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Making the Most of Cabo San Lucas

Making the Most of Cabo San Lucas

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GETTING THERE

Although there have been rumors of a full-fledged cruise ship pier under development, for the foreseeable future, expect to be tendered into the small inner harbor of Cabo San Lucas. From the small ferry terminal, the town is easily explored on foot, with the town square, restaurants, and shopping just a few blocks distant. A waterfront boardwalk makes for a pleasant stroll, and if your interest is game fishing, you’ll find charter boats close by the pier. San José de Cabo is 20 miles to the east, along Highway 1. Beaches along this route are marked, if you want to stop and explore. But if you stray outside of Cabo San Lucas, hurry back! "All ashore" is either 8:00 am or 9:00 am and  “All aboard” is 3:30 pm or 4:30 pm, respectively, 7.5 hours altogether.

GETTING AROUND

Car rentals are available in downtown Cabo San Lucas from most major agencies, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, and National (reserve in advance), but you should only rent if you have an out-of-town destination in mind. Taxis are plentiful, but are only really necessary to get to the beaches. Everything else is within walking distance. As nearly all points of interest are visited by shore excursions, they remain, as always, your safest bet—you don’t want to miss your ship’s departure! Due south of the inner harbor is Lands End (see photo on page 377), the southernmost point of Baja, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean (you’ll get a great view of this as you tender into shore). The entire area has been set aside as a natural preserve. Scuba diving is popular, as are sightseeing cruises. Los Arcos is an oft-photographed natural stone arch at Lands End, and next door is beautiful and isolated Lover’s Beach, which can only be reached by sea (water taxis operate from the inner harbor and Playa El Médano across the bay).

STAYING SAFE

Cabo is safer than most tourist ports, so no special warnings apply—just use standard cautions and procedures. And just one word for you, just one... sunblock! Keep your valuables on the ship in your safe and always keep money and cards secured in a front-facing pocket or inside a shirt or vest.

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Top Photo Slice: El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, or Lands End, is a distinctive rock formation at the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas. (℗ 14017) Photo contributed by © OffKilter_Lynn



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