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Latest Cabo News
> Casas de carton in Cabo9/7/2017

Cabo’s chronic housing shortage highlighted after Tropical Storm Lidia washes away over 7000 homes…

> Airlines to collect Cabo tourist tax9/7/2017

New tourist tax to be collected via airlines from December. Cruise passengers will be exempt...

> How calm is Cabo after the storm9/6/2017

Cabo – downtown versus uptown. Two different pictures …

> Cabo on orange alert as Tropical Storm Lidia strengthens8/31/2017

Conditions deteriorate in Cabo - howling wind and lashing rain. Storm Lidia may well strengthen before hitting land tomorrow...

> Red Alert as center of storm only 25 miles from Cabo8/31/2017

Red alert as storm Lidia strengthens, with center due to pass over Cabo in next few hours...

> Center of storm hovering over Cabo8/31/2017

Strong winds and heavy rain continue, power down, refuges filling up, and airports close....

> Storm now expected in Cabo early Thursday morning8/30/2017

Tropical storm 14e - just renamed Tropical Storm Lidia – will hit Cabo early Thursday morning...

> Shooting in central area of San Jose del Cabo8/30/2017

Driver chased and shot dead in San Jose del Cabo - crashing into Fonatur building...

> Heavy rain for Cabo8/29/2017

Heavy rains looking very likely for Los Cabos today, and over next few days…

> Cabo tourist tax kicks off in December8/29/2017

December starts collection of tourist tax in Cabo - revenue will fund local infrastructure projects...

Latest Cabo Fishing Reports
> Gordo Banks Cabo Fishing Report 23 August 2017

Tuna Dominate Bite, More Dorado Move in

> Pisces Cabos Fishing Report 13 July 2017

Overall catch success rate, all species combined - 86%. Numbers at a glance - Billfish 27%, Tuna 46%, Dorado 26%, other...

> Gordo Banks Cabo Fishing Report 12 August 2017

Tropical Weather, More Yellowfin Tuna Action...

> Jc Sportfishing Cabo Fishing Report 12 August 2017

Port Closes for 1 Day, Swells and Winds! Marlin Bite Slows...

> Jen Wren Cabo Fishing Report 13 August 2017

The 18th annual East Cape Bisbee has been and gone...

> JC Sportfishing Cabo Fishing 07 Aug 2017

Striped Marlin 100lb Caught on Tuesday ! Our Own Bite Me Catches 110 inch Blue! On Thursday Bob Marlin Lands 200lb Blue!

> Gordo Banks Cabo Fishing Reports 05 August 2017

Yellowfin Tuna 50 to 70 lb. Dominate Action ...

> Pisces Cabos Fishing Report 28 July 2017

This week was nothing short of a billfish bonanza in Cabo. We saw a huge variety of species released aboard Pisces...

> Gordo Banks Cabo Fishing Report 15 July 2017

Weather Settles, Heat Wave Arrives, Tuna to 80 LB...

> JC Sportfishing Cabo Fishing Report 17 July 2017

As the Admiral Seas It Fishing Report: 7/9/17 to 7/17/17 Stop By Our Office for up to Date Fishing Report.

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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Pisces Sportfishing

Pisces Sportfishing and Luxury Yachts started off as a family owned and operated business out of the City of La Paz, Baja, Mexico in 1978 with...

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Redrum Sportfishing

Our Cabo San Lucas Fishing Charter office is centrally-located on the marina just a few steps from our charter boat slips. From bait to box lunches...

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Minerva's Baja Tackle

For the best Cabo sport fishing trip, book with a Cabo San Lucas fishing legend. Minerva's Cabo San Lucas fishing charters started way back in 1976...

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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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Café Canela

If you want breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a cool beverage, Café Canela is strategically located on the Cabo San Lucas marina, just behind the Tesoro...

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Sharky's Tacos Beer and Fun

Great food from tacos to full seafood dinners, excellent service, reasonable prices, full bar. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Available for parties, meetings, etc. Max...

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Applebee's

Applebee’s started with the same philosophy we follow today – focused on serving good food to good people. Today, what was once a popular neighborhood restaurant...

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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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Cabo Gluten Free Bakery

This Cabo Bakery is specialized high quality gluten-free bread. Offering a full line of Gluten Free Baked goods to inspire customers to live well, with taste. A Privately...

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Patio Design Center

Patio Design Center, home to both classic and modern outdoor furniture, offers pieces that are sturdy, comfortable and attractive. If you want to infuse your home...

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Kaika Bakano Boutique

We merchandise imported clothes from the United States by 30%, from Colombia by 15% the rest of the store has Mexican designer clothes. The clothes are...

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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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Tio Sports

Tio Sports is an outdoor activity company that provides the funniest and safest Stand-Up Paddle boarding, Kayak Tours, Wave Runners, Hobbies Tours, Glass Bottom Boat, and...

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Wild Cabo SA. DE CV.

The company Wild Cape Tours is a company dedicated to providing its services through different boating tour at the general public, foreign tourism, Local tourism and...

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Sky Dive El Sol

Skydive El Sol was founded in 2002, a group of skydivers who have come together in Cabo San Lucas to provide the joy of fligth…All of...

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Latest Cabo Fishing Reports

Gordo Banks Cabo Fishing Report 23 August 2017

Tuna Dominate Bite, More Dorado Move in... More

Jen Wren Cabo Fishing Report 13 August 2017

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