by Linda Kaye
San Antonio, Texas
January 10, 2002
We sailed during the night from our second stop of Mazatlan and upon arriving early in the morning we saw a spectacular view of the arched rocks of Los Arcos which, like soldiers, seemingly stand guard over the harbor. Once in the harbor it becomes also obvious that these arches create a distinct divide between the steel blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. Quite a Sight!
Although the arches themselves would be enough to delight you, there are many other sites and activities that would require many days to see or do it all. Unfortunately, we only had 2/3 of a day here. So, we had to choose one of several Princess sponsored tours or activities in order to complete our stay at Cabo and back on broad before sailing time.
Of course you could go off on your own and hope you could maximize the full flavor of Cabo San Lucas. With limited time available, it is highly recommended that a sponsored tour be taken. Each one of the tours is filled with so much to see or do, that every aspect of what may interest you will be satisfied.
A few examples of the 11 Princess sponsored tours are: Ocean Kayaking & Snorkel Adventure, Horseback Ride on the Beach, Scuba Diving, Sea of Cortez Ecological Snorkel Tour, and the tour we took, Land’s End Boat Tour & Scenic Drive. This tour included a very enjoyable 40-minute glass bottom boat ride through the harbor and around the famous arch.
The taped narration by Jean-Michel Cousteau gave us a good perspective on the ecological aspects of the area. Our close-up and personal view of Los Arcos and their awesome beauty was the highlight of the tour. We saw seals and pelicans basking in the sun and sprawled over the smaller rocks surrounding the larger rock formations.
Upon returning to the dock, we boarded a comfortable van for a scenic drive, first through the quaint little town of Cabo, then along the coast, arriving at the popular Restaurant, Giorgio’s, perched high on a bluff overlooking the harbor, for a complimentary drink. From here, we had a magnificent view of the harbor, the village and our ship anchored in the middle of the bay immediately adjacent to the harbor. WOW! Another spectacular view. I was ready to jump ship and stay awhile.
Once experiencing Cabo San Lucas and its crystal-clear beaches, and the warm, dry climate you will understand why this Baja city has been transformed from a quiet cannery village to an international resort.
From journal Cruising on the Sea Princess