Regular followers of this blog (in other words, the most sagacious among you), will know that I wrote a previous post in this category on the destination of Cancun. It met with such a resounding reception from both of my fans that I have deemed it time to consider another tourist spot. And what a destination it is!
Without a doubt, Los Cabos is one of the most beautiful resort areas Mexico has to offer. Situated at the end of the Baja California Peninsula, it consists of three distinct localities: Cabo San Lucas (bottom left), San Jose del Cabo (on the right) and the Tourist Corridor that runs between them. I promise to write another post soon that will enumerate the pros and cons of each locale. (If you are keeping score at home, that would be pros “100″ and Cons “0″.)
As I pointed out in the Cancun post , it is not enough to simply select a great destination and the perfect resort. You need to give a little serious thought as to what you will do once you get there. What say we get you out of your dreary, drab, mind-numbing daily existence (just sayin’) and remind you what zest and gusto feel like!
Situated between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz, this charming village is famous for being home to Hotel California. If you were born after 1977 (first and foremost, try not to gloat), this is the title song from the Eagle’s album of the same name. This desert oasis offers spectacular views of the Pacific. It is nestled among ancient orchards of mango and palms. Tours of the fascinating city of La Paz are also available.
When I say, “Let’s Get Crazy”, let me be clear. I mean let’s you get crazy. Entrusting my life to a series of cables strung between trees is not my idea of a sane pursuit. The selling point of this particular adventure is that it is the only canopy attraction in Mexico in which you can ride tandem with 1, 2 or even 3 friends. Unless the thought of a joint suicide pact holds some bizarre appeal for you, I strongly suggest you invite your most anorexic friends along on this one.
If you find in impossible to see a cute animal without uttering the obligatory “Ahhhhh”, this experience is probably perfect for you. As the website explains, “Your Dolphin Encounter begins with an informative introduction by our dolphin trainers who will help you understand the dolphins’ anatomy, physiology, etc.” This sentence may sound innocuous but it is all about learning how to pet a dolphin and, much more importantly, how not to pet a dolphin unless you want a lot more affection than you bargained for!
Most of my fishing experience growing up was with a cane pole and a plastic cork in my grandmother’s East Texas stock tank roughly the size of a disco dance floor. On a good day you might catch a 10 ounce Sun Perch only to get finned for your trouble. I am assuming that bears no resemblance to sport fishing but having never experienced it, I can’t attest. It is obviously popular because on any given morning in Cabo you can see up to 200 charter boats leaving the crowded marina.
At last we have reached a truly civilized activity. Muslims have their Mecca, we golfers have our Los Cabos. There are way too many great courses to mention them all but three of my favorites (Cabo Real, Puerto Los Cabos & Club Campestre San Jose) are operated by Questro Golf. Throw my name around and you will probably get a couple of broken tees and all the tap water you can drink. Seriously, tell Nubia I sent you and you will at least get a warm smile and cheerful greeting.
Amazingly, those are just a few of the many activities available in Los Cabos.
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