Cabo Wander List


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Sun, Food, Fun - Discover the best of Cabo San Lucas.

Our family has been traveling to Mexico with friends since 2006. Allow me to share with you what we consider is the best of Cabo.

Our Cabo Favorites

LOS TRES GALLOS

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Los Tres Gallos - Also known as "The Three Roosters", Los Tres Gallos is our number one restaurant destinationo pick of all time. We have joined family and friends at this charming location for years to watch it grow and bloom into a delightful dining hot spot. Recently we enjoyed delicious "Sope Type" folded tacos made with Chihuahua Cheese, Squash Blossom and Huitlacoche as well as a variety of outstanding salsas…

MARIA JIMINEZ

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Maria Jiminez

A recent discovery for us, Maria Jiminez is known for their outstandingly delicious signature dish, Shrimp Chili Relleno, and we immediately fell in love with this enchanting location. The atmosphere was amazing and the service was wonderful. It quickly was added to our list of top favorite places to dine.

MARISCOS LAS TRES ISLAS

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Mariscos Las Tres Islas -

Right across the street from Maria Jiminez, is another all time favorite place to find exquisite seafood is Mariscos Las Tres Islas. Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Shrimp and sweet chili scallops bring us back year after year. We prefer ordering a shared dish prepared on the Clay Pig, warmed by candlelight, over being served the gigantic seafood platter, which left us feeling a bit overwhelmed. The food has always been incredible! During our last visit, we enjoyed octopus, crab, lobster, coconut shrimp, tuna cheeks that tasted exactly like ham, and other amazingly prepared fish. They had to bring an Orca sling to carry us out.

MI CASA

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Mi Casa -

Mi Casa has always been a fun destination to take the entire family for good food and fun entertainment. If balloon twister clowns and caricature artists are not your thing, you may shy away, but the colorful and festive atmosphere in the bright and sunny courtyard have us returning again and again. Mariachi Bands and trained canaries await you!

CASANOVA FINE JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES

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Casanova Fine Jewelry & Accessories

It's always fun to browse stores for treasures such as silver, jewelry and souvenirs to remember your Cabo vacation. And it's so much more affordable than here in the states. Silver is a popular choice in Cabo. Mexico is one of the top silver producers in the world. You always want to look for the .925 or .999 hallmark. That means there is 92.5% or 99% pure silver in every piece while others places sell silver that are not as high in purity like .725 or less.

But on our recent trip we switched it up and made exciting gem stone purchases. After researching on Trip Advisor, we were pleased with finding beautiful blue/green tourmaline as well as kiwi green/Yellow/Champagne Zultanite. Both stones are rare and unique in their color changing properties.

When paying by credit card in Mexico, the cashiers will ask you if you want to pay in pesos or US dollars. Always choose US dollars. The bank will automatically take care of the exchange rate for you and usually at a higher rate. For example, on this last trip the exchange rate was an incredible 18%. If we would have selected to pay with pesos, we most likely would have been given a 16% exchange rate by the locals

ZULTANITE

OUTBACK CAMEL & SAFARI - Cabo Adventures

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Outback & Camel Safari - Cabo Adventures

My husband David and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary by riding camels on the beach with the Outback & Camel Safari tour with Cabo Adventures. It was fantastic!! We journeyed away from the tourist areas and explored deeper into the outback of the Baja peninsula.

We began by venturing out into the desert for an interesting nature walk through cactus lined trails. Our fun and knowledgeable guide explained to us all the different species of plants and wildlife in the area, as well as insights into the unique history and culture of Mexico. We next boarded a Mercedes Benz Unimog 4x4 Truck, which took us to explore a private oceanfront ranch. It was there the camels awaited us.

After posing for a fun and unusual "Camel Kiss" photo, we headed to the beach for a magnificent camel ride overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We found the animals to be quite gentle and friendly, and they were extremely well groomed and cared for. No stinky camels here! Thankfully we were met by the refreshingly cool sea breezes that cleaned the air. As we strolled along the shoreline on our lovely beasts of burden, gigantic waves were crashing and rolling in. It was a marvelous sight!

We ended the trip by savoring a fabulous, authentic Mexican meal while sipping refreshing hibiscus water and other beverages at a hilltop "casita" overlooking the ocean. We completed our adventure with an interactive tortilla making class. Others in our tour group experienced Tequila tasting, but since our family does not drink alcohol, we opted out and enjoyed wandering through the different cactus gardens decorating the property. Surely this adventure was the height of our vacation.

Villa Del Arco Beach Resport & Spa

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Villa Del Arco Beach Resport & Spa

Villa del Arco has an on-site European-inspired spa which offers many various treatments that are both popular and unique in an huge 31,000 square foot space complete with adjacent fitness center. The spa menu features indulges like: massages, body wraps, facials, hydrotherapy, and couples' experiences. In addition, it boasts a full service beauty salon as well as a la carte services and special packages.

You can easily find many vendors on the beach offering to sell Henna designs for you, but in this case, we brought our own and had fun creating our own artwork poolside! The temporary creations last about 7-12 days. I am not an advocate of permanent tattoos, but found this to be a nice option. Here I am working on a Phoenix bird on my friend's leg.

EXPLORE CABO

Discover all that Los Cabos and Baja have to offer

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ADVENTURE TOURS

Jacques Cousteau named the Sea of Cortez "The world's aquarium" because of the rich marine life you can observe and explore. Here you can choose an exciting expedition for you and your family to remember for years to come.

CABO ADVENTURES

Cabo Adventures is Trip Advisor’s No. 1 Adventure Company in Los Cabos.

They cover Cabo Dolphins, Cabo Zip Lines, Outback & Safari Camels, Mountain Bike Adventure, Luxury Sailing, Fyboard, Snorkel & Sea Adventure, Scuba Diving, Whale Shark Encounter, and Whale Watching Photo Safari Tours.

Note: Although our family did participate in the Cabo Dolphin Adventure, we later regretted the decision, as the animals suffer being imprisoned in such deplorable living quarters. The dolphins rest their heads on the cement edge of the pool, and many were sick, with full view of the ocean before them. It was very sad to experience, and although our pictures and interaction with them was truly amazing, we were left with sad memories of such beautiful and intelligent animals kept in such a horrible state.

RANCHO TOURS

Rancho Tours cover various Aqua Tours such as Land's End Tour, Snorkeling by the Arch, Snorkeling on your own, Glass Bottom Boat, Whale Watching Tour, Land & Sea Expedition.

PANCHITO TOURS

Panchito tours offers various aquatic and city guided tours. Plan a beach day trip to "Santa Maria", enjoy a lifetime experience to Magdalena Bay Whale Sanctuary for a Whale Watching encounter. Swim with the Whale Shark, enjoy a Land's End Tour to Lover's Beach, or take a trip into the City for shopping and more.

Many beautiful art and jewelry galleries await you.

BUCCANEER QUEEN

The one and only pirate ship in Los Cabos. They offer whale watching, snorkeling and dinner cruises.

WILD CANYON

Enjoy ziplining through Cabo's famous Canyon. Various zip lines tours are available, in addition to Offroad Runners High Wired ATV Bridge Crossing, WIld Canyon's Kingdom Baja's Animal Sanctuary, The Slling Swinger Giant Swing, The Camel Quest Camel Riding Tour, Bungee Bombers Gondola Bungee Jump, as well as Los Cabos newest landmark, touring the Canyon Bridge.

SUN RIDER

Sun Rider has been providing whale watching in Los Cabos since 1994.

Join them for Snorkeling Lunch Cruises & Sunset Cruise Restaruant, and in season join the for spectacular whale watching cruises.

BAJA'S ATV & WATERSPORTS

Enjoy Whale Watching Tours, Parasailing, Glass Bottom Boat, Waverunner and Snorkeling.

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