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July 18, 2006
From journal Los Cabos, Mexico
April 6, 2006
I have to say I didn't think I'd like doing this all that much, but I had a great time holding onto my husband's waist, looking at the expansive blue sky, waving to the bulls and cows owned by a local rancher, admiring the twisted, smooth trunks of the white trees that grow here despite the area's lack of water. We stopped a couple times for photo ops and water before getting to a rocky "oasis" where a natural spring that seemed more like a leaky faucet than anything else trickled from the earth. Here our guide talked to me about the tarantulas and snakes that make the rocks their home while encouraging me to try out my broken high school Spanish. He was fluent in English though it was obvious he was still learning. We laughed together at the ways we misused each other's native tongues.
After the Oasis, we were given the choice to go for a walk on the beach or to ride the ATVs around a bit in a sandy pit area obviously engineered for this purpose. While it wasn't running at the time of our visit, there is also an ATV tour that allows people to scale down a rock face to end the journey.
When we made it back to the home base a little less than two hours later, all of us were filthy with dirt. Surprisingly, we weren't hot. Just more geared up for a dip into the Sea of Cortez.
I had a great time doing this, and I would suggest it to anyone. Tours run almost every hour on the hour, so it's not hard to fit into a day. You can get more information about Desert Park at their website: www.desertpark.net.
From journal A Couple in Cabo
San Anselmo, California
July 25, 2005
From journal Week in Cabo
July 23, 2005
It was amazingly fun! Be sure to bring jeans, tennies, and a shirt you don't mind getting embedded with dirt. The engines get pretty hot, and one girl on our tour wore a bikini top, short-shorts, and flip-flops and got burned on her legs from the engine, scratched on her shoulders from the brush, and scraped on her feet from shifting the ATV. But we dressed appropriately and had a great time!
From journal Villa Del Palmar - Cabo 2005
Oak Park, California
September 21, 2004
We rode the ATVs through the hills and bluffs near the beach and on the sand. We tried to be careful. We got separated from our group for about a half hour. The guide didn't seem to care about our group. A teenager in our group did flip his vehicle, but he was not seriously hurt - really lucky.
We were exhausted after the 2-hour tour. Don't mean to be a put down on this very exciting activity, but just know that you can kill yourself on those things!
From journal Fun to do nothing in Cabo
Treasure Island, Florida
April 22, 2004
From journal Cabo Waba
mexico city, Mexico
March 19, 2004
From journal Cabo San Lucas
March 18, 2004
From journal From The Bowling Alley to Marlin Alley . . .
null, New Jersey
July 24, 2003
We signed up for the "Old Lighthouse Tour." After our group of about 20 people received a brief orientation of how to operate the ATVs, we took a short ride up to a ridge of dunes . . . and once over that ridge there were expansive, pristine dunes over looking the Pacific Ocean. On the other side of the ridge, there were desert trails of varying degrees of difficulty that you could explore to your liking. For two hours, you'll gleefully bounce your way over these beautiful dunes and trails. You can also investigate the "Old Lighthouse" located on the beach. Take your camera (we didn't and regretted it!). It was LOADS of fun . . . the guides were great, and the ATVs are easy to handle once you get the swing of it.
From journal Spring Break in San Jose del Cabo