By Keith Kennedy
It was just after 3pm on day two in Cabo San Lucas when it hit me. I could live here.
360 days of sun every year, some of the best beaches in Mexico, a county of water sports and fishing, great restaurants, and plenty for “la familia” to do. Sure, I’d have to find a new career, but where there’s a will, there’s a way?
When I told my wife about my Cabo epiphany, she was quick to bring me back to reality. I’d made my career choices years ago, and unless I wanted to go back to school for hotel management, buy a fishing boat, or open up a surf shop, I’d have to be content doing what do, which among other things is being a travel writer exploring exotic destinations all over the globe. Not bad work either, but Cabo San Lucas did have me second-guessing.
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Though many travelers to Cabo San Lucas were concerned about the course of hurricane Jimena, the impact so far has been minimal and according to recent reports, the path of the storm has changed course, leaving the Northern part of the Baja Peninsula preparing for the worst. According to Weather.com, “The hurricane has passed to west and is now north of the resorts along the southern tip of Baja California. The area did not experience any major impacts.”
For resort towns like Cabo San Lucas, the main effect from the storm has not been a physical one as much as an economic one. For an area that has seen a decline in tourism due to panic over violence and swine flu, the threat of a hurricane was like a cruel joke; it’s just another thing to keep travelers away.
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It shouldn’t surprise you that across Mexico there are several festivals celebrating tequila. After all, Mexico is the birthplace of the popular drink and there’s no reason not to be proud of that! In October, Cabo San Lucas hosts the Baja Sur Tequila and Mariachi Festival, a 3 day event that celebrates the history and quality of tequila with the music of mariachi. What could be better?
Tequila has been around for many years. A much earlier form of the beverage, known now as pulque, dates back to the Aztecs and is so old that there are no records of when exactly it began. Over the years, this beverage, made by fermenting the agave plant, has evolved into the drink we are familiar with today.
In the 16th century, the Spaniards began to distill the beverage when they ran out of their brandy. Many years later, the Marquis of Altamira, Don [...] Continue Reading…
The crew of the Cap’n Jake saved the best for last by catching the winning fish moments before the end of the tournament taking the Day 3 Marlin Jackpots with a 341 lbs blue marlin, beating out the second place catch by more than 30 lbs. The Day 3 earnings were almost $80,000.
Even with that hefty jackpot, the Cap’n Jake did not take the most prize money home. The Day 3 runner up, Mi Corazon, caught a 310 lbs blue marlin on Day 2, winning both the Day 1 and Day 2 jackpots for a total of $124,784.60. Not a bad, not bad at all. Mi Corazon has won big at Bisbee’s before. In 2006, came in first when they caught a 418 lbs blue marlin (a record shared with Copa Gobernador for the biggest blue marlin in the 10 year history of the tournament).
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Puerto Vallarta is a great vacation destination. For anyone with a healthy budget, it can be an AMAZING vacation destination. With luxury villas, private tours, and world renowned restaurants, there is no limit to what Puerto Vallarta has to offer, if you can afford it.
It’s no secret that the world economy is in a bit of a slump. With decreasing budgets, travel has decreased as well, but there are still those with bulging wallets or just a little extra money who are taking advantage of the discounted rates many tourist destinations are offering.
If you’re planning a vacation with a budget lower than that of Donald Trump but higher than Jed Clampett (before the bubblin’ crude, that is) you might put some of these locations and activities on your itinerary; all offer you the opportunity to splurge without having to take out a second mortgage.
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Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament began today in Cabo San Lucas. The actual competition starts tomorrow with the first of three days of fishing. Entrants spent today finishing registration and enjoying a nice drink with teammates and rivals alike at the tournament’s welcoming cocktail party which allows participants a final chance at relaxation before competition gets underway.
Tomorrow, from 7am until 4pm, teams will fish their butts off to win bragging rights and a whole lot of money! With overall prizes as well as daily ones, contestants have the chance to win $100,000 a day. This is serious prize money for serious fishing.
Cabo is well known for its abundant fishing opportunities and is a great vacation spot. If you’re looking for a place to stay, check out cabolaestancia.com for the only privately owned condos on Medano Beach.
Keep checking in for updates on tournament results!
It only makes sense that while you’re in Cabo San Lucas, you’ll want to try some authentic local cuisine. After all, what better place to eat Mexican food than in Mexico? Though there are countless options from which you can choose, allow me to help narrow your search.
Pepe’s Taco’s seems to be a favorite among tourists and locals alike. Located near the Puerto Paraiso Mall, Pepe’s is a convenient stop for some delicious food. They offer chopped pork, BBQ pork, steak, chick, sausage and vegetarian tacos but if you just can’t decide, try their tacos al pastor and wash it down with a satisfying margarita on the rocks.
If you’re in the market for the best fish tacos around, our sources say Rosy’s Tacos is the place to go. Fish, shrimp, whichever taco you choose, you’ll enjoy it. Rosy’s is located near another popular stop, Hangman’s, which offers amazing pork [...] Continue Reading…
For any of you who have dreamed of flying, a canopy tour is probably as close as you’re going to get. Glide hundreds of feet above the ground on a zip line, the wind in your face, and fool your senses into thinking you’re finally living your dream.
There are many companies out there that offer these canopy tours so make sure you shop around for the one that fits your needs best. Some tours offer a view of up to 600 ft above ground, some provide lunch or lunch breaks, some even offer dual lines so you can race your friends, while others amp up the adventure with mule rides, water slides, and rappelling down waterfalls. There are even tours available that combine the canopy tour with ATV tours, allowing you to conquer the air and the ground. No matter which company you chose, [...] Continue Reading…