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A freak accident happened the other day in the otherwise idyllic Cabo San Lucas when a Canadian tourist died after the boat she was on was hit by a breaching grey whale. The woman was tossed into the water by the hit, and rescued by her fellow passengers. They attempted CPR but the woman died later from her injuries at the hospital. Two other people on the boat were injured as well.
The incident happened as the boat was returning from a Snorkel and Sea excursion run by Cabo Adventures. We've actually done this excursion that the woman was on and it is by no means a dangerous one.
After getting fitted for snorkel gear at the Dolphin Center in the marina, the trip takes the snorkelers on a high-speed Apex boat ride around the famous Arch in Cabo while detailing the history of the area and the marine life. Everyone is required to wear life vests while on the boat.
After a short ride, the boat drops anchor in a relatively enclosed spot for snorkeling (the ocean off the beach in Cabo is too rough for swimming or snorkeling) where people can snorkel, paddle board and kayak for over an hour. Then it's back to the marina.
Dolphins and whales are highlighted as an "attraction" for the excursion but not always guaranteed. Unfortunately, this surprise sighting ended in a terribly tragic way.
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Tequila and summertime lagers dominate the drinking scene in Mexico so much so that, unless you're hitting up fancy cocktail bars in Mexico City, variety is not something you expect to experience. Because of that, we get very excited anytime we come across a liquid vice that allows us to do a margarita differently.
In Cabo and Baja California, keep your eye out for Damiana, a herb-based liqueur produced from the locally grown plant by the same name, which is considered to be a strong aphrodisiac in itself. So, you can imagine the potential it holds when fermented. As a funny footnote, a Mexican bride is sometimes given a bottle of Diamana as a wedding present to foster fertility.
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Cabo has been no stranger to the front lines of travel news of late, first with the announcement of new routes on Delta and more recently in the wake of the hurricane. We wish the whole area a speedy recovery, and hope the damage doesn't discourage visitors for too long.
Given that the high season in Mexico is now in sight, many of you may already have plans to head south to Baja this winter. If that's the case, you're most likely planning to partake in a bit of tequila. Which is understandable. Most people think of Cabo as a collegiate destination that specializes in dollar beers and watered-down margaritas, and that's certainly part of it. But over the course of a few visits, we discovered that it is still possible to experience what Cabo used to be, before marketing agencies and tourism boards decided to foster the spring-break atmosphere in San Lucas, before developers bulldozed much of the dramatic, rocky coastline.
The infamous "drinking dragon" arch of Cabo San Lucas
Given the geographic locations and flight paths, it makes total sense that spring breakers from the east coast party in Cancun and those in the west shake their tailfeathers in Cabo. The same goes for normal people who want to sip margaritas and live the resort life.
But Delta is giving New Yorkers a way to do something different this year with a nonstop flight between JFK and Cabo starting in December, and it will be the only direct flight between the two cities. The interesting caveat here is that the flight will be seasonal and operate only on Saturdays and only from December 20 through June 27, 2015. Sounds like Delta 1) is going to test out the route and 2) rightfully believes that there isn't enough demand to fill a weekly flight during the hot summer months.
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Coming back from a weekend of adventures in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and feeling a little, well, under the weather? Just pop into the new terminal at the Cabo San Lucas International Airport (SJD) and pick up whatever you need from Zithromax to Ibuprofen and even Cialis and Valtrex. And no, you do not need to show a prescription for most of the products.
While we scanned the shelves for some Xanax or Valium (see below, we were hesitant to pick up the 800mg Ibuprofen. It just didn't seem right.
Most teens mark a one year anniversary with a burger at McDonald's and a movie, but when your Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, you do things a little differently.
Considering an average date night for the young couple has included renting out the Staples Center, it's no surprise they are spending their one year anniversary of dating at a posh resort in Cabo.
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The hotel's NYE party was headlined by Jay-Z and Coldplay as scheduled, but the crowd, which included 50 Cent, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Ellen Pompeo and Blake Lively, went crazy when Beyoncé, Kanye West and John Mayer all made surprise appearances during Jay-Z's set.