12 Things To Know About Cabo Before You Go There

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Corona is easier to come by than water. Embrace it.

I should also note it's completely safe to drink the water. Just know that you're probably going to have terrible digestive problems regardless. Embrace it.

Beware of jellyfish. If you go snorkeling there's a good chance you will run into a big pack of them. If this happens, just do what I do- jump on your snorkeling partner's back and panic irrationally while he tries to get you off of him as he sinks lower and lower into the jellyfish. Chris loves when I do this.

Banana boats aren't as fun as they look. They hurt your inner thighs and it's terrifying when you fall off and suddenly remember you're in a big ocean and most likely surrounded by jellyfish.

Seals aren't dogs.


If you'd like to spend a day at Lover's Beach, good luck getting off the "water taxi." A water taxi is any tiny boat owned by a local. The driver of the boat will try to help you, but there's a good chance you're just going to fall off as the waves crash wildly around you. It's scary yet thrilling. *Don't bring your camera or phone with you to Lover's Beach as it will fall in the ocean. Just bring beer.

If you'd like to swim near the rocks there's an amazing little keyhole you can peak through and if the tide is low you can wander back into a thin cave. However if the tide is not low, you will almost die and get slammed against the rocks. Thank God Chris always has my back in Cabo. I've almost died more than a few times there.

The sun is intense. Put on SPF 60 and a beach hat. Wrinkles and sun spots aren't souvenirs you want to take home.



While you're on the beach or by a pool, it's only natural that you're going to want to eat and drink a lot. This is totally okay. Just realize you're going to be in a weird drunkish state by 3:00 p.m. and then will most likely eat way too much, take a little nap, and then wake up around 5:30 or 6:00 feeling hungover. Good luck going out at this point.

Squid Roe is a terribly cheesy bar downtown. Chances are you'll have the best or worst time of your life here. Probably both.

Skip the touristy restaurants, they're over priced and not worth the hype. Go into the small corner spots you just happen to stumble upon. The only exception to this might be The Office.

It's Cabo, you can't have a bad time. It's not allowed.


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24 comments:

  1. So.. you're saying not to drunkenly try and pet the seals? Is this from personal experience?

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  2. I went to Lover's Beach when I went to Cabo and we basically swam to the water taxi. The scariest part was as soon as we got onto the water taxi (a glass bottom boat) the driver goes, "Look a dolphin! Oh wait....no that's a hammerhead shark." No big deal. Glad you're having a great time there!

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  3. I was not expecting the second thing when I went to Cabo a while back. I was so careful, didn't drink the water, and still got so, so sick. That was fun. Hope you're having the best time!

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  4. I've always thought seals looked like my cat, but maybe that's just me. Ole crazy cat lady thinking seals looks like cats.

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  5. I suddenly really want to pet a seal. And am extremely terrified of stepping foot into the ocean, for fear of jelly fish (I just watched the episode of Friends, where Monica gets stung by one, and Chandler had to pee on her).

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  6. Cabo looks so beautiful! Hopefully this can be my next vacation. Enjoy the rest of your trip :)

    -Anita

    theaveragegirlchronicles.blogspot.com

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  7. I second the evils of banana boating. We did it in Hawaii and it was the most terrifying thing. Being flung around the water at 40 mph on a giant yellow banana.

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  8. Where are the best places to eat in downtown cabo/anything else you suggest doing while there? (going in March for the first time!). -Brett

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  9. Drunk by 3? Sounds like St. Patrick's Day. Warm weather, beer and good food...sounds so lovely.
    Texas Jak
    www.novermyhead.com

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  10. I love this post, and absolutely love cabo! And I have definitely experienced the water taxi fiasco that is trying to get to lovers beach . . . worth the trip, but a little scary at the same time.

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  11. I would love to go to Cabo one day. I would probably be a little too excited if a seal got that close to me....and I would definitely try to pet it like a dog. Especially if I was drunk....or even if I wasn't. lol

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  12. Oh I so need to go to Cabo!! You two look so cute too! I just went snorkeling in Cozumel in October and thankfully, no jellyfish! I did see a big pack when I was getting back on the cruise ship in Honduras. I also saw wild dolphins that day!

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  13. I've been to Cabo and this is very accurate. Totally agree on going to the "stumble upon" type places, we went to a place like that and I STILL dream of that food and coffee tequila!

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  14. I've never been, and have major Cabo-envy right now!

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  15. I went to Squid Roe about 6 years ago with my dad and we had a blast! Our waitress would write down a time and at that exact time she wrote down she would have another shot ready for us!

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  16. Awesome post per usual, Tay. Considering I just got engaged, the now-fiance is already asking about honeymoon destinations. I guess Cabo should make the cut???

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  17. You guys look amazing! hehe Love this post!

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