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by Gary Graham-That Baja Guy

FISHING FOR FOOD

Due to the COVID-19 shut down, sport fishing has been reduced to local anglers literally fishing for their dinners; this includes along the shore as well as in boats on the water. There is no doubt that the reduced activity for the past several months has produced both positive and interesting results based on the observations from Loreto up into the Sea of Cortez and down to the tip of Baja. Recently, local Loreto resident Rick Hill observed the following: “The "virus, no work, no money-thing" has been putting more boats on the water to do food fishing.” No tourist permitted boats are allowed, but the few commercial permitted boats can fish and use the boat ramp. North of town and close to the Coronado Island is where you'll find the inshore fishing and motorless tin boats harvesting triggerfish. The reports from some of the commercial guys point to more good quality fish returning to the spots that get the most fishing pressure. Larger numbers, as well as bigger fish, have been reported on those spots that were very dry previously. 8

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Juve Orozco managed to nail both snapper and pargo. It didn’t take long to spread the fillets around to some of the neighbors in hard-hit Miramar in La Paz. Punta Colorado and the Rock Piles nearby have been thick with yellow snapper and pargo weighing up to 20 pounds. It's prime yellowtail time and the start of surface battles with big cabrilla. Marlin and dorado are soon to follow, and here we sit for a few more weeks! Although no one can be sportfishing out of La Paz except the local anglers, and they must fish for food, if there is a bright side to the quarantine, it is that Mother Nature is on the rebound. Like other places throughout the world, the absence of human presence has demonstrated a remarkable change in wildlife and the environment. Local waters and skies have been among the clearest that many can remember, and the trash on the beaches has all but disappeared. There are reports of bait and fish showing up in numbers, locations, and sizes that have not been seen in a long time. The variety has been incredible. Inshore rock and reef fish like pargo, yellowtail, and amberjack are crashing shallow water bait like sardina, ballyhoo, and mackerel. Yellowtail have even been seen in the marinas. Big roosterfish are cruising the beaches, and schools of the roosterfish are right along the Malecon facing beaches, where normally thousands of people are walking and driving every day. Dorado schools with fish up to 30 and 40 pounds are wondering where everyone went. Tuna over 100 pounds are at the islands, plus jack crevalle, sierra, bonito, cabrilla, and other species, and it’s great to see. It would seem likely that when the season has kicked off, things should be super – hopefully with big hungry fish! On the East Cape, the hotel fleet boats are on the beach waiting for the day when the Governor of Baja Sur declares that it is safe to go out fishing.


Meanwhile, some locals continue to capitalize on the schools of yellowfin tuna not far offshore. There was one tuna that was landed in front of Punta Arena’s Lighthouse from shore that weighed a remarkable 50 pounds on 20-pound test line using a Megabait lure. A Rancho Leonero panga, a half-mile off the beach with two employees, Gaby and Eddie, watched as they caught their own yellowfin about the same size.

At Puerto Los Cabos, John Domanic, aboard “Sirena,” a familiar face in local big game fishing tournaments’ “winners circle,” caught a couple of these Colorado snappers with his 8-pound outfit on the beach in front of his house. He also caught and released another dozen roosterfish and jack crevalle, which made for an impressive halfday of fishing. Cabo San Lucas is also under restrictions – “fishing for consumption” only – along with permission from the Port Captain. Rebecca Ehrenberg, with her 3-year old son Mischa tagging along, headed offshore to the San Jaime Bank recently, where they enjoyed a fun day of catching yellowfin tuna for some of the Pisces crews’ families and friends. The highlight of the day was scoring her son's first tuna ever. It is hard to say who was the most excited – his Mom, the crew, or Mischa. According to Rebecca, Mischa helped “rig” the lines, commandeered the Pisces 31-foot “Ruthless,” and almost singlehandedly reeled in his fish.

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outhern Baja has been a popular surfing destination since the ‘50s, and stories about surfers jumping into a van and making the roadtrip down the Baja are very common to hear. Now we have plenty of flight options form all over the World, making Los Cabos an international surf destination. Who doesn't like the combo of surf and Mexico? The beauty about surfing in Baja is that there are still plenty of uncrowded breaks to choose from, and you also have different scenery options. For this reason we’ve divided the surf spots into three different areas: the Pacific side, Cabo San Lucas & San José del Cabo, and The East Cape, all unique in their own way. Read more about these different areas of Los Cabos on page 48 and view our Tip of Southern Baja map on page 52 to locate the surf spots DestinoLosCabos.com - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA


CERRITOS

the SURF SPOT BREAKDOWN On the Pacific side: SAN PEDRITO

Round rock bottom with mostly rights, but has an awesome steep left with the right direction swell. When you arrive, you will get a feel of Hawaiian nature as you pass the tall grass and coconut trees on the narrow corridor on the way to the beach. This is an uncrowded beach and is an intermediate and advanced wave. Great for camping. Level: Advanced. Direction: Right, left. Location: Right before Todos Santos.

LA PASTORA

A sandy beach and rocky point with peaks. Also, usually the best time is early morning before the wind starts. Definitely not a beginner wave. The biggest waves of the Pacific side of Baja Sur break here. Level: Advanced. Direction: There are usually more right waves than lefts. Location: In Las Tunas town a few miles north of Todos Santos.

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This is the perfect spot to learn to surf and take surf lessons. The sand bottom beach offers the ideal wave for beginners and in the outer break the waves peak left and right and also there is the pointbreak which serves a huge right on big days. LA CURVA The surf schools on the beach are This is a deep-water right point all amazing, so your experience break with large rocks. Great is guaranteed no matter who you camping site with very little people choose. If you’re staying in Cabo and surfers. Great wave for more and you want to explore the Pacific advanced surfers. side, Cerritos is a must. Level: Advanced. Level: All levels. Direction: Right. Direction: Right, left. Location: North of Cabo San Location: Pacific side at Km 65 of Lucas on the Pacific Side near the Cabo San Lucas-Todos Santos Migriùo. road. DestinoLosCabos.com - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

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ACAPULQUITO

In Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo: MONUMENTS

COSTA AZUL

Costa Azul consists of four breaks. Location: at Km 28.5. Access is below the Costa Azul bridge.

On the tip of the Baja Peninsula is Monuments wave, located straight across from the famous arch. This is an amazing left. It has a reef and rock bottom with many tricky large and small rocks on the entry. Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Direction: Left. Location: at Km 6.5 of the Corridor, closer to Cabo San Lucas.

LA BOCANA AT THE ESTUARY

Acapulquito

This is a great wave for learning because it has a soft face and is quite long. It breaks mainly right, but has a great left that is shorter but steeper. It has a sandy and rocky reef bottom. This is a crowded break that can hold a lot of surfers. Mike Doyle's Surf School is located here. Level: All levels. Direction: Right, left.

The Rock or La Roca

Located at a river mouth, it has a sandy bottom with right and left peaks. Be prepared for a pretty long walk from the parking lot. Level: Advanced. Direction: Right, left. Location: East side of the San José del Cabo’s main beach.

A very fun and radical wave that breaks both right and left and is a favorite of intermediate and advanced surfers. Very rocky bottom with an easy take off spot next to the main rock. Level: Advanced. Direction: Right, left.

Pescaditos

Right next to La Roca is this very friendly wave that is popular for learning to surf. It has a nice smooth lip and face for easy take offs and pretty deep water to avoid hitting the bottom. It can break left or right. Level: All levels. Direction: Right.

Zippers

This is the wave where the Pro locals from San José go. It is a fast and steep right wave with tube potential. It has round rock bottom near the beach. This is an iconic wave of Cabo that has held many Pro contests, including the Los Cabos Open of Surf. Level: All levels. Direction: Right.

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EAST CAPE: SHIPWRECKS

This spot is very popular for camping, and the wave is very fast. It is a right point break with some rock bottom mostly surfed by experienced surfers. Level: Advanced. Direction: Right. Location: East Cape, aprox 25 Km (about 40 minutes) from San José del Cabo.

LA FORTUNA

A very fun wave for everyone. The little town is growing and there is a sushi place and other bars. A lot of campers also. This breka holds a lot of surfers and has many fun sections. Level: all levels Direction: Right, Left Location: East Cape, in between Shipwrecks and Nine Palms.

NINE PALMS

A very long wave mostly ridden by long boarders. It is a right point break wave with reef bottom. The wind picks up in the day very often at this beach, so is it usually better early or late. Level: All levels. Direction: Long rights. Location: East Cape, about 30 Km from San José del Cabo.

PUNTA PERFECTA

Like its name says, it this is the perfect point. It can have huge peaks that go left and right with very steep and tall faces. Level: Advanced/Intermediate Direction: Right, Left Location: In Vinorama in the East Cape

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.

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to LIVE in CABO and have these amazing surf breaks as your back yard? Here's a quick Q&A with some of these lucky local surfers that actually get to do it:

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Carolina Festugato

spots on both seas though. Can you share your favorite Baja surf story?

Photo by Daniela Fernández del Busto

Where are you originally from?

Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Do you remember your first Baja wave and/or your first surf session in Baja?

I don’t have a vivid memory of my very first wave in Baja, but I recall getting in the water for the first time and learning to surf in El Tule. It was around 2013, one year after I’d moved here with my family. My dad bought me my first surfboard, the Costco Wavestorm! He would push me on waves, my brother would offer helpful tips and encouragement, my sister would scream and tell me to paddle harder and faster and my mum would sit on the beach and watch and take pictures. I hung onto

the Wavestorm for a few years before trying a real longboard, and I still use it every now and again for bigger days. It makes me less worried and more reckless! What’s your favorite southern baja break?

I longboard, so I would say on the Sea of Cortez it’s 9 Palms - it’s the perfect longboard wave. It has a spacious line up, usually peels uninterrupted and can also hold bigger swells. And on the Pacific side, San Pedrito. Although it’s not the most friendly longboarding spot, there is something magical about that beach and the incredibly glassy waves. I love everything about surfing and road tripping there. I still have quite a few unexplored

Probably the day I surfed for an Athleta Clothing Campaign with Cabo Production Agency in the middle of a hurricane. I woke up on the day of the shoot at 5:30 am with a call from my manager. It was a weird, dirty, dark day, it had rained all night, and I was meant to be at Acapulquito at 5:30 am, but my alarm didn’t go off. I thought it was going to be calledoff due to the rain, so I rushed my way to Old Man’s with a borrowed S.O.S log, and as soon as I arrived we started shooting our way down to the beach. The whole shore was filled with rubbish that the arroyos had brought down from the rain; the water was filthy brown and choppy and cold, and I spotted some big, lonely 6ft waves. No one was surfing and it was not picturesque. After some shorewalking shots, we

got ready to shoot the surf action. It was all a big mess, the photographer thought he would be able to swim along with me and get some in-water shots, but he had no experience with waves, let alone a hurricane swell; then I ended up getting dragged in the far distance... but managed to get back to the line up- which was still so far out that I couldn’t see the crew on the beach, so I never knew if I should keep surfing or paddle in. It took me a while but I eventually managed to catch a few waves, and they luckily got the shots they needed. They turned out to be some of the biggest waves I’d ever surfed. I remember dropping in on these mountainous, turbulent, dazzling, fierce white waves and no one to share it with. It was all beautifully stressful and unforgettable!

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Where are you originally from?

Mexico City. Do you remember your first Baja wave and/or your first surf session in Baja?

My first wave or surf session in Baja, well, first of all my first session ever was in 1982 when I was ten years old I was very lucky, I went to Honolulu, Hawaii with my family and my dad rented a longboard for me. I went out in Honolulu beach where there was a very nice smooth wave. It was so fun! But then in Baja, 22 22

What’s your favorite southern baja break?

when I was about to move to Cabo in 1998, I came here for some business scouting with my friends and we asked around about surfing and they told us about Acapulquito. We rented some boards from the local surf shop and the three of us went to Acapulquito and had a really fun time. I moved here a couple months later with all the gear for my adventure company, including many surfboards, and my surf life really began!

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I would have to say it’s between three spots. They are amazing! Of course Cerritos beach, it’s just such a fun wave. The waves are all over and you can catch lefts and rights. It’s awesome! I feel so good there. It’s a great place with great people. Of course also Acapulquito, as I mentioned, it’s where I caught my first waves here in Baja. I love that wave! Especially there is a left there that is great. And then there’s a very special spot which I call "my beach" because it’s about one kilometer away from my home and it’s called La Bocana or El Estero, it’s in the San José estuary. I love that wave because it feels very tropical and exotic. It’s a river mouth with beach break and left and right peaks. I love that wave because it is a very peaceful place to go for an early morning surf session.

Can you share your favorite Baja surf story?

For sure one of my most memorable and favorite Baja surf story is when I went camping to San Pedrito beach with my son Yuno when he was a little boy. I remember we used to sleep inside my Honda Element and I would make tea in the early cold morning. We liked walking on top of the big round stones that line the shore and go all the way to the mountain in the north side of the beach. I would go for a short surf session and then make a delicious breakfast for us. It was such a fun time. He is now 15 and we plan to do some camping and surfing when possible. So for me those are my favorite Baja surf stories, when I went camping and surfing with my son.


Saige Lehman

Photo by Juan J. del Rio

Where are you originally from?

San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, México. At what age did you start surfing?

I come from a family of surfers so by the age of five my dad was pushing me in to my first waves. However, I only started to make it my own passion at around the age of thirteen. That’s when I would walk to the beach and surf by myself or with friends. I haven’t stopped surfing since!

Do you remember your first wave?

I do not remember the exact wave, but I do remember many other great waves and sessions. For example, when I finally had the courage to paddle all the way out and catch a wave from the outside or when I decided to surf my first hurricane swell. These where big milestones when I first started surfing that I will always remember. What’s your favorite southern baja break?

Baja has a ton of fun

waves, but being from San José del Cabo and growing up within walking distance to Costa Azul beach, I would have to say The Rock is my favorite as it just feels like home to me. Can you share your favorite Baja surf story?

Recently, my fiancé and I took a surf trip beginning in San Diego and finishing in Cabo. We took our time, camping and surfing the whole drive down

the Baja. We scored a few of the classic spots, but some of the most fun we had were on funky little waves we found all to ourselves. That’s what I love about Baja; you have the option of surfing good, but often crowded, waves or with a little bit of time and adventure you can still find some un crowded spots in what feels like the middle of nowhere.

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lance niederhaus

have a session there in perfect conditions with the lower tide and typical afternoon offshores and you experience that 200 yard plus right hander with hollow and racetrack sections, you’ll make that 300 mile drive from Cabo again like it’s nothing. Can you share your favorite Baja surf story?

Photo by Marco De La Portilla

Where are you originally from?

Orange County, California. Do you remember your first Baja wave and/or your first surf session in Baja?

It was in the late ‘80s in San Miguel in Ensenada. Back then it was like a 3 1/2 hour drive from Orange County. It was an incredible shape right hand reef break in freezing cold water. It was just a couple of buddies and me, there was nobody else there back then. I ate about 100 lobster tacos in Puerto Nuevo on the way home. 24 24

What’s your favorite southern baja break?

Living here we are so lucky to have so many different waves in the area. I have a couple of favorite home break “go to” waves In Los Cabos that I surf five days out of seven in the season, but if I had to call one my very favorite wave in Southern Baja it would have to be third point at San Juanico. You have to hit that spot a bunch of times before you’ll get it firing. It has such a tight swell window. But once you

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Three of us were delivering the Chileno Bay yacht from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas and we brought boards along in case we found some waves. About twothirds of the way down we turned the corner into Santa Maria Bay which is located just a little ways north of the entrance to Bahia Magdalena. It’s a good anchorage spot and there are a couple of quality surf breaks. It was almost dark as we anchored-up in about 50 feet of water just outside the break. The guys from the local surf camp were in the

water getting a few fun waves before it got dark. After the long couple of days we have had on the water we had dinner and went to sleep. The next morning the waves were perfect and the surf camp was clearing out, so two of us jumped in and paddled over to the break. We traded long 4-6 foot right handers all morning until our arms were worn out. We were about 100 feet apart as we paddled back to the boat. About 50 yards from the boat this huge shark came up and boiled on me! The swirl in the water was more than 10 feet across. Being on a tiny 5’ 6” short board I was completely exposed. My friend said he saw the swirl and watched as I literally stood up and ran the last 50 yards to the boat! The shark didn’t come back up again. I’ll never forget that day.


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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! 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. 28


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 mustsee. 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. Photo by Roberto Tironi @monsters_nd_candies

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! 29


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 familyfriendly 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.

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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. 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.


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.

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. DestinoLosCabos.com - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

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he Water Warriors, led by Los Cabos local Jason Earl, are working towards providing water for families that often go weeks without it. Jason and his team are fighting for fair distribution policies and proper water distribution management. So far they have supplied water for over 120 families, but that is just a grain of sand compared to the amount of people that still need their help. Christine Berger, president of the Tres Deseos Foundation, accidently called Jason while trying to report a neighbor’s house fire. “I know Christine through some work I did with the foundation about 6 years ago. Long story short, next thing I know, I was out in a dusty poor community leading water trucks house to house with Laura Garcia,” says Jason. Laura Garcia gathers her information from the communities so they know which homes need water most. She also documents the name and phone number of every recipient. “Unfortunately, the municipal water trucks are only stopping at homes that can afford a tip,” says Jason. If the household cannot afford the 30-50 pesos required, that family is skipped. Jason, his brother in law Cesar, Laura and a few community members went to the water truck headquarters one morning to report this abuse. It was a heated and emotional meeting, but it went better than they expected as now the reports that are coming from the community are improving.


Thanks to Daniel Zarco with Rodamientos & Refacciones Industriales they now have fair pricing and distribution management. The cost of a 15,000 liter water truck is $2,000 pesos, that can supply water to 15-25 homes depending on occupants. “I've seen a family of 12 living in a small structure, so obviously I'm going to fill every water reserve they have available. A single guy living out there will receive less. It becomes a judgement call at that moment,� Jason states. Since he started the Water Warriors, he says they have easily helped families bathe, flush toilets, clean their dishes, do laundry and simply wash their hands. After all, the best way to combat a virus or any illness is through proper sanitation. * If you would like to donate to this cause Jason is accepting PayPal donations to bajamirage@yahoo.com

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IN LOS CABOS BOATING & FISHING

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. 40

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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.

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ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES 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.

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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 a brand new water park, Wagoona Splash Island, 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 short hike to the clear-water falls.

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GOLF 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. 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 decisionmaking. www.cabodelsol.com 44

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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. www.questrogolf.com 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. www.cabocountry.com 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. www.questrogolf.com TPC Danzante Bay Golf Course ​North of Cabo is Baja’s newest gem and it 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 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. www.danzantebaygolfcourse.com Diamante – El Cardonal & Dunes Course 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 golf.com. With links-style 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. www.diamantecabosanlucas.com 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. www.palmillagc.com

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. www.questrogolf.com Quivira 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 on-course experience is unique in its multiple comfort stations where players can enjoy tacos, quesadillas, sliders, and of course, a few adult beverages. www.quiviragolfclub.com Rancho San Lucas A beachfront course designed by world-renowned professional golfer, Greg Norman. Highlighted by its island green, the first of its kind in Cabo, the Norman Design challenges the average golfer to elevation changes, undulating greens, and decision making, all while enjoying breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The multi-themed, ‘least-disturbance’ layout spans three different ecosystems. 7,210-yard, par-72 www.ranchosanlucas.com/golf 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. www.vidantagolf.com

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snorkeling & SCUBA DIVING 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. 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 fishattracting rock.

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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!


stand up paddling 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 This sport is most popular in the East Cape due to the El Norte winds. Playa Norte (the northeast 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 and October, November, December.

Parasailing 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.

SWIMMING WITH WHALE SHARKS 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 oneof-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. DestinoLosCabos.com - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOUTHERN BAJA

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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.

“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.

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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

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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CURRENCY EXCHANGE

ATMS

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.

CASH OR CARD?

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.

GROCERIES

In Cabo San Lucas, Walmart and Costco are good options and easy to get to. San José has a Walmart, La Comer, Chedraui Selecto or Soriana. Mercado Santa Carmela 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.

HOW DO I DIAL?

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

DRIVING

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

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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS 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: www.loscabosdoctor.com

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


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TODOS SANTOS What does DESTINO mean? DESTINATION or DESTINY

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 Let's go surfing - Vamos a surfear Wave - Ola Good waves - Buenas olas Good vibes - Buenas vibras Board - Tabla Wax - Cera Sea - Mar Ocean - Océano Cape - Cabo

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

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

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ADVENTURE

Buccaneer Queen

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SHOPPING

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Pez Gato Cruises Wide Open Baja

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Wild Canyon

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Cabo Wabo

Columbia Export Group

Cabo San Lucas MX +52 (624) 173 0033/1730015 US +1 (619) 710 1863 Ext. 302/306

Frank Arnold Art

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Frank Arnold Art

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ENTERTAINMENT Cabo Wabo

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Omnia Day Club omnialoscabos.com

FISHING AND YACHTING Pisces Yachts

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HOME

Columbia Export Group

+52 (624) 105 2323/142 2121 tienda17@hotmail.com

STORAGE

Binz Binz Binz

Convenient Vacation Storage binzbinzbinz.com

TRANSPORTATION

Impala Cabo Transportation +52 (624) 173 1476 info@impalacabo.com impalacabo.com

RESTAURANTS Cabo Wabo

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Casa Amigos

www.CasaAmigos.com.mx info@casaamigos.com.mx +52 (624) 143 4331

Casa Calavera

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Sancho's

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Tienda 17

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REAL ESTATE

NON-PROFITS

www.bajasurpm.com

International Community Foundation www.icdfn.org

Phone company TELCEL

Plaza Copan 800 026 2626

Photography

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