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Thousands of freelance pieces sold for shrimp tacos and fajitas, many under pseudonyms (including numerous pieces too nefarious and incriminating to post here). Ghost writing samples available upon request. This page hasn’t been updated in decades. Many of these pieces are an absolute embarrassment. Matthew was enslaved in a Mexican sweatshop―writing dozens of articles every day. Here are a few of them, innocuous ones, predominantly from the 2006 era:
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Happy Ending Cantina

By Don Mateo (the emperor of enchiloso)

…Let us go,” we said, “into the Sea of Cortez, realizing that we become forever a part of it.  –John Steinbeck

Cabo is a cathedral for feeble minds. There’s plenty of people who turn into raging fools beneath the moonlight. You see them urinating belligerent on the sidewalk, being arrested and harassed by the policía, speaking slurred English, crying as they get handcuffed and led into the back of a black pickup truck. A few hundred pesos and they’re usually free a few blocks down the road. It’s fun to watch as they wipe away their tears with drunken smiles, taking out their cameras for some photos with the arresting officers. Then, it’s on to the next club.

Cabo Wabo is a perversion of nature, an absurd multimillion dollar cave where the decadent and depraved decay beneath spotlights, smoke machines, and the nicest nightclub bathrooms in Cabo San Lucas. (Make sure to tip the attendant after he hands you that paper towel.) Then you can get back to your ten dollar drinks, watching senior citizens busting nuts on the dance floor next to spring breakers dancing with straws between their teeth. It’s an ethereal drunken debauchery; a wonderful place to get wasted, but the live music doesn’t begin till after midnight, and it’s not a good spot to save some pesos.

Down the street, El Squid Roe is the epitome of evil. This tourist trap is an exorbitant three-story monster with minimum security. It’s the place to watch people walk out with a bloody paper towel on their head. Where anarchy is the only monarchy and Señor Frog’s beer bongs cost nearly twenty dollars. It’s still the best place to be at three in the morning, drinking ten dollar beers and leaning over a railing like a pervert to watch the dancing below, likes waves in motion; it’s a majestic mesmerizing moonwalk with stadium stands and the metal floors vibrating. Incidentally, this is the worst bathroom in Cabo; as the diminutive room is shaking while you’re taking care of business, praying for a new song or a better beat that might be easier to fall into rhythm with.

There’s also the new pink kitty–an abhorrent monstrosity that makes you order bottles. This is Cabo; Homey don’t play that. Drinks should be cheap. Even in the bigger places that call themselves nightclubs. That’s where the new Happy Ending Cantina comes in. Situated in the heart of town (on the main drag almost directly between El Squid Roe and Cabo Wabo), offering beer bong tables and pool tables and madness, Happy Hour is open at ten in the morning and closes at three in the wee hours, when it’s time to hit up El Squid. Happy Hour is all day at Happy Ending, with two beers or two shots always five dollars. This is the place to pre-game. This is the place for afternoon drinks or some morning drinks before breakfast. Carpe diem.

Lover’s Beach (Cabo San Lucas, Baja Peninsula)

I accept the offer with reluctance and drink the enormous tequila shot in sync with the drunken tourist who orders it for me. I don’t normally drink tequila, ever since the public debauchery, pervasive car crashes, naked blackouts, and arguments with cretin vagrants made it difficult for me to stay in control. The bartender is speaking perfect English, while I’m working on a post Christmas cerveza binge. The female tourist sits across the bar and smiles as I file another few Noche Buenas into the briefcase of my stomach.
I finally decide to reciprocate her offer and order another couple tequila shots. She accepts, but with trepidation and much less enthusiasm than before, which makes me immediately regret the gesture. Embarrassment festers in my mouth like an infected cold sore. The vile liquid tastes like fire. I often admire the local gringos who bath in tequila every afternoon at Tanga Tanga–talking, smoking cigarettes and wasting away the hours of each day in the lazy comfortable shade like a demented coffin maker convention waiting for the wonderful call from heaven.

I bid goodbye to Rips and begin walking out into the night—a horrific vision of an apparition with way too much tequila and holiday brew broiling in his gut. Leaving Plaza Mariachis and the delicious smell of fish tacos mixed in with humongous burritos simmering from the grill of Taco Loco, I walk into the night. I get about seven yards before the familiar gentlemen’s club pushers begin to offer the lusty lascivious intoxication of the naked ladies inside.

“You want to look at the ladies?” he asks.

I’ve heard that about a hundred times in Cabo, and probably a dozen by the same man. It’s like a malignant cancer that you can’t escape from because it always discovers you on the streets every evening to demand a lonely meeting with the sweat-glistening flesh of the other sex.

“Claro que no compa,” I answer.

I’ve never understood why anyone would pay to look at naked ladies, but maybe I’m crazy and capable of things beyond just paying exorbitant amounts of money to sit with a bunch of tourists in a smutty and salacious club. The men continue with the fallacious accusations and exaggerations of the beauty inside.

“But everybody wants to look at naked ladies…que onda? You want to come and look at the beautiful young girls, right?”

“Gracias, no soy tourista, pero gracias–no voy pagar un centavo ver chicas desnudas, nada, nunca…the naked ladies pay to see me.”

“Oh, ok–ahhh ok,” they say. They turn away to concentrate on the next guys walking down the street minding their own business. They never say anything to the ladies. You can almost hear crickets chirping when a woman walks past, then back to annoying the males. They actually happily stand out on the streets and do this all night long.

I make it around another corner and am no longer even going to look them in the face the next time they decide to ask me about the girls. I can see them waiting for me, like a bunch of sharks who can taste blood in the water. They’re hungry for my money, and there’s nothing I can do to avoid them.

“Hey buddy, you want to look at the beautiful women?” they ask.

“Estoy bien compa,” I tell them. “No tengo tiempo ahorita, y puedo ver chicas desnud—”

Something suddenly stabs my in the head, just above my right eye. It’s a street sign and I just walked right into the sharp edge and cut an inch of flesh from my face. I wipe the blood on my t-shirt, dabbing the cut since the blood’s not gushing at all, even though the wound is very deep, and probably could use a few stitches.

Even as I mutilate my face trying to avoid the losers on the street, I can’t escape their incessant gibberish. At least this time they stop talking about naked ladies. Maybe my blood would stain the beautiful bodies.

“You’re cut,” one of them says, as if I hadn’t noticed.

“You’re bleeding,” says another.

He sounds sincere, even though I can’t help but feel like he got his pound of flesh out of me. I probably left my skin on the street sign.

“Estoy bien, es nada,” I say calmly.

More than two years have passed since this event. If I could go back and change anything—take back the scar or the pain of looking like a monster for a few months after putting so much peroxide on the cut I bleached one eyebrow orange, I would not change a single thing. My wound has healed, but the scar will always remind me of the molestos en la calle. Next time I intend to hit the street sign so damn hard it nearly decapitates me, because there’s so much more to Los Cabos than hearing about naked ladies.

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Strange things happen on this highway. It’s like a crystal tangerine sunset purgatory. One evening while driving home from San Jose I flicked on the high beams and subsequently a few seconds later….

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I once knew a senorita that drove too fast. She eventually crashed her car into the back of a Coca-Cola delivery truck at six o’clock in the morning in front of Home Depot when she was high on crystal methamphetamine.

“This place will eat you alive,” said the middle-aged man at Baja Cantina dockside about a year ago. “There’s nothing more cowardly than growing old and dying naturally.” (That’s what I think he meant to say.)  He was talking (loudly as most gringos do in such places) to his friend, another local gringo. His words happily echoed through my ears like distant thunder and the ineffable mutter of reverberations from a horrific traffic accident which actually never happened. There’s magic in the streets and the highway embraces some of the most amazing, secret and secluded beaches in Baja.

Casa Bonita Fine Home Décor is an escape from the madness and an entrance into the ethereal. Mexican home furnishings and hand crafted art is sold at decent prices. Let’s face it: the prices in Los Cabos are exorbitant, as everyone tries to take advantage of tourists and make a profit off that one percent of locals with millions of pesos in the bank. It’s cheaper and a much better option to order items from Guadalajara or someplace where you will find the same exact items at one third the price.

But Casa Bonita is to die for. Casa Bonita Home Décor offers an extensive selection of wonderful home furnishings. From colorful parrots carved with fastidious precision, to intricate miniature figurines and fine Mexican artwork, Casa Bonita is a gem in the desert. The “glass blown factory” is the perfect place to get a taste of real Mexicans blowing glass. Just remember to endeavor to drive safely, often using high beams with caution because there’s nothing worse than a Spanish accent coffin.

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If you’re searching for the perfect and most majestic surfing spot on the surface of the peninsula, look no further. Your journey is about to begin. The aquatic ethereal is contagious in Los Cabos, and the currents are swirling with a courageous left point break at Monuments Beach. An advantageous break for expert surfers only, with an ethereal vision of land’s end and the arch from a perspective unlike any other surfing beach in Baja.

Here flows a heavenly vision with a fast break from a wicked take-off zone exposing a number of jagged rocks, above a potentially vicious undertow. Monuments is the only beach close enough to town where you can discover a decent surfing cove, even while witnessing smoke clouds drifting from the numerous chimneys and smoke stacks of cruise ships in the beautiful bay of Cabo San Lucas.

In my mind I can instantly imagine myself paddling into paradise, gliding gracefully backwards upon the foaming crests of whispering waves cascading toward the golden crescent shoreline, performing tricks like a natural born aquatic acrobat–a visceral mermaid with a surfboard. I’m not the Michael Phelps magic man in this image, but there must be seaweed in my mouth. I should have alluded to my deluded delusions merely as reveries from another water pipe dream, but life seems to shudder in the darkness and utter us toward Los Cabos like a rudderless sailboat.

Like boats against the current, we beat on. There’s a light in the distance. The arch will be here when we’re all gone. Centuries after we’ve died and Los Cabos lives on, the arch will promise something larger than a monument. The currents from the past and the waves of the future will be washed beneath the rocks of fate, but those seconds we were alive in Los Cabos were precious beyond words. Cabo is an endless and euphoric utopia; a senseless state of mind, a restless inspiration in the soul. People who live in Los Cabos are individuals who believe in following their dreams at all costs–whatever the price. Heaven on earth is deciding where the current divides reality with a dream.

Nearly seventy years ago John Steinbeck said, “The very air here is miraculous, and outlines of reality change with the moment. The sky sucks up the land and disgorges it. A dream hangs over the whole region, a brooding kind of hallucination.”

For months it seems that enormous birds used to scream incessantly from the rooftop of Costco, but they must have soared toward the heavens. The submerged pearl has never risen to the surface on its own, so the purpose of Los Cabos isn’t just to happily touch the ethereal amid a collection of perfect visions, but to actually surf it to the shore.

Walking into the office of Mr. Bisbee is like walking into a coffin. It’s not often you get to interview one of the most significant pioneers in the history of Los Cabos. Before me sat Dracula, drinking blood and thinking about fresh Marlin meat…juicy and sweet.
It was an honor for me to meet the man who has helped shape Los Cabos into what it is today. Bob Bisbee is a class act all the way, and it was an unmitigated honor to speak with him. I am sure it was not such an honor for him to be in the company of a young journalist such as myself, but his timeless message is one which I humbly attempt to deliver to you with the best method I know how.
Mr. Bisbee has been coming to Cabo since 1960. In forty-eight years there are surely few others who have initiated such a significant influence and impact on the development of Los Cabos as Bob Bisbee. He has not only witnessed the persistent development of Los Cabos over decades of revolutionary evolution, he has become one of the premier institutions in bringing this ethereal beauty into the residual community which has become Los Cabos.
“You love it for the prosperity that it’s brought to the people down here,” he tells me, with a smile and a flash of the eye that you can only find in those who have seen Los Cabos when it was nothing but a small fishing village of four hundred grisly residents when everybody knew one another.
“We’ve got more boats and more money than we’ve had at the same time last year,” Mr. Bisbee beams confidently, even with the ignorant indignant interviewer in his presence. “So we’re up, right now we’re up.”
And yes we were. The tournament was an enormous success by the extraordinary event on the first day with the colossal catch of that monster beneath the waves. If I know anything, the only way to follow up a terrible question is to ask one even dumber, to make me look even worse and younger. Only a demented moron can have any pretensions in the presence of one of the most important men in Los Cabos. That’s my job.
“And ah, how would you–you know, when you first started the tournament, did you ever imagine it would evolve into what it’s become nowadays?”
I should have shot myself in the face with a scuba spear gun, but the face he made gave me some sympathy and cut me some slack.
“There’s no way to have even imagined…there wasn’t even a comparison.” At least he didn’t growl so loud this time.
“I started out with six boats and ten thousand dollar prize money–now we’re two hundred boats and five million dollars in prize money, so there’s no comparison…there’s no way to even think.”
“Well in Cabo, I came here in 1960,” Mr. Bisbee reflected, envisioning the land Cortez and Steinbeck knew so well, as few of us can even imagine. Without roads and homes and only the golden ethereal majesty of the virtually uninhabited majestic aquatic desert on the edge of the earth.
“These people come down here to fish,” Mr. Bisbee boasts, “they don’t come here to play golf.”
sportfishI am already an idiot so why not get futuristic and prophetical?
“Where do you see the tournament in um…in another twenty-eight years,” I ask him, “or twenty years, could you imagine how it would look then, with all the development already?”
He stretches back and perhaps starts to pardon me for my tonterías and for being an ignorant gringo living in a country that he has generated hundreds of millions of dollars for, and a city that he has helped designate the Marlin sport fishing capital of the world.
“Ugh, it’s hard to say,” he contemplates, “we have seven teams from Russia here this year.” He rubbed his head to confirm, “seven teams from Russia…four teams from Japan–and these other countries they’ve got a lot of money and they’re looking for ways to spend it…we’re gonna help em.”
And teams with money they are. Like prosperous miners during the gold rush, Los Cabos has become the modern day diamond in the dirt. The Billfish with the will to dish out millions. Imagine Vladimir Putin sitting on the deck waving the pirate flag rather than invading neighboring democratic nations. I don’t know anything about fishing, but I can see land’s end from my house. Maybe next year we can see Todd and governor Sara Palin participating, reeling in some marlins and murdering some sea lions.
“Speaking of the money,” I say, but coming from an artist like me it sounds like a lion pissing on an elephant’s face.
“They’re not charters–they’re long line boats,” he growls at me from behind his desk.
I’m a baboso. While asking him about the controversial “Shark Norma” regulation 29 I had obviously made an error in my vernacular.
“I think it’s the worst thing in the world,” Mr. Bisbee explains, “this fish means more to these people around here–all the hotels, every business, the thousands of people who depend on the fish industry…”
“…It’s just asinine,” he tells me.
“That’s all it is…it’s greed,” Mr. Bisbee professes, “a handful of people–and it’s gonna ruin Cabo San Lucas if it keeps up.”
I couldn’t agree more.bisbees
There is something exceptional that separates normal people from common maniacal foreigners in Baja California. This is especially true at the southernmost tip of the peninsula, in Cabo San Lucas, where the majority of these extraordinary expatriates congregate, usually choosing to live in communities amongst themselves, amid synthetic Mexican culture. Here they exude a strange new aroma of oceanic vapors, choosing to stay longer than any sane vacationer ever should.
Existing within improvised gringo colonies like deranged Bahamian butterflies bathing in warm puddles of Jamaican rum, with a tequila chaser, these perverse lunatics live morally impoverished lifestyles, which breed a different, significantly sinister type of character. Provisional dwellings are welcomely embraced by the most wealthy and lazy among them. Depravity is openly accepted by these affluent lunatics, and even more so by their poorer counterparts, who outnumber the rich by about ten to one.
With broken English and barely spoken Spanish, their instincts crash down upon the natives like the tempest waves from the rains of hurricanes yet to come. The sole collective impressionable effect of their inebriated temperaments can be observed by the noticeable layer of fresh sweat and white foam that submerges and collects on their lower lips during sunset. This cathartic happy hour countenance lasts eight hours for them.
These ignorant gringos are legally documented residents and illegal immigrants alike. We are inextricably linked together like Mexicans north of the border. We are all susceptible to the impressions presented by the tasteless actions of the few. Your messages have painted us all an ugly shade of Caucasian. Ugly Americans and Canadians have painted such a disgusting picture of us all, and what a shame for that.
In Cabo we are all walking that fine line between heaven and hell. The only difference is that some of us are running faster than others, and some of us are hovering upside down on our heads holding onto that mile high tightrope in the sky with both hands clenching the noose, afraid that if we try to stand up against the winds of time we might not make it. So we choose to roll on, never loosening our grip, hoping that we can only one day summon the courage of conviction to exercise whatever strength and athleticism still remains after decades of abuse to our mutilated bodies to summersault profusely backwards and land in reverse on the tips of our toes.
Tasteless expatriates wake up! The time has finally come to rise up and change your attitudes. You need to go one day without drinking! Are you even capable of experiencing a simple day without drinking, you depraved and degenerate alcoholics? Can you go one single day without thinking something negative about Mexicans or your insignificant problems? It doesn’t matter if the traffic is bad and the construction is sometimes a pain in the ass. So what if it takes months for the mechanic to fix the car when it should take days, and he asks for half the money up front? We are living in paradise and we are not gringos and Mexicans; we are all fortunate residents of utopia. You belligerent gringos need to stop denigrating Mexicans and appreciate the nation where you have chosen to live, or get the hell out and good riddance!
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http://loscabosnews.com.mx/online/294/pagina-04.htm  yyyyThough obviously no longer the secret uninhabited tropical desert of decades past, nor the secluded utopia fishing village initially created for a reclusive band of resilient natives and a few ambitious migrants, Los Cabos still shimmers with undiscovered treasures and enchants visitors with an illustrious sailing history. Our aquatic oasis having forever cast the mountains with beauty and exuded a luminous glimmering beacon which beckons to the oceanic heavens above, and our escape into paradise has become beautiful beyond belief, and shall remain so, ethereal and shimmering until the end of time.

This modern-day tourist utopia of land’s end has evolved into a sprawling Mexican beachfront metropolis of epic proportions. Los Cabos has definitely seen its fair share of renovation. She’s been glistening with unlimited evanescent splendor, listening silently to the winds of change forever. Through deafening hurricanes and raging currents, to the calmest days on earth, the waves are always alerted first, and every single day sailors from around the globe are fixated on Los Cabos.

Her shores have seen perpetual magnificence and timeless infinite natural beauty since the beginning of time itself. Altruistic expansion has risen slowly from the bottom of the golden sands of the Pacific Ocean and priceless islands sunken centuries earlier have finally been restored, given new honor while catapulting the future into our open hands.

Ocean, sea, and desert have merged seamlessly like lyrical words and written the poetic song of the ages, and with the opening and expansion of Marina Puerto Los Cabos http://loscabosnews.com.mx/online/297/pagina-05.htm in San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur has become a visceral symphony of melodic mysticism, silencing cynicism while all residual mysteries have been answered by the palms of God and Poseidon.

Dutch and British pirates have given a colorful history to the ethereal canvas of Los Cabos. Spanish conquistadors and missionaries have brought religion, while Pericú Indians bestowed enrichment as the indigenous ancestors who started it all.

The motion of the ocean is always changing, while the arch marches toward paradise like the hundreds of thousands of rowdy ignorant spring breakers about to invade our shores for a taste of liberation and

Mexican freedom, inspired and driven like Miguel Hidalgo and his raging Aztec warriors fighting valiantly, united for Mexican independence and equal rights.

These days the exquisite waters, turquoise waves, and upscale marinas of Los Cabos are flourishing like no other glamorous cape on the planet. Affluent boats, yachts, and vessels of various persuasions and dimensions are springing up like an epic Pirates of the Caribbean manifesto reenactment. It’s becoming exceedingly difficult to select the best method to conquer the seas because there’s an increasingly growing fleet to choose from.

Though if you’re searching for an extremely opulent sailing experience, escape into a world of extraordinary luxury aboard Slow Dance; the ultimate and newest opulent sailing opportunity in Los Cabos.

Waltz into the heavens aboard this 80 foot motor sailor with spacious and luxurious accommodations. The first class amenities below deck include three staterooms with “en suite” bathrooms and showers, flat screen televisions, DVD players, an extraordinary living room, dining area with full kitchen, and a yacht-wide state-of-the-art stereo sound system.

Don’t worry, you don’t even have to raise the sails, since the expert professional crew will take care of everything, with separate crew quarters and always friendly service, allowing you to live out your dreams like royal kings and princesses in wonderland.

Go slow dancing aboard the two-and-a-half hour private whale watching tour, enjoy a spectacular sunset cruise, or take the private four hour sail. You will not end up on Gilligan’s Island, although the included champagne and house wine pouring copiously might make you feel like you’re soaring toward the sky.

If you decide you like the decadent feeling on cloud nine and don’t want to return to earth then simply take the one night, three night, or god forbid, weeklong charter up into the Sea of Cortez to explore some of the extraordinary 244 islands and bays. Most of these islands are uninhabited, so take your gamble Las Vegas or Caliente style.

Just be careful what you wish for, or you might end up toasting a waltz with the mythological Aztec Queen Calafia in the lost city of Atlantis. Dare to sail far enough toward the end of the earth to discover the hidden secrets of heaven itself. Just remember; what happens on Slow Dance, stays on Slow Dance!

wow1La Casa Country is an eclectic fusion of Mexican charm which uses an exciting element of western American music to add an enticing element of celebration. The extensive menu offers delicious Mexican dishes cooked to perfection with exquisite recipes from mainland. Attentive, always exceptionally friendly service meets a festive country western dance show, and the circular setting assures that every table is presented a wonderful view of the performance. The rustic ambience is magical, with cattle antlers on the rafters, cowboy saddles on the walls, and an enormous deer horn chandelier towering above it all.

Multiple television screens permeate country western music videos. La Casa Country will transport you into another culinary dimension. Expect nothing fancy or pretentious here, just a Mexican mountain ranch family atmosphere with a mouthwatering home cooked flavor and an authentic cowboy taste. The house specialty is juicy steaks and fresh seafood, and upon entrance you will have the opportunity to watch salsa prepared from scratch right in front of your nose in a molcajate bowl

Situated in a picturesque Irish castle with unprecedented panoramic views, Brennan’s Bar & Grill has catapulted itself to the forefront of elegant, sophisticated dining. Perched gracefully above downtown Cabo San Lucas, overlooking the water and land’s end from a unique perspective unlike any other Mexican oasis, Brennan’s is a welcome edition to the already exquisite Los Cabos restaurant repertoire.

Below the stone dining terrace the city lights glimmer like fabulous Mexican roman candles exploding and dancing like enchanting unicorn dragons across the sky. The moon merges with the shimmering stars and consumes the night with a palpitating aura of magical enlightenment. The Irish pub ambiance permeates from every direction and merges impeccably into an elegant castle setting. The Mexican international fusion cuisine is exceptional.

The exquisite Mexican international cuisine adds a Spanish element to your palate that manages to enrapture your soul and entrance your imagination, awakening ancient history to the glorious times when the Saint Patrick’s Brigade fought with distinguishing honor and brought Irish blood across the border into paradise. The stones which envelope this picturesque inn and castle restaurant were actually transported directly from the surrounding mountains of Cabo San Lucas, inspiring a natural and symbiotic dining environment.

Arts and Sushi is an eclectic Japanese restaurant that serves up a fresh selection of delicious sushi from the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean. Using only the best natural ingredients, specialty dishes include magnificent sushi, sashimi, and Japanese cuisine prepared masterfully by a gifted kitchen staff lead by chef Gregorio Hernandez, presented with a trendy contemporary artistic flair. Majestic modern art sets an exquisite indoor ambiance, while the marina views from the patio provide a refreshing aquatic setting that goes hand in hand with the delicious oriental gastronomy.

For an appetizer try the mussels, shrimp, and crab wrapped in mouthwatering sea bass and lightly fried with a wonderful sesame sauce, or if you’re looking for something a bit more zesty savor the sashimi currican, fresh fish with spicy crab basked in a creamy yusu sauce flavored with tasty orange, chile, soy and black sesame seeds.

Entrées include spicy pan-fried sea bass or dorado, shrimp Toban Jan, and tuna teriyaki. Curry aficionados should certainly try the lobster, definitely flavored to mouthwatering perfection in a heavenly creamy sesame-curry sauce. With extensive beverages, enjoy the expert martinis, hot and cold sakes, or Sapporo beer.

All sushi restaurants are not the same, and this place is living testament to that assertion. With subtle Mexican influences in the sauces, French and American inspirations can also be hinted in the visceral flavors of this distinctly favored Los Cabos Asian eatery. From now on, the only name you need to remember is Arts and Sushi.

yaLas Palmas is an exquisite oceanfront restaurant with an open window into the heart of paradise, exposing the greatest vision on the planet. Visit the end of the earth wishing for the waves to enrapture your appetite, and all your prayers will be answered with delicious enticement. Las Palmas is the most ethereal beach restaurant in Los Cabos. Where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, delicious seafood and Mexican cuisine is celebrated in a festive environment that inspires vibrant revelry amid an unprecedented menu and incomparable scenery.

If you’re searching for the freshest seafood look no further. Your craving will be rewarded and your visions for visceral beauty brought into fruition, given homage amid the breathtaking background of majestic mountains descending gracefully into oceanic utopia. Dine on the covered patio overlooking paradise — or with your toes in the golden sands of Medano Beach, holding a cold beverage with the most spectacular sunset in the solar system in front of your table, slowly toasting your every move while the waves gently serenade you with live music.

Situated in the picturesque patio of the charming Hotel Marisol, Buon Appetito is a significantly different Italian cuisine, and definitely a triumphant addition to the San Jose del Cabo restaurant scene. Buon Appetito is a delicious little Italian bistro with a magnificent menu of exquisite dishes and a beautiful unpretentious allure which consumes the charming courtyard patio with something new and special, happily exuding a very romantic mystique that actually brings a tiny piece of Italy to Los Cabos.  

Ambience is certainly an integral component to the appeal of Buon Appetito. With a bubbling fountain centered nicely around the dining area, something special can not only be found in the extensive menu and the friendly attentive service, but within the elegant minimalist Italian décor of the courtyard itself.With two wonderful Italian chefs, one from Naples and the other from Milan, the kitchen successfully covers a diverse range of delicious Italian cuisine. For an appetizer try the steamed mussels with oregano and red wine, served in a delectable garlic wine broth. Seafood dishes are the house specialty, and the fresh baked bread is a homemade delicacy.

eeeHaving created a truly Mexican fusion using the finest ingredients from treasured family recipes handed down through generations, Pancho’s chefs hail from every corner of the nation. Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz, Sonora, Guadalajara, México City, the Yucatán, and of course the Baja California Peninsula, ensures that there is something for everybody in your party. The house specialty is tortilla soup with crisp tortilla strips, chicken and avocado.

Pancho’s Restaurant and Tequila Bar is a colorful Mexican fiesta which dishes out an eclectic celebratory ambiance and a delicious menu of traditional indigenous domestic and American cuisine. It is here where Mexican revolutionary hero Pancho Villa is worshipped nightly and brought back to life daily, victoriously celebrated, adored and worshipped in the commemorative hand painted murals, historical memorabilia, floral decorations, vibrant paper banners which triumphantly adorn the vivid multicolored tablecloths and wave nostalgically from the walls.

Festive meets the romantic at Pancho’s, where mariachi and Mexican trios will serenade you tableside, and the world’s largest collection of Tequilas awaits in the adjacent famous tequila bar, with over 575 types! Try the Mole Oaxaqueño (chicken with delicious mole sauce, made with 32 different ingredients) or the Burrito Yucateco (seafood burrito with shrimp and fresh fish in a spicy guajillo sauce.)

Endeavor to remember saving some room for a flaming Mexican coffee during desert, and then enjoy a majestic moonlit walk along this treasured stretch of shoreline. If you feel like relaxing after your meal simply take advantage of the fabled ambiance of Medano Beach heaven, with luxury massage tables situated only seconds away from the restaurant and specially trained masseuses ready to comfort your muscles like no other spa in Los Cabos.

The wonderful ambiance provides the secret ingredient that luxury hotels cannot provide, with unprecedented vistas and sweet serenity. The freshest seafood is delivered to the restaurant daily, prepared with the best methods in Baja, and the inexpensive prices of

Las Palmas are sure to tempt you to return. If you’re yearning for something more than just bikini contests and drunken debauchery, but still want to appreciate eating in the sands of Medano Beach, Las Palmas has it all. People of all ages will surely savor the rich flavors of this diverse menu, offering buffalo wings and a special menu for the children. Adults will appreciate the fine wines and full bar.

Boats of all sizes and persuasions float in front of your table like decorative poetry in motion, as the eclectic setting changes every moment, creating a canvas that dances in front of your very eyes. There is no denying that dining on Medano Beach has finally met its master, so if it’s breathtaking panoramic scenery and delicious cuisine your after then you’ll find all the answers at Las Palmas.

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http://loscabosnews.com.mx/online/292/pagina-24.htm Have an appetite for majesty and speed?  Welcome to Los Cabos. Now come feed your insatiable hunger for marine momentum, quench your incessant thirst with some warm salty water, and then kiss the marina, the world, and the dirty pirates goodbye.

Discover what you’ve been missing and everything you’ve ever been searching for aboard the exotic treasure of a lifetime, an aquatic adventure that never ends in your mind, like unspoken hidden beaches and secret vistas of the mesmerizing, dancing horizon of Los Cabos during those alluring final moments when the distant colors are so magic and mystical that you can’t decide where earth ends and heaven begins.

Endeavour to take a cold drink from the America’s Cup and refresh your mind. One minute later it’s like a warm toast to the magnificent ocean, a significant incident of unmitigated exhilaration, an ethereal waltz with the Gods. America’s Cup is an unprecedented excursion, a perfect encounter with the surface of paradise itself. A three hour Cabo Adventures journey into the unknown.

Cabo is full of depravity, decadence, and degenerates, but this excursion is certainly healthy and actually worthy of meeting expectations, especially for those who believe in higher edification, even inspiring mentions of the sublime.

The hours devour your attention as you hunger for the ultimate victory, that drink from the cup, the one that knocks you off your feet and makes you feel more complete than anything you’ve ever tasted or experienced in your life, or ever will again. Only while sailing on the waves of paradise aboard the America’s Cup adventure vessel will you ever endeavor to understand the lives and ultimate sacrifices of the greatest sailors alive.

They live and die for all this glory. The pride of many nations and royal families relies on this trophy, as the races of all countries unite, they will do anything while letting nothing stand in their way toward attaining the bragging rights and tasting the visceral unattainable sensations of adventurous racing champions. Now we can all experience it aboard extraordinary professional racing boats, on the priceless sailing venture of a lifetime.

“Hey mate!”

“Trim the sails and grind the wenches!”

Once you leave the marina it’s time to raise the sails and take over the water like no other craft in Cabo. A few minutes and the main sail is flailing in the wind, levels above all other sailing vessels and you have now become master of the sea.

Seriously, you’re really sailing this thing like the billionaire champions of the planet, the multi-millionaires who flock to this unique aquatic sport. These boats are so authentic and real, they could not only compete in the America’s Cup, they could actually win it, so visitors are given the unique privilege of sailing these extraordinary yachts like the best in the world.

Once the life vests come on and you hit the open seas, it’s all over mate! The New Zealanders will coach you as the ropes crackle like thunder and the boat shutters and slivers into motion with the velocity of lightning bolts and the carnivorous force of a mythological dinosaur, in symbiotic harmony with the picturesque shimmering waves, inspiring you onward, into the glowing horizon, currents growing and rising almost up to the deck, and the splashing salt from the turquoise surface of the water assaulting your skin like delicious Pacific snakebite teardrops from the oceanic abyss of another world.

Cabo Adventures uses their imagination to inspire the thrill of yachting, providing an unprecedented experience aboard two exceptional professional racing vessels. These 80 foot boats were formerly raced in the America’s Cup, and both provide professional racing at the top level, having traveled across the seven seas and back again.

Ever since the initiation of the America’s Cup in 1851, when Queen Victoria of England christened the tournament, we have been waiting and wishing for the pirates to return. Now, finally in 2008 the great Queen Califia has reemerged and taken the crown for Los Cabos; so let the tasting begin!

http://loscabosnews.com.mx/online/292/pagina-24.htm Have an appetite for majesty and speed?  Welcome to Los Cabos. Now come feed your insatiable hunger for marine momentum, quench your incessant thirst with some warm salty water, and then kiss the marina, the world, and the dirty pirates goodbye.

Discover what you’ve been missing and everything you’ve ever been searching for aboard the exotic treasure of a lifetime, an aquatic adventure that never ends in your mind, like unspoken hidden beaches and secret vistas of the mesmerizing, dancing horizon of Los Cabos during those alluring final moments when the distant colors are so magic and mystical that you can’t decide where earth ends and heaven begins.

Endeavour to take a cold drink from the America’s Cup and refresh your mind. One minute later it’s like a warm toast to the magnificent ocean, a significant incident of unmitigated exhilaration, an ethereal waltz with the Gods. America’s Cup is an unprecedented excursion, a perfect encounter with the surface of paradise itself. A three hour Cabo Adventures journey into the unknown.

Cabo is full of depravity, decadence, and degenerates, but this excursion is certainly healthy and actually worthy of meeting expectations, especially for those who believe in higher edification, even inspiring mentions of the sublime.

The hours devour your attention as you hunger for the ultimate victory, that drink from the cup, the one that knocks you off your feet and makes you feel more complete than anything you’ve ever tasted or experienced in your life, or ever will again. Only while sailing on the waves of paradise aboard the America’s Cup adventure vessel will you ever endeavor to understand the lives and ultimate sacrifices of the greatest sailors alive.

They live and die for all this glory. The pride of many nations and royal families relies on this trophy, as the races of all countries unite, they will do anything while letting nothing stand in their way toward attaining the bragging rights and tasting the visceral unattainable sensations of adventurous racing champions. Now we can all experience it aboard extraordinary professional racing boats, on the priceless sailing venture of a lifetime.

“Hey mate!”

“Trim the sails and grind the wenches!”

Once you leave the marina it’s time to raise the sails and take over the water like no other craft in Cabo. A few minutes and the main sail is flailing in the wind, levels above all other sailing vessels and you have now become master of the sea.

Seriously, you’re really sailing this thing like the billionaire champions of the planet, the multi-millionaires who flock to this unique aquatic sport. These boats are so authentic and real, they could not only compete in the America’s Cup, they could actually win it, so visitors are given the unique privilege of sailing these extraordinary yachts like the best in the world.

Once the life vests come on and you hit the open seas, it’s all over mate! The New Zealanders will coach you as the ropes crackle like thunder and the boat shutters and slivers into motion with the velocity of lightning bolts and the carnivorous force of a mythological dinosaur, in symbiotic harmony with the picturesque shimmering waves, inspiring you onward, into the glowing horizon, currents growing and rising almost up to the deck, and the splashing salt from the turquoise surface of the water assaulting your skin like delicious Pacific snakebite teardrops from the oceanic abyss of another world.

Cabo Adventures uses their imagination to inspire the thrill of yachting, providing an unprecedented experience aboard two exceptional professional racing vessels. These 80 foot boats were formerly raced in the America’s Cup, and both provide professional racing at the top level, having traveled across the seven seas and back again.

Ever since the initiation of the America’s Cup in 1851, when Queen Victoria of England christened the tournament, we have been waiting and wishing for the pirates to return. Now, finally in 2008 the great Queen Califia has reemerged and taken the crown for Los Cabos; so let the tasting begin!

dlll3“I hate Dolphins.”

“Nobody hates Dolphins.”

“Well ok, but who cares about the dolphins anyway?”

“Nobody,” “they’re only for babies, old people with cancer, and innocent children.”

“Dolphins are stupid. Not for machos.”

This I told myself over and over again as I slowly prepared to embark upon the adventure. My girlfriend always talks happily about the dolphins. Every day.  Every damn day. Xochitl actually blissfully envisions these perpetually beatific, angelic sea creatures every other minute.

Like a young daughter opening her eyes for the first time, or an angel rising her tired head with the first magical hints of sunlight on Christmas morning, she’s consumed with luminous enchantment like the shimmering tangerine sunset of Los Cabos. Her common ethereal reveries and daydreams of dancing dolphins have become my worst nightmares. So the only way to shut her up was to meet the Dolphin himself.

Marshall was his name. He was large. Colossal, but nimble. Beautiful beyond belief. But also athletic and strong. An alpha male. He weighs about 650 pounds. Marshall has an insatiable appetite for fish, and a wonderful dolphin girlfriend, which some might say is his other addiction, but I beg to differ. I can understand. It’s something special, seductive, and Marshall lives for affection and deserves to be enraptured like everybody he encounters.

He gives the priceless gift of joy to the world like only Santa Clause can understand. Except Marshall doesn’t need sleds or magic reindeers to fly. He doesn’t need theme songs either. Marshall’s out of this world and pure to the core, like ether. He’s very smooth, and always smiles. It took me a while to warm up to the cold water, but another experience so sweet and majestic I cannot even endeavor to remember. Marshall haunts me in my dreams.

It almost makes me cry just thinking about this titanic picturesque mammal. This visceral mermaid. He  jumps over totem polls and kisses me. He gives me wild rides on his fins, then uses rings to dance them around his enormous nose, with those big black eyes and that smile. Oh that magnificent smile! I can’t get it out of my mind.

Looking back now, Marshall was my savior. Cabo Adventures is by far the greatest company in Cabo for appreciating an unprecedented, authentic vacation experience. Sure there are many companies emerging like rainbows each new morning, springing up like wild cacti flowers in the tropical desert every day, but if you have an insatiable hunger for true vacation ecstasy, Cabo Adventures will devour your attention, shower you with pure, authentic, ethereal enchantment. There’s nothing boring about it.

Cabo Adventures and Cabo Dolphins is truly the exception. Cabo Adventures is the best, especially in terms of unprecedented amenities, majesty, professionalism, and safety. The treasured moments resonate from entrance to departure. The memories last forever.

The best thing about Cabo Dolphins is that virtually anybody can participate in the activity. Often in Cabo it’s one for all and all for one, so the young go off to get crazy while the old appreciate the serenity, but Cabo Dolphins unites all ages and races because the Dolphins can’t tell the difference. As humans and nations we start wars in the name of ignorant differences and religions, but the dolphins still love us all the same.

I thought I was too cool for the Dolphins. Dolphins are not for machos. Not for Cabrones. But que chido! Now I can’t get them out of my mind. I’m going insane. Esta  chingon. A huevo! I want to take one home and put it in the swimming pool. I want to sing carols and dance with Marshall in front of a smoldering chimney on Christmas Eve.

He inspires the fire of my emotions and then extinguishes it with his smile and his fins, in my dreams as we swim like exceptional mermaids of Poseidon drifting into the perpetual abyss of land’s end, immersed beneath the orbiting amber-orange sun, jumping gracefully betwixt the arch and the moon, lifting me higher, into galaxies still unknown and worlds yet to be discovered, our palpitating hearts pounding like Christopher Columbus’ apparition with subterranean visions pointing like Neptune’s middle finger towards the lost city of Atlantis and the heavenly shimmering stars above, so large and vivid, like fabulous Mexican roman candles exploding and dancing like enchanting unicorn dragons across the sky, shining so close we can reach up and touch them all. dolll3

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http://loscabosnews.com.mx/online/293/pagina-27.htm I never actually saw what happened to my grandfather. I wasn’t there when his 70-odd year old body was mercilessly buried into the ground, beaten repeatedly by the unhappy young policía.

I was only searching for an old dirty cotton shirt. One so old and forgotten that I could easily tear it into shreds and nobody would even miss it. It needed to look fresh and comfortable, but had to be stained so dreadfully that it was inevitably in no condition to ever be worn again, left for dead after a final washing, tossed triumphantly behind a rainbow mountain of multicolored rags.

Reaching with dedicated perseverance and exerting great efforts, I eventually found what I had been searching for. From my boisterous silent determination you would think there were some sacred indigenous treasures buried in the most intricate hidden corners of the highest cabinets, beyond the worn out clothes, those which had obviously survived years of gregarious feasting, or even decades. Above the golf visors. Behind some empty boxes from Christmases long forgotten. It was silk and wonderful.

It was sitting in the cabinet closet closest to the garage door, where it’s nearly impossible to open since it was extremely difficult to reach behind all the protruding key knobs and hat racks. I had to use a chair from the kitchen for assistance after making the decision to search every corner, narrowly escaping catastrophe on many occasions. I cut my right finger wide open reaching into the farthest crevasse I could find. But there it was! A flowered Hawaiian shirt built for a prince.

Certainly the type tourists use all the time during tropical vacations. You would think I needed it for an emergency tourniquet or something to cover a bloody wounded appendage, but stupidly I only wanted to use it for constructing an improvised cotton bandana for my head. I must have been highly influenced by some unfashionable styles, or in denial that I looked pathetic, a decrepit bandana-headed fool.

Standing on the tips of my toes and digging through throngs of clothes, in the upper cabinets above the scotch whiskey bottles and the brand new cans of tennis balls. Fuzzy green, and even yellow, purple, orange tennis balls that smelled better than a new car. So fresh and clean. There’s nothing like opening the airtight aluminum can of a plastic tennis ball container and exuding the synthetic unmistakable aroma that erupts in those first few seconds after removing the sharp silver top.

I was proud of the brown food stains which blessed me with this beautiful garment.

Probably from some horrible cocktail or wonderful spaghetti sauce accident.

It felt so nice and the European materials were woven so tightly I could sleep in it, and probably would.

Oh you should have seen the looks I received.

You would have thought I was adorning the abhorrent headdress for the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan or something.

¨Where did you get that?¨ they asked.

I explained it all. I had nothing to hide.

Later that afternoon I learned that my grandfather, a retired attorney and judge, was using this shirt as evidence, having been assaulted and arrested.

I have come to respect the policía. I find the police in Mexico way better than the United States. In my three years living in La Paz and Los Cabos I have only been unnecessarily accosted by the policía about three dozen times. Each time I had no problems making friends and expressing views. Mechanics in Baja are an entirely different story, and god save their souls.

My grandparents were apparently not so fortunate. They beat my gringo grandfather to a bloody pulp and then tossed him in jail for nothing. I blame all parties involved. I think my grandfather should have spoken better Spanish.

The real epitome of stupidity is Fincamex, which promises to respond to all inquires and provide attentive service. Except they have stolen and made a fool of so many of us in Los Cabos for so long now, using their corruption, playing their deception like a mariachi violin of lies. It’s time for them to listen to the music, repent for their sins and beg for forgiveness, or with God as my witness they shall pay for what they have taken from our families!

Instead of breaking promises for the better part of four months to many customers they owe money, they should forever stop lying and treat everyone better. They should stop borrowing our dreams, breaking our hearts, and destroying our tomorrows. Listen Fincamex: It ends here and now, or continue with the corruption.

Either way, I always know where to find some new bandanas. Perhaps grunge is coming back into style. Kurt Cobain meets Gael García?

billigans-islandSolomon’s Landing offers a glistening fisherman ambience, an exceptional marina view, and a smorgasbord of delicious dishes. As far as menu diversity goes, Solomon’s Landing is the king of Los Cabos, with limitless options and fair prices. The casual setting perched above the marina is priceless, and provides a great spot for people watching and admiring the boats in the marina.

The Mexican combo is luscious, consisting of a wonderful and generous synthesis of traditional Mexican dishes such as chili relleno, chicken enchiladas drenched in delectable red sauce, fried tajitas, served with steaming rice pilaf, smoldering black beans, and guacamole. The shrimp and fish is also exquisite, cooked to whatever specification you prefer, served with a colorful medley of succulent roasted vegetables. The fresh sweet Pacific red lobster is phenomenal, steamed to succulent perfection and then seared in golden butter like no other restaurant knows how.

The pastas are also amazing, and sushi is available as well. Basically you could eat at Solomon’s Landing every day and night for an entire month before you would ever tire of the food or even desire to experience anything different, and in neither one month nor seven separate vacations could you ever experience all the wonderful selections their extensive menu has to offer.

At Solomon’s Landing it’s a perpetual eclectic fiesta of enormous lobsters, shrimp, steaks, fish, tacos, fajitas, tortillas, sushi, pastas, chiles, cervezas, filet mignons blanketed with fresh mariscos (seafood) wrapped in tocina (bacon) sitting inebriated atop a warm bed of fiery picante enchiloso (as spicy as you want it) salsas.

Dinner entrees from $14 to $60 U.S. for the combo platter for two of lobster, shrimp, fish, and filet mignon. Solomon’s Landing is located on the west side of Cabo San Lucas marina behind Tesoro Los Cabos Hotel. The restaurant has a seating capacity for 130. Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. For reservations call: (624) 143-7606.

foodBaja Cantina Dockside is the quintessential Baja fisherman bar with an adjacent delicious restaurant. Covered by an enormous palapa and smothered with fishing memorabilia, this is the visceral embodiment of fishing and the very epitome of where Ernest Hemingway would choose to drink and scribble his afternoons away if he were still alive today. The views of the Cabo San Lucas marina are extraordinary.

Baja Cantina has a reputation that has lingered in the air for decades, a fabled epic in and of itself like The Old Man and the Sea. Baja Cantina seemingly has a life and vibrant pulse of its own, even when all the other neighboring restaurants and marina bars seem to be empty, Baja Cantina is always overflowing with vibrant conversations and people of all ages. The bar area is often standing room only, and the restaurant gets jam packed almost every night of the week. A live trio provides Mexican music to accompany the delicious dining experience, and the Baja Cantina ambience is unprecedented.

The food is always exceptional at Baja Cantina, and a recent renovation of the menu has expanded the delicious possibilities, which are now virtually limitless. New dishes such as surf and turf and coconut shrimp have added a modern flair and element of contemporary nuance to the traditional quintessential cantina restaurant. Ask for the jubilant friendly giant Charlie because he is the greatest waiter alive and will entertain your children and everyone with his wonderful attitude and jokes.

Baja Cantina Dockside is situated in front of L-M Dock, Cabo San Lucas Marina and Tesoro Los Cabos Hotel. Dinner entrees range from $11 to $45 U.S. for the lobster. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with seating capacity for 100, and groups up to 150. For reservations and groups, call please call (624) 143-1591.

Facing the cascading mountains gliding gracefully into the sea at the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula, the conspicuous physical beauty of Baja Cantina Beach Grill is exotic and magnificent here at land’s end, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez and the majestic tropical desert gradually descends into warm waves and kisses the golden glistening shoreline.

If you came for a great view, there is a simply no better restaurant to experience land’s end up close and personal than Baja Cantina Beach Grill. An elegant ambience lingers in the sea breeze and each evening live jazz music exudes harmony and provides a wonderful accompaniment to the stunning land’s end sunset. Eat on the terrace overlooking the water or with your feet in the sand underneath the stars, experiencing the amber moon and violet sunset merging into an electrifying aquatic oasis and painting the ever-changing canvas pink and vibrant purple with the flowing ethereal ink of heaven’s pen.

The full bar and extensive menu provides numerous eclectic dishes, each of which offers a distinctively delicious element to the Medano Beach dining experience. The simmering shrimp, beef, and chicken fajitas are sensational, and the fresh fish and seafood selections are simply exceptional. This Mexican seafood fusion triumphantly incorporates the beautiful music and uses the exquisite views to seduce your palette and enthrall the senses.

Baja Cantina Beach is located on El Medano Beach at Cabo Villas Beach Resort, just a few doors down from Mango Deck and Billigan’s Island. Dinner entrees range from $14 to $45 U.S. for the lobster. Baja Cantina Beach is open from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with seating capacity for 150. For reservations and groups, call please call (624) 143-9773.

archDining at The Brigantine is an ethereal culinary experience consumed with exceptional Pacific Ocean vistas. The visceral views will enchant you as soon as you step through the main lobby entrance to the enormous Playa Grande Resort, which you don’t even need to do since you have the luxurious privilege of using extended luxury golf carts, which are always available to comfortably chauffeur your entire party directly to the huge opulent doors of The Brigantine.

The Brigantine is a festive and elegant oceanfront restaurant unlike anywhere else in Los Cabos, filled with sophisticated enchantment and glamour, yet without all the pretentiousness commonly associated with fine dining.

Sitting adjacent to the ocean, tables are perfectly situated to permit visitors the amazing occasion of witnessing boats simultaneously floating in every direction at the same time, as if you were actually dining happily amid the Pacific currents of paradise itself. Many of the most famous party boats, catamarans, and sailboats flutter back and forth while the sun dancing tirelessly across the entire horizon and provides breathtaking panoramic views for your meal.

The intimate romantic setting is heavenly, and the congenial service at The Brigantine is always exceptional, with an experienced wait staff taking care of every intricate detail with an affable attitude permeating like the last rays of the tangerine sinking sun, always the very epitome of courtesy.

The menu is extensive with many great dishes to choose from, an impressive wine list, and a full bar. The seafood molcajate bowl for two is delicious, and the Caesar salad is prepared right in front of your table and served with a sweet, delectable dressing. The insatiable setting of The Brigantine is simply exquisite and the live piano music provides an ambience of elegant sophistication.

The Brigantine has a seating capacity for 60, and the spectacular setting is ideal for weddings and private parties. Most entrees range from $20 to $38 U.S., with the seafood molcajate for two listed at only $50 U.S. The Brigantine is located at the Playa Grande Resort. Open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Phone: (624) 143-7575.

http://loscabosnews.com.mx/online/289/pagina-25.htm fdThere is certainly no denying the assertion that the resorts of Los Cabos are among the finest and most luxurious in the entire world. Unfortunately, but not purposely, the personalized touch is sometimes lost shortly after you walk through the enormous doors of the lobby and leisurely make your way toward the decadent designer spas. Sure they pay intricate attention to every individual and each specific detail of the experience, though my contention is that they often forget how most people want to be able to talk with their friends while receiving a pleasing massage or other wondrous beauty treatment.

Of course you will always be greeting with a warm smile and treated very kindly by attentive professionals who will provide an exceptional day at the spa. Yet what likely will be lost is that precious opportunity to spend valuable moments with your friends and family. Often groups of women enter the spa together on vacation but are eventually separated and unable to experience and appreciate the services collectively. Now men are even getting into the action of accepting spa procedures, and it is increasingly difficult to keep all of your companions together while everyone is simultaneously receiving various treatments.

But this contemporary beauty dilemma has all changed now, thanks to a new and dynamic revolution in skin and spa treatments, ushered in by Suzanne Morel, whose Suzanne Morel’s Face and Body Care is pioneering a whole new refreshing mentality of land’s end beauty while inspiring the next majestic wave of Los Cabos relaxation.

There is finally a wonderful new alternative to the boring monotony of Los Cabos spa treatments so alluring and enchanting that you don’t even ever again have to step one foot outside of your home or hotel room. Suzanne Morel’s Face and Body Care is a refreshing alternative that happily offers her personalized and extensive spa services and actually brings the paradise directly to you, delivering all of her dedicated professionals to your villa, home, or hotel room.

What’s the point of going to the spa when Suzanne Morel’s Face and Body Care will make your hotel or villa flowing with enchantment, while keeping your dream vacation between all of your friends and loved ones without meaningless separation?

With over thirty years in the spa business Suzanne Morel and her fabulous staff of twenty-seven
have the expertise to cater to your every personalized need. Specializing in weddings and honeymoons, Suzanne Morel’s Face and Body Care will provide an ambience unparalleled in any of the most refreshing settings of those decadent monstrosity resorts and spas of Los Cabos.

Suzanne Morel’s Face and Body Care has triumphantly initiated the long awaited catalyst for the next fabulous generation of Los Cabos spa treatments.

canopy
http://loscabosnews.com.mx/online/287/pag09.html It’s clearly obvious that Los Cabos is an ethereal oasis of epic proportions. Whether vacationing or for those of us fortunate enough to live here, being in our paradise is like experiencing the sweetest part of heaven and living out all our wildest dreams at the same time.
But there is so much more than just the obvious immediate beauty to be discovered here. Like an ancient diamond, through time our cape region holds sparkling treasures that have risen from the visceral golden sands, oceans, and desert mountains of our land’s end paradise, and to discover these extraordinary riches we must journey further north, into the heart and soul of Baja California Sur itself. Into the small towns where indigenous ranchers have lived in symbiotic harmony with nature for centuries, decades before Los Cabos was even on the map.

Like a majestic adrenaline induced cloud of enchantment floating over our sunny oasis, it seems that every day amazing new activities are rising up from the treasure of our land and inspiring our ethereal Los Cabos to journey to even higher levels. Canyons can rise to the skies, rivers can dance with the cacti, and the deserts of our cape region can surprise us all by getting even better every day.

The Canyon Canopy Adventure is the best of the best. A walk in the clouds and a waltz with the exquisite beauty of our region, which is now finally being appreciated and enriched by amazing activities seemingly rising up all the time, like Cabo Adventures, which goes far above and beyond all other companies, providing unprecedented service, safety, and personalized attention to every specific detail. Cabo Adventure’s Canopy tour has it all. Exhilarating zip lines provide the ride of a lifetime, while the scenic backdrop is like visiting a magic land, lifting a magic wand, and deciding to fly through the air and defy gravity for the sake of feeling alive and flying like an angel.

There is no better time than the current to fly like an eagle. Now is the best time to visit the canyon because the weather is perfect and the recent rains have left running water flowing everywhere, with cascading waterfalls glowing like natural diamonds and illuminating the scenery with shimmering enchantment. The spectacular scenery is unprecedented and the animal and plant life is absolutely extraordinary. Truly a great way to experience nature outside of Los Cabos.

You never know what you will encounter around the next magical corner. Granite climbing walls, ropes dangling across picturesque flowing rivers, rappel lines, and tandem zip lines where you can race your friends across stunning canyons glimmering beneath the magnificent golden sunshine. The course is a treasure trove of ecstasy with rewards every step along the way.

This is an exhilarating way to enjoy nature and push yourself to the limits, and even a little bit beyond if you so desire since the expertly trained guides will protect you every step of the way. Safety is their main concern, using double lines, state of the art equipment, and the most skillful, experienced, and friendly guides anywhere, like Cristian, Annibal, and Freddy, who will lead you straight into the heart and soul of paradise itself.

A boat is currently being built that will float visitors through the air like a supernatural butterfly, to smoothly and perfectly transport those who are physically unable to enjoy the zip line across the canopy, enabling absolutely everyone to experience the magnificent scenery and participate in this event.

The best part is that virtually everybody can participate in the Cabo Adventure’s Canopy tour. Children eight years and older are welcome. 250 pounds is the maximum weight limit. The tour itself lasts about two hours. Bottled water, Gatorade stands, and small lightweight backpacks filled with water will keep you going. Make sure you bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and most importantly good sneakers or hiking shoes. I say most importantly because I stupidly left my hiking shoes in my car and embarked on the adventure in sandals.

This actually eventually turned out to be a blessing though, as the amazing guides happily taped up my feet so that my sandals would not fly off, and helped us all in the same manner, by providing absolutely spectacular personalized service with attention to every specific need and safety foremost, all with the most congenial demeanor and sociable attitudes. These guys and girls who work for Canyon Canopy really deserve credit, they are truly fabulous people at heart and exude the genuine essence of what makes Los Cabos such a fantastic wonderland. Cabo Adventure’s Canopy tour is the best new adventure experience Los Cabos has to offer.

Unlike any other destination on the surface of the planet, in Los Cabos we are all living together in a paradise heavenly oasis, and after you finish the zip line course you’ll want to do it again. Eventually you’ll go home and dream about it, but once you’ve experienced the pleasure of this treasured adventure nobody will ever be able take away those timeless magical visions of your wildest dreams.

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http://loscabosmagazine.com/winter_2008_15/star_your_engines.htm Ever wanted to settle a bet with a friend or a loved one in an unusual and exhilarating setting? Well, if you’re reading this sentence right now then put down the magazine, after you finish this wonderful article of course, and then head on over to Cabo Karting Center, hit the track and never look back. Drive with a lead foot as heavy as a million palapas, like a relentless madman on a mission using the momentum of your tires to inspire your dreams and beat your companions into submission, all in a friendly and good natured manner of course.
Become the maniacal driver you’ve always wanted to be, or the one you’ve always feared. At Cabo Karting Center you are actually happily encouraged to do so. The strictest safety regulations, top of the line equipment, helmets, visors, and intricate precautions provide an exhaustive safety net, so you’ll never tire of using the extensive precautions to drive like a maniacal race car sensation. Safety and performance are the main goals, and Cabo Karting goes to extraordinary lengths to ensure that you experience both and gain the most optimal experience possible.

The top of the line technology of Cabo Karting Center is absolutely spectacular, it’s like actually reenacting the most intricate karting video game, but actually in real life and you’re the participant. Feel the wind whistle through your wrists as you maneuver around the course for fourteen spectacular laps at speeds up to 45 miles per hour with your feet inches from the track. Children enjoy ten laps. Race your companions or just face the clock on a one-on-one battle with yourself.

Conveniently situated just a few miles outside of downtown Cabo San Lucas before Costco enables Cabo Karting to be an amazing activity that takes only an hour or less, and the memory of the experience will last forever. Cabo Karting Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., the experience is timeless.The process is simple. Registration only requires typing your contact information into the computers, and within minutes you will be given your safety instructions by experienced experts, who will answer all your questions with the most congenial attitude imaginable. Then you will receive your kart and enter a latitude of living out your dreams on a professional racing course.The best part is that virtually anybody can participate in this activity. No previous training or special licenses are required to experience the visceral thrill ride of a lifetime in this exhilarating wheel-to-wheel competition. Racers must be a minimum of 4 feet tall, and all participants need to sign a release form. A parent or legal guardian must sign the consent for those under 18 years of age. Drivers must arrive and be prepared to go 15 minutes prior to their scheduled race time. Prior to every race, each and every driver must attend the race and rules briefing.Optimal attire for this activity is sneakers, and women should place their hair in a pony tail, and not wear dresses for obvious reasons. Tight fitting clothes are better than loose fitting clothes, and most importantly please remember to use sneakers and not sandals, as one stupid anonymous Los Cabos Magazine journalist did, ending up losing some skin on the back of his heal.I can report that the experts at Cabo Karting Center advised him that sneakers were the better footwear and warned this writer that sandals are strongly not advised. More importantly I can report that this handsome aforementioned journalist also defeated his girlfriend mercilessly on the track so it was all well worth it and all minor wounds are superficial compared to the ecstasy of Cabo Karting bragging rights.Seven different colored flags lead the way and indicate course conditions, and you’ll feel like a professional racer when you see that checkered flag flailing in the air and you slam your foot on the accelerator like a bat at of hell.The outdoor track itself is absolutely extraordinary. It is on this specific type of course that F1 champions have honed their driving skills before pushing their names toward fame and fortune. The Cabo Karting Center track usually runs clockwise, except on special occasions.All of the karts at the Cabo Karting Center are American made Stratos XS karts, which is indisputably the best kart in its class. These top of the line karts allow drivers to safely and confidently push the limits of their individual race skills, and even a little bit beyond if they desire to do so, since safety is pervasive.At less than $29 U.S. Cabo Karting is an amazing activity that offers more enjoyment for your money than virtually anything else in Los Cabos. Group packages are available and a private indoor air conditioned facility is available for your private event. The amenities of Cabo Karting Center are very impressive, to say the least. The best part is that residents of Los Cabos can actually participate in as many races as they desire for an entire first year, absolutely free!It is completely in your own hands to determine your speed, since the exclusive state-of-the-art Speedsheet race tracking system keeps precise record of every specific detail of your Cabo race experience, statistics, and ranking. Points determine who gets the privilege to participate in contests, so you determine your own destiny.You can check online to review your progress and compare yourself to the other racers, the highest rated and fastest of whom participate each week on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. to determine exactly who the greatest racer in Los Cabos is. Tournaments are coming soon, so bring it on!

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Los Cabos is forever shimmering with pervasive natural magnificence, which you can easily find in every direction you turn, but to discover the most intricate beauty of Baja California Sur you must travel northward, toward the charming towns of indigenous ranchers who have existed in isolation for centuries, subsisting amid the land, rivers, mountains, and canyons, and there you will discover the hidden corners of ethereal paradise itself.
Los Cabos is a priceless tourist oasis, and everything you could every imagine is within minutes, but sometimes we must journey a little bit further off the beaten path to search for the most breathless treasures on earth, those majestic places that make you feel as if you are living in a dream and every second is a blessing consumed with the aura of enchantment.

You won’t read about these magnificent places in any other tourist guides, but don’t worry, we’ll give you all the intricate secret keys to the experience and if you listen hard enough you might even discover how to find the map to unlock the fountain of youth itself.

As you travel farther away from the heart of the tourist center, beyond the glitzy luxury resorts and past the international airport you will encounter an arid and extremely hot climate. San Jose del Cabo has the privilege of the estuary and the abundant natural water supply to enable and sustain life, and this is the reason the airport was built here and not Cabo San Lucas. All sands in the glorious bunkers of the world famous golf courses of Los Cabos came from the rivers of these exquisite regions north of Los Cabos.

The heat is so oppressive in these northern regions, with summer temperatures reaching upwards of 120 degrees in the shade, that not even animals can survive, and the solid granite rock creates more than just a spectacular scenic backdrop, since even the animals are unable to travel through this barrier. The few tiny animals who are actually able to survive in this harsh environment are nocturnal, and their size is so small because it is easiest for these animals to find food and water.

The plants are not dead, they only might look so because they are dormant. That’s the only way they can survive. The heat of the sun is so powerful that 80 percent of the moisture in the plants is lost immediately. You will never find dark trees because only pale colors can reflect the light, and the luminosity from the solar rays near the tropic of cancer are gargantuan. Plants only have about one month to produce, and some plants grow leaves and flowers in only two to three hours.

There are many problems with this merciless environment. An ice-cream analogy can be used to explain the significant problems in this unforgiving climate. Like a child who cannot decide which flavor of ice-cream to try, the animals cannot decide which plants to eat because they are all blooming at the same time. The solution to this dilemma is synchronization. The cacti can bloom anytime they want because they are able to store water, and thus the plants can avoid competition. The human equivalent is that we as a species don’t need to eat all the foods and fruits available to us in order to survive.

Cabo used to be an island, and the entire peninsula is moving four centimeters northwest with the Pacific plate. The granite of Cabo is synonymous with moving plate tectonics. Cabo is four or five million years old, situated on a flat marine plain. Six million years ago the ocean was crashing here on these mountains, not as the waves are upon the beaches of Los Cabos today.

There is a difference between granite and sediments. Mountains made of sediment caused everything to sink into the bottom of the ocean, and this pushed the debris into the rocks. Different colors indicate different ages. There are many layers and whales and shark teeth can be discovered in the mountains. It is always green in these wonderful mountains because of the waters.

Along your journey you will encounter the towns of Miraflores, Caduaño, and Santiago. The town of Caduaño is also living symbiotic with nature, the exact same way as it was 100 years earlier. The opposite of this is Cabo San Lucas, which seems to be changing dramatically almost every other week.

With a four wheel drive vehicle you will be able to journey along highway one east to the town of Santiago. After driving through the entrance, turn right just before the main square at the intersection and then all you have to do is proceed up the hill to Sol de Mayo and enter the ethereal Canyon of the Fox. It is a two to three hour moderately easy hike through the canyon to the waterfall with a slight elevation change along the way.

Make sure you bring good shoes, preferably hiking shoes, sun screen, a camera, a bathing suit, and plenty of water. It is best early in the morning from October through April, and the optimal season is after the rains and hurricanes have left their impression on this majestic environment, so there is certainly no better time than the present to enjoy this amazing journey into the gates of nature’s greatest oasis.

The hike itself will take you along a well marked trail that will pass spectacular indigenous animals, plants, and cacti, providing some of the most fantastic views and scenery on the planet. This will enable you to experience our spectacular region the way it was before any development, with nature flourishing and shimmering like the rivers which glimmer and fill the canyon with enchantment.

The final result is an ethereal cascading waterfall that will enrapture and seduce your eyes and soul like nothing you have ever seen in your entire life. Dive in and refresh yourself, swimming with the Gods amid the greatest treasure that nature has ever dreamt, and then you will discover where the waves and ocean once existed millions of years earlier, in the timeless cascading waters of the fountain of youth.

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http://loscabosmagazine.com/winter_2008_15/the_diamond_chileno.htm  Many visitors virtually unfamiliar with the visceral aquatic beauty of our exquisite cape region may still continue to happily question whether Los Cabos is actually truly worthy of the exceptional reputation it has earned throughout the years. I am here to personally and enthusiastically affirm that it most certainly is.

Los Cabos has become famously synonymous for being a favorite haven to several of the greatest beaches in Mexico. Playa Bahia Chileno (Chileno Bay Beach) is living proof and testament that Los Cabos is in fact an indisputable and unprecedented treasure of sand and water. No other majestic Mexican oasis, or for that matter any destination on the surface of the planet, can offer such a diverse wonderland like our extraordinary arrangement of picturesque waterfronts.

Everybody who is familiar with Los Cabos and the golden shimmering shoreline between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo simply cannot deny that there is essentially something genuinely remarkable and special about Chileno Bay Beach. Situated amid the ethereal epicenter of the “Tourist Corridor,” Chileno is easily accessible from the heart of both San Jose and San Lucas.

Chileno is what many Cabo aficionados consider to be among the best beaches in the entire corridor, if not the most beautiful and scenic beach in all of Los Cabos. Chileno is a dream. Not just any dream, but one of those magical dreams you never want to wake from. That is, unless it comes true.

Anyone who claims to know Los Cabos in any shape or form simply cannot deny that this exquisite crescent stretch of palm defined, sun drenched shoreline is not an impressive vision to behold. Your first impression will be filled with unexpected enchantment. Your second will be even better.

All those Los Cabos dreamers who know the intricate ins and outs of every beach, even the ones they don’t put on the maps, can easily put Chileno on their top three list. With the possible exception of neighboring Playa Santa Maria (Santa Maria Beach), most Los Cabos residents cannot even endeavor to remember the treasured name of a better scenic bay situated so close to the shimmering heart and soul of Los Cabos.

Chileno is wide and relatively flat, which enables the perfect environment for running, sunning, strolling, and always safe swimming. The only beach in this fabulous area with restrooms, Chileno separates itself from all the others with its unique, stunning, and eclectic scenery.

An elaborate palm grove labyrinth offers more than an adequate natural umbrella, but actually provides plenty of heavenly picturesque spaces for shade. Magnificent, rocky reefs run parallel to the beach, blossoming with orbiting galaxies of tropical fish, sea turtles, shells, moray eels, invertebrates, sea urchins, sponges, lobsters, gorgonians (sea fans), and starfish.

Diving, snorkeling, and swimming amid the warm turquoise waters of Chileno is absolutely extraordinary, like synchronized swimming in ecstasy with Poseidon himself. Make sure to take an underwater camera because this underwater postcard is like no other dominion in the universe, full of bright beauty and vivid colors you won’t even imagine existed until you witness this experience first hand.

Chileno receives organized snorkel boat tours around noon, so if you’re searching for more privacy just stroll to the left-hand side toward the reef and the palms. Here there are multiple secret areas to find that perfect unearthly spot by the scenic cove region facing the ocean to your left, especially heading northeast past the point as you approach the shoreline coming from the parking area. To reach this secluded oasis you need to walk a few minutes from the central area where you’ll enter, where most beachgoers are usually congregated, instead choosing to walk past them and cross the rocks on the far left-hand side of the beach, so make sure you bring your sandals.

Here to the left edge you will find amazing tranquility amid shimmering picturesque brilliance. Except for the few private luxury residences embraced by palm groves in the distance you will be immersed in elegant serenity unlike any other paradise in Los Cabos. I shouldn’t mention this because some of us wanted to keep this pretentious secret treasure all for ourselves because it’s certainly a worthy and priceless paradise.

Many familiar with everything Los Cabos still consider this impressive, usually secluded Chileno region an easy ethereal journey from the entrance, and for many years it has been vested in indefinite secrecy, until now.

I couldn’t honestly complete this article about the best beach in Los Cabos without mentioning and telling you absolutely everything, describing the specific secrets so that you can discover the majestic treasure that might get me killed by my fellow local beachgoers. But I’m ready to die for this. Just kidding! Happy swimming in paradise!

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Every evening Los Cabos comes alive to the sweet melodies of musical enchantment.

Local live music is an eclectic fusion of exquisite sound and beauty. Many talented musicians from around the globe are using our magnificent setting as an exotic tropical stage to bestow extraordinary musical performances upon us.

Here in Los Cabos, harmony is a charming instrument of enchantment, which awakens the ear to the cathartic spirit of a perfect vacation. You can hear it drifting melodically in the wind, watch it dancing hypnotically through the air.

No need to whisper about the secret anymore, since the reasons are obvious and infinite. Right now it’s easier than ever to discover why land’s end is like no other destination on the surface of the earth. The currents are changing and live music is rearranging the usual nightlife scene by constantly offering more amazing musical options.

The eclectic selections of live music are virtually limitless. The wide array of superb choices and voices can be heard pleasantly echoing in every direction. From gentle harmonies in luxurious beachfront hotels in San Jose del Cabo to roaring land’s end marina cantinas in Cabo San Lucas, and all along the magnificent resorts of the golden crescent corridor shoreline between, live entertainment is the vibrant fluid that uses music to pump melodious vitality through the palpitating heart and soul of Los Cabos.

Here, amid shimmering unprecedented elegance, perpetual entertainment is more than just a state of expression, it is a way of life. It flutters from another mentality, a jubilant butterfly of an attitude which parallels the sunny latitude of our beautiful land’s end location. Live music in Los Cabos is nothing less than a stunning accompaniment to the exceptional beauty of the region itself.

A plethora of sweet ethereal sounds and live musical options can always be found floating leisurely in the oceanic breeze almost everywhere you roam in Los Cabos.enchatnment4

At Mango Deck Yael performs live music ballads every night. A few miles outside of Cabo San Lucas, with an exceptional arch view, Peter Bacon performs his famous piano man oldies repertoire Thursday through Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 9 pm at Latitude 22+ Roadhouse Restaurant Bar.

Nikki Beach Club has amazing DJs playing electronic music from 10:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, surrounded by a lush ambience of gorgeous young patrons from foreign countries all around the planet sitting leisurely upon white lounge bedding amid a decadent and hedonistic setting, which is perhaps the most popular beachfront swimming pool in all of Los Cabos.

Sancho Panza Wine Bistro and Jazz Club Restaurant is a visceral musical reincarnation that the fabled squire himself would be proud to have inspired. With nightly jazz performances, this magical and festive musical ambience creates an unprecedented dining experience, and the smooth harmonies will enrapture and seduce you. You will dance with the spirits and trance yourself into a daze of enchantment.

Cabo Wabo is the undisputed king of vociferous live music, and the nightly rock groups hit the stage and get hot around 10:00 p.m. Many famous and legendary rock stars have been known to make surprise appearances, so on any given night you never know who you might find or what type of live performance to expect from an unpredictable evening at Cabo Wabo Cantina.

Not to be outdone by the restaurants and bars of Los Cabos, street performers of various persuasions and abilities can be found wandering the avenues at all hours of the night, especially around the downtown area of Cabo San Lucas. A private improvised performance or a romantic serenade can be a timeless and exclusive encounter that will remain an indelible Cabo vacation memory for the ages.

Los Cabos is a majestic musical oasis unlike any other vacation destination on the planet. The exotic scenery is a phenomenal natural backdrop that inspires musicians and provides vibrant entertainment amid melodic expressions of life, happiness, and celebration, all of which are pervasive exclamation points to leisurely land’s end living.

Wherever your Los Cabos journey takes you, remember to discover the symphonic treasures of our heavenly land’s end paradise. The endeavor will be well worth the experience. As the future progresses, the wondrous profusion of live music will only continue to further diffuse beauteous melodies throughout Los Cabos.

cactiCactimundo is an eclectic botanical garden dedicated to the promotion, conservation, and reproduction of Mexican desert plants, as well as majestic collections of many other exotic species from the farthest corners of the earth. Come experience Latin America’s largest and most important collection of cacti and succulents, including numerous endangered species nearly extinct in their natural habitats, which have previously never been on exhibit to the public. The setting is unique in terms of unprecedented architectural design and plant display, all of which provides an educational and enchanting experience.

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cactBeneath the exquisite riches of Los Cabos lies hidden the timeless indigenous treasures of our extraordinary flora. Beyond the conspicuous magnificence of our exotic cape region lies a visceral beauty that exudes smoothly from the numerous truly exceptional museums and gardens which gracefully promote and celebrate our Los Cabos paradise.

Here at land’s end, an ethereal aquatic desert flourishes beneath sunny tropical splendor, and neither hurricanes nor time can ever take away the stunning beauty of our natural environment. I cannot endeavor to remember a better place to experience cacti than being gently immersed amid the tropical picturesque setting of Cactimundo Los Cabos Botanical Gardens.

Situated in the heart and tourist hotel zone of San Jose del Cabo, this magical oasis for cacti aficionados shimmers with a tropical aura of ecological majesty. As if all the greatest cacti species on the surface of the earth were gloriously imprisoned and given new life and freedoms to grow unabated within this exquisite vibrant habitat for all of Los Cabos to appreciate.

The impressive collection offers exemplary artistic craftsmanship because the talented gardeners from Miraflores are exceptional and without exception among the finest in all of Mexico, taking extra special dedicated effort and time to design and create an exceptional masterpiece. The result is among the finest on the planet, a shining beckon of beauty that few even know exists. Until now.

Cactimundo cordially invites you to support nature. Open up the beckoning floral doors of perception and enter heaven on earth. An oasis garden of epic proportion awaits you within.

Cactimundo is an eclectic botanical garden dedicated to the promotion, conservation, and reproduction of Mexican desert plants, as well as majestic collections of many other exotic species from the farthest corners of the earth. Come experience Latin America’s largest and most important collection of cacti and succulents, including numerous endangered species nearly extinct in their natural habitats, which have previously never been on exhibit to the public. The setting is unique in terms of unprecedented architectural design and plant display, all of which provides an educational and enchanting experience.

Gardening classes are offered for free, and those searching for the perfect cacti to make improvements in their own private gardens will certainly want to take advice from Arturo Ramos, the manager of Cacti Mundo and god of all cacti this side of the Nile River. He will deliver experienced knowledge and professionalism to your every specific question while educating and imparting secret recipes about how to grow the best desert plants in Los Cabos.

All local schools and universities are especially encouraged and invited to come visit the collection, and students are given a special group discount. Tourists and locals searching for something more than the usual Los Cabos activities will especially enjoy this exquisite treasure. A visit to Cactimundo is a journey into nirvana. An investment into the future of an extraordinarily diverse, eclectic, and florally beauteous Los Cabos.

By Don Mateo (the emperor of enchiloso)

…Let us go,” we said, “into the Sea of Cortez, realizing that we become forever a part of it.  –John Steinbeck

Cabo is a cathedral for feeble minds. There’s plenty of people who turn into raging fools beneath the moonlight. You see them urinating belligerent on the sidewalk, being arrested and harassed by the policía, speaking slurred English, crying as they get handcuffed and led into the back of a black pickup truck. A few hundred pesos and they’re usually free a few blocks down the road. It’s fun to watch as they wipe away their tears with drunken smiles, taking out their cameras for some photos with the arresting officers. Then, it’s on to the next club.

Cabo Wabo is a perversion of nature, an absurd multimillion dollar cave where the decadent and depraved decay beneath spotlights, smoke machines, and the nicest nightclub bathrooms in Cabo San Lucas. (Make sure to tip the attendant after he hands you that paper towel.) Then you can get back to your ten dollar drinks, watching senior citizens busting buts on the dance floor next to spring breakers dancing with straws between their teeth. It’s an ethereal drunken debauchery; a wonderful place to get wasted, but the live music doesn’t begin till after midnight, and it’s not a good spot to save some pesos.

Down the street, El Squid Roe is the epitome of evil. This tourist trap is an exorbitant three-story monster with minimum security. It’s the place to watch people walk out with a bloody paper towel on their head. Where anarchy is the only monarchy and Señor Frog’s beer bongs cost nearly twenty dollars. It’s still the best place to be at three in the morning, drinking ten dollar beers and leaning over a railing like a pervert to watch the dancing below, likes waves in motion; it’s a majestic mesmerizing moonwalk with stadium stands and the metal floors vibrating. Incidentally, this is the worst bathroom in Cabo; as the diminutive room is shaking while you’re taking care of business, praying for a new song or a better beat that might be easier to fall into rhythm with.

There’s also the new pink kitty–an abhorrent monstrosity that makes you order bottles. This is Cabo; Homey don’t play that. Drinks should be cheap. Even in the bigger places that call themselves nightclubs. That’s where the new Happy Ending Cantina comes in. Situated in the heart of town (on the main drag almost directly between El Squid Roe and Cabo Wabo), offering beer bong tables and pool tables and madness, Happy Hour is open at ten in the morning and closes at three in the wee hours, when it’s time to hit up El Squid. Happy Hour is all day at Happy Ending, with two beers or two shots always five dollars. This is the place to pre-game. This is the place for afternoon drinks or some morning drinks before breakfast. Carpe diem.

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