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Cabo San Lucas Port of Call

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Located on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is a well-developed beach resort and port of call that boasts many attractions for cruise passengers. The picturesque sandy beaches and idyllic weather make the resort a paradise for watersports and other outdoor pursuits. A wildly popular holiday destination, Cabo San Lucas has developed a bit of a reputation for being 'Americanised', as dollars are widely accepted and nearly everyone speaks English. The resort also attracts a young and lively college crowd that ensures all the local restaurants and cantinas are always buzzing. Although it may not be the best place to get a taste of authentic Mexican culture, it's a glorious resort with many fun beach activities and great restaurants and night spots. For those who prefer something a little more traditional, San Jose del Cabo, the resort town right next door, is more quaint and laid-back.

Cruise ships in Cabo San Lucas drop anchor just offshore and ferry passengers to the Tender Pier, conveniently located in downtown Cabo.


Contact

Los Cabos Convention & Visitors Bureau
52 (624) 143-4777
visitloscabos.travel

Transport

It's possible to get around central Cabo on foot, but if you're planning to go further afield there are taxis readily available. Car rental facilities are also available in downtown Cabo.

Attractions

Cabo San Lucas is a great place to try a new sport like surfing, waterskiing, scuba diving or sport fishing, as there are a number of schools available for any given pursuit. Boat trips offer the chance to spot whales, dolphins and sea lions. Cabo boasts some excellent beaches, including El Arco, Land's End, and Chileno Beach. Land-based activities like 4x4 and dune-buggy trips, hiking, golf and tennis are also available.

Restaurants

Los Tres Gallos - authentic Mexican food with a gourmet touch

La Dolce - Italian restaurant with Mexican charm

Cabo Blue - An American-style bar and grill with burgers and chicken wings for reasonable prices

Best Dish

Carnitas (slow cooked, spiced, then shredded pork shoulder) with tacos

Shopping

There's plenty of shopping to be done in Cabo San Lucas; most of it is of the tacky t-shirt variety, but determined shoppers will unearth some unique souvenirs from Cabo. Puerto Paraiso Shopping and Entertainment Plaza and the adjacent Marina Cabo San Lucas have many shops and a festive atmosphere, while the high-end boutiques in Shoppes At Palmilla offer beautiful (if expensive) art, jewellery and handcrafts.

Best Buy

hand-blown glass from The Cabo San Lucas Glass Factory

Excursions

Charter a boat to go sport fishing for marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado and wahoo

Learn to surf from professional instructors

Go snorkelling and whale-watching at El Arco Beach

Take a Mexican cooking class from the Casa de Colores School

Play a round of golf at one of Cabo's ten golf courses

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