Cabo San Lucas Trip

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1. Posted by chrisbby (Budding Member 2 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Hello, I have recently booked a trip with a friend for Cabo San Lucas this coming March, and need some suggestions on things to do and go see besides go see the Arch. I'd also love recommendations on nightlife and restaurants and bars to try, and anything else really!

2. Posted by road to roam (Full Member 47 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting chrisbby

Hello, I have recently booked a trip with a friend for Cabo San Lucas this coming March, and need some suggestions on things to do and go see besides go see the Arch.

Cabo San Lucas can be a bit of a one-trick pony, really. There is golfing or shopping and if you have a decent car with high clearance you can take a day trip to Cabo Pulmo for good snorkeling, minus the crowds.

We always preferred mainland Mexico to Baja, simply because all the towns and cities on the peninsula lack charm. There is little in the way of central plazas on the peninsula, which are always full of life on the mainland. The architecture here just doesn't say much...

As for food and drink, you'll likely be "downtown" by the marina. We ate at a very famous taco restaurant called Venado, on Avenida Ninos Heroes - this place pulls in everyone. We also had some yummy Birria stew (A famous Guadlajaran specialty) at the place called Birriera Apatzingan on Leona Vicario, just inland from downtown.

Most of the tourists bars and restaurants will find you - staff stand by on the sidewalks with menus in-hand and practically put a chair under you as you walk by. This is true in many parts of Mexico. Most of these tourist places are situated on the marina and if the music isn't blasting they can be very nice places for a sip or a meal.

If you want to really party, the obvious place is El Squid Roe, which has pride of place in the tourist zone. We have never been but it is the one place most folks seeking nightlife eventually end up.

For us, one of the greatest dining experiences anywhere in Mexico is a palapa-style seafood restaurant packed with vacationing locals. The variety and value of seafood at these places is always astounding. A good one to try is Mariscos Las Tres Islas on Revolucion de 1910 - only 3 blocks inland from Squid Roe. Zarandeado style fish and Pacifico beer - perfect.

Boat trips to Arch are a good deal, about 200 pesos if you bargain. The beaches around Land's End are stunning, but lack facilities.