From The Bowling Alley to Marlin Alley . . .

Whoever first said, "You can't please everyone," obviously had never been fortunate enough to visit Cabo San Lucas! From world-class sportfishing to pristine beaches to an abundance of dining options, romantic moonlit strolls, or a nightlife that could make Paris Hilton blush, Cabo HAS IT ALL!


From The Bowling Alley to Marlin Alley . . .

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by jimashe on February 3, 2004

There's so much to do in Cabo San Lucas that you'll probably run out of time before you run out of ideas. The fishing is what first lured tourists to the area affectionately nicknamed "Marlin Alley" years ago, and today it's still a HUGE draw, but there's SO much more to keep you going back over and over.

Miles of pristine beaches along the Sea of Cortez-family friendly Médano Beach (for people-watching and generally calm waters), or Lover's Beach near El Arco and Land's End (some of the most photographed scenery in the world)!

Restaurants to please most family members include local favorites like the Trailer Park, El Shrimp Bucket, Mama’s, La Dolce . . . to familiar favorites (especially if the young ones need a fast food fix) like McDonald's and Dairy Queen!

The night life is infamous in Cabo San Lucas with the likes of Cabo Wabo, the Gigglin' Marlin, and a host of others ALL located within a short walk . . . er . . . stagger . . . er . . . crawl of one another! My nightclub days are behind me now, however it's always fun to watch the victims of the night before arising (like a scene out of night of the living dead) and making their way en masse to the closest swim up bar around noon on any given day! Oh! How I LOVE it here! ${QuickSuggestions} Take sunscreen, bug spray (you will not need bug spray for the most populated beaches, but on our visits to Lover's Beach, we were slightly bothered by small sand fleas), bottled water, or refreshments of your choice. It's HOT here and easy to become dehydrated (after all, it IS a desert).${BestWay} If you are staying on or near El Médano (the main beach of Cabo) or on the marina, you probably will not need to rent a car as most activities/amenities/restaurants etc. will be within walking distance. On this most recent visit, we did not once need a taxi or bus.


Marina Fiesta Resort and Spa

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by jimashe on February 3, 2004

Marina Fiesta Resort overlooks Cabo's world-class marina and is within walking distance of EVERYTHING. There's a small intimate feel in this four-star resort. It's comfortable, clean, gated (security person on-site), and a three-minute walk to Medano beach.
Marina Fiesta Resort and Spa
LOTES 37 Y 38
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 23410
52-624-145-6020

Marina Fiesta Resort

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by jimashe on February 3, 2004

Best Things Nearby:
Walk to restaurants, shopping, nightclubs, fishing charters, and the beach.

Best Things About the Resort:
From the Marina Fiesta, we did not need a rental car, taxi, or bus. The convenience is unmatched!

Resort Experience:
The Marina Fiesta is truly a gem! It's clean, secure (gated complex requires pass card for entrance), and centrally located (location, location, location!) with a friendly and attentive staff. The rooftop gym is a nice touch. The resort itself is small by timeshare resort standards, making it a very friendly property with an intimate ambience.

It is a short three-minute walk to the beach and every bit deserving of its status as one of Cabo's BEST resorts. The rooms are spacious, clean, and most larger suites have a spectacular view of the marina or overlook the pool area(s). The Marina Fiesta is also adjacent to the new shopping mall. I love it here!

Marina Fiesta Resort and Spa
LOTES 37 Y 38
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 23410
52-624-145-6020

The Office

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by jimashe on February 4, 2004

When I am on Medano Beach, this is where I have my daily fix of quesadilla! It's right on the beach (tables and chairs are set up in the sand) and offers good food with equally good service. The only thing that can be annoying is the beach vendors come up to your table to try to sell their goods EVEN while you are eating . . . ahh Mexico!
The Office
Playa El Médano
Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, México
(624) 143-3464

La Dolce

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by jimashe on March 18, 2004

Wow! I ate here in 2003 and was blown away and this year I was as well! This is one of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten at EVER! La Dolce is very popular and unless you are there to eat early (5-6pm), you'd better make a reservation as it is packed nightly.

The food is superb, the atmosphere charming, the service is very good and the prices are not outrageous. My children had pizza, my wife and I had the special, and our friends had the lasagna. We loved all of our food! I really do love this restaurant and cannot imagine EVER going to Cabo without dining at La Dolce at least once.

La Dolce
Avenida Hidalgo and Zapata
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
(624) 142-6621

Redrum Fishing Fleet

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by jimashe on February 4, 2004

Conditions and species can vary quite a bit depending on the time of year you are going to Cabo. Being from Canada, I enjoyed meeting Tom, the owner of Redrum, who is originally from my stomping grounds: Calgary!

I usually rent a panga and fish within a short distance of land/Cabo. That way, I can fish for half a day and have an affordable outing and still have my "land legs" when I arrive back at the pier with my catch. I do like going after the giants, but usually choose to avoid the long trip to where the marlins hang out (in March, that can be a 20+ mile journey out to sea, a couple of hours fishing, and a 20+ mile journey back to land). I guess I'm really not the adventurer I used to be! On my last trip, I hooked seven sierra and a tuna in a four-hour panga excursion.

Redrum Fishing Fleet
on the Marina
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

ATV Tour

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by jimashe on March 18, 2004

My nine-year-old son and I booked an ATV tour with a company called Amigos and it was fabulous. We commuted about 20 minutes outside of Cabo by van and then drove the ATV through the desert and eventually to the beach along the Pacific Ocean. It was fun, exciting, and definitely worth the price. The entire outing lasted about three hours and I would recommend it to ANYONE without hesitation. Some of the terrain was a real challenge and racing along the miles of sandy beach enjoying the breeze from the ocean was unforgettable!
ATV Rider Adventure
Baja's ATVs and Watersports, marina area
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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