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About Lisa Green

Travel has always been a source of great joy and wonder for Lisa. She has been fortunate to travel to many magnificent destinations all around the world, and has enjoyed amazing experiences throughout Europe, the Caribbean, North America, Down Under, Thailand and her beloved Mexico. The 2008 Olympics in China was definitely a “bucket list” travel highlight.

Have a Baja Moment! Swim with Cabo Dolphins

Have a Baja Moment! Swim with Cabo Dolphins

There are few things in life that can make you feel like a child again. Few things that can transport you back to an easy, carefree time. Few things that can take you far away from the real world. To swim with the dolphins at Cabo Dolphins brings back those innocent days. With pure joy, and smiling until your face hurts, interacting with these adorable, graceful creatures is an adventure not to be missed for children and adult children of all ages!

Our beautiful host was called “Tatwanny”, which took us some time to learn to pronounce. The big grey creature seemed pleased as we struggled with his name and he danced and splashed and showed off for us under the quiet command of his gentle trainer. We were also happy to have along a photographer and videographer to document the joy of it all as we fully immersed ourselves in the experience of and interaction with Tatwanny without being distracted taking photos.

Cabo Dolphins

Being able to observe right from poolside, we watched him swim, twist and race around the large, pristine pool and leap and perform acrobatics just for us. He got special pleasure out of a spin that landed him into the pool on his back, creating a huge splash. He came back over to us and started to laugh in that inimitable dolphin cackle that is so endearing.

We got into the water with him and got to feel his soft belly and slippery back, and see up close the strength of his tail as he moved about us in the water. We shook hands, or fins, if you will, exchanged kisses, and got to know one another.

Surely the highlight was yet to come. Now that we had become acquainted, it was time for some rides with Tatwanny. The most gentle ride was swimming belly to belly, holding onto the two pectoral fins, while Tatwanny swam upside down taking me for a mellow ride around the pool. The next lap was a more aggressive loop around, holding onto the dorsal fin with both hands, and feeling his powerful tail pushing us through the splashing water. The final lap was the greatest adventure. Holding my breath, and holding on alongside of Tatwanny, we swam together under water, him pulling me along with him on our brief underwater adventure. It was a feeling unlike any other I have ever felt, being one with this beautiful creature, cruising along in our sea.

Cabo Dolphins

This experience is one of the greatest escapes! You know it sounds like fun, but you have no idea how much fun until you do it. They offer a variety of ways to experience these magnificent mammals. If you prefer not to get into the water, you can enjoy interacting with them on the shallow platform surrounding the pool. And if you want to get even more involved with the dolphins, Cabo Dolphins offers trainers classes for people who want a longer or private session with the dolphins.

This escape is also close by and easy to find! Cabo Dolphins operates right in the marina in Cabo San Lucas. If you are getting off a cruise-ship or staying in town, it is a short walk or drive to their beautiful facility. If you’re further away, along the corridor, they’ll come get you! Their staff is professional, competent and delightful. You are greeted on arrival and provided with lockers, towels, bottled water and everything else you need to maximize the experience. The whole operation moves smoothly and easily, with their number one concern being your safety and comfort along with the health and safety of their dolphins.

And there’s more good news, because now Cabo Dolphins is even closer than before. They have just opened up a brand new facility in San Jose del Cabo, in the hotel zone near the beach, behind the Mega. So now the visitors to San Jose and Puerto Los Cabos will have the chance to experience the great joys of an interaction with the dolphins.

 

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Why Los Cabos? Because it’s the Living End!

Why Los Cabos?   Because it’s the Living End! 

by Lisa Green

Why Los Cabos?  It is the end of the Baja Peninsula.

Why Los Cabos? Because it is at the end of the Baja Peninsula.

Have you ever flown to Baja and had to search the whole “Departures” board to find your flight? First you look under “C” for Cabo San Lucas, and it isn’t there. So you look at your ticket and see the SJD code and look under “S” for San Jose del Cabo and you still don’t find it. So now you scan the whole board and you ultimately find it – under “L” for Los Cabos! Why Los Cabos?

The southern tip of the Baja peninsula is where the Sierra Laguna Mountain range meets the desert and then it “ends,” or “cabos,” into the Sea of Cortez. There are many “cabos” at the end of the peninsula, each with its own unique identity.

Cabo San Lucas is home to High Tide Expeditions.

Cabo San Lucas, one of the ‘Cabos’, is home to High Tide Expeditions.

The most famous of them all is Cabo San Lucas on the southwestern point. It is a popular tourist destination and cruise port. The downtown area is a collection of cantinas, fresh seafood restaurants, and hot nightclubs mixed with charming shops hawking local wares and Mexican silver jewelry.

The Pedregal, overlooking Cabo Falso, is a gated community on the hill that features many magnificent villas and is home to a large number of ex-pats.

ME Cabo answers the question, 'Why Los Cabos'?

ME Cabo answers the question, ‘Why Los Cabos’?

Medano Beach is where the action is, with many beachfront eateries featuring lounge chairs and buckets of cold beer inviting you to bask in the sun and people-watch. Spring break brings out a particularly colorful young crowd of revelers, possibly staying at the hip Bahia Hotel just up the hill, and at the hot MECabo, home of Nikki Beach. You can swim in the gentle surf here, or participate in any of the many fun water diversions including wave runners, SUP, snorkeling, para-sailing, and glass-bottom boats rides out to Lover’s Beach, next to the famous Cabo Arch at land’s end.

Heading northeast on the highway, you come upon a beautifully landscaped exit for Cabo del Sol…”End of the Sun.”   A lush development of resort hotels like the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar and the Fiesta Americana, along with luxury vacation rentals, their crown jewels are the two world-class 18-hole Beach and Desert Cabo del Sol Golf courses.

There are a variety of golf courses in Los Cabos.

There are a variety of golf courses in the various ‘cabos’, known as Los Cabos.

Next comes Cabo Real and another championship Questro golf course as well as several spectacular resorts like the all-inclusive boutique Zoetry Casa del Mar and the famously elegant Las Ventanas. The affordable all-inclusive Melia Cabo Real shares one of the rare swimming beach coves with its neighbor, The Hilton.

Casa Natalia in San Jose del Cabo.

Casa Natalia in San Jose del Cabo.

There are some other smaller, residential cabos along the way before arriving at San Jose del Cabo. This charming, authentic Mexican town has a quaint village square complete with a church and gazebo, and the lovely Casa Natalia boutique hotel. There are a variety of lodging options in town, on the strip along the beach, or in condos on the hilltop overlooking it all!

Just beyond San Jose is the developing Puerto Los Cabos. There is a spectacular new marina with an art-walk, and a large residential community developing around two more designer golf courses by Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman. Boutique hotel El Ganzo celebrated their grand opening around the first Baja International Film Festival in November 2012. More luxury resort hotels have development plans for this area. The amazing Flora’s Farm and Field Kitchen puts an organic exclamation mark on the diversity and adventure of this area.

Continuing along the coastline, heading north on the east cape of the peninsula lies the final cabo, Cabo Pulmo. One of the most prolific dive and snorkel spots in the world, the National Marine Park of Cabo Pulmo nurtures nearly 6000 species on the largest coral reef in the Gulf of California.

The end...

The end…

There are many wondrous adventures to be had throughout southern Baja. And now you know Why Los Cabos?

Lisa Green is Baja.com’s Travel Savant.  Find out more from her about Baja.com’s Custom Tours!

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