A November 2001 trip
to Cabo San Lucas by JimandBill
Quote: Cabo San Jose Airport included a gauntlet of timeshare solicitors. The resort had been hit by a hurricane in September 2001, leaving them without a beach and many repairs. We cut our visit short and finished our vacation up in Palm Springs. Not something we'd repeat.
Hotel | "Villas del Palmar"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 13, 2004
Villa del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa
KM 05 CAMINO VIEJO
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 13, 2004
Playa El Médano
Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, México
Restaurant | "Restaurants In General"
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 13, 2004
Cabo San Lucas Dining
Throughout Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
We rented a small car (big mistake), which turned out to be a vintage VW bug (go for something bigger) and was missing the tire jack, in case we had a flat tire. It did allow us to be more independent and roam the Baja area to see more than just San Lucas. Following the simple highway system around the cape allows you to enjoy the majestic mountain scenery and observe the changes in terrain from beach, cactus, desert, and mountain range. We took in their local zoo -- not what I expected either – which was more like a local family's collection of animals in small cages (including lions and tigers -- sad). Roads are very rough in many areas, and the hurricanes and flash floods make for several washed-out areas. Cabo San Jose was much more interesting and had a more local flavor with shops and dining. The traveler is highly advised to check out Cabo San Jose for a comparison.
There’s not much gay activity -- only one gay bar in Cabo San Lucas, but lots of action at the local straight bars that circle the marina area. It’s not a place for gays to relax and enjoy themselves, unless they're looking for someone on a one-time from their partners.
ATV rentals were a blast. They lead you to a far sand dune area north of the city and let you loose. Areas are fenced off to prevent you from actually going to the beach, but the steep terrain and mapped-out courses are very fun. Guides are always present to make sure no one gets hurt or goes unchecked.