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Anyone been to Cabo?

Wondering about a private shuttle service from the airport to the hotel.  Any tips on that will be appreciated.  Or other general tips on a visit to Cabo.

 

Note:  the search function sucks and I couldn't find another thread if there is one.

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22 minutes ago, Joe T said:

Anyone been to Cabo?

Wondering about a private shuttle service from the airport to the hotel.  Any tips on that will be appreciated.  Or other general tips on a visit to Cabo.

 

Note:  the search function sucks and I couldn't find another thread if there is one.

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I just got Orbitz to add in a shuttle service when I went.  Cheap and they always stop of beer along the way.

Other tips depend on where you are staying, hopefully near downtown.  I can look up the best restaurants we went out of the way to get to if you want.

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Where is your hotel? Are you pretty much planning to stay around it and take package excursions?

We stayed in a house in Palmilla along the cost (closer to San Jose ) and we needed a car to go to store and to Cabo or San Jose to see and do things.

Without a doubt spend a day fishing it is World Class. When it's Tuna season the sushi is really really good. 

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one of those hair metal guys is big down there, iirc

has his own booze and everything

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Going the week after Christmas.

Grand Fiesta Americana is the resort.

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Yeah, you're going to have to hitch a ride to town.  Do it at least one day.  I think Mariscos las Tres Islas Restaurant was my favorite that we went to.  Walk around the marina for shopping and drinking.  Spend some time at The Office on the Beach, good sights and good lunch.  

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Looks like you'll be about a 15 minute drive from the main marina area, so you'll probably be using a taxi during your stay as well, unless your plan is to just stay on property.

I really liked the Hacienda Cocina at the Hacienda Beach club for a nice evening dinner.  Grabbing a water taxi out to the arch is a nice little excursion (do-able in 45-60 minutes).

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After you land at the airport and pick up your bags/get through customs, DO NOT STOP until you get outside where the transportation services are. All of the people inside are selling timeshares. They will say they're with your transportation company and offer to help you and then bring you to a desk and try to give you free stuff for a 'tour'.

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Grey Line....great service....walk past all the nuts trying to talk to you....go outside and look for grey Line host....grab a beer and wait a bit

 

do not miss dinner at Salvatores    ...unbelievable Italian Food

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Please get into town as much as you can.  I've stayed at the Fiesta American.  Nice place, close to Cabo Del Sol for golfing, etc but the corridor is not where the action is.  Cabo is best when you explore downtown.  Some good recommendations so far.  Hacienda Cocina is phenomenal.  Maria Jiminez is awesome.  And if you get tired of Mexican Salvatore's is exceptional.  One lasagna can feed a family of 4.  I'm not kidding.  I often stay at Playa Grande so I can just walk to restaurants and explore.  Here are my favorites followed by Trappers List from Trip Advisor. PM if you have other questions.  Trip Advisor is your friend for transportation recommendations etc.  I've used their recommendations for private transport (will stop and get you beers on the way), SUV rentals, etc.  Have fun.  Heading their for a company trip (Pueblo Bonito Pacifica) in April, will extend for 4 days on our own in town.

Cabo Favorites

 

Restaurants – there are many, many great restaurants and dive places to eat in Cabo – here are our favorites:


1) Hacienda Cocina Y Cantina - DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE. Make reservation in advance, dinner at sunset. Incredible views, food and value.  At Hacienda Residence Club.  http://haciendacocina.com/

2) Maria Jiminez - our absolute favorite local authentic Mexican place.  Great flank steak, chicken, chile rellenos
3) Las Mariscadas - terrific seafood (grilled whole snapper, etc). 2 X 1 on Los Cabos Passport Card
4) Salvatores - Italian. Lasagna and pork shank. Not just great Italian for Mexico, great Italian period.  You can split 1 lasagna between the two of you.  HUGE.
5) Gardenias - best lunch spot for fish and shrimp tacos and a cold beer
6) Burrito Surf - terrific burrito place. Bethany is a Cali girl from San Diego St. Another 2 X 1 on the Passport Card. Great stuff.
7) Gordo Lele's - dive taco place. Javier make great, cheap tacos and tortas, then will put on a wig and start playing Beatles tunes. Seriously.
8) Monkey Business - Miguel makes the best Margaritas in Cabo. All from scratch. Fresh squeezed.
9) Happy Endings - go see Gene, "El Jefe". 2 beers and 2 tequila shots for $5.
10) Sammy G's - Sports bar with terrific burgers/salads. Next to Salvatore's, same owners
11) Maro's Shrimp House - 2 lobster tails and 5 jumbo shrimp for $19. Party place.

12) Tiki Sushi Bar - very good sushi and a GREAT fish and chips for $5. Perfect for lunch on the marina. On Diner's Drive Ins and Dives
13) Solomon's Landing - another marina restaurant on Diner's, Drive Ins and Dives
14) Cabo Wabo - fun live band, DJ. Expensive drinks though.
15) Billygans - when you want the action on Medano Beach, walk up to the valet out front of Billygans. "Charo". Cool dude. Even if you don't have a car to park, give him a $5 and ask if he can set you up with some lounge chairs on the sand. Only go front row if you don't mind being hounded by the vendors. Otherwise get the 2nd or 3rd row. These guys are on top of it. They will have buckets of beers next to you in minutes, and will open one and hand you a cerveza and lime before you sit down. Great service all day long.
16) Senor Sweets. Got to have our gelato fix. Other side of the marina.

Desperardo's has great nachos.  Los Micheocanos has phenomenal carnitas.  Can buy by the kilo and take back to your resort.

 

 

 

TRAPPER’s LIST (from TripAdvisor)- MOST CURRENT LIST AS OF MARCH 2014

 

   Everyone knows that restaurants can run hot and cold. What may have been a great restaurant last year, might have changed owners or chefs and gone downhilll. Or, perhaps a restaurant that once was considered bad has elevated itself with a new chef or new management, or perhaps just improved its service. Because a list of good restaurants is a moving target, the Cabo San Lucas forumites get together each year to assist Destination/Food Expert, Trapper, with compiling a list of the best restaurants. NOTE:   The location of all restaurants can be found at:   www.trapperscabolist.com  Just click on maps.  For the exact location of a particular restaurant, just click on  LOCATION  next to the restaurant description below.  This list is  EASY to print.  Just cut and paste to Word.

The famous "TRAPPERS LIST", as of March 1st, 2014

    WHATS NEW ON THE RESTAURANT SCENE IN CABO.

  • LaFonda a forum favorite is closing, more details to follow.

  • Hildago street (restaurant row) is totally torn up due to road construction.  Most of the restaurants are OPEN for dinner ONLY.

Pricing guide (per person not including liquor)

$=$6.00 / $$=$10.00-$20.00 / $$$=$20.00-$30.00 / $$$$=$30.00+

ALCARAVEA -($$+)-  Small restaurant that specializes in Italian, fish, with some meat.   EXCELLENT food AND service. The chef really cares about every dish he puts out.  A little hard to find but worth the hunt.  Try it early in your stay and you will be back for a second visit. Suggest reservations especially on week-ends.Ph#(624-164-2939.)  Up Zarazoga 2 blocks from Lazaro Cardenas , a little past Septiembre on your left. Well worth the effort. CASH ONLY- LOCATION

ASI y ASADO -$  Road side restaurant with simple local fare.  Tacos, Empanadas and Quesadillas, with cold beer.  Full salsa bar.  Excellent food and service, a Must try.  Located on the service road that parallels the highway heading towards San Jose. A short distance outside of Cabo, right past Cabo Karting.   Highlighted on the Food Channel's "Diners, Drive-in's and Dives".   LOCATION

BAJA CANTINA MARINA -$$$  Wide variety of good food; excellent service. Located on the marina, just down from Solomon's towards town. Ph#(624-143-1591)  LOCATION -

BAJA PEPPERS- $ TO $$- has replaced the old Spencers in the Mar De Cortez Hotel.  They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Their American breakfast with  (3 EGGS, 3 PIECES OF BACON, COUNTRY FRIES, TOAST, AND FRUIT) is now $4.00 US.  Totally remodeled.  LOCATION

CABO CANTINA -$  Outdoor restaurant with very good tacos.  Cheap drinks and multi T.V.s. 1/2 block up from Tanga Tanga on Marina Blvd toward town.   Well worth the stop, especially for lunch.   LOCATION

CASCADAS BEACH GRILL-$$ TO $$$  Excellent fine dining! Great fish and steak, try the coconut shrimp. Great for that special occasion or a romantic dinner. Call for reservations, and have them set a table on the BEACH. Make sure it is not a theme night on the beach. Ph#(624-143-1882).  Have the Mexican coffee after dinner, its quite a show.   LOCATIONdinner ONLY.

Capo San Giovanni -($$$)  Italian food. Italian owned and run. They excel with seafood, especially lobster raviolis and seafood lasagna. Menu includes many standard Italian dishes.   Beautiful outdoor courtyard for dining.   Has become very expensive, good food but not worth the prices. On Guerrero across from Cabo Wabo.  NOT ON TRAPPERS LIST

Captain Tony's -$ (breakfast)/$$ (lunch/dinner) on the marina next to Pieces fishing. Great breakfast burritos, excellent fish tacos served with a big scoop of guacamole, wood fire pizzas, and a wonderful seafood chili relleno.  Many different house cocktails as well as smoothies. NOT  ON TRAPPERS LIST.     LOCATION

CRAZY LOBSTER  $ (breakfast) / $$ (dinner) Mostly seafood but some meat dishes, and the cheapest tequila shots in Cabo! It's a sister restaurant to the Sleepless Lobster. Located up Hidalgo Street on the left-hand side.Ph#(624-143-1021)  LOCATION

DESPERADOS -$$  Excellent food in air-conditioned comfort. Varied menu. TRY the nachos, they will feed 4.  If you have room after dinner, the Bananas Foster is GREAT. 10 flat screen TVs for sports . Live music 3 nights a week and a dance band on Saturday night. Balcony now open for dining or just relaxing with a drink. 1st left on Morelos past Squid Roe, 1 block on the left. Ph #(624-143-4313), (624-143-4331).  LOCATION

EL CORAL -$$  Excellent, mequite grilled daily specials. Food is above average. Located on Boulevard Marina & Hidalgo, across the street from the Wyndham Hotel (formerly the Tesoro Hotel). Ph:#(624-143-0150)  LOCATION

EL FARALLON-- $$$$   Mainly seafood,  (by the ounce), excellent service, tremendous view and great food!!  Fine dining on the cliffs overlooking Solmar Beach.  Located in the Capella Pedregal Hotel.  A taxi or car and a  RESERVATION A MUST. PH# (624-143-0150).  After you go through a torch lite tunnel,  an employee will walk you to the restaurant.   A must for fine dining or a special occasion.  All prices are in English (so be careful)   Highly recommended!!  LOCATION

EL PESCADOR -$$  Don't be fooled by the exterior. Mostly seafood; very fresh and reasonably priced. Located across the street from the Sleepless Lobster.  LOCATION

EL POLLO DE ORO -($ TO $$) - Very low prices for tasty char-broiled chicken, pork ribs, arrachera and more.  Chicken can be dry at times.  Very simple fare.  CLOSED ON TUESDAYS.  Located on the corner of Morelos and 20 de Noviembre. Ph#(624-143-0310)   LOCATION

EL TORITO -$ TO $$ Great Sinaloa-style prepared seafood at low prices. Their specialty is raw seafood, including aguachile. It's a locals hangout, so you may be the only tourist there. To get there, go up Mendoza, make a left on Ortego, take the first right and it's on the right-hand side.  LOCATION

GARDENIAS -$   Great little place that serves delicious authentic Baja fish tacos, as well as other taco stand type fare. Located behind McDonalds.  REMEMBER they close at 8 P.M. (new closing time)  LOCATION

GORDO LELE’S - $  Best little hole-in-the-wall in Cabo!!!! Javier is famous for his tacos and other fare, and is a favorite of the Cabo San Lucas forumites. He might even serenade you with a Beatles song or two while you eat. Located on Matamoros on the right side, one block up from Lazaro Cardenas.  LOCATION

HACIENDA COCINA Y CANTINA - ($$-) Casual beachfront dining for an elegant, laid back experience.  Excellent food at very reasonable prices.  Great view of the cape.  For a hotel restaurant,  the quality and especially the prices will surprise you. In the Hacienda Hotel. Ph#(624-163-3144)  LOCATION

LA DOLCE -  $$   Basic Italian fare, but has been consistently good over the years. Located up Hidalgo Street from Marina Blvd, on the corner.Ph#(624-143-4122)  LOCATION

LA GOLONDRINA - $$$$ Very good food served in a great outdoor setting. Located on Pescador on the left-hand side, two blocks up from Lazaro Cardenas. Ph#(624-143-0542)  LOCATION

LA FONDA($$ TO $$$)  Outstanding authentic and unusual dishes not normally found in Mexican restaurants. You can try the grasshoppers or mescal worm dishes. They have plenty of regular Mexican dishs to choose from - all delicious. Located ten blocks up Hildago on the left,  between Obregon and 12 de Octubre. Car or taxi recommended.  Ph#(624-143-6926)    LOCATION

LAS GUACAMAYAS - ($ TO $$)  Excellent traditional Mexican food at very reasonable prices. Favored by the locals. Located on the corner of Morelos and Alikan, two blocks past Obregon.  LOCATION

LA RICAZON - ($$ TO $$$ )  (NEW OWNER)  Don't let the looks of the place fool you --  Located on Camino Viejo, off Pescador. The new owner has raised the prices and the service seems to have fallen off.  Still may be worth a try.  LOCATION

LOLITA'S - ($ TO $$)   Another locals place with very good, reasonably priced food. Located one  block up Matamoros from Lazaro Cardenas on the right, past Gordo Leles.  LOCATION

LOS MICHOACANOS - ($)  NEW TO TRAPPERS LIST  Best pork carnitas (soft taco) in Cabo. Served with Charo beans, tortillas, salsas and garnish. Must Try!! 4 1/2 Blks up Vacario from Cardenas past Mocambos on the left.  Between Obregon and Carrango. CLOSES AT 6 P.M.  LOCATION

LOS TRES GALLOS - ($ TO $$-)   NEW TO TRAPPERS LIST   Small,  cozy, family owned and run restaurant with very authentic Mexican food. Most of the recipes are Gramma's. The food is average +.  2 1/2 blocks up Vicaro from Cardenas, past Mocombos on the left. Across from the Comfort Inn.  LOCATION

MARIA CORONA - $$  Four-star Mexican food at 2-star prices! Friendly, wonderful service and a warm, welcoming ambience. Ph#(624-143-0123)  LOCATION

MARISCOS LAS TRES - $$  Excellent seafood at very reasonable prices. Locals place; don't let the exterior looks fool you. Try it!  NOTE Closes early at 7:00 pm. Up Mendoza from Lazaro Cardenas about four blocks on the left.  LOCATION

MARO'S SHRIMP HOUSE - ($$ TO $$$)  Manager of the old Shrimp House on Marina Boulevard now owns it. Same excellent recipes and sauces Very good food.  Try their famous "Bulldog" drink (lime juice, lemonade, tequila and Corona beer, served in a schooner glass). Located across from La Dolce on Hildago Street.  Service can be slow at times, especially when they are busy.  But worth the wait.  LOCATION

MI CASA - $$$  When Mi Casa is running hot, the food is good. However, they tend to often run cold. You might want to check recent reviews before you go, so you don't end up with a very expensive average meal. Serving traditional Mexican dishes in a fun atmosphere. Reservations recommended. Located across from the town square on Cabo San Lucas Blvd.  Ph#(624-143-1933)  NOT ON TRAPPERS LIST

MISSIONES DE KINO - $$  Another restaurant that tends to run hot/cold, so check reviews right before you go. When it's running hot, they have excellent seafood. Located on Guerrero (turn right) up 1 block on the left. Next to the Mar de Cortez hotel. Phone: 624-156-1369 (cell)  LOCATION

MOCOMBOS - $$  Excellent seafood served in a very simple decorated restaurant at very reasonable prices. 3 Blks up  Vicaro St. from Lazaro Cardenaz on the left. Ph#(624-143-6070)   LOCATION

NICK SAN - $$$$  If you're a sushi connoisseur, then you won't mind paying extra for the extremely high-quality sushi. Located behind Tanga Tanga, next to the  Wyndham Hotel (formerly the Tesoro Hote)l. Ph#(624-143-4484) or (624-143-2491)  LOCATION

PATAGONIA - $$   Argentinian steak house with excellent food cooked on an open charcoal grill. You won't find better steaks at such an inexpensive price.NEW LOCATION 1/2 block north of Mi Casa and town square on Cabo San Lucas St. on the left.  LOCATION

Pepe's Taco  -($+)- Char-broiled meats go into their tacos,  try the frochorizo tacos. Average at best. The open-air restaurant is located on Lázaro Cardenas across from the mall- Ph#(624-143-4810)--NOT ON TRAPPERS LIST

SALVATORES - $$  Another Cabo forumites favorite! Great Italian food, large portions that will serve two people (you've been warned!) Famous for their lasagne. Their food can be a little spicy at times.   Located in the courtyard of the Siesta Suites Hotel on Zapata Street. Ph#(624-105-1044)  LOCATION

SHARKEYS - $+  A fun festive place for the entire family. Complete menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Excellent tacos and cold beer,  Prices will not break the bank. Across the street from Cabo Villa Beach Resort on Pescador. SOON TO BE ON TRAPPERS LIST   LOCATION

Senior Sweets -  $$ Hand-made Italian gelato, cakes, pastries, breakfast treats (French toast, waffles, crepes, pancakes and sticky buns), gourmet coffee, and a full bar with Margarita flavors not found anywhere else. Free calls home with purchase.Located on the marina near the Marina Fiesta hotel.  Best for deserts not dinner. NOT ON TRAPPERS LIST 

SLEEPLESS LOBSTER -$ (breakfast) / $$ (dinner) Cheap breakfasts such as $3.00 regular' omelettes and $5.00 shrimp omelettes. 2x1 drinks start at 8 AM. It's a sister restaurant to the Crazy Lobster. Located at Zaragoza and Niños Heroes, behind El Squid Roe. Ph#(624-143-10210    LOCATION

SOLOMON’S  -$$  Food is usually excellent. Very good breakfasts. Try the chiefs Carpaccio (raw fish with oil, vinegar and fresh herbs) Location on the Marina is great for people-watching.  On the marina behind the Wyndham Hotel (formerly the Tesoro Hotel). Ph#(624 143-3050)  Highlighted on the Food Channel's "Diners, Drive-in's and Dives".  LOCATION

TACO LOCO -($+)- You can get four tacos and a beer for $7.60, as well as other cheap but good food, like the nachos and beer combo. Located next to Rips and behind Cabo Wabo. Ph#(624-113-3779) (cell)   LOCATION

TANGA TANGA SPORTS BAR - $  An affordable sports bar that offers some of the lowest priced drinks and food in Los Cabos. Burgers, televised sports, beer and a great Happy Hour. Located right next to the Wyndham Hotel (formerly theTesoro Hotel). Ph#(624-144-1504)   LOCATION

TIKI BAR - $$  Excellent sushi, and some simple American dishes as well. Live music three nights a week. Located next to Baja Cantina dockside on the marina. Highlighted on the Food Channel's "Diners, Drive-in's and Dives".   LOCATION

 NOTE: The LOCATION of all of the restaurants can be found at this website--  www.trapperscabolist.com

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, ZenMaster said:

After you land at the airport and pick up your bags/get through customs, DO NOT STOP until you get outside where the transportation services are. All of the people inside are selling timeshares. They will say they're with your transportation company and offer to help you and then bring you to a desk and try to give you free stuff for a 'tour'.

Just an FYI, good advice for Cancun airport as well.

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I was at Secrets in November.  It was about 45 minutes from Cabo. A van ride for 6 people cost $100 each way to get into town.  There is a nice restaurant called the Office in Cabo with phenomenal views.  The tattoo parlor across the street sells drugs. HTH

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Be careful guys...

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/6-killed-around-mexico-resort-los-cabos-180754524.html

Associated Press

6 killed around Mexico resort of Los Cabos

image001-png_162613.png.cf.jpgAssociated Press Fri, Mar 10 2:33 PM PST

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Prosecutors said six bodies had been found dumped on Thursday and Friday around the twin resorts of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, which has been the scene of increasing violence in recent months.

The prosecutors' office said a woman's body was discovered on a road leading to the airport along with several doses of methamphetamine and marijuana. The bodies of three men were found wrapped in plastic bags and a tarp in San Jose del Cabo and the bodies showed signs of torture. A man and a woman were found shot to death in the area near the airport.

Elsewhere in Mexico, prosecutors in the central state of Puebla said Friday that they had arrested 87 suspects linked to a kidnapping and fuel-theft gang.

The state prosecutors' office said members of the gang were responsible for killing three state detectives who were investigating kidnappings by the gang, known as "The Bucanans."

The agents' slaying earlier this week led to a huge operation in which police detained suspected gang members and police officers and a mayor who allegedly collaborated with the gang. Authorities seized 16 rifles, hand grenades and 4,600 rounds of ammunition.

The gang, whose nickname apparently refers to a liquor brand, allegedly controlled most illegal activity in the area around the town of Atzizintla near Puebla's border with Veracruz state.

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58 minutes ago, eoMMan said:

Be careful guys...

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/6-killed-around-mexico-resort-los-cabos-180754524.html

Associated Press

6 killed around Mexico resort of Los Cabos

image001-png_162613.png.cf.jpgAssociated Press Fri, Mar 10 2:33 PM PST

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) — Prosecutors said six bodies had been found dumped on Thursday and Friday around the twin resorts of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, which has been the scene of increasing violence in recent months.

The prosecutors' office said a woman's body was discovered on a road leading to the airport along with several doses of methamphetamine and marijuana. The bodies of three men were found wrapped in plastic bags and a tarp in San Jose del Cabo and the bodies showed signs of torture. A man and a woman were found shot to death in the area near the airport.

Elsewhere in Mexico, prosecutors in the central state of Puebla said Friday that they had arrested 87 suspects linked to a kidnapping and fuel-theft gang.

The state prosecutors' office said members of the gang were responsible for killing three state detectives who were investigating kidnappings by the gang, known as "The Bucanans."

The agents' slaying earlier this week led to a huge operation in which police detained suspected gang members and police officers and a mayor who allegedly collaborated with the gang. Authorities seized 16 rifles, hand grenades and 4,600 rounds of ammunition.

The gang, whose nickname apparently refers to a liquor brand, allegedly controlled most illegal activity in the area around the town of Atzizintla near Puebla's border with Veracruz state.

damn

that's not good news for that area:shock:

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A place i could not bear to see these days.

When i moved to NM in the 70s, my buddies would go on two fishing trips a year - one (stag) to a tributary of the San Juan River where the freshwater shrimp made for huge trout (then mushrooms in Monument Valley, boating on Powell & gambling in Vegas), and to Cabo (with our ladies) to chase marlin and catch dorado (though i hooked a shark once that was the hardest work i ever did). The airport terminal was a circus tent (tremendously useful during hurricanes) and there were two hotels in town and one full-service resort hotel up the coast.

Best time i ever had in my life was (i remember it was the day Sadat got shot) flying in thru the eye of a hurricane (the circus tent drowned our porter when one of the bags he was carrying touched the canvas, just like a pup tent when youre camping), having the only driver willing to brave the dozens of flooded arroyos on the way to San Lucas, watching the weaker half of the hurricane blow through from a palapa and, being told there wouldnt be any fishing worth ####, me & my lady taking a canoe out the cove to a beach near a seal rock. Long story short, the seals played tag with us for hours - swimming str8 at us w their teeth bared by their speed thru the water, then veering their big white bellies past us like the truckers used to try to do with their trailers when i was a hitchhiker. Amazing ####.

Bet it's just like that now....

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10 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

A place i could not bear to see these days.

When i moved to NM in the 70s, my buddies would go on two fishing trips a year - one (stag) to a tributary of the San Juan River where the freshwater shrimp made for huge trout (then mushrooms in Monument Valley, boating on Powell & gambling in Vegas), and to Cabo (with our ladies) to chase marlin and catch dorado (though i hooked a shark once that was the hardest work i ever did). The airport terminal was a circus tent (tremendously useful during hurricanes) and there were two hotels in town and one full-service resort hotel up the coast.

Best time i ever had in my life was (i remember it was the day Sadat got shot) flying in thru the eye of a hurricane (the circus tent drowned our porter when one of the bags he was carrying touched the canvas, just like a pup tent when youre camping), having the only driver willing to brave the dozens of flooded arroyos on the way to San Lucas, watching the weaker half of the hurricane blow through from a palapa and, being told there wouldnt be any fishing worth ####, me & my lady taking a canoe out the cove to a beach near a seal rock. Long story short, the seals played tag with us for hours - swimming str8 at us w their teeth bared by their speed thru the water, then veering their big white bellies past us like the truckers used to try to do with their trailers when i was a hitchhiker. Amazing ####.

Bet it's just like that now....

Exactly the same just more murders

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My cousin's getting married there in May. I'm leaning toward RSVP'ing no now.

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On December 14, 2016 at 3:21 AM, RUSF18 said:

Just an FYI, good advice for Cancun airport as well.

And when departing, avoid the guys trying to handle your luggage and ticketing for you. They're not employed by any airline and they want 500 pesos for their "service" (~$25).

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Have the concierge at your resort schedule your transport from the airport. 

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Trip coming together nicely.  3 rounds of golf: Monday at the Tiger Woods course at Diamante, Wednesday at Cabo Del Sol, Friday at Quivira.  First 3 days at Casa Dorada right on Medano Beach, then 4 days at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica with the group.  Saturday night dinner at Bajo La Luna (hot new place), then stroll across the street to Cabo Wabo.  Sunday taking a larger group for IMO the best authentic Mexican food in Cabo at Maria Jimenez.  Sunday night at Hacienda Y Cocina, which is always awesome.  Friday night the CEO is taking a few of us out. It will be some place with big wine, thinking El Farallon (never been).  Will get to Gardenias for my fish taco fix.  Other than that it is pool, beach, massages, etc.   Can't wait.  Looks like 85 and sunny all week.

 

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My son just got back from cabo on sunday night, him and 2 of his buddies went down for a 5 day spring break fiesta. I've barely had a second to catch up with him but 3 20 year olds managed to stay out of trouble and make it back in one piece, I'm guessing the partying was epic. Hopefully I'll get to talk about the trip tonight at dinner, I'm already starting to plan my own trip down there for May.

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Epic week. Did all of the above except Diamante.  They wanted a timeshare presentation so played Palmilla instead.  Golf was spectacular. Saw whales breaching like crazy right off of 17 at Cabo Del Sol.  Bar Esquina is now a must add for dining when I'm in Cabo.  Awesome. Hacienda Cantina was phenomenal.  Lots of nights out. 35 of us took over Cabo Wabo last night. Detox needed. 

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Depends on time of year but shorts and a short sleeve button up shirt work well the majority of the time.  It's really casual down there.  I wear some good leather sandals no socks.  Can do lighter weight pants and a long sleeve shirt cuffed up too especially if it gets cooler or a little windier at night.  Some nicer restaurants have a no shorts policy.  I don't take jeans to Cabo. 

For the ladies flat shoes are a must unless you want to break your ankle.  The streets/sidewalks are in horrendous condition.  Summer dresses, capri's, a layer for night time for non summer months.

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how cruddy is it to get from resort to town.....looking at staying at pacifica...

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On 3/28/2017 at 0:10 AM, Judge Smails said:

Trip coming together nicely.  3 rounds of golf: Monday at the Tiger Woods course at Diamante, Wednesday at Cabo Del Sol, Friday at Quivira.  First 3 days at Casa Dorada right on Medano Beach, then 4 days at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica with the group.  Saturday night dinner at Bajo La Luna (hot new place), then stroll across the street to Cabo Wabo.  Sunday taking a larger group for IMO the best authentic Mexican food in Cabo at Maria Jimenez.  Sunday night at Hacienda Y Cocina, which is always awesome.  Friday night the CEO is taking a few of us out. It will be some place with big wine, thinking El Farallon (never been).  Will get to Gardenias for my fish taco fix.  Other than that it is pool, beach, massages, etc.   Can't wait.  Looks like 85 and sunny all week.

 

Yo Judge!

Assuming you endorse pueblo bonito pacifico? Looks like you’ve been there a few times. ~$3600 for a week including airfare and transfer via costco. Looks super nice. 

Thanks

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4 hours ago, snore said:

Yo Judge!

Assuming you endorse pueblo bonito pacifico? Looks like you’ve been there a few times. ~$3600 for a week including airfare and transfer via costco. Looks super nice. 

Thanks

Yep. Very nice place. PB Shuttle or cab into town.  Costco has some very good deals

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1 hour ago, Judge Smails said:

Yep. Very nice place. PB Shuttle or cab into town.  Costco has some very good deals

Thanks. Booking a trip for march. Been to playa a few times, looking forward to something different. 

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Heading to Secrets Puerto Los Cabos in March for a company rewards trip. Appreciate all the suggestions Judge.

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If you are staying closer to San Jose, Flora Farm is not to be missed. Not a go get ####ed up with the fellas kind of place, but fantastic for couples and families. Self contained property in the hills. Farm to table (you are actually on the farm), boutiques, bar, live music. One of a kind experience that I cannot recommend enough. 

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headed down there for the first time in late october, for my buddies wedding.  we are staying at the hyatt ziva.  anyone been recently?

scuba recommendations?

what's the best way to get to town?  private?  or have the hotel call someone?

anyone do the swim with dolphins?  my kid wants to do it.

authentic lunch in town?

thanks all!

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43 minutes ago, DA RAIDERS said:

anyone do the swim with dolphins?  my kid wants to do it.

not in Mexico but did this in Curacao

could not recommend highly enough. especially if the kids are in to dolphins. it's pretty amazing. definitely put it on the schedule.

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10 minutes ago, mr. furley said:

not in Mexico but did this in Curacao

could not recommend highly enough. especially if the kids are in to dolphins. it's pretty amazing. definitely put it on the schedule.

I did it years ago. Awesome. I’m just wondering how the One in Cabo is

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Has anyone here snorkeled in Cabo? I'm taking a cruise there this December and would like some recommendations as we'd have about 4-5 hours for beachy activity.

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On 12/13/2016 at 6:09 PM, ZenMaster said:

After you land at the airport and pick up your bags/get through customs, DO NOT STOP until you get outside where the transportation services are. All of the people inside are selling timeshares. They will say they're with your transportation company and offer to help you and then bring you to a desk and try to give you free stuff for a 'tour'.

Yep, exactly. I was gonna throw that in too until I saw your post. They reeled us in making us think they were part of our shuttle team- total lies. Then when we found our van we had to wait for other booked folks to arrive. Spent an extra hour or so at the airport after a long travel from FL to get there.

If you surf, stay at Cabo Surf- great break right in front of the hotel with boards available to rent. Very good restaurant onsite.

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We went for my niece's wedding last August. The wedding at the hotel we stayed, Cabo Surf.

There were about 60 people who flew in for the wedding. Most were taking cabs to get anywhere. We discovered the public bus system, excellent new AC buses and very cheap. 

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3 hours ago, Joe Mammy said:

We went for my niece's wedding last August. The wedding at the hotel we stayed, Cabo Surf.

There were about 60 people who flew in for the wedding. Most were taking cabs to get anywhere. We discovered the public bus system, excellent new AC buses and very cheap. 

That’s good to know.  Did the bus run regularly?  Did it feel safe?  Wife and daughter and all. 

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26 minutes ago, DA RAIDERS said:

That’s good to know.  Did the bus run regularly?  Did it feel safe?  Wife and daughter and all. 

Yes and yes. The front desk gave us the bus schedule and the stop was right in front of the hotel. The locals use it of course and we don't know too much Spanish but it was a friendly vibe.

 

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Headed down next week with another couple...will definitely be hitting up some of the recommendations from this thread!:thumbup: @Judge Smails PM sent Thank YOU!!

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On 5/27/2019 at 9:14 PM, EYLive said:

Has anyone here snorkeled in Cabo? I'm taking a cruise there this December and would like some recommendations as we'd have about 4-5 hours for beachy activity.

We did, but I can't remember where it was.  I think it was tagged onto some whale watching excursion, but that may have been separate, it's been like 5-6 years since I was there.

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Snorkeling is nothing like the Caribbean or Hawaii. Not close. Don’t recommend it near Medano/arch.   

They go to Santa Maria bay or Chileno Bay but the only really good spot I heard is Cabo Pulmo

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leaving in 2 weeks.  pretty stoked!  we are flying out of TJ, which saved us $1000.  there is a terminal on the US side of the border, with a concourse bridge that takes you directly into the airport.  pretty cool.

anyone do the ATV's? 

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Was there with the wife this past year for a milestone anniversary. Kinda went high-end to celebrate and stayed at the Esperanza, which I have nothing but incredible things to say about.

I don't know about general snorkeling, but we took a day trip to La Paz with a company out of Cabo to swim with whale sharks. Phenomenal experience.

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11 minutes ago, Stompin' Tom Connors said:

Was there with the wife this past year for a milestone anniversary. Kinda went high-end to celebrate and stayed at the Esperanza, which I have nothing but incredible things to say about.

I don't know about general snorkeling, but we took a day trip to La Paz with a company out of Cabo to swim with whale sharks. Phenomenal experience.

did you get to see any whale sharks?  that's awesome!  which company did you use?

we are staying at the hyatt ziva, my buddy is getting married there.  looks pretty nice.

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