Los Cabos Journals

September in Los Cabos

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A September 2008 trip to Los Cabos by jmariep

Rui Sante Fe Photo, Los Cabos, Mexico More Photos
Quote: Dodging Hurricane Ike, we opted not to go to the Bahamas, and headed for Cabo.

Riu Santa Fe

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Hotel | "Great Beds, Great Location, Okay Food "

Rui Sante Fe Photo, Los Cabos, Mexico
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We stayed at the Riu Santa Fe from September 8-12, 2008. If someone told me that they were going there, I would be able to honestly tell them that they would have a good time, but I would probably stay at the Riu Palace if were going back to Cabo.The location for me was great, about 2 miles from downtown Cabo, so only a $10-12 cab ride if you needed to, or less than a dollar to take the bus.Check in was fabulous. A nice man brought us a drink as we stood in line. We did not stay in line long, and were given a short introduction to the resort. This included 2 towel cards, (you do not want to lose they -- it's $20 to replace) a map, and our key. The key we received was the o...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 14, 2008

El Herradero

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Restaurant | "Authentic Mexican Food "

El Herradero  Photo, Los Cabos, Mexico
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This restaurant was included with our tour with Rancho Tours. We were given the options of: Chicken: quesadilla or fajitaBeef: fajitaFish: grilled with garlic, breaded, or fajitas My husband and I both opted for chicken fajitas, feeling that was a safe bet. The fajitas came with corn tortillas, after the servers anounced that you couldn't have a Mexican meal without a tortilla. Flour tortillas were not an option. Our meals came with a drink, so I ordered a margarita. It was the strongest margarita I have ever had in my life. Too strong for me I took my first drink, and apparently made quite the face, because the woman across from me laughed,...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 14, 2008

El Herradero
across from Telmex; behind the fire department; San Jose del Cabo
Los Cabos
142-6350/51

Rancho Tours

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Attraction | "Great Service, Pretty Good Prices "

Rancho Tours Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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We booked our Rancho Tour through our Epic representative at our resort. The process was very simple, which was a relief.There are seven tours available, ranging from $25- 79.The best thing about Epic tours was that a driver picked us up at the resort entrance, and dropped us of at the end of the day. Not having to worry about a bus or taxi was a bonus to us. We did the Explore Los Cabos tour, which I liked a lot, but try to watch weather when booking your tour. The marina was closed the day we went, so it did not include the glass bottom boat portion of the tour. Below are the tours and prices as of September 2008:"Explore Los Cabos" $59 per person -- 6 hrs. In ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 14, 2008

Rancho Tours
Zaragoza y Libertad
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 114 3 5464; +52

La Fabrica de Vidrio Soplado (Blown Glass Facotry)

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Attraction | "A Good Reason to Recycle"

Glass Facotry Mural  Photo, Los Cabos, Mexico
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As you approach the stained glass factory, you may wonder what part of Cabo you have ended up in. Don't worry -- it's a great place.Behind the factory is where glass is brought to be recycled. It is then melted into tiny beads that look like little plastic droplets. The factory itself is a brick building with beautiful stained glass windows. When you enter the building, you can walk through the store area towards the back, where there are artists blowing glass pieces. When we went we got to see a man make a turtle. He blew the main body blown, then dipped it into beads of colored glass. Other body parts were added, and we watched in fascination as a turtle emerged from b...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 14, 2008

Iglesia San Jose

Attraction | "A Great Place to Stop and Reflect"

Iglesia San Jose Photo, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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After lunch, this was our first stop in San Jose del Cabo. The church was built in honor of Father Nicolas Tamaral, who was beheaded 1734 after preaching against poligimists. Our tour guide, Johnny Boy, explained to us that poligism was practiced due to the large number of women compared to men. In front of the church is a sign that tells the history of the mission. Above the entrance is a beautiful, but sad, mural depictign Father Nicolas Tamaral before his death. Don't worry, it does not show the beheading -- it shows the priest getting dragged by three men. The inside of the church was not overly ornate, but very beautiful. I felt very much at peace looking...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 15, 2008

Iglesia San Jose
Zaragoza at Morelos

Plaza Mijares

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Attraction | "Beautiful Plaza in San Jose del Cabo"

Plaza Mijares Gazebo Photo, Los Cabos, Mexico
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When we first got to the plaza, my husband and I both smiled. It has the feel of old time Mexican charm. There is a beautiful gazebo with benches on it. There is an outdoor stage near the gazebo. There was a center area that had busts of famous people in Mexico's history. The clock tower seemed visible from everywhere in the plaza. There were several places to sit and enjoy the day throughout the plaza.We were lucky enough that the stage, gazebo, and busts were all decorated for the upcoming Independence day. (Middle of September) December - March there are festivals held most Saturday evenings, during Cabo's high season. What I liked about the plaza was that you could ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 21, 2008

Opalos de Mexico (Mexican Fire Opals)

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Attraction | "Fabulous presentation of Beautiful Opals, but no prices"

Opalos de Mexico  Photo, Los Cabos, Mexico
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We stopped here with a tour group, so we were lucky to have a man tell us about how opals are formed, and how they find the fire opals. There were several different colorations and sizes of stones that had not been set which was neat to see. Another interesting thing that we learned is that all opal jewelry should be soaked in water overnight about once a month to protect the stone. This store (and seemingly every other jewelry shop in the area say that they can set anything in 24 hours. So if you find a stone you fall in love with, you can return the next day to pick it up. (I think 24 hours is pushing it, though, so don't depend on this turn around time, if counting to get something...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 21, 2008

Los Cabos International Airport

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Attraction | "An Experience in Itself - Be Ready"

Los Cabos International Airport Photo, Los Cabos, Mexico
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Our first experience landing in Cabo was arriving to the airport.Our travel documentation that we received prior to departure read the following: "Please be aware that upon your arrival at Los Cabos Airport you will be approached by individuals selling timeshares. The presence of these individuals will begin as soon as you collect your luggage. After you have collected your luggage, you should bypass all individuals and locate (our company) HOST STAFF. Yadda Yadda Yadda, they will be wearing khakis and burgundy shirts. Equipped with my edocs, I collected my luggage, told my husband not to talk to anybody, and just look our boys in burgundy. We followed the arrows out of the airp...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on September 21, 2008

Los Cabos International Airport
Carretera Transpeninsular La PazKm 43.5
Los Cabos
+52 624 146 5111