ATVing on the dunes at the Old Lighthouse

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by getawayguy on February 22, 2004

We arrived at the parking lot of Plaza Las Glorias on a Saturday morning and received new bandanas and well-worn helmets. After some brief, but useful, directions on the proper handling of the four-wheel-drive All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), we took off single file following our fearless leader through the busy streets of downtown Cabo San Lucas, then through the quieter residential areas, and finally out of town to the sand dunes at the Old Lighthouse, Faro Viejo.

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.

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