My friend and I want to go on a girls' vacation next month somewhere outside the United States and have considered everything from Mexico to Ireland. Trouble is, Ireland's prices have gone up and it is tough to find a beach vacation that caters to two 30-year-old single women. Everything caters to couples or families. Any advice on where to go?
It may seem like everything caters to couples, especially in the honeymoon capital south of the border. But if you don't mind lounging on the beach next to a couple who may or may not come up for air, Mexico is a great destination for girlfriends to explore. More specifically, I would check out Los Cabos at the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. Cabo has made headlines recently as it has been adopted as the go-to spot for the jet set; you might be hard-pressed not to see in the tabloids some star couple soaking up the sun there. Yet despite this fact, the vibe is as low-key and authentic as ever, and most of the celebrities tend to stay confined to the über-expensive resorts like One&Only Palmilla. While there is no shortage of great, affordable hotels along the corridor between the towns of San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas (especially in the June shoulder season), the Marquis Los Cabos (www.marquisloscabos.com) is offering the ''It Girl Getaway" package (from $455 per person, per day), which includes transportation to and from the airport, a chilled bottle of champagne waiting in your junior suite, daily breakfast and dinner, a four-hour tour of the desert in a Hummer, and most importantly, one spa credit for $100. ¡Buen viaje!
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