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Cabo Drug Cartels?

30 Mar

Got another question about Cabo San Lucas / San Jose del Cabo and the Mexican drug cartel violence the US media loves to trumpet lately. Is there a connection? Should I be worried if I’m travelling to Cabo? Will I be abducted by the Mexican Mafia and cut up into little pieces? No. No. No.

Here’s the latest Cabo querey

I am starting to get discouraged about my trip to Cabo since everyone is
telling me that I will likely be abducted by the Mexican Mafia and cut
into pieces.  I read most of your Cabo website, but not sure how long ago
that was posted.  How safe are things currently and what should I expect
in the first week of May?  I will continue to browse through your
website.  It has encouraged me to try and venture out to get a tasty
Taco.

Anxious Traveler

Dear Anxious Traveler,

Everything you hear about Mexican drug cartels, drug violence, kidnappings, murders and the like almost always includes the following geo-modifying phrases: Nogales, Juarez, Tijuana, border town, etc. Cabo is about 1,000 curvy miles from the US border. It’s everything but a border town and a seriously solid two day drive to the US.

Drug cartels have no reason to focus effort on Cabo. Los Cabos should remain a peaceful tourist mecca even if the FUD about Mexico becoming a “failed state” is true. There’s too much clean money to be made in Cabo. The only thing to know about an early May Cabo trip is that you might catch the tail end of some spring breakers. If you’re on your spring break, that can be fun. If not, drunk teenagers might annoy you. Enjoy your trip!

– Dan Dreifort

Cabo San Lucas Weather

4 Mar

I’ve traveled to Cabo / Los Cabos Mexico a few times, an area that encompasses both the relatively sleepy San Jose del Cabo and the comparatively exciting Cabo San Lucas. Why do I go? In part because the weather in Cabo San Lucas is always amazing. Sunny and hot in the summer. Sunny and warm in the winter. The cool ocean breezes temper the extreme summer heat so you don’t really notice you’re in a desert – an observation further occluded by the lush imported vegetation decorating the seaside touristy areas of Cabo.

Cabo Weather

My cabo web site, CaboAction.com was lacking a clear page about Cabo San Lucas weather. So I made one. Just click that link over which your eyes just meandered. I know that you can find Cabo weather information in multiple places online, but I want to eventually create a comprehensive Cabo weather portal. I started by adding three different Cabo weather widgets or gadgets. Clicking on any one of them will display more information about the Cabo weather forecast.

Soon I’ll add monthly temperature and precipitation averages. (It doesn’t rain much in Cabo.) And I’ll try to get some really good information about the ocean temperature in the Sea of Cortez / Gulf of California. I brought my snorkel gear to Cabo in February once only to find that the water was a little too chilly. That’s not to say you couldn’t swim, plenty of people did. I even waded around a little. But if you want to linger in the water and snorkel for  long periods, the depth of winter isn’t so comfortable.

And that’s all I have to say about that.

Cabo and other things Mexican… vacation!

20 Feb

I’ve been to Cabo a few times.  I love it. It’s a little heavy on the time share sales pitches, but then again, so are many other popular vacation spots. So many things to do in Cabo. But my favorite time-passer is Cabo food, specifically, tacos. Truth be known, the next time I go back to Mexico, I’ll likely bypass Cabo for a little place called Zihuatanejo. It’s near Ixtapa on the coast of southern Mexico. I’ve got my eye on one of the best Zihuatanejo villas, and though they might sell it as being perfect for weddings in Zihuatanejo, it looks good for chilling withOUT getting hitched too! Anybody wanna take a trip?

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