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Manuel Doblado & Boulevard Mijares, (office on rooftop at Shooters Sports Bar), Centro, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Cabo Outfitters leads full-day kayak and snorkel excursions to the bay of Cabo Pulmo, a national marine park reputed to have the greatest variety of underwater life in all of Los Cabos. All gear is provided for the trip, led by experienced guides...
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1ro de Mayo, San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
I discovered seven remarkably delicious renditions of los moles de Oaxaca at Don Emiliano Restaurant in the center of San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. The executive chef, Margarita C. de Salinas, is internationally renowned for her mind-expanding...
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1ro de Mayo, San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
This ice cream shop is located in the Old Town of San Jose del Cabo, right across the street from the church. In addition to ice cream, they have homemade popsicles made from fresh ingredients and served on a wooden dowel. The flavors are...
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Boulevard Antonio Mijares, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
The Estero, or Estuary in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico is a quiet nature preserve. It's free to visit and easy to find. It's especially lovely at the end of the day when the light is golden and the air begins to cool. Birds fly around, fish jump, and...
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Miguel Hidalgo S/N, Centro, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Central Plaza is a lovely place to spend the day and watch the community wind down in the evening. During the day, the plaza is full of music and children playing, and the surrounding streets are full of restaurants, shops, and art galleries. As...
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Libramiento al Aeropuerto Km. 119, Club de Golf Fonatur, Campo de Golf Fonatur, 23405 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Plenty of international golf clubs and resorts can boast that they have a Jack Nicklaus or Robert Trent Jones-designed course. But Club Campestre is probably the only one that can claim this particular bragging right: those superstar-designed...
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Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
The most rugged, sketchy roads always seem to lead to the best surf breaks. This photo captures the early morning drive over the hill to Cerritos beach in Baja Mexico. Down below I discovered perfect, glassy rights and only a few early risers in...
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Baja California Sur, Mexico
When down in Cabo San Lucas, I always try to avoid the normal "tourist" destinations, but make a point to take a boat taxi to El Arco, Land's End, and Lovers Beach. There is something so special about this view.
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Carretera a Pichilingue km 5.5 next to Hotel La Concha, Zona Central, 23000 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico
"“Aeeeeiiiiiiiiii”, Shauna shrieked, splashing heavily trying to flee the boulder-sized head coming at her. Her stunned scream set off a chain reaction of fear throughout the group – four of us swished about, creating waves in the green, cold...
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Calle Legaspi esquina Topete S/N, Centro, 23300 Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
Come to the Guayacura Hotel's rooftop bar (Todos Santos), take in the view, and order the Margarita Limón as well as the Margarita Mango. Share both with a friend. Not only are they the best in town, the mix of salt and sweet is over the top! A...
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Benito Juarez SN Esq. Miguel Hidalgo, Centro, 23033 Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
“Dude” is a word that's used a lot around Rancho Pescadero, a small hotel in the surfing town of Todos Santos, located in the Mexican state of Baja California. The rooms here, however, don't reflect the dude aesthetic, which is to say...
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Carretera Federal 19 KM 50, San Juan, 23390 Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
Baja Beans Roasting Company purchases beans from a family farm in Puebla and roasts them in a vintage coffee roaster in Todos Santos. Order a latte to sip in the café’s garden patio, or buy a bag of beans to bring home. Baja Beans Roasting...
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San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Las Ventanas al Paraíso represents the epitome of luxury, with gorgeous, gigantic rooms featuring traditional crafts, handmade mosaic headboards, and classy furniture and accents. Balcony railings are awash in pink blossoms of...
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Hwy 19 KM 64.5 Calle a Playa Cerritos # 500 Cerritos Beach, 23310 El Pescadero, B.C.S., Mexico
This hotel is right by Cerritos Beach, the best surfing and swimming beach in the area in Pescadero, a quiet little town about 45 minutes north of Cabo, and 10 minutes south of Todos Santos. I stayed at a "villa", which had 2 bathrooms and 2...
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Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Among the Mexican crafts and curios sold in the main shopping area in Todos Santos, this place had the feeling of a gallery, with sculpted, beautiful objects. I ended up buying a copper sink overlaid with hand-painted enamel (for that bathroom...
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Latin America
The big winter draw in Baja California Sur is whale watching. Magdalena Bay, with its entrance to the Pacific Ocean, is a favorite for female whales to calve and nurse their babies until they can make the trip north in the spring. Every other year...
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Latin America
In February, off the coast of Southern Baja at Todos Santos, the setting sun turned the beach into an artist's palette of pastels after a day of whale-viewing at the steep shore. The hulking creatures came so close to the shoreline that my...
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California, 23060 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico
Best Ice Cream in the World! Need I say no more! They scoops up homemade flavors such as elote (corn), guava and tequila-with-almond. Not to forget the paleta's are to die for, yum yum yum! You can spot it by the big polka-dot tree out front. It's...
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Blvd. Paseo de la Marina 15, Centro, Marina, 23400 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
We left the resort for a day and went to explore. At the Marina Mercado in Los Cabos, you can find every souvenir you can imagine—both cheap and silly things, as well as artisanal crafts handmade by locals (as it so happened, I was looking for...
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Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico
The ocean churns as a 36-ton mammal swims up to the boat. With your arm plunged into the cool water, you await the touch of a California gray whale. Like a house cat craving a scratch on the head, the whale pushes its rubbery skin, rough with...
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Avenida del Pescador 1, El Medano Ejidal, 23479 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
For our Christmas Eve dinner, we decided to go for some fine dining at Bar Esquina. Inside of the The Bahia Hotel and just one block from Medano Beach, this place makes amazing drinks and very good regional mexican cuisine. I had braised short...
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Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
El Arco is one of the most famous place to visit in Cabo. We hopped into a boat taxi for a quick tour. This beautiful rock formation called El Arco is breathtaking! There are seals and bunch of cool beaches near by. Great for family.
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Blvd. Lazaro Cardenas esq. Malecon, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Having grown up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I love oysters. So, when I spotted this oyster place, Lorenzillo's Los Cabos, near the marina, I had to try it. We ordered dozen oysters and few bottles of Corona. The oysters were tasty and very...
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Centro, Ildefonso Green, Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Stay away from the noisy, overcrowded boat trips that they try to sell you on every street corner in Cabo. We had a fantastic private catamaran experience that was the highlight of our trip.
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Calle Madero 1240, Zona Central, 23300 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico
In 2013, adventure company Todos Aventura (now known as The Hub) opened 15 miles of amazing mountain bike trails over dunes and around cacti and through dreamlike landscapes. Nothing beats a few hours of this kind of kickin' around right before...
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Latin America
He and his guys are the best instructors on the beach. Make sure you head to the blue umbrellas midway down to the water . They will be sitting there with about 6 dogs lounging between the boards. Mario will provide everything you need to get rad....
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Km. 84, Calle Carretera Transpeninsular, Ensenada Blanca Loreto, 23880 Loreto, B.C.S., Mexico
During a spring trip to Loreto, Mexico I had a chance to check out the two-year-old Villa del Palmar Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula. Each room has views of Danzante Island and the Sea of Cortez or...
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Blvd. Paseo de la Marina Dock M slip 14, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
There are lots of ways to get out on the water to tour the rocks and beaches along the tip of the Baja Peninsula—party cruises, whale watching boats, tour groups—you’ve seen a million pictures of them, but splurge a little and just charter your...
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Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 7 Mz 10, Punta Ballena, 23410 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Esperanza, an Auberge Resort, sits on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, offering guests exceptional views of the Sea of Cortéz. Each of the hotel’s 57 rooms faces the sea and Esperanza’s private beach but also...
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Isla del Espiritu Santo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
While sea kayaking in the Sea of Cortez, we took time out from snorkeling with the sea lyons, spotting manta rays and whales and just cruising, to spend a bit of time in our base camp on an inlet on the north west side of Isla Espiritu Santo. I...
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Los Cabos, Lote D, Cabo Del Sol, 23410 Cd Gral Escobedo, N.L., Mexico
At the end of April I took my family of five camping on Baja California Sur’s Magdalena Bay. We joined the good folks at Grupo Tortuguero in their community and sea turtle conservation project – the information gathered provides data on health,...
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Calle Álvaro Obregón 23300, Centro, Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
Casa Tota is one of those unique hotels that offers comfort and relaxation while also capturing the unique pulse of the local scene. The staff are very knowledgeable about local day adventure options, the food in the hotel is fresh and delicious,...
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Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
My mom lives near Todos Santos and when I visit, I like to stroll through stores that sell pinatas, eat fish and beans, and stop by the town cemetery. The cemetery looks like an ice cream shop display with bright colors lined up next to each...
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Boulevard Paseo de la Marina S/N, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Guides take you off the beaten path—literally—for a scenic desert drive in an open-wheel vehicle you pilot yourself. Tours range from one-third- and half-day options to four-day trips that show off Baja California's rugged beauty and uncover...
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Baja California Sur, Mexico
American expat Drew Deckman has two Baja outposts: a seasonal, alfresco pop-up on the edge of the Mogor Badan Vineyard, and Deckman's San Jose del Cabo, his year-round restaurant. At both spots, you'll find menus that "celebrate the bounty of Baja...
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Miguel Hidalgo S/N, Gallery District, Centro, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
The church of the mission of San Jose del Cabo is simple, both inside and out, but one of its charms is a special area where locals tie ribbons with petitions for divine intervention or expressions of thanks written on them. If you'd like to join...
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Alvaro Obregon 12, Centro, 23400 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
Every Thursday night during the months of November to June, San Jose de Cabo's galleries stay open late for Art Walk. You can join other art lovers on a casual stroll through the Art District's many galleries, enjoying work in various media from...
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Sometimes, you just have to satisfy your sweet tooth and the only thing that will do is a French pastry—even if you're in Mexico. French pastry chef Jacques Chretien can help out; his French Riviera Bistro has pastry cases full of chocolate,...
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Av Playa Grande No 1, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
You recline in a fishing chair aboard the 52-foot Winner 7, a luxury sport fishing yacht that calls Cabo San Lucas home. The seas are calm and the warm sun seduces you into closing your eyes for just a moment... when that tantalizing zing of the...
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Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
The little shop called Mixtica is tucked onto a side street in artsy Todos Santos, Mexico. Owner Euva is a petite Oaxacan woman bursting with brave style. The day I met Euva, she tended shop in gauzy evening wear topped by a tiara. Her shop is one...
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Todos Santos, Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
Seriously, I LOVE these guys, they're the best. And the cutest. Join them at their pop up studio in the huerta in Pescadero on weekdays at 9AM for–in their own words–seriously lighthearted yoga. Watch the passionfruit grow during Suyra Namaskar....
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88 Cerro La Poza Todos Santos BCS MX 23300, Guaycura, Todos Santos, B.C.S., Mexico
There are two different kinds of whales that visit Baja each year, the humpback and the gray. The humpback can usually be spotted October through January, then again in April. The gray whale arrives from Alaska in late January and stays through...