Nov 10

CABO SAN LUCAS

by in Central America

 

The Arch between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific

The Arch between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific

Of course we’ve heard all the stories of the wild and crazy adventures of Cabo’s nightlife, but somehow, I’d missed the part about it’s captivating beauty and generally fun vibe. 

 

Sacagawea and Dundee discovered the art of Mexican bartering immediately upon stepping off the tender onto Cabo’s piers.  From young children hawking brightly painted whistles to tour vendors to photos with local reptiles…everyone had something to sell and weren’t shy to tell us about it.  They caught on quickly, tho, and confidently replied “No. No mas” as they strolled down the boardwalk amidst the hawking.

Seals or sea lions?  Ears or no ears?  Locals just call them Poncho.

Seals or sea lions? Ears or no ears? Locals just call them Poncho.

 

 

We eventually cut a deal with a local water taxi guy and set off to see the beaches and rocks that make Cabo so famous.  We come from beautiful beaches, and are always a bit difficult to impress, but Cabo seemed to captivate all three of us.  The brilliant waters of the Sea of Cortez are teeming with tropical fish, sea lions, and pelicans, most of whom are about as brazen as the street vendors with whom they share the place. 

We wandered the streets and markets, walked along the beaches and climbed the rocks, then settled into a harbor front dive for a bite of lunch and people-watching.  All-in-all, a perfect day.  

A bit of local color at lunch!

A bit of local color at lunch!

 

A perfect day.

A perfect day.

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