Los Cabos Journals

Land's End is Just the Beginning

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A June 2003 trip to Los Cabos by getawayguy

Hacienda del Mar Photo, Los Cabos, Mexico More Photos
Quote: With beautiful weather, unique scenery, great food, an unlimited number of activities, plush accommodations, the friendliest people, and all at inexpensive prices, what more could you ask?

Land's End is Just the Beginning

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Overview

The sand dunes at the old lighthouse, Fairo Viejo. Photo, Los Cabos, Mexico
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Los Cabos is famous for deep-sea fishing. Snorkeling is best about halfway between the two Cabos, where gentle waves reach the beach. Scuba diving is available from Cabo San Lucas, but you have to travel up the coast of the Sea of Cortez to find the better dive spots. Single and double ATVs can be rented for use on the sand dunes out at the Old Lighthouse (Faro Viejo), which was recently used in the filming of Troy, starring Brad Pitt. Parasailing off of and back onto a platform attached to the rear of the boat, is easiest and most enjoyable here with a spectacular view of Los Arches at Land’s End. Spend a day on a tour to La Paz and Todos Santos, two very different towns, and...Read More

Hacienda del Mar

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Hotel | "Hacienda del Mar Resort"

Hacienda del Mar Photo, Los Cabos, Mexico
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Best Things Nearby:Located on the beach between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the resort is well located for taking advantage of all the area has to offer, such as fishing, diving, snorkeling, ATVing, nightclubs, parasailing, wind surfing and golfing.Best Things About the Resort:The villas are very spacious and luxurious. The three pools, including an infinity pool, are beautiful. The restaurants serve great tasting food, although they are expensive even by U.S. standards. Resort Experience:Hacienda del Mar is a luxury resort by anyone's standards. A rental car is not a necessity if you're willing to walk uphill for about 20 minutes in the heat of th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 11, 2004

Hacienda del Mar
Cabo del Sol
Los Cabos, Mexico

Club Casa Dorada Beach & Golf Resort

Hotel | "Club Casa Dorado Beach & Golf Resort"

Club Casa Dorada Beach & Golf Resort Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Best Things Nearby:You can enjoy sport fishing for marlin, sailfish, and dorado, or you can play any of several challenging golf courses. The two nearby towns offer a wide variety of entertainment choices.Best Things About the Resort:This resort is part of Melia Los Cabos and is conveniently located on the beach and on the highway between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. The rooms are large and well furnished.Resort Experience:This is a beautiful resort staffed by very friendly, helpful people who do everything they can to make sure their guests enjoy their vacations to the limit. The grounds and pools are beautifully maintained. The live entertainment ea...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 26, 2004

Club Casa Dorada Beach & Golf Resort
San Jose Del Cabo
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
RCI # 4382

Cactus ATV Tours

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Attraction | "ATVing on the dunes at the Old Lighthouse"

Cactus ATV Tours Photo, Los Cabos, Mexico
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We arrived at the parking lot of Plaza Las Glorias on a Saturday morning and received new bandanas and well-worn helmets. After some brief, but useful, directions on the proper handling of the four-wheel-drive All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), we took off single file following our fearless leader through the busy streets of downtown Cabo San Lucas, then through the quieter residential areas, and finally out of town to the sand dunes at the Old Lighthouse, Faro Viejo. At the entrance to the park, we paid the four-dollar use fee and stopped to admire the junk artistry on display before heading out onto the dunes. There we found acres of sweeping dunes to climb over and specially constructed obstacle co...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 22, 2004

Cactus ATV Tours

Los Cabos, Mexico

Cacti Mundo Los Cabos Botanical Garden

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Story/Tip

Cacti Mundo Las Cabos Botanical Garden Photo, Los Cabos, Mexico
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If you had asked me what I was hoping to do while in Mexico, I can honestly say that photographing cacti would not even have made the long list. But, believe it or not, I had a great time doing just that. While trying to be fair and generous one morning, I foolishly said to my wife, "You choose something for us to do." She said she had read an article in a local entertainment guide about a place called Cacti Mundo and would like us to see it together. We left the resort, walked up to the road that connects the two towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, and caught the bus to San Jose del Cabo. We got off in town and walked to the center of town, where we found Boulevard Antonio Mijares, an...Read More