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BAJA 101: Destinations Useful Information Things to Do Maps DISCOVER: Wildlife Tours and Children All that's Fishy - Monthly Fishing Report Joyas de Cortés Must Sea Beaches SPRING BREAK FOR EVERY STYLE INSTAWORTHY ART & CULTURE: Giving Back: Gala de Danza Southern Baja Giving Guide Sculpting Awareness Spanish Lesson EVENTS SOCIAL CABO DESTINO DIRECTORY


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In the past, Cabo used to be known for pretty much two things: fishing and partying. This has been a popular Spring Break destination for quite some time, but in the past decade Los Cabos has gone through many changes and growth, which has put us on the map on an international level, and has made it a destination popular for luxury travel, eco-adventures, family fun, unique culinary experiences, and much more. For this reason, in this issue I decided to talk about the Cabo Spring Break for Every Style, catering to all the different types of travelers that Cabo now attracts. This unique area of the Baja has something to offer for everyone. 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: 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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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.


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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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Wildlife tours and children: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION by Carolina Ferreira, Guide at Cabo Trek Tours


rom helping a newborn turtle into the ocean to swimming with whale sharks, Cabo offers a wide range of wildlife tours that are children friendly, helping not only to build a bridge between the concept of environment and the young indoor generations, but also creating the perfect opportunity for early environmental education. According to the Environmental Education Association of New Mexico, the concept of environmental education is based in five fundamental pillars: knowledge gain, social and emotional skills, motivation, civic interest and engagement and academic skills, all of which are fundamental in the construction of a conscious and caring citizen. The benefits of environmental education are not just for the society, but also for one’s individual health, since it is known that the effects of “nature deficit disorder” are reflected in increasing child obesity rates and declining academic scores. It is known that children require exercise to develop, both physically and mentally.


As innate scientists, they love to experience textures, scents, sounds, etc. and nature is, doubtless, the number one source of opportunities for discovery, creativity and problem- solving. Interacting with natural environments allows children to learn by doing, from trying and failing. When in nature, children question and make hypotheses which will help to develop resilience, confidence and tolerance towards failure. Whether they’re judging the distance they will have to walk between the two seats of a boat or considering where the humpback whales go in the summer, children are constantly thinking when in nature. Being outside feels good as it gives children a chance to self-express in ways that are normally forbidden indoors even thought that, when in a public tour, rules and restrictions still apply and will have to therefore be respected, specially when considering the wide spectrum of background cultures and habits as one would experience when taking a wildlife tour in Cabo. It is the perfect opportunity to learn the boundaries inside social relationships. In addition, the only way to to raise adults who are passionate about preserving our planet is to grow in them a deep love for it, we care for what we know. In conclusion, to have an opportunity to take a child on a wildlife tour is not only a privilege, given that not many places in the world will offer such option, but is also an important to increase children health whist cooperating to create more engaged citizens for the future. *


Roy Young, Bridgewater, Conn., poses for a quick photo before a safe release. Photo: Grant Hartman, Baja Anglers


Monthly Fishing Report by That Baja Guy - Gary Graham

Punta Arena and Rincon outside Cabo Pulmo boundaries. Farther offshore, there have been a few striped marlin spotted – and a few hooked – a real feat considering the cranky weather of late. Another surprise catch was a handful of dorado for the boats that had stumbled on some floating debris, which provided cover for baitfish; in turn, the bait attracted the schoolie-sized dorado. Again, the tin boat fleet managed to get out for a few hours now and then and were rewarded with some often sought-after sierra mackerel. With more live bait to supplement the frozen bait and trolling inshore with small lures in March, visitors to La Paz should be able to scratch their “fish itch” with school-sized dorado as well as sierra, bonito, jacks, and cabrilla. The winter weather cycle has settled down to “predictable,” and the weather sites are doing an excellent job for the “landlubbers” who need to know. North of Isla Coronado, the pinto bass have been the primary target. Also, close to the bottom is where you can add mackerel to the bait tank before the sun breaks. There are no yellowtail here, and there are only a few farther north at the San Bruno high spot. Looking for the big bite goes on – with one eye looking for the boiling yellowtail and the other trying to spot the big whales that are due to arrive and entertain.* - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA


fter an unusual chilly February, Cabo anglers expect that the striped marlin bite will flourish as the sea temps climb. Hopefully, the yellowfin tuna and dorado will also reappear as the baitfish schools return as well. Closer to shore expect a tantalizing array of yellowfin, dorado, and sierra, and possibly wahoo as a bonus; all are excellent candidates for a delicious dinner prepared at your favorite local restaurant. For sport, the bizarre-looking roosterfish and jack crevalle will give you a fight you will remember until your return trip. Puerto Los Cabos offered a smattering of billfish action that was better towards Cabo San Lucas, but still, it’s scattered and hit or miss; striped marlin reports were decent on the 1150 Spot. As water conditions settle, more offshore porpoise and tuna action should develop. The best close-to-shore action, from Santa Maria to La Fortuna, were dorado to 15 pounds. Also in the mix were roosterfish and sierra, using caballito or ballyhoo and a couple of small wahoo and slow yellowfin action from 10 to about 80 pounds. Jaime Bank, outside of Cabo San Lucas, was producing cow-sized tuna. The recent cold and windy weather conditions will begin diminishing at East Cape in March. Local anglers and most visiting anglers are selecting the few good days in-between the stronger than usual north winds to fish. Patience paid off for some with a few wahoo tucked in close to shore between


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n January 30, Destino Los Cabos enjoyed the grand opening of Joyas de Cortés, a new residential housing development with only 59 single family homes. Joyas de Cortés is an innovative housing concept in the Luis Donaldo Colosio neighborhood of San José del Cabo, and developed by Fincamex, a company with more than 30 years in the real estate market. Fincamex successfully launched their two exclusive two-story model homes at Joyas de Cortés, the Siena and the Catania, along with their private club house and pool. - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

The Siena model features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a large walk-in closet and terrace off the master bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, patio and outdoor laundry space, and includes 157.91 m2 of interior space and a 35.41 m2 carport. While the Catania features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with walk-in closet and balcony off the master bedroom, living room, dining room, spacious kitchen, and indoor service area, and includes 128.80 m2 of interior space and a 32.36 m2 carport.


Clients, local real estate agents, and managers were present at the launch event, along with Fincamex company executives and special guests who were responsible for the inaugural ribbon cutting! Mr. Juan Manuel Lozano Luévano, Commercial Director of Fincamex, gave the inaugural speech which detailed each of the residences and the exclusivity homeowners will experience within this new community. Next Architect Bruno Correa, Technical Director of Fincamex, unveiled the architectural model of the project, highlighting the design, comfort, quality of the home finishes, and the contemporary lifestyle. Lastly, the Joyas de Cortés Model Home was presented fully furnished and exquisitely decorated for the new families of San José del Cabo. Enjoy all the amenities and services of your new home near the sea with spaces for family, green areas, 24-hour controlled access, and more. Monthly payments at Joyas de Cortés start as low as $32,000 pesos with Infonavit Credit!

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l pasado 30 de enero, Destino Los Cabos disfrutó de la gran inauguración de Joyas de Cortés, un nuevo desarrollo residencial con solo 59 viviendas unifamiliares. Joyas de Cortés es un concepto de vivienda innovador en la colonia de Luis Donaldo Colosio de San José del Cabo, desarrollado por Fincamex, una empresa con más de 30 años en el mercado inmobiliario. Fincamex lanzó con éxito sus dos exclusivas casas modelo Siena y Catania, junto con su club privado y piscina. El prototipo Siena cuenta con 3 habitaciones, 2.5 baños, un amplio vestidor, una terraza frente a la recámara principal, sala, comedor, cocina, patio y espacio de lavandería al aire libre, e incluye 157.91 m2 de espacio interior y una cochera de 35.41 m2. El prototipo Catania cuenta con 3 dormitorios, 2.5 baños con vestidor y balcón fuera del dormitorio principal, sala, comedor, cocina espaciosa y área de servicio interior, e incluye 128.80 m2 de espacio interior y una cochera de 32.36 m2. Clientes, agentes inmobiliarios locales y gerentes estuvieron presentes en el evento de lanzamiento, junto con ejecutivos de la empresa Fincamex e invitados especiales que fueron responsables del corte de listón inaugural. El Sr. Juan Manuel Lozano Luévano, Director Comercial de Fincamex, dió el discurso inaugural describiendo cada una de las residencias y la exclusividad que los propietarios experimentarán dentro de esta nueva comunidad. Endeguida el Arquitecto Bruno Correa, Director Técnico de Fincamex, dio a conocer el modelo arquitectónico del proyecto, destacando el diseño, la comodidad, la calidad de los acabados y el estilo de vida contemporáneo. Por último, la casa modelo de Joyas de Cortés se presentó completamente amueblada y exquisitamente decorada para las nuevas familias de San José del Cabo. Disfrute de todas las comodidades y servicios de tu nuevo hogar cerca del mar con espacios para la familia, áreas verdes, acceso controlado las 24 horas y más. ¡Los pagos mensuales en Joyas de Cortés comienzan desde $ 32,000 pesos con crédito Infonavit! - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA


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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 TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

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.




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abo has been known for its wild Spring Break atmosphere, however, 2020 leaves behind a decade of many changes. Los Cabos now has much more to offer as a destination for all ages than the ole wild parties. Cabo is for everyone; for all ages, styles and budgets. We welcome you all, and we want you to have the perfect Cabo spring vacation, so here are a some day and night activity ideas for different spring break styles:


DAY TIME: - Go whale watching. We are at the peak months of the whale season here in Baja, so a whale watching tour is the perfect outing for the whole family. Gray whales can be 15 meters long and weigh 35 tons. They are Baleen whales and reach maturity at about 8 or 9 years old. The females give birth to one calf about every two years, and newborns can be 5 meters long and weigh 1000 kilograms. They migrate to Baja every year, and their round trip journey can be around 20,000 kilometers. It takes them from five to eight weeks to reach the breeding sites. The whales spend a few months in the lagoons of Baja mating and giving birth, they choose these areas due to their warm and calm waters. The migration begins around October and finishes around April. Some great options to do this activity is with Pez Gato's big nice boat, and for a more intimate experience with marine biologists aboard check out Cabo Trek at - Try snorkeling. It's a great activity to do with the family and refresh from the hot sun this springtime. We have some amazing snorkeling spots with many species of tropical colorful fish and fascinating coral formations. Some top sites are Neptune's finger in Cabo San Lucas, Santa Maria bay and Chileno reef in the Cabo corridor, and La Sirenita beach in Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park.

DAY TIME: - Start your day with an SUP session to the iconic Arch. The best time to begin is between 7 and 8 AM to ensure that you make it to the Arch before the traffic of boats gets heavy, which is typically around 10 AM. Along the way, there’s a good chance you will spot some of the marine life that resides here, such as seals, colorful fish and rays. Cabo SUP on Medano Beach is a good spot for paddle board rentals, you can also rent kayaks and paddle bikes. Rental reservations can be easily made online at Included in your rental is a basic beach instruction and you can also hire a guided tour, which is recommended. Upon your return you can have a –much needed– delicious breakfast at one of the many restaurants on the beach. -Go off-roading to have an unforgettable and adventurous time. Some routes pass through dry river beds, others on sand dunes, and others go on dirt trails through the mountains and many other views as well. Wide Open is a great choice for this awesome adventure.

NIGHT TIME: - Go zip lining at night at Wild Canyon. Suitable for kids as young as 8 years old, this experience is ideal for families. Zip line on a 4-line route over 300 feet high across the night landscape of Baja California between flaming torches, smoke, music and neon lights. Be prepared to walk between each zip line for about 5-15 minutes on varied terrain. After taking the instructions of the safety briefing, put on your harness, helmet, gloves, and a night light, and fly over the El Tule Canyon. The desert night landscape combined with the sounds of nature are incredible. To finish your experience you enjoy a delicious buffet of Mexican stews in the Lion’s den restaurant. So check them out at for all the info. - Another great, and more tranquil way to enjoy an evening with the family is to take a sunset stroll in downtown San José del Cabo. The city has just remodeled the main plaza and it turned out very nice. There are many benches to sit down and relax, as well as many different shops, restaurants, food stands and art galleries to have a very good time.

NIGHT TIME: Go on a sunset walk or horseback ride at the San José Estuary. You will find a great place to rent horses next to the Holiday Inn and there is plenty of parking available. The San José estuary is a truly magical place where the sunsets are incredible. - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA



FOR THE R&R LOVERS DAY TIME: - Start your morning with a yoga class, ask your concierge about yoga in your hotel or you can also book a private class with great studios in Cabo San Lucas like @caboyogaandfitness or San José del Cabo like @innerflowyoga.cabos. They are both great choices. - Spend a few hours at the spa. Los Cabos is a world-class spa destination with a vareity of unique treatments and amenities, such as Himalayan salt rooms and ice rooms. Look for spas that have outdoor relaxation areas so you can enjoy the beautiful march weather, such as the spa at Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Currents Spa at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, or the impressive Waldorf Astoria Spa at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal. - Try some outdoor rest and relaxation and immerse yourself in hot springs. I highly recommend you book a guided tour out to Santiago town which is one hour north from Los Cabos and has some amazing hot springs in the area. Your concierge can gladly help you book a tour with a certified operator. NIGHT TIME: - A classic recommendation not to be passed is to go for a sunset walk on the beach of your hotel. The Cabo sundown skies are the perfect thing to take in the day that has passed, and enjoy the relaxation and calmness of the moment. - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA



DAY TIME: Los Cabos, as you know, is the best party place, and during Spring Break it's even more unbelievable. Check out the beach parties at Medano beach at the restaurants and day clubs located all along the beach. SUR Beach House is great for a mellow vibe and Blue Marlin Ibiza for a more crazy pool party. You must not miss-out on the parties at OMNIA Dayclub located at Vidanta Los Cabos hotel in San José del Cabo. This month they will have several big DJs during their spring break and anniversary celebrations, check out our Events calendar on page 34 to see their entire March line up. NIGHT TIME: - Go classic Cabo clubbing. The Cabo nightlife in the party strip is legendary, from all the small casual bars and fun dine and dance spots like Casa Amigos, to the classics like Cabo Wabo and Giggling Marlin, to trendy EDM clubs and dance music nightclubs like Mandala, the partying is nonstop and guaranteed. In San José del Cabo you can find excellent house music at spots like Mixology and Dalton Bar, and on DJ nights at Ricketts Bar right in the downtown plaza. *

I’m definitely ready to rock with OMNIA Dayclub Los Cabos!! Cabo is one of the dopest Spring Break spots in the world you gotta experience! - Lil Jon



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ala de Danza, A.C. (GDD) is the heart of art and culture in Los Cabos, Mexico. Since the summer of 2013, Gala de Danza has brought together artists from around the world to help enrich the lives of young dancers and the community of Los Cabos. With the participation of dancers, choreographers, musicians, actors, teachers, staff and sponsors, the Gala strives to promote the creation of the arts and artistic education. In collaboration with Centro Integral de las Artes (CIArt) and Danza Téllez (DT), Gala de Danza began the ongoing project Danza que da Esperanza (DQDE), “Dance That Gives Hope.” These three organizations are positioned as an institution for social welfare through the promotion, creation, motivation, and education of art. Danza que da Esperanza is a social program with a mission to offer and promote cultural education to children and youth with artistic talent who are living in vulnerable socioeconomic conditions in Los Cabos so that their quality of life in the community may improve greatly. This program offers full scholarships to selected students who receive dance, drama, art and English language courses. These students also receive a program of Ethics and Values, academic and psychological counseling, as well as free meals and daily transportation. Some of the many extraordinary activities that these students participate include private ballet classes, swimming with dolphins, and one of the most representative achievements being able to travel to Córdoba, Veracruz to participate in the international dance festival. To date, approximately 20 children continue to benefit from this program. Furthermore, the International Community Foundation (ICF) has provided Gala de Danza a grant to cover operating expenses from 2019 to 2020. With the goal to strengthen the importance of both art and academics in everyday life, the world of “Dance That Gives Hope”: gives these children and youth a reason to establish goals and work towards them, helps them become focused and teaches them to find a way to channel their fears and experiences in a healthy and artistic way, and encourages them to dream of being a part of a safe space that gives them the opportunity to make this all possible. Talented local youth are greatly inspired by professional performers and see all that is possible and dance discipline is what is giving them the tools and resources they need to study and prepare themselves for a better and successful future. *

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 Danza que da Esperanza - - 624 151 5424 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

East Cape

Amigos para la Conservacion de Cabo Pulmo, A.C. (ACCP) - East Cape Community Urgent Care Clinic, A.C. - East Cape Guild - Amigos De Los Alumnos - - 612 114 0198

Todos Santos

ECO-RRREVOLUCIÓN, A.C. - - 612 139 4789 The Palapa Society Todos Santos, A.C. - Todos Santos Community Fund -

La Paz

ABRAPALABRA, A.C. - - 612 108 9820 Centro Mujeres, A.C. - Como Vamos La Paz, A.C. - Fundación Ayuda Niños La Paz, A.C. (FANLAP) - Grupo Tortuguero De Las Californias, A.C. - - 01 800 CAGUAMA 612 146 3553 Fundación Cántaro Azul, A.C. - La Paz Community fund - Noroeste Sustentable (NOS) - - 612 128 4862 Pelagios Kakunjá - Raíz de Fondo Jardines y Educación, A.C.- Red De Observadores Ciudadanos (ROC) - - 612 122 7796

Magdalena Bay

Vigilantes de Bahía Magdalena, A.C. - Facebook: @vigilantes.bahiamagdalena


Sociedad De Historia Natural Niparajá, A.C. - Eco-Alianza de Loreto, A.C. - Outpost Montessori -

Laguna San Ignacio / Sea of Cortez

San Ignacio Whale Conservation Fund - Baja California Disaster Relief Fund - Baja Stewardship Fund - Baja Regional Waterkeeper Fund -

Sea of Cortez

Comunidad Y Biodiversidad, A.C. (COBI) - The Friends Of Wild Baja Fund - Pronatura Noroeste, A.C. - Defensa Ambiental Del Noroeste, A.C. (DAN) -



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.


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 Spring - Primavera Let's go to the beach - Vamos a la playa Fun in the sun - Diversión bajo el sol Recycling - Reciclaje

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 - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

In Baja California Sur environmental awareness is a staple in the local culture. The ocean influences every part of life here and it is the livelihood for many. In August of 2019, a reform to the Law of Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection of the State of Baja California Sur took effect in which the single use of plastic bags, Styrofoam, and plastic is banned. A group of young locals has taken inspiration from this subject, and along with the help of the local community, they built a sculpture made of recycled wood, plastic bottles, plastic caps, fishing nets and diving equipment, with the intention to create awareness of the importance of maintaining the cleanliness of our oceans and protecting the vast marine life that inhabits here. The creators of the project are Ylinel Trujillo and Brendon Cammel from Found at Sea @foundatseaexplorers, who are divers and underwater videographers of the Revillagidedo Islands, marine guides and eco activists. "El Pescador de Plástico (The Plastic Fisherman) was born from the idea that soon there will be more garbage than fish in the ocean. We live in a fishing population where the economy depends on the health of our seas. We want to raise awareness among people and try to encourage them to change their consumption habits," says Ylinel Trujillo. Mako Art team (@makoartistaplastico) also formed part of this team, who helped with the physical elaboration of the sculpture. Zero Waste Los Cabos supported the project and Whale Watch Cabo participated as a sponsor "... It is important to know that all the trash that reaches the seas can be ingested by animals and we believe it is important to raise awareness, especially now in whale watching season," says Trujillo. The sculpture will remain at the entrance of Puerto Paraiso mall for a few months. *

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



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Support Baja SAFE Humane Society of San José del Cabo at their 13th Anniversary Fundraiser titled “A Night in New Orleans at Flora Farms.” This cocktail, dinner and music experience takes place on Wednesday, March 4, in the magical Mango Grove at Flora Farms. There will be live music and a silent auction. Tickets are available for $150usd. Visit the Pez Gordo Gallery at The Shoppes at Palmilla for more information, or contact Isabelle Ann at

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La Estación Food Park Grand Opening

Enjoy the grand opening of La Estación Food Park where you can enjoy delicious food and a unique family atmosphere. Burritos, hot dogs, ice cream, tacos, pizza, healthy options, coffee, desserts and much more. Located in Lomas de Guaymitas in San José Del Cabo. Visit La Estacion Food Park on Facebook!

This will be OMNIA’s third year hosting spring break in Mexico and they are gearing up for the ultimate Cabo pool party! OMNIA has partnered with JusCollege again to bring some of the world’s best DJ artists to San José! This year, not only will they be featuring a star-studded lineup, but OMNIA will also be celebrating their 2nd anniversary. OMNIA’s main area features VIP villas and cabanas that combine the best of Cabo’s natural beauty and luxury beach club relaxation. In addition to top DJ artists, OMNIA stands out among Cabo clubs due to their captivating architectural designs, taking guests on a winding path through the #OMNIASkywalk into their Día de los Muertos themed Mexican restaurant, Casa Calavera. The combination of today’s top DJ artists, bottle service, and breathtaking surroundings makes OMNIA one of the top destinations for Cabo Spring Break 2020. Visit spring-break/ for more information. March 1: Red Cup Nation March 3: Loud Luxury March 6: Mark Eteson for OMNIARMY – Anniversary Weekend March 7: Tiësto – Anniversary Weekend March 8: Cutswell – Anniversary Weekend March 10: Party Favor March 13: Lost at Sea March 14: Deorro March 15: HB March 17: Lil Jon March 20: Baewatch March 21: Cash Cash March 22: Cheyenne Giles March 24: Nghtmre March 27: Let’s Get Physical March 28: E-Rock March 29: Kaos March 31: DJ Flight



Festival Sabores de Baja 2020

Save the date for Festival Sabores de Baja 2020 (or Baja Flavor Festival) on March 8 from 12pm-5pm at Restaurant Doña Pame in Miraflores, Baja California Sur. This organic food festival was created to promote local cuisine and Baja traditions. More information will be coming soon at


Festival de Artes in Los Barriles

The 27th annual Festival de Artes in Los Barriles takes place at Palmas de Cortez Resort on March 15 from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy one of longest continually ran festivals in Baja California Sur with more than 80 artists. Artists must produce 90% of the work they sell and there will be a wide variety of different mediums. There will also be food vendors, a bar with shaded area to enjoy a delicious meal, silent auction, and a full schedule of entertainment from professional dancers and local school performers. For information visit or email


Saturday Night Fever: A Benefit for Biblioteca Elena Poniatowska

Artisans throughout the region from El Triunfo, San Antonio, Los Planes, Los Divisaderos, El Sargento, La Ventana, Los Barriles, Buena Vista, and others will come together on March 15 from 10am-5pm in El Triunfo to exhibit their artistic offerings, regional crafts, folkloric dance, local food and concerts for the whole family! Festival Artesanal El Trifuno is a free and family friendly event that helps Baja artisans promote their products and bring money back into the community.

Last year’s event for community library Biblioteca Elena Poniatowska was so successful, they were asked to do an encore Save the Date for “Saturday Night Fever” on March 21, from 6pm to 9pm at Gallo Azul restaurant in Todos Santos. Money raised will add new titles to their library shelves: best sellers, bilingual, and books in Spanish are needed. Get out your dancing shoes and let’s rock with food, dancing, door prizes, and raffle! Tickets are $800 pesos.

This year, the well-known “Corramos en Confianza” (Run in Confidence) race will be held for the first time in the Cabo San Lucas downtown recreation area known as Ciclovia Recreativa Cabo. A portion of the proceeds will be used to transport children who go to CRIT La Paz, and to a child with autism that requires special lenses. Teams will run in pairs, one starts blindfolded and will be guided by his partner, and then at 1.5k they will change roles and return to the starting point to complete the 3k. Awards will be given to participants. The cost is $500 pesos per team or free for individuals with disabilities. Visit @MaviFundacion on Facebook for more information!


Feeding the Hungry Fashion Show 2020


Take a leap for The Children

On Friday, March 20, participate in a wonderful fundraiser to raise money to feed the neediest people in the Los Barriles area. The event starts with a happy hour at 4pm and fashion show at 5pm at Restaurant & Bar La Playa. Visit @FeedingTheHungryLosBarriles on Facebook for more information!

Jeramiah Tower, Dani Reyes, Jose Sosa, and Alex Pal are pleased to invite you to a dinner gala and silent auction on March 21, from 5pm to 10pm, at Sancho Panza Kitchen and Lounge. Be part of this very select group of friends with a maximum of 120 people attending. Dress up and join Sancho Panza for a great cause and fabulous gastronomic experience with proceeds from this event going to support local children with cancer. Grab your dancing shoes for this fun event including live music, raffles, and surprises. Space is limited. RSVP by calling (624) 122-0824 or email - EVERYTHING YOU NEED KNOWABOUT ABOUTSOUTHERN SOUTHERNBAJA BAJA - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TOTO KNOW


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Yan Roads & The Organic Monster Project LIVE at Vidasoul

On Saturday, March 21, enjoy “A Solstic Revolution,” a live concert by Yan Roads & The Organic Monster Project. Yan Roads is a Mexican independent singer song writer. Her work is influenced by The Gypsy Jazz notes, funk, hip hop, English, Spanish, and French lyrics in a fusion of Latin American sound. She defines it as a delicious music fusion that melts down into a powerful revolutionary movement with the purpose of opening the consciousness of those who are captured by the message. To follow there will be a set from DJ Alex Navarro.



Four hundred children from Los Cabos have dropped out of Teletón’s rehabilitation program in La Paz due to the lack of adequate transportation. Hundreds more are not receiving the critical pediatric care they need because of the expense of travel to Salvatierra Hospital in La Paz. The Teletón Bus Project addresses this problem by providing life changing support to children and their families. Join the inaugural project at the San José del Cabo Stadium on Sunday, March 29 at 7am. Visit or @ModuvatedFitnessClub on Facebook for more information!



Festival de Cine de Todos Santos

The seventeenth edition of Festival de Cine Todos Santos (aka Todos Santos Film Festival) takes place on March 26-29. The Festival that began with a few films at the Marquez de León Theater, has become a mustsee event, year after year, with a selection that offers the best and most recent fiction, documentary and short films from Latin America and Mexico. For the past 16 years the festival has offered a varied selection of films, including award-winning films at international festivals, which clearly reflect the excellence and diversity of Latin cinema throughout the world, with special emphasis on the cinema of Mexico and Baja California. Visit @ FestivalCineTodosSantos on Facebook or visit www. for more information!

ONGOING EVENTS EVERY DAY: Omnia Dayclub Los Cabos Doors Open at 11:00 am. MONDAYS: Stargazing/Astronomy programs Reservation in advance is required. (624)129-8701 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 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 -

Participate in the Run for Life half marathon on Sunday, March 22 at 7am. Choose between 5k, 10k, or 21k in the tourist area of San José del Cabo. Tickets and information available at

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BeerFest Todos Santos 2020

Enjoy the best beer festival in the state of Baja California Sur with 50 participating breweries! Local restaurants, live music from 12 bands, and more will come together for a lively one day only event on Saturday, April 4, from noon to 11pm at Plaza del Pueblo in Todos Santos. Visit for tickets.



Paws n' Claws Open Golf Tournament

The Los Cabos Humane Society’s 14th Annual Paws and Claws golf tournament returns to Palmilla Golf Club on Sunday, April 5. Enjoy a continental breakfast buffet at 8am, then play 18 holes on the Arroyo/Mountain Course with shotgun scramble starting at 9am. There will also be an ‘After Golf Fiesta’ from 2-6pm at Don Sanchez Restaurant in San José, with live music, silent auction, raffles and more. Golf and Fiesta tickets cost $350usd ($6,300 pesos) or Fiesta only tickets cost $100usd ($1,800 pesos). Tickets are available at: Pez Gordo Gallery, Mailboxes Cabo, San José Organic Market, and the Palmilla and Pedregal Markets.

THURSDAYS: Live music at Captain Tony's 7:30 pm Pura Vida Beat Band (624) 143.6797 - @restaurantcaptaintonys San José del Cabo Art Walk 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Stargazing/Astronomy programs Reservation in advance is required (624)129-8701 FRIDAYS: Casa Amigos Reggae Nights 8:00 pm - 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 Viva la Plaza 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm An evening of entertainment, live music, art, and a market with locally made products at plaza Amelia Wilkes in downtown Cabo San Lucas. 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 San José del Cabo Organic Market 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 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!




The Official Art Walk of San José del Cabo

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


The 8th Annual San José Jazz Weekend kicked off Wednesday February 12, with lively private performances by CubMex and PithaJazz at Mango Deck Cabo! Then on February 13, Bajo La Luna presented the Marcos Milagres Jazz Trio in Cabo San Lucas, while CieloMar at the Viceroy Hotel in San José featured CubMex. The main event took place on Friday and Saturday, February 14-15 at Plaza del Pescador in San José del Cabo. The objective of this yearly event is “to promote art and culture in San José del Cabo and contribute to the development and promotion of the town and its surroundings.” By combining talented jazz musicians performing live on a main stage the event draws in thousands of people who enjoy jazz music, incredible food, fine wine, artisanal beer, art, activities for children and more! This year’s performers included D.T.J. Project (Fusion Jazz), Arturo Ramírez Jazz Trío (Contemporary Jazz), CubaMex (Fusion Jazz), Fonzeca Caja de Pandora (Blues Jazz), Funky Town (Jazz Funk), Sergio Hesting Project (Brazilian Jazz), and Pitha Jazz (Contemporary Jazz). @SanJoseJazzWeekend


The Official Art Walk of San José del Cabo is an extremely popular family friendly event held every Thursday evening from 5pm to 9pm, between the months of November and June. The Art Walk is located in the historic gallery district of San José and according to their website “was established, promoted and organized by the Gallery District Association in the hopes of drawing art lovers and tourists away from the Main Square and into our color-filled back streets located behind the church.” Over the years the event has grown to include a large collection of art in Plaza Mijares (the Main Square) from artists who don’t have their own gallery, and neighborhood restaurants are bustling with locals and tourists alike. During the Art Walk, artists keep their doors open late and invite the public in to view and purchase extraordinary art pieces, and in some cases offer complimentary wine, tequila, mezcal or appetizers. Patrons can wander through dozens of art galleries offering everything from fine art, sculptures, hand-painted pottery, blown glass, oil paintings, textiles, jewelry and more. If you are lucky, you may even get the opportunity to meet the artist and learn firsthand about his or her inspiration and methods. But art isn’t the only thing you will find at the Art Walk! Near Plaza Mijares you will find ice cream, elotes (Mexican corn), and other traditional street food, live music, souvenirs for children, and more. On Jose Maria Morelos street around 6pm the street closes down and visitors will enjoy a traditional Mexican dance show in front of Jazmin’s Restaurant and the REmexico Real Estate Gallery. Last, but not least, don’t forget to stop by Frank Arnold Art Gallery on Ignacio Comonfort Street and be amazed by the expansive main gallery with smaller showrooms sprinkled around the building. This delightful evening will have you wanting to return every week! For more information visit The Official Art Walk San José Del Cabo on Facebook.

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San José del Cabo Organic Market The San José del Cabo Organic Market, also known as Mercado Orgánico San José del Cabo or SANJOMO, was started in 2002 and is conveniently located in Huerta María (off Avenida Centenario on the road to Las Animas) near downtown San José. SANJOMO begins each year around the first Saturday in November and continues until the end of the busy season every Saturday from 9am to 3pm. It is a place where locals can purchase their weekly fruits and vegetables from neighboring organic farmers. Set in an old orchard just outside the art district, the market also boasts authentic street food presented in a comfortable laidback setting with live music, dance performances, arts and crafts, yoga, handmade textiles, gifts and jewelry, and activities and face painting for children. SANJOMO has a little bit of everything with tacos, French crepes, tamales, vegan options, fresh fruits and veggies, home baked bread and so much more. It’s a social gathering place where you can spend the entire day on the grass, entertained with great music and amazing food. The mission of SANJOMO is as follows: #1- We strive to create a multicultural market, providing a space for the sale of local organic products, prepared foods, crafts, activities and educational resources for the community. #2- We seek to promote products and services that are original to our community and reflect the products produced, created and harvested in the region. #3- We emphasize education and ecological awareness. We want to minimize our impact on the environment as we move towards a greener future. #4- We provide a meeting place where members of the community can find local products and where producers and consumers can meet and interact directly. #5- We also promote and emphasize the importance of low impact ecological packaging as well as producer / buyer awareness, which not only educates, but also improves the quality of life of the community. For more information visit @SanJoMO

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