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Cruise Diva Goes Ashore on the
Mexican Riviera
Sights to see & things to do

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

At the extreme southern tip of Baja California, when you spot Los Arcos—the soaring rock formation guarding the harbor, Cabo San Lucas can’t be far from view. This is Mexico’s desert region with sandy soil, cool waters, and stunning scenery. “Cabo” is best known as party central to west coast Americans and for its great sport fishing.


Tendering ashore you can easily wander around the sleepy Mexican town and browse or shop. Shore excursions may include glass bottom boats or a catamaran sail to the fabulous Los Arcos and Playa de Amour (Lover’s Beach). In town, taxis are inexpensive but fares to destinations along the “corridor” to a resort beach can be high.

Golfers will find a number of courses designed by the top names in the business. 


Nearly everything for sale in Cabo San Lucas is imported so don’t expect too many bargains. Look for black coral jewelry fashioned by talented local artists and some excellent folk art. 


The prime beach area is Playa Medano. Close to town, it’s a two-mile span of inviting soft white sand with resort hotels nearby. The swimming is great and water sports equipment is available. 

Take care if you select a beach unprotected by the bay—the Pacific currents can be treacherous and deadly to swimmers. Only beaches fronted by resorts have lifeguards and fly water safety flags.

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