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Latest Cabo News
> 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...

> New Apple Mac Store in Cabo5/22/2017

Finally Apple comes to Cabo – opening a big store in downtown Cabo...

> Quivira brings more golf fame to Cabo5/22/2017

Quivira does it again – winning worldwide award for “Best Golf and Spa Resort 2017”.

> Famous faces this week in Cabo5/22/2017

Most recent celebrities in Cabo – One Direction singer, Harry Styles. And Pitch Perfect Cast – Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Anna...

> Friendly Feds in Cabo5/17/2017

Mexican Gendarmerie staying on in Cabo for now

> Invite Only Cabo premieres tonight on Bravo5/14/2017

Bravo’s new prime-time reality TV show – following celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims on vacation in Cabo - premieres tonight.

> Hungry Hammerheads around Cabo5/14/2017

Shark gets the last laugh - as Pisces owner reels in her catch – only to get half of it snatched...

> New International Airport for Cabo San Lucas5/12/2017

Perfect timing for Cabo’s new airport as FITURCA focuses on New York market...

> Baby dolphin rescued from beach5/11/2017

Third successful wildlife save in less than a week as stranded baby dolphin released back to sea.

Latest Cabo Fishing Reports
> 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

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> 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...

> Pisces Cabo Fishing Report 21 April 2017

Overall catch success rate, all species combined: 74% Numbers at a glance: Billfish 30%, Tuna 6%, Dorado 0%, other 46%.

> Pisces Cabo Fishing Report 28 April 2017

Overall catch success rate, all species combined: 85% Numbers at a glance: Billfish 62%, Tuna 2%, Dorado %, other 21%.

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...

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> 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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ABY Fishing

ABY CHARTERS, the Sport Fishing Boat Charter in Cabo San Lucas, offers one of Cabo's largest assortment of quality boats. We have one for your every...

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Jen Wren

Jen Wren Sportfishing will exceed your expectations for an East Cape fishing experience.

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Winner 7

“Winner 7″ is a 52′ Hatteras Sportfish YACHT custom rigged with the best fishing and electronic gear available for world class sportfishing in Cabo San Lucas...

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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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La Casa Country

La Casa Country se caracteriza por ofrecer deliciosos cortes americanos calidad Angus, sabrosas combinaciones de platillos y cortes mexicanos, frescas salsas preparadas en su mesa.

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Canto del Mar

Enjoy a unique culinary experience at our intimate, elegant restaurant - Canto del Mar. Pamper your palate with a fusion of aromas and flavors artfully created...

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Rico Suave

100% Natural Juice Bar at the center of Cabo San Lucas. Shakes, smoothies, flavored waters, sodas and more. Also great for breakfast and lunch: eggs, omeletts,...

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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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Ultrafemme

Ultrafemme is the most prestigious chain of perfume shops in Mexico offering excellent service and more than 500 brands of fragrances, cosmetics, and skin care products,...

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Desert Barrels Surf Shop

A surf shop where you can find everything from surfboards to surf gear, skateboards, clothing, and accessories.

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Cabo Organic Farmers Market - Pedregal

Cabo Organic Market at Cabo San Lucas The Cabo San Lucas Organic Farmer’s Market has an amazing variety of fresh produce, seafood, organic chicken, eggs, cheeses, herbs...

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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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Punta del Cabo Surfshop

Punta del Cabo started as an idea, soon after we took notice that there was a high demand and need for the locals of Los Cabos...

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Buccaneer Queen

Buccaneer Queen, a boat, a legend, is a pirate ship built in 1968, is the one and only theme boat sailing around the Los Cabos Bay...

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Latest Cabo Fishing Reports

Jc Sportfishing Cabo Fishing Report 14 May 2015

Fishing Getting Better for Striped Marlin! Big Blue Marlin Hooked!! 11/2 Hour Battle! Dorado Still... More

Pisces Cabo Fishing Report 12 May 2017

Overall catch success rate, all species combined: 79% Numbers at a glance: Billfish 45%,... More



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