francisco and Big Sur, but none of our getaways have been really, truly relaxing. So it was time.
At the top of my travel list? Sayulita, Mexico. Ever since I read about this small town in Foam Magazine years ago, I have wanted to go. When I first got to San Diego though, I told a few people about my wishlist destination and across the board the reaction was: Mexico??? Because of San Diego's proximity to Mexico, most people from here are kind of over it or their experiences with TJ have led them to believe all of Mexico is unsafe. Being a clueless East Coaster, I decided to put it off and put it off. But late last year, I put my foot down and booked a trip.
Why? Because according to the hundreds of American weddings that happen there each year, the professional surfers who call it their second home and Conde Nast Traveler magazine, it is totally safe and totally stress-free. Which is exactly what we need right now. And after a ton of research, we picked the totally gorgeous Playa Escondida resort to spend the last half of our week there.
So far, it's clear we made the right choice! It's been so easy to plan and communicate with them and the staff there is just incredibly nice and knowledgeable. We rented the Sol 3 which is a stand alone beachfront bungalow and based on their pictures, I am SO anxious to just get there and enjoy our hot tub on the beach!
As I count down the days to our February 9th departure, be prepared for lots of pre-Sayulita anticipation and shopping posts. In the meantime, I strongly suggest you go daydream on Playa Escondida's website and see what other gorgeous rooms they have to offer!