Los Cabos Mexico is Ready for Visitors!

Cruise ships returned to Los Cabos over the past week. Golf courses also are teeing up once again, and activities and tours such as fishing charters, ziplines and adventure excursions are back up and running. Here is the full list of opening dates:



Already Open: Bahía Hotel and Beach Club; Hotel Suites Las Palmas; Quinta Del Sol; Cabo Villas Beach Resort & Spa; Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos Resort; Hotel California (Todos Santos); Villa Del Arco Beach Resort & Spa; Villa Del Palmar Beach, Resort & Spa; Villa La Estancia Beach, Resort & Spa; Wyndham Cabo San Lucas; Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort, Casa Dorada at Medano Beach; Montecristo Estates by Pueblo Bonito; Pueblo Bonito Pacífica Holistic Retreat & Spa, Riu Palace Los Cabos, Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa; Hacienda Encantada Resort & Spa; Marina Fiesta Resort & Spa; Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa; The Ridge at Playa Grande; Solmar Resort, Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa
Oct. 14: Hotel Guaycura (Todos Santos)
Oct, 15: Hacienda Beach Club and Residences; Tropicana Inn
Oct. 16: Posada Real Los Cabos; Riu Santa Fe; Holiday Inn Express Los Cabos
Nov. 1: Bel Air Collection Resort & Spa Los Cabos; Sandos Finisterra; Royal Solaris Los Cabos; Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar Resort & Spa; El Encanto
Nov. 2: Los Cabos Golf Resort At Country Club
Nov. 3: Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos
Nov. 15: Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos; Secrets Puerto Los Cabos; Secrets Marquis Los Cabos; Esperanza, An Auberge Resort
Nov. 20: Decameron All Inclusive Resort
Dec. 1: Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos; Marbella Suites En La Playa
Dec. 15: One & Only Palmilla
Jan. 2015: Sirena Del Mar Welk Resorts; Cabo Azul Resort & Spa
Feb. 2015: Me By Meliá Cabo
April 2015: Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos
July 2015: Hyatt Place Los Cabos
TBA: Best Western Aeropuerto; Capella Pedregal Los Cabos; Meliá Cabo Real; Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa; El Ganzo; Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort; Las Ventanas Al Paraíso; The Grand Mayan Los Cabos; The Westin Resort & Spa Los Cabos; Zöetry Casa Del Mar, Suites, Golf & Spa Resort



Already open: Cabo Real; Club Campestre San José; Cabo San Lucas Country Club; Puerto Los Cabos; Querencia
Oct. 9: Quivira Golf Club (new)
Oct. 31 (estimated): Chileno Bay
Nov. 1 (estimated): Cabo del Sol Ocean; Diamante Dunes
Nov. 15 (estimated): Cabo del Sol
Dec. 15 (estimated): Palmilla
Mid-Dec.: Diamante’s El Cardonal (new, Tiger Woods’ first completed 18-hole course)
Nov. 27 (estimated): Punta Su
TBA: El Dorado



In operation: fishing fleets (Picante, Pisces, Silverados, Solmar and Tequila Fleet); water activities (Cabo Dolphins and Cabo Adventures, Cabo Legend Sunset Tour, Cabo Expeditions, Cabo Rey, CaboMar, Cabo Escape, Oceanus , PezGato Snorkel); tours and land activities (Tours Are Fun, Rancho Tours, Amigos ATV’S, Bajabuggys, Cactus Atv’s, Rancho Carisuva, Xtreme Adventures , Wild Canyon)
Oct. 15: Cabo Flyboard; Wild Canyon Zip Lines
Oct. 20: Costa Azul Zip Lines
Oct. 30: Tio Sports
Nov. 15: Dolphin Discovery

For a list of our families favorite things “to do” in Cabo be sure to visit this page and for our favorite “eats” look here.

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Stand Up Paddling in Los Cabos, Mexico



There is something special about paddling out and finding yourself afloat in the ocean.  SUP is growing to be more popular each year and is available all around Los Cabos. It is a great way to see the marine life, get a work out in, and see another side of Cabo.

At Medano Beach you can rent boards in several locations along the beach.  Companies like Cabo SUP and SUP Mexico both offer boards, lessons, and even yoga classes on the water.  If in San Jose, check out SUP rentals at the Cabo Surf Hotel.

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  • Your feet should be centered between the edges of the board; parallel and about hip width apart
  • Keep toes pointed forward, knees bent and your back straight
  • Balance with your hips and core.  Keep your arms straight and twist from your torso as you paddle.  Think of using your torso to paddle instead of your arms.  (great core workout!)
  • Look level at the horizon – not at your feet
  • Keep your head and shoulders steady and upright, and shift your weight by moving your hips.
  • If you paddle on the right, your right hand is lower and on the paddle shaft.  Your left hand is on the top of the grip.
  • Plant the paddle by pushing the blade all the way under the surface, pull it back to your ankle, then out of the water. Paddle about 4-5 strokes on one side, then switch to the other.  When you switch sides, you will reverse hand positions.
  • Much like bicycling, when your forward momentum increases, your stability increases as well.
  • When you fall, fall into the water and not on the board, preventing injury.


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Cabo Surf Spots

Cabo has been a popular surfing destination since the 1950’s, but with the growth and the daily flights in from California, it has become a surfers paradise.


Main Surf Spots: 

Monumento (Monuments) – Cabo San Lucas. Km. 6.5  Tourist Corridor, Misiones del Cabo. Tricky, breaks to the left.  Advanced/Experts

Costa Azul – KM 28.5 San Jose

Zippers – San Jose del Cabo, Costa Azul. Breaks powerful to the right. Experts

Acapulquito – San Jose del Cabo, Costa Azul, Breaks to the right. Beginners to Advanced

La Roca – San Jose del Cabo, Costa Azul, Breaks to the right. Advanced to Experts

El Tule – In the middle of the Tourist Corridor, next to Chileno bay, Powerful, fast, breaks both ways, Advanced to Experts

Cerritos (Santa Lucia de los Cerritos) – Close to Todos Santos, Km. 65 Transpeninsular highway, beach break, fast, breaks both ways, beginners to Experts.

La Bocana at the Estuary – San Jose main beach, near Presidente Hotel, right and left break, all levels.

Shipwrecks – East Cape, about 25 km from San Jose, breaks right, advanced

Nine Palms – East Cape about 30 km from San Jose, long rights, all levels


Surf Season: 

JUNE – NOVEMBER: the summer months are known to be the nest as the Southern Hemisphere’s swells send great waves to the Pacific, San San Lucas, San Jose, and the East Cape.

DECEMBER – FEBRUARY: East Cape and Costa Azul are on the flatter side. The Pacidic can be good this time of year due to the exposure to the west swell.

MARCH – MAY: This is the windy season. Swells are more consistent and expect less crowds.


Surf Shops: 

Baja Waterman 624-172-6110

Cabo Surf Shop & Mike Doyle Surf School 624-172-6188

Cost Azul Surf Shop 624-142-2771

SUP Mexico 624-172-6046

Zipper’s Surf Shop & Rentals 624-172-6162

Cabo SUP 624-191-3467


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Vacation in Cabo – things to do that are fun for the family!

What to do in Cabo with the family….


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the Favorite Beaches

My kid’s favorite beach is Medano.  Within walking distance to town, this is where you find the most action. You can take a  boogie board, a freesbie, or a football for shore side fun.  If you want to get in the water … my kids like to jet ski, double parasail, and ride around on the banana boat.  For a morning adventure, visit Cabo SUP for paddle board rentals.  That’s my personal fav!  The guys at Cabo SUP can also get you any of the water sports you need, in addition to kayak rentals if someone isn’t quite certain about the SUP.

For a fun afternoon, you can take a glass bottom boat out around the arch and stop off at Pelican Rock area to snorkel.  Bring your own gear – or in busy season you can rent gear out there or use a tour service. We usually bring our own lunch and drinks – however you can always find something good to eat – oysters, doughnuts, fruit, or burritos in high season.

Our favorite beach spots:  The Office for breakfast, Baja Cantina, the dive shop by Billygans (kids love their smoothies and nachos), or even the Sand Bar.  Billygans or Baja Cantina Beach Club will provide beach lounge chairs and umbrellas with food and drink purchase. Most places will have 2×1 drinks. My favorite – the skinny margaritas while the kids like their “miami vice.”  Parent warning: stay away from the Mango Deck during Spring Break – the contests are adult oriented!

If you have a car, check out these other favorite sandy spots.  In San Jose, Zippers is a fun beach bar that always is a feel good spot.  With a kids play center, satellite TV,  rental boards and surf lessons – there is something for everyone!

For kids surf lessons – there is a great program at Cabo Surf Hotel that guarantees they will be surfing!

the Favorite Activities 

Zip Lining – We have tried both locations: Costa Azul and Wild Canyon.  Both are great, the kids preferred Wild Canyon because of the animal display and the new suspension bridge.  The zip lining is the best we have ever done – thrilling for the kids! Be prepared to buy the photos as you cannot take your camera with.  Transportation from your hotel is provided.

Snorkel Cruise – For a trip out further for snorkeling, try Pez Gato to Playa Santa Maria or Cabo Escape to Chileno Bay.

Sunset Cruise – Cabo Rey is a fun boat for a sunset dinner cruise or a whale watching breakfast (in season) cruise.  Perfect up close view of the arch with good food and drinks. For a more private catered adventure or your own charter – sail with Captain Bob.

Swim with the Dolphins – Dolphin Discovery is a must do adventure. In a natural habitat in the marina area of Puerto Los Cabos, it is educational for the kids and provides a great experience for any age. They have free transportation from any hotel.

Other fun things to do:

Horse Back Riding or ATV Riding on the beach (sunset time is best)

Glass Factory  (go in the morning, demonstrations until 1 pm)

Cerritos Beach Club (live jazz music in the sand on Sunday afternoons)

Todos Santos (check the events calendar – and must stop into Hotel California for a Mango Margaraita!)

Cabo Pulma (best diving and snorkeling in the area)

Whale Watching (Dec – March)

Deep Sea Fishing

Release Sea Turtles (Fall)

San Jose Organic Market (Saturday 9-3, Nov – June)

San Jose Art Walk – (Thursday evenings, 5-9pm Nov – June)



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Pueblo Bonito resorts bring home the Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Awards!

It is our pleasure to share exciting news with you from our own Pueblo Bonito Resorts & Spas. You will be delighted to know that the results from this year’s Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Awards have placed five out of the six Pueblo Bonito properties in the Top 10 Resorts in their region!


The resorts that placed are Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica and Pueblo Bonito Rose, located in Los Cabos; and Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay and Pueblo Bonito Mazatlan, located in Mazatlan. This year’s results are published in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler magazine.

The annual Readers’ Choice awards are the result of an exhaustive survey reflecting the opinions of more than 70,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers, a discerning group of world travelers. This recognition, along with the recently received Travel + Leisure Awards, has thrilled our team and we are extremely proud that the readers of these prestigious publications have selected us to be among the best hotels and spas in the world. These awards motivate us to continue to provide excellence to our guests.

We hope to welcome you soon at one of our award-winning resorts so that you may experience the luxury for yourself. And for a full ownership opportunity in Cabo San Lucas at Sunset Beach, Quivira residential now offers 1,2 and 3 bedroom condominiums and 3 and 4 bedroom homes.  Special pre-construction incentives are being offered now!

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Day of the Dead ~ Dios de Muertos

Day of the Dead or in Spanish Dios de Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember, honor and pray for friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased. November 1st is dedicated to deceased children and November 2nd is dedicated to deceased adults.

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Some of the elements that stand out in a traditional offering of the dead:

Lamp or Star Light – to guide the deceased

Different Colors of Cut Out Paper – Represents the union between life and death

Banquet – of the deceased favorite food and drink to celebrate

Burning Copal Incense – represents the passage from life to death and keeping the spirits away

Salt – purifies so the soul won’t be corrupted

A Cross on the Floor – represents the four cardinal points

A Path of Flowers to the Door of the Alter – guides the soul to the offerings

Toys – for the fun of the deceased children

Candles – Ascension of the spirit, the symbol of love guiding the soul to the alter

Personal Belongs of the Deceased – Photos or something the deceased used

Typical Regional Food Offerings – Rice, mole, seasonal fruits

Glass of Water – to mitigate the thirst of the soul and strengthen them for return

Pan de Muertos Bread – Represents the generosity of the host, and the gift of the earth itself

Flowers – White represents the sky, fellow the earth, purple the mourning, and marigolds guides the spirits in this world

Skulls – Made of sugar or chocolate and represents the friends and family who have died

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There are alters to visit around the Los Cabos community, at the resorts, or even down on Medano Beach.  The above alters were photographed with permission at Hacienda El Coyote Restaurant.

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México’s Independence Day – September 16

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For about 300 years, Mexico was a Spanish colony which was known as The New Spain.  In the early nineteenth century, Mexico, with a little influence from the US and France, began talking about a revolt against Spain. Father Miguel Hidalgo from Dolores, Mexico, was a leader of one of the rallying groups. Hidalgo and his officers were planning a revolt for late fall of 1810. The Spanish people found out about the revolt which led the Spanish Government to order the arrest of Hidalgo and his officers. When Hidalgo found out, he called a meeting at his church. He rang the church bell on the night of September 15, 1810 to call his congregation to mass. Here Father Hidalgo rallied the people to fight. His famous speech which is now known as ‘El Grito de Delores’, saying “Viva Mexico” and “Viva la Independencia!”

Everyone fought together, including the Criollos (wealthy Mexicans of Spanish descent), Mesizos (children born from the marriage of a Spaniard and an Indian), and Indians. Armed with clubs, knives, stone slings, and ancient guns, they fought as they marched to Mexico City. A battle took place in Guanajuato between the Spanish soldiers and Hidalgo’s followers. The army sacked the town, killing the Spaniards. They continued to fight on their way to the capital. When they finally reached Mexico City, the army hesitated before going in to fight and some of them even disserted the army. Before the year was over Father Hidalgo was captured and executed. Some people continued to fight for the cause and Father Hidalgo’s Grito de Delores (Cry of Delores) became the battle cry of the Mexican War of Independence. The people fought for eleven years before they finally won their freedom.


Today Mexican Independence Day is a major celebration in Mexico and is bigger than Cinco de Mayo.  The celebrating begins on the evening of September 15 where crowds of people gather in the zocalos (town meeting place) of cities, towns, and villages. In Mexico City a huge square is decorated with flags, flowers and lights of red, white, and green. People sell confetti, whistles, horns, paper-machete helmets, and toys in the colors of red, white and green. There is also plenty of feasting, parades, and other civic festivities. When the clock strikes eleven o’clock the crowd gets silent. On the last strike of eleven the president of Mexico steps out on the palace balcony, and rings the historic liberty bell that Father Hidalgo rang to call the people. Then the president gives the ‘El Grito de Delores’. He shouts “Viva Mexico” “Viva la independencia” and the crowd echoes back. People do this at the same time all across Mexico. While the crowd says this they fill the air with confetti, streamers and hoopla. Castillos explode in showers of red, white, and green.


Happy Birthday, México! 

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a guide to Cabo San Lucas Beaches … our favorite five!

Los Cabos has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world with each one offering something unique. Here is the list of our favorite… with so many to choose from it is hard to narrow down to just a few!

Medano Beach – Playa El Medano 

Medano Beach has been the previous recipient of “Best All Around Beach” in Cabo. El Medano, meaning “The Dune,” is Cabo’s main safe swimming beach, and is a great place to hang out with an outstanding view of Land’s End from any vantage point.  Stretching two miles from the marina entrance to Villa del Palmar, El Medano is the best/closest place to swim in Cabo San Lucas. Packed with restaurant bars in the sand, you will find Wave Runners, water taxis, SUP, boogie boards, skimboards, parasailing, and even the Jet Pack!  Snorkeling and dive trips to sites near El Arco can also be found.  With plenty to do and little surf year round, this beach is highly recommended for families. Swimming areas are roped off along the beach.


El Médano is known for all-day happy hours, people watching, and plenty of beach vendors for endless shopping. Because of the proximity to town, this beach is prime sales territory for the tenacious vendors who will continuously interrupt your personal space with offerings of everything from Chicklets, to blankets, to hair braiding, tattoos, and silver jewelry. If you are not there for shopping, just say “No Gracias.” For fewer crowds, walk northeast towards Club Cascadas and Villa del Palmar. This beach is a blast – and a true designation for the active beach go-ers as the party continues from the day to the night.

Most beach bars offer 2×1 drink specials and will provide you with a chair & umbrella for as long as long as you eat and drink at their establishment. If you are driving to this spot and want to bring your own umbrella and cooler with beverages, follow the signs towards Playa Cascadas (opposite the bull ring) which ends into a large parking area for the beach.

Chileano Beach – Playa Chileno 

Already a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, Chileno Beach (Playa Chileno) has been made all the better by recent improvements: new signs, new palapas providing much-needed reprieve from the sun, even a wooden walkway. And most recently, this popular Los Cabos beach received the Blue Flag Certification of Excellence, an international award for it’s sustainable management.


Go during the week to avoid the larger crowds of families that pack in on Saturday and Sunday’s. You will find tide pools at the end end of the beach with reefs for excellent snorkeling and diving. Snorkeling visibility is best in the morning, before it gets busy as the tours will frequent in the afternoon. This beach provides a great mix of everything – shade for the parents, a few ocean waves for the kids to “boogie board” in, calm enough water for your SUP and a reef for snorkeling… no wonder it is crowded on the weekends! For driving, it is about half way between Cabo and San Jose at kilometer 14.5 off the main highway.

Palmilla Beach – Playa Palmilla

Bahía Palmilla is a wide and inviting crescent-shaped bay surrounded by the Palmilla resort of luxurious oceanfront homes, and the Jack Nicklaus Ocean Nine golf course. On the point is the exclusive One & Only Hotel Palmilla. The longest swimming beach in the Corridor, Playa Palmilla features more than a mile of protected shore, with good swimming and snorkeling. It is the best swimming beach closest to San Jose and the safest for families if water conditions are calm. Palmilla is also an excellent place to launch your kayak or SUP with parking very close to the beach. This beach has been a fish camp for centuries, pangas and cruisers are available for charter here. Or if you are lucky, you can even source fresh fish in the afternoon upon return of the anglers that cannot take home their catch. Very popular with local families, for more seclusion, head northeast toward the Jack Nicklaus Ocean Nine. Services include palapas for shade and garbage cans.


Palmilla is best visited by car or taxi. Take the Palmilla exit at Kilometer 27 and follow the signs down to the main beach area, near the taxi stand in the arroyo, before the entrance to the One&Only hotel.

Lovers Beach

Once known as Playa de Doña Chepa, this beach is only accessible by boat, kayak, or our favorite means — SUP. The easiest way is to take a water taxi from the Cabo San Lucas Marina or Medano Beach. Expect $10 – 15 per person. Be sure to ask your captain to cruise by the arch and sea lion rock first for some great photo opportunities.  Walk to the other side of the rock formations, you will find Divorce beach as referred to by the locals. This side faces the Pacific Ocean and is a no swim beach due to the dangerous undertow and powerful waves.  Snorkeling and swimming is only allowed on the Sea of Cortez side. No services are offered, so if you plan to stay, take water and a lunch.


You will be impressed by the majestic rock formations, the azul colored water, and the caves to explore.  It’s a must see iconic beach for visiting Los Cabos.


Cerritos Beach is a popular surf spot where swimming is relatively safe. The scenic 45 minute drive from Cabo San Lucas is worth the drive along the pristine and preserved Pacific coastline. The Cerritos Beach Club Restaurant is a great spot to hang, especially with live music on a Sunday afternoon. A few surf shops are set up to rent boogie boards, skim boards, and surf boards — or catch the waves with a lesson at Baja Surf Camp.


Exit km 66 off Highway 19, best known as the Todos Santos Highway. Signs are limited so watch for the markers.  Drive about 1.5 miles back to the beach areas.

Chairs, restrooms, food, and drink are all available at the Cerritos Beach Club or feel free to take your own beach gear.  Check out the new surf colony if you want to be up at sunrise to catch the waves.

Be sure to let me know, which is your favorite!

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Cabo Pulmo – A Day Trip to Remember


the history:

By the 1990s, decades of destructive overfishing in the waters of the Sea of Cortez left the coral reef at Cabo Pulmo severely impacted. In order to restore and recover the vitality and biological diversity of the reef’s ecosystem, the local community on the east cape of the Baja Peninsula convinced the Mexican federal government to establish a protected area at Cabo Pulmo. The result was a 17,560-acre swath of marine and coastal habitat successfully established as a Marine Protected Area, 99  percent of which is based in the ocean.

Today, Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is one of the most fruitful examples of marine conservation in Mexico. Fishing was banned inside the park, and local residents, in concert with the Mexican government, helped bring the reef back from certain demise. Today, Cabo Pulmo’s reef is called an “Ocean Miracle,” and it is a great success story for Mexican conservationists. Researchers recently reported that the biomass of fish in the “no-take” area has increased by an unprecedented 463 percent in just ten years, offering hope that Mexico’s amazing coastal ecosystems can be recovered.

The Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is located about 40 miles north of San Jose del Cabo on the eastern cape of Baja, “the interactive peninsula.” The abundant coral growth on the rocky reefs provides shelter and food for countless colorful reef fishes, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. The marine boundaries are Bahia Las Barracas to the north and Bahia Los Frailes to the south, . This nutrient-rich water results in a profusion of plankton that forms the base of a vast food web of invertebrates, fishes, birds and mammals making the Sea of Cortez one of the most productive waters in the world.


Wether your snorkel or dive, it will be a excursion worthy of the pictures that are posted by National Geographic.  It is best to make reservations, just to ensure your party has the gear and boat available. There are usually 4 – 6 people per boat, so we had our own private excursion. Check out Cabo Pulmo Sport Center or the Cabo Pulmo Dive Shop or with your concierge for reservations.

where to eat:

El Caballero Restaurant is owned and operated by Clothilde Castro,.. El Cabellero serves three mealsa day in anice building with custom-made furniture and an American-style kitchen, added-on to the family hacienda. El Caballero specializes in regional Mexican food, with fresh ocean entrees, and have quick service and mid-range prices.

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how to get there:

From Los Cabos Airport (SJD) travel North on Highway 1 past Caduano, Mira Flores, and Santiago turnoffs. Once you approach a small village called Las Cuevas you will find a right turn to La Ribera / Cabo Pulmo (if you cross a long bridge you went too far). Follow the road to La Ribera and turn right just prior to entering La Ribera. You will see the Cabo Pulmo turnoff. Follow the Cabo Pulmo road south until the pavement ends. Continue another 6 miles on the dirt road until you reach the village of Cabo Pulmo. You will know you are in Cabo Pulmo when you see Tito’s restaurant, El Caballero restaurant, and the Cabo Pulmo Dive Center which is a two-story blue building.

worth driving a bit more: 

From the diver center, take a left and follow the dirt road another 4 kilometers or so and you will encounter the most pristine and private beach getaway.  Take the time to make it a FULL day!

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The Circus Comes to Town! The Circus Comes to Town…in Cabo San Lucas!


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The big top went up a few days ago as the circus rolled into Cabo San Lucas. The bright colored tents and flashing lights at night have attracted the attention of many locals and even a few visitors.


Truly worth it to see how this family of circus performers from Beijing can pull off such an event without the production and hype of a Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.  With a family of 12 young Chinese acrobats, that range in age 9 to 20 years old, impress even the hard core “cross fit” fanatics with their core strength and amazing balance. We truly appreciated less use of animals and more acrobatics and gravity defying feats!


Even though all in Spanish, the circus proved to be a fun “cultural” event for the family. It was a great experience to listen and watch the expression and emotion of the Master of Ceremonies, aka    Fernando the Clown to gain the meaning of the story he was telling in the show.


Try to catch this “old fashioned” circus, before it rolls out of town onto the next stop in Mexico.

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