take a water taxi! We were...
take a water taxi! We were trying to get from The Office (a popular restaurant/bar) to the main part of town when we noticed these boats pulling up to the shore. They all had the words 'taxi' painted on the sides in various colors. We strolled up to one where the 'cabbie' shouted at us to get on. What a fun way to get from point A to point B!!! The first day there, we decided to wander off to el Pueblo Bonito Rose, another waterfront resort (they are the ONLY one with dry cleaning services!). Not having had anything to eat since the night before, we were famished! After a great meal, we strolled along the beach while the sun was setting over the cliffs in front of us. We strolled along the water and occasionally sauntered up the beach to get drinks at the many restaurants and bars that line the waterfront. We started conversing with the natives and exchanging drinking stories with them as we walked from one bar to the next. It was such a memorable experience!
Diving with Tio Sports
I had arranged for two-two tank dive trips with Karla from Tio Sports and was absolutely delighted. We dove Pelican Rock, Neptunes Finger, Sand Falls and Lands End over the four dives. On the first dive to Pelican Rock there were 5 divers plus the dive master (Jordie). The subsequent three dives were just two of us plus Jordie allowing for a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. No rushing, no struggling around the boat, etc. Speaking of boats, our capitan, Jose, did a great job taking us in and around. He also helped rig gear, pass things in and out of the water, etc. When drift diving around Lands End, he met us at the end of the dive eliminating any long swims and waiting around in the water for the boat.
Neptunes Finger and Pelican Rock are both relatively shallow dives around rock formations where you'll see lots of marine life in and around the reefs. The fan coral is outstanding as are the brightly colored fish.
The Sand Falls are interesting to see. The surge from the Pacific meeting the Sea of Cortez cause a three-level 'waterfall' of sand. It's a deeper dive taking you down 110 to 120 feet but still plenty of light you get to look around at the rock formations as you ascend. Working at different depths make it a bit more of a technical dive since you need to control your boyancy but certainly not a challenge.
Lands End is a fabulous dive site. This dive started out with two HUGE schools of fish, one of barricudas and the other of goat fish circling around. On occasion, a sea lion would blast through driving the fish away but they reappeared as quickly as the sea lion disappeared. I was a giant green morey eel on this dive as well as some big lobsters (no, I didn't take any). Plenty of puffer fish as well. Just a great dive. The first day, get in a touch early to try out wet-suits. I'm glad no one besides me needed a XXXL or the other guy would have been cold. BCS were all Mears and looked relatively new. The regulators too all matched (versus being a pile of mix and match old stuff) and were in good working order.
San Jose Del Cabo...
Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo form the two most important towns of Los Cabos. The different between both towns is very huge as there is almost nothing to do. Cabo San Lucas is a vibrating place day and night; San Jose Del Cabo is nothing of that...
This place is a lot of fun, the first night. You can't go to cabo and not hang upside down, doing a shot at the Gigglin Marlin. I did it the first night- was hilarious. The place has a show it puts on- pretty cheesy but isn't that what a Mexican vacation is all about? anything goes.
El Squid Roe
El Squid Roe is a restaurant but quickly turns into one of Cabo's hottest night spots. By the way, I wouldn't spend my money to eat here. There are 2 levels. The top is a balcony that looks down on the bottom level dancefloor, and has a cage to dance in and the very important banos (bathrooms). The bottom level has all of the seating for dinner around the dancefloor. The colorful decorations on the walls feature signs with hilarious quotes.
The music is great - they play a little bit of everything. All age groups can enjoy it, although every time I have been in there it is a younger crowd. The majority of people in here are tourists, but locals come here as well. None.