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Punta Lobos

Todos Santos, Mexico
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Todos Santos
Type: Beaches, Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
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Owner description: An unpaved road leads to this famous beach, best known for its deep sea fishing.
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Manassas, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Punta Lobos is a place where the local fisherman have been launching their "pangas" for 100 years or more. To watch this is an awesome experience! The "pangas" are basically a small boat with an outboad engine that might fit about 6-8 people. The first boat paddles out dragging a rope. This rope is then used to tow out the... More

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Houston, TX
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Difficult to find, but neat to watch the fisherman leave in the morning. We stayed at Los Colibris and was easiest for me to run down the beach in the a.m. Finding by car is more difficult and challenging. The fisherman all tie together and fight the waves one boat at a time as they head out for a day... More

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La Jolla, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The draw about Punta Lobos is that this is where local fishermen launch and retrieve their pangas. Ya just gotta see this. Come very early to see the launch (sun-up) and early afternoon to the the retrieval. You will not be disappointed.

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San Antonio, Texas
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507 reviews 507 reviews
96 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Just outside Todos Santos is a rather difficult to find beach of endless sand and crashing waves. You will wish you had a 4 wheel drive vehicle at times as your wheels sickeningly spin in the sometimes hub cap deep back beach area before you get to the more hard packed sand and the beach itself. We were lucky to... More

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Todos Santos, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The boats launch from the beach at dawn and return in the afternoon by running up the beach on a wave. You can buy whole or filleted fish fresh from a boat.

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Pt. Loma
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Fun to watch the pangas race in. The road is the only reason it's not a 5. Sweet little chapel, beautiful beach and hungry (not angry) birds.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Unlike the well marked roads to big towns or cities, this was a challenge to find. Along with road construction and lack of any signage, it took us a couple of rides out to the location. But it was worth the travel. Watching the boats pull onto the beach was a skill that has to be done with experience. Plus... More

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Des Moines, IA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We had scheduled a whale watching trip that used local fishermen as guides and were scheduled to leave from Punta Lobo. The trip was postponed twice and eventually canceled due to high surf. Both days the surf was so high that the local fishermen refused to go out. We did have a chance to watch how the boats were set... More

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Toluca Lake, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This is where we came to launch a snorkel tour. It serves that purpose well enough. It was busy with local fishermen and as the only gringo couple, I felt a little out of place - although they were all fascinated and amused at the sight of me wriggling into my wet suit. When we got back I was bummed... More

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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

There is a nice swimming area here where the Pacific won't rough you up too badly. Lots of locals here and it is actually the area where local fisherman launch and bring back their catch. There is a very long almost deserted beach

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