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Bienvenido a Los Cabos! Thank you for visiting us, we hope you have a lovely time in this Mexican paradise. This issue of Destino Los Cabos has been dedicated to health and wellness. Read along to find some ideas from local experts on how to stay fit and healthy while having fun on your vacation in Cabo. It's not easy to continue with your exercise and health routine when you're traveling, and hotel gyms can be boring, so hopefully the ideas we give you "work-out" for you! Within the pages of Destino Los Cabos you can find useful information to make the most of your vacation. Our goal is for you to have the best possible experience in Los Cabos. Don't forget that you can find all of our useful information online at: Enjoy!


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Los Cabos (“the capes” in Spanish) is located on the southernmost tip of the State of Baja California Sur and consists of four main areas: Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, Todos Santos and the East Cape. La Paz is the State Capital. If you take a look at the "The Tip of Southern Baja" map on page 12 you can see that the highways and towns form a loop, which you can easily drive in one day. The Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez meet at the very tip of the peninsula. It's very clear when you're on the Pacific side; the waves are much larger and powerful, and the winds are stronger and the climate and beaches are very different than on the Sea of Cortez side. It's usually a few degrees cooler, which is very pleasant during the warm summer months. - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

“The aquarium of the world”

is how Jacques Cousteau described the Sea of Cortez. It is said that eons ago, back when the Earth and Continents were still taking their shape, the edge of Mexico split from the mainland to form the Gulf of California and the Baja Peninsula. This allowed the Pacific Ocean to rush into the gap and create the Sea of Cortez, or as some call it, Mother Nature’s own fish trap. Hundreds of varieties of fish and mammals found their way into this "trap" and either stayed in the warm shallow waters or ventured down into the cool two mile-deep San Andreas Fault. For millenniums, the Colorado River has been dragging its rich minerals and nutrients into the Sea of Cortez, aiding the living species to thrive in these waters. In the months of January through March, Gray whales make their yearly migration from Alaska to give birth to their young in the shallow and warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. In Southern Baja, however, it's not just about the ocean, in this naturally magical place the mountains meet the desert and the desert meets the ocean. The Sierra de la Laguna is a mountain range that lies at the southern end of the peninsula. Above 800 meters in elevation dry forests transition to pine-oak forests, and you can find wild mushrooms, wild horses and deer. Ready to explore?


Cabo San Lucas

This tourist friendly town, also just known as “Cabo,” is located on the tip of the Baja California peninsula and is full of entertainment for every age and liking. The Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet at Land’s End, where you can observe the beautiful rock formations and the famous Cabo Arch. In Cabo San Lucas you can find Medano Beach (the liveliest beach in the Los Cabos area), an impressive marina and countless restaurants and bars that keep the town alive day and night.

San José del Cabo

Walking around downtown San José will allow you to experience a traditional Mexican town. You will find yourself surrounded by colorful buildings and quaint cobblestone streets that lead to the town’s picturesque zócalo (main plaza). Over the years, San José has become an artistic and cultural centre with numerous fine art galleries in its downtown art district as well as world-class restaurants. San José has a beautiful beach where you can take a horseback ride to explore the estuary that is home to many different bird species.

The Corridor

The corridor is the 40 km highway that connects Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo (about a 20 minute drive). Along this highway you can find various hotels, luxury ocean front homes, and championship golf courses. Have your camera ready and make a roadside stop at the Costa Azul view-point for photo opportunities and a refreshing coco frío (cold coconut).

Todos Santos

Located on the Pacific Ocean side of the peninsula, Todos Santos is an oasis where artists and surfers flock to enjoy the culture and excellent surf. Home to the famous Hotel California, this charming town offers great restaurants and a cooler climate than Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo due to the breezes coming from the Pacific.

East Cape

People often call it “the old Cabo” because of its pristine beaches and small fishing towns such as Buena Vista and Los Barriles. The East Cape begins just east of San José and extends about 100 miles up the Sea of Cortez coast. Sixty miles outside of San José is the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, Nationally Protected coral reef that offers outstanding snorkeling and scuba diving. Very popular for fishing and surfing, the East Cape also attracts kite surfers, campers and those who just want to get away from it all.

La Paz

La Paz is the capital of the state of Baja California Sur and is known for its warm people and beautiful beaches. This authentic Mexican city (as well as the general south Baja region) has been rated as one of the safest in Mexico and still maintains the small town feel that is very welcoming for tourists. La Paz is a departure point for tours and charters to the stunning Espiritu Santo Island as well as whale watching excursions. Stroll down the colorful malecón (boardwalk), walk hundreds of feet in waisthighwater at Balandra beach or have a fine dining experience; La Paz has a lot to offer.


Loreto offers the best of both worlds for tourists who long to escape to an 'authentic-Mexico' with settings that take you back-in-time along with ocean activities that rival that of any other modern coastal city. In Loreto you'll find historic buildings such as the enchanting Mision de Loreto - a mission-style church that was built in 1697 as well as The Islands of Loreto which boasts Mexico's largest marine preserve where dolphins, seals, turtles and sea lions all play in the sea. For those who are partial to adventures on land; there is hiking, biking, and nature-tours that fill up a camera with pictures of radiant natural settings. Loreto is the perfect place for everyone from honeymooners to large families.

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Dollars are accepted almost everywhere but you will usually get your change back in pesos. The exchange rate varies every day, but some places have a set rate posted.

The easiest way to get pesos is to simply withdraw money from an ATM in Los Cabos. Bank ATMs give the daily exchange rate (best possible rate). Examples include Banorte, Bancomer, Santander, Banamex, Banregio, and HSBC. Non-bank ATMs located in the streets or marina will charge higher fees. Some ATMs only give you dollars, some only pesos and some give you the option to withdraw both. Pay close attention to what currency you’re withdrawing and try to get as much cash as possible in one transaction to avoid paying high fees.


Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit cards are generally accepted, but you often run into cash only establishments. Always ask beforehand and carry cash just in case. Keep in mind your bank will most likely charge you international transaction fees if you pay with your card.


In Cabo San Lucas, Walmart and Costco are good options and easy to get to. You can always find a taxi outside of these stores. San José has a Walmart, La Comer, Chedraui Selecto or Soriana. Mercado Santa Carmelo or California Ranch Market are good options for specialty foods and dietary restrictions. If you need a quick grab, OXXO stores are reasonably priced convenience stores located all over town.



Renting a car will allow you to enjoy the freedom of exploring Los Cabos. Driving in Mexico might be intimidating, but if you just go with the muddled flow, you will realize that there is some organization within the chaos. If you are pulled over by local police for committing a driving infraction, the standard procedure is for them to take your Driver’s License. You will then have to go to the Police Station to pay your ticket and pick-up your license. There are two types of gasoline: Magna, which is regular, and Premium. Lleno (pronounced ye-no) means full. Major credit cards are accepted. Tipping the gas station attendant around $10.00 pesos is customary. There is a toll road that takes you from the airport to Cabo San Lucas or to the Todos Santos highway. By taking this road you avoid the taxi and shuttle traffic on the main highway. The cost varies from $63.00 to $75.00 pesos, depending on your destination. ALTO STOP




Emergencies: 066 or 911 from a local number Roadside Assistance: 074 from a local number Police Department: - Cabo San Lucas 143-3977 - San José del Cabo 142-0361 Fire Department: - Cabo San Lucas 143-3577 - San José del Cabo 142-2466 Highway Patrol: 146-0573 Tourist Police: 143-3977 HOSPITALS: Hospiten: - Cabo San Lucas 145-6000 - San José del Cabo 105-8550 Baja Medical Response: 144-3434 Blue Medical Net: - Cabo San Lucas Hospital 104 3911 - San José del Cabo Clinic 142-3511 Cabo Surgical Center: 172-6030 Hospital H+ Los Cabos: 104-9300 North American Hospitals and Clinics: 142-2770 One World Hospital: - Cabo San Lucas 143-4911 - San José del Cabo 142-5911 - Todos Santos (612) 145-0600 Saint Luke's Hospital: - Cabo San Lucas 143-4911 - San José del Cabo 142-5911 Walk-in Medi Clinic: 130-7011 * For a complete directory of Doctors, hospitals and clinics in Los Cabos, visit:

Air Ambulances: SkyMed International Air Ambulance: (624) 154-4919 Air One Ambulance: (800) 236-8080 U.S. Consulate: 143-3566 Canadian Consulate: 142-4333 Taxi Cabo San Lucas: 143-2221 Taxi San José de Cabo: 142-0401 Immigration: 143-0135 Airlines: Aero Calafia: 130-7822 Aeromexico: 146-5097 Air Canada: 01 (800) 719-2827 (Toll free within Mexico) Alaska Airlines: 146-5166 American Airlines: 146-5302/5303 Continental Airlines: 146-5050 Delta Airlines: 146-5005/146-5217 Interjet: 01 (800)-011-2345 (Toll free within Mexico) Southwest: 01 (800) 435-9792 Spirit Airlines: 1 (800) 772-7117 Sun Wing: 1 (800) 668-4224 Volaris: 01 (800) 7VOLARIS (Toll free within Mexico) US Airways: 146-5380 West Jet: 1 (800) 538-5696 - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

Local area codes: Los Cabos: (624), Todos Santos and La Paz: (612) - Loreto: (613) To dial to other countries: 00 + country code (1, 2 or 3 digits) + number From a Mexican land line or cell phone: To a Mexican long distance number: 01 + 3 digit area code + 7 digit number To a Mexican cell phone number: 3 digit area code + 7 digit number To a U.S. phone number: 00 + 1 + 3 digit area code + 7 digit number From your U.S. cell phone: To a Mexican land line or cell phone: 011 52 + 3 digit area code + number To a U.S. phone number: 00 + 1 + 3 digit area code + number Some U.S. cell phone carriers have arrangements with Mexican carriers and when you travel here your cell phone uses their towers. If this is your case, you will have to dial as if you had a Mexican phone. U.S. TOLL FREE NUMBERS (International rates will apply): To a 1 (800): 00 + 1 + 880 + phone number To a 1 (888): 00 + 1 + 881 + phone number To a 1 (866): 00 + 1 + 883 + phone number To a 1 (877): 00 + 1 + 882 + phone number To a 1 (855): 00 + 1 + 884 + phone number



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Amigos de Los Niños - 624 144 3195 Baja SAFE, Salud de los Animales y Familias con Educación A.C. The Bomberos Voluntarios (Volunteer Fire Department) Cabo San Lucas: 624 143 3577 San José del Cabo: 624 142 2466. Building Baja's Future - 624 355 4314 Casa Hogar de Cabo San Lucas, A.C. - 624 123 1285 Gala de Danza A.C. Gente Joven Por Un Cambio, A.C. H+ Foundation Fund Liga M.A.C., A.C. (Mexican American Canadian League) - 624 120 1060 Los Cabos Children's Foundation, A.C. - 624 157 3851 Los Cabos Humane Society - 624 129 8346 Los Niños del Capitán, A.C. - 624 173 3807 Mobilize Mankind - 624 129 8223 Red Autismo - 624 166 8186 Sarahuaro - 624 122 4955 Solmar Foundation Fund Vifac BCS - 624 688 5062, 01 800 362 2207

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Centro Mujeres, A.C. Como Vamos La Paz, A.C. Fundación Ayuda Niños La Paz, A.C. (FANLAP) Fundación Cántaro Azul, A.C. Water and environmental solutions La Paz Community fund Pelagios Kakunjá Raíz de Fondo Jardines y Educación, A.C.

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With calm waters, extraordinary fishing and perfect weather, some may argue that boating is the most popular attraction in Los Cabos. Whether you want to take a cruise to Santa Maria Bay on a luxury yacht or wake up at the crack of dawn for a fishing adventure, there are endless options to fit your needs.


BOAT RENTALS Private yachts and sailboats There are many charter companies that can accommodate your needs. What you do on your trip is really up to you, but it will typically consist of a tour of the landmark arch, a few hours of fishing, and a cruise to one of our beautiful bays for a swim. Most boats have fishing equipment and a knowledgeable crew, but the biggest difference between a yacht and a fishing boat rental is the cost. Fishing Boat Rentals You can always fish on a yacht, but cruisers, pangas and super-pangas are a more affordable option. Cruisers accommodate larger groups and are more comfortable when the sea is rough on a windy day. THE MARINAS Marina Cabo San Lucas The area’s largest commercial marina features 380 slips and accommodates vessels of up to 375 feet. Amenities include 24-hour security, electricity and potable water, a fuel dock, and convenient laundry and shower facilities. Puerto Los Cabos

Located in La Playa just north of San José del Cabo is the newest marina in


the area with 200 available slips for boats up to 400 feet. Amenities are similar to Marina Cabo San Lucas, though the boatyard’s 150-ton travel lift can accommodate larger vessels. FISHING There’s a reason why the world’s richest fishing tournament - the Bisbee’s Black & Blue - has taken place in Los Cabos for over thirty years. This part of the world offers abundant sea life and an exceptionally high catch success rate, no matter what your level of fishing experience is. What to Expect Most charters include a fishing license, bait, tackle and equipment. Some also include food and drink or these amenities can be added at an additional cost. It is better to leave early; trips usually begin at 6:00 and 7:00 am and last around 6 hours. Cost will depend on the number of people in your party and the size of the boat you choose to rent. It is customary to leave the crew a gratuity of 15% to 20%. Bait and Tackle Most likely, the boat you charter will include your bait and tackle. If you need your own fresh bait, you may buy it along the Cabo San Lucas Marina or the crew you hire may also stop to buy it from the local fishermen on your way out.

BOATING AND FISHING TERMS IN SPANISH Tide - Marea Captain - Capitán Fish - Pescado Aboard - Abordo Bait - Carnada To fish - Pescar Fishing rod - Caña de pescar To float - Flotar Hook - Anzuelo Wind - Viento

Life preservers - Salvavidas Throttle - Acelerador Anchor - Ancla Bow - Proa Stern - Popa


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of the best holes in the world”. The course winds you through stunning vistas of the Sea of Cortez, as well as the beautiful mountain range of the Sierra’s. A stunner to say the least and a must-do for the avid golfer.

Diamante – El Cardonal & Dunes Course Photo courtesy Danzante Bay

From Tiger Woods to Nicklaus and Fazio, many of the big names in golf have designed courses on this unique landscape. Many courses offer a reduced rate later in the day during twilight hours. Appropriate golf attire is required on all courses and club rentals are available.

Cabo Del Sol

Ocean Course - A Jack Nicklaus signature course with six ocean front holes (1.5 miles). Known for its “3 finest finishing holes in golf” the Ocean Course is said to be one of the most difficult yet beautiful courses in the area. 18 holes, 7,075 yards, par 72. Desert Course – Designed by Tom Weiskopf, this course winds through the desert above the Ocean Course and challenges the golfer with risk vs reward type decision-making.

Cabo Real

The newly renovated Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed golf course is one of the Corridor’s first championship courses and boasts beautiful views of the Sea of Cortez, elevation changes, and has hosted two PGA Senior Slams.

Cabo San Lucas Country Club

This course was designed by Roy Dye and is conveniently located outside of Cabo San Lucas and is the only one with views of Land’s End. It has more than 80 bunkers and slightly inclined fairways and one of the longest holes in all of Mexico at 610 yards.

Club Campestre San José

Make sure you bring your creativity for the greens at Club Campestre, the newest Jack Nicklaus Design in Los Cabos. Almost every green has 2 or 3 different tiers, so spend some time on the practice green before your round. 18 holes, Par 71, 6,966 yards.

TPC Danzante Bay golf course

​ orth of Cabo is Baja’s newest gem and it N might just outshine the rest. Just opened in 2016, Rees Jones, the architect and designer of Danzante Bay explains the elevated, island-like 17th hole par 3 “I have no doubt that number 17 will be one

A stunning masterpiece with rolling fairways and challenging greens, El Cardonal can test any golfer. Bring your short game as the golfer can experience undulated greens and encourages risk versus reward decision-making on each hole. Diamante is also home to Davis Love III’s spectacular “Dunes Course,” currently ranking #38 in the top 100 courses in the world according to With linksstyle attributes, this challenging design reminds the golfer he’s only competing against himself. The course was designed with the wind in mind and rewards you when going with the wind and challenges you when going against it.

Palmilla Golf Club

With 27 holes of golf, each 9 hole course offers something different. The Ocean, Mountain, and Arroyo courses all boast Jack Nicklaus Design and a fun and challenging layout with canyons and elevation changes.

Puerto Los Cabos

This 18-hole composite course made up of nine Greg Norman designed and nine Jack Nicklaus designed holes is a favorite among locals and frequent visitors. With both challenging and forgiving holes, the average golfer can get around the course comfortably and enjoy the numerous oceanfront holes and elevated vistas. Not to mention, comfort stations with food and booze every 4-5 holes make the experience fun for all levels of players and all types of groups.


Located on the Pacific Ocean side of the peninsula and sure to test any level of player, Quivira boasts dramatic cliff-side landscapes and multiple oceanfront golf holes. It’s not uncommon to be playing while whales breach in the Pacific Ocean or fish jump out of the water. The oncourse experience is unique in its multiple comfort stations where players can enjoy tacos, quesadillas, sliders, and of course, a few adult beverages.

Vidanta Golf Los Cabos

This 9 hole course is a friendly course but make sure you hit ‘em straight because throughout the course you are surrounded by homes and condos in beautiful San José. A fun course for any level of golfer. - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

Buggy Tours, ATV/UTV Rentas, and Biking There are several local companies which offer ATVs, buggies, and other off-road vehicles for trail and beach cruising. Strap on some goggles and hop behind the wheel of one of these off-road racers for an afternoon of fast-paced fun! Vehicles include typical ATVs or enclosed rail buggies or RZR ATVs. Tours are typically three hours, and drivers must be 16 years of age with a valid Driver’s License. If pedal-powered rides are more your speed, look into renting a mountain bike and taking a riding excursion, or maybe just a beach cruiser and joining a guided bicycle tour of town. Horseback Rides, Nature Walks, and Bird Watching Los Cabos (particularly San José del Cabo) offers a number of horseback excursions for all ages. Saddle up for a sunset guided beach ride, venture up a hidden canyon trail, or just sit back in the shade while experienced horse trainers give the kids lessons in horsemanship – there’s something for everyone! San José also boasts a natural estuary and nature preserve. Enjoy a peaceful, self-guided nature walk to observe some of the lushest landscape in the area. Species of flora and fauna are abundant: dozens of species of cactus, lizards, and birds can be spotted on this solitary walk, just a few minutes from downtown. Adventure Parks There are several adventure parks in Los Cabos where you and your kids can experience zip-lining, backcountry UTV and ATV tours, a camel safari, and more. Zip-lines are

appropriate for kids of 8 years and up and be prepared to hike from 5 to 15 minutes from line to line. Most companies include transportation. Jet Skis, Parasailing, Banana Boats and more Go to Medano Beach for a day full of fun water activities. There are numerous options along the beach, such as jet skis, banana boat cruises, aquatic bikes, SUP rentals, and more! Or try a parasailing trip and gain some altitude to enjoy beautiful views of Cabo while tethered firmly to a speedboat! Water Parks Wild Canyon Adventures has recently opened its brand new water park section, which you can access with your park day pass, a perfect way to spend a full day of fun family activities. Wild Wet Fun Water Park, located about 30 minutes from San José del Cabo, has shallow pools and small slides for young children, water mushrooms and a pirate ship. For the adrenaline seekers, several fast and large slides stand tall and mighty and offer a great view of the beautiful surrounding mountains. To get there take HWY 1 north from the San José International Airport towards La Paz and East Cape. After about 15 miles, the exit for Caudaño and the water park will be at KM 66. Follow this road for a few minutes and you will find the park on your right. Turtle Releases Every year, from June through December several species of endangered sea turtles nest in the warm sands of Los Cabos. Your family will have the opportunity to help these fragile and tiny creatures make it safely into the sea. Children will learn about the importance of conservation and they will surely enjoy the experience of helping these little friends. Sol de Mayo Waterfall Located about an hour and a half away from Los Cabos, the Sol de Mayo Oasis is yet another natural beauty of the Southern Baja California region. The hike leads the adventurous to a majestically beautiful oasis where everyone can swim and even dive into the cool, serene waters. Be sure to pack a lunch, and take plenty of water. There are plenty of signs to guide everyone to this wonderful piece of paradise. After arriving in Santiago, turn right up the little hill towards the town square. The cost is $6 US per person to access the easy hike to the clear-water falls.


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Prepare yourself for an incredible show of nature as you swim side by side with colorful schools of fish, eels, rays, octopus, sea turtles and more. The Sea of Cortez or the “Aquarium of the World” offers many opportunities to experience incredible underwater wildlife. - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

Baja Sur has been a popular surfing destination since the ‘50s. The East Cape is popular for kite surfing and the Pacific coast has several surf breaks where you will find less crowds. See our Baja Sur map to locate the surf spots mentioned below.


SAN PEDRITO Level: Advanced. Direction: Right, left. Location: Pacific side right before arriving to Todos Santos. CERRITOS Level: Beginners. Direction: Right, left. Location: Pacific side at Km 65 of the Cabo San Lucas-Todos Santos road. MONUMENTS Level: Advanced. Direction: Left. Location: at Km 6.5 of the Corridor, closer to Cabo San Lucas. EL TULE Level: Advanced. Direction: Right, left. Location: Exit at Km 16.2 at El Tule bridge COSTA AZUL consists of three breaks: The Rock or La Roca Level: Advanced. Direction: Right. Zippers Level: All levels. Direction: Right. Acapulquito Level: All levels. Direction: Right. Location: at Km 28.5. Access is below the Costa Azul bridge. LA BOCANA AT THE ESTUARY Level: All levels. Direction: Right, left. Location: East side of the San José del Cabo’s main beach. SHIPWRECKS Level: Advanced. Direction: Right. Location: East Cape, about 25 Km from San José del Cabo. NINE PALMS Level: All levels. Direction: Long rights. Location: East Cape, about 30 Km from San José del Cabo. SEASONS June through November: The summer months are known to be the best as the Southern Hemisphere’s swells send great waves to the Pacific, Cabo San Lucas, San José and the East Cape. December through February: East Cape and Costa Azul are on the flatter side. The Pacific can be good this time of year because it’s exposed to the west swell. March through May: This is the windy season. Swells are consistent and you’ll run into fewer crowds.

There is something special about paddling out and finding yourself floating in the ocean with just a paddle and a board. Stand up paddling is a great way to see marine life and to get a great workout while enjoying nature. At Medano Beach you can rent boards in several locations. Certain companies offer paddling lessons and some have yoga classes on the board.

KITE SURFING SNORKELING SPOTS Cabo offers several methods for snorkeling. You may drive to a local beach and swim out, book a tour with one of the many popular companies, or charter a private boat. Tours are typically two or three hours. Stay away from the Pacific side of the peninsula; its strong currents make it very dangerous for any kind of water sports. Pelican Rock A quick five-minute ride from the Cabo San Lucas marina or Medano Beach is all it takes to get to this fish-attracting rock. Lover’s Beach

This popular and uniquely-named beach is accessible only by boat. Be on the look-out, however, as the water is not roped off for swimmers. Santa Maria Bay Snorkel tours regularly visit Santa Maria Bay. If you choose to drive there, it’s an easy swim from the shore to the reef on the right side of the cove. Chileno Bay Snorkelers will find a safe, roped-off area for swimming at this common tour destination. Cabo Pulmo A Natural Marine Reserve in the East Cape, and may offer the best snorkeling in the area. This eight-fingered coral reef is about a 1.5-hour drive from San José del Cabo, but it is well worth it!

This sport is most popular in the East Cape due to the El Norte winds. Playa Norte (the north-east side of the beach) in Los Barriles is said to be the most popular destination and is also the location for a professional kite-boarding school. La Ventana is also a popular spot and is closer to La Paz. There is less wind in Los Barriles than in La Ventana, but the surf is bigger. The best months are January, February, March, October, November, December. Every January, the Lord of the Wind tournament takes place in Los Barriles.


Every year, from June through December several species of endangered sea turtles nest in the warm sands of Los Cabos. Your family will have the opportunity

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For a unique vantage point of Cabo San Lucas, try a parasailing trip and gain some altitude to enjoy beautiful views while tethered firmly to a speedboat. Trips last around 15 minutes. You can find this activity on Medano beach.


There are several sites worldwide where large numbers of whale sharks congregate, and the bay of La Paz – located only 1.5 hours from Cabo San Lucas– just happens to be one of them. The whale shark is the largest fish on the planet, measuring from 18' to 40', so as you can imagine the experience of snorkeling with these gentle creatures is a one-of-a-kind experience that you will never forget. Whale shark season in Southern Baja is from October through April. Only go with a professional tour company who is aware of safety and responsible ecoturism guidelines.

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Sailing with Pez Gato while observe Cabo's gentle giants during their annual migration.

2 Hours Cruise

Includes light breakfast or lunch and domestic open bar.


*special price for locals


Pez Gato Whale Watching Tour

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The 2019 Big Money/Big Fish tournaments are over, but there were some exciting highlights. Turnout for all of this year’s events – in late October and early November – had excellent team numbers, as well as some exceptional payouts. A Bisbee Black and Blue tournament record of $4,584,450 was paid out to the top eight team winners. Three teams received daily payouts of over $1 million per day. Day 1, Paul Beaullieu, aboard the Wild Hooker, landed a 466-pound black marlin earning his team $1.75 million. Day 2, Team True Grit’s owner, Jim Putman, brought a 498-pound black marlin to the scale for $1.29 million and Day 3, Team Tranquilo, angler Bill Pino caught the largest blue marlin landed during the three days at 577 pounds worth an impressive $1.41 million for the team. In early November, the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot paid out over $1,000,000 to teams catching the largest yellowfin tuna, wahoo or dorado. Los Cabos resident John Domanic, Team Sirena, weighed in the third-largest yellowfin tuna ever caught in the event’s 21-year history earning his team $420,235 – the highest amount ever paid out in the event for a single tuna. With most boats heading out on the Pacific side where a few VW-size yellowfin tuna lurked, as evidenced by those brought to the scale during the WON Tuna Tournament that yielded 30 tuna over 100 pounds with 12 of those exceeding 200 pounds. Most people come to the Los Cabos area to avoid the looming cold winter back home, and are probably interested in fishing, so our area is a welcome fishing paradise wrapped in what many would consider springlike weather. Here in Cabo, the striped marlin are frolicking a few miles offshore around Land’s End to the north on the Pacific side in front of Cabo Falso. Mixed in are dorado, yellowfin, roosterfish, jack crevalle, and even a few sierra. That’s a catch list to envy! The landlubbers who prefer fishing the beaches with sand between their toes may find themselves dragging a nice-sized dorado or an occasional roosterfish or sierra to the shore when the surf lays down a bit. Or, for those who head north into the Sea of Cortez to fish, the highlight has been on the wahoo found near Vinorama, most of which were landed on slowtrolled bait, mainly caballito. Numbers have been limited, but they are more common than dorado, tuna, or any other gamefish being found. The wahoo have been mostly in the 20- to 35-pound class, with the largest being 43-pounds.

At East Cape (Los Barriles), the weather is changing as the north winds of winter begin to make their presence known. Savvy locals attempt to pick the inbetween days when the dreaded winds back off early in the morning. They stay close to shore and hope for a late-season wahoo or larger dorado. Then, the tinboaters slide into the calmer water and troll the sandy beaches in search of sierra or if lucky, a left-over smallish dorado or two … all the while looking over their shoulder for a wind line approaching from offshore. There are blustery days, but there are beautiful days, too. The problem is no one is fishing! Snowbirds have started to descend on La Paz to enjoy the sunshine and the new malecon, but the off-season has begun, and not many are fishing because the winds are sporadic. However, some folks go out, and on the days it isn’t bumpy, there are fish to be caught. Most surprising have been the big tuna hung on the south side of Cerralvo Island. Go figure. Everyone leaves, the fishermen are gone, and the big tuna show. These are tough critters ranging from 60- to 100-pounds, and though there weren’t many, those that do bite, only bite lighter line, which raises the bar when a powerful tuna crunches the bait. These fish demand 3- to 4-hours of backbreaking battle to get them to the boat. There’s still some decent dorado running around – 10- to 15-pounds or so, enough to keep it interesting. Mix in some bonito, jack crevalle, a few pargo and snapper, the occasional little roosterfish, and it could be a fun day. Traveling farther up to Loreto, the north winds seem to be more consistent, putting a dampener on the waning winter fishing. Oddly enough, there are still a few dorado to be found at Coronado Island.

The first day of the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot, Team Sirena, with local owner John Domanic landed this 345-pound yellowfin tuna – the third-largest ever caught in the 21-year history of the event.

While the commercial hand line fishermen are working "Lobo" and landing yellowtail consistently, it and the nearby rock piles are the centers of the coolweather fishing attention. When the fish are biting at Lobo, the boats will spread out to the "50" Spot and any of the ten other bumps in between. Pargo, cabrilla, and baqueta are candidates for fillets for the cooler in this same area. For several weeks, many boats have been fishing the shoreline of Danzante. The bite was good enough to draw interest away from the small dorado still lurking offshore. The Danzante zone was boiling over with roosterfish and cabrilla pushing the bait schools to the surface where the birds did their divebomb routine. Sierra have begun chasing the schools of sardina out of Honeymoon Cove around the north point of Danzante. There are ample “Fishy” spots along the shores of Baja Sur to bend an angler’s rod and put a smile on their faces as the colder weather back home becomes just a faded memory for the moment. *



Humpback Whales Are Back!


Worldwide, whale watching as a tourist industry may generate more than $1 billion a year. There will always be an element of mystery about whales since they do appear at the surface for a few seconds. Knowing the basic statistics about a humpback whale does little to prepare you for the surprise and awe of seeing a 16 meter, 40 ton mammal all but completely lift itself out of the water then crash back into the sea sending spray 10 meters into the air. When a whale surfaces, the simple act of exhaling results in a ‘blow’ of spray and air that shoots up to four meters in the air as it empties 90 percent of the contents of its lungs in less than a second. The whale’s lung capacity is about the same volume as a small car. Then, when it breathes in and dives, it can stay submerged for up to 30 minutes. Humpback whales are one of the most exuberant of all whale species, and are celebrated for their energetic antics and haunting ‘songs’. During migration, male humpback whales often ‘sing’ complex, lengthy and distinctive songs to communicate their presence to females to entice them to mate. They use syllables and rhyming phrases with a complex sequence that can last for a few moments or for hours. The ‘songs’ change subtly each year and different humpback populations have different songs. Unlike humans, whales don't exhale to produce sound, nor do they have vocal cords. Humpbacks have a larynx-like structure in their throats. While the reason whales sing isn't clear, scientists believe males sing to attract females and challenge males. The song may also be used to find food or to herd fish. At one time, the humpback whale was brought to the brink of extinction by the whaling industry. Today, the species has partially recovered and has a conservation status of "least concern" on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. While the humpback population numbers of around 80,000 put it at minimal risk for extinction, the animals remain at risk from illegal whaling, garbage, noise pollution, collisions with ships, and death from entanglement with fishing gear. Humpback whale numbers continue to increase. The species is curious and approachable, making humpbacks the mainstay of the whale tourism industry. They are already in Los Cabos again, welcome to another exciting season! *

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Lovers Beach Getting there is an adventure in itself, since it is reachable only by boat, kayak or any other water vessel. The easiest way to get there is to take a water taxi from the Cabo San Lucas Marina or Medano Beach. Your captain will cruise by the arch and the sea lion rock for some great photo opportunities. Walk to the other side of the rocks and you’ll find yourself looking at the Pacific Ocean (Divorce Beach). This side is very dangerous for swimming, so swim on Lover’s Beach side only. Location: Land’s End beside the famous arch. Tips: On occasion there are a few vendors who offer beer and water, but you won’t find any other services.

Medano If you’re looking for the action, this is where it is. El Médano (as the locals call it) is a 2-mile stretch of hotels, restaurants and bars, right on the sand. It’s a swimmable and familyfriendly beach with endless options for souvenir shopping. Numerous activities and water sports are available. If you want to take a water taxi to Lover’s Beach, this is the best spot to do it. Its stunning view of Land’s End and the vast entertainment options make this beach a must-see. Location: In the heart of downtown Cabo San Lucas. The beach is accessible by foot through the east side of the marina or via Avenida del Pescador. Tips: Be prepared to be approached by a lot of souvenir vendors. If you’re not there for the shopping, just respond with “No gracias.” Water sports are available such as jet skis, parasailing, flyboarding, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and more. Visit Lover’s Beach while you’re there. - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

Imagine floating in a turquoise bay with coral colored sand, snorkeling with colorful fish or walking for hundreds of yards in waist-high water, every beach in Southern Baja offers something unique. Here is a list of the "must sea" beaches to help you decide which is the one for you or just visit them all!

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Chileno Chileno Beach is a very popular location for snorkeling and swimming due to its calm waters. You’ll find tide pools at the left end of the beach and beautiful reefs offering excellent snorkeling and scuba diving. Public restrooms and showers are available, as well as a handicap ramp that takes you right to the beach. Location: Going from Cabo San Lucas towards San José, follow the signs for Chileno Beach Club near KM 14 of the main highway. Tips: Snorkeling visibility is often better in the early mornings and you’ll avoid the mid-day snorkel tours. Bring snorkeling gear!


Santa Maria Santa Maria is a stunning horseshoe cove with coarse coral colored sand and abundant marine life. Boat excursions and private charters often stop here to enjoy the snorkeling and scuba diving that this National Marine Preserve offers. This family-friendly beach is relatively secluded; therefore, you rarely run into beach vendors. However, the beach does have brand new bathrooms and palapas. Location: Traveling west from Cabo San Lucas towards San José, follow the sign which reads “Santa María” and exit the highway at Km. 13. Follow the dirt road until you reach the parking area. Tips: Swim from the shore towards the rocks on the right side of the beach for a great snorkeling experience.

Palmilla Palmilla Beach is known for its family friendly calm waters and a mile-long stretch of beach. Located within the resort community of Palmilla, you will find yourself surrounded by oceanfront luxury homes and the One&Only Hotel. Pangas and fishing cruisers are available for charter, but you won’t find water sport rentals such as kayaks or jet skis. Location: Take the Palmilla ramp exit at KM 27. Follow the signs and turn into the main beach parking area before the entrance to the One&Only Hotel. Tips: Palmilla is popular among local families on the weekends, so arrive early if you want a palapa, or bring your own umbrella. No services are available.

Balandra A stunning bay in La Paz (the State's Capital) that will take your breath away. You can walk back and forth in the bay in waist-high water that is crystal clear. Follow the shore towards the north-east side and you will find the famous “mushroom rock.” You won’t regret visiting Playa Balandra! Location: A two hour drive from Cabo San Lucas. Once you're in La Paz, follow the main drag along the boardwalk, pass Costa Baja Resort and continue to wind around the coast and through the mountains until you see the signs for the beach. Tips: No bathroom facilities. There is a truck where you can buy water and snacks, but it is recommended to bring your own in case they are closed. - EVERYTHING YOU NEED KNOWABOUT ABOUTSOUTHERN SOUTHERNBAJA BAJA - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TOTO KNOW

Cerritos Cerritos Beach is a popular surf spot and swimming here is relatively safe. The scenic 45 minute drive from Cabo San Lucas is well worth the trip as you drive along the pristine Pacific coast. You can rent a boogie board or surf board or even take a surf lesson. Location: Exit at KM 66 of the Cabo San Lucas to Todos Santos Highway. Watch the markers and look for the signs. Tips: Come prepared with food, drinks and beach gear. The ocean currents are strong and the waves can be quite powerful, so swim with caution.



At Destino Los Cabos we understand how difficult it can be to stay on your health routine while on vacation. For all of you fitness and wellness lovers out there we have picked the brains of some local well-being and fitness pros for their advice on staying physically and mentally healthy on your Cabo vacation.


PATTY GUEVAR A Running Tours Los Cabos -


JESSIE ASHLEY Cabo Yoga and Fitness -

Where are you originally from? I was born in La Paz raised here in Cabo San Lucas.

Where are you originally from? I am originally from Calgary Alberta.

How long have you been in Los Cabos? Most of my life I have been here in Cabo San Lucas, I was traveling for a few years, but I always come back home.

How long have you been in Los Cabos? I have been in Cabo for 7 years.

What is your favorite thing about running? It's a moment for yourself, when I feel good I run , when I feel down I run, when I feel angry or frustrated I run, when I need peace, I RUN. I love the feeling of freedom, I love the feeling of moving forward. It makes me happy.

What is your favorite route to run in Los Cabos? I really like trails! One of my favorites routes is on the hills in the Tezal area in Cabo San Lucas. The trail starts behind Costco (for specific directions call Running Tours Los Cabos) and the cool part about it is that you can do as many miles as you like. To get to the top you most run around 2 miles from the starting point, there you can decide to come back down or keep going all the way for 9 more miles! On the way up you will hear lots of different species of birds, this is the real Cabo feeling because you are surrounded by one hundred year-old cactus and beautiful trees that you only see here in the Baja Sur. When you get to the top you will see the most amazing view of the Cabo bay and the arch, just as beautiful at sunrise or sunset. I love that contact with nature and how it makes you feel grateful for being there and for being able to RUN!

Tell us about Cabo Yoga and Fitness. Cabo yoga and fitness is my dream job and there would be no Cabo yoga and Fitness without my business partner Erin Crookbain. Cabo Yoga and Fitness is a fun place for everybody to come and move their body. We have a variety of classes to suite everyone’s fitness needs and taste. It's a place where we support our community and learn together with unique workshops and teacher trainings. We connect with one another and support each other and our goals. We leave our egos at the door, step in with our hearts! What is your favorite beach workout? My favorite beach workout would be a body weight HIIT class. Just walking in the sand is challenging enough! • Side lunge, reverse lunge, squat 40 sec each side. • Plank toes taps, to push up 40 sec. • Plank jacks 40 sec. Repeat 3x minimal to no rest between exercises • Squat pulse (3 pulses) cross cross jump 40 sec. • Single leg deadlift, high knee to reverse lunge 40 sec each side. • Burpees 40 sec. Repeat 3x minimal rest between exercises. - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

Tell us about Running Tours Los Cabos? Inspired by this wonderful sport that so many people love, myself and some of my local running partners decided to take the Cabo experience to a whole new level by showing Cabo on your feet! Sweat and sightsee! We have encountered many tourists that also shared our passion but notice that they were running aimlessly and missing all the attractions that every Los Cabos tourist should see, like exceptional views or running one of the best Marinas in world. Running Tours Los Cabos is an opportunity to share our LOVE for our home town, while sharing our passion for running. We offer runners a chance to continue their daily routine from home by discovering new trails or the city while doing something they love: vacationing and running.

What is your favorite thing about working out? Working out is more than just exercise for me. • Fitness helps me connect with myself and others. • I lost 85 lbs so it has been life saving and a complete lifestyle change, and I get to share the experience with others! • Exercise reduces everyday stress • I love to feel strong and I know keeping up my physical strength will help me as I age.



STEPHANIE MIRICH Sano Plate - Where are you originally from? I was born and raised in Miami, FL. - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

How long have you been in Los Cabos? I moved to Cabo in 2012 to pursue my dream of living by the beach and working in health and wellness.


What inspired you to start a health food business? I worked with ModuVated from 2012-2015. I have always been involved/interested in everything having to do with being and eating healthy and working with ModuVated helped me see how many avenues of health and wellness there are. The meal prep concept came after my daughter was born in 2015. I was a new mom with so many responsibilities and I really didn’t have the time nor energy to be cooking dinner overnight for my whole family. While my daughter napped on Sundays, I would spend that time making easy meals and salads for the week that we could just reheat on the spot. Friends that would come over loved the look and feel of an organised fridge, and more so all the money we were saving each month by not throwing away food! I was inspired to grow the concept little by and little, and 2 years later its become my full time passion. Tell us about Sano Plate. Sano Plate is a labor of love. Food is so personal and it’s always so cool to me that I get to cook for people for a living. We strive to use all local ingredients and meats, and our goal is to always support


and promote our community when we can. This year, we’ve been able to expand and open the restaurant side of the business. We’re located at the Los Cabos Organic Farmer’s Market in Pedregal. It’s been a great addition to the meal prep business, as people who aren’t ready to commit to the meal plans can still come get healthy meals and juices week long. We have also launched our website, where folks can just go online to choose the meal plan or a la carte meals and get it all delivered directly to their homes! Eating healthy on vacation is not easy, what would recommend to our readers that want to stay healthy while visiting Los Cabos? Come to Sano Plate! –laughs– just kidding. It’s always a struggle to eat clean while vacationing, especially in this paradise where chips and beer are around every corner. But this is what I try to do when I travel: 1. Stay hydrated - By drinking water throughout the day, you are allowing your body and metabolism to function efficiently and keep you balanced. 2. Watch the salt - When eating out, try to season your food with fresh ingredients like lime or fresh herbs. Take the salt shaker off the table. 3. Swap your carbs - Dip carrots, bell peppers or cucumber into your guacamole or salsas. I find this still allows you to savour the good fats without filling up on empty calories. 4. Drink smarter - Go for the light beer, ask for skinny margaritas with NO salt, cut your tequila or vodka with mineral water and just a SPLASH of juice. This avoids all the nasty sugar and calories that causing bloating and hangovers.

“We believe yoga is for everybody and every body. We believe in the transformational power of these practices, both on and off the mat. We believe that yoga meets us where we are at in each and every single moment. We believe that the better we take care of ourselves, the better we can take care of those around us.”

NIYA CHAYKO Baja Soul Yoga- Where are you originally from? I was born in Russia and moved around living in Kazakhstan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, then eventually reaching LA and finally finding my new home in Los Cabos, Mexico. How long have you been in Los Cabos? Almost 4 years. How long have you been practicing yoga? I first tried a yoga class about 8 years ago, but it has become something more consistent and meaningful for the last 6 years. Practicing consistently and diving deeper into meditation and philosophy has completely changed me and my relationship with the world. Tell us about Baja Soul Yoga. Baja Soul Yoga is a very special place where I hope people can learn to quiet their mind, achieve a better physical practice as well as concentration and leave feeling more at peace and connected than they walked in. We’re a very special community of people, which I believe also makes the place more special. So grateful for every student that practices there, without them no teacher would be able to share their knowledge and practice. We offer both heated and non-heated yoga classes of different variety.

Los Cabos is naturally beautiful. If you were to recommend to our readers a special place to meditate and practice yoga, where would it be? I really enjoy going to Cabo Bello beach during the week. Also Pedregal beach during the week is a nice option, you can walk all the way to the left and usually there’s no one in between the rocks, which create a perfect atmosphere to put your feet in the sand, observe and hear the ocean and simply be. We live in a world of constant “doing”. It is so necessary to find time to simply be, connect with yourself and the nature around you. Taking a really deep breath and staying with it can be so helpful in becoming present to see all the beautiful little things Los Cabos has to offer.


ALEXIS MENDOZA Desert & Sea - Health & Beauty Where are you originally from? From Guadalajara, Mexico. How long have you been in Los Cabos? 5 years. What do you like most about being in the skin care business? Caring for our body is a way of giving ourselves love and this makes us feel confident and we can go through life with more meaning.

What would you recommend to our readers to maintain a healthy complexion during their vacation? Don't forget to use sunscreen and drink a lot of water, and of course I invite you to get our spa where you can experience a high quality facial with the best national products, which are made with very nutritious Mexican plants. - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

Tell us about Desert Sea Spa. The name was chosen because in this beautiful place we have these two ecosystems, and in our logo there is a succulent which is synonymous with perfection. Our spa is designed so that in a single space you can comfortably find all the skin care services and body treatments you need. Do you like cellulite or aging? Neither do us!




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by Alex Navarro

Learn about these wonderful creatures that are born here on our beautiful Baja beaches!


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The earliest turtles date from the Middle Jurassic period and are more ancient than snakes or crocodilians. By counting the rings formed and stacked on the shells it is possible to estimate aproximately the age of a turtle. The largest living turtles are the leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), which can be 6.6 feet in length and weigh 2,000 pounds. The largest ever known turtle was Archelon ischyros from the Late Cretaceous period and was up to 15 feet long. The smallest turtle is the speckled padloper tortoise of South Africa which is 3.1 inches in length. Turtles have bony or cartilaginous shells that act as a shield. The upper shell is called the carapace and the lower shell is called the plastron. Depending on the species the color of shells may vary from brown, black, or olive green; to red, orange, yellow, or also grey markings, spots, lines and markings. Turtles are cold-blooded and are classified as amniotes like other species of reptiles, birds, and mammals that live in or around water, which means they breathe air and do not lay eggs underwater. The main difference between a turtle and a tortoise is that a turtle may be limited to only aquatic species, and a tortoise usually refers to any land-dwelling, non-swimming "chelonian" (turtle). Tortoises have heavy shells, in contrast, aquatic turtles have light shells to avoid sinking, and for swimming faster and with more agility. The vertebrae of turtles have an S-shaped curve to allow for neck retraction back into the shell. And depending on how they retract their necks into their shells, turtles are divided into two groups: the suborder Pleurodira retracts the neck to the side and anterior to the shoulders, and the suborder Cryptodira retracts the neck straight back, between the shoulders. Turtles have strong jaws and rigid beaks to cut and chew food. Carnivorous turtles have sharp ridges for slicing through their prey, and herbivorous turtles have serrated ridges to cut through plants. Turtles can´t stick out their tongues to catch food. Sea turtles usually feed on jellyfish, sponges, and other soft sea foods. All sea turtles breathe air and must surface at regular intervals to refill their lungs. Terrestrial tortoises have short, sturdy feet. Amphibious turtles have feet that are webbed. Sea turtles have flippers instead of feet.

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Turtles have color vision and exceptional night vision. Turtles make sounds when communicating. Some vocalizations serve to create group cohesion when migrating. Tortoises are vocal when courting and mating. Turtles lay eggs that are soft and leathery. In some species, temperature determines whether an egg develops into a male or a female. Eggs are put in holes dug in the mud or sand and then they are covered and left to incubate. A sea turtle’s nest may contain up to 200 eggs. Depending on the species, eggs will take about 50 to 100 days to hatch. When hatching, the baby turtles (hatchlings) emerge from their shell and head towards the sea. During their crawl to the ocean they can be eaten by birds, crabs, raccoons, dogs or other predators, and more risks await them at sea. One of a thousand baby turtles will reach adulthood. Turtles reach sexual maturity at different ages. Some at a few years old, others reach sexual maturity at 50 years old. Sea Turtles live most of their lives at sea and mate at sea too. Females return to the precise location where they were born to lay their eggs. It is thought that they use the Earth’s magnetic field as a means of navigation. Males, on the contrary, never set foot on land again after being born. Sea turtles land on the beaches of Mexico between June and November each year. In the Pacific Coast they mainly arrive in Mazatlan, Costalegre, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Oaxaca and Baja California Sur (San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas); and in the Atlantic Coast in Yucatan (Akumal and Rio Lagartos). Mexico is considered as the country of sea turtles. Seven species of turtles reproduce here: Green turtle (Chelonia mydas), Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Black turtle (Chelonia agassizi), Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), and Kemp's Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys kempii). The only one that does not nest in Mexico is the Australian Kikila turtle (Chelonia depressa).

Sea Turtles in Baja: Five species of sea turtles (Hawksbill, Loggerhead, Leatherback, Green Turtle and Olive Ridley) are found along Mexico's Baja California peninsula. Some nest in The East Cape of Los Cabos. The Olive Ridley, also known as the golfina, nests there from June to December. The golfina can grow 26 inches long and weigh 90 pounds. The leatherback, nests there from November through February and can grow to 70 inches long and weigh 1,300 pounds. Turtle release: from July to October you can participate during the nesting season (egg laying) of the turtles in, and during the hatching season (turtle releasing) from September to December. These activities take place at many different beaches of Cabo and on the Pacific Side too. A great place to reach out to find out about participating is ASUPMATOMA, A.C. (Southern Baja California Association for the protection of the environment and sea turtles of Los Cabos) via email at or call (624) 143 0269. Throughout 23 seasons of work they have protected around 12,000 olive ridley turtle nests and released to the sea more than 1,000,000 baby turtles. From July to January they have nightly patrols to protect the nesting turtles and to relocate nests to incubation sites to ensure the largest number of offspring turtles make it to the ocean. Final fun fact: many times turtles have 13 patches on their shells, making it a symbolic animal for the 13 moons in a yearly cycle. *

A LITTLE BIT OF SCIENCE: • Kingdom: Animalia; Subkingdom: Bilateria; Infrakingdom: Deuterostomia; • Phylum: Chordata; Subphylum: Vertebrata; Infraphylum: Gnathostomata; • Superclass: Tetrapoda; Class: Reptilia; • Order: Testudines; Suborders: Cryptodira, Pleurodira; • Families: Emydidae (pond, box, Blanding’s, painted, spotted, and chicken turtles); Platysternidae (big-headed turtles); Testudinidae (tortoises); Geoemydidae (Asian river turtles, leaf and roofed turtles, Asian box turtles); Kinosternidae (mud and musk turtles); Dermatemydidae (Mesoamerican river turtle); Trionychidae (softshell turtles); Carettochelyidae (pignose turtle); Cheloniidae (loggerhead, ridley, hawksbill, and green sea turtles); Dermochelyidae (leatherback turtle); Chelydridae (snapping turtles); Chelidae (snake-necked turtles); Pelomedusidae (side-necked turtles); Podocnemididae (Madagascan big-headed turtles and American side-necked river turtles); • Genera and species: (there are 75 genera and about 365 species).



Although many locals in Los Cabos speak English, they also appreciate it when visitors speak Spanish. Don't be shy and give it a try! PRONUNCIATION RULES • The letter "ñ" - When you see a wave (tilde) on top of the letter "n" use the "ny" sound that you use for the English word canyon. • The double "ll" is pronounced like "y" in English. • The letter "h" is always silent. • The letter "j" is pronounced like "h" in English. • If the word has an accent mark such as "á", that syllable is stressed. THE BASICS Cash - Efectivo Change - Cambio Closed - Cerrado Credit card - Tarjeta de crédito Doctor - Doctor Food - Comida Goodbye - Adios Good morning - Buenos días Good afternoon - Buenas tardes Good night - Buenas noches Hello - Hola Help - Ayuda Here - Aquí Money - Dinero Open - Abierto Please - Por favor Sorry - Disculpe Thank you - Gracias There - Allá Tip - Propina Water - Agua

AT A RESTAURANT Comida - Food Breakfast - Desayuno Lunch - Comida Dinner - Cena Table - Mesa Glass - Vaso Plate - Plato Fork - Tenedor Spoon - Cuchara Knife - Cuchillo Napkin - Servilleta Can you bring the check? - ¿Puede traer la cuenta?

GETTING AROUND Where is...? - ¿Dónde está...? My hotel is... - Mi hotel es... Please take me to... - Por favor lléveme a ... How much is this? - ¿Cuánto cuesta esto? Where is an ATM? - ¿Dónde hay un cajero automático? Telephone - Teléfono Do you have WIFI? - ¿Tiene WIFI? I want to buy a... - Quiero comprar un/una...

WORDS and PHRASES OF THE MONTH Happy Holidays - Felices fiestas Happy New Year - Feliz Año Nuevo Fireworks - Fuegos artificiales Turtle - Tortuga Exercise - Ejercicio To run - Correr To walk - Caminar To eat - Comer

FURNITURE, ART, APPLIANCES AND MORE Two locations in San Jose del Cabo: (624) 142-2121 • (624) 105-2323 - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

PLACES Bathrooms - Baños Restaurant - Restaurante Hotel - Hotel Hospital - Hospital Beach - Playa Store - Tienda Pharmacy - Farmacia

MEETING SOMEONE NEW Nice to meet you - Mucho gusto What’s your name? - ¿Cómo te llamas? My name is... - Mi nombre es... Where are you from? - ¿De dónde eres? Do you speak English? - ¿Habla Inglés? I don’t understand - No entiendo



EATING LOCAL and HEALTHY in CABO by Michelle Monroy

When I tell people that I live in Los Cabos the conversation typically goes this way: the person is extremely surprised, and says something along the lines of "oh wow!,” followed by a “what do you do down here?” or “what brought you here?” However, a common question I also get is “how do you manage to eat healthy here?,” and my answer is always “it's actually VERY easy and accessible!” I assume that this question is rooted from the fact that the concept of Mexican food seems to be unhealthy; refried beans, chips, cheese, fried food, flour tortillas, crema (creme), if you see it that way the answer is yes, that is not the healthiest diet. The main misconception is that this is the only option for food available in Mexico, this is especially not correct when it comes to food in Baja, where 100% local fresh seafood, fish and organic produce is widely available. As it is commonly known, this area of the World is greatly abundant in fish and seafood, which make very healthy and clean food options. What is not as commonly known is the fact that in the midst of the Los Cabos desert landscape, there are also areas with fertile soil where produce is farmed, making it easy to have locally grown vegetables and fruit on your plate every day. There are a few companies that buy from local farmers and deliver the produce right to your doorstep, and many restaurants pride themselves in offering locally sourced ingredients in their menus.

Here are a few great options to eat local and healthy in Los Cabos: A SIMPLE CATCH OF THE DAY - Fish, fish fish! We are in Los Cabos, which is surrounded by the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, so there's no doubt why we have a delicious catch of the day option on almost every restaurant menu in Los Cabos. Every place will prepare it differently, and it's usually served with a side of vegetables and rice. - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

LOCAL SEAFOOD - If you go to any traditional seafood restaurant such as Los Claros, Mariscos Michiacan, El Toro Guero, etc., order a ceviche, fresh clams, scallops, oysters or an aguachile (this one will be spicy!). These dishes are very low in fat and calories, just watch out for all of those chips!


SASHIMI and SUSHI - I always say that the best sushi I've ever had is in Cabo. The sashimi is as fresh as it gets and it's very easy to digest. You will find similar Cabosignature dishes in most sushi places, my personal favorite is the serranito with tuna.

Photo by Scott Koenig @agringoinmexico

MEXICAN FOOD - Mexican food can be healthy! Try tacos with corn tortilla instead of flour (this is the traditional way to eat tacos anyway), pozole, guacamole, chile relleno without the fried batter, and of course all the seafood without it being fried. These are only a few examples among many delicious and healthy dishes.





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Ten chefs and bartenders come together to help our furry friends from Proyecto 4 Patas. You are invited to Metate Cabo to enjoy an open bar and a delicious buffet at 6pm. Minimum donation is $700 MXN and includes dinner and drinks. All proceeds go to help with sterilization campaigns for Proyecto 4 Patas. @Proyecto4PatasLosCabos




Liga MAC Christmas Fiesta at The Shoppes at Palmilla

Liga MAC’s annual Christmas Fiesta will be held on Tuesday, December 3 at The Shoppes at Palmilla. The event is open to the public. The only requirement for attendance is the donation of an unwrapped toy that does not require batteries. The Christmas Fiesta is followed by a Christmas Posada later in the month where the gifts are distributed, brightening the holiday season for more than 300 low-income families in Liga MAC programs.


The 2nd edition Koral Christmas Bazar will take place on December 5 and 6 from 10am to 7pm at the Plaza Koral Center and inside El Merkado. The space is dedicated to local commerce, where you will have the best Christmas gift options for you and your family. Enjoy a unique and artistic atmosphere and get a jump start on all your holiday shopping this year!

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Esteban Toledo, Los Cabos Charity Pro-Am at Quivira

Participate in the inaugural Esteban Toledo, Los Cabos Charity Pro-Am, 2019 on December 6-8 at Quivira Golf Club. Held at the gorgeous cliffside, oceanfront Jack Nicklaus Signature designed, Quivira Golf Course, where you can play alongside Esteban and his friends, who are PGA Tour champion players and PGA Club professionals! All for a cause near and dear to Esteban's heart, The Esteban Toledo Family Foundation.


OTE 3 Day in Todos Santos

Over The Edge Todos Santos will be hosting 3 days of Baja awesomeness on and off the bike on December 6-8. Between tacos, trails, post ride drinks and time at the beach, this promises to be an amazing get together with OTE family and friends including a Todos Santos taqueria tour, riding the Pueblo Magico trail, and lounging at the beach.

Direct from Nashville! Blazing and Sony recording artists Brother Trouble and Hannah Dasher will perform live on the beach at Cachet Beach Club and Cabo Villas Beach Resort on December 8 from 7-9pm. Enjoy the BBQ station, bourbon cocktails and more. There is no cover, however space is limited, and reservations are required. For reservations call (624) 105-1794.



Torneo de Pesca

Torneo de Pesca is a fishing tournament for professional and amateur fishermen. The tournament includes a family celebration and awards ceremony with a tasting of the catch of the day, raffles, music and more. Attend with your family! @TorneoDePescaDeportivaCanacoLosCabos


Sabor A Cabo Rural 2019

Sabor A Cabo Rural 2019 will be held at the Sol de Mayo Ecological Ranch in Santiago on Sunday, December 8 from 12-5pm, which will conclude the week of culinary events from Sabor A Cabo 2019 by American Express. Tickets can be purchased at Nick-San Cabo San Lucas and Nick-San Palmilla: Monday to Saturday 10am to 7pm, the Tourist Office of San José del Cabo: Monday to Friday 8am to 3pm, or CATAC in Cabo San Lucas: Monday to Friday 8am to 3pm. The cost is $1,000 MXN for adults or $500 MXN for children under 12 years old.


Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Don’t miss the first Whale Festival in Los Cabos as they prepare to welcome you to Baja’s mesmerizing whale season and the great humpback whale. The event will include conferences, music, art, a movie on the beach, photography and more! The theme this year is plastic pollution. Visit @FestivaldelaBallena on Facebook for a full schedule of events.

The Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe is one of the most celebrated religious holidays in Mexico. The holiday commemorates the Virgin Mary, the Patron Saint of Mexico, being spotted by a man two times in Mexico City in 1531. Religious festivals will take place following mass in both Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, including fireworks, street fairs, and processions.

The Baja Surf Stomp / Surf Music Festival is an annual event dedicated to promoting instrumental surf music since 2015. It is organized and operated by Planeta Reverb and Barracuda Productions. The 3-day festival will include music from Frankie & The Pool Boys, The Centellas, Mexican Weirdoh's, The Dead Ripper Squad, and Martini on The Beach DJ Set. The cost is $50 MXN. @BajaSurfStomp


Santa Paws

Come get your pictures with Santa Paws at Eclectic Array, benefitting local dog rescues. Bring a donation for a dog or cat in need (pet food, toys, bedding, towels, cleaning supplies, etc.) on December 13 at the Cabo San Lucas store (3pm-6pm), December 14 at the San José store (12:30pm-3pm). All donations will go to local pet rescues. Contact Eclectic Array for more details:


Tony Tone at OMNIA Los Cabos


Destino Los Cabos 3k, 5k & 8k Holiday Fun Run

Join OMNIA Los Cabos as Tony Tone takes over the party on Saturday, December 14. OMNIA Los Cabos features premier ocean views, VIP cabanas, two-story villas, and DJ talent to keep the party going all day long. Doors open at 11am. For guestlist, VIP tables and more information visit

Destino Los Cabos and Running Tours Los Cabos in association with Ciclovía Recreativa Familiar Cabo San Lucas present a Holiday Fun Run benefiting the children of Los Cabos Children’s Foundation (LCCF)! LCCF’s mission is to promote, fund, monitor and advance programs that have a focus on health for children in Baja California Sur. Destino Los Cabos invites you to participate in our 3k, 5k or 8k run departing from Plaza Bonita in downtown Cabos San Lucas on Sunday, December 15 at 8am. In lieu of an entry fee, we request participants bring an unwrapped toy (not requiring batteries) or minimum $200 MXN cash donation for LCCF. Refreshments will be served. The first 100 participants will receive a special gift, and festive red and green outfits are encouraged, but not required! Register via Eventbrite: Destino2019FunRun.Eventbrite. com - EVERYTHING YOU NEED KNOWABOUT ABOUTSOUTHERN SOUTHERNBAJA BAJA - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TOTO KNOW


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Skating at Viceroy DEC 16-JAN 15 Ice Los Cabos

Go for a spin on Viceroy’s synthetic ice skating rink while enjoying the Christmas tree, traditional caroling, delicious food, refreshments and more. Visit any time between December 16 to January 15 from 11:00am-3pm or 5:00pm-9pm. www.


Classic Car Show Los Cabos 2019

The 4th Classic Car Show Los Cabos comes to San José del Cabo’s Avenue Centanario on Sunday, December 15 from 10am to 5pm. This is the largest classic and antique car show in Baja with more than 300 cars of all categories invited. The expo is hosted by Classic Cars Club Los Cabos. Visit @ClasicosLosCabos on Facebook for more information!



Las Posadas is a tradition that has been taking place in Mexico for more than 400 years. These nine days of religious observance start on December 16 through Christmas Eve on December 24. The celebration traditionally began with a candle lit procession with individuals dressed up as Joseph and Mary leading the way. In modern times, Posadas do not always include a processional and can look more like a fiesta with tamales, piñatas, and more. Many businesses in and around Los Cabos will also celebrate and recognize their hardworking staff with a party called a “Christmas Posada.”

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Christmas Posadas

Las Posadas is a tradition that has been taking place in Mexico for more than 400 years. These nine days of religious observance start on December 16 through Christmas Eve on December 24. The celebration traditionally began with a candle lit procession with individuals dressed up as Joseph and Mary leading the way. In modern times, Posadas do not always include a processional and can look more like a fiesta with tamales, piñatas, and more. Many businesses in and around Los Cabos will also celebrate and recognize their hardworking staff with a party called a “Christmas Posada.”


Dinner on the Beach at Casa Calavera

Get ready for Casa Calavera’s all-new dinner on the beach series every third Friday of the month! Upcoming dates include December 20 featuring Casa Amigos, January 17 featuring Johnnie Walker, and February 21 featuring Tanqueray. Open seating will start each hour at 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm. To make a reservation and learn more visit

Cabo’s 5th Annual Santa Pub Crawl

A lot of Cabo locals look forward to Cabo’s Annual Santa Pub Crawl each year. Organized by the owners of Sancho’s, pub crawlers are invited to bar hop in 30-minute increments all over downtown Cabo wearing red and green outfits, Santa hats, and festive accessories. The final stop of the day will be at Sancho’s for a Christmas party spectacular with drink specials and surprises. More details and schedule coming soon. Visit @SanchosCabo on Facebook for more information


Festival Náutico Navideño 2019


Christmas Eve & Christmas in Cabo

Come with your family to experience the magic of enjoying a parade full of twinkling lights and color in the sea. Book a boat tour to watch the parade of sparkling boats or watch the beautiful show from Medano Beach. Visit @FestivalNáuticoNavideñoLosCabos on Facebook for more information!

All of Los Cabos will come alive with twinkling lights, colorful Christmas trees and cheerful decorations celebrating the holiday season. Many restaurants and hotels around town will feature brunch and dinner specials, along with festive holiday cocktails.




New Year’s Eve at OMNIA Los Cabos with Matoma

EVERY DAY: Omnia Dayclub Los Cabos Doors Open at 11:00 am.

Celebrate New Year's Eve with Matoma at OMNIA Los Cabos, the best day club in San José del Cabo! The party will take place on Tuesday, December 31, starting at 8:00pm with a spectacular firework display at midnight. During the evening, party on the dance floor with Matoma or enjoy a casual dining experience at Casa Calavera. OMNIA will feature an open bar and midnight toast special, and Casa Calavera will feature a taco station. Bar cards will be available through the cashier on the property. For more information, visit


New Year’s Eve at Cachet Beach Hotel Los Cabos

If Cabo San Lucas is more your speed, don’t miss the New Year’s Eve celebrations at Cachet Beach Hotel Los Cabos! Cachet Beach Hotel Los Cabos is located on Medano Beach in the heart of Cabo San Lucas and is the perfect viewpoint for watching the NYE fireworks show in Medano Bay! Reservations can be made by emailing: or calling (624) 105-1794.

TUESDAYS: Mariachi Night 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Plaza del Pescador Taco Tuesdays at Casa Calavera - Vidanta Los Cabos All you can eat tacos $450 pesos. All day. Buy one get one margaritas and beers. Live music 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Xplora El Tezal Organic and Local Market 8:00 am - 2:00 pm - @XploraJardin - (624) 147-9128



A Night in Wonderland

An evening overflowing with entertainment, full dinner, dessert, live auction and raffle. How far down the rabbit hole can they go with creative costumes, mad hatter moments, and donor delight as they raise funds to help the women and children of Sarahuaro? Alice herself states that “Sometimes I believe in as many as 6 impossible things before breakfast,” and here they are, set for a full evening of intrigue and impact! Join Sarahuaro for an unusual fundraising event with resort chic attire or themed costumes if you prefer on January 4, from 6-10pm at Montage Los Cabos at Santa Maria Bay.

WEDNESDAYS: Live music at Captain Tony's 7:30 pm Live Mariachi (624) 143.6797 - @restaurantcaptaintonys Tequila Tastings at Casa Calavera - Vidanta Los Cabos Each Wednesday from 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm, watch the sun set over the Sea of Cortez and enjoy a variety of hand-picked tequilas - THURSDAYS: Live music at Captain Tony's 7:30 pm Pura Vida Beat Band (624) 143.6797 - @restaurantcaptaintonys Stargazing/Astronomy programs Reservation in advance is required (624)129-8701 FRIDAYS: Live music at Captain Tony's 7:30 pm Live Medium Rock Band (624) 143.6797 - @restaurantcaptaintonys Feel Good Fridays at Omnia Dayclub Doors open at 11:00 am Friday October 25 Organic Market Season Kick Off 9:00 am – 3:00 pm A Taste of Palmilla: Special Priced Menus in Each Venue Live Music – Wine Tasting 5:00 pm– 7:00 pm Stores will be offering mimosas, wine, showcase products, etc.

New Year’s Eve with Pez Gato Amazing Adventures

Don’t miss the biggest boat parties of the year with 3 incredible options to choose from! Option #1 is the Cabo Mar New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise with a full dinner menu and cocktails under the stars, option #2 is Tropicat’s New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise with special appetizers and premium bar, or option #3 is Pez Gato’s New Year's Party Cruise with open bar and snacks. RSVP or request information at (624) 143-3797, reservations@ or



Phenom at OMNIA Los Cabos

OMNIA is the hottest day club in Los Cabos featuring some of the world’s most in demand DJ’s. Experience Phenom on Saturday, January 4. Doors open at 11am. For the guestlist and tables, visit

SATURDAYS: Bird walks at San José Estuary Reservation in advance is required Live music at Captain Tony's 7:30 pm La Biznaga Classic Rock Band (624) 143.6797 - - @restaurantcaptaintonys Retro Karaoke at Aleta Seafood and Steakhouse 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Every Sunday is live Karaoke with the Juliet Rock Band at Aleta Seafood and Steakhouse! Take advantage of your 20% exclusive discount for B.C.S. locals and sing the best hits of the 70's to the 90's. The Los Cabos Organic Market at Pedregal 7:30 am - 12:00 pm The Shoppes at Palmilla Bootcamp and Yoga by Cabo Yoga & Fitness Every Saturday at 8:00 am for a weekly FREE work out (30-minute HIIT - 30-minute yoga flow) with Jessie and Erin. SUNDAYS: Sunday Biking in Downtown Cabo From 7:00 - 11:00 am a section of the main street in Cabo San Lucas closes for bikers and skaters. Great for kids! - EVERYTHING YOU NEED KNOWABOUT ABOUTSOUTHERN SOUTHERNBAJA BAJA - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TOTO KNOW


MONDAYS: Stargazing/Astronomy programs Reservation in advance is required. (624)129-8701



San José del Cabo Restaurant Week San José del Cabo Restaurant Week is an opportunity for locals and tourists to taste a wide array of mouthwatering cuisine from around San José del Cabo. On October 19-26, 41 participating local restaurants offered a special 3-course menu for one week only for just $800 MXN. This culinary celebration was dedicated to highlighting the extensive gastronomy of the region. The week kicked off with a grand opening party in Plaza Mijares where restaurants debuted their weeklong 3-course menu offerings, and chefs had the opportunity to interact with the public and share their unique creations. Other fun events throughout the week included the 20-year anniversary of Casa Natalia and the Restaurant Week closing party on the beach in front of Casa Calavera on October 26. @SanJoseDelCaboRestaurantWeek

From musical concerts and food festivals, to restaurant and hotel Grand Openings and over-the-top parties and activities, Cabo always has something new and exciting to see, eat, and experience! by Justine Schock, your guide to the Los Cabos Social Scene


Rock & Brews invited Los Cabos to “Drink Like a Rockstar” at Beer Fest 2019 on October 18 and 19 in Plaza del Pescador in San José del Cabo. The event brought together style, music and the most important craft beer brands of the year. Participating breweries included Cabo Pulmo Brewing, Baja Brewing, Thorn Brewing, El Beer Shop, Cerveza Fauna, Insurgente Tap Room Cervecería, 12 Onzas Tap Room, Cerveceria Nacional Morelos, TSB Brewing and more! Live music and entertainment performances included Nicoletta Spinelli, Coco Bongo Show, Eclécticos, Black Velvet, Guido Otegui, Rosalía de Cuba, DJ Alexelecta, Sabina, and Salt & Pepper to keep the party going all weekend long. If you missed out this year, mark your calendar for fall 2020. Beer lovers won’t want to miss it! @BeerfestLosCabos


Life Luxe Jazz Festival The official jazz festival of Los Cabos returned on November 8-9 at the OMNIA Los Cabos Day Club with a line-up of world-class musicians. The festival was nestled on the breathtaking Sea of Cortez, where guests enjoyed the first-class hospitality of the OMNIA Los Cabos Day Club, and lounging in luxury as they took in the artistic genius of jazz greats like Gerald Albright, Alex Bugnon, Raul Midón, Roy Ayers, Incognito, The Average White Band, Kirk Whalum and many more. The set up was impressive, with an enormous stage and equipment that was shipped down from the United States, along with food and drink stations, a cigar rolling station, festival merchandise and more! Their website explains: “Life Luxe Jazz offers the ultimate experience for the discerning jazz aficionado seeking the best the world has to offer - pairing an upscale international destination with luxury accommodations, fine cuisine, top-shelf libations, breathtaking golf, health and wellness options.” The festival also participates in community outreach. This year they worked with Cabo Ve to raise money with the goal of providing 4,000 free eye exams and prescription glasses to those without access to affordable eye care in Los Cabos. Visit to learn how to reserve your spot for November 2020! @LifeLuxeJazz


Rockin’ Realtors Season Kick Off Party hosted by REmexico Real Estate The 1st Annual REmexico Real Estate Rockin' Realtors Season Kick Off party was a huge success, with more than 120+ local real estate agents and brokers at the iconic Cabo Wabo Cantina! The private invite-only event brought together the MLS BCS real estate community for an evening of networking, live music, cocktails and appetizers. The Rockin' Realtors event was the first of its kind in Los Cabos. REmexico Real Estate Managing Partner Blake Harrington had been dreaming about a large-scale real estate networking event at Cabo Wabo for many years. This year, the dream became a reality! Local agents came together to enjoy a few hours of leisure and live rock music from Cabo Wabo's incredible house band as they head into the busy season in Cabo. Every November, the weather cools off, storm season is officially over, the Los Cabos social and event scene goes into full swing, and the number of clients and tourists in town skyrockets! This typically lasts until early summer, when life in Cabo slows down a bit and most locals (and real estate agents) take some well-deserved vacation time. @REmexicoLosCabos @CaboWaboCantinaCSL

Bisbee’s Black & Blue Fishing Tournament Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournaments have been taking place in the Los Cabos for more than 30 years and is dubbed the richest marlin tournament in the world thanks to its multi-million-dollar payouts. On October 23rd-25th, fisherman from around the world headed out at dawn to await the daily shotgun start with dreams of “catching the big one” and winning millions. Daily weigh ins, vendor booths and entertainment can be found along the Cabo marina, in front of Puerto Paraiso Mall. Perhaps the best part about the tournament is that roughly 7,000 pounds of fish equaling 17,500 meals were donated to local charities in need. Congratulations to all the winners! Team Payouts Wild Hooker 466-pound black marlin $1,751,462.50 Tranquilo 577-pound blue marlin $1,411,375.00 True Grit 498-pound black marlin $1,296,062.50 Stella June 466-pound black marlin $11,070.00 Los Tapatios 466-pound black marlin $7,380.00 Costa Release Division El Suertudo 1500 pts $69,615.00 Chupacabra 1500 pts $24,097.50 Quitena 1500 pts $13,387.50 Total Cash Prizes: $4,584,450.00 @BisbeesOffshoreFishingTournaments


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