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“Contrasts in Cabo” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bahia de Cabo San Lucas

Bahia de Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Ranked #38 of 127 things to do in Cabo San Lucas
Activities: Fishing
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Owner description: Sheltered harbor great for fishing.
London, United Kingdom
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“Contrasts in Cabo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We arrived in Cabo San Lucas by cruise ship which is a tender port, but which only took about 5 minutes to the pierside. We did not have a trip until the afternoon, so just walked along the promenade lined with shops and restaurants. Most of the shops were selling souvenirs and the cafes had loud music blaring out, reminiscent of a Mexican Benidorm! Walking to the end of one side, we came to a weighing machine, which stated that the marlin hanging from it weighed 120 lb! Round the corner the fishermen were selling the catch of the day, mainly mackerel, which were huge and resembled large salmon. They were also gutting the marlin, and the pelicans were trying their hardest to pinch the roe, without much success as it was too heavy for them to break off. As we came into the pier, there were several large seals, one in particular was hanging onto the stern of a returning fishing boat, and was desperately trying to get in, with both flippers and half his body on the back of the boat!! There were several round the fishermen gutting the marlin and were vying with the pelicans for any morsel they could get. Other passengers ventured further afield on foot and said the town became less tacky and more refined so our view of Cabo as sleazy was based on a limited exposure.

Our whale watching trip started by getting on a catamaran in the harbour with about 75 other Silversea passengers, so the boat was not full. We headed out into the Pacific, and not into the Sea of Cortez, which we had expected, but to travel the full length of the Sea of Cortez would have taken several days. The boat could, though, have headed towards the mouth of the Sea of Cortez, where the land-based passengers saw more whales than we did! We were well looked after during our trip and had no complaints about onboard facilities serving us margaritas and/or soft drinks. We saw a few whales, but those who did a cookery course at a local hotel saw more including calves. The tip therefore is to research a waterfront hotel and go there if you want to whale watch!!

Visited March 2013
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“A nice place for a vacation!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

The beaches, resorts, funky shops, great bars, and Mexican hospitality make this a prime vacation spot. You will feel and be very safe, and their is a wide range of activities, from sport fishing (some of the world's best!), to dining and exploring to meet just about everyone's tastes. This was our first visit since the early 1990's, and Cabo has done a great job of building itself into a prime vacation destination!

Visited December 2012
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“Nice place to be.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Everything is there, the beach, restaurant, nice people treating you all the time. This place is so good for those who likes to be in town, walking distance to facilitate your trip.

Visited August 2012
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“FISHING AT ITS FINEST!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We decided to go out for the marlin fishing trip on our own. It was fantastic and we actually caught a marlin after fighting with it for several hours. Our guides were excellent and knew just where to go. We were one of three boats that caught fish that day out of 39 that went out.

Visited July 2012
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“Cabo San Lucas sportfishing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

me and the wife had to try and accomplised the dream of catching a Marlin.
And Wow where we supprised it was awesome.
Cabo San Lucas Charters.com where great the put us on a great 38ft yacht and not only hook one but two marlins to the boat.
I totally recommend the adventure. What a great experience.
Crew , boat and the service.
We booked online and Sent us the confirmation, everything was smooth.
Great Job guys.
Thanks

Visited May 2012
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