A June 2003 trip
to Los Cabos by getawayguy
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?
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 enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. Rent horses and ride along the beach or up into the backcountry. The sunset cruise on a real pirate ship is a romantic adventure. For the party crowd, Cabo San Lucas has El Squid, The Giggling Marlin, the Hard Rock Café, and Sammy Hagar’s Cabo Wabo.
Spend some time in San Jose del Cabo, too, for a chance to see what old Mexico is like. Visit this quiet little town with its old square, Catholic Church, good restaurants, arts and craft stores, et cetera. Don’t miss Cacti Mundo, where you will see plants from Mexico and all over the world, including some which would be extinct if not for this collection.
Hotel | "Hacienda del Mar Resort"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 11, 2004
Hacienda del Mar
Cabo del Sol
Los Cabos, Mexico
Hotel | "Club Casa Dorado Beach & Golf Resort"
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
Attraction | "ATVing on the dunes at the Old Lighthouse"
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 courses to test our skills at ATV handling. While there, we learned a lot about the endurance of both man and machine. We also discovered how to get stuck and how to get free.
We were there during June 2003, and witnessed part of the set building for the movie "Troy," starring Brad Pitt and Peter O'Toole. In the distance, we could see the private compound that was built to accommodate the film crew. Both the compound and the movie sets were to be removed after the filming returning the area to its natural state.
After a couple of hours, we rode single-file back to town and turned in our ATVs and helmets, but kept our souvenir bandanas.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 22, 2004
Cactus ATV Tours
Los Cabos, Mexico
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, and proceeded south until we came to Cacti Mundo on our right. Did I mention that it was over 100°F in the shade and there wasn't any shade? Fortunately, the office/snack bar/gift shop was open and air-conditioned. We paid for the admission and drank some cool bottled water before going back outside to admire the displays of cacti and other succulents.
The whole area was set up like a wagon wheel, with the spokes being the paved walkways and the areas between the spokes being concrete planters. Each of the planters was filled with various cacti arranged in artistic designs. There were literally thousands of species of every size, shape, and color imaginable. Cacti Mundo houses many endangered species that were rescued from their original habitats all around the world. For the past 10 years, Cacti Mundo’s nurseries have been able to successfully reproduce and conserve the most important cacti collection in Mexico. I took about 200 digital pictures before my wife was able to talk me into leaving.
My suggestion to you, kind reader, is to pick a cooler day, if possible, but don't miss seeing this incredible living art show. It is well worth it.
Los Gatos, California