850. Mexico Part 2 | Los Cabos

los cabos sunset
I've only just realized we have been in Los Cabos for almost 6 months now. As I mentioned in my previous post, we used this as our base and also travelled to other places in between. Tomorrow we will leave to go back to Europe for awhile, starting with Spain. We are leaving just in time now as the weather here in Los Cabos is getting worse - extremely hot (high 30s) and almost hurricane season. We have had a few thunderstorms here these days when in the first months there was no rain at all. The worst part is all the insects that come after the rain. Flying rain and what looks like desert termites that somehow get in our house. However even if the weather was still nice here, I'm not sure if I will miss this place. It's nice to be for people who just want to lay on the beach and relax, but there really isn't anything to do. The sunsets are nice though. The photo above is taken from our rooftop.

During our time here we've taken some day trips and weekend trips to nearby places - mainly Todos Santos, San Jose del Cabo, La Paz and Cabo Pulmo which you'll see in this post.

Cumbre del Tezal Los Cabos house
Here is our community and house. On the outside it looks nice but we've had a lot of issues here like water and gas running out, water turning off on its own, things breaking, etc. When we first arrived, we didn't realize that the water and gas do not refill automatically. You need to call the companies to come and refill it when you're almost out.

leftbanked XoloitzcuintleMe and a Xoloitzcuintle dog in Todos Santos. A cute town about an hour away from us.

Todos Santos San Jose del Cabo Los Cabos seafood Los Cabos food Los Cabos Los Cabos San Jose del Cabo paletas San Jose del Cabo Los Cabos food Los Cabos food Balandra Bay Balandra Beach Balandra Beach Balandra Bay Balandra Beach
One weekend we went to Balandra Beach, a very popular beach here in Baja California close to the town of La Paz (about 2 hours away from us). The bay is very popular so we had to get there early. They only let in a limited number of people per day, and only allowed to go in within 2 time slots for 2 hours I think. There is usually a huge line up of cars prior to each time slot. I think we got lucky because we arrived right when the first time slot ended, and they were nice enough to let us in. It's a popular place because the entire bay is very shallow, so you can walk through the whole area without having to swim.

Los Cabos cactus Los Cabos desert road Los Cabos desert



849. Mexico Part 1 | Los Cabos

leftbanked despacito los cabos
I haven't updated my blog at all since arriving in Los Cabos 4 months ago. It has definitely been the longest gap in all my (14!!) years of blogging. Since April we've had this place as our base. The first weeks we had some friends visiting from Canada so I didn't have much time. Then in May we spent a couple of weeks in Mexico City and Oaxaca. From there I visited Toronto in June, for the first time since we embarked on this "world trip". It was nice to see my family and dog after so long. I spent a couple weeks there before returning to Los Cabos. Now we are here for a couple more weeks before we go back to Europe/Spain.

So there isn't much to do in Los Cabos. If you're just coming for vacation, I think 3 days is enough to see the sights and everything. Pretty much the only place we go is the beach lol. There's also some nearby towns we visited a few times which I will show in the next post.

Cumbre del TezalOur community and neighbouring community

Ventanas Los Cabos Ventanas Los Cabos Mariscos Pata Salada
One of the first meals. The best garlic shrimp I've ever had! This restaurant is called Pata Salada. They specialize in seafood. For the most part, the food in Cabo is not really good (mostly overpriced and touristy) but I like this place a lot.

Los Cabos droneTip of the Baja peninsula

Los Cabos drone Los Cabos drone Los Cabos Lovers Beach Lovers Beach leftbanked despacito
I guess the ony attraction in Los Cabos is The Arch (first pic of this post). You have to book a boat tour here which only takes about 20 minutes. Along the way you see some beaches including Lovers Beach in the photo above. We had the option of staying on the beach for an hour. Then we got picked up by the boat again to bring us to the Arch.

Los Cabos Lovers Beach Los Cabos boat tour Los Cabos harbour Los Cabos Los Cabos Mexico octopus nachos Los Cabos bbqBBQ dinner when our friends came to visit

Cumbre del Tezal Cumbre del Tezal Los CabosView from our rooftop

Santa Maria Beach Los CabosSanta Maria Beach (my favourite one out of the closest ones to us/where we usually go)

Los Cabos pelican Los Cabos beach Los Cabos beach Squid RoeSquid Roe! I really liked it. It's one of the most popular places here with everyone from seniors to Spring Breakers.

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