Cabos San Lucas, the southern tip of Baja at last

Trip Start Jan 01, 2006
Trip End Apr 30, 2006

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Wednesday, February 8, 2006

From Cabos San Lucas, Baja.

We arrived in Cabos Tuesday morning after a pleasant night on Playa Los Cerritos a few kms south of Playa San Pedrito. We spent Monday back in Todos Santos shopping and browsing around the shops. Then decided to check out Playa Los Cerritos. It's a free camping with lots of RVs and surfers but no facilities. Beautiful light brown sand beach in a long mile semi-circle. Good big waves and lots of whales off shore. Surfboard rentals and Cerveza are available though !
A scenic hours drive down the coast again with the ever present Curvas Pelligrossas, leads us to the big city of Cabos San Lucas. This is the hot spot of Baja for the rich and famous. Gorgeous mansions and condos dot the beachfront and mountaintops. No way to find a beachfront camping spot here. We drive around and find all of the available campgrounds and settle for the one closest to town, a short 1 km walk to the centre and marina. The Hotel Club Cabo Inn and RV park is hidden up a dirt road to the east, has a pool, Jacuzzi, WiFi, hot water although the pressure is feeble, and has nice rental cabanas if you desire. So after settling in and getting our e-mail checked we went off exploring the town. Tourist oriented and most everyone here speaks a bit of English. We find everyone is trying to sell us on a condo showing, thanks but NO thanks ! We try to avoid them the best we can but seems they are everywhere. We make our way through various shops, past the McDonalds, spot Ben and Bev passing by, they do not see us. Eventually we get to the Pacifico Mall and browse around there and the marina for awhile then go looking for super. We find a nice seafood diner of scallops and lobster with four Margaritas for $40 on the main drag but a bit east of all the hub-bub. A walk back to the Pacifico for a big piece of chocolate cake, coffee and tea then a long walk back to our campsite to call it a night.

Here are a few pointers for you that are thinking of traveling to Mexico on a trip like ours.

Dogs, some of you have asked about that. Yes, we do have our Hunter with us and is been great. No Problems. Dogs on the Playas are numerous and most are free to run and play. It's great to see them all make friends and have a good romp. No, we have not got all bummed out by stepping in dog poop, just watch where your walking ! And no, we have not seen any dog fights - yet ! Ben and Bev's Whippet did get a good bite back in La Paz and they had to take her to the local vet for stitches. $25 and she is doing just fine ! On our upcoming ferry ride to the mainland we're told that the dog must stay in the camper for the entire five hour trip. We will see about that.

Cell phones. Ha big joke there. When Bell Mobility tells you their cell phones will work in Mexico tell them it's a big crock of BS. The last time our cell worked was in Ensenada. Since then the signal is either non-existent or we get a message in Spanish telling us that our number has been suspended which means we are connecting to the Mexican system and Bell and the Mexican phone company have not got their act together or Bell has implanted that message into our cell for amusement. Not amused ! Not happy ! We have contacted Bell several times and they keep saying it should be working but guess what ? It's Not ! I may end up shoving the phone down the throats of those who keep telling us it works here so they will not repeat that erroneous message to others. Frustration to say the least. Trying to contact them is also a nightmare. On their website they give a 800 toll free number WHICH DOES NOT WORK FROM MEXICAN PAY PHONES, the only ones available to tourists such as us unless your staying in some fancy dancy hotel ! The one time we were able to use their 800 number from La Paz was at an Internet Cafe that offered phone service we had to pay for ! Thank you very much ! No normal number is listed so the only other way is by e-mail and we are still waiting a reply. Then if you browse their website for information about traveling in Mexico, it's non-existent. Every other country on the face of the planet is listed but not Mexico. Canadians don't go to Mexico ? Wanna bet ! Every other RV on all the Playas are from Canada ! Ha ! Big Joke ! OK, enough on that topic.

Our Travellog at Nice but a major PITA to use. Seems their webserver is slow and many times our postings are lost and we have to start all over again filling out the required input to get a new entry posted. The map is way too small and very complicated to get the pin set in the proper location. The pictures as many of you may have noticed are out of sync with the story. Well, that's because TravelPod has decided that the pictures should be listed alphabetically according to the first letter of the first word of the description. Makes no sense to me ! Should not the pictures follow the story line ? I have tried my best to circumvent their stupidity but it's not easy. Then the uploading of the pictures takes like forever. Most times they have to be redone several times before they get to where they are supposed to be. Why would a traveller spend all this time on such frustration is beyond me. We will not use TravelPod again unless they improve their service.
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