Babymoon Round Two: A Long Weekend in Cabo

It had been a couple of months since Mrs. ATX and I returned from our amazing babymoon to the Czech Republic, Norway, and Sweden and we were getting the itch to do some more traveling. Fortunately some of our Austin based friends were heading down for a weekend in Cabo and invited us to tag along.

Booking Flights

Booking flights for this trip was fairly straightforward as Mrs. ATX declared she was only going if we could go direct. I began my search as I always do with Google Flights and found that two airlines currently operate between Austin (AUS) and Los Cabos (SJD), American and Southwest.

Since I’m not a fan of Southwest’s check-in and boarding process I typically try and avoid them unless my other option is American. I’ve had plenty of not so great experiences with AA over the last few years and have pretty much avoided them whenever possible. However, there were two additional factors at play here. First, I wanted to get Mrs. ATX the most comfortable flight possible, only American offers Business Class on the route, and I recently completed a status match to British Airways Executive Club Gold.

Our friends were also flying on the American flight which made this the clear winner. I booked our tickets, via Google Flights, on a two months before departure. Our roundtrip Business Class tickets came out to $874 per person ($694 base fare and $180 in taxes and fees).

a plane with a ladder on the side
American Beat out Southwest for us on this Flight

Booking Lodging

Booking the hotel was the easiest part of our trip. Our Austin based friends had been to Los Cabos previously and knew the lay of the land better than we did. They had already booked The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas as part of a promotional package involving a timeshare presentation. While I find these presentations mildly annoying, you can typically get a decent room rate using this approach.

a large building with a beach and trees
The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas

They typical nightly rate at the property seems to be between $400-450 for the smallest Studio King and between $500-550 for our Two Bedroom Villa.

Thanks for coming along on this quick trip to Los Cabos!

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