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Visiting Cabo San Lucas

Situated on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is known for its beautiful beaches, world-class fishing, and its rollicking nightlife. Idyllic stretches of sand like Playa Medano (Medano Beach) and Lovers Beach are always a popular option for visitors, whether they’re catching some rays or just sleeping it off on the sand. The quality of swimming here can vary greatly, with the Pacific riptide a hazardous trade-off for the quieter atmosphere at the beach. Located where the Sea of Cortez meet the Pacific Ocean, the waters surrounding Cabo San Lucas boast the flora and fauna of both bodies of water, and some of the best fishing around. Be prepared for big game like yellowfin tuna, dorado and marlin, drawn to these waters by the rich quantities of plankton and baitfish. Catch and release is the general rule, however, so be sure to bring your camera. No one comes to Cabo just to tan or fish, however – here, nightlife is king. Centered mostly around the city’s main stretch of Marina Boulevard, dozens of bars and clubs like The Giggling Marlin and the... Read More Situated on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is known for its beautiful beaches, world-class fishing, and its rollicking nightlife. Idyllic stretches of sand like Playa Medano (Medano Beach) and Lovers Beach are always a popular option for visitors, whether they’re catching some rays or just sleeping it off on the sand. The quality of swimming here can vary greatly, with the Pacific riptide a hazardous trade-off for the quieter atmosphere at the beach. Located where the Sea of Cortez meet the Pacific Ocean, the waters surrounding Cabo San Lucas boast the flora and fauna of both bodies of water, and some of the best fishing around. Be prepared for big game like yellowfin tuna, dorado and marlin, drawn to these waters by the rich quantities of plankton and baitfish. Catch and release is the general rule, however, so be sure to bring your camera. No one comes to Cabo just to tan or fish, however – here, nightlife is king. Centered mostly around the city’s main stretch of Marina Boulevard, dozens of bars and clubs like The Giggling Marlin and the multi-floor Squid Roe fill up with visitors looking to cut loose, while calmer options like Two For the Road cater to an older crowd. No matter what your drink, you’ll find it many times over in Cabo. So once you’ve booked your flight and found the right hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers who’ve had their fill of rainbow shots and tan lines. See you in the club!    Close

Stories and Tips Cabo San Lucas

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Cabo - Casual Dining

Written by jenandfrank on 19 Jan, 2005

Alexander's: Plaza Bonita, Mall on The Marina, 011-52-624-143-20-22. This place had a fun and upbeat staff—bang-for-your-buck kind of dining. Most of the food is prepared by owner/chef Alex Brulhart. They offer many at-the-table meal options. We opted for the Caesar salad for two…Read More


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ATV - Cabo

Written by jenandfrank on 19 Jan, 2005

We booked this trip through our concierge at the Westin and used Motosol tour company. The cost was $39 for a single and $59 for a double (obviously, it would have been cheaper if we booked a double). Motosol picked us up at…Read More


Insurance/Renting a car in Mexico

Written by PStreet1 on 22 May, 2002

When thinking about renting a car in Mexico, the first problem is whether or not to buy the insurance, which generally doubles the price of the car. After researching thoroughly, I found that Mexican law requires liability insurance to be included in the rate…Read More


Lovers' Beach

Written by El Gallo on 05 Sep, 2000

You don't HAVE to be a lover to go here (that's Virginia, I believe). But it's a great place for being in love with everything in sight. This is the main jewel of Cabo, a million times more worthwhile than the lunatic sideshow…Read More


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Romantic Luxury in Los Cabos

Written by Josh S on 13 Jan, 2005

"May I clean your sunglasses, sir?" My girlfriend Sylvia and I exchanged quizzical looks at the poolside request from the resort employee—we had only arrived that day and had not yet fallen into deep relaxation mode. Soon enough, though, our every care had melted away as…Read More


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Scuba Diving

Written by dlndavid on 13 Oct, 2004

Trip report: Los Cabos 9-29-2004 thru 10-6-2004 Los Cabos at the Club Regina, Westin20 minutes from Cabo San Lucas and 10 minutes from San Jose del CaboTrip date: 9/29/2004 thru 10/6/2004Dive Operator: Amigos del Mar CSL1 of 6 dives, Sat Oct. 2ndMy Dive #7 Pelican…Read More


Food overall

Written by swilso66 on 29 Jan, 2004

It is the best food we have had the pleasure to experience. It may have just been our good luck. Anyway we can't wait to return to Cabo.…Read More


Solmar Beach

Written by EmilMinty on 17 Sep, 2006

I stayed at the Hotel Finisterra in August 2005, mainly because it was situated on this beautiful beach. None of the information I received beforehand stated that this was a non-swimming beach, but upon check-in they did let me know. Nonetheless, I decided…Read More


Restaurant Scams & Airport Warning

Written by Kenny Bittler on 14 Apr, 2006

There were two restaurant scams we ran into on our visit. The first occurred at the taco restaurant in Cabo located north of the crafts market by the marina, on the corner on the main drag. We ordered the $5 fish taco special plus two…Read More


The Nightmare

Written by bexum on 12 Mar, 2006

Seven of us from my company just returned from Cabo last night. We had scheduled a short 3-day trip to the RIU Palace all-inclusive resort as a reward. Upon our arrival, we went to the front desk and and were immediately ushered aside. We were…Read More


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