Cabo San Lucas Journals

Cruisin Cabos

A February 1997 trip to Cabo San Lucas by BeAdventureous!

Hotel Finisterra Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico More Photos
Quote: Four-wheeling on sand dunes was a rush! The incrediable sunsets on the beach while drinking margueritas made with their local aphrodisite, Damiana Calida Fornax was a splendid end to the perfect day in Mexico. Sailing, eating in outside patio courtyards, and siestas, what more could one want??

Cruisin Cabos

Overview

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Renting a 4-wheeler and climbing on, led by a guide through town to a beachsite where there was only miles and miles of white sands before dropping down to the sea, is a must. Once you arrive, you are on your own, go where you wanna go, it is AWESOME and an adventure NOT to be missed. There are trails, if you want to take them that go through some desert foliage and is of interest. But the best part is the freedom to ride into the sunset, with the wind at your back, it is almost like snowmobiling. The sunsets are incredible and the people fabulous. The food is terrific and it is so laid back and easy. Quick Tips: Sunscreen, sunscreen sunscreen! Here it is ok to smoke Cuban cigars, it may be ...Read More

Hotel Finisterra

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel

Hotel Finisterra Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Multilevel Hotel built on Cliffs at southernmost tip of Baja. The rooms were nice with a/c, balcony with lovely views. Three pools, 2 tennis courts, gym and sauna, elevator to beach, not for the handicapped! Spread out, a long way to the restaurant, bar and beach. Complimentary breakfast was wonderful with Mexican/American breakfast foods, homemade tortillas made on the spot! The bar was fabulous, huge and round overlooking the beach. Order a special Damiena margarita made with their local liquor, said to be an aphrodesiac! Watch the sunset. To be honest, after I viewed other properties in the area, much more expensive, but much more awesome, I would have splurged and gone elsewhere.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 23, 2001

Hotel Finisterra
DOMICILIO CONOCIDO
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
52-624-14-56700

Club Regina Los Cabos

Hotel | "The Westin Regina"

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Ugly hotel. Hot pepto bismol pink and green in geometric shapes is not my idea of pretty and I assume they have had second thoughts since all brochures are photographed from the back. Architect Javier Sordo may be renowned, but it's not my bag. But they do have nice rooms, including a Presidential Suite, with 2000 ft, where our very own Pres. Bush will be staying during the Asian Conference coming right up. If you are into golf/spa treatments/fitness center studio/tennis, you've arrived. The activity desk can arrange everything else. Satelite tv, very colorful furnishings, great amenities, and to-die-for down beds and pillows!! Spectacular views from your room of 18 miles of beach. We saw a roadrunne...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 27, 2002

Club Regina Los Cabos
Carretera Transpeninsular Kilometro 22.5
Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico 23400
(52) (624) 142 9000

Fiesta Americana

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Hotel | "Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos"

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It's hard to find; you must go through several other properties to get to this one. The rooms are pretty basic. The suites are landscaped with private pools and desert plantings. The concierge building for the suites have great wines, snacks, abbreviated breakfast. There is an unfinished property that has sat for three years in its disarray that detracts from the "street appeal." The food, however, is exquisite. Dining is a delightful experience; the best goat cheese/tomato salad with superb presentation! Rack of lamb, great Italian red wine. The margaritas in the bar were the best I had in Cabo. Infinity pools and terrific swim-up bar areas. The beaches are rough, including the sand. T...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2002

Fiesta Americana
Carretera Transpeninsular
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Hotel | "Pueblo Bonita at Sunset Beach"

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Best Things Nearby:Horseback rides on the beach, exploring the lighthouse, riding waves on the sand dunes, having flaming coffees at EDITHS after dinner, with that fabulous sea view coupled with the smells of outdoor grilled meats & fish, the goat's cheese & tomato salad at Americas Fiesta with red Italian wine, and the frozen margaritas at the bar there. The atmosphere at Mi Casa and Damiena. Seeing the Hotel California the Eagles sang of an hour's drive away. Best Things About the Resort:New construction. Classic. Viewing the sunset from the jacuzzi poised on the tiled gallery overlooking the Pacific Ocean on two sides. A Bailey's frozen drink at the pool bar with sub...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2002

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

Cabo Wabo Cantina

Restaurant

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Had lobster tacos, they were terrific! Washed down by their famous caboritas, you can buy this special brand of tequila right here to take home. Loud abrasive music video accompies your meal.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 27, 2002

Cabo Wabo Cantina
Calle Guerrero
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 624 143 1188

Edith's

Restaurant | "EDITHS"

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If you have ONE place to go, this better be IT! Handmade tortillas, Caesar salad made a la tableside, outdoor mesquite grill, fresh fish and seafood, huge steaks, flaming coffees and bananas foster, and all overlooking the Sea of Cortez. What's not to like??! We had the Caesar, grilled lobster, flaming coffees and lots of frozen margaritas.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2002

Edith's
Camino a Playa El Medano s/n
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 (624) 143-0801

Damiana

Restaurant

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18th century hacienda with romantic patio surrounded by bougainvillea marked our first meal in Mexico. This is where the airport is located, so we grabbed our bags, got our rental car and headed for this wonderful respite. A delightful place with great seafood and Mexican dishes. Follow with flan.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2002

Damiana
Mijares 8
San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico 23400
+52 114 2 0499

Pazzo's

Restaurant | "Pazzo's Pizzeria"

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In cuisine type, by Other, I mean bad. DO NOT go here. When we arrived the waiter stepped on a roach, that should have been a sign...it was horrible. Decorated in skeletons to commerate the Day of the Dead, it make me wonder of these are the remains of those who ate their pizza....

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 27, 2002

Pazzo's
En La Esquina De Ninos Heroes Y Morelos
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 114 3 4313

Shrimp Factory

Restaurant | "The Shrimp Factory"

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An empty restaurant never lies, and this was empty. Shrimp by the kilo that cost an arm and a leg. It was good, but there are just much better dining experiences than here.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 27, 2002

Shrimp Factory
Blvd Marina y Guerrero
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 114 3 5066

Mi Casa Restaurant & Cantina

Restaurant | "Mi Casa"

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Fantastic! Very regional Mexican cooking with fabulous atmosphere. I ordered the grilled fish which was red snapper served whole. Candles line the outside patio and delightful folksy colorful murals add to the festivities.
Margaritas, flan, salsa, chips, all the stuff that makes you chant ole!! The third time around, they have a place where you can go as a group for a banquet, the food is NOT as good and it is miserable with hardly any fans, so be sure and go to the one which serves individuals!!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2002

Mi Casa Restaurant & Cantina
Ave Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 114 3 1933

Four-Wheeling on the Beach Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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For $50+ bucks, have yourself an adventure of a lifetime! It is not everywhere you can go and let loose on white sand dunes to ride where ever you please with spectacular views of the ocean below. Put on your helmet and ride Sally, ride! A guide takes you through downtown, which in and of itself is interesting and off the beaten track. When you arrive at the whitest, most brilliant sand you've seen, you are on your own. There are trails, if you want to use them with interesting desert wildflowers and cacti. It is a rush!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 23, 2001

Four-Wheeling on the Beach
Downtown Cabos
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Horseback Riding

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Saddle up 'em horses, we gotta trail to blaze! One we chose was white, the other brown. Riding through dusty construction sites, we finally got to the beach and were able to gallop through the waves! Coming back we passed through some nasty swampy land and were told to put our feet up; that was the downside.

We rode for about an hour and a half.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 27, 2002

Bahia Chileno

Attraction

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This is the public beach, so all the locals are here. Families come on week-ends. There are mangos on a stick, coconuts they will cut and you can drink from the shell, and other native foods. The water was icy cold. There is shade up above the sand with some sparse coconut trees, but no umbrellas unless you have brought your own. A huge Mayan-looking statue erupts from the white sand to greet you.

We felt uncomfortable and sticky miserable hot.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on June 27, 2002

Bahia Chileno
Corridor between Santa Maria & Hotel Cabo
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Magic of the Moon

Attraction

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Lots of sequins, Gaugain prints on tops, fringe, and fun clothes! Purses made from Cuban cigar boxes, cute but pricey. Designer-made dresses you can order, have fitted, and pick up in three days. My husband was impatient, would have loved to stay longer....

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2002

Magic of the Moon
Hidlago Blvd
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+1 52 114 3 3161

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A little over an hour's drive away lies an artist community with the Eagles' Hotel California. It is a great day-trip, past beaches with surfers, wild burros, buzzards, road-side markets, acres of cactus, and palm trees. We should've made reservations for the patio at the Santa Fe Cafe, but instead we ate at Miquel's, which was picturesque and non-pretentious. Miquel sold a bleached cow head that decorated his establishment right off his wall to my daughter for 30 American dollars. The food? We lived. Not bad, not wonderful either, edible. We are an adventurous family... My husband, so enamored with all the ocean front property for sale, went to a real estate company, while we women shopped. It ...Read More