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Latest Cabo News
> Cabo tourist tax to be put to good use6/2/2017

The new Cabo foreign tourist tax to be used as development lever...

> Cabo best city for sport5/31/2017

Cabo is fast becoming known as the international sporting destination in Mexico...

> State Police School for Cabo5/30/2017

Training Barracks for State Police to be established in Cabo San Lucas...

> Even better beaches in Cabo5/30/2017

With seven blue flag beaches, Cabo now on par with Cancun, and just behind Puerto Vallarta which has 8...

> Cabo targets Australian tourists5/30/2017

Cabo eyes Australia as next emerging market – while famous Australian DJ parties on luxury Cabo Yacht.

> Earthquakes south of Cabo5/27/2017

Two earthquakes registered south of Cabo San Lucas in the early hours of Saturday 25 May...

> Cabo Lifeguards play it safe5/27/2017

San Diego Firefighters deliver safety and rescue training to 160 Lifeguards in Cabo...

> Violence is not frightening US citizens out of Cabo5/27/2017

US Consulate media co-ordinator says Americans not leaving Baja California Sur due to recent increase in violence…

> Legal permits for beach peddlers in Cabo5/23/2017

Almost 700 legal permits to be distributed to beach peddlers in Cabo...

> Hurricane season kicks off in Cabo5/23/2017

Cabo’s hurricane season has officially started – with 17 named storms predicted...

Latest Cabo Fishing Reports
> Jen Wren Cabo Fishing Report 24 May 2017

The East Cape fishery has gone from zero to full throttle in a period of 10 days...

> Pisces Cabo Sportfishing 26 May 2017

This week was the tale of two bites, the inshore roosterfish bite and the offshore yellowfin tuna bite.

> Jc Sportfishing Cabo Fishing 14 May 2015

Fishing Getting Better for Striped Marlin! Big Blue Marlin Hooked!! 11/2 Hour Battle! Dorado Still Showing Up! Tuna? No Fish This Week NiceWahoo Caught 50...

> Gordo Banks Cabo Fishing Report 15 May 2017

Offshore action remained slow, though this past week there was improved reports for striped marlin...

> Pisces Cabo Fishing 12 May 2017

Overall catch success rate, all species combined: 79% Numbers at a glance: Billfish 45%, Tuna 0%, Dorado 0%, other 38%.

> Pisces Cabo Fishing Report 05 May 2017

Overall catch success rate, all species combined: 63% Numbers at a glance: Billfish 43%, Tuna %, Dorado %, other 23%

> Jen Wren Cabo Fishing Report 07 May 2017

Our 2017 season is off to a sputtering start. Locating gamefish has been tough and finding anglers hasn't been much...

> Warmer Weather Helps Improve Action 06 May 2017

Last week the exciting new action that developed was for roosterfish, fish to 30 lb. were found schooling off local beach...

> Picante Cabo Fishing Report 070517

Rooster Fish, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, Barilettes, Sierra, Grouper

> Jc Sportfishing Cabo Fishing Report 07 May 2017

A Few Sriped Marlin Light House – 95 Spot! Lots of Marlin – Tough to get Them to Bite? A Glimmer of Hope...

Latest Cabo News
> Real Estate Continues to Drive Los Cabos Economy1/20/2015

Residential properties (homes and condos) grew by sales volume to $264,777,000 USD in the year, which is a 30% increase on...

> La Playita where old world Baja meets today12/2/2014

I am often asked by friends, "Bob where is the Old Baja that I fell in love with long ago ?...

> Highway From Cabo San Lucas to San Jose11/16/2014

Los Cabos Highway 1 currently serves all traffic from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose. The new inland highway is set...

> Los Cabos Property Taxes11/6/2014

As part of the fiscal stimulus to support the taxpayers of the municipality of Los Cabos in the wake of Hurricane...

Cruising To Cabo - What Can You Do In A Day?

What do you do in Cabo if you are only visiting for a limited time?

Most of the cruise ships that visit Cabo are only there for a day and an overnight, but some of them are just day visitors which puts a lot of time pressure on folks to see anything of the place.

It is compounded by the fact that the access to land is by tender craft so on the larger cruise ships in particular you will have to factor in time to get on and off.

So…you’re here in party central for what may only be a few hours…what can you do in that time?

First off you will be landing in the Cabo Marina. Most cruise ship visitors start from here and take a walk around to see what the place is about and get the vibe of Cabo. The marina is home to some stunning yachts and every so often there will be a mega-yacht in, drawing admiring and envious looks from everyone, not least the super-yacht owners!

 

Atessa III - a Cabo regular.

 

As you walk around the perimeter of the marina you will be accosted regularly by peddlers – check out our survival guide here – and they will be offering you short trips and tours by water taxi and fishing trips and trinkets and cigars and...well pretty much anything you can think of!.

If you are a serious fishermen we suggest that you DON’T go with these guys: you should do your research on the fishing charters in advance here in iTravel-Cabo and pre-book a charter with a reputable company if you have time. However if you fancy a few hours trolling some lures with a chance of catching something (in other words a boat ride with a fishing rod!) then by all means take a chance. It is worth saying that at certain times of the year, mainly in December, you have a reasonable chance of catching a marlin just outside El Arco so it may just turn out to be the trip of a lifetime!

Fishing Charters in Cabo

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Cabo Fishing

DEEP SEA FISHING CHARTERS Cabo Fishing offers world class sportfishing charters in Cabo San Lucas Mexico, possibly the best sportfishing waters in the entire world. Our deep...

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Sportfishing Ursulas

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Picante Sportfishing

Why Choose Picante Sportfishing Charter Fleet? Picante Bluewater Sportfishing is the premiere sportfishing company in Cabo San Lucas and boasts the finest fleet of CABO fishing charter...

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If you want a boat and beach trip then you could do worse than El Arco and Lovers Beach: for $30 - $50 (dependent on the length of the trip or how much you negotiate) you will get a short tour around the arch and then be dropped at Lovers beach to be picked up later. It’s fun and the water taxis are very good at returning for you in time. Even if they don’t, someone will take you back!

For the more adventurous and in season you can take a whale-watching trip. the season is from around November until March  and we have a range of tour operators represented here on iTravel-Cabo.com

As you walk around the marina there are a host of bars and restaurants aiming almost exclusively at the cruise ship visitors. You will find bargain buckets of beer, margaritas and all manner of tempting food on offer to draw you in. It’s a lot of fun too: most of the bars are lively and some have entertainment although there is a constant stream of guys with guitars and mariachis willing to play pretty much anything you want from Metallica to Guantanamera!

Local Restaurants

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El Tacos y Mariscos Sinaloense

Tacos and more tacos. Shrimp, meat, marlin, fish, pastor, and more.

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El Pollo de Oro

Local restaurant that specializes in roasted chicken

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Tacos Rossy

The very best seafood tacos in San Jose del Cabo. A very local street venue where scallop tacos are served for the locals on a daily...

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There are lots of little flea markets adjacent to the marina and many peddlers set out makeshift stall on the marina. One thing: please do not buy anything from the children or from the peddlers with children. Read why here – but you really are making the problem worse rather than helping them out, however tempting it may be to buy from them.

Close to the marina (basically you get there just by following the marina walkway all the way round)  is the world famous Medano Beach and there you can swim, rent a waverunner, take a paragliding trip, a flyboard, a sky-dive…in fact if it can be done on a beach you can do it at Medano! There are some great bars and restaurants right on the beach too if partying is on your agenda.

If you go further back from the marina you will start to get into the shopping areas of the downtown part of Cabo. There are hundreds of little shops selling jewelry, mostly silver, so if you want to buy any gifts this is the place to go to. Be warned though: there have been some cases of tourists getting ripped off even in the little shops (it is almost expected that you will be ripped off if you buy jewelry from a peddler!) so do your research. They should have scales in the shop to check the weight before you buy – the silver is sold by weight and alloys are lighter. The majority of these vendors are honest and will not sell you alloy as silver, but they will try to get the best possible price for what they are selling so be prepared to haggle. Haggling should be good natured and the outcome should be win:win, so stand your ground and offer what you think is fair. If they won’t sell then don’t buy. Simple as.

Local shops

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Chedraui

To stock up on essentials, look no further than the Chedraui, home to a huge assortment of clothing, health and beauty products, fishing accessories, electronics, books...

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Necri

Fine Mexican Hadicrafts since 1988. We have a large collection of unique Talavera Pottery, Mayolica Ceramic from Santa Rosa, exclusive Pewter pieces, original Talavera Jewlery &...

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El Wine Shop

Wines from all around the world

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Back in this area you will find a host of restaurants that are usually better and always cheaper than those on the marina – they haven’t the view to sell so prices are lower and quality higher!

The famous Cabo Wabo, owned by rock-star Sammy Hagar,  is about 2 or 3 blocks back from the marina in the center and probably that’s as far as you want to go. Not because it is dangerous or anything – it’s just that you will be running out of things to see and do in such a short space of time the further you get from the marina. Parallel to Cabo Wabo and all the way back to the marina on the east side are lots of streets with interesting nik-naks and taco stands and restaurants and bars…you won’t be stuck for things to see and do.

If you want a little taste of culture, there is an excellent little museum in the center of Cabo called El Museo de las California's and it is easily found at the northern corner of the tiny Amelia Wilkes Plaza, between Cabo San Lucas Avenue and Miguel Hidalgo. At one side of the museum and plaza is a white, archaeological skeleton of a Grey whale, that makes it difficult to miss. The small museum has a collection of historical artifacts including maps, tools, fossils from the Sierra del la Laguna, and journals that date back to the 16th century expeditions of early Spanish explorers.

If you have enough time then there are plenty of activities for the more adventurous. You can book these through your cruise tour operator of course, but you can also do your research here and go direct. The local  tour guides are very experienced and well used to cruise ship schedules and will handle everything for you.

Whatever you do in Cabo for your day in the sun - you will have a fantastic time in this amazing paradise at Land's End.

 

Activites in Cabo

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Wild Canyon Adventures

From working on Mexico´s version of BIG BROTHER and FEAR FACTOR, to build countless other extreme sport attraction over the past decade, Ekopark Inc. has helped...

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Outlander Wonders of Baja

Outlander is dedicated to provide cultural and sightseeing tours in Los Cabos and surroundings. Our local knowledge allowed to choose the best places, show you the...

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High Tide Sea Expeditions

We provide the best Surf, Kayak, S.U.P., Hiking, and Off-road tours in Los Cabos. High Tide Los Cabos is a full service tour company. We pick you...

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Latest Cabo Fishing Reports

Pisces Cabo Sportfishing 26 May 2017

This week was the tale of two bites, the inshore roosterfish bite and... More

Jen Wren Cabo Fishing Report 24 May 2017

The East Cape fishery has gone from zero to full throttle in a... More



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