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Sun and sea provide a magnificent backdrop for your Los Cabos getaway.

An Insider Invitation to Los Cabos, Mexico The Los Cabos Insider Pocket Guide offers top picks from the team of Earth, Sea & Sky Vacations (ESSV) for beautiful beaches, dining, golf, fishing charters, tour operators and preferred vendors. With over 20 years specializing in Los Cabos travel, our staff has the insider track on the region’s best—from fun family activities to the hottest nightlife in downtown Cabo San Lucas. Our intimate familiarity with Los Cabos comes from years of first-hand exploration and a deep passion for the natural and cultural wonders at Land’s End. We love Los Cabos and enjoy sharing our knowledge about this breathtaking destination at the tip of Mexico’s Baja peninsula. We hope you’ll enjoy these carefully selected recommendations for our favorite local dining, sports, recreation, shopping and personalized spa and catering services. Inside, you’ll also find helpful information like detailed local maps, important phone numbers, customs regulations, traveler’s tips, answers to frequently asked questions and a Spanish language helper. We wish you an unforgettable vacation in Los Cabos!

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Natural beauty and exciting activities await in Los Cabos.

¡Bienvenidos a Los Cabos! With glorious Sea of Cortez beaches, year-round sunshine, award-winning dining, championship golf and legendary fishing, it’s little wonder that Los Cabos is one of the world’s premier vacation destinations. Situated at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos offers a little bit of paradise for every visitor—you’ll find everything from beautiful natural scenery to celebrity-studded nightlife. A favorite for sunny getaways, Cabo is geographically blessed with a safe, convenient and SCENIC LOCATION enjoying island-like isolation from the U.S. border and mainland Mexico. Surrounded by the Sea of Cortez, the Pacific Ocean and miles of enchanting desert terrain, Los Cabos feels delightfully remote. However, it’s just a SHORT FLIGHT from many major American gateways, and just a matter of a few hours from departure to poolside margaritas for many visitors. Los Cabos is located just south of the Tropic of Cancer (on the same latitude

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While visitors often think of bustling Cabo San Lucas when they hear “Los Cabos,” the region is actually home to two very distinctive cities. Cabo San Lucas (often simply called “Cabo”) is the vibrant heart of tourism, with a world-class marina, stylish resorts lining wonderfully SWIMMABLE MÉDANO BEACH, chic nightclubs, and the iconic natural rock arch at Land’s End where the waters of the Pacific meet those of the Sea of Cortez.

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The area boasts a RICH HISTORY, from the original native Pericú peoples to the conquistadors and pirates who once patrolled the coastline. In the mid-twentieth century, Hollywood legends like Bing Crosby, John Wayne and Desi Arnaz traveled to Baja before the advent of the highway and international flights. They arrived in private planes and yachts to relax and fish in seclusion. Tourism and infrastructure has boomed since then, but Baja remains a favorite CELEBRITY RETREAT.

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as the Bahamas and Hawaii’s island of Kauai), and throughout the year, clear skies and low annual rainfall make visiting a delight. Los Cabos enjoys summer temperatures in the 90’s and daytime temperatures in the 70’s during the winter months when migrating whales put on spectacular shows offshore.

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About 20 miles away, San José del Cabo offers a slower pace, romantic historic architecture, a thriving arts community and traditional town square. Linking the two cities is the stretch known as the Tourist Corridor, sprinkled with ultra-luxury resorts, PICTURESQUE BEACHES and world-famous golf courses including Cabo del Sol and Palmilla.

With so much to do, from DIVING with thousands of tropical fish in some of the world’s most pristine waters to fighting a prize marlin, there’s never a dull moment in Los Cabos. Whether you choose to hop aboard a SUNSET CRUISE, enjoy tacos and beer at a beachfront cantina or treat yourself to a day of spa pampering, the vacation of a lifetime awaits!

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Further afield, remote retreats offer alternative tastes of Baja’s magic, from the tranquility of the EAST CAPE to the galleries and laid-back surfer vibe of TODOS SANTOS. Throughout the region, visitors will discover warm hospitality and modern services. And while knowing a little Spanish can be helpful, English is spoken in many of the resort areas, restaurants and bars.


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Concierge Services Why spend your precious vacation time tracking down restaurant phone numbers, following up with transportation providers or doing the legwork to compare tour options when you can be kicking back around your villa’s private pool? As a guest in one of our Los Cabos villas, you can take advantage of your very own dedicated destination specialist, who’ll greet you on arrival, get you settled in and is on hand to assist you with your vacation needs, from arranging exciting tours and activities to helping you with restaurant recommendations and reservations. Your wish is our command! Looking to play a round on one of Cabo’s famous golf courses? Want some snacks and beverages delivered or a soothing spa treatment in the comfort of your villa? Need transportation arranged during your visit? Our destination experts are available around-the-clock to handle all these requests and much more! Before your trip, contact our team of Cabo specialists at 1-800-745-2226 to plan activities and services. While in Los Cabos, contact our concierge team at 143-9242.

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FESTIVE FLAVOR!

Experience Exquisite Cuisine In Your Villa A Matter of Taste provides gourmet dining in the comfort of your villa with exciting international menus to suit your taste. Call 143-9242 in Cabo or 1-800-745-2226 from the US to start planning your elegant dinner party, dream wedding reception, a casual lunch buffet or a perfect champagne brunch. Explore menus at www.cabovillas.com/amot


Personal Chef / Catering While Los Cabos is well known for its gourmet restaurants, there’s nothing like enjoying an exquisite feast right in the comfort of your villa. Sip an evening cocktail as the sun sets over the ocean and savor delicious appetizers, lush entrées and heavenly desserts prepared by a private chef. Our team will work with you to create an unforgettable experience, from a romantic dinner for two to a lively Mexican fiesta complete with margaritas. Welcome Appetizer Packages $85-$160/4 persons Breakfast or Brunch $8–$77/person Lunch $12–$110/person Hors d’oeuvres Buffet $15–$17/person Dinner $20–$89/person Kids’ Menu $15/person Private Chef Services From $200, plus cost of food (8-hour service) Please note: 4-person minimum for all above meals.

Additional Catering Services Private Butler Service $120 (8 hours) Bartender $13-$20/hour (2-hour min.) Tequila or Wine Tasting $20/hour For every group of 6 guests or more, an additional assistant may be required at $13 - $20/hr. Prices do not include tax or gratuity. Prices are based on all guests selecting the same menu. For differing items and certain villas, additional charges may apply. Prices are subject to change.

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In-Villa Pre-Stocking Services Arrive at your private villa to find the kitchen pantry already stocked with your choice of food and refreshing beverages. Essential Food Package $160 /order | Deli meats, cheeses, condiments, wheat bread, cereal, granola, eggs, butter, chips, salsa, fruit, coffee, milk, soda, water, orange juice, tortillas, cookies and purified ice. Sunrise Breakfast Package $90 /order | Bacon, eggs, wheat bread, muffins, milk, assorted fruit, orange juice and cinnamon rolls. Refreshing Beverage Package $75 /order | A variety of sodas, bottled water, orange juice, grapefruit juice, vegetable juice and purified ice. Smoked Salmon Package $90 /order | Assorted fresh bagels, smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomatoes, capers and onions. Deluxe Welcome Package $300 /order | Includes Essential Food, Refreshing Beverage and Breakfast Packages. Delicious Dessert Options $13–$80 /item | A variety of tempting desserts are available including chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, carrot cake and more! Kids’ Breakfast Package $45 /order | Waffles, hot cakes, butter, syrup, juice, cereal, milk.

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Beer Package $120 /order | 12 each of Corona, Pacifico, Dos Equis, Tecate & Modelo beers. Margarita Package $180 /order | Cuervo 1800 reposado, Cuervo margarita mix, limes, salsa, guacamole, tortilla chips, purified ice, salt. Top Shelf Liquor Package $325 /order | Corona beer , Bacardi white

Additional Pre-Stocking Options Floral Bouquets/Roses $35–$100

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Kids’ Food Package $65 /order | Juices, hot dog buns, turkey sausages, condiments, frozen french fries, popcorn, crackers, macaroni and cheese, fruit roll ups.

High Chair $10 /night Ping-Pong Table (4 paddles) $15 /day Portable Cribs/Playpens $10 /night Car Seat $10 /day Booster Seat $10 /day Air-Bed (Double) $10 /night Lounge Chair $10 /day Beach Umbrella $10 /day Cell Phone Rental $15 /day + pre-paid call time (approximately 79 min. national/ 33 minutes international call time)

Pre-paid Phone Card $10 /card (20 minutes) DVD or DVD/VCR Player $10 /day 3GB USB Port $20 /day ($300 deposit required) Portable Cooler $10 /day *Please note: delivery fee of $20-$50 per trip depending on location. Contact your ESSV representative to order. Additional items and packages available. Prices and packages subject to change. Must be 21 to order liquor packages. Limit one bottle of hard liquor (40% or more alcohol) per person.

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Large villas are excellent venues for group events.

Groups & Special Events What could be better than celebrating a meaningful milestone, reunion, anniversary or destination wedding surrounded by family and friends as you enjoy live mariachi music, margaritas and million-dollar views of the Sea of Cortez? Providing a breathtaking backdrop for special events, Los Cabos is an ideal setting for a picture-perfect celebration, whether you’re saying “I do” or planning an unforgettable dinner party in paradise. Part of the destination’s appeal for groups, both for business and pleasure, lies in its outstanding variety of venues and activities. Los Cabos resorts offer gorgeous beachfront locations and an appealing diversity of architectural styles, from Mediterranean romance to minimalist modern glamour. Fully equipped to handle everything from a casual wedding to a multi-day conference, resorts are great for groups of all sizes. Looking for something a little more unique? A luxury yacht or private sailboat charter can offer a scenic cruise to Land’s End as

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Entertainment Mariachi Band $715/hour Musical Trio $345-$450/hour Solo Guitarist $285/hour DJ $575/hour (3-hour min.) Live Band $500–$1,500/hour (3-hour min.) Fireworks Show $850–$5,000/minute Fire Dancing $660/15 minutes (2 dancers)

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For our full range of services, catering, entertainment and activities offerings, contact your ESSV representative. It is recommended that you book your special event services at least one month in advance of your arrival. Please note: all prices are subject to change.

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Daunted by the prospect of planning your special event? Our highly experienced team of coordinators, caterers and entertainers can make the process effortless—from planning the perfect menu and décor to arranging ground transportation, accommodations and activities for your guests. Completely customized for your budget and taste, we can help you arrange a wonderful celebration as individual as you are—and an experience that you and your guests will treasure for a lifetime!

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you savor gourmet cuisine. And, for added privacy and flexibility, nothing beats a villa rental as the scene for a festive occasion. Villas can accommodate intimate events or lavish galas of up to 200 guests, whether for a night of cocktails and music on your poolside terrace or a beach wedding on the sand. Villa guests will appreciate the convenience of professional beauty services delivered by spa professionals right in the villa—from bridal hair and makeup to soothing spa parties. When the party is over, adjourn to the comfort of your suite without worrying about transportation. In the morning, recap the previous night’s fun as you sip mimosas by your villa’s private swimming pool.

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In-Villa Spa Services Treat yourself to a customized spa sanctuary in the privacy of your villa. Feel the stress melt away in the hands of the skilled therapists of Suzanne Morel Face & Body Care who will create a personalized atmosphere just for you. Whether you want a romantic couples massage, wedding beauty services or a spa party with pedicures and facials for you and your friends, Suzanne’s professional team will make your experience unforgettable! 60-Minute Massage $80-$175 90-Minute Massage $110-$250 Couples Massage $195-$295 Refreshing Facials $90-$155 Revitalizing Body Wraps $125-$155 Stimulating Body Scrubs $75-$95 Manicure or Pedicure $40-$120 Hair Services $65-$145 Makeup Application $85-$125

Spa Packages Mexican Spa Ritual $255 Begin with a cup of herbal tea and stretching followed by an aromatherapy scrub and 60-min. massage. Indulge Yourself $190 A 60-min. aromatherapy or deep-tissue massage with a calming seaweed facial. Massage Madness $185 A full-body aromatherapy salt scrub and a 90-min. deep-tissue massage. Roll Out the Red Carpet $245

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A full-body exfoliating scrub, 60-min. deep-tissue massage and a facial. Many additional services and packages available. Contact us to customize your spa experience. Prices subject to change. Minimum $200 for villa services.

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The beach at Chileno Bay is perfect for soaking up the Los Cabos sunshine.

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Corridor Beaches PLAYA LAS VIUDAS

Tucked along the soaring rock formations at Land’s End, photogenic Lover’s Beach is a must-visit. Hop aboard a water taxi from Médano Beach or the marina, bring supplies for the day and make arrangements for your return as there are no services at the beach. When conditions are good, snorkeling and diving on the bay side can be delightful. Stay out of the water on the Pacific Ocean side known as Divorce Beach, where powerful surf pounds the shore. Swimming on this side is very dangerous.

Also known as Widows Beach, this serene stretch of sand is an insider favorite. A wonderfully tranquil atmosphere and tide pools teeming with marine life make this a great spot to spend a sunny afternoon. Swim with caution and when the waters are calm. Access via the dirt road located near Km. 12.5 on the Tourist Corridor.

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For marvelous snorkeling, head out on the Tourist Corridor to Santa Maria, a small half-moon shaped bay that’s as pretty as it gets. Positioned between rugged bluffs, this enchanting cove offers largergrained sand with a faint rosy hue, harmonizing beautifully with the vivid turquoise waters. Very popular for snorkeling and kayaking, this marine sanctuary features a wide variety of colorful tropical fish and sea fans. If you’re driving, look for the access sign near Km. 13 on the highway leading to the dirt parking area, then stroll to the cove.

The centerpiece of Cabo San Lucas Bay, Playa El Médano (“The Dune”) is lined with hotels, bars and restaurants. The gentle waters along this beach make it great for swimming. This lively beach hums with the activity of visitors and vendors, making it a fantastic spot for peoplewatching. As parking is limited, grabbing a taxi may be your best bet. Access from Paseo del Pescador, the beachfront resorts or restaurants.

Another favorite for snorkeling, Chileno Bay is accessible from a well-marked exit

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on the highway near Km. 14. Above the beach, 7-bedroom Villa Cielito offers a unique setting for a vacation getaway. Surrounded by rustling palms, the villa’s beautiful pool overlooks this bay where snorkelers and kayakers revel in calm waters and vibrant sea life. Popular with local families and tourists alike, the beach offers palapas for shade, basic restrooms and a palm grove. Children will enjoy exploring the tide pools. TEQUILA COVE AT CABO REAL (BLEDITO BEACH)

Midway through the Corridor, visitors will discover an invitingly long stretch of sand fronting the Meliá Cabo Real and Hilton hotels. There can be good swimming next to the man-made breakwater and

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water sports, with equipment rentals conveniently located on the beach. Excellent for beachcombing, walking, and horseback riding, this scenic beach is delightful. The easiest access is through the hotels at Km.19.5. PALMILLA BAY

Nearing San José del Cabo, Palmilla Beach is another great spot. Depending on conditions, this cove can be wonderful for snorkeling, swimming or kayaking. Located alongside the luxurious One&Only Palmilla Resort and its world-class golf course, this popular beach has long been a favorite. In the afternoon, watch the fishermen return to shore accompanied by eager pelicans. Located at Km. 27 on the highway.

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While they’re perfect for walking, horseback riding and shore fishing, San José del Cabo’s beaches are usually not suitable for swimming.

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Expansive Hotel Beach is about a mile from historic downtown San José. Surf fishing, strolling, sunbathing, horseback riding and beach volleyball are popular here, but the waters are generally not safe for swimming. The San José estuary, a bird sanctuary with lush natural palm groves

East Cape CABO PULMO

Further away, East Cape beaches charm visitors with their pristine shores. If you’re up for a memorable day-trip, head out to Cabo Pulmo, a marine sanctuary several hours northeast of San José. Here you’ll find some of the world’s most incredible diving and snorkeling in one of North America’s few living coral reefs. Make the drive yourself or reserve an excursion departing from Los Cabos.

Secluded Beach at Cabo Pulmo

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COSTA AZUL BEACH

Home to the famous Zipper’s break and a beach bar and grill restaurant, this is one of the hottest surfing spots in Los Cabos. Access near Km. 28 and park in the arroyo.

and a sea turtle nursery, is located at the beach’s east end, along with a stable for horseback riding. Access along Paseo Malecón, the long beach drive lined with resorts.

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TOP RESTAURANT PICKS ●

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Baja Cantina offers patrons the best in beachfront dining.

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Top Restaurant Picks Los Cabos is a world-famous culinary destination offering everything from casual roadside taquerías to award-winning gourmet fare spanning world cuisines. Fresh seafood, local produce and prime beef shine in a dazzling variety of area eateries. Here are some of our favorites for a taste of paradise: $ – Inexpensive (Under $10) $$ – Moderate ($10–$25) $$$ – Expensive (Above $25)

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Cabo San Lucas Las Gardenias $ 1 Camino Hacienda and Niños Héroes. This inexpensive taco bar is popular with Cabo locals and visitors “in the know” and serves great shrimp and fish tacos. Closed evenings.

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Lenny’s Deli $ 2 Lázaro Cárdenas and Paseo del Pescador, 143-8380. Enjoy an Americanstyle breakfast or deli lunch. In back is the famous full restaurant, The Original Park Restaurant, with good seafood and steaks, 143-1927.

Baja Brewing Company $$

3 Médano Beach at Cabo Villas Beach Resort, 143-9199. Savor the rooftop views of Land’s End, live music, local brews, great Mexican specialties and pub fare.

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La Casona $$$ q Villa La

Dock L-M and at Médano Beach in front of Cabo Villas Beach Resort,143-1591. Stop in for great Mexican & international cuisine, sushi, wines and a celebrated bar.

Estancia Resort, 145-6900. A refined resort setting surrounds this classically elegant steakhouse.

Bar Esquina $$ 5 Avenida Pescador at Hotel Bahia, 143-1889. A new star, this chic eatery offers vibrant international cuisine at an affordable price.

Marina Fiesta Resort, 145-6020. Try the chicken pibil or mole at this great eatery offering traditional Mexican cuisine with a modern flair.

DOC $$ 7 Plaza Amelia Wilkes, 143-8500. Authentic Italian cuisine and a great wine list are served in a pleasant, intimate space. The Office $$ 8 Playa El Médano, 143-3464. Known for on-the-sand dining, this is a fantastic spot for happy hour and people-watching.

Salvatore’s $$ 9 Emiliano Zapata between Vicente Guerrero & Hidalgo, 105-1044. Friendly service and homey Italian food make this a fave with locals and tourists. Don’t miss the lasagna.

Médano and Paseo del Pescador, 143-0801. Casually upscale, this is the place for delightful dining under the stars with grilled seafood (great lobster) and steak.

Flavor $$$ e Corner of Marina Blvd & Lázaro Cardenas, 143-5501. A sophisticated courtyard restaurant, glamorous bar and innovative menu of small plates bring a hip L.A. vibe to Cabo.

Fellini’s $$$ r Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort, 142-9898. Award winning Italian cuisine is served overlooking the Sea of Cortez.

La Frida $$$ t Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort, 142-9999. You’ll delight in the exquisite Mexican cuisine and enchanting hacienda-style setting.

La Fonda $$$ y Miguel Hidalgo between Obregón and 12 de Octubre, 143-6926. Rich regional specialties from throughout Mexico are masterfully executed.

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Paraiso Mall, 144-3805. This marina-side restaurant offers delicious take-out cuisine plus a sit-down tapas and wine bar.

Señor Sweets $$ - Puerto Paraiso Mall, 105-0102. Drop in for gourmet coffees, pastries, salads, panini, gelato and a full bar.

Arts and Sushi $$$ = Plaza Bonita Mall, 144-4554. This outstanding sushi restaurant showcases unique local artwork.

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La Golondrina $$$ u Paseo del Pescador, next to City Club, 143-0542. A perennial insider’s favorite, this open-air restaurant offers steaks and fresh seafood. Hacienda Cocina $$$ i South Gate entrance at Hacienda Beach Club Resort, 163-3144. A breathtaking beachfront terrace accents the vibrant Mexican cuisine and the dramatic vistas.

Manuel’s Creative Cuisine $$$ s Transp. Hwy.

Km. 27.5, Shoppes at Palmilla, 144-6171. Open for dinner, this restaurant receives consistent rave reviews for great Mexican cuisine.

Market and Agua at One&Only Palmilla Resort $$$

d Transp. Hwy. Km. 27, 146-7000. These celebrity chef restaurants boast spectacular Sea of Cortez views. Reservations required.

Mi Casa $$$ o Avenida Cabo San Lucas, 143-1933. Great for groups, this colorful and fun spot features regional Mexican cuisine, mariachi music and folk art.

Km. 10, Sheraton Hacienda del Mar, 145-6126. This oceanfront, palapa-roofed restaurant offers artful Pacific Rim cuisine.

Nick-San $$$ p Plaza de

Puerta Vieja $$$ g Transp.

Pitahayas $$$ f Transp. Hwy.

La Danza, 143-2491. Discover outstanding sushi and lively Asian-fusion cuisine. A second location is in the Corridor at the Shoppes at Palmilla, 144-6262.

Hwy. Km. 6.3, Cabo Bello, 104-3252. Elegant Mexican and international cuisine is accompanied by lovely Land’s End views.

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Restaurant at Esperanza $$$

ME by Meliá Cabo, 145-7800. Excellent, creative sushi is served in an upscale, contemporary setting with a chic atmosphere.

145-6400. Discover excellent international cuisine in a unique, romantic cliff-top location.

La Perla $$$ ] In Villa del Arco

$$$ j Transp. Hwy. Km. 6,

Resort, 145-7200. Experience great international cuisine, with steak, seafood and a broad selection of wines, martinis and tequilas.

Sunset Da Mona Lisa

145-8160. With panoramic sunset views, this restaurant is perfect for a special, atmospheric dinner.

Las Ventanas Al Paraíso $$$

k Transp. Hwy. Km. 19.5, Cabo Corridor Villa Serena $$ \ Transp. Hwy. Km. 7.5, 145-8244. Great ocean views to enjoy along with good chilaquiles and steak.

Canto del Mar $$$ a In Marquis Los Cabos Resort, Transp. Hwy. Km 21.5, 144-2000. The rotating French and Mediterranean menu stars fresh local ingredients— make reservations well in advance!

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Real, 144-2800 x8201. The Baja-Mediterranean cuisine is served in a refined setting with dramatic views of the Sea of Cortez. Reservations required.

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Doblado at Hwy. 1, 142-6755. This casual taquería serves up some of the best local fish, shrimp and scallop tacos.

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Azul, Transp. Hwy. Km. 28.5, 172-6162. American and Mexican food and a laid-back feel—enjoy a margarita and watch the surfers!

Baan Thai $$ ' Morelos

Caboley, 146-9394. Stop in for superb, artfully prepared fresh sushi.

La Dolce $$ v Plaza Jardin

Mijares, Zaragoza and Hildalgo, 142-6621. Enjoy authentic Italian food at reasonable prices.

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and Hidalgo, 142-3350. This restaurant and bakery offers crepes, salads, and freshly baked pastries.

Buzzard’s $$ z Outside of San José del Cabo at La Laguna, 5 Km. east of La Playita, 044 (624) 113-6368. This hidden gem is worth the drive—a casual seaside grill with lots of character!

Mijares at Plaza Mision, 142-6655. San Francisco–style global cuisine and a great wine list is served in a tropical atmosphere.

El Chilar $$ x Benito Juaréz at

Salsita’s $$ m Obregón &

Morelos, 142-2544. Small, popular eatery features fine Mexican cuisine. New monthly menus use a creative variety of tasty chiles.

Local Eight $$ n Boulevard

Hidalgo, 142-6787. Decorated with folk art, this restaurant boasts a wonderful pepita mole and tacos served with jicama tortillas.

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and Obregón (across from El Encanto Inn), 142-3344. In historic downtown, this restaurant’s Pan-Asian cuisine features fresh local ingredients.

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Teo $$ , Blvd. Mijares in front of fire station, 044 (624) 128-3081. An eclectic menu offers great burgers, fish tacos and lobster at this casual eatery.

Tequila $$ . Manuel Doblado #1011 between Boulevard Mijares and Hidalgo, 142-1155. A creative menu blends international influences plus an extensive wine cellar and many varieties of tequila.

Morgan’s Encore $$$ ^

Morelos and Obregón, 142-4737. Another offering from the acclaimed creators of Morgan’s, this elegant hacienda-style venue offers a stylish international menu.

La Panga Antigua $$$ &

Zaragoza #20, 142-4041. A true treasure— outstanding service and fresh fish are served in one of historic San José’s most charming buildings.

Voila Bistro $$ / Morelos and Comonfort, 130-7569. The airy patio surrounded by palms is the setting for great seafood, steak and chicken; excellent lobster burrito.

Damiana $$$ ! Blvd. Mijares on the Plaza, 142-0499. A casually elegant restaurant in an 18thcentury hacienda offering lovely courtyard dining with steak, seafood and traditional Mexican dishes. Don Emiliano $$$ @ Blvd. Mijares south of the Plaza, 142-0266. Superb Mexican cuisine boasting regional specialties is served in a beautiful setting.

H Restaurant $$$ # Obregón #1505, 105-2974. A romantic colonial building sets the scene for American nouvelle and contemporary Mexican cuisine.

Todos Santos Art & Beer $$ Hwy 19 near

Pescadero. The cluster of palapas doesn’t look like much but step inside for amazing seafood, cold beer and a cool folk art collection.

Tequila’s Sunrise $$ Calle

Juarez, 612-145-0073. The shrimp or lobster chiles rellenos are a must. Don’t forget to sign the wall before you leave!

Cafe Santa Fe $$$ Calle

Centenario across from Teatro Marquéz, 612-145-0340. Housed in an 1850’s building, this is one of the finest restaurants in Todos Santos with a blend of Italian and Mexican influences. COURTESY ROSEWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS, L.L.C.

Mi Cocina at Casa Natalia $$$ $ Boulevard Mijares #4, 146-7100. Chef Loïc Tenoux combines local ingredients to create his fresh and innovative Euro-Mexican cuisine. This restaurant is a consistent favorite.

Morgan’s $$$ % Manuel Doblado and Hidalgo, 142-3825. The creative cuisine boasts a Mediterranean flourish and uses the freshest local produce, seafood, and signature pastries baked daily.

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Top Nightlife Picks From elegant spots to watch the sun go down while sipping a fine vintage to rocking cantinas where the tequila never stops flowing, Cabo has a well-deserved reputation for sizzling nightlife. Cabo San Lucas is the heart of the party, with plenty of hip nightclubs within walking distance of each other. San José del Cabo is quieter but also offers some great choices for a night of fun.

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Médano Beach at Cabo Villas Beach Resort, 143-9199. Fantastic views of Land’s End, live music and uniquely crafted local beers.

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Lázaro Cárdenas & Blvd. Marina, 143-6700. Salsa dancing classes, a floor show and imaginative tequila drinks make this one of the hottest new spots in Cabo San Lucas.

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B Lounge Médano Beach at Casa Dorada Beach Resort, 163-5757. This beautiful lounge offers breathtaking views and unique beers from around the world.

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Lázaro Cárdenas across from Plaza Bonita, 143-4740. This casual bar gets wilder as the night goes on. Video jockeys spin the latest music.

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Barometro Marina near Puerto Paraiso Mall, 143-1466. Sophisticated atmosphere, nice marina views and great DJ grooves.

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Vicente Guerrero, between Lázaro Cárdenas and Francisco I. Madero, 143-1188. Sammy Hagar’s landmark cantina featuring plenty of rock and signature tequila.

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Niños Héroes, 143-5010. Friendly sports bar with pool table, jukebox, big-screen TVs and good burgers.

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Lázaro Cárdenas between Morelos & Zaragoza, 143-2054. Fashionable rooftop terrace reminiscent of a beach club.

Nikki Beach at the ME by Meliá Cabo 0 Playa El Médano, 145-7800. Hot oceanfront beach club with bar, celebrity DJs and dancing.

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Blvd. Marina #17, 143-4493. The happy hour packs ‘em in and late nights get pretty wild. Dance floor with DJ gets everybody moving.

Passion at the ME by Meliá Cabo = Playa El Médano, 145-7800. Chic scene, designer cocktails and VIP clientele with dancing until the wee hours.

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Boulevard Marina, Interior Plaza Mariachis. Billed as “The World’s Smallest Bar,” with just a few stools inside and out. Beer and tequila.

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Squid Roe Blvd. Marina across from Plaza Bonita, 143-0655. A Cabo icon. Three floors of totally outrageous fun, hot music and celebrity sightings.

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Plaza las Velas on Paseo Malecón, 142-3099. Open-air martini bar serving up tasty international fare.

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Gali Plaza at the Marina, 143-1309. Authentic Irish pub with a great atmosphere.

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Blvd. Marina & Matamoros, 143-0606. Get hoisted up on the trophy wall like a marlin! Hilarious floor show and plenty of laughs.

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GOLFING ●

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Cabo Real boasts extraordinary scenery as well as a challenging design to test your skill.

Los Cabos Golf Golf experts and pros have long recognized Cabo’s golf courses for their astonishing beauty, masterful designs and challenging layouts. One of the world’s leading golf destinations, Los Cabos offers courses designed by some of the biggest names in the game, as well as magnificent vistas of desert and sea. There’s nothing more inspiring for a true aficionado of the game than a morning round overlooking the sparkling Sea of Cortez—and perhaps even catching a glimpse of a migrating whale as you take a swing! Along the Tourist Corridor, visitors will discover some of Cabo’s most prestigious emerald fairways tucked along magical desert hillsides and arroyos. Courses by Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones II, the Dye Corporation and Tom Weiskopf invite players of all abilities to test their skill. Don’t pass up the opportunity to play these world-class golf courses! Let your ESSV representative schedule your tee times to ensure availability.

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Cabo del Sol, The Desert Course | $160–$285 This Tom Weiskopf design features enchanting views as it unfolds across the rolling desert landscape. Varying in length from 4,810 to 7,100 yards with demanding elevation changes and bunkering, this is truly one of Mexico’s finest courses. Golf Digest has ranked this outstanding course among the finest in Mexico.

Cabo Real | $167–$220 Designed and built by the Robert Trent Jones II team, Cabo Real has hosted a number of prestigious tournaments, including PGA Senior Slams. Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, the par 72, 7,037-yard course offers the most formidable front nine in Los Cabos. A majestic setting along the Sea of Cortez makes for a scenic game. Cabo San Lucas Country Club | $109–$150 This 18-hole

Puerto Los Cabos | $150-$195 This is one of the area’s newest courses in the upscale new development just outside of San José del Cabo and currently offers two lovely 9-hole designs by Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman—a great opportunity to experience the distinctive features and layouts of each distinguished designer. Rates vary by time and season. Rates are per person, per round and include shared cart, bottled water, use of practice facilities and tax. Additional fees for groups of 12 or more. Contact your ESSV representative to reserve your tee times. Ask us about special twilight discounts. Please note: all prices subject to change without notice.

The golf course at Palmilla has been recognized as one of the finest in the world.

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design by the Dye Corporation has phenomenal Land’s End views and flows through 200 acres surrounded by beautiful desert vegetation. The 5th hole is among the most challenging, playing 446 yards from the tees.

Club Campestre San José | $127–$174 A par 71 Jack Nicklaus design offering marvelous views of the Sea of Cortez, this 18-hole course offers dramatic elevation changes and utilizes saltwaterresistant Paspalum grass, an environmentally-sensitive choice.

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two magnificent courses, Cabo del Sol is one of the world’s must-plays. The Ocean Course was the second Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Mexico, extending for over a mile along the scenic Los Cabos coastline. Nicklaus has praised this course as having the “three finest finishing holes in all of golf.”

Palmilla | $155-$244 This legendary course is renowned for its 27 holes and stunning views. The first Nicklaus design in Latin America, this course has been ranked as one of the top courses by Condé Nast Traveler and the best course in Mexico by Travel + Leisure.

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SPORT FISHING ●

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Sport Fishing Known as the “Marlin Capital of the World,” Los Cabos has a long-standing reputation as one of the world’s most prestigious fishing destinations. Well before the area’s tourism industry took off, fishermen in the know headed down to Baja to fight monster fish in these remarkably rich waters. The unique confluence of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez at Land’s End results in an incredible variety of marine life. Anglers will find seasonal abundance of striped, black, and blue marlin, dorado (mahi-mahi), tuna, sea bass, wahoo and roosterfish, among other species in the waters around Los Cabos. The type of fish varies throughout the year based on water temperatures, moon phase, the presence of bait fish, location of fishing vessels and other factors. We work with expert fishing fleets and captains highly skilled in locating the best current fishing spots. Annual tournaments attract international competitors in search of prize-winning catches.

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We represent a diverse fleet of deluxe vessels ranging in size from 24 ft. to 110 ft., accommodating 4 to 25 guests. Half-day, full-day and multiple-day all-inclusive charters are available, with trips FROM $585 PER DAY. Our professional crews will ensure a memorable day on those beautiful waters Cabo waters.

Our team supports the conservation of billfish and we encourage you to release your catch, unless it is your first or you plan to eat it. If you want a wall trophy, new technologies can produce high-quality replica mounts. If you elect to take your catch home and did not bring a cooler, local stores carry an ample supply. Check with your airline regarding rates, weight and size restrictions. Unless your trip home is lengthy, properly packed fish should make it back fresh. You may also arrange to have your fish prepared to your taste at one of many fine local restaurants. ALL-INCLUSIVE CHARTERS INCLUDE: • Experienced captain and crew with custom fishing equipment • Live bait, fishing licenses and dock fees • Beverages (your choice of beer, soft drinks and bottled water) • Breakfast and/or lunch (depending upon charter length) • Cleaning, filleting and freezing your catch IMAGES COURTESY OF SHAMBALA/ LOS CABOS TOURISM BOARD

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Luxury Yachts Your ocean view couldn’t get any better than from the deck of a luxury yacht as you cruise the legendary waters of Baja. When you charter a yacht, you’ll experience exceptional service and fine amenities combined with the excitement of a voyage at sea. We can completely customize each yacht charter for a perfect cruise—from helping you select the ideal vessel to planning a gourmet menu. Whether you choose a week-long live-aboard charter to explore the intriguing islands of the Sea of Cortez, a day-long jaunt to fantastic local snorkel spots or an evening cruise to enjoy a sunset cocktail with friends, each of our yachts offers an exceptional experience. Our yachts feature sophisticated décor, friendly and professional crews, luxurious staterooms and world-class equipment. You’ll know you’re in for a wonderful outing from the moment you step aboard! PRICES BEGIN AT $1,500 for a cruise. Ask us about dining and beverage options as well as optional watersports equipment.

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A private charter aboard the Scorpio is an unparalleled way to experience the Sea of Cortez.


(105-ft.) Sleek and sophisticated, the Scorpio possesses all the comforts you’d demand from a truly exceptional vessel. You’ll appreciate the oversized salon, lovely staterooms, a large swim platform and even an inviting jacuzzi on the upper deck. Set course for a wonderful journey! The Scorpio can accommodate up to 25 guests.

The Gladiator | from $2,850 (78-ft.) Pure cruising luxury is yours aboard this exciting yacht fisher. The large, air-conditioned salon boasts a seating area as well as a plasma television, satellite radio and a stereo system. Tournamentquality equipment includes three bait tanks, a full tackle center, 6 tuna tubes and a fighting chair. The Gladiator can accommodate up to 25 guests for a harbor cruise or whale watching trip, and up to 12 guests for day-long fishing charters.

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The Mick | from $2,500 (80-ft.) There’s so much to appreciate about this glamorous yacht boasting staterooms that look like luxury villa bedrooms. The well-thought layout offer spacious areas for entertaining. This vessel can accommodate up to 12 guests for sunset cruises and up to 6 guests for a week-long charter. Set course on an unforgettable sunset cruise, half-day adventure, whale watching trip, or multi-day exploration.

The Panache | from $3,108 (110-ft.) As the name implies, this yacht has loads of pizzazz, with three splendid staterooms, a formal dining salon, a wet bar on the upper sun deck, a large-screen TV and an entertainment system, plus plenty of gear for a day of fun on those pretty Sea of Cortez waters. This is a vessel of exceptional power and grace! The Panache accommodates up to 12 passengers. For more info, contact your ESSV representative to arrange your yacht charter. Prices subject to change.

The Kahuna | from $2,500 (83-ft.) Like a fine hotel at sea, the Kahuna offers fantastic comfort and service. The Kahuna is fully air conditioned, offers satellite plasma TV, stereo systems, satellite phone, and high speed Internet access. Up to 25 guests can cruise in comfort aboard the Kahuna. The professional staff and excellent fishing equipment will make your experience one to remember!

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(72-ft.) A graceful sportfisher, the Atrevida boasts a wealth of fine amenities. You’re sure to admire the galley, outfitted in black granite, which includes a dumbwaiter to conveniently send refreshments to the fly bridge. An entertainment system and quality fishing tackle round out this vessel’s offerings. The Atrevida accommodates up to 12 guests for fishing.

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Tours & Activities With so much to see and do in Los Cabos, there’s never a dull moment. Here are some ideas for a fun-filled getaway!

Sea Explorations Cabo Dolphins Interactive educational programs allow visitors to get up-close and personal with these glorious creatures. Swim and play with dolphins in the state-ofthe-art pool or work with trainers to learn instructional techniques. For non-swimmers, a special program allows participants to interact with dolphins while standing in waist-deep water. ● Dolphin Kids Tour: $80/person; Daily: 10AM (ages 4–9). ● Dolphin Encounters Tour: $100/person; Mon–Fri: 3PM; Sat–Sun: 1PM. Min. age: 8 years old. ● Swim with Dolphins: $139-$167/person; Mon–Fri, hourly

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from 9AM to 3PM; Sat–Sun, hourly, from 10AM to 1PM. Min. age: 5 years old; children under 10 must be accompanied by paying adult. ● Trainer for a Day Tour: $400/person; Mon–Fri starting at 10AM and finishing around 3:30PM; Min. age: 12 years. Advance reservations required.

The Rissalena This custom 37-ft. power catamaran is a great choice for a one-of-a-kind sightseeing adventure. Take a scenic cruise around the bay, head out to great snorkeling spots, or reserve a private charter for your group. Tours include lunch or dinner. ● Snorkel Cruise: $60 (4-person min.);

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Departs: 10AM; 3 hrs. ● Sunset Cruise: $60 (4-person min.); Departs: 4:30 PM (Fall–Winter); 6PM (Spring–Summer); 2 hrs. ● Private Charter: $900 (1–12 guests); $1,100 (13–24 guests); 2 hrs. $150/extra hr. Departure: pre-loading begins 30 minutes before each tour. All tickets must be purchased in advance.

3 hrs. Includes: lunch & open bar. ● Whale Watching: $45/adult; $20/child (5-12); Departs: 8:30AM, daily; 2 hrs. Includes: continental breakfast. ● Sunset Cruise: $70/ adult; $30/child (5-12); Departs: 5PM (Winter); 6PM (Summer) daily; 2.5 hrs. Includes: snacks & open bar. ● Private Charters: $3,630-$5,100; call for details.

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Fanta Sea Catamaran Whether you want to watch the playful whales from the expansive deck or get out in those warm waters for a delightful snorkel with the abundant sea life in the Sea of Cortez, the Fanta Sea, a 75-foot Brisbane Catamaran, will fulfill your fantasies of a perfect cruise on the waters of Los Cabos. ● Snorkel & Kayaking Cruise: $65/person; Departs: 11AM; 4 hrs. ● Sunset Cruise: $69/person. Departs: 4:30PM (Winter); 5:30PM (Summer); 3 hrs.; Includes: dinner & open bar. ● Whale Watching Tour: $49/person; Departs: 12:30PM; 2 hours. ● Private Charters: $4,500$12,600; call for details.

Caborey Dinner Cruiser It’s difficult to express just how delightful it is to motor along the fabulous Baja coastline upon the deck of an elegant vessel. But don’t take our word for it—take the Caborey and enjoy an elegant cruise around Cabo San Lucas Bay aboard one of the largest catamarans in the area. ● Sunset Dinner Cruise: $89/ adult; $45/child (under 11). Departs: daily at 5PM (Winter); 6PM (Summer); 2.5 hrs. ● Snorkel Cruise: $45/adult; $23 child (under 11). Departs: daily at 11AM (Winter); 10AM (Summer); 3 hrs. ● Margarita Cruise: $45/adult; $23/child (under 11). Departs daily: 6PM (Summer); 5PM (Winter); 2.5 hrs. ● Whale Watching Cruise: $49/adult; $25/ child (under 11) Tues, Thurs & Sat (Winter): 10AM. All Include: Open bar and equipment.

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Take a memorable and magical cruise aboard this legendary 96-ft. tall-ship replica that’s starred in feature films. It’s sure to be a hit with the whole family, complete with onboard pirates! ● Snorkeling Tour: $55/adult; $30/child (5-12); Departs: 12 noon, daily; Tall Ship Buccaneer Queen

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Cabo Sailing

You’ll enjoy the beauty of Baja aboard a spectacular classic sailboat with an expert, friendly crew. Board the Yael Chica, Synergy or Mistral sailboat for a snorkel trip, sunset tour or whale-watching cruise to remember, with plenty of food and an open bar to add extra flavor to your sightseeing adventure. ● Snorkel Tours: $64/person; 3 hrs. Departs: 10AM. ● Sunset Cruise: $64/person; 2 hrs. Departs: 6:15PM (Summer); 4:30PM (Winter) ● Scuba Cruise: $150/person; 4 hrs. ● Private Charters: $400–$630 (1–4 guests); 3 hrs. $1,300 for whole boat. ● All Include: Food and drinks.

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Kelistal Manta Catamaran

Imagine sighting a whale from the deck of the beautiful 57-foot Manta catamaran accommodating up to 50 people. ● Snorkeling & Kayaking Tour: $75/person; Departs: 10AM; 5 hrs. ● Sunset Tour: $55/person; Departs: 4PM (Winter); 6PM (Summer); 2 hrs. ● Whale Watching: $55/person; Departs: 11AM; 4 hrs. ● Private Charters: $1,750$2,790; call for details. ▲

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Pez Gato Catamaran Cruise

Hit the dazzling Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez on one of three beautiful catamarans! ● Santa Maria Snorkeling Tour: $45/adult; $ 22.50/child (5–11); Departs: 10AM, daily; 4 hrs. Includes: open bar and lunch. ● Sunset Cruise: $30/adult; Departs: 5PM (Winter); 6PM (Summer). Includes: open bar and appetizers. ● Whale Watching Tour: $30/adult; $15/child (5–11); Departs: Mon-Sat, 10AM & 2PM. Includes: drinks. ● Private Charters: $1,410-$4,100; call for details.

Cabo Mar Catamaran Put on your dancing shoes and hop on board the Cabo Mar, a 65 foot, double-decker catamaran that can hold up to 150 passengers. Latin rhythms will have you swaying to the beats. ● Salsa and Sunset Dinner Cruise: $50/ adult; $25/child (5-11); Departs: 6PM; 2.5 hrs. ● Private Charters: $4,950–$9,450; call for details.

America’s Cup Adventures

Actively participate in sailing or relax aboard a real America’s Cup yacht! ● Racing Sail: $100/adult, $70/child (10–16); Tues, Wed & Fri, 11AM; 3 hrs. (depends on season and wind conditions). ● Sunset Sail: $60/adult, $40/child (8–16); Fri; Departs: 5:30PM; 1.5 hrs. (depending on conditions). Private charters available. Recommendations: Min. age 10. Children must be accompa-

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Manta Scuba Diving The Sea of Cortez is home to hundreds of species of marine life. Many local dive sites are just a short boat ride from the Marina, with spots for beginners and experienced divers. ● 1-Tank Dive: $60 ● 2-Tank Dive: $85 ● 2-Tank Dive Corridor: $95 (3-per. min.) ● 3-Tank Dive: $115 ● Night Dive: $70 (2-per. min.) ● Pelican Rock Snorkel Tour: $35/person; Includes: tax, guide, gear and purified water. ● Diving Gear Rental: $25; Includes: BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, fins, snorkel ● Nitrox Tank Rentals: 32% – $14; 36% – $18 ● Diving Expeditions — Cabo Pulmo: $235/person; Depart: 6:30AM-7AM; Return: 4:30PM. ● Gordo Banks: $175/ person; Depart: 7:30AM; Return: 2PM. ● Diving Courses - Resort Course/Introductory: $115/ person. ● Refresher Course: $150/ person. ● PADI Open-water Scuba Certification: $450/person; Duration: 4 days. Additional courses are available. ▲


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rary jazz music, delicious appetizers and a premium bar serving fine international wines as you head out to see the sunset over the Pacific Ocean and the timeless vistas of Cabo’s stone arch, El Arco. Private charters are also available for your group on this 65-ft. craft. ● Jazz and Wine Sunset Cruise: $50/adult; $25/child (5-11); Departs: 5PM (Winter); 6PM (Summer) Mon-Sat; 2 hrs. Children 5 and under: Free. ● Private Charters: $3,645$7,275; call for details. All Include: Snacks and open bar.

Gentleman The Gentleman is a sailing vessel that brings the classic exhilaration of sailing to the fore. This 45-ft. Alden Ketch presents the prettiest of pictures when it’s whipping through the shimmering Baja waters and past beautiful vistas. Head out for a day of exploration and great photo ops aboard this incredibly pretty vessel. ● Snorkel Cruise: $800–$1,600 (2–16 people); Departs: 11AM; 4 hrs. ● Sunset or Whale Watching Cruise: $800–$1,600 (2–16 people); Departs: 4:30 PM; 3 hrs.; Includes: food and open bar.

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▲ Cabo Expeditions For over 13 years, the team of Cabo Expeditions has been delighting visitors with exceptional eco tours. Enjoy an educational and exciting experience as you learn about native sealife, whether you choose an intimate whale watching trip, an underwater Sea Trek walk as you wear a specially-designed helmet, or a memorable kayak trip. ● Up-Close Whale Watching Adventure: $85/adult; $59/child (5-10); Departs: 8AM, 10:30AM, 1PM, 3:30PM; 2.5 hrs. ● 2 Bay Ultimate Snorkel: $70/adult; $55/ child (5-10); Departs: 10AM, 12PM (April-Oct); 4 hrs. ● Land’s End Kayak & Snorkel: $70/adult; Departs: 10AM, 12PM; 4 hrs. ● Sea Trek: $75/adult; Departs: hourly 10AM-1PM; 3.5 hrs. ● Snuba: $75/ adult; Departs: 10AM, 12PM, 2PM; 3.5 hrs. ● Espiritu Santo Island Expedition: $190/adult; Departs: 7AM; 12 hrs. ● Whale Sharks Expedition: $175/swimmer; $100/ non-swimmer; Departs: 7:30AM; 8 hrs. Note: Most tours include food & drinks. Roundtrip transportation $5.00 extra per person.

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Ocean Riders These high-speed boats will take you for an exciting ride along the captivating coastline of Los Cabos. This unique and fun experience is not to be missed— you’ll be laughing as you skip over the waves. ● Beach Hopping Tour: $70/adult; $50/child (6-12); Departs: 10AM and 3PM; 4 hrs. ● San José Snorkel Tour: $45/adult; $35/child (6-12); Departs: 10AM & 2PM; 3 hrs. ● Whale Watching Tour: (Dec–March) $70/adult; $50/child (6-12); Departs: 8AM, 10:30AM, 1:30PM & 4PM; 2 hrs. ● Private Charter: $750 Recommendations: Not recommended for those with back pain or pregnant women. ▲


High Tide Water Tours High Tide Los Cabos provides great outdoor experiences. ● Costa Azul Surf Lesson: $85/person; Departs: 9AM; Surf time: 3 hrs. ● Glass Bottom Kayak/Snorkel: $70/person; Departs: 9AM (April-Oct); Tour time: 3 hrs. Tours Include: transportation, gear, snacks & drinks.

Satisfaction The Satisfaction is a 60-foot Sunseeker Predator that cruises through Cabo waters like a sleek shark. This cruising yacht has amenities and comforts galore for a great day with friends exploring the Sea of Cortez. ● 4-hour Sunset, Snorkel or Cruising Tour: $2,200 (Up to 6 people). ● 8-hour Sunset, Snorkel or Cruising Tour: $4,200 (Up to 6 people). All Include: Equipment, lunch or dinner, open bar. Rate for each additional person up to 12 is $100. Kayaks and Waverunners on request.

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riches of Los Cabos, Baja Outback’s team takes participants to some of the region’s best surfing, snorkeling and kayaking destinations. ● Surfing East Cape: $298 for up to two people; $95 per extra person; Departs: 8AM; 5 hrs. ● Surfing Cerritos: $105/person; Departs: 8AM; 6 hrs. ● Surfing Costa Azul: $83/person; Departs: 8AM; 4 hrs. ● Cabo 4 Kids: $66/child; $46/ adult; 4 hrs. ● Kayaking Tours: $66-$183/person; 4-8 hrs. Note: Tours include transportation.

Duration: 9 Days ● Solmar V Sea of Cortez Live-Aboard: Standard: $2,095/person; Superior: $2,195/ person; Duration: 8 days. All Dives Include: Three meals a day, snacks, beverages (soft drinks, beer and wine with dinner; other alcoholic drinks are extra), tanks, weights and weight belts.

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Baja Outback Water Adventures With a passion for the natural

Carisuva ATV Tour Explore spectacular oceanside cliffs, lush desert ranges and canyon trails at the wheel of a nimble, peppy 450 Honda all-terrain vehicle. ● Public Tour: $75/person. ● Safari Tour: $95/ person (min. 4 people); Departs: 9AM; 12:30PM, 3:30PM. Tours Include: Equipment, insurance, transportation, beverage & snack.

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Combining an exciting off-road excursion aboard 4X4 vehicles, a nature walk and an unforgettable beach camel ride, this unique adventure gives you a taste of the majestic beauty of Baja’s desert. Tour Cost: $99/adult; $70/ child; 4 hrs. Min. age: 6 years. Tours Include: Transportation, insurance, tequila tasting, tortilla making. For safety, guests with a history of back or neck problems and pregnant women may not attend.

The 112-ft. Solmar V is one of the most luxurious live-aboard dive vessels in the world. It is the only boat of its kind departing from Cabo, well within range of the most exciting diving in the Sea of Cortez and Socorro Islands! ● Solmar V Socorro Islands Live-Aboard: Standard: $2,995/ person; Superior: $3,095/person;

High Tide Land Tours Take in the fascinating sights of Baja with an exciting cultural tour by High Tide Los Cabos. ● San José del Cabo Art Gallery Walk: $65/person; Departs: Thu 7PM; 3.5hrs. ● Nature & Culture Tour: Includes tour of Cacti World, San José del Cabo & more. $65/person; Departs: Sat 9AM; 5hrs. ● Baja Jeep Tour: Explore the East Cape & the town of Santiago as you drive your own jeep led by a guide. $415/ Jeep (up to 3 people); Departs: 7AM; 7hrs. Private tours available.

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is an exhilarating experience on its own. Add the spectacular scenery of Los Cabos to that ride and you’re in for an unforgettable time. The striking geography of the Baja peninsula generously lends itself to the pleasures of the ride. ● 1-Hour: Enjoy a desert trail ride into the hills of Cabo Real to see the Great Thorn Forest or ride along a beautiful Sea of Cortez beach. ● 2-Hour: Ride into the desert, passing through the Arroyo San Carlos or Venada Blanco, viewing awe-inspiring rock formations and narrow canyons. ● Mixed Ride: Choose a 1 hr. ride at the beach combined with a 1-hour ride in the hills. All Rides: $60/person, per hour.

Pacific Beach Horseback Riding See the splendors of Baja

firsthand as you explore ocean bluffs, desert paths, private untouched beaches and canyon trails while atop a cooperative and handsome horse. Hop on and follow your guide for a glimpse into Baja's beautiful terrain. ● Public Tour: $80/person; Departs: 9AM–3:30PM; 3.5–4 hrs. (including transportation). ● Private Tour: $100/person (10 per. min.; 30 per. max.); Departs: Any time between 8AM–6PM (subject to availability); 4.5 hrs. (including transportation). All Rides Include: Round-trip transportation, lunch and water. Min. age is 6 for all tours. ▲

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BORA unwraps the mysteries of the Baja outback by putting you behind the wheel of rugged but comfortable Jeeps to plunge into Baja’s very heart. Expert drivers provide guidance. ● Desert 200: $135 for 1–2 persons; Departs: 9AM; 1.5 hrs. (20 miles). ● Cabo 400: $220 for 1–2 persons; Departs: 11AM; 2.5 hrs. (40 miles). ● Pacific 600: $285 for 1–2 persons; Departs: 3PM (Winter), 4PM (Summer); 4 hrs. (60 miles). ● Extreme Combo: $325 for 1–2 persons; 4 hrs. Combines 2.5 hr. drive and 1.5 hr. canyon zip-line tour. ● Todos Santos Tour: $665 for 1–2 persons; Departs: 7AM; 6 hrs. All Tours Include: Snacks, soda,

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Rhino Safari You’ll discover spectacular ocean-side cliffs, lush desert ranges and canyon trails in a caravan safari, driving a friendly, all-terrain Yamaha Rhino. Follow your guide for magical views of the sea and desert vistas. ● Public Tour: $75/person (2 person min.); 3.5–4 hrs. (including transportation). ● Private Tour: $120/person (10 people min.; 20 max); Departs: Any time between 8AM–6PM (subject to availability); 4.5 hrs. (including transportation). Tours Include: Round-trip transportation, lunch and water. ▲

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Baja Outback Land Adventures Blending a passion

for the outdoors with a thirst for exploration, Baja Outback offers specialized tours of southern Baja’s most fascinating sites, from mountain ranches to hidden waterfalls. ● Todos Santos Hummer Tour: $183/person, year-round; Departs: 8AM; 7 hrs. ● Hiking the Canyons: Discover desert canyons with a guide. $115/person (2 person min.); Departs: 8AM; 7 hrs. ● Hiking the Waterfalls: Explore the desert oasis of Santiago. $115/person, (2 person min.) ● Rancho la Verdad Tour: Tour a traditional working ranch. $135/person; Departs: 9AM, 4 hrs. ● Baby Sea Turtle Release: $75/adult; $45/child; Departs: 4PM; 3 hrs. (Aug-Nov) Tours Include: Beverages and snacks.

$34.50/child (4–11); Departs: 8–8:50AM, Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat; 5 hrs. Includes: Transportation, bottled water and guide.

La Paz Cultural Tour Your 2.5-hour ride along the Sea of Cortez will include panoramic views and a stop at the village of San Bartolo, and then on to El Triunfo, a colonial-era mining town. On the way back to Los Cabos, you’ll see the Pacific Ocean side, where you can enjoy a sunset and the charming town of Todos Santos. Rates: $89/ adult; $44.50/child (4–11); Departs: 6:30AM-7:30AM; 12 hrs. Includes: Round-trip, air-conditioned transportation, guide, a refreshing drink.

Los Cabos City Classic Tour First stop, the marina for a

Todos Santos Tour Enjoy a scenic 1-hour ride up the Pacific Coast to the quaint town of Todos Santos, with a fascinating history dating to the 1700s. The town’s historical buildings are the heart of the tour, including the regional anthropological museum which explores the colorful events of the town's past. Rates: $69/adult;

30-minute glass-bottom boat trip to El Arco, the famous stone arch where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez. From there, journey through the Tourist Corridor and explore the rugged Canyon of Costa Azul for a tequila tour, with a free tasting! Finally, explore San José del Cabo's historic church, plaza, and the art district—along with a delicious meal. Rates: $72/ adult; $36/child (4–11); Departs: 8:15AM-8:45AM; 5 hrs. Includes: Round-trip transportation, guide, lunch and bottled water.

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Sierra Buggies Get off the beaten track of Baja’s high sierra country as you drive your own 650cc Sand Spider buggy, specially adapted for Baja’s famous off-road trails. Enjoy stunning desert landscapes as we traverse the protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. ● Tour Cost: $180/single; $260/double plus $5/person park fee; Departs: 9AM & 1PM. Recommendations: Min. age 8 years. Guests with history of back, neck and heart problems and pregnant women may not participate.

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bottled water & insurance. 2 per. max per vehicle. Recommendations: Drivers must be 18 and show valid driver’s license.

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Sky King Parasailing Los Cabos has some of the most spectacular vistas in the world, from the stirring sight of Land’s End to the endless sparkles off the Sea of Cortez. Here’s a chance to take it all in from 600 thrilling feet, riding the Sky King parasail. ● Single Flyer: $35/person ● Tandem: $60/ person ● Non-flyer: $10/person. Board at the cruise ship terminal.

Outdoor Adventure The Canopy Outdoor Adventure will take you on a series of thrilling zip-line “flights” across a stunning desert canyon in the protected Boca de Sierra Biosphere Reserve. Min. age 8 years. ● Canyon Canopy Zip-Line Tour: $89/adult; $63/child (8-11); Departs: 8AM; 5 hrs.

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max. weight: 250 lbs. ● Moonlight Zipping: $99/person; Min. age: 8; max. weight: 300 lbs.

Teams In Cabo Teams In Cabo offers exciting team-building activities such as zip-lines, climbing walls and bungee swings. Through physical activity, participants learn new ways to build trust, meet challenges and strengthen bonds. ● Ropes Challenge: $45/person. ● Beach Olympics: $68/person. Special group rates and custom programs are available.

Wild Canyon Home to ten zip-lines, including the longest in Baja, as well as a thrilling gondola-based bungee jump and a suspension swing that soars over a scenic desert gulch, Wild Canyon is the place to experience *Please note: departures dependent an unforgettable adventure in Los upon weather and water conditions. Cabos. ● Flying Tortuga Zip-line: Contact your ESSV representative for $85/person. Min. age: 8; max. full details and to reserve your tour. weight: 300 lbs. ● Bungee Bombers: All rates and tours subject to change $95/person. Min. age: 10; max. without notice. Some rates do not weight: 240 lbs. ● Fox Drop Rappel: include tax. Rates do not include $85/person. Min. age: 8. ● Sling gratuity. Age restrictions may apply. Swinger: $90/person; Min. age: 10;

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Shopping in Cabo If your vacation itinerary includes the hot pursuit of a great bargain or unique treasure, Los Cabos won’t disappoint. Enchanting small boutiques, outdoor vendors and modern shopping malls offer variety and diversion for every shopper.

Cabo San Lucas In Cabo San Lucas, you’ll discover a bit of everything, from inexpensive baubles to designer clothing, high-end jewelry and quality cigars. Much of the shopping action is centered around the marina and surrounding downtown streets. Browsing by foot is easy and shoppers will delight in simply strolling and windowshopping. Persistent street vendors hawking all manner of goods and services are masters of the hard sell and are best dismissed with a firm “no, gracias” unless you’re truly interested. You’ll have a chance to refine your bargaining skills in Los Cabos, where some friendly haggling is expected and part of the fun in outdoor markets and many smaller shops. Of course,

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For a modern, air-conditioned shopping atmosphere, check out the PUERTO PARAISO MALL, featuring clothing shops, jewelry and fine dining, as well as a movie theater and arcade for the kids in a great marina-side location. Nearby, the LUXURY AVENUE BOUTIQUE MALL offers designer clothing, handbags, and jewelry by some of the most prestigious names in international fashion.

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If you’re looking for souvenirs, from t-shirts to trinkets, head to the MARINA MERCADO located at the end of Blvd. Marina near the main dock. Founded by artisans from throughout Mexico, you’ll find a great variety of goods in this large building.

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many hand-made goods involve a great deal of labor, so be sure to consider the artisan’s time and skill when negotiating.

If Mexico’s national spirit is on the shopping list, stop in at the TEQUILA MUSEUM located in the “Golden Zone” of the marina

near the Marina Fiesta Resort. Here, you can sample and buy exotic tequilas, view distilling equipment on display and snap a photo with one of the charming character sculptures outside. For breezy resort fashion and distinctive women’s clothing, a visit to MAGIC OF THE MOON is a must. For twenty years, Pepita’s flowing fashions with tropical-inspired, hand-painted fabrics have been a Cabo signature. Custom orders are available at the Hildalgo Blvd. boutique in Cabo San Lucas and at sister shop, PEPITA’S, located in the Tourist Corridor. The fascinating art form of hand-blown glass thrives at VITROFUSION Y ARTE GLASS FACTORY just outside of town

off the road to Todos Santos. Worth the jaunt, the factory hums with activity into the early afternoon. A variety of decorative pieces and vessels are available; custom orders require pre-order. If you haven’t arranged for the pre-stocking of your villa, you’ll want to stop for provisions. CHEDRAUI (formerly CCC) and SORIANA are east of Cabo San Lucas on Highway 19. Both large supermarkets offer great quality food items and produce. The WALMART and SAM’S CLUB flank each other close to Km. 2 on the main highway. At the Walmart center, you’ll also find LA EUROPEA offering imported wines and cheeses. Located on Paseo del Pescador and Lázaro Cárdenas, CITY CLUB is a large warehouse store offering groceries and bakery items. Sam’s Club and City Club require memberships or a small fee to shop.

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Corridor While shopping options are more limited in the Tourist Corridor, a few shops are worth checking out. ARTESANOS at Km. 2.5 on the main highway is a favorite—you’ll enjoy browsing the tremendous assortment of handmade crafts, colorful pottery, clothing, and decorative items. THE SHOPPES AT PALMILLA are located at Km. 27.5 and offer sophisticated, upscale home décor, art, fashion and fine dining. To stock your pantry, you may want to stop in at COSTCO (requires a membership) located at Km. 4.5 on the main highway, with the usual big-box warehouse variety of foods and beverages.

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Meandering the historic downtown streets of San José del Cabo is a true pleasure, with delightful boutiques at every turn. From November through June, the THURSDAY EVENING ART WALK along Obregón Street is a romantic way to experience San José’s eclectic galleries, many housed in beautiful old buildings, while you sip wine and meet the artists. Among the captivating offerings in San José, NECRI is a sure bet for its beautiful variety of hand-painted Talavera and Majolica ceramics. And, for antiques, tequilas and hand-embroidered goods, head over to ANTIGUA LOS CABOS on Blvd. Mijares. When you need to stock up on groceries, hit up the gleaming MEGA superstore, which is just outside of town, across from

the entrance to the toll highway on Boulevard Mauricio Castro. SORIANA at Km. 34.5 and a new WALMART on the highway near Avenida Valerio Gonzaléz are also good choices.

Todos Santos If you can squeeze in the day trip to this wonderful historic town on the Pacific coast, you’re in for a great afternoon browsing the many world-class galleries. At GALERIA DE TODOS SANTOS, you’ll discover fine art paintings by some of Baja Sur’s top artists. For an intriguing variety of crafts and gifts, check out the wonderful EMPORIO AT HOTEL CALIFORNIA where you’ll find plenty of colorful folk art items and jewelry.

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Traveler’s Tips Before Departure by Air ALL PERSONS, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Mexico are required to present a valid passport. Also, be sure to check your airline’s carry-on policies, in flux due to evolving Homeland Security regulations.

Before Departure by Land or Sea U.S. citizens traveling between the U.S. and Mexico by land or sea are required to present a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant identification document. The rules require most U.S. citizens returning to the United States via sea or land ports of entry to have either a U.S. passport; a U.S. passport card; a trusted traveler card such as NEXUS,

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Upon Arrival in Mexico

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For the most current document requirements, check the U.S. Customs website at www.cbp.gov or the WHTI website at www.getyouhome.gov.

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FAST, or SENTRI; a valid Merchant Mariner Document (MMD) when traveling in conjunction with official maritime business; or a valid U.S. military identification card when traveling on official orders.

En route to Los Cabos, you will receive a MEXICO TOURIST CARD and a Mexico Customs Declaration form to fill out on the

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In addition to official documentation required for minors, an unaccompanied U.S. or Canadian citizen under 18 years of age: A. Is required to possess a notarized letter signed by both parents giving permission for the minor to travel alone. B. If traveling with one parent, he or she must have a notarized letter from the absent parent, giving permission for the traveling parent to take the minor out of the country or an original court order indicating that the traveling parent has full custody. C. If the minor is traveling with one parent, and the other is deceased, the deceased parent’s Death Certificate must be presented. (Immigration requirements subject to change.)

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Upon entering Mexico, you’ll be given a baggage declaration form and asked to itemize what you’re bringing into the country. If you’re bringing gifts to friends and relatives in Mexico, you should be prepared to demonstrate to Mexican customs officials the origin and the value of the gifts. U.S. citizens entering by the land border can bring in gifts with a value of up to $50 duty-free, with the exception of alcohol and tobacco. Those entering Mexico by air or sea can bring in gifts with a value of up to $300 duty-free.

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Tourists are permitted to bring in personal effects duty-free. According to customs regulations, in addition to clothing, personal effects may include a camera, video player, laptop computer, CD player, 5 DVDs, 20 music CDs or audio cassettes, 12 rolls of unused film, and a cellular phone (regulations subject to change). To avoid duty fees on valuable items upon return, you may find it beneficial to register these with U.S. Customs. DO NOT bring firearms, meat, vegetables, plants, fruit, or flowers into Mexico. As you exit the airport, be cautious about in-airport timeshare sales pitches. If you have reserved transportation, your ride will be awaiting outside, where taxis are also available.

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U.S. Customs: The U.S. Customs Service currently permits most U.S. citizens returning from international travel to bring back $800 worth of merchandise, including 1 liter of alcohol, duty-free. Additional amounts may be subject to applicable duty fees. Some U.S. border states (most notably, Texas) also have imposed restrictions on liquor, wine and beer imports from Mexico. Inquire about restrictions with the liquor control office of the state through which you will return. It is illegal to bring Cuban goods into the U.S. Although some items are allowed, it is advisable not to bring back fruits, vegetables, meat or dairy products. For a list of prohibited items, visit the U.S. Customs website (www.cbp.gov) or contact the U.S. Consulate before returning.

Currency, Credit & Banking U.S. dollars are accepted in many places in Los Cabos. Once your dollars are exchanged for pesos, there is a fee to change them back, so exchange only what you need and note that exchange rates fluctuate daily. Banks offer the best exchange rates. If you travel out of the tourist areas, have pesos on hand. New regulations passed by the Mexican government have tightened the use of American cash dollars (USD) while in Mexico. Businesses

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may only accept a maximum of $100 USD CASH per transaction, certain businesses may not accept dollars for any purchases, and hotel and exchange booths will only be allowed to exchange $1,500 per month into Mexican pesos. The use of credit cards, traveler’s checks, Mexican pesos and other foreign currencies are not affected.

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Since ATM’s are widely available, a good bet is to bring a small amount of U.S. dollars to exchange and then withdraw what you currently need in pesos. Note that most ATM’s in Mexico accept only 4-digit PIN numbers.

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All major credit cards are accepted in Los Cabos; Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted. American Express and Discover Card are accepted in a few locations. Check with your credit card company about international fees. In restaurants and shops, ask if they accept credit. Personal U.S. checks are rarely accepted, so don’t rely on them. 55

Telephones The country code for Mexico is 52. The area code for Los Cabos is 624. Most pay phones accept prepaid cards, which are sold in various denominations at money-exchange booths and many shops. Most Internet cafés offer long-distance calling services. Most cell phone providers will allow you to roam while in Mexico. Check with your provider before your trip. Refer to Useful Phone Numbers (page 57) and Frequently Asked Questions (page 58) for additional information.

Water The water supply for Los Cabos is well water. While many locals drink directly from the tap, multiple factors can lead to contamination. We suggest you drink bottled or purified water and ice.

Weather Just south of the Tropic of Cancer, Los Cabos weather is temperate and sunny, with very little rainfall and an average temperature of 78° F. Sunny, mild winters offer cool nights.

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Summers are hot and arid—perfect beach weather. Summer and fall are usually the best for diving, with warm waters and good visibility. The weather in Cabo is generally great!

Time Zone Info Los Cabos is located within the Mountain Time Zone, 7 hours behind GMT and 2 hours behind New York. In Mexico, Daylight Saving Time is observed from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October.

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Los Cabos is a very safe destination. Crime is not a big problem in the resort areas of Los Cabos, but do exercise common sense and caution. Don’t leave valuables unattended. When using an ATM, use the same attention you would at home. Absolutely avoid narcotics and firearms. If in trouble, contact the U.S. consulate; the number is 143-3566. Water safety: There are no lifeguards in Los Cabos. Beach resorts use a flag system to indicate water safety: red indicates danger, yellow means caution and green signifies the water conditions are safe. Use caution around the surf, especially on the rougher Pacific side, where large waves and undertows are common occurrences.

Transportation A number of transportation options are available in Los Cabos. When reserved prior to your trip, ESSV can arrange transportation to and from the airport to your villa or resort. In general, we highly recommend a rental car for convenience and sightseeing. ESSV is proud to offer Avis and National rentals. We recommend reserving your rental car before your trip to assure availability. Private transportation is also available by reservation. Vehicles range from a 6-person limo to a 17-person van. Taxis are available at the airport and in resort areas, but do not run on meters. Be sure to negotiate your fare and be clear about your destination. To reserve transportation, contact your ESSV representative.

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LONG DISTANCE ACCESS NUMBERS

Emergency any location in Los Cabos: 066 (NOT 911)

CABO SAN LUCAS Fire Station Red Cross State Police Municipal Police (Local Police) Tourist Police Pedregal Main Gate (Security)

143-3577 065 or 143-7869 143-0296 060 or 143-3977 143-3977 143-7117

Hospitals Community Hospital (IMSS) AmeriMed Hospital

143-1548 105-8500

SAN JOSÉ DEL CABO Fire Station Red Cross State Police Municipal Police (Local Police)

142-2466 065 or 142-0316 142-4104 060 or 142-0361

Hospitals Community Hospital (IMSS) AmeriMed Hospital

142-0180 105-8550

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American Consulate Canadian Consulate International Operator Domestic Operator AMEX Traveler’s Checks

143-3566 142-4333 090 020 001-866-247-6878

AIRLINES (Within Mexico) Airport Air Canada Aeromexico Alaska Airlines American Airlines Continental Airlines Delta Airlines Frontier Airlines United Airlines Virgin America WestJet

146-5111, 146-5113 01-800-719-2827 01-800-021-4000 001-800-252-7522 01-800-904-6000 01-800-900-5000 01-800-123-4710 001-800-432-1359 01-800-003-0777 001-877-359-8474 001-800-514-7288

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Los Cabos cell numbers (from Mexico) – 044-624 + number Los Cabos cell numbers (from U.S.) – 011-52-1-624 + number

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Frequently Asked Questions WHAT TYPE OF CLOTHING SHOULD I PACK?

Packing for Cabo San Lucas should be light. It is usually nice and sunny year-round. Pack a light jacket or sweater for mornings and cool nights. Don’t forget the swimsuits! DO I NEED TO SPEAK SPANISH IN LOS CABOS?

Absolutely not. Most people in Los Cabos speak English, and many speak several other languages too. Knowing a little Spanish is helpful. The locals really appreciate the effort. WHAT ABOUT HOSPITALS AND DOCTORS?

Cabo San Lucas has a new American-style (AmeriMed) hospital and some very competent English-speaking doctors. Hospitals may not be equipped for severe trauma cases. Always check with your doctor if there is any doubt about traveling abroad. Before traveling, learn what your health insurance will cover overseas and consider investing in additional travel health insurance. ESSV offers both trip-cancellation and medical travel insurance. WILL MY CELLULAR PHONE WORK IN MEXICO? Most cellular services will allow you to roam in Mexico (charges will apply). If you have a smartphone, be aware that extra data charges may apply while in Mexico. Call your provider before your trip to find out if service is available. ESSV also offers convenient cell phone rentals for your use. Call your ESSV representative to reserve. DRIVING IN BAJA – WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

ESSV offers competitively priced Avis and National car rentals. Your U.S. driver’s license is valid in Mexico. U.S. auto insurance is not valid in Mexico, so secure additional Mexican insurance through your rental provider. Use common sense and observe local regulations. Parking is limited downtown. WHERE CAN I CHECK MY EMAIL?

Several Internet cafés are available throughout Cabo. Many of our villas and resorts offer wireless Internet access. Some resorts require an additional fee for Wi-Fi access, while others offer free

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ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR KIDS?

Yes. Several resorts offer special children's activities including part- or whole-day kids' clubs with special activities, supervised pool time, arts and crafts, meals, games and more! Check out our Kids' Club page at www.cabovillas.com/kidsclub for more information. ESSV can also arrange professional and caring babysitting services at your private villa or resort.

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WHAT'S THE DEEP-SEA FISHING LIKE?

The waters of Cabo San Lucas offer world-class fishing. Los Cabos has long been a favorite destination for its abundance of big-game species like marlin, dorado (mahi-mahi), tuna, wahoo and more. ESSV can arrange a perfect day of fishing for you and your group. Led by experienced crews, our fishing charters will take you to the richest sites in the area. See the fishing section in this guide (page 34) for more information.

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WHERE DO WE GET GROCERIES?

ESSV can arrange the pre-stocking of your villa with all the delicious foods and beverages you desire. For some suggestions for local grocery stores, check out the shopping section in this guide (page 48). And don't forget, we can also arrange gourmet private chef services for your group.

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access in common areas. In Cabo San Lucas, some spots offering Wi-Fi include Greenberg’s, Señor Sweets and Baja Cantina restaurants, as well as the Pink Kitty nightclub.

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The Road to Cabo Fun Begins With Us!

Bypass delays and get on your way to vacation fun and relaxation —fast and efficiently. Transcabo's friendly and professional team takes you to your villa, resort or activity in comfort with personalized private transportation and airport shuttles. Our team also offers wonderful Los Cabos, La Paz and Todos Santos day tours for your enjoyment. ..............................................................................................................................................

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Spanish Helper Greetings hello goodbye good morning good afternoon good evening/night How are you? very well, thank you see you soon bye

hola adiós buenos días buenas tardes buenas noches ¿Como está usted? muy bien, gracias hasta luego; hasta pronto adiós

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When? Who? Why? What? How long? Where are you from? What time is it? How much does it cost? What is the price? Where is/are ______? Where is the bathroom? Where is my hotel? Where’s the airport? How far? Is it very far? Can you help me? How do you say _____? When are you going to leave? How old are you? What is your name?

¿Cuando? ¿Quién? ¿Por qué? ¿Qué? ¿Cuánto tiempo? ¿De donde es usted? ¿Qué hora es? ¿Cuánto cuesta? ¿Cual es el precio? ¿Donde está/están ______? ¿Donde está el baño? ¿Donde está mi hotel? ¿Donde está el aeropuerto? ¿A qué distancia? ¿Está muy lejos? ¿Usted puede ayudarme? ¿Como se dice ______ ? ¿Cuando va(s) a salir? ¿Cuantos años tiene(s)? ¿Como se llama?

Useful Words & Phrases yes no no thank you please thank you you’re welcome I think so I don’t know my name is ________

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¿Habla Inglés? ¿Me entiende? no hablo Español hable despacio por favor no entiendo; no comprendo

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perdóname, lo siento discúlpame no se(te) preocupe estoy cansado(a) ¡no me molestes! ¡déjame en paz! un poquito(a) pequeño(a) taxi por favor un momento por favor me gustas ¿Te gusto? te quiero, te amo estoy enamorado de ti ¿Quiere(s) bailar? (no) me gusta tengo hambre/sed está barato(a)/caro(a) es demasiado es todo gracias por su ayuda está buen tiempo necesito ayuda estoy enfermo, resfriado(a) me siento mal necesito un médico mi pasaporte fue robado

sorry forgive me don’t worry I’m tired don’t bother me! leave me alone! a little small taxi please one moment please I like you Do you like me? I love you I am in love with you Would you like to dance? I (don’t) like it I’m hungry/thirsty it’s cheap/expensive it’s too much that’s all thank you for your help it’s great weather I need help I am sick/I have a cold I am feeling ill I need a doctor my passport was stolen

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2011-12 Los Cabos Insider Guide  

Top recommendations for dining, nightlife & funfrom the expert team of www.cabovillas.com

2011-12 Los Cabos Insider Guide  

Top recommendations for dining, nightlife & funfrom the expert team of www.cabovillas.com