Mexican cruises have always been popular for many North Americans and one of the most accessible is the Baja California Cabo San Lucas Port. Located at the most Southern tip of the peninsula are two beautiful and relaxing resort style towns, Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. There is something fun for every type of traveler here, whether you are interested in learning about the local indigenous culture or simply sitting on the beach with a refreshing margarita. Also, because of the ports location and lack of inclement weather, this destination is open for business year round.
The shopping experience in Cabo offers a plethora of boutiques, which sell recognizable international brands often at a reduced price. However, the most popular shopping attractions are not from high-end retailers, but rather locally crafted Mexican art, ceramics, glass and jewelry. The great thing about this type of shopping is that most of the retailers are just steps away from the port of call. There is no need to change your US dollars into pesos either when shopping with the locals as they prefer the dollar and will often times allow you to negotiate the price lower. Many of the best shopping locations can actually be found right along side the road and sell souvenirs and hand crafted home products at often half of the price of what you would normally pay in the U.S.
Things to See
Relaxation is by far a priority for most visitors to the peninsula and with miles of sunny, sandy beaches and beach chair cocktail services there is no shortage of prime locations to lounge. However, for the more adventurous traveler, check out some of the guided tours around the city and the nearby Sierra Mountains. Snorkeling tours cost between $49 and $79 for the day and will take you to locations only accessible by boat. These tours showcase beautiful coral reefs and exotic marine life indigenous only to this part of the world. There are also tours that take visitor away from the beach and explore Baja's vast desert as well, either by guided tour or by privately rented 4-Wheel Drive Jeeps.
Restaurants and Bars
Because Cabo is so frequented by tourists, you will find familiar chains such as Planet Hollywood and the Hard Rock Café, however, there are plenty of Mexican options that cater to an international palate as well. Fresh seafood, especially grilled lobster with a hint of continental flair is readily available at most Oceanside restaurants. For the more adventurous traveler however, by choosing to stray away from the main tourist streets one will find some of the most inexpensive and authentic local cuisine for the ultimate Mexican experience.
Cabo is known to be a great place to party and you will find large often partially outdoor cantina’s that feature some of Mexico’s best tequila and beers. For the less adventurous traveler, it is best to sample the tequila before the moon comes out the parties get wild. The Cabo Wabo Cantina and Senor Frogs are two of the most popular night spots where one may find not only cheap cerverzas but the opportunity to shoot tequila from water guns across the bar as well.