The town Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, is the perfect quick beach getaway from the Western USA.
Less than a 3-hour flight from the Denver airport, Los Cabos (the towns José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas) at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula has become our favorite quick escape from the Colorado winter. You get up in the morning in the freezing cold, and by mid-day you’re sitting on the beach overlooking the Sea of Cortez, sipping on a Miami Vice (strawberry daiquiri + piña colada) in nothing but a bathing suit. Mmmmmh…
So when Scott and I tried to find a place where he could go fishing on his birthday during the first week of March, Cabo San Lucas with its marina and lots of sport fishing options was the natural choice. But there’s a lot more to do than just fishing. Some of the highlights included in this video:
Watching the sunrise over the Sea of Cortez on Medano Beach and then the sunset over the Pacific on the other side of Lands End all in one day.
Visiting Lands End, the very tip of Baja California, with El Arco (The Arch), Lovers Beach and Divorce Beach (watch out for undercurrent and crashing waves), which you can only reach by boat, preferably a glass bottom water taxi.
Being enchanted by all the animals: sea lions, pelicans, frigate birds, flamingos and turtles (at the Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos Hotel). We even got to see a humongous sea turtle climb up on the beach and lay eggs right next to us! And of course, there is whale-watching!!! Oh, and eating “the original ceviche” made with the Spanish mackerel Scott had pulled out of the sea just hours earlier.
Besides jet skis, paddle boards, parasailing and plain swimming, Medano Beach activities include the latest craze: flyboard.
By the way, Scott is the person in the front of the Poseidon boat pulling into the marina. Being a Pisces, he had booked the birthday fishing trip with Pisces Sportfishing.
There are plenty of places to eat and drink, besides the hotel bars and restaurants, for example The Sand Bar and The Office on Medano Beach and a multitude of spots around and near the Cabo San Lucas marina, for example The Nowhere Bar. Though nothing beats an El Pastor taco from a small street taco place!
Because I thought the sunset makes a nice closure for the video, I decided to leave out any of the nighttime activities – but there are plenty. The lively nighttime and clubbing scene actually is a main difference between Cabo San Lucas and the more laid-back José del Cabo.
There is so much that I couldn’t include in this video that I’m determined to publish a longer version. But then again, I keep saying that about many of my 1-minute videos… But I will definitely release a few more 1-minute videos from Cabo with more focused themes: whale-watching, Cabo wildlife, Lands End + Lovers Beach.
The music featured is “As I Figure” by Kevin MacLeod, who is making tracks available for free through a Creative Commons License. He’s very well known to the online video community for all the great and diverse music he offers for use in videos. For a good while now, I’ve stayed away from his compositions because there were some YouTube copyright issues. I’m so happy to know that they have been resolved so we can enjoy, utilize and share his music freely once again. Thank you so much, Kevin!
In closing, I would like to thank the staff of the Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos Blanco Resort, especially Nazarely in reception and waiter Raul and the chef at the hotel’s Cilantro Restaurant. Chatting in German upon arrival was fabulous. Getting Scott’s Spanish mackerel prepared and served to us at the outdoor beach restaurant was an even bigger highlight than watching whales out in the Pacific. Other perks included the view of Lands End from our balcony, tacos and cocktails delivered to the beach, and bars and most restaurants at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach and Pueblo Bonito Rosé (next to Blanco) being part of the all-inclusive package, which made our last-morning-before-heading-home tradition possible: Mexican breakfast pastries and mimosas on the beach. Ahhh, I can’t wait for the next trip…