Cabo San Lucas Journals

Spring in Cabo

A March 2002 trip to Cabo San Lucas by PStreet1

Playa Grande Resort Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico More Photos
Quote: We spent spring break in Cabo San Lucas, and were lucky enough to be there for the last week whale sighting boats were still operating.

Spring in Cabo

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Overview

Playa Grande Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Cabo invites leisure in everything you plan, from strolls around the marina to sauntering through the down town area to dinners under the stars. There are things to do and places to visit, but somehow, the tempo of Cabo makes it relatively unimportant whether you accomplish everything you set out to do or not. The only activity we "wouldn't have missed for the world" is the whale search aboard the Kaleidoscope, though there were others we enjoyed. Cabo is as filled with good restaurants as it is with sunshine and friendly people; it's definitely a place for relaxing in order to go back refreshed.Quick Tips: Bear in mind that Cabo is an expensive place to buy food, both at the grocery store...Read More

Playa Grande Resort

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Hotel | "Playa Grande"

Playa Grande Resort Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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We stayed in a one bedroom, two bath unit which was very nicely decorated (see pictures). Off the right side of the entry is the 2nd bath, which includes a double sized shower with excellent water pressure and shower head. All counters are marble. The kitchen is full sized and nicely appointed. The living room has sliding glass doors to the patio, which overlooks the pool area and has views of the beach and ocean. The patio may also be accessed from the sliding glass doors in the bedroom. The master bath has a deep tub, which almost demands bubble bath and leisure to enjoy, and again, all counters are marble. The tile floors are well done and have nice patterns worked in. There is daily maid ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2002

Playa Grande Resort
Avenida Playa Grande #1
Cabo San Lucas 23410
+52 (624) 145-7575

Romeo y Julieta

Restaurant | "Romeo Y Julieta's"

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Romeo Y Julieta's is a delightful Italian restaurant just off the main street--almost at the bottom of the hill that leads to Playa Grande. Both food and service were good, and the evening was a leisurely, relaxing one. It was also one of the least expensive evening meals we had while in Cabo. Even granting that, wine was expensive, and not particularly good. The menu was very typical of any Italian restaurant you would find in the U.S.; the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. We would definitely return.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2002

Romeo y Julieta
Across from the Civic Center on Blvd Marina
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+1 52 114 3 0225

Felix's

Restaurant | "Felix's/Mama Royale"

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The same place is Mama Royale's in the daytime, when they serve breakfast all day, and Felix's at night, when they serve dinner. We had breakfast at Mama Royale's--and it was quite a breakfast! The portions were ample, the prices reasonable, the service outstanding, and the food was wonderful. I don't know how breakfast could get any better. They have a full three page menu, so just about anything you crave for breakfast is available. I had huevos rancheros with an incredible green chili sauce, heavenly.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2002

Felix's
Hidalgo y Zapata
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 114 3 4290

Missione de Kino

Restaurant | "La Missione de Kino"

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La Missione de Kino is a spot you could easily overlook because it looks not unlike a palapa bar, which isn't on the ocean, with one table to the right of the small structure and an outdoor dining area with room for about eight tables to the left of the structure. If you enjoy good food, missing it will be a mistake. The meal at La Missione de Kino is one of the best I have ever had anywhere. I had the chipolte sea bass and found the blending of flavors to be truly fine. Other people in our group had the coconut shrimp, and they, too, were excellent, as was the pork. The owner is the cook, bartender, and greeter (and occasionally the waiter,) so there are times when he is very busy doing all his...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2002

Missione de Kino
West of Romeo & Julieta's
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Todos Santos

Attraction | "Town of Todos Santos"

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Despite the excellent food we enjoyed in Todos Santos (see Adobe Restaurant), the reason for going to visit the town is the general ambience and the concentration of artists. The pottery we bought was definitely worth having to hand carry it onto the airplane: it's beautiful, and the prices were extremely reasonable--$40.00 for a large pot. There is a jeweler there whose mother developed an international reputation in the 1920's through the 1940's. He has begun producing her designs again, and they are lovely. Again, the prices are reasonable for wearable art which will always remind you of your trip to Todos Santos. In addition, there are, of course, a number of shops selling more traditional ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 12, 2002

Todos Santos
off the coast of Ensenada
Baja, Mexico

Whale Migration

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Attraction | "Whale Sighting"

Whale Migration Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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We did a timeshare tour and selected the whale watching tour as our bonus for the time we spent. We were thrilled with our choice. We were late in the season, the last week the boats were to go out, and thought we would be lucky to see a spout or two; however, we were exceptionally lucky. As the ship was returning to the marina, the captain spotted a humpback whale actually cavorting: she breached, breached again, and again, and again and again--for 15 minutes--right off the bow. We marvelled, took pictures, marvelled again, and again. It was a wonderful experience, one definitely not to be missed if you are in Cabo when the whales are also there. The Kaleidoscope is a 100 foot power catam...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2002

Whale Migration
(All along the bay)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
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Todos Santos

Attraction | "Adobe Restaurant in Todos Santos"

Todos Santos Photo, Baja California, Mexico
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Todos Santos is a small community north of Cabo San Lucas which is well worth an expedition. There are many fine restaurants in the town, and we enjoyed our lunch at The Adobe Restaurant very much. Juan Segovia and Erik Castellanos took over a 100 year old dilapidated which was originally a storage unit for sugar cane when Todos Santos was known for that industry. The business dried up with the decline in sugar prices following W.W.II, which occurred at the same time as the water table in Todos Santos dropped. When Juan and Erik took over the ruin, few had much hope for it, but in just three months they have created a first class Mexican restaurant with outdoor dining in back. Now, the building i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 22, 2002

Todos Santos
off the coast of Ensenada
Baja, Mexico

Insurance/Renting a car in Mexico

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When thinking about renting a car in Mexico, the first problem is whether or not to buy the insurance, which generally doubles the price of the car. After researching thoroughly, I found that Mexican law requires liability insurance to be included in the rate for the car rental. Many car rental companies deny this is the case, but it is included--without exception. If they do admit that liability is included, the car rental company will attempt to sell you comprehensive insurance on the vehicle in case of an accident or theft. The insurance which the car rental companies offer has $1000 deductible, so even if you take their insurance, you are certainly not "fully covered." I was very pleased to...Read More