While some people may enjoy the more adventurous aspects of a Cabo vacation, many come to the area for some rest and relaxation. Here are some ways you can chill out in Cabo!
There’s no doubt that many aspects of 21st century living are stressful and then some, and with more and more of us working longer and longer working weeks, or even working 6 days a week, making the most of vacation time is essential. Of course, it goes without saying that tropical locations are already relaxing idylls, but it’s easy to get swept up in activity planning in an effort to make the most of your time away.
In this article we’ll be exploring some of the many ways you can find calm in Cabo, allowing you to return to the hustle and bustle of daily life relaxed and refreshed.
Finding Calm in Cabo
- Soak up the Sunshine (Safely!)
- Spa Day
Soak up the Sunshine (Safely!)
Cabo has an impressive record for sunny days, achieving an average of 360 out of 365 days of sunshine a year. Sunlight has been scientifically proven to make us feel happier and recharged, and not just psychologically. Exposure to sunlight increases serotonin levels, which is one of the chemicals in our brain in charge of feelings of happiness. In fact, people can be so affected by lack of sunlight that they become depressed, a condition most commonly known as ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)’. So if you’ve had a touch of the winter blues, boosting doses of sunshine could help encourage a more positive outlook.
Sunlight also helps your body replenish its vitamin D levels. While you can get reasonable amount of vitamin D from foods such as dairy products, eggs, and fish, comparatively 10 minutes of sunlight can equate to well over 10 glasses of milk, in terms of vitamin D potency. Vitamin D is essential for our immune system, joint health, and energy levels, so if you’ve been feeling sluggish at work of late, topping up your vitamin D levels with a dose of Cabo sunshine could be just what you need.
Of course, it is essential to practice sun safety, especially if you are not used to tropical locations such as Cabo. Always use sunscreen, minimize midday exposure, keep hydrated, and seek shade at regular intervals.
A lesser known fact about Cabo is the wide range of spas the town boasts. Many of these spas feature luxurious tropical themes and are beach-side or have ocean views. Having a massage is great for encouraging relaxation, as many of us do not realise the amount of tension or stress we hold bundled up in our bodies day in and day out. Releasing this tension can help relieve soft tissue injuries, headaches, and even digestive disorders.
Aside from this, massage is also beneficial for the mind. It gives you time to relax your thoughts and zone out, and for some it can be quite meditative, which in turn helps relieve anxiety and stress.
Health and beauty treatments can also have a transformative effect on your self-perception, as when you feel good on the outside, you start to feel good on the inside. We can all be our own worst critics at times, so taking time for ourselves and nourishing our bodies with treatments and massages can really help to silence even the most negative of internal monologues.
Cabo is known for its many water-based activities, including snorkelling, scuba diving, and cruising. Unless you suffer from extreme seasickness, being on the water often has a naturally calming effect due to the gentle listing and bobbing on the waves, that help encourage a meditative, calm state.
As the sound, smell, and sight of water is easy for the brain to process, unlike a bustling city with multiple stimuli, being around water gives your mind a break, which can really help to reduce and alleviate the symptoms of mental stress. To put things simply, the ocean is great for encouraging us to be still, and just ‘be’, with no social expectations or stressors.
One of the best things about cruising in Cabo is that trips run all throughout the day and evening, meaning booking requires no prior planning or scheduling, just a few spare hours of your time.
Morning cruises are great for starting the day with a fresh and clear head, while sunset cruises are great for winding down and reflecting. Cruises also typically offer food and drink options, and have dedicated and knowledgeable staff, meaning everything is taken care of and nothing is expected of you apart from sitting back and enjoying yourself.
As a Whole
While some of the entries on this list can be scientifically linked to calming and stress-relief, in general Cabo’s warm climate, ocean views and activities, as well as vibrant culture is almost guaranteed to help you find your own peace and relaxation. Be that more adventurous watersports or lounging on the beach, you’re sure to leave Cabo refreshed, calm, and ready to face anything.