Cabo San Lucas

My Favorite Places

Cabo San Lucas is my favorite Mexico getaway.

The weather is nearly perfect, not too humid, cool evenings and miles and miles of coastline. The people are amazing, the street food is to die for, and some of the best surf and deep-sea fishing around. (Catch & Release if you’re a Gringo, please!) It is here that I truly relax, breathe in the fresh, salty air, and keep my toes in the sand. Here I can ground myself and slow down.

Since I entered into my recovery life, I enjoy waking up just before sunrise, grabbing my thermos of coffee, and heading to the sand. I journal and watch the magnificent morning enter the world. I have never witnessed a bad one- even in the rain, the colors amaze me. (There is always a beach umbrella nearby to set up my chair under)

At this time of day, the world is so hushed. The locals on their way to work, laughing and talking among themselves. Down here, there are magnificent little rays-Mobula Rays, that come very loudly and close to the shore! It is one of my coolest ‘fish’ experiences. Here is a link to watch:

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Most days, i have the beach to myself- another one of the benefits of not drinking away the night-occasionally a sea turtle nest has a few stragglers from the evening before that need some assistance keeping predators away on their journey to the sea. And the iguanas also come out early to shake off the evening’s chill and grab a little breakfast. (This one came right up under my chair, snacking on some ants). In late winter and early spring, the grey whales are close to the beach-incredible to hear and watch them breach out of the water.
In old San Jose Del Cabo, every Thursday evening from November through June, there is an art show-local artists, musicians, and vendors set up table open their doors for the art walks. I have found the most delicious coconut ice cream on a side street there that is to die for! Coffee shops are everywhere, and some of the best fresh-squeezed juices anywhere. We don’t eat out much at the restaurants, although there are plenty; we prefer the street tacos and other goodies and just fill up.

In old San Jose Del Cabo, every Thursday evening from November through June, there is an art show-local artists, musicians, and vendors set up table open their doors for the art walks. I have found the most delicious coconut ice cream on a side street there that is to die for! Coffee shops are everywhere, and some of the best fresh-squeezed juices anywhere. We don’t eat out much at the restaurants, although there are plenty; we prefer the street tacos and other goodies and just fill up.

There are several Super Mercado’s that rival our best grocery stores in the states, and their delis have excellent chicken and fish. The shrimp ceviche is usually gone by the afternoon, so if you are a fan, go early!

Neither my husband nor I have any need or wish to be out and about late-night; there are a lot of bars, and drunk driving is epidemic. Our days begin early, and we stick near our hotel or condo to enjoy the sunsets and quiet evening beach walks. We are rarely out of our swimsuits or shorts or sweats!

It really is quite safe- stay away from large crowds, don’t try to navigate downtown if the cruise ships are in (chaos), Oh- and avoid the timeshare salespeople! They are only doing their job, but you must be firm, and say No. There are no ‘deals’ for attending their presentation- you have been warned!

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In old San Jose Del Cabo, every Thursday evening from November through June, there is an art show-local artists, musicians, and vendors set up table open their doors for the art walks. I have found the most delicious coconut ice cream on a side street there that is to die for! Coffee shops are everywhere, and some of the best fresh-squeezed juices anywhere. We don’t eat out much at the restaurants, although there are plenty; we prefer the street tacos and other goodies and just fill up.

In old San Jose Del Cabo, every Thursday evening from November through June, there is an art show-local artists, musicians, and vendors set up table open their doors for the art walks. I have found the most delicious coconut ice cream on a side street there that is to die for! Coffee shops are everywhere, and some of the best fresh-squeezed juices anywhere. We don’t eat out much at the restaurants, although there are plenty; we prefer the street tacos and other goodies and just fill up.

My Favorites in Cabo Del Sur:

1.  Cactus Car Rental  I have always found this company to be the smoothest and most efficient.  They are honest and don’t use the ‘hard sell tactics.  Reserve before you go at https://cactuscar.com/

2.  The Market at Quivera is an amazing little array of restaurants and shops.  There are a variety of little restaurants, and all under one roof, with open-air (covered or uncovered).  https://www.pueblobonito.com/the-market-at-quivira/

3.  The Hampton Inns and Suites is an incredible bargain with a rooftop pool and views of the ocean.  The staff is amazing, friendly, and courteous, on-site covered parking, free breakfast buffet (gotta love the brand!), and my favorite ‘kicking off’ place.  Its located right between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo:                            https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/sjdmxhx-hampton-suites-los-cabos/?SEO_id=GMB-HX-SJDMXHX&y_source=1_MTIxNjk1OTItNzE1LWxvY2F0aW9uLmdvb2dsZV93ZWJzaXRlX292ZXJyaWRl

4.  Up the road a bit, to Todos Los Santos, there is Los Colibris.  This a delightful little place with individual casitas of varying size.  The owners are amazing, it is absolutely quiet, loaded with hummingbirds, breathtaking views, and my favorite ‘grounding’ zone.  https://www.loscolibris.com/our-hotel/

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