Cabo San Lucas Journals

Baja, Mexico -- Billfish Capital of the World

A September 2003 trip to Cabo San Lucas by Pat110

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico More Photos
Quote: Our favorite place in the world (so far) is growing up! It is no longer the sleepy little fishing village we first visited 10 years ago--it is now a thriving resort town chock full of gorgeous timeshare units. Many things have changed, but the fishing is still incredible!

Baja, Mexico -- Billfish Capital of the World

Overview

Quote:
As you may have guessed, fishing is our passion and the primary reason for our annual trek to Cabo San Lucas. 10 years ago, my husband was perfectly happy with a two lb bass. Then, he had his first taste of deep-sea fishing and a fighting marlin struggling to free itself. That was the end of fishing as he knew it! Spoiled? You bet! Thanks, Cabo!! Quick Tips: If you're not into fishing, try snorkeling at Chileno or Santa Maria Bay - both sites are out on the corridor. The 28 mile stretch of road between San Jose Del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas is known as the Corridor. There are also several beautiful golf courses or you can take a trip to the lighthouse on an ATV!Best Way To Get Arou...Read More
Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Quote:
This resort is the third and newest of the Pueblo Bonito group. It is a long way from town, definitely not within walking distance. Cab fare is $12 one way. They do offer a free shuttle that runs every hour from Sunset Beach to Pueblo Bonito Rose, but they are not permitted to drop you off in town and you must ride all the way to Rose. The resort is gorgeous -- built on a hillside with lush landscaping and overlooking the Pacifico! They have golf-cart type people movers to take you from your condo to the lobby, or the pool, or the restaurant. These carts are life-savers!

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 11, 2003

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach
Predio Paraiso Escondido No 1
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 (624) 142-9999

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel | "Pueblo Bonita at Sunset Beach"

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Quote:
Best Things Nearby:The resort is somewhat isolated but has a wonderful primary pool as well as another smaller pool, a hot tub, a deli, and a full service restaurant.Best Things About the Resort:It's brand new! Construction is ongoing and more units are being added.Resort Experience:We arrived about 3pm and our unit wasn't quite ready so they directed us to the "hospitality" table for our welcome packet. We were invited to join them for a sales (they didn't use the "s" word) tour and we declined. Then the pressure began to build . . . they finally got the message! I made the mistake of mentioning that my sister and her husband would be joining us when thei...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 12, 2003

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach
Predio Paraiso Escondido No 1
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 (624) 142-9999

Baja Lobster Company

Restaurant | "The Shrimp Bucket"

Baja Lobster Company Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Quote:
There are many fine dining experiences in Cabo with the accompanying price tag! I've chosen two of the lesser priced restaurants for you to try! The Shrimp Bucket is a delightful restaurant and the imperial shrimp is wonderful--huge shrimp wrapped in bacon and grilled to perfection! Location is right on the marina, and it is very relaxing to watch the boats as you dine.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 11, 2003

Baja Lobster Company
Cabo San Lucas Marina Golden Zone
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410

El Squid Roe

Restaurant

El Squid Roe Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Quote:
While El Squid Roe is probably classified as more of a drinkery than an eatery, they have excellent food, reasonably priced, and it is definitely served with a flair! The waiters are quite entertaining and the whole crowd gets in on the act.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 13, 2003

El Squid Roe
Lazaro Cardenas
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 624 143 0655

Fishing

Attraction | "We used three different charter boats this trip!"

Fishing Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Quote:
When you arrive at the Marina just before dawn, it has an almost carnival-like atmosphere! The boats are jockeying for position as they wait for their precious cargo (tourists), people are milling about searching for the boat they've chartered, and the excitement is contagious! Once aboard, you have your choice of fishing the Sea of Cortez which is generally calm or the Pacific Ocean which typically is a little choppier. Billfish can be found in either location -- the skipper knows where they are! Trolling is the preferred method and you haven't experienced excitement until you watch the mate hook a huge Marlin or Sailfish and hand the pole to his guest! The fight is on as the fish jumps time after...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 11, 2003

Fishing
Cabo Marina
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo!

Story/Tip

Giggling Marlin Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Quote:
We just concluded our 10th annual trip to Cabo San Lucas. It has grown tremendously from the sleepy little fishing village of 10 years ago to a bustling town full of magnificent condo timeshare facilities! Of course, the prices have increased dramatically too . . . just as everything else you enjoy in life has become more costly! The fleet has been encouraging "catch and release" for the last several years in an effort to maintain its billfish population. There are also several golf courses to entice those who do not savor fishing, and a variety of other activities such as ATV tours, swimming, snorkeling and DRINKING! Cabo San Lucas is a party town and the bars are crowded until the wee hou...Read More